If a robot rocks my son to sleep, am I still his parent?

The idea of outsourcing all the functions of parenting to automation sounds appealing but we could lose out in the long run Sometimes parenting is a survival game and, like our evolutionary predecessors fending away wolves with burning sticks, well take just about any tool at our disposal. For me, bleary-eyed and exhausted, my five-month-old…

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100 Women: From prison to profit – BBC News

“They paid for my laptop, business cards, website that was the kick-start and then the business started to come in.” Startup was founded by Juliet Hope and so far the charity has helped 1,200 women coming out of prison to develop skills they can use in self-employment. More than a quarter of them have set…

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What Those Who Studied Nazis Can Teach Us About The Strange Reaction To Donald Trump

New York Times Co. via Getty Images Her presidential rival, Donald Trump, on the other hand, had waged what Matthews called a “legitimate” campaign on these issues, a claim that seemed to stretch the bounds of legitimacy, but Matthews was not alone. In the following days and weeks, others would make similar claims implying a…

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The multi-millionaire who is giving his business away – BBC News

Image copyright Ebac Image caption Mr Elliott says his employees are ‘not here by force’ “They are reasonably well motivated, but they’re at a low skill level.” Mr Elliott, who was against the introduction of the minimum wage because he views it as a brake on productivity, says it is wrong for generations of UK…

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Ivanka Trump Looked Thirsty AF While Glancing At Justin Trudeau

Ivanka Trump had something in common with many men and women in the U.S. when she laid eyes on Justin Trudeau during theCanadian Prime Ministers trip to the White House on Monday. Well let you try and figure out what. SAUL LOEB via Getty Images During his first face-to-face visit with President Donald Trump, the…

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People power in Puerto Rico: how a canal community escaped gentrification

How do you improve a neighbourhood without causing land prices to rise? Residents along a polluted waterway in San Juan set up a community land trust to help save their homes, as well as the environment For years a graffiti message has appeared throughout San Juan, Puerto Ricos capital, as an urgent demand: Dragado ya!…

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The business of free: How to boost your chance of getting a freebie – BBC News

It is a deliberate move by the company to target the so-called trendsetters and influencers, in the hope that they will speak positively about the product, giving it a word-of-mouth buzz. Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times operates an up-selling free model “With cross-selling, the company tries to gain new…

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Live by Night: how the gangster film went from top of the world to sleeping with the fishes

Mobster movies were once the pinnacle of film-making. Ben Afflecks homage to the classics could sound the genres death knell It is rarely a good sign to find yourself yowling with laughter while watching a film thats supposed to lull you into solemn contemplation. There are a few such moments in Dennis Lehanes novel (Affleck…

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The former drug addict who found God and built a successful business – BBC News

Thankfully for Ryan, everything changed when he was 20, and he has not touched drugs ever since. While the cynical may raise their eyebrows, Ryan, now 37, says he discovered God and quit overnight. Without the drugs, he was able to get his life back, and aged 24 he launched a catering company called Regis…

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The 7 Steps To Starting Your Own Business After Age 50

The New Retirement Thinking of starting a business? You’re not alone. According to The Kauffman Foundation, an organization that studies entrepreneurship, the age group starting the greatest number of new businesses? Those 55 to 64.  “When you look at the wealth of experience people over 50 have garnered over the length of their careers, it sets…

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