Michele Carr Clemmensen

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93 Extremely Bad Business Writing Habits to Break

Simplify your writing by removing unnecessary words and phrases. We use weak, wordy sentences because we are lazy. It is easier to use the clichés …

Semicolons: How To Use Them, And Why You Should

Does the semicolon really need a defense? The punctuation mark has seemingly won more earnest supporters than snide detractors over the years, even as its use has plummeted. In 2012, Ben Dolnick wrote eloquently of his “love story” with semicolons in The New York Times' Draft blog. In 2008, the …

“They” is not an acceptable substitute for a real gender-neutral pronoun

<b>(Masson via Shutterstock)</b><p>Get right with grammar — “they” is plural, not singular. Sweden gets the new “hen,” why can’t English do the same?<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>April 1, 2015 6:29pm (UTC)<p>We need a hen, that's what we need. Sweden has one now; can we get one too? Oh, and this one has nothing to do …

Adjectives ending in ED and ING - learn English,grammar,adjectives,english

Adjectives that end ‘-ed’ (e.g. ‘<b>bored</b>’, ‘<b>interested</b>’) and adjectives that end ‘-ing’ (e.g. ‘<b>boring</b>’, ‘<b>interesting</b>’) are often confused.<p>Adjectives …

English is Fun

Brain scans could help doctors better predict your behavior

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

Use of smartphones alters brain – study

A team of Swiss scientists set out on a quest to learn if using smartphones actually makes us smarter. Their study revealed that using a touchscreen …

5 Amazing Advances In Brain Research In 2014

2014 was a big year for the brain. As The New York Times declared in February, the next frontier in science is "inside your brain" -- and indeed, some neuroscience research was particularly noteworthy.<p>Though the human brain is still largely a mystery to us, slowly but surely, neuroscientists are …

Research suggests vitamin D could affect brain function

When you think of vitamin D, you may think of bone health. For years, doctors have recommended vitamin D and calcium supplements to guard against …

Inside your teenager’s scary brain

New research shows incredible cognitive potential—and vulnerability—during adolescence. For parents, the stakes couldn’t be higher.<p>As the head of a …

Manipulation and threats from pimps keep victims in the life of prostitution unwillingly

It was the early 1980s, and the evolving Block E of downtown Minneapolis had life, with hustlers and prostitutes interspersed with the suit-and-tie …

How bar of soap can save human trafficking victim

A few weeks ago, at the beginning of national Human Trafficking Awareness Month, at seamy metro Detroit motels where rooms rent by the hour, …

Three charged with human trafficking offences

TORONTO<p>Two women and a man face dozens of charges after a woman was kidnapped and forced to work in the city’s sex trade until she was rescued by …

How Common Is Child Labor in the U.S.?

Budgets for agencies that monitor workplaces are shrinking as some states roll back laws meant to limit the hours and jobs kids can work.<p>On a warm day last summer Josh Bassais, a union organizer, went down to a non-union construction project in Edina, a Minneapolis suburb where new elementary …

Police inaction hampers human trafficking crackdown in India

<b>GWEN IFILL:</b><p>Now to India, and a crusade to end child sex trafficking.<p>Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro traveled there recently to take a closer …

Republican House Takes Aim at Human Trafficking Again

Several bills passed the House of Representatives this week to combat human trafficking worldwide. Between Monday and Tuesday, a total of 12 …

Jeremy Forrest case: Mother denies exploiting abducted daughter

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1142000/1142028_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534620039_9c7c4abec6f2c33dfafd91b86f8575a9<p><b>The mother of a schoolgirl who was taken to France by her teacher has denied she is exploiting her daughter by writing a book about the case.</b><p>Jeremy …

Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking

Inga Wisner’s heart weighs heavily with guilt and anguish over a recent decision to re-home a boy and a girl she and her husband, Michael, adopted …

Amid Super Bowl Human Trafficking Hype, A Reminder That 70% Of Victims Are Sold Online Year-Round

Though some reports point to an uptick in human trafficking around the Super Bowl, experts are increasingly denouncing the statistic as a "myth" that detracts from a reality in which the crime is a problem year-round.<p>And on any given day, that crime is largely happening online. Research suggests …

Mother helps bust human trafficking ring

Keith Eldridge, CNN - (CNN) - Its sounds like the set-up for a movie, but it really happened. A Washington state mother found out her daughter was a …

Rotherham child abuse scandal: What next for a council in limbo?

<b>A damning report into the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal branded the town's council "not fit for purpose". Its leader has left and confidence in its ability to protect children remains low. Where does the town go from here?</b><p>Rotherham Council is in limbo. It is currently without a leader following …

INVESTIGATION: Grim tales of rape, child trafficking in Nigeria’s displaced persons camps - Premium Times Nigeria

<i>Related News</i><p><b>By Charles Dickson</b><p>On a bed at the female ward of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital laid a 15-year-old girl in an evidently …

Fight to stop human trafficking in Houston isn't easy

On any given night, there are thousands of women and children enslaved in the growing sex trafficking industry. And sadly, Houston has become an …

Saved from slavery: Hyderabad Police rescue 220 trafficked children sold into forced labour by their families

For the Hyderabad Police, it was a chance discovery. But what they found over the Republic Day weekend may be the first glimpse of a horrific and …