Heres What People In The 1900s Predicted Our Homes Would Look Like Today (7 Pics)

Raise your hands if you think that by 2100, we will have flying cars, robots with artificial intelligence, holidays on Mars and utterly intelligent houses. People have been making predictions about what the future would look like for ages. Sadly, they are usually far-fetched or even utopian and society doesn’t seem to keep up with creative wishes. So, are the predictions extremely ambitious or we don’t put enough effort into bringing wild ideas to life? There’s a huge question mark tied to what’s coming in the future. And although cutting-edge technology moves at a fast pace and many ideas that seemed outlandish in the past are more than real nowadays, we shouldn’t be carried away by fantasies because the future …

The US birth rate is at an all-time low. But maybe that’s a good thing.

The National Centers for Health Statistics at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report this week that shows the fertility rate and number of births in American are continuing to decline. Fertility has dropped to an unprecedented low and the birth rate has plummeted to its lowest point in over three decades. There were 1,728 births per 1,000 women, signifying a two percent decrease from 2017 and a record low for the nation. The report points out that the low fertility rate is below the level needed for the population to replace itself, 2,100 per 1,000 women, a trend that has been continuing since 1971. However, there is an interesting, less negative-sounding statistic hidden in this …

Lawmakers rush to introduce bipartisan measures to combat surprise medical bills

(CNN)Less than a week after President Donald Trump called on Congress to address surprise medical bills, lawmakers in both the House and Senate unveiled bipartisan measures to protect Americans from this costly and frustrating issue. “We must ensure that patients are not responsible for these outrageous bills, which is why our discussion draft removes patients from the middle,” said Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., Democrat of New Jersey, and Republican Leader Greg Walden of Oregon, in a joint statement. Trump, who has made health care a top political issue, has turned his sights on surprise medical billing, which he also mentioned in the State of the Union. Along with lowering drug prices, it’s seen as an area of potential bipartisan …

Dartmouth says letting women use pseudonyms in sexual misconduct lawsuit is confusing

(CNN)Dartmouth College is challenging the use of pseudonyms in a $70 million class-action lawsuit that accuses the school of failing to promptly address sexual misconduct allegations against three former professors. Two more people — both former students — joined the lawsuit in May as Jane Doe 2 and Jane Doe 3, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to nine. The two new Jane Does asked a judge to let them remain anonymous, citing concerns for their mental health, reputations and careers. According to their motion to use pseudonyms, Jane Doe 2 endured sexual assault and harassment by the professors and Jane Doe 3 was the victim of sexual misconduct and harassment. Revealing their names would amplify the emotional distress they …

A 75-year-long study just revealed the key to happiness, and most of us are getting it so very wrong.

There are lots of things that can contribute to happiness and fulfillment, and they vary with each individual. A 75-year-long study, however, has found one common element that’s believed to play a pivotal role in most people’s genuine, longstanding happiness. Good ol’ fashioned friendship. This study, which is considered the longest ongoing study on human happiness, started at Harvard University in 1938 with 724 men, 60 of whom are still alive today (women were added later because misogyny). After decades of observation, one of the study’s leaders, Robert Waldinger, came to this conclusion: “Good relationships keep us happier and healthier,” he stated in a TED Talk on the subject.   That’s right, friends. You don’t have to make millions of …

A 75-year-long study just revealed the key to happiness, and most of us are getting it so very wrong.

There are lots of things that can contribute to happiness and fulfillment, and they vary with each individual. A 75-year-long study, however, has found one common element that’s believed to play a pivotal role in most people’s genuine, longstanding happiness. Good ol’ fashioned friendship. This study, which is considered the longest ongoing study on human happiness, started at Harvard University in 1938 with 724 men, 60 of whom are still alive today (women were added later because misogyny). After decades of observation, one of the study’s leaders, Robert Waldinger, came to this conclusion: “Good relationships keep us happier and healthier,” he stated in a TED Talk on the subject.   That’s right, friends. You don’t have to make millions of …

Black Women Are 3 Times As Likely To Die In Childbirth, And Kamala Harris Has A Plan

The only place Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has time to read anything that isn’t one of her briefing books is when she’s on a plane. In April 2018, Harris saw a  in higher rates of maternal mortality than those in other high-income countries, black women are 3.3 times more likely to die cuts across class and educational linessuffered a pulmonary embolism,on bed rest for six weeks a sudden jump in blood pressure during the later stages of pregnancy, for which before having an emergency C-section. Harris forwarded the Times article to her staffers and encouraged them to read it with the intent of figuring out what could be done legislatively. Nearly a year before, in the summer of 2017, Harris had read a  about …

Women Open Up About Their Abortion Stories With The Hashtag #YouKnowMe As Response To Alabama Abortion Law

Philipps has been openly pro-choice and decided to first share the story of her abortion on her show after Georgia signed their “fetal heartbeat” bill into law. “The statistic is that one in four women will have an abortion before age 45. That statistic sometimes surprises people,” she said to her audience, “and maybe you’re sitting there thinking, ‘I don’t know a woman who would have an abortion,’ well, you know me I had an abortion when I was 15 years old and I’m telling you this because I’m genuinely really scared for women and girls all over the country.” #2 Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the controversial abortion bill passed by The Alabama Senate passed the bill 25-6, that …

Someone cleverly reversed the roles of women and men throughout history and it’s simply a brilliant must-read.

If men put themselves into women’s historical shoes for a hot second, how would they handle the heat? Author and Twitter user extraordinaire, A.R. Moxon (@JuliusGoat) shared a thread describing an alternate future where men experience the social and political reality that American women have experienced in the U.S. It’s brilliant. “Try to imagine men’s reactions,” Moxon wrote, “if it was known for a fact the next 45 presidents would be women, and after those 240 years, a man running was considered ‘identity politics.’ We would lose our entire minds.” Try to imagine men’s reactions, if it was known for a fact the next 45 presidents would be women, and after those 240 years, a man running was considered “identity …

Terrifying Simulation Shows You What Happens In Your City If Vaccine Rates Dip Below 95 Percent

If enough people are vaccinated against a contagious disease (in the case of measles, 95 percent of the population), they create protection for the unvaccinated. This six-second gif gives a pretty good explanation of how herd immunity works. theotheredmund via Reddit When immunity is above 95 percent, a disease is unable to spread easily and is contained to just a few sporadic cases. When immunization levels are below 95 percent, it’s an entirely different story. As a simulation tool from the University of Pittsburgh shows, immunization levels don’t have to get very low before outbreaks start to look quite alarming. – The simulation tool, called the Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics (FRED), shows how measles would spread in your city if immunity …

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 …