Food, Cuisine, And Cultural Competency For Culinary, Hospitality, And Nutrition Professionals

Food, Cuisine, And Cultural Competency For Culinary, Hospitality, And Nutrition Professionals

Food, Cuisine, and Cultural Competency for Culinary, Hospitality, and Nutrition Professionals comprehensively covers unique food traditions as they apply to health. The text explores the critical importance of cultural sensitivity and competency in today's work setting, addresses health literacy issues of diverse client bases, and helps readers identify customer communication techniques that enable professionals to establish trust with clients of ethnicity not their own. Written and peer reviewe

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The Magic of Mount Rinjani

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Disquieting revelations about her family’s history lead Selene to the paradise island of Lombok. There obscure forces threaten her future happiness and even her life. Will Selene be strong enough to defeat the dark machinations that stand between her and the fulfilment of her dreams? Follow the momentous journey, which brings the protagonist to grow to understand her emotions and strength of character. Enjoy travelling to the island of Lombok. Step ashore on its fantastic beaches; sample its delicious, exotic food; encounter Lombok’s amazing culture, folklore, and myths. Above all, make the acquaintance of the unpredictable and magic Mount Rinjani.

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Propose LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban

Pennsylvania lawmakers called for a statewide ban on conversion, or “ex-gay,” therapy Thursday, calling the practice “barbarism.”

The controversial treatment, which is administered with the intention of changing an LGBTQ person’s sexual orientation to fit heteronormative expectations, has been explicitly discredited by the American Psychiatric Association and other leading medical associations. In 2015, former President Barack Obama called for an end to the practice, but to date, only a handful of states have passed laws banning it for minors. 

Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) met with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Dr. Gail Edelsohn, president-elect of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, on Thursday to discuss the proposed bill, The Philly Voice reported. In 2013, Sims introduced House Bill 1811, which would have prohibited mental health professionals from “engaging in sexual orientation change efforts” with minors, but it stalled. 

Sims, who is Pennsylvania’s first openly gay elected representative, told reporters at Philadelphia City Hall that banning conversion therapy was “an issue of respecting medicine and science, and it’s an issue of recognizing that this is child abuse, not child treatment.” 

Hear Sims speak about the conversion therapy bill below. 

In an email to The Huffington Post, Sims elaborated further, saying that such a ban should “transcend party lines and politics.” 

“Those pushing this practice on unknowing parents and scared youth are inflicting pain, fear and self-hatred,” he said. “This practice has been condemned by every professional medical organization and if we do not ban it, we enable it to continue to inflict needless pain into innocent lives of LGBT youth.”

If the forthcoming bill passes, Pennsylvania would following in the footsteps of neighboring New Jersey, which banned conversion therapy in 2013. California, Oregon, Illinois and Vermont also have statewide bans in place. 

In November 2016, a New York lawmaker cheekily tipped his hat to Vice President Mike Pence, who has appeared to support conversion therapy in the past, when he introduced a countywide bill that would ban such practices for minors. Patrick Burke, who is a legislator for Erie County’s 7th district in Buffalo, proposed the Prevention of Emotional Neglect and Childhood Endangerment bill ― or PENCE. 

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

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Ten Simple and Unexpected Ways to Boost Happiness

What are some small ways to boost happiness in everyday life? originally appeared on Quorathe knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Raj Raghunathan, Professor of marketing and happiness expert at UT Austin, on Quora:

I once surveyed my students to make a list of three small things that make them feel happy after watching this video. Here’s the Top Ten list from that survey:

Note that not all of them will work equally well for you, so you need to figure out which ones work best:

1. Engage in vigorous physical activity.

The next time you need a mood-boost, try this out: go for a long run or play a game of basketball. Now, what counts as a long run for you may be a mere walk in the park for me (it’s more likely to be the reverse), but the point is that the activity needs to be vigorous enough get your heart pumping and your mind distracted from your negative ruminations. If you are like most people, you are unlikely to want to get off your butt if you are feeling down. But, as the Nike slogan says, “Just Do It!” Here’s a fact to get you going: you are guaranteed to feel better after a workout than you felt before it.

2. Hang out with friends.

When we feel down, we typically don’t want to interact with others. This is partly because we don’t want others to see our negative side, but it’s mostly because we don’t think that hanging out with others is really going to help us feel better. I’m not sure where this intuition comes from, but I can tell you that it is wrong: our mood reliably improves after we socialize, especially if the people with whom we socialize are happy and likeable. Similar to how it’s important to overcome the reluctance to exercise, it’s important to overcome the pessimism we feel about the effectiveness of socializing when feeling down.

If you are wondering where and with whom to socialize, just call one of the “favorites” on your smart phone and make a plan to meet. Tell them about what is troubling you to get you started–even a short chat with a close-friend can significantly improve your mood.

3. Consume a moderate amount of alcohol.

I know, I know, I shouldn’t be encouraging people to drink, but what to do? It turns out that when we desperately need a happiness quick-fix, consuming a moderate amount of alcohol can be effective. The key here is to consume just enough to feel a little relaxed. The very process by which alcohol lowers inhibitions can also lower the tendency to worry. In other words, alcohol can temporarily take your mind off things that are causing you to feel negative and thus, can be useful in situations in which our mind is on a “negativity overdrive.” Needless to say, it is important to consume only a moderate amount of alcohol. If you are one of those who can’t stop after two, don’t try this at home or elsewhere!

4. Dress to kill.

As I mentioned in an earlier article, human beings are highly social creatures, which means that we worry a lot about what others think of us. When we believe that others view us positively, we feel good, and when we believe that they view us negatively, we feel bad. So, one way to make yourself feel good is to wear your best clothes and perfume (or cologne, as the case may be) and venture out to your local park or mall. We you look and smell good, or think that you do, you are likely to believe that others view you positively and this will make you feel good.

5. Revisit old (and positive) memories.

Reliving the “good old times” can be a surprisingly effective mood-booster. I say “surprising” because many of us, especially the young among us, rarely engage in reliving fond memories. Curiously, it seems that the more our life has become virtual, the less we are likely to revisit the past. My parents, for example, regularly spend time recalling pleasant past memories, and also routinely pore over the “family album” to relive past memories. Our existence in the virtual world, e.g., on social media websites, should, if anything, allow us to revisit our past even more effectively, given that many of our cherished memories and experiences are merely a “click away”.

A note of caution, however, if you are looking to the Internet to revisit the past: stay away from those who make you feel inferior. That is, stay away from people who are into the game of “keeping up with the joneses”–you know, the ones who frequently post pictures from their vacation in Spain, or engage in name-dropping. Findings show that such “friends” bring you down.

6. Watch a funny or touching video.

Some people prefer funny videos and others prefer heart-warming ones. Regardless, findings show is that even a short exposure to a positive video can significantly boost happiness. (There’s a reason why one of the most popular ways to manipulate mood in experiments is to have participants watch a video.) Here are links to two funny and two touching videos. (Note: the last one is relatively long, at about 15 minutes, but it is well worth it!)

Funny videos:

Dog playing piano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…

The Duck Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…

Heart-warming videos:

Love Language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…

Validation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…

7. Talk to an older relative.

It’s a bit of a pity that, in many “new” cultures (like the US), the elderly aren’t as respected as they are older cultures (like China or India). Think about it: as you grow older, you get physically weak and mentally less nimble. The one saving grace could have been that you gain in respect. Without it, growing old seems to have no positives. No wonder the US is so “youth crazy”!

As findings on hyperopia show, the elderly do deserve our respect because they have “been there, done that.” They thus have many valuable lessons to share. In particular, no one can put things in perspective like the elderly can. Talking to them will help you discern the important from the merely urgent and will also help you not sweat the small stuff.

8. Tick something off your “to do” list.

Have you ever written down something on your things to do list just so that you can have the pleasure of scratching it out? Well, turns out you are not alone. Findings show that people derive an “efficacy boost” by accomplishing goals and this can, in turn, make them feel good. If you don’t have a things to do list or can’t think of something to write on it to scratch off, don’t worry. Just do something simple and easy, like depositing a check or washing a cup, and you’ll be on your way to feeling good.

9. Do a small act of kindness.

Perhaps the most powerful determinant of how we feel is the story we tell ourselves about who we are. The more we believe that we are efficacious and successful, the better we feel–which is why tip #8 (ticking something off your list) works. Another story you can tell yourself is that a large-hearted, generous person. One way to convince yourself of this story is to act like a large-hearted and generous person. This doesn’t mean that you break your bank to serve someone; all you need to do is to perform a small act of kindness such as, rescuing a kitten from a tree, or giving left-over food to a homeless person. Even merely smiling or saying “good morning!” to someone can pick your mood up.

10. Venture into nature.

Most urbanites don’t recognize it, but human beings are biophiles, that is, we love being out in nature. I take my MBA students on a two day retreat each year to a place out in the boonies. We hike up a hill and swim in the river and do various other “nature-oriented” things. Before going on the trip, most of my students are skeptical that being out in nature is going to do anything good, but many come away making a pledge that they will get out more in nature in the future. (I’m not sure if they actually make good on their pledge, but the pledge is good enough for me.) Turns out you don’t need to go on a two day retreat to reap the benefits of being out in nature: even a short hike or a picnic in a park can help you feel good.

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Seeing E-Cigarettes May Increase Your Desire To Smoke

(Reuters Health) – – Newer versions of e-cigarettes known as vape pens may not look much like traditional cigarettes, but seeing someone use these devices still sparks a desire to smoke, a recent study suggests.

Like other types of e-cigarettes, vaporizers, or vape pens, are battery-powered gadgets with a heating element that turns liquid nicotine and flavorings into a cloud of vapor that users inhale. Vape pens are larger, produce bigger clouds of vapor and look less like traditional cigarettes than other e-cigarettes.

In a lab experiment, researchers randomly assigned 108 young adult smokers to interact with a person using either traditional cigarettes or vape pens. Both scenarios led to a similar spike in participants’ desire to smoke a cigarette, even if they had never tried a vape pen before. 

These results were a surprise, and cast doubt on the potential for e-cigarettes to work as smoking cessation aid, said lead study author Andrea King, a psychiatry researcher at the University of Chicago.

“Smokers needs to be aware that – just like Pavlov’s dogs salivating to a bell associated with food – cigarettes, ashtrays, lighters, etc. may increase desire to smoke and alert the brain’s reward system,” King said by email.

“Our findings would suggest that smokers may want to reduce their exposures to the use of e-cigarettes as well as traditional cigarettes,” King added.

Big U.S. tobacco companies are all developing e-cigarettes. In the decade since the devices came on the U.S. market, public health experts have debated whether they might help with smoking cessation or at least be a safer alternative to smoking traditional combustible cigarettes, or whether they might lure a new generation into nicotine addiction.

The current study doesn’t explore the safety of the devices, but it does cast doubt on the potential for e-cigarettes to help blunt cravings for cigarettes.

In their experiment, King and colleagues testing smoking urges in 108 men and women aged 18 to 35 who currently smoked an average of about nine cigarettes a day.

More than 80 percent of the participants had also tried e-cigarettes at least once and almost 30 percent had used one in the past month.

When people volunteered for the study, researchers told them they would be invited to participate in an experiment assessing their mood after completing certain tasks or social interactions. Participants didn’t know the experiment was really assessing their urge to smoke.

In the lab, participants chatted with researchers posing as other volunteers. During these interactions, the pretending volunteer either smoked a traditional tobacco cigarette or used a vape pen. Both cues increased desire among research subjects for a cigarette or an e-cigarette.

The level and duration of desire to smoke among volunteers was the same whether they observed the researcher smoking a cigarette or using a vape pen. When the researcher drank bottled water, however, volunteers had no change in desire to smoke or vape.

At the end of the experiment, researchers tested the ability to resist smoking in a subset of 26 volunteers who were daily smokers. Researchers put a cigarette, lighter and ashtray in front of the volunteers and told them they could smoke or receive 20 cents for every five minutes they resisted.

Most volunteers held out for only 20 minutes, and this delay was the same whether their partner had been previously using a vape pen or a cigarette, the study found.

One limitation of the study is that its small size and lab setting make it difficult to know how seeing vape pens would influence smoking urges among smokers in real life situations, the authors note in Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

Still, the findings suggest being around vapers may make it harder for smokers to quit, said Dr. Brian Primack, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh who wasn’t involved in the study.

“It may lead to more urges to smoke or more relapses,” Primack said by email.

SOURCE: bit.ly/2k7nWUz Nicotine and Tobacco Research, online January 12, 2017.

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Paleo can be described as ancient, old, prehistoric, or primitive. When discussing matters regarding a Paleo diet or exercise routine it is in reference to how our human ancient ancestors used to operate. Today people have evolved to form different eating habits and routines than cavemen, or human ancestors. In an effort to produce as healthy of a life as possible many people have researched and mimic ways prehistoric humans maintained their bodies, and they refer to these methods under the umbrella term Paleo. Understanding the way primitive man operated can provide insight onto how we as individuals should conduct ourselves. Rather than stray away from completing actions that we were originally not designed to do, many people believe we should follow the same lifestyle patterns as ancient man. Lifestyle changes ranging from workouts to eating habits are explored from various scientists and presented in this book. Diseases and health problems have grown more widespread in today’s world compared to decades ago. Theories circulate that suggest the foods eaten and an inactive lifestyle is the main contributor to the growth in health ailments in people. To counteract the possibility of damaging the body people have opted to pursue a change in the way they live to benefit the human body. These changes are designed to cater to the way our ancestors lived many years ago in order to improve vitality. Reading this book will help you gain insight on what it means to practice a Paleo lifestyle. Knowing exactly what cavemen did in detail is not necessary; an overview is presented in various chapters. From exercises that are designed to mimic the same ones cavemen completed to a list of foods that was the primary source of nourishment for them, this book has it all. Now you can see and feel what it was like to live a simpler life, one where your body is in tiptop shape.

