Hold The Phone. Trump Tweets He Now Wants More Money For Health Care

Donald Trump had concerned Americans scratching their heads Sunday night after he tweeted that he now wants to pour more money into health care.

“I say we add more dollars to the Healthcare and make it the best anywhere,” he wrote.

That was strange because Trump’s budget plan submitted just days ago called for cutting at least $ 610 billion from Medicaid and slicing an additional $ 250 billion from health care by repealing Obamacare. The White House plan also calls for cuts in future spending on health care for children from low-income households. There is no additional spending for any health care in the plan.

The weird disconnect on health care wasn’t a first for the president. When Trump met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York in early May the president praised the nation’s health care system. “You have better health care than we do,” Trump said.

He was apparently unaware that Australia has a government-run, publicly funded universal health care system — and at a fraction of the cost of American health care. It’s a system Trump would be more likely to denigrate as socialist and even worse than Obamacare. The Congressional Budget Office estimated last week that Trump’s health care proposal would leave an additional 23 million Americans with no health care coverage by 2026 — so that plan could hardly be the “best anywhere.”

The White House later said that Trump was just being nice and not pushing for the Australian system in America.

In another tweet-glitch on Sunday Trump boasted that his tax reform package was moving along “ahead of schedule.”

In fact neither Trump nor Congress has yet proposed a comprehensive tax plan. The White House has released a single page of bullet points in search of a plan that leaves many detail unaddressed and questions unanswered. 

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

When You’re Tapped Before Age 30: 5 Behaviors That Burn Us Out

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In all likelihood, you know what burnout feels like: Exhaustion, disinterest, poor performance, irritability, lack of empathy.

The media often claims it’s caused by bad work environments; bad coworkers; bad bosses. This is partially true: Employees with large caseloads experience burnout more often. And individuals whose jobs revolve around people—such as social workers, customer service representatives, teachers, nurses and police officers—are particularly predisposed it.

Yet research also shows that some employees are more likely to burn out than others in identical work environments. Burnout is weakly correlated to stressful life events but closely linked to traits such as neuroticism and low self-esteem. The evidence for burnout’s internal risk factors is, indeed, well established: A study published in Work and Stress concluded that “Employee personality is consistently related to burnout.”

Common burnout prescriptions—like rest, medication and vacation—can temporarily relieve our symptoms. But until we permanently alter the behaviors exacerbating our exhaustion, we’ll remain rutted in perpetual recovery . Because, after all, what we do is inextricably linked to how we feel.

Below are five changeable behaviors that fuel burnout:

1. Lack of focus

Millennials are particularly vulnerable to existential distraction. Author Kelly Cutrone told Forbes, “They don’t know what they are striving for, which makes it really hard to move forward.” Or do anything, for that matter (I’d know!).

Or sometimes we know our calling at our core but don’t pursue it. One study found that incongruence between implicit and explicit motives decreases wellbeing. Translation: saying or doing stuff we don’t actually want is unhealthy. If you’re still parading as a will-be [insert parents’/prestigious profession here] but deep down know that’s not your passion, your burnout will call your bluff. Individuals who act on their internal motivations, in contrast, are less likely to suffer from job burnout.

Choose what you want to do carefully, and then commit wholeheartedly. One study found that professional commitment even has a buffering effect on the development of illness.

2. Self-obsession

Self-obsession materializes in several ways. The most obvious is narcissism, which is linked to burnout among students. In the workplace, narcissism can manifest as conviction of specialness, entitlement, poor teamwork or lack of compassion.

Another common but disguised symptom of self-obsession is rumination: neurotic self-attentiveness and/or heavily emotion-oriented coping. One example of ruminating is dwelling on personal injustices. Teachers who ruminate report higher stress levels and burn out more frequently.

How do we overcome self-obsession?

Help people. You don’t need to feed Africa to benefit from altruism—a trait overwhelmingly linked to higher wellbeing and lower stress. Instead of airing your grievances every time you’re out, listen to and support the people around you. Volunteer. Call your mom.

Be kind to yourself. Interestingly, self-compassion—“treating oneself warmly during times of hardship”—is negatively correlated with rumination; you can be kind to yourself without fixating on yourself. Instead of freaking out about something you did wrong at work for days, take responsibility, forgive yourself and move on. Simple but hard!

3. Perfectionism

Unhealthy perfectionism—fixation on flawless performance, dread of failure and obsessive approval seeking—predicts burnout. Likewise, acting “Type A” is related to emotional exhaustion, higher burnout levels and reduced job satisfaction. It’s also, incidentally, an established risk factor for coronary heart disease.

Moreover, because perfectionism causes highly negative feelings when we don’t attain goals, it lowers individual initiative and decreases job passion over time. That is, though perfectionism is typically considered a professional attribute, it’s ultimately demotivating.

Is the anxiety-fraught emotional energy you’re spending on every one of your tasks worth the cost?

4. Seclusion

When we’re exhausted, it’s tempting to watch Netflix alone after work to “rejuvenate”—for months. Self-care is critical, especially when recovering from burnout. But, counterintuitively, one of the best ways to take care of ourselves (and prevent future burnout) is social interaction.

Workplace friendships increase individual innovation and weaken the relationship between unhealthy perfectionism and job burnout. Teachers with higher perceived levels of coworker support report less stress.

By contrast, workers’ inability or unwillingness to be intimate with others—what some researchers call social pessimism—predicts poor subjective wellbeing at work.

Instead of adopting a sweeping, unrealistic resolution like “always say yes to invitations”, consider what kinds of people and social engagements energize you. Remember that hanging out with anxious people may, in turn, make you anxious. Cherry-pick who you’re around, and prioritize these relationships.

5. Pessimism

Of all the above traits, pessimism is the one most closely and frequently associated with burnout. Cynical employees are less likely to seek challenges, social support and feedback at work. The consequence is insufficient resources and impending burnout. Pessimism produces more stress hormones, while optimism is associated with less burnout and job exhaustion.

In one study, asthmatics inhaled basic saline solutions. Those told the solution didn’t do anything experienced no symptoms. Of those told they were instead inhaling allergens, 47.5% experienced attacks. What we believe about our environments directly affects our energy, health and wellbeing—regardless of the reality.

It’s not fair or accurate to say that burnout is all in our heads. But our attitude pertains more to how we feel about work than we might think.

Burnout doesn’t just reduce job satisfaction. Chronically burned out workers exhibit poor memory and difficulty concentrating. They’re also more likely to experience depression, anxiety, headaches, gastrointestinal infections, sleep disturbance and neck pain. They disproportionately suffer from alcoholism and cardiovascular disease. One ten-year study concluded that “burnout, especially work-related exhaustion, may be a risk for overall survival.”

But don’t take it from me or from science. Try eliminating even one of these behaviors for a week and see what happens. For this sapped nation’s sake, I hope you’ll share your success.

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Philippines President Duterte Says His Soldiers Can Rape During Martial Law

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte — congratulated last month by Donald Trump for his murderous war on drugs — told his soldiers that he will back them up if they rape women while enforcing martial law.

It was apparently intended as humor, and drew stinging rebukes from human rights and women’s organizations.

Duterte promised to back up his men in a rambling speech delivered Friday on the island of Mindanao, where he imposed martial law last Tuesday to battle militants linked to the Islamic State.

If any of them were to rape three women, he said, he would personally claim responsibility for the attacks, according to a transcript of the speech released by the president’s office, The Guardian reported.

“Fight, and I will pray for you and I will answer for everything,” he said at one point in english in a videotape of his speech. “If you go down, I go down. I and I alone will be responsible.”

He added: “Just do your job. I will take care of the rest. I will go to jail for you. If you rape three, I will admit it.”

He also said: “You can arrest any person, search any house.”

Phelim Kine, a deputy director with Human Rights Watch’s Asian division,
said that the president’s “pro-rape comments only confirm some of the worst fears of human rights activists that the Duterte government will not just turn a blind eye to possible military abuses in Mindanao, but may actively encourage them.”

The Gabriela Women’s Party in the Phillippines issued an angry statement saying: “Rape is not a joke. This attempt to please the military forces using women to feed the macho fascist mentality … emboldens military forces to systematically use rape as a tool of war.”

Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter to lash the idea of a rape comment as a joke, saying: “Not funny. Ever.”

Duterte’s spokesman responded to the outrage by saying that the president was using “heightened bravado” to lift troop morale, Agence France-Presse reported.

Last year Duterte “joked” about an Australian missionary who was killed in a prison riot after men lined up to rape her. Duterte said she was beautiful and that he should have been first in line.

Duterte is notorious for his war on drugs that has resulted in the extra-judicial killings of at least 7,000 suspects. He once boasted that he himself had pushed a drug trafficking suspect out of a helicopter, but later said he was joking.

President Trump called him in April to congratulate him on a job well done.

“I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem,” Trump said in the April 29 phone call, according to a transcript of the call leaked to the media. “Many countries have the problem, we have a problem, but what a great job you are doing and I just wanted to call and tell you that.”

Trump has invited Duterte to visit him in the White House. Duterte hasn’t yet accepted the invitation.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

9 Things Smart People Won’t Do

My recent post, “10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm,” really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as it is about what you will do.

TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90 percent of top performers, to be exact). So, I went back to the data to uncover the kinds of things that emotionally intelligent people are careful to avoid in order to keep themselves calm, content, and in control. They consciously avoid these behaviors because they are tempting and easy to fall into if one isn’t careful.

While the list that follows isn’t exhaustive, it presents nine key things that you can avoid in order to increase your emotional intelligence and performance.

1. They Won’t Let Anyone Limit Their Joy

When your sense of pleasure and satisfaction are derived from comparing yourself to others, you are no longer the master of your own happiness. When emotionally intelligent people feel good about something that they’ve done, they won’t let anyone’s opinions or accomplishments take that away from them.

While it’s impossible to turn off your reactions to what others think of you, you don’t have to compare yourself to others, and you can always take people’s opinions with a grain of salt. That way, no matter what other people are thinking or doing, your self-worth comes from within. Regardless of what people think of you at any particular moment, one thing is certain—you’re never as good or bad as they say you are.

2. They Won’t Forget

Emotionally intelligent people are quick to forgive, but that doesn’t mean that they forget. Forgiveness requires letting go of what’s happened so that you can move on. It doesn’t mean you’ll give a wrongdoer another chance. Emotionally intelligent people are unwilling to be bogged down unnecessarily by others’ mistakes, so they let them go quickly and are assertive in protecting themselves from future harm.

3. They Won’t Die in the Fight

Emotionally intelligent people know how important it is to live to fight another day. In conflict, unchecked emotion makes you dig your heels in and fight the kind of battle that can leave you severely damaged. When you read and respond to your emotions, you’re able to choose your battles wisely and only stand your ground when the time is right.

4. They Won’t Prioritize Perfection

Emotionally intelligent people won’t set perfection as their target because they know it doesn’t exist. Human beings, by our very nature, are fallible. When perfection is your goal, you’re always left with a nagging sense of failure, and you end up spending your time lamenting what you failed to accomplish and what you should have done differently instead of enjoying what you were able to achieve.

5. They Won’t Live in the Past

Failure can erode your self-confidence and make it hard to believe you’ll achieve a better outcome in the future. Most of the time, failure results from taking risks and trying to achieve something that isn’t easy. Emotionally intelligent people know that success lies in their ability to rise in the face of failure, and they can’t do this when they’re living in the past. Anything worth achieving is going to require you to take some risks, and you can’t allow failure to stop you from believing in your ability to succeed. When you live in the past, that is exactly what happens, and your past becomes your present, preventing you from moving forward.

6. They Won’t Dwell on Problems

Where you focus your attention determines your emotional state. When you fixate on the problems that you’re facing, you create and prolong negative emotions and stress, which hinders performance. When you focus on actions to better yourself and your circumstances, you create a sense of personal efficacy that produces positive emotions and improves performance. Emotionally intelligent people won’t dwell on problems because they know they’re most effective when they focus on solutions.

7. They Won’t Hang Around Negative People

Complainers are bad news because they wallow in their problems and fail to focus on solutions. They want people to join their pity party so that they can feel better about themselves. People often feel pressure to listen to complainers because they don’t want to be seen as callous or rude, but there’s a fine line between lending a sympathetic ear and getting sucked into their negative emotional spiral. You can avoid getting drawn in only by setting limits and distancing yourself when necessary. Think of it this way: if a person were smoking, would you sit there all afternoon inhaling the second-hand smoke? You’d distance yourself, and you should do the same with complainers. A great way to set limits is to ask complainers how they intend to fix a problem. The complainer will then either quiet down or redirect the conversation in a productive direction.

8. They Won’t Hold Grudges

The negative emotions that come with holding onto a grudge are actually a stress response. Just thinking about the event involved sends your body into fight-or-flight mode. When a threat is imminent, this reaction is essential to your survival, but when a threat is ancient history, holding onto that stress wreaks havoc on your body and can have devastating health consequences over time. In fact, researchers at Emory University have shown that holding onto stress contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease. Holding onto a grudge means you’re holding onto stress, and emotionally intelligent people know to avoid this at all costs. Learning to let go of a grudge will not only make you feel better now but can also improve your health.

9. They Won’t Say Yes Unless They Really Want To

Research conducted at the University of California in Berkeley shows that the more difficulty that you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout, and even depression. Saying no is indeed a major challenge for most people. “No” is a powerful word that you should not be afraid to wield. When it’s time to say no, emotionally intelligent people avoid phrases like “I don’t think I can” or “I’m not certain.” Saying no to a new commitment honors your existing commitments and gives you the opportunity to successfully fulfill them.

Want to learn more from me? Check out my book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0.

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‘The Simpsons’ Trolls Donald Trump With A Visit From Richard Nixon’s Ghost

“The Simpsons” has marked President Donald Trump’s first 125 days in office in comic style.

In a new short posted online Friday the cartoon version of Trump attempts to patch things up with fired FBI Director James Comey, who’d been leading an investigation into possible ties between Trump officials and Russia.

But their White House bedroom rendezvous is interrupted by a visit from former President Richard Nixon’s ghost, who thanks Trump for bumping him up in the “best president” stakes before offering him some sage advice.

Check it out in the segment above.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

German Kindergartens To Report Parents For Refusing Vaccine Advice Under New Law

Germany will pass a law next week obliging kindergartens to inform the authorities if parents fail to provide evidence that they have received advice from their doctor on vaccinating their children, the health ministry said on Friday.

Parents refusing the advice risk fines of up to 2,500 euros ($ 2,800) under the law expected to come into force on June 1.

Vaccination rules are being tightened across Europe, where a decline in immunization, has caused a spike in diseases such as measles, chicken pox and mumps, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

“Nobody can be indifferent to the fact that people are still dying of measles,” German health minister Hermann Groehe told Bild newspaper. “That’s why we are tightening up regulations on vaccination.”

Italy made vaccination compulsory this month after health officials warned that a fall-off in vaccination rates had triggered a measles epidemic, with more than 2,000 cases there this year, almost ten times the number in 2015.

Lack of public trust in vaccines has become an important global health issue. Experts say negative attitudes may be due to fears over suspected side-effects and hesitancy among some doctors.

In 10 European countries, cases of measles, which can cause blindness and encephalitis, had doubled in number in the first two months of 2017 compared to the previous year, the ECDC said last month.

That is leading to greater activism among parents and public health officials. Last week, a German court ruled that a father could insist that his child be vaccinated over the objections of the child’s mother because it was in the child’s interest.

 

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Spoof Nature Documentary Shows Donald Trump ‘In The Wild’ At NATO Summit

President Donald Trump’s attendance at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday has been given the nature documentary treatment.

“Funny or Die” transformed footage of Trump interacting with other world leaders ― including that push past Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic ― into a spoof National Geographic-style clip. 

Fearful of seeming inferior, he claws his way to the front of the pack and engages a pair of females,” said the narrator, who later pointed out how Trump switched tactics after being “unable to assert dominance.”

Check it out in the clip above.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Never Good Enough: Why Millennials Are Obsessed With Self-Improvement

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Millennials may be perceived as narcissistic, lazy, entitled and fragile, but we’re more determined to improve ourselves than the generations calling us that.

In 2015, 94 percent of millennials reported making personal improvement commitments (compared with 84 percent of Boomers and 81 percent of Gen Xers). And we’re willing to pay the price: While Boomers said they’d spend an average of $ 152 a month on self-improvement, millennials anticipated spending nearly twice that — though our average income is half as much. Our strategies range from new workout regimes and diet plans to life coaching, therapy and apps designed to improve wellbeing.

This is why Boston-based consulting agency BrightHouse recently asked me: “Why are millennials so obsessed with ‘getting better’ or becoming ‘more exceptional’?”

It’s a pertinent question for companies seeking to reach Gen Y and cater to what we care about. Self-improvement is, after all, a $ 10 billion dollar per year business in the U.S. alone and one of the few industries that doesn’t plummet in the throws of recession. But it’s also relevant to millennials themselves, who anxiously wonder if they’ll ever be good enough.

For both millennials and the businesses trying to engage them, here were my answers:

1. We’re spoiled with possibility.

The vast majority of American millennials have our basic needs like food, shelter and security consistently fulfilled. We now enjoy (and suffer from) the unprecedented luxury of choosing from an ever-expanding selection of consumer goods, media content, career possibilities, romantic partners, living spaces, lifestyles, educational pursuits and diets.

With these options comes the opportunity to pursue our purpose in infinite ways. This may be why the catch-phrase “follow your passion” has exploded in the last 20 years. We’re safe, full, vaccinated, and connected to the Internet. Now what? According to A.H. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, we’re ready to self-actualize. No excuses. But that’s a lot of pressure:

2. We’re haunted by our own expectations.

We don’t need research to tell us (though it does) that Gen Y is idealistic. Our expectations are, in fact, higher than any other generation’s ever were. “Unfortunately,” muses Tim Urban from Wait But Why, “the funny thing about the world is that it turns out to not be that easy of a place, and the weird thing about careers is that they’re actually quite hard.”

And, contrary to stereotypes that millennials have inflated views of ourselves, we know when we’re failing. According to a study by Leadership IQ, just 28 percent of millennials think their communication skills are better than their peers’ (in contrast to 42 percent of 50 year olds who think so). Likewise, only 35 percent of millennials think their writing skills surpass their peers’—compared to 49 percent of 60 year olds who do.

