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Teen Is Begging Women Everywhere To Always Patch Test After Eyebrow Dye Almost Blinds Her

Thicker, more prominent eyebrows have become all the rage in the past few years. Many women have ditched the thin eyebrow look for a more natural style. Many storesare following this trend, offering tons of eyebrow solutions for women, including eyebrow gels, pencils, dyes, and tints. If you’ve looked at any makeup aisle recently, you definitely will have seen a ton of products made primarily for eyebrows. Eyebrow and eyelash…

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Council spending on tackling pigeons and gulls doubles – BBC News

Of the 103 authorities that specified the types of control methods used, 12 said they employed marksmen to shoot pigeons, 12 used hawks and 46 used spikes to discourage pigeons landing. Scottish councils spent 950,000 ober the past three years compared with 43,000 in Wales and 9,519 in Northern Ireland. Click to see content: PigeonControl The biggest spender on bird control is the London Borough of Southwark, which has shelled…

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Judge Orders Release Of EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt’s Fossil Fuel Emails

A state judge has ordered Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitts office to release thousands of documents related to Pruitts communications with the energy industry. The Thursday ruling comes the day before a scheduled Senate vote on Pruitts nomination to run the Environmental Protection Agency. The lawsuit claimed that Pruitt, who has served as Oklahomas attorney general since 2011, had failed to respond to nine open-records requests seeking communications between his…

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Florida Law Banning Doctors From Asking Patients About Guns

Doctors in Florida can legally counsel patients about gun risks under a federal appeals court ruling that strikes down the states controversial Docs vs. Glocks gun law. Read the full ruling below. The law said doctors should refrain from unnecessarily harassing a patient about firearm ownership during an examination and prohibited discrimination against firearms owners by refusing care or counseling against firearm ownership. Violators faced huge fines and revocation of…

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Soft toy tiger nurses orphaned cubs back to health

New Delhi (CNN)When park rangers in India discovered three orphaned tiger cubs, they knew they had a challenge on their hands. Suspicious of humans and rejecting bottles, the rangers needed to get creative if they wanted to nurse the protected cubs back to health. India’s tiger population is on the rebound after hitting a low in 2006 of 1,411. India is home to nearly 65% of the world’s tigers which…

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K-pop’s growing pains: Why Asia’s biggest bands are splitting up

(CNN)Is K-pop past its prime? Or just having growing pains? Seven South Korean pop groups have split up in the last 12 months — two since the beginning of 2017 — raising questions about the future of the manufactured and wildly popular music genre, which has taken Asia by storm. Mega group Wonder Girls released their final single last Friday. The decade-old group was the first K-pop act to enter…

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Vitamin D pills ‘could stop colds or flu’ – BBC News

The immune system uses vitamin D to make antimicrobial weapons that puncture holes in bacteria and viruses. But as vitamin D is made in the skin while out in the sun, many people have low levels during winter. Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Vitamin D is made naturally by people’s bodies – if they get plenty of sunlight However, there is considerable debate about the importance of the latest study….

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Frail, elderly people ‘left to struggle alone’ – BBC News

That has prompted a growing expectation that a rescue package will be announced in the Budget in early March. Care is funded by either councils or individuals themselves – although growing numbers are also relying on family and friends to support them. The Age UK review looked at existing data and concluded there were nearly 1.2 million people who were not now getting the care they need – a rise…

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Spotting the illness that can cause sudden blindness – BBC News

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Section of a temporal artery damaged by GCA At first, some people mistake the symptoms for a migraine – one describes it as “a cap of pain like my brain was being squeezed”. Image copyright Bhaskar Dasgupta Image caption A healthy artery on the left and one affected by GCA on the right Anyone at risk is then screened using ultrasound – if…

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If Trump Really Wants To ‘Do Something’ About Autism, Here Are 3 Suggestions

Its clear that President Donald Trump is interested in the subject of autism spectrum disorder, repeatedly expressing an interest in doingsomething about the condition. To autism advocates, his enthusiasm is exciting; the issue could always use more funding for research and services to improve quality of life and social integration. And on Wednesday, Kennedy and actor Robert De Niro, who has his own history of vaccine skepticism, appeared at a…

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Ebola Study Shows How ‘Superspreaders’ Can Prolong An Outbreak

Disease superspreaders may have played a major role in the spread of the Ebola virus during the 2014 outbreak in West Africa, according to a new statistical analysis published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. These superspreaders tended to be either younger than 15 or older than 45, though the researchers didnt study why age might explain a difference in the spread of the virus. Evidence suggests that…

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Psychiatrist: Calling Trump Mentally Ill Is An Insult To The Mentally Ill

A leading psychiatrist is pushing back after a group of industry professionals wrote a letter to the New York Times saying Donald Trump suffers from grave emotional instabilitywhich makes him incapable of serving safely as president. Allen Frances,professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical College, told the newspaper that he wrote the criteria for narcissistic personality disorder and Trump doesnt meet it. He added: Frances called…

