Qatar Is Getting So Hot They’re Air Conditioning The Outdoors

Take a short walk outside at the height of noon in Qatar, when temperatures can creep upwards of 48°C (120°F), and you’ll quickly turn into a sweat-soaked, sunburnt mess. With the effects of climate change continuing to take hold, the Middle Eastern nation is only set to experience higher temperatures too.  In the wake of this problem, Qatar has come up with an unlikely remedy: air condition the outside.  The Washington Post reports that Qatar has already embarked on installing air conditioning units in numerous outdoor spaces, including open-air markets, sports stadiums, and walkways. One of the most ambitious projects has seen air conditioning being blasted into the Al Janoub Stadium, a newly built open-air venue that will soon be …

Its OK for Your Teen Son to Be a Mamas Boy

ShareTweetPin Thinking back, I wonder if people thought I was a bit of a mama’s boy. I grew up in a stable home and loved and respected both of my parents. I regularly spent time with each of them. But I was always closer to my mother. If this was true when I was young, it was even more pronounced when I was a teenager. In those years I was one of those teen boys, a young man, who needed his mom. Boys need their dads, we know that. Boys need their dads to model masculinity, to model the love and affection they ought to have for a woman, to teach them the kind of life skills they will need. Girls …

Everyone’s Rooting For Cinder-Block, An Obese Cat Who Dislikes Her Workout

cat named Cinder-block has achieved online fame after a video of her voicing her displeasure at a mandated workout on a partially underwater treadmill has gone viral. But though Cinder-block may come off as a bit grumpy in the clip, veterinarian Brita Kiffney told HuffPost she’s typically a mellow sweetheart. posted the video on Oct. 19 on Facebook, where it garnered tens of thousands of reactions and comments. The cat’s name was previously just Cinder, but “we added ‘block’ because she’s fat,” said Kiffney. She clarified that the cat’s moniker is spelled with a hyphen and that she often is still simply referred to as Cinder. “I don’t want to shame the previous owner in any way,” said Kiffney, who …

Blood Supplies Arent Meeting Demand In Over 60 Percent Of Countries Around The World

Blood transfusions are used around the world to provide an extra boost of red blood cells to those with anemia, certain types of cancer, and people suffering from severe bleeding due to surgery, an accident, or childbirth. However, according to a report in The Lancet Haematology, we are suffering a global blood shortage, with a majority of countries lacking a sufficient supply. The blood used in transfusions mainly comes from healthy volunteers who kindly donate their blood to those in need, but often, supply fails to meet demand. The researchers behind the new study wanted to determine where blood supplies are falling short around the world so that the issue may be addressed. By determining the quantity of blood required …

NHS could face 1.8bn shortfall without reform

Analysis by Lisa Summers, BBC Scotland health correspondent It was the Scottish government that described “integration” as the most significant change to health and social care since the NHS was formed. The idea is a good one: better care in the community means fewer people end up in hospital when they don’t need to be. It is better for their wellbeing, takes the pressure off hospitals, and crucially, is cheaper. And for the health service to be financially sustainable that shift in emphasis needs to happen much faster. That means making sure there are enough specialist staff to fill gaps, working out which initiatives are successful and implementing them across the country. It also means setting out clear priorities on …

The Downsides To Working From Home When Youre An Introvert

Holly Riordan Updated October 24, 2019 By Jud Mackrill When you’re an introvert, working from home sounds like a dream come true. You don’t have to interact with people. You don’t have to spend hours on your hair and makeup in the mornings. You don’t have to worry about your boss watching you type over your shoulder or making small talk with your coworkers. On some days, you don’t even have to leave your bed. All you have to do is grab your laptop and you can have a productive day inside the comfort of your own home. However, working from home isn’t always the best idea for an introvert. Sometimes, it can cause you more harm than good. Sometimes, …

Londons top consumer VCs share which trends theyre tracking

With 72 unicorns created since 2009 and $8.7 billion in venture funding last year, the UK is Europe’s leading startup hub. Although it remains uncertain how Brexit will impact startups’ ease of recruiting and rapid scaling, initial pains are unlikely to displace London from its position as a global center for finance, media, retail, and technology. As UK-based startups reach $1 billion (~£800 million) valuations at a rate of one per month, according to data from Dealroom, VC firms have raised $3.5 billion in new funds to fuel the next wave of investments. Interested to learn where that capital could flow, I asked nine of London’s top consumer-focused VCs to find out which specific trends they’re using to identify startup …

Ben Affleck Appears Drunk At LA Halloween Party: ‘It Was Never As If This Was Simply Behind Him’ – Perez Hilton

UPDATE, 7:56 p.m. ET — Ben speaks! The actor bounced back on Sunday afternoon and appeared to be in good spirits, as paparazzi cameramen caught up with him outside of what was apparently his ex, Jennifer Garner‘s house. No word on whether he was there to see the ex-couple’s children, or what, but Ben did appear surprisingly optimistic throughout the whole short interview with the photogs. “Well, you know, it happens,” Affleck said to the camera while shrugging his shoulders. “I slipped, but I’m not going to let it derail me. [unintelligible] … Thank you very much, guys.” OK then! He sure didn’t seem too down there, at least. Here’s hoping he uses this to springboard back positively somehow! ____________________ …

Rob Kardashian Is Reportedly Doing Extremely Well With His Fitness AND Mental Health! – Perez Hilton

