Not all apologies are welcome; some can leave a situation worse than it was to begin with. (Illustration by Suneesh K.) Note to readers: Healing Space is a weekly series that helps you dive into your mental health and take charge of your wellbeing through practical DIY self-care methods. When actor Siddharth apologised to Saina Nehwal this week, he put out a letter that he probably thought was pretty generous and well-worded. It didn’t go down well and was met with considerable opposition from several quarters, some ideological and others just offended at the apology itself. All apologies aren’t welcome and they can leave a situation worse than it was to begin with. We have become a society where apologies are issued as tokens, statements by people who have not bothered to gauge the damage they inflict, to counter cancel culture, or to just retain their jobs, image, and appear to be doing the right thing. Apologies are not a virtue. They need to make reparations … [Read more...] about Healing Space | Let’s stop making fake apologies
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Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (AFP) LOS ANGELES – Prince Harry moved his wife and son to California to break a family cycle of “pain and suffering” after realizing his father Prince Charles “treated me the way he was treated,” he said in an interview released Thursday. The remarks comes in the wake of Harry and Meghan’s explosive television interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which they raised allegations of racism in the royal family, and said Charles had cut them off financially. Harry told “Armchair Expert” podcast host Dax Shephard that while he did not blame his father, he had resolved to avoid making the same mistakes with his own children. “When it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure that I break that cycle,” said Harry. “There’s a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway. And as parents we should be … [Read more...] about Prince Harry says he moved to US to ‘break cycle’ of family ‘pain and suffering’
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Goodbye, doctor's office. Hello, Walmart? Based on Walmart's latest moves, it's not as unlikely as it sounds. After years of "Will they or won't they?" discussion, Walmart is making its long-awaited move into delivering primary care: The retailer has quietly opened a half-dozen primary care clinics across South Carolina and Texas, and plans to launch six more before January. The clinics will be staffed by nurse practitioners, in a partnership with QuadMed. Walmart watchers know that the company already has more than 100 "retail clinics" across its stores, a strategy it's pursued for years. So why fuss over a handful of new clinics? Because unlike those retail clinics — which Walmart hosts through leases with local hospitals, resulting in mixed success — these new clinics are fully owned by the company and branded explicitly as one-stop shops for primary care. Because the clinics will be open longer and later … [Read more...] about Health Care For $4: Are You Ready For Walmart To Be Your Doctor?
A young businessman walking on buildings portrays the concept of success. Viroj Charoentra Tips on how to get rich and succeed in business, if not in life itself, are rife in Thai social media, such advice having already occupied bestseller lists in local bookstores for years. The advice is often presented in the form of a CEO biography, or perhaps musings by a "life-inspiration coach". Much of it deals with changing one's habits. There are also techniques to win big at stock-market and cryptocurrency trading. Often included are ways to imitate wealthy people, in the understanding that if we act like them we will become one of them. And the list goes on. You may be surprised that the Thai translation of 1997's mega-hit book Rich Dad Poor Dad has been a bestseller at online bookshops for more than a decade. The "how to get rich and be successful at everything" ethos has long influenced media narratives as well as entertainment storylines in Thai society. This is odd, … [Read more...] about New narrative needed on getting rich
McDonald's Corp. chief executive Chris Kempczinski is starting the year at the helm of one of the world's most recognizable restaurant brands battling the latest coronavirus variant, rising inflation and workforce shortages. Longer term, he is trying to figure out how to maintain growth at a company whose products feel outdated to many young consumers as they increasingly gravitate toward distinctive dining experiences rather than mass-produced cheeseburgers or drip coffee. Covid-19's global spread has upended business for McDonald's, and for 53-year-old Mr. Kempczinski, who started as CEO two years ago, just months before the pandemic emerged in the U.S. McDonald's franchisees can't recruit enough staff to keep many U.S. restaurants open full-time, particularly at night. Costs are going up, and the company and its franchisees are assessing how to raise menu prices without scaring off customers, he said. Now, the Omicron variant is driving infections to record levels in the … [Read more...] about McDonald’s CEO Confronts a Supersized Challenge