Art

Keeping Indian Folk Painting Alive

Keeping Indian Folk Painting Alive

An award-winning Madhubani painter explains the historic art form and how she plans to help keep it alive. Full story

Education

3 Mistakes Executives Make When Telling People That They’re Leaving

3 Mistakes Executives Make When Telling People That They’re Leaving

When it comes to resigning, otherwise astute executives often make fundamental mistakes that cast a cloud over their leaving and damage their reputations. In a national survey we recently conducted of more than 700 senior executives, only 16% reported that they would have done nothing differently the last time they voluntarily resigned. Here are their top three regrets: 1) Being unprepared for the worst-case scenario. 2) Neglecting to rehearse. ... Full story

Economics

Target raises minimum hourly wage to $11, pledges $15 by end of 2020

Target raises minimum hourly wage to $11, pledges $15 by end of 2020

FILE PHOTO: Store employee helps a customer with his purchase during the Black Friday sales event on Thanksgiving Day at Target in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., November 24, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski. CHICAGO (Reuters) - Target Corp ( TGT.N ) said on Monday it would increase its minimum hourly wage this year by a dollar to $11, vowing to raise this by the end of 2020 to $15 an hour -- the so-called “living wage” labor advocates across the ... Full story

Entertainment

Shitty Zoo Promoting Hell Out Of New Fruit Bat

Shitty Zoo Promoting Hell Out Of New Fruit Bat

WICHITA, KS—Desperately hoping to raise its profile and boost attendance, the Wichita Zoo, long considered one of the crappiest zoos in the United States, is using every resource at its disposal to promote the hell out of a new fruit bat, sources reported Friday. Local residents confirmed the zoo was "doing a real big push for that bat," who was christened Dwayne following a statewide naming contest and has since become a ubiquitous presence on ... Full story

Health

As Old Travel Ban Expires, Donald Trump Doubles Down With New, More Expansive Ban

As Old Travel Ban Expires, Donald Trump Doubles Down With New, More Expansive Ban

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Law

Person arrested near White House had firearms, Secret Service said

Person arrested near White House had firearms, Secret Service said

Secret Service officers arrested a person near the White House on Sunday morning and said the individual was in possession of several firearms, according to a statement. The incident occurred about 7:15 a.m. near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest Washington. The person was processed by D.C. police. Secret Service refused to comment further and declined to identify the suspect. The agency also would not address a report on CNN ... Full story

Living

4 Lessons About Social Media and Psychology Marketers Need to Know

4 Lessons About Social Media and Psychology Marketers Need to Know

You can’t expect social media success if you don’t understand your audience. And there’s no better way of doing this than getting inside their heads with a few basic psychology principles. At Hootsuite, we’ve long known that these principles are key to making content spread. This article introduces a few of the most important concepts you can put to work in your strategy, like:. - Why people share the social media content that they do. - How to ... Full story

Politics

Brexit: Theresa May and Leo Varadkar in talks  News

Brexit: Theresa May and Leo Varadkar in talks News

Image caption Theresa May greets Leo Varadkar at 10 Downing Street. Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting Taoiseach (Irish PM) Leo Varadkar in London for talks on Brexit and Northern Ireland's political deadlock. Mr Varadkar has given Mrs May's speech in Florence a cautious welcome. He said her proposal for a post-Brexit transitional period was a step in the right direction. Mrs May said there should be a two-year transition period after the UK ... Full story

Sport

Pharrell Williams ‘Takes a Knee’ as Artists Join Anthem Protest

Pharrell Williams ‘Takes a Knee’ as Artists Join Anthem Protest

Other performers have joined the “Take a Knee” demonstration. At the Global Citizen Festival in New York on Saturday, Stevie Wonder knelt on stage and said, “Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America. But not just one knee. I’m taking both knees.”. Continue reading the main story. Mr. Wonder made the gesture again the following night, at the same Charlottesville show where Mr. Williams was performing. Mr. Wonder was on stage with Dave Matthews ... Full story

Technology

Microsoft is going all in on Teams and plans to phase out Skype for Business

Microsoft is going all in on Teams and plans to phase out Skype for Business

Microsoft Teams , the company’s Slack competitor with deep integrations into the Office 365 apps, has seen a lot of pickup over the last few months, with over 125,000 organizations now using it in one form or another. Maybe it’s no surprise, then, that the company today announced it is going all in on Teams as its core communications platform for the enterprise. Until now, Skype for Business was the company’s product for this. Over the course ... Full story