Nancy Kumasi

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I was judged for having sex after my husband died, but I think he would have understood

I reimagine the last moments I had with my husband, Jacob, often. The feel of his freshly washed hair slipping between my fingers. The smirk on his face as he sat next to me on the floor of our bathroom while I soaked in the tub, handing me a lit joint and fumbling. He dropped it on my chest and we …

Want To Be A More Confident Speaker? Tell A Story

You might get stage fright when you have to present, but chances are you’re already a natural storyteller.<p>Don’t like public speaking or giving presentations? You’re not alone–most people don’t. We’re fighting our primeval fear of ostracism whenever we stand up and begin to regale an audience. But …

The 10 beautiful Scottish lochs you must visit in your lifetime

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Scotland

Dante’s Heavenly Vision and the Physics of the Proton « On-Screen Scientist

This piece may appear to many readers (that is, I imagine it might if there <i>were</i> many readers) to be an exercise better suited for a medieval …

The U.K.'s Short Fuse On The Brexit Bomb

It is not uncommon, in a thriller, for someone early on to light a fuse or set a timer on an explosive device, dramatically heightening the tension. Thereafter, every time you see the heroine take a wrong turn or get entangled in some obstacle, you’re acutely conscious that time is running short …

United Kingdom

After seven years of pain, the austerity experiment is over

Austerity has been failing as an economic idea for years. The result of the general election shows that it has now failed politically as well. Deficit reduction continues, but will no longer dominate the agenda. Theresa May’s failed gamble marks the end of a seven-year experiment.<p>A five-point plan …

Economics

Should you follow Neil Woodford into these 2 under-the-radar mid-cap stocks?

Neil Woodford released an April update for his Equity Income Fund last week, revealing that he has added a host of new names to the portfolio …

Heads Up: 3 Major Changes Are Being Made to Your Credit Score This Fall

The VantageScore model used by all three credit-reporting bureaus is getting a makeover this fall.<p>For better or worse, your credit report tells a …

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

An award-winning home with a fresh perspective

Although the so-called<p>Dutch Mountainis this architect firm's first project, it is anything but elementary! This award-winning and widely published …

NASA Scientists Suggest We’ve Been Underestimating Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise has been underestimated by up to 28 percent in some areas.<p>About 71 percent of the Earth is covered by water, so measuring sea level changes around the world is no small feat. Up until now, scientists believed they knew how much global sea level had risen during the 20th century. This …

Global Warming

Solar Power Capacity Tops Coal for the First Time Ever

Solar power now accounts for more installed capacity than any other form of electricity generation, according to new data out Tuesday.<p>“About half a …

Let the pound fall and the economy rise

The Brexit trade-off of weaker currency, cheaper exports will make the economy less dependent on consumers and more reliant on producers<p>It has been just like old times. The pound has been falling on the foreign exchanges and, like a patient in intensive care, there are daily bulletins about its …

Economics

5 Amazing Tech Inventions You Won't Believe Exist

Zackees Gloves<p>Here we collect Top 5 amazing tech inventions from internet. You don’t believe these type of tech inventions exist in this world.<p>5 …

Lean Startup Best Practices: Write hypotheses you can learn from.

If you practice Lean Startup methodologies, you’re likely familiar with Build-Measure-Learn. It <i>seems</i> like the directive here is to first build …

How to Build a Lean Business Plan Step 4: Define Your Business Model

<i>This article is part of our series on Lean Planning, where we will go into more detail on aspects of the Lean Planning process. Start with</i> <i>How to</i> …

The GOLEAN Framework for Growth – Love the Problem

GOLEAN? No this isn’t some blatant battlecry for <i>going lean.</i> It’s a mnemonic for a growth framework I created for my last book: Scaling Lean — one …

Product Management

6 Tips for Successfully Marketing Your Crowdfunding Campaign

It’s all about the money. When it comes to getting a new product off the ground, raising money for a cause, exploring growth opportunities for your small business and building your brand, crowdfunding offers a nontraditional way to reach non-conventional investors.<p>Crowdfunding reaches a larger and …

Marketing

Watch Racists Being Confronted With Some Very Inconvenient DNA Results

Time to rethink some things.<p>This video is a joyous schadenfreude-fest. In it, you see a bunch of people, who are racist or xenophobic to varying extents, being interviewed about their biases.<p>As you can see in the video, from travel site Momondo, they discussed their views of people from other …

Xenophobia

Farming invented twice in Middle East, genomes study reveals

Study of 44 ancient Middle Eastern genomes supports idea of independent farming revolutions in the Fertile Crescent.<p>Two Middle Eastern populations …

Romanian cave sealed for 5.5 million years is full of strange creatures

As humans were evolving in the plains of Africa, a different kind of evolution was taking place in Romania. The insectoid residents of Movile Cave …

Carbon Dioxide

What will Brexit mean for the tech sector?

The technology sector, with its international focus, was a vocal advocate for Britain staying in the European Union. But, in defiance of the widespread concerns, the industry has been thriving in the wake of the decision to leave with investment and expansion thriving.<p>Whether the picture will …

United Kingdom

Mummy found ‘wearing Adidas’

A 1500-YEAR-OLD mummy seems to be way ahead of its time. It was unearthed wearing what appear to be Adidas trainers.

Archaeology

Brexit would be political arson, says David Miliband

Former foreign secretary says EU referendum poses question of whether to shore up international order or contribute to its destruction<p>Leaving the EU would be an act of political arson that risks the destruction of international order, the former foreign secretary David Miliband has said.<p>In one of …

David Miliband

Some See Slow Road Out of Europe for U.K.

If Britons vote to leave the European Union, actually doing so will take years<p>Neither the British government nor the European Commission has drawn up plans for a potential U.K. exit from the European Union, according to officials in Brussels and London. There is no precedent for such a complicated …

European Union

Five key charts: what you need to know about budget 2016 and the UK economy

George Osborne’s eighth budget is unlikely to be a radical affair, as the state of the public finances and the upcoming EU referendum limit the chancellor’s room for manoeuvre. This all but rules out big or controversial policy announcements (he has already decided not to press ahead with pension …

Economics

Budget 2016: income tax cuts - how much less will you pay?

Cuts to income tax were announced in the Budget today with above-inflation increases in the level of earnings before tax applies and the level at which the higher 40pc rate starts.<p>The personal allowance, below which no income tax is paid, will increase to £11,500 for in April 2017 instead of …

Finance

Neandertal DNA may raise risk for some modern human diseases

Finding Neandertal ancestors in the human family tree was shocking enough when researchers announced it in 2010. Now the implications for modern-day …

John Major issues warning over leaving EU

Former PM says it is right to hold referendum but flirting with leaving is ‘very dangerous’, as David Cameron prepares for Brussels summit<p>Sir John Major has said it is wrong to flirt with leaving the European Union at a time when the world is coming together.<p>The former prime minister’s remarks …

United Kingdom

Germany's Angela Merkel faces discontent at home over refugee crisis

She is one of the most powerful women in the world, and from the outside looking in it might appear that she is at the peak of her powers after 10 years as the leader of Europe's biggest and steadily growing economy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has thrown open the gates to a million refugees …

Europe