Republicans Asked For Obamacare Horror Stories. It Didnt Go Well.

July 5, 2017

Indiana Republicans called for people to share Obamacare horror stories on social media, but the only horror many people expressed was at the idea of losing it if the GOP repeal plan passes Congress. Instead, they recounted how the Affordable Care Act had helped them, and urged Republicans to keep it in place. Obamacare means that my baby who fought leukemia and won cant be denied coverage for a pre-existing…

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Tourists, Locals Buy Nevada’s Legal Recreational Marijuana

July 3, 2017

Las Vegas (AP) — Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U.S. thanks to the millions of visitors who flock to Las Vegas each year. Veteran consumers, first-timers, twenty-somethings and retirees were…

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‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

June 26, 2017

(CNN)All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control. But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they’ll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. California community health centers would be put under “untenable stress” if Planned Parenthood centers were defunded, according to a group representing…

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Lady Gaga wore a ballgown and heels on a hike to show the world that she DGAF

June 24, 2017

Lady Gaga never fails to flaw us with her exquisite style. But her latest outfit, worn while on a hike in Montauk, New York, is perhaps her most diva-esque outfit to date. SEE ALSO: Lady Gaga pens touching note for her late best friend While most of us don leggings, hoodies, trainers, or hiking boots, when out for a hike with her boyfriend Christian Carino Gaga opted for something a…

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Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom – BBC News

June 22, 2017

In 2015 one market research company estimated the UK market could be worth as much as 3.6bn. But there is little doubt it has grown significantly over the past decade. Focus on body image The report identifies several factors that are encouraging young people in particular to focus on body image. These include increasing levels of anxiety around appearance, the rise of social media where photos can receive positive or…

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Miley Cyrus and Dolce & Gabbana are in a political Instagram feud. Alright!

June 19, 2017

Miley Cyrus is not noddin' her head like yeah to Dolce & GabbanaImage: Stevan A Henry/Getty Images The greatest celebrity social media beefs are the ones we never saw coming, and Miley Cyrus vs. Dolce & Gabbana over Melania Trump certainly checks that box. What a truly dizzying collection of proper nouns! It started, as these things often do, with one of the less famous members of a famous family…

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 16, 2017

Labour’s adverts had consistently been shared more widely by social media users, he said. Part of this appears to be down to the difference in tone of the adverts. While the Conservatives had almost entirely focused their adverts on the strength of Prime Minister Theresa May and the weakness of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Labour’s social media adverts had been more positive, seeking to emphasise that the party was building…

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Facebook patents give insight about how the network wants to use your emotions

June 9, 2017

Zuck, why are you trying to harness our emotions for your "community?"Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock UPDATE: June 8, 2017, 2:01 p.m. EDT This article has been updated to include a statement by a Facebook spokesperson about its pursuit of patents. Social media has been known to mess with our emotions and even affect our mental health and that manipulation is sometimes by design. Facebook, in particular, has been known to play fast…

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Curatio promises to matchmake people living with the same health conditions

June 9, 2017

Curatio is a way to manage a disease and talk to people going through the same thing.Image: Shutterstock / 279photo Studio Anyone going through a health crisis or living with a chronic condition is familiar with the same struggle: you want to find people who understand what’s going on in your life, but to find those people, you’d probably have to share information about your health more widely than is…

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‘She’s A Human Being’: Reality Winner’s Parents Assert Her Innocence

June 9, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. A collection of framed Beatles record covers adorn the living room wall of the house where 25-year-old government contractor Reality Winner lived until late last week. One room is empty, save for a rug where she practices yoga, a book titled The Art of Peace and prayer beads. In her bedroom, a blanket with a giant picture of the Pokemon Pikachu is laid neatly on her bed. It…

