Pete Souza’s most legendary Donald Trump trolls

May 28, 2017

… Trump racked up 19 rounds in his first 100 days, then claimed they were actually a good thing when he played because they were “meetings.” Two can play at that game. President Obama recognizes Natoma Canfield during a ceremony in 2013. Natoma had written him a letter in 2009 urging him to fight for health care reform. Natoma had been forced to drop her health care insurance after her premiums were jacked up in price when she had been diagnosed with cancer. She thought because …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

May 28, 2017

… myself. I played the sport through high school, college, and professionally in Germany, so I’ve worn football helmets for my entire life including the Riddell Speed model the Precision Fit system is built on but I’ve never experienced anything like this. A standard model of the Speedflex helmet. Image: riddell When I played youth football, helmets were given out to players without much thought, with a few pumps of air and a hearty slap on the side of the head to check if it …

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Economics not sex was behind this cruel Chinese practice, according to new research

May 27, 2017

A woman with three-inch bound feet. The Chinese practice of binding feet started in the 7th century, and was thought to occur to cater to men's sexual tastes. The practice stopped in the early 20th century.Image: Getty Images Bound feet the cruel Chinese practice of reducing a normal foot to 10cm (3 in.) stubs were once part of a stereotypical East Asian allure. The results of the practice, in which the toes of girls as young as four were broken and bound to the sole of the foot with cloth, …

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Professor gets his dog a position at 7 academic journals

May 27, 2017

… Now. “The more I saw of it, the more I thought that you need a light shining on these things.” Why are these sham journals so problematic? “There are young academics, there are people in developing countries who are being conned by this,” Daube explained. “They think that if they send papers to these journals, it’s a decent publication … and they are being charged for it.” The fact that Daube was able to get a dog with a fake doctorate and …

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Well, someone is spray painting condoms on graffiti dicks in London

May 21, 2017

… straight youth under 25 and men who have sex with men. The mystery artist has been particularly focused on spreading his message to youth because he noticed many of the graffiti dicks were at school bus stops. Shocking. “It just shouldn’t be the norm to just have your wang out, especially unprotected,” he told Buzzfeed. “I just thought it sent the wrong message.” City Cock 2 #protectcitycocks A post shared by ProtectCityCocks (@protectcitycocks) on Apr 29, …

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Inmate seeks execution by firing squad, says lethal injection too painful

May 13, 2017

… …” the state’s lawyers wrote. “If plaintiff really thought the firing squad was a reasonable alternative he could have alerted the State years, instead of 5 days, before his execution.” Ledford’s lawyers concede they don’t expect their legal strategy to succeed. Legal precedent only allows him to suggest an alternative form of execution allowed by Georgia, but the state only authorizes lethal injection, the lawyers wrote. Ledford’s “dilemma …

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Scottish smacking ban consultation opens – BBC News

May 13, 2017

Mr Finnie said: “Scotland cannot be thought of as the best place in the world for children to grow up while our law gives children less protection from assault than anybody else in society. “There is clear evidence that the use of physical punishment is detrimental to children’s long-term health and wellbeing. “Parents know how important it is to build strong, healthy relationships with their children. We can see from both international evidence and what families …

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Lena Dunham had the perfect response to this magazine’s ‘diet tips’

May 10, 2017

… (specifically the X-Factor, really thought they’d handle this) 9. marching your ass off 10. a quiet rage that replaces need for food with need for revenge 11. sleeping 19 hours a day 12. realizing that even the liberal media wants dem clicks no matter whut 13. worrying ceaselessly about the health and safety of women you know and women you don’t 14. realizing who ya real friends are 15. having to switch from Uber to Lyft (lots of calories burned trying to understand a new app, then …

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Temporary tattoos remind you how important it is to care for yourself

May 9, 2017

… social media, friends told her that they wanted some too, so she began making more designs. “A plaster represents healing and recovery, so I thought this was a great symbol to use,” says Timbers. Image: motivational tattoos The tattoos aren’t designed to be a replacement for professional treatment, but rather as a way to help people cope when living with mental health issues. She hopes that if people spot a friend or family member wearing a tattoo, they will know that the …

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Amazon’s Alexa can now whisper, and it’s as terrifying as you’d imagine

May 3, 2017

… worse when you realize that Amazon’s camera-enabled Echo Look will enable Alexa to comment on your physical appearance in the same creeping manner. “Good morning, Paul. You’re wearing the blue shirt? What a shame. You know what I think of the blue shirt.” Thankfully, word of this new Alexa skill set isn’t all bad. At least we now know that when the robots do come for us they’ll do so with hushed voices. So keep your ears open. WATCH: Trump thought being …

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Researchers use Wireless signals to measure health

May 2, 2017

… 95%-to-99% accurate when measuring stride length. As for privacy concerns, there’s no camera on WiGait. Walkers are represented as a dot on the screen. Lead author and PhD student Chen-Yu Hsu told me that, initially, the researchers thought this technology could be used to very accurately identify someone’s location in a home. The realization that it could be used to track motion and health came later, “when we talked to doctors about how gait speed is a very important metric …

