The Pollan Family Table: The Best Recipes and Kitchen Wisdom for Delicious, Healthy Family Meals

The Pollan Family Table: The Best Recipes and Kitchen Wisdom for Delicious, Healthy Family Meals

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A gorgeous, fully illustrated collection of recipes, cooking techniques, and pantry wisdom for delicious, healthy, and harmonious family meals from the incredible Pollan family—with a foreword by Michael Pollan.

In The Pollan Family Table, Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of

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Laugh With Health: The complete guide to health, diet, nutrition and natural foods

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Laugh with Health is the complete body system guide to health and healing. Now completely revised and updated, this practical, easy-to-use book includes: unique food charts and vital health hints for everyday use; a detailed explanation of 36 essential vitamins and minerals; food combination charts for improved digestion and health; simple recipe ideas based on a full range of natural foods; and, specific natural food diets for various common health conditions. Recommended by medical doctors and naturopaths, Laugh with Health is everyones essential reference for living a life of health and wellbeing. Manfred Urs Koch has had a lifelong passion for natural health, and after years of intense research, he has completed the most comprehensive guide to natural health available in this country, Laugh With Health. Every home needs a copy of this book its like having your very own naturopath on your bookshelf!

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Redditors Imagine If President Barack Obama Tweeted Like Donald Trump

What *if* President Barack Obama had used the same regularly-offensive and inflammatory tone on Twitter that President-elect Donald Trump does?

It’s probably safe to say that the last eight years could have shaped up a whole lot differently.

With that in mind, Redditors have been imagining how Obama could have reacted on the micro-blogging service to scenarios including the death of al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, the 2012 re-election campaign and Trump’s own birther crusade against him.

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Obamacare — Price Transparency

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By Dr. Sudip Bose

Jan. 16, 2017 — One thing is certain about the future of Obamacare, and that is that it will change under a Donald Trump presidency. And from President-elect Trump’s recent statements, it will happen much sooner rather than later.

Insurance premiums for Obamacare plans as well as other plans outside the exchange have gone up significantly in 2017 — 100 percent or more in some states. Deductibles also have changed significantly. People going in for health care treatment or to refill prescriptions are being hit by enormous up-front bills because of the rise of deductibles. For example, a Nevada man went to refill prescriptions and was socked with an $ 1,800 bill because his 2017 deductible had jumped to $ 2,600. Who can afford that kind of spike?

Younger, healthier people still are opting out of Obamacare and instead are willing to pay the annual fine because it will cost them much less money. However, if you have a family you need to cover, how much of a struggle would it be to have to pay $ 500 or more a month and also be faced with a $ 5,000 deductible? Maximum out of pocket expenses are capped by Obamacare, but the cap is $ 7,150 for individual coverage, $ 14,300 for family coverage. Those figures do not include subsidies, which will bring overall costs down, but neither do they include premiums paid, which would amount to thousands of dollars more annually.

Also, there’s less choice. Fewer and fewer health care plans are opting into the Obamacare exchange. One-fifth of consumers can only pick plans from one insurer.

Transparency

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men still can’t tell you what you get for all that. What sort of transparency is there for the coverage that you get for all those dollars? How much will a procedure cost and how much will it pay out? Let’s look at a hypothetical, which happens in reality hundreds of times a day across the country: Let’s say you suffer a broken leg in an accident. You need to have it set, have pins put in it to stabilize the leg and help it heal, have a cast put on it, and have follow up X-rays as well as months of physical therapy to rehabilitate and strengthen the leg to get it back to where it was before the accident.

How much will all that cost? It depends. There’s transparency for you.

The ultimate cost depends on a variety of factors — your plan, your doctors, what state you live in, what zip code you’re in, what complications you might have because of the injury, and many other factors. You remember my restaurant analogy in a previous post, right? The one where you go to a restaurant to eat, you pay your initial bill but then get hit by other bills in the following days, weeks and months sent to you by restaurant workers who weren’t on your plan. You didn’t know going in that you had to pay the maitre’d, the bus boy, the sous chef and the fry cook separately. You get the idea.

Have you ever been to a restaurant, paid what you thought was your bill, left, and then weeks later gotten a half-dozen or so bills in the mail related to your service at that restaurant? No? You say you haven’t? Perhaps you got a bill from the sous chef, who was an independent contractor not working directly for the restaurant? Maybe one from the food expediter, and then the one from the pastry chef, the maitre’d who escorted you to your table, the busboy who cleaned and set the table before you sat down and then cleared dishes after each course and filled water glasses? No? And just think — some of those people were in your preferred network of restaurant service providers (and you got a good deal on the cost of their services), but some weren’t (and you were charged what looks like an exorbitant amount).

So how do we get a cost structure that works?

Competition

A key concept to implement to help bring costs down is opening state borders and allowing competition nationwide. At the same time, we need to stop tying health care insurance to employment. These two single advances will foster competition and will spark innovation in the insurance industry and allow those insurers to offer innovative products to benefit consumers. The open market. It will have a much bigger impact on controlling costs.

Perhaps early on, plans may not be available in all states, simply because an insurer is not yet operating within that state. But as long as a plan that is offered and purchased complies with state requirements, any provider should be able to offer plans in any state. This will spur growth in the insurance industry, again through robust competition, which will drive insurance providers to grow their businesses in states they haven’t operated in yet. By allowing that kind of competition, insurance plan premiums will drop and consumer satisfaction will go up.

What I just outlined will not be easy, nor will it be widely accepted. There will be push-back from state departments of insurance, there will be push-back from insurance companies, there will be push-back politically, there will be push-back from businesses, and there will even be push-back from consumers. Everyone will talk about the negative impact of these two ideas, and there will be complications to work through. But if we truly want to get costs under control, these things must happen. And when we focus on the benefits — less expensive premiums, lower deductibles, tax breaks for individuals purchasing health care in both pre-tax Health Savings Accounts and deductions for premiums (instead of giving those tax breaks to employers, as they do now) and expanding the pool of network doctors — in the long run it will be worth it. It will change the way we do business in the health care arena, but that would be a worthwhile endeavor.

Let’s imagine this: You go into a hospital for tests at the age of 50. You have $ 60,000 saved in your HSA after the government, your employer, and you have been contributing pretax dollars. You’re diagnosed with needing a coronary artery stent operation, which runs between $ 11,000 and $ 36,000. Your wife, other family members and friends are ready to contribute to your care from their HSAs if needed. (Remember in a previous article I suggested others should have the ability to contribute to someone’s HSA.) How well covered do you feel now?

Think about the nationwide leveling effect those two concepts would provide.

This will be hard to accomplish. That’s OK. No great thing that has been done has been without great effort, setbacks and failures along the way. But we absolutely must figure out a better way to manage our health care in this country, because what we have now is proving itself to be unsustainable already.

Coverage

In conjunction with this is the transparency issue mentioned previously. Exactly what is covered and to what degree must be spelled out. Cost estimates, without medical complications, must be given. For example, if you were told you needed a coronary artery stent placement, you should know what kind of cost that is (quoted without complications, because a medical complication with this procedure can obviously escalate costs).

Getting back to my restaurant analogy, who would knowingly do business with a restaurant, or an auto repair shop, or a health care provider, or any business for that matter, where you didn’t know the costs of the goods or services being provided? Not I, and not many people, I would suspect. Even in an auto repair shop, you get an estimate up front, before any work is done.

We need simplified, complete and total transparency into the costs of our care when we
enter the hospital for a scheduled procedure, or even for emergency treatment. There
should be no hidden costs that a patient gets hit with weeks or months after the fact, unless there were unforeseen extenuating circumstances.

Multiplying the factors of price transparency, opening up and allowing full competition across state lines, and putting the power of pre-tax and tax deductible benefits in the pocket of consumers and patients instead of their employers will help solve an equation that has been confounding politicians for decades.

We must set our sights on what works best for the consumer and the patient — accessible, top-quality health care at a reasonable cost — and do what is needed to make that happen.

Let’s get government and middlemen out of the way and focus on the center of the epicenter – the doctor-patient relationship. Let’s give the patient full control of his health and wallet.

• For more about Dr. Sudip Bose, MD, please go to SudipBose.com and visit his nonprofit TheBattleContinues.org where 100% of donations go directly to injured veterans

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Don’t Repeal Me, Please!

I am luckier than most. After 20 years of having multiple sclerosis I am still relatively healthy. I have a spot on my foot which is mildly numb most of the time and markedly numb when I have an exacerbation. This is damage I got from not treating an exacerbation with steroid therapy. Sometimes when I am dancing I can feel weakness in my legs, but I still dance. I will always dance. Heat and I have a love/hate relationship. I love a sauna in January. That first sweat is such a cleansing feeling. But a prolonged heat wave in summer will sap me like an iPhone battery. I have extreme vertigo whenever I ride a canoe, an amusement ride, or a swing at the playground with my son. These are things I no longer do. They do not effect my quality of life. Life has so much more to offer than amusement rides.

I can go through long periods of remission. Sometimes years. There are times when I am strong. I can haul 50 lb. bales of hay, show a cow who is boss. But when life is stressful, like say after a divorce or economic insecurity, the stress can be too much and I get sick.

It is my pre-existing condition. There have been times when I have not had health insurance. When the divorce papers were signed by the judge I lost the health insurance I had with my husband. I was only working a part time job. My state, Maine, had not expanded medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. I fell into this bubble. One that with just a small bump in income of a couple thousand dollars would qualify me for the ACA.

Sometimes when I feel an exacerbation start I have this feeling in my head that someone else is driving this body. Simple tasks such as shoveling a car out in winter will feel like epic adventures requiring more effort than this body is capable of. Thinking becomes clouded. The only upside I can see is the extreme cleaning my house will have after five days of IV cortico-steroid therapy. Lemonade.

So it was in a March, after a long winter of extreme weather, car troubles, and a steady eye on my bottom line that I could feel the disjointed arrival of an exacerbation. I had no health insurance. A call to my neurologist set up the IV therapy. I arranged to have the medication before I went to work every day. I have a job that does not pay sick time. When I showed up at the registration desk at the hospital they helped me sign up for uncompensated care. The debt from the steroids would have been unmanageable on a 15,000 a year income. So, yes, your tax dollars paid for my medicine. Thank you.

It would be another six months of working multiple jobs before I finally got a raise in pay and enough hours of work to qualify for the ACA. For my family of two that magic number is 18,000 a year. I just squeak by. If I make just a little less than this I can lose my health insurance again because Maine still has a governor who will not expand medicaid. I signed up for a silver plan with a 250.00 deductible. I received a subsidy which means that my monthly payment was 10.00 a month. I have re-enrolled for 2017 and that monthly payment has gone up to 45.00 a month. Still affordable.

But all this may just be moot.

I want to trust that we have leaders that are going to make sure that I can get the care I need without the worry of crushing debt. I want to trust that when, not if, I get sick again I can treat the illness and forestall any damage it may do to my nervous system, so I can keep walking, so I can see.

I know for insurance companies, members of congress, think tanks, and governors my story is just a number. It probably does not make a blip on their radar. When people become numbers to the policy makers the real life consequences must seem abstract. My life is so far removed from the desk that pens these laws. But a repeal without a reasonable replacement seems like poor political decision making to me. I follow the news everyday. I watch a Congress dismantle the very thing that has insured an element of economic security to a life I have worked hard to rebuild after divorce. The glee with which this has happened does not promote much confidence or trust. I want to trust we have leaders. I want to trust. I’m just not sure I can.