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What Will You Do If Donald Trump Deports Me?

 

Video streaming tools like Facebook LIVE will help expose and document Donald Trump’s mass deportation tactics (Art by: Laura McInerney | @itwaspluto)

 

We are just days until Donald Trump is sworn in as our next president and the fate of hundreds of thousands of young aspiring Americans who have been given the opportunity to pursue their educationand contribute to our nation’s workforce through an immigration program known as DACA is still uncertain.

Launched by President Barack Obama in 2012, DACA  —  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  —  has temporarily shielded nearly a million young immigrants from deportation and provided them an opportunity to work, study and give back to the only country most of them call home. Put simply, DACA has been a resounding success economically, educationally and socially.

Donald Trump ran for President as one of the most toxic and divisive candidates in our country’s history. He began his campaign by slandering Mexicans as rapists and criminals and called for mass deportation of all undocumented immigrants regardless of how long they’ve been here and regardless of whether their families would be uprooted and destroyed.

But Donald Trump didn’t stop there. He peppered his vicious campaign rhetoric with a call for a ban on all Muslims seeking to enter the U.S., bigoted attacks on a federal judge of Mexican ancestry and repeated verbal assaults on Gold Star parents of a fallen Muslim American soldier.

It would be naive to believe that Donald Trump would back off his anti-immigrant positions in just a matter of hours before his inauguration.

Trump promised his supporters he’d begin implementing his anti-immigrant vision for America on day one of his administration  —  including scrapping DACA.

In the days and weeks since the election Trump, perhaps in response to the bipartisan pushback against deporting DREAMERs, made a vague promise to “work something out” for DACA immigrants. But he was not specific. We still have no idea what he’ll actually do once he takes the oath of office.

It would be naive to believe that Donald Trump would back off his anti-immigrant positions in just a matter of hours before his inauguration. So the president-elect’s threats have forced me to take every precaution against his imminent mass-deportation policies.

If you are an ally, a friend, or a decent human being who understands that immigrants and refugees work hard, play by the rules and are proud aspiring Americans, then read this guide. I wrote it for the day that you witness the deportation of one of the eleven million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

First, show the world what my deportation looks like.

 

The world must witness his draconian immigration enforcement tactics firsthand (Art by Laura McInerney | @itwaspluto)

 

I became politically active following my high school graduation in 2007. I discovered that I would not be able to obtain in-state tuition or any form of scholarship due to my immigration status. At the time I was scared of sharing my story publicly. But I knew that the only way to defend and advocate for myself and other immigrants was to speak up.

I shed my fears in 2009. That is when I decided to share my immigration story across digital platforms like Facebook and Twitter; to highlight the plight of undocumented immigrants like myself. I was fearless and determined. I aggressively advocated for immigrant rights with the firm belief that good and decent Americans across the country would fight my deportation if they heard my story; if they met and knew me as an person.

If we are to resist Donald Trump’s deportation force, then the world must witness his draconian immigration enforcement tactics firsthand.

Now in 2017, as I prepare for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, I am ready for the worst  —  including an attempt by federal immigration enforcement agents to take me away from my home in the United States.

My hope is that you, as a friend, advocate, or reader, will use online broadcasting tools like Facebook LIVE to show your friends, families, and community what Donald Trump’s mass deportation machine looks like.

True, recording a deportation will be uncomfortable, difficult, and terrifying. Yet, if we are to resist Donald Trump’s deportation force, then the world must witness his draconian immigration enforcement tactics firsthand.

Using your phone, tablet, or computer to record ICE attempting to deport hard-working immigrants in your community will help expose the ugly reality of deportation. It will show, first hand, how far Donald Trump is willing to go to rip apart immigrant families. Check out the step-by-step guide below to learn how to use Facebook LIVE to fight against deportations.

Second, if I am arrested by federal immigration agents contact my friends, family and attorney as soon as possible.

 

Commit to having these tough conversations with your friends and family members who are undocumented. (Art by Manuela Karim | @guavavenezolana)

 

You can help stop my deportation by immediately notifying my friends, family and attorney of what has happened.

Whether you have witnessed my deportation, or have heard of it, you should get ahold of those closest to me, tell them what you saw and find out what actions are going to be taken to prevent my removal from the country.

How do you do that? It’s easy. The next time we meet ask me about who you should contact if I get arrested by immigration agents, what steps you should take, and what you should do to fight my deportation.

As David Leopold, former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, shared with me earlier this week:

For the next four years the protection of immigrants’ rights will fall to communities, neighborhoods, families and individuals. It will be incumbent upon all of us to personally stand up for and defend the rights of all Americans, documented and undocumented alike.

Your voice, telephone calls, and advocacy will be crucial to ensure that immigrants like are protected from Donald Trump’s mean spirited anti-immigrant agenda. That’s why I ask you to commit to having these tough conversations with your friends and family members who are undocumented.

It’s critical that you have a plan to respond to Trump’s deportation force.

 

Third, If I am deported then I hope you will take my place and advocate for immigrants and refugees.

 

Local organizing is how we resist and defend our communities from Donald Trump’s dark vision of America. (Art by Ciriac Alvarez | @ciriacisbeth)

 

In the end it comes down to each one of us. The fight against Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies depends on our communities.

Right now, anti-immigrant restrictionists across the country feel empowered by Donald Trump’s victory last November. They think that they can simply destroy all the progress we’ve made toward immigration reform over the past decade, which is why we must prove them wrong.

Your advocacy for immigrants and refugees is needed in your communities now more than ever.

State and local organizations that work on immigration and refugee-related issues will need new, strong and determined voices to help defend the values of diversity and inclusion that we all cherish.

Your advocacy for immigrants and refugees is needed in your communities now more than ever. That means calling your elected officials at all levels of government to voice concerns and advocate for pro-migrant policies and legislation at all levels of government. Understand, Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant attack won’t just come from the White House or Congress — it will come from the local government institutions that some of us often take for granted.

So please take the time to get to know not only your U.S. Representatives and Senators; but your state legislators and city council members, as they will be the officials you lobby directly throughout the next four years.

Also, check out a list of state and local immigration advocacy organizations via United We Dream and Reform Immigration for America.

You can’t commit time to another organization? No problem. Then please consider donating money to the organizations listed above and become familiar with pro-migrant petitions that are published on platforms likeMoveOn.org.

This is how we resist and defend our communities from Donald Trump’s dark vision of America; by becoming active and taking action every single time injustice presents itself. Speak to your local elected officials, attend their town hall meetings, get involved in a local advocacy organizations, sign petitions, make phone calls, and go door to door.

If Donald Trump is successful in deporting my family and me, then it will be up to you to continue my work on behalf of immigrants all across the country. It won’t be easy; immigration advocacy is certainly complex and difficult. But it is one of the most rewarding and profound causes you could ever become a part of.

That I can promise you.

This is my emergency plan in case Donald Trump decides to deport me, my family, or any of the eleven million undocumented immigrants across the country.

Please commit yourself to becoming informed on immigration issues, asking hard questions, and learning how to fight back against anti-immigrant legislation and deportations. Knowledge is power — and you can learn about cutting edge immigration issues and how they affect our nation from well respected organizations like the American Immigration Council and The Center for American Progress. Our communities are going to need all of the help they can get.

I’ll fight until the moment Donald Trump forcibly removes me from this country.

I am not sure what my future looks like in this country. All I can tell you with certainty is that I will keep fighting for immigrants’ rights and against injustice everywhere. And I’ll fight until the moment Donald Trump forcibly removes me from this country.

If you take away one thing from this post, then please let it be that deportations don’t just hurt immigrants and their families. They hurt our communities and our nation.

Immigrant families are American families; there is no question about that. That is why I choose to do this work, and hopefully the reason that encourages you to join me in this epic struggle.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds

Although a vaccine is available, too few are getting it when young
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Still Stressed Out About The Election? You’re Not Alone.

Although the presidential election ended 71 days ago, more than 1 in 3 Americans continue to experience inner turmoil over the outcome.

According to a new Washington Post-ABC News Poll, 35 percent of those polled say Trump’s election has increased their normal stress level. Only 12 percent say it has reduced their stress. The majority, 52 percent, say it’s made no difference.

The groups most likely to say their stress has increased after the election include Democrats, Hillary Clinton supporters, Hispanics and people without a religious affiliation. Of those who voted for Clinton, 39 percent say their stress has increased a “great deal” and 25 percent say it has increased “somewhat.”

More than half of Hispanic respondents ― 54 percent ― say that Trump’s election has boosted their stress levels. Thirty-eight percent of African-American voters agree, versus only 29 percent of white voters.

Women are also more likely to report anxiety over Trump’s election, with 41 percent saying it has increased their stress levels, 20 percent by a great deal. Men tend to be more indifferent, with 58 percent saying the election has made no difference in how stressed they are.

Trump supporters and Republicans are significantly less stressed about his future presidency. Sixty-five percent of Trump voters and the same percentage of Republicans say the election result has made no difference in their stress levels, while 31 percent of Trump voters and 25 percent of Republicans say it has actually decreased their worries.

A few other groups also say the election didn’t affect their stress levels. Sixty-three percent of people who didn’t vote or who voted for a third-party candidate say the election has made no difference in how stressed they are.

The Washington Post-ABC News Poll was conducted by telephone Jan. 12-15, 2017, among a random national sample of 1,005 adults, including landline and cellphone respondents. Overall results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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Food and Urbanism

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Cities are home to over fifty percent of the world’s population, a figure which is expected to increase enormously by 2050. Despite the growing demand on urban resources and infrastructure, food is still often overlooked as a key factor in planning and designing cities. Without incorporating food into the design process? how it is grown, transported, and bought, cooked, eaten and disposed of? it is impossible to create truly resilient and convivial urbanism. Moving from the table and home garden to the town, city, and suburbs, Food and Urbanism explores the connections between food and place in past and present design practices. The book also looks to future methods for extending the ‘gastronomic’ possibilities of urban space. Supported by examples from places across the world, including the UK, Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Romania, Australia and the USA, the book offers insights into how the interplay of physical design and socio-spatial practices centred around food can help to maintain socially rich, productive and sustainable urban space. Susan Parham brings together the latest research from a number of disciplines? urban planning, food studies, sociology, geography, and design? with her own fieldwork on a range of foodscapes to highlight the fundamental role food has to play in shaping the urban future.

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Dr. Brent Ridge and New York Times bestselling author Josh Kilmer-Purcell are not your average couple: The two Manhattanites left their big city lives behind, and found themselves living in bucolic Sharon Springs, New York, where they became “accidental goat farmers.” But what began as a way to reconnect with their own style of modern country living soon exploded into a wildly successful brand, Beekman 1802, named after their historic home. Brent and Josh are now world-renowned for producing everything from magnificent handcrafted goat’s milk soaps to artisanal Blaak cheese, and now, with The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook, they’re bringing their special vintage-modern touch to classic, remarkable recipes bound to become family favorites year after year. The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook will show off the delicious and decadent recipes that the Beekman Boys have collected from across the generations of their family, from Brent’s grandmother’s Fourth of July Fruitcake to Josh’s mother’s Hot Chocolate Dumplings. Each recipe will be accompanied by a personal memory from the authors or a story about how that recipe came to be. With eco-conscious and vintage-oriented food production gaining traction as a major culinary trend, this beautiful package will reel in readers, whether they’re nostalgic for some classic Americana in their kitchen or just hankering for the perfect Blackberry Betty recipe. About the Authors: BRENT RIDGE AND JOSH KILMER-PURCELL are the founders of Beekman 1802, a company based around their 60-acre farm in upstate New York. They’ve been called “the next Martha Stewarts” by Epicurious and “the fastestgrowing lifestyle brand in America” by NASDAQ. Season 21 winners of The Amazing Race, they are the authors of The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook, and live in Sharon Springs, NY. Hardcover, 272 pages.
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A Citizen Considers The Trump Inauguration (In The Guise Of A Man On The Street)

Of course you’re joking, America, right? America? This has all been a long and elaborate hoax the likes of which the world has never before seen. Right? It’s a masterpiece, the greatest joke of all time. Ha! Well, you had me for a while there. Whew. All right, you can come out of hiding. Come on out and explain to me how you managed to pull this one off.

I mean, Donald Trump as the President of the United States? We go from George Washington and Abe Lincoln to this guy? Beyond belief. Ha. Boy that is a knee slapper. You had me fooled for a few months. I didn’t sleep for two months until I figured it out, through my own reasoning facilities. How could I have been so easily fooled?

I mean, c’mon. A reality show host who’s never, ever, held ANY sort of political position–not even so much as, say, a member of a city council? No. Scratch that. Not so much even that of a dog catcher in Dogfart, Iowa. He’s going to be handed the nuclear codes? Yeah, right. As soon as I learn to play the piano, I’ll consider the premise.

No way. No effin way, man. President? It’s an impossibility. When I realize that, I begin to calm down. Pass me an Advil, will ya?

Now they’re mentioning the Russians. The Russians? Didn’t we bring down those yo-yos in the 80s? I know they got that Putin-headed schlemiel running things over there, a country so miserable you got to down a quart of vodka just to live through it for a day. Misery. I get why that writer, Dostoyevsky was such a depressing guy. Talk about a downer. Guy’s the last writer you want to read for a pep-me-up. Russia’s crime is my punishment. Or, is it the other way around? And now you’re trying to tell me the President of the United States owes his job to a CGB cop who’s straight out of the Joe Stalin playbook? You gonna tell me that this Trump guy’s gonna have Cossacks in the secret service?

