Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

April 24, 2017

… procedure, women are forced to forgo food for themselves and their children, to miss rent payments and to sell off personal items. Also, because two-thirds of the unplanned births in this country are paid for by public insurance programs, namely Medicaid, unintended pregnancies weigh on the economy as well. CORRECTION:An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the bill Mello co-sponsored. It did not require women to have ultrasounds before abortions. More From this publisher : HERE …

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

April 22, 2017

… can be a smart move when it comes to items that you use frequently and wont spoil. For instance, household items like toothbrushes, toilet paper, or light bulbs are cheaper when bought in bulk. Food items are a different story. In fact, food waste costs between $1,365 to $2,275 per year for the average American household.When it comes to perishable items like food, buying bulk isnt always the most cost effective solution. 22. Linking your checking and savings accounts Gone are the days having …

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Bike-sharing companies keep finding that people are terrible, in every city they enter

April 22, 2017

… believed that they could just hold on to a bicycle. Mashable could not reach Ofo for this story. But the company has encouraged Singaporean users to report issues through a email and form link, which it posted on Facebook: It also posted an image of a report made to the police about a viral video, which showed a man throwing an ofo bike on the ground: Bike providers have introduced demerit systems. Earlier this month, oBike also introduced a demerit system, similar to that of its competitor, …

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

… Alan talked about losing his wife and his son, and it’s safe to say his story had people reaching for their tissues. “Life is so bloody short and so many people don’t realise that. I don’t want to die with any regrets,” said Alan. “I love life.” Some people on the show talk about the impact of past heartbreaks. On one very emotional date, Damian opened up to his date Kai about developing Tourettes after a very bad breakup, which impacted on his …

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Is Bangkok really banning street food?

April 21, 2017

(CNN)When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city’s famously cheap eats as the story racked up global headlines. Cue the backtracking. Government officials now say that while some areas will be cleared of street vendors in the name of public safety, they’ll impose stricter rules on cleanliness and hygiene in other popular street food areas like Khao San Road and …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 21, 2017

… correction in a Daily Caller story about de Blasio. Then there was the time in 2014 when Carlson disputed that women do not get equal pay. This idea that women are suffering, thats just ridiculous! he said. Men are suffering. Thats not to say that Carlson doesnt appreciate women.The conservative Daily Caller website has its own provocative history. Along with right-wing opinion pieces and news, Carlsons site offered readers liberal doses of scantily clad ladies in slideshows with titles …

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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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This Little Detail Could Cause A Government Shutdown

April 19, 2017

Congress in December extended health coverage for retired miners and their widows, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised the Senate would vote to permanently fund it when the next deadline came around. The Senate has enough votes for permanently fixing miner benefits, but the House is a different story. Talk of a 20-month extension instead of a permanent fix is floating around the chamber, according to multiple sources. No one in leadership would confirm it, and the …

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

April 17, 2017

… The Magnolia story chronicles their lives and how Chip and Jo became people who can slap their names on just about anything to make it more valuable. If you’re more of a magazine person, can they interest you in the quarterly Magnolia Journal? Kim’s detractors will certainly say that the difference between the two women is the same thing they always say about Kim she has no talent. But isn’t convincing the masses to see value in something that, at first blush, seems pretty …

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Celebrate Easter with this Goldendoodle wearing a basket on its head

April 17, 2017

… “although she LOVED the carrots and beef jerky she got as a treat for taking the pictures and videos.” Image: thatgoldendoodle [h/t BravoTV] This story was updated on April 16, 2017, at 3:50 p.m. ET to include comments and photos from Murphy’s owners. WATCH: Now you can play fetch with your pet even if you’re stuck at work …

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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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Ted Lieu, Congressman and Twitter King, is beating Trump at his own dumb game

April 17, 2017

… in a medium designed to destroy it Part of the problem with a Twitter presidency is that it generates so many outrages it’s almost impossible to keep up with them. Between MOABs, Mar-a-Lago nuclear football selfies, and Sean Spicer’s daily stream of WTF, it’s impossible for everyone to know what to stay angry about and consequently what to do. That’s why Lieu wants to focus everyone’s attention on one major story, if they can: “The most important story is …

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This is how a Russian social network spread the #SyriaHoax conspiracy

