Bernie Sanders Inspired This Progressive To Challenge A Democratic Incumbent

A progressive House candidate is tying himself as closely to Bernie Sanders as possible in the hopes that it will help him pull off a major upset against a comparatively conservative Democratic incumbent in Oregon next Tuesday, portending a style in which the independent Vermont senator’s political revolution may continue after the presidential primary has concluded.

Dave McTeague served as a nation representative in Oregon’s legislature before working as the executive director of the state’s chiropractic examiners committee. He’s challenging Rep. Kurt Schrader, who is serving his fourth word as the representative for Oregon’s 5th district. Schrader is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition for conservative Democrats and has one of the most conservative voting records for a Democrat in the House. As a superdelegate, Schrader is backing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the party’s convention this summer.

McTeague has said he entered the race for Schrader’s seat because he was inspired by Sanders, who has engaged millions of supporters across the country. Schrader voted last summertime to give President Barack Obama Trade Promotion Authority, otherwise known as fast-track acceptance, to negotiate international trade deals, and it’s one the main issues McTeague is now operating on. Schrader called AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka a “bully” because of the labor organization’s threat that it would withhold campaign donations to Democrats over the fast-track legislation.

“These days a lot of voters, Democratic voters too, don’t feeling represented by the Washington Establishment and want real change, ” McTeague told in a statement announcing his candidacy. “This is evident in the success of Sen. Sander’s insurgent presidential campaign, which I strongly support … I don’t have any illusions about this effort. Running against an entrenched incumbent is like taking on the Death Star in Star Wars especially one with access to a million or more dollars of PAC money.”

McTeague has some well-organized assistance behind him. The Working Families Party( WFP ), a political group that campaigns for progressive nominees and policies, has sent two different Sanders-themed mailers to approximately 20,000 households in the district in support of McTeague.( The WFP, which has chapters in a dozen states, endorsed Sanders in December, which was its first national endorsement .)

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A section of one of the mailers the Working Families Party is send to voters in Oregon’s 5th District on McTeague’s behalf.

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Another segment of the WFP’s mailer.

“Progressive voters in Oregon are luck to have a option on the ballot who will bring the fight for Bernie’s political revolution to Congress, ” told Dan Cantor, the WFP’s national director. “It takes courage to stand up against a well-funded and powerful incumbent, and Dave McTeague is someone who has always shown that kind of gallantry. From his time as a nation legislator standing up to insurance companies and polluters to his opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership to his bold endorsement of Bernie Sanders, McTeague has distinguished himself as a true champion for our values.”

The WFP has also put up digital ads aimed at Sanders advocates and is hosting phone banks for presidential candidates.

While McTeague may have only the slightest chance of defeating Schrader — he got into the race merely a week before the filing deadline and has raised only a fraction of what Schrader has raised — the competition between the two Democrats is an illustration of the sorts of races that may happen more frequently. Statute professor Tim Canova’s race is another example; he has has garnered media attention in his bid to unseat Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida.

The Florida race has drawn attention in part because Wasserman Schultz is of the country’s highest-profile Democrats. But Sanders’ record-breaking fundraising and strong challenge to Clinton may embolden more progressives to run against incumbents in future election cycles, with the recognition that progressive Democrats need to focus more on down-ballot races. Unlike Republicans, Democrats rarely challenge sitting Democrat. A congressional primary candidate hasn’t defeated an incumbent in Oregon in 36 years.

The WFP said that he hoped Sanders’ likely primary win in Oregon against Clinton on May 17 will boost McTeague. But even if he loses, the group wants Democratic incumbents like Schrader to think twice about be voting in favour of bills like fast-track, which progressive groups and labor unions abhor.

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This Muslim Figure Skater Is Decided To Build History At The Olympics

Zahra Lariis a professional figure skater from the United Arab Emirates who has represented her country in international competitions in places like Slovakia, Hungary, and Italy.

The 21-year-old from Abu Dhabi now has her heart set on a bigger dream — the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

While the UAE has participated in the Summer Olympics, the hot, humid countryhas reportedly never had an athlete represent it in the winter games. In 2013, the UAE became part of the International Skating Union, paving the stylefor Lari to participate in major international competitions.

If Lari stimulates it to the Winter Olympics, she’ll be attaining history for her country.

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Lari started skating on a caprice when she was about 12 years old , after watching the Disney film, “Ice Princess.” She told The Huffington Post that she was captivated by the artistry and beauty of the athletic. But when she got out on the ice, skating turned out to be much harder than she’d anticipated.

