Tracy Solomon

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Anxiety Attack: Life Changed for Me in 25 Mintues

The day started off as my day normally does, around 6:30 a.m. or so. I had no idea what was in store for me, although based upon my schedule it was a typical day. I had four appointments on my agenda Wednesday, Sept. 9, a laundry list of phone calls, return emails and several social media marketing …

Mind

National Park Service Bans E-Cigarettes in Certain Areas

The National Park Service has decided to restrict the use of e-cigarettes on its lands, so that anywhere cigarette smoking is banned, vaping is now …

National Parks

Warplanes hit Houthi base in central Yemen, students reported killed | Reuters

SANAA (Reuters) - Warplanes from a Saudi-led air coalition on Tuesday bombed a military base in central Yemen controlled by Houthi fighters and their army allies, and a website of the Houthi-run defence ministry said two students were killed at a neighbouring school.<p>People gather around the …

Middle East

Streaming TV Is Bigger Than Ever -- But Pause Before Cutting The Cord

A colleague of mine was considering ditching his Time Warner Cable subscription in favor of PlayStation’s new Vue TV service, which streams live TV over the Internet.<p>It has a user-friendly menu and the option to record programs, plus it allows him to watch shows easily through his PlayStation 4 -- …

Televisions

The Ukulele Kids Club Is Striking A Chord With Children In Hospitals Around the Country

This musician is really tuned in to how to put a smile on these kids' faces.<p>Through a nonprofit organization called the Ukulele Kids Club, guitarist Corey Bergman is using the instrument to bring joy and relief to hospitalized kids around the nation. So far this year, approximately 500 ukuleles …

Ukuleles

UN Security Council demands access to Syria's Yarmouk

Members of the UN Security Council have expressed concern regarding the "grave situation" in the Yarmouk district in the south of the Syrian capital after the besieged area was infiltrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group last week.<p>Dina Kawar, Jordanian ambassador to the UN …

Middle East

UN: 100,000 new displaced in Yemen since strikes began

More than a 100,000 people have fled their homes after Saudi-led coalition air strikes began in Yemen, according to UNICEF.<p>A spokesman from the UN agency, Rajat Madhok, told Al Jazeera that most of those who have been displaced are women and children.<p>"Most displacements have taken place from and …

Middle East

Maya Angelou stamp quote isn't hers?

The new Maya Angelou stamp is beautiful.<p>It is scheduled to be dedicated today at a ceremony in Washington, celebrating the stamp and Angelou, who died last May at her Winston-Salem, N.C., home at age 86.<p>It includes a lovely Angelou quote, as you can clearly see.<p>One problem: The quote isn't …

Black History

Obama says would move fast to take Cuba off terrorism sponsor list | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to act quickly once he receives a State Department recommendation on whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of terrorism-sponsoring countries, a remaining obstacle to the restoration of relations between Washington and Havana.<p>A man …

Cuba

Two Cubans struggle to win election as opposition candidates | Reuters

HAVANA (Reuters) - In a rare challenge to Cuba’s political system from within, two government opponents are on the ballot for upcoming elections, only to find that officials have altered their biographies to portray them as dangers to the revolution.<p>A man walks past near a poster announcing the …

Cuba