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Brushing Your Teeth This Many Times Per Day Could Save Your Life

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For most people, brushing their teeth is a daily routine (often practiced while half-asleep) designed to keep teeth clean and breath minty fresh. Brushing your teeth and flossing (there’s a reason your dentist goes on about it) prevents gingivitis, gum disease, and tooth decay. But if that’s not enough to inspire you to get serious about oral health, the practice also has more serious, far-reaching benefits. In fact, a new study suggests that brushing your teeth three times a day could save your life.

That’s because brushing your teeth keeps inflammation-causing bacteria in your mouth in check — and the same bacteria can threaten an organ that’s far from the mouth: the heart.

The study was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

The tooth-heart connection
To understand how tooth brushing affects heart health, researchers studied over 160,000 participants of the Korean National Health Insurance System between ages 40 to 79. The participants had no prior history of common heart problems like irregular heartbeats, or heart failure.

In 2003, the researchers performed an exam on participants and collected an array of health data, including their height, weight, illnesses, and oral health practices.

Ten and a half years later, they checked back on the participants’ health. Out of the total study population, three percent of participants developed atrial fibrillation and 4.9 percent developed heart failure in the decade after the original exam. But they also discovered something stunning among the data: Tooth brushing three or more times a day was associated with a 10 percent lower risk of atrial fibrillation and a 12 percent lower risk of heart failure.

The results held even when other potential heart health factors like exercise, alcohol consumption, or body mass index were taken into account.

Stopping inflammation’s insidious spread
The way it works is this: Brushing your teeth helps protect the heart by cutting down on the amount of bacteria entering your bloodstream. Bacteria in the blood can trigger inflammation throughout the body, which in turn increases the risks of heart problems like irregular heart beat and heart attacks.

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#WhyIDidntReport Trends On Twitter As Rape Survivors Reveal Why They Kept Quiet After Being Abused

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Women and men who have been sexually abused or raped have gone on Twitter to explain why they didn’t report their abusers.

A higher majority of rape survivors stay silent and do not out their rapists. Those who speak up years later are usually asked why they are just coming out or why they kept quiet for so long.

Some of them are sharing their reasons on Twitter with the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport.

The tweets shared are so many that the hashtag is now trending on the microblogging platform.

Below are a few of the tweets shared.

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

 #WhyIDidntReport trends on Twitter as rape survivors reveal why they kept quiet after being abused

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Virgil Abloh Criticized For Donating A Trifling $50 To #BlackLivesMatter Protesters’ Bail Fund

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Virgil Abloh, the founder and CEO of the premium brand ‘Off-White’ and artistic director of menswear line at Louis Vuitton, had a very interesting way of expressing his support to the Black Lives Matter movement and social media users are not here for it.

Since protests ignited by George Floyd’s death broke, many protesters who support the Black Lives Matter movement have been arrested for ‘looting’ and ‘violence’. Several celebrities have offered to pay for the legal expenses and release of the protesters who have been taken into custody.

While celebrities like Chrissy Teigen have already pledged $200,000 to help out the imprisoned protesters, Abloh revealed through his Instagram story that he had donated “$50” to protesters in need of bail money.
“The Miami community ~ I’m crazy inspired. For kids in the streets that need a bail funds [sic] for George Floyd protests,” he wrote in the Story.

In the backdrop of protests, Abloh took to his Instagram to rant about ‘streetwear culture’ and slammed the protesters for ransacking Sean Wotherspoon’s store.

In Los Angeles, the RSVP Gallery, which sells his ‘Off-White’ brand, was looted.

Reacting to the news, he said that the ones who have looted the merchandise should be ashamed of their actions.
“If it heals your pain, you can have it,” he wrote.

Twitter erupted with anger over Abloh’s modest contribution — some even briefly changed his Wikipedia page to read Virgil “Cheap Ass” Abloh and Virgil “50$” Abloh.

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Alleged Rapist Confesses How He Rapes Lady

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A Nigerian man identified as Ogimex Aka Obonblingz has confessed how he used to rape ladies narrating what happened and made him stop.

The young man revealed he was young at that time and one day, what he went through after trying to rape some two ladies made him rescind his decision about raping people.

He said this while reacting to the death of Uwa Vera Omozuwa, the first-year UNIBEN student.

The lady was murdered after she was raped by unknown assailants and this young man in his reaction indicated that he used to rape women who refuse to have sex with him when he was much younger.

Read what made him stop in the screenshot below.

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