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how you can turn a normally sane reserve lady into a cauldron of molten passion and desire.
Although dirty text messages are the cause of many relationship break ups, they are one of the best ways to drive woman wild and pulsate with desire in anticipation of your touch..
Consider dirty text messages as a form of foreplay, no matter where you are you can if you have a phone you will have the power to turn your woman into a pulsating furnace of desire.
Word of warning before I explain how you can send shudders of excitement racing through her entire body, text messages are one of the most popular way for cheating partners to get found out. If you are sending dirty texts to anyone other than your partner please delete all sent and received messages, if you have a bill phone, buy a separate phone.
Why text messages work well to turn her on. The mind is the most powerful sex toy of all. Women get incredibly turned by the thought of what you will do to them, men are more visual. This is why text messages are incredibly powerful to enhance foreplay.
You can create any fantasy or situation using text messages.
Each word is crucial, intrigue her, slowly let her know exactly what you are going to do, how excited you will feel when you are with her. This is your opportunity for slow, erotic tantric foreplay. If she has waited all day for your entrance, can you imagine how receptive and excited she will be.
Your words are your weapons of influence. They are extremely powerful, you will probably have the most intense experience when you send dirty text messages for hours, even days before you and your partner finally get the opportunity to create the scenario you both have visualised in your minds
Note: The brain is the most incredible and powerful sex toy of all.
The following is just a small example of what you could say, I hope this inspires you to write amazing texts.
Your power is in the detail you use, a slow, intense, teasing and confident…
Tell her how you will feel when you see her, standing in the hall wearing her favourite purple jammies. the way the soft cotton caress the contours of her incredible sexy body. Her pert nipples are gently getting aroused. As you close the front door and stand silent, completely mesmerised by her beauty and how sexy she looks. Ask her to softly allow her fingers to meander inside her top. Slowly tracing her soft skin, you can hear her heart beating. Tell her what will happen. You will walk up behind her, your fingers gently open her collar. Lifting her hair, revealing the nape of her neck, your kisses gently descend. Your tongue circling and tracing along her soft skin. This is filled with intense sexual excitement.
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How To Get Healthy Again When You’ve Been Eating Chips All Summer

So youve abandoned your summer health kick and you’re pretty pissed about it TBH. At the beginning of the summer, you were all about your daily workouts, your classes, and your whole foods diet, but somewhere along the way, you started replacing your Kombucha drinks and your barre classes with Tequila and leftover Fourth of July fries, and lets just say- shit hit the fan. If youve gained a few pounds over the past month or two and youre looking to get back on track, its not too late. You still have a full month of summer left to put down the fucking hot dog and feel amazing in your bathing suit, so heres how to get back on track:


1. Book Your Workouts

At this point, your motivation to get to the gym is probably below zero, so booking nonrefundable workouts is an alternative that will guarantee youll get your workout in. I mean, theres no way youre snoozing your alarm when you have a 7am SoulCycle class that you spent $34 on. Booking expensive workouts are literally the best way to force yourself to get there because you cant not go. Its a perfect time to get over your fear of commitment.

2. Cancel Happy Hour

Sorry to ruin your social life, but stop being dramatic and cancel happy hour tonight. Youve had all summer to black out before 7pm and finish off the complimentary chips and guac mid-table, so you can spare a few nights to get home early, eat a healthy dinner, and maybe even work out. Your pitcher of sangria will still be on the menu after you get back on track, but right now, you need to chill with the excessive alc and everything else that comes along with it.

3. Stock Up on Healthy Shit

Youre can’t take any chances of cheating on your diet, so your pantry and fridge need to be fully stocked with the necessary ingredients. Eating out is never actually healthy, so its time to start cooking or at least having healthy snacks around. Go out and buy yourself all the staples of a healthy kitchen: veggies, eggs, nuts, berries, whole grainsyou get it. When youre hungry after dinner and need a snack before bed, you dont want to resort to an entire sleeve of BBQ Pringles just because thats the only thing you have in your kitchen.

4. Drink Water

Youve probably noticed that water is a recurring theme in the world of health, and thats because its KEY. Drinking water throughout the day keeps you full and keeps your digestive system in check, so just keep chugging until someone thinks you have a problem. You might feel a little bloated on the first day if your bodys not used to having so much water in it, but then youll pee it all out and be skinny again, so everyone wins.

5. Get a Friend Involved

Chances are if you fell off the health wagon, you probably have friends that did also. I mean, its not like you were in the Hamptons alone last weekend eating lobster rolls and onion rings. Your friends were by your side, so you guys are in this together. Convince a friend to work out with you or cook a healthy dinner together. Youll keep each other in check, and you wont fuck up because youre telling someone else what youre up to.

