Best songs of 2019 so far

Billie Eilish If there has been a defining sound of 2019 so far, it’s that there is not one single defining sound. But that doesn’t mean we’ve had a weak year as far as music goes, it’s been stronger than ever. Half-way through the year, we wanted to gather […] Click here to view original web page at www.bbc.com

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White House scraps key plan to lower U.S. drug prices; may target drugmakers

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday scrapped one of its most ambitious proposals for lowering prescription medicine prices, backing down from a policy aimed at health insurers and raising the possibility of new measures focused on drugmakers. FILE PHOTO: Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules are arranged in […] Click here to view original web page at www.reuters.com

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Why I’m at Peace with My Weight Gain

“Resistance keeps you stuck. Surrender immediately opens you to the greater intelligence that is vaster than the human mind, and it can then express itself through you. So through surrender often you find circumstances changing.” ~ Eckhart Tolle I took a deep breath, feeling the recent change in my […] “Resistance keeps you stuck. Surrender immediately opens you to the greater intelligence that is vaster than the human mind, and it can then express itself through you. So through surrender often you find circumstances changing.” ~Eckhart Tolle I took a deep breath, feeling the recent change in my belly. I pinched at my belly rolls. They were familiar, I’d had them before, but recently I had gone through a period of over a year where I was in a smaller body. Now I was gaining weight again. I refuse to step on the scale, so I don’t actually know how much weight I’ve gained. I can just feel it in the extra belly rolls and the snugness in some of my clothes. In my mind, I have two choices: to wage war on my body or to surrender to the weight gain. Surrender is the ability to let go of the crushing weight of societal and personal expectations. It’s waving the white flag, signifying I’m giving up all the diet culture methods I’ve tried so hard to make work. I’m acknowledging that they actually never worked in the first place. This option isn’t always so easy, though.  For some context, I’m a body positive and fat positive activist. I advocate for acceptance and health at every size. I tell others they’re worthwhile just as they are. Though when it comes time to put them into practice within myself, it’s very challenging. I still have days where I suck in my stomach, hoping to appear skinnier to the world and to myself. I try to shrink to become small enough. I feel as though my worth lies in the number on the scale (even though I’m a stranger to it now). I lie to myself and say that I’m never going to find a partner if I keep gaining weight. I beat myself up about the food I’ve consumed and I compare myself to other people. My body positive journey is far from perfect; I struggle with all of these things. One big reason is internalized weight stigma or fatphobia. It infests my mind and can take over if I’m not careful. I mean, look at the world: We fear and despise fat. People are bullied and discriminated against because of being in larger bodies. Fatphobia is very real. It’s ingrained subconsciously; our society trains us to be this way.  The Body is not an Apology outlines some ways in which fatphobia rears its ugly head. In jobs, fat employees tend to be paid less for the same work. In dating, they often deal with people who fetishize them rather than seeing them as humans. In fashion, there are rarely sizes available beyond a size 16. In medicine, doctors see them as weak-willed and lazy. This is not surrender in our society. This is bullying and prejudice. No wonder it’s hard for people to accept their changing bodies—there are so many consequences for being fat. The irony of fat-shaming in the name of health is that it actually causes adverse health effects. According to a survey done by Esquire magazine, two-thirds of people report they’d rather be dead than fat. Can you imagine the damage this amount of stress does to one’s system? No wonder we’re terrified of gaining weight. We let those messages infiltrate our minds, and they drive us to pinch at our belly rolls as if we’re the worst people ever. On the other hand, being thin means being accepted, flying under the radar, even being complimented. It means that life is easier because you’re not oppressed in this way. Still, fatphobia manages to creep into all of our minds. Click here to view original web page at tinybuddha.com

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How To Make Time For Studying For an Online Nursing Degree When You’re a Mom

Designed by Freepik Nursing can be an amazing choice of career. You get to help people, work in interesting environments such as hospitals and doctors’ offices, and know that you have the medical knowledge to take the best care of your own family. Nursing can also be very lucrative […] Click here to view original web page at 247moms.com

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Cute Brother Sister Matching Outfits – Kids Twinning Dresses

Brother Sister Matching Outfits Whether it is a family holiday or reunion, a home coming or any other celebration, dressing up your kids in brother and sister matching dresses is an amazing idea to execute. Fill in their wardrobes with adorable twinning dresses for brother and sister to dress […] Click here to view original web page at www.pinkblueindia.com

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No flights, a four-day week and living off-grid: what climate scientists do at home to save the planet

The researcher planning a four-day working week ‘We need to reduce our capacity and urge to consume’ Month after month, there is research showing that climate change is happening faster than we thought. We’re in a car hurtling towards the edge of a cliff, we’ve got our foot on […] Click here to view original web page at www.theguardian.com

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Follow Mom and her Goals on Feedspot

Being happy is a very subjective emotion. Each person on Earth has different things that make them happy and causes them to smile. But even though happiness is a very personal thing, the truth is that it’s important to be happy for your health and well being. Your physical […] Click here to view original web page at www.feedspot.com

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10 Places to Find Gender-Stereotype Defying Clothes for Kids

photo: girlswillbe via Instagram Tired of only finding pink and blue at the big-box stores? These 10 clothing lines have options for boundary-bursting kids. Girls Will Be Girls “Because girls are more than pretty and sweet—like strong and smart and fierce. And they need clothes designed for active play […] Click here to view original web page at redtri.com

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Self-Care Is A Win-Win For Everyone: Haut Monde Mrs. India Worldwide Finalist Amulya Kulkarni

Stepping out of the everyday routine is a challenge for everyone, but especially so for women. I am sure a lot of women can relate to this: Son’s school leaves early today? – I need to leave the office early and finish this presentation late at night. Husband’s travel […] Click here to view original web page at www.kidskintha.com

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Why Focusing on Self-Care Isn’t Fixing Burnout for Working Moms

Here’s why short bursts of self-care won’t always fix what ails you. It’s official. Burnout is finally a medical disorder . Acknowledging that this is a serious health concern is a positive step toward addressing what’s become an epidemic in our society, especially for working moms. But it begs […] Click here to view original web page at www.workingmother.com

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15 Activities About Bees

Bees are so important for our environment! I know that bees can feel like a nuisance, especially during the summer, but these little insects are so powerful and do so much for our world! Did you know that pollinators are responsible for one of every three bites of food […] Click here to view original web page at teachingmama.org

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Quirky accommodations

If sleeping in a bed of ice or camping off the edge of a cliff sounds like your type of holiday, check out this list of unique accommodation 1. ICEHOTEL, Sweden You can’t beat the ICEHOTEL in Sweden when it comes to cool accommodation. Located 200km (124 miles) from […] Click here to view original web page at www.worldtravelguide.net

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