Woman’s viral Instagram post proves that being healthy is not about a number on a scale.

via Shutterstock This is Fitness blogger and Instagrammer Mackenzie Puricelli. View this post on Instagram Fitness is a way of life to me. It is about creating a lifestyle that YOU can maintain forever 💫 This is what I tell each of my clients. “We are not doing a 8 week challenge here, we are setting a goal that is maintainable and finding a way to fit exercise and nutrition into YOUR life.” You can either let fitness consume you or light up your life ✨💙 It’s your choice and there’s plenty of ways to go about making it an element of your life rather than something that controls your daily life. Today my heart is full of love and …

James Cleverly enters Tory leader contest

He spoke about the need to unite the party, arguing: “We cannot bring the country back together unless the party of government is united, and the party cannot unite if it is led from its fringes.” He also called for change, writing: “To inspire the British people we need to look different, sound different, and offer something new. I believe I can do that.” Speaking at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels on Tuesday, Mrs May urged her successor to seek a consensus on Brexit in Parliament. Senior EU figures at the summit reiterated that the agreement they secured with the UK could not be reopened. Some of the leadership contenders have indicated that they could consider leaving the …

Trump’s ‘religious conscience’ rule for health care providers draws court challenge

Washington (CNN)A broad coalition of women’s reproductive rights groups and LGBT health organizations is asking a court to strike down a new rule issued by Trump administration that excuses religious and moral objectors from participating in or paying for services such as abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide. Richard B. Katskee, legal director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said the rule was “unconstitutional in at least four ways” — including violating the Equal Protection Clause by targeting marginalized communities. Genevieve Scott, senior staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, said the rule is “intentionally confusing and unworkable.” “Even EMTs and administrative staff are encouraged to deny care,” she said. “The rule is extremely broad and contains …

Trump Admin Rule Would Allow Homeless Shelters To Shut Out Transgender People

Donald Trump’s administration has proposed a homeless shelters to deny The Equal Access Rule, first published in 2012 to “ensure shelters and programs do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity,” the National Center for Transgender Equality said Wednesday in a press release calling attention to the proposal. “He lied,” the advocacy group said on Twitter. Neither the White House nor HUD immediately responded to requests for comment.  testified before a House subcommittee that removal of HUD training materials that help protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. “The programs impacted by this rule are life-saving for transgender people, particularly youth rejected by their families, and a lack of stable housing fuels the violence and abuse that takes the lives …

Joe Biden Tackles Education In First Major Policy Proposal Of 2020 Campaign

More than a month after he would run for president, Joe Biden has finally entered the 2020 Democratic policy wars with his fellow candidates.  On Tuesday, the former vice president and current Democratic front-runner released a wide-ranging  giving the average teacherwiping out student loan debt  ― who is currently Biden’s closest competition in the polls ― is once again making a central calling card of his presidential campaign, while also proposing a salary floor of previously released plan: Like Sanders, Biden has proposedlow-income families The Biden campaign said it hopes that increase in Title I spending would help reduce the funding gap between overwhelmingly white and predominantly non-white school districts, which has reached an estimated “Systemic racism is persistent across our …

It Turns Out, There Is One Way To Win Around An Anti-Vaxxer

A tidal wave of online propaganda and anti-vaxxer myths spread through social media has helped to bolster up the recent revival of measles – over 880 confirmed cases in the US so far this year. These methods have, evidently, done a pretty good job of tricking a considerable number of people into being skeptical about vaccinations, but how easy is it to change their minds back? It turns out, it’s not as difficult as you might think. A new research project has shown that people who are hesitant towards vaccines can be convinced of their benefits simply by meeting someone who has suffered from a vaccine-preventable disease. “Vaccines are victims of their own success,” Brian Poole, associate professor of microbiology and molecular biology at Brigham …

Astrology superstar Susan Miller: ‘I can really respond to people online’

Astrologer Susan Miller has 17m followers, a figure set to double this year. So how has she made the ancient pseudo-science of fortune-telling a world-wide phenomenon? If youre not one of the 17 million readers of Cameron Diaz, who allegedly consulted her for advice before buying a house, Justin Theroux, Pharrell Williams and Alexa Chung. Miller clearly enjoys the reach and power of her online predictions. It makes me feel accomplished and I am grateful that people hand their hearts to me, she says. But ask Miller the real reason she believes she appeals to a younger generation and she insists its not completely down to her. The internet. Thats what has made astrology so popular, she says. In the …

Judge tells attacker to study Sikhs as part of sentence

The Intimidation count is considered a hate crime, it said. Witnesses said Ramsey pulled on Dodd’s beard after he refused to sell him cigarettes without an ID, punched him and pulled him to the ground. Bystanders restrained Ramsey until police arrived. Dodd, who came to the U.S. from India and owns the convenience store, noted in a written statement to the court that hate crimes are on the rise in America. The FBI says hate crimes increased by 40 percent in Oregon from 2016 to 2017. “He didn’t see me as a person,” Dodd said of Ramsey. “He attacked me because of how I look. Because of my turban and beard — my religious articles of faith.” Police said Ramsey …

Who Will Replace Theresa May As UK Prime Minister?

