What Does It Mean To Be Sexually Healthy? These Folks Share Some Words of Wisdom.

Thanks to the “little blue pill,” we’ve heard a lot about men’s sexual health. But these people have some messages for women.

This is a video inspired by concerns over FSD (female sexual dysfunction), which is a lot more common than I knew. The
health professionals behind this video want to raise awareness about how to be sexually healthy and to advocate the continued
development of a range of strategies like counseling,
alternative and pharmaceutical medicine, and education to support all women’s
sexual health. (There are 26 FDA-approved medications for male sexual dysfunction, but none for women.)

Regardless of how you feel about the pharm industry, the messages here about communication will really resonate. If you want to delve deeper, this presentation and this article lay out some different parts of the discussion.

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A 1-Minute Live Birth That Makes A Powerful Point About Preventable Deaths

Every year, 1 million mothers lose their babies within the first day of giving birth. And many of these tragic deaths could be prevented by the woman (and others like her) in this smart ad. The difference between 0:11 and 0:44 is everything.

Warning: This video includes live birth footage with graphic images.

For more information on the newborn crisis and the solutions to fixing it (in a less intense way), check out my other midwives post.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-1-minute-live-birth-that-makes-a-powerful-point-about-preventable-deaths

If Someone Is Holding A Sign And Yelling About Evolution, Chances Are They're Confused About This

“If humans evolved from monkeys or apes, then why are there still monkeys and apes?” This question seems to be a rallying cry for evolution skeptics, so here’s an excellently crafted chart about why there are still monkeys and apes running around all over the place.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/if-someone-is-holding-a-sign-and-yelling-about-evolution-chances-are-theyre-confused-about-this-5

A Little Girl Doesn't Respond To A Stereotype About Her Dog, But Her Look Says It All

Some people have old-fashioned ideas about the kinds of pets up for adoption at shelters. Don’t they realize that shelters are full of healthy, beautiful, loving pets? For every person who wants to fill that little void or enhance their already fabulous life, there’s a cat or dog waiting to do just that.

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All It Takes Is 30 Seconds For This 6-Year-Old To Go From Adorable Child To Psychopathic Hit Girl

NOTE TO SELF: Don’t let my 5-year-old watch “Pulp Fiction.” Also, don’t let him watch the “Star Wars” prequels — not because they are violent, but because they are just AWFUL. But also because they are pointlessly violent. But the awfulness is the bigger factor on that one, honestly. I digress.

Here’s a reason to be careful about what your kids watch. (I actually use this site all the time.)


This is not to say we should shelter our children from all violence. They are growing up in a real world where real violence happens every day. But there’s a difference between cartoon violence and Silence of the Lambs, ya know? You could share this if you are a fan of children not taking out hits on stuffed animals. Your call though.

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At A Time When Unemployment Is Still Insanely High, Why Are We Allowing This To Happen?

This clip is from a little while back, but the recent announcement that reconstruction of the Verrazano Bridge in New York is also going to be outsourced to China has brought the conversation front and center for Americans who need good jobs.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/what-do-we-want-jobs-where-do-we-want-them-not-here-apparently

Are You In The Majority Of Everything? Check This Handy Chart.

I suppose if you’re seeing this, you probably fall in the minority for Internet access. I was most surprised by poverty, shelter, and cellphones.

Correction: The chart’s proportions for North and South America are incorrect. North America (including Central America and the Caribbean) is more populous than South America. That ratio should be around 8 to 6.

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Community Post: 12 Reasons Series Eight Of “Doctor Who” Has Been The Best So Far

The Twelfth Doctor is several episodes into his first (and hopefully not last) series, and already he’s won the hearts of viewers worldwide.

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There are so many factors that have made series eight one of the best since the show rebooted back in 2005.

You could write a MASSIVE list of reasons why.

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But we’ve condensed them down into just 12 handy points:

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1. Peter Capaldi is the perfect Doctor: frosty, sassy, funny, badass. He’s the Doctor we’ve been yearning for.

Damn, he’s so cool.

2. Clara has evolved into an amazing companion.

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She’s gone from being the Impossible Girl to the Resourceful Companion, and holds plenty of agency with the Doctor. Plus, now that intimacy is off the cards (even hugging) she has Danny Pink, her husky, awkward ex-soldier colleague and now boyfriend.

3. The Twelfth Doctor and Clara are the best Doctor/companion pairing since the Tenth Doctor and Donna.

A matter of opinion, yes, but Capaldi and Jenna Coleman gel so well and their rapport is regularly top notch despite the Doctor’s reservations about it: “I am totally against bantering.”

4. The monsters have been wonderfully rendered.

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Take the diabolical Skovox Blitzer (from The Caretaker) or the poor, enslaved Teller of Time Heist, two incredible designs superbly executed. Throw in the robots of Deep Breath and Robot of Sherwood, too. And, of course, the Daleks who were back en masse in Into the Dalek.

