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    This Might Look Like A Nursing Home Or A Preschool, But It’s Much Better

    There’s no denying that nursing homes are not the most pleasant places to be. There’s constantly talk in the news of mistreatment, mismanagement, and mishandling of patients at various homes around the country. Couple that with the looming sense of dread always in the air, and you have a negative atmosphere. With more and more Americans facing retirement in the next 25 years, it’s no wonder they’re all hesitant to end up in a home. What if I told you […]

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    This Inspirational Film Will Challenge Your Perceptions!

    How often is it that we judge people immediately based on their appearances? How many times have we been about to do something, even if it was small, but a voice in our head stopped us at just the last second! ‘Inspire’ was created with no budget, in just a few weeks, to counteract just that and to encourage positive acts of kindness no matter how insignificant you may think they are! Often we don’t think about the ripple effect […]

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    ISIS Colonel was Trained By Blackwater and U.S. State Department for 11 Years

    A former police commander from Tajikistan was featured in an ISIS video recently where he admitted he was trained by the U.S. State Department and former military contractor Blackwater all the way up until last year.   At a Blackwater facility in North Carolina, Col. Gulmurod Khalimov received“counter-terrorism training.” “From 2003-2014 Colonel Khalimov participated in five counterterrorism training courses in the United States and in Tajikistan, through the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security/Anti-Terrorism Assistance program,” said US State Department spokeswoman Pooja […]

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  • News Where Apple Gets the Tantalum for Your iPhone

    Where Apple Gets the Tantalum for Your iPhone

    Nobody likes to think his or her iPhone was made from minerals derived from a country where warlords and mass rapists profit from the mines. So a year ago, Apple made a bold claim: It had audited smelters in its supply chain and none of them used tantalum from war-torn regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While Apple acknowledged that it could not make the same claim for gold, tin and tungsten—three other important commodities essential to modern […]

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  • News Research The End Of Diet Soda? Huge Study Links Aspartame to These Major Health Problems

    The End Of Diet Soda? Huge Study Links Aspartame to These Major Health Problems

    One of the largest studies of its kind recently examined the link between diet drinks and cardiovascular issues such as heart attack and stroke in healthy, postmenopausal women. The research took place at the University of Iowa, and the findings were presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington, D.C. 60,000 women participated in the study, and it found that women who consumed two or more diet drinks a day are 30 percent more likely […]

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  • News Michelle Obama UK visit: ‘When I look at young British Muslim women, I see myself’

    Michelle Obama UK visit: ‘When I look at young British Muslim women, I see myself’

    The First Lady compared her struggle to succeed as a young black woman in America to the experience of inner-city Muslim girls Michelle Obama compared her struggle to succeed as a young black woman in America to the experience of British Muslim girls during a visit to in inner-city girls school in London. The First Lady, who is visiting the UK for two days, and met with Prince Harry this morning, struggled to hold back tears as she gave an […]

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  • Analysis Society & Culture New fathers get an entire year of paternity leave on full pay at Virgin

    New fathers get an entire year of paternity leave on full pay at Virgin

    Most companies offer new Dads a grudging couple of weeks – but new fathers who work at Virgin will soon get up to a year on full pay. The pay is service-related, from 25% for those with less than two years’ service, to 100% for those with more than 4 years’ service. It also applies to adoptive parents. Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder, said: ‘I believe if you take care of your employees they will take care of your […]

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  • News The Pentagon Doesn’t Know What it Spent 8.5 Trillion Dollars on

    The Pentagon Doesn’t Know What it Spent 8.5 Trillion Dollars on

    When government is completely dysfunctional and seems not to serve the people’s interests, we have to wonder where our tax dollars are going. Thanks to a Reuters investigation by Scot Paltrow, we have an answer—or, rather, a non-answer. Apparently, the Pentagon has made use of $8.5 trillion of our tax money handed over by Congress since 1996—but don’t ask what was done with the money. The Department of Defense doesn’t have a clue. Audits of all federal agencies were mandated […]

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  • News Qatar says no lives lost on World Cup construction sites

    Qatar says no lives lost on World Cup construction sites

    The Qatari government has issued a firm defence in response to a Washington Post article last week that claimed 4,000 migrant workers are likely to die while working on 2022 World Cup sites in Doha, and that 1,200 have already lost their lives. In a statement on Wednesday morning, the Qatar government’s communications department declared the allegations to be “completely untrue”. It said that, as well as damaging Qatar’s reputation, the article has also damaged the newspaper’s reputation for fair […]

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  • News ‘Debt is a cleverly managed reconquest of Africa’ – Thomas Sankara

    ‘Debt is a cleverly managed reconquest of Africa’ – Thomas Sankara

    A week before he died, Sankara said, “revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, but you cannot kill ideas”. And so, for us today, the final challenge rests not in finding more Sankaras, but in becoming them – in bringing these ideas to life Thomas Sankara, former leader of Burkina Faso, was the apparent opposite of everything we are often told that success should look like. Mansions? Cars? Who? What? Get out of here. As Prime Minister and later as President, […]

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