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Fortalecimiento de Los Sistemas Nacionales de Control de Los Alimentos

Fortalecimiento de Los Sistemas Nacionales de Control de Los Alimentos


La existencia de sistemas nacionales eficaces de control de los alimentos es fundamental para la seguridad alimentaria, la salud publica, la proteccion del consumidor y el comercio internacional. No obstante, en muchos paises, los sistemas de control de los alimentos no pueden garantizar un suministro adecuado de alimentos inocuos para los consumidores nacionales ni cumplir los requisitos sanitarios y fitosanitarios internacionales para la exportacion de alimentos. En respuesta a estos problemas, se recomienda el fortalecimiento de la capacidad. Esta guia ha sido elaborada por la FAO para mejorar los resultados y aumentar los efectos de las actividades de fortalecimiento de la capacidad en materia de inocuidad de los alimentos en el futuro. Se presenta un proceso sencillo, en cinco pasos, para evaluar sistematicamente las necesidades de fortalecimiento de la capacidad de todo el sistema de control de los alimentos. En cada paso se incluye una serie de cuestiones clave para orientar la evaluacion, asi como sugerencias practicas para ayudar a quienes utilicen la guia. Se adjunta, como material de referencia, orientacion mas detallada, en particular cuestionarios de encuestas, preguntas claves para los debates y listas de comprobacion de la capacidad y las necesidades de fortalecimiento de la capacidad.

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Middle Class, a Market Force or a Political Rhetoric

Retailing stores are skyrocketing in sales, cars and houses are sold using credit like never before. On the other hand, politicians are hard at work trying to garner support of a certain group of people – countries’ economies are greatly powered by a collective called the middle class.

This phenomenon of the Middle Class is swiping right across the world – who is benefiting, governments, business or people in the middle class?

Politicians are capitalizing on the middle class with rhetoric that appeals to them, or urging the poor to vote for them in order to get them in the middle class – nobody campaigns with a message to make everyone rich, but they preach a message of making leaving stands better and creating jobs; essentially politicians’ message rotates around the middle class.

The rise of populism led by certain leaders, due to income inequality, the public tends to go after the wealthy, financiers and elites etc – therefore is in the best interest of the wealthy to cultivate the ground on which the middle class can grow and thrive.

The middle class act as a cushion for the wealthy, this spectacle is working in their favour from a tax perspective where the tax pool is enlarged, secondly, protects them from the poor, the retaliation and tension that might erupt if there is a wide gap between the rich and poor without a substantial number of those in the middle class; for the poor will have to go through the middle class before they reach the upper class – even though, it is often the middle class that is inclined to go against the upper class.

What really is the middle class?

Numbers vary gauged by income – reasonable standards by few researchers regard them as those who earn between $ 47 000 to $ 125 000 annually per household, spending at least $ 100 per day. If you go further, the definition of middle class in developing countries might be those spending on average of $ 12 a day, inevitably changing the aggregate of their annual income bracket.

Fascinating thing about most people, they regard themselves as the middle class, even those by true definition are in the lower class, basically poor. Somehow, even those who are earning in the region of $ 1m-$ 6m annually, this kind of people are suffering from a reference dilemma, they may happen to be comparing themselves with those making much more than them.

Middle class spenders are economic drivers, the rich spend less than they earn, the poor spends all they have and even more in debt.

More than 50% of a middle class family is spent on their house and car payments.

Middle class is over burdened by debt and responsibility of taking care of extended family members, particularly in developing countries. Many of them are the first generation of middle class with other family members with lower income, automatically casting the responsibility to look after the rest.

In mid 1900s mainly in the US and Europe, one income in a middle class household was enough to sustain a family, not affluent, but enough. Came the 80s and 90s where a significant number of mothers started to work like no other time before, however since then coming into the 2000s, two incomes are not enough. Loans are summoned right and left for children’s school tuition, housing and cars etc.

What happened right there??! Are we going to put this concern at the feet of inflation or what? What happened?

Let me further pose more questions than answers. Did lobbyists influence law makers to tax more the middle class and the poor, than the rich percentage wise? The CEOs start to earn way more than their average worker?

Did manufacturing jobs get shipped to countries with cheap labour like China, and certain jobs outsourced to countries like India? Houses we live in, have they increased higher than the inflation rate over these years, making them more expensive than ever? Automation and technology, has it taken away good paying jobs?

All I’m asking, is what happened, and more importantly how can the middle class stand up for themselves, how can law makers work in favour of the collective than one segment?

Here is a subtle factor, the bourgeoisie generation, the rise in consumer behaviour, a materialistic driven world, too many things to buy, gadgets added to our budgets. Today we are buying many things we did not spend money on in the past like smartphones, internet and many more. Increasingly fashionable to go on holidays in various countries – although all of these is good and necessary for many.

Role of unions as a bargaining power to make sure the middle class does stay afloat, however union membership in many countries has been deteriorating.

It is in no one’s interest for the decline of the middle class, not the government, elites and the people themselves. Those struggling with a shortemism mindset think otherwise, like some autocratic leaders who want to salvage people’s ignorance and keep them reliant on them, in order to be continuously voted to remain in power.

One thing is for sure, not only is the middle class a market force, but a global force, however divided by politics.

Countries need to be pro middle class in policies and initiatives, leverage this segment of their population to accelerate their shared economy. The middle class need to fight their way out of debt by developing a conviction of saving their income, rather than engulfed in a behaviour of spending 137% of their income and a little bit more – as for businesses, they can’t help it but continue selling as long someone is still buying.

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Democrats Lead Nationwide Day Of Rallies In Defense Of Obamacare

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act gathered to protest the health care law’s repeal in rallies across the country on Sunday.

The demonstrations were in response to an appeal by Democratic leaders in Congress for a day of action against ACA repeal, the defunding of Planned Parenthood and other policies promoted by the incoming Donald Trump administration.

Perhaps the highest-profile gathering was a rally at Macomb County Community College in Warren, Michigan, that drew thousands of people. Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and several other members of Congress addressed the large crowd that had waited in long lines in below-freezing weather to attend the event. Many who have received health insurance thanks to the ACA shared their emotional stories as well.

When Sanders finally took the stage after his colleagues, the roar of the audience and chants of “Bernie, Bernie Bernie” made it clear that for many in the crowd, the Vermont senator was the main attraction. Sanders’ political action nonprofit, “Our Revolution,” live-streamed the event on YouTube and Facebook.

“This is the wealthiest country in the history of the world,” Sanders said. “It is time we got our national priorities right. The United States today and I hope everybody in America understands it: We are the only major country on Earth not to guarantee health care to all people as a right!”

True to his democratic socialist form, Sanders, who won an upset victory against Hillary Clinton in the Great Lakes State presidential primary, went beyond defending the ACA.

“So our job today is to defend the Affordable Care Act. Our job tomorrow is to create a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system,” he exhorted the crowd.

There were some 70 similar rallies across the country, according to Sanders. Photos on social media show significant crowds in Portland, Maine; Richmond, Virginia; Tampa, Florida; Boston, New York City and many other metropolises.

Other grassroots efforts suggest that the prospect of the ACA being repealed is finally mobilizing Democrats and their allies to take unified, concerted action.

The progressive organizations MoveOn.org, the Working Families Party and People’s Action reported that they were holding 500 “resist Trump” meetings on Sunday.

And on Saturday, over 100 people angry about ACA repeal packed Republican Rep. Mike Coffman’s constituent meeting in Aurora, Colorado. It was a scene that resembled past politically effective moments of protest, including the raucous anti-ACA town hall meetings in the summer of 2009.

Coffman only let people speak to him in groups of four at a time, then sneaked out a side entrance earlier than the event officially ended.

Head over here to learn about protest events scheduled for inauguration day this Friday.

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These 6 Kids’ Drawings Of Kindness Nail The Best Thing About It

“Kids are intrinsically kind”, says Dr. Michael Tomasello, a professor of developmental psychology at Duke University. They are also, as parents or teachers can attest, prone to bouts of egocentric behavior, riding the complex ups and downs of on-again/off-again compassion over the course of their development.

While greater compassion can, and should, be fostered in kids ― whether through the acknowledgement of a kind act, or through modeling desired behaviour ― there is something incredible about seeing the wheels turn in a child’s head as they make a connection for themselves to the organic reward of kindness that goes beyond the “should” of being kind.

To demonstrate the impact of this connection, we partnered with Dignity Health, and asked a handful of kids ages four to eleven to draw acts of kindness that they had recently encountered. What they drew, and what they said about the power of kindness, is both heartwarming and illuminating. See for yourself!

More than a century of experience and years of scientific research have shown that medicine is more effective when delivered with a kind heart. Dignity Health believes that humankindness holds the power to heal the mind, body, and spirit.

The Great Kindness Challenge, of which Dignity Health has been a supporter for four years, has worked to create a culture of kindness in elementary, middle, and high school students worldwide since 2008. This year’s challenge takes place worldwide January 23 – 27.

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Perpetual Political War

The Trump slump has begun. Trump has less public support than any President-elect on record. Only 44 percent of Americans say they approve of Trump’s handling of the presidential transition, according to Gallup. That number is going down. It was 48 percent a month ago.

Compare that with George W. Bush, who took office in January 2001 after the fiercely disputed Florida recount. Bush started out with 61 percent support. Bill Clinton won the 1992 election with 43 percent of the popular vote in a three-way split with President George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot. Clinton’s transition rating: 68 percent approval.

Honeymoon? Forget it. Only 37 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Trump in this month’s Quinnipiac poll. Most Americans don’t like Trump.

There is only one way Trump can survive: perpetual political war. He got elected by dividing the country. It was not exactly the old division, left versus right. Trump provoked a populist-elitist division by fiercely attacking the cosmopolitan ruling class. “There is nothing that the political establishment will not do, no lie that they won’t tell, to hold their prestige and power at your expense,” he told a rally in Florida in October.

Resentment of intellectuals and educated elites is an old theme in U.S. politics, going all the way back to Andrew Jackson. Trump exploited it relentlessly. He ended up carrying non-college educated white voters by better than two to one.

The cultural elite’s response to Trump? Contempt. Actress Meryl Streep denounced Trump as a “bully” for his “instinct to humiliate” the less fortunate. Trump’s response? Defiance. He called Streep “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” and “a Hillary flunky who lost big.” Contempt versus defiance. That is likely to be the prevailing mode of political discourse for the next four years.

Given the interference in the election by Russia and the FBI, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) told NBC News, “I don’t see this President-elect as a legitimate President.” Trump’s response via Twitter: “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime-infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results.”

A former Hillary Clinton campaign strategist said on MSNBC, “What would be great is if [Trump] started conducting himself in a way that’s consistent with the manner of all preceding Presidents. . . . Stop hurling insults. Stop hurling tweets.” Trump’s response? A defiant tweet: “What are Hillary Clinton’s people complaining about with respect to the FBI? Based on the information they had, she should never have been allowed to run — guilty as hell.”

For Trump to survive, two conditions must hold. Republicans have to keep their majorities in Congress, and Trump’s supporters have to stand by him. His supporters can threaten any Republican in Congress who opposes or even criticizes the President with a serious primary challenge.

Trump knows how to rally his army. He has weaponized social media. Twitter nurtures populism. It enables Trump to bypass the news media and communicate directly with his people, who regard the media as a despised elite. As President, Trump has to continue tweeting to keep his populist following on a war footing.

A revenge cycle is underway in American politics. The minute Barack Obama took office in 2009, conservatives organized a resistance movement. The Tea Party sprang into existence a few weeks after Obama’s inauguration. Its mission was to oppose and obstruct everything Obama tried to do.

