A Star Goldman Trader Goes Cold

April 29, 2017

… Anthony’s who taught both brothers. “He wasn’t a brainiac but did very well in school because he worked very hard,” Creighton said of Adam Savarese. “I haven’t seen him since he graduated, but when you said his name I smiled.” A skilled grappler, Savarese wrestled at James Madison University and joined Goldman Sachs after graduation. In 2002, he left for Morgan Stanley and rose to managing director, according to his LinkedIn profile. Since …

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China’s all-girl boy band

April 28, 2017

(CNN)Made up of all girls, this “boy band” is the latest in the androgyny trend in China. “We’re a girl band. But we look more like beautiful young men, not young girls,” said band member Min Junqian. “So the positioning fits us more. “ Their promotional photos present the five girls ages 18 to 24 in short hair, ties with pants, sitting with spread-out legs. They also are shown in shorts, like tomboys playing soccer, for their affiliation with the …

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This is what an extreme sea level rise scenario looks like for U.S. cities

April 27, 2017

… to have had just a 1 percent chance of climbing out of its deep drought in a one to two-year period, and it did just that this winter. Also, Donald Trump is president, people. Robert Kopp, a sea level rise researcher at Rutgers University, whose projections formed the basis of the NOAA scenarios, said it’s difficult to put exact odds on the extreme scenario. “I would say that our knowledge about marine ice-sheet instability is too deeply uncertain for us to answer that question right …

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Group won’t host Ann Coulter, but she still plans to speak at UC Berkeley

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Will conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter speak Thursday on the campus of one of America’s most famously progressive universities? A student group that had been helping to plan the speaking engagement said Tuesday it now will not host the event in Berkeley, California. But Coulter tweeted she still expects to be at the University of California’s flagship campus. …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

… about her writing and its ultimate purpose. But none of that skepticism changes what Sandberg and her co-author Adam Grant, the University of Pennsylvania psychologist, have done with Option B. They’ve taken her deeply personal story and pressed it into service. Her account is the book’s workhorse. It’s the terrible fate that makes you curious enough to read thousands of words about the social science research that just might help you cope with tragedy. This impulse of hers to …

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Ann Coulter isn’t letting Berkeley off easy for messing with her speech

April 21, 2017

(CNN)The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter’s scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a “suitable venue.” But Coulter was not having it. In a Twitter rampage and a Fox News appearance, she accused the school of canceling the event and …

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Here’s what happens to us when we have an epiphany

April 19, 2017

Aha!Image: justin sullivan/Getty Images When an epiphany strikes, it’s rare and fleeting. Something clicks in our minds, and what was once confusing is suddenly obvious, illuminating, and even exciting. Such moments are not purely internal events, it turns out. Our eye movements and pupils can broadcast these “aha!” moments, making it possible to predict epiphanies even before they occur, a new study found. Scientists at Ohio State University conducted the research. They …

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High school kicker becomes first female with NCAA football scholarship

April 19, 2017

College football got a little more interesting this year. One high school senior just made history by becoming the first female to receive a football scholarship at an NCAA Division II school or higher. SEE ALSO: First woman to run Boston Marathon returns, and this time she has another powerful message Becca Longo signed with Adams State University in Colorado as a kicker – the same position she played at Basha High School in Arizona. About a dozen women have played football for NCAA …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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How to be a persuasive leader (hint: it’s about the ‘moment before’)

April 13, 2017

… some new iteration of our companys values will have any impact on the bottom line. However, not only is the science conclusive, when Anson Dorrance was asked how he led the women’s soccer program at the University of North Carolina to 21 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships, Dorrance responded, For me, language is everything. Its the same reason, as Cameron Craig explained about his 10 years at Apple, Steve Jobs read and personally approved every press release. And its why, when Daniel …

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As coral bleaching worsens, scientists find creative ways to study reefs

April 12, 2017

… bleaching in a 900-mile-long zone. This summer, crowd-sourced WCS surveys will help scientists to see whether that bleaching has affected the wider Indo-Pacific region. Image: emily darling/wcs Austin Humphries, who studies coral reef fisheries at the University of Rhode Island, said he plans to conduct about 50 surveys during a four-month expedition to study fish in Indonesia. “Bleaching is becoming an issue that we’re having to deal with more and more,” he said. …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… Spanx-wearing ugly sister is pretty much ignored by its cantankerous siblings. Photos: 7 ways to enjoy Sydney Harbor College rivalry University of Alabama vs. Auburn University Classic college rivalries spring from all sorts of heady stuff — like which school has bred more world leaders, Nobel laureates or ivy leaves on its tony limestone walls over the last however many centuries. Some of these lingering spats even have to do with academics. But for those who think the most …

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Coldplay’s Chris Martin gives a sick fan the experience of a lifetime

