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White Supremacist Allegedly Plotting Dylann Roof-Style Attack Nabbed In FBI Sting

A 29-year-old white supremacist from South Carolina allegedly plotting an attack inspired by Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was arrested by federal agents in an FBI sting this week.

His plan ran into some other logistical problems along the way: his mother wouldn’t let him use her cellphone, and he had to borrow money from his grandfather to buy a weapon from the undercover FBI agent he thought was a member of the Aryan Nations.

The FBI on Wednesday arrested Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell of Conway, South Carolina, in the parking lot of a Hampton Inn in Myrtle Beach after he purchased a disabled Glock and hollow point ammunition from an undercover federal agent for $ 109.

As of Thursday, McDowell has been charged with possessing a firearm as a felon. The Horry County Police Department told the FBI that McDowell had “established White Supremacy Extremist connections while serving prison sentences in South Carolina for various criminal offenses,” according to an affidavit from FBI Special Agent Grant Lowe that was filed in federal court.

McDowell, who has several white supremacist tattoos, reportedly floated the idea of attacking the Temple Emanu-El in Myrtle Beach in a message sent on Facebook the day after Christmas. Later, on Jan. 5, McDowell made a lengthy post on Facebook filled with errors and vulgarities ― some of which appear below ― that may have brought him to the attention of authorities.

In the largely incoherent post, McDowell complained about white supremacists who only have tattoos but “don’t give a fuck about their white race” and only want to “stay loaded on drugs” he believed were brought in by “the Jews.” He complained about “white people running their fucking mouth not doing nothing” and didn’t have “the heart to fight for Yahweh like dylann roof did.”

The post references Roof, the self-proclaimed white supremacist who massacred nine black people attending Bible study at a Charleston, South Carolina, church in 2015. Roof was sentenced to death in January.

Shortly after that post, it appears the FBI began the sting that eventually nabbed McDowell. McDowell met the undercover FBI agent on Jan. 12, when the agent was posing as a white supremacist who “handled problems for the Aryan Nations,” according to the FBI affidavit. McDowell brought marijuana with him to the meeting, but the undercover agent asked him not to smoke it. The agent told McDowell that he had to make sure that their connection stayed secret, and that whatever McDowell planned to do “doesn’t come back to me.”

McDowell “voiced apparent frustration with other white supremacists, stating that screaming ‘white power’ was not getting the job done,” according to the FBI.

“I got the heart to do that shit, but I don’t have the good training,” McDowell allegedly told the undercover agent. “I seen what Dylann Roof did and in my heart I reckon I got a little bit of hatred and I … I want to do that shit. Like, I got desire … not for nobody else … it just … I want something where I can say, ‘I fucking did that’ … me personally.”

“If I could do something on a fucking big scale and write on the fucking building or whatever, ‘In the spirit of Dylann Roof,’” McDowell allegedly said. At that point, McDowell had not settled on a target for his attack.

McDowell once again praised Roof in a barely discernible Facebook post on Jan. 25, according to the FBI. “I wish the day we all get off Facebook and white Warriors like we was born to be like Dylan roof but we gotta do it in a smart [way],” the post read. 

On Feb. 11, McDowell used his mother’s landline to tell the undercover FBI agent that he’d run out of minutes on his cellphone plan and that his mother would not let him use her cellphone. He wanted to meet up in person, and they agreed to meet on Feb. 15. The plan was that the undercover FBI agent would take McDowell to his grandfather’s house to borrow money to purchase the weapon and ammunition.

McDowell was arrested in the Hampton Inn parking lot soon after the purchase was completed. 

McDowell has a lengthy criminal past, according to WMBF, with at least seven arrests in South Carolina since 2007, including for violent second-degree burglary, larceny and third-degree assault and battery.

Federal court records indicate that a federal public defender was appointed to represent McDowell on Thursday. He was being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, the jail in Horry County, according to WMBF.

President Donald Trump’s administration has downplayed the dangers of far-right extremism in the United States, instead talking almost solely about terrorism motivated by “Islamic extremism.”

But a 2015 Department of Homeland Security report stated some federal and local authorities viewed domestic, far-right extremism as a threat equal to or greater than that of Islamic terror groups, CNN reported at the time.

Recent high-profile far-right terror attacks have included the Charleston massacre and a 2015 shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood that left three people dead and nine injured. Numerous other plots have been disrupted by law enforcement. And in the wake of Trump’s rise to power, anti-Muslim hate groups have tripled in number and Jewish community centers across the U.S. have seen a major spike in bomb threats.

Even so, Reuters reported this month that Trump is considering radically narrowing the federal “Countering Violent Extremism” program to focus only on Islamic extremism. The name of the program would be changed to “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,” and it would cease to target white supremacists or any other potential terrorists with no ties with Islam.

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Author Of The Shack Shares Five Tips For Dealing With Grief

What words of wisdom do you have for people who are going through grief or hardship? originally appeared on Quorathe place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world..

Answer by Wm Paul Young, Author of New York Times Best Seller, The Shack, on Quora:

What words of wisdom do you have for people who are going through grief or hardship? Thank you for the tenderness of this question. Here are a few, I hope helpful thoughts.

First, you are not alone, even though every one puts their best face forward on social media and even in human interactions, everyone knows about loss. There is a huge benefit in the element of faith, in a God who is good all the time and present to my losses.

Second, simplify. We get overwhelmed by the complexity of our losses, all the questions, and are tempted to start ‘future tripping’ – imagining a future that is dominated by loss and things never change. It is not real but seems real to us. Simplify and reduce the world to only today and stay inside the grace of this one day. Tomorrow you will get grace for whatever it actually holds and not what you have imagined.

Third, let people in. We are not designed to try and make our way alone through loss. Healing comes through community and relationship.

Fourth, be willing to let the loss go. This is a cost that some are not willing to pay. The loss becomes an identity and sometimes a prison that we begin to call a sanctuary.

Fifth, but (in light of the last suggestion), grieve and lament well. Throw the apples against the barn door with all your might and scream. Don’t suppress the presence of the wounds of loss. The way out is in and through.

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Are You Trump’s Doctor? Then Don’t Comment On His Mental Health

This week, more than 30 mental health professionals released a statement as a letter to the editor at The New York Times, expressing their concern over President Donald Trump’s “emotional instability.”

The psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers who signed the statement outlined issues with Trump’s demonstrated lack of tolerance, empathy and anger control.

“Individuals with these traits distort reality to suit their psychological state, attacking facts and those who convey them (journalists, scientists),” they wrote. “We believe that the grave emotional instability indicated by Mr. Trump’s speech and actions makes him incapable of serving safely as president.”

The authors, who did not immediately return a request for comment from The Huffington Post, noted their statement breaks the Goldwater Rule, an ethical guideline that advises clinicians not to comment in the media on the psychological wellbeing of someone who is not their patient. The American Psychiatric Association specifically warned experts about deviating from the rule during the 2016 election.

The group wrote that it was important to break their silence regardless of the rule. Other experts aren’t so sure.

“I think this effort to psychologize Trump is both inappropriate and pointless,” Arthur Caplan, the founding director of New York University’s division of medical ethics, told HuffPost. He also noted that speculation on a public figure’s mental health may be interpreted more as politics than professional practice.

“Doing this kind of observation from a distance is poor medicine,” he said. “No one [who signed the letter] likely has interviewed him, no one has a history or knows what medication he might be taking. Diagnosing someone from an armchair or a tweet is just not consistent with what doctors should do.”

I think this effort to psychologize Trump is both inappropriate and pointless.
Arthur Caplan, the founding director of New York University’s Division of Medical Ethics

Mental illness doesn’t release a person from responsibility

Here’s the thing this letter fails to address: A person can exhibit morally questionable behavior or poor leadership without having a mental health issue. The two are not mutually exclusive.

“Society tends to psychologize away moral and ethical responsibility,” Caplan said. “When it comes to Trump, he’s doing exactly what he said he’d do in the campaign. If you blame this on a mental illness of some sort, then you’re trivializing what’s really going on.”

And, as psychiatrist Allen Frances pointed out in a series of tweets last month, speculation on Trump’s mental health can be consequential when it comes to stigma. Frances, who helped create the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a standard classification of mental health conditions also known as the DSM-5, said the commentary gives the wrong message about mental illness:

Research shows negative stereotypes about mental illness can prevent people from seeking professional treatment, treatment that helps the majority of people with mental health issues live productive and successful lives.

“This messaging isn’t fair to people with mental health conditions,” Caplan said. “Just like you can be a CEO or hold high office with a physical illness, who’s to say you can’t do it with a mental illness?”

What medical professionals can do in the Trump era

More immediately, Caplan recommends that medical professionals use public platforms to offer self-care suggestions to the many Americans feeling unprecedented levels of stress.

“More support is needed,” he said. “There needs to be messaging on how to talk about these issues and help offer support for people who might be affected by these circumstances.”

Behind the scenes, they could offer support to the new legislative effort to require a psychiatrist in the White House for current and future administrations. If the law passes, this specific health professional would be privy to the actual mental health status of the person serving office. (Of course, if the elected official had their own physician beforehand they would have that information, too.)

In the meantime, let’s leave the public diagnoses to a person’s actual doctor.

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Lumenon 3 Compartment Reusable Food Storage Meal Containers with Lids, Microwave and Dishwasher Safe, Bento Lunch Box, Stackable, Set of 10 1000ml

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GOP Governors Privately Urging Congress To Reconsider Full Obamacare Repeal

As congressional Republicans move forward on plans to quickly repeal and ― less-quickly ― replace President Barack Obama’s health care law, a wide variety of industry and political influencers are trying to slow their progress. Among the most persuasive may be a set of Republican governors who are fearful about losing the substantial health and monetary benefits from the law that their states currently enjoy.

On Friday morning, Politico reported on five such GOP governors who have been publicly calling on lawmakers to consider keeping the portion of the Affordable Care Act that supports the expansion of Medicaid in states that choose to.

Behind the scenes, these same governors are also working to persuade lawmakers from their states and those who have purview over the repeal and replace strategy that it would be wise to keep some portion of the federal matching funds for states that have pursued Medicaid expansion.

Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), for one, is set to meet with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) as well as other committee members next week to discuss his concerns about full repeal, a source close to Kasich confirmed. Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.), meanwhile, has been in talks with members of Michigan’s delegation as well as President-elect Donald Trump’s transition staff about maintaining his state’s Medicaid expansion program.

“He also has been open to discussing with them other ideas they may have regarding changes to the ACA,” Snyder spokesman Ari Adler said. “Too often, it seems that the ACA gets reported on as an all-or-nothing package, but there are many separate components that exist. In Michigan’s case, we took the idea of Medicaid expansion, made it our own, improved it and made it work better. But, as you know, everything is up for discussion and the Governor is happy to have those discussions.”

Kasich and Snyder aren’t the only Republican governors who run states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Nor are they the only ones who have warned about the potential losses in coverage or budgetary holes that might come if the law is repealed. Gov. Charlie Baker (R-Mass.), Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) and Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.) have offered similar concerns. And Democratic governors from Medicaid-expansion states have also been in touch with their congressional delegations in hopes of convincing them to pump the brakes on ACA repeal.

Gov. Tom Wolf (D-Penn.) told The Huffington Post that he’s sent individualized letters to each member of the delegation detailing the consequences for their districts and state of taking Obamacare off the books: chief among them being 700,000 Pennsylvanians potentially losing their coverage, community hospitals facing a massive financial crunch and a drop in services for those dealing with substance abuse. For the past few weeks, Wolf has also barnstormed the state, meeting with health care officials and constituents dependent on the law, to discuss what a post-Obamacare landscape would look like. It is those conversations ― and the subsequent ability to convey the real-world impact of repeal ― he said, that made him and other governors effective advocates for trying to keep parts (if not all) of Obamacare in place.

