You didn’t get around to getting your flu vaccine and now you’re paying the price. You’ve got the classic flu symptoms; headache, fever, scratchy throat—the works. Your first move? That depends on your situation.
If you are at high risk of flu complications because you are pregnant, younger than 5, older than 65, or suffer from a chronic disease (or live with a high-risk person), ask your doctor whether you’re a candidate for an antiviral drug such as Tamiflu (oseltamivir) or Relenza (zanamivir). Taking one of those drugs within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms can shorten the duration of flu symptoms by a day or two, reduce the chance of spreading the disease, and may reduce other complication risks.
Other people should stick with the tried and true: getting plenty of sleep and fluids (water and juices are best), and over-the-counter drugs. Acetaminophen, ibuprofen , and naproxen , which work well to reduce fever, headache, and inflammation, are generally more effective than multisymptom products such as NyQuil and Theraflu, which contain medicines you probably don’t need. Don’t bother with antibiotics—they treat bacterial infections, not viruses such as the flu or colds.
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Famous friends, that is. The singer released a video for the single “Queenie Eye” from his latest album, New, on Thursday, and it opens with him playing a piano in Abbey Road Studios, where he first recorded with the Beatles. “Being in that room and especially being in that room with Paul … is quite a rush because that’s the room that changed the world,” Johnny Depp , who is one of the many celebs featured, says in behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the video. Meryl Streep, Kate Moss and Jude Law can also be seen dancing and shouting throughout the video.
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She proves that cashmere doesn’t have to be stodgy — in fact, it’s downright hip when worn as a striped jacket (the black version of her Aqua topper is available for $250 at Bloomingdales) with ripped jeans and comfy slip-ons. Sure, the jumping dolphins graphic tee is a little goofy, but if you want to take this as a cue to wear your most beat-up college Battle of the Band shirt, be our guest. Don’t want to spring for the luxe stuff? Dorothy Perkins has a cute striped camel-and-black jacket for $17 at the moment – and it’s another 25% off with code “DPFW25.” And because we know you’ve got the distressed jeans and slip ons, may we suggest a graphic tee from celeb-loved site-of-the-moment ShopJeen.com? Khloé Kardashian is a fan of this Hermès parody . Alessio Botticelli/Filmmagic Monday morning: We see Eva Mendes in the “wear to work” category quite a bit, and that’s no accident: She has chic, effortless and modest dressing down to a science.
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Blumm Prince William, Kate and their son, George Jason Bell/Camera Press/Redux See more photos , news and a full bio It looks like Prince William and his wife, Kate , are like any other proud parents who like to show off pics of their baby. The royal couple released another sweet photo of their 3-month-old, Prince George , on Saturday that shows the loving bond the new family shares. The future king of England can be seen smiling at his mom in the intimate moment captured in the Morning Room at Clarence House following his christening on Wednesday. Wearing a replica of the satin and lace gown originally commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841, William and Kate’s first-born child was baptized in the Chapel Royal at St. James Palace using water from the River Jordan. The 35-minute ceremony was attended by William and Kate’s immediate family and George’s seven godparents and their spouses. The royal couple had worried that George would follow in the footsteps of his father, William, who cried during his own baptism in 1982 , but Kate said afterwards that the little prince behaved perfectly.
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1. That decision has strained the relations between the U.S. and Russia. President Barack Obama called off a meeting with President Vladimir Putin at a summit hosted by Russia in September. Snowden said the U.S. government was “unwilling to prosecute high officials who lied to Congress and the country on camera, but they’ll stop at nothing to persecute someone who told them the truth.” In a note accompanying the videos, WikiLeaks said Snowden spoke on Wednesday in Moscow as he accepted the Sam Adams Award, given annually by a group of retired U.S. national security officers and named for a CIA analyst during the Vietnam War who accused the U.S. military of deliberately underestimating the enemy’s strength for political purposes.
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Here are the facts (See charts below): The United States has indeed incurred a significant debt load over the last decade — $17 trillion in total. About $6 trillion of this is owed to the government itself. This absolute amount of debt is much less meaningful than the debt as a percentage of GDP, which is now about 73% (after netting out the amount that the government owes to itself. Including the intra-government debt, it’s just north of 100% of GDP). That’s the highest level of debt the country has carried since just after World War 2, but it is not an unsustainable level of debt. The country’s lenders are not panicking and demanding higher interest rates, and the hypothesized “point of no return” of ~90% of GDP that was talked about frequently a few years ago has been shown to have been the product of a calculation error.
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Collins and Senate Democrats also disagree on spending levels. Democrats already consider the $986 billion level for 2014 discretionary spending that has been used in most House and Senate bills to be a concession. (Discretionary spending is all spending other than programs whose costs are determined by formulas that Congress is not required to reauthorize each year, such as Social Security.) The Collins plan would cut that figure to $967 billion. “On the merits there is virtually nothing in it for us,” a senior Senate Democratic aide tells Business Insider, “given that we’ve already passed a clean [continuing resolution] and Republicans are now pregnant on the concept of a clean debt limit increase.” That second part is a reference to the fact that Republican leadership in the House has been pushing for a six-week debt limit increase without policy concessions, and many Republicans, including Speaker John Boehner, have been sending signals that they are not really willing to allow the country to hit the debt limit. With Republicans signalling that they aren’t actually willing to breach the debt limit, it’s hard for Democrats to justify giving them much in return for an increase.
