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Young Fitness Fogies Ditch $40 Classes for Hoops, Laps and Jogs

Advertisement After Kim Velsey, a lifelong runner, suffered a hamstring injury a year ago, she decided to take the opportunity to start visiting the boutique gyms that were proliferating around her apartment in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn. “Maybe this is going to be the new way,” she thought. But Ms. Velsey’s fantasy of swanning from Pilates to trampoline to boot camp studio did not last long. When she showed up for one of her first sessions, a barre class, she settled into a spot next to a woman…

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Why our bar for what constitutes good sex is too low (and how it's harming young women)

“He totally objectified me,” a 20-someting woman told me of her encounter with a customer who addressed her breasts rather than her face. I get a case of the warm and fuzzies when I hear such talk, not because I want to see women objectified, but because sexist behaviour is being labelled for what it is. Far from the problem that has no name, women are using the full vocabulary to describe their experiences of sexism. Once confined to the tutorial room, words and phrases such as “patriarchy”, “misogyny”, “gender…

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Young women using ADHD medicine up 700 percent over 8 years, CDC report finds

The number of women in their late 20s who filled a prescription for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medicine skyrocketed by 700 percent between 2003 and 2015, according to a report released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the uptick in the percentage of American women who use ADHD medicine was most pronounced among those ages 25 to 29, the report also stated that the number of women ages 15 to 44 with private health insurance who filled a prescription for ADHD medicine increased by 344 percent…

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Chelsea FC news: Club denies accusations of breaching FIFA regulations when signing young players from overseas

The Guardian reported that FIFA had pinpointed 25 cases after carrying out an investigation into the club’s recruitment of players aged under 18. Thursday, January 18, 2018 Chelsea have refuted claims they may have breached transfer regulations when signing young players from overseas. The Guardian reported on Thursday that world governing FIFA had pinpointed 25 cases after carrying out an investigation into the club’s recruitment of players aged under 18. According to the newspaper, FIFA’s transfer matching system (TMS) examined incoming deals involving the Premier League club and forwarded its…

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Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

More than 1,000 young people have been charged by police in Denmark with distributing sexually explicit material. They are accused of using Facebook Messenger to share indecent video clips of two 15-year-olds having sex. Police said it could amount to distribution of indecent images of children, as the two people filmed are under 18. Facebook tipped off the US authorities, who notified police in Denmark. One thousand and four young people from across the country are facing charges after allegedly circulating the material via the messaging app in autumn last…

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South Wales Police want mental health lessons for young people

Police have called for better mental health education in schools after a significant rise in young people being detained under the Mental Health Act. Some 48 children and young people were detained by South Wales Police in 2016-17, up 33% from 36 the year before. The force said “more robust education” in schools and care homes was needed to spot signs of mental health problems. The Welsh Government said it has a 28-day waiting time target for children referred to mental health services. Mental health problems among young people have…

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