(Natural News) Microsoft has been working with a Chinese military-run university on researching artificial intelligence that could be used for censorship and surveillance, according to a shocking new report from Financial Times. A series of scientific studies were co-authored by researchers from Microsoft Research Asia and scientists … [Read More…]
(Natural News) A hideous piece of “social justice” legislation that was slipped into law in California back in 2015 is finally coming into effect this year – and its implications for public school children and their parents are nothing short of abominable. Known as the “California Healthy Youth Act,” the horrific mandate will require … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Five years after residents of Flint, Michigan, were poisoned by lead in their drinking water, a judge has given them the go-ahead to sue the federal government for failing to act swiftly in ensuring the city’s drinking water was clean. In 2017, residents filed a lawsuit against the EPA arguing that the agency was able to … [Read More…]
(Natural News) You’ve got to hand it to the “establishment” media. Once they get on a kick about something, they don’t get off of it — ever — even when they are so obviously mistaken about the subject. Which, of course, helps explain why most Americans trust used car salesmen over reporters. You likely recall that in recent days … [Read More…]
(Natural News) The liberal tears are flowing after an illegal alien “dreamer” by the name of Luis Ugalde-Pacheco, now 28 years old, was recently deported back to Mexico following multiple felony convictions for abusing women. Though he hasn’t lived in Mexico since he first entered the United States illegally with his father at the young … [Read More…]
(Natural News) As politicians in the United States do their best to remove Americans’ freedom of choice when it comes to vaccines, Japan has medical freedom. There are no vaccine mandates in Japan and their children are growing up healthier than ours. (Article by Mac Slavo republished from SHTFPlan.com) Officials in California are … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Wikipedia wants us to believe the entries in its “encyclopedia” are truthful, fair, and balanced. However, a comprehensive analysis of its nutritional articles reveals a plethora of factual inconsistencies and a clear and present bias against the very idea of nutritional supplementation. Even though almost every nutrient … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Over 100 million Americans right now suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetes. This puts them at risk for amputations and even going blind. Have you been told by M.D.s or other know-it-alls, “Don’t eat anything that has sugar in it or turns to sugar in your body?” They remind you of the condition where there’s “too much sugar in … [Read More…]
(Natural News) A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, is a common condition both in adults and children. The latter, however, is more vulnerable to infection and should require more care than their grown-up counterparts. While no parent wants to see his or her child suffer, it’s important to note that going to the doctor for … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Researchers from India studied a wild species of banana (Musa balbisiana Colla) found in South Asia which showed promising antidiabetic properties. M. balbisiana C. or wild banana is an ancestor of cultivated plantains. M. balbisiana C. was found to contain phytochemicals which can work against diabetes. Specifically, … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss in older people. In the U.S., it affects 11 million people, and experts estimate that this number will double by 2050. To lower your chances of developing this eye condition, research suggests that you eat more leafy green vegetables. Researchers attribute … [Read More…]
(Natural News) One of the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the higher-than-normal production of the male hormone testosterone. This can cause symptoms such as hair growth and weight gain, which can be relieved with remedies, including vitamin supplementation. What is PCOS? Women with PCOS suffer from a hormone imbalance … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Kombucha is the term for tea that has undergone fermentation and sweetening. While it is not for consumption by everyone, it is generally safe and offers plenty of health benefits. The fermented beverage is made from black tea, green tea, or white tea. A sweetener is added, followed by a symbiotic culture of bacteria and … [Read More…]
(Natural News) In this paper, two researchers from Chungbuk National University in South Korea and Tufts University in the U.S. focused on zinc, vitamin E, and vitamin D and their roles and impact on immune function and infection in the elderly. They discussed the results of observational studies and interventional clinical trials on the … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Researchers from Ochanomizu University and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology in Japan looked at the effects of vitamin C on mental health. In their study, which was published in the journal Nutrition Research, they found that vitamin C status is important for determining one’s risk of anxiety and anorexia. The … [Read More…]
(Natural News) If you’re ever wondered what happens to you when you tell the truth in America, I’ve posted a podcast that details the stunning sequence of attacks that will target you to silence your words. It doesn’t matter whether you’re telling the truth about vaccines, Big Pharma, the Federal Reserve, the military industrial … [Read More…]
(Natural News) It used to be that AIDS was widely regarded as the “gay disease.” But now it’s a transgender disease as well, with new data published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing that an astounding one in seven transgender “women” are infected with HIV. According to a CDC “Dear Colleague” letter, … [Read More…]
