Cecile Sackeyfio

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The "Jack of All Trades" Might Just Be a Master of Big-Picture Thinking

Effective leaders don't have all the answers. They know how to put the right pieces together.<p>The old saying "jack of all trades, master of none," is almost always used with negative connotations. It usually means a person lacks the focus needed to stick with anything long enough to become truly …

Clean Eating Dessert Recipes

Who says desserts can't be healthy? By utilizing ingredients like fresh fruit, dark chocolate, and dairy, you can create clean eating desserts that …

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Syrian activist barred from travel after UK seizes passport at Assad’s request

‘Damascus dictator’s arm can reach even to Britain’ says award winning campaigner<p>British authorities have confiscated the passport of a prominent Syrian critic of Bashar al-Assad at the request of the government in Damascus, effectively preventing her from travelling and blocking her work as an …

Two 13-Year-Old Girls Are Being Tried As Adults. Here's Why That Matters.

"Often times people come into the adult system and they come out with more problems than they had before they went in."<p>On Monday, a Wisconsin judge ruled that the two 13-year-old girls accused of attempting to murder a classmate to impress fictional Internet character Slender Man will be tried as …

UPDATE 3-High turnout seen favouring Yes in Irish gay marriage vote

* Ireland would be first to adopt gay marriage by referendum<p>* Polls indicate ‘Yes’ campaign win, turnout strong<p>* For Take A Look, please click on: (Updates with turnout, No side say signs positive for Yes)<p>By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries<p>DUBLIN, May 22 (Reuters) - Irish voters turned out in …

FAO Schwarz toy store closes its doors

FAO Schwarz is closing its doors today, after calling Fifth Avenue home for nearly 30 years.<p>The rent was too high for the iconic toy store, but its owner, Toys R Us, is hunting for a new location in midtown Manhattan, according to a spokeswoman.<p>FAO Schwarz is a popular attraction for many families …

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American couple jailed for Bali suitcase murder

An American couple were jailed by an Indonesian court Tuesday after being convicted of murdering the woman's mother. Her body was found inside a suitcase.<p>The Denpasar District Court found Tommy Schaefer, 21, guilty of beating socialite Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, to death in a hotel room on the …

Obamacare repeal falls off Republicans' to-do list as law takes hold

After five years and more than 50 votes in Congress, the Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is essentially over.<p>GOP congressional leaders, unable to roll back the law while President Obama remains in office and unwilling to again threaten a government shutdown to pressure him, …

Obama roasts himself and Republicans at annual Washington event

Getting older changes a guy, Barack Obama says, and he admits he’s getting crankier.<p>“Next week I’m signing an executive order to get off my lawn,” the president joked on Saturday night at the Gridiron Club and Foundation’s annual dinner. On top of that, the nation’s graying chief executive says …

Campus rape as a men’s issue: Jameis Winston and the culture of male complicity and denial

<b>Poster detail from "The Hunting Ground" (Radius)</b><p>Women fight back against campus rape in a powerful new documentary — but there are deep lessons here for men too<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>February 28, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>I have pretty much ignored the story of Jameis Winston, the star quarterback from Florida State …

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How the CIA planned to hijack Apple's developer tools

That your government will spy on you should, sadly (by now) come as no surprise. But, some of the ways they go about it still trigger disbelief. <i>The Intercept</i> claims to have received documents outlining methods the CIA has considered to access data on Apple products. The usual talk of decrypting and …

Obama offers help for student borrowers

President Obama unveiled new steps Tuesday designed to help students avoid the pitfalls of excessive student debt.<p>The aim is to ensure that students can afford to go to college and will be able to repay their loans once they graduate.<p>"I believe, as you believe, that higher education is one of the …

Iran leader says GOP senators' letter implies U.S. 'not trustworthy'

Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday said that a letter from 47 Republican senators warning that any agreement on the Islamic Republic’s<p>nuclear programmust receive congressional approval suggests that the U.S. is “not trustworthy.”<p>The open letter released Monday also warned Iran’s leaders that the …

The 'War on Women' is the latest war that Republicans at CPAC want to win

All political movements, to some extent, sound nonsensical to outsiders because groupthink elides the needs for certain connective thoughts to be voiced aloud. CPAC, a celebration of orthodoxy among a bullet-point-equipped faithful who all try to sound more stridently like everyone else than anyone …

Barack Obama attacked by Chinese media for 'chumming with' Dalai Lama

Chinese state media has admonished US president Barack Obama for hosting the Dalai Lama and calling him ‘a good friend’ at a prayer meeting in Washington on Thursday, claiming that receiving the Tibetan spiritual leader “is a political liability which backfires”.<p>“Chumming with a secessionist is …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

Squash your appetite before it gets out of control.<p><i>This article was adapted from</i> The HD Diet <i>and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>A food is considered hydrophilic if it fills up with water and, in turn, fills you up, satisfying your appetite. The term originated from the Greek words for water …

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

Former NYPD Captain: To Heal, Turn Toward One Another, Not Away

One of the first things every cadet is taught at the New York City Police Academy is to respect the chain of command and have proper decorum while …

Obama to give legal status to almost five million undocumented immigrants

<i>This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com</i><p>By Zeke J. Miller, TIME<p>President Barack Obama announced …

Mom who tried to kill daughter gets 10-22 years

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — A judge Wednesday sentenced the mother of an autistic Michigan teenager to 10-22 years in prison for what the woman described as …

Texas death row inmate freed after 9 years

An intellectually disabled construction worker was freed Wednesday after nine years in a Texas prison, including four of them on death row, after his initial conviction for murdering a year-old infant was overturned.<p>Manuel Velez, whose IQ is 65 and who is functionally illiterate in his native …

Egypt arrests seven over 'gay wedding'

Egypt has arrested seven men for taking part in a gay wedding video that went viral on social media, accusing them of inciting debauchery and undermining public morals.<p>The seven were arrested on Saturday after appearing in the video purporting to show the country's first gay marriage as two men …

Lawyer: Brown never convicted of serious felony

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The 18-year-old fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer didn't face any juvenile charges at the time of his death and …

Officials, aid groups rip world's response to 'spiraling' Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak is much worse than official figures show and is "spiraling out of control," a leading U.S. official said Tuesday -- due in part, he said, to some countries that inadvertently have made it harder to corral the deadly disease.<p>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. …

Microsoft’s $29.6 billion scam: Tech giant leads the way in tax-avoiding innovation

<b>(Gil C via Shutterstock)</b><p>More and more companies who enjoy huge benefits operating in the U.S. are trying to weasel their way out of taxes<p>David Sirota<p>August 28, 2014 10:59pm (UTC)<p>Reading companies' annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission is a reliable cure for insomnia. Every so …

How to Create a Ridiculously Interesting Magazine (In Four Steps or Maybe Less)

MagMaker / July 16, 2014<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a blog, sharing photos, posting social updates, or curating a magazine on Flipboard: if …

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Tucker Carlson’s “uptight” rules: His wisdom on single parenthood and statutory rape

<b>Tucker Carlson (Fox News)</b><p>Carlson thinks we’re too uptight about kids, except when it comes to single parents. Then we aren’t uptight enough!<p>Katie McDonough<p>August 4, 2014 5:02pm (UTC)<p>Tucker Carlson and the hosts of "Fox & Friends" would like everyone to stop judging parents. "We're uptight about …

Dubai: Pearl of the Desert

I consider myself a seasoned world traveler. I have visited some of the most exotic and exciting destinations on earth, yet even I was surprised when I visited Dubai earlier this year. How does a nation go from living in the desert lands of the Arabian Peninsula, making a living as pearl merchants, …