Skittish chickens scattered as relief trucks clattered past the weathered huts of the village. Barefoot children stared. Traffic on this rain-ravaged “road” was rare. Suddenly, a walled mansion loomed into view of the convoy. It was the mayor’s house—although he didn’t live in it. His people lacked basic necessities, while he lounged in luxury in a distant c […]
A friend mailed me some of her homemade pottery. Upon opening the box, I discovered the precious items had been damaged during their journey. One of the cups had shattered into a few large pieces, a jumble of shards, and clumps of clay dust. After my husband glued the broken mess back together, I displayed the beautifully blemished cup on a shelf. Like that […]
In the workplace, words of encouragement matter. How employees talk to one another has a bearing on customer satisfaction, company profits, and co-worker appreciation. Studies show that members of the most effective work groups give one another six times more affirmation than disapproval, disagreement, or sarcasm. Least productive teams tend to use almost th […]
Have you ever gone out of your way to do something kind for others, only to have them ignore your effort? You stayed up past midnight to finish a report for your boss or planned a special getaway for your family. You were excited to please them, but ended up disappointed when they didn’t even say thank you.
Two different friends from different spheres of my life—one a man, one a woman—told me about their unfaithful spouses during the same week. Both felt betrayed and angry. They wondered if they would ever feel whole again.
Police were sent to a home in response to a report of domestic child abuse. When they arrived at the house, they found a scared four-year-old girl with a black eye, swollen cheek, and bruises covering a majority of her tiny frame. The officers were devastated when they asked her to say her name and she meekly replied, “Idiot.”
For the second time in two weeks, Yasiel Puig has angered the baseball establishment and the traditionalists who run it. Last week, it was a middle finger to heckling fans after a homer, this time it’s admiring a homer too long for the New York Mets’ liking. [Fantasy Football is open! Sign up now] This isn’t an uncommon bit of Unwritten Rules Theater in base […]
The best part of Wednesday’s Indians-Orioles game happened before either team took the field. Luke Terry, a 14-year-old aspiring catcher who had his right arm amputated as a result of the e. Coli bacterial infection when he was 19 months old, stole the show at Orioles Park with his self-taught solution to catching and throwing a baseball. [Fantasy Football i […]
Salvador Perez provided the biggest swing of the Kansas City Royals season on Wednesday, delivering a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning of their 6-4 win against the Boston Red Sox. But it’s possible that moment would have never happened without an unlikely assist from friend, fellow countryman and future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera. [Fantasy Football […]
Brooks the bat dog isn’t a finished product just yet. (Screenshot via @RidersBaseball) Being a bat dog requires years of hard work and training. Even Derby, the beloved bat dog for the Trenton Thunder, shared the spotlight for a few seasons before he was ready to take over full-time. Along the way, we’re sure he made some mistakes. [Fantasy Football is open! […]
Francisco Lindor (C) represented Puerto Rico during the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Now he’ll lead the Cleveland Indians to his home country in 2018. (AP) The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins will play a two-game series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, next season. Major League Baseball officially announced the series on Wednesday, re […]
Welcome to the new, expanded version of Carpool Karaoke. This time, your regularly-scheduled host James Corden is nowhere to be seen, taking much more than a back seat to the singing. Instead, the stars he’s wrangled onto the show are in charge of the action, as shown in a new preview for the Music series.…
(PARIS) — A French prosecutor says a man who was killed when he drove a car packed with arms and explosives into a police convoy had pledged allegiance to the leader of ISIS. Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said Thursday the attacker had a huge cache of weapons both at home and in the vehicle used…
Understanding where new viruses come from is critical for preventing them from rapidly spreading among humans. When it comes to preventing the next pandemic, a new study suggests that bats may be public enemy number one. In a new study published in the journal Nature, researchers at the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance collected data on viruses…
Senate Republican leaders plan to release their health care plan Thursday, the first time the public -- and their fellow GOP senators -- will get to see what they have been working on behind closed doors.
Two of the nation's top intelligence officials told Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and Senate investigators, in separate meetings last week, that President Donald Trump suggested they say publicly there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians, according to multiple sources.
A small group of House Democrats are publicly saying it's time for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to step aside as the face of the party ahead of the 2018 midterms following Tuesday night's disappointing loss in a special election for a Georgia House seat.
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