• Singapore Plans to Boost Goods and Services Tax to 9%
  • “This Flu Is Serious Business,” Wife Warns After Husband Loses Legs & 9 Fingers to Septic Shock
  • Barber Tells This Shy Insurance Man To Grow A Beard, And It Ends Up Transforming His Life
  • Neither One of Us Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye (Farewell My Love Goodbye)
  • Iran Accuses The West Of Using Lizards To Spy On Nuclear Facilities

Singapore Plans to Boost Goods and Services Tax to 9%

Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced a range of tax increases in his budget, including a surprise hike in property levies, as he seeks to shore up savings to cope with a rapidly aging population. The stamp duty on residential properties in excess of S$1 million ($761,600) was increased to 4 percent from 3 percent, effective from Tuesday, Heng said in a speech in Parliament. The government also plans to…

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“This Flu Is Serious Business,” Wife Warns After Husband Loses Legs & 9 Fingers to Septic Shock

ShareTweet As countless reports have reflected, a fatal flu season is upon us. From a mom who lost her perfectly healthy 27-year-old daughter to a father who lost his vibrant 7-year-old two days after she complained of a sore throat, parents across America are grieving the loss of children taken too soon by 2018’s deadly strain of influenza. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported in mid-January that the death toll for…

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Neither One of Us Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye (Farewell My Love Goodbye)

ShareTweet He promised me he would only ride during the daytime, he would always wear his helmet and he would stay on the back country rural roads not far from our suburban home. And he was a promise-keeper, a man of his word—which is why as daylight began to recede and night started to fall, a certainty that something wasn’t right began to permeate my consciousness. There was nothing to…

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Iran Accuses The West Of Using Lizards To Spy On Nuclear Facilities

Nuclear weapons, environmental activism, intelligence agencies, and… lizard spies? An ex-senior military advisor to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Hassan Firuzabadi, recently justified the arrests of environmentalists by claiming that the Western spy agencies used lizards to keep tabs on Iran’s nuclear program, AFP reports. “Several years ago, some individuals came to Iran to collect aid for Palestine… We were suspicious of the route they chose,” said Firuzabadi, according to The Times Of Israel. “In…

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Pet shop puppy sale ban considered

Puppies must also be shown alongside their mother before a sale is made, and – amid concern over online sales – purchases must be completed in the presence of the new owner. ‘Puppy trade crisis’ Last year, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs suggested a ban on third-party sales could lead to the creation of an illegal market. But the Dogs Trust welcomed the government’s latest thinking on…

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Everything you need to know about ‘chain migration’

What is chain migration? nearly two-thirds of new green cards“Chain migration” became a target of Trump and his nativist base following a failed New York City subway bombing by in December. Ullah, who had come to the United States in 2011, was a “chain migrant” and legal green card holder.   President Trump has tried to normalize the term “chain migration,” going so far as to tweet out a definition for…

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Here’s Some Evidence Of Evolution That You Can Easily Find On Your Own Body

Happy times, everyone! It’s Darwin Day – an international celebration of the birth of the world’s most famous and influential evolutionary biologist, who came into being on February 12, 1809. The evidence for evolution through natural selection is as beautiful as it is utterly overwhelming. Every part of our own biological architectures – from walking upright to the way our eyes work – is a piece of evidence pointing toward…

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Segregation in baseball was the norm until this relatively unknown player stepped up.

As the pioneer and historical face of desegregation in sports, Jackie Robinson experienced taunts and death threats at every point of his Major League career as the first black player admitted to the league. His bravery and persistence in the name of equal rights have been well-documented and honored not just in baseball history, but in the larger context of the struggle to end the disparate treatment of black citizens…

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The Apple Watch is being used to test confirmed cases of diabetes

Apple continues to prove the Apple Watch is more than just your average wearable. Through a study with Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco, the Apple Watch has now been shown to detect diabetes with 85 percent accuracy. The study used heart rate data from 14,000 Apple Watch users, as well as knowledge of whether that individual had diabetes. Thanks to the 2015 Framingham Heart Study, the researchers knew…

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How to Make Your WP Site up to 70% Lighter and up to 500% Faster

Today let’s talk about optimizing  our websites / blogs  ….. Most of the Current WordPress optmisation products do half a job… or less …   I mean they don’t tell you if you are having problems with your host, you have no idea if your themes/plugins are slowing your site down  95% of optimisation tools don’t do the #1 thing you should do to a website which is… optimise graphics…

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Veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan could be deported

