Best wellness books according to redditors

We found 2,466 Reddit comments discussing the best wellness books. We ranked the 633 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Diseases & Physical Ailments Health:

u/HorseJumper · 434 pointsr/worldnews

I'm a medical anthropology Ph.D student studying/interested in infectious diseases. Let me try to explain.

It's not so much that educating people about biomedicine is not going to work, more that the education is not being done in a good way. Weird people walking in trying to get them to completely disregard their long, LONG standing beliefs for this new form of "witchcraft" that is completely counter-intuitive is never going to work; this is a cliche, but imagine if the tables were turned and they came here to help us fight an epidemic and insisted germs weren't real and that it was sorcery that was the issue (I know, not a perfect analogy because of one of the systems of knowledge is "scientifically correct" and the other isn't). But, your solution of coming up with brand new magic to incorporate into their beliefs wouldn't help either, because it's not a deeply-ingrained belief. These people have been living with these belief systems for thousands of years. Every part of what they believe about health is interrelated with what they believe about God, relationships with each other and nature, etc. Every part of knowledge is connected with every of type of knowledge. So to run in and say, "Here are your new magic beliefs on health," would never work, because the new beliefs wouldn't be compatible with the rest of their beliefs.

What actually needs to happen is finding a way to make biomedical knowledge compatible with their traditional knowledge. Think of it kind of like how the Christians "got" pagans by turning their old holidays into new Christian holidays. This is why anthropologists (think "cultural brokers") are so sorely needed in situations like this--and the CDC and WHO know this and are hiring/consulting with medical anthropologists...but it should be done before disasters happen, because, like everything, it takes time.

This is rather stream of consciousness so it might not make sense, but it's all I can crank out for now.

Edit: For the people who are interested in medical anthro, I'd suggest reading Stranger in the Village of the Sick by Paul Stoller, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman, and especially Inequalities and Infections by Paul Farmer.

u/DannyMB · 168 pointsr/science

If anyone here doesn't know just how scary ebola is, I highly recommend reading The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. Probably one of the most terrifying books I have ever read.
Link here

u/fahcredit · 83 pointsr/gaybros

And The Band Played On is worth a read, if you've not already read it.

u/VonHavoc · 76 pointsr/AskReddit

Well, as an armchair enthusiast, here is what I would recommend.

Section the 1st: Surviving The First Three Months.

You can survival a while on horded food and water, but those will not keep you safe from other people and environmental hazards. There are two kinds of morality in the world, what his moral when the lights are on, and what is moral when the lights go out. When it happens, the lights are going to go out, and they are going stay out. It is not going to be a very nice time to be a woman, unfortunately.

  • Learn some form of self defense, preferably something that teaches both weapon-based AND empty handed methods. Knives aren't terribly good defensive weapons in most situations, but if you are confident and capable in the use of one, they can be quite useful against someone attempting to abduct or force themselves on you. Please hit up nononsenseselfdefense.com for more in-depth information, especially if you are looking at joining a Martial Arts school.

  • Take a basic first aid course, and snag yourself a copy of Where There Is No Doctor Get an idea of how to staunch wounds, wrap, splint and reinforce bone, ligature and muscle injuries, and so on.
  • Acquire a weapon (or several,) learn every aspect of its maintenance.

  • Learn as much about cars as you can. At the bare minimum, know how to change the various fluids of your car, swap tires, install new lights and filters, and so on.

  • Backpacking. Get used to making long hikes while carrying a weight and living out of a pack for a few days.

  • What's your apocalypse? Nuclear, Biological, Chemical? Learn to spot danger zones as well as diagnose and treat exposure to the substance in question.

  • Counseling. Become familiar with diagnosing and treating PTSD, Depression and Ye Generic Grief over losing loved ones.

  • Sanitation. Once the lights go out and the water stops running, disease will kill a shit-ton of people before starvation has a chance to amble on over. An example: Diarrhea (from any number of sources) is one the leading causes of child mortality in Third World Countries. Eating some bad mayo could potentially cause your death in this situation, so things like poorly managed waste, tainted water or mounds of corpses will probably be the death of many.

  • Scavenging. This is a great and fun skill to practice. Pick something that can be found at thrift stores (cast iron skillets, certain types of clothings, electronics with specific components, so on) and learn to hunt for it. Training your eye to hunt for gems in the refuse now will go a long way towards helping you find food, tools, and spare parts later.

    Section the 2nd: Long-Term Survival.

    Essential Skills: Agriculture, Water Purification, Basic Structure Construction, Medicine, Generic Wilderness Survival, Sustainable Sanitation.

    Supplementary Skills: Carpentry, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Midwifery, Specialty Medical Fields, Animal Husbandry, Archery, Trapping, Chemistry (especially Organic Chemistry,) Blacksmithing and Welding would all make you very useful.
u/Gobias11 · 75 pointsr/nba

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker. This book will scare you into sleeping more.

There is also a great Joe Rogan interview with the author. Everyone should watch it.

u/20gauge · 68 pointsr/WTF

Well then maybe you shouldn't read this or this. I am terrified of smallpox and ebola/hemorrhagic fevers thanks to Richard Preston.

u/lordlaser9 · 66 pointsr/askgaybros

I share your frustration. HIV incubated quietly for a decade before the bodies started to pile up. When the next lethal megavirus emerges (and it will), PreP won't save us. The condom-free crew will have already infected millions of our neighbors and partners. We can only hope that it won't be as deadly as the AIDS complex.

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I worry about the deaths, but I also worry about the future of our rights and our place within modern society. We are currently at the "fool me once" stage of global sexual disease transmission. If the next virus is as lethal as HIV and the gay community is the leading carrier again, I am worried that the world will be less forgiving.

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I'm not opposed to casual sex, by the way. Have had around 50 partners. I just consider it a personal duty to protect our community's reputation by refraining from unsafe sex. All sex without a condom is unsafe outside of an exclusive relationship.

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My reasoning and instincts come from this book, which discusses the cultural response to the spread of HIV/AIDS, situation within the context of the bathhouse and free love subcultures of the 70s and 80s.

https://www.amazon.com/Band-Played-Politics-Epidemic-20th-Anniversary/dp/0312374631

u/hrtfthmttr · 57 pointsr/pics

You really should pick up [Why We Sleep](Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams https://www.amazon.com/dp/1501144316/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_CU83Bb1KV9ZXS) before you decide. Pretty good evidence that there are serious detrimental long term effects on losing even little bits of sleep. Be careful.

u/dave9199 · 54 pointsr/preppers

If you move the decimal over. This is about 1,000 in books...

(If I had to pick a few for 100 bucks: encyclopedia of country living, survival medicine, wilderness medicine, ball preservation, art of fermentation, a few mushroom and foraging books.)


Medical:

Where there is no doctor

Where there is no dentist

Emergency War Surgery

The survival medicine handbook

Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine

Special Operations Medical Handbook

Food Production

Mini Farming

encyclopedia of country living

square foot gardening

Seed Saving

Storey’s Raising Rabbits

Meat Rabbits

Aquaponics Gardening: Step By Step

Storey’s Chicken Book

Storey Dairy Goat

Storey Meat Goat

Storey Ducks

Storey’s Bees

Beekeepers Bible

bio-integrated farm

soil and water engineering

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

Food Preservation and Cooking

Steve Rinella’s Large Game Processing

Steve Rinella’s Small Game

Ball Home Preservation

Charcuterie

Root Cellaring

Art of Natural Cheesemaking

Mastering Artesian Cheese Making

American Farmstead Cheesemaking

Joe Beef: Surviving Apocalypse

Wild Fermentation

Art of Fermentation

Nose to Tail

Artisan Sourdough

Designing Great Beers

The Joy of Home Distilling

Foraging

Southeast Foraging

Boletes

Mushrooms of Carolinas

Mushrooms of Southeastern United States

Mushrooms of the Gulf Coast


Tech

farm and workshop Welding

ultimate guide: plumbing

ultimate guide: wiring

ultimate guide: home repair

off grid solar

Woodworking

Timberframe Construction

Basic Lathework

How to Run A Lathe

Backyard Foundry

Sand Casting

Practical Casting

The Complete Metalsmith

Gears and Cutting Gears

Hardening Tempering and Heat Treatment

Machinery’s Handbook

How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic

Electronics For Inventors

Basic Science


Chemistry

Organic Chem

Understanding Basic Chemistry Through Problem Solving

Ham Radio

AARL Antenna Book

General Class Manual

Tech Class Manual


MISC

Ray Mears Essential Bushcraft

Contact!

Nuclear War Survival Skills

The Knowledge: How to rebuild civilization in the aftermath of a cataclysm

u/josephsmidt · 52 pointsr/askphilosophy

> What proof have we that mathematics exist?

My favorite defense of the existence of mathematics comes from Roger Penrose.

The short version of his argument (which you can read more of with greater detail in the book linked above) is that mathematics contains truth that seems to be independent of human minds.

For example, let's take pythagorean's theorem. The proof of this theorem goes back at least as far as Pythagoras in ancient Greece. And yet, unlike changing political views and fashion trends since ancient Greece, this proof and theorem has been just as valid in every generation and culture. The exact same proof works no matter where or who you are. In fact, one could argue that these mathematical truths would be true even if there were no humans to consider them. Does man really have to exist for a^2 + b^2 = c^2 to be a true statement for triangles?

Also, there are examples of mathematical theorems that have been independently arrived at which suggests further there is something independent of man that different humans are discovering. The odds of someone coming up with the same play as Shakespeare is incredibly low as Shakespeare's plays are products of his mind. But in the case of math, theorems do get arrived at independently as if the truth of the theorem is something real to be discovered independent of the mind of the mathematician.

Again, read Penrose for a better explanation but I hope you get the point.


u/[deleted] · 49 pointsr/Drama

I am so glad you asked


Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source:http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413
Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml
Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/
46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300
Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/
1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en
10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477
Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290
79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483
Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source:http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source:http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source:http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/
Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source:http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423
In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexuals are more to use illegal drugs and drink to excess than straight people. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexuals are more likely than straight people to have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and to commit suicide. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men are 10-15 times more likely than straight men to have eating disorders. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
40% to 60% of serial killers are homosexuals. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexual men are more likely to have been abused by their partners than straight men. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Monogamy is not a central feature of most homosexual relationships. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
The average gay man has several dozen sex partners per year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
Most “long term relationships” between gay men last less than eight years. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
Among gay Canadian men in “committed relationships, only 25% were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
In one study, only 9% of gay men were monogamous. Source:http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
75% of straight men an are faithful, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
In Berlin, 83% of gay men in “steady” relationships had had frequent affairs in the last year. Source:http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
Infection rates for gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing among active homosexual men. Source:http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html
Gay men, 1% of the population, account for 83% of syphilis cases. Source:http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html
Syphilis was almost eradicated, but made a comeback among homosexual men. Source:http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html
Active homosexual men are 17 times more likely than straight people to have anal cancer. Source:http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html
Lesbians are 2.5x more likely than straight women to be obese. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to have eating disorders. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to be stalked or physically abused by their partners. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Married lesbians are 2-3 times more likely to divorce than straight couples. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals are poorer than straight people. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
America has spent $700 million promoting gay rights abroad – an “integral” part of American foreign policy. Source:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/world/africa/us-support-of-gay-rights-in-africa-may-have-done-more-harm-than-good.html?_r=0

u/Darzin · 46 pointsr/funny

Well, Polio gets brought up a lot, but honestly it is great odds compared to a ton of diseases that can cause all sorts of nasty long term effects. Mumps can cause deafness, pertussis can cause pneumonia (early childhood pneumonia is linked to COPD later in life), encephalopathy, and death. Last year we hit a new record for childhood flu deaths of 172 (this is hyperbole).

I am not telling people what to do, but as a nurse, get your children vaccinated. Don't be lazy and live in a fucking echo chamber. If you distrust vaccines, do the research. If that doesn't convince you, talk to someone who experiences what happens when you don't vaccinate.

Also: the rate of autism diagnosis increased for two reasons: people have more access to medical professionals to make these diagnosis (prior to that many people with possible autism went undiagnosed). Two, professionals are more apt to correctly diagnose these issues with more experience. People forget we used to chain mental health patients up in asylums not that long ago. Humanity always needs a scapegoat.

Also read The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down it really will open your eyes to how different cultures view diseases and the impact parents have on their children's health outcomes. No, don't blame the parents after reading it.

u/heil-fasces · 41 pointsr/DebateAltRight

It's a mental illness and people who are "gay" need to go to therapy.

>1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. (src)

>28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. (src)

>Gay men are 10-15 times more likely than straight men to have eating disorders. (src)

>40% to 60% of serial killers are homosexuals. (src)

>79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. (src)

Why are people gay? Mostly because of molestation and lack of attention.


>46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. (src)

>99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. (src)


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u/BedsideRounds · 37 pointsr/AskHistorians

I sort of addressed this in a previous comment, if you want to read more. There's actually a book that has your definitive answer, and that's the The Emperor of All Maladies, one of the best pop-medical books I've ever read.

But briefly, cancer is not a new disease; the ancients were aware of it (Edwin Smith papyrus is the first likely mention of cancer, and the Hippocratic corpus deals with cancer explicitly). Prevalence prior to modern times is essentially impossible to figure out; nosology didn't exist in any modern sense, and any number of diseases could present like cancer (especially "pthisis", or tuberculosis). There have been a few paleopathological reports (essentially medical examinations of old bones) that suggest that cancer was far less common in pre-modern peoples. However, this is controversial (this is a great NYTimes articles that nicely outlines the controversy). There are all sorts of methodological reasons this is incredibly difficult to ascertain, and while some risk factors (most notably tobacco smoke and copious red meat consumption) weren't around, there's every reason to believe ancient peoples would have been exposed to risk factors that we don't have (ergot-contaminated grain, open fires, &c).

Sorry for the abbreviated answer, but I hope that helps!

u/tofurocks · 33 pointsr/DarkEnlightenment

----------------Diversity and Ethnocentrism Hate Facts------------------

More diverse neighborhoods have lower social cohesion. http://www.citylab.com/housing/2013/11/paradox-diverse-communities/7614/

Diversity increases psychotic experiences. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/201/4/282.abstract?etoc

Diversity increases social adversity. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/201/4/282.abstract?etoc

A 10% increase in diversity doubles the chance of psychotic episodes. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/201/4/282.abstract?etoc

Diversity reduces voter registration, political efficacy, charity, and number of friendships. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9477.2007.00176.x/abstract;jsessionid=279C92A7EB0946BBA63D62937FC832A9.f04t03

Ethnic diversity reduces happiness and quality of life. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9477.2007.00176.x/abstract;jsessionid=279C92A7EB0946BBA63D62937FC832A9.f04t03

Diversity reduces trust, civic participation, and civic health. http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2007/08/05/the_downside_of_diversity/?page=full

Ethnocentrism is rational, biological, and genetic in origin. http://www.pnas.org/content/108/4/1262.abstract

Ethnic diversity harms health for hispanics and blacks. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2012.300787

Babies demostrate ethnocentrism before exposure to non-whites. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2012.01138.x/full

Ethnocentrism is universal and likely evolved in origin. http://www-personal.umich.edu/~axe/research/AxHamm_Ethno.pdf

Diversity primarily hurts the dominant ethnic group. http://www.theindependentaustralian.com.au/node/57

Ethnic diversity reduces concern for the environment. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10640-012-9619-6

Ethnic diversity within 80 meters of a person reduces social trust. http://curis.ku.dk/ws/files/130251172/Dinesen_S_nderskov_Ethnic_Diversity_and_Social_Trust_Forthcoming_ASR.pdf

Ethnic diversity directly reduces strong communities. https://www.msu.edu/~zpneal/publications/neal-diversitysoc.pdf

Ethnically homogenous neighborhoods are beneficial for health. https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/public-health-now/news/living-ethnically-homogenous-area-boosts-health-minority-seniors

Diversity in American cities correlates with segregation. http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-most-diverse-cities-are-often-the-most-segregated/

Races are extended families. Ethnocentrism is genetically rational. http://www.amazon.com/The-Ethnic-Phenomenon-Pierre-Berghe/dp/0275927091

It is evolutionary rational to be friends with someone genetically similar to you. http://www.livescience.com/46791-friends-share-genes.html

Racism and nationalism are rational and evolutionary advantageous strategies. http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/16/3/7.html

Homogeneous polities have less crime, less civil war, and more altruism. http://www.theindependentaustralian.com.au/node/57

States with little diversity have more democracy, less corruption, and less inequality. http://www.theindependentaustralian.com.au/node/57

There is extensive evidence people prefer others who are genetically similar. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/n&n 2005-1.pdf

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-----------------------Gender and Sexuality Hate Facts-----------------------

Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/

Women with more sexual partners are more likely to divorce. http://s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2003/pdf/Bookofcharts.pdf

Women with more than 20 sexual partners have an 80% chance of divorce. http://s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2003/pdf/Bookofcharts.pdf

White and Asian women have more successful marriages than black or Hispanic women. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr049.pdf

Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

A women’s number of sex partners is linearly linked to alcohol and drug abuse. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3752789/

Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en

Transsexuals who undergo sex reassignment surgery are more likely to commit suicide. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21364939

College majors with a greater proportion of women have lower average IQ’s among their students. http://www.randalolson.com/2014/06/25/average-iq-of-students-by-college-major-and-gender-ratio/

Less attractive women are more likely to want careers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129456/Do-girls-want-career-attract-man-Provocative-study-casts-high-fliers-new-light.html

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35% of Palestinians have a favorable opinion of Al Qeada. http://www.pewglobal.org/files/2013/09/Pew-Global-Attitudes-Project-Extremism-Report-Final-9-10-135.pdf

40% of British Muslims want Shariah law. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1510866/Poll-reveals-40pc-of-Muslims-want-sharia-law-in-UK.html

1 in eight Muslims worldwide has a favorable view of al Quaeda. http://www.pewglobal.org/files/2013/09/Pew-Global-Attitudes-Project-Extremism-Report-Final-9-10-135.pdf

1 in 3 Muslims favorably views Hamas, a known terrorist organization. http://www.pewglobal.org/files/2013/09/Pew-Global-Attitudes-Project-Extremism-Report-Final-9-10-135.pdf

25% of Egyptian Muslims support terrorist attacks to enforce Shariah law. http://www.pewglobal.org/files/2013/09/Pew-Global-Attitudes-Project-Extremism-Report-Final-9-10-135.pdf

1/5 British Muslims sympathize with the 7/7 terrorist attack. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1510866/Poll-reveals-40pc-of-Muslims-want-sharia-law-in-UK.html

65% of European Muslims believe that Shariah law is more important than the law of the country they reside in. https://www.wzb.eu/sites/default/files/u6/koopmans_englisch_ed.pdf

European Muslims are 7.5x more likely to be fundamentalists than Christians. https://www.wzb.eu/sites/default/files/u6/koopmans_englisch_ed.pdf

45% of European Muslims believe that Jews cannot be trusted. https://www.wzb.eu/sites/default/files/u6/koopmans_englisch_ed.pdf

60% of European Muslims are explicitly homphobic. This is not due to poverty or education. https://www.wzb.eu/sites/default/files/u6/koopmans_englisch_ed.pdf

40% of Palestinians support attacks on US civilians in America. http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf

87% of Egyptians agree with Al Qaeda’s goals. http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf

78% of Egyptians support attacks on US soldiers in the Middle East. http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf

62% of Palestinians support the use of suicide bombings. http://www.pewglobal.org/files/2013/09/Pew-Global-Attitudes-Project-Extremism-Report-Final-9-10-135.pdf

28% of British Muslims would like for Britain to become a fundamentalist Islamic state. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/many-british-muslims-put-islam-first/

68% of British Muslims support criminalizing criticism of Islam. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/many-british-muslims-put-islam-first/

3 out of 4 British Muslims support criminalizing drawings of Mohammed. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/many-british-muslims-put-islam-first/

9% of British Muslims define themselves as “hardcore Islamists”. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/many-british-muslims-put-islam-first/

Only 3% of British Muslims support free speech. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/many-british-muslims-put-islam-first/

0/500 British Muslims believe that homosexuality is morally acceptable. http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/may/07/muslims-britain-france-germany-homosexuality

38% of Muslims believe 9/11 was partially or wholly justified. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/just-like-us-really

62% of Canadian Muslims want Shariah law. http://www.torontosun.com/2011/11/01/strong-support-for-shariah-in-canada

More than 1 in 3 Canadian Muslims refuses to repudiate Al Qaeda. http://www.torontosun.com/2011/11/01/strong-support-for-shariah-in-canada

Britain will become a Muslim country by 2050 if demographic trends continue. http://www.thecommentator.com/article/3770/the_islamic_future_of_britain

At least 85 legally binding Sharia courts operate in Britain. http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/ShariaLawOrOneLawForAll.pdf

85% of rapists in Sweden were non-Swedish immigrants. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

North African migrants to Sweden are 23 times more likely to rape than native Swedes. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

African migrants to Sweden are 16 times more likely to rape than ethnic Swedes. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

Iraqi migrants to Sweden are 2000% more likely to rape than real Swedes. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

More than 1/2 of rapists in Denmark are immigrants. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

u/rustyoldtimer · 30 pointsr/MorbidReality

This virus is scaring the hell out of me, especially after just finishing The Hot Zone. I picked this book up as the virus started being reported on in the news, and it now has me obsessed with viral outbreaks. The downside is that I have also become extremely paranoid. Fuck Ebola Zaire, fuckin bitch. I wouldn't wish this horrible contagion on my worst enemy. I really hope the brilliant scientists and doctors around the world get this thing under control ASAP.

u/woodinleg · 29 pointsr/preppers

Where there is no Doctor ,
Where there is no Dentist ,
Foxfire Series ,
The Foxfire series is broad and has a diverse amount of information from snake handling for worship, building a smoke house, and carving a "fiddle."
Joy of Cooking Has instructions on cooking turtles, rabbits, squirrel etc.
Many of these books are available online PDF.

u/IndigoFlyer · 29 pointsr/MensLib

From my (doula) husband: "the birthpartner" by Penny Simkin
https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Partner-Complete-Childbirth-Companions/dp/155832819X


I had a lot of anxiety about reading the pregnancy books, so he did a good job at reading EVERYONE IN EXISTENCE and tossing me the best.

u/starryrach · 26 pointsr/lgbt

It is well-known in public health circles that Reagan really dropped the ball at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic.

The entire story is told really well in the book And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts.

A lot of the comments here are suggesting that Reagan didn't do anything wrong, because there weren't good treatments available at the time, and that wasn't his fault. That's true, but it was becoming increasingly clear that gay people were at much higher risk, and this was likely due to AIDS being a sexually transmitted disease. Instead of focusing efforts towards education on safe sex, Reagan did nothing. His surgeon general, C Everett Koop, defied the wishes of the White House and sent information pamphlets to all households in the US talking about condoms and safe sex practices.

u/ludwigvonmises · 26 pointsr/Posture

Don't pull your shoulders back, externally rotate them. If you pull your shoulders back, you will produce hyperextension in your lumbar region.

Check out Kelly Starrett and his excellent recovery book Deskbound. There is probably a lot going on with you (if you are a normal person) that is contributing to bad posture.

u/moxifloxacin · 23 pointsr/dataisbeautiful

That is a great question, but I doubt that it will. (Again, not a virologist, but personal opinion with some research done)

Its weakness is that it's really good at immobilizing and killing people. It usually does this pretty quickly (minus the 2-21 day incubation[pre-symptom] period, during which the patient is not contagious) so its transmission is limited if quality quarantine procedures are used. It's also not an airborne pathogen (except for transmission via droplets from coughs, sneezes).

The Filoviridae are ancient bacteria viruses(I typed it up in a hurry, sorry) so they've had plenty of time to mutate into a deadly strain. That's not to say that they won't, but they are very different from the viruses that are more readily transmitted such as the flu virus.

Opinion: I don't think Ebola will ever be as deadly in total deaths as the flu. Ever. Its mortality rate is high and scary, but it isn't as transmissible as the flu or a cold and I doubt that it ever will be. Any first world country using appropriate quarantine measures would be able to prevent any serious spread of the virus fairly easily. Part of the reason it spreads so easily where it does is that, even in the midst of this local epidemic, people are still attending funerals and handling the bodies of the dead in a manner that is not conducive to containment.

I'm sure people see this any time the Ebola comes up, but The Hot Zone is an excellent book on the virus and the Reston, VA incident. I love the book, and there's a lot of pretty solid science in it.

EDIT: I accidentally called it a bacteria...

u/ShotCauliflower · 22 pointsr/Fitness

Read Why we sleep by Matthew Walker. He's a sleep researcher and covered this topic extensively. There are also tips on how to improve sleeping quality (such as regular schedule, avoiding blue light and screens, avoiding alcohol, etc)

https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

u/StrongMedicine · 21 pointsr/medicine

You may want to check out the non-fiction book, When The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down (https://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Catches-You-Fall-Down/dp/0374533407)

Story of a Hmong family's interactions with the American healthcare system. (It's more compelling than that might sound...) I think it was a bestseller when it was published ~20 years ago.

u/BetterStrongerFaster · 21 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

From Kelly Starret's Deskbound:

“What about physio balls, BOSU balls, and kneeling chairs? We do not consider these to be great choices. While a bouncy ball does promote small movements with its constant instability, managing an organized spine for sustained periods is nearly impossible. Anyone on a ball chair will ultimately default to an end-range, tissue-limited shape as fatigue sets in or concentration is lost. The unstable surface accelerates postural decay and makes compensatory slouching or spinal overextension worse. Try to stand on a water bed for an hour and notice what happens. Add to this the fact that it is difficult to bear weight on your pelvis and not the soft tissues of your hamstrings. Most important, sitting on a ball is still sitting, with all of its pitfalls. While a kneeling chair does open up the hips, it provides limited dynamic sitting options and encourages spending time in an overextended shape. When it comes to sitting in a chair, your best bet is to go with a simple, rigid chair with a wide, semi-hard seat.”

I tend to trust K-Star on this kind of stuff. Of course, standing is even better than sitting, but if standing isn't an option, I'll often kneel at a standard-height desk (shifting between a one-knee-down lunge shape and a two knees down shape).

u/dentonite · 19 pointsr/CanadaPolitics

Yes, thank you, I'm aware. I am a gay man who volunteers with an HIV/AIDS organization. I might just know the history reasonably well.

These policies were made in a time of inadequate information, in response to a dramatic failure on the part of multiple state and medical industry actors. (I suggest And The Band Played On for a good overview of the early years of the crisis, and how many institutional fuckups contributed to the tainted blood .) They were completely understandable for the time, if still an "Ewww, gay sex is icky"-influenced overreaction - when AIDS was an inevitable death sentence, and associated exclusively with a disfavoured group.

However, with the last 25 years of advances in HIV testing and treatment, those policies are no longer reasonable precautions, but overreactions based more on fear than current scientific evidence.

u/FMERCURY · 19 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Cancer is basically a series of mutations that screw up the part of a cell that says "don't go crazy, OK?" This leads to uncontrolled growth. Normally, the cell has a lot of built-in mechanisms to stop this, so there's a lot of things that have to go wrong in order for cancer to actually get hold.

The carcinogens in smoke cause mutations at a certain rate. Over time, as more mutations accumulate, the chance that the mechanisms for suppressing uncontrolled growth will fail becomes greater. However, it's a statistical thing. Some people can smoke forever and not get cancer. They just happened to get lucky; their mutations are in genes that aren't important to cancer.

edit: if you're interested in cancer, get this book. It's seriously "buy a copy for all of your friends" good.

u/cmcg1227 · 18 pointsr/Parenting
  1. You don't have to do what the pediatrician says in terms of sleeping through the night and night weaning - that's parenting advice not medical advice. If you were happy co-sleeping and breastfeeding at night then you can continue to do that. You can always sleep train him later or even wait until he shows you that he is ready to sleep on his own.

  2. Assuming you WANT to follow the pediatricians advice (a perfectly reasonable want, there is nothing wrong with following the pediatricians advice I just wanted to make sure that you knew that you shouldn't feel like you HAD to), then first I'll ask, what type of CIO are you doing? Are you doing the interval method where you go in at increasing intervals (after 2, 4, 8, 10 minutes) and lay him back down and rub his back for a minute to get him to calm down? Or are you doing the extinction method where you just let him cry until he falls asleep? Or are you sitting in the room with him the whole time, near his crib but not talking to him? Or some other version? You may just want to switch up how you do it. If you haven't read doctor ferber's book, I strongly suggest you do so, as it may help you find a specific method that will help you out.

  3. Also, when is the last time that you feed him at night? If he goes to sleep around 7-8 pm and he eats at that time, its fairly reasonable in my opinion that he would be hungry by 3 am. You might consider adding a dream feed when you go to sleep a few hours after after him, around 10-11pm. He will probably only eat a little bit, but this could help keep him full until 6-7am, which is a much more reasonable time for him to be awake.
u/complimentaryasshole · 18 pointsr/gatesopencomeonin

No one can survive on 4 hours of sleep or even 6, at least not without dire consequences later in life. If you haven't heard of Matthew Walker's work and his book Why We Sleep I highly recommend you check it out. He's been on a bunch of podcasts too, my favorite was on an episode of Dr Rhonda Patrick's Found My Fitness podcast. Please do yourself and your future health a favor and get your 8. You deserve it!

u/slamchop · 16 pointsr/medicine

If you're interested in a great book that explores the clash between medicine and culture I'd recommend The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

u/logical_insight · 16 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I just read Mathew Walker’s excellent book “why we sleep.”

It’s an excellent read and will change the way you think about sleep. Highly recommended.

https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144324/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1549864264&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=Why+we+sleep&psc=1

u/redrightreturning · 15 pointsr/suggestmeabook

I loved Emperor of all Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
It gives a lot of good background about the history of cancer, but along the way you learn a lot about the history of science and research, as well. A lo of basic research and epidemiology that we take fro granted these days came out of cancer research.

I also recently read "Rabid" which was more of a cultural history. It was a really interesting read.

I was also moved by a book about end of life. It's called "Knocking on heaven's door" by Katy Butler. She describes how the US healthcare system caused her family immeasurable suffering due to its persistence on prolonging life, without regard for the quality of that life or for the quality of life of the caregivers. Butler makes a powerful case for the benefits of Slow Medicine, palliative care, and hospice.

u/Penn_ · 14 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413
Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml
Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/
46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300
Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/
1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en
10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477
Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290
79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483
Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/
Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423
In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

u/jeanewt · 14 pointsr/biology

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is one of the more recent NYT bestsellers that is also a pretty good biology read. The Hot Zone is a classic, and although it is dated, it will probably regain some of its formal popularity due to the [current ebola outbreak] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_West_Africa_Ebola_outbreak). I would recommend Creighton if you want a "fun" read, but his works are fictional, predictable, and often infuriatingly inaccurate.

u/virusporn · 14 pointsr/books
  1. The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story - Richard Preston

  2. 8.5/10

  3. Dramatised non-fiction science/medical

  4. It's horrifying. True account of various Ebola and Marburg outbreaks pieced together from interviews of people who were there, including one in Reston, Virginia.

  5. Amazon and Goodreads
u/FoxJitter · 14 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Not OP, just helping out with some formatting (and links!) because I like these suggestions.

> 1) The Magic Of Reality - Richard Dawkins
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> 2) The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins
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> 3)A Brief History Of Time - Stephen Hawking
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> 4)The Grand Design - Stephen Hawking
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> 4)Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari (Any Book By Daniel Dennet)
>
> 5)Enlightenment Now - Steven Pinker
>
> 6)From Eternity Till Here - Sean Caroll (Highly Recommended)
>
> 7)The Fabric Of Cosmos - Brian Greene (If you have good mathematical understanding try Road To Reality By Roger Penrose)
>
> 8)Just Six Numbers - Martin Reese (Highly Recommended)

u/Baeocystin · 14 pointsr/PostCollapse

As someone who grew up overseas- Where There Is No Doctor.

If you're an EMT, much of what it covers will seem very basic to you. But pay particular attention to the prevention & hygiene aspects. One thing I've noticed that many who grew up in the West take clean water and functional sewage for granted. Too much preparation for SHTF events, not enough prepwork to ensure continuity of sanitation. IMO.

u/hlabarka · 14 pointsr/todayilearned

Around the same time the way cancer was treated by removing as much of the body near the tumor as could possibly be removed without killing the patient. In the case of breast cancer surgeons would remove so much muscle that women would lose the use of an arm. But dont take my word for it...

http://www.amazon.com/The-Emperor-All-Maladies-Biography/dp/1439170916

u/andrewrgross · 14 pointsr/whowouldwin

Different forms of cancer have different outcomes, but if it's peak cancer, no one can really survive.

Cancer just gets stronger and stronger. It has no peak, unless you consider its peak to be whatever stage it's in when the patient dies.

If you're looking for a respect thread, check out "The Emperor of All Maladies", by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

u/George_Rockwell · 13 pointsr/The_Donald

>that gayness is coupled with a willingness to self harm, more so than heterosexual behaviors.

This is also supported by data.

Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men.
http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men.
http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men.
http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies.
http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en

u/Apetn · 13 pointsr/AskSocialScience

For intro sociology, I'd recommend some preachy nonfiction. They are written for laymen but introduce the sociological style of approach. Something like Fat Land or Uninsured in America.

Freakanomics is not exactly sociology, but could be an interesting read for someone interested in social economics / group behavior. Jonathan Kozol is a reporter, not a sociologist, but his stories mix investigative reporting with a human element to focus on topics of interest to the field of sociology. I remember Nickel and Dimed also being a good read.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is not a book about sociology, but rather a specific example of culture clash within the context of medical care. That being said, it is a big reason why I decided to become a social worker (which is a profession in line with the two fields mentioned in your post).

A Place at the Table is a movie that might fit the bill.

Note: I'm American. I imagine other places would have different topics of interest.

Edited: add movie and fix format

u/cH3x · 13 pointsr/preppers

I like the Morakniv and firesteel ideas, and also:

u/phasenine · 13 pointsr/AskDocs

I listened to a podcast with Matthew Walker, the author of Why We Sleep which then lead me to buy the audiobook. One of the first things he talks about in the book is that whether we’re a night owl or morning lark is largely determined by genetics. So, the fact that you have a hard time waking up early is likely going to be hard to change, unfortunately.

The podcast was with Joe Rogan. . It’s quite a good listen!

u/ponkanpinoy · 13 pointsr/Fitness

Via [1, bottom], this is an excerpt from what seems to be a well-regarded book on shoulder anatomy. The acromion apparently has a bit of flex (emphasis mine):

> More recent investigations have pointed to the importance of contact and load transfer between the rotator cuff and the coracoacromial arch in the function of normal shoulders, including the provision of superior stability. Because there is normally no gap between the superior cuff and the coracoacromial arch, the slightest amount of superior translation compresses the cuff tendon between the humeral head and the arch. Superior displacement is opposed by the countervailing force exerted by the coracoacromial arch through the cuff tendon to the humeral head. Ziegler and collaborators demonstrated this “passive resistance “effect in cadavers by showing that [t]he acromion bent upward when a superiorly directed force was applied to the humerus in the neutral position. The amount of acromial deformation was directly related to the amount superior force applied to the humerus, the load being transmitted through the intact superior cuff tendon.

Rockwood CA Jr, Matsen FA III, Wirth MA, Lippett SB. The Shoulder. 3rd ed Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2004

So it's plausible that repeated application will cause the structures to adapt. The thing is, I can't find any studies that say anything about it (y'all're welcome to flex your Google Scholar Fu).

The "Dr Kirsch" turns out to be John M Kirsch, MD, an orthopedic surgeon (book) so he ought to know what he's talking about. However, this dismissal makes me nervous (in response to a query on scientific rigor) [1, top]:

> Thanks, Suspender. I understand the limitations of protocols to "scientific" outcomes etc.

The book also refers to a "Kauai Study" in which the protocol is tested on 92 patients (with positive results for 90), but I can't find the study.

So as far as I can tell, it's in the realm of theoretically possible, little hard evidence that I can find. I also can't find anyone saying that dead hangs caused them shoulder pain, so it's probably safe. At the very least you'll improve your grip, and it does feel good...

[1] http://physicaltherapy.rehabedge.com/printable.aspx?m=3879&mpage=3

u/bigchiefhoho · 12 pointsr/Parenting

Seconded.

I highly recommend Ferber's book, Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems. Dude gets a bad rap, but seriously, the book has chapters devoted to toddlers with this sort of issue, and it's really helpful.

u/i__cant__even__ · 12 pointsr/suggestmeabook

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

It reads almost like a mystery novel even though you know how it will end, weirdly enough. I highly recommend it to anyone who has been touched by cancer.

u/ShimmerLily · 11 pointsr/worldnews

I found this. Is that the same thing?

Edit: Legit purchase.

u/topdolla90 · 11 pointsr/pharmacy

I found this to be a good read

u/A7h4k4215 · 11 pointsr/weightroom

This book does a really good job of explaining the impact of less than 7 hours of sleep a night (TLDR it will kill you early)

Here's a metastudy with many (many) footnotes on sleep duration and mortality.

Just for longevity, this makes sleep at least as important as exercise for mortality.

(Source: I work in the sleep industry)

u/schistaceous · 11 pointsr/IWantToLearn

Yeah, one of these things is not like the others. Just the first few pages of Matthew Walker's Why We Sleep makes that clear. Don't know whether it's a year-long project, but of the items on the list it merits top priority.

u/psychodynamic1 · 10 pointsr/socialwork

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Spirit-Catches-Fall-Down/dp/0374533407

I found it so helpful in my practice.

u/winnilourson · 10 pointsr/asianamerican

> Now that I'm on the other side as a medical student, I've seen studies that show patients prefer physicians of their own race[6] . From personal experience interacting with patients, communication is easier and a higher level of care can be provided if the provider understands the patient's culture.
>

I don't know much about the field, but from what I understand, research points out that understanding the culture is primordial for health care service delivery. it's just easier if the patients and the medical practitioner are of the same ethnic background. It also happens to Asian too, you should read this book book by Anne Fadiman, its an eye opener.

u/TheHatOnTheCat · 10 pointsr/Parenting

> he became upset and whined that he "needs tv to fall asleep".

This is probably true. I've been reading Ferber's book and he talks about these sorts of situations. Both unwanted sleep associations (what your son likely now has with the TV), trouble with limit setting (your husband it sounds like :/) and what a good bedtime routine looks like.

On the sleep association if your child (or even an adult) always falls asleep in a certain situation, place, with someone present, ect they will often form a sleep association and now need that to fall asleep. He actually had an example of a kid who fell asleep every night in the living room watching TV and then if they woke in the night returned to the living room and turned on the TV since they didn't know how to fall asleep in their own bed. Also, if put to bed in their bed they struggled/cried/ect. The sleep association may be to the TV but also the living room, you guys being around, the couch, or multiple. All of these are changes.

Since you are creating new habits/breaking a sleep association your son is going to struggle for a couple days at least so you may as well set something up you are happy with. You don't want to create even more habits you don't have to like and will break again.

For the bedtime routine first have TV completely off the table/psychically not on in the house before he has to go to bed so it's not a temptation. Have him get ready for bed (PJs, teeth) and then have something to look forward to in terms of quality time in his room with a parent doing something relaxing/without a screen. So he has the quality time to look forward to when he is doing his PJs teeth and won't fight it (once he catches on). The amount of the fun activity can depend on how quickly he gets this done. So once he has done his PJs and teeth maybe he could go to his room and play one on one with a parent for 20 minutes then read two books in bed then go to sleep. Whatever.

