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Video Games Are Destroying the People Who Make Them

Among video game developers, it’s called “crunch”: a sudden spike in work hours, as many as 20 a day, that can last for days or weeks on end. During this time, they sleep at work, limit bathroom breaks and cut out anything that pulls their attention away from their screens, including family and …

Gaming Industry

The Party of Lincoln Is Now the Party of Trump

Last year, as it became clear that Donald Trump would win the Republican nomination, analysts on both the right and the left speculated that millions of regular Republicans would be repulsed by his ethnonationalism and misogyny.<p>Writing in the Washington Post in August of 2016, Whit Ayres, a …

Trump’s Travel Ban to Be Replaced by Restrictions Tailored to Certain Countries

WASHINGTON — President Trump is replacing his ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries with severe restrictions on visitors from nations he has determined do too little to protect against terrorists and criminals coming into the United States, officials said on Friday.<p>The new travel …

Immigration

Congress Passes Measure Challenging Trump to Denounce Hate Groups

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate have unanimously passed a joint resolution urging President Trump to denounce racist and anti-Semitic hate groups, sending a blunt message of dissatisfaction with the president’s initial, equivocal response to the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Va., …

Rights & Freedoms

Forced Searches of Phones and Laptops at U.S. Border Are Illegal, Lawsuit Claims

Eleven people whose phones and laptops were searched at United States airports and at the nation’s northern border are suing the Department of Homeland Security, joining a growing chorus of critics who say the forced inspections are invasive and unlawful.<p>The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by the American …

Sen. Gillibrand files amendment against Trump's trans military ban

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has filed an amendment against President Trump’s transgender military ban.<br>(Washington Blade file photo by Damien Salas)<p>Sen. …

Supreme Court allows 13-year-old rape survivor to abort 31-week foetus without abnormality

Her lawyer said the decision was made to prevent the trauma she would have faced, stressing that it was not about the health of the foetus.<p>The …

I'm An 18-Year-Old Female And I Will Never Be A Feminist

Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too …

Poverty in Pictures

Florida pledges better health care for poor children to settle lawsuit | Reuters

(Reuters) - Florida officials will boost access to health and dental care for poor children in settlement of an 11-year-old class-action lawsuit, the groups behind the legal action said on Tuesday.<p>Marianela Luna (R) of Miami passes her newborn son, Jeremiah Jose Pinell to nursing assistant Linda …

This Woman Could Go Blind Because Of Poor Housing Conditions

As new data shows that 60% of people in private rented accommodation in London are living in poor housing, BuzzFeed News spoke to a woman who faces losing her sight because the state of her home is preventing her from having a sight-saving operation.<p>For someone who needs a knee replacement, Mary …

Iraqi families sell organs to overcome poverty

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1238000/1238867_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524771085_8d00b022dfa21db809730c33bdfa3b03<p><b>Om Hussein is a mother close to breaking point. Along with her husband and their four young children, she is struggling with poverty like millions of</b> …

Indigenous peoples around the world still live in greater poverty, report finds

A vast majority of Indigenous peoples around the world live in poverty and have poorer health outcomes than the rest of the population, a world-first …

LA agrees to return tiny houses seized from homeless people

Elvis Summers, who reportedly built and distributed 37 brightly colored structures to homeless people over the last year, said he had understood that …

Where do the (multidimensionally) poor live? Depends on their race.

Poverty is about a lack of income. But there are other dimensions of poverty too, including a lack of employment opportunities, health care or …

Forced to live in makeshift shanty towns built in disaster zones, the poor families of Manila being left behind by Asia's fastest-growing economy

By<p>It is Asia's fastest-growing economy, but tragically many who live there are being left far behind in abject poverty.<p>These are some of the …

Migrants Find Short-Term Refuge In French Shanty Town

Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees have now reached northern Europe, and most have found official temporary housing. But in France, 6,000 people are stuck in an unofficial shanty town.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees have fled upheaval in the …

Why Amazon Is Now Housing the Homeless in Seattle

Homeless families in Seattle now have an unlikely location to take shelter: a building that belongs to Amazon.<p>The tech giant announced last week that …

LA's new rule: homeless people are only allowed to own one trashcan's worth of things

A new law passed by the LA city council prohibits homeless people from owning more belongings than can fit in a 60-gallon trashcan with the lid on, …

Poverty and Child Health in the United States

• Brooks-Gunn J,<br>• Duncan GJ<p>. The effects of poverty on children.Future Child. 1997;7(2):55–71pmid:9299837<p>Blair C,<br>• Granger DA,<br>• Willoughby M, et al; FLP …

South Africa drought pushes 50,000 into poverty: World Bank | Reuters

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa’s worst drought in over a century has pushed around 50,000 below the poverty line, the World Bank said on Wednesday.<p>Livestock drink from a drying river outside Utrecht, a small town in the northwest of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, November 8, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe …

Talking to the people who raise your favorite breakfast fruit

I’ve been in Costa Rica over the past week visiting farms certified by the Rainforest Alliance. You’ve probably seen their frog logo on tea boxes and …

Sending nurses to work with poor moms helps kids. So why don't we do more of it?

A high school senior learns that she’s pregnant — and she’s terrified. But a registered nurse comes to visit her in her home for about an hour each week during pregnancy, and every other week after birth, until the baby turns 2. The nurse advises her what to eat and not to smoke; looks around the …

Suburban Poverty Rising in Atlanta

The nationwide resurgence of city centers may be paving the way for a relocation of urban poverty to the suburbs. Kate Sweeney reports on the …

Poverty

101 Reasons Why Evolution is True

<i>These reasons will work from the general to the specific. I’ve used links to articles in Wikipedia as much as possible because Wiki articles are</i> …

Ten Major Court Cases about Evolution and Creationism

1. In 1968, in <b>Epperson v. Arkansas</b>, the United States Supreme Court invalidated an Arkansas statute that prohibited the teaching of evolution. The …

Inherit the Wind: An Historical Analysis

The film and play of the most publicized creation/evolution trial of all time are seriously biased and inaccurate.<p>Rarely does a year go by that the …

U.S. Lags World in Grasp of Genetics and Acceptance of Evolution

A comparison of peoples' views in 34 countries finds that the United States ranks near the bottom when it comes to public acceptance of evolution. …

Probing Question: Why is teaching evolution still controversial?

Penn State political scientists Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer explain that, despite 40 years of court cases ruling against teaching creationism in …