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The Systematic Starvation of Those Who Do Good

Despite the importance of human services and other nonprofits to employees and those they serve, many nonprofit workers do not earn a living wage. We can do better.

Transgender Protections Move Forward in New Hampshire Legislature

Post submitted by Associate Regional Field Director Ryan Rowe Yesterday, the New Hampshire House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee overwhelming voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 478, which would add gender identity to the state’s non-discrimination law. Show More Summary

Israel denies work permit to Human Right Watch researcher

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Israel has denied a work permit to a Human Rights Watch researcher after receiving Foreign Ministry advice that HRW works “in the service of Palestinian propaganda under the false banner of human rights,” the immigration authority said. HRW said the move was unexpected, since the...

Israel Accuses Human Rights Watch Of ‘Propaganda,’ Denies Access

WASHINGTON ? The Israeli government is blocking an American citizen from taking his post with Human Rights Watch in Israel, accusing the group of engaging in “politics in the service of Palestinian propaganda.” The 39-year-old NobelShow More Summary

New Mexico governor plans meeting with US Health Secretary

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez plans to meet with Health and Human Services Sec. Tom Price during her visit to Washington, D.C. A spokesman for the second-term GOP governor says … Click to Continue »

Amid Constituent Backlash, GOP to Punt Repeal of Popular Obamacare Benefits to Agency

Congressional Republicans seem unwilling to take on more heat about their embattled goals to repeal the ACA and defund Planned Parenthood, leaving the dirty work to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The post Amid Constituent Backlash, GOP to Punt Repeal of Popular Obamacare Benefits to Agency appeared first on Rewire.

Great Job, Internet!: Public Service Announcement: Those classic G.I. Joe internet videos are now in HD

Humanity continues to prove itself an endless font of shittiness and dubious behavior, particularly on the internet. Accordingly, there’s a surprising amount of solace to be found in the fact that a group of dedicated folks continue to curate a series of goofball fake G.I. Show More Summary

'I Liked None Of Them': The Brutally Honest Anonymous Oscar Voters Are Back!

Every year, The Hollywood Reporter does humanity a great service by interviewing actual Oscar voters—anonymously, as some are almost certainly names we’d recognize—about what they really thought about the Oscar nominees, and who they held their noses to vote for. And they’re back! With a vengeance. Read more...

Jon Ossoff picks up another endorsement as progressive groups continue to unite around him

Progressive groups continue to unite around Jon Ossoff as he runs for Congress in the special election to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Daily Kos is closing in on $1 million raised for Ossoff in the April special...Show More Summary

Customer service on Twitter is about to get more human

If you’ve got a problem that can only be resolved by speaking to a human being, you need Twitter. From airlines to supermarkets, companies have whole-heartedly embraced the platform as a way to acknowledge and resolve the issues of their customers. Show More Summary

Twitter helps brands become more than faceless monoliths to their customers

Next time you seek out customer service through a Twitter message, you may find yourself talking to an actual human rather than a corporate account. The social network now lets brands display avatars and names of individual employees in direct-message conversations, while still operating through the company’s main profile. Show More Summary

The DRaaS Option

When natural, circumstantial, or man-made disasters strike, large corporations with considerable financial, physical, and human resources clearly have the edge over their smaller rivals when it comes to maintaining services, preserving...Show More Summary

Meditation Apps Are Becoming a Source of Zen in an Overstressed World

As stress levels rise and attention spans shrink, consumers are increasingly using technology to tap into Zen. Approximately 18 million Americans practice meditation, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and, much like yoga, meditation apps are exploding in the marketplace. Apps like Calm, Headspace and The Mindfulness App offer both monthly...

I’m All Done Explaining My Humanity

Another week, another clever “think piece” by someone who feels it does the world a real service to explain why transgender people aren’t who they say they are; or aren’t entitled to the same fundamental kindness and decency you’d accord...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Energize An Ally Tuesday With GOP Rep. Tom Price's confirmation as Destroyer of Health and Human Services, Georgia's 6 th District needs a new congressman. It's a promising opportunity to replace that "R" with a "D" in the House, and Daily Kos is endorsing a strong contender: Democrat Jon Ossoff. Show More Summary

Kansas House committee tables Medicaid expansion

Kansas lawmakers won't vote on expanding Medicaid until at least April 3. The House Health and Human Services Committee voted Monday to table the bill right before the deadline for … Click to Continue »

North Dakota Democrats Are Goldbricking on the Gay Rights Debate

Rep. Joshua Boschee, D-Fargo, listens to Human Services Committee Chairman Rep. Robin Weisz, R-Hurdsfield, answer a question he posed during the floor debate on HB1386 at the state Capitol on 2-10-2017. The bill, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, was defeated 22-69. Show More Summary

A Reset For Physicians?

By PAUL KECKLEY Last week, the nominee to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seema Verma testified before the Senate Finance Committee. She conveyed a message akin to that of her new boss, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a physician and House of Representatives veteran: the federal government has made life

The importance of organ donation: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 14,000 people are waiting for a liver transplant today in the U.S. Liver transplant usually is reserved as a treatment option for people who have significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. In rare cases, sudden failure of a previously normal liver may occur. […]

Maine asks feds to allow ban on food stamps for candy, soda

Maine has once again asked the federal government to ban the purchase of sugary drinks and candy with food stamps. Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew says … Click to Continue »

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