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Gladys Knight’s name no longer tied to chicken and waffles eateries

(CNN)The end of an era has come for an Atlanta dining institution. After a heated legal dispute, legendary soul singer Gladys Knight’s name is no longer connected to the last of her three namesake restaurants, Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles. The Grammy-winning artist filed a lawsuit in August 2016 against son Shanga Hankerson, owner of the three Atlanta-area restaurants. She demanded that he stop using her name and likeness in…

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Abortion pill online sales ‘increasing in Britain’ – BBC News

The seizures were made during the MHRA’s annual week-long raids, known as Operation Pangea, at places like postal hubs where foreign post is kept before being distributed to local post offices. Prison punishments NHS abortion treatment is free and widely available in Britain, but remains mostly illegal in Northern Ireland. However, the UK currently has the harshest punishment for self-induced abortion of any country in Europe, bar the Republic of…

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Lack of sex education a ticking time bomb, councils warn – BBC News

Currently, all secondary schools in England under local authority control have to teach SRE as part of the national curriculum. But a loophole means academies and free schools – which are controlled by central government rather than local authorities – do not have to follow the national curriculum and are not, therefore, obliged to teach the subject. In reality, most academies and free schools do provide SRE lessons, but the…

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Why eating a lot of fat is worse for men than women – BBC News

Image caption The food which Zoe had to eat during the week Zoe’s typical day on the high fat diet Breakfast: Three eggs, 30g cheddar cheese, 60g chorizo, 10g butter Lunch: 10g butter, cheese and onion roll, pork pie, two cheese strings Dinner: 150g pork belly, 30g cheddar cheese, 60g coleslaw, three hash browns Snacks: Can of cola, 30g nuts In order to have an impact in just one week,…

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India’s Air Pollution Is Out Of Control, Report Finds

The rise in Indias air pollution over a quarter century has been staggering, according to a new report on theState of Global Airwebsite. From 1990 to 2015, Indias rate of air pollution-related deaths jumped 50 percent, up to 14.7 for every 100,000 people. The report cites Indias increasing exposure and a growing and aging population for the uptick. The eastern city of Bhubaneswar, India, is shrouded on Feb. 11.  Unlike…

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Trump Administration Sued Over Bee Policy

The Natural Resources Defense Council has sued the Trump administration for delaying action that would protect an endangered bumble bee species with an integral role in the food chain. Thats an illegal holdup for a species currently facing an imminent risk of extinction, according to the lawsuit the environmental group filed Tuesday in federal court in New York. [W]ithout valid explanation, opportunity for public input, or other legally required process,…

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Mom Is Told To Cover Up While Breastfeeding, So Dad Puts Blanket On His Head To Prove A Point

Florida couple Brock and Lauren Smith work fitness groups with a lot of moms. One issue would come up time and time again: moms were criticized and harassed for breastfeeding in public. While the couple was eating out, Brock decided to make a point about it. Lauren had to feed their baby girl in the blistering Florida heat last summer. The mom felt pressured to cover up, so she put…

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Is Nipple Hair Normal? What You Need To Know About Sprouting Hair On There

Nipple hair. It’s the nemesis of many a woman, and another entry on the long list of body hair woes. Human beings are mammals, and you don’t qualify as a mammal without a certain necessary amount of body hair. It’s just how we’re built. That said, there are some kinds of body hair that just make us feel icky. Why couldn’t we just have hair on our heads, and skip…

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Wanted: Applicants for Hong Kong’s toughest job

Hong Kong (CNN)Are you a competent former government official who relishes a challenge? Can you please China’s leaders while placating young democratic activists who are prepared to take to the streets? Will you be willing to take the blame for decisions made hundreds of miles away? Well you just could be the next Hong Kong Chief Executive. Nominations opened Tuesday for the city’s top — and possibly most difficult —…

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Trump’s Advisers Want You To Believe He’s The Most Productive President Yet. He Isn’t.

President Donald Trumps advisers have taken to boasting about the flurry of activity that has come out of the White House in the last few weeks. And on Sundays political television shows, Stephen Miller, a senior White House policy adviser, made the most audacious version of this claim yet. blatant falsehoodsinternational alliesjudicial scrutiny In fact,Trump has actually accomplished relatively little compared to his immediate predecessor, former President Barack Obama. Mexico…

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Dating coaches share how to find love

(CNN)You may be hugged up and cozy on the couch with your boyfriend, wife or significant other, but many Americans haven’t found their Mr. or Ms. Right. There are more unmarried people now than ever before in the United States. True, some people are committed and just not tying the knot, but many just haven’t found their special someone. That’s despite the growing number of dating apps like Hinge, Match,…

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Watch Constituents Flip Out On GOP Official For Claiming Obamacare Has Death Panels

Bill Akins, the secretary of the Republican Party of Pasco County, made the claim during the town hall on Saturday. Akins went on to label the audience childish for calling him out on the lie. OK children, all right children, he said. Death panels, which former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made popular in 2009, earned the honor of being PolitiFacts lie of the year. There are no such panels in…

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