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

April 23, 2017

… conversation corner gets used at the Center for Digital Wellness. Image: courtesy of sylvia frejd She knows it’s hard to go cold turkey from checking our phones constantly, so she offers some tips and advice to work up to a full day gadget-free. She suggests “mini habit changes,” like keeping the phone in the backseat while driving; keeping the phone off the table during meals or committing to a digital-free meeting or conversation with a friend. Too much of a good thing …

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Samsung and Google team up to bring music to a ton of smartphones

April 23, 2017

Image: google Google has partnered with Samsung, the world’s largest Android smartphone maker, with a special version of Google Play Music, the two companies announced on Friday. Samsung previously launched its own streaming service, Milk which was subsequently shut down. The special partnership will also include integrations with Samsung’s AI assistant Bixby when it launches, which will work like the Assistant integration on Google Home. SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S8 is now …

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

… together. Barker says: “As a company, it isn’t’ just the advertising campaigns, it’s about being with the people and bringing them together. It’s the unconventional, yet important side of marketing and opportunity for people to be in a community.” 3. Use health and fitness as a common ground Barker says: “working out with people is a new great way to break down boundaries, market your personality to other people, and work together.” 4. Music is one …

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Man serenades barista with magical song about Unicorn Frappuccinos, gets a free one

April 22, 2017

… “Close my eyes, begin to say, can I get one in a grande?” Harlan sang. The barista, stunned by his mellifluous singing voice, happily obliged. According to Harlan’s Facebook post, he got the Frappuccino for free. Nice work! More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFunctional Strength – Downsell Twitter Marketing Excellence PLR DownsellWP Commission Theme – Unlimited Sites License WP Video Profits – Unlimited Resellers License MailZingo Starter Plan Give Your …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

… couples — still cannot legally adopt children in India. Subramaniam believes change comes slowly. “Passing a law doesn’t change society overnight … the government, the public, the activists need to work together to promote transgender rights and equality,” said Subramaniam. For Padmashali, the Vicks advert is a small step in stirring debate on this issue and bringing it to a wider audience. “The transgender community has been socially excluded for so many …

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

April 19, 2017

Ms Gadhia was speaking to mark the publication of her autobiography, The Virgin Banker. In it, she describes how many business leaders still act like “dinosaurs” towards women. Collective gasp On one occasion when Ms Gadhia was finding an issue at work difficult, a senior male colleague asked her “if she was going through the menopause”. “I was at a dinner with some of the [banking] regulators last year and there was a very senior City man there and the …

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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

The professor of work and employment at the University of Stirling told the BBC: “Certain industries, such as financial services, typically work longer hours and there’s a high concentration of these in London. “Younger workers are more likely to work longer hours too, especially if living in an expensive area”. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { …

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

April 17, 2017

… but my work as well.” He added: “I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and all sorts of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle.” ‘Head in the sand’ The Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris in August 1997. Prince Harry said: “My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum, because why would that …

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Swimwear options for beachgoers sick of the gender binary

April 16, 2017

… gear: “If you have any type of athletic shorts, those can just work as board shorts. Some folks who are packing may want to wear underwear. On top, you can wear a sports bra or a binder and a shirt over that. It’s not ideal but it works . . . Swimwear is a challenge because it’s not manufactured with non-binary queer and trans bodies in mind.” Image: cassandra zetta via qwear Image: cassandra zetta via qwear For folks on the more feminine side of the spectrum, …

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Vending machines dispensing clean needles are coming to Las Vegas

April 16, 2017

Chelsi Cheatom, the program manager at Trac-B Exchange, demonstrates how the vending machines will work at a recent news conference.Image: southern nevada health district Las Vegas is about to set up vending machines to dispense clean needles, free of charge. The machines will be designed to make equipment more readily available for intravenous drug users, who can pass various infections to each other if they use the same needles. The project will make Vegas the first place in the country to …

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Uber drivers just won a major victory in Brazil

April 15, 2017

… contractors, which means they work for Uber but aren’t entitled to employee benefits or protections. That model is key to Uber’s success and the successes of gig economy companies like TaskRabbit and Instacart that also rely on fleets of independent workers. Uber has faced similar cases in the United States, including a major class-action lawsuit in California. DoorDash paid $5 million to settle a lawsuit over the same issue just last week. In Brazil, Uber was ordered to pay the …

