India’s economy stumbles badly as Narendra Modi begins his second term

New Delhi (CNN Business)Narendra Modi just won a second term as prime minister of India. His most urgent task will be getting the country’s economy back on track. Yet growth has eroded over the past three quarters after hitting 8% in the middle of 2018. Another set of figures released on Friday revealed that India’s unemployment rate hit 6.1% in the fiscal year ended 2018 — reportedly the country’s highest in over four decades. An estimated 12 million young Indians join the workforce every year, and the country needs to grow much faster in order to provide jobs for all of them. The mammoth task of reversing the slump will fall to India’s new Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who took …

Trumps Bid To Weaken The Next Federal Climate Report Is Likely To Backfire

As planet-warming gases reach levels not previously seen in human history, the climate change. But the administration effort could also backfire, becoming yet another loss for a president whose deregulatory efforts struggle to meet basic legal standards while hardening the resolve of career government researchers trying to uphold the scientific method. Last fall, the White House released the second volume of the The people doing everything they can to keep us in a high-emissions scenario don’t want us to analyze the ramifications of being in a high-emissions scenario. Susan Joy Hassol, senior science writer on the first three National Climate Assessments That effort appears to be making headway, according to a report published Sunday in The New York Times. The …

Justin & Hailey Bieber Will Have A Wedding Ceremony ‘When They Feel They Are Ready,’ Source Says – Perez Hilton

Justin and Hailey Bieber are STILL in no rush to have a formal wedding ceremony! The young couple An insider shared with People that a wedding is still going to happen, it’s just on the back burner: “Hailey keeps supporting him. They will still have a wedding when they feel they are ready. The most important thing for them is that Justin is mentally healthy.” As for the Sorry singer’s mental health, it seems to be on the upswing according to the confidant: “It seems his treatment has helped him a lot. It has changed the way he thinks. He is much more focused on taking one day at a time. It’s when he starts thinking too far ahead that …

Meet the 10-year-old drag kid shaping the future of drag youth

It’s about to be Pride season, the time of year when brands cash in on “diversity” and emblazon a bunch of crap with the rainbow flag. Every once in a while, however, a brand does something that actually moves the LGBTQ community forward. Take the latest ad from Gillette, which was posted on Thursday and which features a young trans teen from Canada by the name of Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, shaving for the first time. Try to watch this without tearing up. SEE ALSO: Women and girls will feel so seen by new guidelines for their mental health The ad is effective not only because of its writing, which ignores clichés, but because the producers actually cast a trans person …

Joe Biden unveils education platform that boosts funding for low-income districts

Houston (CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden is unveiling a set of education policy proposals Tuesday that would increase funding for schools in low-income areas, help teachers pay off student debt and double the number of health professionals working in schools. The plan would prioritize competitive pay for teachers, access to preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds and districts offering rigorous coursework. After those, Biden’s plan would leave it to school districts to identify their biggest needs to address with the remaining funding bump. Biden’s plan also calls the existing Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program — which discharges federal student loan debt after 10 years of payments — to be “fixed” and “simplified” so that it “actually helps teachers.” And it calls …

After a foul ball injures a young girl, baseball confronts a dilemma

(CNN)In the hours since a foul ball struck a little girl during the Chicago Cubs’ game with the Astros on Wednesday night, Andy Zlotnick said he heard from the daughter of a 79-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers fan who died last year. “What will compel them to … extend the netting down the line? Well, of course, last year a fan died and they said nothing and, up until now, they’ve done nothing and now this poor little girl got hurt.” Zlotnick himself suffered an orbital blowout fracture, a broken cheekbone, lacerations and a detached eye tendon from a foul ball at Yankee Stadium nearly eight years ago. He would not have been protected by extending the netting to the end …

A photographer captured a track star’s powerful MMIW statement. We all need to know what it means.

A red hand over her mouth. The letters MMIW painted down her leg. What message was this high school track star sending? When photographer Alex Flett attended the WIAA 1B State Track and Field Championships at Eastern Washington University, he didn’t expect that to capture an iconic image of a high schooler with a powerful message. Rosalie Fish, from Muckleshoot Tribal School in Auburn, WA, showed up on the track with a statement painted on her body—a red hand covering her mouth and the letters MMIW down her right leg. Flett, a Spokane tribal member, recognized the meaning immediately. MMIW stands for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women—a movement to raise awareness about the epidemic of native women going missing or …

10 Spirit Animals That You May Find Relatable Even If You Dont Want To

1. 2. 3. “I have been avoiding therapy for many years (which I don’t recommend, seriously). At this point, I have accepted that I need therapy if I want to live a fulfilling life that I dream of. That and I don’t want my mental health to be a burden to others as well.” “I would’ve probably started going to therapy, but I’m in a situation in my life where I can’t afford paying for that. I definitely would if it wasn’t another burden on my father who has supported me so much throughout all these years.” But I have been working hard on my own mental health myself. Any way I could. Especially recently. I’ve managed to distance myself …

