The Huffington Post
7 days
I told him maybe the problem was that he had expectations of me - my job was to cover him whatever my personal relationship with him was. Ed Koch, who I also covered, was a whole different phenomenon, someone my former bureau chief described as unavoidable for comment. Koch would have two or three interactions reporters each day, whether in formal press conferences or informal gatherings around a radiator in the City Hall rotunda. He would give as good as he took, but he understood the role of the press as an institution he could use to reach the citizenry as broadly as possible. Of course that was a time before the Internet and cable television fragmented journalism into self-reinforcing echo chambers. We are in a time when there is far too much navel gazing among the chattering classes, of which I am now one, and that chattering becomes more and more tied to the ideological and competitive silos we all spend too much time in.
Daily Mail - USA
10 days
Kim Carter Martinez, 41, from Oakland, California, weighed 344lbs at her heaviest and now weighs 175lbs. She lost the weight after she was told she had to lose 50lbs to have a knee replacement.
The Herald - Sport
19 days
New Year’s resolutions are my thang. I love a diet that starts Monday and the new year holds 100 times the power of a Monday. Although conveniently if I fail on day one, this year January 2 is a Monday. So many opportunities for reform!
Sky News
a month
With the assistance of police forces across Europe. Let's talk now to Peter Foster, the Telegraph's Europe Editor who's in Central London. Good morning. Inevitably, there's always this displacement activity when there is a terrorist atrocity like this and people indulge in lots of navel-gazing about what their security apparatchiks could have done to forestall it.
Top Speed
a month
TIME - Top Stories
a month
Neither are true. Republicans have the right to govern but they dont have a mandate for their policies. If we dont start to make that point, each and every day, then we will wake up in a few months and find out Republicans have taken the country in a new direction. If we dont fight back against unfounded claims of a mandate, or navel-gazing that this election was a total rejection of our party, we will be wondering why the Republican agenda has gained momentum in just a few short months. I accept my role in what went wrong. Everyone should. Nothing written here is meant to deny that. We lost when we should have won. And its terrible. We should spend time analyzing and thinking and strategizing. We should figure out how to reconnect with voters we struggle to reach while energizing the coalition we have built. We should improve our infrastructure and be ready for the next one.
Bleacher Report
a month
It became precisely the problem once the Panthers found themselves 1-4. Rivera should have tried to modulate his team's mood, but the former Riverboat Ron sounded more subdued and acted more risk averse than he did in prior years. Until he suddenly decided to risk both a loss and a national scandal by benching Newton against the Seahawks , that is. So the general manager, coaches and veterans were doing a little too much navel gazing from the start. Which brings us to Newton. Everyone brings a little baggage to any Newton conversation, so objectivity can be a little tricky. Even mundane criticism about footwork or decision making can sound a little shrill, like a plea for attention (good and bad) from the Internet. Defend Newton too hard, on the other hand, and you can sound naïve and oblivious. The guy who storms off in a huff after losses and gets benched by a purported "player's coach" for junior-varsity stuff has a hard time shaking slumps? How DARE you suggest those two things might be related? Newton's slumps are slumpier than those suffered by his peers.
Voice Of America
a month
TIME - Top Stories
a month
CINCINNATI (AP) The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims died early Saturday in Cincinnati. Dr. Henry Heimlich was 96. His son, Phil, said he died at Christ Hospital after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. My father was a great man who saved many lives, said Heimlich, an attorney and former Hamilton County commissioner. He will be missed not only by his family but by all of humanity. Heimlich was director of surgery at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati in 1974 when he devised the treatment for choking victims that made his name a household word. Rescuers using the procedure abruptly squeeze a victim's abdomen, pushing in and above the navel with the fist to create a flow of air from the lungs. That flow of air then can push objects out of the windpipe and prevent suffocation.
Daily Mail - India
a month
Emily slipped back into her swimsuit for another sizzling selfie on Wednesday. Slashed to the navel, the garment offered a look at her eye-popping cleavage, which was front and centre in the shot.
Daily Mail - Entertainment
a month
The Modern Family star's plunging top slashed almost to the navel catches the eye as it struggles to contain her still very ample assets.
Voice Of America
a month
They think two strains branched off from a common ancestor around the time that a variola vaccine was created in the 1800s by Edward Jenner. They suggest the vaccine caused pressure on the smallpox virus, leading to mutations that separated it into two strains, variola major and variola minor. One caused more severe disease than the other. The time period when the strains branched apart, according to Poinar, coincides in history with human exploration, migration and colonization, activities that would have caused smallpox to spread around the world. Even though smallpox has been eradicated and is no longer a health threat, Poinar thinks it’s important to have a timeline for diseases to see how they evolve and progress, something that could be important for treatment and eradication. “I dont think these sorts of studies are navel gazing exercises,” said Poinar.
ITV
a month
I was mostly concerned because it just seems quite unusual to have this massive bulging just below my breasts. Although it is below my navel as well, it is mostly in that area. That is what is concerning me. What I would say, Carol, what would define this for you is an ultrasound scan. Just have a look, it might have foot pain? Hello, Janet.
ITV
a month
And less of it below my navel. Say you are carrying a lot of extra visceral fat, which is in and around the organs. Is that diet? Actually to get rid of visceral fat, exercise is more important. It doesn't need to be masses, 20 minutes of walking everyday at a pace that gets you a bit out of breath could really help to make your visceral fat plummet. Are you active, Carol? Do you go for walks? No, I am not half as active as I need to be.