(Natural News) A professor of chemistry at Portland State University in Oregon has reportedly been arrested and charged with 35 counts related to child pornography – and this after having previously received “Scientist of the Year” at his school. According to reports, Niles Lehman was indicted back in February, and arrested not long … [Read More…]
(Natural News) So where’s it go from here? This is where we live, in the USA, a country where the medical mafia has joined forces with the tech Nazis and already control all the networks, all of social media, YouTube, Google, and of course, GMOs and the Sick Care Complex. Forced vaccination is already in full effect in California, and now … [Read More…]
(Natural News) There are many natural ways to stop the spread of cancer. One of the most effective methods is to consume turmeric, a spice that is rich in the anticancer compound curcumin. This natural compound achieves its anticancer effects by preventing inflammation that causes the disease in the first place. There is strong … [Read More…]
(Natural News) One of the core principles of Christianity is to follow the example of Jesus Christ. According to Christian teachings, Jesus Christ was more than just a teacher or prophet. He was the one and only perfect son of God, born into the world to give testimony of God’s love. Jesus Christ was not only sacrificed for the … [Read More…]
(Natural News) If you’re considering an electric vehicle because you care about the planet, you might want to take a look at the results of a new German study. Researchers there say that electric vehicles there account for more carbon dioxide emissions than diesel cars do. According to the study, which was presented at Munich’s … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Researchers came up with a list of drinks that could harm the kidneys if consumed in excessive quantities. They identified beer, sugary drinks, and two healthy types of beverages – fruit juices and tea – as potential causes of chronic kidney disease. The most egregious offenders were carbonated and sweetened fruit drinks. … [Read More…]
(Natural News) The perpetually angry American Left has launched an all-out assault on what remains of “traditional” America, including the complete debasing of whites and destruction of any cultural contribution they have had on our country. If Leftist mobs aren’t tearing down statues or punching white persons who dare to express any … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Many people still use over-the-counter drugs for treating cold symptoms, such as coughing, headaches, muscle pain, and sleeplessness. However, these drugs are known to have harmful side effects. A study published in the journal JAMA Neurology found a link between over-the-counter anticholinergic drugs and cognitive … [Read More…]
(Natural News) With the unknown, one is confronted with danger, discomfort and worry; the first instinct is to abolish these painful sensations. First principle: any explanation is better than none…. The search for causes is thus conditioned by and excited by the feeling of fear. The question “Why?” is not pursued for its own sake but … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Old age dulls the mind as much as it weakens the body. However, a new study brings hope that regular sessions of aerobic exercise could improve the brain functions of older adults who have neurocognitive problems. Researchers from Duke University conducted an experiment with older people who lived sedentary lifestyles. … [Read More…]
(Natural News) There is no current cure for Parkinson’s disease, but fortunately, there are available supplements that can help manage the symptoms of this disease. People with Parkinson’s may find relief by taking the following supplements: Vitamin E: Vitamin E helps with the proper functioning of the brain, blood, skin, reproductive … [Read More…]
(Natural News) People could cut their risk of dying early due to cardiovascular disease by up to half if they ate more nutritious food, announced a recently published study. The research went on to recommend increasing the amount of whole grains and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids in a diet in order to live longer and healthier … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Plants have proven their medicinal properties time and again. Studies have shown that the most potent antibacterial substances available come in the form of plant essential oils. Researchers from India evaluated the essential oil of Inula cappa (sheep’s ear) for its antibacterial properties. The study, which appeared in the … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Research has already determined a connection between chronic stress and poor physical health. But according to a study, there is a direct link “between negative emotions and increased inflammation in the body.” The study was conducted by researchers from Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and published in the … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Researchers have found that juice extracted from Baccaurea angulata, a plant native to Malaysia and locally called belimbing dayak, can help improve symptoms of hypercholesterolemia. The findings were published in Nutrition Research. The study built on previous evidence that demonstrated the health benefits of B. … [Read More…]
(Natural News) A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food revealed that supplementation with alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), carnosine, and thiamine can lower blood sugar levels in obese individuals with diabetes. Additionally, it can reduce oxidative stress and inhibit platelet aggregation to provide greater cardiovascular … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Globalists are actively working to exterminate 90% of the human race, telling themselves that eliminating “useless eaters” is the only way to “save the planet.” The annihilation of the vast majority of humans on planet Earth is now openly advocated by left-wing influencers and the wealthy elite, including Bill Gates, Ted … [Read More…]
