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A Curious Eye

My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
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Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap

Fairfax County, Va., and McDowell County, W.Va., are separated by 350 miles, about a half-day’s drive. 

Residents of Fairfax County are among the longest-lived in the country: Men have an average life expectancy of 82 years and women, 85, about the same as in Sweden. In McDowell, the averages are 64 and 73, about the same as in Iraq.

Hookup app users not opposed to STD info

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California is officially experiencing an epidemic previously thought eradicated

It’s official — California is experiencing a whooping cough crisis of “epidemic proportions.”
State authorities announced on Monday that there have been 3,458 cases cases of whooping cough (also known as pertussis) since the beginning of this year, with more than 800 new cases in the past two weeks alone. Usually, there are 80 to 100 cases per month.
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VACCINATE. YOUR. FUCKING. KIDS.

GOD FUCKING DAMMIT!People need to vaccinate!

My state’s been a bag of shit recently.

socialjusticemalarkey:

jmkitsune:

cardcarryingcynic:

policymic:

California is officially experiencing an epidemic previously thought eradicated

It’s official — California is experiencing a whooping cough crisis of “epidemic proportions.”

State authorities announced on Monday that there have been 3,458 cases cases of whooping cough (also known as pertussis) since the beginning of this year, with more than 800 new cases in the past two weeks alone. Usually, there are 80 to 100 cases per month.

Read more | Follow policymic

VACCINATE. YOUR. FUCKING. KIDS.

GOD FUCKING DAMMIT!
People need to vaccinate!

My state’s been a bag of shit recently.

(Source: micdotcom, via sepiacircus)

Urban Sprawl: Get Fat, Stay Poor, And Die In Car Crashes

micdotcom:

The federal government may take its first step towards marijuana legalization

The FDA is considering removing marijuana from its list of the most dangerous and harmful drugs. This could signal a radical shift in the way our government regulates and enforces weed.
It would be huge for marijuana legalization on all levels. Schedule 2 status will mean that weed for research will become more abundant, allowing scientists to finally crack the mysterious therapeutic value of cannabis, giving us evidence of its efficacy through controlled clinical trials rather than anecdotal data from self-prescribers. Another benefit is that state lawmakers will have one less reason to stand against medical marijuana in their states — a change in the federal government’s stance is a signal to the rest of the country.
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micdotcom:

The federal government may take its first step towards marijuana legalization

The FDA is considering removing marijuana from its list of the most dangerous and harmful drugs. This could signal a radical shift in the way our government regulates and enforces weed.

It would be huge for marijuana legalization on all levels. Schedule 2 status will mean that weed for research will become more abundant, allowing scientists to finally crack the mysterious therapeutic value of cannabis, giving us evidence of its efficacy through controlled clinical trials rather than anecdotal data from self-prescribers. Another benefit is that state lawmakers will have one less reason to stand against medical marijuana in their states — a change in the federal government’s stance is a signal to the rest of the country.

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The media got it wrong: Bikeshare programs don't increase head injuries

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Michelle Obama: Don’t ‘play politics with our kids’ health’
CNN: First Lady Michelle Obama said it is “unacceptable” for House Republicans to consider making major changes to the 2010 child nutrition law.  The House Appropriations Committee announced last week it plans to let cash-strapped schools opt out of the nutrition regulations via waiver. “The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids’ health,” she said before meeting with school leaders and experts on child nutrition.
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breakingnews:

Michelle Obama: Don’t ‘play politics with our kids’ health’

CNN: First Lady Michelle Obama said it is “unacceptable” for House Republicans to consider making major changes to the 2010 child nutrition law.

The House Appropriations Committee announced last week it plans to let cash-strapped schools opt out of the nutrition regulations via waiver.

“The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids’ health,” she said before meeting with school leaders and experts on child nutrition.

Photo via politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com

Today's teenagers are the best-behaved generation on record

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PillPack pre-sorts your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and vitamins into personalized packets, organized by date and time. This makes it easy to take the right meds at the right hour, either at home or on the go.utilitarianthings:

PillPack pre-sorts your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and vitamins into personalized packets, organized by date and time. This makes it easy to take the right meds at the right hour, either at home or on the go.

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PillPack pre-sorts your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and vitamins into personalized packets, organized by date and time. This makes it easy to take the right meds at the right hour, either at home or on the go.

How Americans Die