Here’s to you, Rob Kardashian! The KUWTK little bro — who hasn’t been seen on the hit reality TV show very often in the last several seasons, for a variety of reasons — appears to be finally back to a healthy, happy place in his life, and we are so excited about it for him! Not only was the young Kardashian seen apparently having According to a source close to the family who spoke about Rob’s impressive — and, for the most part, incredibly low-key — transformation, change has come quickly and successfully for the Arthur George sock designer. The insider dished (below): “He is very focused on making changes and sticking with it. He has cut down fast food and has completely …

Twitter Q3 misses big on revenues of $824M and EPS of $0.05 on the back of adtech glitches

Twitter today reported its earnings for the quarter that ended September 30, and the numbers delivered a big surprise, falling on both sales and earnings per share. Revenues came in at $824 million, and EPS at $0.05. That represents sales up 9% year-over-year but far below what analysts had been expecting: (non-GAAP, diluted) EPS of 20 cents per share and revenues of $874.03 million (or higher, $883 million, depending on which group of analysts you’re following). The stock is down around 20% in pre-market trading. Twitter said the huge drop in performance “bugs “that primarily affected our legacy Mobile Application Promotion (MAP) product, impacting our ability to target ads and share data with measurement and ad partners.” Also its adtech personalization …

FDA Recommends Stronger Warnings For Breast Implants

breast implants, the U.S. draft guidance on Wednesday recommending stronger warnings for the devices. “black box” warnings ― the agency’s most stringent form of labeling ― to inform people of possible risks and complications from breast implants, including rare cancers and a need for additional surgeries.  “We have heard from many women that they are not fully informed of the risks when considering breast implants,” Dr. Amy Abernethy, FDA principal deputy commissioner,  and Dr. Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement. heard testimony from dozens of women who said they’d fallen ill after getting breast implants. Davis said she experienced Some 400,000 people get breast implants every year in the United States, about a …

A Pharmaceutical Industry Executive Hosted A Fundraiser For Pete Buttigieg

Three men who represent deep-pocketed corporations with interests before the government― but who are not officially federal lobbyists ― have hosted fundraisers for South Bend, Indiana, Mayor HuffPost reportedannounced impressive $19 million No matter how much you insist that donations don’t impact your views, It’s impossible that it doesn’t end up influencing your policy. Adam Jentleson, former spokesperson for Harry Reid plan to cut prescription drug prices Steve Marcus/Reuters Pete Buttigieg announced in April that he would no longer take money from federal lobbyists. Buttigieg, in recent weeks, has adopted a more confrontational tone toward the progressives in the race, especially Warren. He’s criticized her as dishonest regarding the cost of “Medicare for All” and suggested a more moderate candidate …

Migrants found ‘smuggled in cattle truck’

NCA regional head of investigation Gerry McLean said: “Those who seek to profit from facilitating illegal immigration into the United Kingdom do so for their own selfish greed and without any concern for the health and wellbeing of those who are often moved across borders in inhuman and degrading conditions. “We are determined to do all we can with our law enforcement partners to disrupt those networks and bring perpetrators to justice.” The four men arrested in the UK on suspicion of facilitating immigration have been released under investigation, while the lorry driver remains in custody.

San Diego Doctor Who Doled Out 1,000 Vaccine Exemptions Faces Medical Board Charges

A San Diego doctor who has written an estimated 1,000 vaccine exemptions since 2015 is facing charges of repeated negligence from the Medical Board of California. Dr. Tara Zandvliet is San Diegos biggest doctor for the anti-vaxxer movement, especially in the citys schools, where shes written the Voice of San Diego, accusing her of gross and repeated negligence, failure to maintain records, and unprofessional conduct. In 2016, the father of a four-year-old girl sought Zandvliets help exempting his daughter from vaccines, according to the state complaint filed this month. The girl, referred to as Patient A, had already received some vaccinations, with none of the adverse effects that the anti-vaccination movement claims can come with immunization. Nevertheless, Patient As father …

How the Right Weaponized a 7-Year-Old Trans Child

A transgender Texan child will live in joint custody with her two divorced parentsone who believes shes a girl and one who believes shes a boy, a judge ruled Thursday. On its face, Thursdays court ruling between Texan exes Jeffrey Younger and Anne Georgulas is the last step in a child custody battle. But Younger and Georgulas legal fight over one of their children has made the case a rallying point for conservatives, and Thursdays decision comes after a slew of prominent politicians waded into the case and picked sides. Georgulas, who was awarded sole custody earlier this month, says her 7-year-old daughter Luna is transgender. Younger, who appealed the ruling and won a surprise victory on Thursday, says the …

Prince Harry Sees Meghan Markle’s ‘Pain’ Over Critics’ ‘Negativity’: ‘She’s Vulnerable Just Like Everyone Else’ – Perez Hilton

The fallout from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s documentary seems to be affecting them both. Following the premiere of Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which covered the couple’s recent South Africa tour as well as their personal struggles with media attention, A friend of the late Princess Diana shared with People how the 35-year-old royal is handling things presently: “He sees the pain of his wife and the attacks she faces, and he wants to try to sort it out. There is an element of [the press] being ingrained as the enemy. He is trying to protect them all. He is doing what he can.” And as for Meghan, she doesn’t seem to be doing so hot, either. A …