Remembering Gabriele Grunewald, Who Ran For Herself and Others

The image is hard to look at now without crying: a thick red scar, carved across Gabriele Grunewald’s midriff as she flies around the track. At first it looks like it shouldn’t be there; perhaps it’s just an out-of-place shadow. But soon it becomes obvious what it truly is: a symbol of perseverance and pain. A signifier that a disease that would end the life of one of America’s finest runners was working its wretched ways inside a body that was moving as fast as few others had moved before. Grunewald first learned that she was sick in 2009, when she was a good, but not yet transcendent, runner at the University of Minnesota. She found a lump under her …

Cardi B Reveals Plastic Surgery Side Effects WithA Photo Of Her SEVERELY Swollen Feet – LOOK! – Perez Hilton

As we reported, the 26-year-old was forced to cancel multiple concerts due to the major swelling she was dealing with after undergoing the procedure on her stomach, sparking some criticism from those who wanted to see her perform. Observe her horribly swollen feet, as seen in a photo shared to her Instagram Stories (below): The dogs are barkin’! / (c) Cardi B/Instagram Eeeek! As Bardi explained in the caption, her feet apparently swell up “every time [she takes] a plane,” adding: Cardi noted in the post that her “stomach gets even more puffy” than her feet, adding that both parts of her body start to “burn” when she gets “puffed up.”  during her performance at the Beale Street Music Festival in …

40,000-year-old severed wolf’s head discovered in Siberia

(CNN)A 40,000-year-old severed wolf’s head, preserved by permafrost complete with teeth and fur, has been discovered in eastern Siberia. Scientists are now building a digital model of the brain and the skull’s interior for further study, Protopopov said. A team in Stockholm is analyzing the wolf’s DNA. An ancient cave lion cub, an extinct species preserved in Yakutia’s vast areas of permafrost, is also being investigated. As the planet warms, the region is likely to yield more remains, according to Protopopov. “The number of discoveries is growing because of the thaw of the permafrost,” he said. Earlier this year, scientists announced the discovery of liquid blood and urine within the frozen remains of a 42,000-year-old foal, also preserved in permafrost. …

Model Iskra Lawrence Slams Fatphobic Critics of NIKE’s New Plus Size Mannequins – Perez Hilton

Body-positive model Iskra Lawrence is speaking out in support of Nike. ICYMI, the athletic brand recently came under fire after unveiling its new, plus-sized mannequin (see above, insert) at their flagship store location in London, UK. The inclusive store display, which also includes “She is immense, gargantuan, vast. She heaves with fat. She is, in every measure, obese, and she is not readying herself for a run in her shiny Nike gear. She cannot run. She is, more likely, pre-diabetic and on her way to a hip replacement.” Oh my. Someone actually wrote that statement, read it back to themselves, and still thought this was okay to say. Sigh… As expected, the controversial review was immediately trashed on Twitter for being …

Washington state takes landmark step on missing Native American women

A new report, the product of 10 meeting with indigenous people across the state, calls for more coordination to tackle the crisis Hundreds of people packed into the nondescript meeting room in southern Washington state to share the stories of Native American women who vanished years or even decades ago. Many of those who gathered together last October still do not have answers as to what happened to their mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters. Some said they felt failed by authorities; they had been made to wait days by police to report a loved ones disappearance or had their pleas for help ignored altogether. At this meeting, and nine others just like it across the state, Captain Monica Alexander, of Washington …

Choosing the Wrong Lane in the Race to 5G

The chatter about 5G is everywhere. It’s a worldwide race. It’s a security challenge. It’s a geopolitical battle between the United States and China. By some accounts, 5G is already here; by others, true 5G is still years away. There is more than a kernel of truth in this rhetorical excess. That’s because the next generation of essential infrastructure in this country will be built using wireless technology. As a result, the next iteration of wireless service—5G—is truly important for our future civic and commercial life. With as much as 100 times the speed as current generation wireless networks and reduced latency, we can use wireless data to enhance our interactions with the world around us and create new opportunities …

Four Signs You Have Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence can mean the difference between behaving in a socially acceptable way and being considered to be way out of line. While most people will have heard of emotional intelligence, not many people really know how to spot it – in themselves or in others. Emotional intelligence is essentially the way you perceive, understand, express, and manage emotions. And it’s important because the more you understand these aspects of yourself, the better your mental health and social behaviour will be. It might be these are things you do without even really thinking – which can be the case for a lot of people. Or it might be that these are skills you know you need to work on. Either …

Jessica Biel denies she is an anti-vaxxer after opposing California vaccination law

The actor said she was not against vaccinations despite joining prominent anti-vaxxer Robert Kennedy Jr in opposition to a bill intended to reduce medical exemptions Jessica Biel denied suggestions she was a supporter of the anti-vaccination movement after spending the day lobbying lawmakers in the US with advocate Robert F Kennedy Jr. After news emerged of her opposition to a vaccine bill which seeks to limit medical exemptions in California and make it more difficult for parents to bypass the rules requiring children to be vaccinated before enrolling in school, Biel wrote on social media: I am not against vaccinations I support children getting vaccinations and I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their …

