She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she’s helping kids learn how to mourn.

Mountainside, New Jersey (CNN)When Tracy Crosby’s husband died unexpectedly, she suddenly became a single mom to four young children. To avoid that fate for her kids, each month Crosby takes her family to Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, where they learn how to deal with their grief with other children who have lost a parent, brother or sister. “It’s really nice to have people listen to you who actually understand what you’re going through,” said Crosby, who has been going to Imagine for a year and a half. “It’s huge to have that support system.” Mary Robinson founded the nonprofit in 2011 to create what she didn’t have after her father died from cancer when she was 14. …

8 easy tricks to boost your iPhones battery life

Find apps to delete Your iPhone has a built-in tool that lets you uncover exactly which apps are draining your battery life. CLICK ON THE SUN FOR MORE Head into Settings > Battery, and then wait for the page to load. Next, tap on the ‘Last 10 Days’ option, which reveals battery usage for different apps from the past week-and-a-half. If you scroll down, you can see the apps that have used the majority of your battery life, in percentage form. So if an app has 20 percent next to it, that means it hoovered up a fifth of all battery life used in the past 10 days. You can also toggle it to show the listed items by activity …

HP recalls more laptop lithium-ion batteries following reports of overheating, melting

Y2K-LIKE ‘BUG’ COULD ZAP GPS SYSTEM, EXPERTS SAY The company is recalling 78,500 units in addition to another 50,000 units they recalled in January 2018. The batteries were sold at retailers nationwide and online along with computers and mobile workstations from December 2015 through April 2018 and cost between $300 and $4,000. The batteries were also sold separately from December 2015 and December 2018 for between $50 and $90. CANADIAN STUDY LINKS SCREEN TIME TO SLOWER CHILD DEVELOPMENT The lithium-ion batteries were used for HP commercial notebook computers and mobile workstations including: HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series, 4xx G4 series), HPx360 (310 G2), HP Pavilion x360 11 in. Notebook PC, HP 11 Notebook …

FDA approves first postpartum depression drug

(CNN)For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug specifically indicated for the treatment of postpartum depression, which experts say offers new hope to women and physicians. The medication will be available in June, said Dr. Jeff Jonas, CEO of the Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company that developed the drug. The drug will be available only through a restricted program called the Zulresso Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program that requires the drug be administered by a health care provider in a certified health care facility,the FDA said in a news release announcing the approval. “There are no FDA approved antidepressants for postpartum depression, so approval of the first medication of its kind is …

Senate GOP effort on Trump border wall seems to fall short

After a closed-door lunch, GOP lawmakers predicted the Senate would approve a resolution Thursday annulling the emergency Trump has declared along the border. The Democratic-led House passed the legislation last month, meaning Senate assent would send it to Trump. “It was called turn out the lights, the party’s over,” said Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., recalling a favorite refrain of “Monday Night Football” announcers when a game was out of reach. “Well, that’s appropriate right now.” Republicans hoped Trump would support a separate measure curbing a president’s powers to declare future emergencies. Had he done so, they thought, it would be easier for reluctant GOP senators to support the emergency Trump has proclaimed to steer $3.6 billion more than Congress has …

The King Of The Surf Guitar Has Died

Dale, whose work included the 1962 hit “Misirlou” that was featured in the film “Pulp Fiction,” died on Saturday night. The popularity of surf music faded in the United States with the advent of rock’s “British Invasion” but Dale would have a career revival that started in the 1990s. He often said he kept performing because he wanted to “die onstage with an explosion of body parts.” But Dale also told interviewers he was on the road because he needed to earn $3,000 a month to pay medical expenses not covered by insurance after bouts with cancer, diabetes and back problems. He said he also liked to inspire people who might be having a tough time. Dale said his fans …

Six positive ways drones can be used

Peter Pugh, 75, was walking home through Titchwell Marshes when the tide came in. He said he attempted to swim to the next field, but was blocked by dense reed beds. Twenty-two hours after he went missing, a police drone recorded footage of Mr Pugh. He was up to his armpits in water. Police said they would have not been able to find him so quickly without the drone, as a helicopter would not have been able to fly so low to the ground. Drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras have also been used by police to find missing people in the US. Image caption New South Wales has invested in drones to help spot sharks and rescue swimmers or …

Duckenfield case ‘breathtakingly unfair’

Football was plagued by hooliganism in the 1970s and 1980s and was a “world away” from today’s game, he said. “It affected how police planned the event and how they would react as matters unfolded.” He said it was “humbling” to be addressing the court “because of the scale of the case and the scale of the loss”. ‘Decade of incompetence’ The barrister told the jury failings at Hillsborough included faulty police radios, poor signage, a reduction in police manpower and stadium structure – none of which was Mr Duckenfield’s fault. He said his client was an “excellent police officer” who less than three weeks to prepare for the game after being promoted. “He was faced with something that no-one …

