Palestinians highlight prisoners’ strike with ‘Salt Water Challenge’

April 28, 2017

(CNN)Palestinians across the world are posting videos of themselves on social media drinking salt water, as part of a new online challenge intended to draw attention to Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli prisons. The challenge involves saltwater because that’s what the hunger strikers are drinking to stabilize their health while abstaining from food. More than 1,000 Palestinians in eight Israeli prisons launched a “Hunger Strike for Freedom and Dignity” on …

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‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

… of people I could engage with.” Most importantly, he’s maintained this lifestyle. Cook said he’s “intentional and engaged with my surroundings” as much as possible, but he knows this is a struggle for a lot of people. Many have trouble making eye contact, having real conversations, and staying away from the allure of social media pings, notifications and online popularity. “Do not trade your Facebook friends for your real friends,” he said. “Be …

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

Looking for love is far from easy. Sometimes it can feel like you’re doing it all wrong. But one British reality dating show is bringing joy, laughter, and even the odd tear, to viewers by showing the more human side to first dates. SEE ALSO: online dating is a total nightmare for farmers Set in a restaurant in the heart of London, Channel 4’s First Dates allows viewers to eavesdrop on real-life blind dates. Of course, there’s crippling nerves, wardrobe malfunctions, …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 21, 2017

Cinema tickets Entertainment – such as cinema and concert tickets, takeaway orders and music downloads – accounted for one in four online card purchases in the UK. Some 67% of concert ticket spending and 61% of cinema, theatre and dance spending was made online, the association’s figures showed. The popularity of renewing contracts such as insurance cover online, and payments into bank accounts over the internet also meant financial services registered considerable activity …

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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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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

Her daughter, Helen, and granddaughter, Lily Mae, were living with her so she feared her whole family might become homeless. “You blame yourself and you feel a sense of total helplessness. “I remember not wanting to go on and wondering if I should end it.” ‘Breaking point’ The polling company ComRes carried out online interviews for the report in February this year with a representative sample of 3,509 adults from across England. Of these, about 30% or 1,050 …

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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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Here’s how iconic director John Waters ended up playing iconic director William Castle in ‘Feud’

April 17, 2017

… about that for a second: while he does not bear even a passing resemblance to William Castle, I cant think of a better bit of casting than John Waters. The way that came about was, we were just talking about who would make for a great cameo to portray William Castle. As I was actually doing my Castle research, I found some interviews online about Castle and some of it was John Waters John Waters interviewing the guy who played Trog in Trog. Thats not a William Castle picture, but thats John …

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Childline receives 4,000 calls from ‘lonely’ children – BBC News

April 14, 2017

The service already collects data on issues such as mental health and abuse but said increasing numbers of youngsters said they felt lonely. Previously, loneliness would be recorded as “low self-esteem” or “unhappiness”. Childline said that, overall, girls were four times more likely to contact the charity with a problem than boys. ‘I felt empty inside’ One teen caller, who asked to be called Rebecca, used Childline’s online web chat after saying …

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To fight Amazon in India, Flipkart buying Ebay’s business in the country

April 12, 2017

Image: Getty Images Indias giant ecommerce company Flipkart is stepping up its efforts as competition from Amazon heats up in the nation. Flipkart announced Monday it has signed an agreement to acquire eBay India. SEE ALSO: Softbank reportedly wants to merge India’s top online retailers to take on Amazon As part of the deal, eBay will make a cash investment in Flipkart and hand over its India business to the Bangalore-based company. Neither of the companies shared how much cash …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

At the time, I had no idea that one of those two things would save me from the other. Now, my phone and, more specifically, its social media capabilities are an intrinsic part of my new life in recovery. Its been more than two years since I got the call on my cell, telling me there was a bed available at a public detox. I took that call, and the chance to get sober. While I was in rehab, I communicated with my family and friends. I started connecting with other people in recovery online, …

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India’s leading fitness startup becomes a Harvard case study

April 4, 2017

Image: goqii GOQii, India’s No. 1 health and fitness startup, is now a case study on the famed Harvard Business Publishing platform, a subsidiary of Harvard University that brings out books, magazines and leadership studies for MBA students. It is only the third Indian startup after Flipkart (India’s largest online retailer and Amazon rival) and Paytm (India’s biggest mobile payments firm backed by China’s Alibaba Group) to feature as a Harvard case study. SEE ALSO: …

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People are selling old girl scout cookies on Amazon. Not cool.

April 4, 2017

… SEE ALSO: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Girl Scout Cookies The good news, of course, is you can now online shop for Girl Scout cookies at your leisure, in bulk, without having any actual connection to a Girl Scout or going out of your way to try to find cookie tables outside of grocery stores. But wait! A press representative with the Girl Scouts of the USA informed us of the negatives, and there are some major negatives: “We caution against purchases of Girl Scout Cookies found …

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

April 2, 2017

… took ideas from: a lot of interviews with sufferers that I found online; I managed to speak with suffers of different mental conditions, specifically paranoid schizophrenia; I also talked to a psychiatrist who treats the condition. I take inspiration from a lot of different places, really, different kinds of literature. Theres obviously quite a psychedelic influence on Legion, so looking at that kind of literature and art; looking back at the original comics and getting a glimpse of the …

