A Florida State Senator Wants To Prohibit State Abortion Votes Unless Women Make Up At Least Half Of Chamber

A Florida state senator wants to ban the state’s legislative bodies from voting on anti-abortion bills unless at least half of the people in the chamber are women.  State Sen. Lauren Book (D) on Friday, which would allow Florida residents to according to USA Today. The measure has been in the works since Alabama passed its in May, which banned all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest. Book said some Florida House members have discussed introducing a bill that would be similar to Alabama’s. “You can’t tell me that there is a more cruel and unusual punishment than requiring a survivor of rape or incest to carry a baby to term if they don’t choose that path,” said …

Free speech and privacy on the wane across the world

Autocratic rule, increased media restrictions and use of mass surveillance affect almost half global population, researchers find Nearly half the worlds people are living in countries where their freedom of speech and right to privacy are being eroded, researchers have found. Strongman regimes seeking to squash voices of dissent and solidify political power are increasingly monitoring citizens through technology, cracking down on protests and jailing journalists, according to a ranking of 198 countries on issues including mass surveillance and data privacy. The Cambodia, where national elections last year prompted Hun Sen, who has been the countrys prime minister for 34 years, to social credit system a mass surveillance and AI programme that gives citizens a social credit score based on …

Older People That Chose Not To Have Kids Reveal If They Regret The Decision Now

show that a record percentage of women don’t have kids. Recently, reddit user #2 Amy Blackstone, a gender sociologist at the University of Maine who specializes in childfree research, hopes that her work at least helps question the assumption that little boys and girls will grow up to become parents. “Right now, girls in particular, but girls and boys both, are raised to imagine themselves as parents of children,” she told Huff Post. “But if we more critically thought about the question of whether or not to parent, then everyone would have the opportunity to make the choice that’s right for them.” “Of course, the childfree would benefit… if we made it a choice rather than an assumption,” Blackstone said. …

5 Wedding Dress Shopping Tips That Are Total B.S. Betches

Say Yes to the DressB.S. Tip #1: Bring Your Bridesmaids On TLC’s , you often see the bride with her entire bridal party in tow (and her grandma, her future MIL, her third cousin twice removed). Sure, they might seem like a nice reprieve from mom’s nagging opinions, but in my experience, bridesmaids have a hard time putting their personal opinions aside. Comments like “that doesn’t work for your venue” or “that’s not that flattering” happen more often than you’d think. I once had a bride who went from excitement in the dressing room to total distress because of a bridesmaid’s bitchy comments. I’m not saying all of your friends will be assholes, but wedding dress opinions are subjective, so …

Luxembourg to be first European country to legalise cannabis

Health minister confirms plans and calls on neighbouring countries to relax their laws Luxembourg has called on its EU neighbours to relax their drug laws as its health minister confirmed plans to become the first European country to legalise cannabis production and consumption. This drug policy we had over the last 50 years did not work, Etienne Schneider told Politico. Forbidding everything made it just more interesting to young people Im hoping all of us will get a more open-minded attitude toward drugs. Residents over the age of 18 are expected to be able to buy the drug for recreational use legally within two years. The state will regulate production and distribution through a cannabis agency. Draft legislation is expected …

Mike Huckabee: Thoughts And Prayers Are ‘Only Thing’ That Will Stop Mass Shootings

El Paso, Texas, and However, On Monday, the former Arkansas governor and twice Republican presidential candidate  Despite all those who are denouncing the idea of prayers for the victims (do a Google search for “Thoughts and prayers are not enough” and see how many hits you get), I will continue to pray for the victims and their families and for an end to this mindless violence, and I hope you will, too. In fact, … I would posit that the lack of thought and prayers is probably the single biggest factor in what is behind them. He added: Huckabee also criticized current Democratic presidential candidate Donald Trump a “racist” for a really bizarre reason: “I also don’t see how someone who has …

