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Proposed US Budget Cuts Could Have Severe Impact on Health Security

When the ebola crisis erupted in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent staff to help West African countries contain the pandemic. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research and supported pharmaceutical giants to produce a vaccine that would save lives but not turn a profit. In his budget proposal, President Donald Trump seeks big cuts in spending on global health research. Those cuts could affect work being done to end malaria and AIDS and protect against other infectious diseases.  Trump’s proposed 2018 budget calls for an…

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Business 

What Does Pepsi Have To Gain From Trump Involvement?

PepsiCo’s Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi is being pressured to exit President Trump’s business council from online racial justice organization Color Of Change (COC), according to CNN. Following the events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, six CEOs — including those of Intel and Under Armour— announced their departure from Trump’s advisory council. Nooyi, a powerful minority woman in business, has not deterred from her post. What does Pepsi have to gain financially from associating with Trump? According to Business Insider, CEOs were willing to join Trump’s business councils as a way to help the president…

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Americans Don’t Have Education to Handle “Confederate”

Deetz & Brophy, USA TodayBacklash and a #NoConfederate hashtag have already greeted the provocative idea from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to create a fictional HBO series depicting America as if the Confederacy had won the Civil War. While artists should be allowed to tell any story as they please, the danger here stems from an uneducated public and a very real legacy of institutionalized racism. … Read the referenced story here: Americans Don’t Have Education to Handle “Confederate”

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Trump’s Agenda, U.S. Conservatism Have No Room for Racists

Kassy Dillon, The HillTheir philosophies are indefensible. Conservatives should continue to make clear that the “alt-right,” despite their name, is a perverse and dangerous movement that does not represent conservatism. White supremacy was virtually eradicated from our country generations ago. These racists are not conservative, nor are they “conserving” anything. They are trying to bring back something that was already destroyed. … Read the referenced story here: Trump’s Agenda, U.S. Conservatism Have No Room for Racists

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Smarter 

How to Stop Snoring and Let Your Loved One Have a Good Night’s Sleep

Everyone snores. Some people are guilty of making that annoying noise every night, and others are lucky enough to only keep their partner up if they have a cold and can’t breathe easily. But if you’re a regular, then you know how frustrating it can be for the person sharing a bed with you. A snoring spouse can seriously affect the other person’s sleep quality. Not only does this lead to grumpy, resentful mornings, but it usually results in separate bedrooms. Daniel P. Slaughter, MD, otolaryngologist and snoring expert at…

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You Have to Crave Real Alone Time to Be Smarter

Lots of research has pointed at the notion that people who socialize more tend to be much happier. But this doesn’t apply to everyone. One factor where socializing more doesn’t equal more happiness is intelligence. People who are highly intelligent become less happy the more they socialize because it’s thought smart people adapt more easily to the modern world. In other words, they understand that our primal need to keep close contact with a social group for food and shelter is no longer applicable in modern society. In fact, the…

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Why I Have a Morning Routine and How It Makes Me Sharper Every Day

Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning, remarked that approximately 95% of our society settles for less than what they want in life. In fact, Elrod hit rock bottom after a tragic car accident. Then one morning he decided to go for a run and listen to a podcast and he was hooked. Once he committed to this newfound routine, he uncovered his path to success. So, how can you avoid being in the 95% and join the 5% who live up to their potential in life? The answer is…

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