“I think all they [Kasich and Snyder] are doing is what a good lobbyist is supposed to do which is explain the facts,” Wolf said. “We are telling our delegations, ‘Here are the facts. This is what is going to happen. Are you willing to face those consequences if you do this?’”

So far, Republican lawmakers appear to be willing to face those consequences. As HuffPost’s Matt Fuller reported, the House appears poised to have a majority of lawmakers supporting wiping Obamacare off the books. The dynamics in the Senate are less certain, since all Democrats need to do (assuming they vote uniformly) is convince three Republicans to cross the aisle. But with Trump now fully embracing repeal, lawmakers on the Hill feel additional pressure to place their focus on the replacement instead.

Should it get to that point, there is a possibility that some of the Medicaid expansion may be restored, albeit in a reduced size and scope (think: coverage for those up to 80 or 100 percent of the poverty line, rather than 133.). But while that might attract Democratic votes, it wouldn’t be a simple legislative gambit. Lawmakers would need to find a way to pay for it. And keeping items like the reductions in Medicare spending and some of the Affordable Care Act’s tax hikes would prove to be far less politically popular.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

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American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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Four Uncommon Ways to Clear Your Mind and Make Big Decisions

What are some tips for battling decision-fatigue? originally appeared on Quorathe knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Jenny Blake, Author of PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One, on Quora.

Decision-fatigue refers to the phenomenon that, like willpower, our ability to make decisions throughout the day diminishes without proper recharging. When mid-Pivot and asking life’s biggest questions, we are often overwhelmed by smaller decisions and things that might not have registered on our radar in the past. Or conversely, we’re so bogged down by small day-to-day decisions that we don’t have the space to ask bigger Pivot questions about what we really want and what next steps would resonate most.

To refresh your mind, I recommend the following:

  • Don’t ask the same giant questions every day (ie: Should I quit my job?). Give yourself a period of time where you don’t have to decide at all, perhaps while you’re researching options. Revisit the decision at specific intervals of your choosing, but not on a daily monkey-mind basis.
  • Create routines for as much as you can in your life – morning routines, scheduling exercise for the same recurring days/times, evening wind down rituals. What recharges you? The more you can create routines around these things, the less you will find yourself debating what to do when throughout the day (gobbling up precious mental bandwidth).
  • Write your questions down.
  • Go with your gut! We actually do know the answer to more than we think – on decisions large and small. If you find yourself debating unproductively, ask: what does my gut say?

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If We’re Going To Change The World, Living Off The Grid Isn’t Enough

When author Mark Sundeen set out to write his latest book, he thought he would be telling a story of Americans living off the grid, eschewing conveniences like electricity and cellphones for “the simple life.”

But it wasn’t long before Sundeen began to question his premise. Decamping to the countryside and living off the land, he suspected, was neither as straightforward nor as revolutionary as Americans daydreaming of tiny houses, solar panels and vegetable gardens might think. Rather than looking for people avoiding the institutions they abhorred, he decided to seek people actively working to create new norms.

That pivot led Sundeen to the three families at the heart of The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America, published this week. The families, living in Victor, Montana; La Plata, Missouri; and Detroit, share visions of an American dream stripped of most luxuries. And instead of just talking about it, they’re actually doing it.

The author shows the triumph and struggle in the families’ quests. But above all, their stories display tenacity and perseverance that is, at times, hard to imagine in the face of great challenges and sacrifices. 

The Huffington Post recently spoke with Sundeen about his work, and why — in today’s world — its message of grit is perhaps more timely than ever.

What inspired you to go about writing this book — to find these people who have turned to living off the land and off the grid?

Basically, the book is about families with children who are living in ethical dissent to the economy and the government, and doing so in a way that they don’t lose their mind or soul. In fact, they find joy in what they do. I guess the joy part of it is important because if you look at the problems we face as a society — from war to racism to species extinction — you tend to feel so helpless. Part of the reason you feel so helpless is because we feel entirely dependent on the industries that are destroying us.

We hate the banks, we hate Wall Street, but we’re the bank’s customers. We have mortgages, credit cards and bank accounts that enrich the banks.  We hate Big Ag and GMOs and soil depletion, but unless we’re growing our own food, it’s pretty hard to extract yourself from that system. And we might hate the oil companies and global warming, but everything we touch in our society is either made of or delivered by oil. So how do we go from there without being completely depressed? The people I was after were not those who just dropped out, but those who were trying to invent innovative systems to replace those.

How did you find these people who are innovating?

Once I met all three of the families, I knew they were the ones who told the stories I wanted to tell, and in most cases were telling a story I hadn’t even heard of yet. Ironically, I found the couple in Missouri that didn’t use the internet or any electricity or cellphones after posting a note on Facebook looking for people living off the grid with children. Through a series of contacts and connections, I was given their landline phone number and I called them up. The Montana family was easiest to find because they were friends of friends and I was living in Missoula at the time.

I found the Detroit family as I started to meet and interview people you might call “preppers” living in rural America. They were largely white and privileged, and they were sort of preparing for the collapse. But I started to think the collapse has already arrived in places like New Orleans and Detroit, and the people who suffer are not white, middle-class, educated preppers. They are largely poor people of color.

How is what these families are doing different from off-grid living?

When I got started, I thought the book would be about people living off the grid, which turned out to be the least interesting thing about them. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, off the grid meant living in dissent with the global economy. Today, you can be off the grid in a solar-powered house and, like, trading stocks on the internet. I realized that being off the grid was not a big deal in terms of transforming society.

America has this ethos that you can have whatever you want and live the dream, but these people say, “No, you can’t have it all.” And by deliberately choosing not to have it, they might be more rich in a non-material way.

So much of the book centers around food. You spent a lot of time with these families and shared a number of meals. Did you have a favorite one?

The first meal that pops to mind is one I had with the Possibility Alliance [in Missouri]. Every Friday, Ethan [Hughes] would have a big feast and he cooks this amazing spread with roasted peppers and fresh greens. What was memorable about it was that they had fresh beef from their neighbor, and since they don’t have refrigeration, the only way they could get beef is if their neighbor kills a cow and walks over across the street and asks if they want some beef.

It was a truly local meal in every sense because these people don’t have chocolate and coffee and condiments. There were just some Concord grapes off the vine and some berries and then dessert with fresh cream that had just been pulled from the cows and sweetened with honey.

I think the sort of food movement has become mixed up as a luxury item, as something that fancy people do because they have snooty taste. But of course, it’s actually the opposite. It’s not about consumption, it’s about production. And that was evidenced by this meal, where everything had come from either their land or their neighbors’ land.

Speaking of the food movement, the families you interviewed all had a complex relationship with it. Why do you think that is?

The local food movement began as a sort of changing of the means of production, of using appropriate technology. Now, it’s transformed into this elitist sort of consumption. It’s like you want to eat whatever fresh garlic scapes, organic kohlrabi or whatever exotic vegetables you can find. In some ways, it’s become its own enemy.

As Luci [Brieger] mentioned [in the book], if you’re buying organic grapes flown in from Peru in the middle of winter, you’ve missed the entire point. It’s true you’re not eating any pesticides, but you’re causing this plane to fly grapes from South America. It’s insane.

I was also fascinated that Greg and Olivia [Willerer] refused to deal with Whole Foods, which so many people saw coming to Detroit as a huge victory because fresh, organic, healthy food had arrived in a food desert. But to them, it was just a corporation sucking money out of Detroit and putting it into shareholder pockets.

The current political climate seems to provide a particularly interesting backdrop to this idea of creating alternative ways of living. Obviously, you couldn’t quite anticipate that.

I definitely had no idea when I was writing this that Donald Trump would be president and, sadly, this book has become much more relevant now. Writing this during the Obama age, I thought a fair criticism of these people would be that they’re like Chicken Little, thinking the world is so terrible that we have to create a new one. But I think millions more of people are suddenly saying we live in a corrupt petrostate in which our government is taking an active role in destroying our world, so how can we fight it, resist it and stop it? It seemed very prophetic to me.

What do you hope people will take away from reading this book?

I hope the book is totally inspiring to people, though I don’t think many people who read this will follow the path these people did. They didn’t just one day decide to do this, they spent 10, 15, 30 years gradually getting to where they are now. To farm on vacant lots in Detroit, these people have to love it. 

This is their dream, and they have the courage, the willpower and the strength to do it. I’m not totally sure that what they’re doing is replicable on a large scale, but in these times where we feel so powerless and we can’t even make basic, free-will decisions to live ethical and meaningful lives, I’m inspired by the people who have the courage to pursue these dreams that seem nuts to everyone else. Watching them might inspire other people to at least say, hey, I might not be able to live without electricity, but I might get out of debt or stop using so much oil and gas.

This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

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Folge 5. SINGLE IN SIZILIEN: Frisch getrennt und wild entschlossen, vorerst Single zu bleiben, macht Mia sich auf den Weg nach Sizilien, um für ihr Buch zu recherchieren. Aber werden der Charme ihres Fremdenführers und die Köstlichkeiten der sizilianischen Küche ihren Appetit auf Liebe und Romantik vielleicht doch wieder wecken? Mias Reiseroute: Beirut – London- Palermo – ein Anwesen zwischen Trapani und Marsala; Mit Rezepten zum Nachkochen und GenieBen, in dieser Folge: Noors Hummus – Mias “Kibbeh Kofta”. “Miss Nimmersatt” ist der Name von Mia Maxwells Food-Blog und einer Serie über die Jagd nach den besten Rezepten auf der ganzen Welt, verfeinert mit einer guten Prise Liebe. Mia Maxwell liebt Essen! Ob liebliche Lavendelwolken- oder würzige Kürbis-Cupcakes, Röstfisch mit Meerfenchel nach Cornwall-Art, vietnamesische Nudelsuppen mit Chili und Koriander, sizilianische Pasta alla Norma, libanesisches Hummus mit grasgrünem Olivenöl oder bodenständiges Londoner Pub-Essen, sie liebt es so sehr, dass sie es zu ihrem Beruf gemacht hat. Und auf den ersten Blick ist alles perfekt gelaufen. Zusammen mit ihrer besten Freundin Lizzie, die ein Café betreibt, wohnt sie im trendigen Ostlondon. Tagsüber widmet Mia sich ihrer eigenen Food-PR-Firma, und abends schreibt sie den Food-Blog “Miss Nimmersatt”, der immer mehr Leser anzieht. Inspiration für ihren Blog bekommt sie auf den zahlreichen Reisen um die ganze Welt, die sie mit ihrem Freund Paul, einem Banker, unternimmt. Doch Mias Hunger (auf gutes Essen, Liebe und auf das Leben) ist trotzdem nicht gestillt, und als sie nach Cornwall fährt, um ein Food-Festival zu organisieren, ahnt sie nicht, dass ihr ganzes Leben auf den Kopf gestellt werden wird. Für Fans von “Chocolat”, “Julie & Julia” und “Eat Pray Love”. Emma Hamilton ist das Pseudonym einer englischsprachigen Journalistin und Schriftstellerin. Sie hat als Produzentin und Reporterin für das BBC und die Deutsche Welle gearbeitet und für verschiedene Magazine und Zeitungen ge

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WASHINGTON ― House Republicans resurrected a decades-old provision in their new rules package that allows lawmakers to lower the salary or eliminate the job of individual federal employees.

Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, championed the arcane provision, called the Holman Rule for the Indiana congressman who created it in 1876, as a tool to allow lawmakers to make targeted spending reductions or eliminate positions they deem unnecessary. In an interview with The Washington Post, Griffith said he would like members to use the Holman Rule like a sniper rifle instead of like a shotgun.

Democratic lawmakers representing districts in the Capitol region, where many federal employees work, said in a statement that the rule would “undermine civil service employee protections by stripping away necessary safeguards.” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) called the measure “the Armageddon Rule,” and said it’s “a backdoor way for Republicans to dismantle the federal workforce.”

Democrats also said they feared the rule gives Republicans the tools to root out individual federal workers who hold views or perform work that is not favored by the incoming administration. President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team reportedly asked for the names of individual Department of Energy employees who worked on the Paris climate accord.

