The first 100 days in LGBT rights

April 29, 2017

… Protections pulled from trans school restrooms March 27: Trump signed an executive order that nullified an Obama administration initiative to ensure that federal contractors complied with labor and civil rights laws forbidding discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. March 28: Meanwhile, the Obama administration’s efforts to collect data on LGBT Americans had begun to unravel. Advocates have long pushed for the government to gather data on LGBT …

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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 29, 2017

… reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality projects. The Games for Change Festival is happening July 31 to Aug. 2 at the New school in New York City. Susanna Pollack, president of Games for Change, said that while the organization has included some VR games in the past, the recent development of VR and its potential for positive social change led Games for Change to take a deeper look at VR this year. “We feel that Games for Change is very well-positioned to help develop this community …

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Forget Cheetos. This campus vending machine dispenses condoms and pregnancy tests

April 24, 2017

… this month when the school installed the machine at a campus recreation center that’s open most of the day. That comes in handy when the student health center closes after business hours. Singh told the television station KCRA that he started pursuing the idea after a friend couldn’t get emergency contraception when she needed it. For $30, students can now buy it in the vending machine. He thinks that easy access will help students who might feel nervous about getting emergency …

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

April 23, 2017

… usually in the form of social anxiety. Learning to unplug Shaquille Cook, 23, graduated from Liberty University two years ago and still works at the school as an adviser but in a recent phone call he was still as excited about the digital detox program as when he was a student-worker at the center. Before he graduated with a degree in psychology in 2015, he wrote a review on the center’s Facebook page: “This center is focused on preparing people for a healthy digital life as well as …

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Women in science share a message: Don’t give up

April 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)From across the fields of science they came, marching to show that women in science have a lot to say. Biologists and ecologists, medical researchers and EMTs, doctors and nurses, biomedical engineers and neuroscientists came with stories of why they fell in love with science. They ranged from little girls to seasoned science veterans, all carrying a message of what they’d like to tell other women. …

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EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

(CNN)Environmentalists say USS Lead Superfund in East Chicago, Indiana, is the poster child of environmental injustice. The people who live there are at risk of lead contamination at every turn. It’s in their drinking water and it’s in their soil. More than one thousand people were forced to evacuate, according to Debbie Chizewer at Northwestern Law school, who has worked very closely with the affected residents. A local school was shut down and a public housing complex was also …

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‘I ignored my mum’s death, just like Prince Harry’ – BBC News

April 19, 2017

Image copyright Kathryn Watson Image caption Kathryn (right) struggled with anger after her mum, Heather (left), died from cancer “My mum was ill for about 18 months and it was really quite sudden. She went from being an outgoing person to simply not being there. Image copyright Kathryn Watson Image caption Kathryn says counselling helped her deal with the grief of losing her mum “What really spoke to me was Prince Harry talking about his anger. I felt that a lot. I …

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

April 18, 2017

… Donald Trump, only beat Clinton in the district by less than 2 percentage points. Rosenberg spent election night in tears, and her 16-year-old daughter cried on the way to school the next day, dreading the prospect of facing a pro-Trump teacher whod been relentlessly stumping for his man. Rosenberg called the school counselor to make sure her daughter would be okay. When Trump tapped Price and a special election was called for his vacant congressional seat, Rosenberg jumped into the game. I …

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‘Diablo 3’s Necromancer class introduces the best companion ever: The Flesh Golem

April 17, 2017

… Firstborn. Image: mashable The halls and chambers of the temple are filled with pain. Dead and near-dead humans explode into a pile of dangerous rats and bugs. Iron maidens swing open to reveal disciples bent on your death. Rooms fill with blood as you cut through cultists. Whether these fractures will still exist when the DLC releases is unknown. WATCH: Old-school arcade games have made a comeback at this underground gaming tournament More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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

April 17, 2017

… and it was absolutely hilarious, and a lot of fun. How much of a connoisseur of the hagsploitation genre have you been, or have you become, as a part of this whole process? Its interesting: I went through a phase in my late 20s/early 30s, when I was really doing my own kind of autodidact film school in my apartment. I just discovered, Oh, there are films that predate the ’80s. I started consuming them. I was a big Robert Aldrich fan. I took a film class and studied Kiss Me Deadly, so I was …

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Workload ‘pushing young teachers to the brink’ – BBC News

April 15, 2017

But 70% said a passion for teaching had motivated them to stay, despite working weeks ranging between 51 and 61 hours, according to the survey. A member of the NUT young teachers working party, Ms Chisholme told how an inspirational young English teacher she worked with at a school in Portsmouth was forced to leave because of the risk to his mental health. “All he wanted to do was to be a teacher,” she said, but in the end he decided his well-being was more important. She added …

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

April 14, 2017

… asked about how it affected pupil behaviour, most teachers agreed that it led to an inability to concentrate in class and led to a pupil being isolated from other students or have problems making friends. ‘Expert gap’ Chris Keates, NASUWT general secretary warned there was concern among teachers about a gap in the availability of experts and counselling to help children with mental health needs. “It is clear that teachers and school leaders are seeing many more children and …

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

April 14, 2017

… she felt “empty inside” and “isolated” after falling out with her friends shortly before her GCSE exams. “They took me into a room one lunchtime and told me they didn’t want to be my friend any more,” Rebecca said. “During the week I could distract myself with school work. However, when it came to Friday, I had no one to go out with.” Related Topics Children More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Content Discovery Pro – …