But everyone keeps talking about an inauguration. A guy who’s chummy with the kluxers? Nope. Can’t be. Can’t friggin’ be. What kind of dummy cites a fat wallet and a stupid reality show as credentials? In the U.S.A? Naw. You’d have to change the country to the United Billionaires of America. The U.B.A.

And this Trump wants religious tests for Muslim immigrants? Who’re they gonna come for after they get rid of the Muslims? Think about that. And what about that fat kid in Korea who wants to blow up the U.B.A? That little punk is seriously nutso, given to rash pronouncements, incites violence, and believes the rest of the world is out to get him. Hey, that those’re the traits of the guy you say just got elected. Like that schlemiel in the Kremlin. Them three could make up the Larry, Moe and Curly of dictators. The Stooges. Imagine Donny Trump spinning on the floor of the Oval Office. Wu-wu-wu-wu-wu. Spinnin’ like a stopwatch.

And now we got the sex stories about this guy. Maybe they’re true; maybe they aint. I got no opinion on them stories. But imagine Putin holdin’ onto the pics so he can get the so-called President of the U.B.A. to eat a bowl of borscht whenever he wants. Imagine that. Something else.

But they keep telling me the same thing on the news. On every channel. President of the United States, Donald Trump.

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

Listen, I don’t feel so hot. I think I’m running a temperature. I think I’m going back to bed. I’ll wake up refreshed in the morning–despite this nightmare I keep having about who’s gonna the Prez. I’m sleeping this one off. It’ll be a good story to tell to my headshrinker. Maybe there’s even some medication for it. President Donald Trump has got to rate as a serious delusion. A serious mental disease. Right? C’mon, you’re kiddin’ me, right?
Right?

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Short Stretches of Exercise May Have Anti-Inflammatory Effect

20 minutes on a treadmill linked to drop in immune cells tied to inflammation, study finds
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Now is the Time: Do the Next, Right Thing

We will make only one choice.

Throughout our lives, we do only one thing. Again and again, moment by moment, year after year. It is how we live our days, how we shape our lives.

Our choice is this: What is the next, right thing for us to do? Where, in this moment, will we place our time, our care, our attention? Do we remain as we are, do we move? do we speak or keep silent, attend to this person, or that task, or turn away, in this direction, or that?

Each new moment demands a fresh choice.

after every decision, there is yet another to be made. And another. Ours are not so often obviously dramatic choices. We are rarely called upon to know the time to change careers, the day to get married, the hour to leave the city of our birth. Most choices are small, quiet, intimate things that flow from us as a breath, as water exhaled from a mountain spring. Endless, simple, one by one thimbles of water tumble into the next, creating the smallest trickles playing this way and that. Still. Over time, with neither map nor plan – through surprising twists, curving around unforeseen obstacles-mere droplets of water will always invariably find their way down, down, through the valley, completing their pilgrimage at last to become one, an ancient and familiar melting, into the sea, from which it came.

At every point of resistance, any threat of change, our tiny stream makes a choice: To go right or left? Over or around? Or it may just stop, right where it is. Without moving, our stream becomes a shallow pool, creates a slowly growing fullness, waiting. Waiting for that singularly perfect moment when the only possible next thing is to spill itself out and over, stumbling and rushing everywhere along its way.

The stream knows nothing of what lies ahead. It is not conscious of planning for any possible future. It is simply following the path of least resistance, motivated by gravity. Still, how does the water “decide” to go right, or left, when approaching a boulder, a fallen tree? And yet, a choice is made. Inch by inch, the water does the next, right thing, perhaps encountering tiny rivulets or flowing creeks along the way. By the end of the journey, if we look back, we witness the gradual, evolving birth of what we now realize has, drop by drop, choice by choice, become a stream.

A stream is little more than an ongoing fidelity, a consecrated relationship. A never-ending conversation between water, gravity, earth, overcoming obstacles, in a relationship born over time, which gives birth to this astonishing miracle we then call, “stream.” This ancient, elemental rhythm between water and earth creates all the streams that saturate all the seas that cover all the world.

So it is with our lives. The only choice we ever make is one called out from us by a similarly vital inner gravity, an invisible thread that carries our life forward, until our life – this one wild and precious life, meets the world. In all its wonder and promise, in all its ferocity and confusion. Just as it is.

So. We must prepare. We will make choices. If fortune smiles upon us we will make good, honorable, strong choices. But every decision we make, no matter how small, shapes the ground of our being. Each choice helps form the foundation upon which we stand, and live, and act.

This is our field of battle: Here, who we are meets what is in the world. This essential, heroic relationship, this intimate communion between the quiet wisdom of our hearts, and the ways the world emerges, moment by moment, right before our eyes becomes our most reliable tool, our most potent weapon, our true north, a lifelong practice of deep and holy listening for that very next, right thing we will – make no mistake – absolutely, and sooner than we imagine, be required to choose.

Our lives hang in the balance. Surely, goodness and mercy will follow us all.

Wayne Muller is leading a retreat at Ghost Ranch on “Sabbath as Refuge from the Trance of Ordinary Life” Feb. 22-26. https://www.ghostranch.org/visit/make-a-reservation/ 505-685-1000

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The Girl Scouts Will March In Trump’s Inaugural Parade And People Are NOT Happy

The Girl Scouts of the USA came under fire following the announcement that members of the organization would be marching in President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural parade.

On Tuesday, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced the official lineup of parade participants. Among the many military groups and marching bands listed, the “Girl Scouts of America” list item certainly stood out. 

Twitter users ― including current and former Girl Scouts, troop leaders and parents of scouts ― were quick to express their concerns with the organization’s involvement in Trump’s inauguration festivities.

Many stated that the president-elect’s widely reported treatment of women and girls goes against the Girl Scouts’ values, and makes the group’s participation in the parade indefensible. 

Responding to complaints, the official Girl Scouts account tweeted, “Since 1917, Girl Scouts have engaged in Presidential inaugural events to learn about the US democratic process & civic engagement.”

The organization later added, “As a non-profit organization GSUSA is nonpolitical, nonpartisan, & will continue to encourage our girls to be civically engaged.”

But concerned Twitter users said the issue has nothing to do with partisan divides but rather the normalization of a leader who has made countless misogynistic comments, degrades women and brags about committing sexual assault.

The Boy Scouts of America is also listed on the inaugural parade lineup. Though that group’s participation has not generated nearly the same level of response, several former scouts have spoken out against the Boy Scouts’ involvement.

Following the social media outcry, the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital chapter posted a statement on Facebook.

“Thank you for your feedback,” the statement begins. “As you know, for 100 years, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital has participated in the presidential inauguration. The event is an important symbol of our democracy and the peaceful transition of power.”

“Girl Scouts will participate in this historic event because at Girl Scouts, civic engagement, responsibility and duty are at the heart of our values and ideals,” the statement continues. “It is written into our promise and law, which among other things calls on girls to serve their country, respect authority and make the world a better place.”

Though several commenters pledged solidarity with the organization’s decision, the response to the Facebook post was overwhelmingly negative. 

“So now we’re back to teaching our girls to blindly submit in obedience to men of authority,” wrote one commenter. “Your statement is most disturbing, and suggests that young girls should ‘respect authority’ without question. I find this frightening,” added another.

Others noted that their scouts would instead be participating in the Women’s March on Washington or one of the many sister marches on Saturday. 

When asked directly about scout participation in the marches, the Girl Scouts tweeted, “GSUSA respects the rights of each member of our Movement to make their own decision regarding their participation in this event.”

As Friday approaches, former and current members continue to speak out on Twitter. Many have also called the Girl Scouts to express their concerns in the hopes that the organization might change its mind. 

As one former scout, scout leader and mother of two scouts wrote on Facebook, “This is one tradition that should have been broken.”

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Why Protein Is Important In Your Diet

Why Protein Is Important In Your Diet


Protein is an essential nutrient found in animal products, nuts, and beans. The name protein name comes from the Greek word protos, which means “first.” Your body uses proteins in your diet to build new cells, maintain tissues, and synthesize new proteins that make it possible for you to perform basic bodily functions. To visualize a molecule of protein, close your eyes and see a very long chain, rather like a chain of sausage links. The links in the chains are amino acids, commonly known as the building blocks of protein. In addition to carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms, amino acids contain a nitrogen (amino) group. The amino group is essential for synthesizing (assembling) specialized proteins in your body. The human body is chock-full of proteins. Proteins are present in the outer and inner membranes of every living cell. About half the dietary protein that you consume each day goes into making enzymes, which are specialized worker proteins that do specific jobs, such as digest food and assemble or divide molecules to make new cells and chemical substances. In a nutshell it is essential for life.

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Watch The Obamas’ Cute Playdate With The Kids Who Received Their Swing Set

After donating their daughters’ swing set, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama got to see just how much happiness the gift brought its new owners.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Obamas visited the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter, the shelter that received the swing set, in Washington, D.C. The president pushed kids on the swings, while the first lady showed them how to use the rope swing.

Watch the kids reacting to seeing the Obamas below. 

The Obamas offered the swing set, called “Malia and Sasha’s Castle” and put up on the South Lawn of the White House in March 2009, to the Trump family, who declined. It will now be a fun spot for families at the Jobs Have Priority Shelter, which aims to “move homeless individuals from dependency to self-sufficiency by removing the barriers that prevent them from being successful.”

On its Facebook page, the team at the shelter wrote that it was “honored” the Obamas chose it as the owner of their beloved play set. The post also included the hashtag #ForeverThankful.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

High Blood Pressure May Not Be All Bad in the Elderly: Study

Developing it after 80 might help prevent mental decline, research suggests
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How To Recover From Blogger Burnout In 3 Easy Ways

What Happens When You Step Away

What happens when you’ve slowed down on social media to truly reflect where you’re heading with your business?

What happens when you lose the flow of your posting schedule and you don’t even know where to start?

What happens when you think your voice won’t matter anymore?

What happens when you feel stuck?

You haven’t spoken up in over 2 months and we all know that is forever in the online world. You’ve not posted on all your social media platforms, You haven’t recorded a video, You’ve not showed up in your own FB group! What happens to your self-esteem and your confidence when these actions take place. Well, I should really ask what happens to your self-esteem and confidence when nothing has taken place or when you are sucked into this idea that you have to be online 24-7 in order to make a dollar? Well, it can be pretty depressing to know or should I rather say “think” that you have to start all over.

“Truth is being on social media all the time does not equate to running a business or conducting business activity”

You didn’t always feel this way…You actually had some rhyme or reason to what you were doing months before but somehow you’ve experienced something called burnout. That’s what it is. I hate this term burnout. It feels so cliche, it feels like I crashed and burned and there’s no return. There’s no getting back up. But really with all these emotions and thoughts there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is a lesson to be learned and taught to others.

So…let me revisit those questions and share with you my answer.

What can happen when you’ve slowed down on social media?

For starters you get to reflect where you were/are heading with your business… So in my book, amazing things can happen! You begin to have a new sense of confidence and clarity. You can find a new sense of commitment to your goals and what you stand for in your business. You can begin to find your own voice again. You know what when you are constantly online being bombarded by everyone else’s messages you can begin to sound like or imitate someone you really admire. But guess what? You aren’t that person so this time away can bring about a uniqueness in you, and difference in you where you begin to stand out more in your own niche in this sea of online businesses.

What can happen when you lose your flow of your posting schedule and you don’t even know where to start?

Realistically you haven’t lost your flow…you had it scheduled once before. If you scheduled it before I’m sure you can refer back to your old schedule but this time with a breath of fresh ideas and opinions. You can find it on a piece of paper a word document, one of your planners. Start looking back and re-evaluating what you were doing before the burnout. You may just be in a bit of a funk…YOU personally and internally may not be in a flow but that’s ok. Begin to reconnect with your creator first, with the God who created you and listen in to your spirit and where He would have you begin. He’s given you a message for others and you know you gotta get it out to the masses. Start small. Start with an inspirational photo, feel free to reintroduce yourself. Do whatever feels right to you but whatever you do never give up because you lost your flow or feel like you don’t know where to start. I can help with that…I hope this blog post is helping with that now.

What happens when you think your voice won’t matter?

Well honey, this is more of an internal thing. If you are feeling like your voice won’t matter then guess what…it won’t. It’s not for you to determine how your story will connect with others. It’s not for you to give a consensus on the wonderful message imparted within you. Nope you don’t get to judge your message before sharing with others.

When I stepped outside of my own comfort zone and began to share my story and share what I stood for, guess what. I got an astounding…”That was powerful”. This was a mindset shift that I was sharing with other women in my group.

Did you know that I re-edited and re-edited and stressed over this message for days before I put it out. Your voice is your message and when you share it just know if you’ve touched one person you’ve done your job!!!

Conclusion

Whether you are recovering from “Burn Out” or currently experiencing it as you read this post, it’s important to remember that business is a journey and there is no race to the finish line. Brands continually evolve and grow just like we do as people. Sometimes that growth may feel stunted and other times you may experience a growth spurt. But most importantly, building a business is a journey through personal development.

Learning more about yourself and allowing your commitment to shine through regardless of where you think you should be in business are important steps to showing up and serving others through your business.

About the Author: Justina Ford is a Mindset and Success Coach for Multi-Passionate Business Minded Women of Faith. Check out her free workbook on 4 Simple steps to visualizing your Business with God. You can find her in her Facebook Group The Purposeful Pursuit to a Beautiful You.

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A New Urine Test Could Measure How Healthy Your Diet Is

How healthy is your diet? The most specific answer you could probably muster might be something like “pretty healthy” or “not really that healthy.”

