What Tinder’s biggest 2019 trends reveal about how people are dating

The dating platform an analysis of user data and activity in the last year, that tells us how the world dated on the app in 2019 Are you a vegan who likes kombucha? Are you real, lit, or looking for a real lit match? Do you even know what these words mean? If not, you probably need to lower your expectations on Tinder. Yesterday, the dating platform Year in Swipe roundcutting your carbon footprint in half. Woke was also the most used word in Tinder bios in Australia in the US and the UK, the word woke was the seventh most popular word. Mission: possible In 2019, young Tinder users are really interested in what your cause is. Among Generation …

Tufts University to remove Sackler name from buildings and programs

(CNN)Tufts University said Thursday that it will remove the Sackler name from facilities and programs “starting immediately.” The decision comes after “long and thoughtful deliberations” and “with the values of this institution as the guiding force,” it said. Tufts, located just outside of Boston, MA, also announced in the statement that it plans to “establish a $3 million endowment to support education, research, and civic engagement programs aimed at the prevention and treatment of addiction and substance abuse.” A review conducted by a former US attorney and commissioned by the university to assess the university’s past relationship with Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers — whose gifts to the university date back to the 1980s — found no wrongdoing by the …

Gabrielle Union’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ exit sparks NBC investigation

(CNN)The fallout from Gabrielle Union’s controversial “America’s Got Talent” exit continues. Variety published a report alleging Union’s contract was not picked up after urging the show’s producers to report an incident involving a racist joke and after she was told her hairstyles on the show were “too black.” A separate report by Vulture alleged workplace tension between Union and Simon Cowell, a judge and an executive producer on the series, partly over Cowell’s habit of smoking on set, which is prohibited in California. NBC, along with production company Fremantle and Cowell’s company Syco, said in a statement to CNN on Monday they are working with Union to “hear more about her concerns.” “We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace …

This is the most important moment of Nancy Pelosi’s speakership

(CNN)Nancy Pelosi’s place in the history books is already secure. She will always be the first woman ever to serve as speaker of the House — and the first woman to do so twice. She helped usher the first major overhaul of the US health care system in decades through the House. She led the efforts to retake the House majority not once but twice, There’s little doubt that House Democrats — led by Pelosi — are in the midst of an inevitable march toward making President Donald Trump just the third president in American history to be impeached by the House. Pelosi’s blessing on Thursday of the drawing up of articles of impeachment — an effort that will be …

6 ‘probable’ vaping-related lung injury cases linked to Massachusetts dispensaries

(CNN)A state investigation into vaping-related lung injury cases in Massachusetts has found that vape products used in six probable cases were purchased legally from dispensaries. All of the products contained THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis. Details from this investigation into vape products were released on Thursday and included 49 vaping-related lung injury cases total, 16 of which were “confirmed” and 33 of which were “probable.” Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team. While it appears that vitamin E acetate, a thickener used in some vaping products, is linked to the lung injury cases, the agency said it can’t rule out other chemicals. “CDC …

Tired Of People Underestimating The Importance Of Her Job, Dispatcher Explains How Vital It Is In A Viral Post

To us, emergencies are a rare occurrence. But dispatchers deal with emergency after emergency. Every. Single. Day. For. Years. Lynette McManus Jeter, a dispatcher from Henrico County in Virginia, wrote an honest essay about the emotional pitfalls of her profession and how it affects her life. The 39-year-old Lynette, who has been working as a dispatcher for 15 years, wants other people to see the work that dispatchers do not as ‘clerical work.’ She wants them to be seen as first responders. The fact is, stressful jobs don’t stop affecting you the moment that you leave the workplace. Some of that stress (in some cases, all of it) follows you home. writes that emergency dispatchers can suffer from compassion fatigue, …

Russia claims former Marine detained on spying charges is faking health problems in prison

Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who was detained and accused of espionage. Russian officials said Tuesday that Whelan’s allegations of ill-treatment and health problems proved false. (REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva/File Photo) Whelan, who has U.S., Irish, Canadian and British citizenship, was arrested in December 2018 while at a friend’s wedding in Russia on charges that he received state secrets. Russian news agency Rosbalt reported that Whelan was arrested in his Metropol Hotel room five minutes after he received a USB stick containing a list of names of people working at a classified security agency. He is also accused of attempting to recruit a friend to obtain information from Russian departments and agencies. American officials have called for his release. The U.S. embassy said Russia has not presented …

Nicotine sickness: the latest vaping scare

The rampant use of e-cigarettes in the US is raising concerns about nicotine poisoning and mental health issues among young vapers Sharon Levy, director of the adolescent substance use and addiction programme at the childrens hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, is quick to recall the first time a teenager with vaping-induced nicotine poisoning arrived at her clinic. This was about a year and a half ago, she says. I remember sitting, talking with him about his experiences using [the e-cigarette] Juul, and it became quite clear to me that the symptoms he had were basically nicotine toxicity. Nicotine is sometimes used as a pesticide in very high levels, and his symptoms were quite similar to people who had been exposed to …