6. Eat Foods with Fiber

There are a million diets out there that will tell you the best thing for losing weight is low-carb, or high-fat, or gluten-free, or vegan, or dairy-free, or basically anything. I mean, people eat clay for gods sake. The one thing all nutritionists and dieticians agree on is fiber. Its good for you. Foods with fiber are absorbed slower in your body, which keeps your blood glucose levels from rising too fast, so youre full for longer. Stock up on foods like whole grains, brussels sprouts, beans, berries, and lentils.

7. Dont Be Dramatic

You might be in panic mode when you realize your jeans arent fitting like they did a month or two ago, but its not the time to panic and literally starve yourself to death. Youll get back in shape once you start making small healthy changes, so dont make yourself miserable trying to lose a few pounds. Juice cleanses and extreme diets only make you lose weight for about a week or two, and then you start eating normally again and end up gaining more weight than you did in the first place. Sloooow and steady.

Read more: http://www.betches.com/how-to-get-back-on-track-diet

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Fight your nightmares for a better night’s sleep

(CNN)A bomb rips through the Humvee in the road ahead, sending it flying into the air. The pop of gunfire is everywhere.

The man next to you — your best pal in this godforsaken place — suddenly slumps over. Screams and dense smoke fill the air.
It’s the stuff nightmares are made of, and all too real most nights for many returning veterans.
    “Six to eight months after I got home, the nightmares really started to come in,” said Army Reserve veteran Aaron. “Middle of the night, all of a sudden I’m back in Iraq, full battle mentality, running, chasing people down.”
    Aaron is one of many soldiers identified by their first names who shared their stories on video on Make the Connection, a US Department of Veterans Affairs website devoted to returning veterans.
    “I was having to sleep on the front porch, I couldn’t even sleep in my wife’s bed,” added Mike, who served in Iraq for the Army Reserve and National Guard. “When I slept in her bed, I’d wake up every 30 minutes with nightmares that someone had come into the house and were harming my family, my kids.”
    “Over half all veterans have nightmares,” said psychologist David Cooper, who works with traumatized veterans at the Department of Defense National Center for Telehealth and Technology. “It’s a common symptom that comes along with PTSD, or post-traumatic stress syndrome.”
    But it’s not just veterans who struggle with nightmares. The American Sleep Association estimates between 80% and 90% of us have disturbing dreams at night.

    The dark side of nightmares

    For most of us, nightmares occur when we are stressed and worried, or when we’ve experienced an upsetting event. Nightmares tend to stay with us longer if they are fear-based, but studies show confusion, guilt, disgust and sadness are the most common triggers.
    It’s not just feelings. Late-night snacks, some medications, and even the withdrawal of medications or alcohol can trigger repugnant dreams.
    Science says these types of dreams may actually be good for our psyche. Instead of living with vague feelings of unease, the brain, usually during the REM stage of sleep, consolidates our bad feelings into a concrete memory that we can then process, file away, and forget.
    But for the unlucky among us, nightmares can become chronic, and turn into a disorder that rips apart sleep and destroys productive lives.
    “I started having a lot of trouble sleeping, sleeping for two, three hours a week,” said US Army veteran Bryan in a Make the Connection video. Bryan served several tours in Iraq. “I just couldn’t sleep through the whole night.”
    “They start avoiding sleep for fear of the nightmares,” said neuropsychologist William Kerst. He worked with soldiers with PTSD and nightmares while in the Air Force and now counsels vets in his private practice in Alaska.
    “And chronic sleep deprivation is associated with lots of bad things,” Kerst continued. “Obviously their attention, concentration and memory are going to suffer … depression risk, it goes way up … there’s even lots of studies to show a really clear link between chronic sleep deprivation and suicidal thoughts.”

    It can happen to any of us

    You don’t have to be a veteran to have PTSD and the accompanying nightmares. Anyone who has suffered or witnessed major trauma, such as natural disasters, domestic violence, rape, terrorism, even a terrifying car accident, can develop ongoing, frightening memories of the event. The National Center for PTSD estimates 10 out of every 100 women and four of every 100 men will develop PTSD at some point in their lives, and as a result, may suffer nightmares.
    And here’s the really nightmarish thing. Even if the PTSD is addressed and overcome, studies show the gut-wrenching dreams may not go away.
    “The tendency for these individuals to have trauma related nightmares and then sleep disruption and sleep disturbances continued well after successful PTSD treatment was complete,” said Kerst.
    The reason why may lie in how PTSD and nightmares are treated.
    “When I’m working with a patient with PTSD one of the things I want them to do is expose themselves to those traumatic feelings over and over again so that their body learns to calm down and not react as much,” said Cooper. “But traumatic nightmares are not treated the same way as other PTSD symptoms. Instead we give something new for the brain to focus on which eventually reduces the overall frequency of the nightmares.”
    The approach is called Imagery rehearsal therapy or IRT. The goal of this type of therapy isn’t to relieve or process the trauma in your nightmare. Instead you want to change it — tweak it, really — so the nightmare loses its power over your mind and your sleep.
    “Let’s say I’m working with someone who has a nightmare about going on patrol in Afghanistan where their Humvee was blown up by an IED,” said Cooper. “I may want to have them change that explosion to confetti, or a balloon popping.”
    “Or instead of an IED on the road,” Cooper continued, “maybe it’s a grocery bag that the Humvee hits, something that is not going to elicit the same emotional response, but still remains true to a majority of the dream.”
    Developed in the 1990s by Dr. Barry Krakow at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Imagery rehearsal therapy has shown some impressive results in studies. Besides limiting chronic nightmares and improving sleep quality in over 70% of the subjects, IRT has been shown to decrease PTSD severity, as well as reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
    Other research found the effects of IRT on nightmares can be long lasting, especially if the rewritten dream removes violent details.

