Lil Nas X's new music video is causing quite a stir.
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Salmon is one of the most popular types of seafood in the U.S., with the average American eating 2.55 pounds of the fish each year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.It's not hard to see why this fish is so popular, either—in addition to having a light flavor that complements countless vegetables, starches, sauces, and even wine pairings, wild-caught salmon is low in calories and packed with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.However, not every variety of this staple seafood is as healthy as you might think. In fact, there's one major reason why you shouldn't eat certain types of salmon: in doing so, you could be consuming a shocking amount of dangerous microplastics along the way.While it was once believed that microplastics—tiny fragments of plastic measuring less than 5 mm in length, which are a major source of contamination in waterways—remained only in the gut of marine creatures, a 2017 study published in the journal Scientific Reports found that microplastics are easily discovered in the fleshy portions of fish frequently consumed by humans. According to a 2019 study published in Environmental Science&Technology (as first reported by Mother Jones), fish are now the third most common source of microplastic consumption for Americans.Multiple studies have demonstrated the microplastic contamination of salmon in particular; a 2019 study published in Environmental Pollution discovered microplastics in juvenile Chinook salmon off Vancouver Island in British Columbia, while salmon, sardine, and kilka fishmeal from Iran was discovered to contain between 4,000 and 6,000 microplastics per killigram.So, what's the harm in getting a side of plastic along with your salmon? A 2020 article published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials determined that "the abundance of microplastics could transfer hazardous pollutants to seafood (e.g., fishes and prawns) leading to cancer risk in human beings." Additionally, a review of research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that microplastics can affect the nervous system, kidneys, respiratory system, skin, and may even cross the placental barrier.Some sources of fish may be safer than others when it comes to microplastic contamination, however. In a 2020 study led by the Norwegian Research Center (NORCE)'s Tracking of Plastic emissions (TrackPlast) project, among a group of 20 farmed salmon and 20 wild-caught salmon, nearly half of the farmed salmon showed signs of microplastics in their tissue, while the same was true of just "a small number" of the wild-caught fish.Knowing the feed source of the fish you're eating may also help keep you safer; a 2021 study published in Aquaculture found that, among 26 samples of fishmeal, the vast majority contained microplastics, but zero plastic was found in Antarctic-derived krill meal, a dietary staple in many farmed salmon.So, the next time you're thinking about picking up a salmon filet at your local supermarket or plan to eat salmon at your favorite restaurant, don't be afraid to do your due diligence first—it might just protect your health in the long run. And to ensure you're benefitting from your seafood order, check out these Surprising Side Effects of Eating Fish, According to Science.For more healthy eating news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!
Christina Aguilera has been in the public eye for over 30 years, since the age of 9. Now that she is 40 and the mother of two children, the superstar is taking time to look back and reflect on everything she has learned over the past few decades, revealing her tips and tricks to maintaining both physical and mental health in the new issue of Health. "Accepting yourself is what beauty is really about," she captioned a photo of the cover on Instagram. Read on to hear what she has to say. 1 She Has Had Mental Health Struggles Photo by COLIENA RENTMEESTER"I experienced a lot of trauma in my childhood—I've spoken very openly about it," she told the magazine. "But I think that was just part of my path. I've definitely had struggles in the past with depression and anxiety—it's a constant battle to overcome a mind that is anxious, a mind that is always second-guessing." 2 She "Hated Being Super Skinny" Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty ImagesWhen Christina was her skinniest, she was also the most insecure. "I think we all have our good days and our bad days in how we feel about ourselves. Entering this business, I hated being super skinny," she confessed. "Once I turned 21, I started filling out a little bit, and I was loving my new curves. I appreciated having a booty. I've always said that women are way more interesting to look at than men! I have a hard time looking at the early pictures of myself because I remember feeling so insecure. I would never want to relive my 20s—you're so in your own head and finding your confidence. As you age, you stop comparing yourself to other people and start appreciating your own body and owning it." 3 She Has Worked Through Insecurities Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for DisneyChristina admits that by being honest, she has worked through her insecurities. "I'm proud of my honesty. It's a really hard thing to stick to in this business, especially when you've grown up under a microscope at a time when society was very critical of young women. I've had to work through a lot of insecurities in front of everybody. Every setback has catapulted me forward. I think that's my fighting spirit. And, at the end of the day, living that truth and being honest has always propelled me forward," she said. 4 She Has Stopped Living for Other People At her "Christina Aguilera: The Xperience" residency at Planet Hollywood Resort&Casino // Photo by Getty ImagesWhile she once lived for others, she is now living for herself. "You start asking yourself: 'Why am I holding back in certain areas of my life? Who am I really living my life for?' And with age, you figure out that life is too short to waste time thinking about what other people think about you. I've realized I am making memories for myself and that I shouldn't worry about what other people think," she explained. 