Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

April 25, 2017

… well-documented motherhood financial penalty. Research shows, for example, that mothers are less likely to be hired for jobs and they are offered lower starting salaries when they are hired. (Men dont appear to be similarly disadvantaged by becoming dads, and might actually benefit from it, career-wise.) Roughly 60 percent of women who have abortions are already mothers, which means they understand these factors not in some abstract way, but both deeply and personally. In fact, economic …

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

April 23, 2017

… “look up” and staged a dining hall flash mob. The “Look Up” flash mob encourages students to unplug. Image: courtesy of sylvia frejd She has students referred to her who are on academic probation because of a social media or video game addiction. She said many can’t turn off streaming videos. She talks them through their addictions which she says usually stem from anxiety. Research shows one of the biggest mental health issues at college campuses is anxiety, …

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

April 22, 2017

… enjoy watching local sports or shows like Game of Thrones, you may end up paying more money each month since youre still paying for Internet service, a local TV package, and a premium channel subscription. Unless youre not a TV-watcher, cord-cutting may not be your best option. 15. Not calculating your retirement Saving for your retirement is never a bad idea. Going into it blindly is, however. You wouldn’t purchase a car or home without knowing how much its going to cost you, right? In …

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The Queen is 91 and to mark it the Royal Family are tweeting lovely old photos

April 22, 2017

… One of the photos the Royal Family have shared shows the Queen at the tender age of one month old at her christening, with her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother). Now the oldest reigning monarch, she dedicated her life to service on her 21st birthday. More > https://t.co/mcVCkOE7UY #QueensBirthday pic.twitter.com/chSdUWfARJ The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 21, 2017 @ClarenceHouse the official Twitter account for Prince Charles and the Duchess of …

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

… mental health. Kai then revealed that he has been living with depression for much of his adult life. “I was in love and I took that breakup really hard. I just didn’t think that I could cope. It was at that time that the tics started,” he said. 4. You’ll see that other people get stood up too The course of true love doesn’t always run smoothly. And sometimes people don’t show up to dates. First Dates has had its fair share of no-shows over the seasons. But, …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

… centuries,” she said. “(The advert) shows society that we are human beings. To adopt or to have a child is beyond your gender or sexuality. Gauri Sawant’s life story is a model for society.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsiGloo Templates (downsell) Reloaded Igloo enables you to create and launch an online business with all the marketing pages you need to convert traffic into sales.Ultimate Video Bundle Video creation bundle – backgrounds, motion …

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Lady Gaga FaceTimed Prince William to talk about the stigma surrounding mental health

April 20, 2017

British Royalty and Pop Royalty joined forces today to create a powerful video encouraging people to speak more openly about mental health. The video which starts at 1:50 shows Lady Gaga sipping her morning coffee in her Hollywood abode as she FaceTimes Prince William, who’s sitting in his study at Kensington Palace. The pair chatted about the importance of having conversations about mental health; an issue they’ve both been vocal about in recent months. SEE ALSO: Prince Harry is …

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

April 17, 2017

… assortment of beloved series including The X-Files, Firefly, Wonderfalls and Angel has contributed to some of the limited series key episodes and helped guide the shows meticulously detailed sensibility. But for Episode 6, Hagsploitation, which he co-wrote with Gina Welch, he also stepped behind the camera to direct. Coming after the confrontational fireworks of the previous installment, in which Joan Crawford and Bette Davis ego-clash exploded at the Academy Awards, Minear revealed some of the …

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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 is how a Russian social network spread the #SyriaHoax conspiracy

April 16, 2017

A video grabbed still image shows Syrian people receiving treatment after a chemical attack at a field hospital in Saraqib, Idlib province, northern Syria.Image: STRINGER/EPA/REX/Shutterstock A conspiracy theory about whether a chemical weapons attack was actually perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad started making the rounds shortly after that tragic incident shocked the world. Surprise, surprise, now we know Russian social media posts fueled that conspiracy, according to ABC. SEE …

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United Airlines, David Dao, And The Way We Blame

April 12, 2017

… incident shows that it is deep. An airline appealed to law enforcement to forcibly evict a man from a seat for which he had paid, with no justification beyond the airlines financial and logistical convenience. And yet, even in this seemingly indisputable set of circumstances, the victim found critics unbelievably, and yet predictably. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInstaffiliate – Women In Their 40s Pack – Performance Upgrade Vidio Sniper DEVELOPER Upgrade 1 Click Software …

