Mystique Vs. Mayhem in Unlikely Stanley Cup Final

May 29, 2017

… don't call Nashville the underdog. The Predators have hardly played like one while beating Chicago in a lopsided four-game sweep then outrunning St. Louis and outlasting Anaheim to reach the Cup final for the first time. "I know we were the eighth seed but we didn't feel like a group that we were," Fisher said. Now the guys from the place that calls itself "Smashville" have a chance to bring the Cup to a place that is hardly a hockey hotbed, as Carolina did 11 years …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

… staying silent and keeping their heads down, offers a stark contrast to a group of mostly white men deliberating over what happens to their bodies. The imagery is practically made for the digital era. The point, activists say, is to send a powerful message: We’re closer to a government that strips women of their bodily autonomy than you might think. …

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The best-looking fidget spinners on the internet, ranked

May 28, 2017

In this strange new world, there are those who fidget spin and there are those who wish this toy trend would run its course already, oh my god. For those in the former group, a boring fidget spinner will not do. Lucky for them, there are hundreds of options on Amazon boasting impressive spin times and various claims of health and well-being benefits. SEE ALSO: Break the mold and get a cookie fidget spinner instead But really, all that matters is the design. Here’s 35 of our favorites. …

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There is currently no emoji to represent periods. This campaign wants to change that.

May 28, 2017

Image: plan international  There’s an emoji for just about everything, from tacos to tropical fish. But, we currently don’t have an emoji to describe our periods. A new social media campaign wants to smash the stigma surrounding menstruation one emoji at a time. SEE ALSO: These ‘femojis’ may get you talking more about your period Girls rights group, Plan International, launched a social media campaign on Sunday to include an official “period emoji” on …

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China, the King of Coal, Is Getting Gassy

May 25, 2017

… for hundreds of billions of dollars in possible investments by companies as far away as Russia, Australia and the U.S. to build gas pipelines and export infrastructure to feed the growing Chinese market. For analysis of rising gas use by Bloomberg Intelligence, click here. “China’s targets are looking more and more achievable,” said Laban Yu, head of Asia oil and gas equity research at Jefferies group LLC in Hong Kong. “It has nothing to do with China’s …

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

May 24, 2017

… and consumers that Trump wouldnt enforce the mandate, which functions as a way to nudge healthy people into the insurance pool lest they pay a fine for being uninsured. Most of our CEOs and plans, based on communication from the IRS, are doubtful about enforcement, said Ceci Connolly, CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, a trade group including Kaiser Permanente and Geisinger Health Plan. Also in January, the administration intended to promote the end of the sign-up period on the …

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Some Notre Dame graduates walk out over VP Mike Pence speech

May 22, 2017

(CNN)A group of Notre Dame graduates walked out of their graduation ceremony Sunday in protest against Vice President Mike Pence and his policies. Videos showed some students standing as Pence took the podium, then walking out of the ceremony and gathering outside Notre Dame Stadium, where they held a short alternative “graduation ceremony.” The protest action was planned ahead of the ceremony, with activist group We Stand For saying Pence’s policies as vice president and …

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Why Humans Love Robots Like People

May 21, 2017

… one leg because it was inhumane. Soldiers award robots with Purple Hearts and sometimes refuse to leave them behind. Military personnel develop close bonds when they depend on one another for survival; the same goes for the robots that help them. When it comes to our emotional responses to robots, something in the human brain overrides reason. It doesnt matter that the robot cant feel or think. A group of German researchers conducted a study in which they showed subjects two sets of videosone of …

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Tim Cook reportedly seen sporting a world-changing Apple Watch prototype

May 21, 2017

… function would do more than just add another health-centric feature to the world’s best-selling wearable it would make it an essential medical device for anyone with diabetes. Today, those people are forced to track their glucose through a variety of more invasive means, like pricking their fingers for blood tests. Cook has admitted that he’s worn a glucose monitor before, so this report does carry some extra weight. He told a group of University of Glasgow students about his …

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Are hackers working to bring back WannaCry just for the lulz?

May 20, 2017

Ain't that rich?Image: Getty Images When it comes to online currency, lulz just might outvalue Bitcoin. A unknown group of hackers is working behind the scenes to restart the ransomware WannaCry, and one security expert believes the culprits this time around aren’t who you think. And neither is their motivation. SEE ALSO: It won’t be easy for WannaCry hackers to get their cash Contrary to what you might expect, it appears not to be the initial group responsible for WannaCry …

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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

May 19, 2017

The RSPH report warns that “social media may be fuelling a mental health crisis” in young people. It can also be used as a tool for good, the report said, and companies should be doing their best to make platforms a safe place to be. About 90% of young people use social media – more than any other age group – so they are particularly vulnerable to its effects, although it is not clear what these are on current evidence. Image copyright Isla Whateley Social media …

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Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

May 19, 2017

(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients, including those in intensive care units, those with a central venous catheter and those who …

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A 22-year-old \

May 15, 2017

… reportedly developed and used by the U.S. National Security Agency. Hackers in the group Shadow Brokers later leaked the exploit online. #WannaCry propagation payload contains previously unregistered domain, execution fails now that domain has been sinkholed pic.twitter.com/z2ClEnZAD2 Darien Huss (@darienhuss) May 12, 2017 Huss praised his partner in non-crime for the discovery and said the security industry as a whole “should be considered heroes,” the AP reported. But he …

