‘My vision is like looking through a straw’ – BBC News

April 27, 2017

“The worst case scenario for any deaf person is to lose their sight. Usher syndrome is not a death sentence but it is incredibly challenging. Without awareness and appropriate support, it is easy to fall into depression and despair – I’ve been there.” The loss of Molly’s sight was rapid, and within two years of being diagnosed she was registered blind. “My parents knew about my Usher syndrome diagnosis on the day, however, I was unaware of the seriousness …

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

April 23, 2017

Put down the phone.Image: bob al-greene/mashalbe Step into the Center for Digital Wellness and you’ll likely hear people chatting and that’s about it. Because that’s what the Wi-Fi disabled room at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, is for re-connecting and interacting with your fellow humans no screens, gizmos, or gadgets in the way. You might find the center’s founder, Sylvia Frejd, a minister and counselor by training, in the conversation corner with the …

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GOP Rep Tells Mom Her Son On Medicaid Should Just Get A Better Job If He Wants Health Care

April 23, 2017

… plans to cover , including trips to the emergency room, as well as maternity and newborn care. In lieu of these benefits, low-premium, high-deductible catastrophic plans could cover even fewer procedures than they do now. But Davidson implied that finding a better plan was as simple as shopping for a higher-quality consumer product like a cellphone. If he doesnt want a catastrophic care plan, dont buy a catastrophic care plan. If you dont want a flip-phone, dont buy a flip-phone, Davidson …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… When you think about saving money, you most likely think about reducing expenses like going out to dinner less often. But, when was the last time that you compared the rates and deals of your bank, insurance company, the Internet or cell phone provider? Theres a good chance that there are better options available. Switching your cell phone provider, for example, may not save you $250 alone per month, but you may find a plan thats $25 cheaper per month. Add that to your other saving methods and …

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Utah Physician Says She’ll Happily Do The Job Jason Chaffetz Won’t

April 21, 2017

… re-elected by large margins, and that he has no doubt he will be replaced by a Republican. Chaffetz has faced a barrage of criticism in recent months over what many perceive as an unwillingness to investigate the Trump administration. He was also bombarded with angry phone calls after introducing a bill aimed at selling off 3.3 million acres of national public land in 10 states. He later The congressmans departure sets the stage for a potentially contentious race to replace him. We have been …

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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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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

… Democrat, Rosenberg was ready. I said, Im not either, Rosenberg said. They found a bond: both, it turned out, had voted for Kasich in the GOP presidential primary. She was uncommitted by the time I left, said Rosenberg. Sandy Rosenberg When HuffPost first contacted Pearlman by phone, the call went to voicemail. She returned the call shortly afterward. Sorry, I thought you were a canvasser, she said, describing a barrage of phone calls to Democrats so ubiquitous that a local group, Cobb …

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

April 12, 2017

… used to track your progress over time. The device connects to your phone via Bluetooth, but you don’t need to constantly hang on your phone to have Vitali work. The bra can function without needing to be paired to your phone. What the VITALI app looks like Image: VITALI The bra also lets you know when you’re slouching. By default, it “taps” (sends a small vibration) once to say you’re hunched and twice to remind you to take a deep breath. The gem comes with its …

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

April 7, 2017

… “In the 21st Century we also think it is unreasonable to expect drivers to have to estimate how long their visit to hospital might take.” At the same time RAC data suggests only 41 trusts allowed patients and visitors to pay by credit or debit card at all hospitals. And 31 provided card payment options at only some of their sites. The RAC urged more hospitals to put credit, debit card, mobile phone and contactless payment facilities in place so fewer drivers would be …

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House Republicans Were Handed A Historic Opportunity. They’re Blowing It.

April 7, 2017

… easy criticisms you could make of Ryan, senior GOP aides were eager to point out that, ultimately, the GOPs inability to get anything done was a reflection on Trump. You cant just come in 24 hours before a vote, make some phone calls and expect anything to change, the aide continued, referring to the ill-fated health care bill. One distraction has been Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and his questionable Russia probe. After Nunes seemed to be coordinating with the White House, …

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Here Are All The Advertisers Fleeing Bill O’Reilly’s Show

