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Source: Common Domain

How to stand up to the disease that is probably killing you

13-Nov-2018

Not long ago, when I interviewed one of the leading experts on “sitting disease” — the buzzy catch phrase that’s been attached to physical inactivity for the past few years — he walked in place on his treadmill desk while we chatted by phone.

Prolonged sitting is linked to a host of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and cancer. Luckily, research shows that there are simple ways to combat chronic physical inactivity, but it requires consistent effort; your morning walk won’t help to counteract the effects of a full day of sitting.

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Source: The Guradian

'A pas de deux of sex and violence': a poet's guide to film noir

13-Nov-2018

I watched film noir before I knew it had a name, growing up with these black-and-white B-movies that appeared at odd hours on 70s television.

When I decided I would, I knew it had to be US cities, immediately after the war, when the American dream started to falter; that the soundtrack would be jazz, and that much of the tonal qualities would come from film noir. I watched about 500 films before writing The Long Take – listening for the idiom, watching the camera techniques, the editing, working out the geography of the city location shots – and it was these 10 movies that I kept returning to: the ones that, for me, capture the classic spirit and style of this brief but hugely influential cycle of films.

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Source: Fox News

Cancer-stricken boy gets dying wish to walk mom down aisle

13-Nov-2018

The 12-year-old boy who captured hearts across the nation with an early Christmas celebration had another meaningful wish come true last week when he helped walk his mom down the aisle at her wedding.

“He said, ‘Well Momma, I would like to walk you down the aisle before I die,’ and then I was like you know, we’re making it happen,” Taylore Woodard, Keith’s mom, told Fox 8.. Woodard described the wedding, which took place in their Stow, Ohio, home in a Nov. 9 post on the “Korageous Keith” Facebook page, calling it “the most bittersweet heartbreaking emotional day” of her life. “But my baby boy got to walk me down the aisle and we got to honor his final wish,” she wrote.

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Source: Fox News

University walks back ban on sports bras for female athletes

13-Nov-2018

Houshmand said a recent explanation of the verbal policy to new staffers at the university led to a post written on Thursday by Gina Capone at The Odyssey Online, where she blasted Rowan’s ban on female athletes wearing sports bras without a shirt.

Rowan University is relenting on sports bras, clarifying its established verbal policy on the garments after a student-athlete in New Jersey criticized the school’s policy that banned females from wearing them as shirts during games or practices.

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Source: CBS News

Second-grader inspires best friend to walk again after car accident

13-Nov-2018

Rush's mom, Tara Monday, told CBS News she was driving with her daughter and son when the devastating accident occurred in October.

The video of the boys' short walk down the hospital hallway together went viral, and their story is inspiring people across America, and their moms couldn't be prouder. But Quinton gave him the strength, and helped teach his friend how to walk again.

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Source: The Guradian

Democrats were once invisible in state politics. Those days are over

Wednesday 09:55 GMT

The lesson from 2018 should be clear: keep investing in all the states and in ongoing intensive organizing programs, so the map of possibility at every level once again expands.

True, Democrats only won back about 40 percent of what they lost in the Tea Party waves of 2010 and 2012; there’s plenty more ground to make up.

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Source: CBS News

Matt Whitaker walked away from taxpayer-subsidized housing project in 2016: AP

Thursday 14:30 GMT

DES MOINES, Iowa— While in private business, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker walked away from a taxpayer-subsidized apartment-rehabilitation project in Iowa after years of cost overruns, delays and other problems, public records show.

The city of Des Moines ultimately yanked an affordable housing loan that Whitaker's company had been awarded, and another lender began foreclosure proceedings after Whitaker defaulted on a separate loan for nearly $700,000.

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Source: Global News

Mike Armstrong: How I walked in my great-grandfather’s footsteps this Remembrance Day

Thursday 21:51 GMT

Mike Armstrong visits the peaceful forest where the First World War ended. Imagine if I could tell that story to my great-grandfather, Duncan Ferguson, as he was sitting in a trench in 1917.

Each time, I find myself opening the massive front door and thinking about how my great-grandfather walked through the same spot before me.

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Source: Global News

Mike Armstrong: How I walked in my great-grandfather’s footsteps this Remembrance Day

Thursday 21:51 GMT

Mike Armstrong visits the peaceful forest where the First World War ended. Imagine if I could tell that story to my great-grandfather, Duncan Ferguson, as he was sitting in a trench in 1917.

Each time, I find myself opening the massive front door and thinking about how my great-grandfather walked through the same spot before me.

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Source: CBS News

Holiday shopping: The curse of coupons and sales

Friday 11:46 GMT

A survey of more than 1,000 consumers found that less than one-third who didn't bother with coupons overspent, but more than 40 percent who did use coupons spent more than they planned on holiday shopping, according to Elevate's Center for the New Middle Class, which sponsored the study.

Consumers who said they waited for sales promotions to control their holiday spending were 50 percent more likely to say they overspent than those who didn't.

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Source: ABC News

Florida law on matching ballot signatures being applied unconstitutionally: Judge

Friday 14:30 GMT

In the latest legal twist in the Florida vote-counting controversy, a federal judge has ruled that the state's laws requiring signatures on ballots to match those on file are being applied unconstitutionally.

Before that deadline, however, court action is expected sometime in the morning on Nelson's lawsuit in federal court seeking to nullify all deadlines and give counties as much time to count votes as is needed, which, if ruled in Nelson's favor, would erase the need for counties to hit the 3 p.m. deadline.

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Source: Global News

Judge calls Florida a ‘laughing stock’ for election recount failures

Friday 16:21 GMT

A federal judge slammed Florida on Thursday for repeatedly failing to anticipate election problems, and said the state law on recounts appears to violate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that decided the presidency in 2000.

The county’s Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said the machines underwent maintenance right before the election, but “I don’t think they were designed to work 24/7.”

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Source: Reuters

'Get out': some Mexico border residents reject migrant arrivals

Friday 18:11 GMT

Demonized by U.S. President Donald Trump and exhausted after a harrowing journey, members of Central American migrant caravans now face a new threat: open hostility from some Mexicans on the U.S. border.

A small group of residents of an upscale neighborhood in the Mexican border of Tijuana confronted caravan migrants late on Wednesday, throwing stones and telling them to go back to their home countries.

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Source: CBS News

Whitaker told Sen. Graham that Mueller probe to go on, AP source says

Saturday 11:46 GMT

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

The meeting with Graham and Whitaker comes as a bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation to protect Mueller's job. The senators are concerned about Whitaker's past criticism of the Mueller probe, which is looking at Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties to President Donald Trump's campaign.

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Source: Fox News

Kemba Walker scores 60, but Hornets lose to Sixers in OT

Monday 08:04 GMT

Butler, in his third game with his new team, drained a 3-pointer as time expired in overtime and Philadelphia overcame an NBA season-high 60 points from Kemba Walker to beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-119 on Saturday night.

Walker held up his palms and shrugged his shoulders after the ball went in, similar to that famous gesture by Hornets owner Michael Jordan many years ago with the Bulls. This time he was making everything, including banking in a 3-pointer to give the Hornets the lead with 44 seconds left in regulation after they had trailed by 17 earlier in the game.


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