Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

April 25, 2017

… procedure, women are forced to forgo food for themselves and their children, to miss rent payments and to sell off personal items. Also, because two-thirds of the unplanned births in this country are paid for by public insurance programs, namely Medicaid, unintended pregnancies weigh on the economy as well. CORRECTION:An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the bill Mello co-sponsored. It did not require women to have ultrasounds before abortions. More From this publisher : HERE …

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

April 22, 2017

… can be a smart move when it comes to items that you use frequently and wont spoil. For instance, household items like toothbrushes, toilet paper, or light bulbs are cheaper when bought in bulk. Food items are a different story. In fact, food waste costs between $1,365 to $2,275 per year for the average American household.When it comes to perishable items like food, buying bulk isnt always the most cost effective solution. 22. Linking your checking and savings accounts Gone are the days having …

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It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

April 22, 2017

… store leather jacket on eBay. Through the series’ 13 episodes she steals a rug, eats her boss’s sandwich, launches an eBay store, dates a drummer, goes on a worse version of the San Francisco tour from The Princess Diaries, and eventually reaches the early days of Nasty Gal. As a TV show, Girlboss has its own problems character, story, and all that. But it’s also arriving at the absolute worst time. Nasty Gal, launched in 2006 as Amoruso’s vintage eBay store that grew …

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

… Alan talked about losing his wife and his son, and it’s safe to say his story had people reaching for their tissues. “Life is so bloody short and so many people don’t realise that. I don’t want to die with any regrets,” said Alan. “I love life.” Some people on the show talk about the impact of past heartbreaks. On one very emotional date, Damian opened up to his date Kai about developing Tourettes after a very bad breakup, which impacted on his …

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Is Bangkok really banning street food?

April 21, 2017

(CNN)When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city’s famously cheap eats as the story racked up global headlines. Cue the backtracking. Government officials now say that while some areas will be cleared of street vendors in the name of public safety, they’ll impose stricter rules on cleanliness and hygiene in other popular street food areas like Khao San Road and …

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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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This Little Detail Could Cause A Government Shutdown

April 19, 2017

Congress in December extended health coverage for retired miners and their widows, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised the Senate would vote to permanently fund it when the next deadline came around. The Senate has enough votes for permanently fixing miner benefits, but the House is a different story. Talk of a 20-month extension instead of a permanent fix is floating around the chamber, according to multiple sources. No one in leadership would confirm it, and the …

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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

Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford.Image: Prashant Gupta/FX Viewers with an appetite for quality television should hope that a Hollywood feud never erupts between writer/producer/director Tim Minear and his frequent collaborator Ryan Murphy. Between six seasons and counting of American Horror story and the current season of Feud: Bette and Joan, theyve turned out some of the most riveting and provocative TV content of recent years. An executive producer on Feud, Minear a veteran of an enviable …

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‘The Fate of the Furious’ director on Jason Statham’s journey from villain to kinda-hero

April 16, 2017

… how you inject, little things like races and stuff like that. One of the biggest things is just the story, the storyline. Youre not used to seeing Dom go against the family, so thats gonna be really different for the fans that are familiar with the franchise. And because thats so inherently dramatic, theres going to be a little bit more drama, so the tone is gonna be a little different. I like to think that I bring a little something to that with the performances. And my humor is very specific, …

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This is how a Russian social network spread the #SyriaHoax conspiracy

April 16, 2017

… ALSO: Trump remembers what cake he ate but not what country he bombed and help us somebody please The conspiracy started with a pro-Assad website in Lebanon. Al-Masdar News published a story about supposed problems in the evidence that Assad’s government was the group behind the chemical attack, even though the governments of many nations have little doubt about the perpetrator. As many pro-Assad folks do, the website attacked a Syrian rescue group known as The White Helmets. The group …

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Join an ‘Option B’ group before Sheryl Sandberg’s new book arrives

April 14, 2017

Option B comes out April 24.Image: allison shelley/Getty Images Here’s the next thing after Lean In. Sheryl Sandberg on Thursday launched the community website for her new book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy, which shares her experience dealing with grief after the death of her husband, David Goldberg. Like Lean In, Option B incorporates Sandberg’s personal story. Goldberg, who was a key figure in Lean In and its advice to find a partner who will …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

… a brave young man in Los Angeles who would come out as a person in recovery and tell his inspiring story for the first time. And thats where you come in. The Voices Project proves that together we can help end the addiction crisis. We can do the work that we could never accomplish alone. Together, well end the silence and show this country that we are one of the largest constituencies ever to exist. We can inspire change, save lives, heal our communities, and build a digital movement like …

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

April 10, 2017

… about it,” Johnson would say later when praised for his gallantry. “Just fought for my life. A rabbit would have done that.” Johnson’s story is featured in PBS’ “The Great War,” a stirring account of America’s entry into World War I. The three-part “American Experience” film, which begins airing Monday, devotes six hours over three nights to explaining why the nation decided to enter “the war that would end all wars” …