These are some of the 9/11 first responders who brought Jon Stewart to tears

(CNN)They are the people whose plight brought comedian and activist Jon Stewart to tears during an impassioned appearance before Congress this week over funds for other ailing first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. As of May, more than 12,500 cases of cancer had been diagnosed. The most-diagnosed ailments, however, are upper and lower respiratory and gastrointestinal problems, musculoskeletal disorders and mental health conditions. Here are two of their stories: He lost part of left foot to gangrene after ground zero accident 9/11 responder: Zero tolerance for members of Congress “They go for the tens of thousands of people who didn’t get their awards yet,” he said. “Getting them down from where they live in New York or New Jersey, …

Tony Gum’s best photograph: the emotional toll of abortion

Women need to be equipped for how gruelling an abortion can be. It does mess with your mind. I was trying to put myself back together again This image, Sweet Saboteur, was inspired by a painting I did last November, during a particularly difficult time in my life. The year before, I had fallen pregnant and, unable to keep the baby, I had had an Free da Gum (2016), was much sweeter, sincere, young and bright. But then going through life and experiencing things and having relationships and falling out of them, and going through the termination itself, and dealing with the fallout that all resulted in this darker, grungier, bolder work. Here, I wanted to give the viewer a …

Prosecutors drop criminal charges in Flint water scandal

(CNN)Nearly four years since the city of Flint declared a state of emergency over the state of its water — and three years after the first criminal charges were filed against government officials — prosecutors on Thursday dismissed all pending criminal cases, pledging to start the investigation from scratch. Prosecutors noted in the press release that “the voluntary dismissal is not a determination of any defendant’s criminal responsibility.” Prosecutors are not precluded from refiling charges against the defendants in the future. A community conversation in Flint has been scheduled for June 28, where Hammoud and Worthy will speak directly to the people of Flint. Residents feel blindsided Melissa Mays, 40, a Flint resident and founder of local advocacy group Water …

Why Kevin Durant’s Achilles Tendon Was His Achilles’ Heel

You can watch Kevin Durant tear up his Achilles tendon in gif form if you want. It’s all over the internet—the Golden State Warriors’ scoring machine bouncing the ball between his legs in an attempt to get past Serge Ibaka of the Toronto Raptors, pushing off his right leg and pivoting on his left, showing Ibaka his back. Then when Durant puts his weight back down after the turn, something’s wrong. He has felt a pop, like getting hit in the back of the leg. Durant limps off the court. He’d later report on Instagram that, yes, his right Achilles tendon had ruptured, that he had gotten surgery to repair it, and that he wouldn’t be playing basketball for a …

Walk the line: behind the story of Michael Gove’s cocaine use

Tory leadership hopeful revealed he had taken drug in mock-media interview for 2016 campaign In the run-up to his 2016 campaign to be Tory leader, Michael Gove was being subjected to a mock media interview by his team, as they tried to anticipate what questions he could face from journalists. In his soon-to-be published biography, Michael Gove: A Man in a Hurry, the journalist Owen Bennett writes that the then justice secretary was asked if he had ever taken drugs. Yes, cocaine, he replied, according to someone described as having intimate knowledge of the event. According to Bennett: He was firmly instructed not to give that answer in public, and told instead to fall back on the words [David] Cameron …

Bill Gates Posts Data Of Causes Of Death In The US, Is Amazed By The Disconnect Between News And Reality

The media isn’t accurately reflecting what we’re dying from Image credits: The data that Bill Gates tweeted comes from a project, titled For their project, the students look at four sources: The Center for Disease Control’s WONDER database for public health data (1999-2016), Google Trends search volume (2004-2016), The Guardian’s article database, and The New York Times’ article database. “For all of the above data, we looked at the top 10 largest causes of mortality, as well as terrorism, overdoses, and homicides, three other causes of death which we believe receive a lot of media attention,” they wrote. For each, the relative share of deaths, share of Google searches, and share of media coverage, were calculated. Image credits: “Immediately, we …

Rafael Nadal: Will Spanish star surpass great rival Roger Federer?

(CNN)No sooner had Rafael Nadal wiped away the red dust from his eyes and taken his hands off the resplendent trophy, the inevitable question raced towards him. Despite extending his record to an astonishing 12 French Open titles, Nadal is used to his achievements being inextricably linked with those of Federer and he had his answer ready. “Being honest, I am not very worried about this stuff, no?” Nadal told reporters at Roland Garros. “You can’t be frustrated all the time because the neighbor has a bigger house than you, or a bigger TV or better garden. That’s not the way that I see the life, you know.” Quite who has the biggest garden will remain one of tennis’ great …

Why are we still pretending ‘trickle-down’ economics work? | Morris Pearl

Art Laffer, godfather of supply-side economic theory, is going to be awarded a presidential medal. He doesnt deserve it Next Wednesday, Donald Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the arch-conservative economist Art Laffer. Sadly, Laffers career has been heavy on punditry, light in academic rigor, and absolutely destructive for the average American and the long-term health and sustainability of our economy. A Worlds Worst Economist. Hes been called a key part of the hang like a dead possum around his neck for the rest of his days. So why exactly is Trump awarding such a man with the nations highest civilian honor? Maybe its because he recently wrote a book, Trumponomics, praising the presidents economic agenda. Most …