Stephanie Weatherbee Brito

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1 in 4 Californians Is Straight-Up Poor, Feds Say

How can both statements be accurate? Well, unfortunately, the Golden State is symptomatic of the increasing gap between rich and poor in America. We …

Mexico Blog - ESPN FC

2 days ago<p>Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio "patiently waited many days" to have an opportunity to speak to then Manchester United manager Sir …

Style Files

When <i>The New Yorker</i> published its very first fashion issue, in November of 1994, Adam Gopnik led off his Comment with a question: Why does fashion matter? One answer he gave, and we're inclined to agree with him, is that it’s simply fun. Fashion doesn’t necessarily have to be about something larger …

Coco Chanel

Keystone XL pipeline closer to reality after State Department review

• Review: no significant effect on carbon emissions likely • Campaigners hope Obama will say no to crude-oil project<p>The Keystone XL, a mundane pipeline project that escalated into a bitter proxy war over climate change and North America's energy future, moved one important step closer to reality on …

Pope Francis In Peace Message Attacks Mega-Salaries With 'Crumbs' For Poor

(Refiles to remove extraneous company codes)<p>* Pope calls for "rethinking" of economic development models<p>* Wealth gap widening, more "must be content with crumbs"<p>* Peace message sent to world leaders, international bodies<p>By Philip Pullella<p>VATICAN CITY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Pope Francis said in the …

CAR president promises return to security

The Central African Republic's interim president has announced "exceptional measures" designed to quell violence by rebels.<p>The statement issued on Tuesday from Michel Djotodia's office did not provide details on the measures, but said that security was a priority for his administration.<p>"The …

Mozambique goes to polls amid unrest

Mozambicans are casting their ballots in local elections amid fears that a former rebel group that has threatened to resume an armed rebellion against the government may disrupt the vote.<p>Wednesday's elections, in which voters are to choose mayors and local assembly members in 53 municipalities, …

Mexicans are leaving the US and taking their money with them

Mexicans aren’t feeling the love from their friends and family living abroad.<p>Remittances to Mexico have fallen by 29% since 2006, according to a report released by Pew Research and based on World Bank data. This bucks the trend for the rest of Latin America, where remittances have recovered after …

Immigration

The labor camps that China says it is abolishing might just continue under a different name

Among a raft of reforms China announced today was the abolition of its “education-through-labor” camps, known as <i>laojiao.</i> The measure, alongside others like reducing the use of the death penalty, responds to growing outrage in China at the often arbitrary and harsh criminal-justice system.<p>Officials …

China

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Mexico accused of suppressing freedom of speech over hit documentary

Director of Presumed Guilty, which exposed miscarriage of justice in Mexico City, awaits rulings on claims for compensation<p>When Presumed Guilty – the nightmarish tale of a street vendor in Mexico City who was twice wrongly convicted of murder – was released in 2011, it won an Emmy for investigative …

World Headlines: Saudis Crack Down On Undocumented Workers

<b>Saudi Arabia</b><b>, Arab News</b><p>Police in Jeddah have arrested 20 Ethiopians on charges of instigating and leading a mob to lay siege to a deportation center.<p>It's the latest development since the Saudi government began cracking down on workers who are in the country illegally.<p>In a separate story, the …

With Echoes Of France, Debate On Religion Divides Quebec

The government in Canada's Quebec province has proposed a "secularism charter" that would, among other things, ban government workers from wearing religious symbols.<p>A similar debate played out in France nearly a decade ago and has now traveled across the Atlantic to the French-speaking Canadian …

The 5 Most Enticing Countries To Retire Abroad

When it comes to the perfect overseas retirement destination, there’s no single country best suited for the needs of every retiree. What thrills the heart of one would-be expat might be irrelevant to another. Still, there are five standouts that just might tip the scales by providing the best …

There's Now A Starbucks Store On A Train

The two-level car has seating for 50 people, and customers can order from their seats or head to the counter.<p>According to Lix Muller, who directed the concept design, adapting the Starbucks model to a moving train isn't that simple. "<p>"We had to combine functionality and beautiful design, whilst …

Playing music in New York's subways can be a 'real-life Kickstarter' for musicians — here's what it's like

For New York City musicians, performing in the subway can provide extra pocket cash, a chance to practice their art, promotion until they stumble on the next opportunity, or even a modestly-paying career.<p>Performing for donations, also called busking, is legal ever since the constitutionality of a …

Roundup: 10 Colorful Offices & Workspaces

Now that spring has finally started to show its pretty face here in Boston, I've been inspired to add some bright colors to my apartment. The first …

Interior Design

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5 Fast–And Cheap!–Ways To Make Your Office Space More Productive

Listen to Vanessa Bradley, manager of advanced applications at office furniture maker Steelcase, for tips on how to make your real estate rule.<p>Your physical space matters for productivity.<p>If the only comfortable place to have a meeting is the conference room–and those need to be booked at least a …

Nine Steps Toward the Home Office of Your Dreams, Going Solo Article | Inc.com

<b>The</b> cover story of <i>Inc. Technology</i> #1 for 1998 looks at dream offices - three home offices that work for the entrepreneurs that created them and use them. (See "There's No Office Like Home.") Here, we present nine tips for how to build your own fantasy work space.<p><b>Remember: Great home offices come</b> …

Ergonomics

US 'to name Nigeria's Boko Haram as a terrorist group'

US law enforcement and regulatory agencies will be blocked from undertaking business and financial transactions with Boko Haram<p>The State Department will formally designate the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram as a "foreign terrorist organisation" on Wednesday, congressional sources and …

Africa

Juice Your Way … to Workout Energy!

I know you’re supposed to like the gym because it makes you feel good. But between you and me, when I’m in a spinning class dying and there’s still <i>45</i> …

Nutrition

International News | Latest World News, Videos & Photos -ABC News - ABC News

Joyous atmosphere inside St. George's Chapel for royal wedding<p>Fans flock to Windsor for Harry, Meghan wedding<p>Royal Wedding arrivals: Guests gather to …

Royal Weddings