Category: Lifestyle

US pulls 2 more from Cuba amid new potential health cases

AP | Source URL WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has pulled out two more of its workers from its embassy in Cuba and is testing them for possible brain injury, three U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Friday, amid concerns they may have been affected by mysterious health […]

Elderly people in care homes will be kept company by ROBOTS who listen to and learn from them as part of a £2.5m scheme (but relatives say loved ones need ‘the human touch’)

Phoebe Weston | The Daily Mail | Source URL Elderly people in UK care homes will soon be looked after by robots that ‘learn and tailor their conversations’ to who they are with. The £2.5 million ($3.4m) EU-funded trial scheme, starting in September, is designed help to take the strain off […]

Privacy concerns over Amazon ‘Echo babysitter’ smart speaker that records children’s voices and stores them online

The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon released its first Echo device for kids last month, but now lawmakers are raising privacy concerns due to a feature that records children’s voices and stores them online. Called the Echo Dot Kids Edition, it looks just like Amazon’s other Alexa-enabled devices, but includes new […]

‘No other religion would be made fun of in this way’: Christian fury at Met Gala’s ‘blasphemous’ Catholic theme as Rihanna goes dressed as the Pope and Katy Perry wears angel’s wings

Ian Burns & George Martin | The Daily Mail | Source URL Catholics have vented their fury at last night’s ‘disrespectful’ and ‘blasphemous’ Met Gala theme, which encouraged celebrities to wear outfits inspired by Christianity. The annual fundraising fete in New York brings out Hollywood’s elite to celebrate the spring exhibit at the Metropolitan […]

China introduces “Xi Jinping Thought” in the classroom

Source URL The Communist Party is reworking its ideological education efforts to make them more palatable to the current generation, while introducing classes on “Xi Jinping Thought.” The Wall Street Journal takes a look: Show less “Xi Jinping Thought is a 14-point theory that emphasizes the party’s “people-centric” approach to governance, […]

Michigan lawmakers fed up with inaction on campus free speech

Adam Sabes | Campus Reform | Source URL Michigan lawmakers have proposed an amendment to the state’s Constitution that would enable the State Legislature to pass legislation protecting free speech on college campuses. Currently, Michigan’s constitution grants oversight of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University […]

Lawmakers Move to Arm Teachers In Response to Florida Massacre

Adan SalazarInfowars (Blog Archive) ‘Our children are sitting ducks in gun-free schools…’ Lawmakers in various states have launched proposals to arm educators after a mass shooting this week left 17 dead at a Florida high school. In the Sunshine State, where suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz carried out his rampage Wednesday, […]

Police Dept. Now Having Parents Label Their Autistic Kids So Cops Don’t Kill Them

Rachel BlevinsThe Free Thought Project Olathe, KS – Police officers are making an attempt to keep from murdering innocent individuals who suffer from autism, by putting the burden on family members to ensure that their loved one with special needs is accompanied with a sticker. The car stickers, which were […]

Electric shock to the brain boosts memory ’15 per cent’

Henry Bodkin The Telegraph A device that gives the brain electric shocks has prompted hope for Alzheimer’s patients after an initial trial showed it could improve memory by 15 per cent. The US study was described as “promising” by British Experts, but they cautioned it was too early to say for sure if […]

Alaskans turn to government for food and health care amid recession, prompting questions about costs

JUNEAU — Tens of thousands of people have turned to the government for health care and food amid Alaska’s recession, prompting questions from state lawmakers about the sustainability of those safety-net programs. Gov. Bill Walker’s administration projects 240,000 people to be enrolled in the Medicaid health-care program next year, up […]

POLL: Paramus Mayor Won’t Change The Blue Laws

Paramus Daily Voice PARAMUS, N.J. — Despite being home to New Jersey’s largest shopping center, Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera won’t be changing the blue laws, he said. Responding to a recent opinion article by NorthJersey.com correspondent Jackie Goldschneider, the mayor said that protecting the blue laws — which prohibit shoppers from purchasing certain […]

100 years after ‘Spanish flu’, new global pandemics feared

Ebola, zika, SARS: a century after the “Spanish flu” killed 50 million people, humanity now risks a new wave of deadly diseases, and in today’s globalised world another such pandemic may be unavoidable, experts warned at the Davos summit this week. “Pandemics are becoming a real threat to humanity,” Elhadj […]

Police accuse two students, age 12, of cyberbullying in suicide

Police in Panama City Beach, Florida, have charged two 12-year-old middle-school students with cyberstalking after the suicide of another student.

Police said Tuesday in a statement that 12-year-old Gabriella Green, known as Gabbie, was found unresponsive at her home on January 10 and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The medical examiner told CNN that the girl died from hanging.

Parents who allow kids to join sects should be stripped of rights – Supreme Court

RT Russian Supreme Court has ruled in support of legislative recommendation allowing the deprivation of parental rights to citizens who allow their kids to join destructive sects, terrorist groups or other extremist organizations. “The term ‘abuse of parental rights’ should be understood as the use of these rights in a […]

Lawmaker Attacks Homeschooling As “Child Abuse”

WND About five years ago, lawmakers in New Hampshire approved a series of changes to improve their citizens’ access to homeschooling, but they now appear to be preparing to roll back those improvements. And it’s generated considerable controversy, since one legislator opposing homeschooling called it “child abuse.” Which wasn’t received […]