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 23, 2017

… youll be on track to that $250 goal rather easily. 4. Youre uncomfortable Being frugal doesnt mean that you have to sacrifice the things that you actually need or enjoy occasionally. It means that youre more cognizant of your spending so that you can make better financial decisions. It doesnt mean that you have to be uncomfortable and miserable by missing out on the things that you enjoy or need like that new mattress to replace your uncomfortable and torn-up mattress. 5. Buying on sale just …

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General election 2017: Tories move to dampen tax hike fears – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… or national insurance. But now Conservative insiders are emphasising that does not mean the forthcoming manifesto will automatically abandon this position. The content of the document is yet to be agreed – but the swiftness of the response suggests that headlines in some Conservative supporting newspapers, speculating on tax rises, were far from welcome. On Thursday, Mr Hammond told the BBC’s Kamal Ahmed that “we do need to make sure that Theresa May and her government have a …

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General election 2017: Corbyn focuses on ‘super-sized’ classes – BBC News

April 21, 2017

With under seven weeks to go until polling day, parties are racing to select candidates and prepare for the snap 8 June election, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday. What you need to know about the general election Plan to raise death legal fees ditched Parties race to choose candidates Mr Corbyn, who insisted on Thursday that he can defy the polls and “change the direction” of the election, has used Labour analysis of Department for Education figures to focus on …

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General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows to ‘change poll’s course’ – BBC News

April 20, 2017

… people don’t want us to win. Because when we win, it’s the people, not the powerful, who win.” What you need to know about the general election Which MPs are going – and which ones might return? Corbyn rules out SNP coalition PM says no to election debates Gates urges UK to protect foreign aid He will add: “They say I don’t play by the rules – their rules. We can’t win, they say, because we don’t play their game. “They’re quite …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Trump to push ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policy at Wisconsin visit

April 19, 2017

… Snap-On, the manufacturer Trump will visit on Tuesday, said in a statement he believes “the President’s visit emphasizes the need to nurture (US) manufacturing strength.” But the CEO, Nicholas Pinchuk, pointed not to measures to protect American-made goods or reforms to the H1-B visa program, but rather to more training for workers. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Deported to Mexico: Who is the US kicking out?

April 18, 2017

Mexico City (CNN)Maria Perez hasn’t seen her grandson since he was a little boy. On her cell phone she keeps a video of that day. It shows 8-year-old Eduardo Hernandez hugging her goodbye. Now Hernandez is 21 and walking through the frosted glass doors at Mexico City’s international airport. …

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Sarah Paulson is itching for a ‘Feud’ of her own after playing Geraldine Page

April 17, 2017

… York in the theater community who told me a lot of things about her that were utterly useless to me in what was required of me in this part, in terms of what I was having to do, admits Paulson. I was serving a bigger picture story of Joans and her need, so it wasnt about Geraldine. So some of the information I had gathered, I had to kind of chuck out, because it wasnt really about that. Paulson adds that shes itching to reprise the role, should opportunity knock: Boy, would I long to play her in …

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

April 17, 2017

… anthropologie To carry all the cherry blossom things you acquire, you are going to need the appropriate purse. This cherry blossom pouch, adorned in bright spring-appropriate colors, will get the job done. (But if it’s too small, there is also a tote version available.) Price: $98 11. Cherry blossom tea Image: harney & sons If wearing cherry blossoms or using them as decorations is still not enough to bring spring into your life, why not just consume the cherry blossoms …

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

April 17, 2017

… New York, Khloe and Lamar, Dash Dolls and Life of Kylie, just to name a few. But television is only a sliver of the Gaines’ empire. They also own Magnolia Real Estate and Magnolia House, a vacation home they renovated on the show that is currently booked for the rest of 2017. In Waco, they have their own version of the Kardashians’ DASH stores The Silos. It’s a one-stop destination for everything you need to be more like Joanna Gaines. There’s a bakery featuring …

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Online dating can be even more challenging if you’re a farmer

April 16, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable  Swiping on dating apps is a breeze if you live in a town or city. But, when you’re a young farmer living in a rural community, it’s a whole other story. One where dates get cancelled when animals go into labour, and where some people show up to their dates brandishing shotguns. For farmers, online dating is an experience. And not always a good one. SEE ALSO: Irish farmer’s glorious accent is so strong even Irish people can’t …

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Trying to avoid care home fees? Think twice, consumers told – BBC News

