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Hammer-wielding woman arrested after screaming racist tirade at Latino couple
Dr. Lia Francoand and her husband, Arturo Cordovez, recorded a terrifying encounter with a woman yelling a racist tirade at them, telling them to "go back to your (expletive) country!" KPRC's Phil Archer reports.
Grindr is not a cure for coronavirus anxiety
In moments of great anxiety, it is not uncommon for me to embark on late-night Grindr sessions. My fraught relationship with the ubiquitous gay dating app goes back several years, and doesn’t include a whole lot of actual dates, frankly. The endless grid of headless torsos and explicit usernames usually don’t want dates; they want “pics.” The whole exhausting experience often concludes with me staying up way too late on a weeknight, and uninstalling the app in shame.
But I keep coming back, addicted to the slot machine-like feel of the app, which LGBT researcher Jack Turban defines as the psychological concept of variable ratio enforcement. In his 2018 piece for Vox examining Grindr’s impact on the mental health of gay men, Turban says Grindr awards its users for clicking at unpredictable levels, and that’s one of the most effective ways to reinforce human behavior. In other words, Grindr works like a slot machine: once in a while you score, but more often, you fail — sending endless inquiries into the digital abyss.
Like many people, I have struggled with my mental wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic. In a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly half of Americans said the crisis has negatively impacted their mental health. Early on, I attempted to cure my quarantine despair with Grindr, despite the obvious futility of the endeavor. While I had no intentions of actually meeting up with strangers in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, I still logged onto the app religiously, looking for an escape from my loneliness. Of course, being unable to actually meet up with anybody only increased my feeling of isolation, worsening the vicious cycle.
Picky eating linked to demanding parents who limit foods, study says
Frustrated with your child's picky eating? If you're trying to fix the problem by becoming the food police, you're probably making your child's habit of picky eating worse, according to a new study that followed more than 300 parent-and-child pairs for five years.
The study found no difference among children due to socioeconomic demographics, but did find higher rates of picky eating among children who had problems regulating their emotions. Those children were more prone to exaggerated changes in mood with possible heightened irritability or temper.
One of the best practices for parents dealing with picky eaters is to expose your child to the food multiple times, experts said, and always without stress.
A therapist shares the 7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids’ mental strength
We live in an increasingly stressful world, which is why it has never been more important to foster emotional and mental resiliency in our children.
Not only are mentally strong kids better prepared to tackle future problems on their own, but studies have found that they’re also more likely to be engaged in school and in their future jobs.
It won’t be easy for parents, but avoiding these common mistakes can help.
1. Minimizing your kid’s feelings
Kids need to know that it’s healthy to express and talk about their emotions. When parents tell their kids things such as “don’t be so sad about it” or “it’s not a big deal,” they’re sending the message that feelings don’t matter and that it’s better to suppress them.
If your kid is displaying expressions of fear during a loud storm, for example, considering saying, “I know you’re scared right now.” Then ask them what they think would make them feel better. This teaches them how to manage and cope with emotions on their own.
The goal is to help them practice brainstorming solutions until they find something that works.
'In Survival Mode': The Pandemic Is Devastating the Black LGBTQ Community
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Aiden James Nevils started getting followed. Nevils, who lives in Pittsburgh, is required by Pennsylvania’s statewide regulations to wear a face covering while entering essential businesses, such as drug stores, pharmacies, and laundromats. But when he goes to the grocery store in his blue-and-white-patterned mask, he has noticed lingering stares from other shoppers or security guards who trail closely behind as he’s picking up food for the week.
As a Black man, Nevils says he is viewed as “inherently dangerous,” a reality that's reinforced by centuries of racial biases that send the message that people of his skin color are “wrong, bad, or a menace to society.” Being a transgender man and having his face partially obscured by a mask only reinforces that stigma, he said. It’s essentially four strikes in a game where Black people barely get one chance to swing and miss.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every facet of American life, but perhaps no community has been affected as profoundly as Black LGBTQ people. People who live at this intersection of identity are not only more likely to face higher levels of scrutiny during a crisis in which racial minorities, especially Asian-Americans, are reporting a dramatic increase in hate crimes. They are vulnerable to the novel coronavirus in every conceivable way: from dramatic job loss to unique risks of infection that have yet to be adequately recognized by governmental authorities.
