If you or a loved one are in need of support, you are not alone. Mental health needs, crisis situations, and life changes impact everyone differently throughout the course of our lives. While everyone’s experiences are unique, no one is alone. And no one needs to navigate pain, trauma, or crises by themselves. Seeing a counselor (especially if this is covered by your insurance, or available to you at low- or no cost) or joining a local support group are excellent options. However, not everyone can access these resources, whether it’s because of cost, a need for discretion, accessibility issues, or personal comfort. Here are five free resources you can access right now, via text, phone, audio, or video chat. Listed below these free resources are two additional web-based resources that are not free, but help make counseling accessible. And if one resource doesn’t feel like a good fit, keep trying! You are not alone, and you deserve support. 1. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline You can reach the Lifeline at: 1-800-273-8255. The Lifeline is available 24/7, free, and confidential. It offers support for people in crisis, suicide prevention services, and resources for you and your loved ones. It is also a resource for professionals. Notably, the Lifeline has options for Spanish speakers and the deaf or hard-of-hearing community as well. 2. The Trevor Project You can reach the Trevor Project at: 1-866-488-7386. The Trevor Project is an incredible resource for LGBTQ youth. The hotline is free and available 24/7. The Trevor Project helps LGBTQ youth in crisis, as well as those who simply need a safe space to talk and receive emotional support. You can also text or chat with them online. Related, though a separate organization, the Trans LifeLine offers free support for the trans community via hotline by calling 1-877-565-8860.
It’s been a wild ride with NASA in the last few days. Initially, we thought history was about to be made with the first all-women spacewalk finally happening. Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were supposed to do the spacewalk on Friday, March 29. On Monday, however, NASA announced the plan had to be canceled. Why? According to the agency, it all comes down to a medium-sized spacesuit. Or rather, the lack of a second medium-sized spacesuit. «Mission managers decided to adjust the assignments, due in part to spacesuit availability on the station,» NASA said in a press release. «McClain learned during her first spacewalk that a medium-size hard upper torso—essentially the shirt of the spacesuit—fits her best. Because only one medium-size torso can be made ready by Friday, March 29, Koch will wear it.» I know, I know. The idea that women are being thwarted because of clothing is a little too on the nose, but NASA’s reasoning seems to be legitimate. Let’s unpack why below.
It took some time and a few lawsuits, but the fraud that the Republican-led Federal Communications Commission attempted to perpetrate on the American consumer by creating a ton of misleading information and outright lies in the public comments on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s net neutrality rollback has come to light. Much of that heavy lifting was done by tech website Gizmodo in a piece co-authored by Dell Cameron and Jason Prechtel. On March 21, Prechtel was awarded $43,077.80, to be paid by the FCC, in a settlement over requests under the Freedom of Information Act that the journalist made while researching his story. Pretchel was unable to get the FCC to comply with his FOIA requests, but he was able to obtain the information through another agency. The FCC has settled the case after two years of sitting on Prechtel’s FOIA requests. Of course, the cat was out of the bag at this point, but as Gizmodo explains, the judge in the case did not let the FCC off lightly. The amount recouped by Loevy & Loevy is far above average, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a research center at Syracuse University. For every 50 or so plaintiffs awarded less than $10,000, only about five are awarded fees ranging from $50,000 to $75,000. The fees, awarded at judges’ discretion, are not routine, TRAC says. The fact of the matter is that not only did the FCC lie about the comments themselves—saying that the pro-net neutrality comments were bot-driven—but they attributed them far afield of the probable real perpetrators of the comment fraud. The newly elected Democratic House majority has already announced an easy-to-understand and popularly supported bill that would reinstitute the consumer protections that telecom shill Pai yanked away.
One of the great mythologies of unregulated, late-stage capitalism is the aphorism “A rising tide lifts all boats.” It is decidedly not true. Some of the least sympathetic figures in our current economic climate are well-to-do individuals who are not superrich and definitely not ultra-wealthy, but bitch and moan about how average they are. The median annual household salary is somewhere just above $60,000; but the cost of living has risen, as have the costs of health care, and no one can afford to save anything. Almost two-thirds of Americans cannot afford to handle a $500 emergency. You have the freedom to look at and own almost anything! ...sorta “Economically conservative” Americans, in their Ayn Randian delusion, believe that they are one big payday away from leaving behind all of their economic worries. Unfortunately, while there used to be something like an attainable middle class to aspire to, those days are over. In fact, as the Financial Samurai website explains, a big problem for people making “10x the median household income” in big cities like New York City is becoming intoxicated by “big bucks,” only to find themselves living “paycheck-to-paycheck” and “scraping by.” According to the Samurai, a couple with two children, making around $500,000 a year, have a lot of expenses. This is not a hypothetical couple; according to the Financial Samurai, they are “a real couple who shared with me their financial details to anonymously share with you.” The Samurai sets the net salary of this family at $278,400. This is after the maximum contributions to both adults’ 401(k)s are met, and a 40% effective tax rate is applied. From there, here are a few of those expenses. Child care for two children: $42,000 Food (including twice monthly date nights): $23,000 Mortgage: $60,000 Home maintenance: $5,000 Property taxes on $1.5 million home: $20,000 The list goes on, with gas and car payments for a BMW and an SUV. There’s $18,000 for three yearly family vacations. There are student loan payments, because you don’t become a lawyer making $250k in your 30s without a little bit of fancy school and the debt that comes with it. The Samurai also includes charity donations and lessons for the kids in music or sports or dancing. A modest amount is also spent on clothing for everyone—$9,500. In the end, this couple is left with a paltry $7,300 each year to do with as they please.
