Stop Rushing To Put On Your Condoms

Stop Rushing To Put On Your Condoms

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Rushing to put on a condom may lead to problems that raise the risk of sexually transmitted infections, according to a new study. Survey responders, almost 60 percent of them women, were more likely to report condom breaks, leaks and slips when it was put on in a hurry, researchers found. Couples who rushed were also more likely to report not using a condom for the entire sex act. “The message is take your time,” said Dr. Lydia Shrier. “If you’re going to be using the condom, use it correctly so you avoid the type of problems we reported on.” Previous research into condom problems were limited by having asked mostly men about their last sexual experiences, said Shrier, of Boston Children&#8217

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This Guy Drummed Up The Perfect Proposal For His Drum Major Girlfriend

This marching band marriage proposal hits all the right notes.

In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, Jacksonville State University’s drum major Kara Mullinax got a big surprise when her boyfriend and former band member Nic Burgess popped the question to her during an alumni reunion performance in Jacksonville, Alabama.

In the middle of the cadence, the drums were turned around to reveal the words, “Kara, Marry me.” The look of surprise on her face says it all:

This Guy Drummed Up The Perfect Proposal For His Drum Major Girlfriend
Credit: Mark du Pont/Marching Southerners

“I was just so shocked,” Mullinax told NBC affiliate WNXN. “Everything went fuzzy and blurry. I looked down and saw Nic on one knee. I ran down the podium and went down there to him. It was just unbelievable. I was just shocked about everything. It was an incredibly happy moment.”

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Why You Should Rethink Buying Gift Cards This Year

Why You Should Rethink Buying Gift Cards This Year

Yeah, about that Borders gift card… (Patrick Carlson)

Giving people gift cards has many advantages: you can take a loved one out to dinner from hundreds or thousands of miles away, or you can buy someone new clothes or shoes without guessing at their size. However, gift cards and prepaid debit cards aren’t always the one-size-fits-all gift option that they seem to be, since they can have some serious drawbacks.

Our merry elf colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports put together a list of reasons why you should reconsider giving gift cards this holiday season, and here we’ve combined their advice with some of our own.

People don’t want ‘em. In a poll, only 37% of Americans said that they really want to receive gift cards this year. Me, I like gift cards, but that’s because I feel obligated to spend cash gifts on useful things,

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This Guy Drummed Up The Perfect Proposal For His Drum Major Girlfriend

This marching band marriage proposal hits all the right notes.

In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, Jacksonville State University’s drum major Kara Mullinax got a big surprise when her boyfriend and former band member Nic Burgess popped the question to her during an alumni reunion performance in Jacksonville, Alabama.

In the middle of the cadence, the drums were turned around to reveal the words, “Kara, Marry me.” The look of surprise on her face says it all:

This Guy Drummed Up The Perfect Proposal For His Drum Major Girlfriend
Credit: Mark du Pont/Marching Southerners

“I was just so shocked,” Mullinax told NBC affiliate WNXN. “Everything went fuzzy and blurry. I looked down and saw Nic on one knee. I ran down the podium and went down there to him. It was just unbelievable. I was just shocked about everything. It was an incredibly happy moment.”

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Amazon Signs 17-Year Lease On Manhattan Building That Is Totally Not A Store

Amazon Signs 17 Year Lease On Manhattan Building That Is Totally Not A Store

Amazon’s new neighbor. (Joel Zimmer)

More than a month ago, there were reports that Amazon planned to rent space in Manhattan across the street from the Empire State Building to expand its own empire into brick-and-mortar retail. While Amazon has signed a lease on space in that building that includes ground-floor retail, the company says that it is not going to use that space. Nope.

