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Jellybean needs a home where she can just be herself. The spunky, friendly kitten has cerebellar hypoplasia — also known as CH  — a disorder that happens when the cerebellum  part of the brain doesn’t develop fully. In Jellybean’s case, that means she flops over when she walks.

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The Clinton campaign’s artful smear of Bernie Sanders is wrong. That is him in the photographs. You may remember the Clinton campaign circulating a photograph of Barack Obama wearing a turban in an effort to portray him as a Muslim sympathizer

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If you’re for legalizing it, put down the Cheetos and listen up.

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Divorce after 60 may be painful, but, at least it is no longer a taboo subject.

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Hug Your Muslim Neighbors

13Feb

I don’t usually write about politics, or world issues. If you’ve read my posts here, they are generally about parenting, personal change, life. However, the past months have been shocking on virtually every level

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6 Reasons Why I Distrust February

13Feb

I don’t like February. I find it cruel, and generally untrustworthy. It’s like the cat of months.

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Last Saturday, just three days before the New Hampshire primary, Joe Biden was nestled into the darkened corner of a popular Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, restaurant, far from the maddening crowd and the snow up North. Sitting with his back to the door, facing his wife, Jill, and a guest, the vice president was close to the kitchen, not prime seating. He was almost invisible, except to those who happened to notice three SUVs idling outside, and that was probably to his liking.

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Last Thursday, the California Department of Public Health approved the first ever needle exchange in Orange County — a major victory for public health and safety. Orange County has long opposed needle exchanges, despite decades of evidence demonstrating that these programs save lives and prevent the spread of infectious disease

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It was a throwaway remark that sparked a beautiful act of kindness. Kyle Simpler told his students at Burleson High School in Burleson, Texas, earlier this week he couldn’t remember the last time he’d had a birthday cake

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At this stage in the American election season it is far from clear, despite early wins and losses, who the presidential nominees will be. As Julian Baggini writes, what is certain is that America, like much of Europe, is experiencing a mutiny against the status quo. The populist revolt against political and economic elites is spreading across borders everywhere except — so far — East Asia, where the prospects of the average person have risen instead of fallen over the past decade.

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ESPN, surrender your cool credentials. You do not interrupt an indie rock hero just named the most-valuable player in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, especially to redirect him to talk about “celebrity stuff, not politics.” While being interviewed after winning the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Arcade Fire ’s Win Butler used the opportunity to launch into a political speech lauding Canada’s health care system. But ESPN reporter Sage Steele was having none of it.

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You Gotta Have Heart: The Woodsman

13Feb

Every time I cry during the first half hour of Up –and let’s be clear, that’s every time I watch that movie–I marvel at how much beautiful design and excellent storytelling can affect me so greatly. The Woodsman is basically the theatrical version of that same concept.

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I spent 1 week in Lesbos Greece documenting Syrian Refugees and Volunteers. My experience was eye-opening, sad, scary, and often shocking. During this series you will see the worst humanitarian crisis of our time through my eyes: the eyes of a woman used to documenting celebrities and regular folk around the world

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“What would you like to do if money were no object?” A potent question British philosopher Alan Watts asks us to consider in his lecture on human life, “Do You Do It, or Does It Do You?” This is a concept many of us consider, but rarely act on. The naysayers and downers might tell you, “Yeah, but you gotta earn money to live!” but your day job doesn’t define you. Tragedy & Hope has created a poetic montage alongside Watts’ speech that captures just how awesome life can be when we put our money worries aside.

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The Koch Brothers’ Dirty War On Solar Power

13Feb

After decades of false starts, solar power in America is finally poised for its breakthrough moment. The price of solar panels has dropped by more than 80 percent since President Obama took office, and the industry is beginning to compete with coal and natural gas on economics alone

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Everywhere we go, someone in our life has an opinion of something we are or are not doing. An opinion on why someone is too young to have kids, but too old to be single

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A Simple Step Toward Becoming DCAA Compliant

12Feb

Let’s face it, DCAA compliance can be an overwhelming task for some small contractors. Some may feel the cost to maintain a compliant accounting system outweigh the benefits. However when a contract award is up for grabs, having an existing DCAA compliant system is like having an insurance policy when you need it most.

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This Valentine’s Day, I will be alone. As couples kick off a romantic weekend together, I will be catching up on work and household chores, cooking dinner for one, binge-watching Korean dramas, and eventually tucking myself into bed alone. For the past few years, I have spent the day of l’amour by myself.

