These moms are flaunting their stunning postpartum bodies on Instagram.

Meg Boggs is on a body confidence mission to change the way we look at postpartum bodies. As part of her mission, the mom blogger recently recruited 25 moms to share their own journeys and struggles with body confidence, postpartum depression and anxiety as well as infant loss and grief. She had them share photos and details about their story, using the hashtag #this_is_postpartum on Instagram. The collection of images is stunning to say the least. Every woman’s story is inspiring in its own unique way. One mother, Ashley Dorough, of houseofdorough.com, posted about the postpartum depression she suffered from after the birth of her second child. “Hey, you. I know what it feels like to look in the mirror …

An independent report finds Ohio State had knowledge of late doctor’s sex abuse as early as 1979

(CNN)Ohio State University personnel were aware of complaints that a school doctor had sexually abused students as early as the late 1970s, but failed to adequately investigate the allegations, according to a report released Friday. The allegations against Strauss — who died by suicide in 2005 — emerged last year after former Ohio State athletes came forward to claim the doctor had sexually abused them under the guise of a medical examination. The university announced last April it had hired a law firm to investigate Strauss’ alleged misconduct. OSU apologizes for ‘fundamental failure’ to act “On behalf of the university, we offer our profound regret and sincere apologies to each person who endured Strauss’ abuse,” Drake said. “Our institution’s fundamental …

Free Physical Keto CookBook – Hungry? Thinking about dinner? – Get your print copy Today for FREE

Hey – my friend Louise just came out with a brand new paper edition of TheEssential Keto Cookbook. And she’s giving away a limited number for FREE — you just cover a small amount for shipping and handling (international shipping is a bit more). If you don’t know Louise, she’s the co-founder of The Keto Summit, and a phenomenal cook! Her Keto cookbook is packed with 100+ keto recipes covering everything from breakfast to dinner to snacks (and desserts!). Every recipe is designed to help you feel energized, regain your health, lose weight, and keep you in ketosis. Of course, all recipes are 100% keto (sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, dairy-free, and legume-free) and 100% delicious. Just look at what …

How crickets have hit the high street

Image copyright Eat Grub Image caption Sushi chain Abokado has started selling grubs to top up its poke bowls “In a few years insects will be a normalised food in our everyday diet,” Abokado’s managing director Kara Alderin says. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could you be tempted by a scorpion on a stick? ‘Enormous environmental benefits’ Many insects are eaten completely whole – wings and all – whereas we only consume around 40% of a cow. A 2013 UN report suggested that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution. UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger “I hope that eating insects will become more normalised because they have such enormous environmental benefits,” Dr …

Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin ‘Up And Down’ On Wedding Plans?? – Perez Hilton

Does anyone else feel like Justin and Hailey Bieber might not make it? Maybe that’s pessimistic, but they’re about the saddest damn newlyweds we’ve ever seen in our lives. They’ve been married less than eight months, all they do is The couple were legally wed at a New York City courthouse in September, and ever since we’ve been waiting for solid plans for a big ceremony. We mean, come on, it wasn’t a shotgun wedding, they have the money, they certainly aren’t too humble and modest for all that — so what gives?? Justin and Hailey aren’t having problems, just look at how happy they look together at the Met Gala… Oh… / (c) Andres Otero/WENN Us Weekly asked that very question of …

Revealed: the fringe rightwing group changing the UN agenda on abortion rights

Anti-abortion lobbying group using its influence in the Trump administration to help shape policy on the world stage Last spring, Laurie Shestack Phipps, a diplomat at the US mission to the UN, received a set of talking points from the state department before an international womens conference, setting out clear red lines against mention of sexual and reproductive health care. This had become the norm in the Trump administration, where the once uncontroversial phrase was seen as code for abortion. Use of the word gender was also strongly discouraged, as it was viewed as a stalking horse for LGBT rights. It was no surprise that Phipps colleague, Bethany Kozma, a political appointee at the US agency for international development, had …

Why Amazon Is Giving Employees $10,000 to Quit

The so-called last mile of delivery—getting an order to the customer’s door—has long been an obsession for ecommerce companies. To make the journey as efficient as they can, some have engaged in extreme experiments. Take Walmart: Two years ago, it tried asking its employees to deliver online orders before and after work, in their own cars. That idea was later abandoned, but the problem of the last mile remains, even for the biggest retailers. Now, Amazon is offering to pay its employees thousands of dollars to deliver packages—they just have to quit their current jobs first. Last June, Amazon created the Delivery Service Partner program to allow entrepreneurs to create their own businesses delivering packages for Amazon. The idea was …

Woman’s viral thread about a stranger on the train asking her for help is a must-read.

via Shutterstock It’s hard enough asking for help from your closest friends and family, let alone a complete stranger. But for some people, relying on the kindness of strangers is a necessity. A woman recently shared an eye-opening thread on Twitter about how a stranger on the train who suffers from epilepsy reached out to her for help, and she complied. The woman, named Erynn Brook, initially shared the whole story as a distraction from her cat getting an ultrasound. I’m waiting on kitty ultrasound results and trying to distract myself a little bit so I’d like to tell you a story about something that happened last night, in the hopes that I can process my feelings around it. I …

