May 27, 2021

Woman & Men Lifestyle

5 Organizations That Support Black Women’s Mental Health

5 Organizations That Support Black Women’s Mental Health

Even though May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Black women need to know that their mental health matters — every damn day. Erica Richard, chair and medical director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Sibley Memorial Hospital shares, “Women are at least twice as likely to experience an episode of major depression as men. And, compared to their Caucasian counterparts, African-American women are only half as likely to seek help.”  The “strong Black woman” trope can leave many Black women feeling that needing help or places of vulnerability will make them weak.

It is the exact

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Want a baby? 5 things about infertility both men and women should know, Health News & Top Stories

Infertility is a condition where a person is unable to conceive. Dr Roland Chieng, acting medical director, Virtus Fertility Centre Singapore, explains that infertility affects at least one in six couples in Singapore. This rate is comparable to many other developed countries as mothers are getting older. He addresses several common misconceptions, and explains what kind of treatment couples can go for. 

Here are five things he shares about the condition: 

1. It’s easier to recognise signs of infertility in women than in men  

Signs of fertility apply only to women. For example, an irregular menstrual flow of every one

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Treasure hunting in thrift shops becoming new lifestyle trend in China

A charity shop in Shanghai Photo: Sina Weibo

Posting shopping experiences in thrift shops has recently become a new trend on China’s lifestyle-oriented online platforms such as Little Red Book and Dazhong Dianping. This growing “thrift culture” in China has not been limited to those who like a bargain, it has also turned into a lifestyle choice by an increasing number of young Chinese consumers who value personal style and saving money over the extravagance of the consumer controversy. 

Such online posts from netizens are diverse in contents with some showing the results of them undertaking a limited spending challenge

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Can we talk about the gender pay gap?

In the past 15 months, there’s been a lot of conversation around gender diversity at the workplace. Some companies have announced they are working actively towards a more equal workforce. Whether the change is really happening is anyone’s guess, but what we do know for sure is that when it comes to equal pay for men and women, corporates and businesses are still far behind.

Here are some worrying figures: the estimated earned income of women is only one-fifth of their male counterparts, according to this year’s Global Gender Gap report. In its 14th edition, the report said India had

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‘He needs to calm down’

Tinder date fail

Tinder date fail

A woman captured the nightmarish end to her friend’s Tinder date, and her fellow TikTokers agreed that it was a little bit worse than your typical awkward encounter

Sarah Updike (@Sarah_Updike) shared the footage of what was supposed to be a double-date.

“My friend and I went on a double Tinder date and mine didn’t show up and this is how hers ended,” she wrote in the video. 

While appearing to take a selfie, she showed her friend and her friend’s date getting in a one-sided argument on the sidewalk, in which the man

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New survey spotlights bias against women in Army special operations

Women serving in Army special operations roles reported issues with ill-fitting equipment, pressure from their units to return from parental leave early, and gender bias in the workplace in an internal survey obtained by Task & Purpose.

Forty percent of women in Army special operations said they’ve faced gender bias in the workplace, according to an initial report of a survey put together by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. The report included results of a survey of 1,001 women — 837 uniformed women, and 164 civilians; 4,009 “non-women” also responded, which the survey said included soldiers who marked the

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Why Men Are at Higher Risk of Melanoma, And How to Fix It

In William Finnegan’s memoir Barbarian Days, the surfer and journalist puts his once-splotchy red chest on par with the sublime: “I was a sunburnt pagan now,” he writes. “I felt privy to mysteries.” But there’s enough self-awareness in his exacting, New Yorker-trained prose to recognize the truth: all that time in the sun in the late ’70s probably wasn’t a good idea.

Recounting a trip to Australia, he writes: “The Gold Coast was an object lesson in how I was destroying my body through surfing. Looking around at Australians who spent a lot of time in tropical sun

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‘Delete them all right now’

A video has been circulating on Reddit of a woman confronting a man after she saw him allegedly take photos of other women sunbathing on the beach.

The event, which allegedly took place at Fort Meyers Beach in Florida, comes amid a string of news stories involving men taking photos of women in public without their consent. In April, a woman on TikTok claimed that a man had snapped a photo of her while she was working out at a gym. Earlier this month, another TikTok went viral after a woman confronted a “creepy” guy she claimed had been taking

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Females told to ‘be quiet’ on transgender issue – ex-weightlifter

Former Olympic weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs says females are being told to “be quiet” when they complain about the fairness of transgender New Zealand athlete Laurel Hubbard competing in women’s competitions.

Hubbard is on track to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics after the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) modified qualifying requirements for the Tokyo Games on Wednesday.

The 43-year-old still has to satisfy the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) of her fitness and performance standards before selection for the team but the prospect she will compete in Tokyo has already raised hackles.

“I’m quite disappointed, quite disappointed

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