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This is the second post in my series, Millennials Paving The Way, highlighting today’s brightest Millennials who are empowering future generations to become change makers. How can it be a surprise that Millennials are excited about Senator Bernie Sanders

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Drop everything. Adele is Vogue’s March cover star.  Showing off a tattoo of her son’s name, an embellished Burberry dress and a rosy complexion, the singer looks stunning, it goes without saying, albeit starkly different than she did on her first Vogue cover back in 2012. Noticeably absent from the cover are her signature heavy eye makeup and done-up hair. Adele revealed to Vogue that achieving her usual look takes her hair and makeup team two and a half hours, during which she “nods off several times,” to complete.

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The PBS debate moderators missed a golden opportunity to ask Hillary and Bernie a crucial question: What did they think about the execution of Rickey Ray Rector in 1992?

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Medellín may not be the first place that springs to mind when you’re thinking of your perfect overseas retirement spot … but perhaps it should be

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Love, The Final Frontier

12Feb

What if I had married earlier? And we’d lived in a warm pretty house with a lot of windows that overlooked East Los Angeles? And I’d stayed home and raised the kids and wrote in my journal and baked bread and walked Silverlake Reservoir with another writer and mother

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Bernie Sanders would be the first Jewish president in American history. In fact, the Senator made history just this week, becoming the first Jewish candidate to win a presidential primary

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The Bank Whistleblowers United announce the inaugural Financial Fraud Lemons of the Week award. There can be no more fitting recipient than the ironically named Department of Justice (DOJ). The “lemon” is used in the economics and criminology literature to refer to a car of surpassingly terrible quality

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Who won the sixth Democratic debate? Hundreds of thousands of people voted online, and an overwhelming majority declared Bernie Sanders the top-performer

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For a lot of republicans, documentarian and activist Michael Moore is the worst, most dishonest, and most dangerous filmmaker ever. But when looking at his filmography, no one can dispute his track record for shining a light on issues several years before they’re noticed by the corporate media or adopted by politicians. With his first film, 1989’s Roger & Me , Moore showed the devastating effects of offshoring and corporate callousness on his hometown of Flint, Michigan

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The Hotel Giraffe (all photos: Library Hotel Collection) The Giraffe Hotel is a hidden jewel on the east side of Manhattan at 26th and Park, once considered a neighborhood off the beaten track and now a gentrified area of shops and cafes, which if you know NYC is a neighborhood of beautiful architecture but had been mostly corporate interests until the last several years where it has now blossomed into ‘No-Mad” or North of Madison Square Park.

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For the second Democratic presidential debate in a row, health care came up right away.  And for the second debate in a row, what followed was a serious, substantive discussion that put the different perspectives of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton into sharp relief.

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Why the UN is Prioritizing Youth in 2016

11Feb

Youth are too often overlooked as stakeholders in conversations about global governance. When the conversation is about sustainability, no demographic should be more front and center than the youth (individuals aged 15-24) who will inherit the world we shape now

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Pharmaceutical pariah  and accused securities fraudster Martin Shkreli has a new diabolical plan: buy Kanye West’s new album so that you can’t listen to it. Shkreli asked West whether he could buy out the singer’s new album, “The Life of Pablo,”  in a tweet on Thursday, the same day the album is supposed to be released.

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If politics were, in fact, a game of beanbag, the South Carolina primary would be a bag of rusty nails. Alas, politics ain’t beanbag . And South Carolina is just the campaign equivalent of throwing rusty nails at your rivals. The first projectiles came on Thursday, as the remaining Republican presidential candidates descended on the Palmetto State to engage in some good ole-fashion dirt-slinging and innuendo

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Which of the three major award shows do Americans care the most about? Is it the Oscars

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If you’ve been hesitating about adding facial oils to your beauty routine, it’s time to get in formation, as Beyoncé would say. There are many benefits of applying oils to your face, whether you have dry, oily or acne-prone skin.

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Inside The Complex World Of Women And Guns

11Feb

Beneath the surface of the guns discussion in America—one traditionally dominated by men—there’s a complex world of females and firearms. Here, in the following 10 stories, we shed light on what often goes unseen: how women feel about, live with, and die by guns

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It’s possible your favorite candies may never be the same.  Mars, Inc. recently announced it would be removing artificial colors from all of its food products “as part of a commitment to meet evolving consumer preferences.”  More than 50 products will be effected, including M&Ms, Skittles, Starburst, Wrigley’s Gum and Snickers.  Mars joins dozens of other companies that’ve pledged to remove artificial colors from their products in recent years. While there is no evidence that artificial colors pose risk to human health, natural ingredients have grown in importance to consumers.  If you’re upset by the possibility of your favorite M&M’s colors changing slightly, there’s no need to begin hoarding them now: According to a company press release, the change will take up to five years

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Now’s not a good day to take a blood pressure test, y’all.  ” The Walking Dead ” has released the first four minutes of its midseason premiere, and it has us nervous. As the show opens, we see Daryl, Abraham and Sasha all get captured by a group of bikers who work for a dude named Negan.  No big deal. New friends are cool, right

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As the dust settles around Super Bowl 50, the conversation around the contest itself has died down, while the dialogue surrounding Cam Newton’s abrupt departure from his postgame presser has, somehow, lived on. In the past few days, some have claimed that the incident typifies Newton’s supposed immaturity . Others have declared that it was a natural response from a guy whose style of play is wholly predicated on his emotions

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My High School Boyfriend, The Con Artist

11Feb

This week, the Cut brings you True Romance: five days of stories about love as it’s actually lived.

