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3 Different Men, Holding 3 Different Objects, Had 1 Suspicious Thing In Common

I live in New York City, and I happen to be a black man as well. I was coming out of the subway the other day when I spied two cops (both white) hanging around the exit. This is a semi-usual thing in the city — I believe they patrol stations randomly from time to time. But they both looked at me when I got out, and I immediately thought, "Well, this is when it happens to me. This is when I get stopped and frisked." So, I looked at one of them with a "Me, right?" kind of expression, and the officer gave me a bemused look as if to say "No, you don't look suspicious. Keep on walking." And then I realized I didn't look suspicious because I was coming back from a date, and was dressed nicely. Ending the lives of men that look very similar to me is something I contend with every day. And with the recent death of Vonderrick Meyers, who was shot 17 times and was allegedly only holding a sandwich, we'll hear things from both sides ... but if the cop was wearing one of the following, there would be no question as to what happened.

3 Different Men, Holding 3 Different Objects, Had 1 Suspicious Thing In Common

Everyone has heard stories of the strange and intense food cravings women get when pregnant. There's the pregnant woman who had to have dill pickles dipped in ice cream or the one who couldn't make it through the night without a bucket of a specific type of fried chicken.

Researchers have yet to lock down the exact reason why pregnant women have these seemingly unnatural cravings, but there are a few reasons that are often cited. Women who are pregnant experience heightened senses of smell and taste that can have a direct effect on their appetites.

Some researchers believe their bodies may be craving specific nutrients they need for a healthy pregnancy. Others have suggested that dietary requests at odd hours may be a way for a pregnant person to develop a supportive bond with their partner before the baby arrives.

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