April 15, 2017

If you are worth more than that, you have to pay the full cost of your care – during your lifetime and, if necessary, from your estate after you have died. It may not leave much for your family to inherit. Which is why marketing leaflets from a will-writing firm called Universal Wealth Preservation are eye-catching. Image caption Susan Steer says she was told she wouldn’t need to sell her house Universal’s scheme works by transferring the ownership of assets like a …

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Kim Kardashian is endorsing that morning sickness drug again with a weird #tbt

April 14, 2017

… inhibitors, as these medicines can intensify & prolong the adverse CNS effects of Diclegis. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or other activities that need your full attention unless your healthcare provider says that you may do so. Do not drink alcohol or take other central nervous system depressants such as cough & cold medicines, certain pain medicines & medicines that help you sleep while you take Diclegis. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse causing falls or …

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

April 14, 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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White House: Federal hiring freeze over, ‘surgical’ cuts begin

April 12, 2017

… jobs. A 2015 report by the Office of Personnel Management, found that veterans made up 44% of all full-time hires in the federal government. In the counties around Washington — some of the richest in the country — there are also concerns at how sweeping federal government cuts will impact the local economy. Mulvaney said federal employees shouldn’t be depressed, but noted that some people “need to recognize that there are bigger issues at play.” “We are trying …

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Dr. David Dao’s United nightmare could be yours

April 12, 2017

(CNN)Imagine you’re a 69-year-old physician — a Vietnamese-American immigrant, traveling by air from Chicago to your Kentucky home. Imagine that the flight you’re on is overbooked, a consequence of decisions made by the carrier to pack its planes as tightly as possible in order to deliver maximum value to shareholders, even if in doing so it’s providing minimum comfort for travelers. Imagine that the airline decides four of its employees need seats to get to Louisville …

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House Freedom Caucus member Justin Amash suggests time for Ryan ouster, blasts Trump

April 11, 2017

Cedar Springs, Michigan (CNN)Rep. Justin Amash said Monday the solution for dysfunction in Washington likely boils down to removing House Speaker Paul Ryan and replacing him with someone who is “nonpartisan.” “We need either a change in direction from this speaker, or we need a new speaker,” Amash said while answering a question about the perpetual gridlock in Washington. The Michigan Republican also laced into President Donald Trump, hewing close to a strategy of …

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‘Kindness is everything.’ It’s also your secret weapon for fighting Trump.

April 10, 2017

… behavior activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure and reward. Americans fighting Trump and his agenda desperately need that kind of pick-me-up. More importantly, though, they also see generosity as a forceful expression of their resistance because it help builds a world in which compassion reigns even if the president’s policies seem designed to appeal to fear, scorn, and division. This sign is showing up in front of homes across the country. Image: The Wawh Shop Make …

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Rep. McClintock’s town hall gets personal

April 9, 2017

(CNN)Republican Rep. Tom McClintock faced jeers, boos and shouts of “do your job” at a town hall meeting in his California district Saturday, but one thing the crowd liked was his stance on Syria — precisely because he criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to strike an air base in that country on Thursday. “I think that this President does need to be held to the letter of the Constitution,” McClintock told the crowd. “I believe his attack on …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… really matter. SUBTITLE: The One Thing: The “nuclear option”. CILLIZZA: The nuclear option is sort of a common place term for a way in which the filibuster rules of the Senate are end run, usually to stop debate on any matter in front of the Senate, you need to get 60 votes. But if you use the nuclear option, you take that 60-vote margin and take it down to a majority 51-vote threshold. In 2013, Harry Reid, after months and months of threatening to deploy the nuclear option actually …

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Trump just can’t quit the 2016 campaign talk

April 5, 2017

(CNN)Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election 147 days ago. He remains fixated on his win — and the fact no one saw it coming. Speaking at the 2017 North America’s Building Trades Unions National Legislative Conference in Washington months after Election Day, Trump regaled the assembled union members with the story about his unlikely victory, something he has done at countless speeches before. “They would say, ‘There’s no way to 270. You need 270. …

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A thank you note to those who Snapchat their entire concert experience

April 3, 2017

… out-of-focus iPhone 5S camera, but now against all odds in my bedroom. In my soul. Yes, the video starts jarringly in the middle of a song. And some might say the quality is “bad” or the clip is “so removed from context I can barely tell it’s even music.” But they are wrong. They are reprehensibly wrong. This is art. This is beautiful. This is everything. I no longer feel the need to buy concert tickets. Instead, I rely on you and my Snapchat friends to transport me …

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