Sara Wiegel

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‘Shyness didn’t happen overnight. It was a process of feeling exposed’

For Hayley Webster, shyness was a way of hiding herself in life. But finally she decided she didn’t want shyness to hold her back any longer…<p>I wasn’t always shy. Snapshots of complete confidence: a choir concert, my mum and dad singing, and in the audience, toddler me. I climbed on to the stage …

Skyfall

Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot ‘tube homes’ made from concrete water pipes

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world's priciest city for home-buyers, according to the 2017 Demographia International …

India's farmed chickens dosed with world's strongest antibiotics, study finds

Chickens raised in India for food have been dosed with some of the strongest antibiotics known to medicine, in practices that could have repercussions throughout the world.<p>Hundreds of tonnes of an “antibiotic of last resort” – only used in the most extreme cases of sickness - are shipped to India …

Chickens

The 16 Best Nonfiction Books Coming In February 2018 To Educate And Inspire You

January seemed to stretch on forever, but at long last, February is here. The month may be shorter, but the list of intriguing new nonfiction books …

Indiana's Brand Of Medicaid Drops 25,000 People For Failure To Pay Premiums

As the Trump administration moves to give states more flexibility in running Medicaid, advocates for the poor are keeping a close eye on Indiana to see whether such conservative ideas improve or harm care.<p>Indiana in 2015 implemented some of the most radical changes seen to the state-federal program …

Health Care

Stephen Colbert Interviews “Melania Trump” About State Of Her Union With Donald

<b>UPDATED with video:</b> The big story of Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address was the arrival of First Lady Melania Trump, who showed up without …

Dear Mr Trump, we're facing a humanitarian disaster

Mr President, why do you cut aid for us, Palestinian refugees, and yet do not let us go back to our homes?<p>Dear President Trump,<p>Every evening, my grandmother sits us down and tells us stories about a piece of heaven on earth, a place called "Imwas". She describes every little detail about this place …

These are Amazon's picks for best books this February

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Most of us could stand to devote more time to reading. We make room in our busy schedules for the latest seasons of our favorite TV shows, …

A Dangerous Course Israel Should Avoid

TEL AVIV — When Vice President Mike Pence spoke to the Knesset on Jan. 22, legislators who oppose a two-state solution sent a clear signal that they have taken President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as a green light to proceed with initiatives to annex portions of the West …

10 Things You Can Start Doing Right Now to Save Time

Learn the tips some of the busiest New Yorkers rely on to optimize their time and have a better work-life balance.<p>Time can't be recovered, made up for it, or reversed. There are 24 hours in a day and 168 in a week, and those numbers are not changing. What can change though is what you do with those …

Time Management

San Francisco to dismiss all marijuana convictions dating back to 1975 as California redefines attitude to cannabis

District Attorney George Gascon has said that San Francisco will immediately dismiss all marijuana misdemeanour convictions dating to 1975 and will …

The G.O.P. Tax Cut Is Draining the Treasury Even Faster Than Expected

America's burn rate is speeding up—leaving Congress just a few weeks to raise the debt ceiling again.<p>One of the many things confirmed by the great tax-bill melodrama of 2017 is that Republicans only pretend to care about “fiscal responsibility” when Democrats are in power and tax cuts aren’t on the …

If We All Hate Business Jargon, Why Do We Keep Using It?

A senior executive is presenting a quarterly update. The room is packed with staff eager to hear how the firm is performing and what’s looming on the horizon. The executive begins by taking the stage and working through a thick PowerPoint deck, each slide packed with the latest business buzzwords. …

Management

10 inspiring TED talks to boost your money goals

<b>TED is a nonprofit organization that formed in 1984 with the goal of spreading ideas in areas of technology, entertainment, and design, and has</b> …

TED Talks

Philosophy of science isn't pointless chin-stroking – it makes us better scientists

… the worst part of philosophy is the philosophy of science; the only people, as far as I can tell, that read work by philosophers of science are other philosophers of science.”<p>This is the view of Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss, author of the 2012 book A Universe from Nothing. …