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Bite off Trump’s head and raise money for Planned Parenthood with these lollipops

March 30, 2017

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13 feminists with legendary Twitter game

March 26, 2017

… can’t do. Sadly, contemporary feminism is too vested in appearances and faux-empowerment speak to treat love as a space of radical transformation Minna Salami (@MsAfropolitan) February 14, 2017 7. Sarah Millican Sarah Millican’s prolific career as a comedian has both given her an influential platform and made her a target of sexist attacks. Millican uses her voice to bite back at the haters. She has also created the online feminist magazine Standard Issue. The backlash …

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Yup, your internet service provider is now allowed to track and sell your data thanks to the Senate

March 24, 2017

Yes, they are watching you.Image: Shutterstock / Minerva Studio However much you hate your cable company, know that they love youand all the money you give them. Now, they’ve got another reason to love you, courtesy of the U.S. Senate, and the vote they just finished: Whoever provides your internet access will now be free to track what you look at online, and then, sell that information to other companies. By a vote of 50-48, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a resolution that repealed …

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Burger King Vows To Stop Buying Chickens From Animal Abusers

March 23, 2017

… groups vice president of corporate outreach, said Burger Kings commitment will reduce the suffering of millions of chickens each year. Other companies implementing GAPs standards include fast-food chains Chipotle, Quiznos, Red Robin, Panera Bread, andStarbucks;supermarketWhole Foods;food vendors Compass Group USA and Aramark;and meat suppliers Applegate, Wellshire and Thompson Farms. Mercy for Animals specifically criticized Wendys. An online petition accuses the burger chain of using …

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Pill presses for counterfeit drugs seized in record numbers

March 18, 2017

(CNN)Machines used to make counterfeit pills are reaching the US border in record numbers. US Customs and Border Protection is seizing pill presses at a rate 19 times higher than in 2011. That’s the year the synthetic drug fentanyl exploded in the US drug market, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. While the Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration deals with a national problem of synthetic fentanyl overdoses, these machines are playing a …

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Trying to shield teens from bad things on the internet doesn’t seem to work

March 15, 2017

… everyone starts wondering (again) if the internet is too dangerous a place for kids. Parents worry a lot about digital stranger danger and exposure to pornography. Teens often think grownups are overreacting. While there’s a lot of panic about worst-case scenarios, a new study suggests the impulse to shield teens from bad experiences online might not be the smartest or most effective move. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP TweetMachine PRO v2 – Unlimited Sites …

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Corpse driven 1,300 miles in suitcase, authorities say

March 11, 2017

… Arkansas online reported that a preliminary autopsy shows he died of natural causes. “We got a call from someone in the Cross Roads community here in town complaining of a blue Toyota pickup truck filled with furniture and junk a couple was trying to (sell) in a parking lot,” he said. “One of the patrons of this sale went to the back of the truck and unzipped a larger blue suitcase and saw a body.” Prairie County deputies started investigating and found two …

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WikiLeaks dump shows you how naked you really are

March 10, 2017

… us has an online presence — call it an information avatar — that reflects what we buy, what we watch and read online, where we live and work, who our friends and loved ones are, who we are. Companies, governments, employers, friends, enemies, acquaintances — all want access to this data. Fmr. CIA Dir: Trump hostile to truth tellers Products properly hardened against cyberattack are not cheap — and who thinks of the security weaknesses of …

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Justin Bieber impersonator charged with more than 900 child sex offenses

March 9, 2017

(CNN)A man who allegedly posed as singer Justin Bieber online has been charged with more than 900 child sex offenses, including rape. The 42-year-old man allegedly used multiple platforms — including Facebook and Skype — to communicate with his victims, Australian police said in a statement Thursday. “The breadth of offenses committed in this instance are frankly horrendous,” Queensland Detective Inspector Jon Rouse said. JUST WATCHED Replay More Videos …

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Photos Showing ‘Shameful’ Scenes At VA Hospital Prompt Investigation

March 2, 2017

Photos taken inside a North Carolina veterans hospital that show a veteran lying on the floor and another slouched in a wheelchair while writhing in pain are drawing outcry online and an internal investigation. Lee, who lost his leg to diabetes, said he was among several people waiting at the Durham VA Center on Feb. 24 after experiencing severephantom leg pain. It was really, really bad, he said while recalling his pain. I waited about two hours and went up to the nurses desk to find out if …

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Animal Shelters

February 24, 2017

When I adopted my cat recently, I couldn’t help but be in awe of all the people who either volunteered their time or made it their career to work at theanimal shelter. I also realized there are probably plenty of things I didn’t knowabout caring for lost, surrendered, or otherwise homeless animals. For instance, I walked in thinking I knew exactly which cat I wanted based on the listings I had seen online. Sure, they said she was a bit of a tough case, but I was positive it …

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

February 23, 2017

… in future, and booths will be put in court buildings so the public can view the proceedings. Judges will be able to decide civil claims of up to 25,000 entirely online, if the parties agree. There will also be a new system for those charged with less serious offences, such as not having a ticket on the train, to plead guilty, accept a penalty and pay it online. Compensation payouts for whiplash will also be capped at fixed tariffs. Reform mission Measures to be announced on prisons come at a …

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