Since it will be harder for him to fall asleep when breaking his routine you want to start off with a later bedtime not an earlier one. You want him to be so sleepy by the time the two books are done that he conks right out. To ease this transition bedtime would be set 30 minutes or an hour (an hour is safer) after the time he normally falls asleep watching TV. So a time he is very tired and will have an easy time falling asleep. Until he if falling asleep in his bed at night without TV and without excessive crying or tantruming keep him at an extra late bedtime and do not add any extra naps or allow him to nap any longer then he did previously. He needs to be sleepy.

Once he is going to bed with the new routine then slowly move his bedtime back down. When you are trying to shift a child's sleep schedule it can often be hard to just put them to bed an hour or two earlier right away, as their body/natural rytum is not set to fall asleep then. So first move him back to when he was falling asleep in front of the TV and then move bedtime 10 minutes a day or something until it is where you want it. However, a good bedtime is based on your child getting the right amount of sleep overall and being tired when it is time to sleep. If you move it to early for him he may not be able to fall asleep then and that can cause power struggles as he just can't do it.

Ferber also has chapters on natural rytums and shifting sleep schedules. Honestly, it's a really good book. And make your husband read it. It's important he understand and get on board with being a good parent rather then one who just does what is easy. You have a special needs child and you can't carry the whole workload by yourself. He may think he is being nice to your son but he is actually creating problems for him. Have him read the chapter on sleep association and the chapter on limit setting as these will help him understand why how he has been handling this is not good for his child.

u/Independent · 10 pointsr/collapse

IF you already have a bug-in kit covering serious first aid, not just bandaids and Tums, water filtration, fire and cooking without power, etc......

The first two titles assume that you have at least some yard with reasonable sun access, or the potential for access to a community garden. (Could presently be a community park, a church lot, neighbor's land, whatever.) Books are presently roughly in the order that I'd replace them if my copies were lost. Buy used when you can. Some of these are available used for not much more than standard shipping.

The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times

Where There Is No Doctor

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving

If you have no comprehensive cookbooks that cover a wide range of garden veggies and game recipes, something like Joy of Cooking is probably in order. The point being that one way or another you may have to get used to enjoying whatever can be had, from an abundance of zuchinnis to rabbit, to acorn meal.

If you are not (yet) handy, find an old copy of something like Reader's Digest How to Fix Everything in a used bookshop for maybe $4.

A regionally appropriate guide to edible and medicinal plants such as A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Of Eastern and Central North America

Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation

optional, but cheap, Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis

u/Wahrnehmung · 10 pointsr/medicine

The Emperor of all Maladies is a brilliantly written book documenting the history of cancer, told through a human lens.

u/liamdavid · 10 pointsr/nSuns

Sleep. Fix your fucking sleep. It is your foundation for improving everything else.

Audit your routines and schedules. Are you using your phone/TV right up until the moment you close your eyes? Are you going to sleep at a consistent time? What does your caffeine intake look like, especially in the latter half of your day?

If you don’t fix this, your lifts are the least of your worries. Your sleep, or lack thereof, will largely dictate most areas of your life, from your health, to your relationships, your motivation, as well as your mental, physical, and sexual performance, and through secondary effects, your academic/career/financial life as well.

Fix. Your. Fucking. Sleep.

Start here (20 minutes). Then here (2 hours).

Then read this.

u/ripcity42 · 9 pointsr/pics

Hmong people have been ran out of their lands throughout history. I read The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman for my cultural studies in health class. Fadiman does an excellent job of briefly catching the reader up on the history of the Hmong people and explaining the importance of story telling in their culture as way to keep their history alive. In order to tell a Hmong story, you often start at the beginning of the world and go from there. Just an interesting thing I read and thought you might enjoy the book!

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

u/doxiegrl1 · 9 pointsr/science

For a longer version of that story, read the Hot Zone

u/drfrank · 9 pointsr/Parenting

Many, many parents have a similar experience. I include myself in that category, and this period was one of the worst in my life. The way that you describe "ferberizing" as neglect makes me think that you haven't actually read Ferber's book. I strongly recommend that you do; the data and model of sleep that he describes will be useful even if you still reject his technique.

A similar, but less aggressive technique is described in this book which you may find more palatable.

u/xKomrade · 9 pointsr/medicalschool

MS1 here:

Is she a coffee or tea drinker? If so, there are companies that do some really cool "coffee or tea" of the month deals. I've gone through quite a bit of coffee since I began...

Here are some really awesome books: House of God, Emperor of All Maladies, and Complications to name a few.

I wouldn't recommend getting her a stethoscope/medical supplies because they can be very personal. Sure, they're all roughly the same but it's an instrument you're going to be using for many years to come. "This is my stethoscope. There are many like it but this one is mine..." Just my 2 cents, at least.

I hope that helps! If I come up with any others, I'll post them here.

u/QuiltingPi · 9 pointsr/BabyBumps

FTM so no personal experience, but a lot of people recommend The Birth Partner for their partners to read.

u/mortonsmerrymount · 9 pointsr/BabyBumps

Sorry you had a bad experience with doulas in your area! That's a shame.

BUT! A good book for you and your hubby is The Birth Partner https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Partner-Complete-Childbirth-Companions/dp/155832819X

It details what the woman in labor will be feeling and what you can do as a partner to help her. Really good read. Good luck!

u/hunchbackofnotrepain · 8 pointsr/GenZ

> absolutely zero evidence or scientific research whatsoever.

Well that research is largely verboten thanks to the exact neoliberal control over the institutions that I am talking about. You'd be out of academia so fast if you so much as a proposed a research project that might provide insight on whether or not non-heteronormaitve sexual behavior is individually or socially destructive.


https://archive.is/LRe05#selection-2977.0-3223.95



Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413
Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml
Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/
46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300
Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/
1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en
10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477
Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290
79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483
Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/
Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423
In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexuals are more to use illegal drugs and drink to excess than straight people. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexuals are more likely than straight people to have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and to commit suicide. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men are 10-15 times more likely than straight men to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
40% to 60% of serial killers are homosexuals. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexual men are more likely to have been abused by their partners than straight men. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Monogamy is not a central feature of most homosexual relationships. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
The average gay man has several dozen sex partners per year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
Most “long term relationships” between gay men last less than eight years. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
Among gay Canadian men in “committed relationships, only 25% were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
In one study, only 9% of gay men were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
75% of straight men an are faithful, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
In Berlin, 83% of gay men in “steady” relationships had had frequent affairs in the last year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

u/uterus_probz · 8 pointsr/ClinicalGenetics

Hello! I have lots of recommendations for you, though, I can't think of much for ethics off the top of my head, except for textbooks. I did take an online class that teaches students about genetic counseling offered by South Carolina and some ethical issues were discussed there. Like you, I also love reading and have found a variety of resources. For starters, this subreddit posts decent articles from time to time, so lurk here!


Textbooks
A Guide to Genetic Counseling: This is like the book for genetic counseling programs. It offers a comprehensive overview of counseling and most ethical things I've read about are through this text.


Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process: This book is designed to help you learn how to communicate effectively with clients/patients.


There are more textbooks to read about genetic counseling that you can find via Amazon. If you want to learn more about diseases, maybe check out Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation.


Online
I have found a few things to read online. In case you haven't heard of it The DNA Exchange is excellent. The writers are great and they tackle a whole host of issues. Two magazines I really enjoy are Genome and Helix.


Also, if you're not familiar with GINA, the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) has a web page that explains it nicely.


Also, Unique has the cutest comic ever that explains rare diseases to siblings. Not to mention, that website has a lot of handouts on rare disorders!


Books
I found out about 90% of these books through the online class I took, which I mentioned at the beginning of this comment. I decided to link and give a few lines of each Amazon description to you so you don't have tab fatigue. Of these books, I have read Waiting with Gabriel and Before and After Zachariah. Both are excellent and raise great discussion points.


Choosing Naia: A Family's Journey by Mitchell Zuckoff - A dramatic and carefully detailed account of one family's journey through the maze of genetic counseling, medical technology and disability rights.


Babyface: A Story of Heart and Bones by Jeanne McDermott - When Jeanne McDermott's second child, Nathaniel, was born with Apert syndrome-a condition that results in a towering skull, a sunken face, and fingers webbed so tightly that hands look like mittens-she was completely unprepared for it. In this extraordinary memoir, McDermott calls on her dual roles as science journalist and mother to share her family's traumatic yet enriching experience.


Waiting with Gabriel by Amy Kuebelbeck - This memoir is the true story of parents who were told that their unborn baby had an incurable heart condition, confronting them with an impossible decision: to attempt risky surgeries to give their baby a chance at a longer life, or to continue the pregnancy and embrace their baby's life as it would unfold, from conception to natural death.


Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth and Everyday Magic by Martha Beck - Expecting Adam is an autobiographical tale of an academically oriented Harvard couple who conceive a baby with Down's syndrome and decide to carry him to term.


Spelling Love with an X: A Mother, A Son, and the Gene that Binds Them by Clare Dunsford - Spelling Love with an X is the first personal memoir about living with fragile X and a reflection on the fragility of human identity in the age of the gene. Recalling the psychic wound of learning that she is genetically "flawed," Dunsford wonders: What do you do when you discover that you are not who you thought you were?


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman - The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy.


Give Me One Wish by Jacquie Gordon - This is the story of a remarkable mother and daughter and their love as they make sense of life, and their relationship, in the face of a deadly disease. Jackquie Gordon cannot cure her daughter Christine's cystic fibrosis, but she can teach her to follow life's gifts wherever they lead so that she grows up eager to discover the world and her place in it.


Before and After Zachariah by Fern Kupfer - The heart-wrenching story of one couple's courageous decision to have their severely brain-damaged son cared for in a residential facility.


Anna: A Daughter's Life by William Loizeaux - Born with a number of birth defects known as VATER Syndrome, Anna Loizeaux’s chances for survival were uncertain.


Old Before My Time by Hayley Okines - In medical terms her body is like that of a 100-year-old woman. Yet she faces her condition with immense courage and a refreshing lack of self-pity.


Pretty is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene, and How I Defied my Destiny by Jessica Queller - Eleven months after her mother succumbs to cancer, Jessica Queller has herself tested for the BRCA gene mutation. The results come back positive, putting her at a terrifyingly elevated risk of developing breast cancer before the age of fifty and ovarian cancer in her lifetime.


There's also Lisa Genova's books. You've probably heard of Still Alice, which is about a woman who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. That was a good read! Her other books also deal with various medical diagnoses and I've heard Inside the O'Briens is quite good as well.


I hope this all helps. I apologize for the length, but I really wanted to share what I could! If you're interested, I could give you some ethical dilemmas to think about. I remember a few from interviews and reading about genetics. Good luck. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about applications/interviews!

u/avaprolol · 8 pointsr/medicine

I am sure a lot of medical professionals that were in school recently were forced to read The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman, but this topic brings my thoughts back to it.

It deals with the struggle (from both sides) on how you cross cultural barriers when dealing with resistant patients. Where do you draw the line? When can you force your beliefs (as founded in evidence as they are) onto another? Do you call child protective services? Do you just let the family go, knowing their child will die due to their inaction?

It also really resonated that you should never be lazy. A patient in the book was a frequent patient who had the same small-ish problem every time she came to the ER. They would treat her and she would leave. When she presented another time with similar symptoms, they didn't think anything of it. They overlooked some big symptoms and misdiagnosed her, leading to a more critical situation. All because they were not critically evaluating the situation like it was a new one.

I don't know who is wrong or who is right. It is still an argument I struggle with.

u/bgeller · 8 pointsr/todayilearned

I grow up in Reston and the lab that discovered it was later turned into a daycare center which many of my friends attended. As a nerdy fifth grader I listened to the audiobook of the [The Hot Zone] (http://www.amazon.com/The-Hot-Zone-Terrifying-Story/dp/0385479565) a book about the virus and learned about the virus and the lab in Reston. As any good fifth grader I told all my friends that went to that daycare center that they have Ebola and will die soon. I think I own them an apology.

u/meddle511 · 8 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

Highly recommend the book [The Hot Zone] (http://www.amazon.com/The-Hot-Zone-Terrifying-Origins/dp/0385479565/ref=sr_1_1/186-9120780-8703741?ie=UTF8&qid=1408833773&sr=8-1&keywords=hot+zone+book) which came out almost 20 years ago but is a fantastic read. It is part historical, part scientific, and just a well written account of the history of the virus as we know it.

I'm not sure how many know that the virus has already appeared in the US back in 1989 as a pathogen to monkeys but not humans. It also details the appearance of Marburg virus in German cities in the late sixties and is closely related to Ebola as it results in viral hemorrhagic fever.

Anyway, good read, pick it up if this is something that interests you.

u/UnbiasedPashtun · 7 pointsr/pakistan

> My point was that if two men loving each other causes no harm

Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413

Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml

Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/

46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300

Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/

1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en

10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477

Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290

79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/01953015369

9.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483

Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source:http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source:http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/

Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423

In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexuals are more to use illegal drugs and drink to excess than straight people. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexuals are more likely than straight people to have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and to commit suicide. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men are 10-15 times more likely than straight men to have eating disorders. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

40% to 60% of serial killers are homosexuals. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexual men are more likely to have been abused by their partners than straight men. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Monogamy is not a central feature of most homosexual relationships. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

The average gay man has several dozen sex partners per year. Source:http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source:http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

Most “long term relationships” between gay men last less than eight years. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

Among gay Canadian men in “committed relationships, only 25% were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

In one study, only 9% of gay men were monogamous. Source:http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

75% of straight men an are faithful, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

In Berlin, 83% of gay men in “steady” relationships had had frequent affairs in the last year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

Lesbians are 2.5x more likely than straight women to be obese. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to have eating disorders. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to be stalked or physically abused by their partners. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Married lesbians are 2-3 times more likely to divorce than straight couples. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals are poorer than straight people. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

America has spent $700 million promoting gay rights abroad – an “integral” part of American foreign policy. Source:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/world/africa/us-support-of-gay-rights-in-africa-may-have-done-more-harm-than-good.html?_r=0

u/plmd67 · 7 pointsr/nursing

I would suggest reading The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.... May be enlightening.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Spirit-Catches-Fall-Down/dp/0374533407

u/bushgoliath · 7 pointsr/medicalschool

I loved biomedical pop-sci with a passion when I was in high school. "Stiff" was on my bookshelf for sure. Didn't read Atul Gawande's stuff until later, but enjoyed them very much. My favorites from when I was a teen were:

u/liquidpele · 7 pointsr/science

> ebola is -RNA. can that mix with the flu?

Yes. It already did in a viral lab once.

Read "The Hot Zone" for a truly scary true story about a close call with an ebola pandemic.

u/jarrettwold · 7 pointsr/science

I always point people to this book when they blow off vaccinations or contagious diseases:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Coming-Plague-Emerging-Diseases/dp/0140250913

The other book? Preston's The Hot Zone.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Hot-Zone-Terrifying-Story/dp/0385479565

Both of those scared the ever living shit out of me, and they're also why I hate Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy.

u/jordanlund · 7 pointsr/books

I'm going to fall back on a couple of non-fiction books that are mind-blowing, although not necessarily on the same scale you're talking about.

On germs, plagues and bio-containment:

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston:

http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Zone-Terrifying-True-Story/dp/0385495226/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266864059&sr=8-1

The Coming Plague by Laurie Garrett:

http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Plague-Emerging-Diseases-Balance/dp/0140250913/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266864094&sr=1-1

I read both of these books back to back and it's like reading the same story first covered by the National Enquirer (Hot Zone) and then again by the New York Times (Coming Plague). It's a fascinating look at disease distribution and protection. The Hot Zone is a light easy read that's more sensationalist than scientific, the Coming Plague is the polar opposite, but both are good reads.

Road Fever by Tim Cahill:

http://www.amazon.com/Road-Fever-Tim-Cahill/dp/0394758374/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266864207&sr=1-1

Guy is hired by GM for a promotional stunt. Drive their new truck from the tip of Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska as fast as he can. The problems he has getting through South and Central America are amazing, and not just culturally, politically.

Into the Heart of Borneo by Redmond O'Hanlon:

http://www.amazon.com/Into-Heart-Borneo-Redmond-OHanlon/dp/0394755405/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266864285&sr=1-1

Take your average academic natural history book reviewer and throw him in the jungle for a month! It will be great!

u/CoochQuarantine · 7 pointsr/RedPillWomen

My sister did THIS ONE NOT THE OTHER BOOK I POSTED because she realized that she needed to set limits from when the baby was very very young. All of her kids went through the baby boot camp and now every single night she has alone with her husband. They make time for one another and that is a huge priority to them. I think people go into parenthood blind and wind up feeling overwhelmed because they are tired and running around and in pain (from birth). This is normal but it is so easy to slip into forgetting you also have a partner and friends and family that you just become "mom". He doesn't want to be with "mom" he wants to be with the girl he fell in love with.

So coming from a perspective as someone who is dating, I kept reading horror stories about how single moms have dating profiles that say things like "my kid comes first and if you've got a problem with that keep walking!!!!!". That is such an ugly vibe to give off. Your kids will one day grow up and leave you but your partner is there for life (hopefully). If you don't nurture that relationship for years because of a baby it WILL go to shit and it WILL end. The same is true for if you are with their father. That relationship is so important. Especially for your kid. If you and the father are happy, the baby will be happy.

edit: changed the book. I had it wrong. :)

u/jmurphy42 · 7 pointsr/NewParents

Not until 6 months, and even then you're not supposed to let them cry for unlimited amounts of time. Please get your hands on a copy of Ferber's "Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems" before you even consider crying it out, because there are a lot of misconceptions about the method and if you do it wrong it might be traumatic for your child.

u/BlackCoffeeFox · 7 pointsr/toddlers

We were in somewhat a similar situation. What worked for us was getting a toddler bed and a baby gate and sleep training her in her toddlerproofed room. We used this "least-cry" approach:

The Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent's Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/0757305601/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_byk-AbKBN0EXZ

If you're in the same room you could probably use the same method, but I'm not sure what you'd do about her waking up in the middle of the night and wanting to get in bed with you.

u/amigocesar · 7 pointsr/daddit

The Sleep Easy Solution if you haven't read it is straight up cheating.

u/mbartosi · 7 pointsr/technology

>Emperor of All Maladies

There's fascinating book under the same title: https://www.amazon.com/Emperor-All-Maladies-Biography-Cancer/dp/1439170916 and I also recommend this (if I remember correctly 7 part) series "A note from history: landmarks in history of cancer" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20960499 (can be downloaded for free).

u/sloanerose · 7 pointsr/BabyBumps

I don't think it's necessary. I watched a 3 part YouTube series by a midwifery group and read The Birth Partner and through those I felt very prepared. We didn't take a birth class because the schedule was very inconvenient and for the one that was convenient it was too expensive. I felt completely confident during my labor and my husband was a great partner because I had sent him things to read online and parts of the Birth Partner.

u/pintoftomatoes · 7 pointsr/BabyBumps

Take your vitamins, eat your protein, try to stay active even if it's just walking a few times a week. Don't be afraid to call your OB if something is bothering you or if you are worried. 99% of the time they'd rather you call over something minor than to not call at all and be anxious. Get some books and sign up for child birth and parenting classes. We did ours though our hospital and they were pretty affordable and really educational. As far as books go, I am reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, and my husband is reading The Birth Partner. These were both recommended by our child birth educators. I'm 30 weeks right now, and I would say as you get closer to the end, don't feel bad about not being able to do as many things as you could before you were huge and uncomfortable. Ask for help, take breaks, nap, relax as much as you can.

u/Igoritza · 6 pointsr/serbia

Ja ti lepo rekoh - zvanicni podatci, drzavnih i nezavisnih organa, i rekoh ti da cu ti dati linkove

Zlostavljane lezbejke

60 puta vece sanse za HIV kod pedera (link sa zvani9cnog sajta US instituta zdravlja)

Preko hiljadu partnera u proseku

79% gej osoba su imali sex sa kompletnim strancem - objavljeno u knjizi, renomiranog americkog psihijatra Richard J. Wolitski, u strucnom radu, ne mogu da nadjem konkretno poglavlje sad

Ako bas hoces, naci cu ti linkove za sve ostalo. Nijedna stavka nije trulija od 2012te godine, Sve do jedne iznesene u istrazivanjima priznatih Psihologa, ili drugacije od strane LGBT grupa, i organizacija.

SVI podatci su tacni.

u/DontAskMyPolitics · 6 pointsr/DebateFascism

Homosexuality is disgusting, degenerate, sinful, wrong and has an astoundingly negative effect on society. It can not be permitted in public. There is plenty of evidence to support the logic behind banning sodomy from the public.


laims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413
Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml
Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/
46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300
Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/
1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en
10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477
Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290
79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483
Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/
Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423
In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

u/CarmellaKimara · 6 pointsr/bestoflegaladvice

Nope, because HIV can take six months to show up on a test.

As for why no monogamy exception: In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, plenty of men that were monogamous had unfaithful partners and thus they ended up with AIDS despite no risky sexual behavior themselves.

Source: And the Band Played On. Would recommend.

u/UpgradeSolution · 6 pointsr/funny

I read a book about Ebola and if I recall correctly the strain of Ebola that is airborne is way more deadly however it kills people so fast that it doesn't have a chance to spread it kinda just kills itself off.


Edit: I think this is the book.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0385479565?pc_redir=1406834357&robot_redir=1

u/OrdinarySeesaw · 6 pointsr/Parenting

You might find these [three] books interesting:

What's going on in there?

Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready

Phonemic Awareness in Young Children

Every child will be different, and it does depend on what they are exposed to.
Building vocabulary (by reading to a child, not lessons or flashcards), phonemic awareness, problem solving and building skills, creativity, and physical agility and strength through play are all more important than learning facts right now. Think of it as creating the sponge that lets a child be ready to learn when they are ready. Knowing an alphabet at 2 isn't that useful, but being able to identify individual sounds in a word is a fundamental pre-reading skill. Knowing what architect designed a building is cute at 4, but problem solving and building things with blocks and such is more important.

Just keep playing, talking, and reading, and it will all be OK.

u/FunkyFortuneNone · 6 pointsr/quantum

Friend asked for a similar list a while ago and I put this together. Would love to see people thoughts/feedback.

Very High Level Introductions:

  • Mr. Tompkins in Paperback
    • A super fast read that spends less time looking at the "how" but focused instead on the ramifications and impacts. Covers both GR as well as QM but is very high level with both of them. Avoids getting into the details and explaining the why.

  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution (Great Courses lecture)
    • This is a great intro to the field of non-classical physics. This walks through GR and QM in a very approachable fashion. More "nuts and bolts" than Mr. Tompkins but longer/more detailed at the same time.


      Deeper Pop-sci Dives (probably in this order):

  • Quantum Theory: A Very Brief Introduction
    • Great introduction to QM. Doesn't really touch on QFT (which is a good thing at this point) and spends a great deal of time (compared to other texts) discussing the nature of QM interpretation and the challenges around that topic.
  • The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces
    • Now we're starting to get into the good stuff. QFT begins to come to the forefront. This book starts to dive into explaining some of the macro elements we see as explained by QM forces. A large part of the book is spent on symmetries and where a proton/nucleon's gluon binding mass comes from (a.k.a. ~95% of the mass we personally experience).
  • The Higgs Boson and Beyond (Great Courses lecture)
    • Great lecture done by Sean Carroll around the time the Higgs boson's discovery was announced. It's a good combination of what role the Higgs plays in particle physics, why it's important and what's next. Also spends a little bit of time discussing how colliders like the LHC work.
  • Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time (Great Courses lecture)
    • Not really heavy on QM at all, however I think it does best to do this lecture after having a bit of the physics under your belt first. The odd nature of time symmetry in the fundamental forces and what that means with regards to our understanding of time as we experience it is more impactful with the additional knowledge (but, like I said, not absolutely required).
  • Deep Down Things: The Breathtaking Beauty of Particle Physics
    • This is not a mathematical approach like "A Most Incomprehensible Thing" are but it's subject matter is more advanced and the resulting math (at least) an order of magnitude harder (so it's a good thing it's skipped). This is a "high level deep dive" (whatever that means) into QFT though and so discussion of pure abstract math is a huge focus. Lie groups, spontaneous symmetry breaking, internal symmetry spaces etc. are covered.
  • The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
    • This is your desert after working through everything above. Had to include something about string theory here. Not a technical book at all but best to be familiar with QM concepts before diving in.

      Blending the line between pop-sci and mathematical (these books are not meant to be read and put away but instead read, re-read and pondered):

  • A Most Incomprehensible Thing: Intro to GR
    • Sorry, this is GR specific and nothing to do with QM directly. However I think it's a great book acting as an introduction. Definitely don't go audible/kindle. Get the hard copy. Lots of equations. Tensor calculus, Lorentz transforms, Einstein field equations, etc. While it isn't a rigorous textbook it is, at it's core, a mathematics based description not analogies. Falls apart at the end, after all, it can't be rigorous and accessible at the same time, but still well worth the read.
  • The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics
    • Not QM at all. However it is a great introduction to using math as a tool for describing our reality and since it's using it to describe classical mechanics you get to employ all of your classical intuition that you've worked on your entire life. This means you can focus on the idea of using math as a descriptive tool and not as a tool to inform your intuition. Which then would lead us to...
  • Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum
    • Great introduction that uses math in a descriptive way AND to inform our intuition.
  • The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
    • Incredible book. I think the best way to describe this book is a massive guidebook. You probably won't be able to get through each of the topics based solely on the information presented in the book but the book gives you the tools and knowledge to ask the right questions (which, frankly, as anybody familiar with the topic knows, is actually the hardest part). You're going to be knocking your head against a brick wall plenty with this book. But that's ok, the feeling when the brick wall finally succumbs to your repeated headbutts makes it all worth while.
u/twelveeleven · 6 pointsr/Parenting

In my opinion, no one should try "cry it out" without reading the book for themselves. It's a very informative read even if you don't end up using that method.

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition

u/monkey_feather · 6 pointsr/Mommit

His book (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0743201639/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_1mHStb1PH9BDK) has been updated and SPECIFICALLY says that his method isn't just leaving the kid to cry. There's scientific background to his methods- plural! There are several potential complications for kiddos- we had a few we didn't even know about.

OP, please PLEASE read the book! It's a quick read and will give you actual science and strategy. Not saying it's right for everyone, but if you're considering using it, read the book in full.

u/goodedition · 6 pointsr/beyondthebump

Ferber's book talks about how to solve these types of sleep problems for kids your daughter's age. https://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems/dp/0743201639

u/MrSnapsCats · 6 pointsr/physicaltherapy

Hi Jeff,

We can't give specific medical advice, just more general information. So here goes.

The first thing I will say, and I can't over-emphasize this enough, is DON'T GET SURGERY RIGHT AWAY! For most people, low back pain is readily able to be rapidly reduced, eliminated, and managed. If you fall into the category of the few who do not recover as expected, then you might consider an injection (With PT to follow), THEN you might consider surgery. The typical outcomes for lumbar surgeries are not good, and it should usually be considered as a last resort. That being said, if you have any alterations in bowel and bladder control it would be something you would consider (with the help of your surgeon) early in the process.

I would also like to address your attitude about your prognosis. Do not let your diagnosis limit you from doing what you love. Your job right now is to manage this episode, reduce the underlying cause, and then return to your function. If done appropriately, you could very well be back to doing everything you enjoy without pain/numbness/tingling.

Let's talk about inversion therapy. Inversion therapy is really just a form of lumbar traction. As such, the reason it probably helps is that it allows you to reduce the compression load on your lumbar spine (low back), which will create more space between your vertebrae while you are on the device, which in turn allows your nerve root to calm down a little. However, when you get off of the table, the compression returns, reduced the room for the nerve root, and then it gets unhappy again. We used to believe that the traction force actually helped pull the inner disc material back into the disc, but what we have found is that is not the case. In the neck, traction is still thought to be useful, but it has been shown to have limited effect in the low back.

So, how do we typically treat these types of problems? There are multiple ways, and no one way is right for everybody. However, the successful methods have something in common. Whatever they do, they reduce the compression load intolerance in your back, which allows the nerve root to calm down and stay calm. I am particularly fond of a method called the McKenzie Method. It is a method that allows us to classify your disorder, then treat it based on how you respond to specific movements. So a PT who is trained in this system could evaluate you and treat you using these specific movements. The nice thing is that you can also use the system for yourself, and if you are successful then you can manage your condition without a medical professional. The creator of the system has written an extremely simple book that I find often helps people treat and manage their condition. The book is called Treat Your Own Back by Robin McKenzie. I recommend that you get a copy as soon as you can.

If you don't want to do that, then that is not the end of the world, but I do want to mention a few things about prognosis of this disorder. When you talk about symptoms in your leg, we call those peripheral symptoms. One of the single strongest predictors of a positive outcome is being able to take eliminate those symptoms in your leg, which is called centralization. So when you think about your symptoms, remember that even if your back symptoms are less, if your leg symptoms are worse then that is a negative thing. Conversely, if you reduce your leg symptoms, but you have more back symptoms, that is actually a positive thing. Central is better.

I know I wrote a lot, but I hate to see anyone with back pain that could potentially be pain free and isn't getting themselves the right help. I'm here to say that, in all likelihood, your back and leg symptoms are treatable without surgery, and you should be able to enjoy living your life the way that you hope to. Please try the book. It is just one method, but it can be very effective if performed properly.

All that being said, you should always seek professional medical attention if you find yourself in need. I apologize for the long response, and feel free to ask any follow-up questions that you have.

EDIT: Also, there are a few more activities that individuals with these conditions typically should avoid during their recovery.

  1. repeated forward bending
  2. prolonged sitting/standing over the sink/etc. (Anything that makes you bend your back forward)
  3. lifting heavy items

    After recovery with this disorder we can return to plenty of forward bending activities, but often it helps to avoid them while reducing the condition.
u/kommandarskye · 6 pointsr/AskHistorians

On cancer, I can strongly recommend Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Emperor of All Maladies, which (among many other things) is a history of cancer and the ways we have treated it. (That is my source for the purposes of this comment, in any case - actual historians of science and medicine may be able to do better!)

One of the earliest cases Mukherjee talks about is recounted in Egyptian hieroglyphics, the tale of a woman with a breast tumor around 2000 BCE (very roughly). In that particular case, the physician recommended no treatment, but contemporary records suggest that surgery (to remove such tumors) was known of, though you can imagine what the prognosis for patients was like before the (very modern) age of antiseptic techniques.

So cancer's been around for a very very long time; part of the increase in frequency we see for such illnesses is a consequence of the fact that we are living so much longer, due to better nutrition and control of other infectious diseases. Mukherjee writes quite elegantly about the underlying nature of all cancers, their untamable desire to grow and expand and colonize, as a twisted reflection of the very processes that take us from fetus to infant to child to adult.

If I were to go on, I'd just continue summarizing his book, and it's eminently worth reading for yourself if you're interested enough in the topic.

Enjoy!

u/e_swartz · 6 pointsr/labrats

following up here, but take a look at The Emperor of All Maladies for a little history into how cancer became a huge marketing, PR, and money-raising machine in the mid 20th century, led largely by Mary Lasker.

This coincided with radical changes in breast cancer surgery from the mid to late 20th centuries. Breast cancer surgery used to be a mutilating procedure that would remove the entire breast and inner chest cavity, despite barely any differences in real outcomes. It was easy to champion breast cancer research partly for these reasons and partly because it was one of the first cancers in which we understood the biology of certain types (namely, BRCA genes as well as HER2-positive cancers that could be treated with tamoxifen). This gave the public added confidence in their money going to research which was leading to tangible improvements in cancer outcomes.

u/AJs_Sandshrew · 6 pointsr/biology

If you interested in biology/cancer research, read The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee. I really is a fantastic read, even if you're not interested in cancer.

u/waltwhitmansanus · 6 pointsr/radiohead
u/qnxo · 6 pointsr/NoFap

Recent scientific research conducted by renowned neurologists has essentially proven that the shorter your sleep, the shorter your lifespan.

We are only now beginning to fully realize just how much damage even a week of sleep deprivation has on an individual. u/just-home, I suggest this bestseller if you're interested in making everyday life a lot better :)

Please don't pull all-nighters. If we're talking studying, work, or whatever, you'll be more efficient the next day and get more done than you would ever have gotten done during said all-nighter. It's a genuinely stupid, inefficient thing to do.

u/ReshiMD · 6 pointsr/nosurf

Copying a comment I made earlier today.

Everyone’s saying that the doctor’s wrong, and I get why. However, conquering depression, as a rule, does mean that you have to try despite how bleak things feel.

Know what’s empirically a good idea. I dont care if you shave, but shower once a day. Get your nutrients. People are in worse positions than you are and you should feel gratitude in that. Other practices are important too but a smidge unorthodox. Meditation is great and there is an app on iOS and Android called Waking Up that has made an enormous impact on countless people. If you cannot afford an account, they will make you an account for free and if after a year you can’t yet afford it, email them once more for another year of membership.

Email: [email protected]

Also, get an app that tracks your sleep. Android iOS

Do not forsake your sleep. It’s not cool. The middle class merely bought into it being “cool.” If you need some science here’s a book that knows its shit. If your depression is fucking you then get it on Audible with a free trial or listen, listen, listen. This is no small thing.

Forget your weight. Are you fat? So? Why does that matter? Americans are fat. I’m fat. Eat better. Smoothie. Try doing some exercises because it feels good to be limber or some cardio because your brain feels GREAT once you do. If your joints are fucked go swimming. Pay for a membership or use your school. They’re probably billing you to keep the lights on anyway.

Why do you think labeling yourself as a coward is a good thing? Genuinely, why? Even subconsciously, why? You have to choose to be better. The pills or this doctor will never ever fix your problems. Look, all of this was typed out in the bathroom. I’m on the can and I believe in you. And my ass hurts so im going to stop here, but I have more information and I will reply to you if you want to take this further. Ask your questions.

u/spit-evil-olive-tips · 6 pointsr/SeattleWA

Sleep.

Add this book to your to-read list for later, it explains why sleep is actually more productive than pulling an all-nighter.

u/tashabaker11 · 6 pointsr/CsectionCentral

I also wanted to offer an alternative view.

I will be the first to admit that labor and delivery is scary especially for a first time mother. BUT I think it would be incredibly helpful for you to learn more about the process. The more you know the less fear you'll have.

I originally subscribed to this sub because I thought I needed a scheduled c-section due to low lying placenta. It moved up on its own and I was able to have a vaginal delivery. I chose to do it naturally with no pain medication and honestly, it was an awesome experience. Yes- it hurt, yes- it was hard, but I would do it over again in a heartbeat! I ended needing an episiotomy which I know scares a lot of people but they gave me a local anesthetic first and I couldn't feel it at all. My recovery was so easy!!! I just felt a bit bruised down there for the first little while and that's it. Full disclosure, I know not everyone has this kind of experience, but statistically the vast majority of births are complication free.

So long story short, I would suggest you look into vaginal delivery more in-depth. Look into the stages of labor. Definitely research the potential risks and side effects of a c-section. Also with this being you're first, c-sections can have negative risks for subsequent pregnancies.

This book is designed for support people during labor, but honestly it was the best resource for learning the stages of labor. It's a very empowering book. I highly recommend it!
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/155832819X/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_8CzHAbDYV87PP

I'm not specifically saying you shouldn't go for a c-section, I just think giving your self the knowledge of the pros and cons will be a huge help!

Best of luck to you!!

u/Zethley · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps

Order The Birth Partner off amazon for your husband. Great book! I read through it and my husband is almost done with it. I plan on passing it down to the next friend who gets pregnant which is how it came into my possession.

https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Partner-Complete-Childbirth-Companions/dp/155832819X

u/loosepajamas · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps

Absolutely no issues with flying during pregnancy. Some airlines restrict pregnant women from flying past ~36 weeks, but I think that's because they don't want you going into labor in their airplane cabin at 32,000 feet. After getting thru security, buy a bottle of water for your wife. I was on a 2-hour flight over Christmas and was dying of thirst waiting for the drink cart to come down the aisle. Also, give her the aisle seat if possible so she can walk the aisles periodically to keep the blood moving and access the bathroom quickly if needed.

As for books, I've read a lot of good ones. I've liked the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, and Elisabeth Bing's Six Practical Lessons for an Easier Childbirth and Ina May's Guide to Childbirth for info on labor and delivery, and The Happiest Baby on the Block and the Wonder Weeks for infant care. Also The Birth Partner is a great book on delivery for both pregnant women and husbands. If you can find a secondhand bookstore near you, check it out--a lot of people sell off these types of books once they're done with them.

u/TheWokeKneeGrow · 5 pointsr/The_Donald

People need to just show up and counter protest lol. Spew hate facts about gays


u/deathlypenis · 5 pointsr/Conservative

>"So sex between two married men is bad, but sex between a married woman on birth control and a man is ok, even though neither produce children? Why?"

The family unit is the smallest unit of human society.

  1. The family unit provides the means for instruction and rearing of the youth, imbibing them with morality and the social standards of that society.

  2. The family unit provides the basic means for containment of anti-social behavior both by providing a means of safely discovering it and discouraging it (intra-familial discipline, ostracisation, and encouragement).

  3. The family unit provides a complete means of self-sustenance. Within a family unit, the infirm are able to be taken care of, the youth raised, and the elder allowed to rest. A natural workforce exists to labor in the family fields, business, etc.

    Now, I am going to address the second part of that first. A married couple using birth control fits the societally healthy definition of family by nature because they are a man and a woman. Using birth control to enjoy sex (clinically proven to bond couples and lead to stronger relationships) as a means of pleasure and intimacy are acting within the bounds of marriage. This is a good thing for society because is a) improves the quality of that family unit and b) reduces the likelihood of extramarital sex which causes divorses and broken family units.

    The first part is simple. In the first case, homosexuals are the least stable people on the planet:

    Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners.

    Homosexual men are more likely to have been abused by their partners than straight men.

    Homosexuals are objectively worse parents with their children falling behind in school, having difficulty with social and emotional attachment, feel more isolated from their families, etc.

    Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness.

    1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners.

    43% of gay men have over 500 partners.

    Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men.

    Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men.

    That does not make a good family.

    But let's put that aside and look at the nature of a family. Two men do not make a family unit. Period. A family is a self perpetuating unit whose purpose is to care for its members and raise them up. A gay couple cannot procreate. Ever. This is simply impossible for them to do. A couple using birth control has the option (and usually takes it) to stop using and create life. A gay couple cannot do this. Further, a families purpose is to instill the morals and social customs into its members and act as a first line of defense against immoral and anti-social behavior. A gay couple cannot do this as they are acting immorally by default. Further, their union is anti-social by nature because it both rejects natural and moral law and places their personal pleasure above the good of their tribe or group. Given the data above, they are clearly dysfunctional as well.
u/barkingbullfrog · 5 pointsr/polandball

Read The Hot Zone. Seriously. Do it now.

u/b00yakashaa · 5 pointsr/epidemiology

You can't talk about public health/epi lit without bringing up The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. It's a really intriguing look at the known history of Ebola and the Ebola Reston outbreak at a monkey house in the US, but take a lot of his details with a grain of salt because he's on the record saying that he dramatized a number of details but its entertaining and informative nonetheless. Preston has a few other books that fall in a similar fold.