(Natural News) The once-pristine streets of one of America’s wealthiest and most iconic cities have become more polluted with human feces than ever before, shocking new data reveals. According to the San Francisco Department of Public Works (SFDPW), city employees throughout the Golden Gate mecca are encountering increasingly more poop … [Read More…]
(Natural News) No medical doctor in America can solve the health “boondoggles” that develop over time from the constant consumption of pesticides, artificial sweeteners, fluoridated water, and chemical food preservatives. It all starts with inflammation, and once that gets bad, every medical doctor in America does the same thing – … [Read More…]
(Natural News) In a desperate bid to get noticed among an ever-expanding field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, Sen. Elizabeth “Fauxcohontas” Warren, whose campaign is already flagging, wants to bust our debt balloon so more of our young citizens can be indoctrinated into socialism. In addition to her proposal to provide … [Read More…]
(Natural News) There’s a concerted effort afoot to rebrand Satanism as a benevolent, all-faiths religious system marked by tolerance, diversity, and inclusion, as opposed to the ritualistic and overt devil worship with which most people are familiar. And leading the charge in spreading this new-breed type of Satanism to the masses are none … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Hippocrates, the famous 4th century father of modern medicine, famously said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Early medical pioneers like Hippocrates understood that you are what you eat, that exercise makes for a healthy mind and healthy body, that disease can both be prevented and beaten, and that the … [Read More…]
(Natural News) During the past several decades, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is shaping rapidly into a new medical paradigm to displace our now failing and defunct Science Based Medical (SBM) model, which supports the ultra-orthodox and conservative drug-based theory started with the Rockefeller-funded Flexner report in the … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Bank of America shut down all the bank accounts associated with The Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. Pastor Steven Anderson spoke out in a YouTube video. All accounts associated with his ministry have been frozen without notice. “We can’t even get our money out,” exclaimed Pastor Anderson. “We can’t even walk … [Read More…]
(Natural News) When you’re watching the news, do you pay attention to reports about crimes or do you ignore everything as you go about your day? If you want to protect yourself and your family, take note of these reports and start practicing situational awareness. (h/t to ConcealedCarryToday.com) What is situational … [Read More…]
(Natural News) If you’re a Facebook junkie, you may be constantly monitoring your feed the moment you wake up, during your commute, and even at school or work. However, a study suggests that a lot of Americans are doing just fine without Facebook. The study was conducted by experts from the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan American … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Many scientific advancements make life a lot easier and more convenient, but not every new discovery is a good one. In fact, some of the most complex and intelligent scientific discoveries of modern times could actually prove to be our undoing. Take, for example, the recent experiments in which human brain genes were … [Read More…]
(Natural News) How many times have you grilled vegetables or fish wrapped in foil? How many aluminum pots do you own? How many aluminum cans are in your pantry right now? If you’re like most people, aluminum is a metal that you use every day without giving it a second thought, but it’s actually a lot more dangerous than you might think. … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Smelling fried chicken or french fries can tempt you into ordering a similarly fattening dish at a restaurant, which can make it hard to maintain a healthy weight. But according to a study, smelling unhealthy foods for a certain length of time may make it easier to stick to more nutritious options instead. Sensory stimuli … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are a group of serious ailments that target the gastrointestinal system. However, a traditional healthy diet originating from India could help manage the symptoms of IBDs such as Crohn’s disease. Given the importance of the gut to the overall health and function of the body, IBDs can … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Bone broth is nutritious, and it’s easy to digest when you’re sick. But according to a study, bone broth doesn’t just warm you up on a cold day or help you feel better when you have a cold; broth made from ham bone can also boost your heart health. The study, which was published in the Journal of Agricultural and … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Endometriosis, which affects 10 to 20 percent of women, is a condition with no known cause and cure. Fortunately, making dietary changes can improve the symptoms of this condition. If you are suffering from endometriosis, here are some foods to add to your diet: Omega-3-rich foods: Omega-3 fatty acids are the healthy … [Read More…]
(Natural News) It’s official: We’re heading toward a “plastic world” – and we’re not talking about credit cards. Plastic – the ubiquitous polymer found in nearly all consumer products – is part of just about every aspect of our lives. For the most part, it’s a versatile material that has been part of many significant innovations, such … [Read More…]
