<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/food-politic/using-food-as-a-treatment_b_5610289.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Using Food as a Treatment for Mental Illness</a>

Using Food as a Treatment for Mental Illness

By Tove K. Danovich

Most of us are familiar with food banks and soup kitchens, where donated food goes to feed hungry people in the community. Yet we rarely talk about the connection between mental illness and hunger and how access to food can do more than just provide a full stomach. Numerous studies have shown a link between poor intestinal health and an increase in mental illness — though which is the cause and which the effect remains up for debate. Whether hunger causes mental illness or the illness makes people more susceptible to hunger isn’t …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-nordfors/how-innovation-can-disrup-unemployment_b_5616562.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">How to Disrupt Unemployment</a>

How to Disrupt Unemployment

Vint Cerf and David Nordfors are the leaders of the i4j Innovation for Jobs Summit.

Some say all jobs may be automated. Perhaps next thing consumption will be automated, too, and then we are really in trouble. Seriously, something does not make sense with this way of thinking.

Instead, innovation may disrupt unemployment. With a new mindset that appreciates the value of people, innovation can drive unemployment “out of business.” Everyone can have a good job.

It’s not that we are innovating too much. The problem is that we are trying to run the new economy …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/restored-hope-anti-gay-bakery-_n_5621164.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Oregon's Sweet Cakes By Melissa Preps Desserts For 'Ex-Gay' Group Restored Hope (PHOTO)</a>

Oregon's Sweet Cakes By Melissa Preps Desserts For 'Ex-Gay' Group Restored Hope (PHOTO)

An Oregon bakery that sparked national controversy after turning away a pair of lesbian brides-to-be who were seeking a wedding cake is back in the headlines.

As The Advocate pointed out, Sweet Cakes by Melissa posted the following series of photos on its official Facebook page. The images show cakes prepared by the company for Restored Hope, which has advocated for reparative, or “ex-gay,” therapy:

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1″; …read more

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Mahmoud Abbas' epiphany over Gaza

Mahmoud Abbas is having something of an epiphany. Only two short months ago, the Palestinian president said security co-operation with Israel in the West Bank was “sacred”. Now Abbas is quoting a Koranic verse which says” Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory.”

What has happened to him since he said in a speech in Jeddah, shortly after the kidnap and murder of three young settlers: ” The security coordination with the Israelis is for our own benefit, to protect our …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-wealth_n_5620759.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">You're Helping Mark Zuckerberg Become The World's Richest Person</a>

You're Helping Mark Zuckerberg Become The World's Richest Person

Some day in the near future you will read these words, tucked between headlines about the iPhone 10 and President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office: Mark Zuckerberg Becomes World’s Richest Man. And you will have only yourself to blame.

The Facebook CEO’s net worth jumped about $2 billion on Thursday morning alone, before he had even finished his eggs and bacon that he slaughtered himself. That’s because Facebook’s stock surged to $76 a share from $71, one day after the company announced it had made roughly one entire buttload of money …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/coyotes-immigration_n_5621235.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Central American Leaders Blame Immigration Crisis On 'Coyotes'</a>

Central American Leaders Blame Immigration Crisis On 'Coyotes'

WASHINGTON — Three Central American leaders are in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss ideas to slow migration from their countries to the U.S.

The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador will meet with President Barack Obama on Friday to talk about options to stem the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border.

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina talked with House Democrats and Republicans in separate meetings earlier this week. On Thursday, the two Central American leaders held a press conference with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), where they …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/house-iraq-resolution_n_5621060.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">House Votes For Checks On Obama's Iraq War Powers</a>

House Votes For Checks On Obama's Iraq War Powers

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives sent a bipartisan message to President Barack Obama Friday, warning the commander-in-chief that lawmakers do not want him to escalate war in Iraq without first going to Congress for permission.

Passed by a large 370 to 40 majority, the resolution declares: “The President shall not deploy or maintain United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq without specific statutory authorization for such use enacted after the date of the adoption of this concurrent resolution.”

It’s unclear whether the Senate would pass such a resolution, or whether it would trump …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/john-walsh-plagiarism_n_5620943.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Montana Veterans Are Not Pleased With Senator Who Allegedly Plagiarized</a>

Montana Veterans Are Not Pleased With Senator Who Allegedly Plagiarized

Some Montana veterans have spoken out in response to the plagiarism allegations facing Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.), and they’re not happy.

Timothy Pentecost, a veteran of both the Vietnam and Iraq wars, told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that Walsh, who served in Iraq, using post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as an excuse for his alleged plagiarism is “totally bogus.”

“I can’t believe he’s using the PTSD as a reason for what he has done in plagiarizing the paper, and that weak response he had was terrible,” Pentecost said of Walsh.

“I …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/olivia-snaije/social-media-about-gaza-r_b_5621358.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Social Media About Gaza Reflects Misplaced Anger Instead of Humanity</a>

Social Media About Gaza Reflects Misplaced Anger Instead of Humanity

Anyone who is remotely political on Facebook cannot help but be inundated by news about recent events in Gaza. I have been spending far too much time away from my work because I am alternately outraged, fascinated and horrified by what I read on Facebook, today’s reflection of our society. It has become apparent that the situation in Gaza has unleashed anger that is seriously misplaced while the terrible violence and loss of mostly civilian Palestinian lives seems to leave many people indifferent; some actually suggest that it is the victims who are to blame. I am at an utter …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/pope-francis-cafeteria_n_5621154.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Pope Francis Enjoys Casual Cafeteria Lunch With Surprised Vatican Workers (PHOTOS)</a>

Pope Francis Enjoys Casual Cafeteria Lunch With Surprised Vatican Workers (PHOTOS)

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Do you make the pope pay for lunch?

Pope Francis popped in unannounced at the Vatican workers’ cafeteria Friday and lined up, tray in hand, along with stunned diners.

Cashier Claudia Di Giacomo told Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano that when Francis presented his tray with a plate of cod, a bowl of fusilli pasta without sauce, a side of grilled tomatoes and “just a few” french fries, she “didn’t have the courage to hand him the bill.”

Francis chatted with his tablemates — five Vatican pharmacy stock clerks. His tip? A papal blessing …read more

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