Ciera Hoffman

29 Flips | 7 Magazines | 8 Likes | @CieraHoffman | Keep up with Ciera Hoffman on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ciera Hoffman”

New York prison break: Dogs pick up escapees' scent about mile from prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators are looking at surveillance video from a gas station about a mile from the New York prison where two inmates escaped over the weekend, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told CNN on Thursday night.<p>Tracking dogs picked up the scent of prisoners Richard Matt and David …

What could kill Obamacare

Republicans have tried to kill Obamacare more than 50 times. But the Supreme Court couldactually do it with a single ruling.<p>Justices will hear arguments Wednesday on whether most Obamacare enrollees can keep their subsidies.<p>A ruling against the Obama administration could send Obamacare into a death …

ISIS burned up to 40 people alive, official in Iraq says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Reports that ISIS burned alive up to 40 people near the town of al-Baghdadi in Iraq's Anbar province are true, an Iraqi official told CNN on Wednesday.<p>Anbar provincial council chairman Sabah Karkhout said he was advised by his field commanders near the al-Baghdadi front line that ISIS …

Sicily bridge collapses 10 days after opening

Multi-million pound viaduct in Sicily buckles due to "subsidence" less than two weeks after opening, drawing angry response from Italian prime minister<p>A multi-million pound viaduct has collapsed in Sicily less than two weeks after it opened - provoking a political outcry.<p>The Scorciavacche viaduct …

Transportation

Adrian Peterson's Indefensible Abuse Of A 4-Year-Old Likely Violates Texas Law

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s alleged beating of his son with a tree branch is indefensible conduct that likely violates Texas law. While I say likely, I don’t think this is a close call. If the facts are true — that he beat his 4-year-old son with a stick, hitting him in his …

Congress Is Considering A New Federal Trade Secret Law. Why?

Trade secrets usually don’t grab headlines the way that patents or copyrights do, but don’t let that fool you about their importance. Studies regularly show that most businesses care more about trade secrets than either copyrights or patents. In fact, trade secrets are implicated by every aspect of …

How to Apply the 'Law of Accumulation' to Your Business and Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Law of Accumulation simply says, “<i>A small thing accumulated over time can become a big thing.</i>”<p>Now, this principle is twofold, or is similar to a double-sided coin, one side being positive and the other negative. On the positive side, …

Los Angeles Law Enforcement Officers Kill About One Person A Week

Since 2000, nearly 600 people, many of them young black and Latino men, have been killed by Los Angeles law enforcement officers. That's according to a sobering new report from the Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition, a youth advocacy organization, that looks into the use of lethal force among …

Obesity rates have stabilized, but our waistlines are still growing

Americans may have stopped putting on pounds, but their waistlines are still expanding, according to a new analysis from the<p>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The average waist circumference of U.S. adults has increased by about 3% since the end of the last century. In 1999 and 2000, the …

The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connection

<i>“A principal fruit of friendship,”</i> Francis Bacon wrote in his timeless meditation on the subject, <i>“is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”</i> For Thoreau, friendship was one of life’s great rewards. But in today’s cultural …

To raise awareness of the effects of plastic waste in our world’s oceans, all the pieces in G-STAR RAW collection contain recycled plastics. Plastic is a major threat to the health of our oceans due...

To raise awareness of the effects of plastic waste in our world’s oceans, all the pieces in G-STAR RAW collection contain recycled plastics. Plastic …

Dino-Killing Impact Remade the Plant Kingdom, Too

The killer meteorite that extinguished the dinosaurs also torched North America's forests and plants. The harsh conditions after the impact favored fast-growing flowering plants, nudging forests toward a new pecking order, a new study reports.<p>As a result, today's forests would baffle a …

Union Appeals Ray Rice's Indefinite Suspension From NFL

The NFL Players Association on Tuesday appealed disgraced ex-Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's indefinite suspension from the league following the release of shocking video that showed Rice punching his then-fiancée in the face during an incident in a casino hotel elevator in February.<p>The …

