Nina R

668 Flips | 3 Magazines | 31 Likes | 4 Following | 28 Followers | @noteworthynina | Keep up with Nina R 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 “Nina R”

The Jon Stewart Problem

The heart of the progressive point of view is the idea that government has a role to play in solving some of our toughest problems. The private sector, for all the prosperity and innovation it brings, cannot do everything well.<p>No individual or business can clean the nation's air, protect civil …

I worked in the CIA under Bush. Obama is right to not say "radical Islam."

Avoiding the phrase isn't "politically correct." It's strategic.<p>The verbal attacks by the Republican nominee Donald Trump and his supporters on President Barack Obama for avoiding the phrase "radical Islam" in his public pronouncements are simplistic, racially inflammatory — and flatly …

The simple reason so many US businesses openly support LGBT rights

Each June, Pride season is heralded in US stores by the arrival of rainbow-hued Pride collections. This year, brands like Target, Converse, and Levi’s have decked the store halls with their colorful products and merchandise. These collections might seem like superficial overtures in allyship, aimed …

LGBTQI

Doctor who treated Orlando shooting victims addresses Islamophobia in wake of attack

Dr. Joseph "Joey" Ibrahim was making his rounds at Orlando Regional Medical Center this week, checking the dozen remaining victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting and bracing for more fallout, for more talk in the media about Muslims extremists.<p>Ibrahim's father was a Muslim immigrant, just like the …

Orange County

I take opioids to treat chronic pain. Stigmatizing them will harm me | Sonya Huber

The push to blame the nation’s epidemic on too many prescriptions could have negative ramifications for patients who rely on them for pain management<p>A recent visit to one of my doctors started out in the usual way, with a review of my current medications. I have rheumatoid arthritis, an incurable …

A Bishop In The Exam Room: When Faith Dictates Health Care Instead Of Science

When Rita, a Michigan-based OB-GYN, learned that the hospital where she worked would be switching hands, she was dismayed.<p>The secular community …

Health Care

15 Regional Companies Leading the Charge in Gay Theatre

Check out these pioneers who champion the LGBT cause through art.<p>Gay culture is, in part, about the rejection of conformity. So how does a theatre …

This Totally Counterintuitive Mind Trick Will Make You Much Happier

Chasing happiness usually backfires. Try this instead.<p>Happiness is an important life goal for a lot of people, so we should spend a lot of time thinking about how to be happy, right? Actually, no. Thinking a lot about happiness is a pretty surefire way to make yourself miserable, according to a …

Investigators Say Orlando Shooter Showed Few Warning Signs Of Radicalization

As investigators probe the background of Omar Mateen, whose attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando left 49 people dead, they say he bore few warning signs of radicalization.<p>Mateen had allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call during the attack, as The Two-Way has reported. But as further …

The LGBTQ community is done with moments of silence. It's time for action

<b>To the editor:</b> I can't stop thinking about all the lives that were tragically cut short in Orlando Sunday morning. I can't stop thinking about how it could have been you or me, but it wasn't. It was them, simply because the killer chose to carry out this violent act in Orlando instead of West …

LGBTQI

These 7 Christian leaders showed their love by celebrating the Orlando nightclub massacre

There are family members that still haven’t been told if their loved ones are alive or dead after the shooting in Orlando Sunday. Yet, these …

Why Didn’t the FBI Stop Omar Mateen?

The face of terrorism is changing. And critics say the bureau has been too slow to catch on.<p>If Omar Mateen was a disciple of “radical Islam,” as Donald Trump angrily described him, and “one of the soldiers of the caliphate,” as the Islamic State approvingly deemed him, he wasn’t a very impressive …

Muslim view of LGBT people in spotlight after Orlando attack

NEW YORK (AP) — After the massacre in Orlando, the head of a prominent Muslim advocacy group stood before a bank of microphones and made remarks beyond the expected condemnations.<p>Along with denouncing the attack by gunman Omar Mateen as a violation of Islam, and offering prayers for the victims at …

If Omar Mateen Was Gay, It Makes the LGBT Nightlub Attack More Homophobic

Conservatives turned flimsy evidence into proof that the Pulse massacre was about Islam, not gay hate. The exact opposite may be true.<p>Recent, …

Civil Liberties Keep Americans Safe

Politicians who want to violate civil rights to combat terror miss a vital point—if they strip them away, they’ll be equally defenseless.<p>After the September 11 attacks, the U.S. government changed its domestic policies in a lot of ways that did little to keep its residents safer from terrorism, …

Watchlist

Trauma doctors are learning battlefield techniques. And they're saving victims of mass shootings.

