50 Times When Students Realized They Have Absolutely Awesome Teachers (New Pics)

Teachers don’t have to be stuffy, boring, and angry — they can be the most awesome and hilarious authority figures in your life. Those people are educators who go above and beyond the call of duty, using humor and shock to help their students learn about life. Bored Panda collected the most exquisite examples of teachers doing funny things, so you can enjoy yourself while waiting for the weekend to start. It’s lists like these that really make you appreciate school more and not groan when thinking of an approaching Monday. Scroll down, upvote your favorite pictures, and leave a comment somewhere below about the funniest teacher stories that you know. And be sure to share this post with your …

California Governor Signs Bills Boosting Mental Health Support For Firefighters

California Gov. Gavin a package of bills into law on Tuesday that offer additional mental health support to firefighters amid the state’s worsening wildfires in recent years.  The measures, including and , create peer support programs for firefighters and add post-traumatic stress to the eligible “injuries” that qualify firefighters and law enforcement officers for worker’s compensation to get treatment or take time off.  “The traumatic and unpredictable nature of being a firefighter results in a high-stress working environment that can take an overwhelming mental, emotional, and physical toll on personnel,” the assembly bill reads. “While most firefighters survive the traumas of their jobs, sadly, many experience the impacts of occupational stressors when off duty.”  In 2017, more firefighters and police …

Dads-To-Be Should Lay Off Alcohol In The Six Months Leading Up To Conception

When couples are trying for a baby, men should abstain from alcohol at least six months before fertilization and women at least one year, according to new research. When compared to abstinence from alcohol, fathers who drank in the three months leading up to conception saw a 44 percent increased risk of their child developing congenital heart disease (CHD). When it comes to binge drinking, defined by five or more drinks per sitting, men saw a 52 percent increased risk of their offspring developing a number of birth defects. For mothers, that risk was just 16 percent in both cases. “Binge drinking by would-be parents is a high risk and dangerous behavior that not only may increase the chance of their …

Department of Veterans Affairs Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. US President Donald Trump requested an appropriation of $220.2 billion for the department in the 2020 Budget, a 9.6% increase over 2019. Timeline:1789 – The new US government passes legislation ensuring pensions for disabled Revolutionary War veterans. 1812 – The Naval Home, a facility for disabled veterans, opens in Philadelphia. 1833 – Congress establishes the Bureau of Pensions to assist veterans. 1862 – During the Civil War, Congress passes a bill allowing the president to purchase land for national cemeteries. Between 1865 and 1870, 70 national cemeteries open for burial of Union soldiers. 1865 – At the end of the US Civil War, there are 1.9 million Union veterans. …

What did Hillary Clinton mean it was ‘gutsy’ to stay with Bill? It’s complicated | Jean Hannah Edelstein

How a marriage should be conducted can only be known by the key participants and they might not even be in agreement Hillary Clinton has a deep well to draw from when asked about the challenges shes faced. But her admission yesterday that Original Article : HERE ;

Psychic future: what next for the precog economy?

Precognition is the claimed paranormal ability to predict the future and is widely considered to be pseudoscience. Why, then, is the US psychic industry worth $2bn a year? Deep in the night of 29 January 2012, Fatih Ozcan had an unusual dream. Then 27, and a waiter in a Turkish restaurant in York, Ozcan dreamed he was holding loads of cash while standing in front of his boss. When he arrived at the restaurant for his 5pm shift the next day, he was impatient to speak with his employer. I was saying: Where is he? I need him. I was telling everyone I had to play the lottery with the boss, Ozcan says. After two hours of pestering, Ozcans boss …

Japanese Scientists Create Artificial Blood That Could Potentially Be Given To All Blood Types

Scientists in Japan have developed “artificial blood” that could, in theory, be transfused into patients regardless of their blood type. Yep, it’s pretty much the same premise as the TV show True Blood, just without the vampires.  It’s still extremely early days for the research – so far, it’s only been tested out on 10 rabbits with mixed success – however, if it moves into human trials, this could be a very exciting breakthrough.  Currently, if you need to receive a blood transfusion, it must be matched with your blood type or the “universal donor,” type O negative. A one-size-fits-all blood substitute would overcome all sorts of existing obstacles, ranging from not enough donations by ethnic minorities, to finding matches for rare blood …

Legionnaires outbreak in North Carolina linked to hot tubs at state fair, officials say

Legionella Pneumophila Bacteria, which most commonly causes Legionnaires’ disease. (iStock) Though the investigation into the outbreak is ongoing, health officials suspect that “low levels of Legionella present were able to grow in hot tubs or possibly some other source in the Davis Event Center leading to exposure through breathing in aerosolized water that contained the bacteria.” Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia. People contract the disease when inhaling Legionella bacteria; it’s not spread via person-to-person contact. Legionella pneumophila, a bacterium, is usually the cause of the illness, per the Mayo Clinic. It can be found in soil and water, but more commonly causes infection when it multiplies in water systems (e.g., hot tubs and air conditioners). LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE …

Turkish Scientist Sentenced To Prison For Publishing His Work

For repressive governments, speaking unwanted truths is a revolutionary act, to be punished harshly. For scientists, it’s their job. When Dr Bülent Şık found evidence linking soil and water pollution to cancer in western Turkey the government didn’t want to know. Şık responded by publishing his findings in a popular newspaper and has been sentenced to jail for “disclosure of prohibited information”, but is currently free while he appeals. Perhaps the greatest irony of Şık’s situation is that his work was commissioned by a government department, the Ministry of Health. His brother being an opposition member of parliament didn’t prevent Şık, then deputy director of the Food Safety and Agricultural Research Center at Akdeniz University being assigned to study whether …

What’s Going On With The Mystery Vaping Lung Disease Hitting The US?

