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Fortune cookie fortunes can range from ominous to uplifting to downright hilarious. And now, you can be the voice of wisdom inside those sugary folded treats.

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(Reuters) – In one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama selected key figures in sports, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, activism, academia and entertainment among the 21 people who will be awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor in the United States. Obama will present recipients including rocker Bruce Springsteen, Motown soul singer Diana Ross, former basketball champions Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and actors Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Robert Redford with the medal at a White House ceremony on Nov. 22, the White House said on Wednesday

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WILMINGTON, N.C./MIAMI – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton traded barbs as they entered the last three days of campaigning in the U.S. presidential election with competing events on Saturday in Florida, a swing state that could prove decisive in Tuesday’s vote. Clinton and Trump are making their closing arguments to American voters, crisscrossing the United States in hopes of convincing last-minute undecided voters and rallying their bases to turn out enthusiastically on Election Day

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Making Art In The Internet Age (4)

04Nov

Works in the exhibition #INSTALARITY by Alonsa Guevara, Marc Trujillo, and Justin Tecson.

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Why There’s An ‘I’ In FBI

31Oct

It is interesting that FBI director James Comey, who must know how many emails are involved, has not, as far as I know, released any precise numbers. (Or precise anything for that matter.) Let us say, for the sake of argument, that the number is 10,000.

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Oct 29 – An American Airlines jet engine that failed seconds before takeoff in a fiery runway accident at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport flung broken turbine parts as far as half a mile from the scene, a federal investigator said on Saturday. Disclosure of the “uncontained engine failure,” in which internal parts breach the protective housing designed to keep them safely enclosed, even in a breakdown, came a day after a mishap that authorities said neared the point of disaster but caused no serious injuries.

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With this year’s presidential election less than two weeks away, Pusha T is continuing his political involvement  on Hillary Clinton’s campaign trail . In a new Hillary for America campaign clip, the rapper held a candid conversation ― which took place after a Oct. 15 block festival in Liberty City, Miami ― with Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine to discuss some of the most pressing issues at stake in this year’s election

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It’s almost bedtime, and just the thought of it kicks off your stress.

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There’s an enduring stereotype that women tend to be worse than men when it comes to spatial reasoning. Mentally rotating an object, coming up with strategies to maneuver a big piece of furniture through small corridors , giving directions through a city, navigating, even reading a map ― basically anything that requires visualizing and manipulating 3D objects is thought, by some, not to be women’s strong suit. Research stretching back decades supports this view. And since spatial abilities are important in the STEM fields ― that’s science, technology, engineering and math ― this supposed deficiency is sometimes cited as one of the reasons women are underrepresented in those industries

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Momentum is steadily and inexorably building toward sending human missions to Mars beginning in the 2030s.

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With his campaign in crisis, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed on Saturday to stay in the race despite calls from more than two dozen prominent Republicans for him to drop out following the release of a recording of him making lewd comments about women

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Deb Henretta is Senior Advisor at SSA & Company , where she helps leaders better leverage big data and advanced analytics to drive strong, sustained top-line and bottom-line results.

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National leaders and mourners around the globe are extending their support to people in Munich, Germany, after a  deadly shooting rampage  there left at least 10 people dead, including the gunman, and several more wounded.  The community was in lockdown during the massive manhunt for the suspect and has entered a state of emergency, joining a growing list of many states around the world  in recent months.  More…

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Letting Go of Someone You Love

07Jun

Just two months ago, I shared that someone I loved had cancer . At the time, I was incredibly sad but also hopeful

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Art et catastrophes

07Jun

Les images de Paris submergé et les mesures immédiates mises en place par le Louvre et le Musée d’Orsay pour protéger leurs collections d’œuvres d’art ont montré le lien très clair existant entre la réduction des risques de catastrophes et la conservation du patrimoine. Combien de fois voyons-nous les mots « art » et « catastrophe » dans la même phrase

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Everyone who has ever closed a real estate transaction knows that the number of documents that must be signed at the closing table is enormous – I refer to this as the “Mortgage Document Deluge”.