(Natural News) In this study, published in the journal Nutrition Research, American researchers tested their hypothesis that increasing polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake will increase peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta (PPARdelta) expression and activity, and examined the effect of PUFA-enriched oils on muscle … [Read More…]
(Natural News) In this study, researchers from Kyungpook National University in South Korea evaluated the ability of a combination of five different plants to prevent atopic dermatitis (AD) in vivo and in vitro. The results of their study were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The researchers used … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Wireless technology is not the only source of electromagnetic field pollution in the modern home. The electrical wires running through the typical house can generate “dirty electricity” that is harmful to a person’s well-being. The standard electrical frequency throughout North America is 60 hertz. However, there is an … [Read More…]
(Natural News) We’ve all seen this scenario before: The mainstream media drums up fear over an alleged disease pandemic for the purpose of scaring the public into accepting some new vaccine as the “cure.” Well, it’s back again, this time with the ebola virus, which the powers that be are once again trying to use as a vehicle to push … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Democrats and their protectors in the so-called “establishment” media are now so openly, brazenly anti-American, anti-rule of law and pro-terrorism there is no point in even debating it anymore. You could even say it is ‘settled science.’ Following the horrific Easter weekend bombings in Sri Lanka, in which it has now … [Read More…]
(Natural News) How many medical tests, exams, scans, and scams (including surgeries) can Sick-Care-America run on patients without even offering one ounce of preventative advice or natural remedies? It’s unlimited. Today’s medical doctors will tell you that you need to lose weight and/or exercise, but they don’t tell you how, or even push … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Thanks mostly to the refusal of Democrats to compromise with the Trump administration on measures to improve security along the U.S.-Mexico border, citizen militia groups seem to be stepping into the void. And for that, they are now being targeted by the same government that can’t or won’t do the job themselves. As The … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Wikipedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales claims to hold high standards of objectivity and balance in the content of the online encyclopedia and the integrity of his volunteer army of editors. Indeed this is largely true; except when it comes to the composition and editing of alternative medical systems and natural healthcare. A … [Read More…]
(Natural News) In an article that has since been removed, the Boston Globe encouraged waitstaff to “tamper with” food served to Trump officials. The leftist diatribe published by (now former) Globe writer Luke O’Neill immediately sparked outrage, and has since been erased from the publication’s website. But what the Globe seems to have … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Gut bacteria might hold the key to alleviating anxiety, depression, and possibly even post-traumatic stress disorder. The latest research suggests that the health of the gut exerts a considerable effect on the brain and mood of a person. Conducted by McMaster University researchers in Ontario, Canada, the study … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Most women in their late 40s or early 50s undergo menopause, the “Big M,” and its symptoms often last for several years. If you’re one of the women who regularly experience symptoms of menopause, such as irritability and hot flashes, certain lifestyle changes can help address your condition. Follow a nutritious diet and … [Read More…]
(Natural News) Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese practitioners used it to treat a variety of ailments, especially those which caused pain. In the U.S., the rise of holistic treatments has revived the demand for acupuncture. It is currently used to treat multiple conditions ranging from digestive problems … [Read More…]
If you’re wondering why Bilzerian is Instagram-famous with 5 million followers, you can take a look at the many photos of women and indications of a lavish lifestyle on his page.
According to Gawker, “Bilzerian, who likes to say he was kicked out of Navy Seal training two days before graduation, has previously Instagrammed his arsenal of firearms, and once ran over a BMW in a tank for kicks.”
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Joni Mitchell in 1970.
The legendary composer and singer showed up at NPR’s Culver City studios just before the dead of night to talk about her “helium voice,” overcoming polio and painting songs with Bob Dylan.
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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show cost a reported $20 million to produce this year, and included jewel-studded bras worth more than $2 million. But the real stars are, of course, the Angels. Here’s what the best-paid Victoria’s Secret models are worth.
nytimes.com – Sound the alarm: The good old-fashioned relationship is under attack from technology. That seems to be the message from a growing body of psychology research examining how technology is ………
Let’s take a few minutes this dreary winter Wednesday to remind ourselves that people aren’t always the worst. In a neat little animated video published yesterday by the University of California, Berkeley, psychologist Dacher Keltner explains that we were essentially built to be nice. Keltner explains his own work using brain imaging technology, in which he’s shown images of human suffering to people in the lab:
And what we found in the brain is a very old part of the brain, the periaqueductal gray, which is common to mammals when they take care of things, lights up when you feel compassion. And that tells us that compassion is very old in the nervous system, as Darwin speculated.
