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#IAmGay trends amid Weibo 'homosexuality clean-up'

#IAmGay trends amid Weibo 'homosexuality clean-up'

Technology
A "clean-up campaign" by a popular Chinese social media site has sparked protests from its users.Sina Weibo said it would remove "illegal" content, including "manga and videos with pornographic implications, promoting violence or (related to) homosexuality" from its website.Weibo, a 'microblogging' site which operates in a similar way to Twitter, said the campaign would last three months and would "create a bright and harmonious community environment".It would also target "violent video games, like Grand Theft Auto", the company added.Weibo's post drew more than 24,000 comments and protests from some 170,000 people who used the hashtag "I am gay".One commenter said that Weibo's actions were "simply discriminatory", adding: "Many mangas removed were not pornographic".Another wrote: "I am ga...
Trends in the Dieting Industry: A New Twist on the Personal-Chef Scene

Trends in the Dieting Industry: A New Twist on the Personal-Chef Scene

Health
More and more people are hiring personal chefs to tailor meals to their specific health needs. In fact, some 70,000 Americans are already getting such help, says the American Personal Chef Institute and Association (APCA), and many are doing it more affordably than you might think possible.Take Sarah Buller, for example. A 39-year-old TV marketing executive in New York, she needed help during the complete-bed-rest final trimester of her pregnancy. Chef Donna Mintz cooking helped her get through, and even slim down after the baby arrived. “She knew what my goals and issues were, the same way a personal trainer would,” Buller says. (And its no accident, given that Mintz doubles as a trainer with her company, Basil & Barbells.)But the real takeaway for Buller was that Mintz taught her how