I'm currently reading Spillover by David Quammen and I'm really loving it! It's a more scientifically sound book about zoonosis and how infections make their way across species and into humans. I'm personally finding it to be a lot more entertaining than The Hot Zone as well.

u/aroogu · 5 pointsr/worldnews

Read The Hot Zone. Contagion is for wimps & dilettantes.

u/nibblet787 · 5 pointsr/StayAtHomeDaddit

We followed the instructions in the book 12 hours' sleep by 12 weeks old. Sure, we bent the rules, but I'd say we stuck to it around 80% of the time. And, instead of 12 weeks, we probably ended it around 4 or 5 months. At the end, our kids were down to one wake up incident per night, so we furburized (spelling?) that out. From 6 months on (my kids are 6 and 3 now), both kids go to bed when we tell them, sleep through the night with zero issues, and never have a single problem getting up in the morning. Things in that department worked out better than I ever hoped for.

u/downbound · 5 pointsr/videos

some weird stuff I've been reading (I have a 3mo) babies this age do not have the capacity for cognitive memory. Their cerebral cortex just isn't developed enough. This is why we cannot remember this stage in our lives. Babies this you DO though have associative memory as that is an entirely different part of the brain that is much more developed by then. This is why that nurse (or doctor) messed up. The reason children fear needles is USUALLY because of this. They have a associative history with them. If the nurse/doctor hid the needle and made sure the baby was not looking when they administered what looks like vaccines this would not take place and would lessen the chances of negative association with needles later in life.

This is from https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Going-There-Brain-Develop/dp/0553378252
by Lise Eliot Ph.D.

u/metanat · 5 pointsr/math

Roger Penrose holds the Platonist view. He discusses it in this ever interesting book The Road to Reality.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0679776311/

u/TwinkieTriumvirate · 5 pointsr/Parenting

This book does have really great information in it, but I couldn't get over how poorly written it is for such a successful book. Really badly organized, and for sleep-deprived parents it was really hard to get at the information we needed.

Ultimately, we had great luck with the Ferber book. Ferber is famous for the "cry it out method" but his method is a little less "extreme" than Weisbluth's (if you are uncomfortable letting the baby cry for long periods without checking in, as we were).

The single most useful thing I learned from the Ferber book is that all babies will wake up many times per night, and that if their environment is different than when they went to sleep it will wake them up completely. E.g. imagine you go to sleep on your bed and wake up on the bathroom floor... you'll become aroused and completely awake. To a baby, this is the same as when they go to sleep in your arms or with you in the room and wake up alone in their crib.

There are different ways to get there, but ultimately it was finding a way to let the baby fall asleep without us in the room (i.e. the same way he'll wake up 4 or 5 times per night) that was key.

Also really benefited from "The Baby Whisperer" and her Eat Activity Sleep routine for newborns.

The real secret is that each baby is different, and different techniques will have differing levels of success with different babies. Ferber solved our problems where some of the advice in the "no-cry" books did not seem to apply to our child.

u/Wednesday211 · 5 pointsr/daddit

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0757305601/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QV6rDbGPZM1G9

This book worked really well for us. Your situation is complicated by the fact you don't have your child every night.

I suggest you find out what the bedtime routine is at the other house and mirror it to the extent possible. Then be consistent.

Also, when you put them to bed and they get up, just like the other commenter said, be as calm and boring as possible. No extra songs or stories, no extra snacks or watching the show until the next commercial. Just calmly redirect back to bed. We counted seventeen times one night with my daughter but after a couple days of that, she's not had a problem in the last four years. Nothing to see here, may as well go to sleep.

For crying I found myself comfortable with something short of total cry it out. This idea is from that book and it strikes a balance between "I love you and don't want to see you suffer" and "you are a competent human who can put himself to sleep." We chose an interval, two minutes for us, and let her cry that long before going into her room. Didn't pick her up or do anything extra, just said "daddy is here, will still be here when you wake up, I love you goodnight." Then left and let her cry for four minutes. Repeated the process, adding two minutes each time. The longest we ever went was sixteen minutes and then she never really cried at bedtime again. My daughter was much younger so you may choose a longer interval and expect to have to do it over a few more nights with a two year old.

If crying and screaming sometimes works, think of it like the lottery, he'll keep playing but if it never works he'll eventually stop.

u/myexsparamour · 5 pointsr/DeadBedrooms

> On top of that, she herniated a disc in her back, which doesn't just agitated those problems but also causes her not to have feeling in part of her right leg and foot, and causes her even more pain and mobility issues.

Just want to say that I herniated a disc in my back when I was in my early 30s and thought I was basically going to be crippled for life. I was able to fix it using the techniques in this book. I occasionally still have problems, but I'm able to get it back in place within a few days.

https://www.amazon.com/Treat-Your-Back-Robin-McKenzie/dp/0987650408

u/maismione · 5 pointsr/booksuggestions

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee This book presents how our understanding of cancer evolved over time, from Ancient Egypt until the present. Not only does the human and societal element keep the science interesting, but it also gives you an understanding of the experimental method, the (sometimes cringe-worthy) history of medicine and how clinical research works. As someone who is equally interested in science and the humanities, this book was awesome.

u/aaj_ki_kitab · 5 pointsr/india

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - Siddhartha Mukherjee

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

http://www.amazon.com/Emperor-All-Maladies-Biography-Cancer/dp/1439170916/ref=la_B003SNL6EA_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397799083&sr=1-1

u/QuentinTNO · 5 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I am going to come right out and say I am not an oncologist and this is getting to the periphery of my clinical knowledge.

The easy answer is that the cancer cells produce chemical that trick your body into growing blood vessels toward and supply it with nutrients. There is a lot of research into blocking these signals. One example is VEGF or Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

To get to the second part of your question, our immune system does mop up the majority of mutated cells. What we end up seeing as clinical cancer is actually the small subset of mutated cells that can both a) recruit support for growth and b) avoid the immune system.

For anyone looking to get a (relatively) accessible lesson on cancer and it's medical history, I recommend The Emperor of All Maladies.

u/tmi_janai · 5 pointsr/TheMindIlluminated

I highly recommend your checking out this recent book, Why We Sleep. It's stuffed full of studies from recent decades showing the vast importance for the physiological and psychological effects of sleep, and warns of all kinds of bad things that happen when short sleep occurs, impacting memory, learning, the immune system, and so on. I point this out because if you're not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, your body is paying a heavy, heavy price. :(

I suspect advanced meditators are more susceptible to thinking that they don't need sleep because of their increased conscious power, even though the science shows that sleep is a universal necessity across the animal kingdom.

u/MarylandBlue · 5 pointsr/bjj

I met a black belt at a globetrotters camp who recommended Why We Sleep to me, it's a fascinating book and really changed how I view sleep and gave me a renewed focus on getting enough sleep.

u/monsterml · 5 pointsr/running

I would recommend the book Why We Sleep. It really changed my thoughts on sleep. I now consider sleep the most important thing you can do for your health followed by eating well and exercising. I was getting up at 5 am to run but life made it hard to be asleep by 9 pm so I ended up finding ways to fit my runs in elsewhere. 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night is incredibly important.

u/the_grindel2 · 5 pointsr/Mindfulness

I recently finished reading a book called Why We Sleep that changed the way I think about it in a dramatic way.

The author (Matthew Walker) addresses the issue of insomnia and offers tips to overcome insomnia.

He talks about using a specific form of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) as a way to address underlying sleep problems instead using a band-aid approach. There are some apps for CBT-I, but I don't have any experience using them.

Looking at your situation, there are a few tips that will probably be more helpful than others. First things first: define a time to go to sleep and a time to wake up. Stick to those times every single day, even weekends. If your experience is anything like mine, it could take 4-6 weeks to get used to the change.

Next, if you're laying in bed unable to fall asleep (after 20-30 minutes), get up and do something relaxing. You want your bed to be associated with sleep and rest, not anxiety from not being about to sleep.

I often use the Sleep With Me podcast to help me fall asleep. Highly recommend giving that a try.

It's worth nothing that melatonin isn't actually effective, except in older people and while trying to deal with jet lag.

If you're a fan of the Joe Rogan podcast, the Matthew Walker episode is basically his book condensed into a two hour conversation.

ETA: Rogan podcast
List of good sleep tips
The book also goes into the negative effects of sleeping pills, as well as the incredible benefits of good sleep. Highly recommend for a better understanding of what is going on and things you can do to make the changes.

u/abby621 · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

Oh! I also have loved The Birth Partner. I feel like it had by far the best explanations of labor and what labor might feel like both for me and for my husband.

u/allofthebeards · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

Yes! The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

The Birth Partner - Revised 4th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions https://www.amazon.com/dp/155832819X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_M7S5wbBV5VQ7B


He's only at the beginning of the book so I can't speak to how much of it is going to be helpful to us as individuals, but it looks like it has a lot of awesome information to arm dads with what moms may need or want during labor etc :)

u/lalalababystuff · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

I really liked [The Birth Partner] (http://www.amazon.com/Birth-Partner-Complete-Childbirth-Companions/dp/155832819X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420264672&sr=8-1&keywords=the+birth+partner) by Penny Simkin and I'm making my husband read it now. It's a fairly easy read and I thought it gave a good overview. I'm actually holding it right now and this is the table of contents to give you an idea:

Part One: Before the Birth

  1. The last weeks of pregnancy

    Part Two: Labor and Birth

  2. Getting into labor, 3) Moving through the stages of labor, 4) Comfort measures for labor, 5) Strategies for challenging variations in normal labor

    Part Three: The Medical Side of Childbirth

  3. Tests, technologies, interventions, and procedures, 7) Complications in late pregnancy, labor, or afterward, 8) Medications for pain during labor, 9) Cesarean birth, and vaginal birth after cesarean

    Part Four: After the Birth

  4. The first few days postpartum, 11) Getting started with breastfeeding
u/clardz · 5 pointsr/surfing

I back the foam roller/lacrosse ball recommendations, and some focused area yoga. Also look up some of Christopher Somers' Gymnastic Bodies programs, they have a lot of exercises for shoulder strength and mobility.

Another thing that might help you are deadhangs from a pull up bar. Dr. John Kirsch wrote a book about his studies treating shoulder pain, and as I understand it, the crux of it was that he found that doing consistent dead hangs (with the thumbs disengaged) helped alleviate a lot of the issues over time. I have rotator cuff syndrome in my left shoulder and doing the hangs has definitely been helping the pain from it https://www.amazon.com/Shoulder-Solution-Prevention-Revised-Expanded/dp/1589096428

u/DrLieberstein · 4 pointsr/gifs

43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536


u/Croatian_Ent · 4 pointsr/croatia

Uredba: eto ponosam sam što imam jedno od najnepopularnijih mišljenja u threadu. Ne trebate mi se zahvaljivati što stavljam OC na stol i potičem raspravu. Kys



Veliki broj današnjih homoseksualaca su ili mentalno bolesni ljudi ili im je "homoseksualnost" izlika za promiskuitet i kojekakve "coping mechanisms" za mentalne bolesti/traume. Naravno da postoje normalni ljudi koje jednostavno samo privlači isti spol, i dok ti ta osoba ne kaže da je gay ne bi ni znao. Čudno je da 1% populacije ima takvu reprezentaciju u svim serijama/filmovima, kao gle haha on je gej al je TAKO KUL I FEBJULUS ajmo zaboravit na činjenicu da su to de facto moralne i zdravstvene ruine, i nastaviti gledat will n grace haha kak je smijesan ovaj gej covjek wow bas je kao mi normalni ljudi...ti si protiv gej brakova?? Koj kurac katolibanski bigot brak je tak i tak samo ugovor, pa šta onda ako gejevi mogu posvajati djecu NEMA RAZLIKE IZMEDU STRAIGHT I GAY RODITELJA HALOO??



Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/


46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300



Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/




1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503



43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503




Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536




Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536




Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536




Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source:http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en


10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source:http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477



Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536



Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290



79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536


99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483



Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source:http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004




Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source:http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004



Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source:http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004



One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source:http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/



In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print




Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print



In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print



Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print



Homosexuals are more to use illegal drugs and drink to excess than straight people. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Homosexuals are more likely than straight people to have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and to commit suicide. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print



Gay men are 10-15 times more likely than straight men to have eating disorders. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print



40% to 60% of serial killers are homosexuals. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print



Homosexual men are more likely to have been abused by their partners than straight men. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print



Monogamy is not a central feature of most homosexual relationships. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print



Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print



In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print



Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source:http://advindicate.com/articles/3022



The average gay man has several dozen sex partners per year. Source:http://advindicate.com/articles/3022



28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


Most “long term relationships” between gay men last less than eight years. Source:http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


Among gay Canadian men in “committed relationships, only 25% were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022



In one study, only 9% of gay men were monogamous. Source:http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


75% of straight men an are faithful, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. Source:http://advindicate.com/articles/3022



In Berlin, 83% of gay men in “steady” relationships had had frequent affairs in the last year. Source:http://advindicate.com/articles/3022




Infection rates for gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing among active homosexual men. Source:http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html




Gay men, 1% of the population, account for 83% of syphilis cases. Source:http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html




Syphilis was almost eradicated, but made a comeback among homosexual men. Source:http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html


Active homosexual men are 17 times more likely than straight people to have anal cancer. Source:http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html





America has spent $700 million promoting gay rights abroad – an “integral” part of American foreign policy. Source:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/world/africa/us-support-of-gay-rights-in-africa-may-have-done-more-harm-than-good.html?_r=0

u/sabu632 · 4 pointsr/Anthropology

Ethics in Anthropology. Gets very heavy into some of the important considerations for anyone thinking about a life in anthropology. Class was structured like a grad seminar, with each week the readings assigned to two people who lead the class discussion. Then for the big reads we had a formal debate with the class. There were four teams, broken up in two private debate sessions. You were assigned a side on the issue the day of the debate. All of this keeps you up on reading, and really really gets you invested in the topics. Also, some of the best case studies from the field. Favorites were:

The Fierce Controversy
http://www.amazon.com/Yanomami-Fierce-Controversy-California-Anthropology/dp/0520244044

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Catches-You-Fall-Down/dp/0374533407/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1343382480&sr=1-1&keywords=spirit+catches+you+and+you+fall+down

The Yale/Maccu Piccu Debate
http://lastdaysoftheincas.com/wordpress/peru-yale-machu-picchu-controversy-part-1

u/dontforgetpants · 4 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Ebola is a disease that, as far as I know, is believed to live in an animal "reservoir," meaning that it primarily infects or is carried by animals, but it can make the jump to humans if a human comes into contact with an infected animal or carrier animal. Another example of this type of disease is rabies - humans only get it when they come into contact with an animal that carries rabies (as opposed to diseases that jump from human to human, like malaria, which is passed through a vector, or HIV which is passed directly from human to human).

So, ebola doesn't really "die out" when it disappears for a short time from the human population. It's just that it kills off all of its human hosts. Then, when a person comes into contact with an infected animal (probably a monkey or chimp), they get infected and pass it around to other humans.

As /u/fastblackman17 pointed out, ebola never really made it to the US this time around. I actually disagree with ebola being one of the top killers in Africa. Still AIDS, malaria, war, probably influenza, etc. are all much bigger killers than ebola in Africa. Ebola is right now relatively contained. In 2014, ebola killed ~10,000 people in Africa, compared to AIDS in 2011 which killed 1.2 million (1,200,000 so approximately 120x as many).

Anyways, if you're interested in ebola and similar viruses, you should check out this book - it's a fantastic and will scare the pants off of you.

u/NBPTS · 4 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

We used this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Hours-Sleep-Weeks-Step/dp/0525949593

The first step is to get their daytime feedings to 4 hours apart. We went from 6 4oz bottles to 4 6oz bottles. They started sleeping longer stretches immediately.

u/nightwingfangirl · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

We started hitting a routine around 6-7 weeks, and it really gelled around 8 weeks. Before that it was chaos. We've been using this method. He'll be 11 weeks old on Tuesday, and he's been sleeping 9-10 hours at night.

u/Gu3rr1lla · 4 pointsr/raisedbynarcissists

Parents are responsible for their childrens behavior. This could be a blind spot preventing you from holding your own parents accountable. If you can't emotionally understand this you wont logically understand this following argument.

If a parent needs to get their children to do something or not to do something out of fear of punishment then it's not a relationship. It's dictatorship and you'll never get respect or compliance from your children when you act like you know what's best for them - and this is the reason why abuse escalates.

It's the parents responsibility to teach their children right and wrong by talking and listening to them, helping them understand, and ultimately modelling that behaviour themselves.

Before you have children, it's important to work on yourself because everything you experienced as a child from abusive parents thats lingering in your unconscious will come to the surface when you have your own children.

It seems you area already projecting some of this by thinking experimentation like smoking in the room or lying about homework is bad. Wouldn't it be better to foster a relationship where your children can you tell they tried a cigarette or don't want to do their homework? That way you can actually be involved in their lives.

If you raise your children correctly I wouldn't worry about most bad activities because you'll give them the skills to know better. The science shows that addictions, victim of bullying and peer pressure are all caused by child abuse and an unstable home. If you want to know more about this look up Gabor Mate (I have more resources).

Actually as children get older they become easier to parent when you raise them peacefully and being involved because you have built up a relationship.

Here are books I'd recommend:
Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain
http://www.amazon.com/Why-Love-Matters-Affection-Shapes/dp/1583918175

The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self http://www.amazon.com/Drama-Gifted-Child-Search-Revised/dp/0465016901

The Truth Will Set You Free: Overcoming Emotional Blindness and Finding Your True Adult Self http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Will-Set-You-Free/dp/0465045855[2]

For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence http://www.amazon.com/Your-Own-Good-Child-Rearing-Violence/dp/0374522693[3]

Stefan Molyneux: Real-Time Relationships: The Logic of Love http://www.freedomainradio.com/free/books/FDR_3_PDF_Real_Time_Relationships.pdf

On Truth: The Tyranny of Illusion http://board.freedomainradio.com/blogs/freedomain/archive/2008/09/11/book-on-truth-the-tyranny-of-illusion.aspx

Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication http://www.amazon.com/Between-Parent-Child-Revolutionized-Communication/dp/0609809881

Playful Parenting http://www.amazon.com/Playful-Parenting-Lawrence-J-Cohen/dp/0345442865

Unconditional Parenting http://www.amazon.com/Unconditional-Parenting-Moving-Rewards-Punishments/dp/0743487486

Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves http://www.naomialdort.com/book.html

Parent Effectiveness Training http://www.amazon.com/Parent-Effectiveness-Training-Responsible-Children/dp/0609806939

The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life http://www.amazon.com/Philosophical-Baby-Childrens-Minds-Meaning/dp/0374231966

What's Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life http://www.amazon.com/Whats-Going-There-Brain-Develop/dp/0553378252

Becoming the Kind Father: A Son's Journey http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Kind-Father-Sons-Journey/dp/0865715823

Connection Parenting http://connectionparenting.com/connection-parenting-book.html

u/independencebaby · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

Any video claiming to teach your baby stuff is bogus. Pure, utter bogus garbage. Skip it.

The best thing you can do is read to your kid, talk to them, interact with them. Give them face time, not screen time.

My girly will be 6 weeks on thursday and we're reading Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy a few evenings a week. Right now I think she likes the sound of our voices, but even that is hardwiring her brain for the english language.

Read "What's Going on in There?" if you want to learn how best to give your kiddo's brain a boost from birth onwards. Amazon Link

u/jacobolus · 4 pointsr/math

Yes, there is such a place: the internet’s collection of academic papers has a very handy search engine at http://scholar.google.com/, plus an illegal download service at http://sci-hub.bz/

It’s going to take you several lifetimes to read it all, but that shouldn’t be too big a problem, right?

Even learning the baby-step basics is going to take years of hard work. You’ll have an easier time of this if you enroll in a full-time degree program in math or physics at a good university. You can’t really learn these subjects unless you do the work – just reading a webpage isn’t going to cut it – and it’s hard to stay motivated to do the work if you’re on your own.

u/karen_h · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

I'm going to pull the Psych card and suggest that you guys attend family counseling to get to the bottom of this. It sounds like she has a lot of anger from the divorce, and you're going to need to deal with this quickly before she gets much older and it starts to manifest itself in self-destructive ways. You need to take care of this now.

That said, You also need to set rules and enforce them. What you're doing, by giving in each time, is letting her know that you're not serious about setting rules. If you want her in bed, then you need to tell her the rules up front, and then put her to bed. If she starts screaming, then you need to come in and tell her that if she keeps this up, nothing is going to change. But she is still going to stay in bed and she'll just have a sore throat tomorrow. If it's disturbing her sister, then just arrange for your other child to sleep on the couch for the time being. Put her to bed, and then let her scream. I recommend this book http://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems/dp/0743201639/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1300251518&sr=8-1 . Lots of people don't like this - but it's the kindest, best way to get your kid to sleep. My own copy is completely destroyed from being loaned out to so many others. Follow the directions, and your problem will be over with this. You need to stay firm, and mean what you say. In EVERYTHING. She's going to be testing you quite a bit for the next decade.

I still highly recommend you getting your family into counseling as soon as possible. If you cannot afford it, there are lots of alternatives available to low income families.

u/SF_Inuyushi · 4 pointsr/raisingkids

This is never popular when I share it, but this saved us. I start sleep training at 4 months. My second child was sleeping solid through the night at 6 months. From 15 months to 2 years they regress and will call out every 3 hours. If you follow the book, you just go in for 1 minute and leave then they're good, on average.

https://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems/dp/0743201639

Best of luck!

u/acisnot · 4 pointsr/Parenting

>wait until 6 months.

[That's straight out of Ferber.] (https://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems/dp/0743201639/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491771431&sr=8-1&keywords=Ferber) - well 4-6 months is straight out of the Ferber book.

u/dogsordiamonds · 4 pointsr/Parenting

You mention cry-it-out, but have you read Dr. Ferber's book? It changed my life. It explains a lot about a baby's sleeping needs and cycles. I found that all the other books I read seemed to get their information from his book while drawing different conclusions. Anyway, you don't have to take a look at it if you don't want to, but if you're having trouble with a sleeping baby I just want to share what helped me.

u/kat_da_g · 4 pointsr/Parenting

If you've been co-sleeping don't jump straight to Ferberizing.

I read maybe 7 or 8 sleep training books that ran the gambit from Weisenbluth Extinction method, and Ferberizing Cry it Out, to the Dr. Sears cosleep until they don't want to or Sleep lady shuffle out of the room.

We eventually choose the Sleepeasy Solution from Waldburger and Spivak. It's not too extreme on either end. It does, however, take preparation and planning. You analyze sleep patterns and habits first and then make a plan that works for your family. We felt like the analysis and planning before was what made the sleep training part work in about 2 nights. It took awhile but my LO sleeps like a champ now.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Sleepeasy-Solution-Exhausted-Parents/dp/0757305601

u/thepulloutmethod · 4 pointsr/legaladvice

Another chronic migraine sufferer here, too. I strongly recommend reading "Heal Your Headache"
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0761125663/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1451829744&sr=1-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=heal+your+headache&dpPl=1&dpID=51WX98eUgLL&ref=plSrch


Its written by one of the premier migraine specialists in the world. It contains all the advice you'd get from visiting a neurologist. Reading that book changed my life. I went from getting migraines every three weeks like clockwork, to being migraine free since 2012. Without relying on medication.

The book focuses on identifying and reducing your migraine triggers. For me, my strongest triggers are by far irregular sleep, alcohol, and stress.

Your mileage of course may vary, especially since you suffer more acutely than I did. But the good news is that supposedly most people age out of migraines. If you're in your teens/20s, its likely your migraines will subside with time.

u/edheler · 4 pointsr/preppers

I don't have a favorite, I have a long list of favorites. Listed below is a good starter selection. Lucifer's Hammer is the book that probably most directly led to the path I am on today. I have always liked science fiction and read it long before I would have ever called myself a prepper.


Fiction, to make you think:

u/ThelemaAndLouise · 4 pointsr/simpleliving

you might actually get some good answers from subs like /r/Wicca, /r/witchcraft, or /r/energy_work despite your desire to avoid spiritual/folk beliefs, because of the high likelihood of overlapping interests. (EDIT: or a traditional chinese medicine/TCM subreddit)

part of the problem finding traditional healing divorced from extraneous beliefs is that the traditions usually include elements of ritual or belief because it helps the patient.

i used to a have a book called "where there is no doctor", and he tells a story about how a woman who was bleeding after childbirth wanted a shot, but he told her to do mild activity and drink orange juice from her tree out back. she persisted a while in her demands for a medical treatment, but she eventually went home, followed his advice, and began hemorrhaging heavily. he was called, and she was like "DAMN BITCH I TOLD U" and so he gave her a shot of water out of an ampule, and she stopped bleeding.

it was her belief in the magical ritual of injecting her with medicine that made her stop bleeding. you should at least be acquainted with this effect, although relying on it entirely isn't good either.

it's an incredible book that gives you no-nonsense advice on how to treat people with 3rd world resources. not exactly what you're looking for, but i highly recommend it. you will be equipped to evaluate situations far beyond what you will ever want or need to, which i think is ideal. link to the book

in this vein, survivalist plant guides would be a good resource as well. i don't know what subreddit might cater to that.

EDIT: a quick googling turned up this book. i've known some planty folks and i think they had this book. if my mom weren't dead, she would hook us up with some real sick shit.

u/bradicality · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I second this. Find a good sports therapist, most important thing. I had a badly bulging disc (L5S1) and the pain was crippling. After MRI doc didn't recommend surgery, only PT. Had an amazing therapist and did every stretch/exercise he recommended; started yoga for core strengthening and flexibility. After 3 months I was feeling much better and around 6 months later I was back lifting (with good form). Now, with a stable and strong midsection and better posture I'm glad I fixed it myself and didn't get the surgery. Sucks, but it will get better if you use the same focus you did for lifting but aim it at regaining a healthy back.

Also, if you don't already have it, this short book was my savior.
Treat Your Own Back by Robin A McKenzie

u/gooey_mushroom · 4 pointsr/biology

If you have any interest in cancer at all - The Emperor of all Maladies is an amazing book. It's titled a "biography" of cancer and tells how scientific advances have changed how doctors/patients/society have dealt with cancer through history, and ultimately guides the reader towards a modern understanding of the disease. It sounds dry but really isn't - it's a compelling book, and I especially loved how the science wasn't "dumbed down".

u/perdit · 4 pointsr/Stoicism

I'm sorry. I know what you're going through is really hard.

Cancer is part of the reason I started reading Stoic philosophy tbh. To calm that animal fear of death we all carry.

I'm coming to that moment in my own life as well. Someone I love very much is very ill and I suspect it will come to this sooner rather than later in our family.

I was thinking, I'll probably be the last of my little family to die. Everyone I love will die before me.

My mother will die- she's very ill.

My husband is much older than me.

My sister is older w approaching health issues of her own.

And my younger brother is struggling w mental illness.

I'll probably have to bury them all one by one someday. I dunno that anyone will be left to bury me.

On my worst days I'm sad about it. I feel sorry for myself. Why me? I never asked for it.

But then on other days, I'm grateful for the opportunity. It's one final duty to discharge, one last chance to honor someone very special in my life.

Who else would I want to shoulder my burden?

If I'm not the one to bury them all, then it'll fall to my brother. I love him but his life is a mess even in the best of times. Leave my sister to do it? Her big heart might crack under the strain.

We shared a little bit of time together and it's been lovely. I can do my part.



The funny thing is I'll be dead soon, too. Whether it's a week from now or 100 years it doesn't much matter I guess. I must've read it somewhere but can't recall where (Marcus Aurelius probably):

'We're all dead already, we just haven't been buried yet.'

I try to live my little chunk of time in a way that will leave people around me with a good memory and a warm feeling in their hearts.

Take my blessings with you. I wish you well! Say hi if you see me somewhere on the other side.

Edit: I'm a big reader. These are the books that helped me through the worst of it. Maybe they can help you, too.

  • Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, free online ebook

  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. It's a super interesting read, all about how cancer has dogged the human race for millenia. How treatment has stumbled and how it's advanced. It really put things in perspective for myself and my mother. Cancer is just one of those human things we all might become subject to

    wiki, author discusses book, Amazon

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It brings up interesting questions about what it means to live and what it means to die. Like what are you? What's the smallest part of you that is still you? Are you dead if parts of you live on? What if all your DNA lives on and gets replicated over and over for decades, resulting in more biomass than you ever were. What if your DNA goes all over the world, into space even, long after you've succumbed? Are you really dead? How should your family think of you if the last 60+ years of medical research hinge upon the fact that "you" never really died at all?

    wiki, Amazon
u/banach · 4 pointsr/fitbit

Off topic but you should considering swapping some of that exercise for more sleep. Source: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

u/pain666 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

There is a book by Dr. John Kirsch, M.D. Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention

https://www.amazon.com/Shoulder-Solution-Prevention-Revised-Expanded/dp/1589096428

Basically, the point is there are some tendons in the shoulders and due to the bone deformations with age they start to touch the bone and you get shoulder pains and crackling. The remedy is to hang for 15 minutes a day.

Here is a video on youtube and there are more where this came from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae9nW7acekk

u/pdclkdc · 4 pointsr/Parenting

First, if you are actually talking to a podiatrist that might explain why you feel that keeping her feet covered at night is some type of requirement... /humor

Seriously, do not take her to a psychologist. Children NEED boundaries and a routine in the same way you need to feel like you have a roof over your head. You need to stop negotiating with her and be the parent. I encourage you to re-read all of the constructive comments you got in your previous post -- there is an awful lot of good stuff there and it sounds like you only did the "easy" stuff. You turned off the TV and bought a blanket but it doesn't sound like you changed your behavior or the way you are treating your daughter.

Why is it so important to you that she is covered at night? Not everyone likes blankets or sheets -- my daughter NEVER leaves covers on her. We usually check on her after she's asleep and cover her back up, but she just flings them off again. She's almost three and perfectly healthy. Just because her feet are cold at night doesn't mean she is going to get pneumonia.

When we transitioned our daughter from a crib to a toddler bed at 2 she had similar issues staying in bed. We would put her in bed and explain to her like an adult that she had to sleep in her bed and why she had to sleep in her bed, give her a hug and kiss and leave. When she got out of bed we would not say anything to her, but pick her up and tuck her back in bed. This would go on and on over and over. She thought of it as a game until 30 or 40 minutes went by and she started getting tired. Eventually she would either stay in bed or start crying.

This took several days or weeks of following the routine until she just stayed in bed at night. Sometimes I would sit outside of her door with the door cracked, out of her sight but close enough that she knows I'm always near by. I think this helped her quite a bit. The key is that you have to be the enforcer of the rules. You can not get upset or angry, and switch off with your spouse as needed to stay sane. You do not negotiate with a toddler. You set the boundaries and they constantly push on them. I think engaging professional help for something like this would do more harm than good.

We subscribed to the Baby Wise methodology for our infant and try to follow our own version of Supernanny. I highly recommend both.

u/Themaster1989 · 3 pointsr/PussyPass

----------------Diversity and Ethnocentrism Hate Facts------------------

More diverse neighborhoods have lower social cohesion. http://www.citylab.com/housing/2013/11/paradox-diverse-communities/7614/

Diversity increases psychotic experiences. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/201/4/282.abstract?etoc

Diversity increases social adversity. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/201/4/282.abstract?etoc

A 10% increase in diversity doubles the chance of psychotic episodes. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/201/4/282.abstract?etoc

Diversity reduces voter registration, political efficacy, charity, and number of friendships. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9477.2007.00176.x/abstract;jsessionid=279C92A7EB0946BBA63D62937FC832A9.f04t03

Ethnic diversity reduces happiness and quality of life. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9477.2007.00176.x/abstract;jsessionid=279C92A7EB0946BBA63D62937FC832A9.f04t03

Diversity reduces trust, civic participation, and civic health. http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2007/08/05/the_downside_of_diversity/?page=full

Ethnocentrism is rational, biological, and genetic in origin. http://www.pnas.org/content/108/4/1262.abstract

Ethnic diversity harms health for hispanics and blacks. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2012.300787

Babies demostrate ethnocentrism before exposure to non-whites. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2012.01138.x/full

Ethnocentrism is universal and likely evolved in origin. http://www-personal.umich.edu/~axe/research/AxHamm_Ethno.pdf

Diversity primarily hurts the dominant ethnic group. http://www.theindependentaustralian.com.au/node/57

Ethnic diversity reduces concern for the environment. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10640-012-9619-6

Ethnic diversity within 80 meters of a person reduces social trust. http://curis.ku.dk/ws/files/130251172/Dinesen_S_nderskov_Ethnic_Diversity_and_Social_Trust_Forthcoming_ASR.pdf

Ethnic diversity directly reduces strong communities. https://www.msu.edu/~zpneal/publications/neal-diversitysoc.pdf

Ethnically homogenous neighborhoods are beneficial for health. https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/public-health-now/news/living-ethnically-homogenous-area-boosts-health-minority-seniors

Diversity in American cities correlates with segregation. http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-most-diverse-cities-are-often-the-most-segregated/

Races are extended families. Ethnocentrism is genetically rational. http://www.amazon.com/The-Ethnic-Phenomenon-Pierre-Berghe/dp/0275927091

It is evolutionary rational to be friends with someone genetically similar to you. http://www.livescience.com/46791-friends-share-genes.html

Racism and nationalism are rational and evolutionary advantageous strategies. http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/16/3/7.html

Homogeneous polities have less crime, less civil war, and more altruism. http://www.theindependentaustralian.com.au/node/57

States with little diversity have more democracy, less corruption, and less inequality. http://www.theindependentaustralian.com.au/node/57

There is extensive evidence people prefer others who are genetically similar. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/n&n 2005-1.pdf

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Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/

Women with more sexual partners are more likely to divorce. http://s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2003/pdf/Bookofcharts.pdf

Women with more than 20 sexual partners have an 80% chance of divorce. http://s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2003/pdf/Bookofcharts.pdf

White and Asian women have more successful marriages than black or Hispanic women. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr049.pdf

Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

A women’s number of sex partners is linearly linked to alcohol and drug abuse. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3752789/

Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en

Transsexuals who undergo sex reassignment surgery are more likely to commit suicide. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21364939

College majors with a greater proportion of women have lower average IQ’s among their students. http://www.randalolson.com/2014/06/25/average-iq-of-students-by-college-major-and-gender-ratio/

Less attractive women are more likely to want careers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129456/Do-girls-want-career-attract-man-Provocative-study-casts-high-fliers-new-light.html

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35% of Palestinians have a favorable opinion of Al Qeada. http://www.pewglobal.org/files/2013/09/Pew-Global-Attitudes-Project-Extremism-Report-Final-9-10-135.pdf

40% of British Muslims want Shariah law. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1510866/Poll-reveals-40pc-of-Muslims-want-sharia-law-in-UK.html

1 in eight Muslims worldwide has a favorable view of al Quaeda. http://www.pewglobal.org/files/2013/09/Pew-Global-Attitudes-Project-Extremism-Report-Final-9-10-135.pdf

1 in 3 Muslims favorably views Hamas, a known terrorist organization. http://www.pewglobal.org/files/2013/09/Pew-Global-Attitudes-Project-Extremism-Report-Final-9-10-135.pdf

25% of Egyptian Muslims support terrorist attacks to enforce Shariah law. http://www.pewglobal.org/files/2013/09/Pew-Global-Attitudes-Project-Extremism-Report-Final-9-10-135.pdf

1/5 British Muslims sympathize with the 7/7 terrorist attack. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1510866/Poll-reveals-40pc-of-Muslims-want-sharia-law-in-UK.html

65% of European Muslims believe that Shariah law is more important than the law of the country they reside in. https://www.wzb.eu/sites/default/files/u6/koopmans_englisch_ed.pdf

European Muslims are 7.5x more likely to be fundamentalists than Christians. https://www.wzb.eu/sites/default/files/u6/koopmans_englisch_ed.pdf

45% of European Muslims believe that Jews cannot be trusted. https://www.wzb.eu/sites/default/files/u6/koopmans_englisch_ed.pdf

60% of European Muslims are explicitly homphobic. This is not due to poverty or education. https://www.wzb.eu/sites/default/files/u6/koopmans_englisch_ed.pdf

40% of Palestinians support attacks on US civilians in America. http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf

87% of Egyptians agree with Al Qaeda’s goals. http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf

78% of Egyptians support attacks on US soldiers in the Middle East. http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf

62% of Palestinians support the use of suicide bombings. http://www.pewglobal.org/files/2013/09/Pew-Global-Attitudes-Project-Extremism-Report-Final-9-10-135.pdf

28% of British Muslims would like for Britain to become a fundamentalist Islamic state. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/many-british-muslims-put-islam-first/

68% of British Muslims support criminalizing criticism of Islam. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/many-british-muslims-put-islam-first/

3 out of 4 British Muslims support criminalizing drawings of Mohammed. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/many-british-muslims-put-islam-first/

9% of British Muslims define themselves as “hardcore Islamists”. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/many-british-muslims-put-islam-first/

Only 3% of British Muslims support free speech. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/many-british-muslims-put-islam-first/

0/500 British Muslims believe that homosexuality is morally acceptable. http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/may/07/muslims-britain-france-germany-homosexuality

38% of Muslims believe 9/11 was partially or wholly justified. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/just-like-us-really

62% of Canadian Muslims want Shariah law. http://www.torontosun.com/2011/11/01/strong-support-for-shariah-in-canada

More than 1 in 3 Canadian Muslims refuses to repudiate Al Qaeda. http://www.torontosun.com/2011/11/01/strong-support-for-shariah-in-canada

Britain will become a Muslim country by 2050 if demographic trends continue. http://www.thecommentator.com/article/3770/the_islamic_future_of_britain

At least 85 legally binding Sharia courts operate in Britain. http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/ShariaLawOrOneLawForAll.pdf

85% of rapists in Sweden were non-Swedish immigrants. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

North African migrants to Sweden are 23 times more likely to rape than native Swedes. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

African migrants to Sweden are 16 times more likely to rape than ethnic Swedes. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

Iraqi migrants to Sweden are 2000% more likely to rape than real Swedes. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

More than 1/2 of rapists in Denmark are immigrants. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

u/GazeAtFlames · 3 pointsr/JoeRogan

10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477

Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290

79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483

Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/

Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423

In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

u/Y_pestis · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

Not quite the same as your examples, but some of my favorite non-fiction science are...

The Coming Plague

And The Band Played On

The Disappearing Spoon

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

I could probably come up with a few others if any of these seem to be what interests you.

u/bummer_camp · 3 pointsr/ftm

Lucky for me my recovery week was during the summer olympics so there was constant mildly entertaining television to watch. I also played a lot of Lego Harry Potter on Xbox (lol) and watched a ton of Netflix/Hulu/etc. I did some reading too but not as much as I had anticipated since I chose a fairly heavy book to read (And the Band Played On which, at 10 months post op, I'm still reading lmao). I also had friends over which helped a ton.

u/b4xt3r · 3 pointsr/pics

I thought it was Gay Related Infectious Disease (I read And The Band Played On a while back and if anyone hasn't read that book I strongly suggest doing so).

u/sfoglia301 · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

For some good reading on this history and on some medical ethics, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is an amazing book.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Spirit-Catches-Fall-Down/dp/0374533407

u/Rhesusmonkeydave · 3 pointsr/worldnews

I’m probably going to take a lot of shit for suggesting a nonfiction novel rather than a scholarly source but I think Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone
and The Demon In The Freezer do a good job of laying out the current situation and making for exciting reading. (That said, IANAVirologist.)

Wiki pages: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Demon_in_the_Freezer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hot_Zone

u/RataTataSqueek · 3 pointsr/news

In some of the earlier outbreaks of Ebola, it was shown that the virus spread partly due to inadequate sterilization. In some instances needles were shared during vaccinations amidst many patients due to a lack of supplies.

Source

If you are interested in learning more regarding the Ebola virus in the past (history, development, outbreaks, the science behind it) then I recommend reading The Hot Zone. It was an informative and interesting book that I encountered a few years prior during my yearly CE courses/activities. It will detail the poor sterilization and equipment management available for those particular outbreaks. As for now, I do not know for certain that their methods are more or less sterile, but Africa (unfortunately) does not have the medical infrastructure nor funding that Western countries are privy to at this time thus we may reasonably infer that poor sanitation practices may be reoccurring presently.

