*It may be easy to look at someone suffering from Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia, and think it is a choice they made.
Our minds may immediately shift to the belief that these people just want to be skinny. They are vain and feel this is what will make them beautiful.
They can change this if they really want to.
Oh, if it were that easy.
While these eating disorders may have started with the desire to “look better” — especially for those in the public eye who feel the need to conform to a certain standard of beauty — it certainly doesn’t end there.
And the most surprising thing to learn about this eating disorder is that it has absolutely nothing to do with food.
Do you really think that a grown woman who has allowed her weight to wither down to 40 pounds, is satisfied with the way she looks?Continue reading →
*What could be so bad for a child aged 5-11 years, that he or she would commit suicide?
Your guess is as good as the researchers who study this.
But its something we would never imagine. Before we get to what the “experts” have to say, indulge me for a minute please. Just let me throw this out there.
This is what made me go, “Oh, I can see how that would happen.”
You know all of the stress a single parent can be under. Children feel energy. Sometimes they hear mommy and daddy fussing. A lot of times mommy is not happy. Daddy is mad. Sometimes we are short with our children. We snap at them when they ask the simplest question, because we’re having a bad day. The kid starts to think, ‘Maybe mommy and daddy would be happy if I were not here.’
Does that make it any clearer for you?
Yes, I ‘went there’ as I began to read up on this topic, and it is very disconcerting, to say the least.
Now, here’s what the experts have to say.
The same ones who have concluded that suicide rates among elementary-age black children have nearly doubled since the 1990’s. Continue reading →
*Abby Wake was already having irregular periods. And she blamed her bloating on the fact that she was lactose intolerant. So when the doctor rather nonchalantly told her she was eight months along in her pregnancy, she probably thought it was him that needed to see a doctor.
The doctor “was just like, ’32 weeks,'” Wake told CBS in Los Angeles. “He was just doing the measurements. And we were like, ‘I’m sorry?'”
According to what Wake told the station, she didn’t have any “symptoms.” Though it seems every once in a while she felt a flutter of some sort.
“There weren’t like kicks and huge movements. It was just like gurgles,” she told CBS.
But when she and her boyfriend Jarryd Gorman was at a concert, and he reached over to touch her belly, he got suspicious.Continue reading →
*What are the chances of a woman giving birth to a pair of twins by two different fathers, you may ask? According to an article published in 1997 by a DNA expert, one in 13,000. This is now the reality of one woman, who admittedly had intercourse with two men within the same week. Now a judge has ruled that the New Jersey father she named in the paternity suit, is only responsible for paying child support for one of the twins.
This, after a DNA test showed him to be the father.
The father of the other child has not been identified.
The judge acknowledged the unusual circumstances of the case in a ruling this week.
“This is a case of first impression in New Jersey and only a handful of reported cases exist nationwide,” Superior Court Judge Sohail Mohammed said in his ruling.Continue reading →
*Yes Mayor Rachael Jonrowe, we’re not mad at you. It would be hard to compose myself too if I heard the man who was sitting next to me only seconds ago, in such a vulnerable position.
But as they say, stuff happens.
Apparently, during a Texas city council meeting, Mayor Dale Ross made a restroom run. Thing is, he forgot to turn his mic off and, well, let’s just put it this way…everyone knew it was him; where he was, and what he was doing.
We can see the response of the mayor (pro tem) in the photo above, but all we can do at this point is wonder about the response of The Honorable Ross, once he realized his mic was still on.
I mean no disrespect sir, but was it while you were washing your hands? Drying them? What?Continue reading →
*A hospital in Coral Gables, Florida has got a lot of explaining to do as to why they didn’t properly dispose of an amputees limb, but instead, threw it in the trash where it was later discovered in a waste management facility and reported to police.
Now the south Florida man who the leg belonged to is suing the hospital for emotional distress because his leg was amputated and improperly disposed of with his name tag still on it. Continue reading →