The teenagers growing up with cancer – BBC News

June 25, 2017

… hurt her ears and give her a sore head. Image caption Nairn was worried about losing his hair Nairn, who is 14, says: “I started getting unwell about January time. I thought it was a chest infection. “Then I started to get a bit sicker, coughing and things like that. It was bringing my mood down. I lost a lot of energy and I just felt horrible. “I was going straight home to my bed. I was crying a lot, the emotions were building up in me so much I didn’t know …

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 25, 2017

… Uber’s under investigation by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and numerous states. And it’s not to say Uber employees who liked Travis are repugnant for applauding his accomplishments, or remembering him fondly. He’s got plenty of Silicon Valley folks who’ve tweeted out that he’s not the monster that the media’s portrayed him as (more on that in a bit). His personal reputation in SV is relatively positive, and he clearly had a positive …

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LeBron James celebrates Father’s Day with loving slam dunks on his son

June 20, 2017

… to be your Father! Love you!” It’s a sweet moment in time in which James does a great job of making Father’s Day about his children, even as he licks his wounds from a brutal championship loss last week. If you’re not a LeBron fan, this video will make that bit of sports haterism just a little harder to justify. WATCH: With a ton of cardboard boxes, you could make your very own Optimus Prime costume More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Tweet …

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YouTube went offline worldwide, and internet had no chill

June 17, 2017

… spinners at 7-Eleven In typical Google style, the error message was kinda cute and funny: YouTube is down. Error message is pic.twitter.com/5MkVjUBcTA Raymond Wong (@raywongy) June 16, 2017 Naturally, the internet, not being able to get its fix of Justin Bieber, fidget spinners, and people breaking their iPhones just for kicks, is not happy. Honestly, we’re all probably feeling a bit like this right now: When #youtube goes down lol pic.twitter.com/e2LmHnS89O Tony-ThomA Sarver …

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Shady developers are turning Apple’s app subscriptions into giant scams

June 14, 2017

… worked for Apple, published a lengthy Medium post over the weekend detailing how widespread the problem is. The whole post is really worth the read, but the bottom line is this: by buying a few strategically picked search ads and using a bit of SEO, a shady developer can make tens of thousands of dollars off a garbage app by aggressively pushing users to buy subscriptions. “It was really eye opening and shocking to see the wrong types of behavior being rewarded like that,” says Lin. …

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Bear stuck in strong current goes over falls and gets tossed in strong rapids

June 11, 2017

A camper in Yosemite National Park witnessed an embarrassing moment for a juvenile bear. Backpackers stumbled across two bears near a river on Tuesday. Naturally, the backpackers tried to avoid the bears, but when one bear entered the water, things took a turn for the worse. The current was much stronger than the bear likely anticipated, and after a bit of a struggle, the bear was sucked down a small falls and rocketed into a section of strong rapids below. “I started laughing when I …

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Welsh male voice choirs worry for future – BBC News

June 8, 2017

Image caption Prof Gareth Williams said choirs had retained quality A total of 116 members of the Welsh Association of Male Voice Choirs and the North Wales Association were contacted for information as part of the survey, with 102 responding. Image caption Ystrad Mynach Male Voice Choir rehearsing “Certainly when you look at the great period of prosperity before the first World War, the depression in the twenties and the thirties when Wales lost so many people – many …

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Being married ‘protects your health’ – BBC News

June 8, 2017

… for diabetes and high blood pressure, with married people having a survival advantage. The picture was less clear for people cohabiting, separated, divorced or widowed. Also, the researchers did not test if the wedded people were in happy marriages. They suspect having someone special in your life is what’s important, rather than simply getting hitched. Dr Carter said: “We need to unpick the underlying reasons a bit more, but it appears there’s something about being married …

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Shocker: Being a female comedian hasn’t gotten any easier since the ’70s

June 5, 2017

… that moment in time? I did a little bit. I read a lot of books. I talked a lot with Judy Gold, who wasnt quite of that time she was a little bit later. But whats special about this show is, yes, the show looks at this very specific time, what all of those people are going through at that time, and especially women, specific to then, but I also think that some of it, fortunately or unfortunately, it doesnt have to be so deeply researched. Like being the sole female in a group of men, and …

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Election blind dates: Georgia Toffolo and Jack Monroe – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… offered a recipe book deal and life went stratospheric. Political beliefs: I’ve been a member of the Labour Party on and off for the past few years, about six or seven years, eight maybe. I’ve also been a member of the Green Party at that time. I’m also a member of the Women’s Equality Party and the National Health Action party. How was your date?: I think it went well. It was nice to meet Georgia and talk to her and try to understand her point of view a bit more. First …

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Drunk dude dropped off by police after a big night out gets incredible selfie

May 31, 2017

… how you will get home before you have a drink,” and that he didn’t ordinarily help with getting drunk people home. It turns out police were contacted by a taxi company to help Reece out. “When police arrived, they found out his address, took the man home and waited for a friend to arrive to look after him,” Fox said. “Because he was a bit worse for wear, our officers took the opportunity to record the moment with a selfie in the likely event he could not remember …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

… management system, as well as update and keep track of the services they offer. The app began as Taylor’s passion project in early 2016. It’s an offshoot of her company Trellyz, formerly known as Digital Fan Clubs, which launched four years ago to help people manage their brands and monetize their fans on Facebook. But about 18 months ago, Taylor, who has lived in Europe on and off for the last 25 years, felt compelled to do something a bit different. Image: RefAid / Trellyz …

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Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… over the last few years. What was your biggest disagreement? I think her joining the Lib Dems. I do think it is a bit odd. She has joined a euro-fanatic party and yet she is not really one. What was her most convincing argument? That business was quite happy before [Brexit], or at least big business was quite happy before. Well, yes, of course, if you’re doing well in life you don’t want any change at all. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNigel Farage …

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What you should think about while considering a career change to healthcare

May 27, 2017

… degree, time commitment and licensing are required. For those looking to make a career change, the transition is not always easy. But with a bit of planning, you can remove many of the unknowns. According to Samantha Dutton, Ph.D., MSW, program dean at University of Phoenix College of Humanities and Sciences, this transition period can be made less stressful with some preparation. “The most important thing someone considering a career change is expect a bit of uncertainty during the …

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