John Kirk

18 Flips | 5 Magazines | 24 Likes | 5 Following | @JohnKirk44cb | Father, lover, friend and doctor, new to Flipboard enjoying the process. Home in Napa Valley living the good life.

11 Vaginal Health Tips Ob/Gyns Actually Give Their Patients

Your ob/gyn is a treasure trove of information that can make your vagina more deserving of the “Happiest Place on Earth” tagline than a Disney theme …

Women's Health

Elon Musk’s Tunnel Through L.A. Just Happens To Go From His House To His Office

The Boring Company could ease L.A.’s traffic problems, especially for one very special commuter.<p>It’s been nearly a year since Elon Musk proclaimed on Twitter that “Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging . . .” Since then, the founder of Tesla …

Elon Musk

Smartphones Are Changing Medical Care in Some Surprising Ways

New apps and accessories will let consumers diagnose and monitor a wide range of conditions<p>Smartphones have transformed how we listen to music, chat with friends, read the news, pay our bills, and more. Now they’re poised to revolutionize health care.<p>Maybe you already use your phone to count your …

Apps

Russian firm tied to pro-Kremlin propaganda advertised on Facebook during election

Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that the social network has discovered that it sold ads during the U.S. presidential campaign to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to several people familiar with the company's findings.<p>Facebook …

Internet

The Single Most Genius Thing You Can Do to a Ripe Tomato

There are heaps of inarguably perfect ways to eat a ripe tomato—on plain-jane sandwich bread with a cushy swipe of mayo, blistered hot and fast in a skillet till the skins peel back and the oil swirls with juice, cherry babies squished behind your sealed lips.<p>But the one way to make a tomato taste …

Banana Bread Recipe

This version of banana bread is the only one I make now. It is perfect - tender, flavorful, and it works every time. It isn't your typical quick …

Breakfast

A Guy Read 50 Years Worth of Relationship Studies. He Came Up With 17 Strategies

What makes love last? Different researchers from different academic disciplines have examined the question over the years and now a professor has …

University of Illinois

Republicans Left Reeling After Deal Between Trump and Democrats

WASHINGTON — Republicans were left fuming at a deal struck Wednesday between President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders that combines disaster aid for Hurricane Harvey victims with measures to keep the government open and extend the debt ceiling for three more months.<p>The agreement occurred …

Republicans

The Most Luxurious (but Sneakily Affordable) Vacation Spots Across The Globe

Good news: A trip abroad doesn’t necessarily mean you have to cut the luxe out of your stay.<p>You want all the “Roman Holiday” Audrey Hepburn vacation vibes (oversize sunnies, silk scarf, vintage convertible), but let’s be real: You’re going to have to pick and choose between lavish splurges in a …

Apple wants to change the way doctors and patients talk to each other — by giving everyone an iPad

LOS ANGELES — Awad Lsallum has been waiting for a heart for 40 days at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. One of the worst parts of a long hospital stay, he said, can be not having a clear picture of what your situation is, or even who is taking care of you as the days drag on.<p>But now, at …

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

‘Traumatic’ collision that killed sailors almost sank destroyer, Navy says

YOKOSUKA, Japan — In the dark of night the weather was clear, with a swell of about six feet.<p>Near where the sea lanes converge for the run into Tokyo Bay, the USS Fitzgerald was on a routine mission — though in these waters, mariners say, routine means always taking extra caution.<p>One of the Navy’s …

Military

How rich hippies and developers went to war over Instagram’s favourite beach

With its Mayan ruins and moonlight raves, Tulum has become Mexico’s hippest holiday destination. But a spate of violent evictions reveals a darker side<p>Reviews of Uno Astrolodge, a boutique new age-style hotel on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, lean heavily on words such as “magic”, “paradise” and …

mexico's

I'm Pregnant. What Would Happen If I Couldn't Afford Health Care?

On Christmas Day, I found out that I was pregnant. It was the best present I could have hoped for. My husband and I have wanted to start a family for years, and we could not wait to share the news with our loved ones.<p>But my initial exhilaration quickly turned to anxiety. As a physician, I knew many …

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying — and 17 You Should Eat More

If you’re eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you’re probably pretty far ahead of the nutrition curve. But even …

Ask Ethan: If The Universe Is Expanding, Why Aren't We?

One of the biggest scientific surprises of the 20th century was the discovery that the Universe itself is expanding. Distant galaxies recede from us and from one another more quickly than the nearby ones, as though the fabric of space itself is being stretched. On the largest scales, the matter and …

Black Holes

If Russia Inquiry Is Not ‘Legitimate,’ Democrats May Abandon It

WASHINGTON — They agreed just a week ago to the terms of a House Intelligence Committee investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But now some of the panel’s Democrats are warning that they may pull their support for the inquiry if it becomes mired in party-line …