    How IRT works

    Imagery rehearsal therapy works by having the patient write down specifics about the nightmare, creating almost a movie-like script of the disturbing dream. Then, in conjunction with a therapist, the patient rewrites the nightmare to make it less disturbing. Then they are told to practice the re-scripted dream during the day.
    The good news is that it doesn’t take long for the positive benefits of IRT to take place, for both those with PTSD and more common nightmares.
    “It’s usually only a couple of sessions, maybe four,” said Cooper, “and we ask that folks rehearse the new dream one or two times throughout the day for 20, 30 minutes. That’s really all the actual work that it takes.”
    In fact, one of the most time-consuming parts of the process, said Kerst, is the writing process. That’s why he was excited to partner with Cooper and the National Center for Telehealth and Technology to develop an app called Dream Ez. While it can be used on its own, Kerst and Cooper say it will be most effective with an IRT-trained therapist.
    “You wake up, you grab your phone, you record your nightmare,” said Kerst. “Then you rate how distressing or disturbing the nightmare was, and with the help of your therapist turn the dream away from the distressing turn of events.”
    The app allows users to audio record the re-scripting of the dream, and then encourages them to practice the reworked dream, while also providing some relaxation tools to foster better quality sleep.
    The app is currently being evaluated by various sleep clinicians.

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    “We know IRT works, so we’re not studying that,” explained Cooper. “But we want to know if making the process more user friendly will help people stick with it longer, so they get the full effect of something that we already know works.”
    One of the biggest pluses for IRT is the avoidance of prescription sleep aids, which often cause drowsiness, lethargy, and in some cases, are dangerously addictive. It’s also helpful for veterans or others who refuse to be treated for PSTD or other disorders, perhaps because of stigma or personal pride.
    “A lot of people are willing to say I want to get rid of my nightmares and sleep better,” Kerst explains. “So even when people don’t want to talk about their trauma specifically, they’re willing to say that and they begin to get the help they need.”

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/health/treatment-for-nightmares/index.html

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    Senate health care: ‘We’re in the twilight zone of legislating’

    Washington (CNN)It was a dramatic turn of events Thursday night when four Republican senators gathered for an impromptu press conference in the Capitol to declare they would only vote for a last-ditch piece of health care legislation if they had a guarantee — that it would never become law.

    The “skinny bill” would repeal Obamacare’s individual and employer mandates, but a growing number of Republican senators say they don’t want it to become their legacy when it comes to fullfilling their seven-year promise to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. It’s an atypical legislative strategy in which Republicans would vote “yes” on legislation that no one wants to ultimately pass.
    And so Republicans are actively lobbying their fellow Republicans in the House to make sure they will stand in the way of House Speaker Paul Ryan if he does bring it to the floor for a vote. Ryan issued a statement saying he would go to conference, but didn’t guarantee there wouldn’t be a vote on a Senate-passed “skinny bill.”
      Sen. John McCain didn’t like what he heard.
      “I would like to have the kind of assurances he didn’t provide,” McCain, R-Arizona, told reporters.
      Graham told reporters that he was communicating with the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mark Meadows, all day Thursday trying to get assurances that his conservative members would block Ryan.
      “We’re in the twilight zone of legislating,” Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said Thursday of the GOP’s strategy.
      A slew of Republican senators openly acknowledged on Thursday that the “skinny repeal” bill wasn’t perfect, while some went as far as to blast it as bad policy.
      “The majority leader cannot promise what the House can do,” said Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson. “That’s not in his powers. The House has to decide that. It’s the House’s decision.”
      “It may be all we can get,” said Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona who was among those members who thought it might not be the worst outcome.
      Graham, meanwhile, called the proposal a “political cop-out” that would throw the insurance markets into “disarray,” and that “as a final product, it would be a disaster.”
      “The worst possible outcome is to pass something that most of us believe is a placeholder and it becomes the final product,” Graham said.
      Republican senators know that they need to pass something in the next few hours if they want to advance their health care negotiations to conference where a group of House and Senate members could then be tasked with hammering out the final legislation. But they also recognize that strategy is rich with risks — one of them being that the “skinny repeal” could become all they get when it comes to gutting Obamacare.
      It’s possible that even if Republican senators pass the “skinny repeal” and it goes to conference, House and Senate Republicans won’t be able iron out disagreements between moderates and conservatives that have dogged them for months.
      Republican senators are also very aware that the “skinny repeal” might not get them any closer to the goal they set from the outset of the process to lower premiums.
      GOP Sen. David Perdue conceded the “skinny repeal” bill would make it hard for people to afford insurance, but that he would vote for it — if he knew the bill could be improved during conference.
      “I’m gonna have to have some assurances that they’re not going to pass that. I’m passing this wanting to get to a conference bill,” Perdue said.
      As he received a barrage of questions from reporters about the Senate’s apparent strategy of passing something that it doesn’t ultimately want the House to pass, Cornyn pushed back with this quip: “I guess we ought to go back to Schoolhouse Rock.”

      Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/politics/were-in-the-twilight-zone-of-legislating/index.html

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      Report: Scientists edit human embryos for first time in US

      (CNN)America reportedly has moved ahead in a controversial race to tinker with human DNA — but the scientific feat is shrouded in unanswered questions.

      The MIT Technology Review published on Wednesday a news report about the first-known experiment to create genetically modified human embryos in the United States using a gene-editing tool called CRISPR.
      Shoukhrat Mitalipov, director of the Oregon Health & Science University’s Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy, reportedly led the new research. Mitalipov and the university would not confirm details of the research to CNN.
        “Results of the peer-reviewed study are expected to be published soon in a scientific journal. No further information will be provided before then,” according to an emailed statement from the university’s press office. Another researcher cited in the MIT report, the Salk Institute’s Jun Wu, did not reply to CNN’s request for comment.
        Mitalipov also declined to comment in the MIT Technology Review report, referencing that the research results have not been published yet in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, which is considered the gold standard for scientific research. The author of the MIT report would not confirm to CNN whether he had seen the paper.

          On China: Genetically modifying human embryos

        Previously, Mitalipov and his colleagues reported the first success in cloning human stem cells in 2013, successfully reprogramming human skin cells back to their embryonic state. In 2007, a research team led by Mitalipov announced they created the first cloned monkey embryo and extracted stem cells from it.
        The MIT Technology Review reported that the researchers in Portland, Oregon, edited the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos, specifically targeting genes associated with inherited diseases in those embryos. The MIT Technology Review could not determine which disease genes had been chosen for editing in the new research.
        “I’m not surprised that they were looking at genetic diseases to try and see if they could target them, because that’s exactly where I think the future inevitably leads,” said Arthur Caplan, a professor and founding head of the division of bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center, who was not involved in the research.

        CRISPR research and controversy

        Previously, scientists in China were the first in the world to reveal attempts to modify genes in human embryos using CRISPR. Three separate papers were published in scientific journals describing various studies in China on gene editing in human embryos.
        When it comes to the new research, “my reaction was, this is an interesting incremental step, and boy, I bet it’s going to get blown up as being more important than it is,” said Hank Greely, professor of law and genetics at Stanford University, who was not involved in the research.
        “It’s not the first time anybody has CRISPR-ed human embryos. It’s not the first time anybody’s CRISPR-ed viable human embryos. It’s certainly not the first time people have CRISPR-ed viable mammalian embryos,” Greely said. “It’s the first time it’s been done in the US, but the embryos don’t care where they are.”
        Yet the research has already generated attention and controversy.
        “This is pushing the research faster than I thought we would see,” said Dana Carroll, professor of biochemistry at the University of Utah, if the MIT Technology Review report rings true. Carroll has used CRISPR in his own studies, but was not involved in the new research.
        He pointed out that the new research reportedly involved earlier, more delicate embryos, and CRISPR reportedly was still demonstrated as efficient.
        “From the perspective of research that would ultimately make germline editing safer and more effective, the earlier embryos will provide more relevant information,” he said.
        CRISPR — an acronym for clustered, regularly interspaced, short palindromic repeats — allows scientists to cut and edit small pieces of DNA at precise areas along a DNA strand, essentially modifying DNA.
        Once scientists discovered that they could develop a system that modifies pieces of DNA, they tested the gene-editing technology in microbes, then non-human mammals, then non-human primates, and then, by 2015, human embryos.
        The controversy surrounding gene-editing in human embryos partly stems from concern that the changes CRISPR makes in DNA can be passed down to the offspring of those embryos later in life, from generation to generation. Down the line, that could possibly impact the genetic makeup of humans in erratic ways.
        “There is also considerable concern about off-target effects, such as making mutations at sites in the genome other than the intended target,” Carroll said. In other words, an edit made in one area of DNA possibly could cause problems in another, as a ripple or domino effect, which could be concerning.
        Some CRISPR critics also have argued that gene-editing may give way to eugenics and to allowing embryos to be edited with certain features in order to develop so-called designer babies.
        Though, not all experts are too concerned.

