Chimp study shows how hanging out with friends makes life less stressful The Conversation
Lucky Bill Shorten opened a New Labor House last night at Maroubra supported by the traditional soulful ceremony which was performed by the oldest living Aboriginal tribe of La Peruse ... Matt Thistlewait has a knack for gathering characters of all kinds of colour, shapes and sizes ... The place is already an art gallery with priceless Aboriginal painting in a foyer ...There did not appear to be too much food or drinks left. Blasts from the Past invaded the ceremony Peter Garrett, Laurie Brereton and Bob Carr etc were sharing insightful stories with the grass roots audiences about the importance of solidarity ... ;-)
Link to the Aboriginal Art Hang in the Foyer ... Jasmine Trindall & Alyssa Silva from #Matto High who painted beautiful work "Dreaming" it took 2 weeks to paint it but it looks like it took two months as it is so detailed ...
How the 'Silly' Irish Founders at Intercom Built One of Silicon Valley's Fastest-Growing Businesses
It is encouraging to know that – just like the Soviets back in the day – our Central Committee doesn’t let reality get in the way of a great plan, or for that matter a new taxpayer-funded body to chew though some public funding. Freedom From Information
Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails show how America is run The Guardian
Influence peddling, acting for Putin’s ally, hiding classified secrets and sexting – how FIVE separate FBI cases are probing virtually every one of Clinton’s inner circle and their families Okay, it’s the Daily Mail. But still…
Australia and Indonesia consider joint South China Sea patrols Financial Times
Asset Bubbles Threaten China’s EconoMy Wall Street Journal
… World exclusive: Bob Dylan - I'll be at the Nobel Prize ceremony... if I can
Don’t be confused by reports that tax abuse by the wealthy is being investigated: the tax gap is flourishing
The curtain fell, and rose again. Alexandra took her bows, and the 88-year-old Cuban dancer Alicia Alonso presented her with a bouquet of roses. Alexandra broke down in tears as the crowd cheered.
After the show, Alexandra spoke to some reporters. She and a couple of other dancers went for a swim. She didn't sleep. The next day, she boarded a plane and flew back to New York [and retired]
“The wobbly bicycle metaphor — I really fell in love with that label,” Brown said. “. . . being alive is more like riding a bicycle, balancing on two thin tires. Eventually we’ll fall one way or the other, but for the moment, we’re upright.” … From blogs to book: Local author reflects on cancer experience in new book | Local News | record-eagle.com
UK government cracks down on tax cyber-fraudstersCyber-thieves who spoofed .gov email addresses to commit fraud are being thwarted by new defensive measures, the UK's chancellor has said Cyber Crime and Tax Implications
The ABC has accused the government of mounting an attack on the independence of the broadcaster by demanding it justify a new pay deal for staff and issuing an implicit threat to its funding. In a significant deterioration of the relationship between the Coalition and the national broadcaster, ABC board chairman Jim Spigelman has fired off an angry letter to Australian Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd after Mr Lloyd accused the ABC of breaching public service bargaining guidelines in tight budgetary circumstances. "Your assertion of authority to control the internal staffing policies of the ABC, potentially in any aspect of the wide-ranging powers conferred on you by the Public Service Act, is a fundamental challenge to the independence of the ABC from government interference," Mr Spigelman said. ABC accuses Coalition of 'fundamental challenge' to its independence
The WSJ reports:
The future presidential contender worked for 15 years as a corporate litigator at the Rose Law Firm in Arkansas’s capital, longer than any other position in or out of government. Her portrait still hangs in the firm’s downtown offices.
Yet that chapter in her life has been all but excised from the official Hillary Clinton story. She hardly ever mentions it on the campaign trail. Her husband skipped past it when telling of her life story at the Democratic National Convention. Until August, it wasn’t even mentioned on her campaign’s official biography....
Government approved Bob Day's office deal despite departmental advice not to
HMRC investigation aims to bring £1.9bn unpaid taxes UK richest people
More than 1 million people have checked in on Facebook to the Standing Rock Indian reservation in response to a viral post claiming that doing so would help protect activists in North Dakota protesting against an oil pipeline from police surveillance North Dakota access pipeline protest mass Facebook check in
Robert Wood, Strip Club Owners Sentenced To Prison Based On IRS Undercover Operation. Should we arrest them now? No, I think we need to observe the operation some more.
“Just like physical agility, emotional agility is important to overall health, well-being and successful relationships at work. But in a fast-paced world fraught with so much stress and upheaval, how do you achieve it? Psychologist Susan David, a lecturer at Harvard Medical School, offers insights in a new book titled Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. She spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about the “critical skill set” needed to achieve emotional balance on the Wharton Business Radio network on Channel 111 on SiriusXM Radio
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“Women are about 200 times more sexual than men!”
IN MY OPINION WHY is it that public servants' careers prosper after big blunders that leave taxpayers picking up the bill? At least politicians get booted out. Recent history shows a raft of mismanaged public projects that failed to deliver on stated objectives and often had damaging outcomes, cost overruns and delays.
BAD MANAGEMENT DOES US A COSTLY PUBLIC DISSERVICE
Canadian Police Are Texting Potential Murder Witnesses Motherboard
Bitcoin as a Chinese capital outflow proxy FTAlphaville
Recessions accelerate skill-biased technical change.
That is from Meagan Campbell. On another issue, Ian Bremmer calls this the best Canada fact he’s seen all year.According to the most recent Statistics Canada data, in 2012, women over 40 gave birth to 13,395 children, while teenagers produced 12,915. Demographers have been expecting this tipping point for decades. In 1974, the older age group gave birth to just 3,550 children while teenagers produced 38,650—and the numbers have shifted each year since. The transition has just been confirmed in the U.K. and Australia as well, while data show that men are also fathering children later in life: the average age of Canadian fathers at birth of their children was 41 in 2011, compared to 39 in 1995.