Marriage Is Good For Your Heart In More Ways Than One

- By Bossip Staff

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Marriage comes with obvious benefits to one’s emotional health; however, science now suggests that married life can also be beneficial to your physical health. According to CBS News, evidence from a new study implies that married people are more likely to survive a heart attack and are generally released from the hospital sooner than their single counterparts. “Our results should not be a cause for concern for single people who have had a heart attack,” explained Dr. Nicholas Gollop, clinical research fellow in cardiology at the University of East Anglia and the study’s co-author. “But they should certainly be a reminder to the medical community of the importance of considering the support a heart attack survivor will get once they’re discharged…”
[MadameNoire]


Nearly Half Of Unemployed Americans Have Given Up, Says Study

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…According to MSN, a new poll released by Harris in conjunction with Express Employment Professionals revealed that more than half of Americans who have been out of work for two years or more have given up on their job search entirely –59 percent of them, to be exact. The study also revealed that overall, 43 percent of unemployed Americans, regardless of how long they’ve been jobless, have stopped seeking out employment opportunities as well. “This is a tale of two economies,” Express CEO Bob Funk said in a statement. “It’s frightening to see this many people who could work say they have given up…”
[MadameNoire]


#GrowingUpWithBrownSkin: Twitter Sparks Debate On Race

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Twitter, especially the segment of the social media network better known as “Black Twitter,” has used the platform to collectively band together and address sensitive issues via clever hashtags. Over the course of the morning, the hashtag #GrowingUpWithBrownSkin has exploded and the discussions sparked a necessary debate on race and the many nuances of being a person of color. Although the hashtag was used briefly in 2015, @TheMelaninPlug reignited in the wee hours of the morning and it has since spawned nearly 20,000 tweets since going up. While humor and memes make up some of the discussion under the hashtag, there are also sharp critiques and serious themes shared in the same breath…
[HipHopWired]


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