6 Unexpectedly Absorbing Games to Play on Your Phone While Ignoring Your Family This Holiday Season

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Just desserts

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This story originally appeared on xoJane.com.

The realities of distance have long dictated that my time spent among family is somewhat limited to a couple weeks in total each year. My people of origin all live in South Florida, while I am in Boston, and although my in-laws in upstate New York are closer, they’re still far enough away, and everyone involved is so busy, that visits are special occasions and not predictable occurrences.

I miss them, enormously, all the time. Because of this, it’s actually pretty rare that I ignore anyone when we’re visiting, given that I treasure and cherish every moment with my beloved family.

But, you know, even I have my limits.

Sometimes, surrounded by people who love you, or at least people to whom you are related, you just want to put your head down and do something, anything other than listen to your cousin…

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The New Jurassic World Trailer Is Guaranteed to Make You Afraid of GMOs

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Eat this or be eaten! –what doesn’t feed on something? –just to survive?

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The latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise brings us back to Isla Nublar–only this time, the dinosaur threat has more bite.

Directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring the always-charming Chris Pratt, Jurassic World shows a park that is fully under control—until the scientists in the lab release their first genetically modified hybrid, a mashup of dinosaur DNA that results in “a highly intelligent animal [that] will kill anything that moves.”

Will Chris Pratt stop the lethal creature and save the innocent visitors to the park? We’ll have to hold onto our butts until June 12, 2015 to find out.

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Ferguson: In Defense of Rioting

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Eat it all  and know why –here’s a recipe for devouring some strange food

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When a police officer shoots a young, unarmed black man in the streets, then does not face indictment, anger in the community is inevitable. It’s what we do with that anger that counts. In such a case, is rioting so wrong?

Riots are a necessary part of the evolution of society. Unfortunately, we do not live in a universal utopia where people have the basic human rights they deserve simply for existing, and until we get there, the legitimate frustration, sorrow and pain of the marginalized voices will boil over, spilling out into our streets. As “normal” citizens watch the events of Ferguson unfurl on their television screens and Twitter feeds, there is a lot of head shaking, finger pointing, and privileged explanation going on. We wish to seclude the incident and the people involved. To separate it from our history as a nation, to dehumanize the…

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Here Are the American Counties That Struggle Most With Hunger

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What a time to remember the hungry? Those in need of super

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While millions of Americans prepare Thanksgiving feasts, 23 million households will get by with the assistance of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, which provide financial help to low and no-income individuals.

To make better sense of these numbers, TIME mapped every household receiving SNAP in 2012, the latest year for which Census data was available across all counties. Use the search bar to see how many are battling hunger by county.

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Methodology

Data comes from the Census Bureau’s 5-year estimates for 2012.

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Apple Launches Two-Week RED Campaign to Help Fight HIV/AIDs

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Hoping got great left-overs!

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Apple is teaming up with the charity RED to launch a two-week campaign across its app, retail and online stores to raise money to help fight HIV/AIDs and has recruited 25 top app-makers to help.

All proceeds will be donated to the Global Fund to be used in providing antiretroviral drugs and treatment to those suffering from AIDS, USA Today reports.

“We’ve been involved with RED from the beginning and have raised $75 million, but we were convinced there was an opportunity to get people to rediscover this cause,” said Apple’s senior vice-president of software and services, Eddy Cue.

The app-makers taking part in the campaign have modified parts of their products to include new RED-themed features. For example, customers who buy Clash of Clans can unlock RED gems and those playing FIFA 15 Ultimate Team can complete in a RED tournament.

Apple’s campaign will run from Nov. 28 to…

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Electric Shock to the Tongue

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Good for you without any unnecessary pounds,

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See Powerful Photos of Blind Children Getting Their Sight Back

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Wonderful to see and eat this food!

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Anita and Sonia Singh were born into darkness. Like millions of people around the world, the two girls came into the world with congenital cataracts, robbing them of all but the faintest awareness of light and dark. In a congenital cataract, the lens of the eye is clouded from the moment of birth, leaving the pupil a milky white or gray. A person with the condition—if left untreated—will be blind for life.

India, where Anita, 5, and Sonia, 12, were born, is home to an estimated 12 million of the 39 million blind people in the world. The good news about congenital cataracts is that the condition is curable with a simple surgical operation, one that takes as little as 15 minutes, provided the work is done when the patient is young enough for the brain to recalibrate to the light. In India, such an operation might cost $300—at least…

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Trans fat consumption is linked to diminished memory in working-aged adults

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High trans fat consumption is linked to worse memory among working-age men, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

In a recent study of approximately 1,000 healthy men, those who consumed the most trans fats showed notably worse performance on a word memory test. The strength of the association remained even after taking into consideration things like age, education, ethnicity and depression.

“Trans fats were most strongly linked to worse memory, in young and middle-aged men, during their working and career-building years,” said Beatrice A. Golomb, M.D., Ph.D., lead author and professor of medicine at the University of California-San Diego. “From a health standpoint, trans fat consumption has been linked to higher body weight, more aggression and heart disease. As I tell patients, while trans fats increase the shelf life of foods, they reduce…

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And Another One: Louisa Moritz Comes Forward With Sexual Assault Allegations Against Bill Cosby

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Add actress Louisa Moritz, best known for her role in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” to the list of women who have gone public with sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, TMZ reports.

The 68-year-old actress claims that, in 1971, Cosby pushed his penis into her mouth backstage in her dressing room before an appearance on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.

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She says there was a knock at the door, and it was Cosby, who she says walked in and said he was impressed with her work and “implied that he was going to see to it that I will become a major star through his direction.”

Moritz — who also played a cop in Cheech and Chong‘s “Up in Smoke” — says Cosby “suddenly approached me and took out his penis, which was now in…

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Watch Seth Meyers Make the Perfect Bill Cosby Joke

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Ha-ha! Joke’s on us

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Late night TV hosts have (understandably) been hesitant to make jokes about the growing sexual assault allegations against comedian, sweater enthusiast and Jell-O pitchman Bill Cosby. But on Thursday’s episode of Late Night, Seth Meyers decided to tackle the topic with something that was more of an elaborate meta-joke than a simple, straightforward quip.

A planted audience member begins pestering Meyers about his take on the scandal and eventually gets fellow audience members to begin chanting “Bill Cosby joke! Bill Cosby joke! Bill Cosby joke!” Meyers eventually gives in, and the audience member soon realizes that he had, uh, misunderstood what the whole scandal was even about.

The four-minute sketch becomes more of a general commentary on why it’s not a good idea for comedians to make light of this issue — and how challenging it is to do so effectively.

Conan O’Brien also made a Cosby joke Thursday…

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