Two school shootings a day apart: Wisconsin reckons with impact of armed guards

Shootings involving resource officers renew debate over the role of armed teachers or police in schools Shootings a day apart at two high schools in Wisconsin have shaken the state and sparked a renewed debate over how to combat violence in American schools. An Oshkosh police department resource officer shot a 16-year-old student Tuesday after the boy stabbed him in the officers office at Oshkosh West high school. A day earlier, a resource officer at Waukesha South high school helped clear students out of a classroom after a 17-year-old student pointed a pellet gun at another students head. Another police officer entered the room and shot the student. Neither of the students who were shot suffered life-threatening injuries. The Democratic …

Increased Exposure To Hot Weather May Be Causing Women To Give Birth Earlier, Study Suggests

Exposure to hotter temperatures may cause as many as 25,000 early births in the US every year. As global temperatures continue to consistently increase around the world, new research suggests that this number will rise by the end of the century if proactive measures aren’t taken. Previous evidence suggests that increased heat exposure can increase the delivery risk for pregnant women potentially due to how higher temperatures affect oxytocin, a key hormone in regulating the onset of delivery, or put stress on the cardiovascular system – both of which may induce labor. To determine the risk of early delivery in correlation with warmer temperatures, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles estimated shifts in daily birth rates from counties …

Scientists say a once-a-month birth control pill works on pigs. They want to test it on people next

(CNN)Scientists say they have made a breakthrough on developing a contraceptive pill that only needs to be taken once a month. Human trials The research was mostly funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which urged the team to develop new long-lasting contraceptive drugs to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancies. To make it work, researchers looked for materials that could survive a highly acidic fluid, and discovered that two types of polyurethane could work well for the arms and the central core of the star-shaped capsule. Once the capsule reaches the stomach, it expands and becomes lodged in place. The contraceptive drug, which is loaded in the pill, is then released at a controlled rate over time. The …

Star student on a mission to clean up the world’s water

(CNN)Our connection to water is elemental; it courses through our bodies, winds through our cities and countryside, covers 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. Deepika Kurup, 21, had a comfortable upbringing in Nashua, New Hampshire. Her father was a civil engineering professor who encouraged her interest in science and allowed her to set up a laboratory in the garage. Her India-born parents took her to visit the country every year, and it didn’t take long for the young girl to realize how different it was from the United States. Find out more about Call to Earth and the extraordinary people working for a more sustainable future One day, at 14 years old, she noticed children around her age using plastic …

We’re broke, not poor: how I became downwardly mobile

We have educations, credit cards, were raised with privilege and access but our lives are filled with financial uncertainty A couple of months ago, I told a friend Id not been to a doctor in five years. She was aghast, concerned. My friend wanted to talk to me about all the ways I need to take better care of myself, and I mostly let her talk. I vaguely mentioned money, but how broke my husband and I are is something I usually avoid talking about. The truth is, we only have sporadic health insurance. I have only once, and for just nine months, had dental insurance in my grownup life. I have bad teeth and I have never left a …

Anti-Vaxxers Are Asking People To Stop Calling Them Anti-Vaxxers Because It’s “Highly Offensive”

A group of anti-vaxxers is asking the media to stop referring to them as anti-vaxxers (even though that’s literally what they are), and people have been less than enthusiastic in accepting their suggested replacement. This week, the anti-vaxxer group Crazymothers (no, we’re not even remotely kidding) posted the request to their Twitter and Instagram pages.  “Dear Media,” the open letter read. “Please retire the use of the term ‘Anti-vaxxer.’ It is derogatory, inflammatory, and marginalizes both women and their experiences. It is dismissively simplistic, highly offensive and largely false. We politely request that you refer to us as the Vaccine Risk Aware.” People responding to the group were quick to point out that if they were really aware of the risk …

Major survey changed over Welsh ethnicity question

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKizzy Crawford: “I haven’t seen anything that represents me… I consider myself to be Welsh” Welsh ministers say they will change their national survey to address an issue around the question on ethnicity. It follows criticism respondents to the 2021 census would only be able to tick a box that includes Welsh as their ethnic background if they are white. On Tuesday, the finance minister said she raised concerns with the Office for National Statistics about the census. It later emerged the Welsh Government’s own survey offers people the same options when asked about ethnicity. Ethnic minority Welsh not automatic census choice Two in three say they are Welsh According to the …

Smoke alarms fail in a third of house fires

Of 29,586 house fires attended in England between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019, 22,475 homes were fitted with a smoke alarm. Battery-powered smoke alarms were found in 7,692 of the homes – but, of these, 2,899 (38%) failed to sound. Mains-powered smoke alarms, by comparison, were less likely to fail, with failures reported in 21% of fires. Industry figures suggest that one in 10 households do not have a working smoke alarm, while 22% never test theirs. Last year, a property manager was jailed after after two young boys died in a fire in a rented house with no smoke alarms. How to maintain your smoke alarm Test your smoke alarm when the clocks are changed Vacuum it …