        Treating diseases

        “Some people are worried about, where’s this all going to head? Are we going to wind up with super babies and eugenics? And to me, I don’t find that an interesting objection. It’s too soon for that objection,” Caplan said. “Clearly, if we’re going to let this research proceed, it’s going to be to treat diseases and prevent diseases.”

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        The enthusiasm surrounding gene-editing in human embryos partly stems from the promise CRISPR has shown in editing away and treating devastating intractable diseases. Earlier this year, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a report on human genome editing, addressing potential applications of gene editing, including the possible prevention or treatment of disease.
        “I hope the applications will be for the treatment of serious diseases and in cases where a sensible alternative is not available, as the National Academies’ report proposes,” Carroll said.
        Greely said: “The National Academy of Sciences came out with a big report on Valentine’s Day this year about genome editing in humans, and I thought they very usefully divided it into three categories: basic research, treating living people, and making changes that will pass down from generation to generation.”
        As for the reported new research, “this is category one. This is basic research,” he said. “Category three is the ethically crucial one; this isn’t that. We’re still a long way from that.”

        What’s next

        Other strides have been made recently in CRISPR research. Scientists at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York used the technology to genetically engineer immune cells to target and kill tumor cells in mice.

          GPS Web Extra: Editing DNA to cure cancer

        The mouse study was published in the journal Nature in February. More research is needed to determine whether similar results would appear in humans.
        Last year, scientists in the Netherlands published a study in the journal PLOS Pathogens demonstrating that CRISPR could be used to edit the DNA of three types of herpes viruses in a petri dish. More research is needed to see whether this tool could be used to fight herpes in actual humans.
        Other examples of diseases where CRISPR could show promise as a treatment or preventive approach in the future include cystic fibrosis, sickle cell, hemophilia, and mitochondrial diseases, such as the rare degenerative condition that the terminally-ill British infant Charlie Gard has, Caplan said.

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        “There are what are called point mutations where you can go in and fix one genetic error. The simpler the genetic error, the easier it might be to try to repair it using a CRISPR gene-insertion technique,” Caplan said about genetic diseases.
        “I think rather than trying to treat cystic fibrosis, or treat sickle cell, or treat hemophilia, it does make ethical sense to figure out ways to prevent it,” he said. “Now, obviously if it’s too risky we won’t do it. If it’s too dangerous or maybe it won’t work, we still don’t know. We’re in the early, early days (of research), but I don’t think it’s fear of eugenics that should stop us.”

        Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/health/crispr-human-embryos-genome-editing-bn/index.html

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        7 Healthy NYC Lunch Spots That Aren’t F*cking Salad Bars

        Theres something about lunchtime in New York City thats just so tough. I mean, the line at every salad bar within a 20-block radius is more painful than starving till dinner, and as much as we love our Sweetgreen, sometimes we just need a break from salad. Like, if Chrissy Teigen can eat fried cheese for lunch, we can have our raw kale hiatus. In the meantime, it can be tricky to find good lunch spots that are healthy and affordable, so we tried like, every restaurant in the city and found the best ones around. If youre looking for a healthy lunch that wont make you hate yourself, try out these spots:


        1. Westville

        Westville isnt new or particularly trendy, but the menu is amazing and the ingredients are healthy, so were down to keep going back. However, they dont take reservations, so you should probably go during an off hour to avoid waiting in line with a bunch of bloggers debating between the dijon brussels sprouts or the Asian bok choy. Either way, Westville has a ton of options for anyone, whether youre hardcore dieting or literally just want a burger and fries. If youre trying to be healthy but dont want a salad, get their grilled chicken, salmon, or veggie burger, and their list of vegetable sides is longer than Caitlyn Jenners memoir. You wont leave hungry.

        2. Chikarashi

        Usually when someone suggests getting a poke bowl for lunch, its a hard no. I mean, Id rather die than eat raw salmon out of a tin that looks like the clearance bin at Sephora. Luckily, weve found a gem that actually makes poke bowls classy, and that gem is Chikarashi. Unlike most poke places in the city, Chikarashi isnt buffet style or gross, so you just order something off the menu and dont have to waste your time choosing ingredients to go in your bowl. The genius behind this place is the former executive chef of Neta, Michael Jonh Lim, and theres a reason for the long lunch line. Chikarashi even offers seared toro, which you wont find at any other poke spot. Right now theyre only on Canal street, but apparently theres a NoMad location on the way, and were pumped about it.

