An Ebola patient from Liberia named Thomas Duncan had been hospitalized in Dallas, Texas for treatment of Ebola.
Duncan has reportedly died from the disease:
New: The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. died this morning in Dallas at 7:51 A.M. The news comes from the hospital in a statement
— Dina Fine Maron (@Dina_Maron) October 8, 2014
MORE: Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has died, hospital announces http://t.co/9qIStK2M93 pic.twitter.com/dJ9ILnDtI8
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 8, 2014
Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner: Dallas #Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has died
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 8, 2014
STATEMENT from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on the death of #Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. pic.twitter.com/u0R02Ego78
— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) October 8, 2014
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.
Not a ‘glitch’: Hospital in Dallas backtracks and now admits it knew Ebola patient’s travel history before releasing him
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/08/reports-dallas-ebola-patient-thomas-duncan-has-died/
Some folks have called “Breaking Bad” the best show in the history of television, and speculation is already building around a possible return.
One thing’s for sure: The premise pretty much only made sense in this country.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/why-people-in-other-countries-wouldnt-get-the-premise-of-breaking-bad-6
Being positive used to be a death sentence. Thankfully, things have gotten a whole lot better.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-dont-care-how-positive-you-are-i-still-love-you
Not that surprising: Brains of the first generation of young men that grew up with unlimited access to Internet pornography are different from older generations. Very surprising: Their bodies are fighting back in a bizarrely ironic fashion.
Some highlights: [1:15]: How’s Internet porn any different than old-timey porn?
[3:21]: Hey, you got a real girl! Now what?
[3:44]: Experiment hits a snag after discovering single college-aged males that have never looked at online porn do not exist
[8:25]: Do you enjoy a little frisky digital action every one in awhile? Could this be happening to your brain?
[10:26]: The dramatic physical affects taking place to young men’s bodies that’s leading to a growing widespread abstinence from Internet pornography.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/this-is-what-happens-when-kids-grow-up-on-unlimited-access-to-pornography
While discussing Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s participation in the SNAP Challenge, where he lived on food stamps for one week to better understand what it’s like for the 46 million Americans who have to stretch a budget of $133 per month for food, Fox pundit Andrea Tantaros joked that she could see trying the challenge herself — but for entirely superficial reasons.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/yo-fox-news-not-being-able-to-afford-food-is-so-not-the-same-as-a-juice-cleanse
We’re so inundated with images of “ideal” women that whether we intend for it to happen or not, those superficial images — and the ones we never see that might actually represent so many of us — can sometimes affect our feelings about our appearance and self-worth. I know the standard response is, “Well, don’t let it bother you!” But that’s easier said than done, particularly when we are bombarded with the standards from a very young age.
This photo series, called “Stop the Beauty Madness,” is intended to start conversations about ageism, racism, fat shaming, body image, eating disorders, sexuality, and more — all the madness that we’re presented with regularly thanks to today’s beauty “ideals.”
If ads (or a lack of certain types) displayed the words that we sometimes feel because of them:
If we could respond to the negativity, it might look like these:
And then, of course, there are the messages that begin for girls when they’re very young:
Wouldn’t it be nice if the images we saw better represented all of us? If you want, you can share this using the Facebook and Twitter buttons below.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/heres-how-advertisements-might-look-if-they-stated-the-things-they-make-many-people-feel
To hell with gold. Start hoarding honey. The bees are dying! Not just honey — start hoarding fruits, vegetables, and nuts too. Because bees pollinate nearly a third of our agricultural food supply, their disappearance should make us all a little jumpy. Here’s a rundown of the problem and its consequences.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-long-list-of-foods-that-we-might-never-get-to-eat-again
We’ve all heard a lot about the disaster that would follow the Affordable Care Act, so “The Daily Show” decided to follow up — you know, just to make sure everything hasn’t gone to hell under our noses.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/the-daily-show-tries-to-report-on-obamacare-as-if-it-were-fox-news-this-is-the-result
Exactly what is the Affordable Care Act doing for us?
Read more: http://upworthy.com/bam-nurses-explain-obamacare-in-90-seconds-2
The fast food feudal lords have taken over our country! Here’s a pretty new map charting aggregated data about fast food location and influence, correlated with where consumers spend their money when they travel. Aka this is why we’re fat.
Color key: black is McDonald’s, red Burger King, yellow Wendy’s, magenta Jack in The Box, periwinkle Sonic, cream Dairy Queen, green Carl’s Jr., and cyan Hardee’s. Three colors combine per region; so if you see darker colors, it means McDonald’s is supreme. Whiter ones mean Dairy Queen reigns, etc. Kinda frightening, huh?
Read more: http://upworthy.com/see-which-fast-food-chain-has-taken-over-your-state