Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘Democratic brand is pretty bad’

June 23, 2017

(CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday he agreed with Democratic congressman Tim Ryan‘s claim that the Democratic brand is worse than President Donald Trump’s in some parts of the country. “I think the Trump brand is also pretty bad as is the Republican brand. That’s why so many people are giving up on politics.” The former Democratic presidential candidate added that the Democrats have the momentum, but the party has to do some “internal soul …

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Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom – BBC News

June 23, 2017

In 2015 one market research company estimated the UK market could be worth as much as 3.6bn. But there is little doubt it has grown significantly over the past decade. Focus on body image The report identifies several factors that are encouraging young people in particular to focus on body image. These include increasing levels of anxiety around appearance, the rise of social media where photos can receive positive or negative ratings and the popularity of celebrity culture, complete with …

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

(CNN)What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it’s likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier’s parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son. “No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Warmbier’s death have been drawn at this time, as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview,” the statement said. …

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Hanok homes: South Korean architects look to the past in their push to modernize

June 22, 2017

… saved Seoul-based architect Moon Hoon also draws on hanok design principles, though his colorful and creative buildings have attracted ire from some critics in South Korea. Hoon says that traditional influences are clear in his use of geometric angles, open space, pavilions and even the way he positions his projects on the land. Not everyone sees it that way. “Many architects in Korea think that I’m an alien,” Hoon says. “It tends to only be people from overseas who see …

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6 Tactics For Dealing With Political Stress

June 21, 2017

… about a specific event by speaking at your city council meeting, donate money to an organization whose work you value, or start a community support group for like-minded people. 3. Seek out multiple news sources That doesnt mean you need to devote extra time to participating in politics, though. Just switch up your current routine: tune in to a different nightly news channel once a week, subscribe to multiple news outlets, or make a point to read about controversial political developments …

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Don’t lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial

June 21, 2017

… disease for many, many years, and no one event, or no one night, puts them at risk,” Rosen said. “It is the accumulation of sleep disorder breathing, and the consequences that go with it, night after night, after a long period of time, that puts people at risk. That’s why treatment is so important.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVydioX PRO VydioX PRO is the ultimate VydioX platform, giving you access to incredible features that will skyrocket your …

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Grenfell fire: Families given 200,000 from emergency fund – BBC News

June 21, 2017

Mohammad Alhajali, 23, was the first victim to be formally identified. Of those who were injured, 17 people remain in hospital, with nine in critical care, according to NHS England. What we know so far Who are the victims? Visual guide to what happened So far 126 hotel places have been found for residents of Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk. The GRT, which includes local and regional government from across London, central government, the British Red Cross, Met Police and London Fire …

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Ironworker Challenges Paul Ryan In Powerful New Ad: ‘Let’s Trade Places’

June 20, 2017

Randy Bryce, a union ironworker, announced on Monday that he would seek the Democratic nomination to run against Ryan, and released a video emphasizing what has so far been the biggest issue of the year: health care. Theres no doubt in my mind that there are thousands of people like her who dont have what she has, Bryce said in the video. The system is extremely flawed. Lets trade places, Bryce said. Paul Ryan, you can come work the iron and Ill go to D.C. Republicans were quick to seize …

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London fire: Police expect Grenfell death toll to rise – BBC News

June 20, 2017

But Cdr Cundy warned of the potential “terrible reality” that some people may never be identified due to the intensity of the fire. “I must consider the fact that there may be others in the building who, for whatever reason have not been reported to us. “There is also a real possibility that there may be people in the building that no-one knows are missing,” he said. Image copyright Metropolitan Police Kensington and Chelsea Council has faced widespread …

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News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… London’s Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has said people in Kensington, west London. are “sick to death of platitudes from politicians” following the Grenfell Tower fire. He complained of “years of neglect” by the council and a “poor response” by the government to what he called a “preventable accident”. Meanwhile, ministers say households who lost their homes will receive 5,500 each. The BBC understands about 70 people may have died in last …

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GOP Senators Still Frustrated With Obamacare Repeal Bill, Still Doing Nothing About It

June 19, 2017

… to repeal the Affordable Care Act. 23 million people 20 hours of formal discussion. Neither the Finance Committee nor the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee the two with jurisdiction plan to hold hearings. (In 2009 and 2010, Democrats held literally hundreds of hours of hearings, as part of a process for the Affordable Care Act that took more than a year to complete.) The Senate legislation itself is likely to look resemble that House bill so many GOP senators insisted they …

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Why These Religious Leaders Are Standing With Planned Parenthood

June 19, 2017

… work. Planned Parenthood / YouTube As a person of faith I believe that everybody should have access to health care, Rev. Timothy McDonald, III, Senior Pastor of the First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, said in the video. When people of faith speak up for reproductive justice, compassion becomes the order of the day. Together, these leaders, and the many other progressive religious voices who support Planned Parenthoods work, are proving that theres more than one way to be a …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

