It’s Trump vs. Xi in the China trade war — and it’s personal

(CNN)Neither Donald Trump nor Xi Jinping can afford to blink. Both see the honor of their nation at stake at a crucial moment in the history of US-China relations, as the emerging competition between two great powers becomes sharper than ever. While Trump has said the two sides were on the verge of a deal last week before China backed out, the gulf in intention between the two giant economies will complicate future talks. Trump — lambasting Chinese intellectual property theft and support for state industries — believes he has to change the global trading system itself because it is a massive ripoff for the United States. And Trump thinks the strength of the US economy gives him an edge …

Milla Jovovich Shares Her Horrific Abortion Story, Urges People To Resist New Laws In Georgia And Alabama

After Alabama passed a restrictive abortion bill, a backward move for women’s rights in the state that has caused much debate, women have been speaking up about their own experiences with abortion. The bill, voted through largely by 25 middle-aged, white men who will obviously never experience the trauma of unwanted pregnancy, will disproportionately affect black and poor women if it becomes law, because they are more likely to seek abortions and less able to travel to another state to have the procedure performed. Women are often sidelined when it comes to laws that affect them directly, and this is a perfect example. That’s why it is so important that women’s voices and experiences are heard if we are to expect change in …

Medical examiner: Chokehold triggered Eric Garner’s death

The New York Police Department banned chokeholds in the 1990s because they can be deadly. Persechino said a bystander’s cellphone video only helped confirm her findings that Pantaleo had wrapped his arm around Garner’s neck, obstructing his breathing and triggering a deadly asthma attack. Garner’s pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against police brutality. “The chokehold would have compromised the neck and would have compromised the airway, making it difficult for him to breathe,” Persechino said. Pantaleo’s lawyer, Stuart London, focused on Garner’s health as he cross-examined Persechino. She said a person in good health might have survived the confrontation. Garner weighed 395 pounds at the time of death, Persechino said. The 43-year-old suffered from asthma, diabetes …

GetYourGuide picks up $484M, passes 25M tickets sold through its tourism activity app

As we swing into the summer tourist season, a company poised to capitalise on that has raised a huge round of funding. GetYourGuide — a Berlin startup that has built a popular marketplace for people to discover and book sightseeing tours, tickets for attractions and other experiences around the world — is today announcing that it has picked up $484 million, a Series E round of funding that will catapult its valuation above the $1 billion mark. The funding is a milestone for a couple of reasons. GetYourGuide says it is the highest-ever round of funding for a company in the area of “travel experiences” (tours and other activities) — a market estimated to be worth $150 billion this year …

These moms are flaunting their stunning postpartum bodies on Instagram.

Meg Boggs is on a body confidence mission to change the way we look at postpartum bodies. As part of her mission, the mom blogger recently recruited 25 moms to share their own journeys and struggles with body confidence, postpartum depression and anxiety as well as infant loss and grief. She had them share photos and details about their story, using the hashtag #this_is_postpartum on Instagram. The collection of images is stunning to say the least. Every woman’s story is inspiring in its own unique way. One mother, Ashley Dorough, of houseofdorough.com, posted about the postpartum depression she suffered from after the birth of her second child. “Hey, you. I know what it feels like to look in the mirror …

Someone Put The Baby Face Filter Over The Characters From The Office And The Result Is Hilarious

Someone on Reddit posted the characters from the comedy with Snapchat’s baby face filter, which scrunches your head and gives your chubby cheeks and giant eyes, effectively transforming any face into an adorable child. Check out all your favorites from the show as kids so cute that Angela would want to put them on a poster. Michael Scott Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Dwight Schrute Rodrigo Gianesi Dwight Schrute played by actor Rainn Wilson was inspired by his own family. “I brought to the writers a bunch of pictures of my family, a very eclectic and trailer park-y bunch,” Wilson said. “That gave them the idea that Dwight’s background might be more rural or white trash. It was introduced in …

Chelsea Manning sent back to jail after refusing to testify before a grand jury again

(CNN)Chelsea Manning was once again found in contempt by a federal judge for refusing to testify before a grand jury and will return to jail, just seven days after being released from the same jail. Assistant US Attorney Thomas Traxler argued Thursday that “Manning holds the keys to the jailhouse door,” while Manning told Judge Anthony Trenga that she would “rather starve to death” than testify. “I would rather starve to death than change my opinions in that regard,” Manning told Trenga, reiterating her opposition to the secretive grand jury process. Trenga replied, “There’s nothing dishonorable in fulfilling your obligation as a United States citizen,” before ruling on the specific sanctions the court would put in place. In a statement …

Clinical Psychologist Theorizes Why Fans Are So Hurt Over Dany’s ‘Sudden Change’ – Perez Hilton

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! If you know anything about Sunday’s Game of Thrones penultimate episode, you know how MADDENING it was to watch Queen Daenerys and her dragon torch Cersei Lannister’s town to the ground even after the city surrendered to the Mad Queen! WTF, GoT?! Despite the show constantly waving the ALL TARGARYENS GO NUTS trope in fans’ faces, Dany’s character development was a big reason why the dark turn fell flat. That, and even though it was a predictable “twist”, it didn’t feel like an earned one. Most fans just weren’t convinced that the Dragon Queen could go mad AFTER already winning. And while we have our own reservations about what went down as a result of the “Queen of the …

