India facing another summer of deadly heat

April 25, 2017

… responsibility for the issue. Moves taken since 2015 have paid off, said K. J. Ramesh, director general of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), pointing to a sharp drop in heat deaths in 2016, compared with the year before. “In 2015, the mortality was very high. But with just a little response from the states in 2016, the mortality was reduced by half,” said Ramesh. “This year we want to see that all states are working with us.” Various states and municipalities …

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

April 24, 2017

… days” in office, despite concerns among GOP leaders that the votes simply weren’t there in the House. “If we have the votes it will happen. If not will keep working,” the official said. The government will not shut down, officials said. That’s a directive straight from Trump. Top administration officials explained to the President this weekend that the most likely scenario is a short-term fix that would last a week or so until a deal is reached. …

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

April 22, 2017

… been highly esteemed for his 17 seasons as photographer and judge on the hit TV show Americas Next Top Model, has spent majority of his career working on marketing campaigns and advertisements for a plethora major fashion, makeup, and beauty labels. So who better than Baker to help break down the ins and outs of inclusive marketing? Nigel stopped by #BizChats, Mashable’s business show, to share with us the five simple ways any business or brand can appeal to a more diverse audience in an …

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

April 17, 2017

… not girly at all. So basically, all of Joanna Gaines’ signature hues. This beauty is almost finished and I cannot wait to get my hands on these bookshelves #magnoliahomes A post shared by Joanna Stevens Gaines (@joannagaines) on Mar 20, 2017 at 11:56am PDT Here’s a before and after of last night’s houseboat #fixerupper … This was a fun one!! @hgtv A post shared by Joanna Stevens Gaines (@joannagaines) on Feb 8, 2017 at 3:45pm PST working in …

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

April 17, 2017

… more than just tweeting. “It can range from doing something as simple as writing a letter to the editor on an issue they’re upset with. Attending marches and rallies. Giving money. Registering people to vote. working on a campaign. It’s up to folks, but everyone should try and get involved in something.” “It’s time in America when we have an all hands on deck moment. It’s all so critical.” WATCH: While the United fiasco unfolded, a travel writer …

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

April 15, 2017

But 70% said a passion for teaching had motivated them to stay, despite working weeks ranging between 51 and 61 hours, according to the survey. A member of the NUT young teachers working party, Ms Chisholme told how an inspirational young English teacher she worked with at a school in Portsmouth was forced to leave because of the risk to his mental health. “All he wanted to do was to be a teacher,” she said, but in the end he decided his well-being was more important. She added …

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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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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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House Republicans Were Handed A Historic Opportunity. They’re Blowing It.

April 7, 2017

… square with reality. Democrats point out that President Barack Obama held summits with Republicans, Congress debated the health care bill for over a year and more than 100 Republican amendments were ultimately incorporated into the bill. There is a growing chorus of moderate Republicans who say Republicans should reach across the aisle. Tuesday Group Chairman Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) suggested on Wednesday that working with Democrats was the best path forward for health care, and Rep. Leonard …

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Americans Persecuted By Egypt Regime Watch As Trump Embraces It

April 6, 2017

… of repression since he seized power in a 2013 military coup. They share the prisons with an estimated The Trump team has embraced el-Sissiclassifying eople dont know… that tax dollars are going to an authoritarian regime holding our American citizens, Soltan said. working with fellow activists, he arranged for 2,500 posters to be plastered around the capital and created a display van that would advertise statements from groups like Human Rights Watch. Other Americans with imprisoned …

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How to photograph Hanoi like the city’s Instagram stars

April 6, 2017

(CNN)From food-fueled itineraries to quiet cultural corners, Hanoi is a photographer’s dream destination. With a penchant for side streets and quiet lakes, these Instagram stars explore the city’s rooftops, coffee shops and the French colonial Old Quarter. The night owl #MyHanoi: Photojournalist Linh Pham “In Vietnam, life happens on the streets — just walking around provides you with glimpses about how people are and have always been …

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Should exercise be compulsory at work? – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… employers to make workplaces healthier places. They have lots of tips for employers on how to make businesses more healthy and point out that classes like pilates and boxercise can be popular in the workplace if organised to fit around the working day, and delivered on-site or in a facility nearby. But if employers can’t go that far, the foundation says bosses should encourage staff to take a short active break during the day as shown in their 10 minute workout video. Mandatory exercises …

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Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent – BBC News

March 27, 2017

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