Stephanie Ciancio

196 Flips | 9 Magazines | 5 Likes | @StephanieCi6r2i | Keep up with Stephanie Ciancio on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Stephanie Ciancio”

vox-mark

A Republican legislator has vowed to close a loophole in his Obamacare replacement proposal, following Vox’s reporting on the exemption Tuesday night.<p>The amendment offered by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) would exempt health insurance plans held by legislators and their staff from key Obamacare repeal …

Reducing Electromagnetic Fields

Before we talk about reducing electromagnetic fields, a few terms have to be defined:<p>The term “electromagnetic fields” (EMFs) is an umbrella term …

Electromagnetism

50 Health Issues That Count as a Pre-existing Condition

The list is long.<p>The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which narrowly passed a vote in the House today, rolls back …

There are exactly zero women working on the Senate version of the GOP health care bill

The day after the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was passed in the US House of Representatives, a group of Republican senators are at work on a version they hope will pass in the Senate. The revisions are expected to be so substantial that the senators crafting the legislation are reportedly not …

Health Care

Farmers Demand Right to Fix Their Own Dang Tractors

This might be hard to believe for non-farmers, but owners of tractors aren't actually allowed to fix them, thanks to a set of laws designed to …

Farming

Destructive palm oil company IOI let off the hook too easily by RSPO

A major palm oil company, which had its sustainability certificates suspended for violating rules designed to prevent the destruction of Indonesia's …

Palm Oil

Donald Trump will violate the US constitution on inauguration day | Laurence H Tribe

Because of the emoluments clause, the electoral college would be fully justified in concluding that he is unsuited to the presidency<p>When Donald Trump swears at the inauguration that he will “faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, …

Doctors Now Prescribing Music Therapy for Heart Ailments, Brain Dysfunction, Learning Disabilities, Depression, PTSD, Alzheimers, Childhood Development and More

1<b>Music Helps Control Blood Pressure and Heart-Related Disorders</b><p>According to The Cardiovascular Society of Great Britain, listening to certain music …

Flute

The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare

Just months before Rob Bilott made partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, he received a call on his direct line from a cattle farmer. The farmer, Wilbur Tennant of Parkersburg, W.Va., said that his cows were dying left and right. He believed that the DuPont chemical company, which until recently …

70-Mile-Long Crack Opens Up in Antarctica

An ominous crack in an Antarctic ice shelf as wide as a football field is long takes on an otherworldly beauty in a new aerial image.<p>Snapped by …

Global Warming

Nonprofit Run by Donald Trump's Sons Offers Inauguration Access for $1 Million

A new Texas nonprofit led by Donald Trump’s grown sons is offering access to the freshly-minted president during inauguration weekend — all in …

This Just Became the World's Cheapest Form of Electricity Out of Nowhere

Solar power is becoming the world’s cheapest form of new electricity generation, data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests.<p>According to …

Neo-Nazis publish photos, contact info of Jewish residents of Montana town, urge 'action'

A white supremacist website, <i>The Daily Stormer</i>, has issued a "call to action" against Jewish residents of Whitefish, Montana, accusing the "vicious, …

What climate skeptics taught me about global warming

Long before research exposed evidence that humans cause global warming, science made another sensational claim – that smoking caused lung cancer.<p>That …

In Flint, Mich., there’s so much lead in children’s blood that a state of emergency is declared

By Yanan Wang<p>, Reporter<p><i>This post has been updated.*</i><p>For months, worried parents in Flint, Mich., arrived at their pediatricians’ offices in droves. Holding a toddler by the hand or an infant in their arms, they all have the same question: Are their children being poisoned?<p>To find out, all it takes …

Snorkeling

Trump Sons Auctioning Off First Family Hunting Trip for $500,000: Report

Hunting enthusiasts Donald Jr. and Eric Trump will be ringing in their father's ascent to power with a fundraiser and bash dubbed "Opening Day 2017," …

The Indivisible Project

Meet the Indivisible Candidates<p>Indivisible groups all around the country are making local endorsements. We’re amplifying their good work and building …

Brett Kavanaugh

Chicago's 'hero movers' are a reminder of how hard leaving abusive relationships can be.

When a three-man moving crew saw a woman frantically running out of a dental office in Chicago, they knew she was in trouble. And they knew they …

Domestic Violence

Obama Enacts Offshore Drilling Ban Designed to Be Trump-Proof

In a historic move taken a month to the day before he hands over the White House to one of the most fossil-fueled administrations in U.S. history, …

Oil & Gas Industry

Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor Met with 'Alt-Right' Freedom Party Leader

Another troubling alliance formed by the Trump administration.<p>There's been a lot of discussion surrounding Donald Trump and the so-called "alt-right" (which is basically a term for white nationalism) in the weeks that have passed since the 2016 election. Many members of the white nationalist group …

Donald Trump

The true story of how Teen Vogue got mad, got woke, and began terrifying men like Donald Trump

“A woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs,” Samuel Johnson said back in 1791. “It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.”<p>Over two centuries later, denigrating women who dare to express their thoughts remains a popular cultural pastime. This is especially …

Feminism

Amid the bloody carnage, Angela Merkel is a beacon of sanity | Anne Perkins

In her steadfast response to the terror attack in Berlin, the German chancellor reveals herself to be the strongest voice of liberal values in Europe<p>When Angela Merkel addressed a press conference in Berlin yesterday morning, only hours after the attack on the Christmas market and not far distant …

India plans nearly 60% of electricity capacity from non-fossil fuels by 2027

Expansion of solar and wind power will help exceed Paris targets by almost half and negate need for new coal-fired power stations<p>The Indian government has forecast that it will exceed the renewable energy targets set in Paris last year by nearly half and three years ahead of schedule.<p>A draft …

Fossil Fuels

California Attorney General says it will seek injunction to stop Uber's self-driving car program - San Francisco Business Times

The California State Department of Justice has joined the chorus of regulators calling for Uber to halt its self-driving car program in San …

Bottled water companies in Ontario to pay more in 2017

Ontario plans to increase its charge for water-taking permits for bottled water companies in the new year, but Premier Kathleen Wynne says she wants …

Kathleen Wynne

I make $2.35 an hour in coal country. I don't want handouts. I want a living wage.

By Nic Smith<p>I grew up in Dickenson County, Va. Like many who were raised in the heart of Appalachia, I come from a long line of coal miners. My great-grandfathers, grandfathers, uncles and cousins all went underground to dig the coal that kept the lights on for communities across our country.<p>My …