Keenan McKinlay

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9 High-Protein Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Dinner is my favorite meal to eat, but not my favorite meal to cook. Nothing brings me more comfort at the end of a long day than curling up with …

Don't Let Unpleasant Sensations Take Control of Your Mind

Welcome back to <b>Mid-Week Meditations</b>, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve …

Self-awareness

Hundreds of thousands of workers could lose their jobs if Senate health bill passes

CHICAGO — From their offices in a crumbling former nursing school, Aimee Dinschel and Michelle Pihlaja-Olson were preparing to interview 25 applicants for public health jobs. It should have been a moment of optimism for their hospital system, which only recently began to turn a profit after more …

The Senate GOP hid the meanest things very deeply in its Obamacare repeal bill. We found them

The<p>Affordable Care Act repeal bill unveiled Thursday bySenateRepublicanshas aptly drawn universal scorn from healthcare experts, hospital and physician groups and advocates for patients and the needy. That’s because the bill is a poorly-disguised massive tax cut for the wealthy, paid for by …

Trump's previous promises on health care

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has made some grand promises on health care.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week revealed Senate's long-awaited plan to reshape America's health care system -- the fruit of many weeks of work entirely behind closed doors by a group of 13 …

Health Care

How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers

<i>One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program.</i><p><b>What is Medicaid?</b><p>It’s a public health insurance program largely for low-income people, though …

Health Care

Mission Possible: How Healthcare Can Achieve Both Higher Quality And Lower Cost

For years, healthcare reform has pursued the holy grail of higher quality at lower cost. I’ve always believed it’s achievable, and now it’s needed more than ever.<p>The U.S. healthcare system is failing. Costs continue to increase faster than our nation’s ability to pay, and the quality of our …

Americans waste $200 billion every year on medical tests they don't need, experts say

Sutter Health, a giant hospital chain in Northern California, thought that it had found a simple solution to doctors ordering unnecessary and wasteful tests: It deleted the button physicians used to order daily blood tests.<p>"We took it out and couldn't wait to see the data," said Ann Marie Giusto, …

Firm behind Dakota Access pipeline faces intense scrutiny for series of leaks

The oil company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is facing intense scrutiny from regulators and activists over a series of recent leaks across the country, including a major spill now believed to be significantly bigger than initially reported.<p>Documents obtained by the Guardian suggest that a …

Environment

Casino Magnate Wants to Kill Bill That Would Make Nevada a Renewable Energy Powerhouse

By David Pomerantz<p>The Nevada Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that would dramatically increase the growth of renewable energy in the state, but …

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could face higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance …

Eating the right food is important for busy teachers, especially during exam season. Here’s what you should include – and leave out – of your lunchbox<p>Eating a good lunch at work is so important: it gives you energy for a busy day, is a break from the classroom and helps balance stress levels. It’s …

Nutrition

A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia

Exercise may bolster the brain function and thinking skills of people with dementia, according to a new report. The study’s findings suggest that walking a few times per week might alter the trajectory of the disease and improve the physical well-being of people who develop a common form of …

Humanity

EPA chief Scott Pruitt's climate change denial refuted by scientific paper

In a sign of growing tensions between scientists and the Trump administration, researchers have published a scientific paper that was conceived and …

Climate Change

GOP Congressman Raul Labrador: 'Nobody Dies Because They Don’t Have Access to Health Care'

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) came under fire Friday after he said that “nobody dies” from a lack of health care coverage at a town hall at …

The cheap, effective program Trump wants to kill

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anyone who's bought a dishwasher in the past 20 years knows the square blue Energy Star logo designating certain models as highly energy efficient. In pure market-reach terms, the logo has a remarkable brand recognition -- approaching 90%.<p>It's also universally popular -- trusted by …

Alabama governor resigns as scandal leads to criminal charges

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigned on Monday after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors related to campaign finance violations and linked to his relationship with a former adviser, ending a year-long scandal that has enveloped the state's government.<p>The guilty …

6 Reasons Why Trump Will Never Stop the Renewable Energy Revolution

By Emma Gilchrist<p>The solar industry was responsible for creating one out of every 50 new jobs in the U.S. last year and the country's fastest-growing …

This Highly Unpopular Change Would Almost Certainly Fix Obamacare

Despite being given its last rites, it appears that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the landmark health legislation signed into law by Barack Obama more than seven years ago, will remain the law of the land for the foreseeable future.<p>During his campaign, President Trump had touted repealing and …

Trump’s war on environment and science are rooted in his post-truth politics — and maybe in postmodern philosophy

Trump’s assault on science ultimately rests on his hostility toward truth, an idea with a complicated history<p>The Trump administration’s war on the environment, which was accelerated this week with the president’s executive order to dismantle various environmental protections, is a product of the …

vox-mark

The House Freedom Caucus laid out two demands on Thursday for a health care bill its members would support: ending Obamacare’s essential health benefits and its “community rating” provisions.<p>These sound wonky, but make no mistake: Axing these two provisions would decimate Obamacare and its …

Despite its natural advantages, disincentives mean Florida has few solar panels but the Empire state’s policies have boosted installed solar capacity by 800%<p>If you were to fly a camera-laden drone several hundred feet above Pani Herath’s house in south Miami, Florida, it would become clear his …

Solar Power

21 (Not-Boring) Chicken Breast Recipes Made for Meal Prep

There are a lot of benefits to prepping chicken meals for the week on Sunday. For one thing, you’re not dealing with raw meat more than once. Plus, …

Healthy Eating

If Trump sabotages Obamacare, rural America will suffer the most

These are the patients most at risk.<p>Lately, we’ve heard a lot about Obamacare “exploding” from members of the GOP, including President Donald Trump.<p>But Obamacare, with its thousands of provisions, isn't going anywhere short of a full repeal.<p>Most at risk for now, however, are the Obamacare exchanges …

7 Mantras That Will Stop You From Taking Things Personally

It’s tough to be around people who believe that everything happening around them is a direct assault on them or is in some way all about them.<p>It may …

Is This the Anti-Aging Pill We’ve All Been Waiting For? - MIT Technology Review

Can a pill make you younger?<p>One of the few drug studies ever carried out in an attempt to address this question was reported by Novartis on Christmas …

9 Foods That Have More Fiber Than A Fiber Bar

Get full sans packaged foods.<p>Fiber is a magic-maker for your digestive system: It helps keep your bowels regular, naturally lowers your LDL cholesterol, and makes you feel fuller for longer. "Imagine what happens when you put chia seeds in water and wait 10 minutes. That gelling up is similar to …

Healthy Eating

The original mistake that distorted the health insurance system in America

A World War II-era mistake distorted the U.S. health insurance system. Reformers tried to fix the problem with patchwork solutions until<p>Obamacaredumped yet another layer of misguided policy onto what was already a mess. Now the tangle is so perplexing that a Republican Congress, under a Republican …

Kansas just took a big step toward Medicaid expansion

The Kansas legislature has voted in favor of a bill to expand the state’s Medicaid expansion — a move that would extend Obamacare’s footprint just days after the Republican-controlled Congress’s failed attempt to repeal the law.<p>The Kansas House passed the Medicaid expansion bill in February. Late …

Medicaid

If Trump wants to bring down US drug prices, he’ll borrow this tactic from the UK

While attempts at repealing Obamacare appear dead (at least for the foreseeable future), US president Donald Trump still has an opportunity to tackle the soaring costs of American-style healthcare by addressing one of its biggest problems—the high cost of prescription drugs.<p>The US spent $3.2 …