Glenn Beck: Trump ‘doing a really good job of misdirection’

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck said Monday he believes President Donald Trump is “doing a really good job of misdirection.” An ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday showed 42% of people approve the President’s performance so far. The poll also showed Trump retaining support among his base, with 96% of people who said they voted for him saying they would do so again. “He’s done a good job of still appearing to be the guy who is …

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GOP Rep Tells Mom Her Son On Medicaid Should Just Get A Better Job If He Wants Health Care

April 23, 2017

Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) told the mother of a service industry worker who has benefitted from the Affordable Care Acts Medicaid expansion that her son should get a better job if he wants decent insurance when Obamacare is repealed. The woman, a constituent of Davidsons in former House Speaker John Boehners old district, explained to Davidson at a town hall in Enon, Ohio on Tuesday night first covered by ShareBlue that her grown son lacked health insurance for four years, because his job in …

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

April 22, 2017

… even if you have a full-time job. Here and there, working some evenings or weekends can help you easily hit that extra $250 per month and maybe even more! 25. Saving solely for needs Most financial advisers suggest that you save for needs like a new car, health emergency, or college education. While thats sound advice, when you only save for your needs, you tend to get frustrated and resentful of the entire saving process.Instead, set aside some of your savings for something fun, such as a dream …

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

April 19, 2017

… in 2003. With her husband, Ash, she had been through many cycles of IVF which had not worked. They had tried one final time and Ms Gadhia had become pregnant, which had made her feel “thrilled”. But depression struck after the birth. “Ash had given up his job and we had only me earning, a new mouth to feed and I remember feeling completely out of control because what I wanted to achieve – that is, packing up work and staying with my child – was unachievable,” …

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20 cherry blossom items to indulge in if you’re ready for spring

April 18, 2017

… anthropologie To carry all the cherry blossom things you acquire, you are going to need the appropriate purse. This cherry blossom pouch, adorned in bright spring-appropriate colors, will get the job done. (But if it’s too small, there is also a tote version available.) Price: $98 11. Cherry blossom tea Image: harney & sons If wearing cherry blossoms or using them as decorations is still not enough to bring spring into your life, why not just consume the cherry blossoms …

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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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Workload ‘pushing young teachers to the brink’ – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… that she was “sick of seeing all her colleagues being so downtrodden”. “We should be left just to teach and provide awesome opportunities for learning. “We end up filing endless paperwork, box-ticking, trying to prove we do our job. Maybe just trust us,” she added. ‘For the kids’ Henry Emoni, a maths teacher, said it was his fourth year in the profession and he was already disheartened. “My mum was a teacher, and I know how hard she worked.” …

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Trump: Flip, flop or flexibility?

April 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)One of Donald Trump’s many memorable lines on the campaign trail was about ISIS. “I would bomb the s**t out of ’em. I would just bomb those suckers,” he said. Given that, launching the so-called “mother of all bombs” against an ISIS target makes a lot of sense. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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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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How to photograph Hanoi like the city’s Instagram stars

April 6, 2017

… temples — like the Tran Quoc pagoda or Phu Tay Ho temple — to take portraits of the calligraphers who work there during the busy holidays. “Their job is to write in old Vietnamese characters the wishes and prayers of the worshippers in papers that they will then burn in the fire of the pagoda,” explains Javier. “The smoke is supposed to convey the wishes to the heavenly gods. They wear long beards and are dressed in colorful robes — it’s a beautiful …

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The rise of the urban jungle

April 6, 2017

(CNN)What do an avenue of grand oaks, a community park and a rooftop vegetable patch have in common? They can all form part of a city’s “urban forest”, which numerous studies over the past decade have concluded make people happier. And that’s not their only job: urban forests protect our cities from extreme weather, climate change and water scarcity. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Foul-mouthed chatbot wants to help women close the pay gap

April 5, 2017

… ad agency R/GA and is being promoted through a partnership between The Muse (a career site), Ladies Get Paid (a professional community for women), Reply.ai (a company that builds chatbots), and, PayScale (a firm that tracks salary information). Facebook users can find the bot by searching Facebook for “Ask Cindy Gallop” or by using this direct Messenger link. The bot wastes no time getting to the point. She asks for your employer’s zip code, your job title, and the number of …

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The drink Brits go to bed with and Indians wake up with – BBC News

April 5, 2017

The fact that the same liquid can be perceived in two such different ways is a great example of the “crazy nonsense and beauty of marketing”, says Andrew Welch. As London managing director for brand consultancy Landor, Mr Welch’s job is to help brands build and improve their reputation, and ultimately create higher sales. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A well-known brand in the West, eBay had to change its tactics to succeed in China But it’s not …

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Facebook Stories aren’t anonymous, and that’s a bad thing

April 4, 2017

… person who always pops up even though you haven’t had a real conversation with them in more than a decade is probably the primary way most of us use the app to begin with. So, in its rush to wipe Snaphat away and become the main placefor social sharing online, Facebook has inadvertently highlighted that it’s at its best when it does a slightly less-good job of connecting you to your friends. Funny how that works. Not that it matters much: Few people I’m friends with appear to …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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