Work needs a goal and happiness is the one goal everyone agrees is worth working for. John Rampton Published 4:00 am PST, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Photo: Maskot | Getty Images Photo: Maskot | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Maskot | Getty Images Starting a Business That Increases Your Happiness Will Make You A Better Person 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Happiness. It’s what most of us strive for throughout our lives. Can you start a business that increases your happiness at the same time? Is that possible? After all, those with a positive well-being are found to have a lower risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure and normal body … [Read more...] about Starting a Business That Increases Your Happiness Will Make You A Better Person
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What’s in your bag? is a recurring feature where we ask people to tell us a bit more about their everyday gadgets by opening their bags and hearts to us. This week, we’re featuring rock and electropop band A R I Z O N A. Zachary Charles, Nate Esquite, and David Labuguen technically have the day off, but that only means from touring. The three, known collectively as A R I Z O N A, are spending the afternoon at New York’s Quad Recording Studios working on a mixdown when The Verge arrives to shuffle through their things. A New Jersey-based band, Zach, Nate, and David started A R I Z O N A in 2015, as a last-ditch effort after years of trying to make it in music. “Fuck this, fuck music, fuck everybody, fuck the industry, everybody sucks, everybody’s terrible,” Zach says about his mentality at the time of the band’s creation. “But,” he proposed, “real quick before we before we go, do you guys want to make some songs just for … [Read more...] about What’s in your bag, A R I Z O N A?
Martha Carlin married the love of her life in 1995. She and John Carlin had dated briefly in college in Kentucky, then lost touch until a chance meeting years later at a Dallas pub. They wed soon after and had two children. John worked as an entrepreneur and stay-at-home dad. In his free time, he ran marathons.Almost eight years into their marriage, the pinky finger on John’s right hand began to quiver. So did his tongue. Most disturbing for Martha was how he looked at her. For as long as she’d known him, he’d had a joy in his eyes. But then, she says, he had a stony stare, “like he was looking through me.” In November 2002, a doctor diagnosed John with Parkinson’s disease. He was 44 years old.Carlin made it her mission to understand how her seemingly fit husband had developed such a debilitating disease. “The minute we got home from the neurologist, I was on the internet looking for answers,” she recalls. She began consuming all of the … [Read more...] about A gut-brain link for Parkinson’s gets a closer look
Kurt Withrow, a former insurance salesman from Palatine, Illinois, didn’t mean to become one of the thousands of people who helped propel forward one of the most persistent fake news stories of the last year. But in January, a story making its way around Facebook caught his eye. The headline, on many versions of the fabricated story, blared: “BREAKING: First Full Supreme Court Ruling In Over A Year Has Obama FURIOUS.”Story Continued Below Withrow read on about how, “Just last week the United States Supreme Court issued a direct and final blow to the Islamic Indoctrination of the young in this nation.” With a “tie-breaking vote” from Justice Neil Gorsuch, the court handed down a decision “banning Sharia Law and Islam from being taught in classrooms,” the story claimed. Enthused by a decision he thought long overdue, Withrow copy-and-pasted chunks of the story into a post on Facebook, and added a bit of his own commentary. … [Read more...] about How a fake-news story spreads
By Ross McKeon Published 4:25 pm, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Peter DeBoer worked with George McPhee at the World Championships in the summer of 2015, before DeBoer was hired to be the Sharks’ head coach. It was a brief encounter, but it gave DeBoer an inkling that this Vegas thing might work when the expansion team hired McPhee as its first general manager. “This is a very intelligent guy,” said DeBoer, whose Sharks will play the Golden Knights in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. “Their assistant GM (Kelly McCrimmon), I worked with him, too, at Hockey Canada. They did a lot of planning, research and a lot of work to do what they did.” What Vegas did was turn the expectations of an expansion team on its ear. And we’re not talking merely in hockey. No first-year team in any of the four major North American team sports was as successful as the Golden Knights. Vegas burst from the gate by winning eight of its first nine games. It took … [Read more...] about Sharks realize Vegas is not a typical expansion team