Britney Spears Had A ‘Wonderful’ Mother’s Day With Her Boys This Weekend – Details HERE – Perez Hilton

Following a very difficult (and very high-profile) struggle across the past couple months, it’s good to hear that Britney Spears apparently had a great Mother’s Day weekend with her two sons! The 37-year-old pop star enjoyed a visit from Sean Preston, 13, and Jayden James, 12 — her two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline — and according to a source with knowledge of the weekend, the kids’ arrival to visit Brit came at the perfect time for the singer. Speaking to ET, the source revealed just how great a Mother’s Day Brit had with her children by her side (below): “Britney had a wonderful Mother’s Day with the kids. The boys went to see her on Mother’s Day and they celebrated together. The boys missed her …

Medical examiner: Chokehold triggered Eric Garner’s death

The New York Police Department banned chokeholds in the 1990s because they can be deadly. Persechino said a bystander’s cellphone video only helped confirm her findings that Pantaleo had wrapped his arm around Garner’s neck, obstructing his breathing and triggering a deadly asthma attack. Garner’s pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against police brutality. “The chokehold would have compromised the neck and would have compromised the airway, making it difficult for him to breathe,” Persechino said. Pantaleo’s lawyer, Stuart London, focused on Garner’s health as he cross-examined Persechino. She said a person in good health might have survived the confrontation. Garner weighed 395 pounds at the time of death, Persechino said. The 43-year-old suffered from asthma, diabetes …

Deep Kissing A Possible Way Of Transmitting Gonorrhea, Study Suggests

Deep kissing, or French kissing – basically, with tongues – may be an unwitting way to pass on throat gonorrhea in gay and bisexual men, a new study published in Sexually Transmitted Infections reports. It had been assumed that the infection could only be transmitted through genital contact, but the new findings suggest throat (oropharyngeal) gonorrhea may be contracted through kissing alone. Throat to throat transmission of gonorrhea has been underestimated and neglected, the researchers say. If confirmed by other studies, this could open up new avenues of preventative options for throat gonorrhea, as public health campaigns aimed at LBGT communities have traditionally focused on reducing risk of transmission through condom use alone. Gonorrhea can be transmitted through anal, vaginal, and oral sex, …

Tobacco display ban ‘safeguards young’

What is the law on tobacco displays? Image copyright Stirling University Image caption Dr Allison Ford led the research into the impact of the tobacco display ban What’s the reaction to the findings? The research, which has been published in the British Medical Journal’s Tobacco Control, was funded by Cancer Research UK. Its tobacco control manager, Kruti Shrotri, said the findings proved the laws had made a difference to public health. She said: “Glitzy displays and glamorous packaging helped the tobacco industry to lure the next generation of smokers into taking up a deadly addiction. “But contrary to Big Tobacco’s belief that banning displays would make no difference this study shows that by putting cigarettes out of sight and out …

What’s behind the absurd gamble on women’s rights and health

(CNN)Last week, Georgia joined the ranks of states in a sudden rush to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks after conception — before a woman may even know that she is pregnant. Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio passed similar laws this year. Alabama is taking its fight against choice even further, with a bill that not only bans abortions but makes it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion. The Supreme Court, first in Roe v. Wade in 1973, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992, and yet again in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in 2016, has made it clear that placing an undue burden on a woman’s right to choose …

Cleaner trapped in lift for two days

‘Stressful ordeal’ A spokesman said: “KCC and Kier have launched an immediate investigation into the events, which is currently progressing. “We are unable to comment further until the investigation is complete. “We are assured that Kier is providing support to the individual for what must have been a stressful ordeal.” The council said it would be working with Kier to ensure “any lessons are learnt from the incident”. The Health and Safety Executive has been made aware. You may also be interested in: Crane topples on to house roof Benali reaches £1m fundraising goal ‘My university doesn’t have enough money’

‘Growing inequality threatens democracy’

That will be chaired by Nobel Prize-winning economist Prof Sir Angus Deaton. ‘Taking rather than making’ He said “people were troubled by inequality” more than at any time since the 1940s – and the impact was so serious that it suggested “democratic capitalism is broken”. As well as inequality in income, the think tank highlights divergence in health. It says there is almost a 10-year gap in male life expectancy between the richest and poorest areas – and the IFS warns of “deaths of despair”, with a rise in early deaths from drug and alcohol abuse and suicide being linked to factors such as poverty, social isolation and mental health problems. Patterns of relationship are also affected by inequality, the …

Pennsylvania attorney general sues Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

(CNN)Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says Purdue Pharma is responsible for an opioid epidemic that has ravaged the state. On Tuesday, he announced that he had sued the pharmaceutical giant over it. “The complaint is part of a continuing effort to try these cases in the court of public opinion rather than the justice system. Such allegations demand clear evidence linking the conduct alleged to the harm described, but we believe the state fails to show such causation and offers little evidence to support its sweeping legal claims,” the company said in a statement. Connecticut Attorney General William Tong filed a lawsuit against the company in April. However, Shapiro said that Pennsylvania’s suit is the first to greatly detail how …