Now a resistance movement is emerging among progressive Democrats. Its mission is to everything Trump tries to do. Big city Democratic mayors say they will refuse to cooperate with efforts to deport immigrants who seek refuge in their cities. Democratic state officials are organizing to do the same thing Republican state officials did when Obama was President — go to court to challenge the federal government’s constitutional authority to pass laws they find objectionable.

The California legislature is retaining Eric Holder, Obama’s former attorney general, to represent them in legal confrontations with the Trump Administration. “Having the former attorney general of the United States brings us a lot of firepower in order to prepare to safeguard the values of the people of California,” the Democratic leader of the state senate said.

The Democratic National Committee is setting up a “war room” to fight President Trump — a research and communications operation aimed at rallying opposition to his policies, exposing his conflicts of interest and challenging his factual distortions.

You thought the 2016 campaign was over? It was actually the opening salvo of a war that’s likely to go on for years. Trump thrives on division. The Trump slump doesn’t threaten him as long as his army is ready to fight at his command.

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Sephora Is Selling An Eyeshadow Named ‘Druggie’. Seriously.

There are moments when it’s important to marshal as much evidence as possible to back up an argument. And then there are moments like this.

Sephora is selling a new shade of eyeshadow called “Druggie. 

The company describes the shade as “metallic purple with violet shift,” and it is part of Urban Decay’s “Afterdark” eyeshadow palette. Now, we get that fashion is an art form, even in a globally commodified context, and far be it for us to stomp on creative expression.

But by the time you have finished reading this article, it’s likely that somebody in the United States will have died of an opioid overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500 people, many of them young, are dying every week. Every 15 minutes, a new dead body is turning up in an emergency room, making orphans of children, breaking the hearts of parents and grandparents, the scourge of an entire generation.

Responding to complaints, Sephora has apologized but has not said it will drop the name. “We deeply apologize to anyone who was offended by the name of this shade. Please DM us for more information,” the company tweeted Friday in reply to a protest.

When reached by The Huffington Post, Sephora had this to say: “We deeply apologize to anyone who was offended by the name of this shade. We would never seek to do that. The shade was in a limited edition palette and was not planned to be re-ordered.”

HuffPost has reached out to Urban Decay and is awaiting comment.

Ryan Hampton, a recovery advocate for Facing Addiction told HuffPost that, while the apology is “a step in the right direction, Sephora clearly needs an education on substance use disorders. The recovery community is standing at the ready, and it’s our hope that their CEO not only pulls this product immediately but joins the national fight to face addiction.”

Still, Urban Decay’s ‘Druggie’ eyeshadow points out a big problem in the fashion and beauty industries, which have long histories of glamorizing addiction, even in the midst of the nation’s drug epidemic.

Hampton told HuffPost that Sephora said it would be meeting next week to decide how to handle the situation.

In the meantime, here’s a petition to help nudge them in the right direction.

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Stephen Colbert Suggests Other Tribute Acts For Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Stephen Colbert believes it’s “a perfect fit” that a Bruce Springsteen tribute band is set to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration party.

“Who better to sing for a reality show president than a man pretending to be the Boss?” the “Late Show” host said Friday, in reference to the B-Street Band’s planned appearance at the Garden State Presidential Inaugural Gala in Washington D.C. on Jan. 19.

After suggesting some of the songs that the group could play in honor of the soon-to-be president (“Born To Run Dad’s Company?”), the late night host then recommended other cover bands who may be called on to perform on the day.

Maroon 4 or Justlike Bieber, anyone?

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Tweeters Give Heartfelt Advice To Their 15-Year-Old Selves

Hindsight is a beautiful thing, so what tips would you give to your 15-year-old self?

Twitter users are doling out sage advice via the #WhatIWouldTellA15YearOldMe hashtag, ranging from financial guidance and “being you” to not sweating the small stuff and taking friends and family for granted.

Here are some of the best and most inspirational posts we’ve seen so far:

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Intellectual Property, Biogenetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge

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Biogenetic resources – the critical biological and chemical materials that underpin so much of medicine, both modern and traditional, agriculture, and wider economic activity in so many fields – are at the centre of heated debate regarding their use, development, and ownership, and the issues of ethics and equity that impinge on all of these factors. This book is a comprehensive examination of the key issues, institutions and ideologies in this area, presenting definitions and explanations of the fundamentals of intellectual property rights (IPRs), biogenetic resources and traditional knowledge. It uses the insights from this to build a picture of how these factors interact in practice, bringing to the surface issues such as: the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, benefit sharing from the commercial use of biodiversity, biotechnological innovation and the transfer of technology, agriculture, food security, rural development, health and international justice. Part 1 describes the relevant international IPR laws, highlights the extent to which modern commerce depends on such resources, and traces the way in which modern IPR law has evolved to accommodate this dependence. Part 2 shows how stronger IPR protection in the area of life science innovation has given rise to controversies such as ‘biopiracy’, ‘terminator’ genes and genetic uniformity. Part 3 focuses on traditional knowledge, its nature, its importance, and the applicability of IPR-style protection. Part 4 covers the international negotiation and policy-making of the WTO, WIPO and CBD and the legislative initiatives of national governments of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Finally, Part 5 focuses on two developing country case studies – of India and Kenya – assessing whether they will be able to gain economic benefit from development of their natural resources within the current regulatory system and whether this will encourage the conservation and sustainable use of the resource base. With its

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Bernie Sanders Is Shifting The Democratic Establishment

When Bernie Sanders hung up his presidential bid at the Democratic National Convention last year, progressive thinkers were grappling with a critical question: Could the enthusiasm Sanders had generated be replicated outside a presidential campaign?

Sanders had already jolted Democratic leaders, proving there was a massive audience for policies that were once laughed off inside the Beltway. He’d upended the political fundraising model with his online small-dollar donation strategy. But he lost. And according to everyone in Washington, Democrats only really mobilize in presidential elections.

On Saturday, the independent senator from Vermont will again begin attempting to counter the conventional wisdom. Across the country, Democratic politicians are holding at least 40 rallies intended to strengthen public resistance to a new wave of Republican attacks on Obamacare and Medicare ― and hear from voters about their concerns.

“For the first time in the modern history of the Democratic party, we’re going to see aggressive outreach efforts,” Sanders told The Huffington Post. “This is a beginning, I hope, of a transformation in the Democratic Party. … Our work has to focus on energizing people where they live and showing them what we are fighting for.”

Sanders rallies in 2016 were part economics lecture, part religious revival. They built a deeply committed group of supporters, but for many, their loyalty was to Sanders himself, not the Democratic Party. After Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, there are huge numbers of Sanders supporters more comfortable with saying “I told you so” (and to be fair, they did) than helping the Democratic Party get back on its feet.

Sanders wants to bring them into the fold. But he can’t do 40 rallies across the country in a day. Mayors, governors, state senators and other Democratic leaders will be on stage at other rallies. To make the wave of events a reality, Sanders had to win over new allies in the Democratic establishment.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) didn’t miss the Sanders campaign and is fully aware of the economic issues that factored into Trump’s presidential win. He’s been using the term “populism” approvingly on Capitol Hill, and on Saturday, he’ll join Sanders at a rally in Warren, Michigan.

“The Democratic Party is only as strong as our grassroots,” Schumer told HuffPost. “If we’re going to stop Republicans from rolling back the progress we’ve made and if we’re going to advance policies that help the middle class and those struggling to get there, we need to harness the energy outside of Washington, D.C.” 

A decade ago, Schumer and Sanders would have made unlikely allies. Schumer has several Wall Street-friendly votes on his record, and outrage over the bank bailouts was a critical fuel for Sanders’ 2016 campaign. But the rallies on Saturday demonstrate that both Sanders’ policy vision and his preferred political tactics are moving into the Democratic mainstream.

What, after all, do Democratic leaders have to lose? Since President Barack Obama took office, the party has lost over 900 state legislature seats, while ceding 12 governorships, the presidency and control of both chambers of Congress. Absent a man named Barack Obama at the top of the ticket, the party doesn’t win at the federal level. And even with Obama in charge, the states have been a disaster. 

The party strategy of the last 30 years has been to ignore most rural areas, while trying to run up the score in presidential elections by targeting big cities with TV ads. Most voters live in big cities, and a lot of Democratic policies benefit urbanites. But they didn’t turn out in 2016. And populist policies have a lot to offer other communities the party has traditionally ignored. There’s a reason why populism is, you know, popular. 

But winning those voters ― both urban and rural ― requires active engagement, not the passive satisfaction of agreeing with a commercial.

“We have to connect with voters,” Sanders said. “Not just through an inside-the-Beltway strategy, but through aggressive grassroots outreach where we don’t just talk on TV, we go out and we talk to people in their communities.”

On the 2016 campaign trail, Sanders was on offense, promising a vision of a better future with universal health care, free college tuition and a $ 15 minimum wage. With Trump as president and Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress, there aren’t many areas for Democrats to make new gains at the federal level. As Sanders knows, it’s hard to inspire people with a celebration of the status quo. Still, he hopes to make the most of a defensive pitch.

“The goal of those rallies is to make it clear to the Republican Party … that they’re not gonna throw 30 million people off of health insurance. That they’re not gonna decimate Medicaid … that you’re not gonna privatize Medicare and turn it into a voucher program. You’re not gonna cut health care so you can give tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans.” 

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Cancer Survivor Tells Paul Ryan: ‘I’d Be Dead’ Without Obamacare

A man who survived cancer despite a grim diagnosis challenged House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on his efforts to repeal Obamacare. 

“Because of the Affordable Care Act, I’m standing here today,” Jeff Jeans told Ryan at a CNN town hall event on Thursday. Jeans identified himself as a longtime Republican who once opposed the law. But then, he said, that changed when he was given six weeks to live and needed health insurance to get treatment. 

As a small business owner, Jeans didn’t get health insurance through work like many people do. And with a pre-existing condition, it’s unlikely he would have been able to buy coverage in the pre-Obamacare U.S.

“I want to thank President Obama from the bottom of my heart because I’d be dead if it weren’t for him,” he said.

Ryan told Jeans that Republicans intend to replace President Barack Obama’s signature health law “with something better,” though their plans largely remain a mystery. 

The Senate on Wednesday night took a major step towards repealing Obamacare, passing a budget resolution that made way for Congress to strip funding for the law. The House will take up the resolution on Friday.

Read more stories here from people who say Affordable Care Act saved their lives.

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Jimmy Kimmel Sums Up Donald Trump’s Press Conference In Just 10 Seconds

Didn’t have time to watch all of Donald Trump’s press conference on Wednesday? Don’t worry. Jimmy Kimmel has boiled down the president-elect’s first presser in six months to its key parts.

The overview lasts only 10 seconds, but it still gives a pretty good idea of what went down.

Check it out in the clip above.

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Senate Republicans Take The First Big Step Toward Repealing Obamacare

Senate Republicans have taken the first big step toward repealing Obamacare, setting in motion a legislative process that could undo the largest expansion of government in a generation and leave more than 20 million Americans without health insurance.

In a mostly party-line vote that took place early on Thursday, the Senate passed a special budget resolution that instructs committees to write legislation stripping the health care law of its funding and spending provisions, effectively ending Obamacare’s coverage expansion.

Budget resolutions don’t need presidential signatures, since they are basically internal congressional messages to committees. But they still require approval from both chambers, which means this one still needs a yes vote from the House.

That is likely, though not quite certain, to happen within the next few days.

Passing this resolution is a critical first step in rescinding Obamacare because it would allow Congress to consider legislation through the budget “reconciliation” process, with its special rules that make it impossible for Democrats to block action in the Senate by wielding the filibuster.

