He is down, but he is not out.

WASHINGTON ― After the Congressional Budget Office dealt another blow to the Republican health care plan, Senate GOP leaders on Monday night scrambled to figure out a way forward for a bill already on shaky ground. Republican leaders seemed to have no margin of error left. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced Monday night she will oppose the GOP bill, joining ...
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Meal Prepping May Actually Be Sabotaging Your Diet

Portioning your weekly meals into plastic or even BPA-free containers packs some major risks. Among them is weight gain. If your Sunday nights are dedicated to meal prepping for the week ahead, you’re part of a mighty group of health nuts. The planning ahead of meals is a main tip of weight loss coaches, food bloggers and nutritionists. Indeed, meal ...
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Why The Relationship You Have With Yourself Should Always Come First

“One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.” Right now I don’t know if it’s worth holding onto. A marriage so broken, so shattered, putting the pieces back together seem nearly impossible. My mind flashes back to when I was younger and I would hear my parents fighting in ...
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How The Gas Industry Can Help Fight Climate Change In Siberia

Andrew Hopkins, Australian National University Permafrost is the layer of permanently frozen earth – over a 1,000 metres thick in some places – that lies just beneath the land surface in Arctic regions. It formed over the past few million years when ice ages predominated. Now, under the influence of global warming, it is melting. And research suggests that this ...
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Big Pharma Worms Its Way Into Congress’ Medical Malpractice Bill

While the nation pays close attention to the Senate’s health care bill this week, the U.S. House of Representatives intends to do more egregious harm to everyday people who encounter the health care system. On Wednesday, the House will vote on H.R. 1215, a bill that has languished for three months due to unprecedented progressive and conservative opposition. Between the ...
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Stop The Opioid Epidemic Before It Stops Us

Deaths from opioid overdoses are skyrocketing across the country. Unless we take immediate action, the nation is about to witness a tsunami of drug-related deaths unlike anything we have seen since crack cocaine ravaged the country a generation ago. A recent investigation by the New York Times estimates 59,000 people died in 2016 from drug overdoses, making it the leading ...
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What Can We Do To Hold Police Accountable?

Although record keeping is poor, experts estimate that out of every 1000 people killed by police in the United States, only 1 officer is convicted of a crime. What can we do to change that? 1. Start with ourselves It is very easy to point a finger and say, “those bad officers shouldn’t do that.” It’s much harder to look ...
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As An Eating Disorder Therapist, I’m Concerned About Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’

Netflix/Youtube The trailer of Netflix’s upcoming movie, ‘To The Bone,’ opens with a plate of food and a young, frail, girl tallying up the calorie counts of each item. Her friend laughs and says, “it’s like you have calorie Asperger’s.” The movie, which was written and directed by Marti Noxon and stars Lilly Collins and Keanu Reeves depicts a young ...
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Making Sense Of Senate Republicans

In an era of hucksters and lies, the truth is hard to identify. So are political strategies. But its worth trying. The Senate health care bill is a case in point. There are traditional political tactics that have survived the test of time and are used by everyone because they’ve worked. If you apply them to the politics of the ...
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How To Help Refugees: A Very Practical Guide

You want to #resist? Helping refugees means helping refugees, you know, talk the talk not just walk the walk. And not just on weekends. Here’s some of what you can do. Start By Understanding the Multi-Organizational Refugee Process The American refugee acceptance, qualification, and resettlement process is a tangle of the United Nations, at least three different agencies of the ...
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