Apple Watch adds new Earth Day badge to push you to get outside and active

April 23, 2017

Image: tim cook via twitter Just a couple of days after releasing its new NikeLab version of the Apple Watch, Apple is leveraging the device’s reputation as a fitness tool to join in the Earth Day festivities. Early Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a photo of a new special edition achievement badge on the Apple Watch designed to get people outside and active. SEE ALSO: Science hero Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers his most inspiring message yet “Get outside, enjoy our planet and …

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The British resistance is coming at you with Google docs

April 23, 2017

… on how to vote tactically for the best chances of ousting the Conservative Party in each individual seat. It’s basically a spreadsheet nerd’s dream come true. It went viral straight away. Safe to say, its creator, Becky Snowden, was floored. Let’s get tactical. Image: becky snowden “I had no idea just how many people out there wanted to join together like this, and learn how to vote tactically. Its absolutely amazing. When normal people work together we can achieve …

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

April 23, 2017

Put down the phone.Image: bob al-greene/mashalbe Step into the Center for Digital Wellness and you’ll likely hear people chatting and that’s about it. Because that’s what the Wi-Fi disabled room at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, is for re-connecting and interacting with your fellow humans no screens, gizmos, or gadgets in the way. You might find the center’s founder, Sylvia Frejd, a minister and counselor by training, in the conversation corner with 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 23, 2017

… because its on sale Weve all been guilty of this. We purchase items just because theyre on sale. But, do you really need that new pair of jeans just because theyre 15% off? Instead of spending your money on the things that you dont need just because theyre sale, make a note of the what you do need and then wait for them to go on sale.If youre like most people, this adds up to be over $250 a month. 6. Cooking at home Make no mistake about it. Cooking at home is definitely more affordable than …

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Now you can get your loose change as stored value, instead of coins, in South Korea

April 22, 2017

Image: Heon-kyun/Epa/REX/Shutterstock South Koreans can soon say goodbye to coins jiggling in their pockets. The Bank of Korea launched on Thursday a project allowing people to deposit their spare change into prepaid card value. That means they’ll be able to get their change at major supermarkets and convenience stores deposited into their cards, rather than receiving physical cash. SEE ALSO: 25 Technologies Every Smart City Should Have If the trial proves successful, the bank says …

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

April 21, 2017

… finances.” Elsewhere on the campaign trail on Friday, Mr Farron will challenge Tory MPs who supported staying in the EU to oppose a so-called hard Brexit. He will add: “If these Tory MPs reject these principles and back a hard Brexit manifesto, then people will know that on the biggest issue of the day they went missing in action.” Analysis Related Topics Jeremy Corbyn More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsDouble Click Leads AGENCY Get FB email leads for …

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The secret Instagram ‘pods’ fighting the new algorithm one like at a time

April 21, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. That’s the vibe in Instagram “pods” secret communities trying to fight the platform’s algorithmic timeline, one like at a time. SEE ALSO: Your Instagram feed will never be the same again In June 2016, Instagram began rolling out its new algorithmic timeline which changed the order of posts in people’s feeds, favouring popular posts over chronology. Instagram bloggers have been …

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

April 20, 2017

The Commons vote, by 522 to 13, paved the way for a seven-week campaign that has taken the country by surprise. ‘Cosy cartel’ In a speech in London, Mr Corbyn will say: “Much of the media and Establishment are saying this election is a foregone conclusion. “They think there are rules in politics, which if you don’t follow by doffing your cap to powerful people, accepting that things can’t really change, then you can’t win. “But of course those …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

… and social activist. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. “India is very progressive. A person can choose his or her gender, you don’t need to have a medical certificate. This speaks of our constitutional morality and recognizes gender politics,” said Akkai Padmashali, a transgender activist and founder of Ondede, a Bangalore-based NGO that works with the LGBT community. But transgender people — along with same-sex …

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EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

