Study of The Day: STD Rates Are The Highest They've Been in a Long Time
Via: NBC News
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Use a condom, you gross people.

Because basically everyone has an STD now thanks to Tinder.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report that shows cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are increasing for the first time since 2006.

And more than 1.4 million cases of chlamydia were reported last year — the highest number of cases of any disease ever reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Just under 20,000 cases of syphilis were reported in 2014, the highest rate since 1994 and a 15 percent increase over 2013, the CDC said. The CDC found 458 cases of syphilis in newborn babies — a startling 27.5 percent increase over 2013.

And more than 350,000 cases of gonorrhea were reported, up 5 percent from 2013.

Why has there been such an increase? Lack of education/resources and...Tinder. People are having more sexual partners thanks to technology, and in turn getting more STDs.

You know what piece of simple technology could stop most of this? A condom.

Go buy some.

Study of The Day: Americans Are Increasingly Becoming Non-Religious
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What if God was one of us?

Well, he probably wouldn't believe in himself if he was under the age of 30.

According Pew Research Center's 2014 Religious Landscape Study, only half of adults under the age of 30 say they believe in God and overall belief in God is dropping rapidly.

A large majority of Americans still believe in God (89 percent), but there is evidence that absolute certainty of God's existence is falling. It has fallen to 63 percent, down 8 points from 2007.

While there is a trend toward unaffiliation with God and religion, belief in God for certain groups has remained constant.

Evangelical Protestants, members of the historically black Protestant tradition and Muslims all still have high rates of absolute belief in God.

Our world still has hope of not turning into a Godless wasteland where horned creatures and demons roam the streets!

Study of The Day: Bacon Causes Cancer, Ranks as Dangerous as Tobacco Smoking
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Cigarettes, asbestos, bacon—what do these three things all have in common?


The World Health Organization announced today that bacon, sausage and other processed meats are ranked alongside deadly known carcinogens.

The investigation involved 22 scientists invited by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer to look at links between 16 cancers and processed meats.

Processed meat now falls into "group 1," putting it alongside tobacco smoking.

The Internet didn't take the news very well.

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