        3. Inday

        If you love the taste of curry but wont admit it because Indian food is unhealthy AF, meet your new Indian bff, Inday. Inday is build-your-own bowl style, and all of their food is antibiotic-free, local, and organic. Their slogan is Good Karma Served Daily, and were totally on board. Inday is all about healthy food with good vibes. Their traditional Indian flavors will destroy the bland salad youve been eating everyday, and the food is legit healthy. Think cauliflower rice, coconut tahini, golden curry chicken, and herb quinoa. For dessert, get their dairy-free dark chocolate avocado cocoa bowl. Sounds funky, but dont knock it till you try it.

        4. Mulberry & Vine

        Mulberry & Vine is one of those places that are perfect if youre out to lunch with the healthiest friend you have, or the friend who would rather die than eat a salad. You basically make a plate or a bowl, and you can pick a protein and sides. They let you sample anything before you get it, which is a huge plus since we tend to have commitment issues. In terms of ordering, people love the chicken and salmon, but the tofu is also amazing if youre vegetarian. Plus, the roasted sweet potatoes with coconut oil are low key crack. Like, better than sweet potato fries.

        5. Beyond Sushi

        If youre vegan, vegetarian, or just need a break from your regular salmon avocado roll, Beyond Sushi offers amazing plant-based sushi rolls that are super healthy, obviously. First of all, they use black rice and six-grain rice instead of regular sushi rice, and their rolls are filled with roasted veggies, tofu, and really interesting combos. I mean, your lunch will literally look like a rainbow-colored sushi platter, so it may seem slightly extra, but the food is actually really good. They have a few locations in Union Square, Chelsea Market, Midtown West, and Herald Square, so theres definitely one close to you.

        6. Bluestone Lane Cafe

        Bluestone Lane is one of those West Village Instagrammable spots with Free People models and Australian food bloggers, but dont let the crowd deter you. I mean, at least its not tourists, or even worse, families with small kids. We love Bluestone because the dishes are super simple and not boring at all. Like, I think they have a salad on the menu, but people only order that to add some color to their Instagram. The avocado smash is obviously a go-to, but if youre feeling adventurous, go for the portobello mushroom toast with pesto or the Balthazar toast with ricotta and berry jam. You could also just order everything and convince your friends to split it with you.

        7. The Hall at Union Fare

        When Union Fare first opened, everyone thought all they served was a croissant that looked like the result of a one night stand between the gay pride parade and a Funfetti cake. But after everyone finally got over the photogenic 5000-cal baked goods, people started realizing The Hall at Union Fare is actually pretty healthy without making you feel like youre eating a bowl of rabbit food. If youre into cute toasts, the avocado smash and banana berry toasts are really good, and if you want seafood, we recommend the tuna tataki or salmon skewers. The brussels sprout flatbread is amazing if you want to split with friends and pretend you didnt realize it came with bacon on top.

        Read more: http://www.betches.com/healthy-lunch-spots-nyc

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        Tomi Lahren’s Stance On Abortion And Birth Control Is All Over The Place

        Tomi Lahren, the fast-talking conservative pundit who made a name for herself with mile-a-minute, incendiary rants on The Blaze, was fired from Glenn Beck’s network onlymonths ago after she appeared on and came out, so to speak, as pro-choice. Lahren’s stance on abortion and birth control has been scrutinized since then.

        Since her firing, the 24-year-old has largely stuck to Twitter for her famous rants. But Chelsea Handler and Lahren will debate on July 29 at Politicon, an annual convention in California.

        But what exactly does Lahrenbelieve when it comes to reproductive rights? We break it down for you here.

        She calls herself pro-choice.

        She cites her belief in small-government as a reason she is pro-choice. In the interview with which reportedly got the ball rolling with her eventual firing,Lahren said the following,

        I am a someone who loves the Constitution, I am someone that’s for limited government, so I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say that I’m for limited government but I think that the government should decide what women do with their bodies.

        I can sit here and say, You know what, I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns and stay out of my body as well.’

        However, there are caveats.

        She believes there is room for government intervention after the first trimester of a pregnancy. In an interview with after her firing, Lahrenfurther clarified her abortion opinion,

        After the first trimester, I do think that there is some room for the government to intervene, because at that point, it is an unborn child that could be viable on its own. But in the first trimester, I can’t sit here and judge other women when I have not been in that position myself.

        The first trimester of a pregnancy lasts approximately 12 weeks much too soon to consider a fetus viable. Lahren’s clarification echoes the language in many GOP-sponsored bills, including bans on abortion after 20 weeks, and even moreextreme legislation that would ban abortion as soon as a heartbeat can be detected, which is roughly six weeks into the average pregnancy.

