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The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending into, his trainee miner hard-hat secure.<p>His people had settled the Clintwood and George’s Fork area, along …

CHARTS: See How Much Of GOP Tax Cuts Will Go To The Middle Class

<b>Updated on Dec. 20 at 3:50 p.m. ET</b><p>The Republican tax bill, which Congress sent to President Trump on Wednesday, would give most Americans a tax cut next year, according to a new analysis. However, it would by far benefit the richest Americans the most. Meanwhile, many lower- and middle-class …

Income Tax

I am a medical student who came of age with Obamacare—and I believe it should be saved

In November 2016, a group of despondent medical students including myself reached out to policy mentors for advice on how to stem the tide of repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many of those we talked to, similarly glum, responded that with a Republican president and majority in both houses …

The best home security cameras you can buy

When it comes to home security, the best solution is often the one that is easiest to use. Companies will always find new features to add to hype up …

Home Security

Should Planned Parenthood Be De-Funded? | Women's Health

What Planned Parenthood Does<p>The majority of its services are for preventive care, such as STI testing and treatment (45 percent), followed by contraception (31 percent); services listed as "other," including adoption referrals, pregnancy tests, and UTI treatments (14 percent); cancer screening and …

Bill Maher Rages Against Trump for Pulling Out of the Paris Climate Accord

“Is it any wonder that 43 percent of registered voters in the last poll want him impeached?” asked Maher on Friday’s ‘Real Time.’<p>“America’s long …

Trump Is One Step Away From Dumping Obamacare’s Copay-Free Birth Control

Senate Obamacare proponents are urging Mick Mulvaney to stop chipping away at birth-control access after the OMB posted a new rule governing ‘certain …

Olympic cyclist forced to travel to Europe for surgery due to U.S. healthcare system

Toms Skujiņš is a Latvian Olympic cyclist living in America. He suffered a crash this week that broke his collarbone and highlighted the cost of healthcare in the U.S.<p>Skujiņš was going for his third straight Tour of California win when he crashed and had to be taken to the hospital. Immediately, he …

Health Care

Unprepared and unsupported, I fell through the cracks as a new mom

<i>US healthcare professionals do not adequately prepare women for, or support them during, the postpartum period. From high blood pressure to depression, the consequences can be deadly.</i><p>As I stand up for the first time after giving birth, my newly empty belly flops downward, deflated and spent, like …

Nasdaq's CEO told Vanderbilt MBA grads how going 'all in' on a project no one else wanted in her 20s changed the course of her career

It can be easy to feel resentful and trudge through the work until dues are paid, but this can also be a time to excel, explained Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman in her commencement address Friday at her alma mater, the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.<p>She told the graduates about to receive …

College & University

Despite critics’ claims, the GOP health bill doesn’t classify rape or sexual assault as a preexisting condition

<i>“Look at the smirks on their faces as they celebrate taking healthcare away from millions and declaring war on women. #AHCA These men just:</i> <i>Made being a rape survivor a pre-existing condition;</i> <i>Took away maternity care and infant care;</i> <i>Defunded Planned Parenthood”</i> <b><br>— Women’s advocacy group Ultraviolet,</b> …

Health Care

“Abortion is never mentioned” in the Bible—a Christian ob-gyn on why choice is pro-life

To those working in reproductive rights in the US, doctor Willie Parker is a hero. “A colored boy from Birmingham,” Alabama, as his 1962, pre-Civil Rights Act birth certificate described him, Parker grew up in abject poverty, fourth of six children, raised by a fierce single mother. Against all of …

Feminism
Great Depression

How Trumpcare Will Crush Millennials and Their Boomer Parents

The Obamacare repeal could stretch many young Americans and their aging parents to a financial breaking point.<p>Death and taxes are the only two …

Health Care

One stem cell treatment stabilizes macular degeneration, another blinds 3 patients

<b>(CNN) —</b> As we grow older, a common disease called macular degeneration can threaten our eyesight. An experimental stem cell treatment proved effective at halting this disease with no serious side effects up to a year later, a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found. …

Cell Biology

Republicans are now paying the price for a years-long campaign of Obamacare lies

They promised better insurance. They can’t deliver. Now the jig is up.<p>Donald Trump added his own signature dose of shamelessness to the Republicans’ shameless crusade against Obamacare.<p>“We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump told the Washington Post after the election. Under Trumpcare, …

Health Care

Trump’s Most Chilling Economic Lie

A so-called trade war with China would be an absolute disaster for the United States and its citizens.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> has threatened to upend the post-World War II geopolitical order. What he finds most vexing about that order is the rise of China. Today, China is the largest trading economy in the …

Donald Trump

The Most Dangerous Man in Trump World?

