Daily Archives: January 3, 2017
McDowell sells the pins on her website, where customers can also buy greeting cards that say the things most other cards on the shelf don’t. “This company was founded on the success of one card that spoke to a truth about relationships in a way that wasn’t yet represented in [the] greeting card world, and that’s what we most like to do here: identify universal, emotional truths and observations on being humans, and turn them into products that help people feel understood,” it says on the company’s website. In the past, we recognized McDowell’s line of “Empathy Cards,” which were created to help people better communicate how they feel when a loved one is sick or suffering. McDowell herself was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma when she was 24 years old, and, while she has been in remission for over a decade, the loneliness and isolation she felt during her difficult illness inspired the cards. “In order to write our Empathy Cards, which is probably the product we’re best known for, I end up thinking a lot about the hardest parts of life,” McDowell told Mashable. “[The pins are] all based around common human experiences that a lot of people go through.”
WATCH ABOVE: One Calgary grandmother wants no misunderstanding when it comes to her beliefs on doctor assisted death. So she got inked so she couldn’t be ignored. Jill Croteau has her story.- A A +ListenFeisty and opinionated, this spunky senior does things her own way. She takes her Christian faith very seriously and was determined to literally get branded for her belief.Christine Nagel, 81, got a tattoo that reads, “don’t euthanize me.”“It’s drastic but life to me is so precious.”Nagel is against Bill C-14, the legislation that now allows Canadians to legally apply for doctor-assisted deaths.READ MORE: Dozens of Albertans have used doctor-assisted death since it was made legal Nagel believes when it’s her time — nobody should interfere.
The analysis of binary code is a crucial activity in many areas of the computer sciences and software engineering disciplines ranging from software security and program analysis to reverse engineering. Manual binary analysis is a difficult and time-consuming task and there are software tools that seek to automate or assist human analysts. However, most of these tools have several technical and commercial restrictions that limit access and use by a large portion of the academic and practitioner communities. BARF is an open source binary analysis framework that aims to support a wide range of binary code analysis tasks that are common in the information security discipline. It is a scriptable platform that supports instruction lifting from multiple architectures, binary translation to an intermediate representation, an extensible framework for code analysis plugins and interoperation with external tools such as debuggers, SMT solvers and instrumentation tools. The framework is designed primarily for human-assisted analysis but it can be fully automated.The BARF project includes BARF and related tools and packages. So far the project is composed of the following items:
When many people look at a beautiful sunrise, they feel happy, relaxed, even inspired. Have you ever wondered why?
Well, even if you haven’t, dozens of scientists have. And they’ve uncovered some surprising — and surprisingly awesome — ways the mind responds to these natural scenes. It’s not just because sunrises are pretty, but because they’re pretty amazing examples of our timeless relationship with the planet.
Over recent years, many studies have delved into understanding what happens to the human brain when it comes into contact with nature. Whether that means taking a walk through the park or simply looking at images of the great outdoors, “there is something profound going on,” according to David Strayer, a cognitive psychologist at the University of Utah. He and other researchers hypothesize that nature benefits the human brain primarily by reducing stress.
A Japanese researcher at Chiba University, Yoshifumi Miyazaki, believes the human body and brain relaxes when it is immersed in appealing, natural atmosphere because that’s where they evolved. To prove his hypothesis, he and a team conducted a study in which 84 subjects walked in seven different forests, while another 84 walked around city centers. The nature goers experienced a 16 percent decrease in cortisol, a stress hormone and a two percent drop in blood pressure.
Ku Klux Klan members who were to be the subjects of a reality television series about their lives have alleged that producers of the show paid them to fake scenes, recite specific dialogue and even paid for materials for cross burnings.A&E canceled its series Escaping the KKK: A Documentary Exposing Hate in America last week after the network announced it had discovered that cash payments were made to some of the subjects of the series “in order to facilitate access.”The highly controversial documentary was to explore the relationships of Klan members and their families, including those trying to leave the white supremacist group, and was advertised to viewers as a no-holds-barred account of life inside the organization.But according to an investigation by Variety, some KKK members featured in the documentary allege they were instructed by producers to do and say certain things, including using the racial slur “n*gger” in interviews and to re-shoot certain scenes until the production was satisfied.“We were betrayed by the producers and A&E,” one of the series’ subjects, KKK Grand Dragon Richard Nichols, told Variety. “It was all made up — pretty much everything we said and did was fake and because that is what the film people told us to do and say.”
This “recovery” 3-day cleanse from Skinny Souping will set you back $200. (Skinny Souping)(NEWSER) – Back in February, the New York Times declared “souping” the new juicing. The appeals are obvious: juices tend to be stripped of fiber and loaded with sugar, and soups can be more dense, filling and warm, not to mention tasty given the commonly added spices such as turmeric and cumin. So was this a passing fad? Apparently not. Tech Times is declaring soup to be a diet trend of 2017 that will likely replace juice cleanses. The Los Angeles Times, meanwhile, offers up a round-up of new souping companies cropping up nationwide, some of which also offer bone broth options, popular in fasts and cleanses. The typical daily caloric intake from souping cleanses hovers around 1,200.
