A parent’s explanation to their child about what it means to identify as non-binary has gone viral on Twitter, with many people praising them for spreading a message of acceptance. A few days ago, an artist called Jay Jackson wrote on Twitter about how a child had visited their workplace and asked Jackson whether they were a boy or a girl.
A woman says received a letter saying her job application was rejected because of her name. A woman says her job application at a health clinic was rejected because her name is too “ghetto,” but the company claims it’s the victim of a hack job. On Monday, Hermeisha Robinson, 27, shared a Facebook screenshot of an email she received from Mantality Health, a medical office in Chesterfield, Mo. She wrote: “I am very upset because today I received an email about this job that I applied for as a customer service representative…I know I’m well-qualified for the position as they seen on my resume.
Tereza Burki, 47, has successfully won £13,100 in damages from elite dating agency Seventy Thirty after it failed to introduce her to the match she hoped for.
A birth control app that was previously investigated for its “misleading” claims over its accuracy has now been officially approved by the Food and Drugs Administration in the US. In July this year, the Advertising Standards Authority received three complaints from individuals using the Natural Cycles app, which was founded in Switzerland by couple Elina Berglund and Raoul Scherwitzl. The complaints came following reports earlier in the year that 37 women who’d been using the app as a form of contraception had become pregnant.
A few days ago, a woman tweeted a thread about a conversation that she'd had with an individual about whether or not she's going to have children in the near future. Marie then told the individual that she’d actually had seven miscarriages, which led to a moment of awkwardness between the pair. Marie elaborated on the situation in a number of further tweets, explaining that she's regularly asked whether she's going to have children by people who are ignorant of the insensitivity of the question.
When you wake up in the morning to the sound of your alarm after a less than satisfactory night’s sleep, it can be all too tempting to press the snooze button and stay in bed for a few extra minutes. Experts from Sleep Clinic Services have explained why you should refrain from pushing the enticing snooze button, as it can lead to extended periods of sleep inertia. Sleep inertia is the feeling of grogginess that many people have when they get up in the morning, as explained by Silentnight.
Eating vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli may help prevent the development of colon cancer later in life, a new study has claimed. Research conducted by the Francis Crick Institute in London has found that certain chemicals produced in these vegetables can reduce inflammation of the gut and the colon, thus decreasing the likelihood of colon cancer. The study, which was published in the medical journal Immunity, explored the health benefits of a diet rich in indole-3-carbinol (I3C).
Everyone knows that sleep is key to our physical and mental wellbeing, however, a new study claims that getting sufficient shut-eye is also fundamental for maintaining a thriving social life. According to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, sleep-deprived individuals can suffer from more than just under-eye bags and are more likely to feel lonelier and less inclined to interact with others than their well-rested pals. The findings, published in the journal Nature, revealed that those who have not slept enough may also appear more socially unattractive to others, exacerbating existing feelings of social isolation.
Singer Adele has shown her support for her close friend who was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis after giving birth by sharing a heartfelt message on Instagram. Postpartum psychosis is a rare mental health condition that can lead to hallucinations, delusions and feelings of confusion. Author and illustrator Laura Dockrill, who’s been close friends with Adele for many years, experienced the throes of the condition after giving birth to her son six months ago.