“The Republican Rules package provides them with the surgical tools necessary to reach into the inner workings of the federal government and cut away each part and employee that runs afoul of their ideological agenda,” Connolly said in a statement. “This, coupled with the President-elect’s proposed federal hiring freeze and the nomination of individuals to head agencies they openly oppose, could be devastating to the critical mission of the federal government.”

Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) called the rule “political theatre.”

“With the inclusion of the Holman Rule in the House rules package, House Republicans have made it clear that they plan to continue their assault on our nation’s civil servants and to subject hardworking federal employees to the ideological and political whims of Congress,” Sarbanes said in a statement.

Congress has always held the power to appropriate or cut funds for executive-branch agencies. What makes the Holman Rule unique is that it allows individual members of Congress to cut the salaries or entirely eliminate the jobs of individual workers. These targeted cuts would override existing federal workplace protections.

Labor unions representing federal workers were deeply concerned.

“The so-called Holman Rule undermines civil service protections for the millions of working people who process our Social Security checks, safeguard our borders, support our military, research cures for deadly diseases, and carry out programs and services that are vital to our nation,” J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, said in a statement. “Reviving this rule means lawmakers will be able to vote to cut the pay and jobs of individual workers or groups of workers without getting input from the agencies where these employees work.”

The Holman Rule was part of a package approved by the House in a mostly party-line vote on Tuesday. It expires at the end of the year, unless members decide to reauthorize it.

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) assailed the new rule in his first speech from the floor of the House on Tuesday. “Republicans have consistently made our hardworking federal employees scapegoats, in my opinion, for lack of performance of the federal government itself, and this rules change will enable them to make shortsighted and ideologically driven changes to our nation’s civil service,” he said.

The Holman Rule existed in some form or another from 1876 to 1983. Griffith, the provision’s lead champion, first introduced language to revive the rule in early 2015.

Whether it will be used to cut vast swathes of federal workers or to retaliate against those with unfavored positions is an open question. Griffith told The Washington Post it’s possible lawmakers could use it to fire large numbers of workers, although he thinks they won’t.

One hindrance to the “armageddon” that Democratic lawmakers fear is that the reductions in salary or staff that the Holman Rule allows would need to come up as floor amendments to spending bills. House leadership normally brings spending bills to the floor under open rules, meaning anyone can offer any amendment.

Molly Reynolds, a Governance Studies fellow at the Brookings Institute, said that if House Republicans offered a flurry of Holman Rule amendments to spending legislation, open rules would allow Democrats to respond with their own barrage of amendments to gum up the process.

“We get to a point where the appropriations process under open rules becomes untenable and we’ve seen what usually happens in that case,” Reynolds said. “The leadership steps in and says, ‘We’re not going to have open rules on appropriations bills. We’re going to use structured rules like we use for most other legislation, where the Rules Committee decides which amendments are allowed on the floor.’”

In this scenario, Holman Rule amendments could still be offered, but they would have to clear the Senate, where Democrats control 48 seats and can filibuster legislation.

The concern about unlimited amendments under this particular rule we have to think about that in the context of how appropriations bills generally get considered,” Reynolds said.

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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

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Fisher-Price Sparks Controversy With Stationary Bike For Kids

A new product from Fisher-Price is stirring up debate about screen time and physical activity for kids. 

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, Fisher-Price unveiled the Think & Learn Smart Cycle, a bluetooth-enabled stationary bike for kids.

Designed for children ages 3 to 6, the bike allows riders to play games on a tablet or smart TV while pedaling. The Smart Cycle comes with an educational gaming app, “Mission to Tech City.”

The product’s display at CES featured a sign with the tagline, “The more kids pedal, the more they can learn.” Parents can also purchase additional education-focused apps like “SpongeBob SquarePants,”“Shimmer and Shine,” and “Blaze & the Monster Machines.”

The Think & Learn Smart Cycle is not the first stationary bike from Fisher-Price. The company introduced the original Smart Cycle nearly 10 years ago.

But while that was a plug-in toy that riders could connect to their TVs, the new higher tech version is bluetooth-enabled and compatible with smart devices. It even has a special tablet-holder on the handlebars. 

When Fisher-Price unveiled this latest Smart Cycle bike, many people were excited about the prospect of encouraging children to engage in physical activity while also learning new things.

Twitter users praised the innovation for making screen time healthier for kids.

Others on Twitter found humor in the new toy, likening it to SoulCycle for tots. They even imagined other innovations in toddler fitness tech. 

And many drew comparisons to the “Black Mirror” episode, “Fifteen Million Merits,” in which people in the future earn currency by cycling on stationary bikes for long periods of time. 

But the Think & Learn Smart Cycle attracted criticism as well. Many people questioned the need for such a product, noting that a simple tricycle, bicycle or other outdoor activity could provide an better experience.  

Still others countered the negative response, noting that cold weather, unsafe neighborhoods or lack of yard space prevent many kids from running around outside. They argued that the Smarty Cycle allows kids to be active at times when they would’ve otherwise sat immobile staring at screens.

While some media outlets have suggested that technology like the Smart Cycle could play a role in combatting childhood obesity, Fisher-Price has focused its marketing thus far on the benefits of learning and having fun while being physically active.

Still, it’s hard to ignore the product’s similarity to the exercise bikes adults use for weight loss and fitness. The implication, therefore, is that this toy ― even in a small way ― may push young kids into society’s unhealthy obsession with diet and exercise.

Or maybe it really is just preparing future generations for that “Black Mirror” reality. Clearly, there’s a lot to consider with this new Fisher-Price’s toy. Only time will tell if it revolutionizes playtime.

The Think & Learn Smart Cycle will retail for $ 150 and is expected to hit stores around the end of summer or beginning of fall 2017.

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Latina Student Who Filmed ‘Build A Wall’ Chant Speaks Out About Backlash

The video was seen around the world.

Shot in a school cafeteria at Royal Oak Middle School, just outside Detroit, you can hear seventh grade students shouting, “Build a wall! Build a wall!” the day after Donald Trump won the presidency.

The chant matches what many of Donald Trump’s supporters yelled throughout the presidential campaign whenever the Republican candidate, at rallies, promised to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.

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These Two Power Sisters Helped Save the Day (and Night) in 2016

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Do you feel like you’re stumbling to the finish line of 2016? Someone wondered via Twitter whether Quentin Tarantino was the director of this year. Yup, that about sums it up. The countdown to 2017 has started early for many who are ready to put the year to rest. Good riddance, 2016!

We’ve been clobbered with bad news at every turn. The “if it bleeds, it leads” mantra of mainstream media doesn’t do us any favors. The approach is reminiscent of my Nana’s “guess who just died” phone calls.

Day and night, our anxieties are ramped up by headlines of doom and gloom.

We wonder why we’re such a sleep deprived, numbed out, over stimulated collective.

Like many people across time and space, there’s been a lot to contend with. There are massive problems wreaking havoc. The polarized election and aftermath, shaky economies, refugee crises, terror attacks, Brexit, nuclear threats, natural disasters, and even the sleuth of celebrity deaths have hit plenty of nerves.

The grave problems cannot be solved in five simple steps, and aren’t likely to disappear when the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, either.

It will take a lot of will to learn how to take better care of ourselves, and one another in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead of us.

Luckily, in the midst of all the chaos, 2016 delivered a powerful dose of sisterly wisdom to help us with this. One telling us to “wake up”, the other: “get to sleep”.

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You’d think the messages are contradictory, but really they are complementary. Agapi Stassinopoulos and her sister Arianna Huffington’s are modern Greek Goddesses amongst us–they’ve both overcome odds and spent their lives tirelessly working to change damaging paradigms. Most recently, their Thrive Global initiative delivers workshops to help address the significant burnout and stress crises threatening our wellbeing and sustainability.

This year, they’ve each delivered books emphasizing self-care at a time when we really need it. To help save the day (and night), their sage advice help us finesse the light and dark with greater ease.

Agapi’s new book, Wake Up to the Joy of You, debuted just two days after Christmas. It’s daily dose of meditation practices can rein in even the most unruly, distracted brains. She teaches how to awaken to greater presence, self-compassion and renew a sense of purposeful, zestful living. When you read it, it’s like she’s sitting with you, coaching you to abandon worry, and make health a priority. She’s the ultimate storyteller and guide.

Arianna’s The Sleep Revolution was released in April, urging more sane and scientifically grounded sleep practices. After her own dangerous bout of stress-induced burnout, she has become known as a “sleep evangelist”. She’s so deeply convinced of the need for change, she left her role as editor-in-chief at the Huffington Post to put all hands on deck towards Thrive.

Agapi and Arianna’s leadership have sparked conversations across the world, helping people rethink archaic work habits and policies that leave us sleep and emotionally deprived, and at greater risk for physical and mental health problems.

2016 is infamous for good reason. Our challenges won’t disappear when the ball drops. But, the wisdom from these generous thought leader sisters help us learn to simultaneously awaken and rest, so that we can meet 2017 with new resolve.

Thank you, Agapi and Arianna.

Happy new year, all.

photo credit: Josh Rothstein

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Artists’ Brushstrokes Can Reveal Early Signs Of Brain Disorders, Study Finds

Abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in his 80s. However, a new study by Alex Forsythe at the University of Liverpool claims there were signs of de Kooning’s cognitive decline apparent in his paintings, long before his condition was medically detected. 

Forsythe set out to determine whether changes in artists’ brushstrokes over long periods of time could help detect signs of dementia or other neurodegenerative disorders. She analyzed 2,092 paintings, with work by de Kooning, as well as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Norval Morrisseau and James Brooks.

Forsythe examined the works using a technique called fractal analysis, highly contested among physicists, to determine whether there was a relationship between the fractal complexity in a painting and the brain activity of its artist. 

Fractals are complex, self-repeating, geometric patterns ― like the spirals that appear in Romanesco broccoli, or the patterns formed by certain mountain ranges. If you examine a painting closely enough, some researchers contend, artists’ brushstrokes break down into such geometrical shapes, so unique to each artist’s hand they operate almost like fingerprints. In 1999, physicist Richard Taylor notably used fractal analysis to differentiate authentic Jackson Pollock paintings from forgeries by identifying the artist’s singular fractal fingerprint.

In her study, Forsythe traced the complexity of fractal patterns revealed in each artist’s work to gauge whether the fractal density increased or decreased over time. For Monet, Picasso and Chagall ― none of whom suffered from neurodegenerative disorders ― the fractal complexity of their works increased over time. In the works of Dalí and Morrisseau ― who were both believed to have had Parkinson’s ― Forsythe found that the fractal complexity first increased, then declined.

Finally, for de Kooning and Brooks ― the subjects diagnosed with Alzheimer’s ― Forsythe discovered that fractal complexity plummeted as they grew older, beginning around age 40. The study revealed signs of shifting brain function in de Kooning’s paintings over 40 years before he was diagnosed by doctors. 

The information seems to be like a footprint that artists leave in their art,” Forsythe explained to The Guardian. “They paint within a normal range, but when something is happening the brain, it starts to change quite radically.”

There are surely aspects of Forsythe’s study that complicate her astounding results. First, the study’s small sample size of only seven artists raises concerns about the larger accuracy of its findings. And of course, there are still scientists like Hamilton College’s Kate Brown, who believe fractal analysis to be “utter nonsense.”

Nevertheless, there is something profoundly beautiful about the possibility of brushstrokes depicting the inner workings of the brain in complex yet perceptible ways. Each painting, then, not only depicts its subject matter but also the interior world of its maker, in ways he or she might not even be aware of. 

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Mother Livid That Daughter’s Teacher Asked If She’s ‘Illegal’

A Virginia high school English teacher is in hot water after writing a comment on a Latina student’s essay that asked about her immigration status.

Kelly Valera told WUSA-TV that one day after the election, her daughter’s sophomore English teacher at Centreville High School asked students to write their feelings about the results.