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World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks’ time. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing for a ceasefire and more aid access to Aleppo, where rebel-held areas are being cut off and the United Nations has warned a new humanitarian disaster could be on the way.

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Welcome to the HuffPost Rise Morning Newsbrief, a short wrap-up of the news to help you start your day. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms.

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In a memorable scene in “The Big Short,” the Oscar-nominated 2015 movie about the financial crisis, a real estate agent shows the main characters around a desolate Florida subdivision. She insists that the market is just in a lull as they drive past rows and rows of vacant homes. But it wasn’t just a lull.

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My sister and I have what you could say is a very fragile and obligatory relationship. She’s almost a decade younger than me and has never really tried to reach out to me in any way that isn’t superficial.

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Since the holiday of love is fast approaching we thought it fitting to explore the historical roots of Valentine’s Day. Personally, I am a bit torn about how I feel about the holiday itself. Part of me (the Libra side) is in love with love so any day that celebrates “love” is a winner in my book

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Can Valentine’s Day Distort Love?

11Feb

And the Lord said now that I made a bird I’m gonna look all around for a little ol’ word That sounds about sweet like a turtle dove And I guess I’m gonna call it love.

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The candidates are actually talking about the heroin epidemic. But we asked a group of addicts if they’re saying anything worth a damn. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms.

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Many say we should “run government like a business” and “save money” by “cutting spending” and “making government smaller.” Does this work?

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All photos by Vlad Semen #InvisiblePlaces is a series of stories about what I’ve felt in some very popular destinations. My photographer – Vlad Semen – and me travel around the world and explore what is behind the image.

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Why Some Writers Refuse to Submit?

10Feb

It is easy to see how writers like Mailer, Hemingway and Plimpton (who all boxed), Isak Dinesen (who hunted game), Gloria Steinem (who became a Playboy bunny) Jean Genet (who was a hustler and criminal), Peter Matthiessen (who explored dangerous places like the Himalayas) and most recently William Vollman (who explored his dark side in varying dangerous milieu ) challenged bulls or added tails to their tales. It was the only way to differentiate themselves from their colleagues, meek Kafkaesque creatures who lived in fear of rejection and waited for telephone calls or the return of sases (remember them) from imperious editors who could make or break their careers. Even running for your life at Pamplona or performing half naked in a sex club and facing the leering eyes of inebriated businessmen was better than dealing with the literary world in a places like London, Paris or New York.

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It’s safe to assume that when most people say they want the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United decision to be overturned, it’s because they’ve seen its disastrous effects and they want to see big money have less influence in politics.

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PARSLEYED PAPPARDELLE WITH CAVIAR  (Serves four) 250 g (8.8 oz) flour  2 eggs and 1 yolk 25 g (0.9 oz) fresh parsley 1 small jar caviar (or lumpfish roe) 60 g (2.1 oz) lightly salted butter juice and zest of half a lemon 1 tbsp chopped chives and parsley salt and pepper Rinse the fresh parsley, remove the stalks and pat dry. Pour the flour on a pastry board and make a well. Add the eggs and yolk in the middle, and start stirring with a fork

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Last week I wrote a swooning review of Zahav restaurant in Philly’s Society Hill neighborhood, the brilliant invention of Michael Solomonov, one of the most creative chefs of his generation. Eating at Zahav was supposed to be just one of many stops on a tour of Jewish sites of the city. Philadelphia has a rich Jewish history, dating back to Colonial times, and I’d hoped to explore more of it

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WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has the black vote in her hands. Eighty percent of black Democratic voters intended to cast their ballots for the 2016 presidential candidate in August 2015 — and not much has changed since then.

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Today’s topics include: Big Announcement from Bob; The Hilariously Ridiculous GOP Debate; Marco Rubio Crashes and Burns; The New Hampshire Primary; Trump Calls Cruz the P word; Hillary Scolding Millennials; Alex Jones Attacks Bernie Supporters; Best SNL Episode in a Long Time; and much more. Download the mp3 (57 minutes, 41mb) Listen and subscribe on iTunes (it’s FREE!) Support the show at Patreon The Bob & Chez Show is a funny, fast-paced political podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously

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Huffington Post and the blogs are far ahead of the mainstream media on noting how the GOP candidates for president lag public concern on climate change.

