Why Muslims are marching for climate

April 29, 2017

… administration reinforce xenophobia against both immigrants and Muslims. As someone whose faith is bound up with combating climate change, it hurt to see Trump impose an executive order that effectively denies the impacts of climate change I have seen with my own eyes. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Saturday’s People’s Climate March reminds me of a verse in the Holy Quran that says, “We have created you into different nations and tribes so that you may come to know …

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Bill Nye: Science made America great

April 23, 2017

… useful arts” to motivate innovators, stimulate the economy and establish just laws. The US has become the most powerful nation on Earth and among the greatest in history, because it has long respected and promoted science. Countless policies, from military deployments to regulations that control the formula of a shampoo, are based on science. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Join us on Twitter and Facebook How would your life be without electricity, let alone …

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

April 22, 2017

Image: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Turning 91 years old is certainly something to be celebrated no matter who you are. Queen Elizabeth II is 91 today and to mark the occasion, the Royal Family is tweeting black and white photographs of Elizabeth at special moments in her life. SEE ALSO: Living like the Queen for a day is harder than it looks If you visit the Royal Family’s official Twitter account today you’ll be showered with animated balloons in celebration of her big day. …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

… and social activist. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. “India is very progressive. A person can choose his or her gender, you don’t need to have a medical certificate. This speaks of our constitutional morality and recognizes gender politics,” said Akkai Padmashali, a transgender activist and founder of Ondede, a Bangalore-based NGO that works with the LGBT community. But transgender people — along with same-sex …

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How prisons keep their suicidal inmates on watch

April 20, 2017

… from the fourth floor of an Ohio courthouse in an apparent suicide, according to police. Hernandez was reportedly placed on suicide watch in 2015 after he was convicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd, for which he was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. But there has been no indication he was on suicide watch. An investigation into his death is ongoing. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The recent inmate …

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

April 15, 2017

Lena Headey plays Cersei in 'Game of Thrones'.Image: hbo When you’re so used to seeing actors dressed up and in character, it’s sometimes easy to forget that they’re real people too. SEE ALSO: Queen Cersei praises Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech in 1 emphatic tweet Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, has always been very honest and open on Twitter. On Thursday, one of her fans asked Headey a question about insecurity. I overthink …

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What it means to be pansexual

April 13, 2017

… I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult — anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.” See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. Scholars attribute the word’s rise to growing acceptance — especially among millennials and “generation Z” — of sexual and gender diversity and …

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United Airlines, David Dao, And The Way We Blame

April 12, 2017

… particular, what an element of the public response reveals about how people take sides in disputes. via Twitter Equally predictable and perhaps more instructive is a particular element of the public response, one that seeks to excuse or vindicate United Airlines and is prepared to indict Dao in order to do it. While the broad public response has been condemnatory of United Airlines, the airline has its share of apologists and defenders. The first and broadest line of defense are variations …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

… through Facebook and Twitter. Through social media and articles I read, I learned that addiction is a chronic brain illness. Online, people were speaking up about their experience, breaking the silence of addiction. Id found my tribe and it fit in my back pocket, or right in the palm of my hand. My phone is how I found out my friends were dying of the health problem that I had. Early in my recovery, I lost four people who were very close to me, all within 3 months. One, Nick, was an aspiring …

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‘SNL’ gets Trump and O’Reilly just right

April 10, 2017

… it’s not which sketch elicited the biggest laughs. Political comedy needs to be measured by what is both funny and makes insightful points. And it’s often not the funniest sketch of the show because it’s raising issues, such as in this example sexual harassment, which make many people uncomfortable. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Join us on Twitter and Facebook But regardless of who is actually worse in their treatment of women, it was daring of …

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Go vegan, save the planet

April 9, 2017

… take climate change. An assessment by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations indicated the contribution of the livestock sector to global greenhouse gas emissions exceeds that of transportation. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Choosing plant-based diets can promote environmental sustainability. It is rare that a single choice of ours can have a broad and decisive impact on the climate crisis. We have a moral imperative to choose and advocate for plant-based …

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‘My fertility app made me too stressed to conceive’ – BBC News

April 7, 2017

“Some months I think we must have missed the window of opportunity entirely,” she explains, “either because I’d built up to it so much that the pressure made me too stressed to conceive, or because the app wasn’t accurate.” She decided to quit using the apps “for the sake of my sanity” and became pregnant the following month. “They definitely serve a purpose,” she concedes, “but they aren’t the be-all and …

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Male Lawmakers Suggest Women Go To The ‘Zoo’ For Abortions

