Trump could preserve parts of Obamacare

After chatting with Former president Barack Obama, Donald Trump said to the newspaper, he might not want to junk the entire Affordable Care Act after all.

science The shift brings Trump in line with past Republican attempts at repealing and replacing the law, which focused on rolling back large elements like the individual mandate while holding onto several of its most popular provisions. However many policy experts have warned that requiring plans to cover sick people without a mandate or other way of bringing healthy people into the insurance pool will send premiums sky-high.

Crediting it to President Barack Obama, Trump persuading him to rethink his plan for a total repeal during a Thursday meeting at the White House.

“I told him I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that,” he told the Journal.

 

Rafael Nadal being an inspiration ahead of injury comeback: Roger Federer

Roger Federer has revealed that he has inspiration from long-time rival Rafael Nadal as he prepares to make comeback from injury ahead of the 2017 ATP season. The Swiss former world number one called time on his 2016 season in July Owing to a knee injury and confirmed that he is on track to make a comeback next year.

Nadal ended his 2016 season after the Shanghai Masters IN October and announced recently that he will make his return to action at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi on 29 December later this year.

It is the first time in 14-years that Nadal and Federer will not be present at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tournament, which gives a slight glimpse into the future, when the two decide to call time on their illustrious careers. The tennis legends, speaking at the opening of Nadal’s tennis academy in his home town of Mallorca, made it clear that they were looking forward to returning to the tour next season.

“You’ve done it a million times, so I can be inspired by the way you made it look so easy when you came back. You came back to the world’s top 10, top five, even world No 1. That’s something that I’m going to be thinking about when I come back to the tour in January,” Federer said with regards to the number of comebacks Nadal has made from injury setbacks in the past, as quoted by ESPN.

 

Childish Gambino returns with “Me and Your Mama”

After the success of Atlanta and Donald Glover, Childish Gambino has shared a new song titled ‘Me and your Mama’. It’s taken from his upcoming album ‘Awaken, My Love!’ due out December 2nd

The Rapper last released a studio album in 2013 with ‘because the internet’. His last recorded music project came with dual release of ‘Kauai’ and ‘STN MTN’, which were classes as an EP and mixtape respectively upon their concurrent release in October 2014.

The six-minute, three-part song begins quietly and builds to a soulful, grooving affair with a female gospel-tipped chorus, before it ratchets up into a stomping blues-funk second passage where Gambino’s passionate vocals kick in. “Do what you want/ I’m telling you/ Let me into your heart/ Can’t stand it, backhanded/ They want to see us falling apart/ You know that I love you/ So let me into your heart,” he sings, eschewing rap in favor of a raw, intense approach.

 

Smartphones are indispensable part of everyday life, but questions remain about the effects of frequent use of sleep. Poor sleep is associated with health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and depression.

Researchers from the University of California San Francisco, USA found a link between smartphone screen exposures and sleep quality. People who spent more time staring at their smartphones screen tended to have unhealthy sleep patterns and sleep was of poorer quality.

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The team collected data from 653 adults that were part of the Health eHeart study. Each Participant was required to install an app that would track how often their phone’s screen was on, which will allowed the researchers to determine an individual’s screen time.

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It is found from the study that Screen time varied by age and race but was similar for people with the same socioeconomic background. Younger people tended to have longer screen time.

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As in previous studies of self-reported screen time, as screen time increased, sleep quality decreased, including taking more time to fall asleep and getting less time asleep overall.

 

Russia Prepares to Block LinkedIn

A social Networking for professionals, LinkedIn, which will soon be bought by Microsoft, is to be blocked in Russia after a local court rules on Thursday that it had breached the country’s data protection rules, a sign of growing tensions for American tech companies operating in the country.

LinkedIn is the first foreign company to publicly clash with Russia’s communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, over the law, which requires foreign and local companies to store personal data of Russian users within the country’s borders from September 2015.

Moreover, LinkedIn holds information on third persons who aren’t registered on the site without their consent.

