I started wondering about diets lately. By wondering, I mean, wondering why everyone else is on one and I’m not. I probably should be. Most everyone I know is on one of the following: The Caveman diet (they call it Paleo but I call it caveman). They can only eat meat and lettuce. I tried this once. I think I lasted a full day but I really don’t remember. It could have been just half of that. I’m good with that for the most part. Once, I ate only orange stuff all day. Not on purpose, it just turned out that carrots, oranges and Diet Sunkist were the only things I had handy. Don’t ask me why that’s not a real diet. If there is a green-only regimen, why can’t there be an orange one? My guess is because people would figure out that Cheetos and cheese crackers are also orange and that would wreck everything. Who knows? Daughter No. 1 is always saying she can’t eat anything white. Bread, rice, pasta, all that is a no. I’d have to … [Read more...] about On the Society diet, you live on hors d’oeurves
The Phoenix Film Critics Society has announced its 2018 award winners, with the group naming "Green Book" the year's best picture. The period drama with Viggo Mortensen "is the movie everyone was talking about to me,” PFCS President Gayle Bass said in a press release. “It was the one that everyone seemed to be recommending to their friends." The film earned a total of four awards, the same amount as Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma." "The Favourite" earned three awards, including one for Phoenix native Emma Stone. The group's complete list of awards BEST PICTURE: "Green Book." BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuarón, "Roma." BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Viggo Mortensen, "Green Book." BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Lady Gaga, "A Star Is Born." BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Mahershala Ali, "Green Book." BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Emma Stone, "The Favourite." BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING: … [Read more...] about ‘Roma,’ ‘Green Book’ and Emma Stone win big at Phoenix Film Critics Society 2018 Awards
On Saturday, tens of thousands of students are expected to join March for Our Lives protests following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Many teachers will join them. Among the 17 dead in Parkland was Scott Beigel, a social studies teacher credited with saving student lives. Such actions have led teachers across the country — who may have entered the field simply to share a love of chemistry or history — to grapple with thoughts more like those of police or firefighters: Will I put my life on the line? "Nobody walks into teaching to martyr themselves," said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. "But people believe that they protect kids, and that is part and parcel of what we do." Though she said she hasn't seen anyone avoid teaching specifically because of shootings, it's a stressor that makes the job harder. "Teachers have become first responders for everything in a child's life." … [Read more...] about Help wanted: Teachers, police, even mayors. Jobs crucial to society are plagued by discontent
Project documents how failures in the incarceration system send inmates back at alarmingly high rates. We started with a seemingly simple question: Why do so many inmates in the United States end up returning to prison after they are released? In search of answers, our Re-entry Project team — freelancer Lottie Joiner, USA TODAY videographer Jarrad Henderson and I — set out on a multistate tour of prisons and transition programs in America. RE-ENTRY PROJECT: Is America failing its prisoners? POLICING THE USA: A look at race, justice, media We expected to find stories of inmate violence and of former felons who encountered discrimination as they struggled to find work. What we didn't expect to find was pervasive corruption and systems too overwhelmed to offer desperately needed services that give ex-convicts a fighting chance to succeed in the outside world. We learned of inmates who … [Read more...] about Re-entry into society, or back to prison?
Jerusalem (CNN)Anti-Semitism and the hatred of minorities "corrupts society," Israeli President Reuven Rivlin warned in an exclusive interview with CNN. "For us, it is clear as daylight. Anti-Semitism is a presence in society that corrupts society itself," said Rivlin. "We try to explain to the whole world that if you don't fight against anti-Semitism, it will hit your societies. There are stereotypes present in societies that create a lack of understanding; treatment of minorities which is not humane or moral will corrupt societies." Responding to CNN's survey on anti-Semitism in Europe, Rivlin said Israel must always stand strong against anti-Semitism in all its forms and in all its locations. "We are diligent, and we have to be even more diligent, to explain in all those places where anti-Semitism is spreading, or returning, that we are not ready to accept it," Rivlin told CNN. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (R) shakes hand with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban prior to … [Read more...] about Anti-Semitism, hatred of minorities ‘corrupts society,’ says Israeli President