(Reuters) – Republican Senator Rand Paul said on Sunday he is giving serious thought to a run for the presidency in 2016 but might decide against it because of the burden a campaign would cause for his family.
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“We ask the world to help us create this experience,” Mujica told A Folha de São Paulo during an interview at his farm outside Montevideo. “It will allow us to adopt a socio-political experiment to address the serious problem of drug trafficking… the effect of the drug traffic is worse than the drug.”
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After 20 years of Republican leadership, not only will America‘s largest city have the most liberal mayor in a generation, helping him implement change will be a progressive-leaning City Council and a longtime liberal ally in the new public advocate.
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:” Continue reading →
Every year when I return to North America from months of living elsewhere, strangers and friends ask me the same question: “So, where are you based now?” It’s a fair question. I was a corporate lawyer for years, and now I eat my way around the world, writing about how food connects people from far-flung places. In spending winters abroad (usually in Southeast Asia) and summers in North America for conferences, family time and assignments, I confuse people with my lack of normal routine. “What do you mean you have no base?” is the usual reply. “But, how do you keep perspective with no home? And where’s all your STUFF?”
The stuff question is an easy one: I sold most of it when I left New York, and what I did keep I have in boxes in my hometown of Montreal. The perspective question is a little more complicated. For this stage of my life, travel is what keeps my life in perspective. It gives me a constant, a big sandbox to play in where I can discover or learn as much as I can. It’s there for as long as I decide to live my life in this way. And though I build different sandcastles each year, the faint outlines that I’ve drawn around my annual continental back-and-forth give me a sense of stability that seems to surprise.
Side projects are much more than simply hobbies, they are indicators of what you are capable of building. In an age where so many people are talkers and so few are doers, side projects can be the factor that sets you apart from the rest of the pack.
More importantly, side projects are not creatively stifled by the ordinary campaigns or work-related projects that you have to endure through. You can explore any of your curiosities, and that freedom is the elixir behind the effectiveness of the side project.
Companies that have taken advantage of the power of side projects have found it to pay dividends. A famous example was Google’s 20% time; for those unfamiliar, Google allowed employees to spend 20% of their time on a fun side project they were passionate about. It was through this 20% time that some of Google’s most important products, such as Gmail, Google News, and AdSense came about.
Later on, while he was CEO of StumbleUpon, Garrett would be compelled enough by another idea to start working on it as a side project. As Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick explains in this blog post, Garrett brought up the idea of solving the taxi problem in San Francisco by introducing a limo timeshare service. This happened while the two of them were at a conference in Paris in late 2008.
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(Reuters) – Rescue workers struggled to reach ravaged towns and villages in the central Philippines on Monday as they tried to deliver aid to survivors of a mighty typhoon that killed an estimated 10,000 people and uprooted more than 600,000.