Major Sponsors Turn Up Heat on NFL Over Handling of Abuse Scandal

Major corporate sponsors are dishing out some heat to the NFL over its handling of domestic violence issues and other recent scandals — but until today had stopped short of pulling their advertising.<p>Nike and Castrol announced Wednesday they were canceling their sponsorship of Minnesota Vikings …

New Applications Struggle As Smartphone Users Spend More Time With Their Favorite Apps

Boston-based Localytics has released a study today showing that users are spending more time in their existing smartphone applications compared to a year previously. A strong showing for social networks, health, and fitness apps emphasize the increasingly connected and personal focus of the …

Black, White, Asian, Hispanic: The Disparities in Household Income

America's racial divides are also economic ones.<p>Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released their annual report on income and poverty for 2013. Median household income remained steady from 2012 to 2013, although median household income in 2013 was eight percent lower than in 2007 when adjusted for …

Suicide and the Young Physician

The medical community can help the young doctor to continue saving lives, instead of taking his own.<p>Graduating from medical school and starting residency training should be one of the most exciting times in a physician’s career. Instead, for two newly-minted New York City doctors, who ended their …

NFLPA notifying Wes Welker, others that their suspensions are over

The NFLPA has begun the process of notifying suspended players like Wes Welker that they're no longer suspended.<p>Wes Welker can officially suit up for …

Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

A handful of companies are trying to take an idea straight out of Willy Wonka and turn it into reality: edible packaging. I mean, why dump tons of waste into landfills when the container your food comes in could be a part of the snack?<p>One company called WikiFoods has taken inspiration from fruit to …

White House Blows Up General's Hypothetical ISIS Ground Force

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It didn't take long for the White House to bat down the suggestion from President Obama's top …

The growing outcry over police confiscation

<b>Ming Tong Liu had a suitcase with $75,195 (£46,000) he was going to use to buy a restaurant. For Mandrel Stuart it was $17,550 in proceeds from a barbecue restaurant. Benjamin Molina was going to use $18,000 to buy a car. Jose Jeronimo Sorto had $28,500 in church funds for a land purchase in El</b> …

William Golding Flies classic holds true 60 years on

<b>It's 60 years this month since the publication of William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies. To mark the anniversary his family are giving his literary archive on loan to the University of Exeter - including the very different original version of his famous tale of boys fending for themselves on a</b> …

Senior Official: A Yes Vote On Scotland Independence Could Be A Nightmare For The US

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday that the US government has ldquo;an interest in seeing the UK remain strong, robust, and united."<p>The language is similar to that used by President Obama in January last year, when the administration pushed for the UK to stay in the European Union. …

Cops on the hunt for whoever stole $25,000 in beer from Ontario business

Police in Ontario are searching for whoever stole $25,000 worth of beer from a business east of London, Ont.<p>Ontario Provincial Police say freight carrier Country Transport was broken into in Norwich Township overnight between Wednesday and Thursday last week.<p>A tractor-trailer filled with thousands …

Lying on resumes: When business execs go rogue

David Tovar, the VP of corporate communications at Walmart (WMT), had been a rising star at the retailer. One big problem: He lied on his resume. …

Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

NASA has chosen Boeing and SpaceX to build the vehicles that will transport its astronauts to the International Space Station, putting the two American companies on a course to take over a job that NASA has recently relied upon Russia to perform: carrying out manned space flights.<p>NASA Administrator …

Ukraine Ratifies E.U. Deal That Triggered Russia Conflict

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday ratified a landmark agreement on political association and trade with the European Union, the rejection of which last November by then President Viktor Yanukovich led to his downfall. The agreement won unanimous support from the 355 deputies who took …

iPhone 6 Review: It’s a Winner

In my view, the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone on the market, when you combine its hardware, all-new operating system, and the Apple ecosystem whose doors it opens.<p>After stubbornly resisting for years, Apple has finally joined the big-screen smartphone movement with its two latest models, the …

Penn State fans planning a 'Joe-out' in honor of Joe Paterno

We might see a lot of JoePa masks, cut-outs, and signs in the crowd Saturday.<p>Penn State football fans, like a lot of fanbases, arrange "[color]-outs" for particular games. Everyone wears white or blue or whatever and a neat visual affect is achieved. This plan is a bit different, via the Centre …