Monday January 22, 2018
“Never be ashamed! There’s some who will hold it against you, but they are not worth bothering with.” –J.K. Rowling
Merkel welcomes EU-Turkey meeting to improve ties
North Korean Delegation Visits South Korea to Prepare for Olympics Concert
SWB MIDDLE EAST
Syria: Turkish ground troops enter Afrin enclave
Failure to launch: Egypt opposition hits roadblock on path to presidency
SWB LATIN AMERICA
Deadly violence over disputed Honduras election result
Lawmakers Struggle to Find Compromise as Government Shutdown Continues
As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests
McConnell Threatens Early Monday Morning Vote: Shutdown Update
McConnell opposes ‘nuclear option’ in budget debate
Congress stuck in shutdown stalemate
Stocks Tiptoe Mostly Higher Amid Worries Over a Government Shutdown
Saudi energy minister urges oil producers to extend cooperation beyond 2018
One Year Later, Trump’s Government May Be Shut Down but Stock Market Roars On
These Bitcoin Stocks Are Rallying as Cryptos Crater
The Bull And The Bear Case For Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, And Other Cryptocurrencies
Apple CEO Tim Cook: I don’t want my nephew on a social network
What Amazon’s HQ2 Shortlist Tells Us About What The Company Is Looking For
Amazon’s automated grocery store of the future opens Monday
Billion-Dollar Inventor Joy Mangano Rebuilt Her Life Thanks to This Simple Idea — And You Can, Too
Adds Mangano in this week’s How Success Happens podcast. “No matter how old you are you can rediscover your life,” she says. “We forget we have the right to have a voice. You have the right to get what you ask for. And if you say nothing, you’re going to have zero percent chance to fix it.”
Why You Need a Personal Brand and How to Build it on Social Media
Become a master storyteller.
Don’t just randomly post to your social media. It should be like a movie with a continuing plot that evolves. There’s a start that has a strong and interesting hook, and then over a year on your Instagram or Twitter, you will be telling a story that continually evolves but also connects to past posts.
DESIGN IDEAS: WALL MURALS
GIANT VINTAGE MAP
Having discovered these vintage German maps in a skip, our decoration editor Gabby Deeming had them enlarged by Surface View (£60 per square metre, or £280 as shown). surfaceview.co.uk
Bobbi Brown’s Guide to “the Brooklyn of New Jersey,” Home to Her New Hotel
Bobbi Brown cozy in the library of her hotel, the George Inn.
Makeup mogul Bobbi Brown doesn’t do the expected. The day after she left her eponymous cosmetics brand in late 2016, she was on to her next project: opening a boutique hotel. The property (debuting this March) is located not, as you might think, on a cobblestoned street corner in downtown Manhattan. Instead, it’s just under an hour away in the quaint town of Montclair, New Jersey.
ROASTED VEG POT PIE
The US just had the most expensive year for weather disasters in history. Expect more.