Areas Surrounding The Notre Dame Are Now Saturated With Unsafe Levels Of Lead

The areas closest to the recently burned Notre Dame are closed due to unsafe levels of lead contamination reaching between 32 and 65 times the limit recommended by French health authorities of 0.3 grams per kilogram, reports the Associated Press. France banned the use of lead in paints in 1948 but the 12th-century cathedral’s roof and infrastructure largely consisted of the toxic chemical element. The roof of the cathedral melted, releasing high levels of lead that may have made its way to the outside plaza, homes, buildings, and adjacent roads. Additionally, hundreds of tons of lead were used in the construction of the cathedral’s frame and the church spire that collapsed during the fire, the Weather Channel reports. Two weeks following the …

New Zealand’s world-first wellbeing budget to focus on poverty and mental health

Country claims to be the first to measure success by peoples wellbeing Child poverty, domestic violence and mental health will be the priorities in New Zealands wellbeing budget, the finance minister has announced, with the nation declaring itself the first in the world to measure success by its peoples wellbeing. On Tuesday Grant Robertson said that despite New Zealands rockstar economy many New Zealanders were being left behind, with home ownership at a 60-year low, the suicide rate climbing and homelessness and food aid grants on the rise. According to predictions by the International Monetary Fund, the New Zealand economy is expected to grow at around 2.5 % in 2019 and 2.9% in 2020. But Robertson emphasised many New Zealanders …

Pregnancy sickness: ‘I thought I was dying’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEssex mum ‘bedbound for six months of pregnancy’ For Hannah Dalton, pregnancy meant not being able to drink fluids for eight months without throwing up, going into hospital 27 times for intravenous drips and living off ice lollies and anti-sickness medication. Hannah, 30, from Thundersley, Essex, had hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), the severe pregnancy sickness the Duchess of Cambridge experienced during her three pregnancies. She was bedridden for six months, ended up in a wheelchair and, at her worst, her body started to shut down. “I seriously questioned was this still worth doing,” Hannah says. “We wanted a bigger family but was there a chance that we would lose me. I thought I …

Calls for Jeremy Kyle show to be axed

The broadcaster said everyone at the show was “shocked and saddened” and “thoughts are with the family and friends”. An inquest into Mr Dymond’s death is likely to be opened within the next few days, a spokeswoman for Portsmouth coroner’s office said, and they are awaiting the result of the post-mortem investigation. Commenting on the case, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said: “Broadcasters and production companies have a responsibility for the mental health and wellbeing of participants and viewers of their programmes. “We are clear they must have appropriate levels of support in place.” ‘I worked on The Jeremy Kyle Show’ The pre-recorded episode Mr Dymond took part in was based on the subject of infidelity and it …

New York Police Weigh Officer’s Conduct In 2014 Killing Of Eric Garner

The trial of the white officer, Daniel Pantaleo, comes nearly five years after widely seen video of Garner’s death sparked a national outcry about the treatment of black suspects by law enforcement. The clips, recorded on the cellphones of bystanders, showed Garner saying “I can’t breathe” 11 times before he died. “The evidence will show that the ultimate autopsy was wrong,” London said, at times saying the officer used a “neck hold” rather than a chokehold. “Officer Pantaleo was justified in using physical force to make this arrest,” he said, noting that Garner can be seen in video shouting and arguing with the officers trying to arrest him. “His last words, ‘I can’t breathe,’ tell you who caused his death,” …

A 75-year-long study just revealed the key to happiness, and most of us are getting it so very wrong.

There are lots of things that can contribute to happiness and fulfillment, and they vary with each individual. A 75-year-long study, however, has found one common element that’s believed to play a pivotal role in most people’s genuine, longstanding happiness. Good ol’ fashioned friendship. This study, which is considered the longest ongoing study on human happiness, started at Harvard University in 1938 with 724 men, 60 of whom are still alive today (women were added later because misogyny). After decades of observation, one of the study’s leaders, Robert Waldinger, came to this conclusion: “Good relationships keep us happier and healthier,” he stated in a TED Talk on the subject.   That’s right, friends. You don’t have to make millions of …

China ‘failing trans people’ as young attempt surgery on themselves study

Stigma and ignorance drive young people to undertake high-risk treatment without telling families, Amnesty researchers say Young transgender people in China are risking their lives and health by taking unsafe hormones and attempting surgery on themselves, according to researchers at Amnesty International. An alarming lack of knowledge and expertise within the countrys public health system, as well as restrictive eligibility requirements, has made it almost impossible for trans people to access safe hormone therapy or other gender-affirming treatment, said the human rights group in a report published on Friday. In China, trans people are classified as having a mental illness and require the consent of their families for sex reassignment surgery, the researchers found. The prevalence of discrimination and stigma …

After burning through $1 billion, Jawbones Hosain Rahman has raised $65 million more

Not everyone gets a second chance in Silicon Valley. Entrepreneur Hosain Rahman has been given many more than that. Though his last company, Jawbone, which produced wireless speakers and Bluetooth earpieces, went kaput in 2017 after burning up $1 billion in venture funding over the course of 10 years, Rahman has managed to raise $65.4 million for his new company. So shows a new SEC filing that, coincidentally or otherwise, was processed late yesterday while most of the world’s attention was focused on Uber’s IPO. The company, Jawbone Health, isn’t brand new. According to reports of two years ago and Rahman’s LinkedIn bio, he began working in earnest on his newest endeavor when the original Jawbone was running on fumes …