Jeff Bezos' divorce announcement this month has been a boon for the gossip pages, with tabloids dishing on the couple's massive fortune of roughly $140 billion and on Bezos' reported steamy texts to his new girlfriend.But beyond the world of TMZ and Page Six, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos' divorce could have a big impact on Amazon's ownership and create new challenges for the company. And though it's unlikely, that turbulence could even harm consumers by slowing Amazon's rapid pace of growth and innovation.Additionally, the divorce is expected to result in one of the most notable settlements in history, and likely the biggest, since Bezos is the world's richest person and runs one of the world's most valuable companies."Jeff remains very much focused on and engaged in Amazon," company spokesman Drew Herdener said Wednesday.Here's what you need to know about the divorce and what effects it may have.The split Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos jointly announced their divorce via Twitter on Jan. 9, … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos’ $140B divorce: How it affects Amazon
How emotions affect the body
Lindsay Dodgson, provided by Published 4:04 am PST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Sjale / Shutterstock Scientific research suggests smiling can boost your mood. It might not even have to be genuine to have an impact on how you feel. I tried smiling all day to see if I felt any more optimistic. Fake smiles might help with a stressful situation, but otherwise, I wasn't convinced. To get the most benefits from a smile, it probably has to be genuine. Someone's smile can reveal a lot. Sometimes they are sincere, while other times they may be covering up pain, embarrassment, or rage. As a species, humans are generally pretty good at picking up on whether someone's smile is real or not. I don't tend to believe flight attendants really are that pleased to see me. Whereas with my friends, I'd be pretty surprised to find out they've been lying to me this whole time about how much they enjoy my company. Regardless of the feelings underneath our expression, a smile may be able to … [Read more...] about I tried smiling at everyone all day — here’s how it affected my outlook on life
For the 100th year, we get to turn our clocks back an hour, alleviating the gloom of dark mornings but robbing us of daylit evenings.According to a recently added section of The Indoor Generation, a survey from YouGov and Velux, many of us feel less productive as the clocks roll back — 74 percent of Americans say a lack of daylight affects their productivity, and 34 percent of Americans say a lack of daylight affects their productivity significantly.Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Institute for Health in the Built Environment at the University of Oregon, says the human need for daylight is unconscious, but fundamental. "The rhythms of light and dark are a fundamental part of the ecological system that nearly every species on earth evolved within," he says. "Should we really expect anything but an erosion of productivity if this natural system is severely disrupted?" 7 PHOTOS Daylight Saving Time Facts See Gallery Daylight Saving … [Read more...] about The clocks ‘fall back’ Sunday at 2:00 a.m.: Here’s how to survive the darker days.
Editorial note: If Jim Hopper had been permitted to provide his expert testimony at the September 27, 2018 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation, these would have been his remarks. Incomplete memories of sexual assault, including those with huge gaps, are understandable — if we learn the basics of how memory works and we genuinely listen to survivors. Such memories should be expected. They are similar to the memories of soldiers and police officers for things they’ve experienced in the line of fire. And a great deal of scientific research on memory explains why. I’m an expert on psychological trauma, including sexual assault and traumatic memories. I’ve spent more than 25 years studying this. I’ve trained military and civilian police officers, prosecutors and other professionals, including commanders at Fort Leavenworth and the Pentagon. I teach this to psychiatrists in … [Read more...] about How Reliable Are the Memories of Sexual Assault Victims?
The world let out a sigh of relief when the missing members of a Thai youth soccer team were found alive in a cave in northern Thailand on Monday.The 12 boys, ages 11 to 16, and their soccer coach were assessed overnight and appeared to have sustained only light injuries such as skin rashes, according to Thai navy Seals. A doctor and nurse are among those tending to the boys and their coach.The Wild Boar soccer team had been exploring the cave network June 23 when heavy seasonal rains flooded the entrance, trapping them inside. Their sudden disappearance sparked a desperate nine-day search and rescue effort.Hundreds of volunteers and specialist international search teams battled heavy rains to locate the missing group, as Thailand is in the midst of its monsoon season. The search turned tense as time went on and concern grew about whether the group would be found alive.Now that the team has been found, rescuers are working around the clock to figure out how to free the … [Read more...] about Thailand cave rescue: The health toll of waiting for freedom