“The only beneficiary of war is medicine.”<p>Amid America’s grim epidemic of gun violence, doctors are learning new ways to save gunshot victims’ lives.<p>According to the latest reports on the survivors of the mass shooting in Orlando, of the 44 wounded who made it to the Orlando Regional Medical …

'The Blacklist': Here are the media outlets banned by Donald Trump

The Washington Post is not the first. Donald Trump has been denying press credentials to news outlets for nearly a year.<p>It's become known in media circles as "the blacklist" -- a running catalog of newsrooms deemed by Trump to be unfair and banned from his campaign events accordingly.<p>The list …

How To Prevent Falls In Older Adults

<i>Fred Chau-Yang Ko, MD Assistant Professor Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai</i><p><b>How to Prevent Falls in Older Adults</b><p>As a hospital-based geriatric specialist for several years, I frequently provided care to older adults who were …

Medicine

What Queer Muslims Are Saying About The Orlando Shooting

Sunday began with one of the deadliest shootings in American history — at least 49 people were killed and more than 50 were injured. The attack took place at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, and the suspect was an American Muslim who pledged allegiance to ISIS the night of the attack.<p>The shooting …

Here's What You Need To Know About The Weapons Of War Used In Mass Shootings

Mass shooters are well aware that assault-style rifles are easy to obtain and capable of causing enormous casualties.<p>As investigators continue to sift through the carnage at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, familiar details are emerging about the man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting …

Let's not give in to fear after the Orlando shooting | Steven W Thrasher

LGBT Americans have been subjected to many forms of terror. We have responded with love, and grown stronger as a result. Let’s do the same this time<p>For generations, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans have turned to night clubs and bars like Orlando’s Pulse – the scene today of the …

This Gym Helps Transgender Clients Shape Their Bodies

A few months after coming out to himself as transgender, Xavier Morales met with a surgeon to discuss top surgery. The doctor made a surprising …

DEA Wants Inside Your Medical Records to Fight the War on Drugs

The feds are fighting to look at millions of private files without a warrant, including those of two transgender men who are taking …

Barack Obama, Inequality Fighter

A new report finds the government is doing more to fight inequality right now than any year on record.<p>A new report from the Congressional Budget Office on household income since 1979 reaches two stark and significant conclusions. Inequality is growing. But so are government efforts to combat it—and …

Income Inequality

How good sleep became a game-changer for the NBA's best players

Sleep is most definitely in, especially now, during the Finals.<p>The Cavs' LeBron James sleeps as much as 12 hours a day.<p>His teammate J.R. Smith has seen his game markedly improve since being traded from the Knicks early last year, because, in his words, "there's no late nights" in Cleveland.<p>On the …

Basketball

The link between chronic pain and depression: which comes first?

It’s easy to imagine that people with persistent pain have cause to become depressed. After all, it’s a problem that affects every part of life, not …

The Art of the Swindle

In court filings, former employees of Trump University allege that it preyed on the insecurities of its students, selling them courses they did not need or could not afford.<p>Predators, by and large, do not attack the strongest prey in the wild. They instead target the vulnerable, the very young, and …

Real Estate

Boston Children’s Hospital puts Amazon’s Alexa to the test

Picture this: At every step of a patient’s trip through the hospital, a virtual assistant awaits, ready to answer questions and pull up medical …

Why Does the Left Hate Hillary?

She appeared to lose her faith in progressive policies after her shattering defeat over health care in 1993.<p>Hillary Clinton has worked for nearly half a century to establish her bona fides on the left. In 1968, she stuffed envelopes in New Hampshire for Eugene McCarthy’s anti-war presidential …