        These proposed bans are extreme for a number of reasons, not least of which is due to what the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls the extreme unlikelihood of fetal viability at 20 weeks.More importantly in this context: it’s a violation of Lahren’soriginal position that the government [shouldn’t] decide what women do with their bodies.

        Lahrenis against funding Planned Parenthood.

        In her interview, Lahren claimed that even if Planned Parenthood isnot using federal funding to directly fund abortion services, their Medicaid reimbursements them to perform abortion services. She said,

        I’m against the funding of Planned Parenthood. I’m against spending taxpayer money on abortion. The Hyde Amendment might prohibit federal dollars from directly funding abortion, but federal money is used elsewhere in Planned Parenthood, which allows other funds to be used for abortion.

        Lahren is peddling a common line used by politicians who want to defund Planned Parenthood completely.

        Since 1976, theHyde Amendment has blocked federal fundingfrom being used for abortion services through Medicaidgovernment-funded health care coverage for low-income individuals except in extreme cases.

        This prevents clinics like Planned Parenthood from using federal funding for abortion services. And, in fact, the much maligned clinic reports that only 328,000 of the roughly 10.6 million services they provided in 2014 or about 3 percent were abortions.

        But the clinic’s federal funding isn’t just a straight check written by the government it comes in the form of Medicaid reimbursements. So when Lahren says she’s against funding Planned Parenthood, what she’s really saying is that she’s against the ability of low-income women and men, who are Medicaid orTitle X patients, to use the clinic’s services.

        She also tweeted implied support for the Center for Medical Progress’s highly edited, misleading videothat claims to reveal that Planned Parenthood makes money off of fetal tissue.

        Lahrenis also pro-birth control with caveats.

        In that same interview, she stated that she believes that all women should have access to birth control but that the government shouldn’t pay for it under any circumstances. She said,

        I can’t speak for every woman, but my birth control is covered by my insurance, and if it weren’t covered, it would cost $9 a month. I don’t know a lot of women who can’t afford $9 a month. I can understand that maybe there are some who can’t afford that, but I just don’t think birth control is so outrageously expensive that government funding for it is necessary.

        Her statement reveals a serious lack of understanding about birth control: it be affordable but it can also be prohibitively expensive. Especially if you don’t have coverage through your insurance. And private companies do not have to provide birth control coverage in their insurance plans, thanks to.

        Contraception is expensive. Birth control pills can cost upwards of $50 per month. Every month. The birth control shot, which lasts for three months, can cost up to $80 not counting the cost of the appointment to have it administered, which can cost as much as $250. Vaginal rings, like Nuvaring, can cost $80, while the insertion can be anywhere from $35 to $250.

        Is she for real?

        The question on many people’s minds is: does Lahren believe in a woman’s right to choose? Or is she just trying to rebrand herself?

        After her firing, Lahren made the rounds, doing interviews with and ABC News, and it seemed like she might be gunning forMegyn Kelly stylerebranding.

        Butshe’s still tweeting inflammatory rhetoric about Islam, Black Lives Matter, undocumented immigrants, and more, so she’s not exactly trying to smooth over her image for the mainstream and liberalmedia any time soon.

        Read more: http://elitedaily.com/news/politics/tomi-lahrens-stance-abortion-birth-control-place/2027725/

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        5 Facts You Need To Know Before Committing To Pool Sex

        Its summer so naturally large bodies of waterbe they natural or man-made, pool or oceanare dotting our summer outings. But like, what if you and your boyfriend/girlfriend/fuckbuddy feel the need to get freaky? Is it safe? Will you get some kind of flesh eating bacteria? We did the dirty work (like, literally and not so literally) of looking to find the answers for you across the interwebs (and my phone probably has a virus from that video I accidentally watched). So before you, uh, get wet (SORRY) this summer, read our tips about pool sex for a healthy, safe, and hopefully fun time.


        1. You Will Need Lube

        Alright now that were all uncomfortable, lets dive right into this shit. It may seem stupid, but being in or underwater can actually reduce your bodys natural lubrication system which makes sex, er, not awesome. Try a silicon-based lube to avoid chafing. Obviously any water-based lube isnt going to work as itll wash off. And speaking of which…

        2. You Can Still Get STDs

        Im not sure what idiot would think you CANT get an STD once you add water, but, surprise, you can. If you dont use lube, your chances of STDs and STIs goes up, since the chances of (Im really sorry this is gross) tears to your vaginal or anal wall are much greater. Yeah, I threw the anal in there for you freaks out there. Kisses. Just a noteif youre planning on using a condom in the water (hooray for safe sex) it needs to be put on OUT of the water and taken off out of the water as well.

