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‘I’m Here to Help,’ Trump Tells Tech Executives at Meeting:
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LBN-INVESTIGATES: It’s an idea that has long been used as an argument against abortion — that terminating a pregnancy causes women to experience emotional and psychological trauma. Some states require women seeking abortions to be counseled that they might develop mental health problems. Now a new study, considered to be the most rigorous to look at the question in the United States, undermines that claim. Researchers followed nearly 1,000 women who sought abortions nationwide for five years and found that those who had the procedure did not experience more depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or dissatisfaction with life than those who were denied it.
LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***Yahoo, already reeling from its September disclosure that 500 million user accounts had been hacked in 2014, disclosed Wednesday that a different attack in 2013 compromised more than 1 billion accounts. The two attacks are the largest known security breaches of one company’s computer network. The newly disclosed 2013 attack involved sensitive user information, including names, telephone numbers, dates of birth, encrypted passwords and unencrypted security questions that could be used to reset a password. Yahoo said it is forcing all of the affected users to change their passwords and it is invalidating unencrypted security questions — steps that it declined to take in September. ***The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for just the second time since the financial crisis of 2008, saying theAmerican economy is expanding at a healthy pace and setting itself up as a counterweight to President-elect Donald J. Trump’s push for considerably faster growth. The Fed cited the steady growth of employment and other economic measures, and signaled that it expects to raise rates more quickly next year to prevent the economy from growing too quickly. ***Imagine going out to eat and never interacting with a server or cashier. You can do that at a new restaurant in New York City. Eatsa is an automated restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. It opened as an East Coast anchor for a small chain that started in California. There are no cashiers and you order on an iPad or your phone. The meal appears in a little locker. Customers tap to open the door for their meal. You’d better love quinoa. The food is all vegetarian. Bowls cost about $7.
LBN-INVESTIGATES: An adult male Emperor Penguin is the longest-fasting bird. It will not eat for approximately 115 days during its chick’s incubation/hatching period.
LBN-NOTICED: ***Kristin Chenoweth, Chazz Palminteri and singer Bobby Rydell at a Patsy’s Italian Restaurant in NYC celebrating what would’ve been Frank Sinatra’s 101st birthday. ***Charlie Rose at a corner table at the Polo Bar in NYC with Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday while Sharon Bush, Allen and Deborah Grubman, and Robert Zimmerman dined at separate tables. ***Dionne Warwick backstage at “The Bodyguard the Musical” starring Deborah Cox. ***Former California Governor Pete Wilson and former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan chatting yesterday afternoon about the recent presidential election with media expert and author Michael Levine at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica. ***Kathy Hilton hosted a star-studded holiday party at her Bel-Air, Calif., home and Don Rickles joked it was just awful — because he was the most famous person there. The classic comic “got up and made a speech and said, ‘I hate going to a party when I’m the biggest name,’ ” a source said..Also at the bash were Joan Collins, Kris Jenner — who arrived solo without cameras from her reality TV series — Jaclyn Smith, Alana Stewart, La Toya Jackson, Michael Nouri, Candy Spelling and Nikki Haskell.
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LBN-R.I.P.: Rodney Smith, a prominent photographer whose whimsical work invited comparisons to that of the Belgian surrealist René Magritte’s, died on Dec. 5 at his home in Snedens Landing, N.Y. He was 68. The cause has not been determined, his wife, Leslie Smolan, said.
LBN-SPOTLIGHT: The Sins Of The Catholic Church. A revealing conversation with one of America’s most prominent Catholic priests. The TV show – “Without Notes” with Father Michael Manning – Episode 3: Defending the Church https://youtu.be/HAB7aj-NDsU
LBN-COMMENTARY by Michael Levine (Media expert and author – www.MichaelLevineMedia.com ): Today is the anniversary of the premier of the iconic movie Gone with the Wind in Atlanta, Georgia (1939). Writer Margaret Mitchell only published one novel during her lifetime—Gone with the Wind—and it became one of the most popular novels in the history of American publishing. In 1939, an extraordinarily successful film version of the book was released, transferring the romantic, panoramic portrait of the Civil War and Reconstruction periods in Georgia to the big screen. The movie went on to win 10 Academy Awards.
Zero Pain Now Successfully Addresses Chronic Pain and Helps Avoid Thousands of Dollars in Medical Bills:
Zero Pain Now https://zeropainnow.com/, a pain relief program founded by Adam Heller in May 2010, just completed a pilot with Mayo Clinic Systems Lacrosse in order to find results for patients with chronic pain. Patients are referred into the California based program, and are all assisted online without the need to ever travel from their home. The U.S. faces a crisis in chronic pain management. Approximately 600 billion dollars are spent each year, making it more expensive than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. In addition, worker’s compensation and corporate costs have skyrocketed with no end in sight. There is also an opioid epidemic due primarily to prescribed pain drugs. 1 person in the U.S. dies every 19 minutes from a pain drug overdose. The average cost associated with previous pain management in the Mayo pilot was over $300,00 per patient. Following the Zero Pain Now intervention though, patients were all pain free and all costs associated with managing their pain ceased.
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