Month: August 2016

HIV-Ignorant: A Preventable Diagnosis

In my town statistics reveal that 1 out of every 5 gay men is unknowingly HIV-positive. This means that on average, 20% of the gay population in my city is not being treated for HIV, has viral loads that are high enough for transmission, and is potentially at risk in passing on this virus to others. Since the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, an HIV-positive diagnosis has experienced a major shift both in the way it is treated, and what the long-term health implications are. Having HIV is no longer a death sentence, and most individuals who undergo treatment...

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A Possible Predictor of Gay Sons: Mother’s Immune System Response

The nature vs. nurture debate with regard to the occurrence of homosexuality has been an ongoing dialogue for several decades now. Hundreds of theories and hypotheses have linked being gay to a multitude of psychological influences, biological factors, and parenting styles. These theories range anywhere from hypothesizing that males who spend more time with their female parents are more likely to be gay, to identifying genetic markers in human DNA that are thought to play a part in the occurrence of gay offspring. What most informed experts recognize is that there is evidence to support both sides of the...

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Britney Spears MTV VMA 2016 Performance

Yesterday marked one of MTV’s most highly anticipated music events of the year – the VMAs. This annual event was paired with performances from many high-profile musicians and performers, including Rihanna, Arianna Grande, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, and of course, Britney Spears. We understand that it’s difficult to own the stage after an electrifying performance by the queen herself, Beyonce, who slayed the evening with a 15-minute epic performance. However, with all the hype leading up to Britney’s comeback (she delivered a sloppy, embarrassing performance at the 2007 MTV VMAs), we find it hard to comprehend why she still failed...

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Apple Cider Vinegar and Tequila: 5 Yummy Cocktails!

Many of you are already familiar with the plentiful and natural health benefits raw Apple Cider Vinegar provides! Many sources have linked this probiotic substance with weight loss, helping people lose an additional 1-2 pounds every month when ingested as a diet aid. It also helps lower our body’s internal blood sugar, proving well-documented anti-glycemic effects. Other health benefits range from helping to lower cholesterol rates to preventing the absorption of fats from the foods we eat. Tequila is by far the healthiest choice of all the hard alcohols out there, with benefits ranging from containing less sugar than...

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RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2, Ep 1: The “Crystal-Queer” Recap

What’s up, Squirrellfriends?! This is your girl, Crystal, here to give you a breakdown each week of the latest RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2 episode! Let’s get right into the thick of it! Katya: is the first lady to enter the workroom, looking like a one-eyed, Russian pirate-hooker, which (knowing Katya) is EXACTLY the look she was trying to achieve. She has always been a huge fan favorite (with a devoted following), and I’m excited to see her return! Detox: next up we have Ms. Icunt herself, who was dressed just as you would expect (very 80’s,...

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