Female serial killers tend to be serial monogamists

Researchers such as psychologist Marvin Zuckerman have long noted the morbid curiosity of humans; there’s just something about horror and terror that captures our attention.

Indeed, there may be nothing more horrifying—and fascinating—than murder. With my colleague Tom Bowers at Penn State Harrisburg, I’ve studied the crimes and characteristics of mass murderers for years, and still, I’m alarmed by every reread of each case. Continue reading Female serial killers tend to be serial monogamists

Supreme Court will take a second look at race based admissions case in Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court approved race-conscious college admissions, reaffirming a 25-year-old precedent and ensuring that hundreds of top universities can continue using affirmative action to bolster black and Hispanic enrolment.

A divided court upheld an affirmative action program at the University of Michigan’s law school while striking down a separate undergraduate policy. The decision was a rebuff to the Bush administration, which had called both programs a “quota.” Continue reading Supreme Court will take a second look at race based admissions case in Texas

Misty Copeland first black principal dancer IN HISTORY at American Ballet Theater

Misty Copeland was fast becoming the most famous ballerina in the United States — making the cover of Time magazine, being profiled by “60 Minutes,” growing into a social media sensation and dancing ballet’s biggest roles on some of its grandest stages. But another role eluded her: She was still not a principal dancer.

Until Tuesday, when Ms. Copeland became the first African-American woman to be named a principal in the 75-year history of American Ballet Theater. Continue reading Misty Copeland first black principal dancer IN HISTORY at American Ballet Theater

Health Beats: Pseudofolliculitis Barbae

 

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Hello Rochester, this is Nurse Bowick. Have we got something to talk about? Oh Yeah! We wrap up men’s health month with a discussion on pseudofolliculitis barbae. My man has it, your man probably has it, in fact 60-80% of all Black men have it. Ladies, don’t fret, it is not contagious, it’s just razor bumps.

Though men of all ethnicities can get razor bumps as a result of shaving, black men, seem to suffer from them far more often.

Razor bumps form when hair that has been cut off close to the surface of the face turns around and begins growing back into the skin. Black men are more prone to razor bumps because the kinky/curly texture of their hair naturally bends towards the skin and is more likely to become ingrown. Men with straight hair are less likely to develop razor bumps. Ingrown hair can cause can cause irritation and inflammation, which is made much worse by continuing to shave after razor bumps have developed. Shaving razor bumps can lead to scarring. Unfortunately, many professions require men to shave regardless. So what’s a Brother to do?

My street research revealed that many Brothers in the area learned how to shave via trial and error. Some sought professional services and others had older Brothers teach them how to shave. All agreed that skin preparation before and after the shave, use of a clean razor and shaving in the direction of hair growth was imperative to prevent razor bumps.

Folks, men young and old need lessons on how to shave healthy. What are your tips and tricks to avoiding unwanted razor bumps?