Our impractical expectations coupled with our realistic, or even overly critical, performance self-assessment produces a gap between how we’re doing and how we think we should or could be doing. Our unmet ambition fuels our self-improvement fixation.

3. We’re taunted by everyone else.

Our conviction that we don’t measure up is exacerbated by an online world casting exactly that illusion. Google “millennials” and you’ll encounter articles such as “The Most Narcissistic Generation”, “7 Reasons Millennials Are The Worst Generation” and “The Me Me Me Generation”. We’ve been called Generation Me, iGen, Generation WTF, divas, Millies and Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies.

In one Vanity Fair article, James Wolcott writes, “Millies require a constant drizzle of compliments and acknowledgments—strokings and pokings—to remain motivated or at least stop fidgeting.” We feel compelled, perhaps subconsciously, to disprove the stereotype.

Meanwhile, 75 percent of millennials use social media (and that was in 2010), and every one of them sees other millennials succeeding in high contrast. By crafting our social media accounts to parade only the most flattering, impressive aspects of our lives, we’ve made ourselves all false poster children. As a result, we feel envious, inadequate and, for better or worse, motivated to be better.

Fortunately, our obsession pays off. Millennials don’t just make more resolutions; we keep them. In 2014, 76 percent of millennials reported that they kept their New Year’s resolutions, compared to 60 percent of Boomers. We’re also, according to one study, better able (and more eager) to convert training to tangible progress than Gen X.

Is our self-improving a good thing? We may be constantly grasping at straws, improved but insatiable: perpetually disappointed. Or perhaps we’ve encountered the optimal conditions to make a dent in the world and never quit. It’s an individual answer.

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Twitter Roasts Ben Carson For Saying Poverty Is A ‘State Of Mind’

People on Twitter took Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to task after he said that poverty was a “state of mind.”

The neurosurgeon, who previously caught heat for suggesting that slaves who were brought to America were “immigrants,” made the controversial comment during a SiriusXM Radio interview with Armstrong Williams released Wednesday.

Listen to the clip here:

”I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind,” said Carson. “You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee you in a little while they’ll be right back up there.”

Carson’s comments sparked anger among Twitter users, including “Star Trek” actor George Takei. Here’s a sampling:

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Health Bill’s Score Still Breathtakingly Bad

The new Congressional Budget Office numbers are in for the House healthcare bill, and they’re almost as breathtakingly bad as the first version’s score. Instead of 24 million Americans losing health insurance in the next ten years, now “only” 23 million will lose health insurance. The number of people who will lose health insurance next year alone stayed the same, at 14 million. Medicaid funding will be cut by $ 834 billion, instead of $ 880 billion. This would save a paltry $ 12 billion a year, instead of the $ 15 billion a year the original bill would have saved. That’s a lot of pain for not very much money saved. Which Democrats are going to be pointing out soon, in midterm ads.

This legislation had two major goals. The first was to provide a whopping tax cut for wealthy people. The second was for Republicans to be able to claim “we repealed Obamacare.” Measured on those metrics, the bill is a success. Measured by any other metric, it is a complete disaster.

The top-line numbers do not tell this story adequately. A $ 12 billion change in the federal budget is peanuts, after all. But when you dig into the numbers, the intent of the legislation becomes more obvious. Here are a few crucial paragraphs from the C.B.O. report (emphasis added):

CBO and JCT estimate that, over the 2017-2026 period, enacting H.R. 1628 would reduce direct spending by $ 1,111 billion and reduce revenues by $ 992 billion, for a net reduction of $ 119 billion in the deficit over that period. The provisions dealing with health insurance coverage would reduce the deficit, on net, by $ 783 billion; the noncoverage provisions would increase the deficit by $ 664 billion, mostly by reducing revenues. The largest savings would come from reductions in outlays for Medicaid and from the replacement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) subsidies for nongroup health insurance with new tax credits for nongroup health insurance (see figure below). Those savings would be partially offset by other changes in coverage provisions ― spending for a new Patient and State Stability Fund, designed to reduce premiums, and a reduction in revenues from repealing penalties on employers who do not offer insurance and on people who do not purchase insurance. The largest increases in the deficit would come from repealing or modifying tax provisions in the ACA that are not directly related to health insurance coverage ― such as repealing a surtax on net investment income, repealing annual fees imposed on health insurers, and reducing the income threshold for determining the tax deduction for medical expenses.

Below this is a chart, breaking down the impact of various parts of the bill. Medicaid is slashed a jaw-dropping $ 834 billion, and tax credits for people to buy insurance gets hit by $ 276 billion. Where does all this money go? Mostly to “noncoverage provisions,” to the tune of $ 664 billion. What are “noncoverage provisions”? Here’s the explanation (emphasis added):

Repeal or delay of taxes on high-income people, fees imposed on manufacturers, and excise taxes enacted under the ACA. Modification of various tax preferences for medical care.

Got that? We’ve got to slash Medicaid to give a huge tax break to “high-income people.” And 23 million of our fellow Americans can crawl off into the woods and die, because this entire exercise was nothing more than a way to cut taxes on the ultra-wealthy. As I said, Democrats should already be drafting their campaign ads around this basic fact.

By magnanimously allowing an extra million people to keep their health insurance, the Republicans did fix one glaring problem with their first attempt. Now the number of uninsured will be exactly what it would have been if Obamacare had never happened. Incredibly, the first draft of this bill somehow denied health insurance to a million more people than a flat Obamacare repeal would have done. So at least now Republicans can’t be accused of making things even worse than they would have been if Obama had failed to pass his law.

Still, “things won’t be worse than the status quo before Obamacare” isn’t really a rousing campaign slogan for the GOP. Democrats will be pointing out that this bill is in no way real deficit reduction, since after slashing Medicaid by $ 834 billion it only saves the government $ 119 billion in the end ― because of the $ 664 billion tax windfall.

Republican senators have all but announced they’re tossing the House bill out and starting with a blank sheet of paper. They may come up with their own bill, or they may be incapable of reaching agreement among themselves (if only three Republican senators decide not to vote for a bill, it will die ― a pretty thin margin). If the Senate acts and produces a slightly-less-breathtakingly-bad bill, then the focus may shift before the election cycle really gets underway. But whether the Senate acts or not, the House votes are already on the record. They voted for this Draconian bill, and their Democratic opponents should take every opportunity to point it out to their constituents.

The House Republicans congratulated themselves for throwing 23 million people off their health insurance. They slashed Medicaid by over $ 800 billion. They handed most of this money out to the wealthiest Americans, for no reason whatsoever. By doing so, they are saving a grand total of $ 12 billion a year in a $ 4 trillion budget ― a deficit reduction of roughly one-third of one percent. The numbers are in, and they’re bad. Spectacularly bad. Breathtakingly bad. Whatever else happens, House GOP members won’t be able to run away from them.

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Seth Meyers Reveals How Donald Trump Is Failing To ‘Drain The Swamp’

“Late Night” host Seth Meyers spent part of Tuesday’s broadcast dissecting how President Donald Trump’s efforts to “drain the swamp” were going. And he didn’t like what he saw.

During the 2016 election campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed to reduce outside influence on Washington. But since he took office on Jan. 20, the “swamp” has filled with even more “monsters,” Meyers said.

Check out the full segment above.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

8 Habits That Make Millennials Stressed, Anxious And Unproductive

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According to the American Psychological Association (APA), millennials experience more stress and are less able to manage it than any other generation. More than half of us admit to having lain awake at night during the past month from stress.

Not surprisingly, millennials are also more anxious than older Americans. The APA reports that 12 percent of millennials have a diagnosed anxiety disorder—almost twice the percentage of Boomers. On a non-clinical scale, a BDA Morneau Shepell white paper discovered that 30 percent of working millennials have general anxiety, while a 2014 American College Health Association (ACHA) assessment found that anxiety regularly afflicts 61 percent of college students.

Anxiety not only harms our wellbeing but also sabotages our productivity. The ACHA assessment found that the top two tolls on students’ academic performance were stress and anxiety. Two-thirds of millennials interviewed by BDA  attribute declining work performance to anxiety.

Sources of millennial anxiety may include a tough job market and student debt as well as psychological causes I’ve covered previously such as ambition addiction, career crises and choice-overload. But even our day-to-day behaviors can incite anxiety. Here are eight common habits that instigate stress and compromise our potential:

1. Bad sleep habits

Perhaps the most prevalent contributor to anxiety is poor sleep. A study by the University of California at Berkeley found that lack of sleep “may play a key role in ramping up the brain regions that contribute to excessive worrying.” Common causes of insufficient sleep include going to bed at different times, not making sleep a priority and spending time on phones or laptops right before bed.

Instead:

Calm Clinic, an online magazine dedicated to anxiety management, suggests forming a long, boring nighttime routine free from technology, keeping a journal by your bed to write down thoughts that keep you awake, and exercising during the day to wear out your body.

2. Skipping sustenance

Eating consistently regulates not only our metabolism and insulin levels but also our mental stability.

“Waiting too long to eat or missing out on breakfast may lead to unsteady blood sugar levels, which can cause anxiety-like sensations, including shakiness, dizziness, confusion, and difficulty speaking,” writes Body and Health. Dehydration has a similar effect. Because food and water are biological needs, anxiety naturally follows hunger and thirst.

Instead:

Eat meals regularly. Keep granola bars or nuts at your desk or in your purse. Bring a water bottle to work and sip it throughout the day. Have a glass of water right when you wake up and before you go to sleep.

3. Drinking coffee

Drinking coffee makes us more alert and, in many cases, helps us perform better on short-term tasks. But it can also make people jittery, irritable and nervous, especially if they’re already predisposed to anxiety. Sensitivity to caffeine is, in fact, heightened in people with panic disorder and social phobia, and caffeine can provoke panic attacks in some individuals. Caffeine is also diuretic, which can cause dehydration—an anxiety trigger established above.

Instead:

Try weaning off coffee by switching to just one cup a day, decaf or black tea. If you feel calmer and more in control after a couple weeks without it, commit to quitting and pull out all the stops.

4. Sitting

America’s surge of anxiety symptoms parallels our increasingly sedentary lifestyles. But, until a recent review by BMC Public Health, it was unclear whether the two were actually linked. After lengthy analysis, researchers found that the risk of anxiety risk increases as sedentary behavior increases—and, specifically, sitting time spikes one’s likelihood of experiencing anxiety.

Instead:

If you work at a desk all day, you’re not doomed. Get up and walk around every ninety minutes. Offset your sitting time with regular exercise, which halves your risk of anxiety and depression.

5. Your phone 

A 2014 study by Baylor University found that American students spend an average of nine hours a day on their phone. Of course, technology vastly improves our lives in innumerable ways. But too much of it makes us anxious. Screen-based entertainment increases central nervous system arousal, which can amplify anxiety. Social media is similarly associated with low moods and depression.

Instead:

Next time you’re waiting or have nothing to do, leave your phone in your pocket or purse. Relinquish it as a means of alleviating boredom and instead use it consciously as needed for its useful functions.

6. Not “clocking out”

According to data from FORBES@Work State of Mind Project, millennials become anxious and irritated when work intrudes on our personal lives. But our bad work-life balance is our own choosing. BDA’s assessment explains, “Millennials do not believe that productivity should be measured by the number of hours worked at the office, but by the output of the work performed. They view work as a ‘thing’ and not a ‘place.’” Even after we leave the office, we’re still at work.

Instead:

We can still be ambitious, work long hours and impress our bosses without sacrificing psychological health and personal boundaries. So clock out: In your calendar, schedule a defined, consistent time at night to stop working. When time’s up, mark that task complete and go take care of yourself.

7. Netflix and hanging out

You may think snuggling up on the couch and watching a movie will help you unwind, but research disproves this trend.

In one study, participants felt more depressed and anxious after watching just two hours of TV than those who didn’t. Another study found that those with anxiety and depression spend significantly more time on the computer and watching television. While resting reduces anxiety short-term, research reveals that its effect is short lived, particularly compared with exercise.

Instead:

Do anything but watch TV when you’re done with work. Go on a walk, grab drinks, knit, work, draw, write, sit in your room and look at the wall, call your mom, actually cook dinner, build something, play badminton.

8. Hanging out with anxious people

You might feel like you’ve found someone you can vent to who understands you, but studies show that ruminating on anxiety often makes it worse. Furthermore, participating in “intergroup anxiety” increases one’s anxious behaviors.

Instead:

Seek out people who level your mood. After you hang out with someone, ask yourself if you feel stable and well—or if you’re hyped up and on edge. It’s easy to spend less time with certain people once you’ve decided they’re bad for your health.

If the annoyance, pain and performance impairment of day-to-day anxiety isn’t enough to quit these bad habits, perhaps this is: According to Harvard Medical School, anxiety is implicated in heart disease, migraines, chronic respiratory disorders and gastrointestinal conditions.

Despite our youth, chronic anxiety is not sustainable.  By swapping out these daily practices, we can improve our moods and our lives one habit a time.

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James Corden Delivers Emotional Tribute To The ‘Manchester I Know’

James Corden returned to the “Late Late Show” set on Monday evening to deliver a special message in response to the attack in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert.  

Speaking to the camera on a quiet, empty set, Corden seemed to be on the verge of tears as he acknowledged the victims. 

“It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news that attacks like this can happen, but especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight,” he said.

An Englishman, Corden spoke about many of the good things that came out of Manchester, from its musicians to its sports to its food, and mentioned that it was also the birthplace of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst.

“But when I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there. And I’m telling you, a more tight-knit group of people you will be hard-pressed to find. Strong, proud, caring people with community at its core. And if it was even possible, the spirit of the people of Manchester will grow even stronger this evening.”

See the full segment above.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Surge In Home Testing Sales Followed Charlie Sheen’s HIV Disclosure

Actor Charlie Sheen’s disclosure that he is HIV positive appears to have had a striking effect on sales of home HIV testing kits, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that, after Sheen announced he had HIV on Nov. 17, 2015, sales of home HIV testing kits doubled in the United States — from about 3,500 kits per week before the announcement, to 7,000 kits the week of the announcement. And this boost in sales continued for several more weeks.

“It’s hard to appreciate the magnitude of Sheen’s disclosure,” study co-author Benjamin Althouse, a research scientist with the Institute of Disease Modeling in Bellevue, Washington, said in a statement. “When we compared Sheen’s disclosure to other traditional awareness campaigns, the ‘Charlie Sheen effect’ is astonishing,” Althouse said. [10 Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses]

In fact, the researchers estimated that sales of home HIV testing kits were nearly eight times greater around the time of Sheen’s announcement, compared with sales around the time of World AIDS Day (December 1), one of the most high-profile HIV awareness campaigns.

Previously, the same researchers found that, after Sheen’s HIV disclosure, there was a large uptick in internet searches for information on HIV testing and prevention.

In the new study, the researchers wanted to know whether this increase in internet searches corresponded to an increase in people actually getting tested for HIV.

So the researchers collected data on weekly sales of OraQuick, an in-home HIV testing kit. OraQuick is one of only two home HIV testing kits currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and OraQuick is the only kit that allows users to get their results at home within minutes of taking the test, rather than sending their sample to a lab to be tested.

The researchers estimated that there were 8,225 more kits sold over the weeks following Sheen’s disclosure than would have been expected based on prior sales of the product.

The findings “reinforce how celebrity can impact health decision-making…and make an even stronger case that Sheen’s disclosure promoted HIV prevention,” the researchers wrote in their findings, published today (May 18) in the journal Prevention Science.

Celebrities have been known to influence rates of health screenings. In 2013, there was a rise in rates of genetic testing for breast cancer genes after actress Angelina Jolie disclosed that she was a carrier of the BRCA gene, and had undergone a double mastectomy to lower her risk of developing the disease.

The new findings also suggest that internet search data can be a good predictor of people’s actual health behaviors, given that people’s internet searches for HIV testing information corresponded with an increase in HIV testing kit sales, the researchers said.

Original article on Live Science.

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GOP Lawmaker: Lynch Anyone Who Takes Down Confederate Monuments

A Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives has called for lynching anyone who removes a Confederate monument, including lawmakers in a neighboring state. 

On Saturday, Karl Oliver described the “destruction” of Confederate monuments in Louisiana as “heinous and horrific” and compared leaders in that state to Nazis. 

They should be LYNCHED!” Oliver wrote in comments posted on his Facebook page: 

The message drew “likes” from two of Oliver’s fellow Republican lawmakers, Rep. John Read and Rep. Doug McLeod, the Jackson Free Press reported.

Oliver’s post came a day after a statue of Robert E. Lee was removed in New Orleans; it was the city’s fourth Confederate memorial to be dismantled in recent days.

Although no state Republican leaders have condemned Oliver’s comments, Democrats in the state blasted Oliver’s call for the violent murder of people he disagrees with, Mississippi Today reported.

“I am offended and outraged that a public official in 2017 would, with an obvious conviction and clear conscience, call for and promote one of the most cruel, vicious and wicked acts in American history,” Mississippi State Sen. Derrick Simmons, a Democrat, told The Root. 

Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes, a Democratic member of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, decried Oliver’s “shameful, but seemingly extremely comfortable, choice of words.” In an email to Jackson-based CBS station WJTV, Barnes said Oliver’s comments “were offensive to me as the act of lynching was commonly used and most targeted toward African-American men, women and children in the south and especially in our state.”

She also commended Louisiana for removing a number of Confederate memorials and urged her state to do the same.

Oliver made headlines earlier this year for dismissing the concerns of a resident because she wasn’t born there, and urged her to leave Mississippi. Oliver, who describes himself as a Christian and has referred to Jesus Christ as the “Prince of Peace,” was elected to a four-year term in 2015 with nearly 57 percent of the vote in his district, according to Ballotpedia.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

WHO Suspects A Fourth Person Died Of Ebola In Congo

A fourth person is believed to have died of Ebola in an outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday.

The WHO first confirmed the discovery of the new outbreak on May 12, after a 39-year-old man who had died on his way to the hospital in a remote region of Bas-Uele province in late April was confirmed to have suffered from the deadly disease.

