Republicans aim to revive health care with new amendment

April 26, 2017

(CNN)House Republicans are hoping they can revive Obamacare negotiations once again. GOP lawmakers in the House have taken the crucial step of putting their latest hope for a health care compromise on paper, circulating legislative text that could launch yet another round of health care talks just in time for the last of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. A draft amendment obtained by CNN, first reported by Politico, gives renewed insight into where the GOP may be moving …

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WH officials: Busy week, but no health care vote or shutdown

April 24, 2017

… an official said. “You will see the President all the time this week, multiple times a day, showing his accomplishments and work,” the official said, acknowledging privately that the best way to counter the argument that the first 100 days have been unsuccessful is to “have the President everywhere.” …

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The death row inmates Arkansas is rushing to execute

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The state of Arkansas will resume efforts this week to execute death row inmates before its supply of sedatives used in lethal injection expires. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson scheduled eight executions in 11 days, the most in the shortest amount of time since capital punishment returned to the United States in the 1970s, creating a race against the clock and a tangled web of legal challenges. Hutchinson said it was necessary to follow the law and bring closure to victims’ families. …

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‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

… Frejd said many students leave home for college lacking real-life conversation skills. That’s compounded by the freedom of being on their own for the first time with what feels like unlimited access to mindless video game sessions, long Netflix binges and endless scrolling through Instagram. “A lot of students havent developed those muscles for face-to-face conversation,” she said. To get those muscles working, she opened the wellness center at the Christian university in the …

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Women in science share a message: Don’t give up

April 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)From across the fields of science they came, marching to show that women in science have a lot to say. Biologists and ecologists, medical researchers and EMTs, doctors and nurses, biomedical engineers and neuroscientists came with stories of why they fell in love with science. They ranged from little girls to seasoned science veterans, all carrying a message of what they’d like to tell other women. …

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

April 22, 2017

Image: Faberr Ink/shutterstock When it comes to saving money, not every way is the right way. A lot of it depends on your lifestyle and the goals that youve established. At the same time, there are plenty of mistakes we typically make when it comes to saving like the 25 ways listed below. 1. Not monitoring your budget When it comes to saving some cash each month, nothing beats a budget. Heres the problem. You base your budget on your fixed expenses like rent, insurance, and utilities. But, …

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

… mental health. Kai then revealed that he has been living with depression for much of his adult life. “I was in love and I took that breakup really hard. I just didn’t think that I could cope. It was at that time that the tics started,” he said. 4. You’ll see that other people get stood up too The course of true love doesn’t always run smoothly. And sometimes people don’t show up to dates. First Dates has had its fair share of no-shows over the seasons. But, …

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

April 19, 2017

… conversation turned to gender equality,” Ms Gadhia told me. “And he said, I am all for gender equality, but what happens if I employ a woman and the next week she tells me: ‘I’m pregnant?’ “And there was a gasp around the table to think that people were still thinking like that. “I remember going back to the office and saying: ‘You know what, the dinosaurs are still out there.’ “It is undoubtedly the case. I see it from time to time. …

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Woman Has Crappiest Day Ever When She Gets Hand Stuck In Toilet

April 19, 2017

Gracie Henderson was having a tough time with the move into her new home in New Caney. A water pipe busted in the wall the day I moved in. I got my car stuck in the mud in the front yard. My brand new lawn mower stopped working, she told the Houston Chronicle. Henderson thought she might be able to fix the clogged commode by sticking her hand into the pot. Henderson now needs a new toilet for the home, but she already has something that is almost as important: a new plunger, donated …

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Prince William says keeping a stiff upper lip can damage health – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… point”, which was his exposure to suicide – the biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK – through his work as an air ambulance pilot. Prince Harry ‘in total chaos’ over mother Diana’s death ‘Like Prince Harry, I blocked out my mum’s death’ He told Calm that while there might be a time and a place for the “stiff upper lip”, it should not be at the expense of people’s health. The duke highlighted the importance of …

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Londoners work ‘100 hours a year more than rest of the UK – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… } Click to see content: Averag_Hours_Worked A 2012 study found Londoners also faced the longest commute in the UK, spending an average 75 minutes per day travelling. This leaves commuters “needing to work more hours to make up the cost of travel,” according to Prof McQuaid. London has the UK’s highest proportion of workers in full-time employment (79%), each working an average of 38 hours per week. According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Londoners …

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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

… Democrat, Rosenberg was ready. I said, Im not either, Rosenberg said. They found a bond: both, it turned out, had voted for Kasich in the GOP presidential primary. She was uncommitted by the time I left, said Rosenberg. Sandy Rosenberg When HuffPost first contacted Pearlman by phone, the call went to voicemail. She returned the call shortly afterward. Sorry, I thought you were a canvasser, she said, describing a barrage of phone calls to Democrats so ubiquitous that a local group, Cobb …

