8 Ways To Sleep Better When It’s Blistering Hot Outside

June 22, 2017

As a result, she developed some creative tricks to cool down her kids before bedtime, like dampening and freezing a teddy bear that they could take to bed. Cooler temperatures actually help your bodyproduce more melatonin, the powerful hormone that work to make you feel sleepy, she explained. So sleeping in a hot room where its nearly impossible to cool down will be an obstacle to a good nights rest. The effects of poor sleep are varied but often catastrophic, fromavoidable motor vehicle …

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Hanok homes: South Korean architects look to the past in their push to modernize

June 21, 2017

… lived in traditional homes and campaigned for their preservation for more than twenty years, notes that hanoks are “in many ways not well suited to a consumerist world where you have a lot of possessions, a lot of clothes and a lot of household accessories.” Read: Lotte World Tower opens in Seoul setting world records And Hoon argues that hanok design needs to help people feel more connected to the natural world. “The awakening of the general public [to traditional design] is …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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‘God Help America’: Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Speaks Out After Cop’s Acquittal

June 18, 2017

… Officer Yanez a voluntary separation agreement to help him transition to another career other than being a St. Anthony officer. Since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014,a total of 17 cases involving police officers charged with murder or manslaughter have gone before juries. Majority-white juries have decided 15 of those verdicts. Juries have shown time and time again that theyre not willing to second-guess officers who get on the stand and testify at their …

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A warning to Washington from Kansas

June 17, 2017

… credit rating intact, which was not the case in Kansas. Join us on Twitter and Facebook The legislation passed last week provides an additional $293 million in school funding, dollars that will help make up for the neglect that forced four of the state’s poorest districts to sue their own state government. Leaders in Washington should take note: constituents notice when programs they rely on every day are targeted. Call it tax reform, call it tax cuts, but it is no longer simple …

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Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

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19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

June 15, 2017

This week,UNESCO released its annual state of conservation reports, which outline which of its famous designatedWorld Heritage Sitesare in danger of losing the historic, cultural or natural characteristics that made them World Heritage Sites in the first place. Tourism can harm the worlds wonders, but it can also help them when done responsibly. Below, find 19 places from UNESCOs conservation reportsthat warrant a responsible visit. To compile this list, we pulled spots that appear on the …

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Borough Market opens after London Bridge terror attack – BBC News

June 15, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption The market is positioned on the south end of London Bridge A trader support fund has been set up to help those who suffered financially because of the closure. Opening hours have been extended over the next two weeks, with shoppers able to visit on 18 and 25 June to further help businesses. Some traders have also created special dishes which they will be selling in exchange for donations to the fund. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Messages …

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Tesla was worth more than BMW on Wall Street for a moment

June 11, 2017

… help Tesla outpace BMW’s $61.3 billion market value. By the end of the day, though, Tesla ended up $2.6 billion below BMW. Tesla’s gain over BMW was only in its value on Wall Street. In the real world, Tesla is still producing only 80,000 cars to BMW’s 2.4 million. Still, zooming past BMW was a milestone for Tesla. When Tesla really does produce Model 3 cars at scale, rather than just Musk talking about the possibility, Tesla could outdo even the biggest-name automakers. For …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 11, 2017

… and welcomed among the masses. Espousing regressive views about people of color doesnt deny you a television show. Often, in fact,espousing these viewsearnsyou one. It is their passivity amid this controversy which poses clear danger and also betrays the phenomenon of White Liberalism, a unique sort of performance art which has come into focus with the help of incisive social media scrutiny and the historic success of Jordan Peeles film Get Out. Whiteness, in its very existence, is …

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Hackers steal Twitter accounts to spread fake news

June 11, 2017

… Access Now, did respond to The Verge and to Mashable, citing two-factor as a solution. “We recognize the risk of malicious actors seeking to mislead people. For our part, we are taking a multifaceted approach to help mitigate these risks, such as building a combination of automated and manual systems to block accounts used for fraudulent purposes, and we continue to encourage people to use two-factor authentication,” a Facebook spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement. “As …

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Trump: Qatar must stop funding terrorism

June 10, 2017

… depends on doing business with Qatar. Tillerson said that the US will throw its weight behind efforts by the Emir of Kuwait to act as a mediator to bring about a resolution to the crisis, which was reportedly sparked by an interview with the Qatari leader that Qatar said was a false news story. CNN is reporting that US investigators believe Russian hackers may have been behind the effort, and the FBI has been sent to Qatar to help probe. US officials: Russia behind Qatar crisis …

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdueunveiled the new hive home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees at an event Tuesday and urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release. Friends of the Earth, called the White House request extremely hypocritical in light of the administrations proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection. In a statement accompanying the White House …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… previously a manager in the EPAs pesticide division, allegedly bragging to company officials in April 2015 that he could kill investigations into glyphosate. A Monsanto regulatory affairs manager sent an email to colleagues that said Rowland had told him, If I can kill this I should get a medal. At the time of the email, Monsanto was apparently seeking Rowlands help to shut down a review of glyphosate within the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a division of the U.S. Department …