Edit: grammar, apologies.

u/joebob431 · 3 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

If you are interested in Ebola, and you haven't read it already, I would highly recommend The Hot Zone.

u/If_If_Was_a_5th · 3 pointsr/worldnews

The Hot Zone is about that incident.

u/Cletusvandayam · 3 pointsr/news

Regarding the CDC recently... "APHIS found numerous violations of federal rules for handling dangerous microbes, according to the congressional document. For instance, unidentified "materials" were carried from one CDC lab to another in two plastic Ziploc bags, which did not meet the requirement that such containers be "durable."

If they can't be trusted with Anthrax and bird flu what makes you think we should give them a crack at Ebola? In the book Hot Zone It was said if you walk into a washroom and smell a strong odor of urine you have just inhaled enough molecules of moisture to contract a disease from the previous occupant.

u/mx_hazelnut · 3 pointsr/books

Someone suggested The Hot Zone to me here a while back. It's nonfiction, but the plot and characters were compelling enough that I'm glad I gave it a try.

If you haven't read them, The Stand and The Andromeda Strain are two very well-loved books in that genre.

u/BitcoinFinance · 3 pointsr/Conservative

AIDS is worse because it goes unnoticed for so long. It takes around 21 days for symptoms to appear from Ebola. It kills the host too quickly.

Ebola is not an airborne illness. They need the body suits because the symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, and hemorrhaging. I highly recommend The Hot Zone if you're interested in educating yourself on the topic. It's also a good read just for entertainment.

u/AlexanderSalamander · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions
u/RSquared · 3 pointsr/science

Came here for this. Great book, as is The Hot Zone, his earlier book on Ebola Reston.

u/Non_Sane · 3 pointsr/worldnews

Hopefully it's not Ebola Zaire. Most outbreaks contain themselves as they kill more people than infect them. The Hot Zone is an excellent book if you want to learn about Ebola.

u/anythingtwice · 3 pointsr/Health

Fuck.

FTFY

u/mushpuppy · 3 pointsr/zombies

Once a hemorrhagic fever hits a major airline corridor we are all going to be screwed. It ain't gonna be zombies that finish us, seriously. Ebola with its 50-80% mortality rate will do it.

The Hot Zone is the scariest book I've ever read. And it's non-fiction.

u/Leaves_You_Hanging · 3 pointsr/worldnews

Read The Hotzone... Takes what you just posted and puts a human face on it as you Nope your way through the book. Not that anyone wants to buy it but link for lazy

u/Minerva118 · 3 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

It is really hard when they are sick! But I think there are some basic bad habits that need to be broken and stuck with. We stuck with the recommendations in the 12 hours sleep by 12 week old book and really tried not to go back to bad habits once they are broken. It is definitely time to stop letting the babies fall asleep on you. I am a big believer in humidifiers for sick babies and Motrin before bed for teething babies. If you do have to go in try to comfort while leaving them in the crib. Sing and pat their back to help them calm down and then leave them to soothe themselves back to sleep. Of course there are exceptions for really miserable babies but try not to do it multiple nights in a row and get right back to the routine.
Twelve Hours' Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old: A Step-by-Step Plan for Baby Sleep Success https://www.amazon.com/dp/0525949593/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_6DjBub1RTXSFJ

u/Nomadic_Houseplant · 3 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

I think this is really dependent upon how you and your wife sleep (and fall back asleep). Even when horribly sleep deprived, if I heard a baby crying, I was up until it stopped crying. If I got up with a baby, it'd take me 45 min or so to go back to sleep. This was true even if I got 3-4 hours in 20 min bursts for days. For my husband, he wakes up and goes to sleep quickly. We managed these distinctions with our infants like this:

  1. We hired a postpartum doula (night nanny) 3 nights a week. Fucking expensive, but a very temporary expense for 2-3 months.

  2. I stayed up late (until 1am) and did solo baby duty and then slept with white noise next to my bed. Husband had the baby monitor next to his bed. I pumped right before bed so I could get a good amount of uninterrupted sleep. Husband tended to any night waking with bottled milk, only getting me if shit hit the fan. I usually woke up naturally (because of breastfeeding) after sleeping 5-6 hours.

  3. I drank lots and lots of coffee.

  4. We got them on a routine very early. We started working towards the routines/strategies in this book softly at 2 months and still follow much of the advice now (our twins are 2): https://www.amazon.com/dp/0525949593/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_qD3TzbXAYDRGN

    In summary, I think this really depends if you're a light sleeper that has a tough time going back to bed. If one of you sleeps like that, then you'll probably need to figure out a shift schedule (rather than man-on defense) like we did. If both of you sleep like that, then, in my experience, you need to get some nighttime help (or daytime help so you can stay up all night) for the very short-term. If neither of you are light/bad sleepers, then rock on with the man-on like u/alectos described.
u/i12burs · 3 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

As a baby nurse who's worked with hundreds of babies including multiples (2, 3, 4 and even 5!) I LOVE the book "Twelve Hours Sleep By Twelve Weeks Old" written by Suzy Giordano.

u/Koala-Lew · 3 pointsr/Parenting

There's absolutely nothing wrong. Walking earlier or later isn't even linked to IQ so no worries there. I was a daycare teacher for that age and I saw kids walk anywhere from 9-18 months. Your baby is totally normal and still has 4 months to start walking before a pediatrician would even bat an eyelash. I have read in this book written by a neuroscientist that walking is not something that can be taught so you don't have to practice it. That book also talks about how good crawling is for the brain because of the cross lateral movements involved and the sensory input the baby gets from their hands.

u/juju2112 · 3 pointsr/Parenting

I also found point #3 to be true. Almost all the advice I got was total nonsense. When people tell you stuff, go look up whether or not there is any scientific evidence that shows that it works.

I recommend this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Whats-Going-There-Brain-Develop/dp/0553378252/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1290829728&sr=8-1

It details how the baby's brain develops. Very revealing.

u/Backwoods_Boy · 3 pointsr/suggestmeabook

These are a number of my favorite books, and all of which are great reads.

  • Philosophy: The Golden Chain of Homer is probably one of the most important books ever written in the field of Alchemy, which delves very deep into Philosophical territory.

  • Business/ Economics/ Finance: The Economic Way of Thinking is always held in high regards as an excellent book in presenting basic economics. It presents the subject in a clear, and concise way, and meant to develop a new way of thinking for those new to economics.

  • Non-Fiction/ Technology/ Science: The Road to Reality has a very nice overview of the essential mathematics of modern physics, and goes into a nice discussion of quantum mechanics and string theory.

  • Current Affairs: A Sociology of Mental Illness is a great insight into current issues in the field of mental illness. You'll never see mental illness in the same way ever again after reading this book.

  • Specialized Topic: Traditional Blacksmithing is probably one of my favorite books of all time. This is as good a discussion and instruction into traditional blacksmithing as you will find, as well as good advice into how a blacksmith ought to conduct himself to live a well rounded lifestyle.
u/Eigenspace · 3 pointsr/Physics

You have a lot of work ahead of you for sure, but this is not an impossible task. First off, I wouldn't worry too much about the Nambu-Goto action right now. Instead, you're going to need to develop quite a bit of background knowledge and mathematical tools.

Sites like Brilliant, and Youtube lectures are valuable resources, but if you're going to be successful in this endeavour, I'd recommend that you put some serious effort into learning from textbooks. The ability to learn from a textbook does not come naturally to most people, but it is a skill that can be developed and will be necessary for you to make much progress in this direction. In fact, I'd say that perhaps the most valuable thing I gained in my undergraduate degree was the ability to sit down and actually learn from a textbook in a systematic way.

The book on String Theory by Zweibach is probably going to be the best resource for you as it's a quite approachable low level string theory book designed for advanced undergraduate students. In order to read and understand it, you'll need to first gain at minimum a popular level, hand-wavy understanding of general relativity and quantum field theory and a mathematical understanding of special relativity, quantum mechanics and electromagnetism.

One book I can't recommend enough to non-professionals wanting to get a semi-serious mathematical understanding of modern physics is The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose. In my opinion, the book is a masterpiece. He starts off with "what is a number", and by the end of the first half of the book has given a serious account of fibre bundles using only the ideas introduced in the book. His explanations are lucid, engaging and very deep. The second half then uses the mathematics introduced in the first half to describe much of modern physics. He has a section where he talks about String Theory, but he isn't much of a fan of it so doesn't spend a lot of time on the topic. However, the mathematics he introduces in the first half are invaluable for understanding quantum mechanics, relativity, quantum field theory and string theory. Roger is a bit of a maverick and has some 'cooky' ideas and opinions that would make many professional physicists blush with embarrassment, but throughout the book he is very careful to clearly say when he is making a controversial statement.

I think if you pick of the Road to Reality, and manage to seriously read the first 15 chapters while also reading (or watching) introductory books / lecture series on quantum mechanics and special relativity and electromagnetism you'll be in a great place to try and get into the basics of string theory.

u/nodayzero · 3 pointsr/AskPhysics

I got the new millennium edition. While I was researching which one to get , a lot of people mentioned that millenium edition was glossy and had smaller print which made it harder to read. I must say it looks fine. I don't have any problems so far. The reason i picked the latest is because it was relatively cheaper (140ish vs 300+) and had over 900 erratas fixed with respect to older editions.

Bonus: Another book I started reading in tandem is Road to Reality by Penrose which is equivalent in excitement, inspiration and quality of material and gives a nice overview of math required for physics and relation between math and physics. Highly recommend.

u/WhackAMoleE · 3 pointsr/learnmath

Someone on Reddit (I wish I could remember who so I could credit them, because it's both true and funny) recently said that General Relativity is bad differential geometry; and Quantum Mechanics is bad functional analysis.

What they meant by bad is that physics isn't math, so you get kind of a physics-ized math instead of the real thing. But still, those are the two branches of math you want to know for physics.

You might take a look at a popular book by Penrose called The Road to Reality. It's a huge book that basically describes all the math you need to understand most of modern physics, and then explains the physics. It's an awesome book.

u/chickenfuz · 3 pointsr/Mommit

My LO is the same age and was also waking up multiple times a night and would need us to rock her back to sleep or replace a pacifier. We were also rocking her to sleep at bedtime and for all naps. The broken sleep was not sustainable but we wanted to wait until she was at least 6 month before starting any kind of sleep training.

We knew we needed her to learn to self soothe so we decided to read Dr. Ferber's book. His method to break sleep associations, like being rocked to sleep, is often referred to as CIO but it really isn't and is not as bad as it sounds. You do let the baby cry but you go in to soothe them by patting, talking, etc, but don't pick them up. It sounded like the best option for us since we knew the pick up put down method would just frustrate and keep her up. We would do her bedtime routine (nurse, change, stories and rocking) and then put her down with her lovie but without the paci while she was still awake.

The first night we did 1 min crying, 1 min soothing, 3 min crying, 1 min soothing, 5 min crying 2 min soothing and then repeated the 5:2 pattern until she was asleep which took about 30 minutes. I felt ok letting her self soothe and cry a bit because we know her cries. We know what is her tired cry, her angry cry, her sad cry and her pain cry. For the most part she would just fuss and whine and occasionally escalate up to an angry cry. If she started to get quiet we would hold off going in for a minute since you do not want to interrupt when they are learning to soothe themselves. The next nights we did a 2 min: 1 min, 5 min: 2 min and 7 min: 2 min pattern and I don't think we even made it to the 7 min one.

It only took 3 nights and she was able to go down for naps and at bedtime with very little fussing. The only time she now gets upset is if we put her down way past her nap or bedtime. Then we just use the same basic pattern and usually only have to go in once. She does still wake up in the night and fuss sometimes for 1-2 min but will almost always fall back asleep on her own and if she doesn't then it's just me or SO going in for 10-30 secs to replace her lovie and make a few shushing sounds. I am still feeding her sometime between 3-5am, but am hoping to night wean in the next couple months.

Also, I've heard it repeated a lot that sleep training often has to be refreshed. Teething, travel, time changes all can cause regressions. I'm not sure how helpful all this will be but I wanted to share what worked for us. I think the key things in our case are her lovie, keeping the routine and sticking to the pattern. Good luck!

Edit: I also should have included that we don't have a super strict bedtime or naptimes. We watch for tired signs (fussing, eye rubbing, the usual) and then start her bedtime or naptime routine.

u/rachyrachyrach · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Read the Ferber book! My husband and I were in a similar situation because we are night owls and I nursed to sleep. My daughter is finally okay with letting me walk away at 3 years old. She would want me to lay in bed to nurse all night. When she was deep asleep, I would be able to sneak away. However, when she woke up, she would run to our room because she was expecting me to be there. The book has a lot of similar situations on what to do. We didn't use the cry it out method by leaving her alone but got a lot of ideas from the book. The game changer for us was having my husband put her down at night. She hated it but after a few days she was comfortable enough to fall asleep. She still wakes in the middle of the night but no longer insta-screaming when I (or usually my husband) will walk her back to my daughter's room. She still will ask for back rubs but we are weaning those out. We found a trick by saying, "I'll be right back." If she's calm, she is okay us leaving and will fall asleep before we do a check in.

You can skip a lot of sections of the book to get to the good stuff. My husband and I had to look through the book together so we could make a plan.

u/dspayr · 3 pointsr/Parenting

We had this issue with our daughter--we got to 11 months and she couldn't sleep through the night unless one of us was with her. We were seriously stressed, depressed and not having a good time. Then, I read about Dr. Richard Ferber here--his cry-it-out method had our daughter sleeping through the night within a week. Granted, there's a difference between 5 months and 11 months. The primary difference with Ferber is the fact that you don't ignore the baby. You go in, you comfort without picking them up, then leave. Come back in longer intervals. For most kids it seems to work at helping them self-soothe. Obviously, feeding would be a concern, but I believe the book covers that.

  • Take steps to prepare the baby to sleep. This includes night-time rituals and day-time activities.
  • At bedtime, leave the child in bed and leave the room.
  • Return at progressively increasing intervals to comfort the baby (without picking him or her up). For example, on the first night, some scenarios call for returning first after three minutes, then after five minutes, and thereafter each ten minutes, until the baby is asleep.
  • Each subsequent night, return at intervals longer than the night before. For example, the second night may call for returning first after five minutes, then after ten minutes, and thereafter each twelve minutes, until the baby is asleep.

    The book was originally written in 85, and revised in 2006 to cover different situations that it had't previously.
u/AnyelevNokova · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

I strongly recommend getting the actual book. Do not google search it or go to some random mom's blog: there's a metric crapton of misinformation on the method. Remember: anyone can post pretty much anything on the internet. It might be well-written, but that doesn't make it fact, and it doesn't mean that that person has actual qualifications beyond "I pushed a baby out of my vagina that one time."

You'll eat a lot of crap from people for doing "cry it out" because they think it means just abandoning your kid to scream alone in a dark room until they eventually pass out ((which is what our doctor told us to do.)) The book explains what the method actually is -- progressive waiting -- why it works, and why the misinformation version of the method doesn't. It was really eye-opening to read Ferber himself explaining everything, particularly from a clinical point of view. He uses real cases and real kids, from all sorts of ages and sleep problems, and details how the parents used the method and what kind of results they had. It's not just "do X and you'll get X" and "if you do X you're a bad parent": he really takes the time to explain and show it.

Because I can't seem to find this anywhere on the internet, here is the waiting chart out of the book. My scanner is kind of crappy, but it's legible. I can scan more of the directly relevant pages if people want.

u/katarokkar · 3 pointsr/Parenting

I will say this; every child is different.

We tried the No Cry Sleep Solution, followed it meticulously, and it was a complete failure. Decided to do the The Sleepeasy Solution and within two nights, he was sleeping the night. Now he's sleeping 11 hours a night.

u/honmamichin · 3 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

We used The Sleepeasy Solution for sleep training and it went really well. Basically it's just a modified cry it out method with check ins at 5, 10, and then every 15 minutes after that. Supposedly it's most helpful for naps if you also work on night sleep at the same time. I don't know if you are ready/want to stop co-sleeping though. But it sounds like he needs to learn to fall sleep on his own without nursing, which is the goal of sleep training.

EDIT: I have heard that it's much tougher if you are switching from co-sleeping to crib sleeping though. We never co-slept so unfortunately I can't give any advice in that area.

u/Evie68 · 3 pointsr/teenmom

You'll get your groove. A lot of times I kicked my husband out of bed or slept in the guest room. He snores so friggin loud and I have no advice for that.

I highly recommend this sleep training book I'll link below. Start at about five months. We tried a few methods with my son before landing on this one and it's the best method. If you switch to formula, you have to get the baby brezza. It's like a keurig. Bottle in ten seconds.

The Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent's Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/0757305601/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FsNyyb2TQ2WD2

u/colorimetry · 3 pointsr/migraine

Bananas are an extremely common trigger for migraines. It is not the potassium! There are tons of potassium-rich foods that are not triggers. Bananas are not even the most potassium-rich of foods, in spite of their reputation. Aged cheese, and fermented foods like miso, are even more common as triggers for migraines.

Read David Buchholz's book Heal Your Headache (the public library has it for free). It's a little too uptight about triptans, but the advice on figuring out your migraine triggers is excellent.

u/bayroot · 3 pointsr/migraine

Yea I know it sucks but you can't be taking that much excedrine per day. Guaranteed you're in a rebound cycle. You just gotta bite the bullet and get off of those to help yourself get out of the cycle. I recommend the book Heal your Headache. Helped me a shit load.
http://www.amazon.com/Heal-Your-Headache-David-Buchholz/dp/0761125663/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419222647&sr=8-1

u/strangerflower · 3 pointsr/migraine

Overeating is sometimes a trigger for me. I have to be very careful of this now. My body has pretty much developed a gag reflex to prevent overeating.
Also, you could try an elimination diet, starting with especially bland foods, and then working other more complicated foods back in. Migraine.com has a good list of common food triggers: http://migraine.com/migraine-triggers/food-and-drinks/
Also, this book: http://www.amazon.com/Heal-Your-Headache-David-Buchholz/dp/0761125663/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417666148&sr=8-1&keywords=heal+your+headache+the+1+2+3+program+by+david+buchholz

The book says, I believe, it can take up to 3 days for food triggers to cause a migraine, however further research has been done on the subject and it actually happens as quickly as 2 hours.

u/chrono13 · 3 pointsr/collapse

One book? I don't think you'll find that all in one book. Some to consider:

u/JamesRawles · 3 pointsr/preppers

Band aids and more bandids. While going through EMT school I picked up a expensive BLS bag, c-spine collars, OPAs, NPAs, oxygen masks, tanks, blah blah blah. Know what I use most often? Band aids.

But the most important thing is training. Either take some formal classes or watch youtube videos and practice on your friends. At the minimum take a CPR class, they are cheap and most times free. And read http://www.amazon.com/Where-There-Is-No-Doctor/dp/0942364155

But when it comes to supplies.

-All PPE. Gloves, glasses, cpr barrier devices.

-A charged cell phone. Any cell phone can call 911 regardless if it has a plan. Take a old cell phone (something rugged) charge it and throw it in your bag. Check every few months. And know the most important thing you can do is give reliable information to the 911 operator. Calm and collected, how many victims, status, symptoms, etc etc.

-Band aids

-Trauma shears (EMT scissors)

-Antibiotic ointment

-Medical tape

-Blood pressure cuff and scope

-Gauze, in all sizes. Most used is 4x4

-Sam splint

-Israeli Bandage

-Quickclot (Be aware of the consequences of using this product.)

-C spine collar. They do take up a lot of room, and rarely used. But if you do have a suspected spine injury they are a godsend.

-Over the counter pain meds. Learn what each of them do, and when or when not to use them. Such as a head injury, only use Acetaminophen (Tylenol). If someone is suspected to have a MI (heart attack) give 3 chewable children's aspirin. Etc etc.

-If you know when and how to use correctly. NPA or OPA

-Tourniquet, again know when it's necessary to use. When all other options have failed, pressure, elevation, pressure point etc etc. This is a life over limb scenario. They will more than likely have that limb amputated due to no blood flow.

Can't think of anything more off the top of my head, but i'm sure I will later.

u/Syllisjehane · 3 pointsr/FanFiction

There's a book called https://www.amazon.com/Where-There-No-Doctor-Handbook/dp/0942364155 which I found super useful for stuff like this.

u/benj401 · 3 pointsr/backpain

Always the best choice. Also pickup this book

McKenzie method is the basis for passive treatment for the lower back. The exercises they will have you do are going to be based around this. The info in that short short tome is invaluable.

Feel free to hit me up w any questions. I have almost a combined total of two years (not consecutive) PT experiences, a couple epidural injections and I am around 18 months post op fusion on L5S1.

Avoid surgery if possible but don't be scared either - being at a young and only needing a single level, odds of success are much higher. I had mine done just before my 28th birthday. Turned 29 just in August, so I know the feels.

u/diamaunt · 3 pointsr/Dallas

hey Tilly.

here's my recommendation, unless you've suffered serious trama, most spine and neck injuries are muscle related. (including whiplash) and your best treatment is physical therapy. (having seen it in action, and made a video for a doctor at a conference of doctors...)

There's two great (small) books on the subject Treat your own Neck and Treat your own back they both have treatments for both injuries, and prevention.

here's another testimonial, (one of the comments in there is by a friend that I gave copies to)

u/WrittenByNick · 3 pointsr/backpain

Yeah, my personal track record with chiropractors wasn't great.

The McKenzie back exercise method absolutely helped me - with my second bout of back pain, I got that book and slowly started the exercises while waiting almost two months before my appointment with the specialist who helped me years earlier. When I got the reminder call for my appointment, my back was so much better I actually cancelled. Now, it certainly sounds like your case is a rather severe one, so I won't pretend it is a magical cure for you.

This is the exercise that had the biggest impact for me, a prone Press Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clfpWjqVP6U

Here's the book that I used, and highly recommend: https://www.amazon.com/Treat-Your-Back-Robin-McKenzie/dp/0987650408/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

I also like Back Mechanic by Stuart McGill, so I recommend that as well. His "Big 3" exercises are the ones I do regularly to maintain and strengthen my back. But the McKenzie book was a life changer for me in pain relief. I went from pain radiating down my leg, unable to sleep, numbness and foot drop to a relatively pain free daily life. I've had occurrences of pain when I push myself too hard (Crossfit was great, but not for my back), and I always go back to these exercises to help.

All of that to say, dealing with your depression would be a great idea. You might even look into some of the online services now available, they can be affordable and easily accessible compared to in-person sessions. That being said, I do think therapists can be a bit like dating - you might have to search around to find the best fit for you. Like any other profession, there are better and worse therapists out there, and ones that may not be right for you.

u/notamadscientist1 · 3 pointsr/IAmA

Have not seen that app. What we are learning now is that cancers may share similarities with other cancers that were not previously known. For example, certain lung cancers may be more similar to cervical cancers or melanomas due to the mutations they share. So I do think it is possible that one treatment may help treat other cancers. Good book here http://www.amazon.com/The-Emperor-All-Maladies-Biography/dp/1439170916

u/RunningPath · 3 pointsr/running

Not fiction, but I'm reading The Emperor of All Maladies. It's spectacular -- definitely one of the best books I've ever read. I can't figure out why I never read it before, considering my career (I diagnose cancer every day).

I also tend to forgo sleep when I'm reading really good fiction!

u/stirwise · 3 pointsr/biology

Now that I'm at home I've looked at the bookshelf and would like to add:

Almost Human -- written by a primate researcher about her experiences studying baboons in the wild. I read this book several years ago and still think about it regularly. Lots of interesting lessons about primates and people in here.

The Emperor of all Maladies -- a history of cancer, won a Pulitzer for best non-fiction.

u/teifighter · 3 pointsr/publichealth

Agree with The Ghost Map. The Emperor of All Maladies is good if you are interested in cancer-related health and public health.

u/orthostatic_htn · 3 pointsr/medicine

The Gawande books are good. Another one I've liked recently was "The Emperor of all Maladies" - it's essentially a biography of cancer.

u/sloam1234 · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

If you want to read more about it, check out the book Emperor of All Maladies, it's an absolutely fascinating story.

u/Quadrophenia404 · 3 pointsr/genetics

The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjee

It is literally a biography of Cancer. Its a bit slow during the first 50 pages but really picks up at the end.

http://www.amazon.com/Emperor-All-Maladies-Biography-Cancer/dp/1439170916/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425782502&sr=1-1&keywords=emporer+of+all+maladies

u/eponymousweasel · 3 pointsr/ADHD

How's your sleep?

Chronic sleep deprivation (meaning a habit of less than 8 hours a night) will shred even a non-ADHD-brain's ability to focus. Starting with an ADHD brain means you get seriously impaired that much quicker.

I can speak from experience over the past few years of getting only 6-7 hours on average (on purpose, to treat my sleep disorder, but WOW what a cost). I felt like I was losing my mind and stuff like reading novels or learning was impossible most days, where before I inhaled books like nothing. Even dropped out of college because the slight burden of a part-time course was annihilating me.

I've changed my schedule to let myself sleep more and noticed a small difference so far. There's a useful introductory book that came out recently and goes into the science of sleep; https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

I've been reading through it, very slowly, and it's won me over to prioritising 8 hours of sleep as my main health goal right now. Might not help everyone but if you're not sleeping enough that would affect anyone so it may be somewhere to start.

u/Dingusaurus__Rex · 3 pointsr/researchchemicals

I highly recommend learning more about the critical importance of sleep. Sleep apnea is not innocuous. It increases your risk for cardiovascular events and neurodegenerative disorders. Here's one of the best books, if not the best, on the subject: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

and here's a three-part podcast with the author that is incredibly informative: https://peterattiamd.com/matthewwalker1/

Somewhere in their they talk about dopamine's role in memory formation and how that, among other mechanisms, is involved with sleep deprivation and memory loss. But yea, do your best to lose weight. Let me know if you want any direction there.

u/FiahAndFawget · 3 pointsr/videos

The guy talking, Matthew Walker, authored this book. It goes into a lot of detail on the mechanisms you're referring to.

https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

u/highson · 3 pointsr/JoeRogan

I can recommend his book "Why We Sleep"(https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316)

Not that it fixed my sleep problems, but it's a good read/listen!

u/ElegantAnt · 3 pointsr/Parenting

There is no substitute for 8 hours of sleep per night. If you need evidence, here's evidence: Why We Sleep

Yo do not need a sleep substitute, you need a non-negotiable daily 8 hour sleep opportunity and your husband needs to get on baord with that. I would have a sit down with him where you explain this is a health issue and brainstorm ways to make this workable. Maybe having a teenager come as a mother's helper in the mornings would help. Maybe he needs more opportunities for time for himself. Maybe you need to work on finding a day job eventually. Anyway, focus on those opportunities, not ways to cheat yourself out of even more sleep.

ETA: Just wondering if the 3yo and 1yo are sleeping well. Maybe your husband is grouching because he is sleep deprived too? Getting him some daytime help so he can take a nap may really help even if you have to stretch the budget for several months.

u/Aloil · 3 pointsr/getdisciplined

This is actually a genetic thing that people have little to no control over. You are preprogrammed to be a night owl, a morning person, or somewhere in between. Source: Why We Sleep -- https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

u/digeststrong · 3 pointsr/Candida

The way I understand die-off type reactions is that they mean that your detoxification pathways are overwhelmed...not necessarily that lots of things are dying (but it may be both). Medications, natural or otherwise, can be harsh and may need to be processed by our liver or other detox pathways.

So, before we start trying to kill things, I think it's wise to try and support our detoxification pathways. We also need to work to support our immune system that will naturally kill (or at least make them weaker to supplements) things like candida even without external supplements or medication that.

So - once this "die off/dextox pathway overwhelm" stops - or even before then - I would look very deeply these aspects of your life:

  • sleep - the book why we sleep - nearly everything recommended in that book is free and high quality sleep over time can massively improve your and immune function and support your detoxification pathways https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316
  • blood sugar control - figure out how to manage your blood sugar - things like protein, fat and fiber are your friend in this regard. Meal spacing can be another factor.
  • stress - the more intense the stress and the longer lasting it is, the more we need to sort this out. We may need to make significant changes to our life - we may need to change our perspective for things we can't change - or we may need to make a longer term plan...not easy, but has a massive impact.
  • movement - I would look at the recommendations for elderly people and start to make sure that those minimum thresholds of movement are met every day --- I've found in my own life that BM's, energy and arthritic symptoms get completely turned around with the right intensity and type of movement. You shouldn't do things that make you feel terrible - eg. if you feel like you were run over by a bus the day after working out, dial it back
u/sassyfras_ · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I bought this book for my husband, I skimmed through it and it looks like it will be immensely helpful.

As a side note - the doula does not act in place of your husband, she is there to support both of you and to be there to get coffee, if he needs to take a nap, etc. We are using a doula-in-training who is offering her services for free, maybe you could look into that as well if price is the main issue?

u/sweetlime13 · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

My midwife recommended The Birth Partner to my husband - she said it's amazing and she recommends it to every birth partner that walks into her office.


There's also The Bradley Method - which is husband-coached childbirth. I've heard good things, but my husband wasn't too into this method since he thinks he might crack.

I'm reading HypnoBirthing now and relaying everything I learn to him. I'm going to pick up The Birth Partner for him from my midwife's lending library for him to read and we're also going to start watching HypnoBirthing classes on YouTube - I'm really hoping that'll be good for us.

u/aloofly · 3 pointsr/predaddit

Congratulations :D

I was referred to the book The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin (http://www.amazon.com/The-Birth-Partner-Childbirth-Companions/dp/155832819X) which is, as far as I can tell, completely devoid of humor.

It is mostly focused on assisting your partner in pregnancy and birth (like explaining what she might be thinking/feeling and what you might be thinking/feeling at various points in pregnancy and labor), and also provides a lot of information for prepping for having a newborn at home, like lists of supplies that are necessary.

It also has a bias towards natural birth and home birth, and against "medicalized birth", but that's easy enough to ignore in favor of the wealth of other information it offers.

Best of luck!

u/ChaniB · 3 pointsr/pregnant

https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Partner-Complete-Childbirth-Companions/dp/155832819X

The Birth Partner was my favorite book my husband I read in preparation of the birth. Incredibly informative. However, it basically focuses on the latter half of pregnancy and the actual birth and immediate aftermath.

u/narbik · 3 pointsr/bjj

So, I heard about this from Joe Rogan's Podcast after experiencing the same thing. i put a pullup bar in my office just a few inches from the ceiling so at full extension my feet do not touch the floor. Twice a day i hang from the bar. try to disengage your shoulder muscles as much as possible. This is the clip from the podcast. Good luck!

u/Gold_Pomegranate · 3 pointsr/canada

have you tried yoga? I am not recommending this instead of, but in addition to, seeking professional help.

Previously i had a back and rotator cuff injury from a car accident. the doctor has done multiple rounds of imaging, and i've tried many things to relieve this pain Rx naproxen, celecoxib, indomethecin, also physio, chiro, etc. I've had coughing spasms violent enough to pull back muscles, and was given codeine for this. i have gone through the mattress replacement, and pillow replacement ritual.

i found the basic chiro stuff - stretches etc. were not enough. the drugs did not stop acute, breakthrough pain that would keep me up at night, and in the evenings my back muscles were so sore from being sore, they were twitching. I remember crawling to the bathroom some nights because it was too painful to roll out of the bed and stand up and walk. I felt i was lost in physical therapy and at times the therapist was just chasing symptoms, and had even forgotten about the car accident that got me there in the first place. with two physios and a chiro, i felt i reached the point where they were just milking me for repeat visits with no improvements. After faking politeness at my last physiotherapy/acupuncture session with no relief, I decided to take a more active role in decision making re: physical therapy.

i started doing a yoga routine of just child's pose, sphinx, upward-facing dog. i didn't go to classes but looked at poses and gradually learned from youtube videos for me it took weeks to get to the third pose; my back was in too much pain for me to even curl up into a ball, and my knees also had to get their flexibility back over time. i started trying to hold a pose for 30 seconds, and then build up from there. i also did intermediate poses until i could get my flexibility back in my joints.

One thing i noticed doing this solo was i could finally start targeting specific areas based on how painful or sore they were. i mainly picked positions to try, using my back pain as a diagnostic tool. i gradually noticed there were different kinds of pain - the kind of soreness that could disappear after about 30-60 sec. in a pose, and the ones that lasted longer. i worked on the pain i could make go away with stretching poses, and it felt so empowering to be able to see some of my pain could be managed with stretching, and to see improvement over a few days or a week. The more i did yoga, the less i relied on the NSAIDS for pain management.

for my shoulder, i did the pectoral stretches and arm stretches, posture exercises i learned from my physiotherapist. i also read the John Kirsch book on Shoulder Pain: The Solution and the Prevention, which recommends hanging by your arms from a tree, and simple exercises, to slightly remodel the spine and shoulder over months through the normal stresses of statically hanging from a bar. i'd highly recommend this book if you have shoulder trouble; all of the treatments/exercises are free so he it's not like he's selling you on Zumba. When i started seeing improvements in my shoulder, i started sleeping much better.

i think what helped me the most was a good night's sleep. i went from about 3-4 hours of sleep to 8+ hours every day. I think this helps me as much as the stretches. I think once i started getting more sleep every night, i felt i got more benefits from the yoga stretches and hanging from a tree. it took me about a year and a half to get to this point.

n.b re: mattress: i still get a sore back every fucking night, but i am too poor to buy another. but i get out of bed and do my yoga poses, shoulder stretches, and by then the coffee is ready. I still need to figure out how to get less painful sleeps, but otoh i am actually sleeping now, albeit bit sore.

I encourage in addition to the tests, try to explore and restore the flexibility in your back with stretches and exercises. They are free and can be learned on youtube. i also want to encourage you to keep trying things until you can start getting quality sleep. Chronic back pain is a discouraging thing to go through and it has almost broken me many times.

u/Touritaly · 3 pointsr/thewallstreet

If you have the money I’ve heard of people having great results from stem cell injections. Also like FDLife said, hanging is great for your shoulders and I’ve personally gotten good results from this for shoulder pain. The book “Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention” by John M. Kirsch, MD is worth checking out.

u/yourelate · 3 pointsr/JoeRogan

Its called Brachial hanging.
It was on one of the steve maxwell episodes (probably the latest one.) He tells Joe about a book he read on the subject of shoulder pain.

John M. kirsch book:

https://www.amazon.com/Shoulder-Solution-Prevention-Revised-Expanded/dp/1589096428

its good shit. also check out John E. Sarnos book for chronic pain issues:

https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Back-Pain-Mind-Body-Connection/dp/0446557684

u/eshlow · 3 pointsr/overcominggravity

I know Kelly Starrett has a bunch of stuff on this. Not just supple leopard but another book called desk bound.

https://www.amazon.com/Deskbound-Standing-Up-Sitting-World/dp/1628600586

I haven't read it so I don't know what it exactly covers but I assume it at least covers ergonomics and combating sitting for hours

u/TLSOK · 3 pointsr/Posture

Check out this book:

Deskbound - Kelly Starrett

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1628600586/

The first sentence in this amazing booK:
"You've already heard that sitting is the new smoking".

Check out the reviews. You want this book!

u/IEK4D · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Deskbound by Kelly Starrett has made me feel much better at my desk job.

u/Retronaut42 · 3 pointsr/veganfitness

I would say those talks and films are sort of on the extreme side of things, and are intended to illicit a strong response and a call to action -- not criticizing them, just pointing out their purpose. Since that seemed to work well for you, you may want to look into fitness communities that have strong beliefs in the benefits of fitness and the detriments of being sedentary. The CrossFit community is one example. I haven't tried it, but I've heard it varies wildly from box to box, so you'd have to do some perusing.

If you want to do some related reading, here's a book that focuses on how sitting is killing you.

However, you do not have to commit yourself to some group fitness regimen to get in shape. I completely second the idea that all you need to do is find a form of exercise that is fun for you. Bicycling, hiking mountains, swimming, powerlifting, running, olympic weightlifting, badminton, roller blading, whatever. That being said, if you're trying to lose or gain weight, eating correctly to meet those goals is roughly 80% of the battle.

u/Piyh · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I'd also recommend checking out deskbound from your library.

u/PrestigeWombat · 3 pointsr/TFABGrads

For actual pregnancy, I loved the American college of obstetrics and gynecology's book and I know a lot of people loved the mayo clinic book.


Planning for Pregnancy, Birth And Beyond: Second Revised Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/0525941401/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_PLZHAbPZ6V85C


Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1561487171/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_tMZHAbRTF0RMQ


I also read what to expect when your expecting but it was a lot of the same info in my apps, except the actual birth and labor part. There was some helpful stuff in there!


For laboring I read Ina May's guide to Childbirth and I LOVED it. I feel SO prepared after reading it!


Ina May's Guide to Childbirth https://www.amazon.com/dp/0553381156/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_VNZHAbQ7T2S9D


I tried to read

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way https://www.amazon.com/dp/0452276594/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_HOZHAbRC89D39


But I couldn't take it seriously!


And for breastfeeding I read


The American Academy of Pediatrics New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding (Revised Edition): Completely Revised and Updated Third Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/0399181989/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_9PZHAbSMPXVX9


And for baby feeding and sleeping I read


On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep https://www.amazon.com/dp/1932740139/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_JQZHAbS5P7824

u/mewithoutMaverick · 3 pointsr/Winchester

We went with the Shenandoah University Childcare Center. It’s off of exit 315. You don’t have to be a student or faculty to get your child, but I believe you get a discount if you are, and you get to “cut in line” so to speak. We had to wait 6-9 months for an opening. I can’t really speak to any other daycare because this one was so highly recommended by family and we really liked the tour... so we never actually looked into any other daycare!

My son started when he was in the toddler class, so we didn’t see the infant or baby rooms, but in the toddler and 2’s classes he’s done very well. He eats so much better now because they (in a kind way!) tell your child basically “this is breakfast/lunch/snack, this is what you’re going to eat.” They’re always learning whether it’s about colors or numbers or just how to play together and share. You can call anytime and they always seem happy to chat about how your child is doing that day, and always take the time to talk to you about their day when picking them up. The classes especially in the youngest years are pretty small. I really love the teachers he’s had. Makayla (not sure how you spell her name...) and Katherine were both absolutely amazing in the toddler class. I felt very happy that Katherine was going to be working in the 2’s class a couple months before my son moved up to that one.

By the way, I’m sure you’ll get endless advice about parenting you never wanted, but... this book changed my life. The practices in it worked amazing with our son and he sleeps soooo well. Rest, my god.

u/dodge84 · 3 pointsr/Eyebleach

Not sure if you've tried sleep training, but this book was a life saver for us.

Baby Wise

We spent the first 4 months soothing him to sleep multiple times throughout the night, and during naps. After a few weeks of training, he now consistently sleeps through the night, and goes down easily during nap time.

u/tdavis25 · 3 pointsr/The_Donald

Since this is the internet and all I thought Id give you some unsolicited advise. Get this book, read it in one day, and follow it to the letter: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Baby-Wise-Giving-Nighttime/dp/1932740139/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480529331&sr=8-1&keywords=babywise

We did it with all 3 of our boys (current 4.5, 2, and 6 months) and all 3 were sleeping through the night by 8 weeks. Seriously an amazing parenting book.

That and there is always room on the trump train for little patriots!

u/Throwawaythetruth12 · 2 pointsr/Political_Tumor

It goes on and on...


Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source:http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413
Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml
Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/
46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300
Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/
1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en
10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477
Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290
79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483
Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source:http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source:http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source:http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/
Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source:http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423
In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexuals are more to use illegal drugs and drink to excess than straight people. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexuals are more likely than straight people to have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and to commit suicide. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men are 10-15 times more likely than straight men to have eating disorders. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
40% to 60% of serial killers are homosexuals. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexual men are more likely to have been abused by their partners than straight men. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Monogamy is not a central feature of most homosexual relationships. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
The average gay man has several dozen sex partners per year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
Most “long term relationships” between gay men last less than eight years. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
Among gay Canadian men in “committed relationships, only 25% were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
In one study, only 9% of gay men were monogamous. Source:http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
75% of straight men an are faithful, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
In Berlin, 83% of gay men in “steady” relationships had had frequent affairs in the last year. Source:http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
Infection rates for gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing among active homosexual men. Source:http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html
Gay men, 1% of the population, account for 83% of syphilis cases. Source:http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html
Syphilis was almost eradicated, but made a comeback among homosexual men. Source:http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html
Active homosexual men are 17 times more likely than straight people to have anal cancer. Source:http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html
Lesbians are 2.5x more likely than straight women to be obese. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to have eating disorders. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to be stalked or physically abused by their partners. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Married lesbians are 2-3 times more likely to divorce than straight couples. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals are poorer than straight people. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
America has spent $700 million promoting gay rights abroad – an “integral” part of American foreign policy. Source:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/world/africa/us-support-of-gay-rights-in-africa-may-have-done-more-harm-than-good.html?_r=0

u/ladyinread · 2 pointsr/interestingasfuck

If anyone has not yet read it, I highly recommend And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts. This is the synopsis:

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

I read it and it was fantastic. It's everything you ever wanted to know about the beginnings of AIDS from insiders who were really researching and in the middle of it (and affected by it).

u/dd4tasty · 2 pointsr/funny

"And The Band Played On"

http://www.amazon.com/And-Band-Played-On-20th-Anniversary/dp/0312374631

showed that this was pretty much the position of the US government at the time too.

u/mypreciousssssssss · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

This book is a fascinating history of the AIDS epidemic: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312374631/

u/Consciouswrdsbt · 2 pointsr/asianamerican

this book has a captivating tone but wasn't able to finish it yet

and this book provides perspective in dealing with and understanding foreign culture in a medical setting

u/YossarianWWII · 2 pointsr/DebateAnAtheist

> I never said that understanding how our societies work is achievable. That was your claim as the "expert."

There is a massive gulf between the vague statement, "understanding how our societies work," and the specific ability to predict the probability of a riot in a particular city on a particular day. Much of that gulf has been crossed.

>Actually, your claim was far more laughable, not only that such a goal is achievable but has already been achieved.

Are you forgetting the part in the comment you literally just replied to where I said that that claim was absurd, making it seemingly unlikely that I was the one making it? You have a serious, serious issue with finding meaning in other people's statements that was never there in the first place.

>So, you "begged to differ" when I stated that we do not understand the complex systems that are human societies.

Because we have some understanding. Do you only deal in absolutes? There's a bad joke in there.

>The only way I'm aware of to measure understanding of a complex system is to measure our ability to predict what that system will do.

The modern social sciences have made something of a point of being explanatory rather than predictive. The way that you test an explanatory model is you measure its ability to improve your effectiveness in responding to an issue. Explanatory models of illness are a good example, detailing the ways in which patients understand and interact with their illness. All of the articles linked here are excellent, or you could read The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down if you're more in the mood for prose. By better understanding how health and medicine function in different communities, we can alter our medical practices to achieve better results.

u/NotWhatYouPlanted · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

I loved The Spirit Carches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. (Amazon link here.)

It’s a true story and completely fascinating. Here’s a really quick excerpt on what Wikipedia has to say about it:

“[The book] chronicles the struggles of a Hmong refugee family from Houaysouy, Sainyabuli Province, Laos, the Lees, and their interactions with the health care system in Merced, California. In 2005 Robert Entenmann, of St. Olaf College wrote that the book is ‘certainly the most widely read book on the Hmong experience in America.’

Through miscommunications about medical dosages and parental refusal to give certain medicines due to mistrust, misunderstandings, and behavioral side effects, and the inability of the doctors to develop more empathy with the traditional Hmong lifestyle or try to learn more about the Hmong culture, Lia's condition worsens. The dichotomy between the Hmong's perceived spiritual factors and the Americans' perceived scientific factors comprises the overall theme of the book.”

u/Cola_Doc · 2 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. My Program Director has said that he wishes all of his residents would read it.

u/easyEggplant · 2 pointsr/changemyview

I apologize for mentioning that the linked site has an agenda, you're right, it's immaterial. I have never worked in a hospital. Furthermore I'm sorry that I hurt your feelings, I did not intend to attack you; What I was suggesting was that patients, for instance, might be more forthcoming when interacting with a doctor of their own ethnicity, in a manner that is outside if that physician's control.

I base this almost entirely on this book (https://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Catches-You-Fall-Down/dp/0374533407) which details "the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy". Also a very interesting read.

u/noisy_burglar · 2 pointsr/worldnews

You may be thinking of The Hot Zone.

u/PirateKilt · 2 pointsr/worldnews

Having recently read "Hot Zone", this is rather worrisome...

u/HowSwedeitis · 2 pointsr/worldnews

Unique timing for me. I'm currently half way through the terrifying book "The Hot Zone."
Ebola is truly a terrible thing to go through. =/

u/StardustSapien · 2 pointsr/AskScienceDiscussion
u/jonesy16 · 2 pointsr/preppers

Lots of good information in the comments on this thread. Like what /u/winterspan said, Ebola isn't really the disease to be worried about. With Ebola Zaire's mortality rate of up to 90%, it isn't very efficient at spreading because it kills its host so quickly and burns out.

If you're interested in learning more about Ebola, I'd highly recommend reading The Hot Zone. Stephen King called it one of the scariest books he's ever read and it looks like it's only $5 on Amazon.

EDIT: Here's a (kind of shitty) PDF version of The Hot Zone

u/OpiumTraitor · 2 pointsr/worldnews

Read the first chapter of The Hot Zone and you might think otherwise. Ebola's a disgusting and terrifying way to go.

u/AustinTreeLover · 2 pointsr/worldnews

Instead, read The Hot Zone and/or Demon in the Freezer. They're scarier.

u/DidYaHearThat_Whoosh · 2 pointsr/mexico

Yo estoy leyendo The Hot Zone, sobre el virus del ébola y potenciales pandemias. Estoy picadísimo.

También les recomiendo un sitio de historias cortas de ciencia ficción (en inglés): In This Future Or The Next

u/true911 · 2 pointsr/ebola

I read the description of Ebola on the human body in Hot Zone

http://www.amazon.ca/The-Hot-Zone-Terrifying-Origins/dp/0385479565

Im not seeing any photos anywhere that depict that level of deterioration.

u/nikatnight · 2 pointsr/IAmA

Man I was just reading about this on Aljazeera. I am incredibly terrified. I read the book The Hotpoint Zone a few years ago. It gives real accounts of these events...read it.

One of the things it talks about is the only survivor. He attacked people while he was infected (they got infected and died) and hospital staff strapped him to a bed. When he recovered he had no memory of the week prior.

He was a fucking zombie.

Be careful. Be really careful. The CDC in the US were able to prove that Ebola Zaire can be airborne.

u/Eletric2437 · 2 pointsr/worldnews
u/Trent_Boyett · 2 pointsr/horrorlit

It's not horror, or even fiction, but check out The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

u/jsaf420 · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

The Hot Zone if you are looking for something factual.

If you want a fiction based in facts, then I got nothing for you.

If you want an exploration into the minds of doctors and health professionals, then I recommend Complications.

u/darknessvisible · 2 pointsr/MovieSuggestions

Wikipedia's list of dystopian films gives a useful overview of the genre.

Outbreak is the most obvious analogue to Contagion. IIRC Ridley Scott was set to direct an adaptation of Crisis in the Hot Zone with Jodie Foster but it was scrapped due to the parallel development of Outbreak.

A film not on the wikipedia list that is more about contemporary reaction to crisis is The Trigger Effect.

u/freakscene · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. It's a true story about an Ebola outbreak near DC. I'm fascinated by deadly viruses.

u/UnreasonablyHostile · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Based on your incredibly specific description of your sister, I have in the last minute figured out what decades of knowing her prevented you from seeing.

She wants a copy of this book and a Moka Express

u/groovesbaby · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I know there are several conflicting opinions about sleep training. I got this [book] (http://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Hours-Sleep-Weeks-Step-/dp/0525949593/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372162648&sr=8-1&keywords=twelve+hours+sleep+by+twelve+weeks+old). I have not followed it to the T, but I took some of the main points I felt were reasonable. First was to establish a bedtime routine. We close the curtains, change his diaper, put on fresh PJs and feed him his bottle in his room with just a nightlight on. I usually have to rock him to sleep for about 10-15 mins before he falls asleep. Then, to make sure he's really asleep, I rock him for another 10-15 mins. I put him in his crib, ever so gently, turn off the nightlight and close the door. My son is now 8 weeks old and typically sleeps anywhere from 8 pm to 6 am.

u/Arisescaflowne · 2 pointsr/RedditDads

The methods in this book work wonders.

My 18 month old daughter has been sleeping from 7pm- 6am since she was around 4 months old.

http://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Hours-Sleep-Weeks-Step/dp/0525949593

u/mothergoosetobe · 2 pointsr/ScienceParents

It's not about fatherhood, really just about the first year of baby's life, but I recommend The Science of Mom (yeah, ok, the title literally says 'mom' not 'dad' - but ignore that bit!). It's an evidence-based guide on the first year of life, she goes over many studies and meta-analyses about many different parenting topics.

I've also heard great things about What's Going on in There?, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet.

u/ReddisaurusRex · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Related: What's Going On In There? is an excellent child brain development book written by a neuroscientist after she became a mom. I loved it! But, warning, I could see how it could scare some people if they aren't the sort to like to learn about the good and bad of everything. I listened to the audiobook, which was well narrated.

u/cdbradley · 2 pointsr/AskPhysics

If your goal is to understand basic concepts without the math, then a highschool physics book would most likely be the best place to start, as the highest math used is usually Algebra/Pre-calc.

That being said, without at least a calculus background it's hard to grasp some of the concepts beyond basic kinematics. Wikipedia might get you somewhere so it's a good place to start, but it could also lead you through a rabbit hole to pages upon pages of background.

I'd say if you want to tackle more advanced physics concepts then you need at least some background in math, so I'd try Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by Mary Boas, a book that explains the physics and math somewhat side by side, or The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe by Roger Penrose. Neither is a light read, if you don't have a head for math don't even try Penrose as he uses arguments that assume a reasonable mathematical background. The Boas book is technically a mathematics textbook, so you would do well to supplement it with a College Physics textbook (I used one by Tipler in my university courses).

Amazon Links Below:
Penrose: http://www.amazon.com/Road-Reality-Complete-Guide-Universe/dp/0679776311/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404248577&sr=1-1&keywords=the+road+to+reality+roger+penrose

Boas: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mathematical-Methods-Physical-Sciences-Mary/dp/0471365807/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404248599&sr=1-1&keywords=boas

Tipler: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Physics-Scientists-Engineers-Modern/dp/1429202653/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1NX3QE9FG7XGKWQ15NQ4

Hope this helps, good luck!

u/rafuzo2 · 2 pointsr/science

Six Easy Pieces and Six Not So Easy Pieces are good places to start.

You could also try Roger Penrose's The Road to Reality

u/Marionberri · 2 pointsr/TFABGrads

It's the Ferber book: https://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems/dp/0743201639

I found this book to be so interesting. Even if you aren't planning on doing some form of CIO eventually, it has tons of good information.

u/TropicalAquarium · 2 pointsr/Mommit

I used a modified Ferber method to help my little one. For example, Ferber helped me create a night routine, set a sleep schedule, help me comfort my little one as they learn to comfort themselves, and drop night time nursing.

The goal is that eventually you will be able to put the the little one down awake, and they will be able to settle themselves. A very necessary life skill and a 10 month can definitely learn how to do this.

https://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems/dp/0743201639/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467736278&sr=8-1&keywords=Ferber

u/belchertina · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

You should check out https://www.preciouslittlesleep.com/. Read through the articles there. Then, if you need to, you can join the Facebook group and ask questions. They're super helpful. It's pro-sleep training, but honestly, it sounds like you're at that point. The real goal of sleep learning is that the baby learns to put himself to sleep independently, without boob/rocking/walking/etc., so that when he DOES wake up in the middle of the night, he can go back to sleep easily if he's not wet/hungry/sick. There will be crying, but it sounds like he's crying now, AND not getting the sleep he needs, so it will be an improvement! You and your SO really need to be on the same page with this, or it won't work. But if you're doing the heavy lifting right now (the walking, the boob, the naps during the day) then in my opinion, it's your decision. You'll most likely have a week or less of crying, and then magical sleep.

You may also want to read the Ferber book, and for extra credit, the Weissbluth book. They both explain the science behind sleep, which helped me tremendously. They also give lots of ideas for teaching your baby to sleep independently. We did the Ferber method around 6 months, and now I know that if he wakes up at night, he's wet or sick, and it doesn't happen often.

u/InlinedSnakePlane · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Your attitude might be apparent in the way that you help. Take some pride in being an involved daddy, get a book on sleep training (seriously get the Ferber book, http://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems/dp/0743201639) and tell your wife she needs to be okay with accepting help.

u/schnitzel24 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

In my experience, it seems there's a correlation between being a good daytime napper but bad sleeper. My 6 mo old never naps more than 40 mins during the day and his last nap is usually around 3pm. His is brutal because his bedtime is 7:30. That's a long time to keep an infant occupied.

The flip side is that he is a great nighttime sleeper. He has been sleeping (mostly) through the night for 10+hrs in his own room since he was 3 mo old. He doesn't always go down quietly despite having a routine. Sometimes he will scream in his crib but before we are even back downstairs to check the monitor he would be snoring away. It seems the more aware and active they get, the more they fight to stay awake.

My basic point is that whether they are a good napper or sleeper it's usually not only what you do at bedtime but maybe what you do throughout the day that sets them up for good sleep.

Also have you any read any books? I'd recommend this one by Ferber.

u/morario84 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

He's old enough to sleep on his own. I recommend reading this book: r/https://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems/dp/0743201639

u/Nuclayer · 2 pointsr/Mommit

You desperately need to teach your child to self sooth. It will not only be amazing for you, but also much healthier for your child.

The older your child is, the harder it will be to break those bad habits. It will not be easy but you really need to do it.

My wife and I used the Ferber Method and it took 2 terrible nights. By the 3rd night we had a self soothing infant who has slept perfectly through the night ever since.

Ferber Book

Buy this book off amazon, Read it, Follow it .... get your life back.

u/ohno2015 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

This book saved my wife and I from, I don't know what, when our Son would not sleep, this method works, but you have to be strong and that can be difficult.

http://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems/dp/0743201639/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452163357&sr=8-1&keywords=ferber

u/slumlord · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

"Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems", by Dr. Richard Ferber.

http://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems/dp/0743201639/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262131888&sr=8-1

This is the same Ferber Method that got ridiculed in "Meet the Fockers". The actual method is hardly anything like what they show in the movie, which is unfortunate because it got a bad rap.

ANYWAY - using the methods we learned in this book our daughter went from waking up 2-3 times a night, to sleeping THRU the night, in two nights (she was 9 mos old). She still has the random wake-up in the middle of the night, but it's exceedingly rare.

I never give expecting/new parents unsolicited advice, EXCEPT to get this book (or borrow mine). Seriously. Read it BEFORE you have the kid.

u/libertao · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Everyone has different opinions, but mine are

Sleep: Ferber

Discipline: 1-2-3 Magic

Like a lot of things with kids, routine and consistency are paramount. Unfortunately, he is a little too young for the Discipline and might be a little too old for the Ferber sleep method, but they might be worth looking into. You can find summaries on the internet too. It can be a tough age.

u/librarianzrock · 2 pointsr/NewParents

Consistency. If you can be as regular as possible with the routine and the pre-bedtime rituals, that might help. The time of evening doesn't matter as much as the process and duration of bedtime.

We started doing sleep training at 14 months when our LO started giving us signs she was ready to sleep through the night (she was tired during the day, napped poorly, nursed just a little before nodding back to sleep...we truly felt she was telling us she needed to figure out how to put herself back to sleep through the night). I was hesitant to let her cry because I assumed she was hungry, so we started giving her a smoothie of Greek yogurt, milk, and a banana at story time.

If you do sleep training, read the updated Ferber book. It took only a few days and now at 19 months she's sleeping for 9-11 hours strait. It's like a drug...

u/GeekDad12 · 2 pointsr/daddit

We ferberized our kid at six months. Went from 2-3 wakings per night to once every two weeks. I highly recommend getting his book rather than reading summaries on the Internet. Most of those summaries focus on the progressive waiting aka CIO method itself. There is so much more involved... We learned we were screwing up her routine and taught her to fall asleep breastfeeding. She would wake up in the middle of the night and wouldn't be able to fall asleep until what happened? Breastfeeding! If you give your kid juice to fall asleep at night what happens when he wakes up? "I want juice!"



Totally worth $15 and you can skip chapters that aren't relevant (now) so it can be a quick read. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0743201639/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1375222053&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY190

u/YellowSnot · 2 pointsr/Parenting

We just did this with our 10 month old. The book we read was The Sleepeasy Solution. The book goes over dealing with older children also (up to age 4 I think).

It worked incredibly well, I can't recommend it enough.

u/PennyHammer · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Mine was this way until 5mo old too. Then we followed The Sleepeasy Solution method to get him to sleep and it worked SO WELL. He's like a different kid, one that can actually sleep in a crib.

u/dynamanda · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I went through multiple night wakings to breastfeed for a whole year and I nearly lost my mind. I finally sleep trained at 12 months and my baby's mood improved SO much. He was sleeping a solid 12 hours and I was sleeping 8. My mental health improved, I had more patience, I could get more accomplished during the day, and I eventually stopped resenting my husband. I stopped hating breastfeeding because I no longer associated it with a lack of sleep. Life improved dramatically and I wish I had done it sooner and spared myself a lot of struggling. I used this book and it only took 3 nights! I couldn't believe how easy it was and I couldn't believe I waited so long to do it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0757305601

Hang in there! June is only a few weeks away. Once your baby is in daycare you can have your housekeeper come more often. I cannot be at ease in a messy house and it's so much worse when you work from home because you don't get a break from the mess!

u/mleftpeel · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

It took us two rounds of sleep training. The second time we did this method: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/0757305601?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage and it finally fucking worked! Now my kid finally sleeps well 90+% of the time and I feel more like a human.

u/CommanderKyle · 2 pointsr/migraine

THIS BOOK opened my eyes to my triggers and helped me to cut down my migraines from 20 or so a month to maybe 4 or 5. You have to realize that some triggers you can't control (weather, light/noise, etc) but when you find the ones you can control it makes a world of difference.

Triggers I've learned about from reading aforementioned book:

  • MSG (in so many foods that are canned, boxed or pre-packaged or precooked and frozen)
  • Aspartame
  • Lack of sleep
  • Too much sleep
  • Loud/Sharp noises (the guy behind me at a ballgame whistling)
  • Light exposure (bright lights above my head for extended periods - the sun, a bright dining table light, etc)

    I also learned that everyone's triggers are different. Bananas are problematic for many ppl but i have no problem with them. Good luck finding yours, and it always helps to see what triggers others have because you just might have the same one.
u/Avalonna · 2 pointsr/migraine

Have you tried any of the migraine diets? I am following the Heal Your Headache diet (focuses on eliminating any potential triggers) and after 3-4 weeks my migraines went from 5-7 per week to 1 mild one per week. However, I started acupuncture and the SpringTMS (transcranial magnetic stimulator) at the same time, so I'm not sure which intervention helped.

u/754873934 · 2 pointsr/camping

So could someone answer them for me please? I mean thats why I am here. I'm not saying I am going to do this and I am leaving tomorrow. I came here to have these particular questions answered.

> What are your nutritional needs on a daily basis taking into account the weather?(more calories needed in the cold) this should be broken down into protein, carbs, fats along with some basic understanding of vitamin needs for your body (vit C,D,A,B)

I usually maintain 1,700 calories a day. I haven't been eating particularly healthy as of late so its been about 44% Protein, 30% Carbs and 26% Fats. I usually take a multivitimin. But thats the extent of my vitimin knowladge. Thats just how it stands now but I have a very good control over my diet and can change to suit my circumstances.

> Where will your food come from?

Thats what I came here to ask. I suppose I would snare and bow hunt. But thats just off the top of my head as I am not experienced in hunting. I plan on asking a friend of my father, who is an experienced hunter, to take me out on some trips and teach me some things.

> Where will you live? Cabin, tent, shelter?

Well I have a tent to start with. A Euika Amari Pass 3. But I would imagine I have to build a shelter at some point in time.

> How will you provide heat and fire?

Wood I suppose.

> Where will you get clean water?

I have a Sawyer for smaller needs and a MSR MiniWorks for more regular use. Also Iodine tablets in my medpack.

> How will you handle sickness and injury?

I have The "When There Is No Doctor Book but it would be silly for me to rely on that alone. So I am here to ask this. How will I handle sickness and injury?

> If you need to come out quickly how can you do it?

I honestly dont know. I am glad you raise these questions because they are the type of thing I need to learn. Im not just asking for advice here either. References and sources would be amazing. I already have the SAS survival guide and a few other books. But I could use all the help I can get.

u/Normguy85 · 2 pointsr/preppers

I agree with ED and might add community health nursing. I would also suggest volunteering or taking medical missions type trips oversees too where you can learn primitive type community health, trauma, L and D, and a host of other things.
This book goes into this type medicine and is on my shelf...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0942364155/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_EIE-BbR6078T4

u/meatbug · 2 pointsr/bjj

Good post. This book has been saving me from back surgery and PT visits. It's not time consuming and a hell of a lot cheaper.

u/kensentme · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Don't know what your symptoms are but mine were solved by following the stretches in this book. My chiro and my physical therapist both mentioned this book by name. Treat Your Own Back

u/Katmac1987 · 2 pointsr/physicaltherapy

The McKenzie method for treating your low back!
Unbelievable results with our patients in-clinic, and many have been able to avoid surgery. Check out his book, he breaks down back problems in very simple terms and the book is less than $10.

http://www.amazon.com/Treat-Your-Back-Robin-McKenzie/dp/0987650408/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41hHXOtgAiL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR104%2C160_&refRID=0WM09F7XR7XGQQ6JGMCT

u/answerguru · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Ok, I've had painful back problems on and off for several years...chiropractors a couple of times, acupuncture, some massage therapy, etc. Then a PT friend recommended McKenzie therapy / stretching. It has been awesome! When I start feeling a problem, I immediately start the stretching exercises and typically the problem just goes away overnight.

By doing these stretches on a semi-regular basis, I've reduced the back problems from "can't get out of bed" to "meh, no big deal", and they came much less frequently now.

Treat Your Own Back

Let me know if you try it out.

u/66triple846993 · 2 pointsr/weightroom

We talked briefly about your knee pain a while back. Have you been spreading the floor (twisting legs into the ground) more consistently since then? Does it help at all?

We also talked about the effect it can have on maintenance of lumbar neutral during your squats. Any luck with that, or do you still see a significant buttwink?

If the doctor immediately suggests xrays, MRI, opioids, or injections, I would suggest that you politely decline. Unless you have constant, unremitting pain that does not vary with activity and you have changes in your ability to control bowel/bladder...then imaging would make sense.

For your reference, one A-P lumbar xray delivers the same amount of radiation as 20 A-P chest xrays. And they are very rarely necessary.

These books can help you manage your back pain independently:

Treat Your Own Back

Back Mechanic

For your sanity, your presentation of symptoms sounds pretty normal. But to keep stuff from getting worse, any activity that makes symptoms travel lower down than your back need to be avoided for a week or two, maybe longer depending on how you're treated.

u/Sublime1980 · 2 pointsr/golf
u/EllumEnopee · 2 pointsr/crossfit

Sounds wise. If you do have a herniated disc I would recommend extension- based stretching, where you lie on your stomach then raise up to your elbows. I'd highly recommend "treat your own back" by Robin McKenzie. Good luck!

http://www.amazon.com/Treat-Your-Own-Back-802-9/dp/0987650408/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368033041&sr=8-1&keywords=mckenzie+back

u/thelurkingdead · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Check out McKenzie, Treat Your Own Back.


Make sure your glutes are tight while doing pushups. But your pushup form might not be the cause. Have you changed anything else with regard to your behavior in posture, sitting, or relaxing along with the pushups? Have you started low back or hamstring stretches? Many people injure the back immediately after a workout when relaxing and assuming various slouched positions. This type of injury is only felt hours afterward / you don't feel it while it is happening. Injuring right after exercise is common and discussed in the book I mentioned.

Are you suddenly sitting much more (new desk job?/take a vacation?) Any changes in weight? Gains can bring on low back pain. Whatever it is, check out that book, it's the quickest way to take some of the mystery out of back pain and has exercises that really work.

When your back is feeling a bit better try adding some squats, with or without weight.

u/theladygeologist · 2 pointsr/UpliftingNews

I'm halfway through The Emperor of all Maladies and not only is it an amazing read, but it kind of deals with the questions you are asking.

But the very tl;dr version of what you are wondering is that cancer rates are higher in developed countries because people don't die more from other things instead. A few kids dying from cancer is insignificant when there are hundreds dying from parasites, that sort of thing.

Link to the book for anyone interested - I highly recommend it.

u/andtheodor · 2 pointsr/wine

I like to always have a book on hand and try to read some every night in lieu of TV or internet. I'm fairly scientifically minded so it's generally stuff like Brian Greene, Oliver Sacks, Michael Pollan, and recently lots of Stephen Ambrose. A close friend has been dealing with ongoing cancer and I found The Emperor of All Maladies to be a great read, and pretty germane since few of us have lives not touched by the disease somehow.

I actually had a 5 year affliction with Scrabble and played hours every night at isc.ro, a primitive looking but great place to play real Scrabble online. I actually got obsessed enough that it was a problem in my marriage so I don't really play much anymore. Some favorite plays EIGHTVO, ANT(IN)OISE, DIaZEP(A)M, FANTAs(I)E(S), THR(I)LL(I)NG, EOBIONT, and a 176 point 3x3 PEREG(R)IN.

I loved The Wire, and just finished Breaking Bad last night, haven't watched True Detective yet - but just got a Nexus and Chromecast which totally rock and facilitate some catching up! I'm so far behind in most shows that I don't go anywhere near special subreddits for fear of spoilers. I recently got my Sansaire, so honestly most of my time is spent tinkering in the kitchen, glass of wine in hand, Do Make Say Think or TV on the Radio blasting from the aforementioned stereo.

u/funnygreensquares · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I read The biography of cancer which is very insightful, and as you put it, accessible. It went into the background of cancer, and the background of everyone at the most important moments of its history. So it's a bit of a read but a very interesting one if you're looking for a long chew.

u/nkstr · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

I quite enjoyed The Emperor of Maladies and Detroit: An American Autoposy. Obviously the book about Detroit isn't about a world issue, it's a pretty localized one but it's a great read.

u/homegrownunknown · 2 pointsr/chemistry

I love science books. These are all on my bookshelf/around my apt. They aren't all chemistry, but they appeal to my science senses:

I got a coffee table book once as a gift. It's Theodore Gray's The Elements. It's beautiful, but like I said, more of a coffee table book. It's got a ton of very cool info about each atom though.

I tried The Immortal Life of Henrieta Lacks, which is all about the people and family behind HeLa cells. That was a big hit, but I didn't care for it.

I liked The Emperor of all Maladies which took a long time to read, but was super cool. It's essentially a biography of cancer. (Actually I think that's it's subtitle)

The Wizard of Quarks and Alice in Quantumland are both super cute allegories relating to partical physics and quantum physics respectively. I liked them both, though they felt low-level, tying them to high-level physics resulted in a fun read.

Unscientific America I bought on a whim and didn't really enjoy since it wasn't science enough.

The Ghost Map was a suuuper fun read about Cholera. I love reading about mass-epidemics and plague.

The Bell that Rings Light, In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, Schrödinger's Kittens, The Fabric of the Cosmos and Beyond the God Particle are all pleasure reading books that are really primers on Quantum.

I also tend to like anything by Mary Roach, which isn't necessarily chemistry or science, but is amusing and feels informative. I started with Stiff but she has a few others that I also enjoyed.

Have fun!

u/Deradius · 2 pointsr/biology

Sure.

If evolution is of interest to you (and if you have interest in the intersection between theology and science), Finding Darwin's God by Kenneth Miller explores both sides of the debate and debunks many common misconceptions about evolution. I first read it in a college biology topics course.

If you like the topic of 'creationist attempts to dispute or disrupt the teaching of evolution in the classroom', Summer of the Gods, about the Scopes Monkey Trial, is a great book (although not explicitly about science).

You may find The Selfish Gene by Dawkins worth a read.

Books by Mary Roach can be fun; I've read Stiff and enjoyed it, and Packing for Mars was pretty good as well.

I have heard good things about The Emperor of All Maladies, though I haven't read it myself.

Our Stolen Future, about contamination of the environment by artificially produced estrogen and estrogen analogs, is dated but interesting.

The Discovery of Insulin by Bliss is a great story about how science happens and how scientific discovery occurs, and it lays out what may be the most important discovery in medical science during the 20th century.

Were those types of books what you were looking for?

u/speedycat2014 · 2 pointsr/AskTrollX

I know there have been some, but my memory is terrible.

I did read "The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" recently (that's not a referral link or anything). While it was not uplifting, necessarily, as someone who has been surrounded by cancer in family and friends since the age of 9 (34 years ago) I learned so much that I could not put the 600+ page book down. It really, thoroughly blew my mind.

I don't necessarily recommend reading it if you're in a heavy emotional state due to dealing with the illness. There are some unappealing facts and truths in the book that hurt to read, because my mother is currently fighting lung cancer. I advised my dad not to read the book, for instance.

But for me, knowledge feels like power in a world where ultimately I can't do anything.

And for me, the book hit so close to home. I lost my sister to leukemia, I was a bone marrow donor for her, and I never truly understood our place in history. The author actually uses leukemia as a starting point for explaining about cancer, describing it as "cancer in liquid form". And the history was fascinating because I was a part of it. He writes about research in Seattle, WA on bone marrow transplants. My sister and I were some of the first to participate in bone marrow transplants in the late 70's out in Seattle. We may very well be a footnote in his research, I don't know. Reading the book helped me feel like my sister and our transplant was 'immortalized' a bit in history, even though she didn't survive due to the radiation treatments. (And I never understood why they had to perform radiation on her brain for leukemia. The book explains why.)

It's truly gripping, and a book I will never have too far away. I bookmarked and highlighted that book on my Kindle more than any other book I have ever read in my life.

u/BigRonnieRon · 2 pointsr/cancer

Read Emperor of Maladies. It's a history of cancer and cancer research. Quite good. It won all sorts of awards.

u/thevach · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

The Emperor of All Maladies -- an amazing book about cancer.
Also, Into the Wild, if you're the adventurous type.

u/verbatim2242 · 2 pointsr/PoliticalVideo

This is such a hard promise to make. Anyone who knows anything about how cancer operates, has a full understanding that we simply don't have the overall knowledge, yet, to cure it.

The simple truth is there are too many forms of cancer to have a cure all for the ultimate human disease. We simply don't know enough about what causes it, how it happens, why it happens and the right avenues of treatment to be able to eradicate cancer on all levels.

It should be mentioned, a great read about the subject is "The Emperor of all Maladies". For anyone looking to understand the human history of cancer and why it is so hard to eradicate, it is well worth your time. - http://www.amazon.com/The-Emperor-All-Maladies-Biography/dp/1439170916

I think President Obama set a good goal in suggesting we, as a nation, cure cancer. Yet I also think the smarter bet, one which we are closer to, would be to fully tramp out AIDS and HIV. For the interested, look at the recent Vice report on AIDS which HBO ran a bit ago.

http://www.vice.com/read/watch-the-trailer-for-the-vice-on-hbo-special-report-on-the-fight-to-end-aids-009

Cancer is a great goal. One to strive for and continue to fight against. It is, without question, the ultimate of all human disease. In a way, cancer defines us. But defeating AIDS, I believe, is a more concrete goal which can be reached.

u/ishjohnson · 2 pointsr/answers

If you don't mind a read, this book is excellent and will answer any and all cancer-history questions you could possibly have:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Emperor-All-Maladies-Biography/dp/1439170916

u/Createx · 2 pointsr/books

I quite enjoyed The Emperor Of All Maladies: A Biography Of Cancer. It's mostly about the fight against it starting 2000 years ago till tday, very well written.

u/Crabrubber · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Read "The Emperor of All Maladies". It explains why there's no such thing as a cure for cancer.

u/4br4c4d4br4 · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

> Your brain knows when it needs to sleep by measuring a chemical which builds up during the day. When you sleep, this chemical, adenosine, gets cleared out

The book "Why we sleep" goes into wonderful detail and describes several studies that are of great interest to those curious about sleep.

https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

u/SebastianMitea · 2 pointsr/sleep

Read the book Why we sleep by Matthew Walker https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316
It might help,it’s a great book

u/adamthecarmichael · 2 pointsr/writing

Haha got up at 6:20 but that only left me 10 minutes before work so I just wrote out a quick poem.

After reading this book: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

I know sleep is the main thing to get. I made the mistake of going to bed too late.

u/butternutsquats · 2 pointsr/artc

Yes. It's a book by Matthew Walker. I think it would actually be a good artc book even though it barely touches on exercise.

Amazon link: Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams https://www.amazon.com/dp/1501144316/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_z9RTBb1QNY26H

u/GreenStrong · 2 pointsr/Jung

Paralysis prevents sleepwalking. It is fairly uncommon for sleepwalkers to actually hurt themselves in a modern home, but the evolutionary roots of dreaming stretch back to the earliest land animals. If you're an outdoor critter, stumbling around at night will make you an easy meal for a predator.

Why We Sleep is a great book on the medical- evolutionary aspects of sleep, it appears to be essential for memory consolidation in complex animals, but even single celled organisms go through a cycle of stasis where they do biochemical repair.

As a Jungian, I consider sleep to be an immersion in the Unconscious, and a time to merge with the transpersonal force of creation. From the outside it looks like memory consolidation, from the inside it looks like travel through an alternate dimension- and both are true in some sense.

u/fibonacciseries · 2 pointsr/bujo

I notice that you sleep 6-7 hours during week days and "catch up" on saturday and sunday.

According to the book: why we sleep, you can't really get back the sleep you lost. You might feel better by sleeping longer, but you lose some benefits of sleep that you can't get back.

u/Kong28 · 2 pointsr/nba

Totally, highly recommend everyone pick up the book Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams.

It goes over the torrent of health problems that are all directly connected to obtaining less than optimal amounts of sleep, or less than optimal quality of sleep.

For those who would rather watch something, here is the author presenting at Google: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXflBZXAucQ

u/drumnerd · 2 pointsr/running

I'd probably still aim to get out for my run, even on less sleep than normal. However, 8 hours of sleep is critical to our mental and physical wellness. There's an excellent book of the topic of sleep if you're a reader: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

u/honorarybelgian · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I would create new accounts to upvote you multiple times for that book. It is logical, eye-opening, terrifying, and life-changing, all at the same time.

For any continuing readers:
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

u/CowboyFromSmell · 2 pointsr/compsci

Sleep.

Being totally honest, I try a lot of the stuff in the other top level comments, but for the hard problems, it’s not until the next day that I have a good answer. Rich Hicky’s talk Hammock Driven Development talks a lot about this.

It’s a real thing. REM sleep, which happens mostly in morning sleep, helps us process those hard problems that we’ve been banging on. You can read more about it in this book.

u/Nerdy_mama · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I'm having a good time with Happiest Baby on the Block (though I think it's really slow and repetitive, and their "conclusions" (it isn't this, this, or this, so it MUST be this) are a bit, uh, presumptuous; I think the book is spot on for how to treat the baby, especially in the "4th trimester") and The Nursing Mother's Companion. And these aren't baby books, but my husband and I are also reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and The Birth Partner to prep for labor.

I have a few more books on my shelf to reference just in case, like Sears' The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (but I am wary of anti-vacc notions of the book), Brain Rules for Baby, and for fun, Experimenting with Babies.

u/rainbowmoonheartache · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Also: If you're more interested in non-epidural methods, I recommend this book for both you and your husband: The Birth Partner -- it's excellent, and the entire thing focuses on labour. It's not a pregnancy-with-a-chapter-on-labour book. :)

u/lps41 · 2 pointsr/predaddit

Give The Birth Partner a read. It was pretty helpful to me. My wife planned to go med-free, but ultimately mid-labor decided to go with the epidural.

Try to pay close attention to her needs. Make sure you always have water (or ice chips, if she ends up having an epidural) close at hand and give them to her every so often. My wife vomited with every contraction, so I also made sure the puke-bucket was close by so I could hand it to her when she needed it. Make sure you know how to get in contact with the nursing staff for her if she needs something.

If she is planning to go med-free, you should discuss ahead of time how she wants you to react if she, in the pains of labor, changes her mind and says she wants something for the pain. Does she want you to be her rock and re-assure her that she can get through it without medicine? Does she want to establish a "safe word" that she can use when she REALLY has changed her mind and doesn't want you to push back?

u/xelman · 2 pointsr/predaddit
u/throwaway0975790 · 2 pointsr/intj

INTJ here, was informal doula/birth partner for my ENTJ friend. She did not go to any classes and would have hated the happy place things you described. She opted for an epidural.

We both read this book and found it helpful to mentally prepare. IIRC there was quite a bit on pain management:
https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Partner-Complete-Childbirth-Companions/dp/155832819X

u/HowManyLurks · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

My SO felt most baby books were really condescending or immature, but so far he's enjoying one my midwife recommended, [The Birth Partner] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/155832819X/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492743861&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=birth+partner&dpPl=1&dpID=51XnpsE7XXL&ref=plSrch)

With baby books, I highly recommend you read the samples on amazon before buying, the dad ones especially. :)

Also! Watch the Happiest Baby on The Block videos with him about swaddling and other fantastic ways to calm even colicky babies.

And [here] (https://youtu.be/j7YucfJuziU) is a 3 part birthing class on youtube. :)

u/azarel23 · 2 pointsr/bjj

Had a grade 2 to both shoulders, one from surfing, one from Jiu Jitsu (a beautiful but vicious spider guard sweep).

The advice sounds about right. Good news is, two other guys (that I know of) in the same situation at my gym and all of us are still training. One is an active MMA fighter, the other won black belt worlds masters in 2014.

I went to a physiotherapist for massage and rehab exercise. This was good, but not cheap. It was OK to roll after six weeks, but took a few months to totally settle down. Or maybe I learned to move around it better.

One of my collarbones sticks up further than it should at the shoulder. Slight hunchback of Notre Dame effect. If I sleep on that side, I get pins and needles in that hand after a few hours.

Occasionally get mild tweaks when rolling, especially on my side in half guard with a big guy trying to crush me, but they usually go away after some icing and a day or two's rest.

I found this book useful once I had recovered, as recommended by Steve Maxwell:

https://www.amazon.com/Shoulder-Solution-Prevention-Revised-Expanded/dp/1589096428

You might be able to find a free digital copy somewhere.

u/shostri · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

What a shitty system, they should have done an MRI a long time ago. Please push for an x-ray, if they don't find anything there ask what other imaging methods could help. Paying out of pocket for one would set you back around 200-250 euro.