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Woman Who Allegedly Killed Wife With Wine Chiller Apprehended
Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus, a 48-year-old New Jersey woman, was arrested on by federal authorities and Houston police on Wednesday and charged with the murder of her wife.
Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus, 32, was found dead on May 17 in a bedroom of the Brick, N.J., home she shared with her spouse. A "cylindrical container used for the purpose of chilling wine" was the murder weapon, according to officials quoted by NJ.com.
Concern over Pattinson and The Batman is rapidly growing
Is Robert Pattinson going... batty?
Fans are taking to social media to voice their concern following the publication of an in-depth piece in GQ entitled, "Robert Pattinson: A Dispatch from Isolation." In it, the actor describes his existence kicking around the London apartment in which he's hunkered down while production on The Batman is paused due to the coronavirus outbreak.
That concern is twofold: for the movie, and for the actor himself. As far as the film goes, it appears that Pattinson isn't exactly following the kind of workout and exercise regimen that one might expect from the star of a highly anticipated superhero movie. He revealed that his trainer left him with a Bosu ball and a weight that have basically been gathering dust in the corner since his quarantine began. "I think if you're working out all the time, you're part of the problem," Pattinson said. "You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the '70s. Even James Dean — he wasn't exactly ripped."
Her Landlord Asked To Spend The Night With Her After She Lost Her Job And Couldn’t Afford Rent
When Gail Savage’s landlord messaged asking her if she would “stay all night” with him, she assumed he’d texted the wrong number.
“I was like, He probably meant to send that to his girlfriend,” Savage, 29, told BuzzFeed News.
A single mom to 2-year-old son Salem, Savage lost her job working as a bartender at a popular Indianapolis cocktail bar and her gigs working as a burlesque performer when the state shutdown occurred on March 16. She’d let her landlord know and they’d been texting about how she was waiting for the federal stimulus check to arrive to pay her April rent, when he suddenly inquired if she could get a ride and “stay all night” with him.
“I don’t know if you meant to send that to me,” she replied.
“I did,” he wrote back, in text messages seen by BuzzFeed News.
Catholic bishops are calling for the US federal government to crack down on porn, claiming it causes “pain” and “ongoing harm”.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter US attorney general William Barr on April 30, calling on the Trump administration to “confront the ongoing harms wrought by the pornography industry”, especially as use of porn sites has spiked during the coronavirus pandemic.
In the letter, the bishops wrote: “The current pandemic is exacting a heavy and widespread emotional, social, and financial toll in our communities.
“In the face of the pandemic, the Church expresses her solidarity with all who are struggling or alone.”
Anti-LGBT+ Christian group accused of ‘actively promoting gay conversion therapy’ while masquerading as a charity
Britain's biggest Islamic authorities say child sexual abuse in Muslim communities is 'underreported' because young victims are too scared to tell anyone about it
Anti-LGBT+ Catholic activists just found out what a ‘glory hole’ is and they are not OK
Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee: Lockdown protesters resemble “child soldiers” and “urban gangs”
A Yale psychiatrist has warned that pro-Trump lockdown protesters, who exhibit similar psychology as "child soldiers," could quickly turn into "armed troops in the streets" if the president loses his re-election bid.
Lee has also served as a project group leader for the World Health Organization Violence Prevention Alliance. She told Salon that Trump's recent call to "liberate" Democratic-led states was a dog whistle to his core supporters.
"Subconsciously, it is a loyalty test for the people," Lee said. "In Africa, where I did some ethnographic work, child soldiers would be recruited and made to kill a family member to demonstrate their allegiance to the government and not to the family. Similarly, in urban gangs in America, one may be challenged to kill a police officer to prove one's willingness to uphold gang rules over societal rules.
