Informed Comment
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David Graham Sweet | (Informed Comment) | Here on the “Left Coast” there’s much anguish & foreboding over the results of our recent election, and talk of “resistance.” I’m anguished too, but if you’ll forgive me, less pessimistic than ever about the future of our country. Here’s why. It’s not that the new President seems at all promising. He apparently is the very odd duck he’s been playing on television: bombastic, thin-skinned, impulsive. He’s a modern-day Robber Baron who tweets incessantly, thinks of most of us as “losers,” likes to fire people, name huge buildings after himself, and playpopulist.” It’s hard to see him as a statesman. His expressed values offend people; his declared intentions and appointments are alarming. So it’s galling to realize that while he’s President, we’re going to have to pay attention to whatever he does (if not to what he says!) most every day.
Forbes
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How can you avoid the worst possible job interview mistake? Here's how!
EDIS Earthquake Alert
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Ars Technica
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(video link) DETROIT—The annual North American International Auto Show, unlike most similar events in the US, is remarkably well attended by automotive suppliers as well as major OEMs like Bosch. The tier one supplier used the latest show to debut its new eAxle, a compact unit that's modular and scalable in design. As you'll see in the video, the eAxle really is a lot more compact than combining the company's current individual systems together. "We can realize five-to-ten percent efficiency over standalone components when we move to an integrated unit," explained Bosch's Jon Poponea. Look in an electric vehicle on the roads right now, and you'll probably see a whole bunch of different components, all connected with thick orange-wrapped leads. Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Collective Evolution
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It forces you to get clear on some of the missions you want to adopt in different categories of your life! So why not plays the odds? Why not realize that waiting is getting you nowhere and that if your missions are to manifest then it is going to take a little bit more than the secret to make them happen? I'll be the first to say that through intentions we are the architects of the universe, but I also believe that, just like with architects in real life, we also need to engineer our success through the most powerful tool humans have: our cognitive attention and focus. #2 Clarity Without Focus Doesn't Start a Fire If you're anything like me, when you write down your goals you start feeling a fire inside — almost a feeling of anxiousness that makes you want to jump into them right away. However, making our dreams ignite isn't too different from starting a fire with a magnifying glass.
The Huffington Post
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Looking for evidence, she forces Krishna to open his mouth. What she finds causes her to faint: instead of traces of the stolen milk she beholds all the swimming constellations of the cosmos where his molars ought to be. Carl Jung was the first to define the Divine Child as an archetype , hardwired into our unconscious mind which craves light at the nadir of the year. For Jung "the Divine Child represents the strongest, the most ineluctable urge in every human being, namely the urge to realize itself, an incarnation of the inability to do otherwise...revealed in the miraculous deeds of the child hero." Exploring the hero myth, Jung concludes that the Divine Child "represents our efforts to deal with the problem of growing up, aided by the illusion of an eternal fiction." Thus for Jung, the child archetype is a symbol of the developing personality.
The Huffington Post
8 hours
If the Tax Pro finds something, and they usually do, you may be able to amend prior-year returns to realize even more savings. If you decide that hiring a Tax Pro is the best route for you, ask friends with situations similar to yours if they can recommend someone. Make some calls and meet face-to-face with anyone you are considering. Once you set up an actual appointment, it will likely only take an hour or so - if everything is in order. Someone who does taxes for a living is better equipped and faster at preparing your taxes and saving you money. Better, faster, saving you money -without all the headaches and stress - that's the bottom line isn't it? After all, there is nothing wrong with getting the help you need from a Tax Pro, especially if you get to keep more of your money! -- 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.
The Huffington Post
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Our young people are already concerned about it whether we agree with the science or not. You are a brilliant woman with the power to create a legacy that generations of young Americans would be hugely grateful for. I realize what a polarizing topic this is, and that some folks on the other side of the issue are concerned about jobs going away. Conservation opens new and expansive job creativity, and you could be at the forefront of that here in Tennessee. I look forward to speaking with you about this further. Respectfully, Sheryl Crow -- 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.