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

April 8, 2017

… professor discussing Offred’s story at a conference in the year 2195, long after Gilead has fallen. Now, in an audiobook version narrated by Homeland‘s Clare Danes, Atwood has added a revealing Q&A session with that professor. A few details she could not have written in 1984 including the professor’s unearthing of an ancient iPad make it clear that Gilead could still lie in our American future. Atwood has also added an afterword in which she answers a number of FAQs …

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

April 7, 2017

… Lance (R-N.J.) essentially said the same thing. That dynamic isnt exactly new, but with the implosion of the health care bill, its maybe worse than ever. Still, aides didnt think much had changed. Sounds like your story is a real barn burner, but the barn has been on fire for seven years now, he said. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsProfit Tab (Commercial) Profit Tab is the first traffic “retention” tool of it’s kind. Use the web browser tab to bring people BACK to …

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Americans Persecuted By Egypt Regime Watch As Trump Embraces It

April 6, 2017

WASHINGTON When 29-year-old Egyptian-American Mohamed Soltan tells his story, he says Egyptian authorities first shot him in the arm, and then beat him with batons and belts. Locking him in a windowless room, they encouraged him to commit suicide, occasionally slipping razor blades inside his cell. The authoritarian Arab government still has at least seven other Americans in their prisons, he says. But President Donald Trumps America First administration hasnt punished the boss of Egypts …

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

April 2, 2017

… 2. “In terms of putting it as a post-credits sequence, I think there’s a proud tradition of that on the Marvel features side,” Hawley told reporters in a conference call. “It’s the beginning of another thought. I wanted to give people the end song and the feeling of watching the credits, to let them absorb the complete story they just watched. And then I wanted to tease them as to what chapter two is going to be. SEE ALSO: ‘Legion’ creator wants the …

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

April 2, 2017

… “It’s written from the point of view of a 13-year-old boy, but it’s also there’s the story of [his separating] parents. It’s a very clever trick, because through his lack of awareness you learn so much about marriage, parenting and life. “Sue was very engaged politically and socially tuned in to what was going on, and Adrian was her way in to discuss that,” Mangan adds. “She deals with big cultural phenomena through the books and with …

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Facebook now lets you create personal fundraisers for yourself, friends, and family

April 1, 2017

… users actually appreciated this extra step, ensuring that everything in personal fundraisers are for a good cause. Once a fundraiser is approved, users can display a cover photo, a “beneficiary card” showing the person receiving money, a “thermometer” that fills up according to how much money is raised in real-time, the story behind the fundraiser, and information about the creator. Since everything’s on Facebook, visitors to the page can click on the profiles …

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Snapchat to brands: Make great stuff and we might let you get on Discover

March 31, 2017

… it’s an ad purposely made for Snapchat. It’s so on-brand for Snapchat that they even filmed part of it using Snapchat Spectacles, the app’s video-camera sunglasses. The three-minute episodes each feature a different social media influencer talking to the camera and sharing their story around destination. The first episode features Jen Levinson traveling in Berlin. For the last two years, Snapchat has built up its own media platform called Discover, where media outlets (Mashable …

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The emotional speech that could unite House Republicans

March 24, 2017

Washington (CNN)Republican Rep. Brian Mast, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who lost both of his legs, told reporters he recounted his own experience to his colleagues at the closed-door GOP conference meeting Thursday night over the health care bill. The Florida congressman told fellow lawmakers his own personal story about sticking together in combat. “I’ve just never been in a battle that we only had to fire one shot. I’ve never been in a battle with a perfect …

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‘Bed-blocking’ statistics reveal areas worst affected. – BBC News

March 24, 2017

… others, there are 24 councils, that account for 50% of the delayed discharges.” An independent charity, The Health Foundation, said this “does not tell the whole story” as most of those councils also happen to be areas with larger populations. In his first Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond said there would be an additional 2bn for social care services in England over the next three years, allowing councils to “act now to commission new care packages”. 2 billion …

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Exploring Meghalaya, India’s abode of the clouds

March 23, 2017

(CNN)When it comes to aptly named destinations, the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya is up there with the best. Meaning “abode of the clouds,” it’s home to the top two wettest places on earth,according to Guinness World Records. But across this cool, green state travelers will also find India’s cleanest village, the country’s highest waterfall and a man who just might be the country’s biggest Bob Dylan fan. …

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Why The Fed Was Wrong To Raise Interest Rates And Slow Down The Economy

March 21, 2017

… that this concern is 180 degrees at odds with the robots are taking our jobs story. The robots taking our jobs story is one in which we dont have enough jobs and we have too many workers. The Fed obviously is not concerned about robots taking all the jobs or it wouldnt feel the need to raise interest rates. People not getting jobs because of Fed rate hikes are disproportionately less-educated workers and members of disadvantaged groups. The other point is that the people not getting jobs …

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