Valera’s daughter wrote that she was disgusted that Donald Trump was elected because he “judges people by their race and gender.”

She added: “I am thankful for the life I have and my family (which Trump is trying to deport because we are Hispanic, but whatever).”

When the teacher returned the paper, the girl noticed a comment next to the line about deportation:

“If I may ask, Are you legal or illegal? It depends on that factor for deportation. I hope you get to stay!”

Immigrants living in the United States without documentation are more appropriately referred to as “undocumented.” As journalist Maria Hinojosa explained on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” in October, human beings cannot be “illegal.” Rather, they are “living without papers or without documents in this country.”

At first, Valera’s daughter thought her teacher’s “illegal” question was a joke and posted a picture of the essay to Snapchat. Parents of other students saw it and complained to the school, according to Fusion.net.

Valera, who asked that her daughter not be named in media reports, then requested a meeting with Centreville High administrators. They agreed the teacher’s comment was out of bounds.

Valera’s daughter was transferred to another English class. Her mother said the teacher, whose name wasn’t released by school officials, should be suspended.

“Now [my daughter] is the one feeling like she did something wrong because she was pulled out of her class with all her friends,” Valera told WUSA-TV. “These kids are scared, and she’s scared because of the way the teacher made her feel.”

Fairfax County Public Schools released a statement confirming that the district considers the teacher’s comment “inappropriate.” The district said its policy is “to provide equitable treatment and opportunities for all.”

School officials aren’t legally permitted to request a student’s proof of citizenship and don’t enforce immigration laws.

School administrators declined to discuss possible disciplinary action against the teacher, according to The Associated Press.

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Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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Why You Shouldn’t Focus on Finding a Passion in Life

How do you know if you’ve discovered your passion? originally appeared on Quorathe knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Professor of Physics at UC Berkeley, author of Now, The Physics of Time, on Quora.

How do you know if you’ve discovered your passion? You talk as if there is one passion in your life, one that you have to uncover to lead to fulfillment. I think that approach is fundamentally flawed. I believe that the great life is full of many passions.

You use the word “discover.” Right! Keep on learning. Don’t expect to settle down when you find one passion; keep looking for more. Passion after passion after passion.

As you get older, you will become exposed to many new things, things you never realized existed. Even when you are 50 years old, you have touched only a tiny fraction of the world. Don’t focus too early on one.

I’ve said this before, but it is an example worth repeating: My daughter Elizabeth majored in math. When she was filling out the forms for graduation, she discovered that she had inadvertently fulfilled all the requirements for a major in literature; that wasn’t her intention, she had just been exploring. She took a job in Europe working for the OECD, something that was neither math or literature. Later she became involved in a start-up company in the UK, and finally, she returned to the US where we set up the non-profit Berkeley Earth to study environmental problems. Was she following her passion? No. How could such a career have been conceived of by a youngster? She was exploring. She loves her work.

Exploring is an adventure. It is full of uncertainty. It is much more challenging to explore than it is to follow your passion; there is much more uncertainty. If you feel that you must avoid all anxiety, then it is a very uncomfortable way to go. You live with doubt. It is not easy; in fact, it is full of wrong directions, and when you find yourself on a path that is not going where you want, you have to be ready to get off. (As my wife did when she quit IBM to go back to school to study architecture.) But exploration is the only good way to learn enough about the world that you can discover many passions that you never knew you had.

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How to Set Limits and Stick to Them

Do you use your research’s results in your day-to-day actions? Did it change something significant in your life? originally appeared on Quorathe knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, on Quora.

I try to use research routinely in my daily life, there are many examples, but I will give you just one of them. One of the things we know about dieting is that it is very hard because it’s always about one more forkful or one more spoonful. It’s very hard to count calories and know how much we’ve eaten so we often just eat too much. We also know that when we have rules it is easier to know where we are, to remember to count and to hold ourselves accountable. Think about something like Alcoholics Anonymous, they have a very strict rule that says no drinking whatsoever. Why do we have this rule instead of half a glass a day? It’s because we would stretch the rule, find very big glasses or say, two today but nothing next week and we would come up with all kinds of mental gymnastics to do something that is good for us in the short term that’s not good for us in the long term so having strict rules is very important.

Another thing we know is that having someone that we can be accountable to that is not ourselves is important. If you take all of those together what did I do?

About three years ago I signed a contract with my cousin and the contract was very specific, we defined rules for eating and rules for exercise. The rules for eating were that we could not have dessert during the week, only on the weekend. The rules for exercising included that we had to exercise three times during the week either vigorously for thirty minutes or not as vigorously for 1 hour and that we would hold each other accountable and that we would punish each other if we broke the rules. If you look at the photos and TED Talks of me online you can see that there has been some improvement since signing this contract. By the way, I did not manage to succeed all weeks and sometimes she did punish me, through this punishment I learned about the seven minute exercise and another time that I learned that drinking a green vegetable drink every day is not something that makes me very happy. Regardless, having clear rules about eating and exercise and having someone hold me accountable has been very successful.

Even today, being in a different city and with some jet lag, I didn’t really want to work out but knowing that if I didn’t I wouldn’t get myself to my three times a week I had agreed to I got myself out of bed and exercises and now I’m very happy I did.

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Is Your Past Controlling Your Life?

Most of us have one of two ways of dealing with the past. Some of us try to bury it away. Our attitude is whatever happened happened; we can’t change it, so we should just let it go. Others of us seem to get stuck in our history. We’re deeply triggered by memories or become overwhelmed by old feelings. We struggle to let the past go. Research now shows us that neither of these attitudes is particularly adaptive or beneficial to our personal development. Although, these approaches to the past may seem entirely contradictory, they actually lead to the same ultimate outcome. If we avoid facing the past, we fail to recognize the many, often limiting, ways it’s influencing our present. On the other hand, if we over-identify with and ruminate on our childhood experiences, we still find ourselves being ruled by these events. In both cases, we are failing to differentiate and live our lives on our own terms.

Attachment research shows that in order to free ourselves from the past, form healthier relationships, and show up today as the people we want to be, we have to make sense and feel the full pain of our story. When we fail to face unresolved pain from our childhood, we have many, often unconscious, ways of repeating it. These repetitive patterns are not intentional or thought out.

The big and small traumas from our early lives may not consciously feel like they’re dictating our actions. Instead, they come out in ways we don’t realize -for example, in partners we choose, critical attitudes we have toward ourselves, and dynamics we create with our children. Events from our present day lives trigger implicit memories that are often painful and cause us to react rather than act in our own best interest. In this sense, we’re often reliving rather than living our lives, filling past prescriptions rather than forging our own path. So, what are the ways we relive rather than live our lives?

Repeat – One of the ways that we carry on our past in the present is by repeating behaviors and taking on characteristics of important figures in our early lives. Of course, this can be a good thing when we’re adopting ways of being that we value and respect. However, as human beings, we have a tendency to over-identify with the negative traits of our parents or early caretakers. We actually struggle to surpass or see ourselves in a different light from the people who originally cared for us. On an unconscious level, we take on our parents’ traits in an effort to preserve an idealized image of them.

While it may seem counterintuitive, it can actually feel painful or threatening to separate ourselves from our parents by seeing them realistically, including all the ways they were limited and hurt us. Instead, we identify with our parents and take on their qualities. For example, if we had an especially elusive or inward parent, we may find ourselves feeling unavailable to our loved ones or pulling away from relationships when they get too close. If we had a parent who worried excessively and intruded on us, we may find ourselves feeling the same way toward our children and acting in ways that are invasive or overbearing.

React – The opposite side of the same coin comes when we rebel against our parents’ way of being. Once again, it’s healthy and wise to identify traits we don’t like in our early caretakers and to choose to be different in these ways. However, we sometimes are so determined to be different from our family of origin that we overcompensate or distort our natural way of being. For example, if we hated the way our parents did not get along, we may grow up writing off relationships or love in general. We may vow to never get “too serious” with someone or trust anyone on a deep level.

Or, if we felt deprived as kids, we may try to make up for it by overindulging or spoiling our own children. We may project onto our kids that they feel like we did when we were young, and therefore, react to them in ways that are misattuned to their actual wants and needs. In each of these cases, we are still seeing the present through a filter of our past and failing to separate ourselves from our history. We’re not allowing ourselves to fully realize who we really are and what we really want.

Recreate – Another way we fail to step out from the shadows of our past is by recreating environments and dynamics that are similar to those we experienced growing up. This pattern can be tricky to identify. However, we may find ourselves somehow dating or marrying people who treat us in ways that are similar to how we were we were treated as kids. For example, if we grew up with a parent who made us feel small or insignificant, we may find ourselves attracted to partners who are more dismissive. If we had a parent who fawned over us, we may only feel drawn to people who build us up or offer us all of their attention.

Another way we recreate past dynamics is by distorting figures in our lives and projecting traits or reactions onto them that come from our history. For instance, if we had an untrustworthy, flaky, or rejecting person in our early lives, we may consistently feel we’re being deceived as adults. We may assume our partner is pulling away or cheating on us, even when there are no real signs that this is the case.

Lastly, we may even unconsciously provoke people in our lives to react to us in ways that are familiar, even though they were painful. If we were seen as babyish or incompetent as kids, for instance, we may find ourselves acting more helpless or needy with our partner. If we had a parent who lost his or her temper, we may try to provoke that same reaction out of the people we’re closest to in our adult lives by insulting them or trying to push their buttons.

All of these patterns of behavior may lead to unpleasant, even devastating outcomes, but they also help us maintain habitual, old, often negative, ways of feeling about ourselves. Even if we’re hundreds of miles and many years away from our childhood environment, these patterns allow us to remain in these familiar environments on a psychological and emotional level. This lack of differentiation can cause us to feel bonded to our early caretakers in ways that limit us. This illusion of connection may have felt like a lifesaving adaptation when we were little and needed these people for our very survival, but as adults, these patterns are no longer adaptive and hurt us in our ability to become who we ourselves want to be.

To the extent that we don’t recognize and separate from these destructive adaptations, we fail to live our own lives. The good news is that by creating a coherent narrative of what happened to us, we can actually separate from unfavorable overlays of our past and become the people we want to be, a subject I dive into in the Webinar “Free Yourself from the Pain of Your Past.” When we start this journey to better know our own story, we open ourselves up to new possibilities and liberate ourselves to make real change and create a better future.

Learn more about this subject in Dr. Lisa Firestone’s Webinar “Free Yourself from the Pain of Your Past” or in her online course with Dr. Daniel Siegel “Making Sense of Your Life.”

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Medicare Isn’t The Only Senior Program Trump Is Likely To Mess With

Some advocates for the elderly have this to say about the fate of senior programs under a Trump presidency: Be afraid, be very afraid.

While most attention has been focused on what’s in store for Medicare ― the popular senior health insurance that the GOP has been eager to dismantle ― that’s not the only senior program that could get rocked to its core. 

There are many programs and services funded through the Older Americans Act (OAA) that are expected to be targeted ― programs that support seniors and help them continue to live independently. Probably the best-known OAA program is Meals on Wheels, which delivers hot meals to shut-ins and is sometimes the only contact an elderly person who lives alone has with another human. There is also subsidized housing for seniors that could see revision. Caregivers may lose support, as little as there was of it. And long-term planning for the nation to meet the needs of its burgeoning older population may get cast aside ― things like developing public transportation alternatives to driving, home modification programs to allow people to age in place, research into Alzheimer’s, etc.

First to go: Traditional Medicare will be shredded when the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

As the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare noted, “destroying traditional Medicare in favor of a privatized CouponCare system is at the top of the Republican agenda.” Paul Ryan has long had the program in his sights and while President-Elect Donald Trump has sent mixed messages about what he specifically plans to do, his standard blanket answer of “it will be better” hasn’t assuaged many fears.