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The people whose letters I’m printing below are literally the people Republicans depend on to re-elect them to Congress. Keeping these people happy is their job — which is why the Republican Party has become so inept and crazy. Jim Kennedy says I’m a “low information voter” in league with “the black racists”: Senator Cruz is right on. I am one of those “crazy people” the liberal left does not like, being former Marine, a supporter of Tea Party, college graduate, member of NRA, member of Sons of Confederate Veterans.
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Channing Tatum’s New Dad Strategy: Diaper Changing and Beat Boxing!
October 1, 2013
Jenna Dewan Tatum stopped by The Ellen Degeneres show this week to chat about her new show Witches of East End and, of course, her new baby girl Everly with husband Channing Tatum . The beefcake actor is apparently a big softie when it comes to his daughter and he’s not afraid to show off his expert diaper changing skills. Channing also has a special skill when it comes to calming Everly down: beatboxing! Adorable little Everly sounds just as smitten with daddy as the rest of the world already. Check out the cute clip and watch Jenna and Ellen’s full chat on the Wednesday show.
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Exploding mannequins? A bunch of models on leashes? Let’s look back at the most insane moments from the video, from her signature dance moves to some very well orchestrated sharks. Embrace Britney’s latest master class in music videos. It’s Been Five Seconds and I’m Like, “Damn, Brit!” The Hottest Wall Slap I’ve Ever Seen Brit Really Nails That Subliminal Advertising Thing The Moment Where She Seduces Your Soul and Nothing Else Matters Did She Just Whip Her Back-Up Dancer? Look!
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Sorry it took some time to get back in touch about the beet and arugula recipes. Here they are. I hope you enjoy them. I am currently traveling to Ireland with Angela for the Ace Camps at Caher House in County Clare.
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Arugula Pesto recipe I’ve realized that I didn’t tell you yet about some recent work I’ve done for Mindful Magazine again. I like what I am doing for them. I like that I am able to create recipes using my favorite foods. In these two past issues (August 2013; October 2013), the food column tells you about arugula, and beets. Green and red. Both amazing colors and ingredients to style and photograph, I thought.
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Given the disappointing nature of the recovery since then, the central bank has added unconventional monetary policy tools to the mix – foremost among them a balance-sheet expansion fueled by government bond purchases known as quantitative easing – in a bid to provide the economy with further stimulus. Yet the effectiveness of these efforts, too, has been deemed questionable – despite several years and several trillions of dollars of bond buying, unemployment remains high and inflation remains below target – and now, the Fed is moving toward winding down quantitative easing altogether. The reality, though, is that the effectiveness of monetary policy has actually been in decline for a long time. Part of the reason for this decline, according to a new research paper published by the International Monetary Fund: aging in advanced economies around the world. In the paper – titled ” Shock from Graying: Is the Demographic Shift Weakening Monetary Policy Effectiveness ” – IMF economist Patrick Imam links aging populations in countries like the U.S., U.K., Japan, Germany, and Canada to empirical evidence that monetary policy has become less effective. “Based on the life-cycle hypothesis, we would expect older societies to typically have a large share of households that are creditors, and to be less sensitive to interest rate changes, while younger societies would typically have a larger share of debtors with higher sensitivities to monetary policy,” says Imam. And “with fertility rates plummeting around the world—often below replacement rate—including in low-income countries,” the IMF economist writes, “the world is going through an unprecedented demographic shift that is leading to a rapidly graying world.” The paper seeks to test for how much of the decline in monetary policy effectiveness can be attributed to aging. “The results reveal that a graying society, as measured by the old-age dependency ratio, exerts a negative (in absolute terms) statistically significant long-run impact on the effectiveness of monetary policy,” Imam finds. “All else being equal, an increase in the old-age dependency ratio of one point lowers (in absolute terms) the cumulative impact of a monetary policy shock on inflation and unemployment by 0.10 percentage points and 0.35 percentage points, respectively.” In other words, as the old-age dependency ratio (the ratio of those in the population 65 and older to those between 15 and 64 years of age) rises, a change in policy rates by the central bank has less and less of an effect on unemployment and inflation rates.
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“They write whatever they want and put it up there like it’s true.” Her chance at freedom comes six months after a federal appeals court overturned Milke’s conviction, ruling that the prosecution should have disclosed information about the truthfulness of the now-retired detective who testified that Milke confessed. Milke was a 25-year-old insurance company clerk when her son was killed. She has maintained her innocence, saying she had nothing to do with the slaying. The two men convicted in the case both remain on death row. Neither Roger Scott nor former Milke roommate James Styers testified at Milke’s trial. Scott confessed during a police interrogation and led detectives to the boy’s body.
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