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Dad creates app so son can't ignore his text messages

demaerre/iStock/thinkstock(LONDON) -- A father has developed a cellphone app to encourage his teenage son to be more responsive to his text messages.Two weeks ago, Nick Herbert, a United Kingdom-based product manager, launched ReplyASAP--an app that allows users to send urgent messages to others that cannot be ignored without the sender knowing.The recipient then gets a notification that the text has been read. Herbert, 45, said he developed the app so he and other parents could immediately reach their children.Ben, Herbert's 13-year-old son, enjoys playing Xbox ...

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Mom-daughter duo delivers customized dorm room decor in a box

James Woodson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A mother-daughter duo is helping people transform their dorm rooms or maximize space in tiny apartments with a one-stop shopping solution delivered to their door in a convenient box.Amanda Zuckerman and her mom, Karen Zuckerman, founded Dormify.com, which caters to the fashion-minded. Clients can order their very own custom design on the site.“Dormify prepares parents and children with everything they need to move in a dorm room and start off college in a nice, comfortable way, and our twist is ...

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Hillary Clinton describes Trump as 'creep' in forthcoming book

Monica Schipper/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Hillary Clinton calls President Donald Trump a "creep" who "love[s] to intimidate women" in an excerpt of her forthcoming memoir while detailing her experience at one of 2016’s presidential debates.In the passage from Clinton’s memoir, “What Happened,” the former secretary of state recounts an "incredibly uncomfortable" moment during the second presidential debate in St. Louis on October 9, in which her "skin crawled" as Trump was "looming behind" her and "literally breathing down [her] neck." A day prior, the Washington Post ...

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City of Charlottesville shrouds Confederate statues in memory of slain protester

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- The city of Charlottesville covered two Confederate statues with giant black veils on Wednesday in remembrance of 32-year-old counter-protester Heather Heyer, who was killed at a rally of white nationalists and neo-Nazis earlier this month.The Charlottesville city council voted unanimously to cover the statues in a contentious meeting on Monday at which angry protesters expressed outrage over the deadly violence that broke out at the Aug. 12 rally. Violence at the rally resulted in one death and over a dozen ...

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Poll respondents explain their support for Trump's response to Charlottesville

garytog/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s handling of the deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month and his inconsistent characterization of them led to a swift and mostly negative reaction from many Americans.Approval of the president’s response to Charlottesville stood at just 28 percent, according to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll.In that same poll, 9 percent of respondents also said that it was acceptable to hold neo-Nazi or white supremacist views.ABC News telephoned some of the people who participated in the poll, who either ...

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President Trump strikes a softer tone in Reno after bombastic Phoenix rally

Ralph Freso/Getty Images(RENO, Nev.) -- President Donald Trump's tone at a speech at the National Convention of the American Legion in Reno, Nevada struck a softer tone than his bombastic speech in Phoenix on Tuesday night."There is no country like the United States of America. We have no division too deep for us to heal, and there is no enemy too strong for us to overcome. Because in America, we never lose faith. We never forget who we are and we never stop striving for ...

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Science envoy resigns over Trump's Charlottesville comments

Ingram Publishing/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- One of the State Department’s science envoys has announced his resignation on Twitter, citing President Trump's "attacks on core values of the United States."Dr. Daniel Kammen, a professor of energy at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote in a long letter that he is resigning because of Trump’s "failure to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis," calling it "a pattern of behavior that enables sexism and racism and disregards the welfare of all Americans, the global community, and the planet."Kammen also argued that ...

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YTMT Logo Breathtaking hypocrisy.

How is President Trump’s perceived failure to condemn white nationalists by name different from President Obama’s blatant and clearly intentional refusal to condemn Black Lives Matter by name?

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UT Health Logo Gout: A Pain You Can Live Without

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that can come on quickly and be quite painful. It has afflicted humans for thousands of years but is becoming more and more common because of Western diets and lifestyles. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast family medicine expert Dr. Angela Cade answers questions about treating and avoiding gout.
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