Since then, there have been 37 suspected cases, Eugene Kabambi, the WHO’s spokesman in Congo, told Reuters on Sunday. Four of those 37 cases have resulted in death and two have been confirmed as Ebola, another two cases, including the latest death, are considered probable, the spokesman added.

Because Ebola is highly contagious, authorities are now monitoring more than 400 people who came into contact with suspected patients. Just last week, authorities were only tracking about 200 people.

The outbreak is wreaking havoc at the national level but its overall global risk is low, the WHO said in a conference call last week. With few paved roads, the affected area in Bas-Uele is isolated and difficult to access. The 870 miles journey there from the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, takes about three days.  “We cannot underestimate the logistic and practical challenges associated with this response in a very remote and insecure part of the country,” Peter Salama, the WHO’s executive director for health emergencies said during the call.

“As of now, we do not know the full extent of the outbreak, and as we deploy teams over the next few weeks, we will begin to understand… exactly what we’re dealing with,” Salama added.

So far, teams of aid workers have accessed the area by helicopters and small aircrafts and have set up a mobile testing laboratory, the Associated Press reported.

While its location has made it difficult for aid workers to reach the area, it has also slowed the spread of the disease over a larger area, Kabambi, the WHO spokesman, told HuffPost.

Congo has suffered through seven other Ebola outbreaks since the discovery of the disease in 1976. However, none were as deadly as the outbreak in West Africa between 2013 and 2016. Frequent regional travel there helped spread the disease throughout Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, ultimately killing more than 11,000 people.

The WHO is working with Congolese authorities to explore the possibility of deploying an experimental vaccine to Bas-Uele. The vaccine was developed following the West Africa outbreak and was successfully tested in Guinea in 2015. 

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The Rock Announced His 2020 Presidential Bid On ‘SNL’ (Kind Of)

One of the most likable men in Hollywood may have just announced his presidential bid for 2020.

After weeks of teasing a run for presidency, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson told America “I’m in” during the season finale of “Saturday Night Live.” The pro wrestler-turned-actor said he was officially running for president starting that night, right after Alec Baldwin awarded him his Five-Timers club velvet jacket, which marks Johnson’s fifth time hosting the show.

“In the past, I never would have considered running for president. I mean, I didn’t think I was qualified at all,” Johnson joked. “But now I’m actually worried that I’m too qualified.”

Johnson also took the time to announce his running mate: the equally-likable celebrity Tom Hanks.

The charming duo made their case for why they are the perfect picks to lead the United States of America ― and they were fairly convincing.

“The truth is, America needs us,” Hanks said. “No one can seem to agree on anything anymore except for two things: pizza and us.”

Hanks joked that the duo would get 100 percent of the vote because Hanks ― who’s “fought in World War II in like 10 different movies” ― would win the senior vote.

“And I, of course, would get the minority vote,” Johnson added. “Because everyone just assumes that I’m, well, whatever they are.”

Johnson delighted fans this month when he discussed his political ambitions in a GQ profile and called a presidential campaign “a real possibility.” His bid became even more of a possibility when a national poll revealed that Johnson could potentially win over President Donald Trump if he ran as a Democrat in the 2020 presidential election.

The actor later said in the monologue that he and Hanks were only joking, but then he offered a few words of patriotic encouragement.

“When it comes to politics, we need more poise and less noise,” Johnson said thoughtfully. “Americans deserve strong capable leaders ― leaders who care about this country and care about its people.”

To which Hanks replied, “Uh, Dwayne, that kind of sounds like you and me.”

Then, with their hands held high, the two national treasures dropped their campaign banner and yelled, “We’re doing it!”

So is Johnson-Hanks 2020 really happening? Only time will tell.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.

If you follow my work, you’ve read some startling research summaries that explore the havoc stress can wreak on one’s physical and mental health (such as the Yale study, which found that prolonged stress causes degeneration in the area of the brain responsible for self-control). The tricky thing about stress (and the anxiety that comes with it) is that it’s an absolutely necessary emotion. Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some level of this emotional state. In fact, performance peaks under the heightened activation that comes with moderate levels of stress. As long as the stress isn’t prolonged, it’s harmless.

Research from the University of California, Berkeley, reveals an upside to experiencing moderate levels of stress. But it also reinforces how important it is to keep stress under control. The study, led by post-doctoral fellow Elizabeth Kirby, found that the onset of stress entices the brain into growing new cells responsible for improved memory. However, this effect is only seen when stress is intermittent. As soon as the stress continues beyond a few moments into a prolonged state, it suppresses the brain’s ability to develop new cells.

“I think intermittent stressful events are probably what keeps the brain more alert, and you perform better when you are alert,” Kirby says. For animals, intermittent stress is the bulk of what they experience, in the form of physical threats in their immediate environment. Long ago, this was also the case for humans. As the human brain evolved and increased in complexity, we’ve developed the ability to worry and perseverate on events, which creates frequent experiences of prolonged stress.

Besides increasing your risk of heart disease, depression, and obesity, stress decreases your cognitive performance. Fortunately, though, unless a lion is chasing you, the bulk of your stress is subjective and under your control. Top performers have well-honed coping strategies that they employ under stressful circumstances. This lowers their stress levels regardless of what’s happening in their environment, ensuring that the stress they experience is intermittent and not prolonged.

While I’ve run across numerous effective strategies that smart people employ when faced with stress, what follows are ten of the best. Some of these strategies may seem obvious, but the real challenge lies in recognizing when you need to use them and having the wherewithal to actually do so in spite of your stress.

1. They Appreciate What They Have

Taking time to contemplate what you’re grateful for isn’t merely the “right” thing to do. It also improves your mood, because it reduces the stress hormone cortisol by 23%. Research conducted at the University of California, Davis found that people who worked daily to cultivate an attitude of gratitude experienced improved mood, energy, and physical well-being. It’s likely that lower levels of cortisol played a major role in this.

2. They Avoid Asking “What If?”

“What if?” statements throw fuel on the fire of stress and worry. Things can go in a million different directions, and the more time you spend worrying about the possibilities, the less time you’ll spend focusing on taking action that will calm you down and keep your stress under control. Calm people know that asking “what if? will only take them to a place they don’t want—or need—to go.

3. They Stay Positive

Positive thoughts help make stress intermittent by focusing your brain’s attention onto something that is completely stress-free. You have to give your wandering brain a little help by consciously selecting something positive to think about. Any positive thought will do to refocus your attention. When things are going well, and your mood is good, this is relatively easy. When things are going poorly, and your mind is flooded with negative thoughts, this can be a challenge. In these moments, think about your day and identify one positive thing that happened, no matter how small. If you can’t think of something from the current day, reflect on the previous day or even the previous week. Or perhaps you’re looking forward to an exciting event that you can focus your attention on. The point here is that you must have something positive that you’re ready to shift your attention to when your thoughts turn negative.

4. They Disconnect

Given the importance of keeping stress intermittent, it’s easy to see how taking regular time off the grid can help keep your stress under control. When you make yourself available to your work 24/7, you expose yourself to a constant barrage of stressors. Forcing yourself offline and even—gulp!—turning off your phone gives your body a break from a constant source of stress. Studies have shown that something as simple as an email break can lower stress levels.

Technology enables constant communication and the expectation that you should be available 24/7. It is extremely difficult to enjoy a stress-free moment outside of work when an email that will change your train of thought and get you thinking (read: stressing) about work can drop onto your phone at any moment. If detaching yourself from work-related communication on weekday evenings is too big a challenge, then how about the weekend? Choose blocks of time where you cut the cord and go offline. You’ll be amazed at how refreshing these breaks are and how they reduce stress by putting a mental recharge into your weekly schedule. If you’re worried about the negative repercussions of taking this step, first try doing it at times when you’re unlikely to be contacted—maybe Sunday morning. As you grow more comfortable with it, and as your coworkers begin to accept the time you spend offline, gradually expand the amount of time you spend away from technology.

5. They Limit Their Caffeine Intake

Drinking caffeine triggers the release of adrenaline. Adrenaline is the source of the “fight-or-flight” response, a survival mechanism that forces you to stand up and fight or run for the hills when faced with a threat. The fight-or-flight mechanism sidesteps rational thinking in favor of a faster response. This is great when a bear is chasing you, but not so great when you’re responding to a curt email. When caffeine puts your brain and body into this hyperaroused state of stress, your emotions overrun your behavior. The stress that caffeine creates is far from intermittent, as its long half-life ensures that it takes its sweet time working its way out of your body.

6. They Sleep

I’ve beaten this one to death over the years and can’t say enough about the importance of sleep to increasing your emotional intelligence and managing your stress levels. When you sleep, your brain literally recharges, so that you wake up alert and clear-headed. Your self-control, attention, and memory are all reduced when you don’t get enough—or the right kind—of sleep. Sleep deprivation raises stress hormone levels on its own, even without a stressor present. Stressful projects often make you feel as if you have no time to sleep, but taking the time to get a decent night’s sleep is often the one thing keeping you from getting things under control.

7. They Squash Negative Self-Talk

A big step in managing stress involves stopping negative self-talk in its tracks. The more you ruminate on negative thoughts, the more power you give them. Most of our negative thoughts are just that—thoughts, not facts. When you find yourself believing the negative and pessimistic things your inner voice says, it’s time to stop and write them down. Literally stop what you’re doing and write down what you’re thinking. Once you’ve taken a moment to slow down the negative momentum of your thoughts, you will be more rational and clear-headed in evaluating their veracity.

You can bet that your statements aren’t true any time you use words like “never,” “worst,” “ever,” etc. If your statements still look like facts once they’re on paper, take them to a friend or colleague you trust and see if he or she agrees with you. Then the truth will surely come out. When it feels like something always or never happens, this is just your brain’s natural threat tendency inflating the perceived frequency or severity of an event. Identifying and labeling your thoughts as thoughts by separating them from the facts will help you escape the cycle of negativity and move toward a positive new outlook.

8. They Reframe Their Perspective

Stress and worry are fueled by our own skewed perception of events. It’s easy to think that unrealistic deadlines, unforgiving bosses, and out-of-control traffic are the reasons we’re so stressed all the time. You can’t control your circumstances, but you can control how you respond to them. So before you spend too much time dwelling on something, take a minute to put the situation in perspective. If you aren’t sure when you need to do this, try looking for clues that your anxiety may not be proportional to the stressor. If you’re thinking in broad, sweeping statements such as “Everything is going wrong” or “Nothing will work out,” then you need to reframe the situation. A great way to correct this unproductive thought pattern is to list the specific things that actually are going wrong or not working out. Most likely you will come up with just some things—not everything—and the scope of these stressors will look much more limited than it initially appeared.

9. They Breathe

The easiest way to make stress intermittent lies in something that you have to do everyday anyway: breathing. The practice of being in the moment with your breathing will begin to train your brain to focus solely on the task at hand and get the stress monkey off your back. When you’re feeling stressed, take a couple of minutes to focus on your breathing. Close the door, put away all other distractions, and just sit in a chair and breathe. The goal is to spend the entire time focused only on your breathing, which will prevent your mind from wandering. Think about how it feels to breathe in and out. This sounds simple, but it’s hard to do for more than a minute or two. It’s all right if you get sidetracked by another thought; this is sure to happen at the beginning, and you just need to bring your focus back to your breathing. If staying focused on your breathing proves to be a real struggle, try counting each breath in and out until you get to 20, and then start again from 1. Don’t worry if you lose count; you can always just start over.

This task may seem too easy or even a little silly, but you’ll be surprised by how calm you feel afterward and how much easier it is to let go of distracting thoughts that otherwise seem to have lodged permanently inside your brain.

10. They Use Their Support System

It’s tempting, yet entirely ineffective, to attempt tackling everything by yourself. To be calm and productive, you need to recognize your weaknesses and ask for help when you need it. This means tapping into your support system when a situation is challenging enough for you to feel overwhelmed. Everyone has someone at work and/or outside work who is on their team, rooting for them, and ready to help them get the best from a difficult situation. Identify these individuals in your life and make an effort to seek their insight and assistance when you need it. Something as simple as talking about your worries will provide an outlet for your anxiety and stress and supply you with a new perspective on the situation. Most of the time, other people can see a solution that you can’t because they are not as emotionally invested in the situation. Asking for help will mitigate your stress and strengthen your relationships with those you rely upon. 

Bringing It All Together

Overwhelming anxiety and empowerment are mutually exclusive. Any time you are overcome with enough stress/anxiety to limit your performance, just follow the steps above to empower yourself and regain control.

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Samantha Bee Reveals What Happens If You Read Ivanka Trump’s Book

Samantha Bee can’t get enough of Ivanka Trump’s new self-help book. Well, making fun of it at least.

In a recent “Full Frontal,” Bee went to great lengths to explain why she wouldn’t be reading Women Who Work: Rewriting The Rules again anytime soon.

Then on Friday, her show posted a 33-second video to YouTube which went even further ― by demonstrating what happened when one of its writers read the book from cover to cover. “It was not a good idea,” said the clip’s narrator.

Find out what went down in the clip above.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

To Stay Afloat, Rural Tennessee Hospital Turns To GoFundMe

In the latest example of the plight of accessing health care in rural American, a Tennessee hospital has launched a GoFundMe campaign to keep it financially stable.

“Please help save our local area hospital!!!” the Copper Basin Medical Center’s campaign fundraising page reads. “Without the help of our community we will not be able to survive!” As of Friday, the campaign had raised $ 1,400 of its $ 100,000 goal.

“The next 45 days will be our most critical period for survival,” the page says. “We have endured needed staff reductions and are critically short on supplies.”

In addition to crowdfunding, the hospital shut down its inpatients services and laid off nurses, according to the Times Free Press. 

“People in the community are probably weary of the troubles the hospital has had, but we don’t have that negative outlook,” Dan Johnson, the CEO who was hired to turn the hospital around, told Stat. “We’re trying to get cash from any source we can.”

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Copper Basin Medical Center is the only critical access hospital in Polk County. This matters because increasing the distance patients have to travel to a hospital is linked to an increased risk of mortality.

It’s also just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to beleaguered rural hospitals.

Since 2010, about 100 U.S. hospitals have closed, the Associated Press reports, with rural and urban hospitals closing at similar rates. But closures in rural areas often have a more dramatic effect, because residents must travel farther to get to the closest hospital for care. Approximately a third of rural hospitals are operating at a loss, according to Stat.

“You can imagine how terrifying it is in these communities if they believe that one of their hospitals is going to close,” Fulmer, president of the John A. Hartford Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the care of older adults, told Healthline in February.

“Not only do they lose the personal relationship with the care providers, but also how will they get to where they need to go for healthcare?”

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Jimmy Kimmel Turns Donald Trump’s Media Lunch Into ‘Red Wedding’ From ‘Game Of Thrones’

Jimmy Kimmel imagined what President Donald Trump’s off-the-record lunch with the media may have turned out like on Thursday. And it wasn’t pretty.

Kimmel suggested the meal with cable and network news anchors at the White House may have taken a “Game of Thrones” turn and ended up like the infamous “Red Wedding” scene.

“Only Tucker Carlson survived,” quipped Kimmel.

Check out the full segment above.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Work Your Abs Laughing At This Ridiculous Dog Doing Human Exercise

Want to work your abs but hate the gym?

Give this video of an adorable golden retriever apparently attempting to do bicycle crunches a whirl. It will make you laugh until it hurts.

The cute pup, named Riptide, is doing his best to get in shape alongside the Stanford Women’s Crew team, who posted the cute video to their Instagram page

Team bicycles to get the morning started. #fitpup @riptidetheretriever

A post shared by Stanford Women's Crew (@stanfordwcrew) on

What a good boy!

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El Niño May Be Over For Now, But Record-Breaking Heat Swelters On

One of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history may now be behind us ― but if you thought its conclusion marked the end of record-breaking global average temperatures, think again.  

Fueled by a freakishly warm Arctic, last month was the second-warmest April in 137 years, NASA said this week. This follows news that March and February were the second-warmest temperatures for those months respectively on record.

Temperatures this year may be falling slightly short of the sky-high numbers of 2016 ― which was the hottest year in recorded history, propelled by the powerful El Niño. But the continuing heat is still causing climate scientists concern.

That’s because monthly or yearly temperature anomalies aren’t typically worrisome to scientists; it’s climatic trends seen over decades or centuries that arouse alarm. 

And looking at the past 20 years, experts say the pattern is clear.

Of the 17 hottest years on record, all except one has occurred in the 21st century, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (the exception was 1998, a very strong El Niño year). The top five hottest years on record have all occurred since 2010.

And scientists expect this hot trend to continue. 

Though 2017 will likely see a slight dip in temperatures compared to last year, it will still probably rank among the hottest years in recorded history, according to Climate Central. And scientists say they don’t expect the heat to taper off anytime soon. 

Because of global warming, “each new year is basically predestined to be among the warmest on record,” Deke Arndt, chief of the monitoring branch of the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Information, told Climate Central in December.

Overwhelming scientific consensus says human activity, specifically the release of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, is fueling global warming and its impacts, including rising sea levels, intensifying extreme weather events and extinction

Last month, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory recorded its first carbon dioxide reading above 410 parts per million. It’s the first time in about 3 million years that the Earth’s atmosphere has had such high levels of CO2. 

U.S. President Donald Trump has called global warming a “hoax.” His choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has said CO2 should not be blamed for climate change. 

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Help For Medicine Donated To Schuyler County Community Services By Charles Myrick of ACRX

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

When Your Doctor Prescribes A Vibrator For Your Aging Vagina

Doctors have been adding a new tool to the arsenal of how they restore the sex lives of menopausal and post-menopausal women: the humble vibrator.

With the onset of menopause, a decrease in the production of hormones causes vaginal tissue to get thinner and drier. Vaginal muscles can also atrophy, leading to painful sex ― a problem for half of all menopausal and post-menopausal women, according to the National Institutes of Health. But the solution might be as simple as a vibrating piece of silicon. 

Vibrators that are used internally stimulate pelvic blood flow, which increases vaginal moisture and boosts sexual response, all of which makes sex (with or without a partner) better. Like any muscle, the vagina is best kept healthy with regular exercise — it’s the “use it or lose it” thing. Deterioration of this muscle becomes more common as middle-age or older women find themselves in situations where they aren’t sexually active anymore ― single, divorced, widowed or just not having regular sex with partners.

