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Being a caregiver for a family member can be as taxing as it is rewarding, and the role often goes underappreciated. While a support network of family and friends is crucial, apps can help alleviate some of the stresses that come with caregiving.
It’s an age-old public health question — how to preserve people’s ability to make their own choices while encouraging them to make good ones.
In the realm of food, it’s something that school administrators, health insurers, and lawmakers have been thinking a lot about in recent years. Some approaches they’ve tried out are dramatic: for instance, banning sodas in school vending machines, or implementing a junk food tax. Others are more subtle. These so-called “nudges” often use positive cues and suggestions rather than rules to try to change behavior.
DADAAB REFUGEE COMPLEX, Kenya — Mohamed Omar Abdille remembers the night before he left his home in Merca, Somalia, in September 2012 to begin life as a refugee.
He was 15. Family and friends gathered around the table for a final meal before his departure. His mother served his favorite supper of spaghetti, beef and milk. They joked and laughed about his journey ahead and spoke of the peace that prevailed at the Dadaab refugee complex, 325 miles away in Kenya, and about the opportunities that awaited Mohamed there. An uncle was already at one of the five camps at the complex, and Mohamed could live with him while he attended school. In Merca, Mohamed recalled this past summer, "there was little food or water, and the few schools had long been closed." Read more...
Lt. Hiroo Onoda, sword in hand, walks out of the jungle on Lubang Island after a nearly 29-year guerrilla campaign.
Image: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images
After the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on Aug. 15, 1945, Japan announced its surrender, bringing an end to World War II.
But for some, the war was not over.
Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda was 22 years old when he was deployed to Lubang Island in the Philippines in December 1944. As an intelligence officer, he was given orders to disrupt and sabotage enemy efforts — and to never surrender or take his own life.
Allied forces landed on the island in February 1945, and before long Onoda and three others were the only Japanese soldiers who had not surrendered or died. They retreated into the hills, with plans to continue the fight as guerrillas. Read more...
Times are hard and confusing, but Michelle Obama gives a hug that could cure all ills.
At the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. Saturday, the First Lady enveloped President George W. Bush in an embrace for the ages. He seemed to enjoy it, and the whole affair did not escape the internet's notice.
Decide for yourself whether Bush deserves that great hug given his record (*clears throat*), but it looks like America appreciated it nevertheless.
And just like that, all was right with the world. The birds began chirping, the sun emerged from behind a cloud, and Kim Kardashian made it clear that yes, she would be voting for America's first woman presidential candidate come November.
On Friday, social media rent its garments over an alleged quote from Kim Kardashian, attributed to a story in Wonderland magazine: "At first I thought, 'Oh my God, I'm so Hillary [Clinton],' but I had a long political call with Caitlyn [Jenner] last night about why she's voting Trump. I'm on the fence."
The first video, shot from an officer's body camera, does not appear to show the moment of the shooting. It also has no sound until the aftermath of the incident, when Scott is seen lying face-down after being shot. Read more...
It started like any other day with a simple swipe of a ride-sharing app
But at the end of it, Bay Area residents found themselves with all-expense paid trips to Singapore after a Lyft of a Lifetime. Needless to say, there were quite a few happy, shocked (and to us, plain entertaining) reactions. Check out the video below to see the action:
Natives of Silicon Valley know all about innovation. In fact, they live, eat, sleep and breathe it.
So they already know that a huge part of an innovative mindset is a globally focused, culturally diverse skill set – and that traveling to other innovation-driven destinations to witness firsthand how the rest of the world embraces technology, sustainability, architecture, arts and culture, is crucial for a competitive edge. Read more...
Most of us pay our bills around the beginning of the month, and about this time the stack can get pretty high — as does the hit to your bank account. If you’re like me, you often think, “What can I do this month to cut my expenses, in a smart way, and waste less money while I’m at it?”
I’ve got some ways to do exactly that. Here are my four tips that you can implement today:
1. Cut the cost of wireless service
If you aren’t locked into a contract with one of the national carriers, consider using the services of providers that might be offering a cheaper plan.
Also look at your data usage. Maybe you can simply switch to another, less expensive plan. And once it’s time to upgrade, think hard — do you really need to have that latest model of the iPhone? (You may want it, but that’s another story.) Read more...
Gennifer Flowers has made her reentry into the news surrounding the 2016 presidential race.
Flowers, kwn for having a sexual relationship with President Bill Clinton years ago, tweeted on Saturday that she supports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in his bid against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Flowers said during Bill Clinton's run for president in 1992 that she had a sexual relationship with him. He admitted to at least one sexual encounter with her in 1998.
"Hi Donald. You know I'm in your corner and will definitely be at the debate," Flowers tweeted.
Hi Donald. You know I'm in your corner and will definitely be at the debate!...💋
Despite knowing full well that Dyson can clean my house wonderfully, I wasn't convinced that a tiny wind turbine for my head would give me perfect hair.
Any time a new hype-worthy hair product like the Dyson Supersonic comes out, I have the same thought: "that won't work for me."
Like many curly-haired people, I've tried just about everything to be at peace with my hair's natural texture. As much as I love my curls now, our relationship has been complicated. Many products have come and gone. Many tools have claimed to be perfect for curls. Many have failed. Dyson might be the first beauty tool that has actually delivered. Read more...
If you take your job seriously, you’re probably already doing your best to demonstrate engagement: actively listening, chiming in when appropriate, and keeping your phone off the table. But even when good meeting etiquette is at the top of your mind, it’s easy to slip into bad habits. Read more...
Mean Girls was one of the most accurate filmic representations of the high-school emotional landscape. Our CineFix series, Things You Didn't Know, delves into seven lesser-known facts about this Tina Fey-penned comedy. From the R-rated jokes that didn’t make the final cut to the films’ many inspirations, these reveals will give you a behind-the-scenes appreciation for the most fetch work of cinema out there.