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8 Essential Health Checks For Women Over 50

August 30, 2014 |

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com

When women hit the fifth decade, there are important health practices they need to start doing, if they want to stay in it for the long haul. “Women at 50 will attribute their body changes and decreased energy and libido to a normal fact of aging. However, it’s not just about aging; it’s about their bodies’ changing needs as they go through the life cycle. They need to realize that their bodies at 50 need something completely different than at 20,” says Nieca Goldberg, M.D., medical director, Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health at NYU Langone Medical Center. So get started – you’ve got a lot of living to do!

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Abercrombie Blames Historic Primary Loss On Gay Marriage

August 30, 2014 |

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.

Republicans are allowed to vote for Democrats in Hawaii’s open primary, and Abercrombie said they chose to vote against him because of his support for gay marriage and because they think his party rival, state Sen. David Ige, is an easier target to beat in the general election.

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The World’s Largest Artist Colony Is About To Be Bulldozed

August 30, 2014 |

In the heart of New Delhi lives what is said to be the world’s largest collective of performers — puppeteers, drummers, monkey tamers, snake charmers, singers, acrobats, and more. Their family units can include more than a dozen members. Dads and moms pass their art down to the kids. In Kathputli Colony that’s simply how things are done.

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Democrats are Doomed (Unless They Make the Minimum Wage the #1 November Election Issue)

August 29, 2014 |

If you were the Democrats and you were looking for a good vote-getting midterm election issue, what criteria would you use? How about an issue with 70-80% support in polls? How about one that is bipartisan–supported by Republicans like Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum and Bill O’Reilly? How about one that is national in scope, with plenty of local, grassroots energy? What about one that is simple and easy to understand, unlike Obamacare. What about one that offers tax savings and stimulates our economy understandably and is concrete–a real pocketbook issue. What about one with a big constituency, specifically 30 million hard-pressed workers and their families, needing the necessities of life?

If the Democrats want any chance of succeeding in defeating the cruelest, anti-worker, anti-consumer, corporatist Republican Party in history this November, they have to get into serious high visibility mode about raising the federal minimum wage. No more lip service or half measures! As corporate profits and CEO pay soar ever higher, 30 million hardworking Americans–two-thirds women and two-thirds employed by large corporations like Walmart and McDonald’s–are making less today, adjusted for inflation, than they did in 1968! Raising the stagnant minimum wage, which has been stuck at a paltry $ 7.25 per hour since 2009 must be the front burner issue for the upcoming November elections.

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GOP Rep Says He Voted To Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act, Leaves Out Key Detail

August 29, 2014 |

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) isn’t the only congressional Republican up for re-election who is touting his support for the Violence Against Women Act without mentioning that he didn’t vote for the reauthorization’s beefed-up version.

Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.), who faces a strong challenge from Democrat Gwen Graham, released a new ad Friday in which a campaign supporter says Southerland “is advocating for things like the Violence Against Women Act.” A banner in the ad says “Southerland: Voted for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.”

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Deaths Of Ebola Researchers Underscore Urgency Of Their Mission

August 29, 2014 |

Caregivers at the front lines of the Ebola virus outbreak are at particularly high risk for contracting the disease — a sobering fact recently underscored by the news that five co-authors of an ebola genome study died of the virus before its publication.

The research project, published in the journal Science, sequenced ebola virus genomes from 78 different patients. Mapping out the genetic sequences of what turned out to be 99 different “isolates” of the disease enabled scientists to plot its mutations over time and trace how it arrived in Sierra Leone and spread from person to person.

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The Perfect Crime In America Is Killing An Unarmed Black Man And Claiming Self-Defense

August 29, 2014 |

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If you’ve never heard of a 6’3″ tall, 350 lb. black man named Eric Garner and you’re only reading this article because of the title, then please take a moment to participate in a unique social experiment. One news source states Mr. Garner had been out on bail and “arrested 31 times since 1988 on charges such as drug possession, selling untaxed cigarettes and assault.” This news source continues to explain that when confronted by police, the imposing Eric Garner “becomes irate, denying the charges and refusing to be handcuffed.”

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Robin McGraw’s Message For Women: ‘It’s Not Selfish To Take Care Of Yourself’

August 29, 2014 |

Jerame says his wife, Jessica, was “smoking hot” in high school, but now, a decade later, she’s let herself go so his attraction to her has fizzled. Between being the primary breadwinner and raising two kids, Jessica says she’s too exhausted to worry about her appearance — and Jerame’s critical comments don’t help. Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, gives Jessica a wake-up call — one that Robin wishes her own mother had been around to hear.

Don’t miss the Season 13 premiere of Dr. Phil September 9!

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California Legislature Passes ‘Yes Means Yes’ Standard For College Sexual Assault Policies

August 29, 2014 |

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

The Senate unanimously passed SB967 as states and universities across the U.S. are under pressure to change how they handle rape allegations. The bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has not indicated his stance on the bill.

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Elizabeth Warren Defends Israeli Shelling of Gaza Schools, Hospitals

August 28, 2014 |

The Israeli military has the right to attack Palestinian hospitals and schools in self defense if Hamas has put rocket launchers next to them, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said last week at a local town hall, according to the Cape Cod Times.

Warren, in defending her vote to send funds to Israel in the middle of its war with Hamas, said she thinks civilian casualties are the “last thing Israel wants.”

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