April 5, 2017

Although Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has given his time and money to countless charities, he remembers to appreciate the fans who got him to where he is today. ABS-CBN News reports that hours before Coldplay performed at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds this week, Martin took the time to visit one of his biggest fans, Ken Valiant Santiago. Ken is a medical student at the University of the Philippines-Manila suffering from stage 4 cancer. Ken’s older brother, Kheil, said that Ken woke up …

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In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …

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Why sports betting is starting to look a lot more like Wall Street

March 20, 2017

… president of marketing. Thats in turn driving the demand for real-time data. The information can be disseminated faster than a television broadcast, which comes in with a multi-second transmission delay. Ultra-fast and accurate data provide sophisticated gamblers with a material advantage over someone operating on a five to 10-second delay via a television feed, said Ryan Rodenberg, an associate professor of forensic sports law analytics at Florida State University. The edge is most notable in …

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Exercise levels decline ‘long before adolescence’ – BBC News

March 14, 2017

… study did moderate levels of exercise at seven, which then gradually tailed off. But one in five of the boys bucked the trend and managed to maintain their exercise levels over the eight years. They were the ones who started off with the highest levels of activity at the age of seven, the researchers said. Sitting too much Although the study cannot prove what causes the drop-off in physical activity, Prof John Reilly, study author from the University of Strathclyde, said “something is …

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Donald Trump Is Making Me Toned

March 12, 2017

… postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University. While this might feel like an overtly personal act of self-care it is also a means to be stronger in order to face the new reality head on. It means dealing with it, instead of hiding from it. Dealing with it also means being active to counteract what is happening: be it going to the womens march, tweeting or having a very long and complicated conversation with your relative or friend. Related… If You Hate Exercise, This Is For You How A …

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British teens are making mundane events go viral on Facebook

March 12, 2017

… Charming is very much a real thing, and while the Facebook group may only have 252 likes, their WormCharing 2017 event now has over 2,400 attendees. Image: facebook Image: facebook Image: facebook There are plenty more where that came from, too. Among the others we’ve spotted are viral events about bell-ringing, local coffee meet-and-greets for over 55s, and the following (also real) event at Leeds University Union that teaches people how to grow edible mushrooms at home. …

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The growth in unusual business qualifications – BBC News

March 9, 2017

While the two courses sound like a most enjoyable way to spend your time at University, they are in fact part of a growing trend – the rise of specialised MBAs. MBAs have long been considered a must-have for ambitious young people seeking a fast-tracked and successful career in business. The celebrated post-graduate qualification is supposed to teach you all you need to be a future company leader, and places on MBA courses at the world’s most prestigious universities are highly …

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Indian Americans Have Always Faced Racism, But ‘Model Minorities’ Don’t Speak Out

March 5, 2017

… station on University Boulevard in Denver, Colorado, on September 11, 2001. He was filling the family Honda Civic with gas, when two white Americans looked at him with great distaste, asking that he return to where he came from. He had been mistaken to be Muslim. He reiterated that narrative to me, explaining, I understood their pain. It is OK that they said that. I remained quiet. My estranged father voted for Donald Trump. He had also voted for Mitt Romney. He had voted for conservatives …

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California’s Wild Climate Will Only Get More Volatile As Temperatures Rise

March 4, 2017

… are supposed to become even greater over time water expert Jeffrey Mount With higher temperatures, theres more evaporation from soils, more transpiration from plants, earlier melting of snowpack and relatively more rain rather than snow, explained Noah Diffenbaugh, a senior fellow and professor of earth system science at Stanford University. The more precipitation that falls as snow, and the longer that snow stays on the mountain and later melts, the greater the flood control provided, …

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11 Things You Should Never, Ever Do In A Bowling Alley

February 24, 2017

… but you should keep it confined to the tables behind the lanes, not in the little area where bowlers wait for their turn. If you spill, someone could slip and fall! Also, think about how your fingers have been all over the communal bowling balls. You might just want to finish eating before you resume bowling. 5. Touch Your Face Flickr / Nottingham Trent University Lifting too much weight, in any situation, poses major risks. You cangive yourself a hernia, a spinal injury, or …

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Atmospheric rivers prove relentless in causing California flooding

February 24, 2017

… of liquid water like veins in the atmosphere’s circulatory system. Once this moisture butts up against the Golden State, it is lifted by storm systems and terrain, producing clouds and precipitation. Atmospheric river seen funneling moisture toward California through Feb. 22, 2017. Image: University of wisconsin Atmospheric rivers can produce extraordinary precipitation totals. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), for example, found that a strong atmospheric …

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The Movement Resisting Donald Trump Has A Name: The (Local) Democratic Party

February 22, 2017

… we were just inundated with emails [asking], What can I do? said Fraley, 37, who works at Indiana Bloomington University. Fraley said the county party has restructured and added five deputy chairs and created six new committees. The influx of new people is making the party younger, he said:A IOWA The Winneshiek County Polk County , in rural Southwest Iowa, party member Christine Adcock said that four times the normal crowd showed up to the first county meeting after the election a whopping …

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