Miranda Draminski

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Alternately charming and boorish, Trump plays the role of a lifetime overseas

By Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>Karen DeYoung<p>, Associate editor/reporter<p>TAORMINA, Italy — Little matters more to Donald Trump, the brander-turned-American president, than imagery. Trump staffed his government out of central casting, and this past week it was time for him to audition for his role: leader …

Donald Trump

Verizon's unlimited data couldn't save worst quarter ever

Sometimes admitting you're wrong can be cathartic. In Verizon's case, it meant averting a total disaster of a quarter.<p>For years, Verizon has been in denial that unlimited data plans are, in fact, a thing people want. On numerous occasions, the company shut the door on the idea of bringing back an …

Crisis-hit Venezuela halts publication of another major indicator

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has stopped publishing money supply data, depriving the public of the best available tool to ascertain soaring inflation in one of the world’s worst-performing economies.<p>A worker counts Venezuelan bolivar notes at a gas station of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA in …

UK prices surge. Inflation hits highest level in 3 years

Prices are zooming higher in Brexit Britain.<p>U.K. inflation increased to 2.3% in February over the previous year, according to the Office for National Statistics.<p>That's the highest level in more than three years. The pace of the increase, from 1.8% in January, also surprised analysts.<p>The prices paid …

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, especially if we've experienced setbacks in the past. In a blog post on TED, the psychologist Guy Winch, who has 20 years of experience working with patients, says the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable anyway, …

Self-help

Emma Watson Doesn’t Understand Why She Can’t Show Her Body And Still Be A Feminist

“Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women”<p>Emma Watson doesn't get all the hubbub about her boobs. In her recent <i>Vanity Fair</i> spread, one out of twelve photos shows Watson with mostly-exposed breasts and, because we can't have nice things, to many this means Watson can no longer call …

A Free, Lady-Led Zine Is Here To School You On Reproductive Rights

Because knowledge is (girl) power.<p>It’s 2017 and, sadly, the question of whether women should be trusted to make decisions regarding their own bodies is still up for debate. With a new administration threatening to roll back rights for women and LGBTQ communities, it is crucial for people of all …

Feminism

North Carolina is now home to this mysterious billboard advertising... 1950s-era sexism?

A sexist billboard is brewing controversy among locals near Kernersville, North Carolina.<p>The sign, located on westbound Interstate 40 Business, …

Uber Reels as Dozens of Employees Describe a Sexist, Hostile Workplace

Former engineer Susan Fowler’s essay about workplace discrimination has opened the floodgates, and current and former employees are speaking out.<p>Whispers of sexism at Uber exploded into a full-blown public relations crisis over the weekend, after one former Uber engineer published a blog post …

Mural Shows 37 Real And Repulsive Things Politicians Have Said About Women

Two feminist artists teamed up to show that sexism is nothing new.<p>The time to remain silent about misogyny and discrimination is over. As artist Zoë Buckman told The Huffington Post: “We all have a responsibility to act now.”<p>Buckman joined forces with fellow feminist artist Natalie Frank to call …

Feminism

7 Practical Tips for Reducing Stress

<b>Deep Breathing vs. Shallow Breathing</b><p>Breathing deeply can help to reduce your stress and provide oxygen to your brain to help you focus. Most people do not know how to "deep breath" and so they end up breathing shallow breaths which can cause hyperventilation.<p>Place your hand on your stomach and push …

Mindfulness

20 Technology Tools Educators Should Use

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

24 Habits That Will Make You Smarter Every Day

What if you could actually train your brain to be smarter?<p>A recent Quora thread posed the question: What are some of the easy things people can do to …

How Music Enhances Your Brain and Boosts Productivity

Have you incorporated music into your workspace or study space? Let's understand how music supports the brain and the places where it serves as a distraction.<p>An ongoing debate focuses on whether or not music belongs in your workspace. From studying to working in an office to exercising, many …

Be More Productive By Sitting Next to Someone Who Works Hard

You may like your privacy or enjoy sitting among the friendly people who help you relax at work. If you want to get more done, though, put your desk …

5 Big Thinkers on How They Work Smarter

Work smarter, not harder.<p>Getting a handle on your work flow and figuring out how to work smarter can seem like an insurmountable task, but it is achievable. It is doable. Getting more great work done in today's environment takes a mix of innovative tactics and good-old fashioned grit.<p>I recently …

Getting In The Zone: 5 Strategies To Help You Keep Focus, Be Calm and Perform Under Pressure

You're reading Getting In The Zone: 5 Strategies To Help You Keep Focus, Be Calm and Perform Under Pressure, originally posted on Pick the Brain | …

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3 Ways to Make Time for the Little Tasks You Never Make Time For

We’d all like to spend our time at work on high-value activities: setting strategy, fostering innovation, mentoring promising employees, and more. But every professional faces a relentless deluge of niggling tasks — the overflowing inbox, the introductions you promised to make, the stack of …

Time Management

5 Instagrammers to Follow If You're Bullet Journal Curious

Have you heard of bullet journaling? The latest trend in list making, it really just requires a notebook, a pen, and maybe a ruler if you're a …

Calligraphy

8 Badass Latinos Who Broke Down Walls Within The Beauty Industry

No matter what any politician tells you, here is the truth: Hispanic women and men are a force to be reckoned with — especially within the beauty …

It’s OK To Like Smooth Jazz

Smooth jazz is a much-maligned genre – and it doesn’t look like that situation is going to change anytime soon. That’s unfortunate because many of …

Last-Minute, No-Bake Desserts for Valentine’s Day Procrastinators

So Valentine’s Day snuck up on you this year—no big deal. You can still make your favorite person feel extra loved with a homemade dessert. Even if …

32 Artists You Didn’t Know Are Super Close to an EGOT

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Melania and Ivanka's plastic feminism cover up Trump's misogyny

<b>(CNN) —</b> In his press conference last week, in which President Trump ranted and raved that he wasn't ranting and raving, he answered a question about his wife, Melania. "That's what I call a very nice question," he said, apparently relieved to stop talking about his own policies, before saying the …

17 DIY Beauty Products to Whip Up Over the Break

There's nothing like a little down time. Especially when you've done all your other chores. But don't sit there watching <i>Love Actually</i> for the …