Phil Helmer

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Seven reasons why every industry should recruit teachers

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. You can follow Ryan here.</i><p>Not only do great teachers perform a difficult and exhausting job—they could probably outperform many of your salespeople, project managers, and executives.<p><b>1. Great teachers are creative geniuses</b><p>Great teachers aren’t just cutesy …

'No' from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings | Reuters

DOHUK Iraq (Reuters) - When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused. But that did not satisfy the Sunni insurgents who are even more hardline than al Qaeda.<p>The militants, who have seized much of northern …

Ukrainian troops surround rebel-held city of Donetsk; rebels call for cease-fire

Ukrainian troops have surrounded the rebel-held city of Donetsk and the insurgents are willing to accept a cease-fire in order to stave off a humanitarian catastrophe, a top rebel leader announced Saturday.<p>Conditions in Donetsk, the largest rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, were clearly …

Ukraine death toll spikes as attacks intensify

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. revealed that the death toll from …

Russian convoy vanishes on road to Ukraine

Uncertainty surrounded a 262-truck “aid convoy” on Wednesday that appeared to grind to a halt before reaching the border<p>Ukraine accused Moscow of mounting a cynical attempt to incite a pro-Russian rebellion on Wednesday, as uncertainty surrounded a 262-truck "aid convoy" that appeared to grind to a …

Ukraine accuses Russia of cynicism over convoy; death toll rises sharply

The Ukrainian government on Wednesday denounced Russia's dispatch of a humanitarian aid convoy toward the two countries’ border as an act of unbounded cynicism serving pro-Russian separatists. Separately, the United Nations said the death toll in fighting there has doubled in the last two weeks to …

Under artillery fire, Ukraine rebels switch their leaders | Reuters

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Two of the most senior rebels battling government troops in eastern Ukraine quit on Thursday, deepening the disarray in a pro-Moscow separatist movement that is being pushed back by an Ukrainian military offensive.<p>The resignations came on the same day that artillery …

Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine as aid convoy stops short of border

Armoured personnel carriers and support vehicles cross the border, while the 280-truck convoy comes to a halt separately<p>The white trucks of humanitarian aid rumbled through Russia in a convoy stretching for miles, moving slowly southwards on the M4 highway, amid a landscape of fertile fields and …

Twitter Is Testing A Small But Significant Change To Its Service — And People Are Freaking Out

Twitter is doing a little experiment with its time line, and people on Twitter are freaking out.<p>Some people have seen tweets that are favorited by friends show up in their timeline.<p>If you're not familiar with the ins and outs of Twitter, here's what that means. On Twitter, there are a few core …

KISS Rocker Gene Simmons To Immigrants: "Learn To Speak Goddamn English."

<b>KISS</b> frontman <b>Gene Simmons</b> voiced some strong opinions about immigrants in the United States on a recent episode of <i>HuffPost Live.</i><p>Simmons, nee Chaim Witz, immigrated to the U.S. from Israel with his mother when he was just eight-years-old. Fifty-six years later, Simmons boasts a wildly successful …

9 More Hilariously Absurd Makeup Transformations

This is the best meme.<p>The #MakeupTransformation trend continues to go viral, with submissions getting even more absurd and wonderful. Here are more seriously genius individuals who used makeup to take their looks to a whole new level.<p><b>1. Bird.</b><p><b>2. Monster.</b><p><b>3. Troll.</b><p><b>4. Abs.</b><p><b>5. Jelly Dreadz.</b><p><b>6. Lion</b> …

Jimmy Graham: Have to stop dunks

METAIRIE, La. -- Jimmy Graham stopped short of saying he regrets his goalpost dunks from Friday night, which drew two penalty flags and led to a …

49ers throttled by Broncos in exhibition debut at Levi's Stadium

S.F.'s punchless QBs punctuate blowout defeat in stadium debut<p>Oh, yeah, they played a football game in Santa Clara on Sunday afternoon.<p>With the pre-kickoff focus on traffic flow and trendy food - did you hear about those smoked jackfruit sliders? - the 49ers fell 34-0 to the Broncos in the first …

Twitter Starts to Change the Central Logic of Its Service

The company is now showing users tweets from accounts they don't follow. That’s a bigger deal than it seems.<p>When will Twitter no longer be Twitter?<p>This week, the company tested a change to its core product that could alter the service in a small but important way. According to <i>Mashable</i>, Twitter is …

How to hack and crack the connected home

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1100000/1100987_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524629583_eb86b6656bbad717747752b1630a036d<p><b>There are intruders in your home, ones that came with claims that they would make your life easier, that they could take over some of the</b> …

How safe is eating meat?

<b>There have been a lot of news reports about the health risks of meat eating, but are they justified? Dr Michael Mosley has been investigating the truth behind the headlines for BBC Horizon.</b><p>I like eating meat, but what was once an innocent pleasure is now a guilty one.<p>If you believe the headlines, …