The Huffington Post
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When your bestie is trying to joke with you, but come on, youre at work! When your bestie coordinates outfits with you ahead of time. When you stick with water and offer to be your besties designated driver for the night, because he needs to unwind after a tough week. When your bestie stares down the folks whove been giving you a hard time. Because only you get to give him a hard time about stuff. Like remember when he wanted to have a custom handshake? Yeah, that was real smooth. But you appreciate him, not just for the stuff that everyone sees. You cherish those private moments, too. Sure, youve had disagreements. And out of respect for your bestie, you hit up the club without letting your friends know youve got a beef. But you know what? After a few drinks, you talk and realize just how much you care about one another.
The Huffington Post
9 hours
Realize large overarching goals won't always fit nicely into a 12-month package. Sometimes it takes business owners years to boost their bottom line and reach some of the large goals they set in the beginning. What To Do When You Didn't Reach the Business Goals You Set Last Year was originally published on Due by Choncé Maddox . -- 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.
Slate
10 hours
Yvette Clarke, a Democratic congresswoman from Brooklyn, New York, had initially planned on attending Donald Trump’s inauguration out of respect for tradition and the institution of the presidency. But last week, she started to waver. “We had the opportunity as members of Congress to attend the intelligence community briefing about what took place in terms of hacking and the intrusion of the Russian government into our electoral processes,” she told me. “I’d always been concerned about it, but until the briefing, I didnt realize the breadth and depth of what took place.” Then, on Friday, Trump took to Twitter to insult civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis, who had said he doesnt see Trump as a legitimate president. “All talk, talk, talk - no action or results,” Trump tweeted about Lewis, a former Freedom Rider who was beaten nearly to death marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
WhoWhatWhy
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In this final relationship, the Congress and the Administration have, on most vital issues, cooperated well, to serve the Nation good rather than mere partisanship, and so have assured that the business of the Nation should go forward. So, my official relationship with the Congress ends in a feeling, on my part, of gratitude that we have been able to do so much together. We now stand ten years past the midpoint of a century that has witnessed four major wars among great nations. Three of these involved our own country. Despite these holocausts America is today the strongest, the most influential and most productive nation in the world. Understandably proud of this pre-eminence, we yet realize that America's leadership and prestige depend, not merely upon our unmatched material progress, riches and military strength, but on how we use our power in the interests of world peace and human betterment.
Futurity
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KyivPost
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Apart from selling so well, “Mamushka” has also won the Fortnum & Mason Debut Food Book of 2016 award and, in 2015, Hercules was named the Observer’s Rising Star of the year. But the best thing? “It’s definitely receiving letters from people, sometimes handwritten,” Hercules says. “An old lady from Australia once wrote me a letter saying she grew up with stories like these her parents escaped Ukraine when she was a child during the Second World War. This kind of response from people is better than getting any award.” She also gets letters from British and American people who didnt realize Ukrainian food was so rich and diverse. Hercules’s got used to home-grown vegetables and fruit as a child. She stresses the importance of good ingredients. “You make Ukrainian food amazing by taking care about what kind of ingredients you cook.” Palermo-born passion Hercules, who now lives in London, said her “food awakening didnt happen until my year abroad in Italy, in a restaurant in Palermo.
Core77
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" I love how this is a more accessible version of those Tibetan Sand Mandalas, where they create an elaborate artwork and then destroy it. 2. "Common Sense." "Don't do to someone what you wouldn't want done to yourself." This, and Australian hardiness, is presumably how injuries are avoided. 3. Only Recycled Cardboard Allowed. It's fun…and eco-friendly! 4. Kids Get the Armor Afterwards While participants must be 18 or older, after a battle is concluded children from the audience swarm onto the battlefield to plunder. This fourth Boxwars rule states that "Warriors are requested to forfeit their armour (intact, damaged or destroyed) to any minor who desires it post battle. Kids are the next generation of warriors, and although they cannot participate until they are older, the flame is passed in this ritual of Boxwars." To that end, the group also regularly hosts workshops for kids, where they help them realize their own cardboard pieces.