But now, a new urine test provides a more specific and reliable answer to that question, according to a small new study.

The test detects and measures the levels of certain biological markers that are created when foods such as meat, fruit and vegetables are broken down by the body after a person eats them, the researchers found. [7 Foods You Can Overdose On]

These markers can more objectively indicate whether a person eats a healthy diet — for example, one that is rich in fruits and vegetables, said lead study author Isabel Garcia-Perez, a research associate in the Imperial College London Department of Medicine. The test can be run in 5 minutes, according to the study.

In the study, the researchers asked 19 people to follow four different diets that ranged from very healthy (high in fruits and vegetables) to quite unhealthy (with lots of high-fat foods and low in fruits and vegetables). Each person in the study followed each of these four diets: They stayed at a lab, on four separate occasions, for three days at a time, and during each stay, the researchers collected the people’s urine samples in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Then, the researchers analyzed the urine samples for the various chemical compounds that are produced when the body breaks down food. Some of these compounds indicate that a person has recently eaten a certain type of food, such as red meat, chicken, fish, or fruits or vegetables. Other compounds provide an even more detailed look at a person’s diet by indicating that he or she has recently consumed specific foods, such as grapes, citrus fruits or leafy green vegetables, according to the study, published today (Jan. 12) in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Based on the results of their tests, the researchers created a model profile of urine compounds that indicates that a person is eating a healthy diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables. [Pee a Rainbow: Scientist Snaps Shot of Colorful Urine]

This model urine profile can be compared with any person’s urine profile, to provide an instant indicator of how healthy the person’s diet is, the researchers said.

In their study, the researchers also tested the accuracy of the new test by looking at urine samples and dietary information from 225 people in the U.K. and 66 people in Denmark from a previous study. The researchers were able to accurately predict these people’s diets based on just their urine samples, according to the findings.

The new test could be used in research that looks at people’s dietary habits, the researchers said. Typically, the information on people’s diets that is used in studies is self-reported. In contrast, the new test provides information that is more objective and accurate, the researchers said.

However, the work on the test is still in its initial stages, and it is not commercially available yet, Garcia-Perez said. The researchers are working on developing the test further, she told Live Science. Once the test is developed further, it could also be used one day in weight-loss programs to monitor whether people are following their diets, Garcia-Perez said.

Originally published on Live Science.

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Family Style Chinese Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from My Culinary Journey Through China

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The Colombian Conspircy

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Michael and Jesse partners are assigned to find an underground drug lab in the Colombian jungle. “How are to find a drug lab in the jungle when we can’t even find our Jeep?” Jesse asked. But they do fine it to be chased off the hill where they make a life decision to either jump to their death or be shot on the hillside. They decide to jump into the waterfall and take a chance of surviving the fall. Later as the current takes them down the river they are amazed to be alive only to be captured and retuned to an underground prison where they are beaten for information and thrown into a dirt floor cell. Time is running out. They have 24 hours to escape as Michelle confronts the agents and helps them escape to be chased out of Colombia to return for another day. They need rest and food as they leave Colombia to stay safe, but it is not over. They have a score to settle with the main man.

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D.L. Hughley To Trump: ‘F**k You Now And F**k You Forever’

D.L. Hugley is furious with the way Donald Trump has attempted to gain support from the black community. 

Following the president-elect’s meeting with Hughley’s dear friend Steve Harvey on Friday to discuss urban housing development, the comedian decided to share his poignant thoughts on the matter via a video clip posted on Facebook.

“If Donald Trump cared about black people, he wouldn’t have denigrated the president with those claims of birtherism,” he said. “He wouldn’t have stoked fears, racist fears by saying this man is less than and is not one of us, to become president.”

Since his win, Trump has met with a number of black entertainers and athletes including Kanye West, Jim Brown, Ray Lewis, and Harvey. And while some may view the meetings as an act of progress towards helping the African-American community, Hughley, who has been outspoken about the results of the election before, has another theory.

“You know why you have a comedian, a rapper, and a football player…? Because that’s the positions you’re used to seeing us in,” he said in the clip. “You would rather see a football player, a rapper, and a comedian… you would rather black people be football players, comedians, and rapper, than to see us be president.”

Hughley concluded with an expletive-laden sign-off:

“Fuck you now and fuck you forever.”

 

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds
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WATCH: Conditional Commitment (“I’ll do if… unless…”)

So… we’re two weeks into 2017… how are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions…? Many of us make these declarations about the positive changes we are going to make with the absolute best of intentions… if not always the best of commitment. I hope this will help you get back on track to making this your best year yet.

If you are new to tapping, it will be beneficial to also watch the first episode in the “Tap Out Your Fears” series — which explains the basics of EFT — click here.

As with any of my tapping videos, this is an abbreviated process for releasing uncomfortable feelings and enhancing good ones. Some folks may find their fear dissolve after just one tapping session, but for others, it will take some repetition, bringing the discomfort down little by little each time. (Still others may uncover specific issues that are best addressed directly with a wellness practitioner.) In any event, this brief video should help at least take the edge off the discomfort, freeing you up to enjoy life much more. Let us know how it helped you!

For a picture of the tapping points — and more info on EFT — click here.

Tapping can sometimes bring up long-buried emotions, which is why I state that, before tapping along, folks must take full responsibility for their own well-being. For more information about that, please read this disclaimer.

Until next time, feel free to tap along with any of the many videos I have on YouTube or the many recordings I have at www.TapWithBrad.com.

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For more by Brad Yates, click here.

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Repealing The ACA Could Be A Nightmare For Mental Health Care

Senate Republicans are already working to repeal the Affordable Care Act ― a move that could be devastating for those with mental illness.

Eliminating the ACA would strip health insurance from an estimated 20 million Americans, including coverage for services that help some of the one in five Americans with a mental health condition.

Most health plans sold through Obamacare were required to offer coverage for behavioral disorders, including therapy, medication and preventative measures like depression screenings. Additionally, the ACA prohibited insurance companies from denying coverage for those with preexisting conditions like mental illness.

In an open letter to congress earlier this month, American Psychiatric Association president Maria Oquendo and CEO Saul Levin addressed how greater health care access through programs like Obamacare made a difference for those with psychological conditions.

“Individuals with … mental health issues previously struggled to obtain insurance coverage to help them access care,” they wrote. “Current law changed that by requiring coverage of necessary services to treat mental illness. Consequently, it has become less burdensome for Americans to access appropriate and evidence-based mental health care, thus improving their chance for healthier and more productive lives while reducing the stigma around mental illness.”

The ACA made measurable progress on mental health treatment

Insurance makes treatment for mental health more easily accessible. And in the case of Obamacare, it seems to be working: The uninsured rate for people with a serious psychological health issue fell from 28.1 percent to 19.5 percent between 2012, when the ACA was enacted, and 2015, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percentage of American adults with a major mental health issue who needed care but couldn’t afford it declined in the same period.

This seemed to play out anecdotally, too. Earlier this month, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) asked people to share their ACA stories and how the law helped them. Many replied that Obamacare assisted with getting the mental health care they needed, whether it was through mandated coverage for their pre-existing condition or just lower premiums:

The ACA also sent an important message in terms of stigma. Professional care, whether it’s through therapy, medication or both, is the only way to manage behavioral disorders. Yet research shows the damaging, false stereotypes surrounding mental health often stand in the way of people seeking treatment

To require all insurance companies to cover or compensate for that care, in some way, is to state that mental health is a key component to a person’s holistic well-being.

The brain and body are connected,” Sagar Parikh, associate director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center, previously told The Huffington Post. “The bottom line is that treating mental health problems not only reduces individual pain but it actually has an impact on physical health.”

What’s next?

Of course, no piece of legislation is perfect. Many argued that Obamacare aimed to create parity between mental and physical health when it came to insurance, but it sometimes came up short in practice. A report conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness also found that those with insurance, either through Obamacare or their employer, still had a difficult time finding mental health providers who were covered under their plan. Many also reported challenges with obtaining medication.

It’s difficult to predict what changes insurance companies will make to mental health offerings if the ACA is abolished. It’s possible that other bills, like the newly enacted 21st Century Cures Act, may help in some way by funding grants to increase the number of psychologists and psychiatrists across the country. 

So far, though, Republicans don’t have a concrete replacement plan for Obamacare. 

“As Congress considers significant reforms to health insurance coverage this year, it is critical that any such reforms do not undo the gains which have been made over the past several years for individuals with mental illness, and that any such reforms only further enhance coverage and access to lifesaving evidence-based care,” Oquendo and Levin wrote in their letter to Congress.

One thing is for sure: A mental illness should be treated just like any other illness ― and that includes adequate coverage.

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No Fear in Death’s Light

No Fear in Death’s Light


Joyce and her husband, Gordon, are celebrating their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with a trip to Tuscany. But as they watch the golden light touch the nearby hills on their second morning, Joyce is gripped by jolts of excruciating pain in her abdomen. She is rushed to the hospital by ambulance and undergoes emergency surgery. During her ordeal, Joyce is comforted by out-of-body experiences that reveal startling truths-among them: that there is no need to fear death. With a sacred promise to keep, and the help of dedicated medical teams in both Italy and Canada, Joyce embarks on the slow road to recovery. And Joyce and Gordon become more a part of Tuscan life on their holiday than they ever could have imagined. Joyce Ganong has been writing all of her life, but No Fear in Death’s Light is her first book. Fascinated by stories told by international visitors to her family’s dinner table, she began her own travels at age twenty-one as a volunteer teacher in Tanzania. Her letters from Africa echoed that ancient thrum of life-her way of sharing her experiences with family and friends, and introducing them to the unfamiliar. Africa anchored Joyce’s awareness of the importance of nutrition. Returning to Canada, she earned a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition. Again, she wanted to share her knowledge and was at the forefront of nutrition education, developing food and nutrition teaching tools to engage students in the delicious art of eating well. Her articles on health and wellness appeared in national and local publications, including Canadian Living and B.C. Runner. Joyce’s passion for building community has been widely recognized; she is recipient of a Rotary Integrity Award and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her community service, among other accolades. When she’s not writing, Joyce spends time with her husband, Gordon, her two daughters, and grandchildren, and she continues to volunteer. She served as Co-Chair of Vital Conversations, now a na

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Trump’s EPA Pick Went Easy On Industry That Backed Him: Report

With his nomination hearing just a matter of days away, Environmental Protection Agency administrator nominee Scott Pruitt is facing allegations that he gave a regulatory pass to polluters who in 2010 helped elect him Oklahoma’s attorney general.

A new investigation by the Environmental Working Group advocacy organization revealed that Pruitt received more than $ 40,000 in campaign donations from executives and lawyers who represented poultry companies named in a lawsuit brought by Pruitt’s predecessor, Drew Edmondson.

That lawsuit, filed in 2005, accused the companies — including Tyson Foods — of polluting the Illinois River basin with runoff from chicken manure they were spreading over land in northeastern Oklahoma. While the lawsuit was concluded about a year before Pruitt took office, the judge never issued a ruling in the case and Pruitt never issued an appeal for the matter to be resolved.

In a comment to The Oklahoman newspaper last year, Pruitt explained his inaction on the case by saying that “regulation through litigation is wrong in my view. That was not a decision my office made. It was a case we inherited.”

In total, the EWG report noted that more than half — about $ 21,700 — of the poultry industry cash received by Pruitt’s campaign in 2010 came from Tyson executives or lawyers representing Tyson. All told, the poultry donations totaled about 4 percent of the approximately $ 1 million raised by the campaign.

That number includes $ 7,500 from Tyson’s former general counsel James Blair and his wife Nancy, $ 5,000 from former Tyson CEO and current chairman John Tyson and another $ 5,000 from former Tyson CEO and current board member Don Tyson.

In a statement issued to The Huffington Post, Tyson spokesman Worth Sparkman noted that Tyson did not, as a company, contribute to Pruitt’s campaign, but added that “our employees are encouraged to participate in the election process of public officials at all levels, and are at liberty to make personal contributions to any campaign as they see fit.”

As the EWG report notes, the contributions also preceded Pruitt’s dismantling of the Oklahoma environmental protection unit that cut the unit’s funding from $ 463,000 the year he took office to zero two years later.

While a Pruitt spokesman told the New York Times that environmental cases are still being handled by the state solicitor general’s unit, Edmondson noted to the paper that prosecution of environmental crimes in the state are still down due to the unit’s erasure. 

Ken Cook, president of the EWG, described Pruitt’s acceptance of those contributions and his action on Oklahoma’s environmental protection unit as a “disturbing” indication of his broader stance on environmental protections.

“Very clearly, this is someone coming in [to lead the EPA] with an ideology to deregulate at whatever government level he finds himself,” Cook said. “There’s no saying that ‘we just have a different philosophy’ about who should enforce environmental law. The philosophy, if it exists, is that environmental policy shouldn’t be enforced at a state or federal level. It is industry unrestrained.”

The Illinois River watershed is cleaner today than it once was. The level of phosphorous in the water decreased about 40 percent between the years 2009 and 2014, part of what an Oklahoma state official described as a “team effort” involving both Oklahoma and Arkansas officials, citizens and firms. 

Some of Pruitt’s defenders believe he deserves credit for the role he’s played in cleaning up that watershed.

One of them is former Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission administrator Ed Fite. In an op-ed published in the East Bay Times on Friday, Fite praised Pruitt for helping broker a “practical and economical” agreement on water pollution between the two states involved. 

Lincoln Ferguson, a Pruitt spokesman, pointed to that agreement in a statement provided to HuffPost as an example indicating that Pruitt “has taken extraordinary steps to protect our state’s scenic rivers” by moving the matter “past decades of unfruitful litigation.”