Not a doctor so that sounds like it could be anything to me, but you could try dead hangs as per this book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shoulder-Solution-Prevention-Revised-Expanded/dp/1589096428

u/dizmo · 2 pointsr/crossfit

Check this book out. It's helped my posture a lot.

https://www.amazon.com/Deskbound-Standing-Up-Sitting-World/dp/1628600586

u/someguy3 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I'm currently going through Deskbound. Highly recommended. I thought I knew a lot about the body before but this just blows it away. I think some of his basic posture work over the last month has solved 70% of my issues. I also like how he goes after both treating the symptoms AND the cause.

u/DadUp · 2 pointsr/bjj

On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep https://www.amazon.com/dp/1932740139/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_j2ChAb4P2ZRZH

Can't recommend it highly enough. It can be difficult at first, especially with your first child. It can be hard for Mom to hear the baby cry. But once you get in the routine it works like magic.

u/Sandite5 · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I am a 29 year old with a 3 year old and a pair of twin 1 year olds. I can tell you that kids will flat wear her out to the point that she will go to bed earlier. Before kids my wife stayed up with me almost every night. After baby(ies) she knocks out at around 10pm. From 10pm on, the night is mine.


It might take some time but your first order of business is get that baby on a regular sleep schedule to where it is sleeping through the night. Here is my Holy Grail that got my twins sleeping 10 hours through the night by 8 weeks. Wife rejoiced. She got to sleep more and I got to play more.


It doesn't stop there. With all the sleeping she'll be doing, you better make up your lost time with her while she is awake by doing things that make her (or you both) happy. Happy wife = Happy life. It's taken a lot of work to get where I can balance game time with family time and still make a happy marriage, but it's definitely doable.


Bonus: when your toddler starts turning into Stewie (like mine has) and nags the wife non-stop, she'll sometimes just go upstairs to have alone mommy time. Game time for dad!

u/kinderdoc · 2 pointsr/Parenting

The No-Cry Sleep Solution, So That's What They're For-breastfeeding basics, baby 411.
As a pediatrician, lactation consultant and mother, please avoid:
Babywise it has been condemned by the American Academy of Pediatrics and La Leche League for its bizarre recommendation that newborns be put on a feeding and sleeping schedule that is pretty much designed to lead to breastfeeding failure, attachment issues, and failure to thrive. The reviews on amazon tell quite a story--some of the 1 star are former 5 star submitters who realized that their baby wasn't "good" or "obedient" or "quiet", they were starving like little Romanian orphans and had given up making noise because they were just ignored. If I could put every copy in an incenerator I would.
The Vaccine Book, a wildly misleading tome full of misinformation and fearmongering. For accurate vaccine information, please read Dr. Paul Offit's Vaccines and your child. He is a vaccinologist, meaning that he has devoted his entire professional career to studying vaccines. Dr. "Bob" is a general pediatrician, like me, and has no additional training in immunology, virology, microbiology, or vaccines.

u/nathanwj · 2 pointsr/daddit

We didn't exactly do "cry it out" but we roughly followed the Baby Wise (https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Baby-Wise-Giving-Nighttime/dp/1932740139) method for sleep training.

We're not fans of co-sleeping for the obvious "rolling on top of your infant" problem---especially since we both sleep so hard. But whatever works for you. My wife and I found that method worked well, but every little one is different. :-)

u/ABORTION4MINORITIES · 1 pointr/90dayfianceuncensored

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u/ICarelots · 1 pointr/SocialJusticeInAction

WRONG people choose to be gay because they are sexual deviants/nymphos who want to fuck everything. Homosexuals have far more sex than straight people and that is why they spread diseases so much more.

Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/


Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print



In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Infection rates for gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing among active homosexual men. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html


Gay men, 1% of the population, account for 83% of syphilis cases. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html


Syphilis was almost eradicated but made a comeback among homosexual men. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html


Active homosexual men are 17 times more likely than straight people to have anal cancer. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html


10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477


79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536


Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


The average gay man has several dozen sex partners per year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

u/dullsite · 1 pointr/Braincels

You asked for it:

1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477

79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536


In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Monogamy is not a central feature of most homosexual relationships. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source: https://archive.li/cr4QD

The average gay man has several dozen sex partners per year. Source: https://archive.li/cr4QD

28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source: https://archive.li/cr4QD

Most “long term relationships” between gay men last less than eight years. Source: https://archive.li/cr4QD

Among gay Canadian men in “committed relationships, only 25% were monogamous. Source: https://archive.li/cr4QD

In one study, only 9% of gay men were monogamous. Source: https://archive.li/cr4QD

75% of straight men an are faithful, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. Source: https://archive.li/cr4QD

In Berlin, 83% of gay men in “steady” relationships had had frequent affairs in the last year. Source: https://archive.li/cr4QD

u/khthon · 1 pointr/portugal

Não tenho nada contra a homossexualidade. Tenho contra a promiscuidade e a cultura over the top de libertinagem ou devassidão. Mas apenas porque destrói a estrutura da sociedade e tem efeitos muito negativos a médio e longo prazo sobre a sociedade e os indivíduos.

Para mim a sexualidade é como segundo Kinsey - um espectro! Que pode mudar ao longo da vida e que os imperativos biológicos por vezes conflituam com os sociais. Suspeito que possa haver dois tipos de homossexualidade. A natural e a patológica que resulta de situações muito mal resolvidas. Esta última tem sido um problema para nós, em termos de efeitos sociais e saúde. Dito isto, nada tenho contra relações homossexuais, mas sim contra uma cultura de excessos e irresponsabilidade.


Alguns factos odiosos sobre este tema:

Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413

Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml

Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/

46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300

Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/

1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en

10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477

Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290


79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483

Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004


Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004


One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/


Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423


In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print



In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Homosexuals are more to use illegal drugs and drink to excess than straight people. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Homosexuals are more likely than straight people to have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and to commit suicide. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men are 10-15 times more likely than straight men to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


40% to 60% of serial killers are homosexuals. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Homosexual men are more likely to have been abused by their partners than straight men. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Monogamy is not a central feature of most homosexual relationships. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady
relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


The average gay man has several dozen sex partners per year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


Most “long term relationships” between gay men last less than eight years. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


Among gay Canadian men in “committed relationships, only 25% were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


In one study, only 9% of gay men were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


75% of straight men an are faithful, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


In Berlin, 83% of gay men in “steady” relationships had had frequent affairs in the last year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


Infection rates for gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing among active homosexual men. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html


Gay men, 1% of the population, account for 83% of syphilis cases. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Syphilis was almost eradicated, but made a comeback among homosexual men. Source:
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html


Active homosexual men are 17 times more likely than straight people to have anal cancer. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html


Lesbians are 2.5x more likely than straight women to be obese. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to be stalked or physically abused by their partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Married lesbians are 2-3 times more likely to divorce than straight couples. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals are poorer than straight people. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


America has spent $700 million promoting gay rights abroad – an “integral” part of American foreign policy. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/world/africa/us-support-of-gay-rights-in-africa-may-have-done-more-harm-than-good.html?_r=0


Transsexuals are four times more likely than the average person to be infected with HIV. Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/40279043/ns/health-health_care/

u/Perpetual_Intercessi · 1 pointr/SquaredCircle

It's a totally natural healthy lifestyle except it's often caused by being molested as a child

46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300

They don't live healthy "normal" lifestyles even if you pretend the sodomy is normal

2/
1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503


43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503


They're cancer on society

Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536


In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

They even hate each other


Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290




Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to be stalked or physically abused by their partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Lesbians are 2.5x more likely than straight women to be obese. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print



All of this caused by OPTIONAL BEHAVIOR


"Just like animals" is true but not how you wish

u/RabbiRabboRibbo · 1 pointr/Liberalist

75% of straight men are faithful to their partners, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/advindicate.com/articles/3022

Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/advindicate.com/articles/3022

28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/advindicate.com/articles/3022

Among gay Canadian men in “committed relationships, only 25% were monogamous. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Gay men, 1% of the population, account for 83% of syphilis cases. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290

79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men, 12x more likely to use amphetamines and six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/

46% of adult male homosexuals report being molested during childhood, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300

Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/

Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml

Active homosexual men are 17 times more likely than straight people to have anal cancer. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Syphilis was almost eradicated, but made a comeback among homosexual men. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

In one study, only 9% of gay men were monogamous. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/advindicate.com/articles/3022

Gay men are 10-15 times more likely than straight men to have eating disorders. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

40% to 60% of serial killers are homosexuals. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV.ttp://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later.https://archive.today/o/LRe05/psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536



Half of Black women have herpes. 80% who have it don’t know it. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2010/03/nearly_half_of_black_women_have_herpes.html

1200 people, mostly blacks, die over sneakers every year. 35% to 50% of sub-Saharan Africans are inbred. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/video.gq.com/watch/sneakerheadz-1-200-people-die-over-sneakers-each-year

Blacks have an average brain size of 1267 cubic cm, compared to Whites at 1347 cm. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/RandRProgressIntell2003.pdf

Only 12% of Black fourth grade males are proficient in reading. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.nytimes.com/2010/11/09/education/09gap.html?_r=0

90% of interracial violence between blacks and Whites is committed by Blacks. The ration should be 1-1. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-viewpoint/082613-668778-epidemic-of-white-on-black-violence-is-a-fraud.htm?p=full

In South Africa, rape is seen as “a legitimate activity” and committed out of boredom. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/27/south-africa-rape-study-m_n_788722.html

In South Africa, 78% of men have committed violence against women. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/27/south-africa-rape-study-m_n_788722.html

In urban areas of South Africa, more than one in three men has admitted to committing rape. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/27/south-africa-rape-study-m_n_788722.html

Blacks are more likely than other races to be gay or bisexual. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/19/black-gays-lgbt-community_n_1989859.html

Only 54% of Black men between 25-34 have high school degrees, are employed, and are not currently incarcerated. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/lexingtonreview/?p=36




Interracial people cannot receive some organs through donations. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1993074,00.html

Mixed race children are more likely to have health problems, high stress, smoke, and drink. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

Mixed race kids suffer from low self-esteem, social isolation, and poor family dynamics. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

Black-White children are more likely than both Black and Whites to make poor decisions. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/www.nber.org/papers/w14192

Mixed race couples are more likely to have stillborn babies than same-race couples. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15994621

White/Black babies are less healthy than White babies. https://archive.today/o/LRe05/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2867623/

Mixed race children have poorer mental health and are much more likely to be depressed, have anxiety and attempt suicide than single race children. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/table/t2/



https://s.reddit.com/channel/sendbird_group_channel_2010967_dad4550ff4dd1ce38ebea24dd0c92792c1a9c69e




Did you guys know that Blacks are a separate sub species of Human?

There is more genetic distance between Whites and Blacks than there is in many other species with universally recognized sub species including Wolves, Bears, Elk, Tigers, Lions and most Fish

(Also Chimps)

If one were to assert that the Human species has no sub species you would also have to throw out the entire system of biological taxonomy

Because there are thousands of sub species with less genetic distance than the distance between Africans and Europeans

You can verify the genetic distance figures yourself, they are published in a comprehensive, landmark study by Cavalli-Sforza (1994). Here is a link to the relevant figure: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a9/9_Cluster_Tree.png/657px-9_Cluster_Tree.png

As a counter point, consider that the genetic distance between Wolves and Coyotes (two different SPECIES) is smaller than the distance between Blacks and Whites, .2 compared to .153

https://www.fws.gov/southeast/pdf/publication/red-wolf-genetics-research-von-holdt.pdf (page 5)

If you guys are interested, I have lots more info. Hit me up on twitter, www.twitter.com/mundanematt

u/DarnHeather · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Very late here. I was a child in the 80's. I can remember a friend asking me on my swingset what AIDS was and doing the best an 8 year old could to reassure her. Then a few years later received a [pamphlet] (http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/retrieve/Narrative/QQ/p-nid/87) in the mail from the government.

We had a man in our church who contacted AIDS through blood transfusions during surgery. My mother told me his wife contracted it by cleaning and caring for me. Even then I thought that was bullshit.

By the time I was having sex everyone knew you just needed to use condoms and that was it.

I highly recommend the book [And the Band Played On] (http://www.amazon.com/And-Band-Played-On-20th-Anniversary/dp/0312374631/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341674599&sr=8-1&keywords=and+the+band+played+on) by Randy Shilts.

u/jrmax · 1 pointr/gaybros

As an add on to this, if anyone has a lot of time to kill read "And The Band Played On" which I believe is also a documentary. It's a long, long read but very interesting look at the AIDS epidemic from the beginning of the 80's up to 87 set against the framework of gay life at the time.

u/morebeansplease · 1 pointr/POLITIC

> You have been given voice and you used it.

This is not an exercise of using voices, we were supposedly discussing getting work done. If you won't back up your priority of race and ethics on how we should be making decisions in reality you should not be talking to other people. I would rather you stay until we resolve the issue but also I understand how hard it is to understand other perspectives. I dare you to stop running away and confront the counter point.

u/Mattstepflow · 1 pointr/pics

If you're interested about the Hmong in America I recommend The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman.

u/wildcarde815 · 1 pointr/atheism

My issue is that religious institutions seem to seek out the worst possible way to solve a problem and them go about screwing that up too. I would (and do) find secular organizations perfectly capable of doing the same work without holding a metaphorical knife in the other hand. The difference of effect can be seen in the aboriginal peoples of Australia. Churches went in and destroyed entire cultures, cause inter tribe warfare and broke down hundreds of years of tradition in a few years. In a separate interaction health care workers and scientists went in to find the source of a serious brain degenerating illness. It turned out to be cannibalism of the dead (specifically their brains), they found a way to present the information to the people and bring the practice to a stop / help heal their people. After that they left them alone.

Does it always go that way? no. Would I rather fund the second option instead of the first? yes.

Another example of 'helping' without thinking would be the Missionaries that gave Hmong children in Vietnam donated clothing to wear. The clothing was made of synthetic fibers that require washing machines and modern detergents to clean safely. They basically become pox blankets (this one was discussed as part of additional reading / context for this book which is excellent and exceedingly frustrating to read).

edit: series'd a serious

u/afty · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Read The Hot Zone - it's the scariest book you'll probably ever read because it's completely true. Trust me. It's also just a really good read.

u/loonybonkersmad · 1 pointr/ebola

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston is an excellent introduction to Ebola and the human response.

u/Tincansailorman · 1 pointr/worldnews

This may be a good time to recommend a certain medical narrative regarding Ebola:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Hot-Zone-Terrifying-Origins/dp/0385479565

It's an easy read and terrifying as well.

u/YaoSlap · 1 pointr/books

Richard Preston writes some really good books dealing with the nastiest bacteria/viruses out there. I think you'd really enjoy The Hot Zone from him. Some of the stories are pretty terrifying, but it's great for profiling the viruses origin, spread, and quarantine methods.

u/BadScienceGuy · 1 pointr/microbiology

The Hot Zone is also another good read.
It's about an outbreak on US soil.

u/dziban303 · 1 pointr/MachinePorn

I actually came in this thread to recommend that book. I shouldn't be too surprised that WSPer /u/irishjihad beat me to the punch.

Richard Preston is a fantastic nonfiction author. I've liked all his books, from the Hale telescope in First Light to enormous redwoods in The Wild Trees, and of course what's probably his biggest commercial success, The Hot Zone.

u/synsays · 1 pointr/ebola

Did you read The Hot Zone? If you didn't, you don't know what you are talking about. What she described is what Ebola does to the body. Educate yourself before posting comments that show your ignorance.

From The Hot Zone:
"Ebola Zaire attacks every organ and tissue in the human body except skeletal muscle and bone. It is a perfect parasite because it transforms virtually every part of the body into a digested slime of virus particles. The seven mysterious proteins that, assembled together, make up the Ebola-virus particle, work as a relentless machine, a molecular shark, and they consume the body as the virus makes copies of itself. Small blood clots begin to appear in the bloodstream, and the blood thickens and slows, and the clots begin to stick to the walls of the blood vessels. This is known as pavementing, because the clots fit together in a mosaic. The mosaic thickens and throws more clots drift through the bloodstream into the small capillaries, where they get stuck. This shuts off the blood supply to various parts of the body, causing dead spots to appear in the brain, liver, kidneys, lungs, intestines, testicles, breast tissue (of men as well as women), and all through the skin. Ebola attacks connective tissue with particular ferocity; it multiples in collagen, the chief constituent protein of the tissue that holds the organs together. (the seven Ebola proteins somehow chew up the body's structural proteins.) In this way, collagen in the body turns to mush, and the underlayers of the skin die and liquefy. The skin bubbles up into a sea of tiny white blisters mixed with red spots known as maculopapular rash. This rash has been likened to tapioca pudding. Spontaneous rips appear in the skin, and hemorrhagic blood pours from the rips. The red spots on the skin row and spread and merge to become huge, spontaneous bruises, and the skin goes soft and pulpy and can tear off it is is touched with any kind of pressure. Your mouth bleeds, and you bleed around your teeth, and you may have hemorrhages from the salivary glands-literally every opening in the body bleeds, no matter how small. The surface of the tongue turns brilliant red and then sloughs off, and is swallowed or spat out. It is said to be extraordinarily painful to lose the surface of one's tongue. The tongue's skin may be torn off during the rushes of the black vomit. The back of the throat and the lining of the windpipe may also slough off, and the dead tissues slides down the windpipe into the lungs or is coughed up with sputum. Your heart bleeds into itself; the heart muscle softens and has hemorrhages into its chambers, and blood squeezes out of the heart muscle as the heart beats, and it floods the chest cavity The brain becomes clogged with dead blood cells, a condition known as sludging of the brain. Ebola attacks the lining of the eyeball: you may weep blood. The blood runs from your eyes down to your cheeks and refuses to coagulate. You may have a hemispherical stroke, in which one whole side of the body is paralyzed, which is invariably fatal in the case of Ebola. Even while the body's internal organs are becoming plugged with coagulated blood, the blood that streams out of the body cannot clot; it resembles whey being squeezed out of curds. The blood has been stripped of its clotting factors. If you put the runny Ebola blood in a test tube and look at it, you see that the blood is destroyed. Its red blood cells are broken and dead. The blood looks as if it has been buzzed in an electric blender.
Ebola kills a great deal of tissue while the host is still alive. It triggers a creeping, spotty necrosis that spreads through all the internal organs. The liver bulges up and turns yellow, beings to liquefy, and then it cracks apart. The cracks run across the liver and deep inside it, and the liver completely dies and goes putrid. The kidneys become jammed with blood clots and dead cells, and cease functioning. As the kidneys fail, the blood becomes toxic with urine. The spleen turns into a single, hard blood clot the size of a baseball. The lining of the gut dies and sloughs off into the bowels and is defecated along with large amounts of blood. In men, the testicles bloat up and turn black-and-blue, the semen goes hot with Ebola, and the nipples may bleed. In women, the labia turn blue, livid, protrusive, and there may be massive vaginal bleeding. The virus is a catastrophe for a pregnant woman: the child is aborted spontaneously and is usually infected with Ebola virus, born with red eyes and a bloody nose.

Ebola destroys the brain more thoroughly than does Marburg, and Ebola victims often go into epileptic convulsions during the final stage. The convulsions are grand mal seizures-the whole body twitches and shakes, the arms and legs thrash around, and the eyes, sometimes bloody, roll up into the head. The tremors and convulsions of the patient may smear or splatter blood around. Possibly this epileptic splashing of blood is one of Ebola's strategies for success-it makes the victim go into a flurry of seizures as he dies, spreading blood all over the place, thus giving the virus a chance to jump to the new host-a kind of transmission through smearing.
Ebola (and Marburg) multiples so rapidly and powerfully that the body's infected cells become crystal-like blocks of packed virus particles. These crystals are broods of virus getting ready to hatch from the cell. They are known as bricks. The bricks, or crystals, first appear near the center of the cell and then migrate towards the surface. As a crystal reaches a cell wall, it disintegrates into hundreds of individual virus particles, and the broodlings push the cell wall like hair and float away in the bloodstream of the host. The hatched Ebola particles cling to cells everywhere in the body, and get inside them, and continue to multiply. It keeps on multiplying until areas of tissue all through the body are filled with crystalloids, which hatch, and more Ebola particles drift into the bloodstream, and the amplification continues inexorably until a droplet of the host's blood can contain a hundred million individual virus particles.

After death, the cadaver suddenly deteriorates: the internal organs, having been dead or partially dead for days, have already begun to dissolve, and a sort of shock-related meltdown occurs. The corpse's connective tissue, skin, and organs, already peppered with dead sots, heated by fever, and damaged by shock, begin to liquefy, and the fluids that leak from the cadaver are saturated with Ebola-virus particles."

http://www.amazon.com/The-Hot-Zone-Terrifying-Origins/dp/0385479565/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413423611&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Hot+Zone

edit: typos

u/TeslaIsAdorable · 1 pointr/politics

Books like the Hot Zone suggest that people have been concerned about Ebola for a while. It's lethality makes it a good candidate for a bioweapon (if you can get it to mutate a bit so it's airborne and the early symptoms are less severe), for one thing.

u/tim5570115 · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manufacturing_Consent

If you are scientifically minded, it wouldn't hurt to pick up a book on virology, to really learn what "going viral" means and how it maps to biology. Here's what's on the top of Amazon for that topic:

https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Zone-Terrifying-Story-Origins/dp/0385479565/ref=zg_bs_16311221_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BQBE4ZZH0SS166VDGPEV

u/shatana · 1 pointr/medicine

Hot Zone by Richard Preston

u/newtonslogic · 1 pointr/worldnews

I think everyone in this thread would be well served to read Laurie Garrett's "The Coming Plague" and Robert Preston's "The Hot Zone".

u/ModernRonin · 1 pointr/science

For anyone who hasn't read it, The Hot Zone is an engaging look at Ebola, and I recommend it.

On a somewhat related note, I wonder how well Reston works as a vaccination against Zaire or other strains of Ebola?

u/skepticMelody · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

Hot Zone by Richard Preston. Ebola scares the crap out of me. I didn't touch anything for a week.

u/Slick1ru2 · 1 pointr/HighStrangeness

No, not Contagion, you want to read The Hot Zone. https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Zone-Terrifying-Story-Origins/dp/0385479565

u/Derkek · 1 pointr/worldnews

Further similar reading includes the book The Hot Zone. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0385479565?pc_redir=1406834357&robot_redir=1

It's a great read.

u/Im2Nelson4u · 1 pointr/marvelheroes

I currently have an audiobook playing in the background "The Hot Zone" http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0385479565?pc_redir=1411542636&robot_redir=1

u/HamsterNamedFunny · 1 pointr/conspiracy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/28/this-is-the-worst-ebola-outbreak-in-history-heres-why-you-should-be-worried/

http://www.nature.com/srep/2012/121115/srep00811/full/srep00811.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-20341423

http://scgnews.com/the-ebola-zaire-outbreak-in-guinea-may-have-spread-to-liberia-but-dont-panic-just-yet

http://scgnews.com/man-with-ebola-symptoms-hospitalized-in-canada-after-returning-from-liberia

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2000110003/study-new-strain-responsible-for-west-africa-ebola-outbreak

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/

http://currents.plos.org/outbreaks/article/phylogenetic-analysis-of-guinea-2014-ebov-ebolavirus-outbreak-2/

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1404505?query=featured_home&&#t=article

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11000023/Expert-Ebola-will-reach-the-UK.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-20341423

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/ebola-outbreak-more-than-doctors-needed-to-contain-west-africa-s-unprecedented-crisis-1.2720882

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/10996489/Ebola-worst-ever-outbreak-shuts-Liberia-borders.html

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/31/health/ebola-outbreak/index.html

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385479565/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0385479565&linkCode=as2&tag=nindnetw-20
http://qz.com/242388/here-are-all-the-35-countries-one-flight-away-from-ebola-affected-countries/

Oh reading is like, so hard. Please give me a detailed report on all the sources cited, you know, to make sure you actually know how to read.

Sources for your illness only your doctor can give you, sorry!

u/gustoreddit51 · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/plonk420 · 1 pointr/worldnews

on the topic of viruses, The Hot Zone was pretty crazy, too. i haven't read Demon in the Freezer, yet. not sure if i want to :S

u/Fish9 · 1 pointr/pics

for anyone who has read The Hot Zone, this will make you crap your pants.

u/Max-Ray · 1 pointr/worldnews
u/MBonez12 · 1 pointr/newborns

I'm not here yet, but I've heard good things about this book- https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Hours-Sleep-Weeks-Step/dp/0525949593

Basically, follow these steps, in order, and not moving on from one until the last is complete:

1- Feed 4 times during the day, every 4 hours (upon waking, 4 hours later, 4 hours later, and 4 hours later, then bedtime). Night feed as needed until this is done.

2- After the schedule in 1 is established, reduce the nighttime feedings in volume until they are eliminated. At this point, the child will be in the crib for 12 hours straight at night, only soothing if they've been crying for 3-5 minutes.

3- Once nighttime feedings are eliminated, train daytime naps: 1 hour in the morning, 2 hours in the afternoon.

u/joseph2883 · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

My twins aren't even born so I know nothing. However, I read 12 hours sleep by 12 weeks old, it has a plan that seems solid and tons of tips. It has amazing rules. https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Hours-Sleep-Weeks-Step/dp/0525949593

u/itjustisntright · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/Solafein830 · 1 pointr/bloodborne

Are you more frustrated by the fact that there are multiple endings, or that the endings are unsatisfactory and anticlimactic?

For the former, as others have pointed out, save scumming is an easy way around having to replay multiple times to get each ending. It's nice if you're short on time.

For the latter, well...expecting Souls games to have a powerful ending that ties the story together and gives you a sense of accomplishment will always leave you disappointed. The endings are meaningful and thought provoking, but it's in the same way that the rest of the story is: obscure and relying heavily on interpretation. But now you have the exciting opportunity to reflect on what happened and try to understand its implications, and to read what others have posted here about it. :)

As for using guides...yeah, it's a tough call. If you're okay with needing to replay a game a few times to 100% it, then skip the guide. If not, I recommend trying to find a spoiler-free guide to help you make sure you don't miss much. Personally, what I find most infuriating is the easy-to-miss NPC questlines.

Congrats on the baby, and good luck! To maximize your leisure time as a Dad, I highly recommend this book for sleep training: http://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Hours-Sleep-Weeks-Step/dp/0525949593. Worked like a charm for us over the last 2 years. Getting them onto a sleep schedule that gives you a few free hours a night is a life-saver!

u/greennite123 · 1 pointr/Parenting

This sounds like me a few years ago. My husband's career was more promising than mine and daycare in our area was going to be just as much (once we had two) as my paycheck so I decided to stay home with our first (and now second) child. For me, it's all about tackling the week. Sometimes just that day or that next ten minutes, but usually the week.

  1. Meals: Food is important. It's hard to focus on feeding yourself when the baby is crying or wanting to play or pulling at your leg but meals need to be made or else blood sugar dropping results in an irritable momma. Try to prep meals in the evenings after the baby is sleeping and cut up veggies/fruit during his nap time for snacks. I try to create a menu at the beginning of the week and do my shopping so I don't have to go to the store all the time and I know how much time I need to budget for prep/cooking. Right now short and quick dishes or crock pot meals are your friend. (Ex: Stir fry, pasta, fajitas, ribs, stews, etc.)

  2. Tidying Up: Everyone has a different level of what clean/dirty is to them. It'll vary as the child grows. The crawling period is the hardest since you need to make sure there isn't anything that can be a choking hazard so sweeping/mopping has to happen more often. For me, I use the cloth carrier if the baby refuses to be put down and I strap her to my back and clean for an hour. Whatever I get done in that time, yee haw. Whatever I don't... oh well. If you are stable enough financially, you may want to enlist someone to come once a month or maybe twice a month to deep clean if that makes you feel better. Also, and this is key, try to delegate a few chores to your husband. Nothing crazy time consuming but just so you know that you guys are in it together. I usually start the laundry and he will help fold when he gets home. Not only does this help get stuff done but it also gives the spouse a greater appreciation for all that you do while they are away.

  3. Time Management: Once the baby starts to develop a schedule (it usually happens between 3 and 5 months) then you can start to get out of the house. If the weather is terrible, just go to the mall if you have to but you need to give yourself an hour or two a day where you can talk about stuff other than singing about a farm or cleaning up spit-up. I found a fitness class at the community center that had babysitting which was awesome. I also found a local mom group so the babies can sit together and the moms can chat. These kinds of get togethers also give you goals to get out of the house. Our current schedule is 6-7 AM wake up, feed both kids, send the older to pre-school, then tidy up, by 9 AM I take a walk or do some other physical activity for an hour, then nap time from 10-11 AM. Then get out of the house for a playdate or grocery shopping. Eat lunch out or at home then nap. Then play with the child until she feeds again, then pick up older child, make dinner and hubby comes home. This book really helped me with sleep training and getting both of my kids on a reliable schedule.

  4. Do Something For You: Remember when you loved playing that one sport as a kid or enjoyed doing that craft in college? Try to find time for that. Join a local team that has a practice when your hubby can watch the baby and try to do the craft during naps or in the evenings. Also, see if you can join in some charity work. Once the baby has all of his shots, you can try to help others such as visiting an old folks home (they love the babies) or helping tutor somewhere family friendly. This will help you feel like more than just a mom but a member of the community.

  5. Date Night: This seems far away right now but remember what brought you and your husband together in the first place. Try to take some time to go out without the baby so you can feel like the sexy woman you are. Also, try to do a girls night out with your friends.

  6. Friends: Yes, this is hard to hear but you will lose some friends when you have kids. There are career driven people out there who don't want a family and don't understand why one would slow down for it. It is also harder to relate when you aren't at work with them every day anymore. This is the time to see who makes the effort to stay in touch and who you make the effort for. Maintaining friends is harder once you have kids but it's easier now with social media. Try to schedule dinners so they come to your place so you don't have to worry about taking the kid out but you can still socialize. The good news is, many people gain some new friends with kids. You are part of a club that is relatable to so many and is a great conversation topic. Chat it up with other parents on the playground, at the library, etc.

  7. Remember Why You Had Kids: To show them the world, to see life through new eyes, to understand how your parents raised you.... My friend put it best when she said, "We still do what we want to do, it might just take a little longer to get it done." She and her husband still travel around the US, they just have to carry more crap with them. Embrace what you bring to the table not just what you do on a daily basis. Since he's 4 months, you can play whatever music you want, listen to NPR (can you tell I'm a bad*ss), get jiggy with it and he'll probably just look and smile.

    TL;DR: Create a daily routine, get out of the house and try to get in touch with what you love outside of the baby. You go momma! :-)
u/iphonehome9 · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

We have been using this book to train our 2 month Olds.

https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Hours-Sleep-Weeks-Step/dp/0525949593

The basics of it is you need to stretch out those 3 hour feedings to 4 hours. Then you work on sleep training.

u/revjim · 1 pointr/gaming

If you haven't tried it already, you should read the book 12 Hours of Sleep by 12 Weeks Old. It's awesome.

We cheat on the "rules" a bunch, but my kid routinely sleeps 9-10 hours per night now, no problems at all.

u/johnny5ive · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We got ours to sleep through the night at 10 weeks. We did CIO (at the recommendation of our pediatrician) and she's been sleeping 12 hours ever since (8pm - 8am). We just stopped going in at night. By the third night she didn't even wake up for the feeding at night. My wife read "12 hours by 12 weeks" as a guide too. Basically just says make sure they're getting their required amount of food during the 12 awake hours. Good luck!

Edit: Why the downvotes?

u/tigrrbaby · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

I am leaving my other comment separate. I'm sorry it doesn't answer your question, really, but i still stand by the rec. As far as an actual answer to what you wanted, a what to do, how does it work, book, go with What's Going on in There https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Going-There-Brain-Develop/dp/0553378252

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Also as a piece of personal advice, the best (worst) way to spoil a child is not just to give them everything they want, but to shield them from everything they don't like.

Learning how to deal properly with annoyances can only happen if you experience some annoyances in the first place. Disappointment, loss, frustration, difficulty, hard work, waiting, having consequences for actions, having to apologize, compromise, and generally resolving conflicts (in this day and age, it is so easy to give up on anyone who makes you mad or doesn't please you 100% of the time... there are tons of people to replace them... but learning the skills to apologize, be kind, listen, etc, will establish friendships that you can trust and depend on).

But for the first couple months of baby's life, she literally cannot be spoiled. Start moral training once they can do things on purpose, 6-9 mo +.

u/fishwithfeet · 1 pointr/atheistparents

While not specifically for pregnancy, I found these books incredibly helpful. They're written by neuroscience researchers at the University of Washington and my daughter and I ended up being selected as participants in some of their student's studies! The second book heavily influenced my parenting style (or reinforced what I was doing instinctively) and either I got lucky with a good kid or they're quite effective.

What's Going on In There: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First 5 Years of Life

and

The Scientist in the Crib

u/arbormama · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Based on what I read in Lise Eliot's book, if you drink five drinks a day, your risk of FAS is about 50%. If you drink 3 drinks a day, your risk is much lower (she doesn't give an exact number), but you're looking at an IQ drop of about 10 points.

The one drink a day studies are more controversial, with some saying that nothing happens and some showing a slight drop in IQ or motor skills.

u/technomad · 1 pointr/askscience

Related: depending on where we are in in our own life cycle, humans perceive time and movement differently. Just after birth newborns till about two months babies are capable of tracking slowly moving objects, but their eyes move only in jerks called saccades and they tend to fall behind the object they are trying to follow. By three months babies can perceive motion and their eye movement tracks moving objects smoothly. By six months months the brain can actually anticipate movements, that is, the eyes focus slightly ahead of a steadily moving object.

Also related is the steady improvement of visual acuity, the ability to detect detail. It starts at 20/600, which is thirty times poorer than 20/20 vision, and improves rapidly over the first six months of life, and then more gradually. Full acuity (20/20) isn't reached until a child reaches five years of age!

Together these explain why when playing with a young toddler, you can perform clumsy slight of hand tricks which impress and amuse them significantly, whereas it wouldn't work with an older child.

Source: This book by Dr. Lise Eliot (p212). Great read for parents expecting a newborn btw.

I also remember seeing a documentary about time perception of different creatures. And I remember that different creatures do have different time perceptions. Not only does a hummingbird perceive time more efficiently, so to speak, than you and I, but a slug perceives time less efficiently. I don't remember the documentary so I don't have a source for this though.

Edit: inserted page number

u/imaginary-eyes · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I liked What's Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life https://www.amazon.com/dp/0553378252/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_7LAXCbTRSVYR7

Very scientific but she does a good job of breaking it down, for the most part.

u/quark-nugget · 1 pointr/Glitch_in_the_Matrix

Mathematics is intimately linked with physics. I recommend Penrose's book The Road to Reality. Here is a PDF version. It is the best math book I ever bought. By far. Every equation has a purpose for its existence - divorcing math from physics started the demise of American education.

u/proffrobot · 1 pointr/AskPhysics

This is a valid question, though, because of the mention of god it does lean a little towards philosophy. As someone's already said, your question has the flavour of Anselm's Ontological Argument. It's a fun argument to try and deconstruct. The problems with the question are firstly, in defining the concept of God. People have been at it for years and still no one has been able to convince everyone. Secondly, in claiming you can imagine him, because it's hard to know what that means.

So, to stick to physics I hope you don't mind if I alter your question a little, and instead say something like, I belive I can imagine a universe in which time travel is possible.

There are two ways I'd attack this, the first is philosophically again. That unless I could write down a completely consistent set of equations describing such a universe (which we don't have even for our own universe) I don't believe I could imagine such a thing.

Leaving that aside, is it possible to have an infinite set of universes where no universe allows time travel. The answer is yes, other problems aside (that is, I pretend what I can imagine is true), I can imagine a collection of universes just like our own, but which have a fine structure constant of between 0 and 1. There are an infinite number of possibilities for the fine structure constant between 0 and 1, and so my collection has an infinity of universes, and none of those universes allow time travel.

The real questions are, are there parallel universes? If so, are there a set of equations which govern which universes possibly exist? If there are, are there an infinite possible number? And if there are does any one of them allow time travel? The answer to all of these questions is we don't have the foggiest idea. But there are very interesting arguments every which way.

If you're interested in theoretical physics and questions of the nature of the universe, quantum mechanics, quantum gravity and that sort of thing, but don't have the formal backing needed to delve into the mathematics whole sale I'd recommend the book The Road To Reality by Roger Penrose. It is, all told, an extremely challenging book, it contains everything you need to know to understand everything in it, has intellectually (but not technically) challenging and fun exercises to help you understand things and I think it's great.

If you've got any questions about anything, feel free to ask. I love this stuff!

u/LocalAmazonBot · 1 pointr/askscience

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Road-Reality-Complete-Universe/dp/0679776311

u/technically_art · 1 pointr/askscience

> do you mean that they are man-made tools to help picture and calculate and predict?

Yes.

> once we figured out that light is the oscillation of the EM field, that proved to us that fields are actually a real physical... thing.

That's definitely not the case (the second part.) In fact the experiments of Michelson and Morley are usually cited as definitive proof that it's not a real, physical thing.

> If you don't feel confident answering, are there any books you would refer me to?

Check out Feynman's books "6 Not-So-Easy Pieces" and "QED". QED is the one more relevant to this discussion. I would also recommend Roger Penrose's The Road to Reality if you have a lot of spare time and are willing to keep up with it properly.

Are you taking an intro to physics course as an undergraduate? If so, and if you are interested enough to take more coursework on physics, try taking an EMags (Electromagnetic Fields) class in the EE or physics department. 20th century physics (relativity) and a couple of QM (Quantum Mechanics) classes would be helpful as well. After you take a couple of EM and QM courses, you'll really appreciate how god damn hard it is to have any sort of "intuition" about physics, and how important it is to just treat the math like math.

u/looeee · 1 pointr/math

some amazing books I would suggest to you are:

  • Godel Escher Bach

  • Road to Reality By Roger Penrose.

  • Code by
    Charles Petzold.

  • Pi in the Sky by John Barrow.

    All of these I would love to read again, if I had the time, but none more so than Godel, Escher, Bach, which is one of the most beautiful books I have ever come across.

    Road to Reality is the most technical of these books, but gives a really clear outline of how mathematics is used to describe reality (in the sense of physics).

    Code, basically, teaches you how you could build a computer (minus, you know, all the engineering. But that's trivial surely? :) ). The last chapter on operating systems is pretty dated now but the rest of it is great.

    Pi in the Sky is more of a casual read about the philosophy of mathematics. But its very well written, good night time reading!

    You have a really good opportunity to get an intuitive understanding of the heart of mathematics, which even at a college level is somewhat glossed over, in my experience. Use it!
u/QuantumKittydynamics · 1 pointr/childfree

Uhm...it's kind of hard for me to answer that, because I feel math-tarded all the damned time, and have to constantly be reminded that most of the population doesn't give a second thought to the math I use on a daily basis. So, I guess the answer is "maybe"? Depends on what level you got up to, and how much math explanations you're willing to put up with. His books are fairly computationally heavy - they kind of have to be, given the subject matter - but he does explain everything in a fair amount of detail, so I think you wouldn't have a problem if you wanted to read them.

