A Twitter user who goes by the name Onson Sweemey has shared a series of photos of eccentric gender reveal cakes that have been presented by expectant parents at their baby showers. One person’s baby shower has even been decorated with a strange sign that reads: “Pistols or pearls,” with accompanying images of a gun and a crown. Sweemey’s tweet has been retweeted 43,000 times and liked 137,000 times, with many people commenting with expressions of disbelief and their own examples of odd baby shower cakes.
Most people - and women in particular - have been on a diet at some point in their lives. Past studies have concluded that two thirds of Brits are on a diet “most of the time,” women will spend 17 years of their lives on diets, and they also go on twice as many diets as they have lovers. Atkins, Dukan, Keto, cabbage soup, 5:2… we get lured in by weight loss promises that seem too good to be true - and they usually only work because they all come down to cutting calories.
A young woman was left paralysed from the neck down when she fell from a piece of exercise equipment while doing sit-ups at the gym. Marcelle Mancuso is a 23-year-old law graduate from São José do Rio Preto in Brazil. In January 2016, Mancuso was performing a simple inverted sit-up at the gym when the accident occurred.
For a chronic health condition that causes shame and misery for countless people and costs billions, urinary incontinence keeps a low profile. Media reports about chronic health conditions appear with alarming regularity, but it is rare to read about the debilitating impact of the involuntary leakage of urine. Urinary incontinence, of course, elicits some embarrassment.
The topic of comfort objects is hotly debated, with some arguing that the attachment to objects from babyhood is childish, unnecessary or even harmful. The truth is that even adults have attachment objects. Or hoard treasured objects from loved ones without second thought?
Eating a healthier diet, regularly practising yoga in a peaceful park, visiting exotic hot springs to cleanse your body… people have tried all sorts of things to ensure longevity. Dr Claudia Kawas, a specialist in neurology from the University of California, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Austin, Texas about research that she has carried out for the past 15 years.
The act of giving birth is extraordinary and completely unique for every individual who experiences it. Birth Becomes Her, an online resource for birth photographers, carry out an annual contest to not only show the world how profound giving birth is, but also to shed a light on the power of photography. It depicts a child meeting their younger sibling for the very first time, peering through the glass as the newborn is submerged in water.
A mother’s poignant response to the gender stereotypes she witnessed as a child has gone viral on Facebook. Darla Halyk penned the powerful post to highlight how she felt an ingrained misogyny deeply affected her upbringing. It has since been shared more than 11,000 times, with men and women alike sharing their own experiences of gender-based stereotypes in response.
Animal rights activists from PETA took to the London Fashion Week venue to protest the industry's use of leather and furs.