People Are Getting Plastic Surgery to Look Like Snapchat Filters

You probably recognize this face. In case you don’t, it’s Kylie Jenner. Sort of. In fact, it’s a filtered and almost incomprehensible version of Kylie Jenner, distorted through the lens of Snapchat, beamed worldwide through thousands of pixels to your smartphones and ingrained into your mind’s eye. Here, reality and the realms of social media get blurred, in a phenomenon which has sparked a truly modern mental illness called Snapchat Dysmorphia. The term was coined by Dr. Tijion Esho, an eminent medical aesthetician and founder of the ESHO clinic, who’s inundated with requests from clients to look like the filtered selves they see on their phone screens. The consequences of so-called Snapcha

Marijuana Use Is on the Rise Among Baby Boomers According to a New Study

Marijuana use is on the rise, particularly with the “Baby Boomer” generation. A study published in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence Journal compared 2015-2016 data of marijuana users and non-users within and across age groups to a similar study done in 2016-2017, and found that double the number of “baby boomers” since 2006 have used marijuana. The findings found that 9% of adults aged 50 to 64 said they used marijuana over the past year, with 55% of those adults admitting they’ve tried it at least once in their lives. Of adults 65 and older, 3% said they had used marijuana over the last year and 22% said they’d tried it at least once. The study, ran by New York University’s Dr. Benjamin Han

Are You Middle Class? This Calculator by Pew Research Center Aims to Tell You

Americans can calculate if they are lower, middle or upper class by using Pew Research Center’s updated calculator. The interactive calculator asks for state, metropolitan area, household income before taxes and number of people within a household to determine people’s “income tier.” Pew uses government data as recent as 2016 to calculate results. A couple with a household income of $100,000 in New York is considered middle class whereas the same couple making the same amount in El Paso, Texas is considered in the upper income tier. Users can also compare themselves to other Americans by selecting level of education, age, race/ethnicity and martial status. Pew’s calculator was released the s

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