Still, Pruitt’s connections to agribusiness interests aren’t the only ones raising environmentalist eyebrows.

Previous reports have also detailed a close but secretive relationship between Pruitt and the oil and gas industry.

As the New York Times reported in 2014, fossil fuel companies contributed more than $ 215,000 to Pruitt’s two most recent campaigns. In addition, industry lobbyists actually drafted letters Pruitt sent to the EPA and other federal departments objecting to environmental regulations.

As Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt has sued the EPA more than a dozen times, alleging federal overreach on matters such as the Clean Power Plan and the “waters of the U.S.” Clean Water Rule. 

The nonprofit through which Pruitt helped coordinate those lawsuits, the Rule of Law Defense Fund, also has industry ties.

The Charles and David Koch-backed Freedom Partners organization donated at least $ 175,000 to the organization, prompting six Democrats on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to push for details on Pruitt’s ties to the nonprofit. 

Pruitt’s nomination hearing before that committee begins Wednesday morning.

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What Successful People (Who Are Actually Happy) Do Differently

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Achievement rarely produces the sense of lasting happiness that you think it will. Once you finally accomplish the goal you’ve been chasing, two new goals tend to pop up unexpectedly.

We long for new achievements because we quickly habituate to what we’ve already accomplished. This habituation to success is as inevitable as it is frustrating, and it’s more powerful than you realize.

The key to beating habituation is to pursue, what researchers call, enduring accomplishments. Unlike run-of-the-mill accomplishments that produce fleeting happiness, the pleasure from enduring accomplishments lasts long after that initial buzz. Enduring accomplishments are so critical that they separate those who are successful and happy from those who are always left wanting more.

Researchers from the Harvard Business School studied this phenomenon by interviewing and assessing professionals who had attained great success. The aim was to break down what these exceptional professionals did differently to achieve both long-lasting and fulfilling success.

The researchers found that people who were both successful and happy over the long term intentionally structured their activities around four major needs:

Happiness: They pursued activities that produced pleasure and satisfaction.

Achievement: They pursued activities that got tangible results.

Significance:
They pursued activities that made a positive impact on the people who matter most.

Legacy: They pursued activities through which they could pass their values and knowledge on to others.

Lasting fulfillment comes when you pursue activities that address all four of these needs. When any one of them is missing, you get a nagging sense that you should be doing more (or something different).

The behaviors that follow are the hallmarks of people who are successful and happy because they address these four needs. Try them out and see what they do for you.

1. They are passionate.
Jane Goodall left her home in England and moved to Tanzania at age 26 to begin studying chimpanzees. It became her life’s work, and Goodall has devoted herself fully to her cause while inspiring many others to do the same. Successful, happy people don’t just have interests; they have passions, and they devote themselves completely to them.

2. They swim against the current. There’s a reason that successful and happy people tend to be a little, well, different. To be truly successful and happy, you have to follow your passions and values no matter the costs. Just think what the world would have missed out on if Bill Gates or Richard Branson had played it safe and stayed in school or if Stephen King hadn’t spent every free second he had as teacher writing novels. To swim against the current, you have to be willing to take risks.


“To be normal is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful” ~ Carl Jung

3. They finish what they start. Coming up with a great idea means absolutely nothing if you don’t execute that idea. The most successful and happy people bring their ideas to fruition, deriving just as much satisfaction from working through the complications and daily grind as they do from coming up with the initial idea. They know that a vision remains a meaningless thought until it is acted upon. Only then does it begin to grow.

4. They are resilient. To be successful and happy in the long term, you have to learn to make mistakes, look like an idiot, and try again, all without flinching. In a recent study at the College of William and Mary, researchers interviewed over 800 entrepreneurs and found that the most successful among them tended to have two critical things in common: they were terrible at imagining failure, and they tended not to care what other people thought of them. In other words, the most successful entrepreneurs put no time or energy into stressing about their failures as they see failure as a small and necessary step in the process of reaching their goals.

5. They make their health a priority. There are an absurd number of links between your health, happiness, and success. I’ve beaten them to death over the years, but the absolute essential health habits that successful and happy people practice consistently are good sleep hygiene (fights stress, improves focus, and is great for your mood), eating healthy food (helps you to focus), and exercise (great for energy levels and confidence).

6. They don’t dwell on problems. Where you focus your attention determines your emotional state. By fixating on your problems, you create and prolong negative emotions and stress, which hinder performance. However, by focusing on actions to better yourself and your circumstances, you can create a sense of personal efficacy that produces positive emotions and improves performance. Successful, happy people don’t dwell on problems because they know that they’re most effective when they focus on solutions.

7. They celebrate other people’s successes.
Insecure people constantly doubt their relevance, and because of this, they try to steal the spotlight and criticize others in order to prove their worth. Confident people, on the other hand, aren’t worried about their relevance because they draw their self-worth from within. Instead of insecurely focusing inward, confident people focus outward, which allows them to see all the wonderful things that other people bring to the table. Praising people for their contributions is a natural result of this.

8. They live outside the box.
Successful and happy people haven’t arrived at where they are by thinking in the same way as everyone else. While others stay in their comfort-zone prisons and invest all their energy in reinforcing their existing beliefs, successful people are out challenging the status quo and exposing themselves to new ideas.

9. They keep an open mind. Exposing yourself to a variety of people is useless if you spend that time disagreeing with them and comforting yourself with your own opinions. Successful, happy people recognize that every perspective provides an opportunity for growth. You need to practice empathy by putting yourself in the other person’s shoes so that you can understand how their perspective makes sense (at least, to them). A great way to keep an open mind is to try to glean at least one interesting or useful thing from every conversation you have.

10. They don’t let anyone limit their joy.
When your sense of pleasure and satisfaction are derived from comparing yourself to others, you are no longer the master of your own happiness. When successful, happy people feel good about something that they’ve done, they don’t let anyone’s opinions or accomplishments take that away from them. While it’s impossible to turn off your reactions to what others think of you, you don’t have to compare yourself to others, and you can always take people’s opinions with a grain of salt. That way, no matter what other people are thinking or doing, your self-worth comes from within. Regardless of what people think of you at any particular moment, one thing is certain–you’re never as good or bad as they say you are.

Bringing It All Together

People who are successful and happy focus on activities that address a variety of needs, not just immediate achievements.

What other habits can make you happy and successful in the long term? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below, as I learn just as much from you as you do from me.

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My commitment to ensuring a strong, coordinated, and global response to health emergencies

We live in a world at constant risk of public health emergencies. In our increasingly interconnected world, public health emergencies can affect anyone, anywhere. The recent outbreaks of Zika, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and Yellow Fever have reminded us that disease threats are not limited to one country, one issue, or one pathogen. We saw the catastrophic impact of Ebola not only on the numbers of lives affected or lost and overwhelmed health systems but also on the economic development reversals of the affected countries. Yet Nigeria and Senegal were able to contain the outbreak rapidly due to better coordination, incident management systems, robust surveillance platforms and community engagement. One key takeaway is to ensure that each country builds the core capacities of the International Health Regulations (IHR) and ensures the safety of the public. Otherwise, the gains we have made over the past several decades can easily be undone. We must make sure that countries are encouraged, not punished, to report outbreaks and have the necessary support.

The post-Ebola landscape showed that Member States increasingly want WHO to go beyond its traditional normative role to engage and lead health aspects of emergency responses. Through the current reform of the WHO Emergency Programme, WHO is developing new operational capacities and capabilities for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies.

Strong leadership is essential in the face of health crises. Complex public health emergencies demand a collective response with high-level political and diplomatic engagement at both the national and global levels. Local and international authorities must work together to put health at the centre of their security, economic and development agendas.

In 2009, when I was Health Minister, we re-engineered our business processes to examine the weaknesses and opportunities in our health system. Following that exercise, we established a public health emergency management system from national to district level to prevent and provide rapid response to outbreaks. We introduced basic and advanced field epidemiology training program to build capacity of surveillance officers. We also set up an emergency operation centre and its team investigated hundreds of localised outbreaks. Ethiopia is now better positioned in incident management, coordination, surveillance and diagnostic capacity.

As Foreign Minister, I had the opportunity to shape the region’s response to the Ebola epidemic, facilitating greater country ownership and promptly mobilising 200 Ethiopian health workers to join the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA).

In my vision statement for WHO, I emphasise the need for national preparedness to deal with health threats and build capacity. As Director-General, I will ensure strong, coordinated and rapid global responses to health emergencies by strengthening WHO’s capacity to lead by implementing and independently monitoring the newly-established WHO programme for outbreaks and health emergencies based on the ‘six ones': one programme, one line of authority, one set of emergency management processes and performance metrics, one workforce, one budget and one set of emergency business rules and processes. I will regularly monitor and engage with emerging efforts, such as the recently-established Global Health Crisis Task Force.

We must harmonise emergency responses to ensure synergy and alignment between pandemic preparedness and response efforts at the global and local levels, as well as between existing and emerging health emergency financial instruments. The number of actors in global health governance and service delivery has grown exponentially over the past two decades. This proliferation of other global health institutions is actually an opportunity, creating a multiplier effect for great impact in improving health worldwide. If elected, I will lead from the front and place WHO at the centre of global health action.

Two weeks remain before the Member States of the WHO Executive Board convene to short-list the top three candidates for Director-General. I am running because WHO has the power to make tangible and positive impact on the lives of billions of people. I believe in WHO’s mandate, I know what it takes to serve those who need the most care yet receive the least and I believe I can lead WHO to fulfil its potential.

First, I am passionate about improving the health of people around the world – and I am a firm believer that healthy populations are the cornerstone of sustainable development.

Second, I have proven experience addressing the greatest health challenges of our time at their roots at both the national and international levels. These experiences have given me the technical skills needed to be successful as Director-General.

Third, having served as Ethiopia’s Minister of Health and Minister of Foreign Affairs – as well as in several board leadership positions – I have the political leadership and diplomatic skills that WHO needs. For example, I brought together all UN Member States to agree to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in July 2015 to finance the sustainable development goals.

I truly believe that together we can create a healthier world.

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Nicole Kidman Clarifies Her Controversial ‘Support’ For Donald Trump In New Interview

Nicole Kidman is clarifying her controversial comments encouraging all Americans to accept President-elect Donald Trump in a new interview. 

The “Lion” actress came under fire this week for declaring that it’s time to support the reality-TV-host-turned-politician now that he’s been elected because “that’s what the country’s based on.”

Many considered Kidman’s statements to be dismissive of the potential problems of a Trump presidency, especially in light of her “Hours” co-star Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes appeal to “safeguard the truth” during this political moment.

“I was trying to stress that I believe in democracy and the American Constitution, and it was that simple,” she told Access Hollywood on Saturday. 

When asked to comment further on the backlash, the Oscar-actress refused to elaborate on her stance. “I’m out of it now,” she added. “That’s what I said and it’s that simple.”

Speaking with the BBC in her initial interview, Kidman explained that she was “reticent to start commenting politically” and prefers to keep her opinions about U.S. and Australian politics to herself. Kidman, who was born in Hawaii, is a dual citizen of both countries. 

However, the actress maintained that her passion for advocating for women’s rights like the fight against ovarian and breast cancer remains resolute. 

“I’m issue-based,” she said. “I’m very, very committed to women’s issues.”

Kidman is currently starring in “Lion,” which is in theaters now. 

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

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American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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12 Things Every ‘Type A’ Person Wants You To Know

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Robert Frost once said, “The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” He certainly wasn’t thinking about Type A people when he said that. They barrel into the office like they’re racing for a pot of gold, and they never seem to lose momentum. It’s as if they’re driven by a motor that never shuts off.

We each have our own understanding of what it means to have a Type A personality, but what does this term really mean and where did it come from? It actually started in a waiting room shared by a pair of cardiologists. The doctors noticed that their chairs didn’t have wear on the backs as expected–the wear was only visible on the front edge of the seats and the armrests, suggesting that patients were literally waiting on the edge of their seats, ready to jump up the second their names were called.

So, the cardiologists–Doctors Friedman and Rosenman–wanted to find out if the strange wear pattern on their chairs was because impatient people are more prone to heart disease. They discovered that their hunch was correct. They also found that people’s personalities tend to lean in one of two directions, which they labeled Type A and Type B.

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Most think of Type A people as driven and highly strung and Type B people as carefree and even-keeled, but there’s so much more to it. Type As, in particular, are often misunderstood, as we just don’t understand the motivation behind their behavior.

To fully grasp what it means to be Type A, you need to hear it from the horse’s mouth. Don’t take my word for it–let’s see what they have to say:

1. We believe that winning is the only option.
We’re really hard on ourselves. Our desire to do our best often morphs into a desire to be the best. After all, if someone else does something better than us, then we mustn’t have been trying hard enough, right? This ensures that even the most mundane activities become a competition.

2. We live and die by our goals.
We don’t do anything “just because.” There’s an end aim for everything. That morning cup of coffee? The goal is to wake up. Half an hour of Pokemon Go at lunch? It’s about squeezing in some exercise and capturing more Pokemon than our friend down the hall. Heaven help anyone who slows us down or gets in our way. We’re nothing if we don’t reach our goals.

3. We’re always stressed.
Achieving our goals is so important to us that we often get stressed out about our progress. It’s that specter of wasted time or missed opportunities hanging over our heads that gets us all riled up, which can be really hard on our emotional intelligence (EQ).

4. We squeeze something into every possible moment. It may seem hypocritical that we’re sometimes late even though the rest of the time we’re impatiently drumming our fingers, waiting for meetings to start on time. The problem is that we try to squeeze a task into every possible minute, and sometimes we overdo it. In our determination to avoid downtime, we sometimes inadvertently create downtime for other people.

