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Jeffries: Democrats ‘effectively’ in majority due to GOP ‘chaos, dysfunction’

Jeffries: Democrats ‘effectively’ in majority due to GOP ‘chaos, dysfunction’

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said “chaos” and “dysfunction” in the House GOP has “effectively” given Democrats the majority, lending credence to far-right criticism of Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) as the GOP majority slims. Jeffries said Sunday in a CBS “60 Minutes” interview with Norah O’Donnell that Democrats hold outright influence over the House because of how fractured the GOP majority is. “Even though we’re in the minority, we effectively have been governing as if we were in the majority because we continue to provide a majority of the votes necessary to get things done,” Jeffries said. “Those are just the facts.” “It’s a difficult situation on the other side of the aisle, because many of my Republican colleagues are more interested in creating chaos, dysfunction, and extremism,” he continued. The Republican majority in the House stands at just five seats, with all in attendance, meaning Johnson has no room for error on controversial bills to ensure passage without working with Democrats. Johnson also faces an ouster threat from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), …

4 Tiny Ways To Build A Life You Love After Dealing With A Life Of Family Dysfunction

4 Tiny Ways To Build A Life You Love After Dealing With A Life Of Family Dysfunction

Standing at a generational junction, you look back on where you came from and wonder, “What’s my dysfunction?” Disconnecting the trauma from living in a dysfunctional family might take a bit of help since you didn’t arrive there on your own. Here are 4 tips for building a life you love after dealing with a life of family dysfunction, according to YourTango experts: 1. Identify the pre-existing conditions of your current state Understanding how toxic elements of family dysfunction you might still carry is key. Am I controlling? Judgmental? Emotionally disconnected? Often, when there has been family dysfunction, we need to keep strict physical, emotional, and mental boundaries with family members so we can stay in our healthy space. If you get triggered by family, healing is needed before you can build your ideal life. Letting go of dysfunctional family dynamics opens the space to create a life you love without apology, permission, or need for justification. — Carolyn Hidalgo, Executive Soul Coach RELATED: How To Untangle Unhealthy Family Dynamics — Without Cutting Anyone Out …

The grand pooh-bah problem: How to spot “executive ego dysfunction”

The grand pooh-bah problem: How to spot “executive ego dysfunction”

About fifteen years ago, I had what I’ll charitably call a crisis of confidence. After spending years successfully climbing the corporate ladder, I hit a wall. Hard. I had been on a pretty awesome professional trajectory for more than two decades, which included being named the youngest vice president and division general manager ever at an iconic, century-old retailer in my mid-thirties, and then, just a few years later, being elected an executive officer at one of the most prestigious retailers in the world.  Despite this, my career, and just about everything else around me, all came crashing down. Not only had I resigned from a position that, at that time, seemed perfect for me, but because I allowed my career success to become so intertwined with how I viewed my general worthiness as a human being, losing my job meant I had also lost myself. I sank into a very deep and dark hole of depression. Looking back on things now, I would say I experienced something between a complete spiritual collapse and an …

Men with erectile dysfunction are at increased risk of anxiety and depression

Men with erectile dysfunction are at increased risk of anxiety and depression

A study of individuals in Vietnam seeking help for erectile dysfunction revealed that these individuals also have an increased risk of suffering from anxiety and depression. The risk was higher among non-office workers, those with medium and high levels of work-related stress, individuals with multiple shameful experiences related to the dysfunction, and those dissatisfied with their intercourse skills. The research was published in the American Journal of Men’s Health. Erectile dysfunction is a common medical condition characterized by the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. It can occur at any age but is more common in men older than 40. The causes of erectile dysfunction are diverse and can be either psychological, or physical, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or neurological disorders. Hormonal imbalances and certain medications can also contribute to the development of erectile dysfunction. Individuals with erectile dysfunction tend show heightened levels of anxiety and depression. This might particularly be the case in traditional Asian populations where discussions about sex are a taboo. In these societies, men …

Self-objectification linked to increased sexual dysfunction among women

Self-objectification linked to increased sexual dysfunction among women

New research published in the European Journal of Social Psychology provides evidence that self-objectification contributes to the “pleasure gap” between men and women during sexual activities. The findings suggest that women’s reduced sexual agency, or the ability to express and act on sexual desires and boundaries, plays a crucial role in this imbalance. Self-objectification is a psychological phenomenon where individuals, particularly women, view themselves primarily through the lens of an external observer, valuing their appearance above their capabilities or inner qualities. This concept emerges from a societal context that heavily emphasizes physical attractiveness and judges women predominantly by their appearance. Such an outlook leads women to constantly monitor and critique their own bodies. “Objectification is the rule not exception in many women’s lives,” explained study authors Rotem Kahalon and Verena Klein, an assistant professor at Bar-Ilan University and associate professor at the University of Southampton, respectively. “We were interested in how self-objectification, the tendency to view oneself as an object which is evaluated based on one’s appearance, might impact women’s ability to enjoy sex and …