Woman Almost Dies From Stroke Triggered By Oral Sex

According to a new report from the ransient loss of consciousness (TLOC)” while receiving oral sex from her partner. as a 6 out of 10 on the pain scale, according to the further inspection, the doctors came to believe she had suffered a reflex-mediated syncope (a blackout caused by a sudden lack of blood supply to the brain) that was related to the sexual activity she had enjoyed before the incident, according to A CT scan and a  The researchers said it’s not unheard of for orgasms to cause stroke. “Activities that involve sudden increases in blood pressure and sexual activity is well described as a precipitant,” they write in the case report. “Studies with intra-arterial monitoring during coitus demonstrate …

U-turn over Molly Russell legal aid

He added: “I would like to thank everyone for the many offers of support we have received. This decision is a weight lifted from our family and we now look ahead to a full and fearless inquest into Molly’s death.” His daughter’s case led ministers to demand that online firms do more to remove harmful posts. Instagram to remove graphic self-harm images Regulate social media, MPs urge The coroner overseeing Molly’s inquest has written to Facebook, the owner of Instagram – as well as Pinterest, YouTube and Apple – requesting they hand over all relevant information to the case. Legal Aid guidelines says funding is not automatically granted at inquests except in “exceptional circumstances”. Media playback is unsupported on your …

ASMR: ‘It helps people, it’s not sexual’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLauren’s attempts to create brain tingles has attracted 125,000 subscribers In Lauren’s most popular ASMR video she “role-plays” a hairdresser, inviting the viewer to relax as she pretends to trim their beard. “If you are a girl, it is OK to imagine you have a big beard,” she says. Why would a video of someone acting out cutting an imaginary beard be watched 700,000 times? Lauren, whose YouTube channel is called Scottish Murmurs, says it is because of the up-close personal attention she gives and the sounds she creates such as the click of the scissors or the squelch of the shaving cream. This brain tingle sensation is the hallmark of ASMR …

More than 12,000 cases of Pillsbury flour recalled over salmonella concerns

(CNN)Hometown Food Company issued a voluntary recall for select Pillsbury Unbleached All Purpose Flour products, amid concerns they may be contaminated with salmonella, the US Department of Agriculture said. And this is why you shouldn’t eat raw flour The US Food and Drug Administration used this recall as an opportunity to remind consumers to “never eat raw dough when making cookies, etc.” adding that flour may contain bacteria that could cause disease. Back in 2016, the agency, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated an outbreak during which dozens of people were sickened by a strain of bacteria called Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O121. The investigation found rough dough that was handled or eaten by some of …

Bernie Sanders Tests An Updated Pitch In Once-Hostile Territory

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. ― When Sen. (I-Vt.) traveled to South Carolina for the first time as a 2020 presidential candidate on Thursday,  in the state’s Democratic presidential primary three years earlier seemed like a distant memory. Mounting the stage in the gymnasium of a Baptist church to the Doobie Brothers’ “Taking It To The Streets,” Sanders received the kind of fawning reception to which he has become accustomed in larger and more liberal American cities. The crowd, 1,600 strong, according to Sanders’ campaign, welcomed him with chants of “Ber-nie” and roars of support that initially made it hard for him to complete his sentences. “Thank you for being part of a campaign which is not only going to win the …

“Smart” pills are here and we need to consider the risks

(CNN)In the new Broadway musical “Be More Chill,” the main character is a bullied teenager who doesn’t fit in with the popular kids at his high school. The play purports to be science fiction. But is it? Sign up for our new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Ultimately, in “Be More Chill,” the lead character decides that the drug poses more risks than benefits. Acknowledging the clashing teenage impulses in his head, he sings, “They scream and shout. I tune them out, then make up my own mind.” It won’t be long before many of us will have to make up our minds about these smart pills as well. Hearing these concerns in harmony and rhyme can raise …

Former Sen. Birch Bayh, Champion Of Title IX Federal Law, Dies

Now, women make up more than half of those receiving bachelor’s and graduate degrees and more than 3 million high school girls — one in two — play sports. “There was a soccer field I used to jog around,” he said in a 2002 interview. “One day, all of a sudden, I realized that half of the players were little girls and half of them were little boys. I realized then that that was, in part, because of Title IX.” But it was his work to pass the landmark Title IX law that helped solidify his legacy before his death Thursday at age 91. “You simply cannot look at the evolution of equality in our nation without acknowledging the contributions …

How polluting are idling cars and buses?

Image copyright Getty Images Local authorities in the UK already have the power to issue fixed penalty notices to motorists in parked vehicles who refuse to turn off their engines when asked. The emissions consultancy Cambustion has looked at when it is worth switching of engines to reduce emissions. It found that for emissions of nitrogen oxide from a diesel car meeting Euro 5 requirements (that is broadly any diesel car made before late 2015) it is worth switching off the engine if you expect to be stationary for at least 30 seconds. For Euro 6 diesel cars (those manufactured after 2015) it is worth switching off if you are not going to move for three seconds. The company also …