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Could You Be Straight? Here's 11 Science Facts About It To Help You Check.

If you think being straight is a choice, then I would like to recommend you read this. Because science.

UPDATE: You may be asking yourself, "Why the hell does this even matter?" The reason I posted this is the constant barrage of "lifestyle choice" and "they can change" comments I get from people who A. think that being gay is somehow a bad thing, 2. think that anyone can really choose who they are attracted to, and III. say science isn't a real thing.


Gender and sexual orientation are clearly not binaries of either/or. There are people all over the spectrum between straight and LGBTQQ who live their lives how they want to live them, and no amount of science that currently exists can pigeonhole them into one thing.

These findings are not to be taken as "If your hair goes this direction, you have to be this one thing." All they do is help us understand some underlying genetic traits of some human beings on this planet who are no better or worse than other human beings on this planet. Your finger length does not define who you are. Your birth order does not define who you are. Your brain size does not define who you are. You do.

At the end of the day, it's nobody's business but the person whose life it is and the consenting adult they choose to love or not love. I just wanted an extra tool in my arsenal the next time some jerk tries to dismiss an entire community of people based on their own irrational fear of things they don't understand or aren't willing to understand.

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Some people say that while change is inevitable, progress is a choice. In other words, it’s a purposeful act—like when American media mogul and philanthropist Ted Turner established the United Nations Foundation 25 years ago.

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Chris Hemsworth and daughter.

This article originally appeared on 08.27.18


In addition to being the star of Marvel franchise "Thor," actor Chris Hemsworth is also a father-of-three? And it turns out, he's pretty much the coolest dad ever.

In a clip from a 2015 interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Hemsworth shared an interesting conversation he had with his 4-year-old daughter India.

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Innovation is awesome, right? I mean, it gave us the internet!

However, there is always a price to pay for modernization, and in this case, it’s in the form of digital eye strain, a group of vision problems that can pop up after as little as two hours of looking at a screen. Some of the symptoms are tired and/or dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, and neck and shoulder pain1. Ouch!

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Here's what it'll look like if trans people aren't allowed to use the right bathroom

No woman should be forced to use the men's restroom, and no man should be forced to use the women's.

Picture pulled from YouTube video

Transgender man posts photos protesting a series of bill across the U.S. and Canada.

This article originally appeared on 03.31.15


This is a man named Michael Hughes.

Why is he in a women's restroom?


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This article originally appeared on 08.20.21


Sometimes you see something so mind-boggling you have to take a minute to digest what just happened in your brain. Be prepared to take that moment while watching these videos.

Real estate investor and TikTok user Tom Cruz shared two videos explaining the spreadsheets he and his friends use to plan vacations and it's...well...something. Watch the first one:

So "Broke Bobby" makes $125,000 a year. There's that.

How about the fact that his guy has more than zero friends who budget $80,000 for a 3-day getaway? Y'all. I wouldn't know how to spend $80,000 in three days if you paid me to. Especially if we're talking about a trip with friends where we're all splitting the cost. Like what does this even look like? Are they flying in private jets that burn dollar bills as fuel? Are they bathing in hot tubs full of cocaine? I genuinely don't get it.

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This article originally appeared on 05.30.15


Men struggle to comprehend the pressures women feel. The same is true of women!

Gah! We'll never get along.

This conversation between comedian Neal Brennan and Amy Poehler is a pretty good example of how hard it can be to figure life out sometimes.

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