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Branding Japan Beyond Hiroshima

07Jun

At last month’s G7 Summit at Ise-Shima, I was in a part of Japan not readily featured in travel brochures. It has no hustle and bustle like global megalopolis Greater Tokyo, with its 35 million that make up over one quarter of Japan’s entire population

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While a pro-LGBT amendment was adopted, two discriminatory amendments were, too, poisoning the appropriations bill. If you haven’t been paying attention, the past few weeks have seen several high-profile legislative fights on LGBT rights break out on the floor of the U.S

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We’re only a few weeks into the presumptive general election, and the wheels are already coming off Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The Trump team is struggling with internal discord over his overtly racist tirade against a federal judge, MSNBC’s Katy Tur and Benjy Sarlin reported Monday. Trump has repeatedly accused the judge, who was born in Indiana, of bias against him due to the judge’s Mexican heritage

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It's always fun on days when Janet speaks . More..

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Best Simple Smartphones for Seniors

06Jun

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There was a time not that long ago when cabaret rooms and jazz rooms were considered distinct territories. You might say the difference came down to–this is an extreme generalization, of course–the former venues being a place where lyrics took precedence and the latter venues being a place where melodies took precedence

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Book Review – Jackie K Cooper ALL SUMMER LONG by Dorothea Benton Frank More…

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What Moves Us Deeply?

04Jun

I’m a fairly emotional person, but I’ve never teared up over a great business deal.

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Muhammad Ali’s sensational spirit extended well beyond the boxing ring. Ali, who sadly passed away Friday , was a man of charisma and charm.

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A train carrying crude oil derailed Friday at the scenic Columbia River Gorge, spilling oil on the Oregon side of the river, which separates that state from Washington. At least one of the tanker cars burst into flames. The derailment affected 11 cars of the 96-car train, Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said .

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Field tests of flood-tolerant ‘scuba rice.’ International Rice Research Institute/Flickr , CC BY-NC-SA By Pamela Ronald , University of California, Davis More…

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The following is a guest post from my Education Post colleague, Caroline Bermudez , a former journalist for the The Chronicle of Philanthropy who spent eight years covering the nonprofit world, with a particular focus on foundations and high net-worth giving. As a proud graduate of Chicago Public Schools, Caroline has seen firsthand the inequities and systemic failings of urban school systems.

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Several Donald Trump supporters were attacked outside a rally for the presumptive GOP nominee in San Jose, California, on Thursday night. In a video clip posted to Twitter, Fusion reporter Tim Pool  spoke with a man who said he yelled, “Yeah Trump!” after leaving the event.

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Well, don’t this just beat all: The third season of FX’s Fargo may attack the very way of life on which the movie and the hit TV series have been based. Noah Hawley, the writer who did the near-impossible and turned Joel and Ethan Coen’s weirdly wonderful 1996 movie into two different yet equally compelling TV seasons, says that next time around, “There may be a threat to Minnesota Nice itself.” More…

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How big an issue is the nausea problem for Virtual Reality products? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .

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Book Review – Jackie K Cooper FLIGHT PATTERNS by Karen White More…

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“There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear …” More…

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A car plunged off a 200-foot cliff on the Hawaiian island of Maui Sunday afternoon, killing one woman and critically injuring another. The incident occurred at approximately 4:41 p.m.

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The Libertarian Party experienced a minor revolt at its biennial convention this weekend over concerns that its leading vice presidential candidate isn’t libertarian enough, complicating its efforts to achieve a stronger-than-usual showing in November’s presidential elections. Former Massachusetts Gov

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The objectives of the strategic dialogue between Russia and the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council are not complicated, but fulfilling them requires the Gulf states to take clear decisions on several issues. This week in Moscow, a new round of the strategic dialogue will be held under Saudi’s rotating presidency, amid radical differences over Syria as both sides themselves admit. However, the two effective foes in Syria are determined to have cordial relations, each for its own calculations, which could include motives such as Russian-American relations and Gulf-American relations

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The Oklahoma City Thunder were 12 minutes away from returning to the NBA Finals. They were up by eight entering the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, and things were looking good. Russell Westbrook was nearing a triple double.

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Four adorable ducklings got police protection after being spotted trying to cross a busy street in Parker, Colorado. Sgt

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TV Review – Jackie K Cooper “Roots” (History, A&E, Lifetime) More…

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It is clear that the executive branch of the U.S. government favors the coup underway in Brazil, even though they have been careful to avoid any explicit endorsement of it. Exhibit A was the meeting between Tom Shannon, the 3rd ranking U.S.

