Activists aim to change the Washington climate with their ‘Green New Deal’ campaign

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s speech was a few minutes shy of being the longest State of the Union in history. The world’s top scientists and strategists give the globe about a dozen years to complete a sort of green-energy Industrial Revolution, or brace for unprecedented disaster. Without action, more people will die, food will become scarcer, rising seas could create countless climate refugees and “economic Dust Bowls” may develop around North America. Trump said he didn’t believe the findings from …

Company Launches World’s First Non-Alcoholic, Cannabis-Infused Beer

Now that recreational marijuana is legal in Canada and 10 US states (with potentially more on the way), businesses are finding increasingly innovative ways to encourage consumers to part with their cash in their search for a lawful high. Think of an edible product and there is probably some company somewhere flagging a cannabis-infused version of it. Cannabis-infused cereal, gummies, chewing gum, ice cream, hazelnut chocolate spread, and key lime pie are all available for your consumption. While customers with more …

Rep. Walter Jones, Republican Who Became Vocal Critic Of Iraq War, Dies

Jones was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1994 as a member of the Republican Party after a failed bid two years earlier as a conservative Democrat. He quickly became a reliable conservative vote in Congress and was an ardent supporter of President George W. Bush’s effort to invade Iraq in 2002. But he came to regret his vote, “Congressman Jones was a man of the people,” his office said in a statement. “With a kind heart and …

Record levels of gold mining are destroying one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, study shows

(CNN)The Southern Peruvian Amazon is considered one of the most important cradles of biodiversity left on Earth. Deforestation in 2018 eclipsed the previous record high from 2017, when an estimated 22,635 acres of forest were felled by gold miners, according to MAAP. This means that over two years, gold mining decimated the equivalent of more than 34,000 American football fields of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. That’s an area nearly the size of the city of Cleveland. “If we look at …

Political world mourns the loss of John Dingell

Washington (CNN)The news of former Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell’s death shook the political world Thursday night as memorials poured in from political leaders spanning his decades as the House’s longest-serving member. Former President Barack Obama mourned Dingell, calling him proof that change “does not always come with a flash, but instead with steady, determined effort.” “John sat beside me when I signed the Affordable Care Act — a law that nearly cut in half the uninsured rate in America. …

What The Hell Is Peganism? The Latest Diet Fad Is A Paleo-Vegan Lovechild (Sort Of)

Seventies housewives raved about Weight Watchers. In the early noughts, it was all about the Atkins Diet. Since then, we’ve had Keto, Whole30, Dukan, Alkaline, Macrobiotic, and the (extremely dubious) Blood Type Diet. There’s even been a Subway Diet, which we very much doubt has been recommended by any dietician ever.  The latest dietary fad, however, is a strange mash-up between Paleo and veganism – called peganism (or paleo-vegan). It’s not quite paleo and it’s most definitely not vegan. You are allowed bacon (provided it is …

Trumps plan to lower drug costs is a bait-and-switch that leaves seniors paying more.

Images Money / Flickr On Thursday, January 31, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) led by Secretary Alex Azar, announced a proposal that will have the biggest impact on the American healthcare system since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. The Trump Administration aims to lower drug prices for recipients of Medicare and other government programs by banning drug makers from paying rebates to pharmacy benefits middlemen known as PBMs. Ironically, Azar is the former president of …

Old postcards sent back to the future

Image copyright Ben Curran Image caption This card was originally sent from a soldier serving overseas to his daughter in Shrewsbury in 1919 “People are interested in the history of their homes, the people who lived there; and maybe this will encourage them to think and talk about these things.” Some of the cards are greetings from holiday destinations, while others contain personal messages, including one from a soldier shortly after the end of World War One. Writing to his …

Former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres says she has skin cancer: I have put everything in Gods hands

MARIA MENOUNOS OPENS UP ABOUT HER BRAIN TUMOR “Today I have some sad news,” the Puerto Rican beauty queen captioned in English. “I have been diagnosed with skin cancer ‘melanoma’ from a big spot/mole I never paid attention to, even though it was new, it had been growing for years & had an uneven surface.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Torres said she was coming forward with her story in hopes of encouraging others to get themselves …

IAC-owned publishing company Dotdash grew revenue by 44 percent last year

Holding company IAC just released its fourth quarter earnings report, which includes positive numbers for Dotdash, the rebranded company formerly known as About.com — revenue increased 32 percent in the quarter (to $40.2 million), and it was up 44 percent (to $131 million) for the fiscal year. This comes after big layoff announcements from BuzzFeed, Vice and Verizon Media Group (which owns TechCrunch). Unlike those companies — and unlike The New York Times, which actually seems to be doing well …

Duck Dynasty Star Makes Bonkers Claim: You Dont Need Health Care, Just Jesus

Instead of medicine, he said, people just need more Jesus: Robertson took exception to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) backing a “Medicare for all” plan to create a single-payer system for health care.  It’s given to me by God. Eternal health care,” he said.  “But people get sick on Earth in human form,” he said. “The temporary reprieve is not worth it. I’m telling her, I have eternal health care and it’s free. Doctors can give you a little temporary reprieve, …

Coastal startups dont have a monopoly on raising big at early-stage

Jason Rowley Although the average has certainly crept up, part of that is attributable to a newer trend in companies raising huge sums of money. In the report, we indicated that many of the largest early-stage rounds were raised by companies in the West and Northeast. But startups in these regions don’t hold a monopoly on raising lots of money from venture capitalists. Here, we wanted to highlight some of the biggest early-stage rounds struck by Midwestern and Southern companies. …

Mom Posts Angry As Hell Rant After Her 15-Day-Old Son Gets Exposed To Measles Due To Anti-Vaxxers

At the time, her son Griffin was only 15-days old and too young to have been vaccinated. Children usually get their first measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) shot when they’re somewhere between 12 to 15 months of age. Until then, they have to rely on the so-called herd immunity, an indirect protection from infectious disease that occurs when a large percentage of a population has become immune to an infection, thereby providing a measure of protection for individuals who are not immune. Devastated …

For millennials, cancers fueled by obesity are on rise, study says

(CNN)Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ages, according to an analysis released Monday by the American Cancer Society. “The findings from this study are a warning for increased burden of obesity-related cancer in older adults in the future,” said Jemal, “potentially halting or reversing the progress achieved in reducing cancer mortality over the past several decades.” Cancers typically seen in the elderly The six obesity-related cancers …

Snapchat shares soar as it stops losing users, shrinks losses in Q4

Snapchat isn’t growing again, but at least it didn’t hemorrhage any more users in its Q4 earnings report. The company stayed flat at 186 million daily users after falling from 191 million in Q1 to 188 million in Q2 to 186 million in Q3. It exceeded an expected quarterly count of 184.2 million user, though 186 million is still down 0.3 percent year-over-year. It reached record revenue of $390 million in the holiday quarter, up 36 percent year-over-year to beat the …