Presidential Cookie Poll

In attempts to try to lighten this mess of an election, Family Circle is bringing back the Presidential Cookie Poll. The concept is a simple one. Go onto the Family Circle website, make a batch of Melania Trump’s Star Cookies and a batch of the Clinton Family Chocolate Chip Cookies. Taste and then cast your vote on the ones you like the best.

With each election, each candidate’s spouse enters a recipe and Family Circle claims to be able to accurately call the winner of the election each time.

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Presidential Cookie Poll

Why We Shouldn’t Opt-Out of the HPV Vaccine

HPV, Human Papilloma Virus, infects approximately 14 million per year in the U.S. according to the CDC. The virus can affect both men and women, causing genital warts and even worse, vaginal, vulvar, penile and, anal cancers.

The HPV vaccine was approve back in 2006 and is available to those from the ages of 9 to 26. But why do people avoid this shot and disbelieve its effectiveness?

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Why We Shouldn’t Opt-Out of the HPV Vaccine

#22PushUpChallenge

Move aside the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, there is a new challenge sweeping social media. The #22PushUpChallenge is being done by celebrities and Olympian athletes.

The challenge is just filming yourself completing 22 push ups and nominating someone else for the challenge. The main difference between this challenge and the ALS challenge is that you don’t need to donate, the purpose is to just bring awareness.

Some of the celebrities who have completed the challenge are Kevin Hart, Chris Pratt, Ana Faris, John Krasinski, Chris Evans, Kevin Bacon, Ludacris and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Rock nominates U.S. Olympic gold medalist swimmers Simone MAnuel and Ryan Murphy.

 

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#22PushUpChallenge

Princess Kate is talking about Mental Health

Princess Kate said she “wouldn’t hesitate” to get extra support from mental health experts if her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, if they ever need it.

The Duchess is launching a series of podcasts with the Anna Feud National Centre for Children and Families. The topic of the series is to help parents understand and manage mental health. Each episode of the series will be 20 minutes and called “Child in Mind.” It will cover a topic, have an expert and a parent or young person.

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Princess Kate is talking about Mental Health

3 Taboo Topics that need to be Normalized

There are many topics that are considered taboo and not appropriate to talk about in a public setting. But who decides what those topics are?

The deciding factor is that it makes someone feel uncomfortable.  Some things that make people feel uncomfortable are sexuality, femininity and things that are not “natural.”

Here are 3 topics that are consider taboo or inappropriate but really shouldn’t be:

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3 Taboo Topics that need to be Normalized

Millennials are Confusing

The Millennial generation has gone through a lot of stigma of what people think they are and to be honest, there is a lot of confusing about the Millennial generation as a whole. We don’t spend  as much money, we marry later, and we have a lot of sex.

The latter doesn’t seem to be 100% true. It seems as if younger Millennials are having less sex than previous generations. It seems it is because it isn’t held in such high regards as it previously have. It isn’t as important and we just have better things to do.

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Millennials are Confusing

Who Runs the World? Girls!

With the announcement of Brie Larson officially joining the Marvel Universe as Captain Marvel, female comic book fans are jumping for joy. Girls have been waiting for a long time for representation in comics and film. It is our time.

There are finally female heroes with Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Widow from the Avengers, Peggy Carter from Captain America (yes, Peggy is a hero!), and Negasonic Teenage Warhead from Deadpool. Even by some miracle, we are getting stand alone movies for our female heroes; Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, and even a Harley/Birds of Prey movie.

By releasing these movies are telling little girls out there, that it is okay to like comic books and “boy” things.

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Who Runs the World? Girls!