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A Brief History On December 15, 1973, with a vote of 13-0, the American Psychiatric Association agreed to remove homosexuality from its list of psychiatric disorders.  We marked this historical event with our article, “Is Homosexuality a Mental Disorder?”  Today we take a look at some of the many famous or important historical figures that are known or believed to have been homosexual or something other than straight heterosexual.  Some on the list you may be familiar with, while others may come as a surprise.  Some on the list may only be the subject of conjecture, with no definitive historical…

A Brief History On December 14, 1940, at the University of California at Berkeley, atomic scientists first isolated the element Plutonium, a radioactive element with a designation of Pu-238 on the atomic chart of the elements (also known as the Periodic Chart), Element #94 for those keeping track.  Plutonium is the stuff we make nuclear bombs from and is a highly dangerous substance even without the thermo-nuclear explosions associated with it. Digging Deeper Element #94 was first discovered by Enrico Fermi and his team in 1934 at the University of Rome, and named the element Hesperium, but it turned out…

A Brief History Nowadays, every time you hit the road, you are taking a huge risk. There are so many things that could go wrong, and there are so many risk factors that are completely out of your hand. It is bad enough when you’re involved in car accidents due to the negligence of other drivers, but the risk becomes on a totally different level if your preferred motor vehicle is a motorcycle.  A motorcycle accident can be deadly for the motorist. When it’s not, the physical damage that the injured motorist sustains can last them a lifetime. But the…

A Brief History Looking all the way back to this date in history, you will find that people have been struggling with having restful sleep for ages. Getting a good night’s sleep can seem like an impossible feat to accomplish. Even though good sleep at night is the key to fighting for better mental health, overall physical health, and emotional health. During sleep, your body is working to repair healthy brain functioning and maintain overall health for the next day, so one could say that you win the day the night before. Take the right steps to help support your…

A Brief History In the 1980s, first genital herpes and then AIDS emerged into the public consciousness as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that could not be cured by modern medicine.  Sexually transmitted diseases can be tricky to avoid for sexually active individuals, primarily because there are rarely ever any warning signs. In schools, we are taught to have safe sex, but unfortunately, not all individuals use the kind of protective birth control that lowers their risk of STDS. That said, it is also possible for an STD to be transmitted even when an individual uses protection.  We have covered the basics…

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