Photo Editing Is Ruining Our Mental HealthHere’s What We Can Do About It Betches

How many Photoshopped pictures have you come across today? One? Two? 15 Kardashian posts in a row? It’s almost impossible to tell, considering the ease with which various editing apps allow us to doctor ourselves. Unless, of course, you have a Photoshop wizard on retainer who will call that sh*t out in a regular column. But assuming you don’t (since apparently most celebrities don’t either), believe us when we say, photo manipulation is everywhere. It doesn’t take an expert to tell you that constantly staring at doctored photos of beautiful people will eventually take a toll on your mental health, but we checked in with one just to be safe. Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of speaking to clinical …

45 People Share The Funniest Pics They Have With Their Siblings, Prove Its A Blessing And A Curse To Have Them

Parents love family pictures, always longing for that one perfect shot to put in their photo albums that they could show off to their neighbors and colleagues. However, far from every picture turns out great. Sometimes — with some very entertaining results. What are supposed to be impressive family photos sometimes turn out to be some of the best moments of sibling rivalry, shenanigans and weirdness to be ever captured on camera. Bored Panda brings you this list of hilarious sibling antics, immortalized during family photoshoots. I’ve got a few similar examples in my photo albums, and I’m sure that you do as well. So scroll down, vote for your favorite funny pictures, and be sure to share with your …

Posing with octopus on face sends Washington woman to hospital

Jamie Bisceglia of Fox Island, Wash., was sent to the hospital after posing for a photo with an octopus on her face last Friday. (Jamie Bisceglia) KEY TO UNDERSTANDING ALIENS MIGHT BE UNLOCKED BY OCTOPUS’ TENTACLES She also asked the men to take a photo of her with the sea creature, intending to enter the snap in the derby’s photography contest: “It’s soft, it’s squishy, it doesn’t feel like it can hurt you — I put it on my face.” And at first, that wasn’t so bad. “The tentacles were squirming in my ear, my nose, it was just playing with me on my face,” she said. Jamie Bisceglia described the pain of the octopus bite as “intense,” adding that the bleeding lasted for …

Members of the Uptighterati hate lateness: are we wrong? | Oliver Burkeman

The problem with using time well is that it risks transforming every moment into nothing but a means to future ends In the mid-1970s, when the American who died in June, took an infectious delight in the sheer cacophonous variety of human behaviour, and time was one of his obsessions. In 1999, tale about the New York businessman, holidaying in Brazil, who starts lecturing a younger local man on the secret of success. Instead of whiling his life away fishing and drinking and playing music with his friends, the New Yorker says, he should expand his fishing operation, hire employees, make millions, then eventually retire so he can spend his days fishing, drinking and playing music with friends. The problem …

Puerto Rico thrown into turmoil as supreme court ousts new governor

Removal of Pedro Pierluisi, who was appointed by disgraced Ricardo Rossell, clears way for justice secretary Wanda Vzquez to succeed him Puerto Ricos supreme court on Wednesday overturned the swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi as the islands governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for the justice secretary, Wanda Vzquez, to take up the post after weeks of turmoil. The unanimous ruling said Pierluisi must step aside immediately. The high courts decision, which cannot be appealed, was expected to unleash new demonstrations and deepen the tumult because many Puerto Ricans have said they do not want Vzquez as governor. Pierluisi said previously he would respect whatever ruling was made. Pierluisi was appointed secretary of state by the then governor, …

There Could Be 100 Million Black Holes Lurking In The Milky Way

Black holes are talked about so often in astronomy that it may come as a surprise to discover that we know only a few dozens of them inhabiting the Milky Way. Apart from the central supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, all the others are at most 15 times the mass of the Sun, but statistically, there should be many more. Maybe tens of millions more. Finding all these black holes is currently next to impossible thanks to a very distinctive property: They are black. All the known ones have companions or have been caught gobbling up material that led to emitting light, which can be observed. As reported in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, astronomers do have …