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Friday, November 3rd, 2017

 

Michelle Obama Just Hinted That Barack Needs A Few More Friends

Is Joe Biden around? By Carly Ledbetter, Huff Post helle Obama understands the importance of having a good group of girlfriends. If anything, she just wishes that her husband Barack had more friends to speak with. “I love my husband, and he is my rock, but my girlfriends are my sanity,” she said at the Obama Foundation summit in Chicago on Wednesday. The former first lady said that all the stress, security and craziness that came with living at the White House for eight years made her need her girlfriends even more. “I think women, we doRead More


Gabrielle Union Eats Spicy Wings And Talks Watching The Golden Girls With DMX

She makes her way through the spiciness like a champ rebecahjacobs, GlobalGrind Source: Vivien Killilea / Getty Gabrielle Union has been nearly everywhere on the press run for her new book, We’re Going To Need More Wine. Her latest stop was at First We Feast with Hot Ones, where she made her way through eating 10 different hot wings and took on a bunch of different wild card questions. The topics Union covered varied all over the map from her throwing the best parties with the craziest guest lists to her husband DwyaneRead More


Donna Brazile Says Clinton Campaign Took Over The DNC

The former interim DNC chair writes that she “followed the money” to find a “shocking truth.” By Paige Lavender, Huff Post Donna Brazile, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, opened up about the financial chaos within the DNC and said that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign gained control of the committee well before Clinton was the party’s nominee. Politico featured an excerpt from Brazile’s book Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House, which comes out Nov. 7. In it, Brazile describes finding outRead More


Republican Tax Reform Bill Limps Across Starting Line

It’s a big, fat giveaway to the economic elite, slashing the corporate tax rate and phasing out the estate tax. By Arthur Delaney and Matt Fuller, HuffPost WASHINGTON ― Republicans finally unveiled their tax reform legislation Thursday with a draft bill that would dramatically cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy. GOP legislators generally stuck to their already released framework for the legislation: lowering individual and corporate tax rates while eliminating most individual deductions. But they also showed a willingness to jettison major aspects of their plan in order toRead More


How to Pick a Retirement Account

PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Kzenon/stock.Adobe.com (StatePoint) Whether you’re starting your career, approaching retirement or you’re somewhere in between, it’s important to understand the various options available to help you reach your retirement goals. Even if you are already investing in a 401(k) or other retirement plan, contributing to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can help you diversify your investments and provide an additional tax-advantaged savings plan, say experts. “There are some important differences between Roth and Traditional IRAs that all retirement planners should keep in mind,” says Mary Ellen Hancock, aRead More


How to Save on Mobile Devices this Holiday Season

PHOTO SOURCE: (c) oneinchpunch/stock.Adobe.com (StatePoint) Holiday spending is expected to rise this year over last, according to the National Retail Federation. While you may be budgeting for a more expensive season in some ways, keep in mind that when upgrading mobile devices for yourself or loved ones, you don’t necessarily need to go brand new and pay a premium. Lingering misconceptions persist that refurbished devices were necessarily broken or had problems. However, many such mobile phones, tablets and accessories that come from trade-in and upgrade programs were perfectly good devicesRead More


Top Tips for Incorporating Fitness into Your Routine

(StatePoint) Staying active doesn’t just keep a waistline in check, it benefits every part of the body, including the brain. Now is the time to renew your commitment to staying fit. Here are some top tips to get moving more. • Rethink Your Commute. Leave the car keys at home and lace up your sneakers instead. Commuting to work by bike is a great way to bookend the work day with some aerobic activity. • Take a Walk. Even the most adventurous weekend warriors are sometimes required to sit orRead More


Chronic Conditions More Common in African-Americans

Photo courtesy of Getty Images #13930 Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Family Features) Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke are among the most common causes of illness, disability and death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These chronic conditions and the factors that lead to them can be more common or severe in minorities, including African-Americans. For example, African-Americans are 40 percent more likely than Caucasians to have high blood pressure, and the rate of diagnosed diabetes is 77 percent higher amongRead More


A Closer Look at Vision Health

Photo courtesy of Getty Images #13978 Source: Vision Impact Institute (Family Features) An estimated 4.3 billion people suffer from the same health problem regardless of gender, age or ethnicity: vision impairment. Whether moderate or severe, vision impairment can have far-reaching social and economic impacts. As the number of Americans with visual impairment is expected to double by 2050, vision health has an obvious role in the national health conversation. Uncorrected vision is highly noticeable among certain groups, like the elderly and workers who rely on vision for safe and effectiveRead More


Managing High Blood Pressure During the Holidays

Photo courtesy of Getty Images # 13910 Source: American Heart Association (Family Features) Managing blood pressure can be difficult, especially during the holidays and winter months. A change in routine, family visits, traveling, illness, holiday menus and financial concerns can all conspire to derail your best efforts at keeping chronic conditions, like high blood pressure, under control. If you are one of the millions of American adults with high blood pressure, it is vital to keep your blood pressure stable. Drastic changes can put you at risk for heart attackRead More