Therapeutically speaking, frequent vibrator use can prevent and ward off conditions such as painful vaginal dryness and atrophy. And yes, doctors are recommending their use ― with the caveat that since the vibrator industry isn’t regulated, certain cautionary steps should be taken. (In brief: Keep anything you put inside your privates clean, and don’t share your toys with friends.)

Dr. Barb DePree, who’s been a gynecologist for about 30 years and was recognized by the North American Menopause Society in 2013 as the practitioner of the year for her “exceptional contributions” to menopause care, has long been prescribing vibrators to her patients. She keeps one handy in the exam room when she explains to her menopausal patients why regular vibrator use will be beneficial to their health, and suggests they try it.

While a few patients might have blushed through the years, all of them have been willing to take it for a spin, DePress told HuffPost. She explains that vibrators that stimulate just the clitoris might be fun, but for intercourse with a partner to resume pain-free, there must be pelvic floor activity.

One of her patients is a 70-year-old woman who reports having sex two or three times a week now without the use of lubricants or estrogen creams. She doesn’t always achieve an orgasm, but according to her doctor, is quite pleased with what working with a vibrator for a few months accomplished.

DePree draws this analogy: “When your vision started to fail, you didn’t give up reading. You went out and bought yourself a pair of readers. Same thing is true about sex.”

A survey of more than 2,000 women aged 18 to 60 indicated that 52 percent have used a vibrator.

Another benefit of vibrator use, said DePree, is they can help address the fact that orgasm intensity weakens with age. She said she commonly hears women say, “Orgasm takes so much longer, and comes and goes so quickly it’s hardly worth it.” She said, “Those are the women who may benefit from introducing a vibrator too.”

In a published paper she authored, DePree discussed a 52-year-old post-menopausal patient who sought her help. The woman estimated that at least five years had passed since she last experienced an orgasm. The patient had multiple sclerosis and was taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. She had tried a vibrator in the past, without success.

“As a physician, I knew that she needed a more powerful motor for more intense stimulation. I was able to let her feel the difference and obtain the appropriate vibrator. Imagine her appreciation when she returned after achieving success,” DePree said.

Having vibrators to road test in the safety of a doctor’s office also seems to be a boon. Not every woman feels comfortable going into a sex toy shop for the purchase. Online, the choices are mind-boggling. There are hundreds to choose form, and they can range in price from under $ 10 to the super-deluxe MotorBunny for $ 900 and the even higher priced Sybian.

Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, a Yale University obstetrician and gynecologist, brought vibrators out from under the bed a few years ago when she began prescribing them to Yale Cancer Clinic’s cancer patients, who often struggle with early menopause and need to combat its side effects. The vibrators increased her patients’ blood flow, and yes, improved their sex lives.

While the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the primary professional organization for ob-gyns, doesn’t have an official policy on using vibrators to treat menopause and post-menopausal symptoms, a spokeswoman from the group told HuffPost that the organization doesn’t really take issue with it.  

And the organization does recommend masturbation to combat painful sex. “I believe you could extrapolate that external stimulus, like a vibrator, fits into those categories,” said Maggie McEvoy of the ACOG communications staff.

Vibrators not your thing? 

There are, of course, other options to help restore the vagina’s elasticity and health for those who are unable or unwilling to go the vibrator route.

Hormone replacement therapy is controversial, but still on the table. Its use to treat symptoms of menopause changed abruptly after a large clinical trial in the U.K. found that the treatment actually posed more health risks, like breast cancer, than benefits for one type of hormone therapy.

But further review of clinical trials and new evidence show that hormone therapy may be a good choice for certain women, depending on their risk factors. Low-dose vaginal preparations of estrogen — which come in cream, tablet or ring form ― can effectively treat vaginal symptoms and some urinary symptoms, while minimizing absorption into the body, says the Mayo Clinic. 

There are also vaginal lasers, a relatively new FDA-approved treatment, that work by stimulating collagen production along vaginal walls, helping to build up the tissue again. The MonaLisa Touch and similar laser processes require three treatments (spaced a month apart) and cost about $ 3,000 that likely won’t be covered by your insurance.

On the plus side, there have been 18 studies that speak to the MonaLisa Touch’s efficacy, all largely positive. One Stanford university study of 30 women found that all of them responded positively to the treatment. They showed “highly statistically significant improvement” in symptoms —including dryness, pain, itching, painful urination and painful intercourse — after the first treatment.

The North American Menopause Society gives the process a resounding “maybe.” It notes that the FDA approval process for devices is less strenuous than the one for new drugs, and these products haven’t survived the test of time ― yet. Meaning: They haven’t been around long enough to know the longer-term results.

The procedure itself doesn’t hurt, but does require an annual maintenance treatment. You also shouldn’t have laser therapy until you’ve had a Pap test and a thorough exam by your doctor to ensure that there are no other medical issues such as fibroids causing the pain.

Options are a good thing, right?

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Trevor Noah Explains Why ‘The Whole Idea Of Trump Is A Lie’

The latest alleged scandal surrounding the President of the United States and Russia has Trevor Noah wondering, yet again: Is Donald Trump being sneaky or is he just plain incompetent.

During Tuesday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Noah tried to make sense of the report published this week by the Washington Post that revealed that Trump allegedly disclosed highly classified information to a Russian official.

“How are we not getting this? How are we still confused by this?” Noah said. “No one wants Russians getting information! It doesn’t matter what the information is! … If you tell the Russians, it’s not going to end well.”

Noah’s humor was replaced with frustration halfway through the segment when he discussed how Trump’s loose lips could compromise America’s own safety.

If the U.S.’s allies can’t trust the president to keep secrets, Noah explained, then countries might not share valuable intel with the government at all, potentially shutting America out completely from global security talks.

“The whole idea of Trump is a lie, even by his own standards,” Noah stated “He’s complete bullshit.”

He further explained that Trump essentially broke his promise to protect the country at all costs ― which he touted throughout his campaign ― by spilling confidential information to Russian officials.

“So, here we are once again people. The eternal question: Is Trump incompetent or did he purposefully collude with the Russians to give them information?” Noah said. “Nobody knows.”

The host of “The Daily Show” does have a theory, though. Watch the clip to find out what it is.

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Help For Medicine Donated To Salvation Army in Burlington,NC By Charles Myrick Of ACRX

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

There’s A Strong Chance You Are Paying For Expensive Medical Billing Mistakes

Medical bills are the gift that keeps on giving. Having lost my husband in January, I can attest that not even death puts an end to the steady stream of bills for his care that I still get in the mail. Balance billing, services not covered, out-of-network doctors ― they all come back to haunt you in the form of bills ― including a good number from doctors you’ve never met or heard of, and who you don’t when or why even saw your loved one.

The bills? I expected them. What I didn’t expect was to learn that medical bills notoriously contain errors ― big errors. While there are no comprehensive statistics on medical-billing mistakes, Stephen Parente, a professor of health finance at the University of Minnesota who has studied the subject extensively, told HuffPost that his unpublished research put it at 30 percent to 40 percent of all bills except pharmacy bills. Groups that review bills on patients’ behalf, including Medical Billing Advocates of America and CoPatient, put the error rate much higher ― closer to 80 percent to 90 percent. 

And it has serious consequences: Medical billing errors mar the credit reports of roughly 7 million Americans, a spokeswoman for the Commonwealth Fund, a Washington-based nonprofit focused on health-care research, told HuffPost. The credit rating agency Equifax found in an audit that hospital bills totaling more than $ 10,000 contained an average error of $ 1,300.

Why are there so many errors being made? 

The answer is simple, says Pat Palmer, national expert and founder of Medical Billing Advocates of America: Insurers don’t actually care. They negotiate a lower rate with hospitals and other medical providers, so the amount of the bill and whether it contains overcharges doesn’t really matter to them. In fact, they rarely even ask to see an itemized bill ― they just work off what is known as a summary bill. Insurance companies don’t have nearly enough staff to review itemized bills in every case, Palmer said, nor would they see a need to when they have already contracted for a lower rate anyway.

Palmer adds, “There’s a reason you can’t understand your hospital bill. Nobody wants you to be able to.”

She runs her business of reviewing patient bills entirely on commission. In other words, MBAA is so confident they’ll find overcharges, their commission is 25 percent of whatever money they recover for the client. 

“Almost every hospital bill has some kind of error,” said Palmer, who has been in business for about 25 years and now operates in 30 states. 

What do the errors look like?

Inpatient hospital stays are a big-ticket item, and frequently Palmer spots two or three charges for the same item. For example, you pay about $ 10,000 a day for a bed in the ICU, which includes the higher-level care of specially trained nurses, life-saving equipment and supplies. Yet you might get billed $ 2,000 a day for ventilator equipment on top of that. The ventilators are part of the high-priced daily ICU bed and shouldn’t be billed for separately, Palmer said.

The MBAA website offers more examples: You arrive at the emergency room on Tuesday at 10 p.m. and the doctor writes an order to admit you as inpatient to the ICU at 11:35 p.m. ― but the room isn’t ready, and you don’t move into it until 2 a.m. Wednesday. The hospital charges you $ 3,000 for the ICU on Tuesday. Their reason for the full-day charge on Tuesday: The doctor wrote the order before midnight. But if the patient never saw the inside of the ICU until Wednesday, the hospital shouldn’t be able to charge for it.

Blow the whistle, the MBAA urges. A patient must physically occupy a room/unit to incur a daily room charge. A written order to admit does not meet the definition of room occupancy. 

By not seeing an itemized bill, you might overlook some gems like these that Palmer discovered for clients: a mucous recovery system billed at $ 11.75 turned out to be a box of tissues, and a comfort support device for $ 120 was actually a teddy bear for the patient to clutch to her chest post-surgery in case she coughed.

The military’s $ 640 toilet seat, it seems, has nothing on some hospitals.

The out-of-network game

While technically not over-billing, getting zapped by an out-of-network provider who won’t settle for what your insurance wants to pay leads to a different kind of pain. 

In my own case, I received a bill for $ 1,600 for a plastic surgeon called by the nursing home to examine my husband for bedsores that had developed and festered during his stay there. The plastic surgeon did not personally see my husband, but sent over his nurse practitioner, who changed the dressing on my husband’s wounds in a visit that was completed in less than 10 minutes.

It turns out the doctor the nursing home called was out of network and tried to balance-bill me. For the uninitiated, a balance bill is when the doctor doesn’t accept what your insurance paid him and wants you to pay him more money. 

Lots of people get nailed by doctors who only appear to be on staff at the hospital. They aren’t, and instead work for businesses that arrange staffing for the hospital. So in plain English, you go to a hospital that is in your insurance network expecting what happens to you there to be covered, and it’s not.

These out-of-network doctors who won’t take your insurance lurk in the strangest of places in your in-network hospital: They are the hospitalists who see patients all day long, and many are the anesthesiologists who work in the operating room. Has anyone who is strapped to a gurney and being wheeled into surgery ever stopped to ask the doctor who is anesthetizing them whether he takes Blue Cross? Of course not. And can you imagine telling the ER doctor with the paddles to please back away from the patient having heart failure unless he’s in-network?

This out-sourcing of talent has gotten to be such a problem that 12 states have banned the practice. For example, if you are in New York, every provider who treats you in an in-network hospital must accept the in-network negotiated rate and may not send you a bill. 

Hospitals aren’t alone in overcharging

Inaccurate charges appear on doctors’ office visits as well. There are five levels of office visits, as far as billing is concerned. A level 1 visit is the simplest and doesn’t even require that the doctor be in the room; a nurse practitioner or nurse may deliver the care, and it can be something as minor as getting a monthly vitamin B12 or allergy shot. A level 5 visit is supposed to be for more complicated conditions and generally involve some kind of treatment. But, Palmer said, she’s seen it applied to an office visit for diaper rash where the nurse’s application of ointment was billed as a “treatment.” 

ProPublica took a close look at how doctors billed for office visits, which account for about $ 12 billion in Medicare spending every year. They found that typically, doctors only charge for one or two of these high-level visits per year for each patient. But nationwide, about 1,800 doctors always bill at the highest level possible for routine office visits.

Overcharges sometimes are caused by human error, such as a wrong billing code being entered. Those are the types of mistakes that can be easy to spot. They include services that weren’t performed, tests that were canceled, and duplicate charges. 

Why aren’t insurers and the regulatory agencies screaming bloody murder about billing errors?

Isn’t it fair to ask where our insurance company or the government are in all this? If you are in an employer-sponsored plan and work for a large company, your employer may have some pull

Why, pray tell, should I have to pay someone to sort through my husband’s hospital bills because my private insurer and Medicare don’t demand that the hospital provide them with an itemized bill? How can I tell if I’m being overcharged without billing transparency? 

For what it’s worth, hospitals say detailed bills are simply too complicated for patients and that they provide the information required by insurers.

But most insurance companies don’t cover cosmetic procedures, and thus, patients want to know how much a procedure will cost them. If plastic surgeons and providers of Lasik can give you a clear price up front, why can’t others in medicine?

Why does this all matter?

In other industries, lawmakers have stepped up and helped end unscrupulous practices. The 1968 Truth in Lending Act gave us clearer terms in writing loans and offering consumer credit. After the housing crisis, the 2009 Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act insisted that lenders provide clear information to home buyers so no one would get blindsided again with adjustable rates or mortgages they would never be able to afford. So, why not help fix the issues in health care billing?

The problem is, insurance companies have no financial incentive to hunt down mistakes on your behalf. They negotiated their rates with hospitals and doctors long before you got sick, and the dollar amount on the bill they receive might as well be a toddler’s drawing. But it’s you ― the patient ― who gets zinged in the form of paying out of pocket for high deductibles and co-pays.

America’s Health Insurance Plans, the umbrella lobbying group for health insurers, told HuffPost in an email that health plans provide explanation-of-benefits statements, customer service lines and directories of in-network providers “hoping to educate and engage consumers on their plan benefits to avoid mistakes or issues such as balance billing.”

Beyond that, consumers are apparently on their own.

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Lawmakers From Both Sides Of The Aisle Fume Over Trump Leak Allegations

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle were upset by revelations that President Donald Trump may have revealed highly classified information during a meeting with the Russian ambassador last week.

On Monday, The Washington Post reported that Trump had disclosed “code word” intel to Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, “jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State” and harmed U.S. ties with an unnamed ally.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) characterized the report as “disturbing” and said, if true, such behavior would put “at risk the lives of Americans and those who gather intelligence for our country.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the leak a “very serious matter” during a CNN town hall on Monday. She tweeted that if Trump “blew a classified source unwittingly, it is a problem. If it happened intentionally, the stakes are even higher.”

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said such a revelation “breaks the trust of our allies and puts lives at risk.”

“If literally anyone else did what President Trump is reported to have done, there would be an immediate criminal investigation,” Booker stated.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, described Trump’s alleged behavior as a “slap in the face to the intel community.”

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) went one step further.

“I believe that the president is desperate for attention and needs psychological help,” she said in a statement provided to CBS Miami.

Other Democrats also chimed in: 

On the Republican side, Rep. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said the White House has “to do something to bring itself under control and in order.”

“Obviously, they’re in a downward spiral right now, and they’ve got to figure out a way to come to grips [with] all that’s happening,” Corker said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had a more subdued reaction. Through a spokesperson, his office said “protecting our nation’s secrets is paramount,” then requested a “full explanation of the facts.”

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called the report “disturbing,” but also noted to The Associated Press that the president “does have the right to do that.”

Other GOP lawmakers expressed similar thoughts, reiterating concerns about the cozy relationship the Trump administration seems to have with Russia.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Experts Press Feds To Eradicate Lead Poisoning By 2021

In just five years, the U.S. could end the problem of lead poisoning, a group of health experts argues ― if federal overseers are given more ammunition to attack the problem despite an administration that wants to gut regulations.

A coalition of scientists, doctors and children’s health advocates published an opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics on Monday that calls on the government to stamp out lead poisoning in American children by 2021 ― or ensure no child has a blood lead level greater than 5 micrograms per deciliter ― and eliminate lead exposure altogether by 2030.

Project TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neurodevelopmental Risks) advocates for reducing exposure levels to chemicals and pollutants that contribute to neurodevelopmental problems, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Lead contamination of the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, which caused a rise in the number of the city’s children who had lead poisoning, drew public attention to the problem in 2014. But lead exposure affects communities across the country. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which enforces lead restrictions, estimates 6.5 million to 10 million homes are connected to lead service lines.

Nearly 3,000 areas in the U.S. have higher lead poisoning rates than Flint, according to a Reuters investigation. Exposure to peeling paint in older homes is the biggest source of lead poisoning, disproportionately affecting low-income families.

Forty years ago, 88 percent of young children in the U.S. had elevated levels of lead in their blood. Today, just 2.5 percent of kids ages 1 to 5 have lead levels above the now-lower threshold set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012. (The threshold had been 10 micrograms.) But lead is a neurotoxin that isn’t safe in any quantity. It’s particularly toxic for young children, increasing their risk of brain and nervous system damage.

“Lead is one of those things that people tend to get lulled into a sense that ‘we’ve already dealt with the issue, we took it out of gasoline and regulated the amount in paint,’” said David Bellinger, lead author of Monday’s article and an environmental health professor at Harvard University.

“It took something like Flint for people to realize that there’s just enormous reservoirs of lead out there in the environment … and that all it takes is some human error or some engineering failure and the problem resurfaces,” Bellinger said.

Bellinger said the drastic reduction in lead exposure since the late 1970s shows how effective regulations have been, but he said that the EPA and other federal agencies need to strengthen their lead restrictions ― which cover drinking water, paint, air quality, soil, dust and other sources ― to keep up with current research.

Project TENDR also calls for dedicated funding for more programs that actively eliminate sources of lead. They say the government needs to put a complete ban on the use of lead in products including aviation fuel, cosmetics, wheel weights, industrial paints, batteries and lubricants.

Its call for stronger lead rules could be a tall order under the current administration. President Donald Trump has signed executive orders to slash regulations and proposed gutting the EPA’s budget, including its lead paint programs.

To carry out the president’s directions, the EPA is accepting public comments through Monday on regulations it could repeal.

In East Chicago, Indiana, which is undergoing a lead crisis at a public housing complex built on the site of a former lead refinery, several organizations wrote a letter published by the Northwest Indiana Times that urged the agency to strengthen, not reduce, its lead regulations.  

