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Why South Asians Need To Improve How We Talk About Sex

by Anita Nanhoe It happened when I was just a girl of 14 years old. Early in the morning, I walked into my parents’ room to get the hairbrush. That’s when I saw them, as I wish I never had.  A voice in my head screeched Bollywood-dramatically, “Nooooo, don’t do this to my mom!” My whole world trembled, as did ...

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Worrying About What Others Think Is A Waste Of Time. Here's Why.

The concept of “mental safety” came up recently during a dinner conversation. The basic premise is this: There’s something you’d like to do. Perhaps it’s flirting with that attractive bartender. Perhaps it’s trying out pole dancing for the first time. Perhaps it’s telling a friend or significant other about a fantasy. However, for the fear of being made fun of ...

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Republicans Break With Trump On Banning Transgender Soldiers

WASHINGTON ― White House officials argued Wednesday that President Donald Trump ’s seemingly sudden decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military  could hurt the political prospects of Democrats, ignoring the bipartisan opposition to Trump’s announcement. Soon after Trump announced his decision in a series of tweets, a White House official told Axios reporter Jonathan Swan that it “forces ...

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Here Are A Few Things That Cost More Than Health Care For Transgender Troops

President Donald Trump on Wednesday cited “tremendous medical costs ” as one of the reasons he will no longer allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military. Since the 2016 Pentagon decision that allowed trans people to openly serve in the military, health care costs have risen by between $2.4 million and $8.4 million a year, according to one estimate. A ...

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Another Obamacare Repeal Bill Just Failed In The Senate

Senate Republicans again failed to approve legislation to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. This time, it was a bill that would have eliminated funding for the Affordable Care Act’s private health insurance subsidies and Medicaid expansion, its individual mandate that most Americans obtain health coverage or face tax penalties, its mandate that large companies offer ...

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Obamacare Repeal Effort Failed Again. Here's The GOP's Next Plan Of Attack

NOW PLAYING After several failed attempts, Republicans are trying to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care legacy with a new, pared-down piece of legislation. The so-called “skinny” health care bill is expected to still leave millions of Americans without health care coverage. Click here to Read from the source

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John McCain Fails To Act On His Words On Health Care Again

WASHINGTON ― Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday passed on yet another opportunity to involve both Republicans and Democrats in the legislative process by opposing a motion supporting bipartisan review, just a day after he decried the closed-door process Republicans have used to try to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  The Arizona senator voted against a motion proposed by Sen. ...

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Trump Announces New Jobs At Company Notorious For Not Following Through

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn will build a new plant producing LCD panels in Wisconsin that will bring thousands of jobs to the state. “This is a great day for American workers and manufacturers and for everybody who believes in the concept and the label ’Made in the USA,” Trump said.  “The ...

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Bipartisan Group Of Governors Warns Senate Not To Pass ‘Skinny’ Repeal Bill

A bipartisan group of 10 governors wrote a letter Wednesday urging the Senate to reject a proposed “skinny” health care bill that Republican leaders are now trying feverishly to pass. And if the collective voice of so many governors doesn’t get the attention of GOP leaders, the letter’s endorsement by one particular Republican governor might. It’s Brian Sandoval, from Nevada. He ...

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