Reports of a mysterious vaping lung illness are continuing to pop up across the US. While many question marks still hang over this freak outbreak, some answers are finally emerging. Here’s everything we know so far. The first cases were reported in Illinois and Wisconsin back in April 2019. As of September 27, there have been 805 reported cases of lung injury associated with vaping from 46 states and one US territory, according to the latest CDC statistics. There was also one case in Canada, although the patient appears to have recovered.  Twelve deaths have been confirmed on the CDC’s website, although some media outlets are reporting that the death toll has risen to 13. An overwhelming majority of cases are young …

Bereaved father’s warning over asthma complacency

But in 2017, the last year for which figures are available, 38 people in Northern Ireland died from it. ‘See you in the morning’ Rachel was one of them. She had lived with the condition for most of her life. But late one July evening, she became unwell. Her father was working a late shift. “I called to her down the hall and said: ‘Right Rachel, I’m away into work.’ “And she said: ‘Ok dad, see you in the morning.’” Image copyright Williamson family Image caption Rachel as a young girl on Christmas Day “Rachel passed away, I believe, in the ambulance. One moment she was fine, within an hour, she was gone. “Asthma doesn’t discriminate against anybody and if …

The FDA and DEA crack down on more websites that are illegally selling opioids

(CNN)As part of their fight against the opioid crisis, the US Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration have issued joint warning letters to several website operators illegally marketing and selling opioids. The letters call for the website operators to immediately stop illegally selling the opioids to consumers in the United States. Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die from opioid overdoses, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. “As the FDA works to forcefully tackle the opioid crisis on all fronts, we cannot allow rogue online pharmacies to continue to fuel the crisis by illegally offering opioids for sale and circumventing the important safeguards that have been put in place for opioids …

Prosthetic Leg That Wires Into The Nerves Could Massively Improve Quality Of Life

The kinds of prosthetic limbs available to leg amputees are far from perfect. They come with a risk of falling, decreased mobility, and don’t feel like a true extension of the leg. These factors, along with the accompanying mental burden, lead to many people abandoning their prostheses altogether. But a new creation could change that. Reporting their findings in Science Translational Medicine, researchers have tested a new prosthesis on three above-knee leg amputees. Dubbed a neuroprosthesis, the device stimulates nerves in the leg, which in turn helps the wearer to feel when the knee or foot is being touched. This allows for better detection of objects that might trip you up and creates the feeling that the prosthesis is truly …

Uproar after research claims red meat poses no health risk

One expert says findings by international experts represent egregious abuse of evidence New research that claims red and processed meat is probably not harmful to our health has caused controversy among experts who maintain people should cut down. The World Health Organization has classified red and processed meats as cancer-causing. Public health bodies worldwide urge people to limit their intake of red and processed meat to reduce their cancer risk. The NHS advises that people who eat 90g of meat a day equivalent to three thin slices of roast meat should cut down to 70g. Aside from public health, calls are multiplying for people to cut back on meat consumption because of the climate emergency and the greenhouse gas emissions …

10 people died of overdoses within 26 hours in one Ohio county

(CNN)One Ohio county had an “unusually high number” of overdose deaths in a little over a day, the county’s coroner said. Fentanyl can be mixed with cocaine and methamphetamine to create a deadly combination, the coroner said. The deaths are likely from fentanyl, but toxicology results are pending, Ortiz said. The full coroner report could take 10 weeks, she said. The last peak of overdoses that the coroner’s office posted about was in August 12, when six people died in less than 24 hours. “The majority of overdose deaths continue to be fentanyl related,” the coroner said in the statement. The most common cause of death in Franklin County is fentanyl overdose, Ortiz said. The typical overdose victim in the …

Swing-Seat Democrats Avoid Impeachment Backlash So Far

Democrats in moderate districts are going to face a ferocious impeachment investigation into President At swing-seat town halls here and in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, two first-term Democrats, Reps. Max Rose of New York and Susan Wild of Pennsylvania, saw their newfound support for an impeachment inquiry met mostly with applause. Both are the type of Democrats in “purple” areas that Republicans have sworn would pay a steep political price for backing impeachment.  For instance, Priorities USA ― the largest Democratic super-PAC and a longtime advocate of the idea Democrats should remain focused on economic issues ― released polling this week aimed at showing “major warning signs for the GOP” on impeachment. The poll, conducted by Civis Analytics, found 45% …