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Snapchat snaps startup to help it with location tracking

June 7, 2017

Image: DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES Snap may have lost a bunch of money last quarter, and by a bunch we mean $2.2 billion. But it’s just a young company trying to build a sustainable business modeland that means adding some “creepy” advertising. SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s new ‘limitless’ snaps will change everything Placed, its latest acquisition first reported by GeekWire Monday and confirmed to Mashable by Snap, may help on that mission. The Seattle-based startup …

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EY report: Scottish economy ‘stuck in slow lane’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… and smarter to achieve sustained growth. “The economy has to rebalance and shift away from a reliance on public-funded major infrastructure projects. “Sector diversification is also required to help move away from an over-reliance on the oil and gas, construction and financial services sectors.” He added: “Stimulating business investment in Scotland both in terms of physical assets and skills could deliver extensive, long-term economic benefits. “This presents an …

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Uber Refunds Fares After Uproar Over London Terror Price Surge

June 6, 2017

… as we heard about the incident we immediately suspended dynamic pricing all around the area of the attacks and shortly afterwards across the whole of central London just as we did following the attacks in Manchester and Westminster. We are also ensuring all rides from around the affected area were free of charge. Our team is also working with the Metropolitan Police to help them get any footage from drivers who were in the area at the time. Riders were furious after the attack, when …

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Reality Check: What is the Prevent strategy? – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… fundamental” in tackling terrorism in the UK. He said the scheme was about “putting an arm around” people at risk of radicalisation. “We try and divert, allow people the opportunity to help them make better decisions. It’s absolutely fundamental. It has enabled us to try and help stabilise communities and stop people getting us into a cycle of aggravation,” he said. What do critics say? The Prevent strategy has been criticised by some MPs, the National Union …

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Producer’s childhood helped ‘inspire’ Harry Potter play – BBC News

June 4, 2017

She told Desert Island Discs presenter Kirsty Young: “I will never understand what it would be like to have a dad, and so I’m always looking for stories that might help me understand.” Friedman this year topped the Stage 100 list of the UK’s most influential people in performing arts while Harry Potter And The Cursed Child won a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards. The play was written by Jack Thorne after Rowling gave Friedman her approval to create a theatre …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

… 400 of the largest aid organizations in the worldfrom the Red Cross to Save the Children to Doctors of the Worldall use it. In many cases, they even rely on it. Through a simple, easy-to-use interface, the free mobile app uses geolocation to show migrants, refugees, and aid workers a map of the closest services for food, shelter, health care, legal help, and more. Aid organizations can communicate with each otherand touch base with the refugees they’ve helpedthrough a web-based content …

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Small firms hit by rates relief delay – BBC News

May 30, 2017

‘A real impact’ These are the so called “cliff edge” businesses which Philip Hammond promised to help. He announced that firms losing small business rate relief – a discount given to businesses with properties below a certain rateable value – would not see their bills increase by more than 50 a month. The government set aside 25m this year to pay for the pledge. Whitstable florist Jane Antoniades felt a huge wave of relief when she heard her rates bill …

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London only approved Uber to stay legal for 4 more months

… to pass an English-language test. Millions of Londoners rely on Uber to get a reliable ride at the touch of a button and thousands of licensed drivers make money through our app. We look forward to continuing to help keep London moving,” Uber said in a statement. There’s some behind-the-scenes stuff happening here, though. London might soon raise the licensing fee for large-scale transportation operators from about 3,000 to what could be more than 2 million in Uber’s case over …

May 29, 2017
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Change.org moves from petitions to movements with $30 million investment

… value that he gains from this investment to nonprofits, including Change.org’s own charitable foundation. “Our aim in the years ahead will be to design the type of scalable, sustainable technology that will channel this energy into ever-more effective, constructive action,” Rattray wrote. “In doing so, we hope to help create the world most people want a world in which no one is powerless, and where the policies of governments and practices of business reflect the public …

May 28, 2017
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Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? – BBC News

… introduce five-year leases to give tenants more security. Labour promises Image copyright Getty Images Rent rises to be inflation-linked Cap for upfront deposits Rent-to-own model, giving tenants ownership after 30 years Tenants get first refusal to buy property when landlord sells New loans to help first-time renters under 30 with a deposit Reverse cuts to housing benefit Liberal Democrat manifesto Image copyright Getty Images Likely to promise reintroduction of housing …

May 28, 2017
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If you’re reading this, you should probably update your LinkedIn profile

… can tell you that they are constantly on LinkedIn looking for quality candidates. Hiring managers will check your LinkedIn before bringing you in for an interview. Beyond the job search, having a stellar online profile can help build your professional network, add to your personal brand and may even up your industry credibility. So what should I update? Lets start with a good photo! In this case, that means a picture of you, without sunglasses or a hat, or your pet/roommate/current boyfriend. …

May 27, 2017
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