Electoral Dysfunction: Royals’ cancer diagnoses put struggling NHS in the spotlight | Politics News

Electoral Dysfunction: Royals’ cancer diagnoses put struggling NHS in the spotlight | Politics News

There is an edict in our democracy that politics and royalty must not mix. Sure, we live in a “constitutional monarchy” where King Charles is head of state, wading through government papers and meeting the prime minister weekly. But when it comes to the task of setting the political direction and framing our nation’s political debate, the Royal Family has to zip it and remain entirely neutral. Spreaker This content is provided by Spreaker, which may be using cookies and other technologies. To show you this content, we need your permission to use cookies. You can use the buttons below to amend your preferences to enable Spreaker cookies or to allow those cookies just once. You can change your settings at any time via the Privacy Options. Unfortunately we have been unable to verify if you have consented to Spreaker cookies. To view this content you can use the button below to allow Spreaker cookies for this session only. Enable Cookies Allow Cookies Once ???? Listen above then tap here to follow Electoral Dysfunction wherever …

Using Computers Strongly Linked to Erectile Dysfunction

Using Computers Strongly Linked to Erectile Dysfunction

Image by Getty / Futurism Attention penis-having PC gamers! Put down that joystick if you want the “joystick” in your pants to work. That’s the implicit message of a new study published in the science journal Andrology: scientists from China have found a strong association between “extended computer usage for leisure” and the risk of developing erectile dysfunction, based on genetic and statistical analysis on data from more than 220,000 subjects. Specifically, they found that men upped their chances of experiencing erectile dysfunction by 3.57 times for every 1.2 hours per day spent on a computer. “Moderate physical activity may help to correct the dysfunction,” the researchers write. Interestingly, the researchers didn’t find an association between erectile dysfunction and other sedentary leisure activities like watching TV or driving. Still, further research is warranted because the scientists inferred their conclusion from a large-scale survey. A more exacting study would have a cohort of test subjects sitting in front of a computer and reporting back. But it sure does give pause to any dude with a crippling World of …

Erectile dysfunction medications could offer unexpected shield against Alzheimer’s disease

Erectile dysfunction medications could offer unexpected shield against Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have uncovered that medications typically used for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) may offer an unexpected benefit: a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. According to the findings published in Neurology, men who were prescribed ED drugs were found to be 18% less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in subsequent years. Alzheimer’s disease represents a significant challenge to global health, accounting for the majority of dementia cases and serving as a major cause of death. With the global prevalence of all-cause dementia set to triple by 2050, the race is on to find effective treatments and preventive measures. While recent advancements have seen the development of monoclonal antibodies targeting the immune system to clear β-amyloid plaques in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, these treatments are not cures. The exploration of preventive interventions remains a critical research priority for promoting healthy aging and mitigating the burden of this disease. “Although we’re making progress with the new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease that work to clear amyloid plaques in the brain for people with early stages …

Electoral Dysfunction: Lee Anderson’s defection and the Diane Abbott race row show politics is toxic | Politics News

Electoral Dysfunction: Lee Anderson’s defection and the Diane Abbott race row show politics is toxic | Politics News

There are some weeks in politics where what Westminster needs is a monsoon to wash away the toxicity enveloping this place and clean up the atmosphere – and this week is one of them.  Be it the Number 10 agenda this week on better defining extremism, an unruly MP in the shape of Lee Anderson, or a Conservative party donor – seemingly unrelated stories all have something in common – an undercurrent of toxicity in our politics driven by a combination of culture wars and tensions over the drawn-out war in the Middle East, set against the backdrop of an election campaign that is already in full flight despite there being no poll in sight. Spreaker This content is provided by Spreaker, which may be using cookies and other technologies. To show you this content, we need your permission to use cookies. You can use the buttons below to amend your preferences to enable Spreaker cookies or to allow those cookies just once. You can change your settings at any time via the Privacy Options. …

The week in audio: Electoral Dysfunction; Black Box; The Price of Music; An Taobh Tuathail – review | Radio

The week in audio: Electoral Dysfunction; Black Box; The Price of Music; An Taobh Tuathail – review | Radio

Electoral Dysfunction | Sky News Black Box | The Guardian The Price of Music | Dap Dip An Taobh Tuathail | RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Another column, another new “big names chit-chat on about politics” podcast to review. Just in time (perhaps) for a general election, please welcome Electoral Dysfunction. Think The Rest Is Politics or Political Currency, but with three women who actively work in news and politics, as opposed to two men who used to. Beth Rigby is our host; Labour’s Jess Phillips and Conservative peer Ruth Davidson are the regular guests. All three are up-and-at-’em types. Phillips and Davidson, good talkers both, are action women: their politics is about doing stuff rather than talking about doing stuff. Rigby, Sky’s political editor, is another unstoppable force. And once the show gets going, with a discussion about the recent Rochdale byelection and the fiasco around the ceasefire in Gaza vote, it proves to be an interesting listen. Discussing Rochdale, Phillips and Davidson list all the other times George Galloway has stood for election, and …