This Mom Wants A Salary Raise For The Technician Who Took Care Of Her Crying Blind Baby, While Doing His Job

Being a parent is rough. Trying to juggle work, household chores and meeting all the needs of your children sometimes can get overwhelming. But it’s especially tough for parents who are raising children with disabilities. Luckily, there are still kind people in this world, who steps in to lend a helping hand. Recently, a mother of two, Jessica Nash Donnahoo, shared a post she wrote to Spectrum Internet to praise their employee Jessica, a part-time nurse, is raising two children – a three-year-old Sailor and two-year-old Sunny. However, her son Sailor is not an ordinary boy. After trying to conceive for quite some time, Jessica and her husband Drew was told that their only option is to adopt. That’s how …

Where did social media go wrong?

For most of my life, the Internet, particularly its social media — BBSes, Usenet, LiveJournal, blogosphere, even MySpace, early Twitter and Facebook — consistently made people happier. But roughly 5 years ago it began to consistently make people more miserable. What changed? I posted that question to Twitter a week ago, and the most notable response was the response that did not exist: not a single person disputed the premise of the question. Yes, Twitter responses are obviously selection bias incarnate — but looking at the opprobrium aimed at social media from all sides today, I’d think that if anything it understates the current collective wisdom. Which of course can often be disjoint from factual reality … but still important. …

The best form of self-help is a healthy dose of unhappiness | Tim Lott

Were more likely to find solace by accepting reality rather than in positive thinking, says author Tim Lott Booksellers have announced that sales of self-help books are at Blink, or The Power of Now, or A Course in Miracles)? Or a combination of both (The Road Less Travelled)? Is it about success (The Seven Secrets of Successful People) or accumulating money (Mindful Money, or Think and Grow Rich)? Is Caitlin Morans The Secret, You Can Heal Your Life and Robin Skynner in the 1980s, and Depression: The Way out of Your Prison by How to Win Friends and Influence People through to The Power of Positive Thinking and Who Moved My Cheese?, positive thinking seems to be the unifying principle …

First Blood Test To Reliably Detect Hard-To-Diagnose Fibromyalgia Announced

Biomarkers have been identified that reliably test for the mysterious and frequently incapacitating disease fibromyalgia. The scientists who made the discovery expect the work will lead to a swift, robust diagnosis that is currently lacking. They also hope it will eventually point the way to better treatments. Meanwhile, sufferers feel vindicated in the face of longstanding claims the condition does not exist. People with fibromyalgia – such as Lady Gaga and Lena Dunham – suffer chronic pain in many parts of the body, and are hurt by pressures others would be comfortable with, sometimes to the point where day-to-day living becomes a nightmare. A variety of accompanying symptoms are common. Diagnosis, however, has proven immensely difficult. After all, pain has many …

Unvaccinated Student Sues After Being Banned From School During Outbreak

Following a chickenpox outbreak at a high school in Kentucky, local health authorities told students to stay away from the school unless they can provide evidence of vaccination or proof of immunity against the contagious disease. Jerome Kunkel, an 18-year-old senior at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart/Assumption Academy in Walton, has now filed a lawsuit against the Northern Kentucky Health Department (NKY) over the decision. The New York Times reports the school told the unvaccinated student in February that he could not play in any basketball games as a result of the local health authority’s stance. According to the lawsuit, this violates his right to freedom of religion. Citing his Catholic faith, he argues that “any vaccine that is derived from aborted fetal cells is …

Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YCs W19 Demo Day 1

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to change the way it does Demo Day. Rather than all pitches happening on one stage, they were split across two stages (the “Pioneer” and “Mission” stages) running in parallel. So even if you were in the building, you couldn’t see all the pitches in person. We were there — and as we do with each class, we’ve brought back our notes on everything we saw. Here are the 85+ companies that pitched today, and click here to …

Three teens dead after hotel disco ‘crush’

Ms Bullock was a pupil at St Patrick’s College in Dungannon and her principal, Catherine McHugh, described her as a “shining light”. The two boys were pupils of St Patrick’s Academy in Dungannon, where a prayer service has been held. Principal Fintan Donnelly said the tragedy had had a “huge impact on the whole school community”. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Everybody just wanted to get inside’ – Cookstown witness Kyra Coyle Edendork Gaelic football club said it was “devastated to hear of the tragic passing of our much loved and highly thought of player and member Connor Currie”. In a Facebook post, it said: “Connor will forever be remembered with the greatest affection by all associated …

A homeless man left a note on a bus stop. The teenager who found it changed his life.

via Pedro Ribeiro Simões / Flickr Of all the horrors that people experiencing homelessness endure, being shunned by humanity is one of the most difficult to bear. Gregory P. Smith, a man who had no home for 25 years before turning his life around and receiving his PhD, has great advice for how we should treat people experiencing homelessness. “Maybe you cannot make a difference to that person’s circumstances, but you can make a difference to how you see them,” he said. “Many are hurting with the shame and stigma of being homeless. Don’t pretend they don’t exist: they are people too.” Charlotte Howard, a 16-year-old in England, didn’t look the other way when she saw a homeless person reaching …

