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

April 22, 2017

… your budget, clipping coupons, or scouring the Internet for the best deal instead of enjoying your life, then its time to reevaluate the situation. The purpose of saving is so that you have the money to take that family trip, make home improvements, or invest in new business. That doesnt mean that you eliminate the important things in life, such as spending time with your family, just for the sake of saving. By all means, be frugal but not when its consuming too much of your life. 3. Loyalty …

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

April 22, 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have spoken candidly about the impact of Princess Diana’s death on the their mental health in a new film as part of their Heads Together campaign to end mental health stigma. In the film above streamed on Facebook Live on the Royal family’s account the three royals talk about the various pressures they’ve experienced in life, and the importance of speaking openly about mental health. Prince Harry says he thinks people …

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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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Utah Physician Says She’ll Happily Do The Job Jason Chaffetz Won’t

April 20, 2017

… common purpose to oppose what [President Donald Trump] stands for. paid, out-of-state protesters. Then came Chaffetzs comment that low-income Americans In just two days, Allen Crowdpac fundraising page, with more than 14,000 individual donations, including from former television talk-show host In a post to Facebook,Chaffetz said he planned to spend more time with his family and return to the private sector. He also said he has no ulterior motives, that he is confident he would have been …

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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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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

Her daughter, Helen, and granddaughter, Lily Mae, were living with her so she feared her whole family might become homeless. “You blame yourself and you feel a sense of total helplessness. “I remember not wanting to go on and wondering if I should end it.” ‘Breaking point’ The polling company ComRes carried out online interviews for the report in February this year with a representative sample of 3,509 adults from across England. Of these, about 30% or 1,050 …

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

April 17, 2017

… #kanye #takemeback #iwassoemotional lol #oct2616 A post shared by TJ (@tarrrrajean) on Mar 26, 2017 at 11:24pm PDT Joanna studied Communications at Baylor with the dream of becoming a television newscaster. In the meantime, she worked at the family business an auto shop and got a taste of the spotlight starring in commercials. Her future husband, Chip Gaines, saw her in a family photo at the business and knew she was the one. “Her dad made the mistake of putting a pic of the family …

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Prince Harry sought counselling after hiding Diana death grief – BBC News

April 17, 2017

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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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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… had experienced a pupil of any age suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, while 79% were aware of a pupil suffering from depression and 64% knew of a youngster who was self-harming. Around half (49%) were aware of children with eating disorders, and a similar proportion (47%) knew about a youngster with obsessive compulsive disorder. Pressure of exams and testing, family problems such as ill health or a break-up and social media were all seen as having an impact on mental health. And when …

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Shanay Walker abuse death: School and care workers criticised – BBC News

April 13, 2017

The report found in the two years leading up to her death, bruising and injuries sustained by the child were explained away by her aunt as accidental or the result of self-harm. Image copyright family Handout Image caption Shanay’s mother Leanne Walker suffered post-natal depression after another pregnancy Chris Cook, chair of the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board, said: “Whilst professionals undoubtedly had Shanay’s well-being at heart, with the benefit of …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey to return to Sierra Leone – BBC News

April 12, 2017

… allowed to travel around it last time.” She will also meet other Ebola survivors, but said that apart from having the virus, “what we went through was very different”. “I had massive support from family and friends and could get medical and psychological support. “The Ebola patients in Sierra Leone didn’t know what they were going home to, or who was left alive in their family. They might be going back to sheer hell.” Image copyright Scotsman Image …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

At the time, I had no idea that one of those two things would save me from the other. Now, my phone and, more specifically, its social media capabilities are an intrinsic part of my new life in recovery. Its been more than two years since I got the call on my cell, telling me there was a bed available at a public detox. I took that call, and the chance to get sober. While I was in rehab, I communicated with my family and friends. I started connecting with other people in recovery online, …

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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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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… explicit religious commitments to holy Shiite sites. Their brutality is arguably religiously motivated in a way similar to that of ISIS. That Gabbard and her allies believe being secular is enough to grant Assad legitimacy is even more important. The unspoken argument here is that alleged war crimes, mass torture and decades of repressive one-family rule are acceptable, so long as they dont have a pesky Muslim tinge. The message is precisely what controversial Trump White House advisers like …

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How to photograph Hanoi like the city’s Instagram stars