… there’s something about the architecture that you can see people’s body language,” says Laura Lee, the chief executive of Maggie’s Centres. “They quickly change from being tense and anxious. Their shoulders relax. There’s something about the materiality of the building that says it’s a nice place to be.” On June 9, Maggie’s opened its latest center in Oldham, a town northeast of Manchester. Designed by London-based firm dRMM, the simple …

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You’ll absolutely fall in love with this colorful, unicorn-inspired apartment

June 19, 2017

… Salvatore, and her friend painted one on her wall. Only the feature ended up looking like stripes instead of the big, beautiful rainbow she hoped for. “I said ‘Sorry guys, I hate this. I’m going to throw some paint on it.’” So she used the leftover paint to splatter the wall and create the rainbow statement she dreamed of having. Although the flower wall is what people love the most about her home, she said she feels the best when she looks at her …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and had to bring his own shovel. people regularly spat at him and sneered at …

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Bill Cosby’s attorney says he is worried about entertainer’s health

June 18, 2017

… had been difficult. “(It was) hard on him. When he got there, he had been awakened at home by us, told that he had to get here. He’s blind, he’s about 80 years old and my heart really broke for him that day. When we got there we didn’t have security and people were diving on our cars. I’ve handled a lot of cases but I wasn’t quite prepared for what I would see.” Cosby — who is legally blind and carries a cane — then had to endure a taxing …

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North Korean hackers blamed for worldwide WannaCry cyberattack

June 17, 2017

Image: mashable North Korean hackers are allegedly behind the widespread ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service, affecting computers and hospitals and doctors’ offices last month, according to the BBC. The hackers belong to a group known as Lazarus, who is believed to have targeted Sony Pictures in 2014 as it planned to release the movie The Interview. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers They used a ransomware program …

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Amazon buys Whole Foods(!)

June 17, 2017

… variety of offeringsparticularly the expansion of its super-fast delivery program. Whole Foods is generally targeted at high-income people, with its stores strategically located in affluent areas. Now, Amazon has bought its way into that market with one fell swoop. Jeff Bezos: “Alexa, buy me something from Whole Foods.” Alexa: “Sure, Jeff. Buying Whole Foods now.” Jeff Bezos: “WHA- ahh go ahead.” pic.twitter.com/GuJ2jlAiuU JESAL (@JesalTV) June 16, 2017 …

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London fire: Tower victims ‘may never be identified’ – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… Media captionOne eyewitness said he saw people blinking lights within the building Housing minister Alok Sharma said the government was working with the local authority to ensure that “every single family will be rehoused in the local area”. On Thursday, officials said 35 people remained in hospital – 15 of whom were in a critical condition. An emergency number – 0800 0961 233 – has been set up for anyone concerned about friends or family. More From this …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… scars for years to come. Many people in the political world had quietly worried that violence was a lamentably possible extension of a presidential campaign in which Trump baited angry crowds and liberals ridiculed and insulted him. In a sign of how the political dialogue has deteriorated, it’s now normal for the President of the United States to spread obvious falsehoods, to brand the media the “enemy of the American people” and for his opponents to openly call him a liar. …

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London fire: Crews work through night at tower block – BBC News

June 15, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMany witnesses have been talking about how they escaped Firefighters have worked through the night to dampen the deadly fire at a west London block of flats that killed 12 people and left many more missing. Flames could still be seen inside the tower block as crews used lights to search the building floor by floor. Sixty-five people were rescued after fire ripped through Grenfell Tower in north Kensington on Wednesday morning. …

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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

Little did the then 21-year-old youth worker know back in 1984 that his Aerosol Art Project at the Barton Hill Youth Center would go some way to shaping British and global street art over the coming years and decades. John Nation founded the project as a way to channel young people’s creativity in a positive and legal way. Here he is pictured painting at the center in the late 80s. Coincidentally, some of the 14 to 19-year-olds attending the center were also becoming interested in …

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Aspirin ‘major bleed’ warning for over-75s – BBC News

June 15, 2017

‘Lifelong pills’ Doctors generally prescribe daily aspirin for life after a person has a stroke or heart attack to help prevent more attacks. But researchers have known for some time that aspirin can increase the risk of stomach bleeds. Until now, most research involved people under 75, showing that the risk of serious bleeds was low in this group. But with around half the people on lifelong aspirin in the UK now over 75, researchers at Oxford University decided to find out …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… accept that it’s better to do them and run the risk that they go badly than look like you are running scared. Furthermore, if you want to brag that your candidate is a bloody difficult woman, then she has to show some empathy to remind people she is human after all.” Image copyright Reuters Sporting history is littered with underdogs triumphing because they wanted to win more than their opponents, or put in more effort. The same sometimes goes for politics. In this election Mrs …

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No one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Senate Republican leaders say they still hope to vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare before lawmakers leave town for the July 4th recess. Since House Republicans passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare last month after much hand-wringing and drama, a “working group” of Senate Republicans have been meeting to share their preferences for a health care bill. It is now up to the Senate Budget Committee — in consultation with key senators and leadership — to draft …

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