For years, members of Congress and the public have been trying to get the high court to televise or to live stream the audio of their oral arguments, in a bid to make the court more transparent. The response has always been an affirmative "NO" out of fear that it could affect the proceedings. The court's oral arguments are open to the public, however, and the audio version of an oral argument is usually made publicly available on the Friday of the week that the case was argued. The court's opinions are also posted to its website when the court releases them. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court says live streaming would “adversely affect” oral arguments
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In most situations, the fondant simply falls off to reveal a naked Stormtrooper or whatever else you are decorating. What we did is to invent a new way to go about decorating the cake in segmented sections as to enable the fondant to stretch longer over wide vertical runs in the legs and torso. … [Read more...] about The dish on making a life-size Stormtrooper cake (Q&A)
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is credited for this great turnaround the company has seen under his leadership. Nadella took over as Microsoft CEO in 2014 when the Richmond-based tech giant was kind of lagging behind the likes of Google and Apple. However, Nadella with crucial decisions — betting big on Microsoft Cloud services — has turned Microsoft into a trillion-dollar company. In fact, Microsoft became the second US company after Apple to hit the $1 trillion mark in market capitalisation. When Nadella took over, Microsoft’s market capitalisation was close to $300 billion. Nadella’s leadership style has often been praised and he once shared what he thinks are the important principles he follows. In his book — Hit Refresh — and also in a couple of interviews, Nadella spoke about them. Bring Clarity is the first principle that Nadella says leaders and managers should adhere to. “In an ambiguous situation, where there cannot be complete … [Read more...] about 3 leadership principles that helped CEO Satya Nadella make Microsoft a $1 trillion-dollar company
Less classical definitions of penis envy hold more water, however. "There's a symbolic aspect to it, and I think it's absolutely very real," said Vanessa H. Lopez, a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York. In the years since Freud introduced his idea of penis envy, many people have discussed nonliteral interpretations of the concept. The gist of these is that women may envy the features that make a man a man because they associate these with power and status. … [Read more...] about Is Penis Envy Real?
"You take very, very small, incremental steps and provide a lot of reinforcement," McClowry said. For example, if a kid wants to go to sleep-away camp but is afraid of spending the night away from home, parents might start by having other kids over for a sleepover at their own house, and then move up to a night away at grandma's. Parents should pay attention to the child's comfort level throughout this scaffolding process, and be accepting if the kid hits a limit. Especially with older children, parents can talk through the process, McClowry said: How did the child feel, what helped them feel better, what did they wish they'd done afterwards? … [Read more...] about How to Help Shy Kids Without Harming Them