Trump’s big EPA website change should worry you

April 30, 2017

Arctic ice melt is a climate change indicator. But will that information be on the "updated" EPA climate site?Image: Mario Tama/Getty Images Yet another climate activist fear has become reality in the era of Trump. Years of research and data about carbon emissions, other greenhouse gases, and more was hidden from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website by the Trump administration Friday as the climate change webpage goes under “review.” Adding insult to injury, …

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Lady Gaga FaceTimed Prince William to talk about the stigma surrounding mental health

April 20, 2017

… the two of them need to make the “strongest, most relentless” attempt they can to normalise mental health issues so that people feel they can come forward. “It’s OK to have this conversation. It’s really important to have this conversation,” said Prince William. “You won’t be judged. It’s so important to break open that fear and that taboo which is only gonna lead to more problems down the line.” More From this publisher : HERE …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… baby’s health and her own. But Consolata’s district, with a population of 500,000 people, has only three ambulances. Getting to a doctor in time seemed impossible. SEE ALSO: Stunning graphic novel shows aid workers fighting famine and fear in South Sudan So she took out her mobile phone and dialed a special hotline number to get an “ambulance taxi” a revolutionary aspect of the Vodafone Foundation’s maternal health program in Tanzania’s rural Lake Zone. …

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‘Kindness is everything.’ It’s also your secret weapon for fighting Trump.

April 11, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable The year 2017 has a surprise in store if you oppose Donald Trump and his policies. So far you’ve probably been trying to manage a wild range of emotions: fear and panic about executive orders; disbelief as his most avid supporters buy his verifiable lies; shock with every revelation about Russiagate. SEE ALSO: Chelsea Clinton shares 4 inspiring tips for young activists in the Trump era Now here’s the surprise: 2017 will be the year you learn the value …

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Zurich layover guide: Make the most of your Swiss stopover

March 22, 2017

… fear of missing your connection — this being Switzerland, the trains run like clockwork. ZurichCARD, which can be bought at the service center at the airport or the railway station. The card, which costs 20 CHF ($21.60) for a 24-hour option, offers free travel on the city’s comprehensive public transport network of trains, trams, buses and boats, free admission to museums, and significant discounts on guided tours and other attractions. Given that the return train fare from …

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15 of the world’s best bungee jumps

March 22, 2017

(CNN)Want to test your mettle or conquer a fear of heights? Join us as we highlight 15 of the world’s highest — and most impressive — jumping sites. 233 meters: Macau Tower, Macau, China 190 meters: Niouc Bridge, Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Switzerland? Swiss watches and Toblerone, right? Well Switzerland is also home to Europe’s highest bungee jump …

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NHS facing ‘mission impossible next year’ – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… next year – to get back to hitting the waiting time targets for A&E and hospital operations, while balancing the budget – as “mission impossible”. “NHS trusts will strain every sinew to deliver the commitments made for the health service. But we now have a body of evidence showing that, with resources available, the NHS can no longer deliver what the NHS constitution requires of it. “We fear that patient safety is increasingly at risk.” The analysis …

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Bikers and barbers on suicide patrol – BBC News

March 17, 2017

The seafront officers, who are responsible for everyone’s safety along the coastline, have been trained specifically to respond quickly in these kinds of situations. Working with a team of 30 lifeguards who are posted along the beach, they try to stop people from harming themselves in the sea, saving lives using equipment such as surfboards and tubes. Sometimes it means working closely with other emergency services such as the police, coastguard and the NHS. On other occasions it may …

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Let NHS off 1,000 overseas doctors charge, urge unions – BBC News

March 13, 2017

Recruitment drive The unions have written to Home Secretary Amber Rudd, saying they are “deeply concerned” about the effects of the new charge. They fear current staffing problems could be made worse when the Immigration Skills Charge begins. In the letter, seen by the BBC, the unions say the government has suggested funds raised from the charge would be reinvested back into the UK health system. But the unions say they have been given “no guarantees”. The 1,000 …

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41 People Confess The Secret Theyll NEVER Tell Their Significant Other

February 26, 2017

… 27. I’m attracted to women twice her age. That I’m attracted to women twice her age. 28. I was sexually assaulted. That I was sexually assaulted. Not something that comes up in everyday conversation, and something that is especially hard to reveal to someone you are currently engaged in a sexual relationship with. Always a fear that they will somehow see you differently. I was only able to admit it to my ex after we broke up. 29. I stalk his ex on social media. I stalk his ex on …

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How We Have Ruined The True Definition Of Love By Having Too Many Expectations

February 26, 2017

I’ve been hearing a lot about ‘almost love’.The ‘almost perfect’, ‘almost in a relationship’, ‘almost what I want’, ‘the tip of the tongue’ kind of love. People say, “.Wow, that seems like a lot of pressure, doesn’t it? When did checking off boxes becomes the key to lasting love? I can’t help but think that that creates a relationship that is doomed to be encapsulated by fear and insecurities. The idea of …

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Courts to ban cross-examination of victims by abusers – BBC News

February 23, 2017

… fear. “The experience re-traumatised me and prevented me from moving on with my life. I think it cemented the impact of the original violence and now it shocks me to think that this happened.” Case study provided by Refuge. In other reforms planned for the court system, the bill will give powers to extend the use of virtual hearings, allowing victims to give evidence without meeting their attacker face to face. Some bail and other hearings will also be conducted via video or phone …

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

February 16, 2017

… proposed by Labour MP Diana Johnson, to be debated in the House of Commons next month, which seeks to decriminalise abortion. ‘Without judgmental eyes’ Some women have revealed why they were driven to using abortion pills purchased online. “I was hoping to have a termination in the comfort of my own home without judgmental eyes and without worrying about my husband knowing. I fear what would happen if he did,” one woman said. “I have three children and my third is …

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