Voters in five states went to the polls in 2018 and said no to partisan gerrymandering. Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah all passed ballot measures that weakened the ability of state legislators to pass purely partisan maps, whether by putting in nonpartisan commissions or other models. Now, there are two questions: Which states will be the next to take action, and will the Supreme Court allow these fixes to stand? ”We’re seeing possible ballot measures in Arkansas and Oklahoma in 2020,” RepresentUs co-founder Josh Silver told the Washington Post. “We’re seeing very promising activity in Virginia, the beginnings of what might be a legislative movement in Pennsylvania and Maryland. I think the map continues to grow.” But the Supreme Court has never acted to rein in partisan gerrymandering, while a 2015 decision upheld an Arizona redistricting commission only with the vote of now-retired Justice Anthony Kennedy and over the objections of the court’s conservatives, including Chief Justice John Roberts. So it’s not hard to imagine the Trump court of Gorsuch and Kavanaugh not just approving districts drawn purely to benefit Republicans but rejecting the will of the voters and striking down nonpartisan commissions or other ways of drawing district lines based on something other than partisan loyalty.
The state of Ohio will cut Planned Parenthood off from receiving any money from state or federal funds or block grants under a recently upheld state law that stops public funds from going to any organization that provides abortion. A federal appeals court ruled earlier this month that the Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio «do not have a due process right to perform abortions,» a ruling that the six dissenting judges called «an assault on a constitutional right.» Planned Parenthood has 26 clinics in the state, just a handful of them providing abortions, while all the others provide basic, essential health services to women and their families. No public funding of any kind is used by Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio Region for abortion, but the grants and contracts they do have help provide health care for the poor at little or no cost, including «testing for HIV/AIDS and other STDs, Pap smears and other cancer screenings, infant mortality prevention programs and sexual health education programs.» The short notice the state is giving Planned Parenthood will «gravely impact patients and communities across Ohio,» Iris Harvey, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, said. «These are services that other health centers simply cannot replace. Ohio continues to put politics over people, putting them at greater risk. This isn't about politics, this is about lifesaving health care.»
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What: PhotographsWhere: Phillips, 450 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022When: April 4, 10:00 AM EDTPublic Viewing: March 27 April 3; Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pmTop Lots of the Sale:— «Sie Kommen, Paris (Dressed and Naked)», 1981 - Helmut Newton. Four gelatin silver prints. Each signed, titled, dated, numbered 1/3 and annotated 'Left Side,' 'Right Side,' 'Dressed,' or 'Naked' in pencil on the verso. Each print of 'Dressed' is 76 1/2x37 3/4in. (194.3x95.9cm); each print of 'Naked' is 76 1/8x34 3/4in. (193.4x88.3cm). Overall 'Dressed' dimensions are 77 3/4x78 1/4in. (197.5x198.8cm); Overall 'Naked' dimensions are 77 1/2x72 1/4in. (196.9x183.5cm). Featured at lot 85. Estimate: 600,000 USD - 800,000 USD.— «Tsavo East (early '60's), (as Bror Blixen knew it in the '20's + '30's), West of Daka Dima/ near the Tiva for The End of the Game/ Last Word from Paradise», 1960 - Peter Beard. Toned gelatin silver print with applied ink, paint and blood with affixed stamp, gelatin silver and chromogenic prints, executed later. Measured at 47x95 1/2in. (119.4x242.6cm); Overall 53x101 1/2in. (134.6x257.8cm). Featured at lot 74. Estimate: 150,000 USD - 250,000 USD.— «Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California», 1936 - Dorothea Lange. Gelatin silver print, printing date unknown. Accompanied by a typed letter signed by Rondal Partridge. Measured at 13 1/2x10 3/8in. (34.3x26.4cm). Featured at lot 154. Estimate: 80,000 USD - 100,000 USD.