Jean-Lesly

21 Added | 8 Magazines | 16 Likes | @JeanLesly | Political correct terminology was invented to undermine another group's beliefs and sense of accomplishments, while elevating one’s own short coming as greatness; in other words, “ a re-writing of history.” So next time someone tells you, "you’re not politically correct” take it with pride because that means you do not want to conform to someone else's myopic views !!!

Climate

The strange, new-age Obama reunion

The inaugural summit of the newly launched Obama Foundation offered an escape from reality for some Democrats.<p>CHICAGO — They’re a long way from the White House.<p>But here in the halls of the Marriott Marquis, covered in Barack Obama’s old logo of a rising sun for the inaugural summit of his namesake …

Donald Trump

Top McCain aide says he'd back Clinton over Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton has an unexpected ally: a former top adviser to John McCain.<p>Mark Salter, a confidant of the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, tweeted Tuesday "the GOP is going to nominate for President a guy who reads the National Enquirer and thinks it's on the level. I'm with …

Republicans

The first known visitor from outside our solar system has been spotted

It’s been busy month up there in space. This month began with an asteroid coming within a moon’s throw of our planetary home, then reports of more gravity waves detected at the LIGO Observatory gave researchers enough time to point their instruments at a kilonova, and now, as October draws to a …

Astronomy

Jane Sanders: Bernie backers won't go for Trump

Jane Sanders on Tuesday rejected the notion that, as Donald Trump has suggested, independent voters supporting her husband's candidacy would switch to backing the real estate mogul in the general election.<p>“I tend to not agree with that," the Vermont senator's wife and top political surrogate opined …

Middle-class

Gang rape, murder of Indonesian girl sparks call for reform

The rape and murder of a teenage girl by 14 men has reignited calls in Indonesia for a sexual violence law that is languishing in Parliament to be enacted.<p>The attack on the girl in Bengkulu province in western Indonesia occurred April 2 and went largely unnoticed at a national level until social …

Architect of bin Laden raid: The anxious moments

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man who was the architect of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in the suburbs of a Pakistani city was getting anxious.<p>He had thought it was possible to keep an element of surprise and evade any response from Pakistan's military if the U.S. Navy SEALs could complete the mission in 30 …

National Security

Why Marvel Is Crushing DC in the Comic Book Movie War

If the clunky Batman v Superman and the entertaining Captain America: Civil War have taught us anything, it’s that Marvel’s future is bright while …

BP prepares deeper spending cuts as profits fall 80%

Oil prices touched a near-13-year low in the first quarter of 2016 contributing to a sharp fall in BP’s profits over the period<p>BP has said it is prepared to slash capital spending if oil prices continue to slide, as the company announced an 80% fall in profits.<p>The oil and gas company said it had …

Oil & Gas Industry

Facebook working on its own camera app?

Facebook is kind of everywhere. The social network is a giant, and it isn’t going anywhere, but this doesn’t mean it is exactly where the company wants it to be.<p>New reports suggest Facebook is working on a new camera app that would entice user to share more self-created images and videos, giving …

Apps

Dropbox will soon show all your cloud-based files right in the desktop

If you're one of the 500 million people who've used Dropbox at some point over the last few years, you know what you're getting in to. It's a reliable way to back up all the files on your computer, sync them across multiple devices and share them with friends, family or coworkers. It's fast, it …

5 Top Hand-Lettering Tips for Beginners

Lettering designs are downright gorgeous, and a useful skill for designers to master. The good news is that anyone can learn it – it just takes …

Typography

BP Eyes More Spending Cuts After 80% Profit Drop

BP said on Tuesday it could cut capital spending further after reporting an 80 percent drop in profits in the first quarter of the year, when oil prices touched a near 13-year low.<p>The British oil company, the first major to report on one of the weakest quarters, lowered its 2016 spending target to …

How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction

The recent announcement that a young paralysed man in Ohio in the US named Ian Burkhart managed to regain the use of his fingers after having a chip …

The Brain

Google Puts Boston Dynamics Up for Sale in Robotics Retreat

The video, published to YouTube on Feb. 23, was awe-inspiring and scary. A two-legged humanoid robot trudges through the snow, somehow maintaining …

Robotics

Allergan to pay execs' taxes after Pfizer deal

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2016, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

Salt Lake City

How less stuff could make us happier – and fix stagnation

Bank of England blogger suggests Buddhism-inspired trend of mindfulness is teaching consumers that less is more<p>Has western society reached “peak stuff”? If reports that once-insatiable shoppers are starting to cut back are true, what are the consequences for the old economic theory that more …

Bank of England

Banish smartphones and computers from bedroom to get a good sleep, say scientists

A study teenagers found that those who used a computer in the hour before bedtime were nearly three times as likely to get less than five hours sleep<p>Health experts have warned for years watching television before bed is bad for sleep.<p>But now researchers say other gadgets like tablets, smartphones …