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Life expectancy in the U.S. was 36.5 days shorter in 2015 than in 2014

The final numbers for 2015 are in and it’s now official: Life expectancy for Americans was shorter last year than it was the year before. A person born in the U.S. in 2015 could expect to live 78.8 years, on average. That’s 0.1 years — or 36.5 days — less than in 2014. The main reason for this...

As GOP Plans to Repeal Obamacare, It’s Unclear What’s Next for Millions Who Need It

Senate Republican leaders say they’ll move immediately to start repealing the Affordable Care Act, often known as  Obamacare, next month. But they don’t yet have a clear plan to replace the 2010 law the Obama administration billed as “comprehensive health insurance reforms that put consumers back in charge of their health care.” President-elect Donald Trump […]

Quake of magnitude 6.1 strikes China's rugged Xinjiang: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hit China's far western region of Xinjiang on Thursday, the U. S. Geological Survey said.

Leading African Academics Quiz Bill Gates on HIV/Aids and the Role of Philanthropy

Bill Gates, who has been identified as the world's most significant donor in the fight against AIDS, shares his thoughts on the pandemic with some of Africa's most prominent academics. The post Leading African Academics Quiz Bill Gates on HIV/Aids and the Role of Philanthropy appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Doing What You Must: Participating With Purpose

Friday into Saturday, the Sun makes aspects to Jupiter in Libra and Saturn in Sagittarius. Amanda Painter suggests that although the particulars will vary between individuals and among communities... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

Four Winds Report for Dec. 8, 2016

The inner planets aspecting centaurs today suggest that we're starting to feel the new paradigm we are about to enter. By that, I mean personally, in our daily activities. I know you may be... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

Lakers' Nick Young says his right calf strain is feeling better

While Nick Young was initially going to stay home during the Lakers’ one-game jaunt to Houston, he made the trip to rehabilitate on the road. “Feeling better,” the Lakers starting shooting guard said. “A lot better. I’m able to shoot around, get some shots up a little bit. Something I haven’t done...

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

Many factors are now allowing you to take some longer, bolder steps into the world. The winter seemed to be one long negotiation session, but you could only make out every other word. Regardless you... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

Macy’s: We No Longer Donate to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

Another large corporation has decided to cease donations to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. After today, pro-life customers can resume shopping at Macy’s — which had been on a list of corporate contributors to the Planned Parenthood abortion company for some time. But today representatives of a pro-life group that tracks corporate donations to the […]

Like it or not, Chris Paul too will be expected to sit out a game sooner or later

All Chris Paul can do is wait for the moment when the Clippers will force the All-Star point guard to sit out a game. Paul said he hasn’t had a conversation with Clippers Coach Doc Rivers or Jasen Powell, the Clippers’ director of media services and head athletic trainer, or Marc Simpson, the team’s...

Ohio Passes Controversial ‘Heartbeat Bill’ That Would Ban Abortions Six Weeks After Conception

Ohio legislatures have passed a controversial bill that would ban women from having abortions as early as six weeks after conception, NPR reports. The bill is dubbed the “Heartbeat Bill” because six weeks is around the time that a fetus’ heartbeat can be detected by a doctor. The legislation, which doesn’t have exceptions for rape and incest, is […]

Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations

How do so many ineffective and even dangerous drugs make it to market? One reason is that clinical trials are often run on “dream patients” who aren’t representative of a larger population. On the other hand, sometimes the only thing...Show More Summary

How Sway? Lee Daniels Says Racism Isn’t Real To Him Because He Doesn’t Embrace It

During a recent sit down on the talk show “The Real,” Lee Daniels made some eyebrow raising comments about racism. During a segment about the backlash against the Mall of America’s Black Santa, the Empire creator said, “I wouldn’t be where I was if I embraced racism. If I embraced it, then it became real. And if it […]

Ohio legislators approve what would be the country's toughest restriction on abortion

With little notice and stunning quickness, pro-life legislators in Ohio stand one signature away from enacting the nation’s most stringent abortion law in the hopes of sparking a nationwide reversal of the legal right of women to terminate their pregnancies. With a day left in their annual session,...

A Book is a Man’s Best Traveling Companion

Who better to take into the sensuous desert than these Sufi masters. The post A Book is a Man’s Best Traveling Companion appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Peru asks Las Bambas copper mine to resubmit environmental plan

LIMA (Reuters) - The government of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has asked MMG Ltd's copper mine Las Bambas to seek fresh approval for its environmental plan to correct any possible shortcomings, the vice president said Wednesday.

Johnson Products, 1st Black Co. on American Stock Exchange, New Documentary Short

"I was drawn to this story by the iconic status of the Johnson Products Company and its products like Afro Sheen and Ultra Sheen," says documentary producer Bayer Mack, founder and CEO of Block Starz Music Television. "The Johnsons were...Show More Summary

Extreme Anti-Abortion “Heartbeat” Bill Passes Ohio State Legislature in Wave of Trump Optimism

An Ohio bill that would ban abortion as soon as the fetus’ heartbeat can be detected passed the legislature on Tuesday night and is waiting on the governor’s desk. Fetal heartbeats are detectible around six weeks, which is well before many women even realize they’re pregnant. Show More Summary

Barbara Boxer Pays Tribute To Anita Hill: 'Without Her, I Never Would Have Been Elected'

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) gave her farewell address on the Senate floor Wednesday morning, reflecting on her 24 years in the chamber and giving a special mention to a woman who helped her get there. “I also need to pay tribute to Anita Hill, because without her, I never would have been elected to the Senate. Show More Summary

Expat families hit by more increases in tuition fees

The increasing financial burden of international standard education for the children of expats is now a major problem. As the world economy stutters and relocation packages are replaced by local contracts, the ever-increasing fees changed by international schools overseas are becoming a major problem for expat families. As a result,... Expats Blog -

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