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Cops Hunt Accused Gun Thief Who Sent Anti-Government Manifesto To Trump

April 11, 2017

… specific location, according to the sheriffs office. Janesville school District canceled classes on Friday as a precaution. More officers have been patrolling near churches, because of the unspecified anti-religious remarks in the suspects manifesto, the sheriffs office said over the weekend. To anybody that got this letter, you might want to read it, the man police identified as Jakubowski says as he walks through a parking lot after visiting the post office. Revolution. Its time for change. …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… pretty harbor, great beaches and warmer water.) Sydney’s persistent inferiority complex is chalked up to a poisonous self-awareness that it’s a superficial tart, blessed with good looks, who dropped out of school early. Melbourne is the sophisticated, wealthier sister with a MA from Oxford and innately more interesting. Or so it claims. As for Sydneysiders, they just think Melbourne is a constant weather anomaly with an unsophisticated mob of latte-sipping sports heads, so caught …

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An app that wants to help you make friends, not friends with benefits

April 9, 2017

… difficult and time-consuming. Indeed, finding new people to hang out with can be one of the hardest things about adult life. Once youre out of the immediate social circle that school offers, it can be a challenge to forge new connections especially when youre always busy working. And often your posse starts to shrink as your friends move to different cities or start settling down with families. This leads to a real sense of loneliness, and that can actually impacts your health over the long …

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New Jersey teen gets accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools

April 5, 2017

(CNN)Talk about an embarrassment of riches. A New Jersey teenager has to make a decision soon most high school seniors can only dream of — deciding on which Ivy League school to attend in the fall. The problem, if you want to call it that, is that she was accepted into all of them. All eight of them. Ifeoma White-Thorpe said she was shaking when she got the eighth acceptance letter. …

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The enduring appeal of Adrian Mole, aged 50 – BBC News

April 2, 2017

Image caption Stephen Mangan played Mole in The Cappuccino Years Stephen Mangan played Mole in the 2001 TV adaption of Townsend’s The Cappuccino Years and worked closely with the writer on bringing him to life on screen. Now aged 48, he began reading the Secret Diary as a teenager. “Obviously when you read it as a 13 or 14-year-old you miss some of the nuances, but what’s so clever about the books is that you get so many different perspectives,” he says. …

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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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Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

(CNN)Six days without a credible tip — that’s how long authorities have been digging for answers in the alleged abduction of a 15-year-old by a teacher at her Culleoka, Tennessee, high school. A lawyer for Elizabeth Thomas’ father said the teen’s alleged abductor is armed, dangerous and “obviously a man who is not in control of his faculties.” On Saturday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation updated its Amber Alert explaining how little has turned up …

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Baby death families excluded from review – BBC News

March 15, 2017

… fifth birthday. She goes to school every day but has cerebral palsy and cannot walk or talk. Her mother told BBC Scotland: “Shona Robison said Rebecca could be included in the review but when we went to the meeting HIS said it was outwith their time limit to include Rebecca. “I think it’s disgusting. Why is it up to the families to chase the answers? “I got an expert report done through my lawyer because the hospital refused to give me my medical records. I think there …

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Overweight Woman Totally Transforms, But Its Her Face That Changes The Most

March 11, 2017

Kaylee Bonnett weighed 481 pounds. The bullying was ruthless from adults and children who called her a “circus animal.” She recalls being obese her entire life; during high school, she weighed 300 pounds. I was constantly on the defense,” shetold Cosmopolitan. However, doctors warned that her weight was making her susceptible to life-threatening medical conditions like a heart attack or stroke. Kaylee didn’t want to die. She decided to drastically change her lifestyle. …

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Republicans Obamacare Replacement Just Got A Powerful Enemy

March 9, 2017

… politician-speak for overcharging older Americans for their health insurance while lining the insurance companies pockets. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), right, addresses questions about the American Health Care Act with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday. Across the board, what it does is shift costs from younger people to older people, said Timothy Jost, a leading health reform expert and emeritus professor at the Washington and Lee University school of …

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Brings Back Lead Ammo In Parks And Refuges

March 3, 2017

… a California Condor Recovery Program biologist. This rare condor nearly died of lead poisoning in 2013. Humans who consume animals killed with lead bullets are also at risk. A 2009 study from researchers at the University of North Dakota school of Medicine documented a health risk from lead exposure to humans who eat venison. The report found 59 of 100 randomly selected packages of ground venison donated to the Community Action Food Pantry in North Dakota in the fall of 2007 were contaminated …

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41 People Confess The Secret Theyll NEVER Tell Their Significant Other

February 26, 2017

… middle name my first name. I moved after high school (I never ever liked my name and I wanted to change it since I was 12). He hasn’t met any of my childhood friends or family and we’re going back to my hometown in April so he can meet them. But I’m nervous. I don’t expect people that knew me up until 18 to call me by my new name all of a sudden but I’m also sure they’ll be surprised that he calls me by my new name. Maybe I’ll just tell him the truth or …

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A Side-By-Side Comparison Of The Things Men And Women Say To Me In Bars

February 26, 2017

Brian: How old are you? 22? Shit, haha, you sort of look younger. Like, you could be in high school. I think its your face.” Sarah: How old are you? 22? God, you are so youthful and free. Treasure these moments for the rest of your life. ______ Dan: Oh, you write? That must be nice. Have you ever heard of Deutsche Bank though?” Liz: You write? Fantastic. Whats your last name? Im going to read everything youve ever published right now in line for the bathroom.” ______ Chris: …

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