BBC Parliament
a month
This is been a very good debate and an important one. It is not an exercise in navel-gazing. It matters because this House matters. Addressing science is only part but a necessary part of what needs to be done to protect and enhance the role of this House as a valuable and invaluable second chamber.
Channel 4
a month
.. I think the bigger problem is that Europeans are facing is that we are navel-gazing when the rest of the world is requiring a stronger response because it is naive and complete fiction to think that the challenges today, that a national response is enough. Thanks to Italians, the party celebrating the far right's defeat in Austria last night was over for some pretty much as soon it had begun.
The Huffington Post
a month
--- Oh, my God. This show. All the "unanswered questions" of the plot that drive my friend nuts are what elevate this show for me to something beyond any television show I have ever seen. Because when it comes down to it, I am an utterly self-absorbed navel gazer who like Dolores is always trying to piece together the puzzle of consciousness. My occasional moments of existential crisis present questions that Dolores and her cohorts now will have to confront: -Life is suffering. Is it nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take up arms and end it? -Is Ford, the hosts' now-seemingly "good" creator, actually good for having helped Dolores attain life through imposing suffering, or is he an evil god for having condemned her to an endless loop of suffering before having ended his own for good? He died; Dolores has died a thousand deaths but can't escape her reincarnations.
Adweek
a month
Thanks to the Twin Peaks agenda, we have a network that understands that duality and mission of creativity and effectiveness better than at any other time in our history, Seifert says. The tension that comes from having to constantly raise the bar and compete against agencies that want to kill you is how we raise our standards internally. Some of our clients love the idea of winning at Cannes; some dont care. But culturally, its critical for us to believe that were always in search of the highest creative standard. Adds Tham: There has to be some kind of metric, in sales and creativity. We believe that you cant improve if you dont measureotherwise, youre navel-gazing. This helps our clients do great work, and be braver. One such client is Philips, for which Ogilvy London created Breathless Choir, which tells the story of a group of breathing-impaired people who, against all odds, learned to perform a song in public.
BBC One Wales
2 months
A lot of people think this is navel-gazing, but it isn't, it is to do with my Community Hospital, do we have the powers to run that? Do we have the powers it is so important.
Core77
2 months
And add to that a brush rest that looks difficult to clean yet easy to spill or overflow. Beyond that the concept project dates back to 2009, and has never seen production. Does the spike in interest just speak to a desire for cooler looking toilet tools? The navel gazing echo chamber of the net? Or is there a charming problem-solving feature I've overlooked?
The Huffington Post
2 months
So what to do! In my recent conversations with a CEO exploring just this, she succinctly said, 'its time to start looking in'. Yes, we need to look out, but first we need to look deep within, and then take that inspiration into our looking out, so that we see, relate and attend to what is required in our organisations with a new way of perceiving, of thinking, of attending. From this insight and self-awareness comes the foresight and systemic thinking we now need to deal with the challenges upon us. Gosh - I hear a voice inside shriek 'In the thick of all this unceasing transformation, we don't have time for the luxury of navel gazing!' If we are honest with ourselves, we may begin to realise that the major problems we face within our ways of operating and organising result from our 'doing' having become de-coupled from our 'being'. Let's just pause on that for a moment.
The Huffington Post
2 months
With the growth in popularity of outcomes-based rankings assessments, we offered the following thoughts: American higher education is moving closer to center stage visibility in the court of public opinion The decades-old disagreements between higher education officials and the editors of US News over issues like methodology is at best "navel gazing," and The new battleground is likely to be over outcomes-based surveys. The most interesting response came from a highly respected, distinguished colleague, Dr. Alexander Astin, the Allan M. Carter Professor Emeritus and Founding Director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. Many of us use Dr. Astin's survey research in our work on student life in our own institutional planning as the basis for subsequent research. Dr. Astin finds: "the pecking order of American higher education institutions that drives the annual 'admissions madness' in this country has little to do with rankings and ratings.
The Huffington Post
2 months
Be more open and vocal and loud about the links between patriarchy, global capitalism, racism and xenophobia. And how women's rights, LGBT rights and the fight against racism cannot be won without a direct attack on patriarchy. Realize that shit has been broken for a while now, and it will need courage, grace, rage, self-awareness and compassion to begin to fix it. Cynicism, inaction and ignorant navel-gazing - there is no room for these now. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
NPR News
2 months
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings perform at opening night of Celebrate Brooklyn! in New York City on June 8. Al Pereira/WireImage via Getty Images Updated at 4:59 p.m. ET Soul singer Sharon Jones, lead singer of the group The Dap-Kings, has died, her publicist announced late Friday. She was 60. Music Interviews No Music, No Headphones': Sharon Jones On Getting Through Cancer She'd been fighting pancreatic cancer since 2013, when she took a break from touring to undergo extensive surgery and chemotherapy, Fresh Air wrote earlier this year . The cancer went into remission, but returned this year. She told Terry Gross about the difficulty of her treatment: "I couldn't sing. I couldn't get air because, people didn't realize, I was cut across the diaphragm, all the way up from right under the center under my breasts, all the way down to the top of my navel, almost.