Indigenous women in Canada are undergoing 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 …

For Trump, defeat at home and battles abroad

(CNN)Four years ago, the world greeted the centennial of the start of World War I with idle curiosity a bygone catastrophe from a time of dukes and empires, dangerous grudges and doomed alliances. As for the bromance between Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, that’s over, wrote Samantha Vinograd. Trump trash-tweeted Macron upon arrival Friday and is skipping his Peace Forum. Macron, his popularity slipping, had a tricky task, Vinograd said. “If Macron openly attacks nationalism, he knows that …

Tammy Duckworth: Trump has ‘failed miserably’ in supporting US troops

Washington (CNN)Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth said Thursday that President Donald Trump has “failed miserably” in his attempts to support US troops. The President faced backlash after he skipped a planned visit to an American cemetery and memorial while in France because it was raining. The next day the President visited a different American cemetery, much closer to Paris, to observe Armistice Day. “We still have 80,000 veterans who have not yet gotten their payments for their housing allotments while they’re …

How practicing kindness could make your life so much better.

The first time most of us learned about the importance of being kind was back in preschool, so let’s travel back there (in our minds). Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash. Perhaps it was while you were sitting on your nap mat watching an episode of “Mr. Rogers”? Or maybe it was after you decided to share the Lego set you were working on with a friend? The particular setting doesn’t matter; what does matter is that you were developing …

A woman who’s tackling revenge porn, and 9 other women changing the world for the better.

Despite facing numerous social and political obstacles throughout history, women have always been powerful agents of change. Every era has its heroines — women who inspire, empower, and offer the world an extra dose of awesome. Some of these women are household names, while others fly under the radar, improving their communities and impacting people around them with little fanfare or fame. Those unsung female heroes are who L’Oréal Paris had in mind when they created the philanthropic program, Women …

Pharmacist Student Shows MLM Supplements Are Harmful Garbage With Real-Life Example

Millions of people all over the world are sucked in by the allure of multilevel marketing, or MLMs, usually on the promise of flexible hours, easy money and the recommendation of a close friend or family member that has also gotten in on the scheme.But like in anything in life that seems too good to be true, it almost always is. MLMs are essentially rebranded pyramid schemes, that rely not on the quality of the product, but on convincing as …

The NRA is getting lambasted after telling trauma doctors to ‘stay in their lane.’

The NRA apparently thinks doctors who treat gunshot wounds shouldn’t have opinions about guns. Looking at the NRA’s Twitter feed after a mass shooting is a fascinating exercise. One might at least expect some “thoughts and prayers” after a gunman walks into a bar and kills 12 people with a gun, but there’s no mention of the Thousand Oaks shooting incident at all. Nada. Zilch. There is, however, a mind-blowing bungle of a tweet from the day before the shooting …

Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and depression in new experiment

The idea that social media can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being is not a new one, but little has been done by researchers to directly measure the effect; surveys and correlative studies are at best suggestive. A new experimental study out of Penn State, however, directly links more social media use to worse emotional states, and less use to better. To be clear on the terminology here, a simple survey might ask people to self-report that using …

NHS outpatients service ‘stuck in the 1700s’

Getting other staff, such as senior nurses, to run clinics closer to people’s homes could also help. It said a number of places had already started taking these steps, but much more needed to be done. Dr Toby Hillman, of the RCP, said: “It’s an 18th Century system. It should not be beyond us to tackle this.” Sorry, your browser is unable to display this content. Please upgrade to a more recent browser. Search for a postcode Eg 'W1A 1AA' …

This Doctor Shut Down Ann Coulter So Hard, Someone Needs To Call An Ambulance

“Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane,” the NRA Immediately, outraged doctors from all over the country began responding, and some of them even included chilling photos from their emergency rooms. #ThisIsOurLane. “People need to see the reality of what we deal with. Too often, we get stuck on the same old philosophical arguments about gun violence,” Dr Morris “We are anti-violence. Violence is the real problem; guns are simply a vector. What we hope for …

Hollyoaks bulimia storyline an ‘eye-opener’

Image copyright Chloe Marsden Image caption Chloe, 21, said friends of hers have died as a result of eating disorders Chloe, who is from Leicester, was diagnosed with anorexia aged 14 and was hospitalised two years later. “I had low potassium and was on the edge of a heart attack, like Cleo,” she said. “I really related to [Hollyoaks]. Everything that she did was what a person with an eating disorder does. It was like looking through my own eyes. …

Lady GaGa Volunteers At Wildfire Shelter & Gives Powerful Speech To Survivors! – Perez Hilton

She’s doing everything to support. Lady GaGa, who was forced to evacuate her own Malibu home due to the Woolsey fire, took about 90 minutes on Sunday (according to Along with reportedly handing out gift cards and posing for pics, the A Star Is Born actress gave an empowering speech to those who have been displaced: “I extend my love to each and every one of you. I know we do not know each other, but I love you. This is …

This Doctors Notice Explains Why They Wont Be Accepting Patients Who Didnt Vaccinate Their Kids

Few public health measures can compare to vaccines. Vaccinations have reduced disease, disability, and death from a variety of infectious diseases. In addition to saving lives, vaccination has resulted in economic benefits to societies, amounting to almost $69 billion in the United States alone. A recent economic In response, Dr. Charles Goodman and other doctors are adopting a new policy. They will no longer see children and/or their parents who don’t get them vaccinated. “Parents who choose not to give …

California Shooter May Have Acted Out On Revenge Against High School Bullies – His Former Track Coach Says He Was ‘Mentally Disturbed’ – Perez Hilton

Officials are still unclear on a motive, but it appears Long may have been carrying out revenge killings on his high school tormentors. A former classmate of the gunman told TMZ he was bullied as a teenager because of his lazy eye, and it affected him deeply. Long’s former peer said he suffered serious PTSD after touring in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011 as a decorated member of the Marines. However, someone else from his teenage years believes the vet …

Stolen dog found 300 miles from home

Mourning dog waits for 80 days in road where owner died Dog trapped in engine during drive After he put out posts on lost dog groups on social media, a woman volunteered to scan the dogs for microchips on Sunday – and while the other dog did not have one, Kiara’s contained a phone number for her owners. “They couldn’t get their heads around it, I can’t believe it myself,” Mr Daniel said. “While I was on the phone to …