        3. Don’t Trip

        if youve ever had shower sex, you know that firm footing is imperative. Same goes for your hot tub or pool endeavor. Make sure you and your special water-time friend have firm footholds before all the lunging, pushing, shoving, wtf-ever. Obviously, when it comes to a pool, the shallow end is going to be the best spot for this. Take cover, children.

        4. Infections Abound

        Hey its everyones fav part of sexinfections! Unfortunately, having sex in ANY body of water (pool, hot tub, ocean, lake) puts you at risk for some super gross infections including our favsyeastys and UTIs. So like, just know that going in. Maybe just try some foreplay in the pool, and take the dirty dirty inside where its clean and drylike a kitchen counter!

        5. Don’t Break The Law

        Soooo if you werent aware, sex in any form in public is super illegal. So, keep the underwater banging to your own backyard, the pool of a frenemy, or the hot tub of his ex. Teehee!

        Read more: http://www.betches.com/pool-sex-facts

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        Rule that patients must finish antibiotics course is wrong, study says

        Experts suggest patients should stop taking the drugs when they feel better rather than completing their prescription

        Telling patients to stop taking antibiotics when they feel better may be preferable to instructing them to finish the course, according to a group of experts who argue that the rule long embedded in the minds of doctors and the public is wrong and should be overturned.

        Patients have traditionally been told that they must complete courses of antibiotics, the theory being that taking too few tablets will allow the bacteria causing their disease to mutate and become resistant to the drug.

        But Martin Llewelyn, a professor in infectious diseases at Brighton and Sussex medical school, and colleagues claim that this is not the case. In an analysis in the British Medical Journal, the experts say the idea that stopping antibiotic treatment early encourages antibiotic resistance is not supported by evidence, while taking antibiotics for longer than necessary increases the risk of resistance.

        There are some diseases where the bug can become resistant if the drugs are not taken for long enough. The most obvious example is tuberculosis, they say. But most of the bacteria that cause people to become ill are found on everybodys hands in the community, causing no harm, such as E coli and Staphylococcus aureus. People fall ill only when the bug gets into the bloodstream or the gut. The longer such bacteria are exposed to antibiotics, the more likely it is that resistance will develop.

        The experts say there has been too little research into the ideal length of a course of antibiotics, which also varies from one individual to the next, depending in part on what antibiotics they have taken in the past.

        In hospital, patients can be tested to work out when to stop the drugs. Outside hospital, where repeated testing may not be feasible, patients might be best advised to stop treatment when they feel better, they say. That, they add, is in direct contravention of World Health Organisation advice.

        Other experts in infectious diseases backed the group. I have always thought it to be illogical to say that stopping antibiotic treatment early promotes the emergence of drug-resistant organisms, said Peter Openshaw, president of the British Society for Immunology.

        This brief but authoritative review supports the idea that antibiotics may be used more sparingly, pointing out that the evidence for a long duration of therapy is, at best, tenuous. Far from being irresponsible, shortening the duration of a course of antibiotics might make antibiotic resistance less likely.

        Alison Holmes, a professor of infectious diseases at Imperial College London, said a great British authority, Prof Harold Lambert, had made the same point in a Lancet article entitled Dont keep taking the tablets as early as 1999. It remains astonishing that apart from some specific infections and conditions, we still do not know more about the optimum duration of courses or indeed doses in many conditions, yet this dogma has been pervasive and persistent.

        Jodi Lindsay, a professor of microbial pathogenesis at St Georges, University of London, said it was sensible advice. The evidence for completing the course is poor, and the length of the course of antibiotics has been estimated based on a fear of under-treating rather than any studies, she said. The evidence for shorter courses of antibiotics being equal to longer courses, in terms of cure or outcome, is generally good, although more studies would help and there are a few exceptions when longer courses are better for example, TB.

        But the Royal College of GPs expressed concerns. Recommended courses of antibiotics are not random, said its chair, Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard. They are tailored to individual conditions and in many cases, courses are quite short for urinary tract infections, for example, three days is often enough to cure the infection.

        We are concerned about the concept of patients stopping taking their medication midway through a course once they feel better, because improvement in symptoms does not necessarily mean the infection has been completely eradicated. Its important that patients have clear messages and the mantra to always take the full course of antibiotics is well known. Changing this will simply confuse people.

        The UKs chief medical officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, said: The message to the public remains the same: people should always follow the advice of healthcare professionals. To update policies, we need further research to inform them.

        [The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence] is currently developing guidance for managing common infections, which will look at all available evidence on appropriate prescribing of antibiotics.

        The Department of Health will continue to review the evidence on prescribing and drug-resistant infections, as we aim to continue the great progress we have made at home and abroad on this issue.

        Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/26/rule-patients-must-finish-antibiotics-course-wrong-study-says