That means Republicans could pass legislation even with their small, 52-seat majority in the Senate, and then send the final bill to President-elect Donald Trump. The incoming president reiterated during a Wednesday press conference his belief that “Obamacare is a complete and total disaster” because of rising premiums and declining insurance options for people buying their own coverage in some parts of the country. 

The Senate vote was 51 to 48, with only Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) breaking ranks with his party to vote against the resolution. And it took place with relatively little legislative drama ― despite rumblings, from earlier in the week by a dozen Republican senators anxious about the prospect of voting to repeal the health care law without prior agreement on what would take its place.

One of the senators making those arguments was Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who introduced an amendment on Tuesday that stipulated the committees would have until March to finish their work. He withdrew the amendment before Thursday’s vote.

But Corker said he had assurances that the committees could take time to craft a replacement, according to Politico. And throughout the day, Republicans were still raising questions about a hasty repeal effort ― chief among them, what would happen to the more than 20 million people who now get insurance because of Obamacare?

GOP leaders have tried to assure these members by promising an “orderly transition” of two or three years, during which elements of Obamacare would remain in place so that people currently insured would keep their coverage.

But lawmakers including Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who is chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, have indicated they want to see the plans ― both for the transition and afterward ― before voting on a repeal.

How the debate proceeds from here is uncertain. The most unexpected Obamacare news of the day actually happened at Trump’s Wednesday press conferencewhen he issued his first extended remarks on the health care law since December.

Trump didn’t endorse the leadership strategy of a quick repeal vote, with a replacement to come later. But he also didn’t side with those Republicans who want to push back both votes until later. Instead, he suggested the two votes should happen simultaneously and quickly.

That would not seem to be possible, given that Republicans have not yet reached a consensus on even the broad outlines of an Obamacare alternative ― and translating an outline into actual legislation, with legal language and dollar figures, could take weeks if not months.

The big issue looming over the GOP effort is that most of the Republicans, including Trump, have promised their schemes would provide better coverage than Obamacare does. But in part because conservative schemes typically envision substantially less federal spending, the end result of repeal ― with or without a replacement ― is almost certain to be fewer people with insurance, less comprehensive coverage for those who have it, or some blend of the two.

Democrats did their best to make this point, right up until the final vote when, during the roll call, they took turns giving their reasons for voting against the resolution.

“You are stealing health care from Americans ― I vote no,” Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said.

“Because health care shouldn’t be just for the healthy and wealthy ― I vote no,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).

Thursday’s vote is a reminder of how high a priority Republicans put on the repeal of Obamacare, and how deeply unpopular the program is with conservative voters and even some non-conservative voters. But polls have suggested most Americans either don’t want to repeal the law or, at the very least, want to see what the alternative would be first.

Igor Bobic and Matt Fuller contributed reporting.

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Want to make a classic Thai curry without having to keep a watchful eye? Are you looking for a simple way to create restaurant favorites like Pad Thai in your own kitchen? With the Thai Slow Cooker Cookbook, you can enjoy fresh and flavorful Thai dishes at home with the convenience of your slow cooker. Why slow cook? Slow cooking consolidates steps, takes out the guesswork and infuses dishes with flavor–no need to wait a day or two for t

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Your food is your medicine and your medicine your food. So said Hippocrates, the father of medicine – but nothing could sum up Jan de Vries’ approach to dietary management better. Over the past 35 years the number of people seeking his advice on food-related problems has increased dramatically, for although there are numerous books available on the subject, the information they contain is often contradictory and confusing – not surprisingly, maybe, when there are over 4,000 addictives finding their way into our food everyday. But wholesome eating is, in fact, very simple and you only need the sensible guidance contained in this book. The results speak for themselves. A balanced diet produces a noticeable increase in energy levels fairl quickly. Nutrition is a subject close to Jan de Vries’ heart and his enthusiasm is evident in this latest book. Easy to read and easy to follow, it is a dietary plan for every household.

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People Are Super Sad That First Dogs Bo And Sunny Are Leaving The White House Too

The presidential pooches are on the move, along with President Barack Obama and the first family ― and people really aren’t happy about it.

Twitter users have paid tribute to the “first dogs,” Bo and Sunny Obama, as the Obamas prepare to leave the White House this month.

Followers of the popular “We Rate Dogs” Twitter feed went into meltdown on Tuesday night after it scored both of the Portuguese Water Dogs 14/10.

Many said they were crying at the thought of Bo and Sunny no longer being pictured running around the Oval Office. Others used the opportunity to poke fun at President-elect Donald Trump and his potential choice of pets.

Here are some of the most popular responses we’ve seen so far:

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Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech Belied An Inconvenient Truth About Hollywood

When beloved actress Meryl Streep used her lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes Sunday as an opportunity to denounce the president-elect, her fans ― along with critics of Donald Trump ― predictably went wild. 

Streep was praised for her candor and bravery. The Academy Award winner left fellow A-listers with tears streaming down their faces as she described how her heart “broke” when Trump mocked Serge Kovaleski, a New York Times reporter with arthrogryposis, at a campaign event in 2015.

The president-elect denied that he’d mocked Kovaleski, and dismissed Streep as a “Hillary flunky.” His supporters claimed the speech epitomized everything that’s wrong with the liberal elite. But they weren’t the only ones with criticism: Many members of the disability community pointed out that Streep’s comments stand in stark contrast to the ways in which people with disabilities are shut out of awards shows and the entertainment industry as a whole. Outside of Streep’s reference to Kovaleski, there was barely a mention of anyone with a physical disability during Sunday’s show.

Hollywood is willing to touch on the issue of disability without actually inviting any members of the community to partake in the conversation, according to New York Times best-selling author and disability activist Kody Keplinger. 

“I couldn’t help rolling my eyes,” Keplinger told The Huffington Post. She’s a co-founder of Disability in KidLit, an online resource regarding the depiction of disability in children’s and young adult literature. “The applause in the room felt almost self-congratulatory.”

“Can Hollywood really pat itself on the back when disabled actors are still so rarely cast — even to play people like themselves?”
Kody Keplinger, author and disability activist

Nearly 1 person in 5 in America has a disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But Hollywood hasn’t made much room for this demographic. In 2015, only 2.4 percent of notable characters in the top-grossing 100 movies had disabilities. 

What’s most disheartening, Keplinger notes, is that when people with disabilities are depicted on the big screen, they tend to be played by actors who are able-bodied in real life.

“’We would never do this,’ I’m sure many were thinking. ‘We would never mock someone with a disability,’” Keplinger said. “But how many of the actors in that room have been paid millions of dollars to play someone with a physical disability? There is a difference between playing a part and mocking someone, absolutely, but can Hollywood really pat itself on the back when disabled actors are still so rarely cast ― even to play people like themselves?”

In 2015, Eddie Redmayne won an Academy Award for best actor for his portrayal of famed physicist Stephen Hawking in James Marsh’s “The Theory of Everything.” It took months of “physical training” for Redmayne to nail the gestures of a person with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Last year, “Me Before You,” Thea Sharrock’s heartbreaking romantic film about a stud who becomes paralyzed and falls in love with his caretaker, featured actor Sam Claflin in the lead role. Claflin doesn’t use a wheelchair.

Nor is this a recent phenomenon. One of Dustin Hoffman’s career-defining roles was as a man with autism in Barry Levinson’s 1988 hit “Rain Man.”

The list goes on. And the issue is just as prevalent in television. Ninety-five percent of characters with disabilities on TV are portrayed by able-bodied actors.

And yes, representation matters.

“Imagine what it would feel like to be a woman and for the only women you ever saw in films to be played by men. Imagine what it would feel like to be a member of an ethnic minority and for the only portrayals of your race you ever saw in films to be given by white people,” Scott Jordan Harris wrote in an opinion piece for Slate in 2015. “That’s what it’s like being a disabled person at the movies.”

Streep concluded her Golden Globes speech with a quote from her late friend, the actress Carrie Fisher: “Take your broken heart and make it into art.”

Now if only Hollywood would just extend that invitation to people with disabilities.

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Deconstructing Stigma: Picturing the Beauty in Life

Editor’s note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. The campaign features compelling stories from people across the United States who have been affected by mental illness, including Alan’s story below.

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Alan S.

2017-01-11-1484099394-9768309-AlanS37blog.jpgDespite attempts to love and care for my mother, I never felt valued growing up. As a youth, I tried to take my own life. I wound up in a series of foster homes.

It has been a battle since I was 11 just to be here.

Generations of my family have battled mental illness. My grandfather, noted Red Sox centerfielder Jimmy Piersall, became the first sports figure to publicly declare his fight with bipolar disorder. I shared that diagnosis by the time I was 27.

There were manic episodes in my life where I could jump off a building as high as the sky and land on my feet, followed by depressive states where I was sadder than sad.

I would go on to try various medications to control my illness, but without success. In 2010, determined to break the cycle and take control of my life, I bought a gym membership and a pair of running shoes. I dropped 75 pounds. I began using a camera to capture the raw, beautiful emotions of the world as I see them.

You’ve got to find a way to like yourself. That’s a beginning. I’ve learned an active body builds a calmer mind.

Now I lead a community fitness group and have taken to social media to inspire others with positive thoughts, nutrition and fitness tips, and my zest for life.

The Lord is going to have to take me kicking and screaming now. I want to be a beacon of light and hope for others.

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Delicious modern recipes from Death by Burrito, the revolutionary Mexican eatery based at the Catch bar in the heart of Shoreditch, with a new branch recently opened in central London. A far cry from the Tex-Mex style of Mexican fast food, where cheese and mince dominate, the dishes in Death by Burrito put taste first – the truly exceptional range of starters, main meals and sides prioritises fresh, vibrant flavours: Smoked Beef Short Rib Mole Tacos, Deconstructed Guacamole with Blue Corn Torti

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The First 85 Years Are the Hardest

The First 85 Years Are the Hardest


This is the first in an inspiring, seven-volume memoir by an 86 year old dynamo, titled THE FIRST 85 YEARS ARE THE HARDEST. The author shares his secret for longevity, which is keeping active in meaningful things one loves and developing a sense of humor. On many of the pages of this book we find him laughing at himself, too, and you may find yourself joining him in the laughter. He doesn’t believe in hobbies without goals. All his activity has been professional. He began to write books at an age when most authors are dead and buried. He has had careers in diverse fields from farming to construction to working as a stevedore, to food processing, to acting in theater, radio, TV and film, to writing and directing. He got into real estate development and created the original concept for the vacation time-share. In his career on Madison Avenue he introduced new products you still have in your home today. He won five awards for creative excellence in TV commercials and sponsored films but didn’t find advertising challenging enough, so he started writing songs, during his lunch hours, evenings and on weekends to record and sell them. He ended up with over 30 record releases on most major labels with artists such as Carl Perkins, Paul Simon, Lillian Briggs, Fred Neil, Eddie Fontaine, to mention a few. He has worked with a number of legendary names such as John Huston, Lorne Greene, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Jackie Gleason. He did his first network radio drama with the late Leslie Nielsen and recorded his first radio commercial with Monty Hall. As a dual citizen, he carries two passports, U.S. and Canadian. He has lived and worked in over 30 cities in three countries on two continents and met a great number of fascinating people whose stories he shares here. While the bulk of the book is made up of articles on memorable moments in his long life, about 42,000 words provide a chronological account of his early years in Europe, Canada and America. The rest of his life’s story is

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Seth Meyers Explores How Donald Trump’s ‘Unhinged’ Tweets Distract From Serious Issues

Seth Meyers took a closer look Monday at how Donald Trump’s tweets distract people from the more pressing issues at hand.

The “Late Night” host said topics such as Russian interference with the presidential election and the non-vetting of the president-elect’s cabinet picks had this week been pushed into the background as Trump used the micro-blogging service to attack Hollywood actress Meryl Streep for criticizing him in her Golden Globes speech on Sunday night.