Consciousness

Best Apps for Book enthusiasts

Here are the apps that will change your reading experience:<p>OverDrive (iOS, Android)<p>OverDrive is the perfect companion for anyone who loves going to …

'Work woke': Watch Angela Rye's breathtaking stand against Trump -- and white people should watch it twice

CNN contributor Angela Rye hosted a righteous response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union on Wednesday and called for Americans not just …

What Is College Good For? Absolutely Nothing, Say Republicans (and Some Democrats)

U.S. Education Betsy DeVos Donald Trump College Republicans Democrats<p>The lazy river may seem like the most pleasant of diversions, but it is that …

Hookworms: the most common travel health risk no one warns Americans about

Even though the parasites were widespread in the U.S. not too long ago.<p>No one <i>wants</i> worms in their feet. But unfortunately, hookworms don’t respect personal boundaries. They will take any chance you give them to burrow into your flesh, enter your bloodstream, and wend their way to your intestines, …

'Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal': Employees say Whole Foods is using 'scorecards' to punish them

Whole Foods has a new inventory-management system aimed at making stores more efficient and cutting down on food waste. And employees say the retailer's method of ensuring compliance is crushing morale.<p>The new system, called order-to-shelf, or OTS, has a strict set of procedures for purchasing, …

How Harriet Tubman Worked

She stood just 5 feet (1.5 meters) tall; never learned to read or write; and spent her childhood and young adulthood as another person's property. …

Second Slender Man stabbing defendant committed for 40 years

WAUKESHA, Wis. — A 15-year-old girl was ordered committed Thursday to 40 years of mental health treatment and monitoring for the shocking crime she committed as a pre-teen, and for the foreseeable future she will remain at a secure state hospital in Wisconsin.<p>Morgan Geyser received the maximum …

Mueller Zeros In on Story Put Together About Trump Tower Meeting

WASHINGTON — Aboard Air Force One on a flight home from Europe last July, President Trump and his advisers raced to cobble together a news release about a mysterious meeting at Trump Tower the previous summer between Russians and top Trump campaign officials. Rather than acknowledge the meeting’s …

Donald Trump

Trump-FBI feud over classified memo erupts into open conflict

The long-simmering feud between President Trump and the Justice Department erupted into open conflict Wednesday when the FBI publicly challenged the president's expected release of a contentious and classified memo related to the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.<p>In a rare unsigned …

Donald Trump

Heiress known as last Hawaiian princess mired in legal fight

HONOLULU (AP) — Every day, tourists flock to a downtown Honolulu palace for a glimpse of the way Hawaii's royal family lived, marveling at its gilded …

Bad reputation: America’s Top 20 most-hated companies

A company can live or die by its reputation.<p>Year after year, the vast majority of familiar companies and brands maintain — or build — their bond with the American consumer by offering dependable products and services and by cultivating a clean image.<p>Maintaining the public’s confidence is not a …

Sexual Harassment

The 9 biggest questions about the Nunes memo, answered

The controversial memo about the FBI and the Trump-Russia investigation, explained.<p>The biggest issue in American politics right now is something called “the Nunes memo.”<p>The four-page document, prepared by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), alleges serious abuses of power by the FBI during its investigation …

Donald Trump

44 Stories, Podcasts and Videos Editors Loved in 2017

2017 was an extraordinary year for journalism. From the Harvey Weinstein exposés that kicked off an avalanche of sexual harassment pieces, to coverage of President Trump’s first year, to searing storytelling about the opioid epidemic and more, Flipboard was teeming with stories worth your time.<p>For …

How to Not Die in America 

On the second Tuesday in June, I start to feel fluish. If this is 2016 and I’m still a freelance writer, I’m losing money immediately on the …

General Hospital

Descartes' Modal Metaphysics

[Revised entry by David Cunning on January 12, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Descartes sometimes speaks of things that have possible …