When Allied forces launched a dramatic air and sea assault on German-occupied France 75 years ago Thursday, the very scale and audacity of the operation were awe-inspiring. In the early-morning hours of June 6, hordes of planes dropped over 10,000 paratroopers behind enemy lines; hundreds of warships and thousands more landing craft would soon deliver 130,000 troops to the beaches of Normandy—most of them British or American—on the first day of the assault. It was a remarkable achievement—and one of the reasons why, so many years later, Americans in a divided country now think of THE WORLD WAR II years as a beacon of feel-good unity and patriotism: Glenn Miller tunes on the radio, war bond posters in every window, Rosie the Riveter at her station “all the day long whether rain or shine, she’s a part of the assembly line.”Story Continued Below That image, however—the war as a moment of American domestic comity—might come as a surprise to … [Read more...] about How World War II Almost Broke American Politics
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By Susana Guerrero, SFGATE Published 11:27 am PDT, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 FILE-- Runners and surfers enjoy the warm weather at Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Feb. 2, 2015. Click on the slideshow ahead to see how much warmer major Bay Area cities could if current emission levels don't change >>> less FILE-- Runners and surfers enjoy the warm weather at Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Feb. 2, 2015. Click on the slideshow ahead to see how much warmer major Bay Area cities could if current emission levels ... more Photo: Jessica Christian / The Chronicle / / Photo: Jessica Christian / The Chronicle / / Image 1 of / 40 Caption Close Image 1 of 40 FILE-- Runners and surfers enjoy the warm weather at Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Feb. 2, 2015. Click on the slideshow … [Read more...] about Some Bay Area cities could be as hot as Tijuana in just 60 years
By Karen D'Souza | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: June 24, 2017 at 8:15 am | UPDATED: June 25, 2017 at 7:01 am School’s out for summer, and many Bay Area parents are left facing a quandary. That’s the point at which Bay Area parents may start asking themselves a tough question: How young is too young for latchkey kids? Dubbed “latchkey kids” because of the telltale key hanging around their neck, these children go home to an empty house after school, or in the case of summer, end up staying home by themselves. Some states, such as California, offer little guidance, with no minimum age set for when children can be left home alone. The majority of states with laws cite 12 years old as the cutoff, while some states lean younger, including Maryland and Georgia at 8 years and Kansas at six. Of course, the notion of leaving a first-grader alone at home strikes some parents as insane. Unless you want to come home to find the cat wearing … [Read more...] about Parenting: How young is too young to be left home alone?
Yasmin Green is talking about the considerable social media following of a 14-year-old Kurdish girl. Green, the director of research and development for Jigsaw, which, along with Google, is part of the umbrella entity called Alphabet, confesses she was a bit envious. This girl was “super smart, and she had a social media following of like 30,000 people at 14,” says Green. “I feel like I’ve been on social media a long time, and I haven’t managed to get any traction, so I was kind of curious.” This large cadre of devotees looked to the teenager for updates about Justin Bieber’s music and concerts, which would explain why an obscure kid in a remote corner of the world would amass such a following. But Green says the innocent fan-girling eventually gave way to content about ISIS–the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. A pubescent girl who rose to influencer status among the “Beliebers” had turned to messaging about the … [Read more...] about Google algorithms and human psychology: How Jigsaw rescues teens from ISIS recruiters
Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Jan. 10, 2019, 11:29 PM GMT By Jean Chatzky What’s most important when it comes to kicking ass in a new job? Experience? Skills? Sure. But according to new research from staffing firm Robert Half, 91 percent of senior managers feel a candidate’s match with a company’s culture is equal to or more important than those things. Amazingly, 35 percent of workers are saying no to seemingly “perfect” jobs if the corporate culture doesn’t seem like a good fit. 35 percent of workers are saying no to seemingly 'perfect' jobs if the corporate culture doesn’t seem like a good fit. They’re onto something. Today, with unemployment at a near-record low of 3.9 percent, candidates have choices — if a company doesn’t feel like the right fit, they know they can keep looking until they find an organization with the attitude and behaviors that they’re looking for. “We hear from … [Read more...] about Get a job offer? Here’s how to know if a company is the right fit for you