His research has also shown that the vagus nerve — the nervous system’s longest grouping of nerves, stretching from the brain to the abdomen — also shows activity when we feel compassion. (Science of Us contributor Maia Szalavitz also co-wrote a book about human empathy, if you’re hungry for more on the subject.) Taken together, research by Keltner and others suggests that we are biologically set up to care about other people. Being nice is human nature.
For Americans, cheap oil means less money spent each time you fill up on gas, and more to spend on everything else.But in countries depending on oil revenues, oil’s plunge is bad news.
About 70,000 expected to flock to Art Basel, satellite fairs
BY RACHEL GALVIN
Special to Florida Weekly
Visitors swarm the Miami Beach Convention Center during Art Basel. It is amazing how the juxtaposition of line and shape can make someone’s pulse quicken, how tromp l’oeil can stir the imagination, and perspective and shadow can entice conversation. But art is exactly this type of catalyst. Its power has been shifting cultures and expressing them long before the Renaissance.Art beckons its followers to Miami Beach Dec. 4 to 7 for an experience unlike any other, an event called Art Basel. More than 70,000 are slated to attend. This showcase of all things artistic is merely a hub for a bigger self-expression brought to the masses in the form of multiple satellite fairs like Scope, Pulse, NADA, Art Miami and others, more than 20 total. They all work in symbiosis as part of a bigger event called Miami Art Week, which actually begins Dec. 2.
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A distillation of spiritual truths – manifestation, the nature of reality, the illusion of life on earth, manifesting, dominion over matter, energy, transmutation, magnetization, attraction and a sense of peace that could be described as harmonious empowerment. Read it once as a fable, then read it again as life instructions.
Look Inside Amazon’s Giant Warehouses Ahead Of The Christmas Rush
Ralph D. Freso/ReutersYour Christmas present might be here.As the countdown to Christmas begins, tens of thousands of Amazon workers are getting to work packaging millions of products bought from the giant online retailer. Sales show no signs of slowing down after last week’s Black Friday when the company sold more than 5.5 million goods. 2014 could even top last year’s Christmas sales, which reached a record £13 billion.
GREECE PARALYSED AS TENS OF THOUSANDS STRIKE AGAINST FURTHER CUTBACKS
Published: November 29, 2014
Parts of Greece were brought to a standstill on Thursday as members of two major unions staged a 24-hour strike.Tens of thousands of people across all major Greek cities took to the streets, protesting against European Union and International Monetary Fund demands for pension reform and planned layoffs.
Private sector union GSEE has called for fresh demonstrations to take place on December 7, when parliament will vote on next year’s budget.The union accuses the government of trying to take the labour market back to “medieval times”.Repeated rounds of austerity have been imposed on the country. Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras believes this approach has hindered, rather than helped Greece.
I’m an E cup, and I haven’t gone out in public without a bra in 18 years. So I wanted to see if anything bad would happen when I finally went without one.
Solange Knowles in Stéphane Rolland
We have no words — expect that the fit is spot on and the silhouette is hugging her curves like a dream.
This week was serious when it came to style. Not only did Hollywood unanimously agree that white is the color of the season, but they also agreed that the end of the year is the best time to turn up the heat in the fashion department.
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• The act of taking a picture: “Capturing images has been habit-forming for over a century,” Eyal says, and it stems from “this anxiety that we feel if we don’t capture this moment it will disappear forever.”
• The immediate reward:“Part of Instagram’s genius is providing these filters,” Eyal says. “Now that shitty picture that I used to take on the native app of my phone looks decent, sharable.”
• The investment made by the user: “The ultimate secret is that if you make your pictures more beautiful,” Eyal says, “that increases the likelihood that you participate in the most important part of the Instagram hook, the investment of sharing that picture.”
• Soon, Instagram becomes the default: “Every time I see something I want to capture,” Eyal says, “I capture with Instagram as opposed to any other solution, as opposed to the native app on the camera.”
• It becomes a rather intimate social network: “Over time, there’s successive cycles through the hook. It’s not just about capturing the moment, Instagram is also a social network,” Eyal says. “So now the internal triggers become boredom, seeking connection, FOMO [or fear of missing out].”