Source: ‘Souping’ Takes Juicing by Storm
An Illinois law that takes effect Sunday aims to take advantage of the trusted relationship between hairstylists and their clients to prevent domestic violence, the AP reports. Stylists, barbers, cosmetologists, estheticians, hair braiders, and nail technicians in Illinois will receive an hour of mandated abuse-prevention training as part of the licensing process. The law does not require them to report any violence, and it shelters them from any liability. Instead, the training provides beauty professionals with information about local help and resources they can share with clients. The Illinois measure appears to be the first of its kind in the country, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
In 1932, the Soviet Union sent one of its best agents to China, a former schoolteacher and counter-espionage expert from Germany named Otto Braun. His mission was to serve as a military adviser to the Chinese Communists, who were engaged in a desperate battle for survival against Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists.
The full story of Braun’s misadventures in China’s Communist revolution is packed with enough twists and turns for a Hollywood thriller. But in the domain of culinary history, one anecdote from Braun’s autobiography stands out. Braun recalls his first impressions of Mao Zedong, the man who would go on to become China’s paramount leader.
The shrewd peasant organizer had a mean, even “spiteful” streak. “For example, for a long time I could not accustom myself to the strongly spiced food, such as hot fried peppers, which is traditional to southern China, especially in Hunan, Mao’s birthplace.” The Soviet agent’s tender taste buds invited Mao’s mockery. “The food of the true revolutionary is the red pepper,” declared Mao. “And he who cannot endure red peppers is also unable to fight.’ ”
Back to VideosAssange To Hannity: Source For WikiLeaks Was Not Russian Government6.1k SharesPosted By Ian Schwartz On Date January 2, 2017Error loading player: No playable sources foundIn an exclusive interview with FOX News Channel’s Sean Hannity the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange said Russia was not the source for the DNC and John Podesta hacks.HANNITY: Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta’s emails, can you tell the American people 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?JULIAN ASSANGE: Yes. We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party.
Chillies could help fight breast cancer after scientists revealed the spicy ingredient causes diseased cells to self destruct.Capsaicin, the active component that gives chillies their trademark kick, can switch on specialised channels surrounding cancer cells causing them to die.Other cancers including colon, bone and pancreatic could also be killed off by the compound.However, capsaicin isn’t effective if it’s eaten, inhaled or injected, and researchers think it will only be effective as a pill attached to another drug that targets cancer cells.Scientists from Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany, treated human samples of breast cancer cells with the hot ingredient to find out more about its ability to destroy them.
Congressional Republicans have long boasted that once they claim the reins of power, they will act quickly and decisively to roll back what they view as the most onerous piece of President Obama’s domestic agenda: the Affordable Care Act.But their actions starting Tuesday to end Obamacare will be far less sweeping, at least initially, than a full-blown repeal of the law.Democratic opposition and complex Senate rules mean that core pieces of the 2010 health-care overhaul are likely to remain, including the legal framework for the individual mandate and pieces of the state exchanges the law created. Furthermore, President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to preserve other key aspects, such as a ban on insurers denying coverage because of preexisting conditions and a requirement that insurers cover children under 26 on their parents’ plans.
(Reuters Health) – Addicts regularly use drugs on the streets of San Francisco, and some people there say giving addicts a safe, clean place to shoot up – and clean needles – could help curb overdose deaths and diseases.But critics object to enabling addicts to shoot illegal drugs in a supervised injection facility in San Francisco – or anywhere in the U.S.A new cost-benefit analysis in the Journal of Drug Issues makes the financial case for a supervised injection site. A 13-booth facility in San Francisco could save $3.5 million a year, mostly in reduced medical costs, the report calculates.The estimate assumes San Francisco would open a center exactly like Insite – North America’s first legal supervised drug-injection site built in Vancouver, Canada in 2003. Insite serves an estimated 1,700 people a month.An injection facility in San Francisco would save the life of one drug user who would otherwise die of an overdose every four years and would assist in getting 110 drug addicts medication-assisted treatment each year, the new study suggests.
Finland has started a radical experiment: It’s giving 2,000 citizens a guaranteed income, with funds that keep flowing whether participants work or not.The program, which kicks off this month, is one of the first efforts to test a “universal basic income.” Participants will receive €560 ($587) a month — money that is guaranteed regardless of income, wealth or employment status.The idea is that a universal income offers workers greater security, especially as technological advances reduce the need for human labor. It will also allow unemployed people to pick up odd jobs without losing their benefits.The initial program will run for a period of two years. Participants were randomly selected, but had to be receiving unemployment benefits or an income subsidy. The money they are paid through the program will not be taxed.
The wait is over: Restaurant veteran Austin Ray and chef Jason Brumm have officially revealed their plans for a new Germantown venture.The heavy-hitting duo plan to open Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House in a high-profile location at 1000 Fourth Ave. N., just steps away from First Tennessee Park, the home of the Nashville Sounds.It’s already easy to imagine a steady stream of Nashville Sounds fans grabbing a beer and a bite on Von Elrod’s large outdoor patio before and after games.“This is about beer and sausage in a fun beer garden setting. You won’t find a fancy cocktail program here. It’s a classic beer hall idea brought into today’s Nashville,” said Ray, founder of A.Ray Hospitality, the parent company of M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers, The Sutler and the newly reopened Melrose Billiard Parlor.The building on Fourth Avenue North housed Trailblazer Station, a bus depot that served Nashville for decades. Ray said the “1950s bow truss warehouse building is ideal for the relaxed, un-restaurant style” that he loves.