An Amazon spokesperson told Bloomberg News that the space does not represent an expansion of Amazon into real-life selling. “We have leased this building primarily as corporate office space and we intend to sublease to other tenants the ground-floor retail space,” she explained. The building was once a discount department store called Ohrbach’s, and is now mostly office space. There are currently clothing stores in the retail spaces: if the speculation about Amazon opening a reta

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There’s A Bus In England That Runs On Human Feces – And Food Waste

There’s A Bus In England That Runs On Human Feces – And Food WasteIf you’re looking to take part in an adventure not unlike one you’d see on The Magic School Bus, then you might think about hitching a ride on the bus fueled by bio-methane gas, which is produced using materials most of us can’t get rid of soon enough — fecal matter and food waste.

The Bio-Bus, which made its first trip this month, seats 40 passengers and can travel up to 186 miles on one rooftop tank of waste fuel.

“Not everything we flush goes to waste,” a YouTube video of the new bus explains. “The Bristol sewage treatment works uses food waste and sewage to power 8,300 home everyday.”

While producing power for homes is an admirable concept, GENeco – the company behind the initiative – decided to take things a step further by hitting the road.

GENeco’s video explains that the amount of biomethane gas it takes to produce

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Kitten Escapes New Mexico Home On Halloween, Shows Up 2,300 Miles Away In Maine

Kitten Escapes New Mexico Home On Halloween, Shows Up 2,300 Miles Away In Maine

(Portland Press Herald)

There is nothing more suited for a Friday afternoon than a heartwarming tale involving a lost kitten finding her way home against all odds, so I will go ahead and accept your thanks in advance. The starring cat of today’s story escaped her home in New Mexico during Halloween trick-or-treating, only to reappear in Maine a few weeks later.

Because cats can’t talk, it’ll likely forever remain a mystery how six-month-old Spice traversed the 2,300 miles between her home and Portland, ME, where he was found in a duffel bag outside a thrift shop, reports the Portland Press Herald.

He’s now safe at a Portland animal refuge after her three-week odyssey, after she was identified by her microchip. A passerby helping a man lift furniture he was dropping off at the thrift store noticed the duffel bag on the street. He brought it inside and set it d

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Marijuana Drastically Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer, New Study Finds

Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment, cannabis can effectively shrink one of the most aggressive types of brain tumors.

In a paper published Friday in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapies, a team of researchers from St. George’s University of London outlined the “dramatic reductions” they observed in high-grade glioma masses, a deadly form of brain cancer, when treated with a combination of radiation and two different marijuana compounds, also known as cannabinoids. In many cases, those tumors shrunk to as low as one-tenth the sizes of those in the control group.

“We’ve shown that cannabinoids could play a role in treating one of the most aggressive cancers in adults,” Dr. Wai

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This Proposal From Space Will Warm Your Nerdy Little Heart

One Seattle man took his love for his girlfriend to new heights – literally – by executing a marriage proposal from 90,000 feet in the air.

In 2012, Jason Hakala of Cut Video (the same folks that brought you the viral pot-smoking grannies video) and a few of his friends planned to release a weather balloon into space to honor the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s orbit around the earth. Jason had already been thinking about popping the question to his girlfriend Stella at that time and thought it would be cool to incorporate a proposal into the launch mission.

“Initially that is what it was — a tribute video to space exploration with the addition of my proposal video,” he told The Huffington Post via email. “But later it became more about the proposal. I think there is something romantic about it, in a very nerdy and unique way.”

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Pear Industry Super Psyched That Rick Ross Is Sharing His Love Of The Fruit With The “Young And Hip”

Pear Industry Super Psyched That Rick Ross Is Sharing His Love Of The Fruit With The “Young And Hip”

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While you might not have seen a Vine from last month wherein rapper Rick Ross praises the pear for its contribution to his recent weight loss, sending a shoutout to “all the pear,” there’s one group that pays close attention to all things pear, and it is pretty darn excited that such a cool guy is talking about the fruit.

Modern Farmer says that while a USA Pears spokesperson says there hasn’t yet been an uptick in sales from Ross’ endorsement — shoppers often react to trendy products in pop culture by running out to buy them — the group is pleased as punch by the fact that it’s social media impressions are on the rise. Since the Vine was first posted, Ross’ fans have been touting the power of the pear and giving USA Pears props on Twitter especially, with people competing to outdo Ross’ show of affection.

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