Prime Minister Theresa May has formally announced that she will step down as party leader on June 7, everyone can stop pretending and just get on with it. Here are some of the key faces in the running. Boris Johnson:  The former foreign secretary is currently the favorite. Having abandoned his 2016 leadership bid thanks to the last minute betrayal by Michael Gove, he is back to give it another shot. “Of course I’m going to go for it,” he said last week. Johnson, who was the face of the Vote Leave campaign, is the favorite of the Tory grassroots. Some members of Parliament (MPs) believe Johnson’s populist touch is what is needed to reconnect with voters and see off …

Can Tech ‘Objectively’ Assess Pain?

Pain flickers across people’s faces in inconsistent, contradictory ways. Charles Darwin, ever the meticulous observer, noticed this problem early: “The mouth may be closely compressed, or more commonly the lips are retracted,” he wrote in The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. “The eyes stare wildly as in horrified astonishment, or the brows are heavily contracted.” And the experience of pain differs just as widely as its expression—tolerance is a matter of genetics and life experience. What’s agony for you may be merely uncomfortable for someone else. Ambiguity has always made pain assessment an inexact science for health care providers, which in turn frustrates the sufferers themselves. A doctor’s assessment may not line up with their sense of …

Boy, 9, killed in school locker fall

‘Avid scientist’ Maria Rumsey, head teacher at St Michael’s, said staff, parents, governors and pupils were “shocked and immensely saddened” by Leo’s death. She said: “He will be greatly missed by all. We wish to extend our thoughts and condolences to all of Leo’s family and friends at this saddest of times. “Leo was a sparkle in our school. His face lit up the classroom and his mischievous blue eyes made us all smile. “He was an avid scientist, who only on Wednesday was in his element hunting for bugs on the school field. “Leo was always keen to share his model-building and wowed the class when he brought in the finished masterpieces. He had a wide circle of friends …

I face death every day of my life. But coming out and finding love was the greatest challenge of all.

“How Old Are You?” It’s a simple question, but it always broke my heart. In my late teens, I would answer that question and hide the turmoil, heartache, and anxiety that I endured just before I answered. In a single moment, I would think of all of my friends who weren’t able to be asked that question anymore; Makenzie, Kevin, Jacob, Nicole… taken by a disease that I lived with too. It brought a reality to my life that no one else my age could really understand. The mistakes that we all make as teenagers in high school aren’t forgiven by time in my case; Cystic Fibrosis wasn’t going to be forgiving. It’s a genetic condition of the respiratory and …

Mumps – is it the forgotten disease?

It can lead to difficulty opening the mouth to talk, eat and drink. And this recognisable symptom probably gave the illness its name. ‘Hamster face’ Mumps is a strange word for an illness, and it has no clear origin. It could come from the old English word for grimace or sulk – mump – or it may be linked to the Icelandic word for a mouth being filled too full – mumpa – and the Dutch for mumble, “mompen”. However, the overriding impression is that the distinctive “hamster face” appearance of the illness has influenced its name. Image copyright Getty Images Cases have never spiked like that again, but outbreaks are common and cases of mumps consistently outnumber measles and …

Netball counts down to ‘summer of excitement’

‘Fan experience’ Ms Impett says the international landscape is now much more competitive than in the run up to previous world cups. “I think in 2019 we are in better position for a potential change than ever before. Australia are the best team in the world at the moment, but potentially more open to losing their world title than they have ever been before,” she says. Image copyright LFC Foundation/Getty Image caption There will be a number of fan events around the World Cup in Liverpool It is hoped that as well as taking in the netball, visitors will go to some of Liverpool’s attractions such as the Beatles Museum, or enjoy the wider region, such as visiting the Lake …

Google changes policy to block misleading ads for anti-abortion groups

Announcement comes after Guardian revealed Google gave $150,000 in free ads to opaque anti-abortion group Google has changed its advertising policy after facing scrutiny for the new policy update. The policy change comes after Obria Group ran ads suggesting it provides abortion services at its medical clinics, but actually sought to deter abortion-minded women from terminating their pregnancies. Obria runs a network of clinicspressure from lawmakers in Washington, who denounced the intentional misinformation campaigns of organizations such as the Obria Group. Carolyn Maloney, a senior Democratic congresswoman from New York, said in a letter sent to Googles chief executive, Sundar Pichai, that she was appalled by Obria Groups intentional misinformation campaigns denies women access to truthful information about their medical …

30 Hilarious Conversations That People Overheard In L.A. And Decided They Were Too Good Not To Share (Part II)

#2 Overheard LA gets about 100 conversation submissions every day. “We really try to select things that are both funny and feel like they are breaking new ground,” Jesse told Bored Panda. “We get a lot of great submissions, and really try to post new, original content every day that doesn’t feel stale.” #4 All of the ridiculous exchanges they read, however, haven’t changed the way they view local citizens. “We love how people participate and contribute to Overheard. It’s not just satire, but strangely it is also a form of community… a gathering place for Angelenos to laugh at ourselves.” #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 See Also on …