George H.W. Bush, 41st President, Dead at 94

Thanks; Eleanor Clift Published;12.01.18 12:03 AM ET jean-Louis Atlan If the presidency were measured by resume alone, George Herbert Walker Bush, who died Friday night at the age of 94, was one of the most prepared men to ever hold the job. Before his election in 1988, he had been ambassador to the U.N., envoy to…

Barack Obama and Bill Gates agree that this book is an absolute must-read

Thanks;Shawn Langlois Published: Aug 20, 2018 1:50 am ET Obama unveils his summer reading list. Microsoft MSFT-0.04%  founder-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates calls it “one of the best books I’ve ever read,” saying it offers a breakthrough way to see how life is getting better and where it still needs to improve.  Count Barack Obama a big fan, as well….

Phra Vajiramedhi recognised for his compassion

Thanks;The nation Published;November 16, 2018 01:00 Phra Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, left, poses with Christian Schaake, from the Private Sector Partnership Services, and Kelly Clements, UN deputy high commissioner for refugees, after a ceremony in Geneva. THE UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) yesterday appointed highly respected Thai Buddhist monk, Phra Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, and Princess Sara Zeid…

EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics

Thanks;Agence France-Presse  Strasbourg, France Published;October 26, 2018 07:05 People hold placards reading “no to plastic deputies” and “don’t let yourself be wrapped by the lobbies” as they take part in a demonstration in front of the European Parliament on October 23, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France./AFP The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an EU-wide…

Harvard scientists say these 5 things can prolong your life by a decade

Thanks;Alessandra Malito Published: Jul 22, 2018 7:59 pm ET Harvard researchers say they’ve figured out which five habits lead to a longer life. Want to live 10 years longer? You may have to revamp your lifestyle.  There are five habits that, when done together, could add more than a decade to your life expectancy, according to…

The Danger of ‘Deploy or Get Out’ Facing HIV-Positive Troops

Thanks;Samantha Allen Published; 09.19.18 4:55 AM ET Raphye Alexius/Getty The largest employer in the country will not accept people living with HIV. No, not Walmart, which is the largest private employer in the United States, but the United States military, which has long banned anyone who tests positive for HIV from enlisting—and which considers most…