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Physical Therapy Equipment for Home Use

“As a neurologist and person with Parkinson’s, I am impressed with the passive and voluntary cycling and the empowerment the Theracycle offers in …

Physiotherapy

Medical Marijuana

With medical marijuana now legalized in 29 states and Washington, D.C., it is obvious that there is strong interest in its therapeutic properties. …

Cannabis

Why It Seems as if Everyone Is Always Angry With You

Why do you look so angry? This article hasn’t even begun and already you disapprove. Why can’t I ever win with you? I see it in your face.<p>If this sounds unfamiliar, good for you. You don’t need this.<p>For the rest of us, it may be helpful to know that some people seem to have outsize difficulty with …

Psychology

Supreme Court hears from all corners of the country ahead of travel ban case

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Art museums, a Gold Star father, lawmakers, states and one of Donald Trump's personal lawyers are pleading with the Supreme Court ahead of Wednesday's oral arguments on the fate of the President's travel ban.<p>The dozens and dozens of filings, known as "friend of the court" or …

Immigration

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

Since October, Trump admin has separated at least 700 kids from their parents at the border

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claims it “does not currently have a policy of separating women and children” seeking asylum at the …

Immigration

DeVos Education Department gives itself permission to trash hundreds of civil rights complaints

The Education Department is supposed to investigate every civil rights complaint it receives, complaints that represent kids whose rights are being …

Rights & Freedoms

How the Gun Control Debate Has Changed Since Parkland

Parkland students lead an inclusive, multiracial movement. States are taking action. Will the federal government?They demanded government action on …

Guns

Three More Reasons for Wealth-Deprived Americans to Take to the Streets

It's starting to happen, as teachers around the country are fighting back against income and wealth inequality. At least 3 of every 4 Americans have …

Middle-class

White Sacramento man regrets call that led to Stephon Clark's death: 'They shot an innocent person'

He admitted that he knows the family and now regrets what transpired after his call.A Sacramento man who made a fateful 911 call that led to the …

Sacramento

8 Netflix Titles With Black Stars You Should Be Watching This April

This month is the perfect time to revisit some cult classics (“Bad Boys,” anyone?), catch some fresh flesh flicks (“Come Sunday”) and relish in some rare gems (like a Jay-Z interview) on Netflix.<p>Here are eight titles featuring black stars that you won’t want to miss.

Entertainment

Clever Multipurpose Furniture That's Perfect For Small Spaces

Figuring out how to configure your small space can be a bit like building a puzzle. You know <i>what</i> pieces you need, but you’re not sure where they should go. A small space forces you to rethink the functionality of your bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen.<p>While some small space living hacks can get a bit …

Furniture

Top Democrat Chides Republican Inaction On Workplace Sexual Harassment

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Tuesday called out Republican leaders for their “lack of urgency or action” on combating sexual misconduct at job sites, asking her GOP counterpart on the committee that oversees workplace issues to hold a hearing on the matter.<p>Murray, the top Democrat on …

Sexual Harassment

If Democrats Strategized Like Republicans, Puerto Rico Would Be A State

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico last fall as a Category 4 hurricane, it wrought destruction and misery of an almost unimaginable scale. Well over a thousand people likely died, with hundreds of thousands left homeless and without electricity. The storm inflicted at least $94 billion …

Caribbean

Stop Hating Trump Voters

Here’s a riddle for you: If you hate Trump voters because you think they’re hateful, are you really combating hate?<p>This isn’t just a hypothetical. In the wake of the 2016 election, I’ve been in room after room filled with my fellow progressives who say things like, “Those people who voted for …

Donald Trump

In Wyoming, A Newly Unionized Newsroom Says Corporate Bosses Are Retaliating

The labor union representing workers at the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming has accused the paper and parent company Lee Enterprises of retaliating against pro-union employees to chill organizing efforts in Lee’s other newsrooms.<p>The Communications Workers of America filed charges with the National …

Profit

How Facebook Has Changed Since NPR First Reported On It 13 Years Ago

Facebook was first mentioned on NPR on Aug. 19, 2004 in a story about a Harvard University website called "The Facebook." Two months later the name "Mark Zuckerberg" first appeared in a story about a site called connectyou.com and the legal battle that ensued.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>When …

Mark Zuckerberg

Federal Court Rules Employers Can't Pay Women Less Than Men Based On Prior Salary

In a unanimous ruling, a federal appeals court has ruled that employers can't pay women less than men just because they made less at a previous job. The court said a woman's prior salary, whether considered on its own or along with other factors, can't be used to justify paying a female employee …

U.S. Federal Courts

13 Seizures vs. Seizure Disorders Symptoms: What Are the Differences?

What is a seizure (definition)?<p>A seizure and a seizure disorder are not the same. A seizure is single occurrence of uncontrolled electrical activity …

Consciousness

Dear White People: If a Memorial Dedicated to Lynchings of Black People Makes You Uncomfortable, Good

On April 26 of this year, the Equal Justice Initiative will open both a memorial and museum in Montgomery, Ala., dedicated to the victims of lynching …

Black History
Title IX
Law Enforcement

It's Long Past Time to Redefine "Homelessness" in Politically Correct L.A.

They’re students living in the dorm rooms of other students. You may live next door to them. You may pass them every day on your way to work. You …

The Failure Of The Global Capitalist Fantasy

Two subjects that dominated the news this past week ― the continued ascendence of neo-fascist ultra-nationalism in Europe and the United States’ escalating trade war with China ― seem unrelated. In fact, they share a common genesis.<p>Both calamities ― and they are calamities ― are the byproducts of a …

Economics

This Mashup Of People On Fox News Advising Trump On TV Is Alarming

A mashup video made by Media Matters puts a spotlight on the hosts and guests on Fox News who advise President Donald Trump directly through the network.<p>The clip features people advising Trump to do things like ignore The New York Times, call Attorney General Jeff Sessions and not talk to special …

Donald Trump

Sinclair News Show Axed After Host Threatens Sexual Assault On Parkland Survivor

A conservative host for a station owned by the embattled Sinclair Broadcast Group has resigned after threatening one of the teen survivors of the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.<p>“I’ve been hanging out getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg’s ass,” Jamie Allman wrote on Twitter on …

Gun Control

Clarence Thomas' Wife Posts Memes Trashing Parkland Kids and Comparing Gun Control to Holocaust

In a stunning demonstration of what Facebook is for now, Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is using her account to …

Ambbeei Hall argues that veterans continue to deal with “moral injury” to this day

As a young man from Chicago, Ambbeei Hall said he didn’t know what he was exactly getting himself into when he enlisted in the Navy during the …

Outrage Follows Puerto Rico's Announcement That It's Closing Nearly a Third of Its Public Schools

"The harm that the education secretary is causing children and their parents is immeasurable."Teachers unions and outraged citizens in Puerto Rico …

Puerto Rico

Syrian Regime Suspected in Chemical Attack That Kills Dozens

The Saudi-backed fundamentalist militia “Army of Islam” in the Douma district of East Ghouta near Damascus alleged Sunday that the al-Assad regime …

Middle East