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Playboy Debuts Its First Transgender Playmate, Ines Rau

October 24, 2017 | 10 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

This week, Playboy announced it will feature its first transgender Playmate, 26-year-old French model Ines Rau, on its cover. While the magazine has featured a transgender model in pictorials in the past, Rau will be the first to appear on the cover.

Cooper Hefner, Hugh Hefner’s son and a top executive at the company, said that the decision to feature Rau on the November issue “very much speaks to the brand’s philosophy. […] It’s the right thing to do. We’re at a moment where gender roles are evolving,” he told The New York Times.

Rau — who has appeared in American VogueItalian Vogue, and a Balmain campaign (among others), told the Times in the same piece that she cried from happiness when she found out she would be appearing in the iconic publication. However, while many posted their support for the magazine’s decision, Playboy’s social media feeds were also filled with a slew of negative comments.

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

October 24, 2017 | 63 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

Polish soldier burning an ISIS flag in Syria

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A Few Facts That Might Shatter Your Perspective Of 4 Beloved Icons

October 23, 2017 | 6 Comments » | Topics: Answers, TRUTH |

1. At the time of her death, Mother Teresa had opened 517 missions welcoming the poor and sick in more than 100 countries. The missions have been described as “homes for the dying” by doctors visiting several of these establishments in Calcutta. Two-thirds of the people coming to these missions hoped to a find a doctor to treat them, while the other third lay dying without receiving appropriate care. The doctors observed a significant lack of hygiene, even unfit conditions, as well as a shortage of actual care, inadequate food, and no painkillers. The problem is not a lack of money–the Foundation created by Mother Teresa has raised hundreds of millions of dollars–but rather a particular conception of suffering and death: “There is something beautiful in seeing the poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ’s Passion. The world gains much from their suffering,” was her reply to criticism, cites the journalist Christopher Hitchens. Nevertheless, when Mother Teresa required palliative care, she received it in a modern American hospital.

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

October 18, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Answers |

What does it feel like when the person you love cheats on you?

You feel like a sharp object has hit you, it is running from your chest in a downward motion, it hurts like hell. You are ripped open and the pain is unbearable but there’s no blood… on the outside. In the inside, it’s your heart that has been punctured and ripped and the pressure you feel is like the blood from the hit wanting to rush out. Everything inside feels immensely tight. The pressure is building and has nowhere to go. You want to scream, you want to let it all out and scream that pain out. Less than a minute later, you find a pole and you hit your head so hard in it, you want to move the pain you feel inside on the outside, you want all that blood rushing out of your heart, that pressure to find a way out and that is from an open wound in your head. It stops you thinking. For two minutes. You calm down. Then it sets onto you even more. You run everything, absolutely everything, all the details of that day it happened, you curse that day. You curse yourself for giving that person that power. You think to yourself, it must be me, it truly must be me. First my husband while pregnant, second the only person I dated after him, after taking 2 years off the dating scene to heal from the heart ripping crime scene that happened inside yourself the first time.

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

October 11, 2017 | 14 Comments » | Topics: Answers |

How does a doctor go about revealing to his patient that he has a terminal illness?

They teach us to get down to the patient’s level, so it doesn’t feel like you’re talking down to them (literally and figuratively). But, ideally you wouldn’t tell them bad news in the waiting room. You would want to do it in an exam room or your office, where both of you can sit comfortably facing each other.

I was surprised to learn there is actually a really structured way on how to tell a patient bad news. Literally a 6 step process that all physicians are taught to follow.

For this example lest say the patient has lung cancer.

Generally the first step involves saying something like What is your current understanding of your condition or what have you been told so far this is to determine how much the patient knows. Because if the patient has been told the news by the radiology staff or another physician, you are just going to look stupid when you deliver the actual news (that the patient has cancer).

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

October 9, 2017 | 6 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating, Fascinating |

Rewritting History…Found In A School History Book

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23 Groupies Reveal Their Best Rock Star Sex Story

October 5, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting |

1. I’m from NY and was back in chelsea on break from college up north. I visited my favorite cupcake shop and ran into Harry Styles. (You don’t get to be a 20 year old american girl without recognizing the band members of one direction.) I tipped him off that the red velvet cupcakes were the best of the lot and made an exit. This shop is on a pretty quiet street (one of the old cobbled ones: the few the proud), so I turned around when I heard “excuse me.” There was Harry, recommended cupcake in hand. He walked to the end of the block with me and there was a car waiting for him. I thought seriously about just going home, but i was pretty sure this was the kind of adventure that doesn’t happen twice, so I got in when he offered. We drove around for awhile behind tinted windows talking casually, and eventually ended up at his hotel. He got out with a security guy that had been sitting in the front seat and told the driver to take me a couple blocks away, giving me directions to find his handler in the hotel. It was honestly surreal and I thought he was being a little bit ridiculous until I saw the literal mob of teenage girls at the front door. I worked my way through the crowd (nobody stopped me because I wasn’t with Harry.) Surprisingly, his slightly vague directions panned out and I ended up in his suite. We had great conversations, good sex, and excellent champagne, at which point he needed to leave for some facet of his job, so I headed out of the hotel outside past the mob of fans. It was a really bizarre experience, and ultimately I feel bad for him after witnessing all the smoke and mirrors that went into a casual afternoon. He seemed like a good guy, and I hope he’s doing well, but I have no desire for a repeat. I’m a really private person and am unwilling to take the risk of my name or picture leaking.

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Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

October 5, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts |

Black travellers in the 1950s had their own guidebook to the US telling them where it was safe to stop, shop, eat and even stay the night (article)

In 1956, the year that federal funding made the Interstate Highway System possible, Jim Crow was still the law of the land. In the South, racial segregation was enforced by law — and had been since shortly after Reconstruction. In many parts of the North, the codes were enforced in practice. This reality made cross-country trips complicated, and sometimes even perilous, for black travelers.

Some African-American tourists would drive all night instead of trying to find lodging in an unfamiliar and possibly dangerous town. They would pack picnics so they could avoid stopping at restaurants that might refuse to serve them. Some people would even carry portable toilets in the trunks of their cars, knowing there was a good chance they would be turned away from roadside restrooms.

But in 1936, a man named Victor Hugo Green started a travel guide to make life on the road easier and safer for black motorists.

The guide listed, state by state, the restaurants, hotels, service stations, and other businesses that would welcome African-American travelers. Green called it “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” or “The Green Book,” for short.

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