7 Celebrated Historical Figures Who Were Closet Scumbags

http://distractify.com/Mustafa-Gatollari/closet-scumbags/?ts_pid=2

There’s no doubt that Gandhi’s peaceful protests shaped the world we live in today. But, by his own admission, he didn’t entirely practice what he preached. In his autobiography, Papa Mahatma admits to beating his wife while in South Africa. He also wrote Hitler a letter, naming the Fuhrer his friend, and looking to Adolph as a possible ally to the Indian cause. The most baffling, however, were his racist attitudes towards South Africans, which he shared openly. He was all about equality and peace and respect for his fellow man, unless of course, for his wife and Africans.

Patrick “Hat-Trick” Henry (his unofficial rapper name), is most widely known for telling the British to fuck off in the coolest way imaginable: “Give me liberty or give me death.” He also dealt with his wife’s post-partum depression in the worst way imaginable: by locking her up in the basement of their family home and ignoring her, which makes his famous quote very ironic now. I guess fighting colonial imperialists was a lot easier than trying to find a way to treat his wife’s mental illness.

Mother Teresa is a literal saint and is still renowned for her selfless pursuit of performing charitable work. However, she refused to ever have audits performed on the donations she received, and many of the locations she claimed to raise money for, never saw a dime. She also was a religious fanatic, opening 500 or so convents in her name and was heaven-bent on converting the people she was helping. There’s a whole documentary about her, too, called “Hell’s Angel.” Subtle.

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American who helped craft Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays’ bill to be tried for crimes against humanity

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/232101/american-who-helped-craft-ugandas-kill-the-gays-bill-to-be-tried-for-crimes-against-humanity/?ts_pid=2

The anti-gay pastor will stand trial in a federal court in Massachusetts for his part in crafting Uganda’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Act, popularly known as the “Kill the Gays” bill. The bill was largely the product of a workshop held in Uganda by Lively and two other american anti-gay activists, focused on “how to make gay people straight, how gay men often sodomized teenage boys and how ‘the gay movement is an evil institution’ whose goal is ‘to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity.”

In spite of the pending suit and national condemnation for his actions, Lively has not backed down. Earlier this week, during an appearance on “Trunews,” he stated that homosexuality was worse than mass murder, because it was to blame for Noah’s flood.

New Font Shows What It’s Like To Read With Dyslexia

http://distractify.com/beth-buczynski/dyslexia-is-no-joke/

How long does it take you to decipher what this paragraph says? That’s what a dyslexic person deals with every single time they try to read…

Thanks to Britton’s work, it becomes clear why “the school drop-out rate of dyslexics [in the U.S.] can be a high as 35%, twice the national average school drop-out rate of many countries.”

“What I’ve found all through my life – and I’m sure many others are the same – when you tell someone you’re dyslexic they say ‘yeah, whatever’,” Britton told Dezeen. “They just can’t comprehend it because they haven’t experienced it…

Could your child’s cat lead to mental health problems in adulthood

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/could-your-childs-cat-lead-to-mental-health-problems-in-adulthood-060915.html

That sweet little cat that purrs and sits on your lap could be carrying a disease that can facilitate miscarriages, fetal development disorders, weeks of flu-like illness, blindness, and even death. It has also been associated with mental health problems, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

The parasite toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is one of the most commonly carried parasites. It can attach itself to, and infect, any warm-blooded species, and is often carried by cats. It is possible that you may be carrying it yourself. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 60 million people in the U.S. may have it.

If you do have it, you may not notice it or have any symptoms, although people with weakened immune systems are much more likely to exhibit symptoms and be affected. If you are infected with T. gondii you can contract an illness called toxoplasmosis, which could lead to flu-like symptoms or miscarriages if you are pregnant. Two more studies have been published that associate it with mental health disorders…

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/James_Mcauley3/publication/11848617_Toxoplasma

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Nearly one quarter of adults and adolescents in the United States have been infected with T. gondii…   Estimates of the incidence of congenital infection in the United States range from 400 per year to 4,000 per year, but because toxoplasmosis is not a nationally reportable disease, the true magnitude of disease is not known.

The annual economic impact of toxoplasmosis in the United States is estimated to be $7.7 billion. Most T. gondii infections among humans occur in one of three ways: 1) by eating raw or undercooked meat containing T. gondii tissue cysts or eating food that has been crosscontaminated with raw/undercooked meat; 2) by ingesting oocysts from soil (for example, through gardening, handling/eating unwashed vegetables, or changing a cat litter box); or 3) by acquiring congenital infection through the placenta. Of the estimated 750 deaths caused by toxoplasmosis in the United States each year, 375 are thought to occur from eating raw or undercooked meat; this makes toxoplasmosis the third-leading cause of US foodborne death…