April 16, 2017

… ALSO: Trump remembers what cake he ate but not what country he bombed and help us somebody please The conspiracy started with a pro-Assad website in Lebanon. Al-Masdar News published a story about supposed problems in the evidence that Assad’s government was the group behind the chemical attack, even though the governments of many nations have little doubt about the perpetrator. As many pro-Assad folks do, the website attacked a Syrian rescue group known as The White Helmets. The group …

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That Time Michael Lewis Complained About Dating A Hot Woman

April 14, 2017

… associated with the genuine article. Bohner disappears into the story. You could easily swap her out for, say, a very expensive sports car. Owning a Porsche also comes with difficulties you pay more for service and parts, valet parkers race to greet you, store salesmen assume youll pay full price. The Porsche lacks substance its just a vessel to make you look good. To Lewis and to his New York Post counterpart, the hot woman lacks substance, serving only to reflect glory on her owner. She is …

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United Airlines just lost a lot of value

April 13, 2017

Image: BeautyLine/shutterstock Please buckle up, there’s some turbulence ahead. United Continental stock had a bumpy ride on Tuesday, at one point losing about $800 million in total value the day after a video of a man being dragged off a flight became a major news story. Shares in the company had declined about 3.8 percent in mid-morning trading, a steep drop for a major company like United. By late afternoon, United shares had recovered to be down about 1.5 percent, putting its hit …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

… a brave young man in Los Angeles who would come out as a person in recovery and tell his inspiring story for the first time. And thats where you come in. The Voices Project proves that together we can help end the addiction crisis. We can do the work that we could never accomplish alone. Together, well end the silence and show this country that we are one of the largest constituencies ever to exist. We can inspire change, save lives, heal our communities, and build a digital movement like …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… about it,” Johnson would say later when praised for his gallantry. “Just fought for my life. A rabbit would have done that.” Johnson’s story is featured in PBS’ “The Great War,” a stirring account of America’s entry into World War I. The three-part “American Experience” film, which begins airing Monday, devotes six hours over three nights to explaining why the nation decided to enter “the war that would end all wars” …

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Americans Persecuted By Egypt Regime Watch As Trump Embraces It

April 6, 2017

WASHINGTON When 29-year-old Egyptian-American Mohamed Soltan tells his story, he says Egyptian authorities first shot him in the arm, and then beat him with batons and belts. Locking him in a windowless room, they encouraged him to commit suicide, occasionally slipping razor blades inside his cell. The authoritarian Arab government still has at least seven other Americans in their prisons, he says. But President Donald Trumps America First administration hasnt punished the boss of Egypts …

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

April 5, 2017

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

April 4, 2017

Image: Vicky Leta/Mashable Facebook’s new “Stories” update is here, and it ruins the best part about the entire social network: Mindlessly plumbing your friends’ lives without fear of getting caught. When you watch a friend’s story which exists for 24 hours and is comprised of one or more photos or short videos that friend will know you’re creeping. This is how Stories work on basically every platform that supports them (Snapchat, Instagram), but in the …

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There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

… jokes because they feared it would spread fake news. “We work with real news. Even onApril 1st,” said Magnus Karlsson, editor-in-chief of Swedish newspaper Smlandsposten, adding that he did not want the newspaper to “be spread with a potentially viral and erroneous story”. Other news outlets should take note. Thanks to the fake news phenomenon, April Fools’ jokes should be a thing of the past. Don’t add to the problem. WATCH: In stunning exchange, Trump …

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

April 2, 2017

… “It’s written from the point of view of a 13-year-old boy, but it’s also there’s the story of [his separating] parents. It’s a very clever trick, because through his lack of awareness you learn so much about marriage, parenting and life. “Sue was very engaged politically and socially tuned in to what was going on, and Adrian was her way in to discuss that,” Mangan adds. “She deals with big cultural phenomena through the books and with …

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

March 31, 2017

… users actually appreciated this extra step, ensuring that everything in personal fundraisers are for a good cause. Once a fundraiser is approved, users can display a cover photo, a “beneficiary card” showing the person receiving money, a “thermometer” that fills up according to how much money is raised in real-time, the story behind the fundraiser, and information about the creator. Since everything’s on Facebook, visitors to the page can click on the profiles …

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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

… voters, you could envision a future in which brands thought it wiser to be more subtle or even go retro, placing more emphasis on Father Knows Best. But that wasn’t the end of the story. The day after Trump’s inauguration, millions of defiant women flooded the streets, offering a staggering glimpse of their political and economic power. The Super Bowl came next with politically confrontational ads, including one about equal pay from carmaker Audi. On International Women’s Day, …

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