Youth Factor has helped Brandon Hall and I cut back on my sweet/salt addictions (that typically happen around 10:00pm a few nights a week) and it’s also decreasing my portions when I eat a meal

Youth Factor has helped Brandon Hall and I cut back on my sweet/salt addictions (that typically happen around 10:00pm a few nights a week) and it’s also decreasing my portions when I eat a meal! I have accidentally lost between 6-8llbs, and Brandon is down about 20lbs, and no he did not try and he is doing nothing else….. it’s a little bit disturbing, but whatever. We both feel fantastic as well!!! It’s risk free to try this with our 30 day money back guarantee. No this is not a weightloss supplement and it doesn’t contain some weird chemical that alters your appetite!!I think for me, my body is finally getting what it needs every day, so I don’t crave any thing else additional to what I’m eating. Message me if you have any questions!

In Detroit

In Detroit, Artists Explore the Riches of the 99-Cent Store Mr. Pruitt has laid out 48 gradient poster boards to create a massive color-field wall hanging. Mr. Israel made a Calder-ish mobile. Ms. Meckseper created a shelf assemblage of engaging mirrored items not dissimilar to those she typically explores in her art. Mr. Baldessari, on the other hand, considered a minimalist, went crazy with sparkle glue, feathers and found images of horses (with the help of his assistant and her 2½-year-old daughter). [ 594 more words ]
http://jeremiadus.com/…/in-detroit-artists-explore-the-ric…/

Where has TEECCINO been all my life

Where has TEECCINO been all my life?! ☕️
I stopped drinking regular coffee during my infertility journey + IVF. I stuck with decaf during pregnancy + when Roux joined the fambam.
I quickly found that he just doesn’t tolerate it, even the decaf. There’s already enough spit up to deal with… I wasn’t interested in more
Teeccino guys ✌
Caffeine free.
Acid free.
Add in Stevia & a splash of Coconut Milk.
Hazelnut is my favorite flavor!
…. now if I could just finish a cup before 4pm ‍♀️❤️

China Is Among Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

China Is Among Worst Human Trafficking Offenders, State Dept. Says Mr. Tillerson was criticized in March for failing to attend the release of the department’s annual human rights report, in what was considered a rare breach of a longstanding tradition by secretaries of state. The fierce criticism of China promises to accelerate a rapid worsening of relations with the Asian nation that had briefly benefited from good feelings generated by an April summit between President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China at Mr. [ 176 more words ]
http://jeremiadus.com/…/china-is-among-worst-human-traffic…/

A Refresher on A/B Testing It’s all about data these days

A Refresher on A/B Testing It’s all about data these days. Leaders don’t want to make decisions unless they have evidence. That’s a good thing, of course, and fortunately there are lots of ways to get information without having to rely on one’s instincts. One of the most common methods, particularly in online settings, is A/B testing. To better understand what A/B testing is, where it originated, and how to use it, I spoke with Kaiser Fung, who founded the applied analytics program at Columbia University and is author of… [ 2,102 more words ]
http://jeremiadus.com/…/06/28/a-refresher-on-ab-testing-hbr/

Judging Al Qaeda’s Record

Judging Al Qaeda’s Record, Part II: Why Has Al Qaeda Declined? In a previous post, I argued that the organization of Al Qaeda declined even as the movement it championed remains robust. No single factor explains Al Qaeda’s problems since the September 11th attacks, but I believe the most consequential reasons for this decline include its underestimation of the U.S.-led counterterrorism campaign and the associated loss of its haven and global infrastructure; its killing of Muslim civilians; and the lack of a strong base among the people it claims to represent. [ 1,548 more word ]
http://jeremiadus.com/…/judging-al-qaedas-record-part-ii-w…/

America leads the world in drug overdose deaths — by a lot America has about 4 percent of the world’s population — but about 27 percent of the world’s drug overdose deaths

America leads the world in drug overdose deaths — by a lot America has about 4 percent of the world’s population — but about 27 percent of the world’s drug overdose deaths. That’s one of the startling conclusions from a recent report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Statista charted the results: Statista The US has always been ahead of much of the world in drug overdose deaths — for a variety of reasons. [ 848 more words ]
http://jeremiadus.com/…/america-leads-the-world-in-drug-ov…/

Another stun gun ban repealed

Another stun gun ban repealed, this one in Tacoma Yesterday, the City Council of Tacoma (the third-largest city in Washington) repealed its stun gun ban; thanks to Stephen Stamboulieh and Phil Watson of the Firearms Policy Coalition. In recent years, stun gun bans have also been invalidated or repealed in Michigan; New Jersey; Wisconsin; the District of Columbia; the Virgin Islands; New Orleans; Overland Park (the second-largest city in Kansas); and Annapolis, Baltimore, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County (all in Maryland). [ 120 more words ]
http://jeremiadus.com/…/another-stun-gun-ban-repealed-this…/

The American Health Care Act is a pile of garbage that will hurt millions more than even Obamacare did

The American Health Care Act is a pile of garbage that will hurt millions more than even Obamacare did. Premiums will be higher next year than this year under the ACA. Oh, they didn’t tell you that right? Older people and the sicker will pay more money than someone who is younger for the exact same coverage. Literal exact. The Republican Senate healthcare bill is considered worse than the House Republican bill.
And no, the bill is not going to be cheaper or better for Americans. They took out the essential healthcare benefits and medicaid is taking a massive cut(more than $800 billion). Meaning those who need help the most cannot get it. The bill gives tons of help to the rich and more money to the insurance companies who have cheated Americans for decades. And no, more money to insurers doesn’t mean they’ll cut costs.
It’ll be the gas situation. Gas was near $1.00 at one point and rose up over time. It did go down from the high area it was before but it is still near $2.00 depending on where you are. Gas stations compete in some places, but it is only by a few cents. That’s in places where there is competition. If a gas station is by itself, then it won’t have a need to lower prices. In Alabama alone, the main insurer for people who are not connected to a job insurance is Blue Cross. There are very few other insurers who offer healthcare here. Most are not good on price and most docs are out of network.
That said, you’re paying more for them so Blue Cross wins out. They know they will, so all they have to do is tout the things they “can” do and that is enough. But you’re paying more for less even still. So some states may have competition but many others won’t.
President Trump himself called the bill “mean” when in an interview after being told Obama called it similar saying “I called it mean first, that was my word.” Seriously. Yet the President is still apparently willing to sign the bill that will break promises to most of the people who voted for him as of now.

The problems with American healthcare are a result of too much of the wrong kind of capitalism

The problems with American healthcare are a result of too much of the wrong kind of capitalism. HMO’s, insurance companies, large for-profit hospital chains, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies are all at the trough, insinuating themselves into the system in order to profit. Only the pharma and medical device companies are necessary, and they need to be regulated more heavily from an economic standpoint. Why, for example, did we ever decide it was a good idea for drug companies to advertise on TV? It costs a lot of money, which flows through the system in the form of higher prices. And the demand those ads create is from people who for the most part really have no idea what they’re demanding, since most us aren’t doctors or scientists. So much of our healthcare system is baggage, baggage that increases costs while providing little if any benefit. Until we get our heads around the fact that *too much capitalism* is the reason our healthcare is so much more expensive than all our peer countries, things are going to deteriorate further. Trumpcare is more dogmatic-free-markets-can-fix-everything stupidity, and it infuriates me that we can’t seem to grasp this as a country.