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 …


Friend or food? China’s ‘civil war’ over dogs

June 22, 2017

… in the rest of the country, Yulin is unlikely to act against it. Second, outlawing the trade would require the authorities to find other jobs for the vendors. Since there is a huge rural labor surplus, there will always be people willing to be dog traders. Third, it is less costly to be passive, i.e., to hope the industry dies by itself, than to accelerate its demise. Lastly, acting against the trade and the “festival” could also expose the Yulin authorities to nationalistic …


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. …


Hammond flexes muscles over Brexit – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… “full membership” of the customs union. Tensions What “no full membership” means is still unclear, and Britain could now look at a position where it is still bound by some of the customs union’s rules in exchange for tariff free access to the rest of the single market. Although there have been significant tensions between the Treasury and Number 10 over the approach not just to Brexit but to the UK economy, Mr Hammond is aware that Mrs May is in a fragile position …


Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China?

June 15, 2017

… India-Pakistan and Sino-Indian relations by reinforcing New Delhi’s perception of Sino-Pakistan ties as a geopolitical maneuver to constrain it and CPEC’s traversing of disputed territory in Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Within Pakistan there is also growing domestic political disquiet about the siting of core CPEC projects in Punjab and Sindh, suggesting the corridor will primarily benefit the political and economic elites in these provinces at the expense of the rest of the …


Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 11, 2017

… same. The result of this assumption is that the confines of progressive thought, in the mainstream, rest at the feet of a man who called Black Lives Matter protesters fucking idiots and suggests at numerous turns that Muslims are the scourge of the earth. Maher exists within the spectrum of oppressive voices because even as he conveys tendencies toward progressivism, his injection of racist vitriol and racial insensitivity into liberal ideology flows like ether through the bloodstream it …


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

June 6, 2017

… labour market and rising inflation is putting further pressure on incomes and recent research reveals that households expect worsening economic conditions. “All of this means consumers are likely to be more cautious.” ‘Clear message’ EY’s chief economist for UK and Ireland, Mark Gregory, said: “Scotland’s economy is showing signs of slowing faster than the rest of the UK which sends a clear message that business and government will have to work harder …


Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… the table as the rest of the world addresses these issues. Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is misguided, and harms the ongoing effort to fight climate change while also isolating us from our allies. Murkowski addressed Trumps decision on Thursday, KTOO reported: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) According to the Times Free Press, Alexander said in a statement Friday that while he doesnt think withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is catastrophic for climate progress, he believes the most …


Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… taken a toll on his personal life What was the best thing about the date? Having a laugh with her. She always radiates a certain something. What was the worst thing? Nothing bad at all. What did you talk about? We talked about our belief systems and why we’ve done what we’ve done in our lives. We talked about what we do when we’re not working. I think she is very well organised. She plays a lot of tennis and all the rest of it, and I’ve probably done too little of it …


It’s the anniversary of Harambe’s death, and the internet is grieving the best way they know how

May 29, 2017

… without, for the most part, being an asshole about it. Here are their best remembrances. One year ago today we lost Harambe the Gorilla. rest In Power Sweet Prince pic.twitter.com/etsugGEmpq trash staples (@3230PoppyStreet) May 28, 2017 One year ago today we lost Harambe. He would’ve been 18 today. Hard to believe it’s already been a year. #RIPHarambe pic.twitter.com/u4ywxY7pUu Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) May 28, 2017 1 year ago today, our beloved #Harambe was taken from us. …


REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… the new team is taking a page out of former President Bill Clintons playbook. When Clinton faced impeachment in the late 1990s, he assembled a crisis-management operation that dealt with fallout from his affair with Monica Lewinsky while allowing the rest of the White House to deal with day-to-day policy matters. Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media and a Trump friend, said he expects the president will travel more when he returns from overseas and encouraged the White House to …

May 27, 2017

Reactions to the death of a Fox News titan vary wildly

… bad people die Barry Petchesky (@barry) May 18, 2017 Liberals, Unless the man committed genocide or some crime against humanity…let him rest in peace. Decency is possible.#RogerAiles Prox (@proxcee) May 18, 2017 Roger Ailes ruined the lives of many women during his brief time on earth. May he be appropriately rewarded in the afterlife. Xeni Jardin (@xeni) May 18, 2017 Yes, Roger Ailes was a TV genius. He also had an apparently monstrous personal life and nasty, dangerous …

May 20, 2017