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

April 15, 2017

… He said teaching had always been a profession in which extra hours are worked, but it was frustrating when much of these were to do with bureaucracy rather than the pupils. “At various points I’ve said to myself, ‘can I keep this up?’ “What keeps me there is the kids.” A Department for Education spokesperson said teaching remained an attractive profession with more people joining than leaving or retiring. “We continue to work with teachers, unions and …

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

April 15, 2017

… all children get the help and support they need. “We are strengthening the links between schools and NHS mental health staff and later this year will publish proposals for further improving services and preventative work. “Schools can teach about mental health in a number of ways and we have funded the PSHE Association to provide guidance for teachers on how to do this. “We have already announced plans for every secondary school in the country to be offered mental health …

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Never say never again: When celebrities eat their words – BBC News

April 14, 2017

In 2015, John Cleese said there was “no way” he’d ever work at the BBC again. Now he has changed his mind after announcing he will make a new BBC sitcom that will reunite him with his Clockwise co-star Alison Steadman. Cleese isn’t the first celebrity to go back on his very public word. From Charlie Simpson’s Busted to Bond star Sean Connery, it’s wise to never say never again. Image copyright Handout Image caption Gervais returned to the Globes not once, …

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That Time Michael Lewis Complained About Dating A Hot Woman

April 14, 2017

… the kinds of workaday hacks plugging away at places like the New York Post. But back in 1994, when he was senior editor at The New Republic, Lewis tackled a simpler topic, one thats back in the conversation this week, courtesy of the Post: The difficulties of a man being with a smoking-hot woman. The most ill-conceived work of his career, proclaimed a lengthy Vanity Fair profile of Lewis written a few years later. Though it masqueraded as a work of humility, it reeked of the pride that lay …

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Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

April 14, 2017

SYCAMORE, Pennsylvania The head of the Environmental Protection Agency chose a Pennsylvania coal mine with a history of violating environmental laws as his venue for unveiling a new plan to refocus his agency in a way that he says will both protect offered roughly 75 miners at the Harvey Mine this hopeful message: The regulatory assault on coal is over. Pruitt, aclimate change denier and longtime ally of the fossil fuel industry, claimed that coal, oil and gas companies are both …

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Nurses consider whether to strike over low pay – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… indefinitely.” She says pay is one reason there are tens of thousands of unfilled nursing posts, which risks harming patient care. Nurse shortage ‘could last for years’ Nurses will also be asked if they are interested in other forms of industrial action, such as working only their contracted hours or refusing to do work expected of more senior staff. A Department of Health spokesperson said: “The dedication and sheer hard work of our nurses is crucial to delivering …

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Childline receives 4,000 calls from ‘lonely’ children – BBC News

April 13, 2017

… she felt “empty inside” and “isolated” after falling out with her friends shortly before her GCSE exams. “They took me into a room one lunchtime and told me they didn’t want to be my friend any more,” Rebecca said. “During the week I could distract myself with school work. However, when it came to Friday, I had no one to go out with.” Related Topics Children More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAniBits Mega Bundle Get $74 …

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This woman wants to open the world’s first Vagina Museum

April 11, 2017

… things put in them and push out of them”.Schechter is raising money for the museum on Patreon. WATCH: Finally, a device that can work out your vagina More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCinemagraph Source Club DPV2 Upgrade2 – DigiProduct Video Volume 1 Over 2000 Copyright-Free Premium HD Stock Footage For All Your Video ProjectsMarketTapp – Plus – The Ultimate Marketing Research Tool P1 Targeting App ULTRA Edition PP …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

… silence, had found a way to make its voice heard and it was loud. Feeling inspired, I logged on to Facebook messenger and found Tom Coderre, a recovery advocacy change-maker and friend of Facing Addiction, the movement whose work I admired. He immediately put me in touch with co-foundersGreg Williamsand Jim Hood and I was on my way. I had no idea where I was going, or how I would get there, but I was going. I had a mission: to lift-up voices of people in recovery, and share the vital stories of …

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Bella Hadid is the new face of Postmates #sponcon on Instagram

April 10, 2017

Bella Hadid loves ordering Postmates, and she definitely knows what it is. The model is the new face of Postmates #sponcon on Instagram, and her post advertising the food delivery service is, uh, a little confusing. Or confused, as it were. @Postmates is the best! I love ordering food on my way home from work or just for a little snack thanks @siduations Everyone should download the app and use my code: BELLA50 for $50 in FREE delivery credits! (Nobody loves delivery more than me.. u …

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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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