• And you’ll never want to miss out again: “FOMO is huge reason to use Instagram,” Eyal says. “Not just to take pictures, but this fear of missing out on the moment. And my solution to alleviate that pain point, that psychological itch, is to open Instagram and scroll through.”
The addictive nature of the app isn’t an accident, Eyal points out. Instagram founder Kevin Systrom majored in symbolic systems at Stanford, a field that lies at the intersection of psychology and computer science. “[Systrom] knows a lot,” he says.
Push for Parity: 5 lessons for the next generation of women leaders
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‘Sex With Strangers’: Anna Gunn, Billy Magnussen Heat Up Books, Tech and Deception
The two-person play, which premiered in 2011 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, centers on Olivia, a critically underappreciated novelist pushing 40, and Ethan, a hunky 20-something blog-to-book sensation who’s topped The New York Times best-seller list by detailing his sexual exploits with strangers. “Although they’re only 11 years apart, their relationship with technology, their age group aligns very differently with the Internet — I was interested in exploring this moment in time and what intimacy means now,”
A handwritten card would take forever, and who even listens to voicemails anymore? No, the only holiday hello you need from your sweetheart is a good old-fashioned text message. Luckily, Kristen Bell has teamed up with all-male a cappella group Straight No Chaser to provide the perfect soundtrack for your tinsel-time texts, this delightful ditty called “Text Me Merry Christmas”
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Since birth, this parent has posted monthly updates of her son using the format of popular BuzzFeed articles and a quilt made to look like a BuzzFeed webpage. In a short six months, this kid has taken on the best BF has to offer from life hacks to the realities of Instagram.
#This comes seven weeks after by far the largest global climate demonstrations in history, and amidst ongoing unrest in China about the filthy air in its cities. It isn’t, in other words, a reason to slack off a bit in the ongoing fight for a livable climate, a fight our civilizations are in great danger of losing. If we want this to be a start, and not a finish, we’ve got to build even bigger and more powerful movements that push the successors of these gentlemen to meet what science demands. Today’s an achievement for everyone who’s held a banner, signed a petition, and gone to jail — and a call for many more to join us going forward!
KABUL — Afghanistan’s cultivation of opium poppies has hit a record high in 2014, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Its Afghan Opium Survey 2014 reports that the area under poppy cultivation has expanded by 7%, now covering 553,000 acres (224,000 hectares).
Such a rise is likely to embarrass aid donors who have invested millions of dollars in counter-narcotics efforts, as the report reveals that the eradication of opium in the country has decreased by 63%.
RAIPUR — Eight Indian women have died and dozens are said to be in a critical condition after undergoing sterilization surgery as part of a state-run effort to curb the country’s population.
Officials in the central state of Chhattisgarh revealed Tuesday that the eight women were among 83 who underwent laparoscopic sterilization Saturday, a process usually under general anesthesia during which the fallopian tubes are blocked.
Sixty-four women are still hospitalized, including 24 in serious condition.
The surgery was part of an annual family planning camp organized by Indian authorities aimed at limiting the growth of the country’s billion-plus population.
AFP reports that the women who decide to volunteer for sterilization are given 1,400 rupees — $23 — as an incentive to undergo the procedure.
POINTE-A-PITRE —French yachtsman Loïck Peyron has won the 10th running of the prestigious Route du Rhum single-handed transatlantic race in record time, sailing from Saint Malo in French Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, in just over a week, the event’s website reports.
For his first victory after six tries (the Route du Rhum takes place every four years), the 54-year-old sailor set a new record on his trimaran Banque Populaire VII, finishing the race in 7 days, 15 hours, 8 minutes and 32 seconds, and thus beating the 2006 record by 2 hours, 10 minutes and 34 seconds.
PARIS — Francois Hollande’s approval ratings hit a new low Thursday, exactly halfway into the French president’s five-year term.
Pollster YouGov revealed that Hollande scored a mere 12% approval rating in its latest monthly survey — down 15% from the previous month. It is the worst score for any president in modern-day polling, according to Reuters.
Hollande appeared on prime-time TF1 television Thursday night for a Q&A session with journalists and members of the public. The French president admitted he had “made mistakes” since taking office in 2012 but said he wanted to go “to the end” to reform the economy. He also hinted that he would not run for re-election if the current 11% unemployment rate failed to drop by the end of his term.
NEW YORK — A painting by Impressionist Edouard Manet sold at auction Wednesday, setting a record price of $65.1 million for the artist. Le Printemps, or Spring, was first presented in 1882 and depicts French actress Jeanne Demarsy with a parasol.