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Luxury travel: The most remote resorts in the Philippines

May 15, 2017

(CNN)Whether you’re in search of an all-inclusive luxury resort or a chilled-out beach villa, the Philippines has no shortage of remote retreats to whisk intrepid travelers off the grid. But you’ll want to get there soon. The country’s natural beauty has caught the eye of international jet-setters and tourism has grown at a rate of 8% per year since 2010, according to a report by Oxford Business group. …

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The Candidates Trump is Considering for FBI Director

May 15, 2017

Washington (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering more than a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. White House officials said Friday the president was moving expeditiously to find an interim FBI director along with a permanent replacement for Comey, who was fired Tuesday. Eight candidates had interviews Saturday: Texas Sen. John Cornyn; acting FBI Director Andrew …

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When a lion prowled the streets of Birmingham – BBC News

May 14, 2017

… between an ostrich and a deer” and “a group of children were in the lion’s path. It cleared them at a bound”. The publicity worked in Bostock’s favour. Hordes of people attended the show that evening, blissfully ignorant of the fact a man-eating lion was prowling beneath the streets. Image copyright Artokoloro Quint Lox Limited / Alamy Stock Photo Image caption Illustration of men putting a cage over a manhole in an attempt to trap the lion “I shall …

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Anti-abortion student group sues California professor over free speech

May 13, 2017

(CNN)A lawsuit filed by a student anti-abortion group against a California university professor claims he and some of his students infringed on their free speech rights when erasing chalk messages on campus. According to the lawsuit, Fresno State Students for Life planned to write messages in chalk outside the university’s library. After getting approval from the university, they set a date: May 2. That morning, the group wrote their messages; examples ranged from “You CAN be …

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Isolated and agitated, Trump rattles White House from within

May 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)A buoyant President Donald Trump reemerged into public for the first time in more than a week on Friday, offering few signs of the malaise that has gripped his administration since the hasty dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. “It’s such an honor to be here,” Trump declared to a group of military mothers gathered in the East Room for a Mother’s Day event. “So bright and festive.” Downstairs, the mood was anything but. Spicer: …

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Scottish smacking ban consultation opens – BBC News

May 13, 2017

… the punishment. It also bans parents from shaking their child or striking them on their head. The United Nations urged the UK in 2015 to introduce laws to ban smacking in the home. A group of academics have also called for a ban in Scotland after finding “compelling” evidence that the practice creates a cycle of violence that carries on into adulthood. A Scottish government spokesman said: “The Scottish government does not support physical punishment of children. We have no …

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Langkawi jet ski tours: The coolest way to see Malaysia’s most beautiful islands

May 11, 2017

… boat tours, travelers have only limited chances to stop and admire the islands. The beauty of jet ski tours, aside from the adrenalin surge, is the sense of freedom. Thanks to the nimbleness of the jet skis, travelers can circle each island at their own pace, locating the best angles for photos, drifting through caves and pulling up at tiny beaches. Passing through a tight group of islands known as “The Fjords,” travelers can stop to inspect ancient rock paintings, and watch local …

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Why House Republicans are convinced they have to pass a health care bill

May 5, 2017

(CNN)House Republicans’ decision to schedule a Thursday vote on a bill that reforms and replaces the Affordable Care Act suggests they are now willing to roll the dice even though the final outcome is far from certain. After all, it’s clear that threading the needle between the House Freedom Caucus on the ideological right and the Tuesday group in the center is a perilous proposition. Republicans have already swung and missed twice. Even with the current momentum behind Michigan …

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We’re all this lady dropping her pizza on the train

May 1, 2017

… @JamesAALongman @chrisdeerin None of the pizza is actually touching the floor IT CAN BE SAVED!!! Toby (@bake_down) April 29, 2017 @JamesAALongman pic.twitter.com/v1Nqwb3CkG Summer Ray (@SummerRay) April 30, 2017 WATCH: This gym is offering group napping classes for tired parents More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsOptinX Resellers Mario Browns Mobile Lead Flow Upgrade 2 (Shawn) Live Leap Funnel 3 pay Coming SoonMotion Maestros 3D Critters OTO2 3D Animated …

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Triple-lock: Call for pensions policy to be revamped – BBC News

April 30, 2017

… 3bn per year by 2028. It also said that, as newly retired pensioners are on average 100 per week better off than those aged over 75, the policy would increasingly target money on the older, poorer group. “There’s a big difference between pensioners who retired 20 years ago… for whom the state pension really matters, and someone who just retired,” Mr Webb said. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAngus Robertson: “Will the PM give a clear …

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The first 100 days in LGBT rights

April 29, 2017

… of erasure for the LGBTQ community,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of advocacy group GLAAD. “From the census exclusion, to rescinding Obama’s guidance for trans youth in schools, and lack of any LGBTQ mentions on the White House website, he has spent the early days of his administration trying to remove us from the very fabric of this country, and we must resist.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsHigh Ticket Cash Machines OTO1 Downsell Your …

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Plain tobacco packaging ‘may cut smokers by 300,000 in UK’ – BBC News

April 28, 2017

… attitudes’ Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, co-author from the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction group, in Oxford, said: “Our evidence suggests that standardised packaging can change attitudes and beliefs about smoking, and the evidence we have so far suggests that standardised packaging may reduce smoking prevalence and increase quit attempts.” However, there was no evidence that changing packaging affected the number of young people taking up smoking, she said. Giles Roca, director general of …

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