Tiana Uribe’s best friend was her inspiration. The two met in their high school English class, where they bonded over their love of reading and countless conversations about what they’d read. When her friend, Jenny, passed away a few years ago, Uribe wanted to do something in her memory.“My dear friend, who has always given me strength, passed, and I wanted to do something that would represent her and that channeled this tremendous loss I felt into something that reflected her in a positive and authentic way,” Uribe says. “She always … helped people when she wasn’t even trying. It was just in her blood (and) I really wanted to create something that mirrored that.”That creation was The Wildflower Initiative, a nonprofit that focuses on literacy and education as a means of helping to empower women and children. Through programs like Jenny’s Jungle, which installs reading spaces in shelters and transitional housing spaces, and their … [Read more...] about Helping women and children in honor of a friend’s memory
Why introverts need alone time
0 Have your say The latest Brexit delay provides a window for a second EU referendum, writes Alex Cole-Hamilton. I can understand why Scots are despairing. Both of our governments, in Holyrood and Westminster, are consumed by constitutional questions: how to get smaller, how to be more insular and how to break up close ties with old friends.The news is a revolving cycle of Brexit misery. Labour and Conservative politicians are bickering and booing each other like kids. The SNP are plotting independence at every twist and turn. And all the while, people across the country have real worries about medicine supplies, low wages, poor housing and long waits for the doctor. It feels like these priorities are poles apart. I don’t share these introverted ambitions to go it alone. I could run a relay without any teammates, but I wouldn’t do very well. Being part of the EU and the UK is of immense value to us. My party is keen on unions, not unicorns. We want to … [Read more...] about Brexit: Our politicians have failed so public should have final say – Alex Cole-Hamilton
Juliet Macur, New York Times 2:26 pm PDT, Monday, April 8, 2019 Colin Catlin, Kelly Catlin's brother, holds some of medals at the family's home in Wabasha, Minn., April 7, 2019. Catlin was lining up for a shot at Olympic gold. And an elite mathematical mind would open opportunities off the track. But torment lurked behind the success.(Jenn Ackerman/The New York Times) less Colin Catlin, Kelly Catlin's brother, holds some of medals at the family's home in Wabasha, Minn., April 7, 2019. Catlin was lining up for a shot at Olympic gold. And an elite mathematical mind would open ... more Photo: Jenn Ackerman, NYT Photo: Jenn Ackerman, NYT Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 Colin Catlin, Kelly Catlin's brother, holds some of medals at the family's home in Wabasha, Minn., … [Read more...] about Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin Seemed Destined for Glory. Why Did She Kill Herself?
Melissa Lambarena NerdWallet Published 7:57 PM EDT Sep 28, 2018 Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded — a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you’re an introvert, it can drain your internal battery. Studies and experts suggest this personality type processes social stimuli differently from extroverts, who don’t mind frequent interaction. Introverts gain energy by reflecting and expend energy when interacting, clinical psychologist and professor Laurie Helgoe writes in her book “Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength.” Quiet time alone can help these travelers recharge, as long as they make room for it in their itineraries. Here’s how self-described introverts get time to themselves when they travel: Pack self-care tools Helgoe packs reading materials, earplugs and an eye mask to ward off unwanted small talk. These items politely excuse you from conversations with well-meaning travelers on a plane or … [Read more...] about Introverts share travel survival secrets
Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN: It's Sunday, August nineteenth. I am Margaret Brennan and this is FACE THE NATION. Fighting a wave of negative publicity sparked by the release of a tell-all book along with embarrassing secret audio recordings, President Trump tried to change the subject. He revoked the security clearance of one of his harshest critics, former CIA chief John Brennan. He threatened to do the same with another nine national security officials he either disagrees with or fired. Among the dozens of former intelligence officials who swiftly condemned the President's action was former CIA director Leon Panetta. We'll hear from him. Our CBS News Battleground Tracker shows the race for control of the House could be shifting. We'll take a look at the critical role of female voters and the record-breaking number of women running for office. Two Democrats, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Virginia … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on August 19, 2018