— «Water Towers» (1968-1984) - Bernd and Hilla Becher. Six gelatin silver prints, mounted to board, printed and assembled no later than 1997. Signed by both artists in pencil on a sequence map accompanying the work. Measured at Each 15 3/4x12 1/8in. (40x30.8cm); Overall 47 1/4x61 3/4in. (120x156.8cm). Featured at lot 205. Estimate: 80,000 USD - 120,000 USD.— «Women are Beautiful», New York: RFG Publishing, Inc., 1981 - Garry Winogrand. Eighty-five gelatin silver prints. Each signed and numbered '3/20 AP' in pencil on the verso. Numbered 'III' in ink on the colophon. Together with title pages and essay by the artist. Measured at each approximately 8 3/4x13in. (22.2x33cm) or the reverse. Featured at lot 114. Estimate: 70,000 USD - 90,000 USD.— «Political Rally, Chicago», 1956 - Robert Frank; Gelatin silver print, printed later. Signed, titled 'Chicago' and dated in ink in the margin. Measured at 22x14in. (55.9x35.6cm). Featured at lot 139. Estimate: 70,000 USD - 90,000 USD.— «Morals of Vision», New York: Caldecot Chubb, 1978 - William Eggleston. Eight chromogenic prints mounted to Johannot paper within the bound artist's book. Signed and numbered 2/15 in ink on the colophon. Varying dimensions from 6x9in. (15.2x22.9cm) to 7x10in. (17.8x25.4cm). One print 8x5 1/4in. (20.3x13.3cm). Featured at lot 122. Estimate: 65,000 USD - 75,000 USD.For details, visit: https://www.phillips.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
What: Fine Chinese Art & AntiquesWhere: A.B.A Oriental Art Auction Corporation, 2 E Valley Blvd., Ste 280, Alhambra, CA 91801, United StatesWhen: April 1, 1:00 AM GMTPublic Viewing: March 24, 2019 - March 30, 2019Top Lots at the Sale:— «Chinese Painting, Calligraphy Screen» - Lu Ji (Ming Dynasty) is a famous Chinese painting master. Single-leaf screen. Measured at size: Height: 172 cm, Wide: 59 cm. Featured at lot 0299. Estimate: 60,000 USD - 90,000 USD.— «Chinese Porcelain Yellow Glaze Vase» - Very Good condition, no chips, cracks, hairlines or restorations. Measured at size: H: 22.5 cm. Featured at lot 0294. Estimate: 20,000 USD - 30,000 USD.— «Chinese Album Painting» - Wu Changshuo (1844 - 1927) is a famous Chinese painting master. Album size: Height: 33 cm, Wide: 30 cm. Featured at lot 0004. Estimate: 15,000 USD - 30,000 USD.— «Chinese Album Painting» - Pan Tianshou (1897 - 1971) is a famous Chinese painting master. Very good condition: No damage, some traces of the old long-term storage, refer to the many pictures. Each painting size: Height: 39 cm, Wide: 42 cm. Featured at lot 0015. Estimate: 15,000 USD - 20,000 USD.— «Chinese Scroll Painting» - Xin Luo Shan Ren (1682 - 1756) is a famous Chinese painting master. Painting net size: Height: 130 cm, Wide: 29 cm. Featured at lot 0018. Estimate: 15,000 USD - 20,000 USD.— «Chinese Scroll Painting» - Ding Guanpeng (Qing Qianlong) is a famous Chinese painting master. Very good condition,No damage, Some traces of the old long-term storage, refer to the many pictures. Painting net size: Height 95cm, Wide 50.5 cm. Featured at lot 0229. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 20,000 USD.— «Chinese Scroll Painting» - Luo Pin (1733 - 1799) is a famous Chinese painting master. Very good condition: No damage, some traces of the old long-term storage, refer to the many pictures. Painting net size: Height: 112 cm, Wide: 53.5 cm. Featured at lot 0230. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 20,000 USD.— «Chinese Scroll Painting» - Wang Shiming (1592 - 1680) is a famous Chinese painting master. Painting net size: Height: 102 cm, Wide: 29 cm. Featured at lot 0273. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 20,000 USD.— «Chinese Scroll Painting» - Wu Changshuo (1844 - 1927) is a famous Chinese painting master. Painting net size: Height: 132 cm, Wide: 43 cm. Featured at lot 0010. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 20,000 USD.— «Chinese Scroll Painting» - Luo Pin (1733 - 1799) is a famous Chinese painting master. Painting net size: Height: 99 cm, Wide: 59 cm. Featured at lot 0231. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 20,000 USD.For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
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At the wheel of his state-of-the-art GPX simulator in Miami, Segal turns in a hot lap before talking about the challenges teams and drivers will face this weekend, the second round of the Formula 1 World Championship.The race runs at night, posing an extra challenge as two of the free practice sessions are run in the daylight – in the heat of the Bahrain desert.More Bahrain GP ...Keep reading