Bloating, pain and the gurgles? Read this if you can’t burp

Theres no medical term for it, but one doctor has pioneered lack of burping as a condition and is working to help no-burpers Can you burp? Not even on command just, for instance, have you burped at all in 2019? While belching is characterized as a day-to-day bodily function, for an unknown number of people, its a relief they never experience. Instead, a big meal or carbonated beverage sets off a chain of gastric unpleasantries: bloating, searing pain in the …

Im paranoid its meat: the rise of vegan conspiracy theories

From KFCs Imposter burger to Greggs sausage roll, meat-a-like foods are now a vegan staple. But these plant-based alternatives are so realistic theyre prompting sincere concern When 19-year-old Kaysha Clarius bit into KFCs had to go to hospital after his parents ordered a vegan pizza for him at Pizza Hut, but he was accidentally given one with cheese. Clarius posted her KFC burger on the Facebook group because, a month earlier, a woman claimed on the page that a pizza …

The gig economy has made Karens of us all angry and needing the manager. Now

The I want to speak to the manager meme points to the essential brokenness of modern life: the corporate greed that fostered an I-Want-It-Now culture A globally viral meme making my heart zing over recent years is the Can I speak to the manager? one, in which a generation X white woman called Karen blinking blond man channels incredulity on reading a credit card bill. dachshund with a large ugly shoe on its head tells people, Its called fashion, Brenda, …

The end of erotica? How Hollywood fell out of love with sex

The sex scene is dying out: not just because of #MeToo, but also because of new box-office economics For decades, no big-box-office, adult-oriented Hollywood movie was apparently complete without a sex scene, from Dont Look Now to Basic Instinct. Yet it appears that erotica is now dying out in mainstream cinema. A critical analysis Washington Post told last week. But, again, liberating 22-year-old Zendaya from her Disney-princess prison with a shocking coming-of-age series is not quite equivalent to the behaviour …

Should dating apps tell us how sexy we are? | Coco Khan

App algorithms rank results so dating opportunities end up being hoarded by the few. One app told me my score, says Coco Khan, a Guardian Weekend columnist Marks out of 10: how attractive do you think you are? Perhaps youd describe yourself as a six on a good hair day, or seven when youve caught the sun? Attractiveness, after all, is subjective, and can change from day to day. Besides, isnt beauty in the eye of the beholder? But the …