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The company cleaning up the world’s biggest hotels

May 2, 2017

(CNN)Next time you check out of a hotel, spare a thought for the barely touched bar of soap left behind in your room. But Clean the World aims turn those discarded slabs into a life-changing commodity. With recycling centers in the United States and Hong Kong, the not-for-profit corporation has partnered with 5,000 hotels internationally to recycle soap from nearly one million hotel rooms daily, distributing them instead to families, schools and organizations in need. Replay More …

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Tapper: These Americans have had a rougher 100 days than Trump

April 29, 2017

(CNN)“Many Americans” had a tougher past 100 days — coinciding with the first months of Donald Trump’s presidency — than the President himself, CNN’s Jake Tapper said on “The Lead” Friday. Tapper responded: “The notion that President Trump thought the job of President of the United States of America would be easier than hosting ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ and running the Trump business empire is pretty stunning.” Tapper then …

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William and Harry talk to Kate about the impact of their mum’s death

April 22, 2017

… really damaging. “I always thought to myself, what’s the point in bringing up something that’s only gonna make you sad? It ain’t gonna change it. It ain’t gonna bring her back,” he says. Kate says she thinks it’s “incredible” how strong the two princes are, and how they’ve been able to cope. “I put that down to your really early years, childhood experience. But, also the relationship you’ve got. You’re amazingly …

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… Ms Gadhia said, speaking publicly about how she was affected for the first time. “How on earth was I going to manage that? “It was the first time that I’d ever, ever experienced what people described as depression. “I had always thought, despite the fact that my mum had suffered over the years with her own issues, that depression is something that was a bit weak-minded or something. “And when it hit me, I realised nothing could be further from the truth. “And …

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

April 19, 2017

… turned to the gym and exercise and running. “What also really touched me was that the age at which we dealt with it was the same. “When I got to 28 and 29 I thought ‘I can’t keep going on with this’. It’s the realisation it’s not going to fade. “Now, I’m able to open up and work through my grief. I think it is a maturity thing. “Counselling has brought me to a good place. It’s about finding the right counsellor for you – …

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

April 16, 2017

… see him stretch himself a little bit in this movie, a little bit of humor, a whole lot of action. You know, if you were to interview Jason, he would say, “Well, I wouldnt necessarily say I was a villain. I wouldnt necessarily say Im a part of the family either.” He just has a very specific mission in mind. You have to see the movie to see what it is, but I thought it was very interesting that he could team up with the family and work for a common goal. Thats something that I dont …

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‘Game of Thrones’ actor Lena Headey opens up about anxiety on Twitter

April 15, 2017

… BEAUTIFUL… lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) April 13, 2017 Try one conversation face to face without hiding your true self. You’ll feel terrified maybe .. for a second .. and then BOOM … lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) April 13, 2017 @IAMLenaHeadey can’t. I’m a super-introvert. nice thought though Ms Hyde (@ms_hyde) April 13, 2017 @IAMLenaHeadey but what if you’re scared because people might judge you or hurt you if you show your true self ?? …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

… our community. It was also the beginning of my recovery advocacy. After the convention, and the 2016 election, I realized the tremendous influence that social media could have on how people talked, thought, acted, and even voted. I saw a way for us to transform the recovery movement into a campaign one so big that it couldnt be ignored or silenced. So I started a Facebook page, then added Twitterand Instagram. Up front, I decided these accounts would never be about me. The point was always to …

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

April 10, 2017

… threatening the American way of life. They’re not real Americans. That’s what many Americans thought of German-Americans during World War I. If you think political battles over immigration are tough today, they were vicious when America entered World War I, “The Great War” shows. A wave of hysteria aimed at German-Americans swept the nation as it struggled to assimilate what was then its largest ethnic group. America didn’t just declare war on Germany — it …

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Low U.S. Jobless Rate May Tempt Fed to Rethink Wage-Gain Trigger

April 9, 2017

… what Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman first described in 1968 as the “natural rate of unemployment.” First thought of as a fixed level, Nairu is what economists now see as a trigger point that can move substantially over time. As recently as 2013, Fed officials estimated Nairu in the U.S. around 5.6 percent. …

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His name was Henry Summers – but who was he? – BBC News

April 9, 2017

Image caption Henry lived in a top-floor flat in Leith They went to the door of his top-floor flat on Easter Road and knocked but got no answer. Image caption Police beat down the door to gain entry to Henry’s flat A few years before that a woman had been found dead in Edinburgh, undiscovered for five years. The media were full of recrimination and finger pointing. I used to work with old people and had seen this before. It’s easy to de-personalise older people. We …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… operate, we increase his harvest by 15 percent. Meaning, he earns 45,000 euros more in revenues. We’re battling nature with nature and we know that that works. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: This is like jetpack meets Iron Man. It’s the awesome-looking invention of a British entrepreneur. It involves six tiny jet engines, some body armor, some serious physical fitness, and while it looks fund in some clips, there is a learning curve. It’s called Daedalus. Guess they thought acorus (ph) …

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