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Quite an interesting week again. As the Chinese, who are gradually becoming our overlords, would say, 'we live in interesting times.'
The New York Times
– Oct 24, 2019, 2:00 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — At Austin Community College, civics is an unwritten part of the curriculum — so much so that for years the school has tapped its own funds to set up temporary early-voting sites on nine of its 11 campuses. No more…
Earlier today, The Atlantic's McKay Coppins published a lengthy profile on Mitt Romney, apparently part of Romney's effort to set himself up as the noble Republican foil to an out-of-control president. These sorts of pieces, which are more about…
francine hardawayThis is so funny and does show that Romney's a pretty savvy dude.
By Jake Tapper, Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent
– Oct 22, 2019, 12:00 PM
(CNN) The anonymous senior Trump administration official whose 2018 New York Times op-ed was called treasonous by President Donald Trump has written a new book about Trump titled 'A Warning' that will be published next month, CNN has learned. CNN…
francine hardawayAlways one to read and decide for myself, I’m going to read this book.
The first time I felt the sharp twinge in my belly was during an important client meeting. Seated around the table were senior executives from a multinational information-technology company. We were developing the company's long-term strategy when…
francine hardawayIt is truly reprehensible how this never changes. I actually had this Sam experience 48 years ago and had to work through labor and take no leave to convince my boss I was serious about working after childbirth.
It is easy to look at today's crop of sinking IPOs—like Uber, Lyft, and Peloton—or scuttled public offerings, like WeWork, and see an eerie resemblance to the dot-com bubble that popped in 2000. Both then and now, consumer-tech…
francine hardaway'What we’re seeing today isn’t a dot-com bubble. If anything, it’s a not-com bubble—a period of inflated expectations for companies that had no business being valued like pure tech companies in the first place.'
I've just endured the world's newest longest flight, a 16,200 kilometer (10,100 mile), nonstop ultra-marathon from New York to Sydney. It took about 19 and a half hours, and was almost as demanding as that sounds. The record-breaking Qantas Airways…
francine hardawaySo flying for a long time non stop is incredibly hard on your body. I really wasn't aware of that.
Research has shown that eating potatoes only once or twice every day can reduce high blood pressure nearly as much as oatmeal without leading to weight gain. The study was done eating potatoes prepared without oil. Even though the scientists made…
francine hardawayAnother 'food is medicine' study. Dr. McDougall has been recommending potatoes for years to vegans.
Marco della Cava, USA TODAY
– Oct 19, 2019, 5:54 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Social media influencer Sarah Tripp and her husband, Robbie Tripp, moved to San Francisco in 2016 brimming with optimism. “We thought, here's a city full of opportunities and connections where you go to work hard and…
Less than a year ago, WeWork was a superstar of the startup world, a rapidly growing coworking company with a mission to “elevate the world's consciousness” and a gargantuan $47 billion valuation. But in the past few months, the…