The highest-flying consumer tech stocks have lost $1 trillion

Another day, another stock market setback for once high-flying technology companies, which have lost roughly $1 trillion in the latest stock market slide. Shares of the core group of consumer technology companies, including Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Netflix, are falling again — contributing to the big indexes like the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 sliding into negative territory for the year. This collapse is thanks in part to rising interest rates that have investors looking for a …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compares Sarah Palin to ‘grandpa emails’ in Twitter feud

The spat began after Palin, running mate to Republican presidential candidate John McCain in 2008, tweeted on Monday: “YIKES: Ocasio-Cortez Fumbles Basic Civics TWICE In 1 Statement.” “If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress — uh, rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate, and the House in 2020, we can’t start working in 2020,”’ Ocasio-Cortez is heard saying on the video. Ocasio-Cortez fired back, turning the conversation to …

Trump administration doubles down on letting Kentucky impose Medicaid work requirements

(CNN)The Trump administration has once again approved Kentucky’s request to require certain Medicaid recipients to get jobs or lose their benefits. The state projected that the overhaul would reduce the Medicaid rolls by up to 95,000 people. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said the reapproval will ensure the state can provide benefits for traditional Medicaid beneficiaries and offer a path for improving the health of all participants. “Kentucky HEALTH is essential to the long-term success of the state’s Medicaid program,” he …

Here’s How Meghan Markles Half-Sister Is Plotting To Upstage The Royal Birth

Meghan Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Grant, wants to keep the spotlight on herself.  Prince Harry’s “The book covers everything that goes on behind the scenes that the world does not know and trust me there is a lot,” Grant said Sunday in an interview with the U.K.’s “Great things are on the horizon and I have a voice and platform to put to good use really to benefit others and bring about change,” said Grant, who has multiple sclerosis. “It’s important …

Indigenous women in Canada are suing over forced sterilizations. What the hell century is this?

It’s a story you might expect to see a century ago. But this is recent history—as in just last year. More than 60 Indigenous women are suing physicians, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the province of Saskatchewan, and the Government of Canada, saying they were sterilized against their will after giving birth. The sterilizations took place over the past 20 to 25 years, with the most recent incident happening in 2017. Alisa Lombard, an associate at Maurice Law, the law firm …

Bloomberg donates record $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

(CNN)Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor who is weighing a 2020 presidential run, is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins. “America is at its best when we reward people based on the quality of their work, not the size of their pocketbook,” he wrote. Improving access to top colleges and universities for students who can’t afford it has long been a focus of Bloomberg’s philanthropic efforts. Bloomberg’s foundation supports several programs dedicated to helping high-achieving, lower-income …

Need for speed: The quest for the world’s fastest humans, without an engine

Battle Mountain, Nevada (CNN)Route 305 is a seemingly nondescript stretch of road in the middle of a very empty state, connecting two small towns. “Aerodynamic drag is 80% of what holds you back when you ride a 10-speed,” explained Alan Krause, co-director of the challenge, along with his wife, Alice. Therefore, for teams and individuals designing bicycles to be the fastest in the world, most of the battle is focused on reducing wind resistance. They build custom aerodynamic shells around …

Why Rwanda could help China fix its eyecare crisis

(CNN)President Xi Jinping recently described myopia as an epidemic affecting China’s younger generations. Myopia costs the global economy around $3 trillion a year in health costs and lost productivity, according to a 2010 report. By 2050, nearly 50% of the world’s population is predicted to have myopia, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Vision is the golden thread by which many of the UN’s sustainable development goals can be achieved, including quality education, decent work and economic growth, and …

5 Lifestyle Habits That Make You Tired, Or Could Be

1. Not Drinking Enough Water 2. Drinking Too Much Alcohol 3. Not Getting Enough Nutrients In Your Diet 4. Not Getting Enough Sleep 5. Sitting Too Much Stop being a zombie. Make a new habit of cutting out these old habits that make you tired, that you don’t even realize are negatively impacting your health and stealing away your energy. It’s easier said than done, but once you do it, you’ll transform into a magical butterfly (or semi-normal functioning part …

Someone Says Depression Is A Choice, And Andy Richters Response Is Brilliant

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Construction worker suicide rates are highest in the US, CDC study says

ADENOVIRUS OUTBREAK IN NEW JERSEY KILLS 11, OFFICIALS ORDER CENTER TO SEPARATE PATIENTS Men working in the arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media came in second — an increase of 47 percent during the years studied, according to the CDC. Installation, maintenance and repair rounded out the top three for males in 2015. Comparatively, in 2015, women working in arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media had the highest suicide rates for females, while women in protective services came in second. The third were women …

‘Legal high’ sales go underground

They said 31 outlets had closed, with a further 332 no longer stocking the drugs. Prices have gone up too and “significantly” fewer people are using them. But the report warns the drugs have become more potent, with new strands of them continuing to be produced. This suggests the ban has not yet brought an end to the “game of cat and mouse” between law enforcement agencies and those producing NPS. ‘You can still get hold of them’ The review …

Lil Pump Concert Venue Hit With Scary Tear Gas Attack Mid-Performance – Perez Hilton

This is so scary! The rapper Lil Pump was performing at Rock City in Nottingham, U.K. on Friday night, when somebody tossed tear gas into the crowd and ruined the show — and messed up a LOT of people’s health! Per TMZ, Lil Pump himself realized something was wrong when he was on stage, and he ran back stage for help, only to nearly pass out while being treated be medics. Scary!!! There are several videos out floating around right now showing various …

One Particular Kind Of Relationship Is Seriously Bad For Your Mental Health, Says Study

On/off relationships are big bucks in Hollywood. Entire films and TV shows depend on our investment in will-they-won’t-they, drawn-out relationships – Ross and Rachel, Carrie and Big, Joey and Dawson, Kermit and Miss Piggy – but did anyone actually think they were relationship goals? A study in the journal Family Relations has suggested that on/off relationships can be linked to signs of psychological distress. In the study, in which 545 people took part, 279 were in same-sex relationships and 266 in different-sex …

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS in connection with opioid crisis

“We will continue to pursue those companies that played a role in creating the opioid crisis,” said Attorney General Bondi. “Thousands of Floridians have suffered as a result of the actions of the defendants.” FEDS PROSECUTING FENTANYL OVERDOSE DEATHS AS HOMICIDES IN CRACKDOWN ON OPIOID DEALERS The amended complaint alleges that Walgreens and CVS were two of the largest opioid distributors in Florida and failed in their duties under Florida law to stop suspicious orders of opioids they received, according to …