Social media has turned me into a sexual oversharer

March 25, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable I’m a millennial and I can’t stop oversharing about my sex life. And, while I hate to point the finger, I blame social media. I first realised I was a sexual oversharer during a pretty uncomfortable moment with a new housemate someone I barely knew, but was trying to get to know. As I sipped my first coffee of the day, I leant across and told my new housemate something Id told other friends just days previous. I described, in graphic detail, a …


A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

March 23, 2017

… central part of London as police hurriedly tape off the maze of connecting streets. Those who work close by are told to return to their buildings or leave the area; throngs of vacationers are ushered back by officers donning fluorescent yellow jackets. Despite the sun, it’s still a cold March day. Outside Westminster Abbey — the iconic Gothic cathedral normally a gathering point for celebrations like William and Kate’s glamorous royal wedding in 2011 — is Craig …


Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland’s future ‘should not be imposed’ – BBC News

March 22, 2017

Follow live coverage of the debate Keep across @BBCPhilipSim’s tweets on the debate Ms Sturgeon’s minority SNP government is asking the Scottish Parliament to back its plans to ask Westminster for a section 30 order, which is needed to make a referendum legally binding. The government is expected to win Wednesday’s vote with the support of the Scottish Greens – despite opposition from the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats. They argue that most people do …


YouTube is filtering some LGBTQ+ videos in ‘restricted mode’ and no one knows why

March 20, 2017

… are struggling to deal with their identity, especially to LGBT+ kids.” It’s a well-made and important point, and one that YouTube has yet to adequately answer. UPDATE (8:50 p.m. ET): Updated to include Tegan and Sara’s comment on their music videos as well as YouTue Creator statement. WATCH: Despite the envelope flub at the Oscars, ‘Moonlight’ wins Best Picture and that’s what matters …


Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… Sturgeon doesn’t take this for granted, but it should be in the bag – the Greens will back her, so if everyone turns up there is a 69 to 59 majority for independence. In any case, the Presiding Officer has already confirmed that votes on motions like the one to be debated over two days are not binding. The chief point scored will be political. After all, Holyrood has already voted against triggering Article 50, and that seems to be going ahead regardless. And in some ways the SNP …


Driverless cars ‘could lead to complacency’ – BBC News

March 15, 2017

California mulls driver-free car tests Vehicles can be split into different levels of automation, according to industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Level 0 is a vehicle with no automation, while level 5 is fully automated. There is a “very dangerous” problem that lies with vehicles on the midway point of this scale, peers on the Lords Science and Technology Committee said. Vehicles at level 3 still need a driver, but can shift critical operations …


10 Little-Known Facts About International Superstar Tom Jones

March 11, 2017

Tom Jones is most well-known for his sultry voice and good looks. His songs topped the charts in both America and the UK at the height of the British Invasion. His first big hit, “It’s Not Unusual,” graced the ears of music fans everywhere in 1965. From that point on, Tom has been a household name and has even, once again, hit the TV screens, this time as a judge onThe Voice UK. One of my favorite Tom moments is this cover of “We Can Work It Out” by the Beatles. …


Why I bought my daughter heroin – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… trying to come off them. I think my husband thought it was a waste, that his brother could have been a really valuable part of our family life and our society. And I think he felt the same way about our daughter – that she had so much to offer, and he didn’t want her to make the wrong choices. Our daughter at that point didn’t feel it was a problem. She kept saying, “It’s just fun, OK? It’s just fun.” And that would be interspersed with periods of …