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The City of New York has a $70 billion liability for retiree health insurance costs and other post-employment benefits (OPEB), not including pensions.

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Meet Audrey Roberts. At 104, she just wants to live out the rest of her life peacefully in the comfort of her own home.  But due to the high cost of in-home, round-the-clock care, Audrey is at risk of losing her home. Luckily, there’s someone trying to do something about it

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How do refugees and other forced migrants impact their host communities? Do they take local jobs? Are they reliant on aid?

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Heidi Morrissey joined Kitchen Tune-Up , the country’s leading kitchen and bath remodeling company, in May of 2003 at the urging of her father and Kitchen Tune-Up founder, Dave Haglund.

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Appraising Sri Lanka’s Reform Agenda

22May

The International Crisis Group (ICG) has recently published a new report on Sri Lanka.

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Scott Grimes – Drive

22May

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"The Nice Guys" Is Not a Nice Movie

22May

Movie Review – Jackie K Cooper “The Nice Guys” (Warner Brothers) More…

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By Janet Hernandez, Senior Civic Engagement Project Manager and David Castillo, Digital Content Manager More…

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Historians like me owe a debt of gratitude to Donald Trump. He is the spectacularly-coifed embodiment the Republican Party’s id, the avatar of the party’s dark forces which have been swirling since the late 1960s, and with the volume turned up to 11.

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Technologies of the future on infoShare

18May

When I look into the future, I don’t know what it will be like. I don’t know how self-driving cars will affect Gdansk and its traffic. I don’t know how crypto-currencies will change the way our entrepreneurs conduct business.

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Despite recently expressing doubts about America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama recently flew to Riyadh. Yet again he sought to “reassure” the Saudi royals about U.S

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Drone’s Eye View of Mars

16May

The easiest way to detect evidence of aliens is straightforward: just scrunch up your eyes and look for it. In fact, there’s a long history to this easy-peasy strategy

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Actor Wendell Pierce was arrested at an Atlanta hotel over the weekend after a political discussion with two other guests turned violent. The 52-year-old star, best known for playing Detective William “Bunk” Moreland on the HBO show “The Wire” and Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas in the movie “Confirmation,” was in Atlanta shooting the film ” One Last Thing ” when the altercation with two Bernie Sanders supporters allegedly occurred, TMZ reported.   More…

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Why Apps Should Be for Parents and Not Tots

16May

It’s been nearly seven years since Baby Einstein offered parents a refund for the purchase of their baby DVD’s, acknowledging that their videos for infants and toddlers were not educational, as claimed. Since then, the market for infant media has not slowed down

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If you are looking to drop a few pounds before the summer is here, these simple tips can help you out. Did you know that for ten years and running, weight loss has been the top New Year’s resolution time and time again? With over 34% of the U.S.

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The American Federation of Teachers reached a significant milestone this week: the centennial of our founding. As I’ve pored over historical documents from our archives, it’s clear that, from generation to generation, our union has been a vehicle to fight for positive change both in public schools and in society. As we enter our second century, we remain fiercely committed to creating educational opportunity, building professional voice and agency, and advancing economic, racial and social justice for all

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Yesterday, Representative Peter King used the ethnic slur “Japs” when discussing Donald Trump’s views on national security. His use of this derogatory term is yet another example of how corrosive and divisive our political dialogue has become, and it is clearly unacceptable. More..

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A federal ruling Thursday, prompted by House Republicans, would raise the out-of-pocket costs for health care for millions of people in the United States, many who now finally have health insurance for the first time in their life.

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The most beautiful hotels in Wales

13May

To some extent beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when it comes to hotels so much is down to personal preference. Whatever your personal preference however, these are the hotels in Wales that really do have that extra je ne sais quoi when it comes to beautiful locations, design and ambience. Here’s five of the Good Hotel Guide’s most beautiful hotels in Wales ..

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Sandy Saputo is chief marketing officer for Bare Esecentuals , and is a member of the company’s executive management team. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s worldwide marketing and business strategies for bareMinerals and Buxom brands

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Rare scenes captured off Cronulla show sharks being hunted by whales. @AdeneCassidy7 #7News https://t.co/wv7z7BWglR — 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) May 10, 2016 More…

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With over 150 countries, 10 books and two prosperous companies to his credit, Bill Kizorek, 70, is a living success story.

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