5 She Has Let Herself Be "Vulnerable" Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for SHEINIn recent years, she has been an open book. "You know, I've been hearing that a lot lately because I've been super open and vulnerable. I've been approaching all of my writing sessions by being an open book and saying, 'Look, this is how I felt.' A lot of people have been like, 'Wait, I had no idea you ever felt this way because you've always been a pillar of strength with your messages.' Yes, I've always been grounded in knowing myself. But even in owning your truth and power, there are moments of weakness. I am not ashamed to say that I have my dark moments," she said. 6 She Does Yoga Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImageIn addition to writing a lot I write a lot, which is "grounding and centering" for her, she finds solace in getting in touch with nature and herself. "Also, getting outside helps—even if it's just my backyard. Feeling grass under my feet and looking at trees and clouds helps," she said. "Yoga has also been instrumental in helping me."
After “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart on Tuesday helped announce legislation to aid military veterans who were poisoned by dangerous toxic fires called “burn pits,” a new documentary is in the works about the effects of those exposed to the fumes. The feature documentary “The Burn Pits” will be directed by Zara Hayes (“Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist,” “The Battle of the Sexes”) and comes from “40 Years a Prisoner” producer Confluential Films. Burn pits were regularly used by the U.S. military during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to dispose of human waste, chemicals, munitions and Styrofoam. An estimated 3.5 million veterans could have been exposed to the fumes, which have been linked to cancers and respiratory diseases. Thus far, the VA has denied many veterans’ benefits, even as vets suffer from diseases linked to burn pits exposure. Also Read: Jon Stewart's Apple TV+ Current Affairs Series to Debut This Fall The military no longer uses burn pits, but as of March 2019, a report from the Department of Defense noted that there were still nine active burn pits remaining. On Tuesday, Stewart and activist John Feal worked with senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Marco Rubio in proposing burn pits legislation. They are seeking to secure benefits for sick, active and retired military personnel who have been exposed to burn pits and other toxins while on active duty. This effort follows Feal and Stewart’s work to champion 9/11 first responders through the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. One of the subjects of the documentary “The Burn Pits” is Rosie Torres and her husband Leroy, who is a victim of the burn pits. Rosie Torres is the executive director of a non-profit called Burn Pits 360 that is working to improve post-deployment health outcomes for current and former military personnel. Also Read: How Oscar Nominees for Best Documentary Earned the Trust of Activists, Journalists and an Octopus (Video) “More than 3 million service members could have been exposed to toxic burn pits, yet the VA continues to deny them healthcare and compensation by placing the burden of proof on veterans suffering from rare cancers, lung diseases and respiratory illnesses,” Leroy Torres said. “The untold story of how we got here is an American tragedy. It’s time we recognize these injuries as a true cost of war and I’m thrilled to support Zara and the Confluential team in shining a light on our fight to audiences throughout the world.” “Some stories make their way into your life and demand that you tell them. For me, this is one of them. Rosie and Leroy’s story needs to be known, and I’m honored that they’ve entrusted us to join them on their journey to seek justice for millions of veterans affected by Burn Pits,” director Hayes said. “This is exactly the sort of important story that Confluential Films wants to be a part of telling. When you dig just a little below the surface of this one, you start to see the tragedy of it, and it’s a story that we feel is important for the world to understand the human toll. We’re thrilled to be able to support Zara and Rosie in bringing this story to light,” Tommy Oliver, founder and CEO of Confluential, said in a statement. Oliver and Joel M. Gonzales are producing for Confluential Films, alongside Jonathan A. Stewart and Hayes, who is also directing. Read original story ‘The Burn Pits’ Documentary in the Works Following Proposed Jon Stewart Legislation to Help Military Veterans At TheWrap
The South African actress has been in Hollywood for over two decades. From her star turn as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in “Monster” to her portrayal of news anchor Megyn Kelly in “Bombshell,” let’s look back at Charlize Theron’s incredible career.
