Wendy Milagros

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Man Shuts Down Anti-Abortion Argument By Asking One Question

Writer laid out the dishonesty of pro-life zealots on Twitter<p>The topic of abortion is one of those issues that, like gun control, or where you stand …

Ten-year-old rape victim gives birth in India

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India.<p>The 10-year old delivered a baby girl via Caesarian section at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh, a city in North India.<p>Both the girl and her baby are in stable …

India

A day in the life of Venezuelans: Anything but normal

<b>Caracas, Venezuela (CNN) —</b> A daily struggle has become the new normal for Venezuelans. Economic and political turmoil regularly send thousands into the streets to protest, both for and against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, sometimes with deadly results.<p>More than 75 people have died …

Venezuela

Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

Metastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow …

How And Why We Should Be Eating More Vegetables For Breakfast

Let's catch up with the rest of the world.<p>We’re here with a friendly reminder: the average person is supposed to eat two and a half to three cups of vegetables a day, according to My Plate.<p>For some people, that’s an easy feat. For others, hitting that goal can be little trickier. Here’s the easiest …

Healthy Eating

Trump's Cuba Policy Will Fail

The architect of Obama's Cuba opening argues that the president’s rollback is a pointless mistake.<p>One of the most depressing things about President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back elements of the Cuba opening is how predictable it was. A Republican candidate for president makes last-minute …

Cuba

15 Incredible, Edible Egg Salad Recipes

You put SOOOOO much creativity into making beautiful Easter eggs each year, only to toss the whole bunch after the holiday. But here’s a food *reuse* idea that’s as green as spring. Store the eggs properly and you’ve got a real jump-start on delicious hard-boiled egg recipes. Everyone loves deviled …

Top 10 stories of obsession

I’m not an obsessive person, but tell me a book is about obsession and I’m going to read it. Obsession is a natural motivator, requiring ever greater sacrifices, presenting increasing dangers to anyone standing in the way.<p>When you’re a new writer, struggling to make sense of your characters, …

Books

How to get rid of cellulite? Here's an ingredient that might just be your BFF

For years, many have been trying simple remedies such as sugar and coffee scrubs and dry brushing to get rid of cellulite, but the answer seems to be …

The internet reacts to Scott Pruitt’s ignorant denial that CO2 is driving climate change

Scott Pruitt, the newly appointed head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said in an <b>interview with CNBC</b> yesterday that he didn’t believe that …

An exercise scientist demonstrates how to perform the perfect pull-up – and the moves that will make it easier

Shawn Arent, the director of the Center for Health and Human Performance at Rutgers University and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrates the proper form for the pull-up. However, if you're not ready for the pull-up, Arent has a few tricks to get you there.<p><i>Special thanks</i> …

The GOP health bill is a $600 billion tax cut — almost entirely for the wealthy

Most analysis of the American Health Care Act, the new House Republican plan for repealing and replacing Obamacare, has focused on the fact that it will take away health insurance from millions of Americans, including, eventually, millions of poor, elderly, and disabled Americans currently on …

Why Politicians Can’t Stand James Comey

The FBI director is happy to shoot down Trump’s wiretap claims, just as he didn’t mind intervening when it could have hurt Hillary Clinton during the …

Donald Trump

Quieter Than 1984, but No Less Terrifying

Kingsley Amis’s 1976 alternate-history masterpiece The Alteration is an overlooked—but timely—novel about the dangers of authoritarianism.<p>Imagine a United States in which the president has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to scrub its website of climate-change content, his counselor and …

The Common Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat

Most dogs will happily chow down on human food, whether you give them a treat or they sneakily steal something off the counter. But some foods can be …

Nutrition

John McCain the Republican vs. John McCain the Patriot

John McCain was hustling down the hallway in the Russell Senate Office Building with the purpose of an Aaron Sorkin character. It was not yet two …

Republicans

I was skeptical that the anti-vaccine movement was gaining traction. Not anymore.

