5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 23, 2017

… of the best ways to bring people together Barker says: “Music is probably the number one way to touch someone. It’s nostalgic, it speaks to both the past and the future. The sounds resonate with in ways that are special.” 5. Humor is a powerful way to disarm people and help them see your point Barker says: “[Humor] is probably one of the most powerful tools we have. One of the most important things in life is having a giggle. We don’t do it often enough. Having a …

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This couple met through a dating app for marijuana users

April 20, 2017

… had given up on dating apps,” Lebbate said. “I couldn’t find anyone who also smoked weed. It’s something that’s part of me. I use medical marijuana for health ailments, and a lot of people aren’t cool with that.” Will recreational marijuana soon be legal nationwide? A large number of High There users are between the ages of 22 and 40. “We have a significant amount of members who are older, whether they are veterans (battling …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young Indian orphan who was adopted by Gauri Sawant, a 37-year-old Mumbai-based transgender woman …

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New Study Suggests U.S. Has A Lot Of ‘Closet’ Atheists

April 19, 2017

But the percentage may actually be much higher, because the stigma surrounding disbelief in God likely prevents people from honestly answering pollsters questions about their beliefs, according to a newreport by University of Kentucky psychologists Will Gervais and Maxine Najle. Gervais and Najles report, to be published in the next issue of the journalSocial Psychological and Personality Science, concluded the true number of American atheists may be as high as 26 percent of the population. …

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‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ ditches the Season Pass (maybe) and its fractured community

April 16, 2017

… and fewer returned for the new content drops, a shrinking number of people had access to absolutely everything. That, in turn, made it more difficult to find matches or even play with friends who hadn’t kept on top of add-ons. While the details of Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s post-release life remain vague, we can confirm one major change: the Season Pass which amounts to a discounted DLC pre-purchase is no more. Bernd Diemer, DICE’s Battlefront II creative director, confirmed …

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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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Republicans Catch Up In Early Voting For Georgia’s Special Election

April 16, 2017

There were roughly the same number of Republicans and Democrats who voted when early voting ended on Friday, according to New York Times election expert Nate Cohn. Michael McDonald, a political scientist at the University of Florida, came up with similar figures. The virtually even turnout among Democrats and Republicans in the district is a major change from the first week of early voting, in which Democrats enjoyed a significant lead. And the lack of party registration in Georgia makes …

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Vending machines dispensing clean needles are coming to Las Vegas

April 15, 2017

… offer such a service. SEE ALSO: Rejoice: champagne vending machines are finally here The machines will soon pop up around Las Vegas, but anyone who wants to use them will first have to register to get a card they can swipe, according to theLas Vegas Review-Journal. The cards will have an ID number that allows each user to get up to two packs of needles per week, but those who want to register won’t have to give up personal information to do so. The machines will dole out packages of 10 …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… all children get the help and support they need. “We are strengthening the links between schools and NHS mental health staff and later this year will publish proposals for further improving services and preventative work. “Schools can teach about mental health in a number of ways and we have funded the PSHE Association to provide guidance for teachers on how to do this. “We have already announced plans for every secondary school in the country to be offered mental health …

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This smart bra can help calm you down when you’re stressed

April 12, 2017

… her favorite exercise off the mat. SEE ALSO: You can now pay for things with your sunglasses because what could go wrong Vitali is a smart wearable equipped with sensors that can measure vital signs like heart rate variability, (HRV) a key indicator of stress. It also has flexible, washable fabric sensors that can monitor your chest’s movements. The device is is particularly noteworthy for a number of reasons. For one, it’s designed specifically for women. It’s also ambitious …

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Shell corruption probe: New evidence on oil payments – BBC News

April 10, 2017

… down’ The emails the BBC has seen seem more than pub talk. They seem to show that a number of Shell executives were aware that a company controlled by Etete would ultimately receive over a billion dollars and were advised by their own employees that the money was likely to end up being paid in political kickbacks. In a statement Shell said it did not believe that any current or former employees had acted illegally. ENI did not respond to the BBC’s request for comment but has …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

… raise up the voices of others. The pages began to grow. People from all over the world found me. 5,000 followers turned into 50,000. Now, that number is over 200,000 people, combined across all three platforms. But its never been about the numbers. Each one of those followers has a face, a heartbeat. They are real to me. Theyre people. Theyre a mom in Connecticut who lost her child; an incarcerated recovering heroin addict in Richmond whos a peer leader in his cell, helping others find recovery; …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… throughout the land,” portends an imminent battle. Let the (yet-unformed) Continental Breakfast Society or at least every budget hotel lobby armed with a toaster and aging fruit basket be warned. World’s 50 best foods Mountain rivalry Everest vs. K2 The number of climbers who’ve reached the top of the world’s highest peak, rival city. Usually they’re within easy driving distance and share the same highways, currency, soap operas, chain restaurants, hated domestic …

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has never been more timely

April 8, 2017

… professor discussing Offred’s story at a conference in the year 2195, long after Gilead has fallen. Now, in an audiobook version narrated by Homeland‘s Clare Danes, Atwood has added a revealing Q&A session with that professor. A few details she could not have written in 1984 including the professor’s unearthing of an ancient iPad make it clear that Gilead could still lie in our American future. Atwood has also added an afterword in which she answers a number of FAQs …