Repealing lead regulations or defunding prevention programs would “perpetuate a completely preventable public health crisis,” the groups wrote on behalf of residents at the East Chicago complex, designated an EPA Superfund cleanup site.

The EPA has been looking at updating its lead rules for a couple of years, including possibly requiring cities to replace all lead pipes, one of the goals of Project TENDR. But the agency acknowledges it would be an enormously difficult and expensive undertaking ― Flint received tens of millions of dollars from the EPA and the state of Michigan to replace its lead service lines, and nationwide pipe replacement would cost more than $ 16 billion.

“It’s going to make the work harder to fight back against the rising tide,” Bellinger said of Trump’s anti-regulation crusade. “So we just have to work with our representatives, our senators, and make sure that these issues don’t get pushed aside and that at least Congress is trying to keep a focus on them.”

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Preet Bharara To Rosenstein On Special Prosecutor: Do The Right Thing

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has issued an impassioned plea to his former colleague Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to do the right thing, stand up to Donald Trump and demand a special prosecutor in the Russian investigation.

In the wake of Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey last week, Bharara argued in an opinion piece in The Washington Post Sunday that the only “common-sense” solution is the appointment of an “independent and uncompromised special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation.”

“Given the manner of Comey’s firing and the pretextual reasons proffered for it, there is no other way,” he added.

To take an ethical stand now could redeem Rosenstein’s reputation, Bharara indicated. Though Rosenstein is a “respected career prosecutor,” he has “mostly deserved the doubts he generated with his peculiar press-release-style memo purporting to explain Comey’s sudden sacking,” Bharara wrote.

“He can still fix it. The move would not only ensure the independence of the investigation, but also provide evidence of Rosenstein’s own independence.”

Bharara concluded: “History will judge this moment. It’s not too late to get it right, and justice demands it.”

Bharara’s pleas however, come amid continued concerns about the independence of the Justice Department and Rosenstein amid the Trump’s machinations behind the Comey firing.

Rosenstein, who has the power to appoint a special prosecutor, has so far seen no need to do so despite increasing demands for an independent investigator.

Trump finally conceded to Lester Holt in an interview on NBC News last week that his decision to fire Comey was a unilateral one that he had made even before an expression of concern about Comey in a three-page memo from Rosenstein.

Trump also admitted that the FBI’s investigation concerning Russian interference in the presidential election and possible collusion by Trump’s campaign team was part of his decision to remove Comey. “This Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story,” Trump told Holt.

The fact that Trump fired the leader of a probe that could include the president himself triggered critics’ accusations of obstruction of justice by Trump, a concern that could be grounds for impeachment, some experts have argued

But Rosenstein — and press secretary Sean Spicer and aide Sarah Huckabee Sanders — provided shifting “cover stories” for Trump’s firing that in no way included the president’s worries about the Russian probe. Trump asked Rosenstein to write a memo on concerns about Comey which made it appear that the president was following Rosenstein’s recommendation (though the letter did not in fact recommend getting rid of the FBI director).

The Washington Post reported that Rosenstein threatened to quit if Trump made his memo the key reason for Comey’s firing. But Rosenstein has denied the Post report.

Rosenstein isn’t the only official Bharara has demanded to do the right thing.

He also asked for a full bipartisan investigation in Congress with “no partisan nonsense — just a commitment to finding the facts, whatever they may be, proving (or disproving) Russian interference in our election and anything related.”

In addition, he noted, the new FBI director “must be apolitical and sensitive to the law-enforcement mission.”

In the “tumult of this time,” Bharara asked: “Are there still public servants who are prepared to say no to the president?”

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

WHO Confirms Second Ebola Case In Congo

The World Health Organization on Sunday confirmed a second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following a recent outbreak of over a dozen other suspected cases this week.

There are 19 suspected and confirmed cases in the outbreak so far, including three people who have died, WHO’s Congo spokesman Eugene Kabambi told Reuters

WHO declared the outbreak on Friday, when the organization confirmed a first case of the disease in Congo’s Bas-Uele province, a remote area in the country’s north bordering the Central African Republic.

The first case was a 45-year-old man who died on April 22 on his way to the hospital, the organization explained on Saturday. A person who took care of the man, as well as the driver who transported him to the hospital, both subsequently became ill and passed away. It is unclear whether the driver or the care giver was the case confirmed on Sunday. 

Ebola spreads through direct contact with bodily fluids of infected people or with contaminated surfaces and materials. Officials and health workers are currently trying to locate 125 people who may be at risk of infection. 

According to the WHO, news about the Congo outbreak was slow to emerge because of the limited transport and communication networks in the region. It takes about three days to reach the area from the capital Kinshasa. 

Karambi told HuffPost on Friday that the remoteness of the location poses logistical challenges, it also may help contain the disease. “On the one hand, it’s lucky because the illness probably can’t spread on a wide scale. But on the other hand, it’s far from medical access,” Karambi told HuffPost on Friday. 

The first Ebola outbreaks took place in 1976, when two simultaneous outbreaks were discovered in isolated areas of Congo and South Sudan. Since then, Congo has seen seven other outbreaks. The most recent one started on Aug. 24, 2014 in Equateur province. By the end of the outbreak in November that year, dozens of people had died. 

At the time, a different and far more complex outbreak was raging in West Africa. More than 11,000 people died of Ebola between 2013 and 2016, most of them in Guinea, Sierra Leona and Liberia. The West Africa outbreak was the deadliest outbreak of Ebola since its discovery. 

 

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Alec Baldwin’s Trump Gets Skewered Again By ‘Lester Holt’ On ‘SNL’

For those who wanted to re-savor NBC’s Lester Holt’s gotcha’ interview with Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin provided a second oh-so-delicious chance in the cold open on “Saturday Night Live.” Only this time it was even more distilled essence of Trump.

“Thank you for having me here, jazz man,” Baldwin’s Trump tell’s Michael Che’s Lester Holt (also called Tupac, O.J. and Kenan by the “president”). “Well, first  all I can just say is, I won the election fair and square, everyone knows that!”

Che begins by grilling “Trump” on firing FBI Director James Comey.

“I fired him because of Russia,” Baldwin admits. “I thought, ‘He’s investigating Russia. I don’t like that. I should fire him.’”

“You’re admitting that? But that’s obstruction of justice,” Che responds, asking the audience gleefully: “Did I get him? Is this all over?”

Then he hears from a manager through his earpiece: ”No I didn’t?” he asks. “Nothing matters? Absolutely nothing matters anymore?” 

After a two-scoop ice cream treat from bubbly ice-cream man Paul Ryan (”beat it, nerd,” Baldwin tells him), Trump denies that he is anything like Richard Nixon. But differences fade when he mimics Nixon’s two-handed victory gesture as Trump emphasizes his two scoops of ice cream.

Trump pats himself on the back for “letting Kellyanne out of the crypt” last week and concedes he might be a “serial tape-ist.” He also has an interesting definition for “priming the pump” before Melania comes to bed — to which Holt responds: “Ew.”

But getting back to reality TV, Holt asks Trump to promise he won’t pick someone “crazy like Judge Judy” to replace Comey.

Baldwin answers: “I can promise you this right now, whoever I chose is going to be so bonkers you’re going to wish like hell it was Judge Judy.”

“Your presidency is like the craziest show on TV,” Che tells him.

“The show is going to run for eight years — even though it should have been canceled months ago,” Baldwin concedes. “We have plenty of fun plot twists coming up. A lot of your favorite characters will be coming back … Kim Jong un, Carter Page … I don’t want to give away too much, but in an upcoming episode we will find out that Kellyanne has been dead this whole time.”

“Holt wraps up: “On behalf of everyone, I just want to say I can’t believe you’re president.” 

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like The Plague

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons.

As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people will never be worth your time and energy—and they take a lot of each. Toxic people create unnecessary complexity, strife, and, worst of all, stress.

“People inspire you, or they drain you—pick them wisely.” – Hans F. Hansen

Recent research from Friedrich Schiller University in Germany shows just how serious toxic people are. They found that exposure to stimuli that cause strong negative emotions—the same kind of exposure you get when dealing with toxic people—caused subjects’ brains to have a massive stress response. Whether it’s negativity, cruelty, the victim syndrome, or just plain craziness, toxic people drive your brain into a stressed-out state that should be avoided at all costs.

Stress can have a lasting, negative impact on the brain. Exposure to even a few days of stress compromises the effectiveness of neurons in the hippocampus, an important brain area responsible for reasoning and memory. Weeks of stress cause reversible damage to brain cells, and months of stress can permanently destroy them. Toxic people don’t just make you miserable—they’re really hard on your brain.

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. One of their greatest gifts is the ability to identify toxic people and keep them at bay.

It’s often said that you’re the product of the five people you spend the most time with. If you allow even one of those five people to be toxic, you’ll soon find out how capable he or she is of holding you back.

Toxic people drive you crazy because their behavior is so irrational. Make no mistake about it—their behavior truly goes against reason…

You can’t hope to distance yourself from toxic people until you first know who they are. The trick is to separate those who are annoying or simply difficult from those who are truly toxic. What follows are ten types of toxic drainers that you should stay away from at all costs so that you don’t become one yourself.

1. The Gossip

“Great minds discuss ideas, average ones discuss events, and small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Gossipers derive pleasure from other people’s misfortunes. It might be fun to peer into somebody else’s personal or professional faux pas at first, but over time, it gets tiring, makes you feel gross, and hurts other people. There are too many positives out there and too much to learn from interesting people to waste your time talking about the misfortune of others.

2. The Temperamental

Some people have absolutely no control over their emotions. They will lash out at you and project their feelings onto you, all the while thinking that you’re the one causing their malaise. Temperamental people are tough to dump from your life because their lack of control over their emotions makes you feel bad for them. When push comes to shove though, temperamental people will use you as their emotional toilet and should be avoided at all costs.

3. The Victim

Victims are tough to identify because you initially empathize with their problems. But as time passes, you begin to realize that their “time of need” is all the time. Victims actively push away any personal responsibility by making every speed bump they encounter into an uncrossable mountain. They don’t see tough times as opportunities to learn and grow from; instead, they see them as an out. There’s an old saying: “Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional.” It perfectly captures the toxicity of the victim, who chooses to suffer every time.

4. The Self-Absorbed

Self-absorbed people bring you down through the impassionate distance they maintain from other people. You can usually tell when you’re hanging around self-absorbed people because you start to feel completely alone. This happens because as far as they’re concerned, there’s no point in having a real connection between them and anyone else. You’re merely a tool used to build their self-esteem.

5. The Envious

To envious people, the grass is always greener somewhere else. Even when something great happens to envious people, they don’t derive any satisfaction from it. This is because they measure their fortune against the world’s when they should be deriving their satisfaction from within. And let’s face it, there’s always someone out there who’s doing better if you look hard enough. Spending too much time around envious people is dangerous because they teach you to trivialize your own accomplishments.

6. The Manipulator

Manipulators suck time and energy out of your life under the façade of friendship. They can be tricky to deal with because they treat you like a friend. They know what you like, what makes you happy, and what you think is funny, but the difference is that they use this information as part of a hidden agenda. Manipulators always want something from you, and if you look back on your relationships with them, it’s all take, take, take, with little or no giving. They’ll do anything to win you over just so they can work you over.

Maintaining an emotional distance requires awareness. You can’t stop someone from pushing your buttons if you don’t recognize when it’s happening.

7. The Dementor

In J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, Dementors are evil creatures that suck people’s souls out of their bodies, leaving them merely as shells of humans. Whenever a Dementor enters the room, it goes dark, people get cold, and they begin to recall their worst memories. Rowling said that she developed the concept for Dementors based on highly negative people—the kind of people who have the ability to walk into a room and instantly suck the life out of it.

Dementors suck the life out of the room by imposing their negativity and pessimism upon everyone they encounter. Their viewpoints are always glass half empty, and they can inject fear and concern into even the most benign situations. A Notre Dame University study found that students assigned to roommates who thought negatively were far more likely to develop negative thinking and even depression themselves.

8. The Twisted

There are certain toxic people who have bad intentions, deriving deep satisfaction from the pain and misery of others. They are either out to hurt you, to make you feel bad, or to get something from you; otherwise, they have no interest in you. The only good thing about this type is that you can spot their intentions quickly, which makes it that much faster to get them out of your life.

9. The Judgmental

Judgmental people are quick to tell you exactly what is and isn’t cool. They have a way of taking the thing you’re most passionate about and making you feel terrible about it. Instead of appreciating and learning from people who are different from them, judgmental people look down on others. Judgmental people stifle your desire to be a passionate, expressive person, so you’re best off cutting them out and being yourself.

10. The Arrogant

Arrogant people are a waste of your time because they see everything you do as a personal challenge. Arrogance is false confidence, and it always masks major insecurities. A University of Akron study found that arrogance is correlated with a slew of problems in the workplace. Arrogant people tend to be lower performers, more disagreeable, and have more cognitive problems than the average person.

How to Protect Yourself Once You Spot ‘Em

Toxic people drive you crazy because their behavior is so irrational. Make no mistake about it—their behavior truly goes against reason, so why do you allow yourself to respond to them emotionally and get sucked into the mix?

The more irrational and off-base someone is, the easier it should be for you to remove yourself from their traps. Quit trying to beat them at their own game. Distance yourself from them emotionally, and approach your interactions with them like they’re a science project (or you’re their shrink if you prefer that analogy). You don’t need to respond to the emotional chaos—only the facts.

Maintaining an emotional distance requires awareness. You can’t stop someone from pushing your buttons if you don’t recognize when it’s happening. Sometimes you’ll find yourself in situations where you’ll need to regroup and choose the best way forward. This is fine, and you shouldn’t be afraid to buy yourself some time to do so.

Most people feel as though because they work or live with someone, they have no way to control the chaos. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Once you’ve identified a toxic person, you’ll begin to find their behavior more predictable and easier to understand. This will equip you to think rationally about when and where you have to put up with them and when and where you don’t. You can establish boundaries, but you’ll have to do so consciously and proactively. If you let things happen naturally, you’re bound to find yourself constantly embroiled in difficult conversations. If you set boundaries and decide when and where you’ll engage a difficult person, you can control much of the chaos. The only trick is to stick to your guns and keep boundaries in place when the person tries to cross them, which they will.

Have you bumped into any of these types of toxic people? Please share your thoughts in the comments section, as I learn just as much from you as you do from me.

Want to learn more from me? Check out my book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0.

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Jimmy Kimmel Imagines What Donald Trump’s Commencement Speech Will Sound Like

Jimmy Kimmel gave the class of 2017 a taste of what to expect from a commencement speech by President Donald Trump.

Trump is scheduled to speak to graduates at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, this weekend.

“But for those he won’t be able to get to in person, we put together an all-purpose commencement speech of bigly importance from the president of the United States,” said Kimmel.

Check out the full speech above.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Why Your Doctor Should Ask About Your Sexual Orientation

No visit to a new doctor would be complete without a litany of forms and questions: Have you ever been a smoker? Are you currently pregnant? Have you been pregnant within the last 12 months? Do you have any parents or siblings who died of cancer?

But there are two important questions that don’t make every doctor’s list: With what gender do you identify? And: What is your sexual orientation?

Doctors are supposed to collect information on gender identity and sexual orientation, both at regular appointments and in emergency room settings, per guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Institute of Medicine. But recently published research in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association found that nearly 80 percent of emergency room doctors and nurses don’t ask for that information, because they assume patients would be uncomfortable disclosing personal information during an ER visit.

That doesn’t match up with patient perspectives: A survey of patients as part of the same study found that only 10 percent would balk at sharing their identity and orientation.

“Before training many [providers] are reluctant to ask questions about sexual orientation or gender identity, fearing that they will be intrusive ― or fearing that they will alienate their cisgender, heterosexual patients,” said Liz Margolies, founder and executive director of the National LGBT Cancer Network, who trains doctors in cultural competency and was not involved in the study. “They don’t understand that not asking is making a heterosexual assumption and making the [non-heterosexual] patient feel less welcome.”

Sexual orientation and gender identity are not controversial issues, said Adil Haider, one of the study’s co-authors and the Kessler Director of the Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Rather, Haider said, they are an important part of a person’s identity ― “and many people feel like they need to be able to communicate that [information] to feel comfortable with their doctor.”

LGBTQ patients often face difficulties in accessing health services, such as inequality in health insurance and discrimination in health care settings ― and the first step to fixing these issues is knowing where they’re happening. Queer patients are also more likely to experience certain physical and mental health issues, and health care providers can better tailor their treatment of such patients if they have all the relevant information. (It’s important to note, however, that despite recommendations that providers ask patients about their sexual orientation and gender identity, patients are under no obligation to answer those questions if they don’t want to.)

Until a few years ago, Haider’s research focused on racial and socioeconomic disparities in surgical outcomes after traumatic injury. But a conversation with a friend who identifies as gay made Haider realize there were huge disparities in health care based on sexual orientation and gender identity that were going overlooked, he said.

“I began to look and realized we knew almost nothing about LGBT disparities, especially in the ER setting,” Haider said, “because we never collect that information.”

If you are counted, you are visible

The survey was conducted among 1,500 patients who identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, straight or “other,” and among more than 400 ER doctors and nurses. Many patients who identify as lesbian or gay said the routine collection of sexual orientation data would make them feel visible.

“If you are counted, if you are visible, it is sort of another form of recognition at an institutional level,” said one woman who identified as queer, according to the authors’ paper.

“The more those questions become standard, the less people will be surprised by them,” said another man who identified as gay.

The majority of health care providers, on the other hand, thought that asking patients for that kind of information might offend them — which indicates more training and understanding may be necessary.

“If it affected [the patient’s] medical treatment or if it was related to the reason they came to the [emergency room], then I think that was necessary to ask,” one ER nurse told the researchers.

The data also showed that patients and providers would rather handle questions about sexual orientation and gender identity via a written or electronic form, instead of doing it in a verbal conversation.

Queer patients often feel disrespected at hospitals

The bottom line is that not asking and not knowing this information can affect a patient’s care in a negative way ― and the problem can be avoided fairly easily.