Nor should seniors expect much in the way of intervention or help from Vice President-Elect Mike Pence. During his decade in Congress, Pence consistently voted to cut benefits to Social Security and Medicare. In fact, according to the NCPSSA, “Few members of Congress have an anti-seniors voting record as consistently strong as Mike Pence.” The group scored Pence at 0 percent on issues important to seniors during the 2011-2012 Congress because he voted for multiple pieces of legislation that would cut benefits and programs that protect seniors’ health and financial security.  

While it is impossible to know now which program budgets will be cut – or by how much – services funded through the OAA such as Meals on Wheels, adult day care, and caregiver support are all expected to be targeted, according to Howard Gleckman, author of the book “Caring for Our Parents” who speaks on aging issues. The OAA has been under heavy-duty budget pressure for a decade. Even under the Obama administration, funding for most of its programs remained flat while the number of seniors using them grew. In some communities, there are waiting lists for programs such as Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels, which not only addresses the problem that one in six seniors faces hunger issues, also provides a check-in service for seniors who live alone. And in terms of economics and value: The program can feed a senior for a year on what it costs to spend one day in the hospital. Expect funding to be squeezed tighter.

Howard Bedlin, National Council on Aging Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy, minced no words about cuts to the OAA. In an email to The Huffington Post, he wrote: “Right now there are more people aged 65 and older then there have ever been before, and 10,000 baby boomers join that group every day. The Older Americans Act has already been subjected to cuts over the last seven years – in a time when it should have seen investments to meet the needs of the aging American population. Slashing the budget for these programs now would have immediate and real effects on older adults and their families ― such as fewer older adults receiving meals, a harder time for them getting transportation to doctor’s appointments, less assistance with finding work for seniors having trouble making ends meet, and family caregivers losing their outlet for respite care and training.”

And while hands-on services are where the most immediate pain will be felt, it behooves us to look long-term as well: What will happen to research money now being spent on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s or other diseases that afflict the elderly? What will become of tele-medicine? Easier access to preventative medicine, like flu shots, blood pressure readings, glucose testing?

In the words of former Vice President Hubert Humphrey, “the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”

The twilight years in America just got a bit darker.

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7 Tips To Help You Make Key Decisions

Decisions suck sometimes. Many times when we’re in the midst of a difficult decision, we expect there to be a clear right and wrong choice. But there isn’t. People involved always complicate the matter further. How in the world do we navigate these situations in our day-to-day lives? Here are a few tips.

Do The Opposite Of What’s Comfortable

This will knock out the uncertainty in more than fifty percent of your decisions. It’s especially true for my life, because if I had done what felt comfortable to me, I probably would’ve never went on a cross-country road trip that changed my life.

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Too many people in my hometown choose to stay comfortable. I was out at the bar the other night and saw dozens of people that I used to know from high school. They never left home I guess.

It’s hard to forsake comfort for the unknown, but I’d wager that 9 times out of 10, it’s the right way to go.

Listen To Your Friends

Making a decision is quite easy if you’re willing to listen to friends. Sometimes they might sabotage your best interests in the name of their own selfishness, however I’ve found that this doesn’t happen very often. Besides, if you choose the right friends, you won’t have to worry about this happening to you.

And how do you find the right friends? Ben Franklin once said “the same man cannot be both friend and flatterer.” Sure, find friends who are kind and fun, but also find friends who will tell you what you need to hear, even if you don’t want to hear it.

And then, most importantly, listen to them.

Fill Out The Johari Window

We all want to be happy. That’s why some decisions are hard to make, because they carry serious ramifications connected to whether we might be happy in the end. Should you ask your girlfriend to marry you? Should you take that promotion?

The Johari Window can help you with that. It looks like this.

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As shown, it’s not enough to know who you are, we also have to know how others view us.

Here’s where it gets tricky though. When others know more about us than we do, it’s especially important to listen to them. However, when we know more about ourselves than our friends, then we have to trust our gut.

It’s difficult to know what our friends think of us, but to clear it up ya’ll can go through this exercise and fill out the Johari window. It’s actually quite fun to do, and when your friends know you better, they’re in a better position to give you advice.

Spend Time With A Mentor

Unlike friends, mentors are there specifically to give you guidance. There’s a level of rapport found in these relationships, sure, but mentors are supposed to judge our situations with level eyes.

I spent time with a mentor in college and he urged me to think about the man I want to be in the future. Honestly that was the first time I seriously thought about my future, and our meetings forced me to stay accountable from week to week.

Stare Into The Past

What better way to inform our current decisions than to look at our past ones? Ponder similar situations you’ve gone through, if you can. Think about those involved, your goals at the time, the success you saw, and the obstacles you overcame. Apply anything you can to your current decision.

Take Emotion Out Of It

Human beings make way too many decisions based on emotion. If some people buy a dog, or get married because of an oncoming rush of emotion, then it’s entirely logical to assume that we make many other decisions based on our emotions as well.

Some things might feel right in the moment, but in reality that feeling only lasts for a little while, and can deceive us into doing things that aren’t good for us in the long run.

Listen To Yourself

We’ve gone through a variety of tips. In your life, doing all of these exercises will illuminate the proper response about 90 percent of the time for you.

But if you’re anything like me, you like doing things your way. Making the right decision is a weird mixture of listening to others while also turning inward to look at your soul. At the end of the day, your friends could know bits and pieces, but nobody knows the whole you better than you. When you’ve gone through all of the previous exercises and still don’t have a clue of what to do, simply do the most exciting option.

If you made the wrong choice, you can always revert back to another route. You don’t need to make the best decision every time, and with every decision you make, you find out more about yourself in the end.

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Here’s A Major Health Reason To Get Outside During The Wintertime

As the days get shorter and the chilly weather rolls in, we all want to curl up in a blanket and hibernate until spring rolls around. But making time to get outside in the sun, even when it’s cold out, could have bigger mood benefits than you might realize. 

While the link between sunshine and mental health is nothing new, the most comprehensive study to date has shown that the association may be even stronger than previously realized. 

New research from Brigham Young University, published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders, finds that sunlight exposure is by far the greatest weather-related factor determining mental health outcomes. In other words: more sunshine, more happiness. 

For the study, a psychologist, a physicist and a statistician from BYU teamed up to compare daily environmental data from the university’s Physics and Astronomy Weather Station with emotional health data archived by day for 16,452 adult therapy patients who were being treated at the BYU Counseling and Psychological Services Center.

If you’re getting enough sun, your emotions should remain relatively stable, the researchers found. But as the amount of sunlight in the day is reduced, levels of emotional distress can shoot up. Other weather variables including temperature, pollution and rain were not found to have an impact on mental health.

“We were surprised that many of the weather and pollution variables we included in the study were not significantly correlated with clients’ scores on the distress measure once we had accounted for suntime,” Dr. Mark Beecher, a professor of psychology at the university and the study’s lead author, told The Huffington Post. “People tend to associate rainy days, pollution, and other meteorological phenomena with sadness or depression, but we did not find that.”  

Exposure to sunlight is a significant factor in seasonal affective disorder. Research has shown that the brain produces more of the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin on sunny days than it does on darker days. What’s more, lack of sunlight is linked with lower vitamin D levels, which in turn has been correlated with depression and low energy. However, the findings aren’t only relevant to those suffering from SAD, as the research was focused on a non-clinical population.

“People who are in therapy or who are struggling with psychological/emotional difficulties may feel worse during seasons when the days are shorter,” Beecher said. “As a result, mental health providers should be prepared to up their game and clients may want to seek additional help during those times.” 

In addition to seeking professional help if you need it, taking a walk in the sun can help. Walking in nature is known to reduce stress, improve cognitive function, boost mood and even put the brain into a meditative state

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LET THE NEW CONVERSATION BEGIN

Whatever happens and whoever wins the Presidential election on Tuesday, there is a fundamental challenge that lies ahead. We (Americans) need to wake up next Wednesday morning and make a commitment to begin a dramatically improved national dialogue. Of all the challenges that have been pointed out repeatedly in this presidential campaign there is one, never mentioned but ever present, that undermines our ability to address all others. Put simply, we have lost the ability to dialogue with one another, to listen to one another, to see each other as compatriots with common challenges that we need to face together. I’m not just talking about politicians – I mean all of us. And if we don’t overcome this challenge, then addressing the others becomes a futile endeavor.

I am not the first to point out that the two major party candidates have not been the poster-persons for effective dialogue. In fact, their inability to dialogue (combined with media coverage) has seriously impaired the opportunity for Americans to assess the issues at hand and make an informed decision. Some of that can be explained by the fact that political races are inherently adversarial. Much can also be attributed to the candidates’ personal styles that the majority of American people on all sides have found unappealing at best. But the problem isn’t about any one candidate or party. And no one politician, not even the President, can remedy the collective insensitivity that we have nurtured and which could become the key to our undoing.

When I look at what’s been in the news over the past year, I see example after example of the overwhelmingly complex challenges that we face as a country. And it seems for every complex problem, the politicians, the media, and perhaps many of us propose simple solutions that clearly will not fix the problem:

If healthcare is too expensive, we’ll throw out the Affordable Care Act and replace it with … well, with something.

If ISIS is our greatest threat, we’ll carpet bomb cities where ISIS exists and make immigration off limits to certain religious groups.

If many countries in the Middle East have devolved into chaos, we’ll use force to topple another dictator and see how that works – it’s worked so well up until now.

If the debt is now $ 19 trillion, we will just tax the rich and it won’t affect the rest of us.

If the cost of college tuition has gotten out of control, we’ll make public universities free and eliminate college debt (… while not increasing the national debt of course).

If people want to protect the unborn, we’ll outlaw abortion and defund Planned Parenthood making birth control and women’s health care less accessible.

If there’s another tragic mass shooting we’ll start shouting about our love / hate of guns – and will do so before we’ve spent even a single day mourning together the terrible loss of life.

For every complex challenge we face, let’s bring on the simple solution. And more importantly, let’s dismiss the other guy’s point of view as not only wrong-headed, but un-American. By doing so, we are able to achieve what social psychologist Arie Kruglanski called “cognitive closure.” Closure, according to Daniele Anastation in her New York Times piece The Price of Certainty, is the moment that you make a decision or form a judgment and literally closes your mind to new information. In Anastation’s video, Dr. Kruglanski explains why we often need closure in making small, day-to-day decisions, but also, the negative outcomes that can accompany this haste to closure where simple solutions don’t suffice.

There are important issues where many, perhaps most, Americans do find common ground: promoting racial, religious and ethnic equality, achieving a more equitable distribution of wealth, finding ways to make health care and higher education more affordable, reducing gun violence, and finding solutions for peace in complex global conflicts. While these challenges present the potential for finding common ground and therefore forward movement, when we engage in such issues it seems we quickly devolve into right-wrong, win-lose positions. The loudest voice feels they have “won” the argument in spite of the fact that the problems remain unsolved. Our political system is the place where perhaps this is the most public and evident.

The art of dialogue has been lost, and we need to rebuild this capacity at all levels. What characterizes good dialogue?

• Starting with the belief that we are colleagues in a mutual endeavor, not competitors and certainly not enemies, when we begin to flesh out our understanding of a problem. Believing that those with whom we dialogue on such issues are part of our larger shared community.

• Acknowledging that understanding a problem in all its complexity doesn’t simply tolerate divergent thinking, that it requires it. Differences of opinion in tackling complex problems aren’t our enemy; they’re our allies as we seek solutions to our most vexing challenges.

• Knowing that listening – not talking over others as we constantly observe in political debates and on evening “news shows” – is the key to building the understanding, relationships, and communities that can address important societal ills.

Building the skills for effective dialogue is building the skills for effective families, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces and communities. Only when we build this crucial capacity to dialogue can we begin to address our complex societal problems together and begin to rebuild the promise of America.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

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Put Down Your Phone, Close Your Laptop and Be in the Now: Here’s How

How does one focus on being in the “present”? originally appeared on Quorathe knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Jonathan Fields, Author of How to Live a Good Life, Founder of Good Life Project, on Quora.