While the businessman’s “impulsive stream of consciousness tweets might seem embarrassing for an incoming president,” Meyers said Trump is “apparently proud of his Twitter presence.” Trump has even called himself “the Ernest Hemingway of Twitter,” the host pointed out. 

To which Meyers quipped, “Seriously, if Ernest Hemingway heard you say that, he would kill himself again.”

The comedian said he’s still unsure whether Trump’s tweets are “calculated distractions or the ramblings of an unhinged narcissist.” But they did keep the focus on his feuds with celebrities, rather than important matters of state.

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France Bans Spanking Kids With New Law

A new law in France is making it illegal to spank children. 

On Dec. 22, the “Egalité et citoyenneté” (”Equality and citizenship”) bill officially passed in parliament. The bill included a section that bans parents from inflicting punishment that is “cruel, degrading, or humiliating” and explicitly forbids corporal punishment.

This section, which was added to the bill in July, makes corporal punishment a civil offense, so parents would not face criminal charges. But lawmakers and advocates believe it is an important symbolic change. 

“It sets forth a clear principle, which should be repeated to fathers and mothers and inform their future behavior,” stated the explanatory memorandum to the amendment.

“This law is a very strong symbolic act to make parents understand just how all violence can be harmful for the child,” French anti-spanking advocate Dr. Gilles Lazimi told the Telegraph. “Above all, it removes the notion of a threshold: There is no small or big violence. There is violence, full stop.”

The topic of corporal violence and specifically spanking has been the subject of much research. A study published in the Journal of Family Psychology in 2016 analyzed 50 years of research involving over 160,000 children and found that kids who were spanked were more likely to exhibit antisocial behavior, aggression, cognitive difficulties and mental health issues. They were also more likely to defy their parents.

Once the law goes into effect, France will become the 52nd country to ban corporal punishment. 

The United States has no laws forbidding corporal punishment in the home, though 31 states have passed laws banning it in schools.

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Mexican Recipes: Spicy, Crisp Vegetarian Novelties by Kanchan Kabra Mexican is not an Indian regional cuisine but it is very much palatable to the Indian taste due to the ingredients used in the preparation, hot and spicy taste and colourful attractive presentation. There are lots of dishes which fall under this cuisine as in the case of Indian food, here I have tried to present a few of them which are promising and are definitely going to be liked by even those who are Indian food loyalists. Most of the dishes are easy to prepare, and can be prepared in advance if you have guests to attend. It has a scope for preparing vegetarian dishes. Happy Cooking…………CHEERS About The Author: – Kanchan Kabra is a big name in Food & Nutrition, she endorses best quality food products, it enhances the image of the product and brand value. She provides strength to the concept and the product by proper positioning. She creates menus based on the books that she has published, which includes indian and international cuisine. If you need a winning menu, tastefully designed for health and wellness, and also to attract focussed groups and customers or if you are planning to set up a new restaurant, you can promote your restaurant with a high quality menu concept. We will show you how to get repeat diners with setting of personalised menus, seasonal menu changes, how to set up menus for group dining, and also points to consider in catering and takeout. The Author is qualified Nutritionist. “The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards” are considered the OSCARS for those who “Cook with words”. It is the Oscars in the World of Food and Wine, and this Supreme honour was bestowed to Kanchan Kabra for her work, “The Paneer Cook Book” When the then President of USA. Mr. Bill Clinton came to visit India, the onus of preparing the menu was given to her. In keeping with her splendid culinary skills and knowledge, she prepared a menu worthy of her revered guests and also of the delicious heritage of the reg

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Twitter Predicts Donald Trump’s Response To Meryl Streep’s Speech

Meryl Streep’s poised and headline-making takedown of President-elect Donald Trump had Twitter users wondering one thing Sunday night: Which 140 characters would the president-elect use when he responded?

Based on past performances, folks predicted everything from Trump’s response to the time he would probably tweet his message.

Though Trump had not yet shared his reaction on Twitter, the president-elect responded to Streep’s speech in a brief telephone interview with The New York Times early Monday, calling the acclaimed actor a “Hillary lover.” 

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By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD

Jan. 7, 2016 — A report on e-cigarettes released at the end of last year by the US Surgeon General’s office shows a number of risks related to the popular product — particularly regarding young people — that should make them a lot less popular, but likely won’t. The act of “vaping” is often thought of as a safer alternative to smoking, but that’s not necessarily the case. Here are the dangers and potential dangers people should be paying attention to related to e-cigarettes:

The Debate

E-cigs are at the center of one of the most contentious debates in public health. The availability and appeal of using e-cigs as an alternative to smoking cigarettes has been growing quickly over the years for both those who are new to smoking, as an introductory product, and to those who are trying to quit smoking, who see it as a more “healthful” way of trying to kick the smoking habit.

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However, e-cigs don’t solve the nicotine problem at all. Yes, e-cigs eliminate tar, and yes, e-cigs eliminate the tobacco — both dangerous elements to one’s health. And that’s definitely good. But what they do not eliminate is the critical element of nicotine. Nicotine is one of the most highly addictive substances on earth. It’s presented in a liquid and then vaporized form in an e-cig; you inhale through the e-cig, and as you inhale, the nicotine and other substances in the liquid are atomized and absorbed into your lungs. The nicotine in an e-cig is a lot more concentrated and potent.

New Users

For those who have never smoked and who are interested in the experience, e-cigs are an entry-level product that have been promoted and marketed as being safe. They’re not. They may be “safer” than cigarettes, but that’s only by degree.

While a new “vaper” isn’t exposed to the other substances of tar and tobacco such as are found in a normal cigarette, he or she is getting concentrated and more potent doses of nicotine. That’s not good. And we’re seeing younger and younger people trying these. Also not good. The e-cig “e-liquid,” which is what produces the vapor that users inhale and exhale, are marketed in an array of flavors that appeal to younger users — junior high and high school age kids — they’re available for order online, and you’re getting addicted right away to the habit of using nicotine. The flavors available boggle the imagination: bubble gum, banana, “Mother’s MIlk,” blueberry-lemon, banana cinnamon nutbread, pomegranate, strawberry — it goes on endlessly. These teenagers — and even younger children — are getting addicted early, which could lead to smoking, and e-cigs can easily become a gateway to trying and developing an addiction to more serious drugs. Addiction correlates to crime. People need to feed their habit, they break into homes to steal things to resell, they commit robberies on the streets, all to get money to feed their addiction. Ultimately they make some very poor choices and place themselves in very dangerous situations.

We may see less cancer as a result of e-cig use, because the tobacco and tar are gone. But we won’t be able to tell that for years or decades to come. Remember there are other chemicals mixed in with the nicotine in the solution that also could cause cancer down the road. The liquid that becomes vaporized in e-cigs, which you inhale and exhale in a cloud of vapor, contains not only nicotine but an array of other substances, such as propylene glycol, glycerine, flavorings and sometimes components like diacetyl, acetyl propionyl, benzaldehyde and the less-threatening sounding vanillin. We know that dactyl produces popcorn lung — a scarring of the tiny air sacs in the lungs resulting in the thickening and narrowing of the airways.

Quitting Smoking

If you’re trying to quit smoking, remember the key drug, nicotine, is still very much available through an e-cig and at much higher, concentrated doses. So while you will be eliminating the tar and tobacco of a cigarette, you’re amping up the accessibility of nicotine. That’s not exactly a great way to wean yourself from something harmful — to add more of it to your system.

We’re seeing a lot more nicotine toxicity. For example, little babies we see in the emergency room — sometimes they get a hold of a cigarette and they chew on it, which is usually not that harmful. But if they get a hold of an e-cigarette and ingest some of that liquid nicotine, which again is so concentrated in an e-cig form, we see nausea, vomiting seizures, paralysis — bad things.

Being that the nicotine is one of the most addictive substances, it’s not really helping you quit your addiction, it’s not the path to accomplishing that. And we’re seeing younger and younger people getting into it.

An Alternative to Smoking

There is a rising “connoisseur-ship” that’s evolved in the world of vaping in which vapers discuss vaping in the same way that wine aficionados discuss the nuances of whatever wine they are drinking. That’s great, but that doesn’t lessen the dangers outlined above.

Are vapers listening? Not really. In 2013, e-cigarette-related sales were $ 1.7 billion, which was double what they were in 2012. In 2015, those sales had risen to $ 2.9 billion. Many tobacco manufacturers also are in the e-cigarette game. More than 250 e-cig brands are on the market.

Perhaps this Surgeon General’s report will help refocus attention on the dangers of e-cigarettes and give people enough of a reason to take a pass at the growing trend of vaping.

For more about Dr. Sudip Bose, MD, please go to SudipBose.com and visit his nonprofit TheBattleContinues.org where 100% of donations go directly to injured veterans

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The new chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is a man who has placed himself squarely in opposition to the Native American-led movement to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

John Hoeven (R-N.D.) said in a statement Thursday he was “honored” to be serving as chairman and noted that he planned to make “economic growth” a priority. He announced his election in a joint statement with committee Vice Chairman Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.).

The committee’s purpose is to “study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate these difficulties,” its website states.

But Hoeven has condemned protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, a movement led by members of the Standing Rock Sioux and joined by other Native Americans and allies from across the country. Protesters say a leak would be catastrophic for the drinking water of the Standing Rock Sioux and others, and argue that the construction violates an 1851 treaty with the U.S. government.

In November, Hoeven characterized the protests as sometimes “violent” and called for President Barack Obama to approve the pipeline’s final easement and put an end to the demonstrations.

Of course, there are Native Americans, including some members of the Standing Rock Sioux, who do not agree with the protesters. But the fight against the pipeline is arguably the most prominent Native American-led social movement in recent history, and the protests have become emblematic of the fight for Native American rights.

Hoeven’s views on the issue are also at odds with Udall’s. After federal authorities announced a halt to the pipeline’s construction in December, Udall applauded the decision.

“Over the last seven months, thousands of people, including Indian nations from New Mexico and across North America, have demonstrated their deep concern about the lack of consultation by the federal government and the potential environmental hazard this pipeline poses for the water,” Udall said in a statement.

While many people celebrated the decision to halt construction as a major victory, it’s not totally clear what the future holds for the project, especially with incoming president-elect Donald Trump. Last month, Trump’s transition team said he supported the pipeline and would review options when he takes office.

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Steve Martin, Carrie Fisher, and the Male Response to Female Beauty

In response to the news that Carrie Fisher had died, Steve Martin shared on Facebook the vivid memory of the impact Ms. Fisher had had on him nearly forty years before (presumably when he’d seen her portraying Princess Leia in the first Star Wars movie).

“When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen,” Martin began.

As has been widely reported, Steve Martin’s tribute was publicly attacked by some as “sexist.” “Remember Carrie Fisher for her talent, her feminism, her commentary on mental health,” New York Magazine wrote, “– not for the way she looked.” A Twitter user’s comment captured the essence of these attacks: “”Seriously @SteveMartinToGo quit being such a jerk for thinking Carrie Fisher was beautiful and saying so on the occasion of her death.”

Although Steve Martin had his defenders, nonetheless, in the face of the attacks, he retreated and deleted his posting.

More needs to be said about how wrong-headed are those attacks.

Let me begin by acknowledging that women have much to complain about the manner in which men relate to them regarding their looks and their bodies. And they have much to complain about how men fail to relate to them– as full human beings worthy of respect. Particularly in the aftermath of an election to the presidency of a man we have heard boasting of sexually assaulting women, the injured feelings of women whose humanity has been denied and abused warrants acknowledgment and consideration.