“Even if physicians and nurses do a great job taking care of somebody, if we don’t respect who they are as a person, all the work we’ve done medically could be for naught,” Haider said. “And in an emergency situation, it often becomes important to know who’s the [patient’s] next of kin.”

Haider mentioned a child who’d been treated at his hospital and who had two mothers. One of the women brought the child to the hospital, but a staff member kept asking where the husband or father was.

“Eventually, when the woman’s wife showed up, they felt very judged,” he said.

Health care providers in all settings need to know that they can ask these questions respectfully ― for example, by prefacing them with statements like, “I am now going to ask you some personal questions that I ask of all my patients.” Collecting this information will result in better health outcomes for the patients, Margolies told HuffPost in an email.

“People who can bring their whole selves into treatment are more likely to comply with follow up treatment, more likely to return to the doctor for minor health problems (before they become more serious) and will be honest about their health concerns,” Margolies said ― which in turn allows the provider to make the most accurate health assessment.

And that’s true no matter how you describe your sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Donald Trump ‘Reveals’ James Comey’s ‘Golden’ Replacement In Spoof Call With Vladimir Putin

President Donald Trump has already lined up a new director of the FBI.

In Conan O’Brien’s latest montage of imagined telephone calls, Trump tells Russian President Vladimir Putin he’s chosen a “really, really good boy” to succeed James Comey. On Tuesday, Trump fired Comey, who was heading an FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump officials and Russia.

“He’s golden,” the fake Trump said of Comey’s possible replacement. “Yeah, he already ate a lot of the files. I think he’s a good fit.”

Watch the clip above to see who Trump is thinking of, and to hear some of his other nicknames for “Rootin’ Tootin’ Putin.”

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Life Expectancy In One U.S. County Is Less Than Sudan’s

People living in Summit County, Colorado, in 2014 had a life expectancy 20 years longer than those about 420 miles away in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota ― the widest gap in the U.S., according to a study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

The 66.8-year average life span for those living in Oglala Lakota County, home to the Pine Ridge Native American reservation, was also less than that of countries such as India (66.9), Sudan (67.2) and Iraq (67.7), the report found.

Residents of Summit County, home to the world-renowned Breckenridge Ski Resort, had life expectancies of 86.8 years, according to the study published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine.

At its core, the study showed the “massive inequality” among people in the United States, study co-author Ali Mokdad said. “The gap between counties with the highest and lowest life expectancies is widening and worsening.”

Oglala Lakota County has consistently had the lowest U.S. life expectancy since the institute’s study began in 1980, Laura A. Dwyer-Lindgren, the report’s lead author, said. Then known as Shannon County, its residents on average at that time lived 18.2 years less than those in Billings County, North Dakota, which ranked first.

The current national life expectancy is 78.8 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The Pine Ridge reservation is the nation’s eighth largest, encompassing 3,500 square miles, and one of the poorest. Its rate of people living below the U.S. poverty level is 44.2 percent, compared with South Dakota’s overall rate of 13.7 percent, according to Census Bureau figures.

Summit County has a poverty rate of 13.7 percent, much closer to the Colorado’s average of 11.5 percent.

In Pine Ridge, more than 80 percent of the residents are unemployed and more than one-third of the homes lack running water or electricity. Alcoholism is a systemic problem and diets are so poor that half the population over 40 years old is diabetic.

Other counties found by the study to have low life expectancies were in central Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta. 

“Looking at life expectancy on a national level masks the massive differences that exist at the local level, especially in a country as diverse as the United States,” Dwyer-Lindgren said.

“Risk factors like obesity, lack of exercise, high blood pressure and smoking explain a large portion of the variation in lifespans, but so do socioeconomic factors like race, education and income.”

Of the 10 counties where life expectancy dropped the most between 1980 and 2014, eight were in Kentucky; the other two were in Oklahoma and Alabama. The report includes an interactive map of death rates county by county.

Mokdad said other countries ― such as Australia ― surpass the United States in delivering preventive care and trying to curb such harmful behaviors as smoking.

“Smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, high blood pressure ― these are preventable risk factors,” he said.

As the debate continues in Washington over restructuring our health care system, Mokdad said the U.S. needs to “regroup” because our current system “isn’t working.”

The University of Washington study did find some good news. Every U.S. county saw a drop in the risk of dying before age 5, and the gap between the counties with the highest and lowest levels of under-5 mortality narrowed since 1980. The study attributed these results to health programs and services focused on infants and children.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Drops Re-Election Bid Amid Sex Abuse Accusations

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who has been accused by four men of sexually abusing them as teenagers, dropped his bid for re-election on Tuesday, saying that the scandal would be a distraction from more important issues.

In a news conference at a waterfront park near his childhood home, an emotional Murray denied the claims against him, which he has called politically motivated, according to a video posted on the mayor’s Facebook page.

Murray, a Democrat and the city’s first openly gay mayor, also suggested that the accusations were rooted in stereotypes of gay men.

“The mayor’s race must be focused on… issues, not on a scandal, which it would be focused on if I were to remain in this race,” Murray, who became mayor in 2014, said in announcing his withdrawal from the race.

As a senator in the Washington state legislature, Murray championed gay rights and legalizing same-sex marriage. During his term as mayor, Seattle sued President Donald Trump over his executive order cracking down on sanctuary cities that limit their cooperation with federal immigration agents.

A primary election for mayor will take place Aug. 1 and the two candidates with the most votes will face off in the Nov. 7 general election.

In April, a 46-year-old man sued Murray, claiming that the mayor paid him for sex when he was a homeless, drug-addicted teenager in the 1980s, according to the lawsuit.

The Seattle Times newspaper said that in 2008 two other men had accused Murray of abusing them when they were teenagers in the 1980s. Murray has denied those claims, which did not become public until last month.

A fourth accuser in a sworn court declaration made similar allegations against Murray, according to the Seattle Times.

Murray consistently denied the claims, calling the accusations politically motivated, but also garnered criticism for questioning the trustworthiness of the accusers, which the Seattle Times said had criminal records.

An attorney for the first accuser, Lincoln Beauregard, said on Twitter that his client saw the mayor’s withdrawal from the race as “one step towards justice.”

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Ex-Mortician’s Lawsuit Says Job Caused ‘Mental Anguish’

A Texas man suffered “mental anguish” while working at a Fort Worth mortuary, a new lawsuit charges.

Jeremy Hoes, of Saginaw, is suing his former employer, Accu Care Mortuary Service Inc., for financial, physical and emotional damages and seeking monetary relief between $ 100,000 and $ 1 million. The legal action was first reported by WFAA-TV in Dallas.

“I think it’s very striking,” attorney Robert E. Goodman Jr. told HuffPost of his client’s claims. “And I think it’s very much the reality of the way this mortuary operates, based on conversations with my client.”

According to a copy of the four-page lawsuit, which Goodman filed Monday in Tarrant County District Court, Hoes began working for Accu Care in October 2013. The documents do not detail what duties Hoes performed, but his attorney said he was working as a mortician.

The lawsuit alleges that less than a month into his employment, Hoes was exposed to hazardous vapors in the body of a man who had killed himself by ingesting paint fumes. Hoes lacked “adequate personal protective equipment” while working on the body and afterward began to suffer from “chronic asthma,” according to the court filing.

Roughly three years later, in December 2016, the lawsuit alleges that Hoes was again placed in a difficult position: He had to perform mortuary services on the bodies of “a woman and a three-month-old son who had been decapitated,” the documents state.

After completing that particular job, Hoes told his employer that he was experiencing a “post-traumatic stress reaction,” according to the lawsuit. The mortuary allegedly instructed Hoes to file a workers’ compensation claim and agreed to cover any remaining medical expenses. The lawsuit says Hoes filed the claim, but was never reimbursed by his employer.

When Hoes complained about the outstanding medical expenses, the lawsuit says he was fired.

An Accu Care office manager referred calls for comment to the company’s lawyer, Joanna Solinas. A secretary at Solinas’ office told HuffPost she was unavailable for comment on Tuesday.

David Lohr covers crime and missing persons. Tips? Feedback? Send an email or follow him on Twitter.

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Paul Ryan’s Going To Hate Seth Meyers’ Response To His Email

Seth Meyers is not buying House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) lip service.

The congressman’s office wrote to “Late Night” in response to a segment that aired last week. During the piece, Meyers called out Ryan for displaying an astonishing amount of hypocrisy about passing the GOP health care bill. 

“Everything that Paul Ryan claimed to hate about the Obamacare process in 2009, he’s doing now,” Meyers said after playing a series of clips showing Ryan criticizing President Barack Obama and the passage of the Affordable Care Act. 

The congressman’s office emailed “Late Night” to take issue with the segment.

“And unlike Republicans and their health care bill, we actually read the whole email,” Meyers said.

Mayers said he “genuinely appreciated” the response, would love to have Ryan on the show, but did not agree with the letter. So he went point by point in showing why. 

Watch the takedown in the clip above.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

This Comic Captures What It’s Like To Grow Up Mixed Race In America

Growing up half Japanese and half-Jamaican in Hawaii, 19-year-old Kiana Khansmith quietly struggled with misconceptions about being mixed race.

“A lot of people seemed to know who I was more than I did,” the animation student at the California College of the Arts told HuffPost. “They would tell me what to be or how I should act based on my heritage.”

When a professor in a race and comics course told the class to create a series based off personal experience, Khansmith knew exactly what to draw: a comic strip about the complexities of growing up multiracial in the U.S., as told by a character named Puppitty.

Half-dog, half-cat, Puppity looks a little different than others and doesn’t always feel like she fits in, like many of multiracial descent:

Some try to put Puppitty into boxes based off stereotypes ― something Khansmith said she dealt with often while growing up.

“I would get a lot of stereotypes about being black or being Asian that would discredit my achievements,” the animation student told HufffPost. “Others would come up and say, ‘Just ignore them. You’re you!’”

That latter was a “nice thought,” but not the easiest message to absorb as a little kid, Khansmith said.

In the comic, Puppitty often has to explain her mixed identity to others in simple terms they’ll understand: 

Khansmith used animals as her characters so people of all mixed backgrounds could relate ― and so far, they have. 

Since posting the series on Tumblr last week, she’s received a ton of positive feedback and even requests from parents to turn Puppitty into a printed picture book.

“It’s been amazing. I’ve had a lot of people message me and tell me how much the comic meant to them and how happy they were to have their story told,” she said. 

Despite the confusing parts, being mixed race in America is “an equally unique and beautiful experience as well,” Khansmith said.

And as Puppitty finds out, being mixed race means you’re far more likely to relate to others who feel “different” ― and that’s always a good thing:  

To read “Puppitty” in its entirety, head over to Khansmith’s Tumblr page

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Pepe The Frog Is Dead: Cartoonist Kills Off Stoner Amphibian Hijacked By Alt-Right

Pepe the Frog is dead.

Cartoonist Matt Furie made it official by drawing Pepe in an open casket. The funeral parlor scene was part of a single-page strip he created for Fantagraphics’ “World’s Greatest Comics” to mark Free Comic Book Day on Saturday.

Furie turned on his creation after the alt-right fringe began using the frog as a kind of mascot.

“It dawned on me that Pepe was channeling some evil shit,” Furie said last year. “It just kind of melts my spirit a bit because a cartoon I had made becomes somebody’s symbol for hate. It’s pretty terrible.”

Furie said he was using the situation as an opportunity to speak out against hate. Pepe’s “not a hater, he’s a lover,” he said.

Pepe and his three 20-something slacker pals debuted in the deadpan “Boy’s Club” zine on Furie’s MySpace blog in 2005. Their exploits were later published in a collection by Fantagraphics.

But the little frog’s life took a creepy turn when he was repeatedly hijacked for hate messages, particularly during the 2016 presidential election. Pepe was redrawn leering with malice and featured alongside vile sentiments. Things got so bad that Pepe was officially classified as a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.

President Donald Trump even retweeted an image of himself as Pepe.

Later, Donald Trump Jr. reposted a meme titled “The Deplorables” on Instagram, which featured various Republicans as a crew of action heroes. The meme was created after former secretary of state Hillary Clinton used the phrase “basket of deplorables” to describe some of Trump’s supporters. The meme included Trump Jr., his dad and Pepe. (Junior said he was “proud” to be so honored.)

Frustrated, Furie launched a #SavePepe campaign to keep the slacker frog true to his once-chill self. Some followers of the hashtag were crushed by Pepe’s death while those on the alt-right celebrated what they saw as Furie’s surrender.

The thing to worry about now: alt-right zombie Pepe.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

The Ads Targeting Vulnerable Republicans Who Voted For Obamacare Repeal Are Already Beginning

WASHINGTON ― As Republicans narrowly voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, their Democratic colleagues immediately warned that they would face electoral consequences, singing “hey, hey, hey, goodbye” on the House floor

Over the weekend, GOP lawmakers already began to experience fallout in response to their vote, with constituents and progressive groups mobilizing at town halls and donating money to support the campaigns of their Democratic opponents.

Now, they are facing the first of likely many campaign ads that highlight the consequences of the repeal bill’s most dangerous provisions. The ads implore constituents to hold their representatives’ feet to the fire.

The health care advocacy group Save My Care on Monday unveiled a more than half-a-million-dollar television and digital ad campaign targeting 24 vulnerable GOP House members who voted for the “disastrous” bill, asking: “How could you do this to us?”

Watch an example of the ad above.

Similar versions will run in other districts this week.

The full list of targeted GOP representatives and their congressional districts:

Don Young (AK-01)
Martha McSally (AZ-02)
Jeff Denham (CA-10)
David Valadao (CA-21)
Steve Knight (CA-25)
Mimi Walters (CA-45)
Darrell Issa (CA-49)
Brian Mast (FL-18)
Carlos Curbelo (FL-26)
David Young (IA-03)
Peter Roskam (IL-06)
Bruce Poliquin (ME-02)
Tim Walberg (MI-07)
Jason Lewis (MN-02)
Erik Paulsen (MN-03)
Don Bacon (NE-02)
Tom MacArthur (NJ-03)
Mark Amodei (NV-02)
Lee Zeldin (NY-01)
John Faso (NY-19)
Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
Pete Sessions (TX-32)
Scott Taylor (VA-02)
David Brat (VA-07)

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New ‘SNL’ Game Show: Where In The World Is Kellyanne Conway?

What happened to Kellyanne Conway? The White House counsel who was everywhere at the very start of Donald Trump’s administration has pretty much dropped out of sight. So “Saturday Night Live” spoofed the mystery with another signature game show, this one called “Where in the World Is Kellyanne Conway?” — modeled on the classic PBS kids show “Where in the World Is Carmen San Diego?”

Cue trench-coat-wearing Kate McKinnon playing Conway, chief sleuth announcer and initially enthusiastic kid contestants. Enter a cappella singers, crooning: “Where in the world is Kellyanne Conway? She used to be on TV, on like every single panel. Then one day we all woke up and she was no longer there.”

Just one problem. No one apparently cares where Kellyanne Conway is. “We don’t want to find her,” explains one of the contestants. 

“Well, I guess that’s our show,” says game show host Mike Day.

Cue applause.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

13 Dead From Unexplained Illness In Liberia

A mysterious illness has killed 13 people and sickened 30 others in Liberia since April 23, according to the World Health Organization.

Dr. Alex Gasasira, the WHO’s representative in Liberia, told HuffPost on Saturday that while authorities have not found the “smoking gun” of what has caused the unexplained illnesses and deaths in Sinoe County, Grand Bassa County and the capital city of Monrovia, all signs seem to point to an accidental “poisoning event” of some sort.

The WHO said on Friday that all tests have come back negative for Ebola or Lassa fever.

Of those that have died, 12 attended the funeral on April 22 or wake the night before for a religious leader in Sinoe County. One lived in the same house as people that had attended the wake or funeral, Dr. Francis Kateh, Liberia’s deputy health minister and chief medical officer, told HuffPost. Only one person of the 30 who fell ill remains hospitalized, and she is expected to recover, Kateh said.

“Much of everything is pointing to this poisoning event, but we have not entirely ruled out the possibility of an infectious process,” Gasasira said. “Clinical signs are not completely classical with any common chemical that we have seen as being poisonous in the past, so we continue to follow all leads.”

Gasasira and Kateh said authorities believe that tea drunk at the wake and funeral may be the culprit, as those that consumed the tea have shown an increased association with falling ill and have said it tasted different than it should. However, health authorities were still gathering samples of food and drink from the homes of those who had attended the wake and funeral.

It is common practice in Liberia to contribute food or drink for the wake and funeral and then bring it back to the home ― which is how Gasasira says the other case is believed to have been infected.

The most common symptoms of those that fell ill included abdominal pain, vomiting, weakness, headache, and mental confusion. Some had a hard time breathing and others foamed at the mouth, Gasasira said.

Patients were given oxygen and fluids to treat the dehydration from vomiting. They were also given a broad spectrum antibiotics. Amongst those that have gotten better, an unusual rash around their feet and wrists has developed called petechiae, according to Kateh. 

Specimens have been sent internationally to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine what agent could be behind the mysterious illness. Gasasira said the results are expected by the middle of next week.

Health authorities are monitoring the other 110 people who attended the wake and funeral, as well as 206 close contacts of all those that have fallen sick, to make sure there are no secondary cases over the next 10-day window.

The rapid response, treatment, and contact tracing in this outbreak is eons apart from the Ebola crisis in 2013, Gasasira said.

“All aspects of the detection investigation and response to this event have been so much better than what we had when we had Ebola,” Gasasira said. “A lot of training has taken place, a lot of investment in strengthening surveillance, communication, ability to conduct investigation in the field, and we are seeing the results of this in Liberia.”

Liberia was declared free of active Ebola transmission last June. That epidemic killed over 11,300 people and infected 28,600 more in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia since 2013.

Kateh stressed he was thankful for the infrastructure built up by the WHO and CDC to help handle a mysterious illness like this. He said that in less than 12 hours, authorities were able to exclude Ebola and Lassa Fever from potential causes.

“This is the key thing that shows that the capacity has been built in the country” to handle potential outbreaks, Kateh said.

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Bill Maher Shreds ‘Liberal Purists’ Who Said Hillary Clinton Was ‘Lesser Of Two Evils’

Bill Maher took aim at liberals who “couldn’t bring themselves to vote” for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election on Friday.