Being present (aware and intentional) is the ultimate “good life meta-skill!”

What do I mean by that? Most of fill each day trapped in the past or spinning the future. This is pure suffering. Once you’ve learned from your past, responded to what’s happened, and integrated what you’ve discovered, there is no purpose in continuing to dwell there.

Similarly, while anticipating joyful things can add to your present-moment joy, that not what most of us do. We end up fretting about bad outcomes that may or may not happen, regardless of whether we have any control over them.

And, along the way, we destroy the space and opportunity to be here now, to enjoy the moment, to feel engaged, lit-up, sparked by what we’re doing, and deeply connected to those we’re with.

So, what do we do about it? Two thoughts:

  1. Daily mindfulness practice – Cultivate a daily sitting mindfulness practice. Over time, this trains you to become both more present and aware, and also more readily notice and then drop those useless storylines. Tara Brach has a wonderful weekly podcast that guides you through a 25-minute practice. Check out a local meditation studio or download guided audio to get started. This is also something I talk about in detail in How to Live a Good Life, and include guided audio of different lengths.
  2. Set “Awareness Triggers” – Turn connected technology from an awareness destroyer into a source of presence and mindfulness. Take your mobile device. Set vibration alerts to go off every hour or so throughout the day. When you feel them, pause for a moment, notice where your mind is, bring it back to the present moment, to what you are doing and who you are with. Notice the sounds, sights and sensations. Over time, the process begins to become more automatic and you don’t need to prompts any more.

Most importantly, breathe. It’s a gentle process that takes time. So let go of the need to become instantly present and awareness and ease your way into it.

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What are some tips for identifying what meaningful work would be for me? originally appeared on Quorathe knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Jonathan Fields, Author of How to Live a Good Life, Founder of Good Life Project, on Quora.

Sparks are types of activities that light you up. They’re the things that you’d often pay to do, even if it was really hard work. And, if you’re fortunate enough to be sparked by the thing you get paid for, you can’t believe it and relish every moment you “get” to work.

In my research, I’ve discovered 5 distinct Sparks:

  1. Curiosity – A Curiosity Spark is when you’re fueled by a fierce desire to answer a burning question or solve a specific problem.
  2. Fascination – A Fascination Spark is when you are intrinsically called to learn about a specific topic or idea, the deeper the learning, the better.
  3. Mastery – A Mastery Spark is when you are pulled to become as good as you can possibly be as something. It often doesn’t matter what it is, you just want to be amazing at it.
  4. Immersion – An Immersion Spark is when do pursue a particular activity or pursuit simply for the feeling you get while doing it. You often become absorbed and lose track of time, similar to a flow-state or what athletes call being in the zone.
  5. Service – A Service Spark is when you are called to be of service to some other being or community of beings. It could be one person, a group, or even an animal or, on a larger scale, nature.

While many of us have overlapping Sparks, I’ve found that the people who often feel like their doing deeply meaningful work are pulled by a “primary” Spark, then bolstered by one or two others.

For example, A scientist might be called to find a genetic mutation that can lead to the creation of a cure for a disease. It’s the burning question that most fuels him, and at the same time, he is inspired by the possibility that what he will discover may be of service to many.

Finding your Sparks is not the only path to meaningful work, but it can be hugely important.

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California Closes Loophole That Allowed Brock Turner’s Light Sentence

California is closing the loophole that allowed a judge to sentence former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to just six months in jail after being convicted of sexual assault. 

Assembly Bill 2888, which Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law Friday, will impose mandatory prison sentences for people convicted of raping or sexually assaulting someone who was unconscious, intoxicated or otherwise incapable of giving consent. Previously, the state only required prison time for rape or sexual assault by force. 

“As a general matter, I am opposed to adding more mandatory minimum sentences,” Brown said in a signing message. “Nevertheless, I am signing AB 2888, because I believe it brings a measure of parity to sentencing for criminal acts that are substantially similar.” 

Turner, then a Stanford freshman, was charged in January 2015 with raping an unconscious woman whose blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. He was convicted a year later on three felony counts of sexual assault: intent to commit rape of an intoxicated and unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person and penetration of an unconscious person. Prosecutors recommended a six-year prison sentence. 

In June, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to just six months in jail and three years probation, arguing that six months was a fair punishment given Turner’s age and lack of prior convictions.

“A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him,” said Persky. “I think he will not be a danger to others.”

Persky also said he took Turner “at his word” when he claimed he was also drunk and “just couldn’t make the best decisions.” 

The sentence sparked national outrage, emphasizing the outsize role race and rape culture play in sexual assault cases. Persky’s leniency was underscored by an emotional letter Turner’s victim read at his sentencing recounting her side of the story and the severe impact the attack had on her life. 

“We should not create a culture that suggests we learn that rape is wrong through trial and error,” read the letter. “The consequences of sexual assault needs to be severe enough that people feel enough fear to exercise good judgment even if they are drunk, severe enough to be preventative.”

California’s new law would prevent judges from handing down similarly lenient sentences by extending automatic denial of probation to individuals who commit any penetrative sexual assault, not just those committed by force.

“Sexually assaulting an unconscious or intoxicated victim is a terrible crime and our laws need to reflect that. Letting felons convicted of such crimes get off with probation discourages other survivors from coming forward and sends the message that raping incapacitated victims is no big deal,” said Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa), one of the bill’s co-authors, after the legislation passed in the assembly. “This bill is about more than sentencing, it’s about supporting victims and changing the culture on our college campuses to help prevent future crimes.”

“Rape is rape, and rapists like Brock Turner shouldn’t be let off with a slap on the wrist,” said another co-author, Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell). “Judge Persky’s ruling was unjustifiable and morally wrong, however, under current state law it was within his discretion. Current law actually incentivizes rapists to get their victims intoxicated before assaulting them. While we can’t go back and change what happened, we can make sure it never happens again.”  

Turner, who withdrew from Stanford but was not formally expelled by the university, is set to be released from jail Friday after spending just three months in jail ― his sentence was cut in half due to “good behavior.” 

Persky, meanwhile, is fighting off a recall effort backed by more than 1.3 million online petitioners. According to the San Jose-based Mercury News, Persky has formed a campaign committee and is seeking support from other California judges in anticipation of the recall vote, which wouldn’t take place until next fall.

“I believe strongly in judicial independence,” he wrote on his campaign committee’s website. “I took an oath to uphold the Constitution, not to appease politicians or ideologues.” 

Last year, Brown vetoed a bill that would have established mandatory minimum punishments for college sexual assault cases, arguing that establishing such punishments should be up to the schools, not the state. 

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Einstein Healthcare Network of Philadelphia celebrated its 150th anniversary by throwing a bash featuring Diana Ross singing and Jason Alexander of “Seinfeld” fame as master of ceremonies in January 2016. Einstein began in 1866 as the 22 bed Jewish Hospital, an institution where Jewish doctors could treat their patients and others that needed medical attention. Jewish soldiers returning from the Civil War, former slaves, and immigrants were among its first patients. The Einstein network now employs 8500 employees spread across 3 acute care hospitals and the world renowned Moss Rehab outpatient centers. The president and CEO of Einstein, Barry R. Freedman, announced at the event that the hospital had raised more than $ 150 million to mark this milestone.

The ethos of its founding mission did not allow Einstein to stop with a lavish party. Throughout the 150th anniversary year, the hospital held a series of community events to discuss the health issues that are on everyone’s mind such as Alzheimer’s, concussions, stress, weight gain, and geriatric pregnancies. These issues may keep us up at night, but doctors typically don’t have time to ask about these issues within the allotted 15 minute time frame for modern day appointments.

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Dan Harris of ABC News moderated the first event, “Brain Waves, Provoking New Thoughts,” on February, 25, 2016. His New York Times bestselling book, “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works — A True Story,” is a candid, but humorous account of how he turned to meditation after suffering an on-air panic attack on network television. Harris did not flinch from telling the audience that he formerly used illicit drugs to relieve stress and the symptoms of Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but he also shared his current happiness with his life, marriage, baby, and job. Harris suggests “starting meditation with 5 minutes a day, but warns it is hard to do especially if you are doing it right.”

Dr. Madeline DiPasquale, who is the supervisor of ambulatory programs at MossRehab’s Drucker Brain Injury Center, probably put a lot of minds at ease with her frank discussion of Alzheimer’s at the same event. 35% of adults over the age of 60 fear getting Alzheimer’s. The clinical neuropsychologist said, “Forgetting why you walked into the kitchen or where you put your car keys is probably not Alzheimer’s, but chances are it is sign you are getting older. Normal aging of the brain starts around 40 although most of us don’t feel the effects until the sixth or seventh decade.”

DiPasquale. gave kale haters good news. She noted “no amount of kale or yoga will slow down the process of aging”. She recommends instead that “people do something physical, cognitive and social every day,” she said, such as walking, reading and getting together with friends.” She endorses playing brain games as a way to keep sharp.

The Einstein Health Network continued their anniversary celebrations with the panel discussion, “Conversations: The Words that Change Lives” on September 8. Dr. Douglas McGee, chief academic officer of the Einstein Health Network, probably has conducted the highest number of difficult conversations of anyone in the room. As a nationally renowned emergency room physician, he is in the unenviable position of telling family that a patient has died. Most of us, fortunately, do not have to deliver such tragic news but his advice still can be applied. His recommendations include: Practice in the mirror before delivering the news, say everyone’s full name, and never make them wait.”

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His colleague, Dr. Janet Ko, who is the assistant program director of the obstetrics and gynecology residency program, gave no-nonsense advice about geriatric pregnancies. She said, “The clinical term for pregnancies where the mother is over 35 is geriatric pregnancy. I have had 21 year old mothers with problems in delivery and 35 year old women that have sailed through pregnancies. You just never know.”

Tory Johnson, host of “Deals and Steals” on Good Morning America, recounted the conversation that changed her life-her boss at Good Morning America told her that she don’t look as good as she could and wanted to send her to a stylist. Johnson, who was overweight at the time, took this as a threat to her continued employment. . Her #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Shift,” tells how she went about losing 60 pounds in a year and changed her life.

She cautioned that weight loss is a long process and relayed some of her weight loss tips to a rapt audience. Before putting any food in her mouth, Johnson always asks, “Is this priority or a preference?” She advises that the scale is your friend and therefore weighs herself every day. While many diets use a cheat day, Johnson recommends against them. She said, “No cheat days–that’s one of my major rules. Every diet says eat healthy six days, then reward yourself by indulging on the seventh. But I realized that having pizza and cake is akin to an alcoholic celebrating a month of sobriety with a few beers. It doesn’t work. So I abolished that concept. Now my treats are inedible–flowers, an iTunes song, a walk in the park.”

Let’s hope that Einstein continues these informative community outreach events, which are the modern equivalent of the doctor’s house call with the wonderful addition of good food and drinks.

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U.S. Officials Launch A Zika Travel Advisory For Southeast Asia

U.S. health officials issued a Zika virus travel warning on Thursday, recommending that pregnant women consider postponing nonessential travel to 11 counties in Southeast Asia.

The new travel warning was issued for Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor) and Vietnam, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Travelers have returned from certain areas of Southeast Asia with Zika virus infection,” the agency noted on its website.

On Friday, officials reported two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Thailand, the first confirmed cases of the birth defect in Southeast Asia. According to the Associated Press, Thailand has 349 confirmed cases of Zika virus, 33 of them in pregnant women. 

The difference between Southeast Asia’s “endemic” and Latin America and the Caribbean’s “epidemic”:

It’s important to note like the map above that there’s a difference between the Zika “epidemic” sweeping South and Central America and the Caribbean ― for which officials issued a travel alert ― and the lower-level “endemic” in Southeast Asia, for which officials issued a travel consideration

According to the CDC, Zika virus has been present in parts of Southeast Asia for years, and a large portion of the local population has likely developed immunity to the virus. Occasional Zika cases may occur, but it’s less likely that there will be a virus outbreak there than in virgin Zika territory. (Of course, travelers without such immunity may always be vulnerable.)