5. We want you to get to the point.
Skip the long preamble; if we have questions, we’ll ask. There’s no need to waste time on the setup when you have something important to tell us–just tell us. The theme here is efficiency; we’re interested in hearing the main points so we can begin taking action.

6. We hate to wait. We don’t hate being stuck at a red light or cooling our heels in a doctor’s waiting room because we think we’re too good to wait. We just like to be efficient with our time and don’t like things getting in our way. Every minute spent waiting is a minute we could have spent doing something productive. It’s a minute that we’ll never get back.

7. We’re conscientious.
Like “later,” “good enough” isn’t part of our vocabulary. Things are either right or they’re wrong. And they always, always have to be right. No matter what we’re doing, we care too much to settle for mediocrity.

8. We multitask. We’re not being rude, and we’re not bored. We just have a sense that the value of our day is measured by how much we get done, and we accomplish more when we do two (or more!) things at once.

9. We have a tough time relaxing. Relaxation isn’t a measurable goal, and it feels like a waste of time when nothing is getting done. It’s very difficult for us to sit around and “just be”; instead, we prefer to be actively “becoming” whatever lies at the end of our current ambition. Anything else amounts to lost time.

10. We have an unrealistic sense of urgency. From our perspective, “now” is the only time that exists. There’s no sense in putting something off till another time. While that’s often a good thing, we tend to give trivial issues a greater sense of urgency than they deserve.

11. We follow a schedule. Our time is carefully orchestrated so that each day we accomplish what we intended. Again like “later,” “whenever” isn’t part of our vocabulary. Everything gets scheduled and added to lists, and we take great satisfaction in ticking all the boxes.

12. We’re restless. Our motors are always running, so when we have to idle, that excess energy manifests in various nervous habits, such as fidgeting or biting our nails. Don’t worry, we’re not freaking out. This is normal behavior for us.

Bringing It All Together

We know that we can be awfully hard on everybody, but we’re even harder on ourselves. This may be difficult to see because no one else is privy to the perfectionist that’s goading or berating our every move inside our heads. Just know this: We care–we care a lot–and we really are sorry if our personality makes us hard to get along with sometimes.

What other characteristics set Type A people apart? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below, as I learn just as much from you as you do from me.

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Tweeters Share Heartfelt Advice With Their 15-Year-Old Selves

Hindsight is a beautiful thing, so what tips would you give to your 15-year-old self?

Twitter users are doling out sage advice via the #WhatIWouldTellA15YearOldMe hashtag, ranging from financial guidance and “being you” to not sweating the small stuff and taking friends and family for granted.

Here are some of the best and most inspirational posts we’ve seen so far:

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GOP Governors Privately Urging Congress To Reconsider Full Obamacare Repeal

As congressional Republicans move forward on plans to quickly repeal and ― less-quickly ― replace President Barack Obama’s health care law, a wide variety of industry and political influencers are trying to slow their progress. Among the most persuasive may be a set of Republican governors who are fearful about losing the substantial health and monetary benefits from the law that their states currently enjoy.

On Friday morning, Politico reported on five such GOP governors who have been publicly calling on lawmakers to consider keeping the portion of the Affordable Care Act that supports the expansion of Medicaid in states that choose to.

Behind the scenes, these same governors are also working to persuade lawmakers from their states and those who have purview over the repeal and replace strategy that it would be wise to keep some portion of the federal matching funds for states that have pursued Medicaid expansion.

Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), for one, is set to meet with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) as well as other committee members next week to discuss his concerns about full repeal, a source close to Kasich confirmed. Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.), meanwhile, has been in talks with members of Michigan’s delegation as well as President-elect Donald Trump’s transition staff about maintaining his state’s Medicaid expansion program.

“He also has been open to discussing with them other ideas they may have regarding changes to the ACA,” Snyder spokesman Ari Adler said. “Too often, it seems that the ACA gets reported on as an all-or-nothing package, but there are many separate components that exist. In Michigan’s case, we took the idea of Medicaid expansion, made it our own, improved it and made it work better. But, as you know, everything is up for discussion and the Governor is happy to have those discussions.”

Kasich and Snyder aren’t the only Republican governors who run states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Nor are they the only ones who have warned about the potential losses in coverage or budgetary holes that might come if the law is repealed. Gov. Charlie Baker (R-Mass.), Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) and Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.) have offered similar concerns. And Democratic governors from Medicaid-expansion states have also been in touch with their congressional delegations in hopes of convincing them to pump the brakes on ACA repeal.

Gov. Tom Wolf (D-Penn.) told The Huffington Post that he’s sent individualized letters to each member of the delegation detailing the consequences for their districts and state of taking Obamacare off the books: chief among them being 700,000 Pennsylvanians potentially losing their coverage, community hospitals facing a massive financial crunch and a drop in services for those dealing with substance abuse. For the past few weeks, Wolf has also barnstormed the state, meeting with health care officials and constituents dependent on the law, to discuss what a post-Obamacare landscape would look like. It is those conversations ― and the subsequent ability to convey the real-world impact of repeal ― he said, that made him and other governors effective advocates for trying to keep parts (if not all) of Obamacare in place.

“I think all they [Kasich and Snyder] are doing is what a good lobbyist is supposed to do which is explain the facts,” Wolf said. “We are telling our delegations, ‘Here are the facts. This is what is going to happen. Are you willing to face those consequences if you do this?’”

So far, Republican lawmakers appear to be willing to face those consequences. As HuffPost’s Matt Fuller reported, the House appears poised to have a majority of lawmakers supporting wiping Obamacare off the books. The dynamics in the Senate are less certain, since all Democrats need to do (assuming they vote uniformly) is convince three Republicans to cross the aisle. But with Trump now fully embracing repeal, lawmakers on the Hill feel additional pressure to place their focus on the replacement instead.

Should it get to that point, there is a possibility that some of the Medicaid expansion may be restored, albeit in a reduced size and scope (think: coverage for those up to 80 or 100 percent of the poverty line, rather than 133.). But while that might attract Democratic votes, it wouldn’t be a simple legislative gambit. Lawmakers would need to find a way to pay for it. And keeping items like the reductions in Medicare spending and some of the Affordable Care Act’s tax hikes would prove to be far less politically popular.

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Winter

Winter is a three-month period of time that represents a pause in the activity of life. Great lakes, ponds, and streams freeze over; the earth grows hard and unreceptive. Tree sap stops flowing. Even the air becomes dense, slow to move, and heat stealing. Yet, not everything is as it appears to be!

The pervasive stillness and deep silence of winter are powers every bit as great as are the explosive forces of spring and summer, only different. After all, what is a glacier but a vast frozen river crawling its way through time? Both are forms of water whose unstoppable might can carve their way through solid rock! So, how can we channel this power of winter and use it to let go of whatever stands between us and the higher life we desire?

Winter is the time of the year when the forces of nature assume their most passive form. But we are discovering here that passive does not mean powerless! Consider the micro-pause between each beat of the heart. Is the heart less alive, made less potent for the brief rest it takes in its own beating? Of course not! In each such moment of its repose we could just as easily say that it is gathering itself for its next pulsation. In other words, its temporary passive state is actually a measured act of preparation. So it is with the “heart” of winter.

The better we understand this unique power of being passive–and how it serves as the secret consort of all things active–the more we grow in the faith we need to be wisely passive toward whatever fears remain in us about letting go of our false self. This is why, during the dark days of winter, we should take time each day–as often as possible–to quietly return to the living Light that dwells in the center of ourselves.

By gathering our attention in this way, and bringing the whole of ourselves into the heart of this interior stillness, we not only collect our own forces, as nature herself is doing, but much more: in this deliberate act of gathering ourselves–and for the conscious sense of quiet contentment we find within it–we are also being released from the false idea that the source of our strength and security can be found somewhere outside us.

The great French author, philosopher, and Nobel Prize winner, Albert Camus, knew the power of this truth now revealed. He also realized its liberating potential. In the following carefully chosen words, see how beautifully he tells us not to fear any season of life wherein we find ourselves feeling empty, alone, or without any Light in our life. He writes: “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.”

Once we start to see, to know in our innermost heart, that life itself is already complete, we can let go of whatever–or whoever–would have us believe otherwise.

Old attachments and their long-standing aches are now seen for being what they have always been: appendages of days gone by, worthless to the Higher Self we have agreed to become and by whose stillness we realize this need for a wholly new valuation of our own soul.

Now is the season to die to discontent, to withdraw our consent to live with any thoughts or feelings that would convince us it’s necessary to live in conflict or confusion.

The winter season can be the most challenging in terms of learning to channel its powers to help us let go. But, we may also have this timeless assurance: we are really created to enter into the perfect stillness from which we came. And for our return home–by entering into the bare infinity that is the center of our True Self–we arrive where we have always longed to be … without ever having had to set out. Here we make this last, glad discovery: the task of letting go, of separating ourselves from who and what we need no longer be, has already been done for us.

Excerpted from “365 Days to Let Go: Daily Insights to Change Your Life”

Guy Finley is the bestselling author of The Secret of Letting Go, The Secret of Your Immortal Self, and 40 other works that have sold over two million copies in 24 languages worldwide. He is the founder and director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for self-study located in southern Oregon where he gives talks four times each week. For more information and to receive a free starter kit and free weekly inspirational messages by email, visit www.guyfinley.org.

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If We’re Going To Change The World, Living Off The Grid Isn’t Enough

When author Mark Sundeen set out to write his latest book, he thought he would be telling a story of Americans living off the grid, eschewing conveniences like electricity and cellphones for “the simple life.”

But it wasn’t long before Sundeen began to question his premise. Decamping to the countryside and living off the land, he suspected, was neither as straightforward nor as revolutionary as Americans daydreaming of tiny houses, solar panels and vegetable gardens might think. Rather than looking for people avoiding the institutions they abhorred, he decided to seek people actively working to create new norms.

That pivot led Sundeen to the three families at the heart of The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America, published this week. The families, living in Victor, Montana; La Plata, Missouri; and Detroit, share visions of an American dream stripped of most luxuries. And instead of just talking about it, they’re actually doing it.

The author shows the triumph and struggle in the families’ quests. But above all, their stories display tenacity and perseverance that is, at times, hard to imagine in the face of great challenges and sacrifices. 

The Huffington Post recently spoke with Sundeen about his work, and why — in today’s world — its message of grit is perhaps more timely than ever.

What inspired you to go about writing this book — to find these people who have turned to living off the land and off the grid?

Basically, the book is about families with children who are living in ethical dissent to the economy and the government, and doing so in a way that they don’t lose their mind or soul. In fact, they find joy in what they do. I guess the joy part of it is important because if you look at the problems we face as a society — from war to racism to species extinction — you tend to feel so helpless. Part of the reason you feel so helpless is because we feel entirely dependent on the industries that are destroying us.

We hate the banks, we hate Wall Street, but we’re the bank’s customers. We have mortgages, credit cards and bank accounts that enrich the banks.  We hate Big Ag and GMOs and soil depletion, but unless we’re growing our own food, it’s pretty hard to extract yourself from that system. And we might hate the oil companies and global warming, but everything we touch in our society is either made of or delivered by oil. So how do we go from there without being completely depressed? The people I was after were not those who just dropped out, but those who were trying to invent innovative systems to replace those.

How did you find these people who are innovating?

Once I met all three of the families, I knew they were the ones who told the stories I wanted to tell, and in most cases were telling a story I hadn’t even heard of yet. Ironically, I found the couple in Missouri that didn’t use the internet or any electricity or cellphones after posting a note on Facebook looking for people living off the grid with children. Through a series of contacts and connections, I was given their landline phone number and I called them up. The Montana family was easiest to find because they were friends of friends and I was living in Missoula at the time.

I found the Detroit family as I started to meet and interview people you might call “preppers” living in rural America. They were largely white and privileged, and they were sort of preparing for the collapse. But I started to think the collapse has already arrived in places like New Orleans and Detroit, and the people who suffer are not white, middle-class, educated preppers. They are largely poor people of color.

How is what these families are doing different from off-grid living?

When I got started, I thought the book would be about people living off the grid, which turned out to be the least interesting thing about them. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, off the grid meant living in dissent with the global economy. Today, you can be off the grid in a solar-powered house and, like, trading stocks on the internet. I realized that being off the grid was not a big deal in terms of transforming society.

America has this ethos that you can have whatever you want and live the dream, but these people say, “No, you can’t have it all.” And by deliberately choosing not to have it, they might be more rich in a non-material way.

So much of the book centers around food. You spent a lot of time with these families and shared a number of meals. Did you have a favorite one?

The first meal that pops to mind is one I had with the Possibility Alliance [in Missouri]. Every Friday, Ethan [Hughes] would have a big feast and he cooks this amazing spread with roasted peppers and fresh greens. What was memorable about it was that they had fresh beef from their neighbor, and since they don’t have refrigeration, the only way they could get beef is if their neighbor kills a cow and walks over across the street and asks if they want some beef.

It was a truly local meal in every sense because these people don’t have chocolate and coffee and condiments. There were just some Concord grapes off the vine and some berries and then dessert with fresh cream that had just been pulled from the cows and sweetened with honey.

I think the sort of food movement has become mixed up as a luxury item, as something that fancy people do because they have snooty taste. But of course, it’s actually the opposite. It’s not about consumption, it’s about production. And that was evidenced by this meal, where everything had come from either their land or their neighbors’ land.

Speaking of the food movement, the families you interviewed all had a complex relationship with it. Why do you think that is?

