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Scott Walker Strips Wisconsin Workers Of 'Living Wage' In New State Budget

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed the new state budget into law on Sunday with a last-minute change that strips the words "living wage" from state laws and replaces it with "minimum wage."<p>The change means minimum-wage Wisconsin workers will earn nearly $6,000 per year less than what the …

Veterans Can Get All Of These Prescription Drugs To Treat PTSD, But Not Weed

Around the nation, thousands of veterans and active-duty military personnel are waging their own personal battles against post-traumatic stress disorder. Typically triggered by a horrific incident either witnessed or experienced by the person, PTSD comes with a debilitating set of physical and …

9 Simple Yoga Poses To Help With Back Pain

Aching back got you down? You're not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, half of Americans report back back pain symptoms each year. While there's a lot you can do in your daily life, from working to strengthen your core to avoiding sitting for too long, a daily dose of yoga …

The Only 20-Minute Outdoor Workout You'll Need This Summer

Sweet summertime has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate than pausing that gym membership, saving a little cash and taking your workouts outside?<p>There are so many bodyweight-based exercise moves you can combine to create workout circuits that are challenging and effective anywhere and …

12 Quotes To Remind You That Being Single Is A Wonderful Thing

The single life is severely underrated. In addition to doing whatever you want, whenever you damn please, being single -- and no longer having to devote mental energy to a relationship -- frees you up to explore what <i>really</i> makes you happy in life.<p>To remind you that you don't need someone by your …

5 Planks To Sculpt Your Core For Summer

<b>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</b><p><i>This workout comes to you from DailyBurn Fitness/Nutrition Coach Angela Rubin. You can find more no-equipment moves from DailyBurn's elite trainers at DailyBurn.com.</i><p>Holding a plank can seem like an eternity sometimes. Time slows to a crawl. It's mind over matter. …

Senate Rejects Extending Veterans Benefits To Married Gay Couples And Their Kids

WASHINGTON -- The Senate quietly rejected legislation Thursday that would have extended certain veterans' benefits to married same-sex couples and their children who live in states where their marriage isn't recognized.<p>During debate on the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, Sen. Jeanne …

40 Reasons Why Our Jails Are Full of Black and Poor People

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reports 2.2 million people are in our nation's jails and prisons and another 4.5 million people are on probation or parole in the U.S., totaling 6.8 million people, one of every 35 adults. We are far and away the world leader in putting our own people in jail. …

Oklahoma Scientists Say Earthquakes Linked To Oil And Gas Work

(Reuters) - Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production, a state agency said on Tuesday.<p>Oklahoma is recording 2-1/2 earthquakes daily of a magnitude 3 or greater, a …

These Photos Of Legal Recreational Marijuana Users Shatter Stereotypes

The stereotypical marijuana user -- the "stoner" -- hasn't adequately represented the actual people who responsibly enjoy marijuana for some time. But the stoner myth seems more antiquated than ever as more states lift prohibitions on marijuana use.<p>To combat these stoner myths of the past, Drug …

21 Positive Thoughts For Your Morning

When Ricky Gervais was 8 years old, he woke up every day going:<p>"Wow! I'm alive! Yes! I've got to eat! I've got to take a clock apart to see how that works! There's an ant! I'm going to follow that ant! Let's go to the library! What, sausages? Oh my god, I can't believe my luck!"<p>We could still …

Fact-Checking Ted Cruz's Dubious Claims

<i>The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org.</i><p>Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major Republican candidate to declare himself officially in the 2016 presidential race. In announcing his presidential ambition, Cruz repeated a number of dubious claims we have heard before, and a few we …

In Bristol, you can soon ride on a poop-powered bus four days a week

The bus runs on waste generated by 32,000 English households<p>Taking a "poo bus" to work in Bristol, UK, is about to get a lot easier. A commuter bus that runs on biomethane gas produced by food waste and fecal matter will enter regular service on March 25th,<i>The Guardian</i> reports. This means that …

Transportation

Plane passengers watch solar eclipse from air – video

A specially chartered plane left the northern Russian city of Murmansk on Friday and flew to the Arctic so its passengers could get an unobstructed view of the solar eclipse. The plane flew to an area where a total eclipse could be seen, while other parts of the world were only able to witness a …