In comparison, Latin America and the Caribbean are experiencing a Zika epidemic. In those countries, the Aedes aegypti mosquito that primarily transmits the virus is present, and because there haven’t been reports of Zika virus in the area in the past, it’s unlikely that any local population has built up immunity. In Brazil, for example, where Zika virus spread rapidly this year, there have been 1,800 confirmed cases of Zika-related microcephaly.

Practically speaking, there’s not a big difference between the travel consideration and the travel warning. Both advise pregnant women or couples who are planning to become pregnant to consult a medical professional before traveling to an area with Zika virus, and to take steps to avoid mosquitos bites if they do decide to travel.

For babies exposed to Zika virus in-utero, the effects can be devastating. Infants born with microcephaly typically have abnormally small heads and can have development disabilities. And even those born with normal-sized heads can have damage from the infection, including brain abnormalities and joint malformation linked to the virus, according to a report published in August in the journal Radiology.

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Donald Trump’s VP Pick Bashed Law To Combat Prison Rape

WASHINGTON ― When Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate last week, it was a nod to the conservative establishment. Pence is a safe bet, a midwesterner who gets along with evangelicals, the tea party and House Speaker Paul Ryan. He’s also a far-right politician with a history of chasing political capital at the expense of groups like LGBT Americans. Lesser known is the time Pence took a stand against a federal law to prevent prison rape.

George W. Bush signed the bipartisan Prison Rape Elimination Act, or PREA, in 2003, and the standards were finalized by the Obama administration in 2012. The law aims to combat sexual abuse in correctional facilities through requirements like housing youth separately from adults, firing staff who commit sexual abuse, and granting victims access to medical examinations and emotional support services.

Sex abuse in American lockups is not a hypothetical problem. There were over 8,700 allegations of sexual victimization reported by adult correctional facilities in 2011, according to the Justice Department. Only about 10 percent were substantiated, although many incidents go unreported or un-investigated. LGBT inmates are particularly at risk for abuse: More than a third of transgender inmates held in prisons or jails reported at least one incident of sexual victimization in the previous year.

In 2014, states and territories were supposed to promise, at a minimum, to work toward compliance with the law. More than 40 states did; Indiana was not among them. In a letter to then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Pence said the standards and timeline “cannot be met,” and claimed “there is little empirical data showing these standards to be effective.” He complained his state would have to hire staff and take other steps that would “require a redirection of millions of tax dollars.”

He said Indiana had already taken its own action to change policies in response to PREA, and the Justice Department’s standards worked to “bind the states, and hinder the evolution of even better and safer practices.” He finished his letter by encouraging the administration to “reexamine current expectations” and “provide states greater discretion.”

Pence wasn’t the only Republican governor to take a stand against PREA that year. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, then a possible contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, called the requirements “unnecessarily cumbersome.” The underlying political context was clear: Republicans found an opportunity to fight what they perceived to be another example of overreach by the Obama administration. But a Justice Department staffer pointed out at the time that if states refused to comply, under law they would be “held accountable”—primarily by facing financial penalties.

In the same way Pence backed changes to his state’s so-called religious freedom law after a national outcry, he appeared to change course on PREA. In July 2014, he brought in “new leadership to coordinate public safety,” and directed a review of these issues, said Kara Brooks, a spokeswoman for Pence, in an email. “One of the resulting policy changes was to become compliant with [PREA],” she said, and in 2015, a letter was sent to the Justice Department indicating Indiana’s intentions. Brooks told HuffPost they are “confident” the state will move toward compliance by the end of the year.

When asked by HuffPost why Pence initially tried to defy PREA implementation, Brooks took issue with that characterization. “There were procedural issues with the manner in which DOJ administered the program which made it difficult to have adequate auditors to complete the necessary compliance audits required,” she said.

Advocates working on this issue see it differently. “Governors from across the political spectrum stood together to solve prisoner rape; Gov. Mike Pence was not one of them,” said Chris Daley, deputy executive director of Just Detention International, an organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in detention facilities.

“By rejecting federal efforts to end sexual abuse in Indiana, Pence put his political career ahead of the safety and wellbeing of thousands of people in his custody.” 

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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How We Can Come Together When Our World Is Falling Apart

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Here we are, a week later with more images of terror and broken bodies and weeping after Friday’s attack in Nice. And just as I was about to publish this post yesterday, I learned about the policemen shot in Baton Rouge. Then shortly after, the protests in Cleveland.

It seems we must decide for ourselves if we will become who the media says we are becoming. Or if we won’t. If we will prove them wrong and become something new up and out of all these ashes.
 

I want to be a new. Do you?

 

But it doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It doesn’t happen when we’re huddled up on ” a side” or hiding for fear of it all. It happens in relationship. We’ve got to come together when the world seems to be falling apart.

That’s a pleasant thing to say and a harder thing to do. Not because we don’t want to, but mostly because we don’t know how. Sure we can cling to those who are like us and those who agree with us. But what about those who think, act, and look differently than we do?

How do we come together for real, rather than just throwing words around?

Last week, I wrote about how we must humble ourselves and listen to one another. But what does that look like in action?
 

First, it looks like being honest about our own brokenness. Admitting our fears and hang-ups. Opening the hatch on the junk we tend to keep locked in the trunk.

 

The first step is being humble and admitting to ourselves and to God,

I am broken too. I do things that hurt others and hurt myself. I cannot point to the specks in other people’s eyes until I acknowledge and ask for help removing the 2×4’s in my own.

 

Because the 2×4’s in our own eyes are often the things blurring and skewing our vision. They keep us from seeing clearly what is really going on in the lives of others.
 

Second, it looks like getting to know the 2×4’s in our own eyes.

 

We tend to think of our enemies as outside of us, but the most dangerous one can hide within. The 2×4’s in our own eyes are often set with a strong sense of pride, which makes them hard to see.

We can all use help finding these any day of the week. So, try this…

Consider these statements not only for the inciters and perpetrators of hate and terror, but also for people in your community, your neighborhood, your office, and even your home.

  • He/she does/says ____________, and I would never…
  • He/she is absolutely wrong about _________ because…
  • He/she will is never willing to see my side of_______________.
  • He/she doesn’t deserve my respect because ______________.

Am I saying there are not absolutes in this world when it comes to moral conditions?

Not at all.

But I am saying that judgment is to come not from us but from Elsewhere. And it’s not made based on appearance or what we think we see, it’s evaluated by what’s in a heart.  And you and I can’t see what’s in a heart, what experiences make a heart beat the way it does.
 

So third, we must admit we may not have the whole story.

 

That there is absolutely more to the other person than meets the eye.
 

And fourth, we need to learn something about him or her.

 

We need to lay our 2×4’s down, so we can make eye contact, really see the person with an open mind. Whether the person is warm to our effort or not, we won’t be offended (because remember, we are operating without 2×4’s). We can simply say, “I’m sorry we’re in this spot. How can we figure this out together?” Then, listen.

This is where healing starts in our families, our neighborhoods, and our nation. With acknowledgement of our own brokenness and 2×4’s… then the healing words, “Let’s help each other.”
 

Because we are exponentially more together than we can ever be apart.

 

If we really want to do something about the mess we’re in, then we can apply this process to one person who rubs us wrong this week.

Shall we do it together?

If you are struggling with anxiety and fear in the midst of all this upheaval, here is a free guided meditation for you.

This article first published on Purpose Dweller.

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Cher Drags Kate Hudson’s Fabletics In The Best Tweet Of The Day

Hell hath no fury like a Fabletics customer scorned. Just ask Cher.

You may recall last year’s outpouring of outrage surrounding Fabletics, the Kate Hudson-touted athletic wear brand which many unhappy customers took to task over its allegedly shady business practices and scamming behavior.

Well, it took almost a full year, but the songstress/Twitter extraordinaire finally graced the world Monday with her 140 characters on the matter:

“Made mistake of going2 Fabletics.What a pain in the ass. won’t even let u see anything Till u give them ur 1st born !! Felt I Was Being Conned,” she wrote.

Cher joins a long list of people who have claimed the site is hard to navigate, have had issues canceling the subscription service and generally felt scammed by the brand. No word on whether Cher purchased anything on the site, but we have a feeling we’ll hear all about it by way of Twitter if and when she does.

I’mma let you finish, Kanye, Kim and Taylor, but Cher and Fabletics are having the best celebrity feud of the day (even if it’s only a one-way feud).

 

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The Illusion of Security

“Please be gentle.”

The story is too easy to believe. At the Memphis airport, a confused, nervous teenager sets off the metal detector — possibly because she has sequins on her shirt — and is told she needs to come to a “sterile area.” Armed guards show up to escort her. She’s terrified.

This happened a year ago. The girl, then 18, is Hannah Cohen. She was flying — at least that was the idea — back to Chattanooga with her mother, Shirley Cohen, who had just passed through the checkpoint and was waiting for Hannah when, according to a lawsuit the family recently filed, a TSA horror story began.

One other thing: Hannah had just undergone what was to be her final treatment for a brain tumor at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. She’d been going through this treatment since she was 2 years old. The treatment — radiation and surgery — impaired her ability to function: “The brain tumor had left Hannah blind in one eye, deaf in one ear and partially paralyzed,” according to The Guardian. When the guards grabbed her arms, the girl pulled away and tried to escape.

“Seeing the scene begin to unfold, Shirley” — who had a broken foot — “hobbled to a supervisor standing nearby,” the Guardian continues. “‘She is a St Jude’s patient, and she can get confused,’ (Shirley) said. ‘Please be gentle. If I could just help her, it will make things easier.'”

Instead, the guards threw Hannah to the ground, smashing her face. Finally, all her mother could do was snap a photo. The girl was taken away — to jail. Mom and daughter were separated for 24 hours. Hannah finally appeared before a judge. The charges against her were dropped.

A year later, the family filed a lawsuit.

Maybe there’s more to the story than this. An airport spokesperson said as much to a local paper. Cause and effect may be more complex than the photo of Hannah’s bleeding face that hit the news. But whatever the justification, or lack thereof, for the behavior of the airport security guards, what we have is one more example of Authority — the nation’s security apparatus — reacting with brute force to a complex social situation. This does not make us safe.

What we have instead is a bureaucratic illusion of safety. James Bovard, in an op-ed column last year in USA Today, called it “security theater” — a “routine that is far more effective at subjugating Americans than protecting them.” He cited, for instance, an NBC story indicating that Transportation Security Administration agents, in June 2015, failed to detect “95 percent of the weapons and bombs smuggled past them by Inspector General testers,” seeming to suggest that airport security is almost completely pointless.

I say this not to blame the security personnel. They’re doing a difficult job, almost certainly without proper training. And if they’re armed, the complexity of their social encounters magnifies exponentially. As I wrote last December, in the wake of a briefly newsworthy police killing:

“In Chicago, a police officer shoots a teenager walking in the middle of the street 16 times, almost as though the gun took control of the officer’s consciousness. Barbara Ransby, a professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, interviewed recently by Democracy Now, pointed out that, because of budget cuts, only about 20 Chicago police officers have received crisis intervention training.

“My God, budget cuts! In a country that’s waging perpetual war and raking in billions from the global sale of weapons. Yeah, the boy had been acting erratically. But real public safety for the city of Chicago would have included safety for Laquan McDonald, the 17-year-old killed by police officer Jason Van Dyke.

“I fear we’re reversing the evolutionary process. We’ve surrendered to simplistic, impulsive, fear-based ‘safety’ and we’re reaping the consequences, one broken soul at a time.”

We’re reaping the consequences, indeed. Security is more than a matter of guns and enemies. As we militarize the illusion of security, more and more we become our own worst enemies.

“We imagine a line between good and evil . . .”