The local food movement began as a sort of changing of the means of production, of using appropriate technology. Now, it’s transformed into this elitist sort of consumption. It’s like you want to eat whatever fresh garlic scapes, organic kohlrabi or whatever exotic vegetables you can find. In some ways, it’s become its own enemy.

As Luci [Brieger] mentioned [in the book], if you’re buying organic grapes flown in from Peru in the middle of winter, you’ve missed the entire point. It’s true you’re not eating any pesticides, but you’re causing this plane to fly grapes from South America. It’s insane.

I was also fascinated that Greg and Olivia [Willerer] refused to deal with Whole Foods, which so many people saw coming to Detroit as a huge victory because fresh, organic, healthy food had arrived in a food desert. But to them, it was just a corporation sucking money out of Detroit and putting it into shareholder pockets.

The current political climate seems to provide a particularly interesting backdrop to this idea of creating alternative ways of living. Obviously, you couldn’t quite anticipate that.

I definitely had no idea when I was writing this that Donald Trump would be president and, sadly, this book has become much more relevant now. Writing this during the Obama age, I thought a fair criticism of these people would be that they’re like Chicken Little, thinking the world is so terrible that we have to create a new one. But I think millions more of people are suddenly saying we live in a corrupt petrostate in which our government is taking an active role in destroying our world, so how can we fight it, resist it and stop it? It seemed very prophetic to me.

What do you hope people will take away from reading this book?

I hope the book is totally inspiring to people, though I don’t think many people who read this will follow the path these people did. They didn’t just one day decide to do this, they spent 10, 15, 30 years gradually getting to where they are now. To farm on vacant lots in Detroit, these people have to love it. 

This is their dream, and they have the courage, the willpower and the strength to do it. I’m not totally sure that what they’re doing is replicable on a large scale, but in these times where we feel so powerless and we can’t even make basic, free-will decisions to live ethical and meaningful lives, I’m inspired by the people who have the courage to pursue these dreams that seem nuts to everyone else. Watching them might inspire other people to at least say, hey, I might not be able to live without electricity, but I might get out of debt or stop using so much oil and gas.

This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

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Joseph Erbentraut covers promising innovations and challenges in the areas of food and water. In addition, Erbentraut explores the evolving ways Americans are identifying and defining themselves. Follow Erbentraut on Twitter at @robojojo. Tips? Email joseph.erbentraut@huffingtonpost.com.

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Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking

Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking

The host of a highly popular PBS series, Pati’s Mexican Table, and a self-described “overloaded soccer mom with three kids and a powerful blender,” Pati Jinich has a mission. She’s out to prove that Mexican home cooking is quicker and far easier than most Americans think.

Her dishes are not blanketed with cheese, or heavy and fried, or based on complex sauces. Nor are they necessarily highly spicy. Surprising in their simplicity and freshness, they incorporate produce and gra

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White House’s LGBT Liaison Fears Trump’s Approach To Queer Issues

The White House’s LGBT liaison and first openly transgender staffer shared her doubts that her position will continue under President-elect Donald Trump in a new interview. 

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan was tapped by President Barack Obama to become the White House’s LGBT liaison in March 2016, making her the first-ever openly transgender person to fill the position. It was actually the 29-year-old public policy expert’s second, history-making appointment ― in August 2015, she was hired by Obama to serve as Outreach and Recruitment Director in the Presidential Personnel Office, making her the first openly trans White House staffer ever. (Watch a news report on her initial appointment above.) 

Freedman-Gurspan turned out to be a pivotal figure early in her tenure, following the June 12, 2016 massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. In the days following the mass shooting, Freedman-Gurspan connected with victims’ families as well as Florida-based advocacy groups on the ground. Now, though, she told BuzzFeed, she’s concerned her role will essentially be eliminated once Trump is sworn into office Jan. 20, given that she’s had no contact with the president-elect’s transition team.  

If that happens, the White House stands to “lose touch, ultimately, with what is going on out there. We lose that ability to inform our president about our community and our needs,” she told BuzzFeed’s Dominic Holden. “There is no one inside the hallways to advocate for the community, so we lose an internal advocate.”

Given that Trump’s victory cast a shadow on the future of queer rights, the LGBT liaison role could, in theory, be a critical one. If the position is scrapped, Freedman-Gurspan fears that the incoming president’s approach to LGBTQ issues would mirror that of the Reagan administration, whose lack of response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the mid-1980s has since been deemed catastrophic

“It actually gives me a little bit of chills thinking about not having a potential person here, if, God forbid, we have another outbreak of, say HIV or AIDS or something like that,” she said. “If we don’t have a particular individual here in this building who has an immense amount of influence and power and impact [within the LGBTQ community] — that’s a loss.”

Read the full BuzzFeed interview with Freedman-Gurspan here

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Four Uncommon Ways to Clear Your Mind and Make Big Decisions

What are some tips for battling decision-fatigue? originally appeared on Quorathe knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Jenny Blake, Author of PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One, on Quora.

Decision-fatigue refers to the phenomenon that, like willpower, our ability to make decisions throughout the day diminishes without proper recharging. When mid-Pivot and asking life’s biggest questions, we are often overwhelmed by smaller decisions and things that might not have registered on our radar in the past. Or conversely, we’re so bogged down by small day-to-day decisions that we don’t have the space to ask bigger Pivot questions about what we really want and what next steps would resonate most.

To refresh your mind, I recommend the following:

  • Don’t ask the same giant questions every day (ie: Should I quit my job?). Give yourself a period of time where you don’t have to decide at all, perhaps while you’re researching options. Revisit the decision at specific intervals of your choosing, but not on a daily monkey-mind basis.
  • Create routines for as much as you can in your life – morning routines, scheduling exercise for the same recurring days/times, evening wind down rituals. What recharges you? The more you can create routines around these things, the less you will find yourself debating what to do when throughout the day (gobbling up precious mental bandwidth).
  • Write your questions down.
  • Go with your gut! We actually do know the answer to more than we think – on decisions large and small. If you find yourself debating unproductively, ask: what does my gut say?

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What It Means To “Do Better.”

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I’m going to give you a brief window into my childhood for a moment, horrible bangs and neon aplenty. It was the 80’s after all. This is a special picture, am I right? Back to the story…

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When I was growing up my mom struggled with her weight. To be honest I think she struggled with it her whole life but I can only speak to the years after I was born-duh. I have vivid memories of my mother being on some kind of a “diet” throughout my entire childhood. I remember her going to Weight Watchers meetings once a week to weigh herself. And I remember her buying Sweatin’ to the Oldies videos and trying to do the moves along with her. Richard Simmons really was something, wasn’t he? I remember cabbage soup diets and all sorts of different “miracle pills” that were finally going to take the weight off. I’m sure it won’t come as a shock to you but even after all of the attempts, the weight never came off and she remained uncomfortable in her body.

When I think of that time and all of the weight-loss gimmicks she tried what I remember the most is that none of them worked. She may have lost a few pounds here or there but it always came back because they were short-term solutions.

I know that my mother didn’t like the way she looked or felt and that is the worst way to feel. I also know that she poured money into fruitless endeavours and programs filled with empty promises because she didn’t want to continue to feel like crap. I also know what it’s like to feel like that myself. And I’d be willing to bet that if you’re reading this right now you or someone you know has struggled with the same thing.

I’m pretty sure my “healthy living seed” was planted around that time. I didn’t understand it then but watching my mother struggle all those years was subliminally propelling me into a career of health and wellness. I’m certain a huge part of the reason that I now make my living teaching people about nutrition and healthy living has to do with watching her have such difficulty with her weight and eating well. I figured there had to be a better way to do this. It shouldn’t be hard or restrictive to live a healthy life. You shouldn’t need to weigh out powders and pills in order to feel good. You should just be able to Do Better.

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What does Doing Better mean?

Doing better basically means that you’re improving on what you’re doing now. Sounds pretty simple, right? That’s because it is simple.

Healthy living isn’t black and white. It’s not a one size fits all scenario either. It is a huge spectrum of things that you can change in order to achieve your idea of “healthy living.” And that’s the part that I think is pretty great. There are so many different things you can do to Do Better. Simple things. Things that won’t break the bank. What kinds of things you may ask? Well, let me show you:


Use almond milk in your coffee instead of cream

Make your own chicken stock

Ditch the fruit juice for water

Eat a vegetarian meal once a week

Eat a healthy breakfast everyday

Take the stairs at work

Make your own pizza instead of ordering in

Stop drinking pop

Cut out dairy

Stop eating things from boxes

Cut red meat down to once a week

Switch to spelt or rice pasta

Buy a reusable glass water bottle instead of plastic bottles

This list is literally just scratching the surface of what you can do. Once you start thinking about it I’m sure you can come up with dozens more ways you can Do Better in your home and with your diet. And once you begin to Do Better consistently, you will start to see results.

But will I see the results I want if I’m just doing better?

Oh my goodness, the answer is a resounding yes! Let me ‘splain: What if you decided to take the stairs at work instead of taking the elevator and you did that for 3 months? You wouldn’t look like Arnold Schwarzenegger but you would improve your cardiovascular health. And what if you switched from ice cream to banana “nice” cream? And what if you used 1 sugar in your coffee instead of 2? And what if you compounded all of those actions over the course of a year 6 months. Would you look like a fitness competitor? Hell no, but you’d better believe you’d be a healthier version of yourself. And that’s what we all want, isn’t it?

Stop making it difficult. Stop making this an all or nothing kind of situation. Do Better than you are doing right now. And then Do Better than that. Because you’re a rock star and deserve to love your life.

If you aren’t quite sure where to start Doing Better, check out my Back to Basics recipe book. It’s full of delicious and easy recipes for stock, dressings, marinades and more!

And don’t forget to keep me updated on all your success! Follow me on Facebook and tag me on Instagram #staceygreenliving!

Stacey xo

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Clean Eating Made Simple: A Healthy Cookbook with Delicious Whole-Food Recipes for Eating Clean

Clean Eating Made Simple: A Healthy Cookbook with Delicious Whole-Food Recipes for Eating Clean

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Better Than Basic Organic Cotton Dress – Black – M

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&#9734 Special Selection – one of our favorites! So much better than your average basic, this flattering dress is great alone or as a base layer all year round. With a flattering neckline, a fit and flare waist and ruching at the bust, its fabulousness lies in its details! Global Girlfriend’s super soft 100%-organic cotton line is made at a non-profit employment program in the Tamil Nadu region of India. Run by an order of Franciscan Nuns, the sisters employ and care for 120 young women who are handicapped and/or economically disadvantaged. The nuns provide employment training and support along with food and accommodations. The group supports 300 local small organic farmers in the Maharastra area. Each garment is lovingly produced from seed to sewing machine. Good for the environment, good for you! 96% organic cotton / 4% Lycra Machine wash cold, hang dry medium iron do not bleach or dry clean Made in & fairly traded from India Sizing in inches/cm Chest Length S 29 / 74 33 / 84 M 31 / 79 34 / 86.5 L 32 / 81 34 / 86.5 XL 34 / 86.5 34 / 86.5

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Trump’s EPA Pick Slammed State AGs For Trying To ‘Police The Global Warming Debate’

A group of state attorneys general announced last year that they were undertaking a probe into whether Exxon Mobil and other corporations misled investors and the public on the risks of climate change. But President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, appears to believe that the probe is stifling “debate” on the issue.

Pruitt, the attorney general of Oklahoma, joined a dozen other Republican attorneys general in signing an open letter on June 15 that argued Exxon’s record on climate change is “not a question for the courts.” The letter, which The Huffington Post reported on earlier this year, was seemingly aimed at the AGs United for Clean Power group, which includes Democratic attorneys general from New York, Massachusetts and California.

Pruitt and the Republican AGs argue that their Democratic counterparts’ probe “targets a particular type of market participant” in focusing only on Exxon Mobil and not similarly targeting clean energy companies or environmental advocacy nonprofits that could be “exaggerating” climate change risks to benefit their bottom line. 

The letter goes on to urge the Democratic AGs to “stop policing viewpoints” on climate change, describing the science of climate change as part of a “vigorous debate,” and alleging that the probe “chills” free speech by signaling that “one side of the climate change debate should fear prosecution.”

A lengthy, multi-part investigation by InsideClimate News and The Los Angeles Times previously claimed, based on conversations with former Exxon employees and a review of company documents, that top Exxon executives knew as early as 1977 that fossil fuels contributed to global warming.

Nevertheless, the investigation reports, the company pushed back against initiatives to cut greenhouse gas emissions as part of a campaign that environmentalists have compared to Big Tobacco’s previous efforts to downplay the dangers of smoking.

Kathy Mulvey, manager of the climate accountability campaign at the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists, described the letter’s assertions as “deeply disturbing” given the volume of evidence that fossil fuel companies like Exxon Mobil may have misled the public on climate change risks.

“I think what we see in this letter and in the efforts by Exxon Mobil and its allies to block these investigations is a twisted interpretation of the first amendment,” Mulvey told The Huffington Post. “Attorneys general have a duty to defend the citizens of their state against fraudulent practices. That there would be an effort by colleagues to prevent even an investigation into these issues is alarming.”

The letter was later a key subject of conversation during a closed-door session on climate change at a Republican Attorneys General Association summit in Colorado in July 2016.

The Center for Media and Democracy confirmed that two signers of the letter, Pruitt and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, both planned to participate in a panel titled “Climate Change Debate: How Speech is Being Stifled,” along with Myron Ebell, the climate-denying head of Trump’s EPA transition team and Chet Thompson, president of American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, a powerful fossil fuel industry group.

Pruitt did not ultimately appear on the panel due to an illness, according to a CMD transcript of the event, but Thompson took the opportunity to thank him and the letter’s other 12 signers for their “instrumental” work “speak[ing] up” for the oil and gas industry.