Instagram on Wednesday started a new test allowing some users to turn off seeing “likes” — a test Facebook, its parent company, will also soon be trying out. A rep for Instagram confirmed to TheWrap on Wednesday morning some users will now be given two options for hiding likes. The first option will let users turn off seeing likes on other users’ posts, and the second option will allow users to turn off seeing likes on their own posts. The Instagram rep added it will be a “small global test” for now, and that not all users will be given the chance to hide likes for the time being. Tech Crunch, the first outlet to report this story, said Facebook will roll out a similar test “in the weeks ahead,” per a Facebook rep. If this sounds familiar, that’s because Instagram has experimented with hiding likes in the past. The popular pictures-and-videos app, which has more than 1 billion users worldwide, first tested hiding likes in 2019. Also Read: Why Oscars Remain Big Money for ABC Despite Expected Record-Low Audience As TheWrap previously reported, the test, if adopted on a wide scale, could have a substantial impact on the routines and mental health of Instagram’s users. That’s because there’s growing evidence to suggest overexposure to likes may not be good for the human brain. “The brain responds to likes like any other reward or thing that excites the brain like food, sex or gambling,” said Ofir Turel, a professor at Cal State University, Fullerton and researcher at the University of Southern California. “When you get likes, the reward system lights up and releases dopamine, making us feel good.” That good feeling can become fleeting, though, as users get hooked on checking their phones for social validation after posting a picture or video. Turel, who has studied the impact of social media on the brain for more than a decade, said users habitually check their phones — including 40% of Americans while driving — because Instagram and other platforms have created a “variable reward,” something best associated with betting in a casino. “This is exactly what you have in gambling,” Turel said. “When you play the slot machines, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. But you don’t know the schedule. It’s a gamble. Same thing with likes. You post a picture, it’s a gamble. You don’t know if 5 people are going to like it, 100 people are going to like it, or 1 million are going to like it.” The mystery of whether a post will be well-received or not — just like hoping a pull of the slot machine will pay off — keeps users glued to their phones. Instagram users spend an average of 53 minutes per day on the app. Instagram did not share how many users will be part of its latest test or how long it will last. Read original story Instagram and Facebook Test Option for Hiding ‘Likes’ (Again) At TheWrap
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ABC’s Rebel Wilson-hosted dog-grooming competition “Pooch Perfect” actually grew from last week in both its rating and overall audience size. While the two shows might not have a TON of natural crossover, it certainly didn’t hurt that CBS’ “NCIS” was in reruns. A little growth doesn’t mean ABC topped primetime ratings though — that distinction went to NBC. However, even with its whole run of repeats — and a new “This Is Us” on NBC — CBS drew the most total viewers on Tuesday. CBS, ABC, Fox and Univision all tied for second place in the key demo’s ratings. Also Read: Ratings: Fox's 'America's Most Wanted' Finale Gets Buried Under Singing Competitions NBC was first in ratings with a 0.5 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 3.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. CBS, ABC, Fox and Univision tied for second in ratings, each with a 0.4/3. CBS was first in total viewers 4.3 million. ABC was third with 3 million total viewers, Fox was fourth with 2.9 million and Univision was fifth with 1.4 million. Also Read: Has 'Riverdale' Held Up in the Ratings Since the Big Time Jump? Telemundo...Read original story Ratings: Rebel Wilson’s ‘Pooch Perfect’ Grows vs an ‘NCIS’ Rerun At TheWrap
Stephen Colbert on Tasering: ‘An act of torture to force compliance’. Late-night hosts discuss the killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota and vaccine hesitancy risks after the FDA paused the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