These are the words of Philip Zimbardo, addressing an Association of Psychological Science convention some years ago. He continued: “. . . and we like to believe that it’s impermeable. We are good on this side. The bad guys, the bad women, they are on that side, and the bad people never will become good, and the good never will become bad. I’ll say today that’s nonsense. Because that line is … permeable.”

Zimbardo is the researcher who conducted the famously horrifying Stanford Prison Experiment in 1971, in which a group of psychologically healthy male college students were assigned to play the role of prison guards, while another group of college kids were the pseudo-prisoners. Given such power, the guards quickly turned into a collective of sadists. The experiment had to be shut down early. Zimbardo called the phenomenon the Lucifer Effect. Ever since, he’s been sounding the warning that ordinary men and women, in a context of too much power (think, for instance, Abu Ghraib), can cross that line and turn into representatives of evil.

And consider, as Bovard pointed out, that an early TSA motto was “Dominate. Intimidate. Control.”

This is the context in which I hear, all too clearly, a mom call out, “Please be gentle.” And I think about a nation that has no idea how to protect itself.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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How Working On My ‘Extrovert Skills’ Made Me A Happier Introvert

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com

“Being introverted doesn’t mean you’re shy.” That’s what I always tell people because when I start talking no one believes I’m an introvert. But it’s only half true: sure, we may not be shy, but many introverts do experience social isolation or feel awkward around new people. I always did. In fact, growing up, I was more than just awkward. I was a nerd.

These days, “nerd” is a cool kid word. Nerds are app developers or people with designer glasses. But when I was a kid, being a nerd was not cool. I was pimply and clumsy and read a lot of sci-fi. My quietness made me seem aloof. And the awkwardness only got worse with time—it’s hard to develop socially when no one wants to talk to you.

As an adult, I wanted to change my quiet ways. I wondered if there was a way to stop being socially awkward and maybe even enjoy talking to people. I guess I wondered if I could be popular.

So, I set out to try.

Extrovert school

True to nerd form, I started with a spreadsheet. I made a list of all the changes I wanted to see and the steps it would take to reach them. Then, I set a challenge to achieve each one.

The first challenge was to initiate five conversations with strangers. Easy, right? But there were rules:

  • Conversations with waiters don’t count. They’re paid to be nice.
  • A person isn’t a “stranger” if a mutual friend introduces them. Too easy.
  • It has to be a real interaction—more than just, “How are you?”

These conversations were a slaughterhouse. I walked up to people and just sort of horned in on whatever they were doing. My first victim was at an art museum. She stood quietly contemplating a painting, and I asked what she thought of it—loudly, from across the room.

She jumped. But to my surprise, she answered. She did not look annoyed.

As she poured her heart out, I mentally made a check mark on my list: one out of five conversations—done! “Thanks,” I said and ran for it. Clearly, I had a long way to go.

The other four were only marginally better, but I did improve. I started to keep the conversation going even if it was boring (as small talk often is). And I learned how to steer toward less boring topics. I asked deeper questions or just brought up topics I liked. As I improved, I felt an odd rush of power. I was in control for once. I tried to use my power for good and do what no extrovert had ever done for me: politely end the conversation when my partner looked bored.

All of this led to one earth-shattering lesson. My other geeky, introverted friends warned me that the challenge was a bad idea. They said they would hate it if a total stranger came up to talk to them and that I would annoy people. But they were wrong. I discovered that most people, both introverted and extroverted, enjoyed these little interactions as long as they were short and fun.

Advanced classes

Soon, I made new challenges. First was to lead my interactions to some kind of next step, like adding someone on Facebook or inviting them to a party. I still have some Facebook friends from this era who, I’m sure, have no idea who I am.  

Then I worked on improving as a conversationalist. Each day, I chose three topics before I left the house. One was a “did you hear…?” (recent news story); one was a “did you know…?” (cool new discovery); and one was a “what if…?” (these were the most fun). And, true to the advice we read in self-help books, I found that everyone enjoys talking about themselves. I learned to ask a lot of questions about the other person. I made it a rule that “What do you do for a living?” was never one of them.

Charging my social battery

One thing I hadn’t thought of was my social energy. I was now better at talking to people and making new friends, but it was exhausting. The definition of introversion is getting your energy from your inner world, not from other people, and I was finding that out the hard way.

There’s more to it than this definition, though. There are four kinds of introversion, and none of them mean you’re doomed to be worn down around others. The drained feeling is because socializing is just a form of multi-tasking, at least when you have a strong inner life to compete with. And multi-tasking saps mental energy whether you’re an introvert or not. I reasoned that if I could get my inner needs met, the people around me wouldn’t feel like a distraction. They wouldn’t sap my energy.

So, I made a list of things I needed to feel high energy. Some, like being well rested and having a snack, were obvious. Others, like finishing the day’s work before socializing, took some figuring out. I now have a social “basket” I fill up before I leave the house, so I no longer feel worn down at parties.

Embracing my introvert nature

You could say that my experiments in socializing were a success. People don’t believe me when I say I’m an introvert, and I have to educate them on what being an introvert actually means. But it’s true that I’m no longer a wallflower. If I concentrate, I can even be the life of the party.

But the biggest lesson was not about my social skills—it was about my introvert skills. Once I became outgoing, I had no shortage of invites. And the former unpopular kid in me wanted to go to them all. I spent long nights at parties only to come home and realize I’d done nothing truly important to me. I had fun going out, but I felt empty.

Only in the last year have I come to embrace my need for solitude. The most important work in my life—my writing—requires days at a time of solitude. I refuse to sacrifice that anymore. Now, if someone invites me out, I can tell them very honestly: “Sorry. I’d like to, but I’m going to stay in and work.” They complain, but I haven’t lost a friend yet.

It’s funny that in order to accept myself as an introvert, I first had to build up my extrovert skills—but I think that’s how it works. When you confront your weaknesses, you discover a striking strength, and that strength makes you shine. You feel more in control of your life.

So, now I’m happy when I’m alone. After all, it’s my choice.  

Have you ever tried to build up your social skills? How did you try to do it? How did it work out?

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Should You Go To The Doctor After Fainting? Here’s How To Tell.

Summer’s in full swing, and the hot, sweltering days might make some people more prone to fainting.

Fainting, also known by the medical term syncope, is a momentary loss of consciousness caused by lack of blood flow to the brain. It can strike anyone, and it’s fairly common. Researchers estimate that anywhere between 15 and 39 percent of people will experience fainting at least once in their life, but people who take certain medications may be more prone to feeling dizzy, weak and eventually passing out. Still others may be more prone to fainting for genetic reasons

Syncope can be caused by a wide variety of different conditions, but generally resolves on its own with no harm to the person who fainted. Read on for five common reasons we faint, what we should do if it happens to us or someone nearby, and the warning signs for more serious conditions.

You may have fainted because…

1. You’re dehydrated

Because fainting is caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain, dehydration can up your risk for fainting. It decreases blood volume, which in turn lowers blood pressure. To avoid dehydration in the summer time, drink lots of water and pace yourself if you’re drinking alcohol. Booze further dehydrates your body, which is why large amounts of alcohol and sun are a recipe for fainting.

2. You’ve been standing for a long time

Every wedding season, a few news stories surface of a bridesmaid so overwhelmed by the ceremony that she faints at a crucial moment. While they may be dehydrated (or truly verklempt), the fact that bridesmaids stand still for so long ups the faint factor. The same thing appeared to happen to a hapless British soldier who fainted during a ceremony to celebrate the queen’s birthday this year. 

Standing still for a long time causes blood to pool in the legs and feet, which draws it away from the brain. One way to prevent this, according to Dr. Richard Nicholas of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is to wiggle your toes, flex your leg muscles and move around slightly when you have to stand for long periods of time. 

3. You saw blood (or had a similar emotional trigger)

For some people, seeing something extremely upsetting like blood is enough to trigger a fainting episode. In this case, fainting happens when a phobic shock triggers a clash between the sympathetic nervous system (which is responsible for the body’s fight-or-flight response) and the parasympathetic system (responsible for the body’s rest-and-digest response).

The clash both slows down the heart rate and causes blood vessels to expand, decreasing blood pressure and starving the brain of oxygen. Some researchers believe that fainting at the sight of blood is actually an evolutionary advantage that forced our ancestors to “play dead” during massacres and battles, ensuring their survival. 

This same nervous system overreaction is also at play when people faint in extremely emotional or high-anxiety situations. Consider, for instance, the Beatles fans who fainted at the sight of their idols, or the father of four daughters who shook and fainted after learning his wife was pregnant with a boy. 

4. You’re exhausted

This is something our founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington is unfortunately all too familiar with. After weeks of running on four to five hours of sleep every night, she fainted from exhaustion in 2007. While most people who faint aren’t harmed from the experience, Huffington was ― she hit her desk on the way down, breaking her cheekbone. The injury required five stitches to repair, and the collapse was a wake up call to change the pace of her life and get more sleep on a regular basis

5. There’s something seriously wrong

Fainting can also be caused by other medical conditions like seizures, low blood sugar, chronically low blood pressure or heartbeat irregularities. In these cases, fainting ― or an event that looks like fainting ― is just one symptom of a more serious condition that could need diagnosis and treatment.

For instance, some people feel dizzy and faint every time they get up from a seated position. This low blood pressure, which is triggered by standing, is called orthostatic hypotension and may be a sign of a more serious condition that should be treated with medicine.

“That’s an extremely serious problem, not because of the fainting per se, but because it reflects dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system in many other ways,” explains Dr. David Robertson, an expert on the autonomic nervous system and a professor of medicine, pharmacology and neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

What to do if you see someone faint

Help them lie down on their back, preferably in a cool, shady spot. Prop up their feet slightly to allow any blood that has pooled in the legs to make its way back to the heart and the head, which should revive them promptly. When they awaken, give them some cool water to drink, and eventually see if they can stand and walk on their own.

If they feel absolutely fine and do not have any dizziness, chest pain, belly pain or a headache, there’s probably no cause for concern, experts say.

“If you have a faint and you get them lying down, many people will almost immediately come back to consciousness,” said Robertson.  

How do you know if you’re supposed to see a doctor after fainting?

For most cases of syncope, it will be obvious what triggered the fainting spell: heat, dehydration, standing for long periods of time, or the sight of blood.

Still, no matter what the trigger, if it’s the first time someone has fainted, he or she should make an appointment to see their primary care physician within the week to run some tests and make sure there’s nothing more serious that should have caused the syncope, says Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, a scientist and professor at the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa who specializes in syncope. If tests have ruled out any serious health problems and a person continues to faint occasionally, then fainting prevention becomes all about avoiding triggers, whether they be alcohol use that leads to dehydration, heat or any other identifiable cause.  

Thiruganasambandamoorthy recently developed a screening tool for emergency department doctors to see whether patients who have fainted should undergo more extensive tests or be quickly discharged from the emergency room. He hopes to use his research to develop an app for first responders and the general public to determine if a faint should be followed by an ER visit. But for now, he recommends that if anyone has a history of heart disease, heart attacks, irregular heartbeat, clots in the lung, heart valve problems, multiple medical problems or a family history of people dropping dead at a young age, they go to an emergency room after a fainting spell.

Most people who faint do not need to go to the emergency room, but for a small minority of people who do faint, the brief loss of consciousness can be a sign that more serious and potentially fatal medical events are on the horizon. Anywhere from seven to 23 percent of people who show up to the emergency room after a fainting spell will have a serious medical event within seven to 30 days, including heart attack, pulmonary embolism, heart arrhythmia and even death. A doctor will be able to tell if someone is at risk of any serious complications, including what signs to watch out for as they recover at home.

Another sign someone should go to the emergency room or urgent care is a lack of identifiable causes or triggers. For instance, if someone fainted while relaxing in their cool home, free of any emotional or anxious stressors, that is a cause for concern, said Robertson. But these cautions apply in only a minority of cases, he emphasized.

“We don’t want to frighten people to death,” said Robertson. “For most people, a faint is a very simple thing.”

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