"When Donald Trump suggests that the virus be taken as a 'hoax', that people gather in churches or that people protest for their own sacrifice, he is actually testing people's loyalty to the 'laws' of his mind over the laws of nature, or even impulse for survival. The more he abuses them, the greater their devotion grows, since the psychological cost of admitting their mistake is ever higher — and so it becomes easier to dig a well of unreality than to see the obvious truth.
A Video Of An Asian Woman Being Kicked In The Face Has Led To Three Teens Being Arrested
Officials in Minnesota have arrested three teens after a viral Instagram video showed them allegedly taunting an Asian woman who was alone at a metro stop before kicking her in the face, then running away, laughing.
Black people complaining about white being racial to them. But look they doing the same thing . Only black people are being racist to the asian people.
Man accused of hiding in girl’s bedroom, sexually abusing her for a month
A Washington state man sexually abused a 12-year-old while hiding out in her bedroom over the course of a month, federal prosecutors said.
Zacharias Adrian Cavasos, 21, initially contacted the girl on social media in December before traveling from Washington to Oregon to meet the child at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton in February, according to court records cited by The Oregonian.
Cavasos then secretly moved into the girl’s room on Feb. 10, hiding from her grandfather by staying in a cavity beneath the girl’s bed after removing slats that held her mattress, Assistant US Attorney Jennifer Martin said.
Hong Kong man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting his daughter since she was 6
Former DC Detective Charged With Child Sexual Assault
Teenager Ran Away to Be With Boy She Met on Dating Site. A Week Later She Was Dead.
California father is accused of tossing his daughter, one, to her death off a steep cliff after stabbing the girl's pregnant mother and a bystander
Calif. Banker Expecting His 4th Child Is Allegedly Killed by Neighbor Accused of Terrorizing Him
South Dakota teen admits to fatally shooting Wyoming girl
Mich. Mom with 'Beautiful, Caring Soul' Was Trying to Leave Boyfriend Accused of Murdering Her
Fugitive arrested in Minnesota slaying of real estate agent
Cops catch ‘Most Wanted’ Bronx double murder suspect in Ohio after eight months on the run
Dental Hygienist Worries If People Will Get Teeth Cleaned For Fear Of Coronavirus
When the temperature gets above freezing, it's a good day. Not just because it feels better, but it's also good for the electric bill and because Grenier can no longer justify paying $50 to $70 to get her driveway plowed.
The dental practice where she has worked for two decades shut down in mid-March, just before her son, Ryeder, also lost his job at an auto body shop.
She had hoped to use accumulated sick leave and paid time off to cover some of her expenses, but the dental office couldn't afford to pay that out. Unemployment benefits took time to process, she says, because there have been so many layoffs.
Teen Who Allegedly Mutilated And Killed His Mom's Cat Now Accused Of Murdering Nurse
A Colorado teen once accused of brutally killing his mother’s cat has now allegedly escalated to murdering a human being.
Bridget Kenner, 44, was discovered dead inside her Colorado Springs home on April 28 following a welfare check, according to a Colorado Springs Police Department press release.
That same day, homicide detectives arrested Cohen Heath, 19 — who is also known as Vinn Heath — as well as a 16-year-old juvenile. Both teens are also from Colorado Springs.
Tenn. Teen Fatally Shot in Drive-Thru in Front of Friends Just Days Before H.S. Graduation
Family Charged In Security Guard's Death After Mask Dispute
Missing Minnesota Woman Found Dead In Her Home — And Husband Has Since Been Arrested
'Beloved' Miss. Girl, 11, Was Killed in Hit-and-Run While Riding Bike with Her Mom
Fullerton Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Man While Fending Off Another Man With Broomstick
Man who wore KKK hood at California grocery store may be charged with hate crime, authorities say
'Bois locker room': Indian teen probed over Instagram rape chats
I calculated the multitude of past gay romantic relationships we all must endure and one word crept to mind. Stalked. 05-May-2020