“When I first stepped onto the ice, I fell, ” she wrote in an email. “I knew that I just needed to figure out how to get back up and keep trying. So that’s what I did. Autumn after fall, I maintained getting back up.”

Despite the spills, she was hooked. What started as an after school pastime soon blossomed into an intensive passion for the sport. Fans in Lari’s country soon dedicated her the nickname “Ice Princess, “ after the movie that inspired her. By 2015, she was training between four to seven hours a day, balancing her day on the ice with schoolwork at Abu Dhabi University.

Fall after autumn, I maintained getting back up.

“I spend hours on-ice training each day and also hours off-ice developing each day, ” she said. “I have dreamings and I have set objectives for myself. If I reach these goals, then I will be jumping for pleasure but if I don’t, it won’t be for lack of trying.”

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Zahra Lari of the United Arab Emirates in action during a practice session at Zayed Sports City on May 19, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Lari said that both of her mothers were initially hesitant about her skating, worried that she would be injured or that her academics would suffer. But when they realized how passionate she was about the athletic, she said they began supporting her 100 percent.

“There was a period of time that my Dad wanted me to stop because he said that I was getting too serious and he felt that I had reached the age that I needed to stop, ” Lari said. “He always did so with love and kindness.”

“When there was a national competitor, he refused to allow me to participate, ” she told. “But in all fairness, he took me to watch and cheer for my fellow teammates. When he saw how happy I was for them but sad for myself, he allowed me to continue. That was when he ultimately understood me and how much I genuinely loved this sport.”

Now, Lari said that her daddy cheers for her just as aloud as everyone else.

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Zahra Lari performs during the figure skating European Cup on April 12, 2012 in Canazei , northern Italy.

If Lari attains it to the Olympics in 2018, she’ll be following in the footsteps of a number of Muslim athleteswho have vied while wearing the hijab. Bahrain’s Ruqaya Al Ghasara, who participated in the 2004 Athens games, was reportedly the first Muslim woman to wear a hijab at the Olympics. The 2012 London Olympics was a particularly strong year, with challengers flying in from many of the world’s Muslim majority countries. This year in Rio, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will become the first Muslim American woman to represent the United States at the Olympics in a hijab.

Lari hopes that young lady — both Muslim and non-Muslim — will be inspired by her story to work towards their own dreams.

“I wish for all young women to find their passion. To be concerned for their health and well being. To take up sport. To not let small obstacles look like mountains. To strive for their own betterment and to not ensure the differences in people but to merely consider the likenesses. This is my wish for all, ” she said.

H/ T Pop Sugar

Watch a video of Lari in action above.

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More to be done to help with sexual function as well as advice on STIs and pregnancy, say authors of survey

Large numbers of young people experience sexual problems such as pain or anxiety during sex, the inability to climax and finding intercourse difficult, a study has found.

A third (33.8%) of sexually active teenagers and young men aged 16-21 and 44.4% of sexually active young women the same age experienced at least one problem, which lasted for at least three months, with their ability to enjoy sex in the past year, according to the research.

Experts say the results, from the latest National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) study of sexual health in Britain, show that young people need help with their sexual function as much as advice on avoiding sexually transmitted infection or unintended pregnancy. They experience problems almost as much as older people, it emerged.

For women, the most common problem was difficulty in reaching climax, which 21.3% of female participants said they experienced. The next most common problems were: lacking enjoyment in sex (9.8%), feeling physical pain as a result of sex (9%), an uncomfortably dry vagina (8.5%), feeling anxious during sex (8%) and no excitement or arousal (8%).

Among men, the biggest difficulty was reaching a climax too quickly, which 13.2% had experienced. Smaller numbers reported difficulty in reaching a climax (8.3%), difficulty getting or keeping an erection (7.8%), lacking enjoyment in sex (5.4%) and feeling anxious (4.8%).

The Natsal surveys, the funders of which include the Medical Research Council and the Department of Health, are seen as the most in-depth portraits of sexual behaviour in Britain. This latest edition has been carried out by academics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University College London and NatCen Social Research. Natsal-3 is based on 1,875 sexually active and 517 sexually inactive men and women aged between 16 and 21.

Our findings show that distressing sexual problems are not only experienced by older people in Britain, said Dr Kirstin Mitchell, the lead author of the study. They are in fact relatively common in early adulthood as well.

If we want to improve sexual wellbeing in the UK population, we need to reach people as they start their sex lives, otherwise a lack of knowledge, anxiety or shame might progress into lifelong sexual difficulties that can be damaging to sexual enjoyment and relationships, she added.

Among the sexually active, 9.1% of young men and 13.4% of young women said that they had felt distressed about a sexual problem that had troubled them for at least three months.

