One in 10 in serious debt ‘have no bed’ – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… (64%), and credit cards (64%) followed by overdrafts (55%). “This is an unsustainable solution that pushes the financial crunch point further down the line, but escalates the level of debt when this happens,” the charity’s annual review found. “Shame, fear and believing no one can help cause clients to delay seeking help for two years on average. This extended period of financial hardship and worry sees living standards and mental health deteriorate as debts spiral out …


Doctor’s call to ‘equally protect’ boys with HPV vaccine – BBC News

June 8, 2017

‘fear of cancer’ She said she wants to see boys “equally protected” with the HPV vaccine rather than risk cancer in later life. “I could never really understand why we weren’t vaccinating boys and then I discovered we could have it done privately. “I’d be much happier knowing all the boys’ friends were equally protected. “I wouldn’t want to be seeing one of their friends in my surgery in a few years time [with cancer] because …


U.S. Lashed As ‘Main Threat’ To Environment At UN Ocean Conference

June 6, 2017

… short-term national gain to prevent long-term global catastrophe, he cautioned, and he urged a new model of nations working together to protect the oceans. She noted that the oceans are now 30 percent more acidic than in pre-industrial times, big predatory fish stocks have declined by [up to] 90 percent, the surface waters are getting warmer[and in]some areas there are more microplastics than plankton. Micronesia President Peter Christian said Pacific islanders fear that the ocean has been …


General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… looks and occasionally a comment like: “Why don’t you just go back to your own country?” At the moment I live in fear of what’s in store for me in the future – deportation perhaps, because the government isn’t telling us what their plans are concerning EU immigrants. Furthermore, I feel more vulnerable because of the fact that I am only a carer. I, like the other three million EU immigrants, didn’t have a vote in the referendum. I can vote in local …


Kevin Spacey uses ‘House of Cards’ to force you to embrace the silly and serious sides of VR

June 2, 2017

… that is, fake reality is the weak man’s salve. A virtual scarecrow in the form of a Call of Duty-like VR app provoking fear in the heart of the lesser man who slinks in the potent shadow of Underwood, who sticks to traditional, flat screen-based games. It’s a deft pop culture flourish that dovetails perfectly with the view of some mainstream consumers who view the open-mouthed wonder and toddler-like gesturing by VR headset wearers as, well, ridiculous. And it’s tempting to buy …


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May 28, 2017

Trump Threatened To Let Obamacare ‘Implode.’ That’s One Promise He’s Keeping.

… premium increases and some portion of the insurers decision to leave is because of the uncertainty theyre facing for next year. Accurately quantifying what share of rate hikes is because of the law itself, and what share is because of Trump, would be hard, if not outright impossible. But one at least one insurance company tried. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield for a huge average premium increase next year 52 percent and said 15 percentage points of that is related to fear that Trump wont …

May 24, 2017

Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

… anti-gender-based-violence advocate. Arlette Contreras Bautista is a woman whose severe beating at the hands of a partner was captured on camera and ignited a movement in her home country of Peru. Trumps proposed budget threatens to funnel funding for programs that benefit domestic-violence survivors stateside into other concerns like border protection and immigration enforcement. In parts of the country, domestic-violence survivors are reportedly afraid to come forward to the police out of fear …

May 24, 2017

Debt fears remain despite manifesto ‘breathing space’ plans – BBC News

… Consumer groups have consistently argued there should be an overdraft cap in place. The regulator estimates that 3.3 million people are in persistent credit card debt. The biggest focus in recent times has been on car finance deals. The value of finance deals used to buy new cars has soared to a new monthly record, according to latest figures, with motorists having spent 3.6bn on deals in March. ‘Dangerous’ The fear is that households, with a regular but stagnant salary, are using …

May 23, 2017

Why Humans Love Robots Like People

… human emotions by smiling back at them or matching their level of enthusiasm, humans are more disposed to help them complete a task. Human emotion is a tricky beast. Some see it as a weakness, given that emotions can cause humans to act impulsively and irrationally. Others see it as a strength, as emotions such as fear have long played a crucial role in human survival. The ability to feel emotion is currently a crucial difference between humans and robots, yet that gap is shifting, if not …

May 21, 2017

How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… male lender; being able to access credit from the palm of their hand is liberating. Even men tell us they are afraid to face more formal lenders sometimes for fear of rejection and the shame that might bring them. Having a private, personal relationship with your financial services validates our customers humanity, and reminds them that someone out there believes in them. Fostering connections that dont add to the noise Perhaps the most daunting challenge is how tech affects relationships. …

May 18, 2017