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  • Get Good Gut Health With Prebiotics And Probiotics We all want our gut to feel good. No one wants a gut that is in constant turmoil possibly leading to serious conditions of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, obesity or rheumatoid arthritis. What our gut is trying to tell us when these diseases arise is that the gut’s microbiome, partly inherited from your mother ...
  • The Climate Post: Trump Executive Order Takes Focus Off Climate Change President Donald Trump signed a long anticipated executive order greatly diminishing the role climate change plays in U.S. government decision making by directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review the Clean Power Plan, which sets limits on carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil-fuel fired power plants. The order directs each executive department and agency ...
  • You’re Busy, Not Powerless: Why Your ‘No Time’ Excuse Is BS It’s likely that most of you have heard the phrase “time is of the essence.” This quote, applicable to many facets of everyday life, stresses the importance of meeting an imperative, non-negotiable deadline. Whether it’s paying the monthly rent for your apartment or submitting a time-sensitive report at work, we all deal with due dates regularly. ...
  • Relax, A Lot Of Geeks Go To College I’ve been a geek ever since I was young. A good amount of my childhood consisted of training Pokémon, wondering why Mario couldn’t reach the top of the “never-ending” stairs, and arcades at chuck-e-cheese’s. My family could always count on seeing my eyes glued to some sort of video game, cartoon or comic book. When ...
  • Rob Chasteen-Scheer: From Homeless Teen To Tireless Advocate For Foster Kids Originally published on Gays With Kids, by Michael Lambert. Rob Chasteen-Scheer overcame years of abuse and homelessness to become a father to four at-risk children. He is the founder of “Comfort Cases,” a non-profit organization that provides backpacks with essentials to tens of thousands of foster kids. This past year, he has received much-deserved recognition for the ...
  • Terror On A Different Time Scale Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Terror attacks like the recent one in London send a shudder through Americans. Since 9/11, they have been the definition of what TomDispatch regular Rajan Menon calls “national (in)security.” They’ve also been the lifeblood of a media machine that loves to focus 24/7 on immediate and obvious horrors (especially against folks like “us”). ...
  • Workers Of The World Unite Against Global Greed A few years ago, no one had ever heard of XPO Logistics. But today, after borrowing billions of dollars to buy up and attempt to integrate freight and drayage companies, warehouses and other pieces of the global supply chain, XPO is acclaimed as one of the largest transportation companies in the world. And its CEO, ...
  • You Can Kiss Any Discrimination Cases Goodbye With A Gorsuch Supreme Court The anti-labor, pro-business, blind eye toward discrimination rulings, dissents, opinions and writings of Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch have been well-documented. But here’s a brief recap. Between 2007 and 2016, in ten of 14 cases involving discrimination, he shot down all union and employee litigant arguments charging discrimination in back pay, hiring, and termination cases. ...
  • Who Gets Into Harvard? Great question! Harvard recently announced that nearly 40,000 students applied for admission to the class of 2021. On March 30, they’ll notify applicants of their decisions, and here’s where the news gets even worse: of that almost 40,000, Harvard only has room to enroll about 1,670 of them. That’s right, 1,670. And Harvard is not alone ...
  • Technology Becomes A Much-Needed Catalyst For Change In Workplace Equity There’s a running joke among women at technology events: it’s the only place where there is a line for the men’s room and no line for the ladies’ room. GSMA, the organizers of Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC), are making a concerted effort to change all that. As one of the largest technology conferences in ...
  • News Roundup for March 30, 2017 There is some good news today. Enjoy it while it lasts. 1. Hawaii gave us Obama and now it’s giving us awesome judges who stop our president’s racist laws. Mahalo. More here. 2. North Carolina is moving to repeal the horrid HB2 bill that former Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law last year. The new deal isn’t ...
  • The Failure Of The AHCA Isn’t A Reason To Rejoice Over the last 24 hours many have expressed jubilation over the Republicans’ failure to pass the American Health Care Act. As a physician and health advocate, I see little reason to rejoice because the dissent marshaling the failure was primarily from those who wished to gut the bill even further. This means the next iteration — and ...
  • Trump’s Border Wall Proposal Should Raise Serious Doubts About His Infrastructure Promises President Donald Trump promised to “make America great again” in part by rebuilding the nation’s aging infrastructure and creating good jobs through those projects, but his moves so far raise doubts about his plans and who is really going to benefit. For instance, he is proposing to cut programs that have successfully funded more than 400 ...
  • The Urge To Surge — A Pakistani View Judging by statements from senior Pentagon officers, there is a real possibility of another military “surge” in Afghanistan. If it materializes, the result will be a prolongation of a fruitless war and the foreclosing of any political resolution of the underlying conflict. A few words on the nature of this war. One, from the predominant Afghan ...
  • Of Course Cancer Isn’t Random Despite the study in one of the world’s most prestigious scientific journals, and the high-profile media coverage of it: no, cancer is absolutely NOT mostly random and a product of “bad luck.” It wasn’t true when these same investigators published very similar work generating very similar media hype and nonsense two years ago, and it isn’t ...
  • Trump Needs To Dump Ryan In 1994, Republican outsider State Senator George Pataki beat Mario Cuomo and became the governor of New York. The first thing he did was dump the sitting Republican Senate Majority Leader Ralph Marino and install his own choice, Joe Bruno. Pataki knew what Donald Trump doesn’t. You don’t want a legislative leader with his own ...
  • Environmental Protections Save Lives, Create Jobs And Strengthen The Economy The executive order President Trump signed earlier this week to nullify Obama administration climate change initiatives was just his most recent directive to eliminate what he insists are “job-killing” regulations. “Every regulation should have to pass a simple test,” Trump declared in late February during another signing ceremony. “Does it make life better or safer ...
  • Progressive Hindus Declare Queens Temple The First Sanctuary Of Its Kind In U.S. NEW YORK — Revelation came to Sunita Viswanath one summer morning six years ago, as she set down to read the newspapers in her living room in Taos, New Mexico. There was a story in The New York Times about Rohan Narine, a young American Hindu community organizer who wanted to screen the 2008 animated movie, ...
  • Justice For All? Spanish Lessons On Corruption And ‘Draining The Swamp’ A civil guard informs people of an ongoing raid as part of a corruption probe in Torrejon de Ardoz near Madrid, Spain. Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong Corruption has become a major issue in political agendas across the world, from Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” to the impeachment of South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye ...
  • Georgia’s Monstrous Campus Rape Bill Has Been Resurrected Georgia state Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, resurrected his controversial “campus rape bill” in the Georgia House of Representatives on Tuesday night which then passed it again 102 to 56 after it had stalled in a Senate Committee that wanted more time to study it. He used a parliamentary procedure to replace the provisions of ...