Woman Injects Herself With Fruit Juice And Nearly Dies

There are various so-called “wellness” practices (think: sun-staring, DIY fecal transplants, and pretty much anything sold on Goop) that are likely to do you more harm than good. Needless to say, shooting fruit juice directly into the bloodstream via an intravenous injection can be added to the list. According to a report on BBC News, a woman almost died after she injected herself with juice made from 20 types of fruit in what appears to be some kind of health kick. The first signs that something was amiss were a rising temperature and itchy skin. Later, when doctors detected damage to the liver, kidney, heart, and lungs, the 51-year-old had to be admitted to intensive care at the Affiliated Hospital of Xiangnan University in Hunan, China, …

Wendy Williams Confesses She’s Being Treated For Addiction & Staying At Sober Living Home – Details HERE – Perez Hilton

TV host Wendy Williams admitted during the taping of her show on Tuesday, March 19 that she has been living in a sober home in the Queens borough of NYC while being treated for addiction. The 54-year-old broke down during the taping, admitting to cameras and her audience that she has a sober coach. And though she personally did NOT reveal what type of addiction she was struggling with in her admission, DailyMailTV reports she’s fighting both an alcohol and pill-fueled battle that allegedly “began when she fractured her shoulder during a confrontation with cheating husband Kevin Hunter.” Wendy opened up about it at length during a particularly emotional segment near the end of her show’s taping, telling the audience she’s been …

30 Funny Memes People That Travel Will Relate To

Exciting and adventurous as it can be though, there are some downsides too. Travel writers rarely mention the delayed flights and buses, the cockroach-filled hotel rooms or the exotic kinds of illnesses that can strike unexpectedly. #2 #3 Writers and other creative people have been inspired to do some of their best works by travel. For example Ernest Hemingway, who headed to Spain and France to discover an exotic and dangerous way of life that came out thrillingly in his stories; and Mark Twain, who sailed the Mediterranean in 1869, and wrote that travel is “fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Who are we to disagree with these American greats? #6 #7 #8 I guess it’s all about getting out of …

Kellyanne Conway’s husband is trying to tell the public Trump is mentally ill. She doesn’t agree

Washington (CNN)Her husband believes President Donald Trump’s mental condition is deteriorating. Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s top White House counselor, disagrees. This weekend, as Trump was lobbing his own Twitter invective in all directions, George Conway responded with screengrabs showing the medical definitions of narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. “*All* Americans should be thinking seriously *now* about Trump’s mental condition and psychological state, including and especially the media, Congress—and the Vice President and Cabinet,” he wrote. On Sunday, he stated simply: “His condition is getting worse.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, that sentiment was not repeated by the half of the Conway couple that works inside the White House. “I have four kids and …

The End Of Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott! Shane Dawson Manipulating Ryland! AND… | Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton

Felicity Huffman‘s marriage to William H. Macy on the rocks following her involvement in the college cheating scandal – and not his! And more of today’s hottest topics, including Emma Roberts, Keanu Reeves, Jessica Simpson, Aretha Franklin, Garrett Hedlund, Kristoff St. John, Jennifer Hudson and MORE! Watch! LINKS BELOW!

Reality check: life behind Insta-glam image of social media influencers

Online they feature in glossy posts as the epitome of cool. But that is often worlds apart from how they live their lives Standing amid the reeds and staring pensively into the distance, Jordan Bunker looks every part the moody model, dressed head to toe in black in a direct contrast with the setting. Another image from his portfolio shows him in industrial environs, sporting a minimalist brown trench coat as he looks directly at the camera. However, the reality for the 24-year-old is far from the glamour associated with the fashion world. In his pyjamas in bed hes fighting a cold at the home he shares with his parents in Leicester, Bunker says his set-up is worlds apart from …

Another promising Alzheimer’s drug trial ends in failure: ‘This one hurts’

(CNN)It’s another devastating blow in the search for a treatment for patients living with Alzheimer’s disease. “This was the closest to the finish line and early results showed not only could we improve cognitive function but also get rid of amyloid in the brain,” Isaacson said. “This was the most hopeful thing we had — in fact I have patients who are in the study, patients that are waiting to get into the trials. “This one hurts,” Isaacson said. “Alzheimer’s patients just can’t get a break.” A hypothesis and a ‘huge gamble’ The “amyloid hypothesis” says it’s the accumulation of beta-amyloid in the brain that is the primary cause of the memory-destroying disease. Studies on mice showed that removing the …

Hills Pet Nutrition expands dog food recall over toxic vitamin D levels

DOG OWNERS CLAIM ‘TOXIC’ VITAMIN D LEVELS IN RECALLED HILL’S PET NUTRITION DOG FOOD KILLED THEIR PETS “Following the recall, we conducted a detailed review of our canned dog foods. As we had expected, that review confirmed that the issue is isolated to the same vitamin premix used in canned dog foods and limited to specific production lots. However, our review did determine that there were additional products affected by that vitamin premix, and it is for that reason that we are expanding the recall,” the letter reads, noting none of the company’s dry foods, cat foods or treats are affected by the recall. Many of Hill’s popular Science Diet and Prescription Diet canned foods have been included in the recall. …