Franco first reasserted his support for the movement in general and added that he specifically supports women and underrepresented communities getting equal pay and equal representation in leadership positions. Either as damage control or a sincere statement, this was an effective opener. The audience was on his side too, applauding him. Just hearing a live TV audience react to a powerful man responding for the first time to allegations of sexual misconduct against him, though, shows how strange the post-Weinstein Hollywood atmosphere has become. … [Read more...] about James Franco’s Carefully Worded Denial Of Sexual Misconduct Claims Raises Lots Of Questions
So that’s exactly what Starr created. Her cancer worksheets are simple, straightforward charts that put a patient’s diagnosis and progress right into a patient’s hands. The forms include a diagnostic sheet, a treatment plan, a chart for medications, and a calendar to list symptoms and rate how you’re feeling as treatment progresses. They are not fancy, nor are they an app that you would need to download and learn while getting some of the worst news of your life. They’re simple by design. … [Read more...] about This designer lost her husband to cancer. Now she’s helping others cope—through design
That said, dividend plans do benefit certain type of investors. For instance, if you invest in a debt fund for more than three years, a dividend plan works out better for those in the lower tax brackets – 5.20 percent, 10.40 percent and 15.60 percent. But there is a caveat. If your dividend income is high in some years, you could get pushed to a higher tax slab. “What if you get a windfall income in a particular year? That could also push you up a tax bracket and you may end up paying higher tax,” says Saurabh Mittal, partner, Circle Wealth Advisors. Mittal says that it is cumbersome to keep track of your tax bracket every year. In his opinion, it’s better to stick to growth plans. … [Read more...] about DDT abolished: Should investors now avoid dividend plans of MFs?
The piece, written by former Times executive editor Max Frankel, argues that it was no coincidence that U.S.-Russia relations changed under Trump after Russian actors targeted Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. “The [Trump] campaign and the Kremlin had an overarching deal,” alleges the summarizing sub-headline of the story, to “help beat Hillary Clinton for a new pro-Russian foreign policy,” regardless of whether it was explicitly spelled out. … [Read more...] about President Trump’s reelection campaign is suing a familiar target: The New York Times
“The idea behind this was how do we create kind of a mini bottling plant at the point of dispense that actually turns tap water into something consumers prefer to bottled water and that tastes better than bottled water,” he says. “The issue that we have in the U.S. isn’t that we don’t have enough water faucets. The issue is that consumers just generally don’t like or trust tap water . . . to the tune of $20 billion a year in bottled water sales.” … [Read more...] about These refill stations now sell reusable aluminum bottles for the same price as single-use plastic