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

April 18, 2017

… Image: Geekals/etsy Speaking of sticky things, let your laptop proclaim your love of cherry blossoms and spring to everyone around you with this cherry blossom decal. Price: $4.99 18. Phone case Image: CoverdCases/etsy To keep cherry blossoms on hand all the time, deck your phone in them with this phone case. Price: $15+ 19. Book of cherry blossom art Image: amazon You are not the only one who is captivated by cherry blossoms. Artists over the years have drawn inspiration from the …

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

April 17, 2017

… behind the counter at his shop,” Chip told PopSugar. “I knew I’d marry her one day just by the picture on the wall.” Like Gaines, West pursued his relationship for some time before successfully wooing his raven-haired beauty. Chip consistently invested in unnecessary automobile maintenance hoping to make an impression and Yeezy finally got a cell phone to persuade Kim to ditch Kris Humphries. Ah, love. The first time Chip declared his love for Joanna, she responded …

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Celebrate Easter with this Goldendoodle wearing a basket on its head

April 17, 2017

… after the Goldendoodle had to wear a cone to keep her from touching an itchy hot spot. A post shared by That Goldendoodle Murphy (@thatgoldendoodle) on Mar 25, 2017 at 7:51am PDT Murphy apparently loved the basket cone and kept up the Easter Bunny act for about an hour, her human counterparts said by email. That’s like 1,000 days in dog time. Her owners said they didn’t know which type of Easter candy Murphy would eat if she had the appropriate digestive system, …

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New United Airlines Policy Scraps Last-Minute Boarding for Crew Members

April 17, 2017

We issued an updated policy to make sure crews traveling on our aircraft are booked at least 60 minutes prior to departure, United spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin told The Huffington Post on Sunday, noting that previously crews could be booked up until the time of departure. This ensures situations like Flight 3411 never happen again, she said. This is one of our initial steps in a review of our policies in order to deliver the best customer experience. A lawyer for Dao says his client suffered …

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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 Syria & his poor performance as SoS is alarming. So I made this cheat sheet to help. pic.twitter.com/eu8k7XRBQn Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 4, 2017 Based on recs from folks on Twitter, I updated the sign outside my Congressional office. Added “Period” to #AlternativeFacts Free Zone. pic.twitter.com/rhILZWLmUW Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 25, 2017 Last time I checked, a person won’t die if she can’t afford cable or if it didn’t include HBO. But very …

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Swimwear options for beachgoers sick of the gender binary

April 16, 2017

… learned how to just improvise. “Most of the time Ill wear a bikini top and a muscle shirt or tank top over it and a pair of boarding shorts and call it a day,” Chuang said. “I would be thrilled if there were more androgynous selections. Its possible wed have to create new swimwear with different design lines and silhouettes.” Oram agrees. For folks who prefer more traditionally masculine styles, Oram recommends boardshorts, or improvising a little with standard athletic …

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That Time Michael Lewis Complained About Dating A Hot Woman

April 14, 2017

… just beneath the mask of the naif. Lewis column drew a fair share of controversy at the time angry faxes, phone calls and real-paper letters. Titled Scenic beauty, the lengthy piece describes Lewis then-wife, a former model who he never names, as terrifyingly beautiful. Kate Bohner, then Lewis wife and a writer for Forbes, was blindsided, by the piece, recalled Joshua Levine, who worked with her. Apparently, Lewis didnt tell her about the article before it was published. Kevin Mazur via …

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Nurses consider whether to strike over low pay – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… world-class patient care that’s why the NHS offers flexible working, training and development opportunities, competitive pay and an excellent pension scheme. “As is usual practice, the government accepted independent recommendations about this year’s pay uplift. “Ensuring pay is affordable helps protect jobs – there are an extra 12,100 nurses on our wards since 2010 – which means frontline NHS services are protected at a time of rising demand.” The poll …

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This Meme Sums Up The Absurdity Of April Perfectly

April 13, 2017

… true.) Melbergers meme was so timely that a politics editor for time suggested newspapers should start photoshopping memes instead of running political cartoons. People are also requesting that Melberger produce weekly round-up memes, but he isnt sure thats possible. Dont challenge the universe, Melberger.You never know what will happen next. …

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

April 12, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPauline Cafferkey fell ill with Ebola after working in Sierra Leone in 2014. Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who survived Ebola, is to return to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting the disease there. She worked as a volunteer in the West African country in 2014, where an epidemic killed almost 4,000 people. Her return next month is to raise funds for children orphaned by the disease and people who survived it. …

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