5. The new title sequence is a visual treat.

Inspired by a fan’s (yes, one of us!) homemade opening credits, the latest title sequence is a incredible, spiralling roller-coaster of clockwork and time. Just what the Doctor ordered.

6. It’s attracted a great pedigree of acting talent.

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Keeley Hawes’ casting in series eight was a real coup (after a great turn in the sublime Line of Duty earlier this year) and she joins the likes of Michael Smiley, Tom Riley, Ben Miller, Michelle Gomez, Hermione Norris, and Frank Skinner in this year’s stellar guest cast.

Triple Brownie points to Tumblr for finding this gem:

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Miss Delphox and the Twelfth Doctor previously starred in the TV movie Hotel! back in 2001.

We’re loving the hair, Twelve. And the tummy.

7. It has examined the Doctor’s morality.

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Hardly an original move — the show spent a great deal of Matt Smith’s later years testing the Doctor’s ethics — but with this grittier, Scotch-on-the-rocks incarnation the Doctor’s moral principles have never been more dubious. “Am I a good man?” he asked Clara. Time will tell.

8. The new TARDIS interior is, undoubtedly, the best yet.

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1. It’s homely, illuminated by a softer light than the late Eleventh Doctor’s second console room. 2. It’s like a study or a library with the bookshelves, armchair, and chalkboard all highlighting the more serious, thoughtful side of the Twelfth Doctor. 3. The flashy lights. When the TARDIS takes off, the discs set into the ceiling flash. Tell me that isn’t cool.

9. The story arc is intriguing and not overpowering.

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Steven Moffat’s story arcs — the Silence saga, the crack in the wall conundrum, the Impossible Girl mystery — haven’t always been met with the best reception, and for series eight, it appears he’s listened to his critics and toned down this year’s arc. The enigmatic Missy (played by Michelle Gomez) occasionally crops up and a lot of robot-piloted ships appear to be en route to the Promised Land before the Doctor puts his foot in…but what connects them all? Our answers lie, surely, in the finale.

10. It continues to play on our greatest fears.

“Blink” by Steven Moffat: “Don’t blink.”
“Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead” by Steven Moffat: “Don’t step into the shadows.”
“The Waters of Mars” by Phil Ford and Russell T Davies: “Don’t touch the water. Not one drop.”
“The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon” by Steven Moffat: “Don’t forget.”
“Deep Breath” by Steven Moffat: “Don’t breathe.”
“Time Heist” by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat: “Don’t think”

.. and coming soon:

“Kill the Moon” by Peter Harness: “HUGE, FLIPPING SPIDERS.”

11. The scripts have greatly improved.

A criticism of the last series was that the stories just weren’t up to scratch. Again, Steven Moffat and Co. have built on the fans’ complaints and delivered (thus far) some profound, emotional, and all-round terrific scripts. Some highlights include “Into the Dalek”, “Listen”, and “Time Heist”.

12. His new outfit is dapper, simplistic, and totally suits the “100% rebel Time Lord” we were promised.

We like it. We like it a lot.

Kudos to Moffat, Capaldi, and Coleman for a terrific run so far. Roll on the rest of this series…

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/patricklksproull/12-reasons-series-8-of-doctor-who-has-been-the-bes-10ahf

A Woman Wore A Hidden Camera To Show How Many Times In A Day She Gets Harassed. Argh.

Before you try to tell someone to get over it, you need to know what it’s actually like. And then you need to not tell them to get over it.

TRIGGER WARNING: At 3:17, a woman describes an assault on a subway. You really should hear what she says so you can learn how horrific this is for many women on a daily basis.

There are lots of ways you can help make people more aware of stories like theirs. You can get the Hollaback app and share your stories. You can Like Stop Street Harassment on Facebook. And you could share this and make sure more people know the truth. Totally up to you.

UPDATE: An area that this video fails to discuss at all is the much more difficult time Black and Latina women have when facing street harassment. Sadly, their voice is absent from this presentation of the issue, and as a result, some of the suggestions given (including that women yell back at men) don’t reflect the experiences and insight of a lot of people who are fighting this type of harassment every day. There’s a much safer way to help when you see someone being harassed. You should learn about it.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-woman-wore-a-hidden-camera-to-show-how-many-times-in-a-day-she-gets-harassed-argh

4 Minutes Of Russell Brand Thinking Out Loud That Really Got Me Thinking

Russell Brand may be a comedian, but he takes the good of the world pretty seriously. At 1:14, he describes a basic idea that should guide politics. And at 3:08, he urges us to think about how we fit into a bigger picture. Listen closely. He’s a fast talker.

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