Solar Eclipse

House Republican Budget Whacks Food Stamps And Medicaid

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unveiled a budget on Tuesday that, in addition to repealing Obamacare, reprises many of the safety net cuts Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) proposed in previous years.<p>In his budget blueprint, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who took over for Ryan as chairman of the House Budget …

Obama To Announce Student Loan Reforms As Education Department Stalls

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce sweeping borrower-friendly recommendations to fix the $1.1 trillion federal student loan system that, taken together, amount to an indictment of the U.S. Department of Education's inability to protect borrowers from ever-increasing burdens.<p>For a …

14 Things To Know Before You Start Meditating

New to meditating? It can be confusing. Not new to meditating? It can still be confusing.<p>The practice of meditation is said to have been around for thousands of years -- and yet, in the last few, especially in America, it seems that everyone knows at least one person who has taken on the ancient …

Elizabeth Warren Explains How Anti-Obamacare Bill Is Corporate Welfare

WASHINGTON -- A bill that would redefine a full-time work week under the Affordable Care Act as 40 hours instead of 30 actually amounts to a break for corporations, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) argued in a hearing Thursday.<p>Under the legislation, businesses would be obligated to provide health …

Become An 'X-Men' Expert With This Video Timeline Of (Almost) Every Mutant Ever

Whether you've read all the "X-Men" comics or just seen a few film adaptations, you know there are a lot of characters, storylines and powers to keep track of. To help you sort it all out, IGN made an expansive video timeline of every mutant to join the X-Men since Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's comic …

4 Easy Ways To Be Happier In 2015

With the start of the new year, many of us reflect on aspects of our lives we want to change. Chances are, we probably list more things we hope to fix than things we'd like to maintain. Sure, there's always room for improvement, but if that's <i>all</i> we focus on, soon our own self-criticism will …

Eight New Exoplanets In 'Goldilocks Zone' Discovered By NASA's Kepler Spacecraft

NASA's Kepler space telescope has found eight alien planets in the "Goldilocks zone"--that is, they orbit their stars at just the right distance to have liquid water, and maybe life.<p>Two of the newfound planets, dubbed Kepler-438b and Kepler-442b, are being called the most Earth-like exoplanets ever …

Coronal Hole Spotted On The Sun Is Hundreds Of Times Bigger Than The Earth

Talk about big!<p>A dark hole hundreds of times bigger than the Earth has been spotted on the surface of the sun. A photo of the enormous "coronal hole" (below) was snapped by a camera aboard NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on Jan. 1, 2015.<p><b>(Story continues below image.)</b><p><i>Photo of the vast coronal hole</i> …

Gorgeous 'Pillars Of Creation' Shine In New Hi-Def Hubble Photos

Twenty years after it snapped one of the most iconic space photos ever, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revisited the "pillars of creation" in new high-def splendor. What better way to celebrate Hubble's 25th anniversary this April?<p>The new images (see below) provide a glorious wide view of M16, a …

Obama Threatens To Veto Corporate Tax Cut Deal For Locking Out Middle Class

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday threatened to veto a bipartisan tax deal that would reportedly create permanent tax perks for corporations without advancing key tax breaks for middle- and low-income families.<p>"The President would veto the proposed deal because it would provide …

Obama Has Issued Fewer Executive Orders Than Any President In Past 100 Years

In response to President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration Thursday, Republican lawmakers have threatened to sue the president or block his judicial nominees on grounds that the president overstepped his constitutional powers.<p>Obama’s unilateral action, which will grant deportation …

Obama Moves To Protect Millions From Deportation

WASHINGTON -- In the boldest move on immigration policy of his presidency, President Barack Obama announced plans Thursday evening to dramatically increase deportation relief for an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrants. The executive action will protect parents, as well as those who came …

Basketball

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Don't Let Negative Thoughts Get You Down

Negative thinking is inevitable -- but it doesn't have to completely derail your life. Whether it's stopping those thoughts in their tracks or knowing the right strategies to reframe them, there are ways to defend yourself against a gloomy outlook.<p>Happify, a website dedicated to helping people …