(CNN)Miguel Perez Jr. discovered that two tours of duty in Afghanistan with the US Army and an accompanying case of PTSD are no shield from US immigration laws. The substance-abuse and mental-health counseling he desperately needs would not be readily available in Mexico, he said. He also predicts that drug cartels would recruit him because of his combat experience and murder him if he didn’t cooperate. So he started a…

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Dad Warns Parents After 7-Year-Old Is Sent Home With Sore Throat, Dies 2 Days Later

ShareTweet By now, it’s certainly no secret that the most devastating flu season in years is upon us. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there have been 53 influenza-related child deaths in the 2017/2018 flu season, with 17 fatalities reported last week alone. The flu’s latest victim was a sweet 7-year-old named Savanna from Columbus, Indiana, who left the hospital with a sore throat last week and lost her life…

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Fired for complaining about multiple health code violations at the restaurant I used to work at. Fridge had been out for 3 hours and people were still working out of it with full knowledge of it’s condition.

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A Bunch Of Things Im Really Trying To Let Go Of This Year

Ari He *Comparing my career path to people who are (or are around) my age and convincing myself that if my situation isn’t exactly like theirs, I’ve failed. *Holding on to bad days after they’re over. *Scrolling through my newsfeeds in a way that is mindless and frenetic. I understand that, at least for myself and my career, it’s impractical to try and give up social media. But this year,…

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NIH study links cell phone radiation to cancer in male rats

New studies from the National Institutes of Health — specifically the National Toxicology Program — find that cell phone radiation is potentially linked with certain forms of cancer, but they’re far from conclusive. The results are complex and the studies have yet to be peer-reviewed, but some of the findings are clearly important enough to warrant public discussion. An early, partial version of this study teasing these effects appeared in…

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Zebra Fuel raises $2.5M to deliver fuel direct to your vehicle

Zebra Fuel, a London-based startup that wants to eliminate the inner city gas station by delivering fuel directly to your vehicle, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. The round is led by Robin and Saul Klein’s LocalGlobe, with participation from Brent Hoberman’s Firstminute Capital, and Alex Chesterman, the Zoopla founder and one of the U.K.’s more active angel investors. Despite the familiar investor lineup, it’s actually the first investment…

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Bill & Ted Star Says #MeToo Alex Winter Reveals He Was Sexually Abused As A Child Actor

Add Alex Winter‘s name to the list of silence breakers who have come forward with stories of abuse. Winter is best known for his role Bill S. Preston, Esquire to It was during these formative years in the 1970s during which, Winter told BBC Radio 5, he was sexually abused by an unnamed man who he says is now dead. In his first interview on the subject, Winter says he…

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Amazons new healthcare company could give smaller healthtech players a boost

JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have joined forces with Amazon to form a new healthcare company for all U.S. employees. Right now details are so sparse there’s not even a name associated with the new company. However, this is big news for the industry, and it could possibly have ramifications not only for health insurance giants, but also smaller tech companies that are open to either partnering with the company…

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London Breaches Yearly Air Pollution Limit Within One Month Of 2018

For the rest of the year, Londoners are set to be breathing in illegal levels of toxic air.  The capital city reached the air pollution limit set by the EU for the entirety of 2018 within just one month. The law states that toxic nitrogen dioxide levels cannot exceed the safe limit more than 18 times per year, which has already occurred on Brixton Road, Lambeth. Well, the good news…

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Chuck Todd nailed why Trump’s SOTU just didn’t cut it for so many Americans.

NBC’s Chuck Todd has an issue with President Trump’s first State of the Union address. It’s not that it was a bad speech, necessarily. It’s just that the Donald we all know didn’t give it. Speaking on MSNBC after the State of the Union, Todd dove into why Trump’s inauthentic speech failed to deliver. Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM. “It is hard to judge these speeches because we…

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Amazon is stepping into healthcare

Jeff BezosImage: ROB LATOUR/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Alexa, make healthcare better.  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is finally publicly stepping into the healthcare industry. Amazon has teamed up with banking giant JPMorgan and holding company Berkshire Hathaway to start a healthcare business, the companies announced on Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: Amazon Music Unlimited is getting even more unlimited Per typical tech company fashion, the initiative’s goal is to disrupt an old industry by providing technological…

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Botanist Spots Something Horribly Wrong With This Health Blogger’s Pudding

A clean-eating Instagrammer posted a photo that appears to show a delicious berry pudding. It’s inedible, of course, because it’s covered in flowers. You’d be lucky to get a straw in there, let alone a dessert spoon. However, when a botanist took a look at the post, he noticed something else about it that made the “healthy” pudding inedible. One of the ingredients is extremely poisonous. Gluten-free though. – Yes, whilst this “pudding”…

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