Britney Spears Responds To Claims She Doesn’t Post Her Own Instagram Videos: ‘You’re Wrong!’ – Perez Hilton

She told followers in a selfie-style recording: In a second clip (the one Brit hopes we like), the Pop Princess was seen modeling multiple outfits to the sound of Rihanna’s Man Down. Although Britney went on to confirm this was true — that she did not check her self into the facility voluntarily and that she was being held there against her will — the initial claims prompted the pop star to release an Instagram video assuring her fans that “all is well.” This confessional only made fans more concerned, however, with many questioning if Britney was now being forced to post Instagram videos against her will. Well, now we’ve heard it straight from Britney’s mouth: she’s posting at least …

Is Seasonal Depression During The Summer A Thing? Betches

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, let’s start by defining SAD. Experts consider it to be a form of depression, the most distinguishing feature of this disorder is that there is a seasonal pattern to it. But notice it’s just a “seasonal pattern”, not specifying which season. Ian CookLos Angeles TMS Institute. When I asked him about SAD, hethe particular symptoms can vary from person to person, but include the .” He said SAD patients “but in theory, the symptoms of depression can arise at any time of the year. Seasonal affective disorder, baby🙏🏿 https://t.co/GhboLWlIix — Nyeleti💫 (@nyeleti_thabi) April 29, 2019 Psychology Today 10% of  all seasonal affective disorder cases manifest during summer Basically, …

Britney Spears’ Restraining Order Against Ex-Manager Extended After He Calls It ‘Unconstitutional’! – Perez Hilton

According to reports, a judge suspended a court hearing on Tuesday where Sam Lutfi fought the pop superstar’s request for a civil harassment restraining order. The temporary order against Brit’s former manager will stay in place until June 13, at which time the court will decide whether it can be extended for several more years. hich would “an unconstitutional prior restraint on speech that has not been adjudicated as defamatory.” The document charged: Ironically, Lutfi previously alleged that Britney was disparaging him when she shared an Instagram post accusing him of writing “fake emails” amid her mental health drama — which he later denied on Twitter: Brit’s team also suggest that Lutfi is behind the #FreeBritney movement by allegedly writing “disparaging …

I know antidepressant withdrawal symptoms are real. Why didnt doctors? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Like many, Ive experienced severe side-effects from withdrawal, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett Its something of a relief to see before you, written down in black and white, what you have known to be true for a long time: in this case, that antidepressant withdrawal symptoms arent, well, all in your head. In a significant shift in position, the Royal College of Psychiatrists now accepts that it has Lancet Psychiatry paper co-authored by David Taylor, the director of pharmacy and pathology at the Maudsley Hospital in London, who has himself experienced withdrawal, describing it in a recent 7.3 million people in 2017-8 were given a prescription, 70,000 of whom were under 18. These pills are often prescribed in consultations …

Town Has No Sun For 5 Months, Spends 5 Million Norwegian Kroner To Place Mirrors In The Mountains That Mimic Sunlight

Sunlight is a crucial aspect when it comes to our health, good mood, and overall well-being. Cities across the world that lack direct sunlight throughout the year have many inhabitants that are in desperate need of vitamin D which is vital for our health. Besides that, living in constant darkness just seems so melancholic. Because of this, most people strive to live in countries where it is always warm but there are still many people across the globe that get used to not seeing direct sunlight for months. It does not mean they don’t need it, they just get used to patiently waiting for a brighter tomorrow. Rjukan, a town located 3 hours north-west of Oslo, Norway, is known as …

Twitter Still Has A White Nationalist Problem

Last month, Twitter put up another blog post declaring that it had made “strides” to build a “healthier” service Then Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, in Vancouver, Canada, to talk about the “health of the conversation” on his platform. Dorsey, who still commands puffy profiles in The New York Times. In Vancouver, he threw around terms like “shared reality” and “variety of perspective.” He talked about watching “measurements trend over time.” Eventually, the TED moderator, Chris Anderson, cut him off. “Jack, just picking up on some of the questions flooding in,” Anderson said. “A lot of people [are] puzzled why, like, how hard is it to get rid of Nazis from Twitter?” . Peinovich would not be on Twitter advertising a …

Lisa Kudrow opened up about the constant body shaming she and her co-stars experienced on the set of Friends.

Comparing yourself to other women is unhealthy, counterproductive, and also, unfortunately, a way of life for some people. We shouldn’t feel like someone’s perfections automatically mean that we’re flawed, and yet, it happens to the best of us. Lisa Kudrow recently opened up about her body image issues when she was on Friends, and how she would compare herself to Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox. It wasn’t just teenage girls in the 90s who wanted to be skinny like the Friends. It turns out, women on Friends also wanted to be skinny like Friends. Kudrow told Marc Maron on his WTF podcast that she felt uncomfortable because she was taller than her costars on Friends. “You see yourself on TV …