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Monthly Archives: January 2018

May hails ‘fresh talent’ after reshuffle

Six of the women – all elected in 2015 – have been appointed as junior whips, who will be involved with enforcing party discipline. A diverse team? Who’s who guide to cabinet Sam Gyimah is new universities minister Top five questions for education new boy Damian Hinds Downing Street said that following the reshuffle there were more women attending cabinet, ...

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A Child Abuse Prediction Model Fails Poor Families

It’s late November 2016, and I’m squeezed into the far corner of a long row of gray cubicles in the call screening center for the Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF) child neglect and abuse hotline. I’m sharing a desk and a tiny purple footstool with intake screener Pat Gordon. We’re both studying the Key Information and ...

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Trumps Physical Told Us Two Things: Hes Obese and Can Recognize a Rhino

On Tuesday afternoon, Physician to the President Ronny Jackson discussed how President Trumps physical examination went on Friday. For several minutes, Jackson ticked off statistics. Vitals as follows, he began, and in one breath, spewed out numbers. Age, 71 years, 7 months at the time of the exam. Height 75 inches. Weight 239 pounds. Resting heart rate 68. Blood pressure ...

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Dan the Ref has the best seat in the house at Puppy Bowl XIV

Image: haley hamblin/mashable For one blissful day this past October, a nondescript New York City film studio was filled to the brim with adoptable puppies. Ninety dogs, escorted by volunteers from 49 animal shelters across the country, gathered in playpens throughout the studio for one delightful purpose: the chance to compete in Puppy Bowl XIV, America’s finest sporting event. SEE ...

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Gut check: Why Oprah should avoid running for president

A glimpse of the future? Oprah commemorating the 50th anniversary of MLK's "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Monument in 2013.Image: Evan Vucci/AP/REX/Shutterstock Talk of Oprah running for president in 2020 is ratcheting up, thanks to her powerful speech at the Golden Globes. Of course, that means the inevitable backlash is here too.  But if the media mogul ...

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Here’s what you need if you’re new to yoga

You'll be a certified yogi in no time.Image: pexels Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Yoga requires a combination of a physical and mental strength and has been shown to improve flexibility, help with stress, and even ...

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2017 Shatters Records With $306 Billion In Damages From Climate-Linked Disasters

Climate change has made weather events more destructive, with fiercer, more violent storms and prolonged droughts that transformed swaths of the west into tinderboxes, driving up the losses. But part of the problem is that more valuable properties are located on the coasts or near forests. NOAA officials said the analysis did not account for differences between those two factors. ...

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Cranberries Singer Dolores ORiordan Dead at 46

London (AP) — Dolores O'Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46. The singer-songwriter's publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed that O'Riordan died in London, where she was recording, "No further details are available at this time," Holmes said, adding that ...

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Freelance full time and become your own boss

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Working from home is seriously the best. Why not do it full-time? Don’t get us wrong. It can be hard to kickstart a professional freelancing career. Which is why you might ...

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