A third of women in Europe have suffered a physical or sexual assault and 5 percent have been raped, a major new study revealed Wednesday, uncovering “extensive human rights abuse” throughout the European Union.
In addition, just over 1 in 10 women indicated that they experienced some form of sexual violence by an adult before they were 15 years old, according to the large-scale survey by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
The damning report “shows that physical, sexual and psychological violence against women is an extensive human rights abuse in all EU Member States,” the group’s director Morten Kjaerum said.
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J-Law be knowing.
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Alzheimer’s disease may be killing more than 500,000 people in the U.S. each year, making it possibly the third leading killer behind heart disease and cancer, according to a study that takes a new look at the way the deaths are estimated.
Your experiences today will influence the molecular composition of your body for the next two to three months, or perhaps for the rest of your life. Plan your day accordingly.
UCLA’s Steve Cole from The Social Life of Genes.
Your DNA is not a blueprint. Day by day, week by week, your genes are in a conversation with your surroundings. Your neighbors, your family, your feelings of loneliness: They don’t just get under your skin, they get into the control rooms of your cells.(via ucresearch)
Absolutely fascinating! This article discusses research concerning epigenetics and how social life and environment can change gene expression.
This is going to be a long week. I’ve found myself thinking negatively more often again. I don’t expect my depression to be solved easily or to go away anytime soon in the future. It’s been nice ‘feeling’ better and part of that it due to the medication and the rest is due to the effort I’ve made to deal with my pain.
The biggest cause of my depression hasn’t changed ultimately. I’m still incredibly alone and that is a slow death in and of itself. Being lonely is very tiring and that makes everything harder. The thought of being lonely forever is unbearable and I hate it. I still have occasional thoughts of acting out, but that would be irresponsible. I guess I’ll just continue to wait for a while and see what happens when I finally do make it stateside. This loneliness in my life can’t go on indefinitely though. Something is going to have to give one way or another.
The good thing about rainy weekends is that I have an excuse to stay home and be lazy in a hooded sweater. It also makes it easier to get some EIDWS studying done. Last night I wrote the paper for the 300 section to get it out of the way. Next week I’m hoping to take the exam. Now that my depression is under control, I’m having an easier time being productive.
I can’t wait to leave here and move on to a new command. It’s hard to make progress when my situation hasn’t changed much. I’m doing the best I can to finish out my time here on good footing. Working out and getting stronger has helped out a lot. I enjoy focusing on the exertions of my muscles and the air moving in and out of my lungs as I go through a challenging workout. Socializing more at work has also been a positive.
Right now I’m only seeing my therapist every other week. At my last session with her I accidentally flirted just a little bit. When I’m feeling good and I’m talking to an attractive woman it’s just natural for me to flirt a little. I’m sure my therapist noticed my slip but thankfully she ignored it. Accidentally being flirtatious with my therapist was disconcerting and I was thinking right after I caught myself doing it, “Am I nuts? Did I just do that?” I’ve gone from having a hard time talking to my therapist to being comfortable enough to flirt! It’s amazing how things can change in such a short time.
Today I decided to change up my normal routine and went to Starbucks after my workout. I got a cafe misto of their Ethiopia medium roast and a caramel donut. As I drank my coffee, I read and relaxed at one of their tables. The coffee was good and it was nice going there on a weekday instead of my usual weekend visit.
My current workout routine is going good. Right now I’m focusing on building strength. On Mondays there is a power yoga class that I’m going to check out next week to see if it’s something I want to do every week. I like working out with a motivated group and it will be nice to be a part of a group outside of work.
I have been doing okay and trying to focus more on my goals and the parts of my life that I hold more of an influence over. It’s really hard still to not let the loneliness of my situation get to me. For now though I am doing much better and hopefully I’ll know soon about where I’ll be going next.
Man have I got a good headache going on here. Lately my headaches have been mild so that I can ignore them, but I still get them regularly. So far none of the medications I have tried work and the current one has the side effect of making my feet get an intense tingling feeling once in a while. So basically this headache medication is another no go.
A note about making home made salsa. Don’t store it in tubberware. Trying to get the onion smell out of the plastic is going to be too much of a hassle to bother with, if even possible. I recommend storing salsa in a ceramic or glass container. It’s much easier to clean.
These GOP shitbags are fucking evil.
This is real. This is a real senator, with a real idea. This is real. These are the people running our country.
100 bucks this senator couldn’t pass a required set of courses taught in our schools today
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