So the following is not intended as a counter-attack on those women who, triggered perhaps by his rhapsodic comment about Carrie Fisher’s beauty, attacked Steve Martin. It is, rather, an attempt to clarify what there is in men’s response to womanly beauty that deserves to be honored, not condemned.

“Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen.” One can hear a fullness of heart in Steve Martin’s statement. He is recalling an experience of inspiration–a breathing in of spirit in response to something that touched him deeply, a pleasurable recollection of being moved by beauty.

I imagine most men can identify with that appreciation of womanly beauty. And it’s a good thing that we are that way. That response is deeply wired into our nature. It is a response that has for eons been life-serving, and life-enhancing.

The evolutionary process that has shaped us has seen to it that, by nature, we feel the feelings that help keep us alive and serve to pass our form of life forward into the future. It is good that the male human is moved, as Steve Martin was, by the perception of female beauty. That is no small part of how it has come to pass that there are people on this earth.

It has been well-established scientifically that what the human male finds beautiful in the human female is correlated with health, fertility, and advantageous genetic endowment. The perpetuation of life is vital business, and it is life-serving for us to appreciate what will help us continue our kind.

Appreciation of this sort connects with our fundamental being at a level way deeper than our liking someone’s “commentary on mental health.” That sort of thing can be real, but it is most unlikely to produce a memory that is still resonant forty years later.

Steve Martin was accused of responding to Carrie Fisher purely in physical terms. But I doubt that’s true at all. We humans do not just mate, we also form relationships as lovers. We are wired not just to produce offspring, but also to form families that can nurture our offspring through their prolonged period of dependency. Heart and soul are also involved, and when we see one another, we see more than just the purely physical.

Carrie Fisher was a woman of real spirit, and that quality of her being was entirely visible in her portrayal of the highly spirited character, Princess Leia. I would wager that when Steve Martin found Carrie Fisher beautiful, he was responding also to that spirit.

That was certainly the case the moment I first met my own beloved, April, more than thirty years ago. As she walked toward me on that afternoon in Rock Creek Park in Washington (on April 21, 1984), I saw her physical loveliness. (Not beauty-queen beautiful, but certainly pleasing to the eye even at that level.) But what captivated me immediately was a beauty that was both visible and at the level of the spirit.

Here’s how I put it two and a half years later, in the vow that I’d composed for our wedding. Describing her eyes as “like an open blue sky,” I said, “I saw in that first moment that your face is a clear window of your brave and beautiful soul.”

I continue to be moved by that beauty at moments that are, thankfully, not at all rare. Indeed, the moments that I’ve been most deeply moved by womanly beauty have been in recent years with April, who is now in her sixties. It is part of what I call “the sacred space of lovers.” And the experience of the heightening of my perception of such beauty illustrates the wisdom in the question asked by that old song: “Do I love you because you are beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you?”

The connections between the perception of beauty and the feeling of the open heart are complex. Steve Martin, I imagine, was not coming from any less-than-human “sexist” place in his perception of Carrie Fisher. I imagine that, back when he was a young man and he saw that beauty, had Steve Martin been given the opportunity to sit across the table from the young woman he had appreciated, he would have treated her as endearingly as he knew how to. If “sexism” implies some sort of lesser treatment, I doubt how he beheld Carrie Fisher would have been sexist in the least.

Men are supposed to appreciate women, and it all begins with first sight.

I am still moved also by the beauty I see in other women. Experiences of beauty – in general – are important to me. I am moved by the beauty of the music of Bach and Mozart. Moved, too, by the sight of the trees’ spring leaves emerging in the valley and ascending the slopes toward our house on the ridge. But nothing moves me more profoundly than womanly beauty, and the way movie stars are cast suggests that looking at such beauty is a pleasure that is pretty nigh universal.

I’m sure Steve Martin would affirm that his memory of seeing that “most beautiful creature” is a pleasurable one. Beholding womanly beauty is pleasurable for the men I know, and thus this response is life-enhancing as well as life-serving.

It does not diminish in the least that sacred space between April and me that I appreciate womanly beauty wherever I see it. As I see it, our being lovers is more than just a connection between her as a specific human woman and me as a specific human man. It is also a representation of that ancient reality of woman and man coming together in love, as lovers.

As Leonard Cohen put it in his song, “That’s No Way to Say Good-bye”:

Yes many loved before us
I know we are not new
In city and in forest
They smile like me and you

I love April not only for being her, but also for being the embodiment of Woman in my life. Did I not appreciate “woman,” I’d appreciate April the less.

That a man should respond to the beauty of woman is a sign of life’s flowering in him. Just as I would wish for every man to see in his beloved some substantial piece of the beauty that Steve Martin saw in Carrie Fisher, so would I wish for every man the capacity to see representatives of such beauty in the world around him.

The love of womanly beauty, and of the beautiful qualities that can be conveyed in that visible beauty, partakes of the sacred in the human realm.

Steve Martin’s recollection of Carrie Fisher’s beauty deserves to be celebrated, not silenced..

Andy Schmookler, who has spent the past dozen years warning about the destructive force that has been rising on the American right, will launch this spring a new series–not on the brokenness, but on a dimension of wholeness — with the title, “The Sacred Space of Lovers.”

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RBG Writes Personal Note To Girl Who Dressed Up As Her For Superhero Day

A few weeks ago, we met Michele, the 8-year-old girl who eschewed Marvel and DC to dress up as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her school’s Superhero Day. 

Now Michele has received a response from The Notorious RBG herself, and she couldn’t be happier.

Ginsburg’s assistant had reached out to the family shortly after their story went viral to let them know that RBG had seen the photo of Michele in her costume and to ask for their home address. 

The note from Ginsburg, which arrived last night, read, “Dear Michele: You look just like me! May you continue to thrive on reading and learning. Every good wish, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”

Michele’s mom, Krista Threefoot, told HuffPost that her daughter was “super duper excited!” to receive the note. “When I read it, I felt really happy because she said I looked just like her. It was really special because she wrote it by hand,” Michele told her mom.

Ginsburg also included a quote about the power of reading.  

Excited to show her teacher, Michele took the letter to school with her Friday, where her math teacher took time out of class to read the letter and teach a lesson about the Supreme Court. 

Michele may have even inspired a new trend ― now several of her classmates want to be “real” superheroes next year, including Bill Gates and Hillary Clinton. 

Despite being a little overwhelmed by all the attention, Mom says, “I would really to thank Justice Ginsburg for being such an inspiration to all of us, and for being so committed to fighting for equality. This wouldn’t have gone where it has if she weren’t such an admirable person. I also want to thank her for taking the time to make a little girl really, really happy.” 

 

The family plans to write a thank-you note to the justice this weekend. 

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These Gadgets Are Designed To Save Your Sleep

The rules about technology and sleep used to be so simple: Don’t mix them. 

Research has shown (fairly conclusively) that blue light from smartphones and other screens stops our bodies from producing melatonin, a hormone that helps us fall asleep. Other studies suggest that reading on a screen before bedtime makes you drowsier the next day, and that spending too much time using your smartphone anytime throughout the day may be harmful to sleep.

But this year’s Consumer Electronics Show of more than 3,800 companies showcasing new products suggests the rules on sleep and tech are getting more complicated. 

For the first time in the CES 50-year history, “sleep tech” is an exhibit category with dedicated space in the Las Vegas exhibition. The 2017 show’s agenda includes the panels, “Waking Up to the Sleep Tech Movement,” and, “Today’s High-Tech Nurseries.”

“It’s proven that sleep drastically impacts our overall health,” Allison Fried, director of global event technology for CES, told The Huffington Post.

True. Sleep deprivation comes with a list of short-term and long-term perils, from raising the chance of an accident and catching a cold to increasing the risk of obesity, heart disease and some cancers.

But how does technology go from being the sleep problem to the solution? Enter this year’s slate of sleep-tech gadgetry.

“From sleep trackers and silent alarms to bedroom lighting, white noise and even smart beds, sleep technologies are helping us take control of our nighttime routines and re-energizing our bodies,” Fried said.

Technology can help people sleep better by giving them more knowledge about their sleep habits, said Mick Farrell, CEO of ResMed, a medical device company that designs and manufactures products for patients with sleep apnea and other respiratory diseases.

“Unlike diet (where we know what we eat) and exercise (we know whether we did any), for sleep we have little ability to truly understand it,” Farrell told HuffPost. “That’s where technology comes in and can really change the game.”

ResMed is showcasing its new S+ non-contact sleep sensor at CES, which not only tracks your sleep, but also analyzes light, noise and temperature in your bedroom. Farrell is speaking on a sleep panel at the show about how technology is delivering real sleep solutions.

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“The key is having accurate information that can turn big data from sleep into actionable information so people can sleep better and live better,” Farrell said. 

The products featured at this year’s technology showcase promise to do that ― and more.

Meet the alarm clock that wakes you with the scent of buttered croissants.

Need help relaxing? Try NuCalm. The four-step “system” includes dietary supplements and a topical cream to help your body counteract adrenaline, microcurrent stimulation patches to facilitate the body’s relaxation response, noise-dampening headphones with software that syncs your brain waves to the pace of the lightest stages of sleep, and a light-blocking eye mask so you don’t get visually distracted.

Curious whether you toss and turn in your sleep? The Emfit QS Sleep Tracker gets conveniently installed under your mattress and claims it tracks heart rate, breathing rate, movement and how long you spend in REM, light sleep and deep sleep. You can check the results on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Sleep Number’s new 360 smart bed can pre-warm your side of the mattress before bedtime, slightly raises your side of the bed if you start to snore (before you disrupt your partner) and wakes you with its smart alarm during your lightest stage of sleep (within your desired wake-up window).

Other sleep-related gadgets on display include a smart light bulb that slowly filters out its blue light as bedtime approaches, a cooling pad that adjusts the temperature of your mattress, and an alarm clock that wakes you with the scent of your choice ― butter croissants, espresso or seaside (“a mix of sea spray, tiare flower and monoi”).

Products that can aid sleep aren’t confined to the sleep-tech category. Several sleep-related gadgets fall into other categories, such as “health and wellness” and “smart home/appliances.”  

Helpful or overkill?

But does the tech really help you sleep better? Maybe, but not necessarily, Rebecca Spencer, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at University of Massachusetts Amherst, told HuffPost.

“They are based on genuine science,” Spencer said. But people might do best to ask themselves if the products really improve their sleep, she added ― “Or can [they] do better within their own environment?”

Products that control temperature might help you if you’re too hot or too cold when you sleep, she said. “But why not better regulate your own room temperature using appropriate bedding?”

But why not better regulate your own room temperature using appropriate bedding?
Rebecca Spencer, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Spencer has studied brain function during sleep and has collaborated on research that evaluated the accuracy of sleep trackers like Fitbit and Misfit. (The studies found that most personal wearables are generally accurate in tracking time spent asleep versus time spent in bed, but fail to detect the different sleep stages, Spencer said.)

Still, there’s an upside to the sleep-tech movement, Spencer said.

“It draws attention to the importance of sleep,” she explained ― even when the trackers aren’t 100-percent accurate. “The person has nonetheless thought about their sleep and the quality of it.” 

It’s doubtful whether most people really need to buy a gadget to monitor their sleep stages, Spencer said. And if you think you have a clinical problem, a doctor should be involved for a diagnosis and treatment.

The bottom line: The sleep-tech movement may be upon us, but that doesn’t mean you need to join it to get your shuteye.

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Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.    

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Obama’s Anger Translator Helps The President Make His Farewell Address

Despite dealing with situations that would make most people blow a gasket, President Barack Obama has always been known for his cool and collected manner.

