The Shirk Report Volume 448

The Shirk Report  Volume 448
Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – When he pauses and takes a deep breath (might be my fav gif this year) – Oh look a balloon! – I wonder what my cat

A whole new kind of PLR The #1 way to grow your online business

A whole new kind of PLR The #1 way to grow your online business
You know the quickest way to grow an online business? It's not building a list of freebie seekers and scraping by a living with affiliate commissions. It's not by setting up a review blog and hoping for a smidgen of traffic. Both of those are perfectly fine in some contexts, but they're not going to build your business quickly or effectively.   The #1 way to grow your online business is to have products of your own to sell

‘She owes you NOTHING’! Marie Claire THROTTLED for bullying Taylor Swift over politics

‘She owes you NOTHING’! Marie Claire THROTTLED for bullying Taylor Swift over politics
Marie Claire has had just about enough of Taylor Swift just trying to enjoy her successful career, thank you very much: We're still waiting for an explanation of Taylor Swift's decision to remain apolitical during the 2016 election. #Reputationhttps://t.co/s69OdERtc7 — Marie Claire (@marieclaire) November 14, 2017 Just look at that ratio, folks. 🎶 And the waiters gonna wait wait wait wait wait And the Ratio gonna rate rate rate 🎶 https://t.co/zG7CGuLYzE — Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 14, 2017 That

What Every Parent Needs To Understand About Teens’ Mental Health

What Every Parent Needs To Understand About Teens’ Mental Health
Data published by the nonprofit Mental Health America shows that rates of severe youth depression have increased from 5.9 percent to 8.2 percent over a five-year period. Half of those screened between the ages of 11 and 17 reported having thoughts of suicide or self-harm throughout the course of a week. South Dakota was the state that ranked the “best” in terms of good youth mental health. (The data measured access to treatment as well as prevalence of mental health

White supremacists came to my campusand they could be at yours next

White supremacists came to my campusand they could be at yours next
The Daily TargumIt was innocuous enough at first glance—no Nazi symbolism, no KKK hoods adorned on their heads. On a busy college campus like Rutgers, vaguely worded flyers can be found across many bulletin boards, advertising everything from study abroad programs to internships scamming humanities kids. These ads blended right in. Out of the on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, only 39.4 percent are white; 11.4 percent come from other countries and over 75 percent need financial aid to go

Saying depression is a ‘choice’ only makes things worse. Allow Andy Richter to explain.

Saying depression is a ‘choice’ only makes things worse. Allow Andy Richter to explain.
Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SiriusXM. Depression is not a choice, and anyone who says otherwise is just plain wrong. After reading a tweet that simply said, "Depression is a choice," actor, writer, and comedian Andy Richter was so angry that he "pulled over after school drop-off" to vent on Twitter about what it's like to live with depression and be constantly bombarded with unhelpful "advice" that so often amounts to little more than blame for those living

AI Can Help Apple Watch Predict High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea

AI Can Help Apple Watch Predict High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea
The world’s most valuable company crammed a lot into the tablespoon-sized volume of an Apple Watch. There’s GPS, a heart-rate sensor, cellular connectivity, and computing resources that not long ago would have filled a desk-dwelling beige box. The wonder gadget doesn’t have a sphygmomanometer for measuring blood pressure or polysomnographic equipment found in a sleep lab—but thanks to machine learning, it might be able to help with their work.Research presented at the American Heart Association meeting in Anaheim Monday

No, We Didn’t Just See The First Marijuana Overdose Death

No, We Didn’t Just See The First Marijuana Overdose Death
Local media seized on the case report first published in March, suggesting that the two poison control doctors who wrote it had concluded the infant’s death was caused by a marijuana overdose. The case from Colorado could have challenged that entire precept. But it didn’t. And indeed, that’s clear after a close reading of the paper. “In areas where marijuana is commercially available or decriminalized, the authors urge clinicians to preventively counsel parents and to include cannabis exposure in the differential

Worried About Robots Taking Your Job? Learn Spreadsheets

Worried About Robots Taking Your Job? Learn Spreadsheets
Musing on the future of the economy earlier this year, Bill Gates warned of smart machines replacing human workers and suggested a tax on robots. A new study of how technology is changing American jobs suggests workers are most immediately challenged by more common technology that Gates himself bears much responsibility for, such as Microsoft Office.The new study from the Brookings Institution used government data on work tasks to track how use of digital tools changed in a wide

Mugabe Hangs Tough, But Zimbabwes Army is Tightening the Noose

Mugabe Hangs Tough, But Zimbabwes Army is Tightening the Noose
Updated 9:45 a.m. ET, November 17, 2017In the wake of a military coup, President Robert Mugabe appears to be resisting calls to resign as negotiations between the army and the aging president are underway. And the military appears to be giving him some room to leave with dignityif indeed he retires at all. On Friday, Mugabe attended a university graduation ceremony in his first public appearance since the army placed him under de-facto house arrest. Mugabe holds the title

The Speculum Finally Gets a Modern Redesign

The Speculum Finally Gets a Modern Redesign
It was afternoon in the San Francisco headquarters of Frog, the design firm best known for its hand in creating the iconic look of products like Apple's original Macintosh computers. Hailey Stewart, one of Frog's industrial designers, had scattered an array of prototypes on a table. On one end, you could see cylinders of foam that looked almost like skinny vibrators, with handles that stuck out at different angles and sketches of levers and screw mechanisms. And on the

Please don’t be afraid to save my life because of my boobs

Please don’t be afraid to save my life because of my boobs
suggests that women are more likely to die in a situation where they could otherwise be saved by CPR, because bystanders are afraid of touching breasts. researchOnly 39 percent of women who suffered cardiac arrest in a public place were given CPR versus 45 percent of men—and men were 23 percent more likely to survive, according to the study. The study also found gender biases within CPR training itself: Most practice mannequins do not have breasts, and some people

11 Weird Things That Relieve Stress & Make You Feel More Relaxed In Seconds

11 Weird Things That Relieve Stress & Make You Feel More Relaxed In Seconds
11 Weird Things That Relieve Stress & Make You Feel More Relaxed In Seconds If you don't take care of it, stress can turn into an ongoing, toxic cycle. You're super stressed about work, or your friendships, or your relationship, or all of the above, and since you don't always immediately know what to do about it, you get even stressed out, and the cycle just keeps going and going. Honestly, trying a few random, weird things that relieve

Hillary Clinton nails some brutally honest punchlines about her election loss

Hillary Clinton nails some brutally honest punchlines about her election loss
has a recurring segment on called “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell,” where his writers deliver jokes that Meyers can’t pull off. In its latest iteration, he had a special guest finish some very specific jokes. Hillary ClintonAnd you know what? Her delivery isn’t bad! “I think the fever is finally breaking,” Clinton told Meyers. “I think that Americans, as we saw last night, are saying, ‘You know what? We really like our health care, we don’t like hatred and bigotry, and

12 Wedding Vows That Are WAY Too Honest for the Altar

12 Wedding Vows That Are WAY Too Honest for the Altar
ShareTweet It’s been six years since Tiffani and I exchanged vows. Like most soon-to-be-married couples, we had an idea of what marriage would look like. After all, we watched “chick flicks,” read a few marriage books, and spent time with older married couples. Looking back, however, I realize I didn’t know much at all about marriage. The words I promised Tiffani at our wedding were idealistic and romantic. This isn’t much different from the traditional vows you hear at