EDIS Earthquake Alert
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The Huffington Post
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" He lists three things that he particularly appreciates this year, "even if they're not new." The first is driverless vehicle opportunities. "Every year it gets closer to where we need it to be. In comparison to just a couple of years ago, it's absolutely fantastic," de Nardis says. He calls self-driving vehicle technology "a major revolution" because it has the potential to create time. "It's good to give back 60, 90 minutes of time every day to people over the years. People doing it for pleasure or doing it for work," he says. Moreover, "It's going to change the look, feel and organization of our cities." The second is evolution is the Internet of things, because every year it gets a bit closer to what every family needs at home. The end goal is to realize "amazing opportunities for us to connect the brands we represent with some specific moments and partnerships at the moment of consumption," says de Nardis.
TheRealNews YouTube
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Vanity Fair
13 hours
As it turns out, the Department of Energy has little to do with oil, as Perry assumed, and everything to do with overseeing America’s vast, and terrifying, nuclear arsenal.
Core77
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The employees would make recommendations, help with sizing, and even would tell her when a piece of clothing wasn't her style." Thus the Innisfree baskets. Cosmetics pros who know what they want and are just looking to get in and out grab a green basket. Noobs grab an orange one and get the service they need. Even the little icons represent a loner and someone with a staff "buddy." I realize that the "problems" engendered by the absence of server-summoning buttons and color-coded shopping baskets can seem trite, but I find these simple products to be great examples of what happens when folks really think the user experience through. Lastly, and this is a bit extreme, but here's what happens "when a befuddled customer at a Japanese subway ticket machine hits the Help button:"
Universe Today
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Presenting... Copyscope. Image credit: Dave Dickinson Every telescope has a story to tell, and our discovery of Copyscope sent us on an interesting detective tale. We returned back to the U S of A recently, and one of our first tasks upon re-establishing our lives back in Florida was to dig through the archaeological strata that is our storage unit. Headlamp on and Leatherman in hand, we worked our way hacking through layers put in place over years of storage unit drop-off runs. On one hand, it's like Xmas all over again, as you rediscover all your stuff anew. But on the other, you realize when you travel long term just how much you can really do without. Of course, I was eager to dig my telescopes out. I make do with our trusty pair of image-stabilized Canon 15×45's on the road, but I was ready to get the REAL telescopes back in action. It was then I discovered an interesting piece of telescope making history that I'd inherited for 20$ a few years back.
Design Milk - Interior Design
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“As they work with laminate, their understanding shifts and many students realize they need to modify their planned chair designs. Because most of our students have never fabricated with laminate before, they have a preconceived idea of what the material is and how it behaves. Cube Class changes everything.” Molly Mancuso laying on the water-based contact cement. Photo by Aleya Lanteigne In order to familiarize students with the material, Wilsonart sends out a technical team to host a hands-on workshop that is lovingly dubbed Cube Class. This year, Wilsonart sent Scott Leonard and Herman Ratliff from the Technical Services Department. Wilsonart is fully dedicated to training people to use their materials to the highest standards. As a result, they developed a special technical training program calledFabrication University” or Fab-U, which not only covers all the basics of what is laminate and how it is made but also gives people the opportunity to participate in building.
Vanity Fair
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As it turns out, the Department of Energy has little to do with oil, as Perry assumed, and everything to do with overseeing America’s vast, and terrifying, nuclear arsenal.
BoingBoing
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It is one thing to be captured by gangsters who you know are going to beat, maim or even kill you; but when they stop along the way to perform karaoke, you realize that all rules of normal human behavior are off, and there is no possible way to predict your fate.