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Just because you are vaccinated, it doesn't mean that life can return to pre-pandemic normal, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Over the last week, the nation's leading infectious disease expert has discussed at lengths the things you shouldn't do after being vaccinated. Read on to find out what you should never do after your COVID vaccine per Dr. Fauci—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise. 1 Don't Assume You Are Fully Immune During the April 12 White House COVID-19 Response Team Briefing, Dr. Fauci presented evidence that the majority of vaccines—including COVID—do not offer 100 percent protection against the virus. "If you look at the vaccine group — at the number of breakthroughs over the number of vaccinations — and you see — or the number of breakthroughs, number of infections in the number of people — there are always breakthroughs regardless of what the efficacy of the vaccine is," he said. 2 Don't Assume That You Can't Spread the Virus During an appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos Dr. Fauci explained that post-vaccination, you may not know you have COVID because you are asymptomatic, but still spread it to others. "You should still be careful," said Fauci, "you could conceivably have—because the end point of the vaccine efficacy trial is preventing symptomatic disease, which means that potentially theoretically, and maybe in reality, you're going to have infection that you don't get any clinical manifestation. So you could be protected from disease and still have virus. If that's the case, then that's the reason why you hear us all, all the public health officials, saying to wear a mask. And the reason is essentially to protect other people. You may inadvertently infect someone else, even though you are protected." 3 Don't Leave Your Mask at Home During the same briefing, Fauci emphasized that while you don't have to wear a mask at home when you are around vaccinated family members, you need to put one on in public. "When you are in the home — you are vaccinated people — or you have a child, and a grandmother, grandfather, whoever it is — as long as they're in good shape, you don't have to wear a mask. But once you go out into that big bad world out there, where there are a lot of infections going on — 80,000 new infections in one day — that there is an issue there that you've got to be careful with," he said. 4 Don't Spend Time in Public Places Where People Aren't Masked Up In an interview with Insider he revealed that despite being vaccinated, you still won't find him at places like movie theaters or indoor sporting events unless masks are mandated. "I don't think I would—even if I'm vaccinated—go into an indoor, crowded place where people are not wearing masks," Fauci said 5 Don't Travel He also revealed to Insider that travel isn't on his agenda anytime soon. "I don't really see myself going on any fun trips for a while," he said. In fact, other than spending some time in private settings with some of his vaccinated friends, his life isn't changing much since before he and his wife were vaccinated. "If we could just hold on for a while," Fauci said, "we'll reach a point where the protection of the general community by the vaccine would really make it very unlikely that we're going to have another surge."RELATED: Most COVID Patients Did This Before Getting Sick 6 Keep Protecting Yourself and Others So follow Fauci's fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—wear a face mask that fits snugly and is double layered, don't travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
Netflix’s new sitcom “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me” stars Jamie Foxx in a story that’s loosely inspired by his relationship with his real-life daughter Corinne Foxx during her teenage years. And while the 27-year-old actress isn’t the one going toe to toe with her dad on screen, she is the one calling many of the shots behind the camera as a writer and executive producer on the comedy. “I’ve been working with my dad for a while now, we obviously did ‘Beat Shazam’ together and we work on a lot of creative projects together. But this was definitely a different role for me because I wasn’t on the other side of the camera with him. I was behind the camera and actually kind of became his boss,” Corinne Foxx told TheWrap. “I am an EP on the show and I also wrote a few of the episodes. So I think our dynamic definitely changed because now I was calling the shots and it really allowed me to, I think, grow in my career.” She continued: “I feel like before, a few years ago, or maybe