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A U.S. appeals court on Friday put a restrictive Republican-backed Arizona ballot-collection law on hold until after Tuesday’s election, handing Democrats a victory in an intensifying state-by-state legal battle over access to the polls. Arizona’s legislature earlier this year passed the law prohibiting advocacy groups from collecting completed early ballots from voters and delivering them to election offices as part of get-out-the-vote efforts
In the realm of animal protection, the chickens that we eat, known as broilers, have been the proverbial elephant in the room. Their numbers are almost inconceivably vast. Roughly 9 billion chickens are slaughtered every year in the United States, making up well over 90 percent of the land animals killed for food .
Authorities in Philadelphia will station prosecutors throughout the city on election day to respond to any reports of voter intimidation or other illegal activity after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed that polling might be “rigged” in this mostly minority city. Philadelphia is one of many U.S
Draper Alumbaugh focused on the big picture when he learned that his job could be going to Mexico soon. “It’s pretty simple what these corporate people want,” he said in a video posted last week by Indiana news station RTV6 .
When two dogs lovers get hitched, it looks a little something like this: On Saturday, bride Kathryn Dombrowski, who volunteers at animal rescue Secondhand Hounds , married Brad Ziemer at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Instead of having their wedding party hold floral bouquets for the professional group photos, they asked them to hold pit bull rescue puppies to spread awareness for the “adopt don’t shop” movement ― much like a bridal party in Pennsylvania did last month. Dombrowski told The Huffington Post that she and Ziemer managed to keep the 13 dogs a surprise from their parents, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl and ring bearer. “They all thought we were heading outside to take pictures and to their surprise and delight, there were pit bull puppies!” she said
There’s this thing in nature where animals, deer, ducks, and others, shake after a stressful encounter, relieving the tension that forms during a fight. Last night after watching the debates, I shook. There’s a baby in my house now, and she cried, unusually distraught
Donald Trump tried almost every strategy possible over the past two weeks to spin his deportation positions.
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
Unlike the 141 billionaires who have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to charity through the “Giving Pledge,” an effort started by philanthropists Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates, most of us don’t have the big extra dollars to help out our favorite charities. So the vast majority of Americans need to help by volunteering their services instead. According to the Corporation for National Community Service , 25.3 percent of Americans volunteer, which is 62.8 million volunteers
One year ago, today my wonderful father, Martin Sydney Greene, passed away, 8 days before his 87th birthday.. But what happened over the next few days would confirm to me that, indeed, neither my beloved father, or anyone, ever really dies, or goes away
As the nation celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it is an opportunity to also reflect on the broader impact of his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, which remains one of our nation’s most influential rallying cries for society to embrace diversity and seek equality. Bayard Rustin, one of Dr
Poor Mrs. Hughes. Just when it looked like she’d won her Hundred Years War not to have her wedding overshadowed by the Crawley family, she got upstaged anyhow
Katherine, pointing, carrying a child as she leads them from the shore to the camp. My Australian friend Katherine posted on her Facebook page…
Having come of age during the Clinton era, I always had a soft spot for Chelsea Clinton. She wasn’t much younger than I was, so to watch her receive heartless slights and vicious criticisms about her appearance and pubescent awkwardness always hit home. Even though I didn’t have a father who was the leader of the free world, I could viscerally relate to Chelsea’s desire to be left alone
It’s not my problem…
(Photo: Mauro Grigollo/Getty Images) By Allison P. Davis This October, a study suggested that “runner’s high” was real . We’re not talking about an endorphin rush or a school-counselor-approved “high on life” situation, but an actual high, akin to smoking weed.
How can ISIS and other Muslim terrorists be defeated? This is the question of our generation and maybe of the century. First, a simple quiz
California showed up big at last month’s UN climate summit in Paris, presenting a model for how one of the world’s biggest economies can shift rapidly to renewable power and conservation, sharply cutting greenhouse gas emissions while growing an advanced industrial system.
A Texas man was wearing an anti-drugs campaign T-shirt when he was arrested last weekend for alleged possession of methamphetamine. In his booking photograph, Adrian Harold Pounders wore a top that read “DontMethWithMe.org.” The web address he proudly promoted on his chest ironically links to an anti-meth drive that warns Texans about the dangers of the highly addictive drug. Pounders, 47, was detained when cops raided his home in Crockett on Sunday
We all know what Thanksgiving entails–turkey, pies, family, friends, acceptable overeating, and leading up to and directly after the event, a whole lot of sleeping. It’s a fantastic holiday, and unlike Christmas or the various birthday parties you attend throughout the year, you can typically get through it without spending an egregious amount of money
We are all agonizing over the tragic events in Paris. Something horrific has taken place that makes no sense at all. How do we possibly explain what happened in France to our children, when we ourselves cannot begin to comprehend it?