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

June 5, 2017

Image: showtime The 70s-era standups of Showtimes new series Im Dying Up Here may be struggling to find their comedic voices on screen, but behind the scenes, actress Ari Graynor is killing it. Of course, along with an impressive array of dramatic roles, Graynor has delivered a critically admired string of comedic performances playing colorful and amusing women her filmography includes standout turns in Nick & Noras Infinite Playlist, Whip…

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Kathy Griffin’s bloody Trump head stunt isn’t going over well

June 1, 2017

Image: Cordeiro/REX/Shutterstock Republicans and Democrats agree: Kathy Griffin did something disgusting. Griffin who you might know from, um, Suddenly Susan and reality shows I guess? posed in a blue dress with the fake, decapitated head of Donald Trump in a photo. SEE ALSO: Trumps strangest moments overseas: Steak, swords, and one orb to rule them all It’s gross. Seriously, if you’re eating something right now, look away. OK, here’s the…

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Political ‘bromances’ that rival Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron

May 29, 2017

Some would argue that the word “bromance” does not belong in the world of politics, but they’d be wrong. It’s hard not to get swept up in the budding friendships of international leaders with all the photo ops and viral videos. You may be familiar with Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s solid relationship, but that’s not the only political bromance you need to know. Here are some friendships that have…

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There is currently no emoji to represent periods. This campaign wants to change that.

May 28, 2017

Image: plan international  There’s an emoji for just about everything, from tacos to tropical fish. But, we currently don’t have an emoji to describe our periods. A new social media campaign wants to smash the stigma surrounding menstruation one emoji at a time. SEE ALSO: These ‘femojis’ may get you talking more about your period Girls rights group, Plan International, launched a social media campaign on Sunday to include an…

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Miley Cyrus Dedicates Emotional ‘Voice’ Performance To Ariana Grande And Victims

May 26, 2017

The world was rocked this Monday night after learning about the explosion that went off at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. It has since been reported that 22 lives were claimed, and many more concertgoers were severely injured. Immediately, there was an outpour of love for Ariana andthe victims of the attack on social media, including a ton of support and love from fellow celebrities. Miley Cyrus posted…

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Inside Iggy Azalea and Nick Youngs Very Disastrous, Very Public Split

May 24, 2017

The public dissolution of Iggy Azaleas engagement to Nick Young exploded in sad and salacious fashion Thursday when the Fancy rapper took to social media to explain why she kicked her Los Angeles Laker fianc to the curb last week. I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on the security footage, she tweeted…

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General Election 2017: The hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle – BBC News

May 23, 2017

Social media has become a big part of political campaigning, as parties find new ways to reach out to potential voters. Here I look at how Scotland’s parties are doing in the hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle? It’s all about you… On Facebook, Ruth Davidson has twice as many “likes” as the Scottish Conservative page, while Nicola Sturgeon also narrowly outstrips the official SNP page and, on a rather smaller…

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Transgender Twitter isn’t here for the platform’s gendered assumptions

May 21, 2017

Image: MAshable/Twitter Transgender Twitter users aren’t here for the platform’s gendered assumptions. And they sure aren’t hesitating to make that known. Here’s the deal: Twitter released a new set of tools on May 17 which allow users to see and control the data advertisers use to target ads on the social media platform. While the move was a clear effort to increase transparency and trust between users and the social…

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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

May 21, 2017

Fat girls dance. That three word statement may seem simple and declarative. Yet, the assertion that fat girls do dance challenges a ton of assumptions and stigma around what plus-size people can and can’t do. Cathleen Meredith, a self-proclaimed “fat girl,” knows the importance of dancing while people are watching. Meredith is the subject of the first video in an anticipated partnership between acclaimed producer Shonda Rhimes and Dove, called…

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Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health

May 21, 2017

Image: Getty Images Instagram is the most damaging social network to young people’s mental wellbeing, and causes feelings of inadequacy and anxiety, according to a survey of around 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds. SEE ALSO: The Instagram ‘pods’ using likes to fight the new algorithm Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM) published the report,#StatusOfMind, which gave the five most popular social networks net average scores…

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