Amazon has a lot of his books with the "Look Inside!" feature, and that link shows kind of what I'm talking about (starting in chapter 2. Chapter 1 of that book is a bit..odd). I hope it helps!

u/A_hiccup · 1 pointr/Physics

I quite like this book The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe. Detailed and excellent explanation. But, you need to have some good basics else it will be a bumpy ride.

u/vakini · 1 pointr/AskPhysics

I need more info regarding his level of knowledge. As someone who went through the same struggles that this student is going through, I can recommend a lot of books but it depends on how much they know. In terms of cheaper books, If they've completed 18.01-18.03 and 18.06 plus 8.01-8.04 then the book "Road to Reality" by Roger Penrose is a good option. It's a huge book so it should keep him busy for a while and gives a very comprehensive treatment of various topics in mathematical physics.
here's the link:http://www.amazon.com/The-Road-Reality-Complete-Universe/dp/0679776311

u/Acrolith · 1 pointr/math

Yes indeed (and thank you /u/sleeps_with_crazy for the link below, it looks very helpful. I can actually follow the explanations! Yay.)

Speaking of conceptual clarity, my dream is to someday make it all the way through Road to Reality without glossing over any of the concepts. And I can't do it without supplemental reading, not a chance; he loses me completely halfway in (around n-manifolds and tensors I think). I think this level of explanation is pretty much exactly what I need for that, though! I can't hack the super rigorous stuff, and that's fine.

u/informedlate · 1 pointr/philosophy

You are experiencing modern angst. If you had lived only 100 years ago these feelings [for the most part] would not have had a chance to have arisen in the form you are expressing [stardust, universe experiencing itself] - be grateful you can do do it at all [I'm not saying people didn't have these feelings, like Camus, Neitzche, Descartes and others but that most average people didn't have the chance to worry like this, in the information laden way you are spitting it, since most people were busy feeding themselves and their families by farming etc]. So, yes, you are alive and it's all so crazy to think about.

Oh and yes, we do actually understand more than a "spec" of reality.

You say that if I am calm about what your saying then I am missing the point and haven't grasped the full implication of it's meaning. I say truth is relative and the truth of what you're saying is one of many perspectives I can tap into and get lost in. You seem to be hyperventilating only one stream of thought - your existential purpose, validity, meaning.

You seem to want someone to validate your feelings with an equal amount of shock and awe. Well you might get it, so what then? I'm not saying the knowledge you are talking about doesn't lead one to existential angst and confusion, but just remember what the Buddha said about the nature of reality. All is change. All is impermanent. This isn't some lofty metaphysical concept that is impossible to apply to everyday life. On the contrary, it is imminently important to understand so as to get a grip on your situation. If all is impermanent, then your feelings, opinions, knowledge etc.. is all impermanent. You are holding onto the feelings of utter confusion and awe. You have made a mistake unconsciously, that everyone does, when they mistake their immediate phenomenal experience as a permanent "thing" in reality. To be consistent with the Buddha's revelation one must relax, quiet the mind and understand the nature of reality - impermanence.

Read - Buddhism: Plain and Simple and also Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Questioning, the kind you seem to be doing, is just spinning your wheels if not tempered with a calm awareness and composure. Do you want to seek contentment and happiness? Do you want to feel resolve? Then shut your mind up for a moment. Listen to the birds chirp. Sit quietly in your room and watch your breathe. Work with your hands and feel reality in all it's textures. Just be aware. Hopefully you will have a long life to ponder these questions you have but for now don't make the mistake that so many neurotics do; mainly the mistake of attaching oneself to a overly anxious perspective while neglecting other modes of thought that are just as easily attachable. You have control over your mind, and your mind is doing all this anxious thinking.

If you want to have these questions turned upside down and be thrown into a different sort of thought then you must read Krishnamurti and his musings about life, love, truth, intelligence, nature.... "A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person, because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove." Jiddu Krishnamurti - more quotes here.

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers” - Voltaire

Apply this quote to yourself. Spend time with it. What are you really asking and what answers are you really searching for?

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” - Buddha

Good luck.

u/omerfadem · 1 pointr/math

Mathematics Content Methods Meaning

I think this may be what you look for. I have read some chapters of it. It talks about meanings, where theories come from..

I also remembered it when I saw it in my bookshelve. Written by Roger Penrose. Penrose talks about math from numbers to modern physics application of math. Especially Einstein's math of space time can be understood in this book;
The Road to Reality

u/this_is_real_armour · 1 pointr/AskPhysics

To be honest it's really hard to learn without doing the coursework. But yes such books exist; for example http://www.amazon.com/Road-Reality-Complete-Guide-Universe/dp/0679776311. You'll have to supplement with other things, but that should be a good backbone. There is also this list: http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~hooft101/theorist.html.

u/ggkimmiegal · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Read Dr. Ferber's book Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems.

Skip straight ahead to the sleep associations chapter. He talks about how to sleep train and continue co-sleeping in that section. I think you'll find that if you do choose to use his method that it will be way less crying than what you imagine it would be. I know my son cried longer and harder during every car ride as a newborn than he did when we sleep trained.

u/checktheradar · 1 pointr/Parenting

If you're going to sleep train, buy/borrow the book. It's not "the Ferber method" unless you follow the instructions as they are laid out. Only the first few chapters are relevant to infants without sleep disorders, so you don't need to worry about reading all 300+ pages. What you're doing now is winging it and sending mixed messages, which will prolong the process for everyone.

Good luck - sleep issues are, hands down, one of hardest parts about the infant stage.

Check out r/sleeptrain if you have decided to go in that direction and need additional support.

u/FunGal_in_SoCal · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Bible for getting kids to sleep on their own.

u/theuntamedshrew · 1 pointr/Mommit

I'm sorry that you and your child had such stress. I am going to gently suggest that you are doing Cry It Out in the way popular culture seems to understand it? Leaving the baby to cry for long, long intervals (perhaps crying yourself?) Consider checking out [Ferber's Book] (http://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems/dp/0743201639). The way it is described in the book is very gentle and easy. I grabbed mine from library.

u/Serifem · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

This one.

I'm pretty sure it's the most updated version of his book.

Not a silly question. :) I think in the book it said that 4 months is the earliest. 4 months is when I started to mildly introduce things like not being in the swing to fall asleep. Stuff like that. Mostly just to ease myself into the idea of it all.

I was also EBF and the book addresses how to manage it. The best part I found is that you gradually shift night time feedings. That way you aren't dealing with an upset baby AND engorgement.

u/toomanyees · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

Sleep training! Sleep is the one problem you have that you can solve within a month: get this book

http://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems/dp/0743201639/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377135238&sr=8-1&keywords=solve+your+child%27s+sleep+problems

Read first few chapters, get SO on board, and implement instructions in Ch4. After week 2, enjoy feeling well-rested. Then tackle your other problems.

Also, don't be too proud to send out an SOS to your family. I did and my SO's aunt came for a week from hundreds of miles away. Best week I'd had since the babies were born.

u/drunkferret · 1 pointr/daddit

I'm not sure what details you were given about the method if your pediatrician recommended a routine...but if you can, check this out.

It helped me understand the Ferber method in and out and what to and not do. If done correctly, most kids don't need the exaggerated bs you hear about from...wherever you hear about Ferber hate.

It's really simple if you stick to it. Good luck!

u/babyblanka · 1 pointr/Parenting

It's a sleep training method. It's similar to CIO but not as extreme. The book is really helpful.

u/csexton · 1 pointr/self

Don't worry about the pregnancy too much, instead research and read up on caring for infants. Specifically sleep and schedule.

Baby Wise was a pretty solid book, I recommend it since it really helped us. But Ferber's Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems was critical to helping us figure out what to do once there are sleep habits not condusive to a happy family.

u/rboymtj · 1 pointr/NewParents

Sorry, How To Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems by Dr. Ferber.

Audible has it too if you like to listen to books.

u/opiate46 · 1 pointr/Parenting

Get this book. Even if your wife refuses to try CIO it will help to understand your child's sleeping patterns. Eventually if everything keeps failing, go to page 61 and familiarize yourselves with the CIO method so you can get started and actually get some sleep. The screaming and crying is terrible, yes, but so is not sleeping. Plus the training only takes a few days to get working if you stay on schedule.

u/stegosauruspancakes · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

You can still try it for sure. I read and followed the method in this book and would definitely recommend it. It mentioned babies and children much older than yours so I'm sure the pulling up/standing is not too much of an issue in the grand scheme of things.

u/TheSummarizer · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

7 months is overlong. Mine slept through the night at 5 months. It's time to talk to your pediatrician and strongly consider Ferberization.

u/ugnaught · 1 pointr/Parenting

> the baby refuses to rest and is up four times every-single-effing-night.

It is a (somewhat) controversial topic, but you might seriously want to consider trying the "cry it out" method.

Long story short, you start by slowly weening your child off of soothing (picking them up, rocking them, etc) but eventually you will just monitor your child but not soothe them during the night.

We did the cry it out method with both of our children after some initial problems and now we all have a happy and wonderful sleep. Just about ever single night. And catching up on sleep makes a HUUUUGE difference to your overall well being and happiness.

Here is a conversation about the topic here in /r/parenting. The first two top comments talk about the cry it out method


Here is another one.

Some studies to back up the talk


If you are really looking for more of an expert opinion there are some books too. Book 1 and Book 2.

Some people will claim that it harms your child's brain, while others will say that that the fear mongering is just a bunch of nonsense. It's a baby. They cry. They get over it.

u/deliciousfish · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

we followed the http://www.amazon.com/The-Sleepeasy-Solution-Exhausted-Parents/dp/0757305601 also. I read several books, but this one was most straight forward. What I had to learn was that sleep training isn't an event, it's a lifestyle.

We started when the girls were ~5 months. Most of the time they are asleep within 10 minutes nap or night time. Sometimes they still cry, it's upsetting every time for us, but we know that the ALMOST 11 consecutive hours of sleep they get per night is good for them and us.

We dont really allow pacifiers and we stopped swaddling kind of as part of the process - like you mention - when babies proved they could turn over.

at 4 months, they had also regressed, we were waking at LEAST twice a night and no one would go back down. the night time routine was taking some 2-3 hours of nursings and rockings. It was torture. We are all so much happier now.

u/LavenderDisaster · 1 pointr/migraine

Don't totally give up on pizza. There are MANY foods and drinks that are triggers, along with life stuff. The trick is to limit your triggers so that they don't "overflow" and cause you a migraine.

I did that with onions (sulfates). Completely omitted them and wouldn't eat anything that had onions on it. When my life stress started to abate, I reintroduced some of the foods I'd given up, and onions were then an okay thing.

Tomatoes may be just sending your migraine limit over capacity.


Read this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Heal-Your-Headache-David-Buchholz/dp/0761125663/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518281052&sr=1-4&keywords=migraine+relief#reader_0761125663

It honestly saved my life. I realized that I had the ability to control my OWN headaches, instead of them controlling me.

Don't get me wrong, I have chronic intractable migraine, so I always hurt; this book, however, has made it so my days are usually a 2-3 on the pain scale (1-10) And that's doable for me.

Please let me know how you're feeling, and honestly, try to get this book. It really opened my eyes.

Good luck, friend!

u/ItIsAContest · 1 pointr/Dentistry

I'm an assistant, not a dentist, who was suffering from 3-4 migraines per month. A Hygienist who previously had been dealing with 2 years of chronic, near-daily migraines recommended I check out "Heal Your Headache" http://www.amazon.com/Heal-Your-Headache-David-Buchholz/dp/0761125663
It's a little preachy, but explained how some (though the author claims all) migraines are caused by combinations of multiple triggers, rather than the commonly accepted single trigger. Knowing my "migraine threshold" has helped me knock the frequency down.

u/AlmaReville · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

https://www.amazon.ca/Heal-Your-Headache-David-Buchholz/dp/0761125663

This book talks about rebound medication headaches and elimination diets. I found it really useful.

u/reclaimingmytime · 1 pointr/PCOS

Yes, there are tons of lifestyle changes you can make. And lots of migraine triggers can seem really innocuous--like bananas ALWAYS give me a headache. Every time. Sure, they're healthy, sure they're fruit, but for me, when I eat a banana, 15 minutes later I'm in agony.

I found this book really helpful for identifying triggers: https://www.amazon.com/Heal-Your-Headache-David-Buchholz/dp/0761125663/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1523831870&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=headache+cure&psc=1

u/ehcolem · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Sensitivity can also be cumulative, that is other things you are using or eating can make you more sensitive to other things... like (perhaps) semen. In any case, if this does appear to be an allergy look for other things to eliminate to perhaps help you in this area. Not on subject, but this book describes it really well: http://www.amazon.com/Heal-Your-Headache-David-Buchholz/dp/0761125663

u/Gfresh404 · 1 pointr/migraine

I've been doing the Buchholz diet. It's been working really well, especially considering how sensitive I am (chronic migraines).

If you haven't already pick up a copy of his book, even if you're not gonna do his diet, it's well worth a read.

u/Marykins · 1 pointr/PolishGauntlet

Coffee and alieve and a nap works for me! I hope you can kick it soon. I highly recommend this book if you get headaches frequently. It's helped me a lot!

u/MyCatIsTheBestEver · 1 pointr/migraine

I am eighteen and I have had migraines for over ten years. Almost all of my migraines are accompanied by an aura, but every few years I will go through a period of experiencing the aura without pain. You should make note that you had an odd migraine and record any changes in your migraine patterns. You may still be at risk for a migraine with head pain; you might want to consider avoiding alcohol, chocolate, and excessive caffeine (energy drinks). If you keep getting migraines my neurologist recommended to me the book Heal Your Headache. I hope this helps.

u/thermidorian · 1 pointr/preppers

SAS Survival Handbook

Wilderness Medicine

Where There Is No Doctor

First Aid For Dogs

These are the ones I have. The SAS Survival guide is great for general survival know-how. Wilderness Medicine and Where There Is No Doctor are both great resources on field medicine and first aid. I got First Aid For Dogs because I probably wouldn't go anywhere without my dog and I want to be able to take care of him like he's part of the family.

If you buy all these off Amazon, then they will give you many more suggestions on good resource books. These are just the ones I keep ready and good overviews of many different scenarios.

u/MikeBenza · 1 pointr/atheism

I'm not sure what the doctor will say, but you may find Where There Is No Doctor interesting. It's got a lot of incredible life-saving tips. I paged through a friends and I remember something about a tracheotomy with a Bic pen.

u/therealjerrystaute · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Many of us Americans have no choice but to attempt lots of self diagnoses and treatment, in order to minimize doctor and ER visits (because those visits cost an arm and a leg-- often even if you DO have insurance).

I've successfully diagnosed and treated myself and family many, many times now. If you're careful to reference only credible sources, the modern internet can be quite helpful for this. But I'd also recommend the book Where There Is No Doctor too, and use that as your first reference, rather than the net.

http://www.amazon.com/Where-There-Is-No-Doctor/dp/0942364155

u/GSnow · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Oh, and this book, which is on my bookshelf, is a great one to have in such a situation: Where There Is No Doctor

u/reengiNerd · 1 pointr/flexibility

I started with this, and it worked for me. At a minimum you'll learn some simple exercises/stretches and it's a small investment.

Also, if you see a doctor whose primary tool for fixing things is surgery, they are probably going to recommend surgery. My final advice-from-a-stranger-on-the-internet is to not get cut as a first treatment option.

Best of luck, when you make progress please post!

u/nk1104 · 1 pointr/physicaltherapy

As long as you are not having other underlying serious issues ruled out by imaging/symptoms - like bowel/bladder/incontinence/bilateral leg or arm weakness/tingling/numbness - then PT is generally helpful. I would recommend finding a PT with some background with McKenzie background - just ask the front desk when you schedule.

This book is also a very good option - https://www.amazon.com/Treat-Your-Back-Robin-McKenzie/dp/0987650408/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519450256&sr=8-1&keywords=treat+your+own+back.

u/jtkerlin · 1 pointr/Health

Definitely go to the doctor to make sure nothing serious is going on, and if that is the case, you might check out this book - Treat Your Own Back - http://www.amazon.com/Treat-Your-Own-Back-802-9/dp/0987650408/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331273012&sr=8-1

A couple things I do (did prior to reading this book), was laying on my stomach for 5 mins or so in the morning when waking up (having a pillow underneath) and bowing my back. Another thing I do that has helped is rolling on a yoga/exercise foam roller. I normally do this in the morning and at night.

Good luck

u/Onan_the_Barbarian · 1 pointr/Health

I rely on these exercises:

http://www.amazon.com/Treat-Your-Own-Back-9th/dp/0987650408/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299010406&sr=8-1

Your local library likely has a copy, but it's only $10 on Amazon.

u/Jhana4 · 1 pointr/Buddhism

Use one of these when you have to sit for a long time. Also get this book in case the PTs you saw didn't show you this exercise.

Swimming is the best thing you can do for a bad back.

Ginger is a powerful antiinflammatory and it is a lot easier on your system than ibuprofen.

I realize many of these things might be too weak for your pain, but they are all worth a try.

If CBD oil capsules don't work for you see an MD familiar with CBD to see if they can get you some of the more potent products that are available to only MDs.

u/MostlyCarbonite · 1 pointr/AskMenOver30

A friend had serious back trouble in her early 30s. She says this book helped immensely. That and yoga.

Stretch, strengthen your abs and get better shoes for concerts.

u/unfurledgnat · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

also, check out McKenzie, a physio who wrote books to basically help people treat themselves

u/omgplzstfu · 1 pointr/loseit

Please understand that I'm speaking from my own personal experience when I say this.
Don't try to fix everything all at once. It may be deeper than you really think but fixing your state of mind might be the biggest, and first, hurdle you need to conquer. I did this and it made a world's difference when it came to my motivation to lose weight. I was unbelievably depressed for such a long time. I worked on this first. Trying to work on your own mindset about all of this will help you so much in the long run. When I started I never ever thought that I would be here 75lbs lighter and saying any of this to someone.

Also don't try to make too many drastic changes all at once. You say you have energy you just don't know how to channel it. Even if you, instead of sitting and watching TV or gaming, get up and walk in place while you're doing it. Take a 20 minute walk once a day. Try drinking more water. You'll be amazed at how much it helps.

Make better choices at the grocery store. I started getting things with whole grains. Seriously...for example..I love Cheez-it's. I don't deprive myself of them but instead I get the whole grain versions! If you aren't a great cook, learn how to cook for yourself!

My boyfriend suffers from chronic back pain and he recently read a book called Treat Your Own Back by Dr. Robin McKenzie which teaches you a series of stretches you can do once or twice a day. He has admitted that he's seen improvement after starting this and it might sound crazy but guess what...even stretching burns calories! Seriously...even if you just get up and stretch twice a day it could really make a difference!

Go to bed at a decent time! It's hard to get yourself re-program yourself but having a healthy sleep schedule will do wonders for your energy. And I promise you that getting up and taking that little 20 minute brisk walk around the block will leave you with the greatest feeling! I know for myself I always have a boost of energy from exercising.

What really hit me hard in your post is that you said you are alone and you don't have anyone. Listen here sir...You have about 243,000 subscribers in this subreddit who would love to help you with this journey.

Join MyFitnessPal! Start logging your meals today. When I started I was shocked at how much I was eating in a day. I'm talking like 3x what my recommended calorie intake was. And trust me when I tell you I had no idea about what any of that calories in/calories out crap was about. It really did help me learn to make better choices though! It's a great app that you can add friends (and a ton of people on this subreddit). Hell, even if you just add me..thats one person you've got to rely on to help through this. My username is awebz on MyFitnessPal,

I know how hard this all can be. Please don't ever hesitate to reach out!

u/infiniteprimes · 1 pointr/AskDocs

I actually recommend, as a first step, to pick up a copy of the book Treat Your Own Back.

Many people have reported good results using the Mackenzie method at home. If you don't get results, you could go to a GP, or, you could consider trying physiotherapy as a first step.

u/Antidote · 1 pointr/Whatcouldgowrong

The book Treat Your Own Back is great and was the primary guidebook my physical therapist used with me.

There are a lot of really simple and easy exercises you can do twice a day that really help. Also an ice pack on acute pain for ~20 minutes or so while lying flat on my stomach was also a good way to get some temporary relief when nothing else helped.

I switched to sit/stand desk at work which helped a lot, the Varidesk was helpful because it was able to turn my normal desk into a sit/stand area at a price that my company was willing to expense.

Oh and instead of sleeping on my back I would sleep on my side with a pillow between my knees which helped me get much better sleep which was hugely important.

I also took prescription dosages of ibuprofen (~800 mg) during the worst of it. My doctor also recommended magnesium supplements since magnesium can act as a muscle relaxer and sleep aid. I'm not entirely sure how much the magnesium helped but there's something about the feeling that you're doing something that does help you get through the worst of the pain. Obviously consult with a doctor before taking medication, but this is what I did.

All that said working with a good physical therapist for a few months and keeping a log of my exercises and pain levels and generally being very active in combating the injury was what got me through it.

u/dannyofbosnia · 1 pointr/cringepics
u/CMOS222 · 1 pointr/MensRights

I think there are some good historical, justifiable reasons for it. Prior to the 70's breast cancer was not talked about in public very much, there was a tendency to regard it as too embarrassing or shameful. As a result, women who experienced it did not have much of a support group to turn to. A common form of treatment for it at the time was radical mastectomy, which was (and is) still considered very disfiguring.

In the U.S., Mary Tyler Moore helped to break the taboo against talking about breast cancer with the TV-movie, "First You Cry" (CBS, 1978), where she earned an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of a reporter battling breast cancer. Since that time, society has (rightly) become much more open about providing public discussion and support for people with breast cancer.

However, as Barbara Ehrenreich describes below, sometimes breast cancer support and public discussion has taken some bizarre turns:

http://www.barbaraehrenreich.com/cancerland.htm

Recently I read Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siddhartha_Mukherjee
http://www.amazon.com/The-Emperor-All-Maladies-Biography/dp/1439170916

One thing I took away from it is that society as a whole is STILL groping towards dealing with cancer - of all forms - in a rational, compassionate and mature manner. So even though I'm very MRA, I think the problem with breast versus prostate cancer issues is that the whole issue of cancer, and how society responds to it, is still very confused, rather than being a situation of deliberate double standards. As an issue you can't get much more personal than cancer - so it's natural that people are going to look at it as to how it affects them, rather than how it affects other people.

u/ollokot · 1 pointr/books

The Emperor of All Maladies: It was the best non-fiction book I read all year. I was a little intimidated at first because of the size of the book and subject matter. I assumed it would be more than a little over my head since I do not have a medical background. But it really was amazing. The author deserves praise for making this book and its subject interesting from beginning to end and accessible to nearly all of us.

u/DontRunReds · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

So my non-medical person opinion after reading The Emperor of all Maladies, learning about various biases in cancer statistics, and having a family member die very quickly from an aggressive cancer is that it doesn't make a whole lot of difference. Unless there is a family history of a specific cancer, I don't think early screening is worthwhile as it can lead to over-diagnosis and over-treatment which is harmful. Plus, a truly a nasty cancer is going to kill you regardless whereas a less aggressive cancer may go into remission even if caught later. So for me personally, I err on the side of less/later screening.

Really it is a personal decision and you are the one that has to be okay with the consequences of whatever choice you and your doctor make. Your body, your rules.

u/jxj24 · 1 pointr/cancer

It's easy to fall into this mindset, because our brains are wired to simplify complex topics. And here, the mistake is thinking that "Cancer" is some monolithic disease that can be understood and combatted with reasonable effort.

Unfortunately, cancer has been described as thousands of diseases with one label. The complexity is simply stunning, requiring expertise from genetics, physiology, pharmacology, immunology and many other disciplines to even grasp the bare essentials.

A fantastic book that will give an overview of the history of cancer treatment and the processes involved is "The Emperor of All Maladies".

u/hplssrmantcxox · 1 pointr/medicalschool

http://www.amazon.com/Emperor-All-Maladies-Biography-Cancer/dp/1439170916/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458615678&sr=1-1 Emperor of All Maladies is a great biography of cancer :) it's basically the history of cancer, really excellent.

Also any New Yorker articles and books by Atul Gawande - my favorite books by him are Complications and Being Mortal. There's also a great (albeit really sad, warning you) Frontline documentary based on Being Mortal - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/being-mortal/

Another interesting Frontline documentary is The League of Denial - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/league-of-denial/ it's a documentary about the neuropathologist that Will Smith played in the recent movie Concussion and the real story with the NFL behind that movie.

The movie "Wit" with Emma Thompson is also a fantastic movie but it's incredibly depressing (she plays a professor with stage 4 cancer) and it's about her stay in the hospital. Couldn't stop crying when I saw this movie lol.

u/MiffedMouse · 1 pointr/AskHistorians

Not books, but I recommend CGPGrey's videos on topics such as the formation of the commonwealth for some anecdotal discussion of how modern states are structured. Crash Course World History is another good series that gives extremely quick (~10-15 minutes) overviews of a variety of topics historians like to discuss.

As for books - many of the more interesting books are on specific topics. Guns, Germs, and Steel is an interesting discussion on why some societies do better than others. Stuff matters is a neat discussion of how modern materials came to be. Honestly, I think it is more fun to pick a topic that interests you and dig into that topic specifically. You will probably learn about other things as necessary along the way. One of Dan Carlin's Common Sense podcasts, Controlling the Past, discusses this very idea.

Some of my favorite "history" books aren't even sold as "history" books. The Emperor of all Maladies is a fascinating look at the history of cancer. As a kid I loved David Macaulay's Building Big, which discusses large structures in America. And an embarrassing amount of my knowledge on other countries comes from folktale anthologies.

If you are interested in international politics specifically, I would suggest looking for books on the UN and NATO (two of the biggest international organizations right now).

u/Always_positive_guy · 1 pointr/premed

For what? If you want something health-related and vaguely fun, try The Emperor of Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. If you just want a book, the last ones I've read have been Anathem by Neal Stephenson, one of the craziest authors of all time and the most recent installment of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.

u/dominicaldaze · 1 pointr/books

This will probably get buried but I am reading The Emperor of All Maladies right now and am continually saddened, surprised, and inspired by the history of cancer and its treatment. This should be required reading for everyone IMHO.

u/Rmorgeddon · 1 pointr/books

I loved
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
I listened to it on Audiobook and it was truly an experience. Gave me so much hope, but also really reinforced how arbitrary and randomly lucky finding these cures and treatments can be.

u/barthrh · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I think that there is also a very big historical factor. During the 60s/70s a "war on cancer" was launched with huge political pressures (full page adds calling Nixon out) to build a national cancer program that would eventually eradicate cancer. Over the years, researchers learned that there are different types of ways to get their "war on cancer" numbers to be positive; namely, prevention and cure.

Breast cancer stood out for a few reasons. Concurrent with all of this research led to mammography and the discovery of how effective it was in prevention. The result: Huge pushes to get women to have regular mammograms. Similarly, discovery of correlations between estrogen and breast cancer with concurrent discoveries of medications that affected cells and estrogen led go cures. I may have some of the facts here slightly wrong (source: The Emperor of all Maladies ) but this is generally the situation. Breast cancer could get those numbers up and was therefore a key cancer to promote prevention and cure.

Other factors: Momentum from this has carried. Another important factor is that there is a much larger group of female volunteers because many more women choose to stay at home. While they are also vulnerable to other cancers, none is as prominent as breast cancer.

u/PURE_FINDER · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

They were also naked. That's whey the cancer rates were so high due to the direct exposure to the scrotum.
Check out the excellent The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
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u/BonBonExpert123 · 1 pointr/fasting

I have a similar arc and would like to emphasize a few things that I find important. Please take these suggestions with a hefty grain of salt because my journey is ongoing, I've slipped many a times, and each person is unique in their own right so what is categorically important for me may not be the same for you.

  1. Please, please, quit chewing tobacco. I did it for 5 years myself while a college athlete. It's gross and worse the damage it can cause to your gums is irreversible. The stuff isn't worth it and one of my biggest regrets is the damage I caused (evident in every smile...)
  2. Ditch pornography. The single worst thing to ever happen to me was stumbling upon that filth.
  3. Make it a priority to get a restful night of sleep. Like routinely. Don't skimp on it because really anything less than 7-8 hours and you greatly increase the risk of lapsing back into bad habits.

    https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

    That link is a great book changed my whole outlook on the importance of proper rest.

    Just to tie this back to fasting somewhat, seeing as it is a fasting sub lol, I, like many others and yourself as well I'm sure, have found fasting to be an incredible way of providing emotional and mental clarity.

    Overall, I think what you're doing is awesome! I'm 26, so not too far from you age wise, but I feel like (and i don't mean to come off as elitist or anything) mindsets like this are definitely in the minority in today's society or at least in our age cohort.

    Oh and lastly be careful with your reintroduction of food on the longer fasts. This is anecdotal, but I've found that when indulging in my 5 day fast refeeds, I generally will crash, and subsequently find myself prone to start entertaining the idea of going out and buying a tin or firing up my computer and searching some illicit site.

    Be vigilant with yourself but don't beat yourself too much if you slip. I've found it's a fine line to walk. Anyways, apologies for the rant. Best of luck in adhering to the plan you've set forth and hopefully it will reap great things for you in the same way that I hope mine does for me as well.
u/thundahstruck · 1 pointr/sleep

Full disclosure: I'm overcoming my own sleep difficulties (after 20 years of not sleeping well). My advice is based on what is working for me.

Some reading for you:

  • NIH guidance on sleep: Read this now to make sure you're hitting all the low-hanging fruit of sleep hygiene.
  • Say Good Night to Insomnia: Gregg Jacobs offers a CBT-based program to get your sleep back on track. As an engineer, you'll probably enjoy learning about the interplay among thoughts, behaviors, and sleep.
  • Why We Sleep: Matthew Walker explains the current research on sleep, including the consequences of not sleeping enough. Knowing those consequences might discourage you from messing with your sleep in the future.

    If you like the sound of the program in Jacobs's book, I suggest finding a therapist trained in CBT-I (cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia). The program requires you to confront your anxiety about sleep -- anxiety you might not know you have -- and a therapist can help. I also recommend the CBT-i Coach app, which lets you easily log your sleep data each day and, after you log a week's worth of data, prescribes sleep and wake times. You might also consider having a sleep study done to rule out physical (as opposed to behavioral) causes.

    Good luck.
u/bpatters7 · 1 pointr/insomnia

I've tried a ton of stuff to fix my 'sleep maintenance insomnia'. I can only sleep 5 hours then still tired but wake up. I literally have almost no stress in my life right now (unusual I know) so don't think CBT will help. I've also used at least 5 sleep trackers: Zeo, Beddit, ResMed, FitBit and a couple more.

The fascinating thing about Trazadone is it great increases my deep sleep according to my ResMed tracker (the best and surprisingly cheapest sleep tracker). I'm still short on total sleep and experimenting again with melatonin - specifically REMFresh mentioned by my psychologist.

I've not had nightmares from Trazadone in the last several months, but I also almost never have nightmares so am not currently pre-disposed. I don't watch horror movies though.

Sorry about the anxiety and depression.

Also a friend just recommended this book which is great: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

I've read a dozen books and hundreds of other articles. Reading this is the first time I've learned new and clarifying information in a long time. It is extremely well researched + written by a world class sleep expert. It's also on Audible which is great if you have tired eyes like me.

Hope some of that's helpful. Though not all pointedly answering your question these are the most valuable things I've learned in the last year.

I'd recommend trying to cut out horror movies and continuing with the trazadone. My gf loves horror too. It distracts her from her anxiety and though I don't claim to be an expert it logically self perpetuates some of these issues. I have other behaviors I need to break which perpetuate mine as well.

u/furism · 1 pointr/tacticalbarbell

On top of what everyone else said, make sure you get at least 7 hours of sleep every day, 8 if possible. Most of the recovery and fat burning actually happen when you sleep, but it takes several hours for the process to even start (after 5 or 6). That's why you can't really "catch up" on sleep (ie: 6 hours sleep + 2 hours nap is not the same thing as 8 hours of sleep, because some processes take 5 to 6 hours to begin and last for 2).

There's a great book that covers all of this in great details, called "Why we sleep" (here). If you want the TL;DR version, the author was a guest on JRE (here).

u/tyriontargaryen5 · 1 pointr/diabetes_t1

I'm sorry to hear that. Im also the head of my household and I understand how much it sucks when you don't get enough sleep and are the one who's supposed to make the money regardless. If you haven't read it I can fully recommend this book: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316 it has very good general information on how sleep works and how to improve your quality of sleep. Even if it improves your sleep just by 10% it's worth every penny. Good luck there!

u/spuriousfour · 1 pointr/adderall

Yes, this is trouble. I recommend this book for you to decide for yourself: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

u/logincat · 1 pointr/GalaxyWatch

I'm so glad I found this thread. I've had my galaxy watch for 5 days so far, and I've only had 5-8mins total of deep sleep for 2 out of the 5 days. Having read "Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams", I learned that you pretty much die quickly without healthy sleep. Last night it says between 1am -1:30am there is no data even though I never took off the watch (and I was dead asleep). I suspect its buggy code. They should just steal the sleep algorithms from Fitbit.

u/red-sfpplus · 1 pointr/marriedredpill

Please read this book. It is changing my entire life.

https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

u/CaseyAPayne · 1 pointr/bipolar

You're on the same combo as me. A little seroquel for sleep and some lamictol. I'm going to give you a funny recommendation. It's not a self help book, but this book convinced me that sleep is the best medicine I can take and ever since reading it I've prioritized sleep above all things AND, perhaps more importantly, come to love sleep and "over sleeping".

Before the book I was Mr. "I only need 6 hours of sleep". Now I'm Mr. "I want at least 8.5 and more is better."

I used to have all kinds of trouble with sleep and I feel like a lot of it was because I didn't actually want to sleep… something happened after reading (listening to actually) this book.

https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

u/FightThaFight · 1 pointr/relationship_advice

Drop some actual science on her.

Hearing this guy in interviews and reading his book led to some major revelations about the how, why and how much about sleep. Google him.

https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

u/Theyta · 1 pointr/getdisciplined

Here's a book on this topic. It scared the shit out of me. The stats on those that get 6hrs or less is really compelling. Everything seems to unravel with less than adequate sleep.
https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

u/glisevic13 · 1 pointr/serbia

Tehniku sa papirićima imaš detaljnije objašnjenu ovde. App za komp i za mobilni ovde (mada ja više preporučujem fizičke kartice). Način obnavljanja za najefikasnije pamćenje imaš ovde. Koristi ih za najbitnije podatke i definicije.

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Gingko je marketinška prevara. Nemaš nikakvo realno dejstvo od njega osim placeba. Najbitnije, njegov efekat bi trebalo da bude poboljšanje pamćenja (u šta čisto sumnjam) ali ne čini ništa da poboljša motivaciju i pospanost. Nastavi da ga uzimaš, nemam ništa protiv, i ja ga popijem ponekad ali ne očekuj efekat koji će presudno uticati na tvoje učenje.

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Ako uzmeš modafinil, preporučujem ne više od dva puta nedeljom, jednu tabletu ujutro (efekat je oko 14 sati, tako da ti može ometati spavanje ako ne uzmeš ujutro). Uglavnom danima kada te mrzi da bilo šta uradiš i spava ti se. Ostalim danima kada si relativno motivisan ti ne treba. Način sigurnog i efikasnog uzimanja imaš ovde. Naručiti ga možeš preko -[email protected]. Cena je 170 dinara po tableti. Prodaje se u pakovanju od po 10. Najbolje ti je da uzmeš Modalert brend za početak. Ovo je sajt ljudi koji nabavljanju. Domaći korisnici i njigova iskustva ovde.

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Dodatni saveti:

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Osam sati spavanja - OBAVEZNO! Veći deo pamćenja se odvija u toku spavanja. Gradivo koje jednom pročitaš se u procesu spavanja se obnavlja preko 20x. Jači efekat ti ima dobro spavanje nego bilo koja nootropic droga za pamćenje. Imaš ovu super knjigu o tome. Napravi redovan raspored kada ležeš i kada se budiš. Znatno diže energiju i koncentraciju.

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Ako si pri kraju, realna procena koji takođe moraš napraviti je da li ti telefon/ komp/ društvene mreže kvare koncentraciju i odvlače ti pažnju. Meni je to bio problem, ali ne mora da znači da je i tebi, tako da ignoriši ovaj deo ako nije. Najbolje je da tih par meseci učiš u čitaonici, ili ako baš hoćeš kući imaš aplikacije za privremeno blokiranje kompjutera, slične imaš i na telefonu. Tako nećeš imati ništa drugo da radiš osim da učiš.

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Pomodoro tehnika je takođe odlična ako ti je teško da počneš sa učenjem. To je u suštini učenje 25 minuta pa 5 minuta pauze. Možeš i da povećaš ako imaš bolju koncentraciju, meni je ova tehnika najefikasnija u 55/15 odnosu, ali sve je to stvar slobodne procene i toga koliko te drži mesto. App za mobilni.

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Nadam se da će ti nešto od toga biti od pomoći.

u/dwsmithjr · 1 pointr/TheMindIlluminated

Agreed. Daytime sleepiness is a definite sign you are not sleeping enough or well enough at night. it is true that sleep pressure builds over a period of 16 hours from the time you wake up. But if you are sleepy during the day and need caffeine to manage it, you're not sleeping enough.

If you want to understand why that is so critical, read this book. You will never see sleep the same way again. Or, if you don't have time to read the book, watch Joe Rogan's interview with Matthew Walker on The Joe Rogan Experience..

https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144324/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=78477646311922&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=why+we+sleep&qid=1569147331&sr=8-1

u/jambr0sia · 1 pointr/sleep

I feel that. 11-8 is probably what all of your peers should be doing. School is a serious problem.

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If school starts at 9, can you get up *any* later than 6? You mentioned that you lay in bed on your phone for a while... maybe if you showered the night before, you'd have more time to sleep during your "golden hours" of 11-8?

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I wish there was a better answer. I think there will be a time when the education will reform it's schedule after they're convinced of the consequences of messing with teenagers sleep. In fact, I would even say that early high school depriving teens of sleep could be one of the major causes of all the developmental disorders that are so common now. Anxiety, depression, etc.

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If you want to learn more, pick up a copy of Why We Sleep and start there.

u/manova · 1 pointr/answers

I don't have a good treatment book to recommend. Sitting on my desk next to read is Why we Sleep by Matthew Walker. We overlapped in training and he is brilliant so I look forward to reading this. I enjoyed Dreamland by Randall as an easier to read lay book. Bill Dement is the father of sleep medicine and his last book, The Promise of Sleep, is a nice call to arms for better sleep, though it is almost 20 years old now. I'm a sleep researcher, not a clinician, so the books I'm reading are not really clinical guides, though they contain good information.

As for insomnia, it is best treated by behavioral interventions. The research clearly shows that sleep medicines are only good for acute insomnia (maybe you just had a surgery and the pain is keeping you up at night) and not chronic insomnia. One place to start looking for someone to help would be to check out the Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine provider list. Most sleep disorders clinics should either have a psychologist on staff or a referral to one.

This is what they will basically have you do. First, you should only go to bed if you are sleepy. If you do not fall asleep within 15-20 minutes, you need to get out of bed, and do something boring under low lights. Do not get on the computer or watch TV, turn on a lamp and read a boring book until you are falling asleep. Then go to bed and if you are not asleep within 15-20 minutes, do it all over again. It may be that you stay awake all night or until 4am the first few times you do it. That is fine, it will actually help you. Do not take a nap, be dead tired because that will help you fall asleep normally after a few days. Also, you need a consistent wake time, no matter your job or school or whatever. Pick a time and wake up everyday (even weekends) at that time.

