Welcome to your new Zodiac sign!

So I’m sure you have heard that scients today changed all the Zodiac signs. I’m laughing to myself as I type this.

Movements in the earth’s axis have spurred astronomers at the Minnesota Planetarium Society to add a new zodiac sign: Ophiuchus. Apparently astrological positions calculated thousands of years ago have required some new millennium readjustment. The shift was caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon to the Earth’s equator, causing all previous calculations to fall slightly out of whack. If you were born between Nov. 29 and Dec. 17 and were formerly a Sagittarius or Capricorn, you could now be Ophiuchus. But it’s not just you guys – the shift has caused many of us to switch teams, and for those of us who believe in astrology, it could trigger a minor identity crisis.

Here are the changes:

The New Zodiac Chart

Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11
Pisces: March 11-April 18
Aries: April 18-May 13
Taurus: May 13-June 21
Gemini: June 21-July 20
Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23-29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20

According to TIME Magazine, the constellation Ophiuchus represents a man wrestling a serpent, dividing the snake’s body in two parts. Ophiuchus is considered a healer of men and a doctor of medicine or science who seeks higher education and enlightenment.

Who will be throwing the ball for the Niners next season?

With questions regarding who will be under center next season for the 49ers, I decided to hear your thoughts.

San Francisco has announced that the next starting quarterback is not on the roster. Alex and Troy Smith have not solidified their right to be a starter next season, and the 49ers have the 7th overall pick in the 2011 draft with a new head coach out of a successful college coaching career.

Vernon Davis stated he would not mind catching balls from either Kyle Orton (being replaced by Tim Tebow on the Broncos) or Donovan McNabb (being replaced by anybody on the Redskins). With Michael Vick going off the hinges this year, Kevin Kolb is available from the Eagles. Then there’s the possibility of Matt Leinart, released by the Cardinals, having a chance.

What do you think? Vote below — you can select up to two options.

Who will be the next 49er Quarterback? (select two)

  • Kevin Kolb from the Eagles (36%, 10 Votes)
  • They'll take someone from the draft (32%, 9 Votes)
  • They'll end up staying with a Smith (Alex or Troy) (32%, 9 Votes)
  • Donovan McNabb from the Redskins (14%, 4 Votes)
  • Kyle Orton from the Broncos (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Matt Leinart from the Cardinals (7%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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Nearly One-in-Ten teens have had a same-sex experience

This is an article that I read a bit ago which somewhat surprised me. It made me wonder how things were back when I was in high school.

Nearly one in ten teens who is sexually active has had a same-sex partner — double what previous research has shown, according to a surprising new study. The latest findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, reveal that 9.3 percent of teenagers say they have had at least one partner who is the same sex as they are.

That’s about twice as many as indicated in a 2002 study of Massachusetts and Vermont teens showing 5 to 6 percent of teen having sex had had same-sex partners. “I don’t know that it means there’s an increase in prevalence,” said Massachusetts psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Carlat, AOL Health’s mental health expert. “As homosexuality has become more and more accepted in society, people are more willing to acknowledge their sexuality than they used to be.”

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