This mellow approach inspired Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to create Luther, the president’s anger translator, for their Comedy Central series “Key & Peele.” In Luther sketches, Peele would play Obama, imitating the president’s typical calm demeanor while Key “translated” those words into what he was actually thinking.

Now, with Donald Trump coming to the White House, Key and Peele decided to bring back Luther one last time for a special appearance on “The Daily Show.”

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3 Silicon Valley-Tested Tips For Introvert Networking

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com

In the Silicon Valley, many senior leaders are introverted—in fact, many more than in most other industries we’ve studied in our research of over 200 C-Suite Executives. There are some great lessons that we can learn about introverts from the Valley.

Rajeev Behera has worked in the Silicon Valley for the past seven years, running marketing teams in various start-ups. He now heads up Reflektive, a communication platform that enables employees to send and receive continual, real-time feedback. He provided me with three key tips for introverts to shine bright next to their louder, extroverted peers.

Focus on manager one-on-ones

One of the most important goals introverted employees need to keep in mind is to be intentional about having one-on-ones with their managers. Extroverts, as natural talkers, are comfortable discussing what they’re working on, what their goals are, and what progress they’ve made. Because they speak so freely, openly, and with such ease, peers and managers often hear of their progress and productivity at work. Extroverts’ more expressive nature can make silent introverts appear less productive.

What Behera suggests, then, is to play to one of the strengths of introverts—that of having deeper, more detailed conversations. People with quieter presences should intentionally converse daily with their managers, even for five minutes, to update them. Because introverts are not always talking, it’s important for them to set aside time to consciously inform and update their supervisors on their progress. This not only enables introverts to properly share their insights but also forms strong relationships. For introverts, it’s often easier to speak up one-on-one than in front of peers, so this tactic also gives them the opportunity to gain visibility in the eyes of their managers.

Behera put it well: “That’s probably the biggest key: letting them know how insightful you are and being very clear about what you’re doing in those one-on-ones, and making sure you develop that one-on-one relationship with your manager—outside of group meetings and team meetings.”

Focus on quality, not quantity

The next point Behera makes is similar to a point often made in the discussion about introverts and networking. Networking can be perceived as daunting and uncomfortable for many introverts. Rather than work a room the same way an extrovert would (speaking to many people for little time), introverts often speak to fewer people but have longer, more detailed conversations. Those conversations easily go beyond the superficial and can lead to relationships that last several years after the event, long beyond the more typical duration of a mere follow-up e-mail.

Within a company, the same tactic can be used to foster deeper relationships among employees. Once you reach a certain level at an organization, you have a tight-knit set of peers and co-workers; still, it’s often beneficial to maintain relationships with employees within various sectors of an organization.

The same way introverts would speak to fewer people at a networking event but sustain a deeper conversation, they could establish good relationships with employees across the company. This enables introverts to be known—not superficially by everyone at the company, but in-depth by quite a few.

Focus on synthesis

A final point is that it’s always helpful to be a second ear to your boss. Behera noticed the manifestation of this stemming from the one-on-one relationships he had with some of his employees. These employees would go off to their meetings or work in peer groups, listen intently to conversations, synthesize the information they’d heard, and report back to him in a thoughtful manner.

The ability to synthesize a lot of information is a key skill of introverts. Instead of talking a lot in meetings, they listen closely and share important takeaways from the meetings with their managers later on. The level of insight this skill provides is a great quality of introverts—one they should capitalize on.

Though introverts are quiet, they can shine just as brightly as their extroverted peers. Establishing one-on-one conversations with a manager, fostering deeper relationships with fewer employees across the company, and synthesizing information are all gateways for introverts to spotlight their talents and productive efforts.

Introverts deserve to be heard, and being quiet should not get in the way of that.  

Karl Moore, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management; Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University; and an Associate Fellow, Green Templeton College, Oxford University. He is doing a major research project on quiet leaders: Introverts in the Executive Suite. He is also an Associate of the Quiet Leadership Institute. Karl’s co-writer, Aya Schechner, is a recent McGill BCom grad who is working with Karl as a producer on his radio show, the CEO Series, until she begins law school in fall 2017.

 

More from Quiet Revolution:

How to Learn to Love Networking

LinkedIn and Networking: An Introvert’s Perfect Partnership

The Art of Quiet Networking

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Colin Powell Can Be Elected President of The United States on January 6

If you would like someone other than Donald Trump to be President of The United States, now is your chance to make that happen.

A few phone calls to a few Congresspersons and Senators before Congress votes at 1 pm Eastern on Friday, January 6 is all it might take.

How is this possible?

It’s actually quite straight-forward, according to a stunning and detailed report just released by a team of attorneys and researchers. According to this study, 50 Republican Electors in The Electoral College, by their failure to adhere to mandatory requirements in their own states, and thereby The United States Constitution, have just handed you that opportunity.

Here is the 1,000+ pages (see Summary below) of support for that conclusion ,https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=788otalK, a terrific story by Steven Rosenfeld on AlterNet, http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/least-50-trump-electors-were-illegitimately-seated-electoral-college-members, and the 3 simple facts:

1.  Donald Trump did not reach the required 270 Electoral Votes to become President of The United States



Despite having 304 Electors vote for him, an estimated 50 of these 304 Electors have, according to this exhaustive study, disqualified themselves, and their votes, by failing to meet the requirements of unforgiving and absolute State and Constitutional Law . . . as unforgiving as, say, the requirement, oft stated by Mr. Trump himself, that a President must be born in The United States and not Kenya.

2.  A bipartisan team of attorney and researchers combed through voting records, residency and other data on EVERY one of these 304 Electors and determined that 50 violated one or more of the following 3 mandatory requirements:

a) They were not living in or registered to vote in the Congressional Districts that they represented in The Electoral College, an absolute requirement.

b) They were already elected officials and, as such, violated the absolute requirement that they not serve in two elected capacities.

c) Votes for President and Vice-President were made on the same ballot, in direct violation of the law.

3.  Colin Powell can be elected President on January 6 if the following happens:



a) One of the 435 Members of The House of Representatives and One of the 100 Members of The Senate file a written objection to the legitimacy of the estimated 50 votes from the estimated 50 Electors who are not Constitutionally allowed to have cast such votes.

b) The House and The Senate discuss these objections and confirm that at least 35 of these questioned voters and votes are, indeed, illegitimate under the law, bringing the total Electoral Votes for Donald Trump BELOW the 270 vote threshold to be elected President.

c) As such, the full House of Representatives would then vote for their choice of the top 3 Electoral Vote getters:  Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell (who received 3 Electoral Votes as compared to 1 for John Kasich, 1 for Bernie Sanders, 1 for Ron Paul and 1 for Faith Spotted Eagle). Each state delegation gets 1 vote and the candidate – be it Trump, Clinton or Powell – who gets 26 of the 50 votes is our next President and Commander-in-Chief.

The Path to a 26 State Vote Victory In The House of Representatives for Colin Powell


If all 13 states with a Democratic majority of Congresspersons vote for Colin Powell (realizing it is futile to vote for Hillary) he is halfway there and only 13 of the remaining 37 Republican States would have to vote for General Powell for him to become The 45th President of The United States. 

One way for this to happen is if:

* The 3 states where there are almost as many Democrats as Republicans, Colorado (4-3), Arizona (5-4) and Wisconsin (5-3) have just one or two Republicans vote for Powell instead of Trump, and
* Maine, with 1 Republican and 1 Democrat, votes for Powell, and
* Utah, where Trump is not well loved, votes instead for Powell, and
* The one Congressperson delegations in Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming vote for General Powell, and
* Just 3 more out of the remaining 27 Republican states decide that America would be better off with the much loved and much respected General Colin Powell than Donald Trump.

Or any other combination of 13 of the 37 Republican states vote for this consensus Republican to bring America together.

What Can You Do to Elect Colin Powell (or Hillary Clinton) on Friday?

There’s only a day to do this but if you are interested, here’s what you can do:

1) Call 202 224 3121 (Capitol Operator) and tell your Congressperson and BOTH United States Senators that you want them to object to each of the 50 indicated Elector’s votes because they are Constitutionally illegitimate, and

2) That when the election is thrown into The House, you would like for your Congressperson to help bring the country together by voting for General Powell.

*Note: We know that many would like for Democrats and others to vote for the winner of the popular vote, Hillary Clinton, but there is zero chance that even one Republican Congressperson would vote for Hillary and therefore Democratic Congresspersons will elect Donald Trump unless all of them vote for Colin Powell.

This can be done . . . and after the utterly crazy, unprecedented and surprising nature of Election 2016 what a deliciously crazy, unprecedented and surprising ending this could be. 

Can you say, “President Colin Powell”?  I think the vast majority of America would consider those 3 words to be the best New Year’s present imaginable!

SUMMARY by The Legal Team

Here are the issues regarding the electoral college results that have come to our attention.

A number of attorneys, in researching other electoral college laws, identified what they saw as serious legal errors in the way the electoral college votes were taken.

Several states, in their state laws and constitutions, place clear limits on who can cast electoral college ballots. Some states, such as North Carolina, require that electoral college representatives (like congressional representatives) must come from a particular voting district. Under various state constitutions, there are prohibitions on certain office holders from cross swearing (taking two oaths and acting in two official positions). One challenge was brought in Ohio prior to the election to a dual office holder, and that elector Ohio State Representative Christina Hagan, stepped down. However, the tens of other dual office holders went ahead and cast electoral college votes in violation of their own state restrictions. 

At this point, it is incumbent on congress to certify whether votes have been “regularly given” and “lawfully certified” but the prohibition on dual office holding makes this certification impossible. See 3 U.S. Code § 15.

The link, above, includes the list of the states in which Trump took a state majority, and reviewers have identified 50 votes that cannot be certified.

On January 6th, when Congress meets, if one member of each chamber objects to any given vote, then each chamber will debate the issue, with a maximum time of two hours for debate per vote. If a sufficient number of votes are not certified (by both houses) and Trump does not reach the required 270, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President from a list of three of the highest vote getters, with each state getting one vote in the house (for President). Similarly, in the Senate, if there is no 270 majority for Vice President, then the senate chooses the vice president by a majority of the whole number of senators from the two highest vote getters.

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Gun Violence Is One Of The Least Researched Major Killers In The U.S., Study Finds

Despite being one of the leading causes of death in the United States, gun violence remains one of the country’s least studied and most underfunded public health crises, a study released Tuesday found. 

While gun violence kills more than 30,000 people in the U.S. every year, the study in the Journal of American Medical Association found, it’s the least researched major cause of death relative to the number of lives it claims.

Among the top 30 causes of death recorded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gun violence claims more lives than HIV, Parkinson’s disease, fires and 12 other public health crises, but is researched less than all of them, as plotted by the study authors in the graph below.

The study authors measured research by counting the number of studies published on each cause of death between 2004 and 2014, the most recent year for which CDC mortality statistics are available.

Funding for research on gun deaths, they also found, is the second lowest relative to its mortality rate, beating out all but deaths by falling:

If federal funding for research on causes of death matched their mortality rates, the researchers estimated, gun violence studies would receive about $ 1.4 billion over a decade. Instead, just $ 22 million in federal funding ― about 1.6 percent of the expected amount ― was spent on the subject in the decade surveyed. 

Similarly, the study found that just 4.5 percent of the expected volume of research on gun violence was met. 

The likely culprit of this disparity, the study authors point out, is a 1996 congressional appropriations bill mandating that “none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] may be used to advocate or promote gun control.”

It remains to be seen whether lawmakers stand a chance of changing this research stipulation with a Republican-controlled Congress under Donald Trump as president. While his nominee for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), has spoken out firmly against gun control, advocates for gun violence research hold out hope. 