That collaboration is just one example of a seemingly cozy relationship between Pruitt, other Republican attorneys general and the fossil fuel industry. As a 2014 New York Times investigation revealed, the group of Republican attorneys general appear to be a part of an “unprecedented, secretive alliance” with fossil fuel companies that has worked to fight environmental regulations regulations they reject as federal government overreach.

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Industry lobbyists actually drafted the letters Pruitt sent to the EPA and other federal departments objecting to various air pollution and other regulations, according to the Times report. In return, the oil and gas industry contributed more than $ 215,000 to Pruitt’s two most recent campaigns.

Oil and gas industry groups have also helped fund the work of the Rule of Law Defense Fund, a nonprofit through which Pruitt and other Republican attorneys general coordinated multiple lawsuits targeting the EPA. One of the group’s funders, the Koch-backed Freedom Partners organization, donated at least $ 175,000 to the organization. Six Democrats on the Senate’s Environmental and Public Works Committee are pressing Pruitt for details on those ties.

With Pruitt now set to lead the EPA ― as long as his confirmation hearing goes well, of course ― environmentalists fear that fossil fuel interests will have unprecedented access to the agency tasked with regulating it. The relationship could severely undermine efforts to reduce climate-changing emissions.

But New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the other Democratic attorneys general leading the Exxon probe do not appear to be backing down.

In a statement provided to HuffPost, Schneiderman said he is “proud to be leading a coalition of states that is already aggressively fighting back against efforts to reverse the progress this country has made in combating climate change over the past eight years.”

Meanwhile, Exxon’s climate change record was back in the spotlight Wednesday morning as the confirmation hearing for Trump secretary of state nominee and former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson began. Tillerson refused to answer multiple questions on the matter.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Relationships That Have Roots are the Anchors in Our Lives

By Carolyn Massiah
UCF Forum columnist

The view in my backyard is a conservation area full of various types of trees. As the seasons pass, the trees lose their leaves and even some of their branches, but the trees remain in large part due to their sturdy roots.

To the side of my house is a concrete light pole. It doesn’t have any leaves and branches, obviously, but it is more susceptible to being blown down during a violent storm because it lacks the strong roots that mature trees have to anchor them through a storm.

When I compare and contrast the tree and the pole, I know I would much rather be a tree.

Both trees and light poles stand above the blanket of shrubs and bushes below. However, this is where the similarities end.

Many light poles are inorganic entities of concrete or metal, created through some form of human intervention. The shape and size in which these poles are created will forever be their shape and size as inorganic entities will not change during their existence unless there is additional intervention.

Trees, on the other hand, are organic. They are living organisms that continually change. They will lose and gain leaves and branches but they will also grow and mature throughout their existence. Continual growth and development is what I want for my own life. This is why I would rather be a tree than a light pole.

Unfortunately, positive growth sometimes must come from negative changes. Each year trees weather the change of seasons. With those changes in season, leaves come and they go and sometimes there may be seasons when the trees may not have any leaves at all on their branches.

The same can be said for our own lives. There are people that become attached to you as much as leaves are attached to branches. However, as the seasons change in our lives those people may disappear. Sometimes it seems several disappear at once and you are left bare much like trees in winter. For whatever reasons, those individuals were only meant to be in your life for a season. Yes, it hurts when those who you thought were going to stay forever leave your life before you are ready, but it is the nature of our organic lives.

Unfortunately, you never know how strong any branch will be until it is tested in the most violent of storms. Some branches appear thick and sturdy while they may actually be hollow or rotten to the core. If you step out on the branch for support because of its sturdy appearance, you might be disappointed and shocked when that branch does not support you but breaks and hurts you instead.

The same can be said for our own lives. There are people that we have relied upon and with whom we have built a long-term relationship. We have truly let them into our lives. However, as the weight of whatever burden you need bared by them increases, that friend gives under the load and breaks away from you in a permanent and irrevocable manner. Yes, it hurts but just as leaves come for a reason during a season, branches are there for those life-long lessons that we will take with us long after the branches have broken and been swept away. That is the nature of our organic lives.

So based on this, you might now be wondering why I would choose to be a tree instead of a pole. One word: roots!

Because trees are organic living creatures their roots continue to grow and strengthen as the tree grows and matures. When a storm comes, the roots anchor trees and allow trees to bend but not break in the storm.

Poles do not have that same anchor support. That is why we see more poles than trees down after severe hurricanes.

The same can be said for our own lives. Think about those individuals in your life that have been your anchor and support through the good and the bad. Often, much like a tree’s roots, those individuals do all of their work out of the view of others with no need of public acknowledgement. They are the blessings that we cannot overlook in our lives.

After comparing and contrasting the two, if I had to choose I would rather be a tree if it means that I will continue to have the blessings of roots just waiting to support me and feed me as I work to develop and mature throughout my existence.

Dr. Carolyn A. Massiah is an associate lecturer in the UCF College of Business. She can be reached at Carolyn.Massiah@ucf.edu.

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Why Stepping On A Lego Hurts So Damn Much

The inexplicable agony of stepping on a Lego is a familiar sensation to parents. In fact, it’s so widespread (and so painful) that people have developed special Lego-resistant slippers.

But why is it so painful? Simon Whistler of YouTube’s “Today I Found Out” channel sought to discover the answer

“As anyone who’s done it knows, stepping on a Lego block is something akin to being shot in the foot by a knife soaked in bullet ant venom,” Whistler explains in his video. “In truth, this is an inherent danger of allowing a child to exist in your home.”

According to the video, there are several factors at play: the sensitivity of human feet due to large numbers of nerves, the sturdiness of Lego products, their somewhat jagged structure, etc. 

Watch the six-minute video above for the full scientific breakdown. And as Whistler says, “May God have mercy on your sole.”

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Members of Congress have formed a new caucus to support the goals of public education under Donald Trump’s presidency. Although the caucus has been in the works for over a year, Trump’s election and his nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary has given the group heightened urgency, according to those involved with the effort.

Several Democratic members of Congress announced the effort alongside the presidents of the nation’s two largest teachers unions at a press conference on Tuesday.

Members expressed fear that public education will be under attack if DeVos is confirmed. Although DeVos’ Senate confirmation hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday, it was pushed back to next week “at the request of the Senate leadership to accommodate the Senate schedule,” according to a statement from the leaders of the Senate education committee. The move comes after Democrats called on the Senate to delay the hearing until an Office of Government Ethics review of DeVos is complete. 

DeVos did not attend public schools as a child and did not send her children to public schools. She has never been employed by a public school. Critics of DeVos say her strong advocacy for school voucher programs and other alternatives to traditional public schools show that she wants to dismantle the public education system. School voucher programs use taxpayer money to send children to private schools. 

Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), who spent over two decades as a public school teacher and is part of the caucus, said at the press conference that DeVos’ lack of experience gives her an “incredibly narrow view of public education in America.”

“She will insert a profit motive into children’s education that will cripple our public schools and punish the millions of students who attend them everyday,” Takano said. “Betsy DeVos will create a race to the bottom line.”

Indeed, DeVos has been heavily involved in the expansion of Michigan’s charter schools. Michigan has more for-profit charter schools than any other state. 

Another caucus member, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), said he has never worked as a teacher, but his years in the Wisconsin Legislature showed him the havoc school choice can wreak on children. 

“I’ve watched this experiment firsthand,” Pocan told The Huffington Post. “I’ve watched dollars be thrown away with no results ― in fact negative results.” 

Takano said he has heard from concerned constituents, teachers and former students regarding DeVos. He said he is especially concerned that DeVos won’t act to support the nation’s LBGTQ students and other vulnerable children. Indeed, DeVos’ foundation has donated heavily to anti-gay groups. Takano called her work in that area “a huge disqualifying point.”

“The public education caucus in the congress is more important than ever, now that we have a nominee for secretary of education who I believe is hell-bent on dismantling public education,” Takano told The Huffington Post. “I don’t have confidence Betsy DeVos has the background or history or commitment to make sure every students’ rights are enforced.” 

So far, in addition to Pocan and Takano, the caucus includes Democratic Reps. Alma Adams (N.C.), Suzanne Bonamici (Ore.), Rosa DeLauro (Conn.), Mark DeSaulnier (Calif.), Raul Grijalva (Ariz.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), Jared Polis (Colo.), Jamie Raskin (Md.) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (N.J.). The group hopes to attract more members in the upcoming days.

Spokespeople for the group Friends of Betsy DeVos did not respond to requests for comment. In recent days, key Republican players have expressed support for DeVos, including the 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and a group of 20 Republican governors

 

Rebecca Klein covers the challenges faced in school discipline, school segregation and the achievement gap in K-12 education. Tips?Email: Rebecca.Klein@huffingtonpost.com.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

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What I Wish I Knew When I Was Young

What are some things you realize as you get older? originally appeared on Quorathe knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Auren Hoffman, SafeGraph CEO, on Quora:

What are some things you realize as you get older? Doing one thing great is better than doing ten things well. They teach you the opposite in high school (unless you are a star basketball player). In high school, the most important academic statistic is your GPA (Grade Point Average). Of course, averages are almost always terrible statistics because they weigh everything the same.

Just because you got a C in history, doesn’t mean your life is over. And just because you get As in everything doesn’t mean you are set-up to be great. In fact, if you get As on everything you might end up being a very high-functioning cog instead of focusing your talents.

Adolescence is a wonderful time to explore new things. It’s a good time to try lots of things and see what speaks to you. At some point in one’s life you need to eliminate options and focus on a grander strategy at becoming great.

Understand the Venn Diagram overlap of (1) things you like to do; (2) things you are excellent at; and (3) things that will be treasured in the future. Of course, predicting #3 is very hard to do for some things (but, actually, for many things it is surprisingly easy).

My other piece of advice is to under-optimize on prestige and brand. Optimizing for being great at something means you likely are going to an important area that has less competition. If everyone you know is trying to get a job at the same place or get the same fellowship, that might mean it is overvalued and you should be zigging when those around you are zagging.

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Is it Harmful to Not Finish Antibiotics?

Is it harmful to not finish antibiotics? originally appeared on Quorathe knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Drew Smith, former R&D director at MicroPhage and SomaLogic, on Quora:

Doctors are taught that it is important to finish out a course of antibiotics, and they dutifully relay this information to their patients. But the determination of therapy duration is usually based on almost no evidence at all. This is especially true for our understanding of the risk of the development of resistance, which is rarely a measured outcome in the clinical testing of antibiotics. As one review of the subject puts it “Therapy duration is one of the major understudied areas of infectious diseases therapeutics.” [1]. The truth is that in almost no cases do we have a firm evidentiary basis for optimizing therapy duration of antibiotics.

How can this be so? How can something that every conscientious practitioner of medicine “knows” be based on no evidence? There are several drivers responsible for these gaps in our knowledge:

  • Antibiotics are too effective. The gold standard in clinical trial design is the placebo-controlled randomized trial. But soon after antibiotics were introduced, it became obvious that withholding antibiotic treatment from a control group was unethical, as it exposed them to a high risk of disease and death. Few placebo-controlled trials of antibiotics have been performed since 1950. Instead, a new antibiotic agent is compared to an existing one, and if it appears no worse than the existing agent, it is deemed “non-inferior” and is approved on that basis.
  • Antibiotics are too safe. Most antibiotics, particularly the ß-lactams like penicillin and cephalexin, are very well tolerated. Adverse events are rare, and are fairly minor – diarrhea and allergies are the principal side effects. Thus there is little incentive to minimize either the dose or the duration of antibiotic treatment, and few trials are designed to do so.
  • Suppressing resistance is not a priority. The typical end-points for trials of antibiotics are patient cure/improvement and microbiological eradication. Monitoring the fraction of resistant bacteria in an infection during or after a course of treatment is rarely done.
  • The development of resistance is usually quantal, not incremental. The “finish your course” treatment paradigm is based an implicit assumption: that resistance develops in a series of steps that cumulatively ramp up resistance levels from zero to weakly to moderately to fully resistant. This certainly happens in the lab, but it is not the dominant mode of resistance acquisition in the clinic. Instead, there is a tiny fraction – maybe one in a million or less – of fully resistant bacteria already present in the infection. The continued use of antibiotics gives this subpopulation the advantage that they need in order to outcompete the susceptible population:

From Impact of drug-exposure intensity and duration of therapy on the emergence of Staphylococcus aureus resistance to a quinolone antimicrobial.

Recognizing that overlong courses of antibiotics are likely to promote the development of resistance, some doctors are working to develop algorithms that reduce antibiotic exposure. Jean Chastre’s group in Paris has shown that procalcitonin levels can be used to discontinue antibiotic therapy in pneumonia patients without impacting patient outcomes [2]. Others have shown that short-course therapy is just as effective as standard courses for intra-abdominal infections [3] and Strep throat [4].

Antibiotics should always be taken as prescribed. Although we rarely know that a given treatment duration is optimal, we do at least have some evidence that it is safe and effective. Some evidence is always better than none. As the drawbacks to antibiotic use become more evident – increased risk of resistance, obesity, diabetes, and inflammatory diseases – there is more interest in limiting antibiotic exposure in clinical practice. We can expect to see more studies which indicate that less is often more in antibiotic use.

Footnotes

[1] Suppression of Emergence of Resistance in Pathogenic Bacteria: Keeping Our Powder Dry, Part 1

[2] Procalcitonin to guide antibiotic therapy in the ICU.

[3] Patients with Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infection Presenting with Sepsis Do Not Require Longer Duration of Antimicrobial Therapy.

[4] Short-term late-generation antibiotics versus longer term penicillin for acute streptococcal pharyngitis in children.

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