April 6, 2017

… “You must taste the local food in every corner of the Old Quarter,” he says. “You don’t know anything about Hanoi if you never try the street foods.” MORE: Vietnam street food: 10 essential dishes The activist #cafe #tit #17months #kycon #saigon #family #travel #stair #apartment #oldhouse #maikaelan A post shared by Maika Elan (@maikaelan) on Aug 11, 2015 at 10:25pm PDT Married to Hai Thanh, Maika Elan is a documentary photographer who tells intimate stories …

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Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

… planning the Chinese visit has also raised ethical questions. His family’s real estate company was recently in talks with China’s Anbang Insurance Group to redevelop a flagship property in Manhattan; the talks were recently called off after scrutiny from ethics watchdogs and Democratic lawmakers. Disclosure reports released by the White House Friday showed Kushner, along with his wife Ivanka Trump, could be worth more than $700 million. At one point he held a position in 267 separate …

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Benefit changes ‘could push 200,000 children into poverty’ – BBC News

April 3, 2017

… for as long as their family’s existing claim continues. And Child Benefit, which is separate, will be unaffected. The latest official figures show that 872,000 families with more than two children were claiming tax credits in 2014-15. And a similar number of families are likely to lose out under the changes, the researchers suggest. In 2014-15, two thirds (65%) were working families and 68% had no more than three children, say the researchers. Based on those figures, the researchers …

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Officer: Black man’s fatal shooting had nothing to do with race

April 3, 2017

… next month on a felony manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher, 40, on September 16. “What we saw on that video is what my dad always taught us to do if we were pulled up by a police officer: put your hands in the air and put your hands on the car,” she said. “And my brother did what my father taught us.” She said her brother died because Shelby “didn’t pause.” “And because she didn’t pause, my family, …

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

April 2, 2017

Image caption Stephen Mangan played Mole in The Cappuccino Years Stephen Mangan played Mole in the 2001 TV adaption of Townsend’s The Cappuccino Years and worked closely with the writer on bringing him to life on screen. Now aged 48, he began reading the Secret Diary as a teenager. “Obviously when you read it as a 13 or 14-year-old you miss some of the nuances, but what’s so clever about the books is that you get so many different perspectives,” he says. …

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

March 31, 2017

… said Naomi Gleit, Facebook’s VP of Social Good. “We’ve researched and surveyed people who have used our platform in the past, and our users have told us that they want this.” According to Gleit, 56 percent of users who have already fundraised for nonprofits on Facebook said they also wanted to donate to friends and family. “Clearly there’s a need for both, and this is something we want to provide,” she said. “These are not specific nonprofits, but …

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Kentucky’s last abortion clinic sues to stay open

March 31, 2017

(CNN)The only abortion provider in Kentucky could be required to close its doors Monday. EMW Women’s Surgical Center, based in Louisville, received a letter “out of the blue” on March 13 from the state’s Cabinet for Health and family Services that said the center would lose its license in 10 days, according to court records. The Cabinet granted an extension until April 3. EMW, later joined by the ACLU, filed a lawsuit in Western District of Kentucky to stop the …

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Bite off Trump’s head and raise money for Planned Parenthood with these lollipops

March 30, 2017

… will be donated to the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Image: smith & sinclair In January, Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, known as the global gag rule, which prevents non-governmental organisations working abroad from receiving federal funding for family planning if they perform abortions or even talk to their clients about abortion. The lollies come in two flavours butterscotch and sea salt, and strawberry and mint. Priced at 5 ($6.23), the lollies are …

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Why brands still think now is a good time to market the hell out of women’s empowerment

March 29, 2017

… brands like Stacy’s Pita Chips and Western Union clamored to position themselves as front row cheerleaders in the fight for gender equality. The snack brand unveiled these limited-edition bags for International Women’s Day. Image: stacy’s pita chips Basically, selling empowerment looks even more appealing these days. A perfectly timed ad with the right message about equality, after all, may go viral because it’s what consumers want to share with friends and family …

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Co-sleeping: ‘My baby died after we fell asleep on the sofa’ – BBC News

March 29, 2017

… death led Dawn to isolate herself from her friends and the majority of her family. She hopes speaking out about co-sleeping will raise awareness. “It can happen to anyone,” she explains. “Anyone can get a leaflet with guidelines about how your baby should sleep, but I think putting a face to it [makes people realise] it does happen, it’s still tearing families apart. .” Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the …

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