LinkedIn is the world’s largest business and employment oriented social network. As of 2015, it had 400 million users with five million people registered in Russia.

Massachusetts Voters Pass Historic Animal Protection Law

Thanks to over 5 million affirmative votes, the Massachusetts Minimum Size Requirements for Farm Animal Containment – also known as Question 3 – was passed this Tuesday.

Question 3 makes it illegal for farmers to house their cows, pigs, lambs, and egg-laying hens in confined spaces. A confined space is defined as a pen that “prevents the animal from lying down, standing up, fully extending its limbs, or turning around freely.”

This definition bans the use of veal crates, gestation crates, and battery cages. Thouh several states have already prohibited some of these individual devices, Massachussetts is the first to dispose of all three.

Though some legislators said that the bill would make animal byproducts more expensive for poorer Americans, 77.6% of Massachusetts voters approved the vote in protest of the cruel livestock practices.

The bill will also prevent business owners from importing products from outside Massachusetts that do not comply with the treatment standards. Farmers have until 2020 to meet the requirements before they start being fined by the state.

Amazon launches Its book Subscription Service, Kindle Unlimited in Australia.

If you’re addicted to books and you are from Australia then it’s a good news for you as Amazon launched its book subscription service, Kindle Unlimited in Australia.

The service, which will cost users $13.99 a months, includes tens of thousands of Australia’s best-selling titles besides over one million Kindle Titles. Essentially, it’s Netflix-for-Books. They can also read Man Booker Prize-winning The Sellout.
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Don’t worry you need not to buy the service at the moment, you can first try service free for the first 30 days, and if you want to continue with the service then you will be charged monthly. It can be used through their Kindle App on Android and iOS handsets or on dedicated Kindle devices, now sold through JB Hi-Fi.books-amazonAmazon’s Kindle Unlimited service launched more than two years ago in the United States, in July 2014, for $US10 per month, and also includes audiobooks, which the Australian version lacks.

A MUSLIM GIRL FROM OAK BROOK WRITES LETTER TO DONALD TRUMP

Some Muslim Americans have condemned what they call the hate-filled rhetoric from Donald Trump during his campaign, so a 9-year-old Muslim girl from Oak Brook has written him a letter with a simple message.

Sakeena Ahmed said her only wish for Trump is that he be good. The fourth grader asked him to imagine if everybody hated your religion.

“Being Muslim is a little difficult, my mom wears a scarf around her head. I go to the store and people just look at me,” she said.

In the letter, she writes to Trump: “You are saying we are terrorists. We definitely don’t do anything that you say we do. My dad is a doctor.”

“My only wish is for you to be good and I hope this letter does make you good,” Sakeena wrote.

In the letter she also talks about what a 9-year-old cousin overheard her soccer teammates saying: “It’s okay girls, she’s just not our kind.”

Sakeena’s mother encouraged her to write the letter. Aamina Ahmed said she’s worried after the election.

“It’s his supporters that I’m more concerned about. There’s extra security at my kids’ school today,” she said.

During the campaign Trump promised to prevent Muslims from entering the U.S. and increase scrutiny on those already living in the country. In the Muslim community there are fears of violence.

“We have already instructed our mosques to beef up security, make sure their security cameras are working, have volunteers that can look around and monitor for suspicious behavior,” said Ahmed Rehab, CAIR Chicago.

Play Overwatch for free next weekend

Good News For all who still played Overwatch, but wants to play, so here is a chance for you to play it for free. From November 18-21, the multiplayer shooter will be free to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

This isn’t just a limited slice of the game, either. The entire roster of heroes and maps are available across Quick Play, Custom Games and the Weekly Brawl.

Moreover, you’ll also have access to Loot Boxes containing bits like character skins and graffiti tags.

The game played already by over 15 million people. It’s not the first time Blizzard has made the game free to play, offering a free weekend for PS4 and Xbox One owners back in September. Overwatch was a hit among players and critics alike upon its release in May, so do try to play it if you haven’t already.