The “Real Time” host asked the “liberal purists” who said Clinton was “the lesser of two evils” how they were feeling now that President Donald Trump had celebrated his landmark first 100 days in office last Saturday.

“This isn’t about reliving the last election or my great love for Clinton, which never was, but this is about winning the next election,” said Maher. “And that begins with learning the difference between an imperfect friend and a deadly enemy.”

After noting how various liberal politicians, activists and commentators had said that either a Trump or Clinton administration would be a disaster, Maher asked whether conservatives would now control the Supreme Court if the “just-as-evil-Hillary” had won.

“Just wait until the 5 to 4 decisions start rolling in, gutting unions, making it harder for minorities to vote, siding with polluters, overturning abortion rights,” he said. “Then maybe you’ll join me in saying to the liberal purists, go fuck yourselves with a locally grown organic cucumber.”

Check out the full segment above.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

More Than 5,600 Pounds Of Beef, Pork And Veal Recalled For E. Coli

Pennsylvania-based Marcho Farms is recalling about 5,620 pounds of beef, veal and meat products that may be contaminated with E. coli, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. 

The meat was sold in bulk-sized cases to stores and food service locations in six states including Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. It could be tainted with a potentially deadly strain of the bacteria that can cause dehydration, diarrhea and cramps, especially in kids and older adults. However, no illnesses have yet been reported from eating the recalled products, which include 60-pound cases of veal trimmings and nine- and 10-pound cases of ground veal, beef and pork.

Customers who purchased the products are encouraged to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase. 

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Conan O’Brien’s Staffers Challenge Alec Baldwin To A Tremendous Donald Trump-Off

There was only ever going to be one winner.

On Thursday’s broadcast of “Conan,” Alec Baldwin went head-to-head against several of the late night show’s staffers in a battle of the best President Donald Trump impression. 

But Conan O’Brien’s team just couldn’t contend with Baldwin’s impersonation, which he’s honed to great effect (and Trump’s dismay) on “Saturday Night Live.” 

Although a familiar face from Baldwin’s time on “30 Rock” also had a go at besting him, ultimately the Hollywood actor emerged victorious.

Check out the full clip above.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Watch GOP Lawmakers Run Away When Asked If They Actually Read The Health Care Bill

A number of lawmakers admitted they didn’t actually read the health care bill approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday. 

A clip from MSNBC, above, shared on social media by Judd Legum of Think Progress, shows members of Congress ignoring and avoiding cameras when asked if they actually read the bill they were about to vote on. 

I don’t think any individual has read the whole bill,” Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-Va.) told CNBC. 

“I will fully admit, Wolf, I did not, but I can also assure you my staff did,” Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. 

Rep Ted. Lieu (D-Calif.) responded on Twitter to Collins’ confession: 

But not all Democrats read the bill, either. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) told CNN he didn’t read it, but was briefed by his staff, according to Mediaite.

When the Affordable Care Act passed in 2009, then-Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) railed against Democrats for not reading it. 

Have you read the bill? Have you read the reconciliation bill?” Boehner said, according to The Washington Post. “Have you read the manager’s amendment? Hell no you haven’t!”

Current Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) once said House members shouldn’t vote for legislation they haven’t read. 

I don’t think we should pass bills that we haven’t read that we don’t know what they cost,” Ryan said in 2009. 

The GOP health care bill, a repeal of Obamacare, passed the House 217-213, with no Democratic votes. 

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Stephen Colbert: No Regrets Over Anti-Trump Rant That Led To #FireColbert

Stephen Colbert has no regrets over his viral rant against President Donald Trump that aired on Monday night’s “Late Night.” However, if he had to do it all over again, he’d change a few words. 

Colbert’s monologue involved a rapid-fire series of insults aimed at the president, including one some critics deemed to be homophobic. This led to the creation of a #FireColbert hashtag (although at least some of those contributing to it were Trump supporters angry at his nightly jokes aimed at the White House).  

On Wednesday night, Colbert updated viewers on his employment status. 

“Am I still the host?” he asked. “I’m still the host!”

Then, he added: 

“Now, if you saw my monologue Monday, you know that I was a little upset with Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine. So, at the end of that monologue, I had a few choice insults for the president in return. I don’t regret that. I believe he can take care of himself. I have jokes, he has the launch codes so it’s a fair fight.”

Colbert said that he’d “do it again,” but “would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be.”

He then offered an olive branch to members of the LGBT community who may have been offended by his crack at Trump. 

“I just want to say for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way, is to me, an American hero,” Colbert said. “I think we can all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else, but that.”

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Man Who Claimed To Be Oldest Person On Earth Dies In Indonesia, Allegedly At Age 146

A man who claimed to be the oldest human in the world has died in an Indonesian village, allegedly at the ripe age of 146.

Sodimedjo, aka Mbah Gotho (which translates to Grandpa Gotho) was born, according to papers in his possession, sometime in 1870, the BBC reports.

But the news organization says since Indonesia did not begin recording births until 1900, there’s no definitive way to substantiate the claims made by Sodimedjo’s family.

He was able to produce papers ― including a residency card that indicated he was born on Dec. 31, 1870 ― which local officials told the BBC were valid.

Old. Very old, yes, but was he the oldest person on Earth? That’s still not known for sure.

Sodimedjo, who had a healthy appetite and was a heavy smoker, outlived four wives and 10 siblings, and had five children, 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren before he passed away on April 30.

When the BBC asked Sodimedjo in 2016 what his secret was for longevity, he said patience and “a long life because I have people that love me looking after me.”

Last year, from his Central Java home, Sodimedjo, a former fisherman and farmer, told The Jakarta Post he felt blessed.

“Life is only a matter of accepting your destiny wholeheartedly,” he said. “I have wanted to die for a long time. My wives, children and siblings all have passed away but Gusti Allah [God] has blessed me with a long life. I have to live my life patiently.”

The last person known born during the 1800s, Emma Morano, died on April 15 at the age of 117. In May 2016, Morano was named the world’s oldest person. If research eventually confirms Sodimedjo’s claim of being born in 1870, that would mean he was already 145 when Morano died this year.

In the past 15 years, nobody has come close to the longevity of Sarah Knauss and Jeanne Calment, according to fivethirtyeight.com:

Knauss lived to be 119 years old, while Calment, a chain-smoking Frenchwoman and our modern Methuselah, was 122 years old when she passed away in 1997. (She was the oldest living person in the world for more than nine years.) They are the only two people known to have lived past 118.

The Gerontology Research Group, which keeps an ongoing list of living supercentenarians ― those individuals who have reached at least 110 years of age ― never acknowledged Sodimedjo’s claims. 

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Why Trevor Noah Thinks Hillary Clinton Will Never Connect With People

Hillary Clinton finally “came out of the woods” for a public appearance at the Women for Women International event in New York on Tuesday and, as Trevor Noah put it, “she clearly found some shade.”

During Tuesday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Noah replayed a few of the former presidential candidate’s best jabs at Donald Trump, which included sarcastic remarks on whether or not misogyny played a role in her losing the election (it did) and casual references to the nearly three million votes she earned on election day.

“Damn, Hillary was in form today,” the host said of Clinton’s interview with Christiane Amanpour during the event. “She did so much dissing that all of the memes just joined her on stage.”

But Noah didn’t spend the rest of the above segment pouring over Clinton as the “one that got away.”

“The Daily Show” host offered his two cents on why Clinton ― an “overqualified presidential candidate,” as he called her ― won’t connect with the American people. His answer probably won’t sit well with the nearly three million people who voter for her.

Noah played a clip of Clinton discussing investments in “comprehensive job training” to prove his point, and political jargon abound.

“Hillary, Ben Carson called,” Noah joked after playing the clip. “He… wants… his… cadence… back.”

“The fact is we’ve all been inundated by cable news’ fake excitement and sound bite-yness for so long that I don’t think Hillary Clinton or a candidate like her could ever connect with people,” Noah further explained.

“Say what you want about Donald Trump, but he doesn’t bore you.”

Find out what else Noah had to say about Clinton’s cadence at 6:33 in the video above.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

6 Expressions Of Gratitude People Have For The Inspiring Nurses They’ve Encountered

Nursing is not the kind of profession one goes into seeking fame and prestige. Ask any of the nurses in your life, and they’ll all tell you the same story: It involves long hours and hard work, with little acknowledgement of the day-to-day sacrifices.

And yet, the overwhelming majority of nurses remain satisfied in their jobs, and are glad they became nurses, according to a 2016 Medscape study.That’s because, despite the stress and burnout, there’s a shared sense of purpose among those who work in healthcare. In addition to the time and energy they sacrifice to care for their patients, they also give up a bit of themselves to each patient who comes into their care. These are the moments we remember the most about the nurses we’ve encountered in our lives, whether as a patient or the loved one of a patient.

To give nurses the recognition they deserve, we’ve partnered with Dignity Health to share these six expressions of gratitude people wish they’d said to the compassionate and caring nurses in their lives.

1. “No kind gesture is too small to make a big difference in someone’s life.”

“When I was a child, my grandma Clara was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. I would often travel with my mom and grandma to her chemotherapy appointments. The smiles and warmth that radiated from the nurses who cared for my grandma live on in my memory.

“On one particular visit, it was my 8th birthday. The nurses sang “Happy Birthday” and assisted with taking pictures of my family and me with my grandma. I was proudly holding my birthday cake with candles. I can still remember this time like it was yesterday.

“One lesson I have taken from that experience is that no kind gesture is too small to make a big difference in someone’s life. Being a nurse myself, I strive to bring this similar warmth to my patients at every touch!”
– Angie Hammond

2. “It meant a lot that you went beyond your duties as a nurse to show kindness to a fellow human being.”

I was 18 and in a foreign country, attending seminary in Israel. I got dysentery from eating the food at seminary and was in the hospital for two weeks. This particular nurse was a favorite of mine because her native language, like mine, was English. The fact that she took time to talk to me and comfort me really stuck with me all these years. She was just genuinely caring and good.

“To that nurse: Thank you for that time you sat with me in the middle of the night and told me about your childhood in Wales when I was alone and frightened and couldn’t sleep. It meant a lot that you went beyond your duties as a nurse to show kindness to a fellow human being.”
– Varda Epstein

3. “This experience…still makes me cry, that she would take the time to listen and hold my hand.”

“I was in the hospital several times within a four-month period about 4 years ago due to some bleeding. A relative came to visit me in the hospital, and said that I should leave immediately because of insurance issues (which were ultimately resolved).

“When this relative said these insensitive things, I could not even look her in the eyes, and then she left. Several minutes later, a nurse came in to do some kind of testing, and I began to cry. She then stopped what she was doing, sat next to me on the hospital bed, and took my hand and held it to comfort me.

“This lasted for about 5 minutes while I cried and told her what this relative had said. She then referred me to a counselor at the hospital. I had been so upset, I couldn’t thank her. I wish I had, but I never saw her again. This experience, even some 4 years later, still makes me cry, that she would actually take the time to listen and to hold my hand. Thank you, nurse, whoever you are, and wherever you are!”
Steve Sonntag

4. “Thanks for being my friend and making me not feel like a patient.”

“My mother was ill in the hospital and I was visiting her. My mother’s nurse, Bridget, was so upbeat and compassionate, and made my mother forget she was in a hospital. Not only that, but she became a friend to me and my three siblings.

“About a month later, and pregnant with twins, I went into the hospital for three months. I recall the day when I called my sister to let her know I found a nurse with the same great qualities ― I had found my nurse Bridget!

“So, what I would say to these two special nurses: Thanks for being my friend and making me not feel like a patient. Thank you for making me feel like we were just two old friends, hanging out, talking about frappuccinos and the beach. Thanks for making me want to fight through my situation and power forward.”
Helen Holden

5. “She was my guide, my support and, in the end, I considered her a friend.”

“I would say thank you to Carol S., she was my multiple sclerosis nurse and coordinator. Carol retired about 6 years ago and, honestly, I wouldn’t have made it through the struggles of living with multiple sclerosis without her.

“She was my guide, my support and, in the end, I considered her a friend. She had a personal mission to help people like me adjust and live a full life with multiple sclerosis. She sacrificed her personal time and supported strangers. Thank you!”
Adele Boese

6. “Thank you for your compassionate care. Thank you for using your awesome powers for good.”

“Our mother was in the last stages of pancreatic cancer, dying at home. Nurse R., the hospice nurse, was as special as our mother. She was a slight woman, delicate, but titanium-strong.

“We were standing on the flagstone porch. It was a clear, sweet May day, and in less than 24 hours my mum would be gone. I was asking Nurse R. how much time we had, how she was doing said. My answer was there, but I couldn’t hear it. You reached beyond the question to my pain and fear. You hugged me and smiled.

“Thank you, Nurse R., for freeing us to feel joy and hope amid death, and for bolstering us with your calm. Thank you for your compassionate care, your strength and gentleness, and your grace, delicacy, manners. Thank you for being direct, and for not pulling any punches. Thank you for not rolling your eyes when I so clearly was trying not to hear what you were saying.

“Thank you for connecting with mum like a human being, and for treating her like a person, not a patient. Thank you for using your awesome powers for good.”
Jacqueline Lewis

When we infuse empathy into our lives — the way these nurses do for their patients — we unleash the healing power of humankindness. Backed by science, Dignity Health is grounded in the belief that medicine is more effective when delivered with compassion and kindness and healthier for our mind, body, and spirit. Join Dignity Health in celebrating National Nurses Week from May 6-12.”

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D.C. Media Goes Back To Work After A (Blessedly) Dull Weekend

WASHINGTON ― The reporters in the White House press room today looked a little less worn out than they usually do the Monday after a Correspondents’ Association dinner.

Maybe it was because they hadn’t exhausted themselves acting like celebrities and rubbing elbows with Hollywood types, star athletes and YouTube personalities ― the sorts of people who usually populate these things.

I speak from personal experience. Years ago ― decades, actually ― my first guest at my first dinner was the No. 2 staff member of the Senate Budget Committee. It was considered quite a “get,” because I might actually (eventually) get news.

By the time I was done jumping whole schools of sharks, my list of guests included Michael Douglas, Meg Ryan and Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks ― all wonderful people, gracious in the extreme and very earnest about politics. But really…

My lowest moment came when I spotted Katy Perry in a Hilton hotel hallway. I shouted like a surprised fanboy. You can look it up.

Well, this year was different ― blessedly so.

With no president on hand (Donald Trump had made it clear he would be elsewhere) and no members of the Cabinet either, and with the entertainment industry loathing all things Trump, the weekend was thankfully bereft of glamour, focusing instead on the simple, humble pleasures of good journalism and drinking.

Fittingly, Monday-morning assessments of the weekend gave top marks to the prosaic dinner itself ― and Hasan Minhaj, its earnest comedian host ― rather than to the elaborately staged, tough-ticket glitz of TBS’ “Full Frontal” comedy show.

At the latter even, host Samantha Bee was her brilliantly sarcastic self, transforming the modest DAR Constitution Hall into a glittery nightclub and offering Will Ferrell, Steve Buscemi, Allison Janney, George Takei and an all-female band fronted by the raunch-rocker Peaches.

The WHCA dinner itself, in a hotel ballroom with noticeably more space between the tables this year, featured speeches by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Minhaj, a 31-year-old “Daily Show” comic, was as caustically funny about Trump and the failings of the press as Bee, but he allowed himself to play the straight man at the end.

“This event,” he said, “is about celebrating the First Amendment and free speech. Free speech is the foundation of an open and liberal democracy.”

“From college campuses to the White House, only in America can a first-generation, Indian-American Muslim kid get on this stage and make fun of the president ― the orange man behind the Muslim ban,” he went on. “It’s a sign to the rest of the world. It’s this amazing tradition that shows the rest of the world that even the president is not beyond the reach of the First Amendment.”

Attendees at the Correspondents’ Association dinner were given “First Amendment” lapel pins. At the after-parties, everyone from network presidents to reporters on the beat could be seen sporting this accessory.

Outside the dinner, before and after, a smattering of demonstrators carried hand-lettered signs reading “THE PRESS IS NOT THE ENEMY” and “KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.” In all my years of attending the dinner, I had never seen anything like it.

In the White House press room Monday, the reporters I talked to expressed genuine relief about the weekend. “It was a needed corrective,” said one, as though talking about a detox regime.

Of course, freedom is not a lapel pin, and neither is good journalism. And it seems safe to predict that this kind of sober, reflective atmosphere won’t prevail forever.

Social media all but demands that journalists try to make quasi-celebrities of themselves, and on the day Trump leaves Washington, Hollywood will be ready to step right back in. And there is no un-mixing the soufflé of politics and fame for fame’s sake. It is a risk of democracy, and of free speech.

There was historical irony in Woodward and Bernstein’s appearance.

Through no fault or intention of their own, their work in the 1970s helped jump-start the first real conflation of celebrity and Beltway journalism. Less than two years after Richard Nixon resigned, Hollywood turned the pair of Washington Post reporters into iconic silver-screen figures portrayed by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.

As for me, I’m still working the edges of show biz on the side, serving as an off-air “political adviser” ― whatever that is ― to a new Comedy Central series called “The President Show.”

I’m hoping that the star, improv comic Anthony Atamanuik, brings himself and/or his whole show down here for the dinner next year.

Celebrity would be back ― and I wouldn’t mind a bit.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Donald Trump Thinks Exercise Is Bad For You

Nothing is safe from alternative facts ― even exercise.

According to Donald Trump, physical fitness is useless. As the Washington Post’s Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher wrote in their new book, Trump Revealed, Trump believes a sweat session actually does more harm than good:

After college, after Trump mostly gave up his personal athletic interests, he came to view time spent playing sports as time wasted. Trump believed the human body was like a battery, with a finite amount of energy, which exercise only depleted. So he didn’t work out.

The book also states that when Trump learned that one of his top casino executives, John O’Donnell, was in the midst of training for an Ironman Triathlon, Trump told him, “You are going to die young because of this.

It’s obvious that this belief is completely untrue (not to mention the fact that golf, one of Trump’s favorite activities, is a form of exercise). But since the statement is out there, we’re here to reiterate a few life-saving benefits of physical activity.

Take a look at just some of the ways working out can help a person’s health below:

1. Physical activity boosts cardiovascular health. 

Aerobic exercise, such as walking, biking, swimming or jogging, helps prevent heart disease, which is the nation’s leading cause of death among adults, according to the American Heart Association. People should aim for 150 minutes of moderate activity per week to reap the benefits.

