Eileen Romito

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How strong techies destroy startups, and how it can be avoided

One of the hardest things about working in a technical field, and one of the biggest killers of startups, is the limited world view us techies …

Product Management

Voters in the state elected Trump in hope he’d revive its core industry and inject more religion into American life – but many are unsure of whether he’ll deliver<p>Pastor Jerry Morrell was not playing to his audience. “I was asked if Donald Trump is a man of God,” the evangelical preacher told the …

Scientists Might Finally Understand One of The Most Basic But Mysterious Aspects of Our Heartbeats

A crucial aspect of how our hearts beat might have been figured out.<p>When it comes to something as essential and universal as a heartbeat, you'd think …

Hydraulic

Mexico City's deportee work program hopes to help ousted migrants resettle

Sanctuary city is first to take action to find jobs and provide retraining courses for growing number of US undocumented immigrants forced to leave<p>Jorge Valdéz Rivera emerged in tears from the airport security doors at Mexico City’s international terminal, clutching a small rucksack with a few …

I'm a Silicon Valley liberal, and I traveled across the country to interview 100 Trump supporters — here's what I learned

After the election, I decided to talk to 100 Trump voters from around the country. I went to the middle of the country, the middle of the state, and talked to many online.<p>This was a surprisingly interesting and helpful experience — I highly recommend it. With three exceptions, I found something to …

Chicago gubernatorial candidate connects with Prophetstown farmers

PROPHETSTOWN – As lifelong farmer Curt Cruse explained his operation to Ameya Pawar, a Democratic candidate for governor from Chicago, in a sense, he …

Don't Dismiss President Trump's Attacks on the Media as Mere Stupidity

<i>Bret Stephens delivered the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture this week at the University of California, Los Angeles. Read the full text of his remarks</i> …

Donald Trump

How the good ideas in Paul Ryan's ObamaCare plan are overwhelmed by all the bad ideas

Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan and his fellow Republicans released a new paper that attempts to flesh out the details of their ObamaCare …

55 things learned as a 19 year old VC

This might be useful to you if you want to learn more about the VC industry as a <b>founder</b>, <b>junior VC</b>, or <b>aspiring VC</b>.<p>It’s divided into 3 sections …

Want to raise successful kids? Nurture your child’s *emotional* intelligence

When emotions run high, people do and say things they normally would not. When you're a young child, this is what you do <i>all the time.</i><p>Emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

Issues Facing Republicans in Replacing Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — Ever since Democrats began pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress more than seven years ago, Republicans have been trying to come up with an alternative. Candid conversations leaked from a conclave of Republican lawmakers in Philadelphia last month, and public comments since, …

Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees — Separating Fact from Hysteria

The hysterical rhetoric about President Trump’s executive order on refugees is out of control. Let’s slow down and take a look at the facts.<p>To read …

Elon Musk Has Trump’s Ear, and Wall Street Takes Note

The election of Donald Trump and the accompanying rehabilitation of fossil fuels should have been, by all rights, devastating for Tesla Motors.<p>Tesla is the top maker of all-electric autos, and it completed its merger with SolarCity, a leading manufacturer of solar energy panels, days after the …

Where Trump support and Obamacare use soar together

<b>Hyannis, Nebraska (CNN)</b> -- Deep in the Sandhills of rural Nebraska, where a two-lane highway curves between prairies and grass-covered dunes, there is a county full of surprises.<p>It's home to Hyannis, a small village without stoplights, where fresh hot coffee is free, everyone waves and, in 1931, a …

Health Care

North Korea Defector Says Elite Turning Their Backs On Kim Jong Un

North Korean elites have turned their backs on leader Kim Jong Un and dissent is on the rise, according to a recent defector who was formerly Pyongyang’s deputy ambassador to the U.K.<p>“Kim Jong Un’s days are numbered,” Thae Yong Ho told a press conference in the South Korean capital, Seoul, on …

I Went to Aleppo to Study. I Left in a Convoy of Refugees.

IDLIB, Syria — I grew up here in Idlib, a northern Syrian town and moved to Aleppo, about 40 miles away, in 2008 to study architecture at the university. I had loved Aleppo since I was a child, when we used to visit my maternal grandfather. I would stare at the wooden houses with latticed balconies …

This explorer discovered human time warp by living in a cave

On July 16, 1962, French geologist Michel Siffre entered a darkened cave, where he planned to remain for two months.<p>Tracking the days according to …

Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

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History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump

It seems we’re entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals. I am sketching out here opinions …

Brown: Second chance on camera tickets looks like a trap

Follow @MarkBrownCST<p>Some 1.2 million motorists have been sent notices from the city of Chicago offering an “additional opportunity” to contest …

Syria brings 'fake news' to the United Nations

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Syria's ambassador to the United Nations held up a photograph at Tuesday's U.N. Security Council emergency briefing on Syria to demonstrate the compassion of Syrian government fighters in Aleppo. However, his description of the image was way off base.<p>"This is what the Syrian army …

Syria's war: A mother's plea

<i>Throughout the war in Syria, schools have been targeted by both rebel and regime forces.</i><p><i>According to UNICEF, there were 60 attacks on schools in Syria in 2015, killing a total of 591 children.</i> <i>This year, the United Nations has documented 84 attacks on schools across the country, with at least 69</i> …

Dodging death in East Aleppo as a journalist | War & Conflict

<b>East Aleppo, Syria -</b> I came to Aleppo three months ago to report on the state of the city after rebel fighters from Jaysh al-Fath [Army of Conquest] had broken the siege by Assad's forces. While sitting with the OGN crew, which included myself, Abdus Samad, a journalist from Germany, and Muhammad …

'I was a believer': Face-to-face with ISIS inside an Iraqi prison

<b>Northern Iraq (CNN) —</b> For Abdelrahman al-Azy the task was brutal but the justifications were simple. As a member of ISIS, he must follow the instructions of his local emir or commander. The order: to help kill a man in cold blood.<p>As directed, al-Azy drove a fellow ISIS militant to the home of a …

Donald Trump tells world 'don't be afraid' in first television interview since winning presidency - and reveals he will earn only $1 a year

Donald Trump has backtracked on his promise to imprison Hillary Clinton in his first televised interview since becoming president-elect, insisting that he is a “sober person” who will prioritise healthcare, tax reform and immigration.<p>Mr Trump appeared on CBS News show 60 Minutes on Sunday night, …

“I Have Outlived My Own Life”: Living Under Siege in Aleppo

In the early hours of September 23rd, Omar Dawood was sleeping in a second-floor bedroom in eastern Aleppo with his wife and three children when a rocket hit their building. Three of four structures housing the White Helmets, a volunteer rescue group, had also been hit that morning, and Dawood and …

‘There Are No More Panes of Glass Left in Aleppo’

A look at the destruction of the Syrian city shows food running short and graveyards full, with residents struggling to survive a blockade<p>When the bodies of 16 members of the Qasim family were pulled from the rubble of their home last month, there was no space left in one of Aleppo’s largest …

Middle East