April 7, 2017

… abortion clinics meet the same building standards as ambulatory surgical centers, or mini-hospitals, and that their doctors have admitting privileges at hospitals, because the Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that those laws are intended to shut down clinics rather than to make them safer. The advocacy group Progress Missouri denounced Onders drivel and lies. Onder later explained his rant in a Twitter post and clarified that he never intended to offer his draft amendment renaming the zoo. He …

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

April 7, 2017

… automakers to pull advertising from the show. first reported the companys decision, on Monday. Hyundai announced its decision to pull advertising shortly after Mercedes-Benz did on Monday night. Lexus BMW Mitsubishi Motors We will continue to monitor this situation as we assess our long-term strategy, a spokesperson said. In response to complaints on Twitter, Subaru said Wednesday that it had decided to pull ads from the show. Coldwell Banker Credit Karma spokesman Rick Chen …

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#BlackWomenAtWork uncovers the everyday racism black women face at work

March 30, 2017

… Packnett said. Hundreds of women took to Twitter sharing their experiences. For example, women working in academia talked about prejudice in the workplace. Me: I’d like to check on the status of the books for this class.Staff: The faculty member does that.Me: I am faculty.#BlackWomenAtWork Nyasha Junior (@NyashaJunior) March 28, 2017 Some women talked about their coworkers underestimating their qualifications. Once, I asked for a raise after 2 yrs. I discovered my manager lied …

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13 feminists with legendary Twitter game

March 26, 2017

Minna Salami, J.K. Rowling, and Emma Watson have mastered the Twitter game.Image: Carola Michaela photography / David Fisher / Broad image / REX / SHUTTERSTOCK / MASHABLE COMPOSITE While Twitter can be a platform for dialogue and community, it has gained a reputation for being a space where misogynistic trolls roam free tweeting their hatred at will. SEE ALSO: 11 times Emma Watson was the hero we all needed In a time where feminist discourse has never been greater or more important, Twitter …

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‘Business and politics are inseparable’ says our favorite Silicon Valley tweeter

March 25, 2017

Box CEO Aaron LevieImage: RICHARD DREW/ASSOCIATED PRESS Box CEO Aaron Levie isn’t one to keep his mouth shut, providing often witty commentary on Twitter, at conferences and on television about Silicon Valley and the state of the industry. SEE ALSO: What CEOs are saying about the Muslim ban, and what they actually mean In the last two years, it’s been a lot of talk on Trump and politics. On Thursday, the enterprise startup CEO (@levie) spoke on CNBC’s Closing Bell and …

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Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… now says “TBD” where Cummins’ name used to be. Calls and emails to the school district and Marczak were not immediately returned over the weekend. Marczak did not immediately respond to a direct message sent via Twitter. The Daily Herald in Columbia reported that school spokeswoman Kim Doddridge provided a timeline of the school’s handling of the incident. The day after a student reported seeing Elizabeth and Cummins kissing, the Culleoka Unit School contacted the …

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Twitter’s got jokes about this weird, outdoorsy photo of Donald Trump, Jr.

March 19, 2017

So, Hillary, sure, but, would you ever want to run into Donald Trump, Jr. in the woods? Well, it could happen: He, uh, apparently feels super at home there. On Saturday, the New York Times Styles sectionpublished a profile of the younger Don that discusses, among many other things (ahem, that time he got arrested for public intoxication) his love of the great outdoors. Already, plenty of people are criticizing the piece on Twitter for normalizing Trumpwho, remember, is apparently not above …

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The 11 craziest things we learned from this massive Kellyanne Conway profile

March 19, 2017

… How I’ll forever see Kellyanne Conway after reading this piece by @Olivianuzzi https://t.co/P8p4jF4iBT pic.Twitter.com/ytXRBN1P0X Cher (@thecherness) March 18, 2017 2. She also eats cinnamon Orbit gum. Just like Sean Spicer. 3. She definitely doesn’t want Sean Spicer’s job. Slit my wrists, bleed out, put cement shoes on, jump off the bridge, and then Ill take the jobare you kidding me? like is he okay https://t.co/zssq1unokV pic.Twitter.com/qp2yE6C7ph Alexandra Petri …

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20,000 lbs of frozen pizza recalled over listeria fears

March 17, 2017

… “Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza,” with lot code 20547. During routine sampling, FSIS discovered the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. “There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from consumption of the pizzas at this time,” according to the recall announcement. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. About 1,600 cases are reported in the United States every year, with 260 resulting in death, according …

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A CBO report that conservatives can get behind

March 14, 2017

… @CNNOpinion on Twitter. We welcome your ideas and comments. The Trump administration and congressional Republican leaders will need to balance these benefits against the reality that some moderates cannot be won over without changes to the law designed to boost coverage. That may mean increased funding for the Medicaid program to create an even more gentle transition for states that elected to take the Medicaid expansion, such as Ohio and New Jersey — or more generous tax credits to help …

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