Bucket List #14: Learn to be alone There are some people who can’t wait to hang out in their apartment by themselves, I have always had a problem with it. Unless I have something to distract myself, like binge-watching Netflix until 2 a.m., then I get bored just being by myself. While I continue to work on being alone sometimes, here are 11 things I’ve realized only people who hate to be alone do
Is it just me or did Hillary Clinton pull a Lois Griffin at the second Democratic debate? Asked about taking campaign money from Wall Street, she deferred to 9/11. Hillary Clinton: “Oh, wait a minute, senator
The war against terrorism: A question of will-power. By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller. It is agonizing amidst human suffering following the terrorist attack at Bataclan hall, Stade de France and other places in Paris to analyze the background and what needs to be done, but never the less it has to be tried.
The day after Kurdish forces with U.S. support expelled the Islamic State from the town of Sinjar in Northern Iraq; the day after the U.S. triumphantly announced that ISIS executioner “Jihadi” John had been “evaporated” by a missile fired from a U.S.
While Christmas might seem far off, the store shelves are already bulging. Sometimes our children and grandchildren are far away, travel is not possible, and we find ourselves left to our own devices. Time for creativity! With a bit of planning, your holiday season can be wonderful! Plan Ahead..
“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, Love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves.” Nisargadatta Maharaj From the fourth perspective you look at the world through the mind; from the fifth perspective, you look at the world through the heart. In the fourth perspective you identify with no one; in the fifth perspective, you identify with everyone. The fourth perspective is wisdom; the fifth perspective is compassion
“The heart has reasons that reason knows nothing about.” Pascal You can’t be rational if you are too emotional.
Susan Schneider, Robin Williams’ widow, recently sat down with People to talk about her late husband’s battle with Lewy body dementia and his August 2014 suicide. “I completely forgave him, I completely understood,” Schneider told People magazine , in reference to her husband’s death. “I was beside myself in agony, but he fought to the end and I didn’t know what we were fighting, but I knew we were fighting hard.” While some speculated that Williams suffered from depression, Schneider explained to People that it wasn’t the main cause of his death. “It was not depression that killed Robin,” she said . “Depression was one of let’s call it 50 symptoms and it was a small one.” Williams was eventually diagnosed Lewy body dementia after his death
For the first two months of his life, all my son did was cry. He cried in the morning, while I made breakfast for my three-year-old daughter, who covered her ears in annoyance. He cried from his perch in the tiny bouncy seat on the bathroom floor, as I stood in the shower and rested my aching head on the tile wall
There are days when you just want to crawl under your desk and hide in the fetal position. I felt like that this morning
20/2 Clarity: Joe Brotherton Dreams of a World Where Everyone has a Voice Doe Bay Resort & Retreat. Photo (c) Casey Sjogren Music…
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and India’s populist Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, have become new buddies. Zuckerberg hosted Modi at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, C.A., for a townhall in September. Weeks later, it was followed by another event at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi where Zuckerberg spoke to the Indian students .
Ten months ago I decided I was ready to do something I’d never done before: fall deeply in love with someone with whom I had a profound erotic connection. Sex had always been compartmentalized. I had great sex mostly with people I was never going to get serious with.
Learning from someone who has been there, done that is is no longer OPTIONAL to succeed quickly. I have been fascinated for a long time on the topic of learning in general, and, specifically, the role of conversations with the right people to accelerate learning. As we speak, Yale University researchers are just now exploring the changes in brain chemistry when two people are engaged in a conversation
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Justin Vidamo / Flickr Dealing with the paperwork and procedures of procuring an international visa may not be the most exciting part of traveling overseas, but it’s certainly an important step in the trip-planning process. Getting a visa can be complicated, laborious and stressful, but not impossible with proper planning. If you want to go to a place where a visa is required for entry (think: Russia, China and Kenya), read these tips to make the experience as painless as possible.
Beating the Heat in Dubai: Alternative Air Conditioning Refrigerants Show Big Gains at High Temperature
This post written by Alex Hillbrand, NRDC’s HFC Technical Analyst Concern about the efficiency of air conditioning in very hot climates has been an obstacle to winning agreement on a phase-down of the powerful heat-trapping chemicals known as HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons). Now we have new test data on the performance of next-generation refrigerants in air conditioners commonly used in homes and buildings.