April 7, 2017

… check company told HuffPost on Wednesday that it was pulling ads from OReillys show. We continually monitor our advertising to make sure it aligns with our company values, spokesman Shawn Siegel said. The mobile phone company responded Wednesday to complaints on Twitter with an announcement that it had pulled advertising from the show. Invisalign MileIQ, a mileage tracking app, announced Wednesday via Twitter that it was pulling ads from OReillys show but that some pre-booked …

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Should exercise be compulsory at work? – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… stand on the train or bus take the stairs and walk up escalators set a reminder to get up every 30 minutes place a laptop on a box or similar to work standing stand or walk around while on the phone take a walk break every time you take a coffee or tea break walk to a co-worker’s desk instead of emailing or calling Related Topics Exercise More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Tweet Machine PRO Developers – Unlimited Clients WP Content Machine Reseller – 25 Copies 200 …

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Apple’s brutal breakup with Imagination is a warning to its other partners

April 5, 2017

… dating for almost a decade, and, as the graphics provider for the iphone, it’s fair to say Imagination was responsible for a lot of what made the phone so impressive, especially in the early days. That natural, buttery-smooth response to touch, fast gaming animations that don’t kill the battery, low-lag AR apps all that’s Imagination. And Imagination has some legit grievances: Apple has apparently hired away a couple of their people prior to today’s breakup and has been …

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Trump’s wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

March 20, 2017

… unsubstantiated report that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters — the British equivalent of the CIA — had been used by Obama in the operation. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose phone was once tapped by US intelligence, did not take kindly to Trump’s quip that they had something in common Friday. Also Friday, Trump’s Justice Department sent classified information to Capitol Hill about the claims, but sources said it did not substantiate …

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Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… 1, and spoke to a woman who expressed regret that he had been “left in the dark,” promised to keep him informed of further findings and assured him there would be no more contact between his daughter and Cummins. Whatley wrote in his February 6 letter that since that February 1 call, Elizabeth had told her father she still had a class with Cummins, and her phone history indicated the two were still in contact. “If it is true that contact between this student and Mr. Cummins …

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Skin creams containing paraffin linked to fire deaths – BBC News

March 19, 2017

‘Sneaky cigarette’ Carol Hoe’s husband Philip died after accidentally setting himself on fire at Doncaster Royal Infirmary in 2006 when sparks from a cigarette reacted with the emollient cream he was covered in. “I got a phone call from the ward sister to say can you get to the hospital as soon as possible, Philip’s had an accident,” she said. “Philip had caught fire. He had sneaked off onto a landing for a sneaky cigarette, a gust of wind must have …

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‘El Chapo’ Guzman suffering effects of solitary confinement, his lawyers say

March 14, 2017

(CNN)Documents filed Monday by court-appointed defense attorneys representing drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman offered a glimpse into his isolated life behind bars. No sunlight, no phone calls, no television, no communication with the outside world — this sums up Guzman’s existence inside Unit 10 South of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, where he has lived most of the time since his extradition from Mexico to New York on January 19 to face …

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10 Easy Stretches That Can Relieve Your Painful Gas

March 12, 2017

One night last summer while I was staying in a hotel, I woke up in the middle of the night with excruciating pain in my abdomen. I couldn’t figure out what it could possibly be coming from, so I got out of bed and pulled out my phone. After some quick research, I realized that my pain was coming from gas; I had never realized it could be so uncomfortable. I walked around while looking on the internet for ways to relieve the pain. I noticed that the pain felt slightly better while I …

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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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Rep. Marsha Blackburn Besieged By Boos At Tennessee Town Hall

February 22, 2017

… local elected officials. As of Tuesday afternoon, the online listing appeared to have been restored. In Colorado, where Republican Sen. Cory Gardner has declined to schedule any public forums, protesters planned an in absentia town hall instead. Its a somewhat hypocritical twist for Gardner. Last month, the senator dismissed the sharp uptick in phone calls to his officeas coming from out-of-state paid protesterswho were preventing the voices of his constituents from being heard. Given the …

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Want to make parenting even more terrifying? This baby monitor can help.

February 19, 2017

… are far less dramatic. Like itll send you a notification on your phone if your baby has a fever. (Sort of useful?) Or when your baby is awake. Hmm, do you need that? No. SEE ALSO: Parents, do not let this dumb sign make you feel guilty about using your phone Its worth remembering that babies have their own built-in technology for telling you theyre awake or need need your attention its called screaming. And if your baby stirs before you do and is just happily hanging out, you certainly dont …

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