Trump has energized the vaccine skeptics, and that’s dangerous.<p>If there was ever a moment to fear the anti-vaxxers could win, this is it.<p>Consider the following:<p>The president courts known anti-vaccine crackpots like Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and makes the same kinds of pseudoscience claims about …

In honor of the Puppy Bowl, a reminder that dogs are better than cats

In every way.<p>Earlier this week, my colleague Zito Madu made the argument that cats are better than dogs.<p>I audibly gasped when I read the headline, but that shock quickly turned toward anger fueled by a fierce loyalty.<p>We are not worthy of dogs. We really aren’t! Zito seems to make the argument that …

Pets

Why Trump’s Immigration Rules Are Unconstitutional

Don’t pay attention to the administration's spin. The law is clear.<p>President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from traveling to the United States—as well as denying entry to refugees from Syria for the indefinite …

Immigration

What to do when you're so overwhelmed by the Trump presidency you can barely move

It's been a little over a week since President Trump's inauguration, and already, millions of Americans are sitting in front of their phones, …

9 questions about the global refugee crisis you were too embarrassed to ask

On World Refugee Day, looking at a 65 million person crisis.<p>“We don’t want them here,” President Donald Trump said on January 27, just before he signed his controversial executive order on immigrants and refugees. “We want to make sure we are not admitting into our country the very threats our …

Immigration

It Took Donald Trump 8 Days To Bring The U.S. To The Brink Of A Constitutional Crisis

"Obedience to specific court orders is what keeps us from being a banana republic or fascist dictatorship. That's a really big deal."<p>It took little more than a week in office for President Donald Trump to thrust the nation to the brink of a constitutional crisis.<p>Late Friday, Trump issued an …

Climate Scientists Launch Brainy Attack On Inaccurate News

Climate scientists have volunteered by the dozens to review the accuracy of stories about climate change. Now they’re collaborating with computer experts to develop ways to scan the internet for fake and misleading stories about climate.<p>“The concept is to try to bring the scientists to have a voice …

Journalism

How the global gag rule will hurt women and families, explained by 2 experts on the ground

Trump’s expansion of the gag rule won’t reduce abortion. But it will stop poor women from getting birth control, and kill programs that help war-torn communities.<p>For International Women’s Day, many activists are protesting outside the White House against the so-called global gag rule, a Reagan-era …

Trump's global abortion gag rule goes much further than any previous administration

The policy now affects all global health organizations that receive US government funding.<p>Under President Donald Trump, a decades-old Republican policy on global family planning just got a whole lot more aggressive. Just one day after the largest demonstration for women’s rights in American …

Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US

Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has shot up the bestseller charts. The book’s chilling account of a couple’s struggle against a dystopian society has many elements that will strike a contemporary reader as disturbingly …

Donald Trump

Trump's Anti-Abortion Rule Is Broader Than Anyone Expected

But nobody knows yet exactly what it means.<p>Donald Trump's signing of an anti-abortion rule on Monday could put billions of dollars in US aid funding at risk — 14 to 16 times more money than initially thought, according to health groups.<p>Trump revived the Mexico City policy, a Reagan-era rule …

Donald Trump

Republicans push federal 'heartbeat' bill in longshot bid to overturn Roe v Wade

A group of Republican congressmen urged support for what is believed to be the first federal “heartbeat” bill in the US on Tuesday, arguing that it would in effect “eliminate” abortion across the country.<p>Though the bill is unlikely to pass Congress, its introduction is an indicator of how …

Roe v. Wade

The Keystone XL Pipeline, which Trump just advanced, will carry the dirtiest fossil fuel on the planet

Activists had previously successfully fought both pipelines — the protest at Standing Rock, which was led by the Native American community, made headlines in 2016.<p>The Keystone XL Pipeline is slightly older news — Obama blocked its construction in 2015— but it's worth remembering why it made …