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Lockdown Helped Me Get Sober, But Now What?

In late February, 24-year-old James* woke up on his sofa in all of his clothes. His mouth was dry, head thumping and a reluctant glance at his phone revealed that he had half a dozen missed calls. It was 2PM,...

/ July 10, 2020
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US Hits China with Sanctions Over Uighur Detention Camps

This article originally appeared on VICE US.The United States of America imposed sanctions on multiple Chinese officials this week over serious human rights abuses in Xinjiang, where an estimated 1.5 million Muslim Uighurs are being detained in so-called “re-education camps”....

/ July 10, 2020
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Howzat! We can all learn from elite batsmen, and not just about cricket

While many people may enjoy a game of backyard cricket, only a few go on to become elite professional batsmen in Australia. Cricket batting is example of what human skills can achieve. The fastest bowling delivery speeds can exceed 150km/h....

/ July 10, 2020
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Australia’s Outbreak of a Deadly Dog Disease May Have Come From Imported Pets

Earlier this year, as the world at large was transfixed upon the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, another exotic disease quietly popped up in northern Australia. This one affected dogs. Ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne bacterial illness, was found in Australian dogs in Western...

/ July 10, 2020
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Stop scapegoating migrants and the poor for COVID-19

Refugees & migrantsSue BoltonIssue 1272AustraliaCOVID-19Melbourne housing estateshard lockdownAustralian Services UnionOur Common CauseJuly 10, 2020I understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, and support strong action to stop the spread of the virus. However, the Victorian Labor government’s decision to lock down...

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How to Set Up a Pi Hole to Block Ads and Speed Up Your Internet

The internet is a much different place when it’s not full of advertisements. This past week, I zipped around from site to site, watching the images and text load without banners and obnoxious pop-ups. Algorithmically generated ads in podcasts failed...

/ July 9, 2020
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Black Lives Matter Mural Painted Outside Trump Tower | NowThis

Community leaders, city officials, activists, and New Yorkers came together this morning to paint a Black Lives Matter mural on 5th Ave. directly outside Trump Tower. Pres. Trump has called the message ‘a symbol of hate’ and claims the mural...

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Egypt May Have Broken Its Own Antiquities Laws by Lending Dozens of King Tut Artifacts to a Touring Blockbuster Show

A traveling blockbuster exhibition featuring the treasures of King Tutankhamun, the famed boy pharaoh, may have breached Egyptian laws meant to protect antiquities. In a new documentary, BBC News Arabic investigates the legality of the show, billed as the largest collection of King...

/ July 9, 2020
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Cuomo Calls Out Trump For Pushing To Reopen Schools Too Quickly | NowThis

‘Do you know, Mr. President, better than your health experts, how to protect the health of students?’ — Gov. Cuomo is calling out Pres. Trump’s push to reopen schools too quickly. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for...

/ July 9, 2020
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Ticketmaster Customers Have Been Waiting on Refunds for Months

Earlier this year, a California man filed a class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster, alleging that the company changed its policies, making it more difficult for customers to receive refunds for concerts that have been cancelled, rescheduled, or postponed indefinitely due to...

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A Twitter Account Is Tracking the Cringiest Misuses Of Black Language

Dabbing was a meme in Black culture that I never felt like I got the chance to enjoy. By the time I was aware of it, it was so ubiquitous that podcast and television show hosts the McElroy brothers used...

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Doctors and Nurses Get Emotional Over New COVID-19 Surge | NowThis

Amidst a new surge in coronavirus cases, doctors and nurses across the country are getting emotional about the struggles they face in fighting the deadly disease. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get...

/ July 9, 2020
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The Left Case against Open Borders

As the readers of my blog know, the opinions I express here are strictly non-partisan and non-ideological. My main interest is to go where science leads. Ideological thinking is different from science in that in science data triumphs over theories....

/ July 9, 2020
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Joe Biden’s surprisingly visionary housing plan, explained

Alex Wong/Getty Images Cut child poverty by a third, break down racial segregation, and stabilize the economy. Joe Biden has a housing policy agenda that is ambitious, technically sound, and politically feasible, and that would — if implemented — be...

/ July 9, 2020
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I’m an epidemiologist and a dad. Here’s why I think schools should reopen.

Gov. Mifflin High School in Shillington, Pennsylvania, on May 1, 2020. | Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images Six questions about the safety of kids, teachers, and families, answered. Covid-19 is upending our lives and forcing us to make...

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Is Wealth Inequality Actually a Problem?

This video was made possible by our Patreon community! ❤️ See new videos early, participate in exclusive Q&As, and more! ➡️ https://www.patreon.com/EconomicsExplained ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ #inequality #economics #onepercent The wealthiest among us today live a life unparalleled by any other human throughout...

/ July 9, 2020
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South African Crypto Investment Company Issued Cease And Desist Order In Texas

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) issued a cease and desist order Wednesday against on Mirror Trading International (MTI), Forexandbitcoin.com and four individuals involved in a multi-level marketing scam.Out of the four individuals, Cornelius Johannes Steynberg is a resident of...

/ July 9, 2020
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I Tried to Write a Novel Over Lockdown with the Help of Psychedelics

Lockdown started with a flurry of articles explaining why this period of mass global anxiety was not the time to be struck by productivity guilt. On social media, self-appointed mental health mavens like Matt Haig and Jameela Jamil talked persuasively...

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A 14-Year-Old Girl is Being Charged With the Murder of a 10-Year-Old in NSW

A 14-year-old girl has been charged with murder after 10-year-old was found dead at a remote property in northern New South Wales, Australia. The victim’s body was discovered in a house outside Gunnedah, about 430 kilometres northwest of Sydney, just...

/ July 9, 2020
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Security guards at Melbourne’s quarantine hotels say they will take situation seriously from now on and wear appropriate protection when having sex with guests

Security contractors responsibly for guarding Melbourne’s quarantine hotels have apologised for not following proper protocols, and have committed to wearing appropriate protection when having sex with returned travellers from now on. Many security guards have been accused of not wearing...

/ July 9, 2020