“There are going to be demands on [Sessions] to protect police officers from getting shot. He’s going to have to show that he can protect minorities,” Dr. Mark Rosenberg, the former director of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Control and Prevention, told The Huffington Post last month. “The only way he can solve these really hard questions is through research.” 

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Piece co-authored with Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, MP, Minister of Health of South Africa. Originally posted in Mail & Guardian on December 19, 2016.

About 400-million people – one out of every 17 of the world’s citizens – lack access to essential health services. In addition, 150-million people worldwide face catastrophic health-care costs because of direct payments, while another 100-million are pushed into poverty. In other words, due to ongoing neglect to the health sector, millions of people are entrapped in the vicious cycle of poverty – poor health – and more poverty again.

We are convinced that universal health coverage, with strong primary care and essential financial protection, is the key to achieving the ambitious health targets of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and to avoiding impoverishment from exorbitant out-of-pocket health expenses. Strong health and disease surveillance systems halt epidemics that take lives, disrupt economies, and pose global health security threats.

Universal health coverage is an ambitious goal, but it is one that can create a healthier and more equitable world for all people. It means a child reaches adulthood, and adults lead healthier lives regardless of who they are and where they live.

Universal health coverage is achievable, by or even before 2030, through strong political will, innovative service delivery, and sustained financing. Ensuring universal health coverage must be the foundation for the SDGs, aimed at ending poverty and inequality by 2030. When people are healthy; their families, communities and countries thrive.

However, let’s be clear, reaching universal health coverage will require a paradigm shift in how we implement inclusive development. This means tackling inequities through a health-in-all policies approach that also addresses the social, economic and political determinants of health. Unique approaches will be needed to meet the unique needs of each country. We must share and learn from countries to address the needs of our most vulnerable citizens.

For instance, Ethiopia’s strong political will led to the creation of the Health Extension Programme. This programme enabled the health sector to expand access to health promotion, disease prevention, and primary care across the country through innovative service delivery. The programme is a good example, as individuals can access basic health services without any barrier: geographic, financial, or cultural. It is essential that everyone receive needed health services without financial hardship.

Another example is South Africa, which has a large network of health facilities, including a robust private sector. Often out of pocket costs for patients can be through the roof. Approximately 84% of the population relies on the public providers within the health sector, but it suffers from a lack of human and financial resources.

Efforts are under way to ensure universal health coverage by introducing a national health insurance plan, revitalizing the infrastructure across the health system, and accelerating efforts to address communicable diseases.

One of the lessons we learned in introducing the national health insurance plan for South Africa was how to announce such a plan. In our case, the plan was leaked before the initial government announcement. This created a challenge for the ministry of health, resulting in a reactive approach where we were defending universal health coverage as a position rather than promoting it.

After addressing that, next South Africa launched the National Development Plan, which invested in improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of care in the public sector and addressed the exorbitant costs in the private sector.

Benchmarking, exchanging, and scaling up these types of best practices are essential to achieve universal health coverage. Recent series from the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Bank, and IHP+ provide a useful foundation.

For example, the series documents Turkey’s successful financial reform for universal health coverage. In 2003, Turkey embarked on an ambitious health system reform to overcome major inequities in health outcomes and to protect all citizens against financial risk.

Within ten years, it had achieved universal health coverage and notable improvements in outcomes and equity. A key element that drove these results was Turkey’s acceptance that access to health services is a fundamental human right.

We can also learn from the country profile of Argentina and their leadership around Plan Nacer. The 2001 economic crisis was devastating to Argentina, forcing many citizens into poverty. The health system was overwhelmed and basic health indicators deteriorated.

The government of Argentina developed Plan Nacer to both reduce infant mortality and to improve the efficiency and quality of the public health system. Plan Nacer became a foundation to successfully introduce highly innovative results-based financing mechanisms at all levels.

We believe the WHO can and must continue to play an instrumental role with its partners to promote knowledge sharing across countries; and to strengthen core responsibilities, benchmark successful financial models, and enact policies that make universal health coverage possible. This includes supporting national health authorities’ efforts to strengthen their health workforce, service delivery and health information systems – and to enact policies aimed at ensuring health coverage, including mental health care, is equitable and affordable for all.

Through the International Health Partnership for universal health coverage 2030, the WHO should provide Member States with the tools, guidance, and support they need, on both the policy and service delivery fronts, to ensure universal and equitable access to basic health services. Lessons learned shared across countries will only drive progress.

Finally, slow progress in universal health coverage is not due to resource constraint but is rather due to lack of political commitment. Countries who have limited resources but strong political commitment have achieved universal health coverage.

Countries that have limited resources but strong political commitment have achieved universal health coverage. For example, Sri Lanka has had universal coverage for more than 75 years. They even cover cancer treatment, fully.

The WHO is the unifying force to focus all stakeholders on advancing universal health coverage and to ensure all people can access the health services they need without risk of impoverishment. A strong, effective WHO that is able to meet the emerging challenges of implementing quality universal health coverage will lead the world in the achievement of the SDGs.

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The Top 100 Healing Foods: 100 Foods to Relieve Common Ailments and Enhance Health and Vitality (The Top 100 Recipes Series)

The Top 100 Healing Foods: 100 Foods to Relieve Common Ailments and Enhance Health and Vitality (The Top 100 Recipes Series)

If you suffer from ailments such as eczema, asthma, migraines, high blood pressure, diabetes, or allergies; if you are plagued by stress and insomnia; if you feel depressed and tired all the time, or if you simply seek to boost your physical and mental health, nature’s wonder foods can provide the answers! With this portable handbook, you’ll discover that bananas and turkey can help you to sleep, flax seeds will help control your blood pressure, and ginger will treat the coughing and fever o

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In Pursuit of Garlic

In Pursuit of Garlic


Packed with fascinating facts, practical advice, recipes, and engaging personal stories, In Pursuit of Garlic is a paean to this spellbinding, versatile, and tasty little vegetable. For much of the past century, garlic has been dismissed by many as vulgar. Today it is undergoing a renaissance. Not only are more people cooking with it, but they are also growing it in their backyards. And scientists are increasingly interested in garlic’s antibiotic, antifungal, and anti-parasitic qualities, as well as its potential as a treatment for cancer. Bestselling author Liz Primeau’s love affair with garlic began when her teenaged boyfriend took her to an Italian restaurant. Now she leads us on a tour of garlic’s role in history, art, medicine, and science. She also discusses the many varieties of garlic – from Russian Red to Kettle River Giant – visits garlic fairs in search of France’s elusive L’ail Rose, and explores the issue of the ubiquitous Chinese garlic. Inviting us into her kitchen, she shares garlic-centred recipes, tips on growing your own, and the secret of the knife smack.”Primeau’s well-researched ode joins a growing category of single-ingredient books that explore humble staples. If these explorations sometimes read like spy thrillers, that’s because there’s a lot of lore to cover, especially for garlic.” – National Post”[In Pursuit of Garlic] is. packed with fascinating facts, practical advice on growing, curing and storage, recipes and personal stories telling the story of the vegetable that Primeau says has ‘made an appearance in the life of almost everyone who has ever lived.'” – Winnipeg Free Press”Incredibly well researched with a wealth of information on this magical plant and great recipes too, this book will certainly find a valued place in my culinary library.” – John Bishop

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Trevor Noah Exposes Vladimir Putin’s Sinister Actions Towards U.S. Diplomats

The U.S. recently announced it plans to deport 35 suspected Russian spies and sanction intelligence agencies it believes were involved in computer hacking during the 2016 presidential election.

Although Vladimir Putin claims he’s not going to retaliate by kicking U.S. diplomats out of Russia, the Russian leader is doing something much crueler.

“Telling someone they have to stay in Russia,” Trevor Noah said on Tuesday night’s “Daily Show.” “That is punishment!” 

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Can Parents’ Weight Hinder Toddlers’ Development?

Study links — but doesn’t prove — Moms’, Dads’ obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills
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6 Ways Tech Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Making a New Year’s resolution is the easy part. But keeping that New Year’s resolution? That can be a little more tricky. In fact, it’s often said that 80 percent of all New Year’s resolutions end in failure. But wait ― there’s hope! It is 2017 after all, and there’s a good chance that when it comes to making a change for the better, there’s an app (or tool, device, or gadget…) for that.

We partnered with Sleep Number to find out how to use tech to our advantage as we roll into the new year. Below, six offbeat tech tools to keep your resolutions on track in 2017.

1. Texts To Remind, Inspire And Motivate  

A little positive reinforcement can go a long way when it comes to sticking with a goal, and that’s where a text-messaging bot like Shine Text can help. Daily texts from Shine are meant to provide inspiration, confidence boosts and even personalized advice, which is why writer and speaker Maxie McCoy is a fan. “Text is a great medium for life-changing habits as we’re often overwhelmed with information, largely due to an inundation from social media, and text messages remain a sacred space,” McCoy says.

2. Tableware To Watch Your Waistline

For those who vow to make better choices when it comes to what they eat in 2017, there’s good news. Tableware that does nothing but collect and display foods and drinks are so old school. Instead, there’s now a plate that weighs and analyzes everything that’s on it; a bluetooth-enabled fork to measure meal speed; and a “smart” cup that lets you “hydrate intelligently,” according to its makers.

3. Virtual and Augmented Reality To Expand Your Mind

You’ve probably heard about virtual reality being used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or even phantom limb pain in amputees. You might also, like most of us, associate it solely with gaming. But VR technology, by no means, stops there. With your smartphone, and maybe even some earbuds and a cardboard headset, you can expand your mind in some fun, trippy, and healthy ways. Whether you aspire to make 2017 the year you start meditating or traveling the world, VR can be the tool that gets you there. VR apps provide an instantly intimate environment that can make you feel like you are transported. And sometimes that’s exactly what we all need to improve our health and wellbeing.

4. Blue-Light Blockers To Rest Easier

If “sleep better” is on your resolution list (and it probably should be since 30 percent of Americans are sleep deprived), ban blue light before bed. Studies show that light emitted from electronic devices and energy-efficient bulbs disrupt the body’s circadian rhythms and negatively affect sleep quality. If you can’t quit your evening screen habit cold turkey, you may want to try biological LED lamps and light bulbs, originally designed for astronauts. Alternately, you can cover your devices with blue-blocking filters, or install a backlight-altering app on your devices that will shift colors in your display to the warmer-end of the color spectrum.

5. Wearables To Look More Chic Than Geek

The future of fitness trackers is a fitness tracker that doesn’t, well, look like a fitness tracker. Jewelry designers and fashion houses are getting into the wearables game, so you can now dress in showstopping necklaces, designer bracelets, and lux-looking rings with semi-precious stones that would look right at home during fashion week. There are many choices available, which is why Sara Dimmick, owner of Physical Equilibrium in New York City, says to consult with fitness friends and trainers “to get recommendations on which ones might be a good fit.”

6. Apps To Do Everything, Ever

Because there is an app out there to help you do almost anything, it’s hard to find a New Year’s resolution that isn’t made a little easier with the help of technology. Autumn Calabrese is the creator of the 21 Day Fix and a celebrity trainer. “With all of the new technology, sticking to your health and fitness resolutions should be easier than ever,” says Calabrese. “Anytime you have something or someone helping keep you accountable and tracking your progress, you are more likely to stay on track.”

Just like diet and exercise, sleep is unique to each person and important for optimal health. Sleep Number® beds adjust on each side to your ideal level of firmness, comfort and support — your Sleep Number® setting. And when you add SleepIQ® technology, you’ll know what to adjust for your best possible sleep.

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