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Girls With Twin Brothers Pay A Price For Sharing A Womb

When a boy and girl are conceived together, the female twin is exposed to more male hormones in the womb than when both twins are girls. This has allowed researchers to test the much-debated impact of these hormones prior to birth. They have found that there is a small, but statistically significant, negative impact on life outcomes from nine months in close confinement with a boy. Animal studies have shown females that share a litter with males differ from those from all female-litters. If such differences exist in humans, however,…

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Mormon leaders talk spirituality, not changes, at conference

But through the first two sessions Saturday, faith leaders instead focused speeches on how members can become more loyal members of the faith. Nelson had not spoken, but he is expected to give remarks during the Saturday night session. Neil L. Andersen, a member of a top governing panel called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, spoke about the importance of one of the religion’s signature proclamations that states marriage should be reserved for relationships between man and a woman and that a person’s God-given gender is an essential part…

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‘My Brexit nightmare’: readers on how the uncertainty is affecting their lives

We ask readers in Britain and Europe to tell us how they are coping As dates for the UK to exit the EU come and go, weve been asking readers to tell us how theyre dealing with the uncertainty. People who responded to a Chispa. My whole life for the last two years has been held hostage to this horrendous waiting game of uncertainty that Brexit has become. When I retired, after over 30 years working in education, just after the referendum, my plan was to enjoy my retirement with…

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Jordan Peeles The Twilight Zone Reboot Is a Predictable Dud

The past is the past, repeats writer Justin Sanderson (Jordan Peele, Rod Serlings masterful 1959-1964 anthology: its hard to recapture the magic of a true original. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet concerned a passenger (played by Serial as paranoia-inducing prophecy. Throughout, The Twilight Zone casts its ominous action in distinctly modern terms. The problem is that, in three of its maiden four outings (which run anywhere from 36-54 minutes), both the message and the twistif a stab at the latter is even madeare so obvious that their wannabe-timeliness cant save them.…

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The Biggest Lesson From Shrill: Choose Your Body, Choose Yourself

Alyssa Lynn Malmquist Updated April 4, 2019 By Shrill Aidy Bryant shines in Hulu’s original, Shrill. This masterpiece brings relevant matters into focus opening with an unfamiliar scene of an overweight woman having and, more importantly, enjoying sex. Aidy Bryant may not fit into the standard body type of sexuality typically showcased on film today, but she doesn’t give a shit. And she shouldn’t because people of all body types have sex. Every woman can be sexy, and body size has nothing to do with it. And get this, people…

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Ariana Grande’s “Bad Idea”: The Hilton Family Dancers | Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton

The kids love the new Ariana Grande album almost as much as I do! It’s a good thing they don’t understand any of the curse words! 😛😛 This is one of our favorite songs to bop to!!! Watch! Enjoy! SHARE! And CLICK HERE to check out more of our dancing videos! Read more: https://perezhilton.com/ariana-grandes-bad-idea-the-hilton-family-dancers-perez-hilton/

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Some cans of Hunt’s tomato paste recalled over mold concerns

(CNN)Conagra Brands issued a voluntary recall for six-ounce cans of Hunt’s tomato paste over mold concerns. The affected cans were only distributed in the United States and fall under the lot code 2105902510 with an expiration date of October 16, 2020. No other products were affected, the company said. The company behind the paste also said it has informed the Food and Drug Administration and is working to ensure the affected products are off the shelves and not being distributed. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/06/health/conagra-tomato-paste-recalled-mold/index.html

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35 One-Sentence Reminders For Anyone Whos Feeling Overwhelmed Right Now

Becca Martin Updated April 6, 2019 By Paolo Raeli 1. Be kind to yourself, you’re doing the best you can. 2. Always keep moving forward. 3. You have the power to control your day. 4. Do not give up. 5. The beginning is always the hardest, but you can do it. 6. Each day is a new opportunity to embrace life. 7. No matter what happens never stop believing you will make it. 8. The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come. 9.…

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With No End in Sight, Europe is Sick of Brexit Bullshit

The divorce from hell, the longest separation ever, trying to live together after breaking uphowever one describes the excruciating uncoupling of the United Kingdom and the European Union, one thing is sure: Europeans are starting to get a little bit tired of the whole bloody affair. On Thursday, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May bought a few more weeks to secure domestic backing for her E.U. compromise, though no one is optimistic that she will get it. French president Emmanuel Macron was so unimpressed with Mays plea he downgraded his prediction…

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Egypt discovers a tomb full of mummified cats, mice and other animals

(CNN)The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced its most recent discovery of a preserved double graveyard containing the remains of a man, his wife, and mummified animals, including cats and mice. According to the ministry, the entrance to the burial ground was discovered after the arrest of a gang trying to smuggle the artifacts out of the side of a hill. After an investigation, the site was passed on to Waziri and his team for archeological excavation. The tomb is believed to belong to a high-ranking official named TuTu and his…

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Army arrest six men over alleged sex assault

He said he had commissioned a review into inappropriate behaviour in the military with a view to “stamping it out.” Skip Twitter post by @GavinWilliamson Horrified to hear of these allegations. There is no place for these kind of actions in the military and, if true, those involved must be dealt with. I have commissioned a review into inappropriate behaviour in the military with a view to stamping it out. https://t.co/diW4e9tVq4 — Gavin Williamson MP (@GavinWilliamson) April 5, 2019 Related Topics Gavin Williamson Ministry of Defence British Army Military Read…

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