“GET OFF MY LAWN!”
Some informally dub it “grumpy old man complex.” British author Carol Wyer labels it “irritable male syndrome,” a spike in the outward crankiness of guys of a certain age.
As more baby boomers hit 60 — the age when male grumpiness seems to kick in — be ready for a growing chorus of grouchy flare-ups, like a Donald Trumprant set to explode.
The condition isn’t just a stereotype represented by the proverbial fist-waving shout, “Get off my lawn!” Testosterone levels generally fall as men age, according to the Mayo Clinic. Such hormone drops are known to dampen male moods, says Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh, head of the International Society of Men’s Health and a urologist in New York City. Continue reading
Portland ranked 10th in the list of best cities for men.
Men’s Health magazine has released its 12th annual list of the best cities for men.
The ranking of 100 cities is based on 38 factors, including air quality, unemployment, death rates and commute times, according to a press release. Data was taken from government databases and cancer registries, Reuters reported.
This year, a number of western and southern states made the top 10 list of best cities for men.
For the full ranking — including the worst, fittest and healthiest cities for men — make sure you click over to Men’s Health.
Here’s the list of the 10 best cities in the U.S. for men to live.
Swimming icon Michael Phelps has been named the fittest man of all time by “Men’s Health” magazine, beating out other superstar athletes such as Jim Thorpe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jesse Owens, and Phelps’ idol,Michael Jordan.
In announcing Phelps’ selection, Men’s Health cited the 22-time Olympic medalist’s relentless drive and his “otherworldly dominance of the 2008 Olympic Games.”
The 6-foot-4 Michael, who’s a lean 195 pounds of efficient muscle, worked out at least five hours a day while training for the Olympics, which included hours of swimming, weight-lifting and core workouts.
“I was doing 10 workouts a week in the pool, three weight workouts plus three core workouts,” said Phelps, 27. “It was totally intense.” Continue reading
A new study from the University of Michigan has found that simply overhearing the expression “that’s so gay” used to describe something in a disparaging way can have negative consequences for gay, lesbian, or bisexual students. Practically every college student interviewed for the study had heard “that’s so gay” at least once in the past year, with more than half hearing it with much more frequency. Those who heard it more frequently were more likely to report feelings of isolation, as well as negative health symptoms, such as headaches, poor appetite, or eating problems.
Study author Michael Woodford, assistant professor of social work at U-M, describes the results:
WOODFORD: Given the nature of gay-lesbian-bisexual stigma, sexual minority students could already perceive themselves to be excluded on campus and hearing “that’s so gay” may elevate such perceptions. “That’s so gay” conveys that there is something wrong with being gay. And, hearing such messages about one’s self can cause stress, which can manifest in headaches and other health concerns.
Woodford suggested that colleges must do more to address “low-level hostility,” which clearly still has a documentable impact on LGBT young people. The study is the latest in a series of studies in the past few years that show how LGBT health concerns among young people can be traced to bullying and stigma, not homosexuality itself, as conservatives constantly allege.
The Ad Council and GLSEN launched ThinkB4YouSpeak.com a few years ago to advocate against such negative rhetoric. Here is one of the campaign’s ads, featuring out comedian Wanda Sykes:
Here we have a very important message from our good friend The Healthy Bear:
Hey there Guys,
Today I wanted to share a video that I have created to help teach people how you can save a life if someone is having a severe allergic reaction.
To reinforce the main points of the video:
To reinforce the main points of the video:
Important Signs Of A Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
- Difficult/noisy breathing
- Swelling of tongue
- Swelling/tightness in throat
- Difficulty talking and/or hoarse voice
- Wheeze or persistent cough
- Persistent dizziness or collapse
- Pale and floppy (in young children)
If this person has an Epi-Pen™, follow along with this info graphic from Allergy Australia:
If you’re still refusing to kiss someone merely because of their status you don’t know HIV. Saliva alone does not contain a sufficient amount of the virus. So unless both individuals have bloody gums or open sores in their mouth there is no transmission risk from playing a little tonsil hockey. Now pucker up and LIKE The Stigma Project on Facebook!
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Food for thought
Gay Leadership Project: Gay Men To Be Role Models For Superb Health, Financial Independence And Loving Relationships – says Angelo – Gay Life Coach And Gay Matchmaker.
Can a gay matchmaker from Miami turn into a visionary? Paul Angelo MHA, MBA offers a compelling vision for financial, health and relationship success for gay men in the U.S. and world-wide. The Gay Leadership Project is the beginning of something big – says Angelo.
Paul Angelo, the gay matchmaker and gay life coachoffers a new vision for gay men. In 5 years, Angelo sees gay men to be role models for superb health, financial independence and loving relationships. Continue reading