How Peter Navarro could lead us into a global depression—or worse.<p>If Donald Trump is treating the staffing of his administration like a glorified casting call, then there is no shortage of candidates for Washington’s foreign policy establishment to boo or cheer. So far, Secretary of State Rex …

China

Now We Know What Every State Has Been Stress-Googling Since the Election

Someone please check on Mississippi.<p>People have been asking a lot of questions since the election: How can we get rid of Trump? What the hell actually is the electoral college? Why didn't Hillary bother to campaign in Michigan? Even, like, a little bit? To that end, the good folks over at Estately, …

Birth Control: A Letter to the Young Women of 2017

It was the summer of 1963, Martha and the Vandellas’ “Love Is Like a Heat Wave” blasted from every transistor radio on the Jersey Shore, and truer words were never sung. Without planning to, I lost my virginity under a beach blanket late one afternoon. I was 18; he was 19. Our dicey method of birth …

Puerto Rico

Steve Bannon’s Shout-Out to a Left-Wing Terror Group

In a rip-roaring speech at a rally in New York, Trump’s top adviser channeled one of the 20th century’s most controversial leftist groups.<p>Last August …

Iranian baby girl caught in Trump travel ban headed to US, governor says

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Iranian infant with a heart defect is entangled in President Trump's immigration ban -- and her extended family in Oregon is on an urgent mission to get her to the US for critical surgery.<p>Fatemeh's parents were scheduled to meet with doctors in Portland on February 5, but were barred …

Medicine

Obamacare Uncertainty is Scaring Off Health Insurance Companies

The Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges have become too risky for major health insurers, and that's creating further doubt about coverage options consumers might have next year.<p>Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish said Wednesday his company is waiting to see whether the government makes some short-term …

Health Care

Dashed Expectations Power White Anger

People who count on a bright future tend to be the most dissatisfied when things go wrong.<p>A while ago, I wrote about a new theory that’s gaining some ground in economics and finance. This is the theory of extrapolative expectations, which says that people tend to mistakenly think that recent trends …

Stock Markets

16 Daily Habits That Will Instantly Make You a Happier Person | Inc.com

If you want to improve your life, and you want to improve it right now!<p>You have to to be to develop good habits.<p>These good habits need to be positive, accumulative and directive.<p>Change rarely comes without extensive effort over time, but in the long run, time you spend growing good habits will pay …

Self-improvement

Budweiser is accidentally political in Super Bowl ad

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> All-American beer company Budweiser is famous for classic, tear-jerking Super Bowl commercials with golden retrievers and Clydesdales.<p>This year, Budweiser's sneak peek of its commercial departs from their normal content and instead tells the story of company co-founder, Adolphus …

Super Bowl Ads

Statisticians fear Trump White House will manipulate figures to fit narrative

Experts, including former chief statistician of the US and outgoing head of Bureau of Labor Statistics, see threats to system of public, accurate data<p>US statisticians are concerned that Donald Trump’s administration might suppress or manipulate public statistics that don’t fit his narrative of the …

Donald Trump

Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Fink focused on how to think long-term in this "new world" that has negated all the assumptions investors had a year ago about, for example, who would be the US president.<p>Business Insider is running the full letter below (emphasis ours):<p>Each year, I write to the CEOs of leading companies in which …

Investing

Sheryl Sandberg criticizes Trump rule on abortion

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg is sharply criticizing President Trump on abortion policy.<p>Trump on Monday reinstated a restriction known as the global gag rule that blocks nongovernmental organizations around the world from receiving American foreign aid if they perform abortions or discuss them in …

Donald Trump