(CNN)Environmentalists say USS Lead Superfund in East Chicago, Indiana, is the poster child of environmental injustice. The people who live there are at risk of lead contamination at every turn. It’s in their drinking water and it’s in their soil. More than one thousand people were forced to evacuate, according to Debbie Chizewer at Northwestern Law School, who has worked very closely with the affected residents. A local school was shut down and a public housing complex was also …

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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 Is Willing to Consider a Sudden Strike on North Korea

April 18, 2017

… others in his family, by imprisoning large numbers of people in horrible conditions for no reason, for political reasons,” McMaster said. “So this regime has given the world reason for concern. And that includes — that includes the Chinese people and the Chinese leadership as well.” Program Improvement While McMaster conceded that estimates on North Korea’s weapons capabilities “vary widely,” even failed missile tests can allow them to improve …

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

April 17, 2017

… Image: fx She was very happy to go out to France, to Europe, says Zeta-Jones. She wanted real stuff in her life. She went up against the studio heads. You dont do that now, but to do that then, when they were literally pawns in the chess game of Hollywood, the women she was tough! If a woman can live into her hundredth year, she must have been a lot tougher than [people thought]. De Havilland celebrated her 100th birthday in 2016 and remains a living link to Hollywoods Golden Age much like …

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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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This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… baby’s health and her own. But Consolata’s district, with a population of 500,000 people, has only three ambulances. Getting to a doctor in time seemed impossible. SEE ALSO: Stunning graphic novel shows aid workers fighting famine and fear in South Sudan So she took out her mobile phone and dialed a special hotline number to get an “ambulance taxi” a revolutionary aspect of the Vodafone Foundation’s maternal health program in Tanzania’s rural Lake Zone. …

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

April 16, 2017

… have to call their office. Now people tweet at me,” Lieu said. “I can engage in multiple different conversations with people on Twitter it’s actually a more intimate way of contacting someone.” He’s got the fourth highest Twitter following in the House of Representatives, just under California social media powerhouses including Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi. His next question is what to do with it all. Lieu is trying to focus people’s attention …

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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

… Assessment Officers, if avoiding care fees is a substantial motive for putting assets into a trust, then a local authority can challenge it as “deliberate deprivation”. “If people are trying to protect their house in the avoidance of care fees then that’s not allowed; that is a clear deprivation of assets. It doesn’t work,” Ms Shilton says. “As soon as we find out a property has been transferred we will be looking into the motivation, we will be asking …

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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 14, 2017

… young people who are exhibiting the signs of serious mental distress. “Teachers and school leaders take very seriously their duty of care to their students and it is clear there is a great deal of concern in the profession about the gulf in the availability of expert physiological support and counselling for pupils with mental health needs.” A Department for Education spokesperson said no child should suffer from mental health issues and that it was investing a record 1.4bn to ensure …

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Trump: Flip, flop or flexibility?

April 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)One of Donald Trump’s many memorable lines on the campaign trail was about ISIS. “I would bomb the s**t out of ’em. I would just bomb those suckers,” he said. Given that, launching the so-called “mother of all bombs” against an ISIS target makes a lot of sense. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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US intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical experts

April 13, 2017

(CNN)The US military and intelligence communityhas intercepted communicationsfeaturingSyrian military and chemical experts talking about preparations for the sarin attack in Idlib last week, a senior US official tells CNN. The intercepts were part of an immediate review of all intelligence in the hours after the attack to confirm responsibility for the use of chemical weapons in an attack in northwestern Syria, which killed at least 70 people. US officials have said that there is “no …

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Trump, shocked by Assad, discussed chemical weapons history at Mar-a-Lago

April 13, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump, consumed by the idea that a world leader would use chemical weapons on his own people, discussed with staffers and close confidantes at his Mar-a-Lago club Friday about the historical and philosophical context for the use of chemical weapons, aides and people who spoke to Trump told CNN. Full interview: Sean Spicer’s apology An administration document on the use of chemical weapons since World War I was also part of a briefing provided to the …

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