2. It helps maintain a healthy body weight.

Given that obesity is still slowly on the rise, this benefit is a big one. Regular exercise reduces body fat, fights against obesity and helps lower the risk of getting illnesses associated with obesity, like diabetes, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. 

3. Exercise lowers stress.

You know when you just need to blow off a little steam? That’s exactly when someone should pound the pavement or sign up for a class at the gym. Research shows exercise helps people cope with everyday worries and boosts mood. Even further, exercise may have the power to reverse damage to the brain caused by stressful events

4. And it leads to a happiness boost.

Endorphins, which are little-but-mighty neurotransmitters in the brain, are released during bouts of exercise. Not only do they help increase happiness levels, they can also improve confidence and self-esteem, according to The Mayo Clinic. 

5. Physical activity can make a person stronger.

Strong health starts with making the body stronger. Exercise helps with that by engaging muscles, improving joints and boosting endurance

6. It improves longevity and lowers risk of disease.

According to the Mayo Clinic, people who exercise may be at a lower risk for stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, cancer and arthritis (just to name a few).

Even just a little bit of exercise helps people live a longer life. Recent research shows that just an hour of brisk walking or 30 minutes of jogging or biking per week is enough to improve mortality rates.

7. Exercise helps you sleep better. 

Running, biking, weightlifting, yoga and even gardening are associated with helping achieve better quality sleep than no exercise at all, according to research from the University of Pennsylvania. (And given that Trump says he only gets a few hours of sleep a night, this perk might be super useful.)

Just something to consider. Because the idea that exercise is terrible? It’s just…

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Carl Bernstein: Trump Lies Like No Other President, Day In And Day Out

Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein finds little to trust in President Donald Trump.

“He has lied as no president of the United States in my lifetime has, day in and day out,” Bernstein said during a panel discussion on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday. 

Despite the Trump administration’s attacks on the press, Bernstein said the media’s job was to find the “best obtainable version of the truth.”

“What is news is that we have a president of the United States who is not attempting to bring the country together, but rather keeps playing to his base” and “whipping the flames” of America’s divide, Bernstein said.

He also repeated the advice to journalists that he offered at the White House Correspondents Dinner: “Follow the money, yes, but follow the lies as well.” 

Watch more of the discussion below:

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

10 Tweaks To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day.

The researchers found that self-control and energy are not only intricately linked but also finite, daily resources that tire much like a muscle. Even though we don’t always realize it, as the day goes on, we have increased difficulty exerting self-control and focusing on our work. As self-control wears out, we feel tired and find tasks to be more difficult and our mood sours.

This exhaustion of self-control kills your productivity, and it makes the morning hours, when self-control is highest, the most important hours of the day.

But the trick isn’t just to spend your morning hours working; it’s to do the right things in the morning that will make your energy and self-control last as long as possible.

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” – Steve Jobs

The Nottingham research has led me to uncover ways we can break bad habits in the morning and maximize our energy and self-control throughout the day.

Whether you naturally wake up feeling alert and productive or wake up with the brainpower of a zombie, these tips will help you transform your morning routine and set a positive tone that lasts the entire day.

1. Start with exercise. Researchers at the University of Bristol found that people who exercise during the workday have more energy and a more positive outlook, which are both critical to getting things done. Getting your body moving for as little as 10 minutes releases GABA, a neurotransmitter that makes your brain feel soothed and keeps you in control of your impulses. Exercising first thing in the morning ensures that you’ll have the time for it, and it improves your self-control and energy levels all day long.

2. But drink some lemon water first. Drinking lemon water as soon as you wake up spikes your energy levels physically and mentally. Lemon water gives you steady, natural energy that lasts the length of the day by improving nutrient absorption in your stomach. You need to drink it first thing in the morning (on an empty stomach) to ensure full absorption. You should also wait 15–30 minutes after drinking it before eating (perfect time to squeeze in some exercise). Lemons are packed with nutrients; they’re chock full of potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants. If you’re under 150 pounds, drink the juice of half a lemon (a full lemon if you’re over 150 pounds). Don’t drink the juice without water because it’s hard on your teeth.

3. No screen time until breakfast. When you dive straight into e-mails, texts, and Facebook, you lose focus and your morning succumbs to the wants and needs of other people. It’s much healthier to take those precious first moments of the day to do something relaxing that sets a calm, positive tone for your day. Jumping right into electronics has the opposite effect—it’s a frantic way to start your day. Exercising, meditating, or even watching the birds out the window are all great ways to start the day.

4. Eat a real breakfast. Eating anything at all for breakfast puts you ahead of a lot of people. People who eat breakfast are less likely to be obese, they have more stable blood-sugar levels, and they tend to be less hungry over the course of the day. And these are just the statistics for people who eat any breakfast. When you eat a healthy breakfast, the doors to a productive day swing wide open. A healthy breakfast gives you energy, improves your short-term memory, and helps you to concentrate more intensely and for longer periods.

5. Set goals for the day. Research shows that having concrete goals is correlated with huge increases in confidence and feelings of control. Setting goals specific to the day puts everything into motion. Narrow your goals down to a few achievable ones that can easily be broken down into steps. Vague goals such as “I want to finish writing my article” are counter-productive because they fail to include the “how” of things. The same goal re-phrased in a more functional way would read something like this: “I am going to finish my article by writing each of the three sections, spending no more than an hour on each section.” Now, you have more than simply something you want to achieve—you have a way to achieve it.

Getting your morning started off right at home is important, but it’s only half the battle. If you fail to maintain that tone once you set foot in the office, your morning can lose momentum quickly. Here’s how you can maintain a productive tone once you hit the office:

1. First, clean your workspace. Even though it’s a pain to clean right when you get into work, it makes a big difference to your ability to concentrate. A Princeton University study found that people who worked in a clean workspace out-performed those who worked in a cluttered one because clutter pulls your attention away from your work. In fact, the effects of clutter on concentration are not all that different from the effects of multi-tasking.

2. No e-mail until you’ve eaten three frogs. “Eating a frog” is the greatest antidote to procrastination, and the most productive people know the importance of biting into this delicacy first thing in the morning. In other words, spend your morning on something that requires a high level of concentration that you don’t want to do, and you’ll get it done in short order. Make a habit of eating three frogs before you check your e-mail because e-mail is a major distraction that enables procrastination and wastes precious mental energy.

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain 

3. Keep morning meetings on schedule. Meetings are the biggest time waster there is, and they can ruin an otherwise productive morning. People who use their mornings effectively know that a meeting will drag on forever if they let it, so they inform everyone at the onset that they’ll stick to the intended schedule. This sets a limit that motivates everyone to be more focused and efficient. Keep your morning meetings on time, and your entire day will stay on track.

4. Don’t multitask. Multi-tasking in the morning—when you have lots to do, tons of energy, and it feels like you can do two or three things at once—is tempting, but it sets your whole day back. Research conducted at Stanford University confirmed that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information, or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.

But what if some people have a special gift for multitasking? The Stanford researchers compared groups of people based on their tendency to multitask and their belief that it helps their performance. They found that heavy multitaskers (those who multitask a lot and feel that it boosts their performance) were actually worse at multitasking than those who like to do a single thing at a time. The frequent multitaskers performed worse because they had more trouble organizing their thoughts and filtering out irrelevant information, and they were slower at switching from one task to another. Ouch!

Multitasking reduces your efficiency and performance because your brain can only focus adequately on one thing at a time. When you try to do two things at once, your brain lacks the capacity to perform both tasks successfully.

5. Finally, say no. No is a powerful word that will protect your precious mornings. When it’s time to say no, avoid phrases such as “I don’t think I can” or “I’m not certain.” Saying no to a new commitment honors your existing commitments and gives you the opportunity to successfully fulfill them while your mind is fresh. Research conducted at the University of California Berkeley showed that the more difficulty that you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout, and even depression. Learn to use no, and it will lift your mood as well as your productivity.

Bringing It All Together

The right morning routine can make your day, every day. The trick is to be intentional about your mornings, understanding that a.m. hours are precious and should be handled with care.

What do you do in the morning to start your day off right? Please share your thoughts in the comments section, as I learn just as much from you as you do from me.

Want to learn more from me? Check out my book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0.

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Mama Told Me There’d Be Days Like This: Schumer Cooks Up Trump 100-Day Playlist

If you can’t beat him, just sing along.

That could be the philosophy of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) — for now.  The Senate minority leader — who recently told The Huffpost that he’s still open to working with a president who lacks competence — has come up with a Spotify playlist to mark the early reign of Donald Trump. It’s a little bit light-hearted tongue-in-cheek (check out Trump in the “Saturday Night Live” parody video of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” above), a little bit angry, and lots of frustrated.

“Music has meant so much these #Trump100days,” Schumer tweeted Saturday, taking a tune-ful break from relentless Twitter attacks on Trump policies. “Shirelles, Springsteen & more, here’s my Spotify #100days playlist.”

Unfortunately, there’s not a song for each day. But Schumer has come up with 32 of them, with several titles and lyrics lamenting bitter realizations, disappointing people and lies, like  B.B. King’s “Fool Me Once,” and The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

Some of the picks zing particular Trump issues — or personality traits, like “He’s Mista Know-It-All,” by Stevie Wonder, “I Want It Now,” sung by Esperanza Spalding, and Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend,” an apparent dig at the president’s several weekends off playing golf at Mar-a-Lago.

A common theme involves “alternative facts,” such as “Lyin’ Eyes,” by The Eagles, “Lies,” by the Thomson Twins (”Lies, lies, lies, yeah”), and “Beautiful Liar,” by Beyonce and Shakira. 

But there are also a couple about optimism for a better future like Bruce Springsteen’s “Land of Hope and Dreams” (”Big wheels rolling through fields where sunlight streams; meet me in a land of hope and dreams.”)

And Bob Marley croons in “Three Little Birds”on Schumer’s playlist: “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause everything gonna be all right.”

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Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

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American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Tito Jackson’s Son Says A Relative Molested Him During Childhood

Taryll Jackson, Michael Jackson’s nephew, appeared on “Iyanla: Fix My Life” over the weekend to help repair his troubled relationship with his girlfriend, Breana. The two believed that Michael’s death and the murder of Taryll’s mother are what started their breakdown, but a conversation with Iyanla revealed that the real trouble began much earlier.

In a sit-down with Taryll, Iyanla tried to understand why Taryll was “punishing” himself by staying in a broken relationship. That’s when the father of two made a big reveal about his own childhood: He was sexually violated at a young age by a male family member.

“I want to be clear,” said Taryll, who is Tito’s son. “It was a relative, but it wasn’t any of my father’s brothers.”

Taryll revealing this sexual abuse, Iyanla said, was a huge step in his journey toward healing himself and his relationship. However, Taryll also harbored massive guilt that was standing in the way of his healing. That guilt was tied to two more family tragedies: the murder of Tarryl’s mother and the death of his uncle.

Speaking about Michael, Taryll tearfully explained why he struggled so much with the loss. “I don’t feel I was there … as much as he’s been there for me,” Taryll said. “I feel bad that he felt he couldn’t reach out to me.” 

Taryll also felt intense guilt over his mother’s murder. She was killed by her boyfriend, who Taryll says he had a “horrible feeling” about. However, Taryll kept his distaste to himself.

“He beat her up, because he wanted money,” Taryll said of his mother’s partner. “He wanted my mom to ask my uncle [for money], and she wouldn’t do it.”

This unprocessed pain and loss coupled with the pressures of being a Jackson is what Iyanla says has driven a wedge between Taryll and his girlfriend. But Taryll’s openness gave Iyanla hope for the couple, who later reported that they remain together today and continue to use what they learned to keep working on their relationship.

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Patton Oswalt: Donald Trump Is America’s ‘Racist Palate Cleanser’

Patton Oswalt has said that Donald Trump’s election victory shows that America is “not as progressive as we thought we were.”

Speaking to late night TV host Conan O’Brien, the comedian and actor said Trump had profited from former President Barack Obama’s eight years in office.

Under Obama, Oswalt said there was a “lot of back-patting going on.” “It was like ‘yeah, check it out, black president, yeah you’re welcome, we’re pretty cool, America 21st century, pretty nice,’” he said.

But when presented with the choice of voting for an “insanely qualified woman” and a “racist scrotum dipped in Cheeto dust,” Oswalt said the country decided to “see what the scrotum has to say.”

It was as if citizens couldn’t handle so much diversity and so Trump was, according to Oswalt, America’s “racist palate cleanser.”

Check out the full interview above.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

This New ‘Compromise’ On Repeal Still Won’t Protect States That Like Obamacare

There’s a new argument circulating on Capitol Hill, as conservative House Republicans try to win over more moderate colleagues who oppose the GOP’s bill to repeal Obamacare.

It goes like this: Thanks to an amendment to the American Health Care Act introduced this past week, states would ultimately have discretion over whether to keep two of the Affordable Care Act’s most popular and important provisions: a prohibition on charging higher premiums to people based on health status and a requirement that all plans cover an “essential” set of benefits.

Conservatives argue that these provisions make insurance premiums more expensive. Moderates worry that without these requirements, people with pre-existing conditions would lose access to comprehensive coverage.

Under the amendment, the two requirements would technically remain in place, but states could seek permission from the federal government to waive them.

The measure was formally introduced by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), who negotiated the terms with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), head of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus.

“If a governor of New Jersey wants to keep Obamacare just like it is, with the very few exceptions that were in the base bill, they can do that,” said Meadows on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday. “But a governor of another state, whether it be Texas or Nebraska or Florida, can waive out some of those things that drive up premiums. It’s the best of both worlds.”

In other words, states that like Obamacare would get to keep its best parts.

But could they really?

What’s Not Clear: Whether States Would Seek Waivers

In the old days, before Obamacare, only a small handful of states had laws prohibiting insurers from charging higher premiums to people with pre-existing medical problems. None mandated that all plans cover a set of essential benefits.

A big reason for that was a recognition that these requirements don’t work well on their own. They need generous subsidies (so lower-income people can afford coverage with reasonable benefits) and financial penalties for declining coverage (so people won’t wait until they get sick before they buy insurance). In states that introduced the requirements on their own (without the subsidies and penalties), premiums skyrocketed ― leading states like Kentucky to abandon the reforms and others like New York to end up with deeply dysfunctional insurance markets.

That experience loomed large in the minds of the Affordable Care Act’s architects. It’s why the law introduced both an individual mandate to obtain insurance and a set of subsidies that offer the most help to people who would otherwise struggle the most with insurance costs. The GOP replacement would eliminate the mandate, while shifting financial assistance away from people with low incomes or high insurance costs. And it would do that in all states, not just the ones seeking waivers.

The cumulative effect of all these changes is far from clear-cut. Chris Jacobs, a former Heritage Foundation analyst who is now CEO of Juniper Research Group, is among those experts who doubt that many states would even try for waivers from the pre-existing conditions and essential benefits requirements. But other analysts believe states would find it difficult to resist the pressure from insurers, who would fear a replay of what happened in Kentucky and New York.

If “you dramatically scale back subsidies and have no individual mandate to avoid adverse selection and keep premiums down,” said Edwin Park, vice president for health policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, then states would be under “immediate pressures to roll back more and more” of those protections.

What’s Clear: Millions Would Lose Coverage

More important, even states that didn’t seek waivers would be subject to the rest of the American Health Care Act’s changes ― which would be every bit as severe as they were a month ago, when support for the bill crumbled following a Congressional Budget Office estimate of its likely effects on health insurance.

It’s gotten a bit lost in the last few weeks, with all the focus on pre-existing conditions, but the most consequential part of the GOP bill is arguably the way it yanks financial aid away from people who can’t get health insurance simply because they can’t afford it on their own.

This includes the proposed change in the formula for calculating tax credits, which currently offer much more assistance to people with lower incomes, higher insurance costs or both. It also includes a massive cut to Medicaid that, according to the CBO, would reduce federal spending by $ 839 billion over 10 years ― and drive up the number of people without coverage by 14 million.

These cuts would devastate not just poor people who, without Medicaid, have no way to pay their medical bills. They would also devastate hospitals, which depend on those Medicaid dollars to finance care for the poor.

Consider how this would play out in a state like New York, where the number of uninsured residents fell by 259,000 because of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. New Yorkers might think their state officials could protect them from the worst effects of the GOP bill. But they couldn’t. The state would lose the federal support it gets for expanded Medicaid, forcing it either to come up with a lot of extra money or (more likely) to cut the program, so that many more people would end up uninsured.

Meanwhile, New Yorkers buying coverage on their own would face total annual costs ― that is, premiums plus out-of-pocket costs ― that were $ 2,708 higher on average, according to a report from the Center on American Progress. That’s because of the way the GOP bill’s changes to insurance regulations and financial assistance would interact with each other: There would be savings for some people, particularly the young and the healthy, but big new costs for others.

Earlier this week, when Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) appeared on CNN to defend his support of the GOP bill, he said, “Some aspects of this are troublesome to a few of our members ― not me, because this would not impact New York in the least.”

It wasn’t clear whether Collins was speaking specifically about the new amendment or the bill as a whole. But the idea that people in districts like his could avoid serious pain from the American Health Care Act is fanciful ― as he and his fellow Republicans will discover if it becomes law.

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Trevor Noah: Donald Trump Is Making Bank Being The President

“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah doesn’t understand why people are upset that former President Barack Obama will receive $ 400,000 to speak at a conference organized by a Wall Street firm.

“I know people may say that it weakens public trust when politicians cash in immediately after leaving office, but at least Obama waited until he left office, unlike this guy,” Noah said, pointing at a photo of President Donald Trump, “who’s using the office like an ATM machine.”

During the campaign, Trump said he would not only increase taxes on the rich, he wouldn’t “mind” paying higher taxes himself. Although he has yet to release his tax returns, one of the few things the public knows about Trump is that he paid $ 38 million in 2005, most of which was required by the alternative minimum tax. 

Trump now wants to eliminate it.

“At this point, he’s not even trying to hide how being the president is making him bank,” said Noah. “Honestly, I’m surprised the [Trump tax] plan didn’t include a deduction for unflattering golf pants.”

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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