Natsal-3 found some significant differences between men and women in the sexual problems they encountered. Far more women (9.8%) than men (5.4%) lacked enjoyment in sex, felt anxious during sex (8% compared with 4.8% of men) and experienced no excitement or arousal during sex (8% compared with 3.2% of men).

The same stark gender divide was also apparent in those who professed no interest in having sex. One in five (22%) of women said they lacked interest, while far fewer men 10.5% said the same.

Young people are very unlikely to seek professional help for their problem. Although 36.3% of women and 26% of men said they had sought help, this was usually from family, friends, the media or the internet. Just 4% of young men and 8% of young women had turned to an expert such as a GP, psychiatrist or sexual health professional about their sex life.

Prof Kaye Wellings of LSHTM, a co-author, said: UK sex education is often silent on issues of sexual satisfaction, but these are clearly important to young people and should be addressed. Sex education could do much more to debunk myths about sex, discuss pleasure and promote gender equality in relationships.

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Turmeric Is The New Trendy Superfood, And Here’s How To Use It

Not too long ago, we introduced you to the riced cauliflower health craze.

However, it turns out that ricedcauliflower isn’t the only health food that’s gaining a cult-like following these days.

Yep, it appears that turmeric is also having a serious moment amongst health-conscious foodies.

If you’re not familiar with this popular spice, let me fill you in.

Turmeric’sbright yellow powder comes from the roots of an Asian plant. It has a peppery, bitter flavor, along with a mild ginger fragrance.

While turmeric is best know for being one of the main ingredients used to build curry, it has a wide range of benefits that go route beyond adding a little color and flavor to your food.


It serves asa powerful antioxidant that has a wide range of medicinal applications.

This herb is known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to treat everything from toothaches and bruises to diabetes, arthritis and even depression.

Turmeric has become increasingly popular as people begin to recognize the advantages of devouring this superfood.

Now lots of people are hopping on the turmeric train and incorporating this yellow powder into all sorts of tasty recipes.

You can use this tasty herb to build to construct everything from curried chicken and shrimp stir fry, to delicious lattes, smoothie bowls and even sushi.

If you want to give yourself a little health boost, you should basically just sprinkle this shit on everything.

Check out the pictures below to watch all of the things you can make with this trendy superfood.

Breakfast Bowl


Turmeric Smoothie


Avocado Toast OnTurmeric Bread


Turmeric Tea


OvernightOats


Turmeric Latte


Spiced Popcorn


Turmeric Juice


Turmeric Chicken Salad


Vegetable Soup


Turmeric-Seasoned French Fries


Turmeric Falafel


Shrimp Stir Fry


Turmeric Ramen


Tri-Colored Sushi


Sweet And Sour Cauliflower


Turmeric Rice


Turmeric Ice Cream


Turmeric Cake


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Beyonce ‘Lemonade’ breast cancer survivor star strolling 1,000 miles topless | Fox News

  • A still from the teaser trailer for “Scar Story”

  • A still from the teaser trailer for “Scar Story”

  • ( Paulette Leaphart/ Facebook)

Two weeks before Christmas 2013, Paulette Leaphart said a message from God woke her up in the middle of the night. That incident led to her eventual breast cancer diagnosis and on April 30, Leaphart set off on a 1,000 -mile walk to raise awareness for and engagement about the disease. For her stroll from Biloxi, Miss ., to Washington D.C ., shes decided to walk topless. She wants spectators and those she gratifies to find her double mastectomy scars as she shares her tale about life as a single mother who ran from financially comfortable to struggling to care for her four biological and four adopted children.

Its a gigantic escapade, Leaphart, of New Orleans, told FoxNews.com.

Recently, Leaphart appeared in Beyonces much-hyped visual album, Lemonade. In the section titled Hope, shes bare-chested; she also appears in Freedom. When she fulfilled the superstar, she asked if shed join her for a block of her walk, but Beyonce proposed a mile instead, Business Insider reported.

Leaphart is aiming to reach the capitol by her 50 th birthday on June 27. Shell be accompanied by filmmaker Emily MacKenzie, 30, and her four youngest daughters, who range in age from 8 to 15. MacKenzie and producer Sasha Solodukhina are making a documentary, Scar Story, which they hope to have completed in time for Octobers Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

When shes completed her journey, Leaphart plans to start a foundation supporting single mothers who face illness and has started a GoFundMe page. She hopes to open homes through the foundation to house women without the financial and emotional support to take care of them and their children through treatment.