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Patients with learning disabilities missing out on health checks – BBC News

April 8, 2017

… GP. The researchers found that, on average, patients with learning disabilities had a 16-year shorter life expectancy than the general population. People with learning disabilities are also entitled to extra time in GP appointments. Patients are generally allotted 10 minutes or less with their GP. An NHS England spokesperson said of the report: “The latest figures show the number of patients on a GP learning disabilities register who are receiving an annual health check is increasing but …

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Sharp rise in A&Es turning away ambulances – BBC News

April 8, 2017

… “The sharp increase in the number of diversions is very worrying. Further steps will be needed across health and social care to address these pressures.” NHS England pointed out many of the diverts would be to hospitals close by so patients were not being sent to hospitals a long way from their homes. In a statement, the organisation added too many ambulances were being dispatched to simply try to hit targets – and it was now reviewing the system to see if there was a more …

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Hospital parking ‘unreasonably stressful’, says RAC – BBC News

April 7, 2017

… to avoid penalties. A similar number of trusts said that they offered pay-on-exit parking at some but not all hospital sites. ‘Pocketfuls of change’ Meanwhile 36 trusts said they allowed people to pay when their visit was over at all hospitals while the rest could not provide any data. RAC spokesman Simon Williams said anyone arriving at hospital – either as a patient or a visitor – had far more important things to worry about than paying for parking. He added: …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… plants and trees, covering or filling in ponds and using sound cannons, airports have a number of methods to keep birds away. Last spring, we reported on a border collie named Piper who literally chase the birds from a small airport in Michigan. Some airports utilize trained falcons to do this. Some are using “robirds”, fake remote controlled falcons to keep the skies clear of any birds that don’t carry people. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) NICO NIJENHUIS, CLEAR FLIGHT SOLUTIONS CEO: The …

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The drink Brits go to bed with and Indians wake up with – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… scale, firms such as fast-food chain McDonald’s may appear the same in whichever country you go to, but actually works hard to localise its branches, he says. He notes the firm differentiates some menu items to fit in with the local cuisine and tends to source ingredients from the host country. But the number of potential countries a firm can now reach has made it harder. In the 1990s, going global simply meant expanding into western Europe and north America, now countries such as India, …

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Should exercise be compulsory at work? – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… Exercise breaks are a feature of a number of large Japanese companies. In 2010, China reintroduced mandatory exercises twice a day at state-owned companies after a three-year gap. Set up by the Communist Party, they had previously been running since the 1950s, with state radio broadcasting music at 10:00 and 15:00 for workers to do their set exercises. Making exercise compulsory would be seen as a step too far for a country like the UK, but with more and more desk-bound jobs these days, do …

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Benefit changes ‘could push 200,000 children into poverty’ – BBC News

April 4, 2017

… for as long as their family’s existing claim continues. And Child Benefit, which is separate, will be unaffected. The latest official figures show that 872,000 families with more than two children were claiming tax credits in 2014-15. And a similar number of families are likely to lose out under the changes, the researchers suggest. In 2014-15, two thirds (65%) were working families and 68% had no more than three children, say the researchers. Based on those figures, the researchers …

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Patrick Stewart says he’s ‘absolutely’ interested in a Professor X cameo in ‘Legion’

April 2, 2017

… defined him for the majority of his life. Its about dismantling that, and reassembling something in its place. So theres a weird adolescence that he goes through in the course of [this] season. Yeah, theres a lot of interesting elements still to play. Hes not on as concrete ground as he might seem at the end of this season, I think. On the various sources of inspiration that helped him shape Davids very particular mental afflictions: There were a number of different sources, I guess, that I …

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US-led coalition: 229 civilian deaths in strikes since 2014

April 2, 2017

(CNN)At a time of growing concern about civilian casualties in Iraq, the US-led coalition issued a report Saturday that says at least 229 civilians likely have been killed by coalition strikes there and in Syria since Operation Inherent Resolve began nearly three years ago. The number could grow significantly if an investigation into airstrikes on a neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, in mid-March finds the operation unintentionally killed scores of residents. An senior Iraqi health official told CNN …

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Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers – MPs – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… “extremely disappointed” the government has not regulated discounting and price promotions to offer retailers a “level playing field”. But the committee welcomed moves by retailers “such as Aldi and Lidl” that have reduced the number of multi-buy deals and focused on a single price, in order to reduce consumption. Public Health England has announced it will start monitoring the effect price promotions have on people’s sugar intake. Figures from the …

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In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …

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Baby teeth removals ‘up 24% in a decade’ – BBC News

March 21, 2017

However, the total number of extractions for children aged nine or under fell slightly last year, from 34,788 extractions in 2014/15 to 34,003 in 2015/16. Lead researcher Prof Nigel Hunt said: “When you see the numbers tallied up like this, it becomes abundantly clear that the sweet habits of our children are having a devastating effect on the state of their teeth. “That children as young as one or two need to have teeth extracted is shocking. “What is really distressing …

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