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Under the Obama administration U.S. policy toward North Korea largely has devolved into the president sitting in the Oval Office, closing his eyes, and hoping the nuclear monsters will go away.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 3-month-old baby was shot in the face and died on Tuesday when gunfire erupted on a Los Angeles street, law enforcement officials said.

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With the rise of electric cars, sustainable architecture, eco-friendly diets, composting, and countless other options, forging a sustainable life is often as easy as it is trendy. Now it’s even easy after death thanks to a bodysuit made from a decidedly old-school material: mushrooms.

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By Katie Sizemore In January, El Salvador’s Foreign Minister, Hugo Martínez, greeted Cuban migrants passing through one of his country’s airports after having been stranded for three months in Costa Rica on their way to the United States. Martínez attributed the situation to a double standard in U.S.

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After Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) handily beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, it’s worth taking a look at how unlikely the media considered his bid less than a year ago

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Kennings: I’ve Made a Little List

10Feb

The American Heritage Dictionary defines a kenning as “a figurative, usually compound expression used in place of a name or noun, especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry.” In a recent article about metaphor and law , I had occasion to list a few favorite kennings. However, that pleasure reminded me of two sources of displeasure. First, I’ve yet to find an ample yet convenient inventory of old kennings and their kin.

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By the time we get to the next Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan, on March 6, we’ll have a lot better feel as to who will go forward as the party’s nominee. But now, there are only two Democratic candidates, because Martin O’Malley has ended his campaign. While no one, probably including him, thought he had a real chance to be the nominee, that doesn’t mean his candidacy was in vain.

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I’ve lived in Panama for less than a month, and I’ve already become quite familiar with its celebrated golden frog. The little yellow guy is all over t-shirts and postcards and souvenirs.

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Election of the Narcissists

09Feb

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump do indeed have something in common. It’s not anger

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10 Financial Perks Of Growing Older

09Feb

Aging certainly comes with plenty of problems. Wrinkles, gray hair, vision and hearing loss and general aches and pains are all common ailments

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“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway just summed up how putting women in control of their narratives can have a huge impact.

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40 Lessons It Took Me 40 Years to Learn

09Feb

Today is my birthday. Let me be more specific. Today is my 40 th birthday

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Photo: CreateHer Stock Congrats! You have made it to 2016! It is always good to see another year, right? Now that you have another chance at being your best self, what are you going to do about it? Every-single-solitary-year, a change gonna come, Sam Cooke said, the intentions are there, but yet another New Year approaches and the same goals meets many of us, head on, like a deer in headlights…

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The beginning of a new year is always an exciting time! — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website

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Astoria Characters: The 5-Bark Barista

09Feb

A chocolate Chihuahua, leading a leash-holding woman, prances into Chateau le Woof. Rocky, for that is his name, is a regular. He’s coming to meet his girlfriend, Lola, who’s sitting pretty in a sweet sweater on the sofa.

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WASHINGTON — Democrats are fuming over presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s defense of the millions of dollars she made giving speeches to Wall Street.

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Welcome to the HuffPost Rise Morning Newsbrief, a short wrap-up of the news to help you start your day.

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WESTWOOD VIBRATO — Ep.21

09Feb

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PRETA — Ep.35

09Feb

Updated every Tuesday Copyright ⓒ 2015 RollingStory Inc. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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Trump Will Lose in New Hampshire

09Feb

I want to make sure that you heard it here first: Donald Trump will lose the New Hampshire primary tomorrow. His performances are becoming more and more bizarre as his once seemingly iron grip on the nomination continues to slip from his greasy grasp

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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A U.S.

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Is It Too Late For Madeleine And Gloria To Register For The Draft? The gender card keeps getting dealt Bill Clinton is lashing out today at the supporters of Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

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Picture by ‘ superUbO ‘ One shouldn’t be too surprised over the endless pursuit of issues regarding Muslim women by our leaders. Considering how our society strongly stands for freedom of expression, justice and plurality, it’s ironic that the very thing which Muslim women use to express their identity and liberty – the hijab – is the exact reason they are highlighted so much more

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Supporting Caregivers in the Workplace

08Feb

In the article, “Family Caregiving Is a Workforce and Business Issue,” Nancy LeaMond (Executive Vice President & Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, Communities, States and National Affairs at AARP) poignantly stated: Family caregiving is one of those important issues that will affect every sector — employers, individuals, government, nonprofits and communities. There are currently 40 million family caregivers in the U.S.

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