Had I been able to have that one place I could go with my kids for six months and focus on my healing, oh my gosh, she said. Thats my dream, my focus, my aim. Thats what God placed on my heart.

We want to hold stuff in

Leapharts journey with breast cancer began on that December 2013 night, when she jumped out of bed after hearing what she believes was Gods voice.

He whispered in my sleep that I had cancer, she said. I have a very close relationship with God. Were tight.

Leaphart then went to a surgeon who didnt find anything abnormal, but asked when shed last had a mammogram, devoted her familys history her mother, grandmother, and first cousin all had breast cancer. Leaphart had never undergone the procedure.

He looked at me like I was crazy, she said of the doctor, who wrote her a prescription. I had the money, but I have eight children, my world centered around my children. Id expend[ the money] for them to go to the doctor at the drop of a hat, but would never do it for myself. Thats just how a single mom thinks.

In June 2013, Leaphart was with her first cousin, Monique, when she died from breast cancer. The 32 -year-old single mother maintained her diagnosis to herself until right before she died and by then the tumor was painfully large and had spread to her bones and brain. Breast cancer wasnt something her family talked about.

I was so angry at the fact that we, especially as black females, we want to hold stuff in and dont want people to know our business and we feel ashamed, like we did something wrong, Leaphart said. Weve got to stop that.

Though Leapharts mammogram came out normal, she didnt believe the results and got a prescription for an ultrasound. Thats when they found a stage 3 estrogen-positive ductal carcinoma in her right breast. Her physician recommended removing both breasts, even though the tumor was small, because of her family history.

I already knew I was going to live God didnt wake me up to let me die, she said.

When Leaphart went to a reconstructive physician to look at options, he informed her that she wasnt a good candidate because she had Factor V Leiden, an inherited disorder that can increase the risk of abnormal blood clots, and was already on blood thinners. The narcotics put her at risk to hemorrhage behind breast implant, which would require more surgery. She was offered the option of prostheses to wear under her clothes.

Leaphart had a doubled mastectomy on February 12, 2014. Her surgeon also took out eight lymph nodes, two of which were positive for cancer.

I accepted the fact that I was going to be breast-less for the rest of my life after God came to me, Leaphart said.

The spirit of God was all over the beach that day

Though Leaphart didnt have health insurance, she had a enough income from operating her own daycare centre, her ex-husbands military retirement and infant support for three of her daughters.

I could take care of us comfortably and had a good quantity saved up, thank God I did. I took all of that to pay for my surgery, my appointments with all the specialists, drug, Leaphart said.

The family moved from Florida to Texas, shuttling between family members homes until Leaphart marriage an old flame and moved to Seattle. At that phase, she recalled, she felt like a burden to her family and moving seemed as though a answer. She sporadically received chemotherapy when she could afford it. When the matrimony failed, Leaphart picked up her daughters at their fathers home in Virginia and moved to Atlanta. Before the school year started, they took a trip to Biloxi for a beach weekend.

Though Leaphart had accepted that she would be breast-less, she said the Holy Spirit came to her while she was at the beach and told her take off her shirt and take images. She was puzzled, but promised herself she wouldnt disobey after what she went through with her recent marriage. She dedicated her daughter Destiny , now 13, her phone, kept her head up, and posed.

It was such a powerful moment, she told. I insured people around with tears in their eyes.

When she finished, a few women came up and told her it was the most beautiful thing theyd ever seen, when they realized she didnt have any breasts.

That let me know the spirit of God was all over the beach that day, she told. I knew in that moment my chest was touching people.

Her daughters set the photo on Facebook in September 2014 and within minutes, she had thousands of likes. Viewers posted their thanks and emailed their tales. To date, the post has gained over 1.3 K views and 196 comments.

Thats when Leaphart knew what God wanted her to do, she said to walk 1,000 miles baring her scars. The stroll from her hometown of Buloxi to D.C. is almost exactly that distance.

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Is Halo Top Ice Cream Good For You? – TIME


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Is Halo Top Ice Cream Good For You?
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Since Halo Top launched in 2012, the company has experienced huge growth, with sales spiking 2,500% from 2015 to 2016 alone. Fans have flocked to the ice cream for its guilt-free health claims; entire pints range from just 240 to 360 calories per

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We went to a chiropractor to get our backs professionally cracked – here's what happened – Business Insider

We went to a chiropractor to get our backs professionally cracked – here's what happened
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Business Insider UK producers Leon Siciliano and David Ibekwe went to visit Dr. Bav Raindi, a chiropractor at the London Bridge Chiropractic, to see if spinal manipulation therapy could help with their back issues. Working in an office environment

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