Medical News Today: Rectal pressure: Causes and when to see a doctor

Rectal pressure can make a person feel like they constantly have to use the toilet. Pressure in the rectum can be uncomfortable or even painful. The rectum is the final portion of the large intestine. Stool travels through it before exiting the anus. The rectum is close to many other pelvic organs and typically sits…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Rio de Janeiro

To come to this sprawling, dynamic Brazilian city without preconceptions, whether they’re about bikinis or President Jair Bolsonaro, is just about impossible. But Rio constantly finds ways to surprise — whether it’s a friendly resident walking you to a shop you just can’t find; sobering evidence of the city’s slave trade; or the discovery that…

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Grenfell Tower Study Finds Many Toxic Chemicals Near Fire Site

LONDON — A toxic cocktail of chemicals released by the Grenfell Tower fire still contaminated the London area around the building almost a year and a half later, and could pose a serious health risk to local residents and survivors of the blaze, new research has found. Researchers from the University of Central Lancashire analyzed…

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you asked: Do Periods Get Worse as You Age?

It seems to me that my periods have gotten heavier and more painful now that I’m in my early 40s. Am I crazy? If true, is this a cause for concern? — Jess from N.Y.C. Short Take Your observation may be correct. Periods can get heavier and more painful for some women after the age…

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Afro Emojis Don’t Exist. These Women Want to Change That.

Many people connected to the African diaspora have Afros. And like anyone else, they send emojis to their friends — a zombie, say, or a mermaid or a genie. But which emoji can they use to represent themselves? Right now, 2,823 emojis are recognized by the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit that provides standards for text…

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What Happens to Your Business When Rihanna Wears Your Jeans?

Imagine you are 21 years old, living in Switzerland, and wearing cropped wide-leg jeans that you made them yourself from deadstock fabric found in Italy. You wore them in a digital look book that won you a spot on the V Files runway. And now—after a few emails from someone named Mel Ottenberg whom you’ve…

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Thinking of a Jumbotron Proposal? Some Say, Ugh. Others, Say Yes.

Jumbotron proposals have become as much a part of baseball as the seventh-inning stretch — no matter that they are often considered tacky and in bad taste. When a proposal appears on the giant screen, a large segment of sports Twitter world (mostly women) chime in about how they hope no one ever proposes to…

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Footnotes: Why Logic Wrote a Novel

Bobby Hall, better known as the Grammy-nominated rapper Logic, started writing his debut novel, “Supermarket,” four years ago. He had released “The Incredible True Story,” a dystopian concept album in which two men search for a planet named Paradise in the wake of Earth’s destruction, and finished the script for a film, “Everything Must Go,”…

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