(Sung to the tune of Maniac ): A Satanist who can zip out of chains. He is suave, and he’s smart, and clumsy. He gropes all the chicks, and eats his victim’s brains, Everybody says he’s eeeee-vil
Thank goodness the Republican House approved a budget compromise that lifted the debt ceiling for 2 years, and ignored the Republican Presidential debates. It was a compromise because Democrats were needed to get approval in both houses of Congress. In fact, retiring House Speaker John Boehner was only able to pass it because all 187 Democrats voted for it, and only 79 House Republicans–and the Senate approved it late last night
It boggles the mind that the White House, in announcing the deployment of more Special Operations to Syria, still insists on saying that they won’t have a “combat mission.” They will tell you that sending Special Operations to advise, train, and assist means troops will behind the front lines, and thus, won’t be heading over with orders to join battles. I was an adviser in Iraq, in 2011, and I can tell you, they’re likely to face combat, whether that’s their mission, or not
Please listen: I need to tell you a story. The story of a 5-year-old boy who was attacked at his own school. A story where violence, aggression, and viciousness lurked through the halls of a place that is supposed to be safe
The Case for Philosophy in America’s High Schools — Part 5: Why is There Suffering in the World? — Eight Theories
We were dealing with Aeschylus’s view of how one might reconcile the goodness of God with the fact that so many good people suffer, as do children and infants, and yet so many bad people prosper. Why was the natural world created in such a way that animals suffer? Why is nature so cruel if it comes from God’s hand?
Just to catch you up. If you haven’t been following the previous installments in this series here goes: I was singing and talking too much and I got a hemorrhagic lesion on my right vocal cord (just like Adele and Sam Smith).
by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler and Jenna Scherer Getty Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked the best islands in the world outside the U.S., from nearby Caribbean beaches to far-flung islands in Southeast Asia. Read on for the top 5 islands across the globe. Getty 5.
Are White House Insiders with Connections to Big Oil Undermining the President’s Climate Change Agenda?
With only one year to go before the next presidential election, President Obama has begun to focus more intently on his legacy. As such, for much of this year, he has emphasized his belief that climate change is an existential threat that must be addressed through clean energy. If that’s the case, he must explain his decision to gut the Renewable Fuel Standard and hand Big Oil a decisive political victory.
The two parties have largely built a stacked deck resembling a house of cards when it comes down to determining the winning presidential candidate. In the national context, this house of cards is an Electoral College decided by one swing state like Ohio.
Soccer Without Borders Oakland graduates with their coaches on graduation day Standardized testing is one of the most heated debates in education, with President Obama recently calling for limits on the amount of time kids can spend taking those tests. The expansion of standardized testing came from a desire to ensure that every child in America is equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. Tests are a logical way to measure progress, reward “high-performance” and increase accountability.
Do you remember the days back in college (or for the younger crowd, high school!), when people were constantly talking to you about posting to the internet with care? You may have heard things like: Don’t share personal stuff.
Most rooms are composed of six straight walls: a floor and a ceiling, and four side walls all meeting at perpendicular angles. And while many architecture/design projects include gutting or demolishing some of these walls to create a more customized environment, the renovated spaces still tend to conform to what existed before: a lot of straight walls. Yet the beauty of sheetrock and other building materials is that they allow the designer to manipulate space in a more sculpted, interesting way
by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher “Alignment is enlightenment.” –B.K.S. Iyengar For more than 10 years now, I have been teaching Iyengar yoga, the method of hatha yoga developed by world-renowned yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar
Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give us a rundown of how reverse mortgages work?
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By Brigitte Ryan When my husband and I got married, we came up with a plan of attack for the next couple years. Being that I was from New York City and he was from Paris, we’d start out with a year in NYC, then a year in Paris after we got married, and the visa situation would be easier to handle
Hillary Clinton just had the best week of her campaign yet. Not only did she shine at the Benghazi hearing yesterday, three of her Democratic opponents dropped out of the presidential nomination race.
By Zahra Barnes for Life by DailyBurn The best way to set your day up — and give yourself the energy to power through it — is to have a healthy breakfast . “Breakfast is like putting gas in your car before you go on a long trip,” says Abby Langer, RD. And in an ideal world, you’d have enough time to whip up a gourmet meal every day.
Cuban artists and musicians–some of the best artists and musicians in the world–are literally invading the US this month with an unprecedented onslaught of art shows and musical performances. MADE IN CUBA!/HECHO EN CUBA!, a major art exhibit featuring over 100 mixed-media works by many of Cuba’s leading and emerging contemporary artists, opened last weekend for a 5-week run on the West Coast. Thousands of enthusiastic viewers packed the ARENA 1 GALLERY housed in an airplane hangar at Santa Monica Airport and at least a dozen pieces were sold on opening weekend.
Other than Hillary and Bernie, who are some viable Democratic Party candidates? originally appeared on Quora : The best answer to any question . Answer by Jaylin Pringle , High School Student, on Quora
Recently I came across an article in The New York Times reporting that successful hip and knee replacement surgeries can increase sexual activity and improve the quality of one’s love life: “Surprise Path to Better Sex: Hip Surgery.” Excited by the possibilities, I announced this finding to my workout class for men and women over 60.