a decade ago, you could only be one thing. You could only be an actor, and that was it. Now I feel like you can be so many different things. You can be an actor, you can be a producer, you can be a writer, you can be a business owner. So now I feel like I’m expanding my career to really be very 360, where I want to do it all and I want to write my own stuff and produce my own stuff. And this is super personal to me, obviously, because it’s about my life. It’s been such a rewarding experience.” Also Read: Jamie Foxx Signs Development Deal With MTV Entertainment Group The “super personal” aspect of the eight-episode show, which launched Wednesday, involved Corinne Foxx’s “weird” experience casting a fictional version of herself named Sasha, a role that was filled by “perfect match” Kyla-Drew (pictured above with Jamie Foxx). “We wanted someone who could really balance my dad out,” Corinne Foxx explained. “When we saw Kyla, she had this comfortability with him [and] she had this ability to also stand up to him. I found myself a lot in her.” “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me” centers on Brian Dixon (Jamie Foxx), a successful business owner and bachelor, who just became a full-time father to his teenage daughter Sasha (Kyla-Drew). Determined to be the best father he can be, Brian’s going to need all the help he can get from his dad (David Alan Grier) and sister (Porscha Coleman) — and Sasha’s going to need all the help she can get learning how to deal with her new, lovingly chaotic family. Also Read: Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson in Antoine Fuqua-Directed Limited Series Corinne Foxx, Kyla-Drew and Jamie Foxx on the set of “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me” “It’s loosely, but pretty closely, based on my life and my experience with my dad,” Corinne Foxx said. “We really wanted to highlight the father-daughter relationship that is so universal, in that fathers and daughters have a unique relationship. Especially in a daughter’s teenagehood, where a father wants to connect with his daughter, wants to understand her, has an age gap, a gender gap, and there’s so much conflict there — and the teenage daughter wants nothing to do with her dad in her teenagehood. We found that the show we really wanted to build off of was very similar to me and my dad’s relationship growing up. ‘Dad Stop Embarrassing Me,’ that really came from him just trying to connect with me and show up for me. It wasn’t always the right way and maybe he was too over the top or too overprotective, but it all came from a place of love.” Corinne Foxx told TheWrap that it was important to her and her father that “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me,” which was filmed last summer, did not shy away from the realities of Black life in America, including the resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests and challenging on-screen depictions of Black fatherhood. “I think the landscape has definitely changed,” Corinne Foxx said. “When I grew up, a lot of times when we saw Black fatherhood on screen, the dad was absent, he wasn’t there or was incarcerated. I feel like now, the landscape is changing, the narrative is changing, which is great, and we wanted to be a part of that. We think it’s so important to highlight my experience with Black fatherhood. My dad has been super present and has wanted to be a part of every aspect of my life — maybe too much, which is how we got the show.” Also Read: 5 New Spring Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers, From 'United States of Al' to 'Rebel' (Photos) She added: “But I think it’s super important for representation in what a healthy Black family looks like. And even though they’re not perfect, they’re also, I feel like, so reflective of so many families across America. It was really important for us to hit on some of the social aspects of what was going on in society. We shot this over the summer, when the Black Lives Matter movement was really heightened. Even though we’re a comedy, we wanted to make sure that we were touching on what was going on and that we weren’t just ignoring the struggles and the fears of Black families, and that we were writing that into the show.” “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me” Season 1 is streaming now on Netflix. Read original story Corinne Foxx on Becoming Dad Jamie Foxx’s ‘Boss’ for Netflix Sitcom: ‘Our Dynamic Definitely Changed’ At TheWrap
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