Many bidders, both present in the salesroom at Christie’s in New York and on the phone, pushed the painting past original estimates of $25 million to $35 million, and it was eventually bought by New York dealer Otto Naumann for an anonymous client.
Manet’s previous record was $33.2 million for Self Portrait With A Palette at Christie’s in London in 2010, Bloomberg reports. Le Printemps had been in the same private collection for more than a century, and was on loan to the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
NEW YORK — American country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 sold 1.287 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, making it the biggest album release in 12 years.
According to the Nielsen Soundscan Sales tracking service, 1989 has become the fastest-selling album during a single week since Eminem’s 2002 The Eminem Show, which sold 1.322 million copies during its second week.
LONDON — Europe has lost an estimated 421 million birds over the past three decades, and modern treatment of the environment is to blame, a study published Monday in the monthly scientific journal Ecology Letters reveals.
Up to 90% of the decline is in common European bird species such as grey partridges, sparrows, skylarks and starlings. According to University of Exeter researcher Richard Inger, who took part in the study, this is concerning. “It is this group of birds that people benefit from the most,” the AFP quoted him as saying. “Significant loss of common birds could be quite detrimental to human society.”
On the other hand, populations in rarer species of birds such as marsh harriers, ravens, buzzards and storks have risen in recent years, the research shows. This is probably explained by conservation efforts and legal protections.
Richard Gregory of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds told the AFP that “white storks and marsh harriers receive among the highest level of protection in the EU. This is why their numbers have increased.”
Researchers are now calling for large-scale environmental improvement such as green space projects and environmental farmland schemes.
NEW YORK — The number of homeless people in New York has risen to 67,810 in 2014, according to a report released Thursday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This contrasts with a general decline of the homeless population across the country, which has dropped by 10% since 2010, when the Obama Administration introduced its “Opening Doors” plan to prevent and end homelesness.
New York experienced the country’s largest increase between 2013 and 2014, with 3,160 more homeless people. It was followed by Massachussetts (+2,208) and Nevada (+2,113), and 11 other states plus Washington, D.C. This means nearly one in five homeless people in the U.S. lives in New York City or Los Angeles. On the other hand, homelesness decreased in 36 states over the same period. Florida experienced the largest decrease with 6,320 fewer people, followed by California (-4,600) and Oregon (-1,658).
The report is based on a “point-in-time” survey reported by state and local planning agencies. It was conducted on a single night in January as part of HUD’s efforts to tackle homelessness across the country.
“As a nation, we are successfully reducing homelessness in this country, especially for those who have been living on our streets as a way of life,” the agency’s Secretary Julián Castro said Thursday. “There is still a tremendous amount of work ahead of us, but it’s clear our strategy is working, and we’re going to push forward till we end homelessness as we’ve come to know it,” he added.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has announced she will donate the $50,000 she was given for winning the World Children’s Prize to reconstruct UN schools in Gaza that Israel bombed during the recent conflict.
“Innocent Palestinian children have suffered terribly and for too long,” the 17-year-old Pakistani education activist said. “We must all work to ensure Palestinian boys and girls, and all children everywhere, receive a quality education in a safe environment. Because without education, there will never be peace. Let us stand together for peace and education because together we are more powerful.”
According to the International Business Times, the prize money will be used for 65 schools operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).
More than 2,100 Palestinians — most of them civilians — lost their lives during the 50 days of fighting in July and August between Israel and Hamas, while 108,000 people still remain homeless.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/11/2014 – 13:35While no US Federal Agency sees fit to monitor ocean radioactivity in coastal waters, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) has taken on the task of keeping the information flowing in a world of ‘promises’ that everything will be ok. As WHOI reports this week, scientists have detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident 100 miles (150 km) due west of Eureka, California.
The joint operation by authorities of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and European law enforcement seized Silk Road 2.0, an alternative to the notorious online illegal-drug marketplace last week, and arrested 26-year-old operator Blake Benthall, but that wasn’t the end. US and […]
Republicans Get Wake-Up Call: And This Time They Answer It!
We have now read, reviewed and analyzed the 2014 midterm elections from every perspective, and the most consistent conclusions are that the Republicans scored a smashing victory, the Democrats suffered a humiliating defeat, the president’s performance is mostly to blame, and the 2016 presidential election starts now.