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

April 10, 2017

New evidence shows just how far Shell was prepared to go to get its hands on it. Standing between Shell and its prize was Dan Etete, whose company acquired the rights to OPL 245 for a tiny sum while he was oil minister of Nigeria. He was later convicted of money laundering in a different case. Shell and the Italian oil company ENI eventually acquired OPL 245 in 2011 – by paying $1.3bn to the Nigerian government. That’s more than the entire health budget of Nigeria but it …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… and children? Does the US welcome too many immigrants? Are corporations too powerful? Are women treated like second-class citizens? Those might seem like questions ripped from today’s headlines, yet they literally provoked riots and lynch mobs during World War I, the film shows. Few people today, however, know how relevant the war remains because it seems so distant, trapped forever in wobbly black-and-white silent film, historians say. “The First World War is the most important …

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JPMorgan’s 125-Year Courtship of GE Is Paying Off Handsomely

April 9, 2017

… investors are less so. While GE’s shares jumped 23 percent in 2015, they stalled last year, gaining just 1.4 percent to trail the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, and were down 5.3 percent this year through Thursday. The lackluster performance has triggered increasing pressure from activist investor Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund Management to cut costs to boost the stock. JPMorgan’s leading deal role shows once again the value of relationships on Wall Street — in …

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

April 8, 2017

… about what is likely to be one of the buzziest shows of the year. Remember how Game of Thrones book aficionados gained so many bragging points when that series became super popular? How they were able to look down their noses at the latecomers to their fandom? Reader, that could be you. Secondly, as of this week, The Handmaid’s Tale gained the equivalent of an extra chapter. That’s right: Atwood has gone all Star Wars Special Edition on us. The original version ends with a …

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NHS bosses ‘spent half of extra Autumn Statement cash on outside services’ – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… spends less than 10% of its budget on independent providers. A spokesman said: “This report simply shows the NHS is making clinical judgments about delivering high-quality care for patients. “The truth is that for many years the independent sector has made a contribution to helping the NHS meet demand, now amounting to less than eight pence in every pound the NHS spends.” …

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

March 27, 2017

… British Retail Consortium (BRC) suggest that the amount of food and drink bought on promotion in the UK has reduced from 40% to 26%. Director of food and sustainability Andrew Opie said: “Evidence shows that more retailers are moving towards low prices, these multi-buys are already diminishing because that’s what consumers want. “They want surety [of low prices] at point of purchase.” The consortium’s representative Andrea Martinez-Inchausti said retailers had …

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Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

March 23, 2017

… later. What is Article 50? What happens next? Brexit: All you need to know What are your questions about the Brexit process? What are the trade options after Brexit? “The evidence shows that the disadvantages of non-membership of the EU and single market have been vastly exaggerated and that the supposed benefits of membership, whether for exports of goods and services, for productivity, for worldwide trade, or for employment, are largely imaginary,” the study said. “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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From puppies to Jar Jar Binks, Roadie is the app for transporting your stuff

March 19, 2017

Image: roadie In our Uber-powered world, people call upon strangers to take them wherever their typing fingers take them. For Uber, riders are in control of Points A and Bdrivers are glorified chauffeurs. With Roadie, it’s put in reverse (just to back it up). The startup, backed by rapper-turned-movie star-turned-tech entrepreneur Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, shows people opportunities to deliver itemsbe it a 7-foot-tall statue of Jar Jar Binks, or someone’s fluffy puppy. …

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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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Why TV teen dramas are what we need now

March 6, 2017

… A. Maybe as an adult who came of age in an era of bubblegum teen pop stars and millennium anxiety, I should be more invested in the political news everyone else is watching. And maybe I should give up the shows I so loved as a much younger me. But at a time when we’re always connected to the news around us and everything is moving at the pace of 4G, teen dramas are exactly what I need. I look forward to that one hour each night where I can kick back, turn off my smartphone and pretend to …

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NHS protest: Tens of thousands march against ‘hospital cuts’ – BBC News

March 5, 2017

There is no official estimate of the numbers who took part. Media captionAerial footage shows thousands of people filling Parliament Sq Mr Corbyn called for the government to provide more funding for the health service in next week’s Budget. Speaking to the protesters in Parliament Square, he said: “The NHS is in crisis, in crisis because of the underfunding in social care and the people not getting the care and support they need. “It is not the fault of the staff. It is …

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

March 3, 2017

… with lead fragments. Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, said in a statement that the ban on lead ammo had the potential to be one of the most effective policy decisions to protect wildlife. How will Trumps first 100 days affect you? Sign up for our weekly newsletter and get breaking updates on Trumps presidency by messaging us here. Related… Trump's Interior Secretary shows Up To New Post On Horseback Trumps Pick For Interior Is No …

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