You also need to look up best practices for sleep hygiene. Most importantly, do not use your bed for anything other than sleep or sex. Do not read, watch TV, play on your tablet, etc. in bed. You want to train your body so that it knows when your head hits the pillow, it is sleep time not thinking or doing time. If you have problems with intrusive thoughts as you are trying to go to sleep, download a guided meditation or progressive muscle relaxation and listen to it while trying to go to sleep (if you are concentrating on the meditation, you can't think about all of the things you were supposed to do that day). Also make sure you can't see the time. You do not need to know what time it is in the middle of the night. Seeing that it is 3am and knowing you have to be at work at 7am causes anxiety which makes it harder to go to sleep.

Do the routine where you get up if you can't fall asleep within 15-20 minutes for week and see if that does not help. The information I gave you are two components of CBT treatment for insomnia (Stimulus control therapy and relaxation). Now going to a sleep disorders clinic can be good because they will rule out other possible causes of your sleep problem other than regular insomnia. You can also try something like melatonin. The clinical evidence really says that it is only good for circadian rhythm issues like jet lag (there is some limited evidence that it can help with insomnia), but many people swear by it and it will most likely not hurt anything. Once again, do not get on ambien, lunesta, etc. for long-term insomnia. They will make it worse.

As I said before, I am a sleep researcher, not a clinician. Everything I told you can be googled so please read up on behavioral treatments of insomnia.

u/UpperDiscipline · 1 pointr/NorthCarolina

>Lasik is a horrible example

Fair. I hesitated to use it but decided to use the first medical example that came to mind. I will say though that from everything I've read lately, I don't think the procedure is as dangerous as made out to be. Serious, lasting side effects percentage-wise are still low and improving despite the issues. I also think there needs to be due diligence on the part of the patient. I probably wouldn't get Lasik myself, but if I ever do, I'm going to do my research to find a reputable program for it and understand the risks. I'll also note, there are many 'regulated' procedures done in fancy hospitals that I would never agree to because they also pose a level of risk that I'm not comfortable with. There's risk in any health procedure.

>but your argument breaks down when early detection and payment of say heart medications would increase quality of life and make patients live longer and overall be cheaper to everyone, insurers and providers.

  1. I recommend the book "Overdiagnosed" by Dr. Gilbert Welch. Not part of this conversation, but thought provoking on the issue of early detection.
  2. We can have 'free market' healthcare with out of pocket expenses for medication and still cheap costs. Here I suggest reading into a relatively new field in healthcare called "direct primary care". It's essentially a primary care service that covers normal doctor visits, all kinds of minor procedures, and basic medications for a single monthly subscription. They can do stitches, BP or heart medication, etc all under that subscription since they can buy the stuff wholesale. It's really interesting stuff that skirts insurance companies.

    >Same with diabetes. Figure it out very early, start treatment and get people healthier, because now many who can barely afford to see a doctor are doing just what you say, having catastrophic insurance and waiting until there is a problem not easily fixed.

    Agreed, people need to focus on prevention. But I think the current mentality is misguided and focuses on band-aid fixes instead of correcting the root cause. The western lifestyle is horrible for our health. Very little sleep (another good read), very little exercise, and a horrendous diet. Get people 8+ hrs of sleep, get them moving around more, and get them eating more veggies seems like a much better plan than "here's a pill that will help your BP but will also give you bad side effects". Not against pills entirely, but it should be reserved for when lifestyle improvements aren't enough; supplemental use. These changes would free up healthcare resources which also lowers costs since we have an increasing amount of people in poor health and a healthcare system struggling to keep up with demand. Insulin is a different topic that I can't accurately explain in short, but here are 2 articles that begin to break into that discussion: 1, 2.

    >Much like a dentist. See one twice a year, catch things early and saves a ton of money compared to waiting until something hurts and spending a metric ton and going into debt.

    The experience may vary persons to person, but I personally don't have dental insurance (not saying it's for everyone). I pay out of pocket for yearly cleanings and it ends up costing less than dental insurance (tell them you'll pay cash upfront). I also focus on a good diet without lots of sugar and processed foods to support teeth health. Both are preventative measures, neither require insurance, and both will save me money in the long run.

    >On top of all that, prior to WWII, if you could see a doctor which was not nearly as readily available now, you didn't have expensive tests, or medications. The doc knew from what experience they had or it was simply palliative care.

    You are correct. However tech tends to improve in service and cost over time so while it may be more expensive, I don't think it has to be extraordinarily more expensive. Look at electronics. We get crazy new tech every year with all these new features, and every year, that same tech goes way down in cost, even after inflation. Many things we take for granted today were unattainable to everyone but the rich back when they first came out (cars, phones, computers, AC, etc).

    >but it simply is just a conservative vs liberal argument and goes no where.

    It often is, I'll agree there as well. I wish it wasn't, and I personally do not argue for either side because I have disagreements with both sides. I just want to provide a viewpoint not many people hear because I passionately believe that we're better off fixing our problems on our own (or at least at the local govt level) than relying on a massive bureaucratic central govt.

    >the overhaul of healthcare in the US which you or I are def not intelligent enough to do alone.

    I think the fact we can both dig in this deep and not resort to insults represents a minimum level of intelligence. And maybe this is blind optimism, but I also think the solutions aren't as complex once we start really digging into the root cause of the problem and fixing things little by little (easier said than done). I'm also willing to bet we have plenty of common ground, maybe not as much on solutions, but on what the issues are. I find that promising.
u/StrangeYou · 1 pointr/depression_help

No worries man. I’m glad you read it. And honestly I can’t explain how I’m humbled that you find it actually helpful. Thank YOU for digesting the stuff that I’ve written. It means a lot to me that I could able to feel someone better.

It’s a great thing that you’ve mentioned your needs on therapy. Just 1 thing I’d like to point at. You shouldn’t be labelling ur self in depression. Neither your parents as well. It might be completely different thing. I’m assuming your parents might have told you “you got a warm house so how come you’re depressed” or something like that. Sounds like my parents lol.

In my most honest suggestion that you keep mentioning that you need a therapist. Not in a nagging attitude ofc lol. Just try to communicate this when everyone is having a regular or a normal time. Not when you’re feeling down. In much harsh words, tell u need to talk with a professional when shields are down. Because pretending is way more tiring than just being unhappy. That’s what I’ve did for years and end up hating my self, everyone else and most sadly my parents.

Also meanwhile you’re trying to help yourself I’ve got two suggestions for you.

This book-> https://www.amazon.com/dp/1501144324/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_hPx2Db44AP10J (this cover is terrible. if you can find get the penguin release lol)

And start watching HBO’s in treatment. It’s a quite deep series. But it’ll give you an insight how to approach to a therapist. Tbh, I started to get more out of my therapy after watching this. Therapy is not a magic wand. It works when you actually converse with the human that listens you fully at that moment.

u/lov_liv · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

It sounds like you're kind of interested in discussing the birth aspects of your care. Totally reasonable and legit and unfortunately not super common in American medical care. Good for you for at least wanting to learn about it though - it's a pretty big deal and a lot people just let it happen to them.

If you want to teach yourself a bit, you might consider reading the book The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin: https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Partner-Complete-Childbirth-Companions/dp/155832819X Super helpful and not just for birth partners but for pregnant ladies too.

Also, your hospital probably offers a childbirth class that you might consider signing up for. Check their website or ask your doctor's office.

You can also feel free to tell your doctor at your next appointment that you want them to tell you what to expect in labor & delivery.

For non-birth stuff, I'll second the Group B Strep test that /u/snuglasfur mentioned and add that you might ask about getting the the TDaP booster vaccine (recommended by the CDC for women in their third trimester during every pregnancy to help pass immunity on to the baby).

u/rbanders · 1 pointr/predaddit

I'll try to answer as many of these as best I can from the other side (just had our son in July).

  1. My understanding is that at home pregnancy tests are fairly reliable. It's unlikely it's a false positive but you'll know for sure tomorrow.

  2. It is normal to be both nervous and excited. My wife and I had planned to try for our son for a while before we started and when we got the confirmation I was both thrilled and incredibly nervous. It's a big change so it's totally normal to have some concerns. But it's a really great change as well.

  3. As to questions at the doctor, we mostly asked about what the steps are from the doctor's perspective for going through the pregnancy. The Bump has a list of questions to ask at your first prenatal visit here that you can use as a guide to start if you want but depending on how early it is there may not be a ton of information for you at this point. You'll have plenty of time to ask extra questions at future visits too. I'd recommend starting a Google Doc with any questions you think up randomly so you'll have them all somewhere when you go to the doctor. As far as planning for a baby, for me just learning about the process of pregnancy was a good place to start. You'll need to look at finances, sleeping arrangements and other stuff too at some point but a good first place to start for me was what's going to be potentially happening for the next 9 months. I found The Birth Partner and The Expectant Father to be great resources for me to understand what was happening and how I could help.

  4. Whatever you're feeling is appropriate. It's totally ok to be nervous but you don't need to freak out too much. You'll be able to handle whatever comes your way on this. The fact that your already reaching out for info is a good sign you'll be able to figure out what you need when you need.

    Congrats!
u/idernolinux · 1 pointr/CautiousBB

Little peanut gave me an AWESOME night of sleep last night. I didn't wake up til 5 AM, and even when I woke up, all I had to do was pee. Wasn't nauseous or stomach cramping or anything!

Hopefully all of August (and September) goes this way :)

[EDIT] Oh yeah, DH took me to a Barnes & Nobles after puppy class yesterday and we picked up 3 books!

u/Uninhibited_Anathema · 1 pointr/Septemberbumpers2017

My favourite's so far have been:

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

The Birth Book

Birthing from Within

and my husband is reading The Birth Partner

u/quietlyaware · 1 pointr/queerception
u/vmenge · 1 pointr/weightroom

Hey man, haven't seen the doc yet (plan to next month) but I've changed something that seemed to make a lot of difference.

Every time I introduced extra work to my external rotators I felt my teres minor really really tight to the point where it would bother me way too much.

Two things that have helped were:

1-) Hanging from a bar. Just seriously hanging form a bar. Shoulders completely relaxed and loose up to my ears. At first you wont feel it, but after getting used to it you'll be able to stretch further and you'll feel (or at least I did) your teres minor stretch so fucking good (the one on my left side, with the shoulder issue). It feels searing hot but without pain (as opposed to normal stretches) and my shoulder has been crackling a lot less and feeling a lot better since incorporating this and #2 which I'm about to tell you.

I encourage you to read this blog post. He talks about this book towards the end. I'm just doing a regular bar hang anywhere from 30 to 40 seconds to a total of 6 minutes a day. I started about 10 days ago doing 15 to 25s of hanging and around 3 minutes a day and was able to improve very fast.

2-) Snatch grip BTN presses (klokov press). Fuck these feel really good and I really feel like they've taught my body how to proper position and recruit my scapular stabilizers. I don't really know and at this point I'm just guessing but fuck me this has been really helping me. I feel like this guy properly communicates what I'm saying and well, u/gzcl advocates these for shoulder health as well so I'd say go for it if you can do them without pain.
I did these before but never in combination with the hanging work and I'd just end up with an extremely tight and painful left teres minor. Now shit just feels good. I honestly thought I'd need some sort of surgery or shit.

Also, don't forget to do rear delt work. I've been doing a shitload of band pull-aparts and band bilateral external rotations and I feel these really help as well (albeit not as much as the other two).

u/everybanana · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Are you doing a shoulder health routine for preventative reasons or do you currently have an issue with your shoulder? There's an orthopedic surgeon that wrote this book stating that he treats many of his patients by telling them to do dead hangs every day. It's good for preventative care and recovery. I've started doing deadhangs about 2 weeks ago and I've noticed an improvement in my weak rotator cuffs already. Sorry that I didn't really answer your original question, but I figured this would be worth mentioning.

u/Antranik · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

> Every business person has to figure out where the point is that money gets you the rest of the information. We all have to eat, sleep, and save for rainy days/retirement/children, etc.

Absolutely, but if injury is to come from it... that is a dishonorable method. This is all conjecture though, right? I mean, Ido sincerely believes (from Dr. Kirsch's book) that hanging is the way to go toward improving shoulder health. So, maybe the people who are getting hurt are anomalies? I sure hope so!

u/decon89 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I heard this episode as well and I am still very sceptical. The guess is the author of this book: John M. Kirsch M.D. Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention, Revised & Expanded https://www.amazon.com/Shoulder-Solution-Prevention-Revised-Expanded/dp/1589096428?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-fpas-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=1589096428

I haven't read the book myself. There are reviews online, but I haven't read them either. So you can find a lot of information on this stuff.

I personally don't find hanging to be effective at all.

u/druuuun · 1 pointr/Swimming

I'm no doctor but can highly recommend the approach laid out in the following book https://www.amazon.com/Shoulder-Solution-Prevention-Revised-Expanded/dp/1589096428 The program basically involves hanging from a pull up bar to help remodel your shoulder.

u/arsenic_penguin · 1 pointr/Fitness

Dead hangs from a bar a few minutes a day. A surgeon named John Kirsch wrote a book about this.

Behind the neck presses. Start light.

Overhead kettlebell work, like get ups, windmills, presses. There's something about the offset weight that pulls your arm back and "opens up" the shoulder.

I also try not to sleep on my side, or arrange my pillows to take pressure off my shoulder if I sleep on my side.

u/ZeroHootsSon · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

You could try reading this book, Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention, Revised & Expanded https://www.amazon.com/dp/1589096428/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_DmGkybTFSYDFW , if money is the issue. But if it hurts a lot I would stop doing exercises that hurt. Don't want to permanently injure yourself.

u/dihard · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Yes, thanks.

One thing about the comment about the RC muscles getting smashed up. I read this book on shoulder pain a while ago and the author actually recommends dead hangs for shoulder pain. While I'm not sure that's the best recommendation for everyone, one thing he does address is RC impingement in the overhead position and he claims it's not possible as the RC will have completely cleared the acromion by the time the arm is straight up. So I assume something else must be getting pinched here like the bursa or bicipital tendon.

Personally I do get some pain in my left bicipital groove with some overhead presses and occassionally with a hang. Would that be remedied by the same thing, more external rotation?

u/eDUB4206 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World https://www.amazon.com/dp/1628600586/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_GEeIybBKSRWH0

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance https://www.amazon.com/dp/1628600837/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_gFeIybZ03PF2R

u/gorightthroughformsu · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

this book may help. i have it but never read it. ive read through one of his other books though and i liked it a lot. i think he's a legit source, but I really wouldn't know.

anyway for me, it was/is my shoulder health. they are pulled forward from having them in front of my at my desk all day so they hurt when i try to exercise.

a good place to start to lessen the effects of sitting would be to get up every 20 minutes or so to move around a bit, and to stretch every night

u/tomismaximus · 1 pointr/Fitness

I was just saying that the article you linked had the reason that sit-stand desks were not working for people was because they would sit down most of the time...
I think the question should be is are their health benefits for standing with proper posture all day better than sitting? and I'm sure someone like Kelly Starrett would be able to give you a million reasons and a whole book on why standing is better than sitting.

u/Briguy24 · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

I tell every new parents about this book: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Baby-Wise-Giving-Nighttime/dp/1932740139/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=babywise&qid=1562951934&s=gateway&sr=8-2

It's a great resource for first time parents and it made life much easier for my wife and I with our first.

u/NerdyMomToBe · 1 pointr/Parenting

On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep https://www.amazon.com/dp/1932740139/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_0khEAbHVSJA9E here is the amazon link! I started giving a nightly bath and then a bottle before bed. I did everything at the same time every night. Babywise goes into a lot of better detail and had a lot more stuff you can do. I ended up not needing to do any of what they suggested cuz my kids responded to the routine.

u/Darksaber1217 · 1 pointr/Twins

Yes, you have to buy the seats separately, but they come with the bases.
https://www.target.com/p/graco-174-snugride-30-click-connect-infant-car-seat/-/A-16721764

Smart move on not getting used.

Unsolicited advice... Get them this book. It has saved us. Our babies are sleeping through the night (11:30pm-7am). Best thing ever.
https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Baby-Wise-Giving-Nighttime/dp/1932740139

u/lionessrampant25 · 1 pointr/Mommit

Check out the book Babywise, which is where this routine comes from.

https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Baby-Wise-Giving-Nighttime/dp/1932740139

It's very heteronormative/two parent centered but if you can ignore the kind of judge parts, I think it can be really helpful.

u/hamersmyth · 1 pointr/toddlers

I read, well skimmed, Baby Wise and while I thought the author was kinda smug, our kid got through sleep regression in 3 days. Highly recommend
Here’s the link on Amazon

On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep https://www.amazon.com/dp/1932740139/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0UqRDbT0KDYFA

u/BobsBurger1 · 0 pointsr/askgaybros

Why?

Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413

Children raised by gay couples are twice as likely to be in poverty as children of straight married couples. Source: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/headlines/beyond-stereotypes-poverty-in-the-lgbt-community/

Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/

Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Homosexuals are more likely than straight people to have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and to commit suicide. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Most “long term relationships” between gay men last less than eight years. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

Why do you not think every child deserves a mother?

I'm assuming your counter to this is something along the lines of "Muh straight couples get divorced too though, muh single parents still adopt children, muh mothers are bad sometimes too"/ The problem is just because you can find something worse and you class something as the lesser of 2 evils, it is still wrong.

u/HangsHeKing · 0 pointsr/wholesomememes

Tell me; what is wholesome about any of this: 46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men.^1 79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. ^2 Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. ^3 In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. ^4

I don’t care what consenting adults do behind closed doors, but why does every single popular form of media have to promote homosexuality? You might as well be promoting wholesome heroin use for all the good that it’s doing these people.

u/greenvox · 0 pointsr/pakistan

> Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413

Work at a woman's shelter or for foster care. You will realize how capable straight parents are.

> Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml

1 in 3 women in the US are raped by their male partners. Whats the point?

> Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/

Wasn't true before 1970s.

> 46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300

Because they are in relationships with other men. This stat vilifies men, not homosexuals.

> Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/

The amount of torment they face, I am not surprised.

> 1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

I am sure 25% of straight people in the US have tons of partners after tinder as well.

> 43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

For every Grinder, there is a Tinder.

> Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

The amount of torment they face, I am not surprised.

> Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Make a person outcast and then complain about their lifestyle.

> Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Make a person outcast and then complain about their lifestyle.

> Arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en

This is opinion and conjecture.

> 10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477

Do heteros not have partners?

> Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Make a person outcast and then complain about their lifestyle.

> Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290

Do heteros not abuse their partners?

> 79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/01953015369

Ahem, Tinder.

> 9.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483

What about the whopping remaining 91%.

> Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source:http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Sexual curiosity is a thing, but not for heterosexual normatives.

> Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Could be bi.

> Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

No one said it does.

> One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source:http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/

After 1980s.

> Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423

Is this a negative???

I am not going further down. This is just retarded.

u/brgrss · 0 pointsr/DebateAltRight

This is how we have ended up in the current situation. Give an inch here, an inch there, and we now have women forcing their children to get sex changes https://wethevigilant.com/2016/10/23/transgender-boy-returns-to-normal-after-being-removed-from-mothers-care

Rampant homosexual drug abuse

Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

And child abuse

46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300,

Normalizing pedophilia culturally https://i.sli.mg/57pHjL.jpg

And other harmful increasingly common practices.

Saying 'it doesn't matter to me' is nihlistic because it effects the rest of society and probably you more than you would think. And not everybody is like you where they have a strong supportive structure to fall back on. I thought you liberals were aware of that. Not everyone can be counted on to stay strong in the face of the onslaught:


Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004


Homosexual men are more likely to have been abused by their partners than straight men. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


75% of straight men an are faithful, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to be stalked or physically abused by their partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

America has spent $700 million promoting gay rights abroad – an “integral” part of American foreign policy. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/world/africa/us-support-of-gay-rights-in-africa-may-have-done-more-harm-than-good.html?_r=0

u/thefrontpageofme · 0 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

Yup.. Our girls turn 4 months old in a week.

Bought this: https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Hours-Sleep-Weeks-Step/dp/0525949593

It's not working yet, but it has given us structure and that already has been a HUGE help.

The plan basically is (after they are like 8 weeks old and eat 24 ounces a day and maybe something else):

  1. get them to eat 4 times a day every 4 hours - almost done
  2. get them to not eat at night - work in progress
  3. get them to sleep 12 hours a night - work in progress
  4. get them to take two naps a day - not even started.. they nap like 5 times some days.

    So our day is - wake up, try to pour 7 ounces into them, try to keep them up 2 hours and then go for a walk. Repeat 3 times a day. Then at the end of the day pour another 7 ounces in and watch them fall asleep. One sleeps 8-9 hours before needing another ounce or two, the other is with mom and gets fed twice a night for a few minutes.
u/SmallVillage · 0 pointsr/daddit

My wife and I have used this book. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0757305601/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_J6V6wbRBYXZK2 We started sleep training around 6 months and oh my god it's made a world of difference for us. A lot of it has to do with timing naps properly and keeping a very strict bed time schedule.

u/wearetheromantics · 0 pointsr/news

I have a whole slew of books for you.

Where There is no Doctor is a good place to start.

*(not affiliate or anything)
https://www.amazon.com/Where-There-No-Doctor-Handbook/dp/0942364155

u/GrappLr · 0 pointsr/progresspics

So there's a great book and rehab protocol for shoulder rehab called "hanging therapy". I competed many years in brazilian jiu jitsu and have used it successfully for shoulder pain and issues of myself and friends. I first saw it on the Joe Rogan podcast.

You can read up on the protocol or get the book that it originates from. Here's a link to it: https://www.amazon.com/Shoulder-Solution-Prevention-Revised-Expanded/dp/1589096428

It's written by a doctor who was a shoulder specialist. It has a very high success rate for rehabilitating shoulders.

u/bort186 · 0 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Hard Cover on this one could last a lifetime with proper care:

https://www.amazon.com/Deskbound-Standing-Up-Sitting-World/dp/1628600586

u/-Mateo- · 0 pointsr/daddit

Hey! Yeah it has kinda become a series, but that is just someone piggy backing if its success. Here are the originals.

Here is the one for infants

Here is 5-12 months

I can sum up one of the most important principles for you if you don't want to buy them. Though I highly suggest you do.

At around 5-6 weeks you allow your baby to cry it out for 15 minutes max. After that you can go in and comfort the baby. This is mostly for the mother, as it is hard for the mom to do this.

Then every night you will eventually watch that 15 minutes of screaming drop to 12, then 10, then 5. Then only a minute.

This same principle then applies for older kids as they grow up and more challenges arise, like toddlers who won't stay in bed. In our experience we had to allow for them to cry and learn that they can do it and it will be ok. Eventually allowing for themselves to calm down and sleep.

u/bitchoffwithyoautism · -1 pointsr/The_Donald

Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413


Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml


Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/


46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300


Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/


1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503


43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503


Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536


Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536


Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536


Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en


10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477


Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536


Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290


79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536


99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483


Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004


Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004


Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004


One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/


Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423


In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Homosexuals are more to use illegal drugs and drink to excess than straight people. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Homosexuals are more likely than straight people to have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and to commit suicide. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Gay men are 10-15 times more likely than straight men to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


40% to 60% of serial killers are homosexuals. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Homosexual men are more likely to have been abused by their partners than straight men. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Monogamy is not a central feature of most homosexual relationships. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
The average gay man has several dozen sex partners per year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


Most “long term relationships” between gay men last less than eight years. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


Among gay Canadian men in “committed relationships, only 25% were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


In one study, only 9% of gay men were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


75% of straight men an are faithful, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


In Berlin, 83% of gay men in “steady” relationships had had frequent affairs in the last year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022


Infection rates for gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing among active homosexual men. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html


Gay men, 1% of the population, account for 83% of syphilis cases. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html


Syphilis was almost eradicated, but made a comeback among homosexual men. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html


Active homosexual men are 17 times more likely than straight people to have anal cancer. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html


Lesbians are 2.5x more likely than straight women to be obese. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to be stalked or physically abused by their partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Married lesbians are 2-3 times more likely to divorce than straight couples. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


Homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals are poorer than straight people. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print


America has spent $700 million promoting gay rights abroad – an “integral” part of American foreign policy. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/world/africa/us-support-of-gay-rights-in-africa-may-have-done-more-harm-than-good.html?_r=0

u/UnauthorizedRight · -1 pointsr/JoeRogan

Here are some averages for you

Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413

Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml

Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/

46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300

Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/

1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en

10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477

Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290

79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483

Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/

Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423

In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexuals are more to use illegal drugs and drink to excess than straight people. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexuals are more likely than straight people to have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and to commit suicide. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men are 10-15 times more likely than straight men to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

40% to 60% of serial killers are homosexuals. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexual men are more likely to have been abused by their partners than straight men. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Monogamy is not a central feature of most homosexual relationships. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

The average gay man has several dozen sex partners per year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

Most “long term relationships” between gay men last less than eight years. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

Among gay Canadian men in “committed relationships, only 25% were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

In one study, only 9% of gay men were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

75% of straight men an are faithful, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

In Berlin, 83% of gay men in “steady” relationships had had frequent affairs in the last year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

Infection rates for gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing among active homosexual men. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Gay men, 1% of the population, account for 83% of syphilis cases. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Syphilis was almost eradicated, but made a comeback among homosexual men. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Active homosexual men are 17 times more likely than straight people to have anal cancer. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Lesbians are 2.5x more likely than straight women to be obese. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to be stalked or physically abused by their partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Married lesbians are 2-3 times more likely to divorce than straight couples. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals are poorer than straight people. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

America has spent $700 million promoting gay rights abroad – an “integral” part of American foreign policy. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/world/africa/us-support-of-gay-rights-in-africa-may-have-done-more-harm-than-good.html?_r=0

u/not_shadowbanned_yet · -1 pointsr/sydney

Homosexuality and Pedophilia
http://www.rense.com/general24/reportpedophilia.htm

Comparative Data of Childhood and Adolescence Molestation in Heterosexual and Homosexual Persons
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300


Grown Children of Gay Parents Tell Courts How Gay Marriage Destroyed Their Childhood
http://xtribune.com/2015/01/grown-children-gay-parents-tecourts-gay-marriage-destroyed-childhood/



How Different are the Adult Children of Parents who Have Same-Sex Relationships?
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X12000610



New Research on Same-Sex Households Reveals Kids Do Best With Mom and Dad
http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/02/14417/



Child Molestation and Homosexuality
http://www.familyresearchinst.org/2009/02/child-molestation-and-homosexuality-2/



Children of Homosexual Parents Report Childhood Difficulties
http://www.familyresearchinst.org/2009/02/children-of-homosexual-parents-report-childhood-difficulties-2/



Gay Youths 148% More Likely to Be Physically Abused in Relationships: DOJ-Funded Report
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gay-youths-148-more-likely-to-be-physically-abused-in-relationships-doj-fun



Growing Up with Gay Parents: What's the Big Deal?
http://www.aleteia.org/en/lifestyle/article/growing-up-with-gay-parents-whats-the-big-deal-1-5869643663147008



Study Shows Homosexual Parenting Not Equal to Heterosexual Marriage
http://www.c-senpai.org/fridayfax/volume-15/study-shows-homosexual-parenting-not-equal-to-heterosexual-marriage.html


Study on homosexual parents
http://www.frc.org/issuebrief/new-study-on-homosexual-parents-tops-all-previous-research


Gay Connecticut couple accused of raping adopted children will face trial
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/gay-conn-couple-accused-rape-face-trial-article-1.1310010


Abused "More Likely to Be Gay"
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/3949087/Abused-more-likely-to-be-gay


Can We Please Just Start Admitting That We Do Actually Want to Indoctrinate Kids
http://www.queerty.com/can-we-please-just-start-admitting-that-we-do-actually-want-to-indoctrinate-kids-20110512/


Homosexual Activist Admits True Purpose of Battle is to Destroy Marriage
http://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/homosexual-activist-admits-true-purpose-of-battle-is-to-destroy-marriage/



Study Confirms Gay Life Expectancy Twenty Years Shorter
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive//ldn/2005/jun/05060606


Statistics on Sexual Promiscuity Among Homosexuals Homosexual Partner Statistics
http://carm.org/statistics-homosexual-promiscuity


Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413

Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml

46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300

Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/

Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en

Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290

79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536


In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Monogamy is not a central feature of most homosexual relationships. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

u/GruntledSymbiont · -1 pointsr/Fitness

Baby Wise infant sleep training. It works.

u/seanwarmstrong1 · -1 pointsr/NewParents

Ok you are mistaken if you think i'm recommending the same CIO for a 3-month old versus a 3-week old.

I cited Feber merely as a general term but obviously the technique you used on a 3-month old is not going ot be the same on a 3-week old.

The book baby-wise https://www.amazon.ca/Becoming-Baby-Wise-One/dp/1932740139?th=1&psc=1&source=googleshopping&locale=en-CA&tag=googcana-20&ref=pd_sl_34cj9m9b1t_e
describes an approach which involves a combination of CIO + close observation. The book coined a term for this method which i can't recall, but that's the method i'm advocating.

In fact, the book STRONGLY criticizes parents who hug their babies to sleep, including 3-week old newborns.

u/porscheguy19 · -2 pointsr/AskScienceDiscussion

I remember reading The Hot Zone quite a few years ago. I would recommend it.

u/theosisale · -3 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

Here you go, it's a bunch of links and I gave up trying to properly format them but I hope it's ok:

Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413
Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml
Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/
46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300
Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/
1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en
10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477
Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290
79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483
Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004
One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/
Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423
In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexuals are more to use illegal drugs and drink to excess than straight people. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexuals are more likely than straight people to have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and to commit suicide. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men are 10-15 times more likely than straight men to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
40% to 60% of serial killers are homosexuals. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexual men are more likely to have been abused by their partners than straight men. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Monogamy is not a central feature of most homosexual relationships. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
The average gay man has several dozen sex partners per year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
Most “long term relationships” between gay men last less than eight years. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
Among gay Canadian men in “committed relationships, only 25% were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
In one study, only 9% of gay men were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
75% of straight men an are faithful, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
In Berlin, 83% of gay men in “steady” relationships had had frequent affairs in the last year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022
Infection rates for gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing among active homosexual men. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html
Gay men, 1% of the population, account for 83% of syphilis cases. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html
Syphilis was almost eradicated, but made a comeback among homosexual men. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html
Active homosexual men are 17 times more likely than straight people to have anal cancer. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html
Lesbians are 2.5x more likely than straight women to be obese. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to be stalked or physically abused by their partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Married lesbians are 2-3 times more likely to divorce than straight couples. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals are poorer than straight people. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
America has spent $700 million promoting gay rights abroad – an “integral” part of American foreign policy. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/world/africa/us-support-of-gay-rights-in-africa-may-have-done-more-harm-than-good.html?_r=0

u/nanofeeb · -3 pointsr/todayilearned
u/lycanthr0py · -4 pointsr/SDSU

Here's some interesting evidence on:

Gender and Sexuality

Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/

Women with more sexual partners are more likely to divorce.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2003/pdf/Bookofcharts.pdf

Women with more than 20 sexual partners have an 80% chance of divorce.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2003/pdf/Bookofcharts.pdf

White and Asian women have more successful marriages than black or Hispanic women.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr049.pdf

Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people.
http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

A women’s number of sex partners is linearly linked to alcohol and drug abuse.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3752789/

1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners.
http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

43% of gay men have over 500 partners.
http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men.
http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men.
http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men.
http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies.
http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en

Transsexuals who undergo sex reassignment surgery are more likely to commit suicide.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21364939

College majors with a greater proportion of women have lower average IQ’s among their students.
http://www.randalolson.com/2014/06/25/average-iq-of-students-by-college-major-and-gender-ratio/

Less attractive women are more likely to want careers.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129456/Do-girls-want-career-attract-man-Provocative-study-casts-high-fliers-new-light.html

u/punished_thn · -4 pointsr/ElsaGate

I’m tired of the bullshit.

Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413

Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml

Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/

46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300

Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/

1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en

10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477

Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290

79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483

Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/

Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423

In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexuals are more to use illegal drugs and drink to excess than straight people. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexuals are more likely than straight people to have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and to commit suicide. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men are 10-15 times more likely than straight men to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

40% to 60% of serial killers are homosexuals. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexual men are more likely to have been abused by their partners than straight men. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Monogamy is not a central feature of most homosexual relationships. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

The average gay man has several dozen sex partners per year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

Most “long term relationships” between gay men last less than eight years. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

Among gay Canadian men in “committed relationships, only 25% were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

In one study, only 9% of gay men were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

75% of straight men an are faithful, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

In Berlin, 83% of gay men in “steady” relationships had had frequent affairs in the last year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

Infection rates for gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing among active homosexual men. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Gay men, 1% of the population, account for 83% of syphilis cases. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Syphilis was almost eradicated, but made a comeback among homosexual men. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Active homosexual men are 17 times more likely than straight people to have anal cancer. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Lesbians are 2.5x more likely than straight women to be obese. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to be stalked or physically abused by their partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Married lesbians are 2-3 times more likely to divorce than straight couples. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals are poorer than straight people. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

America has spent $700 million promoting gay rights abroad – an “integral” part of American foreign policy. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/world/africa/us-support-of-gay-rights-in-africa-may-have-done-more-harm-than-good.html?_r=0

u/creemyice · -5 pointsr/askgaybros

Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/
46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300
Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/
1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503
Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536
Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536 Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536 Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source:http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423
In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print
Homosexuals are more to use illegal drugs and drink to excess than straight people. Source:http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA_VxATDptc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
HIV_and_men_who_have_sex_with_men

https://www.str.org/blog/homosexuality-natural#.WslMhi7wa70

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zno8e4R6gA

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/04/28/is-being-gay-or-lesbian-genetic/

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/same-sex-behavior-is-hazardous-is-harmful-and-is-dangerous-scottish-catholi

https://www.newsweek.com/being-gay-your-dna-scientists-keep-trying-find-genetic-basis-sexual-741084

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/07/29/does-the-human-warrior-gene-make-violent-criminals-and-what-should-society-do/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monoamine_oxidase_A

https://www.mygenefood.com/warrior-gene-5-common-myths/

https://www.igenea.com/en/warrior-gene

https://carm.org/is-homosexuality-dangerous

http://www.familyresearchinst.org/2009/02/medical-consequences-of-what-homosexuals-do/

https://www.debate.org/opinions/is-homosexual-conduct-harmful

https://www.cdc.gov/std/life-stages-populations/stdfact-msm.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/msmhealth/for-your-health.htm

https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/genes/

https://www.cdc.gov/msmhealth/STD.htm

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/government-std-rates-among-homosexuals-alarming-troubling

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4223259/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV_and_men_who_have_sex_with_men
https://www.webmd.com/women/lesbian-health#1

u/GroundPole · -8 pointsr/ontario

Oh look an ad hominem that ignores reality.

Religious people have higher life expectancy, lower stress, and more successful marriages.
http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/10/25/sf.sos126.abstract


Kids from same sex parents have worse outcomes than traditional families.
http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413
https://me.me/i/depression-related-outcomes-for-children-of-different-family-structures-18-39-depressed-2156794

While we are at it. Lets discuss the public health implications of other social justice causes.

Stay-at-home wives are more content than working wives. Source:http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_highbrow/2006/03/desperate_feminist_wives.html

1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source:http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

u/tonytastey · -14 pointsr/Parenting

Get this book and start sleep training. It's gonna be rough starting at 1 year, but the sooner you get on it the better. The basic idea is that you develop regular schedule and your kid learns when it's time to eat and when it's time to sleep. We started at birth and both of my kids have been sleeping through the night since 3 months old. They can sleep anywhere, and even adjust to time zone changes no problem. It's going to be rough and there is going to be some amount of letting your child cry for a short, non-emotionally-scarring amount of time as they get used to the new schedule and learn to self soothe - but at the end you and baby BOTH get the gift of sleep!

EDIT: Don't listen to the CULT of attachment parenting that thinks this book is pure evil. If you actually read past the first page you'll see that it's all about moderation and gently nudging your child towards an eat/sleep schedule that results in sleeping through the night. There seems to be an organized group of whackos whose sole mission in life is to steer people clear of a book that has helped me and MANY others experience the joy of happy, healthy children who sleep through the night.

u/thePredatorCentipede · -19 pointsr/Romania

Nu e nevoie sa fii religios ca sa te opui propagandei homosexuale.

Gays


Claims that gay parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are misrepresented. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657413

Between 24% and 90% of lesbians report being psychologically abused by their partners. Source: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml

Gay men are 60x more likely to have HIV than straight men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3462414/

46% of male homosexuals report being molested, as compared to only 7% of heterosexual men. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11501300

Gays are more likely than straight people to have mental illness. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072932/

1/4 gay men in America have had over 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

43% of gay men have over 500 partners. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Homosexualities-Study-Diversity-Among-Women/dp/0671251503

Gay men are six times more likely to commit suicide than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 12x more likely to use amphetamines than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Gay men are 10x more likely to use heroin than straight men. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Liberal arguments in favor of homosexuality are based on logical fallacies. Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=19028&lang=en

10 to 15 percent of older homosexuals have more than 1000 sex partners. Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813477

Gay people are 2-3x more likely to abuse alcohol than straight people. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

Up to 50% of lesbians have reported sexual abuse. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360290

79% of homosexual men say over half of their sex partners are strangers. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Opportunity-Disparities-Affecting-Bisexual/dp/0195301536

99.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual teens will change their sexual orientation within 13 years. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26048483

Two-thirds of men and women who were homosexual change their orientation to heterosexual five years later. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Two thirds of self-identified lesbians later have heterosexual relationships. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

Identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual does not end sexual questioning or confusion. Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/books/11261/004

One in eight gay men in London has HIV. Source: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/18/13-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-london-living-with-hiv/

Gay men are twice as likely as straight men to be in interracial relationships. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1423

In Australia, 25% of homosexuals have had more than 100 sex partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men, who are 1.65% of the US population, account for 63% of the country’s syphilis cases. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

In 2010, homosexuals were about 200 times more likely than everyone else to be diagnosed with HIV. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men are 15 times more likely to have Hepatitis B than everyone else. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexuals are more to use illegal drugs and drink to excess than straight people. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexuals are more likely than straight people to have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and to commit suicide. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Gay men are 10-15 times more likely than straight men to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

40% to 60% of serial killers are homosexuals. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexual men are more likely to have been abused by their partners than straight men. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Monogamy is not a central feature of most homosexual relationships. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Married homosexual men are 50% more likely than straight couples to divorce. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

In the Netherlands, the average homosexual in a “steady relationship” has seven to eight affairs per year. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Over 20% of older homosexuals have had more than 500 different sex partners. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

The average gay man has several dozen sex partners per year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

28% of homosexuals have had sex with over a thousand men. For straight men? Just 25% have had sex with more than 10 women. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

Most “long term relationships” between gay men last less than eight years. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

Among gay Canadian men in “committed relationships, only 25% were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

In one study, only 9% of gay men were monogamous. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

75% of straight men an are faithful, compared to just 4.5% of gay men. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

In Berlin, 83% of gay men in “steady” relationships had had frequent affairs in the last year. Source: http://advindicate.com/articles/3022

Infection rates for gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing among active homosexual men. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Gay men, 1% of the population, account for 83% of syphilis cases. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Syphilis was almost eradicated, but made a comeback among homosexual men. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Active homosexual men are 17 times more likely than straight people to have anal cancer. Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/the_gay_agenda_and_the_real_world.html

Lesbians are 2.5x more likely than straight women to be obese. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to have eating disorders. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Lesbians are twice as likely as straight women to be stalked or physically abused by their partners. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Married lesbians are 2-3 times more likely to divorce than straight couples. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

Homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals are poorer than straight people. Source: http://takimag.com/article/the_straight_dope_on_homosexuality_elizabeth_mccaw/print

America has spent $700 million promoting gay rights abroad – an “integral” part of American foreign policy. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/world/africa/us-support-of-gay-rights-in-africa-may-have-done-more-harm-than-good.html?_r=0