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Source: Washington Post

For a respite from their high-speed work, this couple dressed their home in black and white

Sunday 19:04 GMT

“Some couples separate work and home, but for us it’s about integrating them and blending them and making sure our house is at least visually separate from work,” Pum says.

“I deal with color all day long; our work is so colorful that at home I want a clean palette,” says Pum, 43, a native of Thailand. (A recent short film produced for CityCenterDC featured Washington Ballet dancers dressed in dizzying neon suits and dresses.)

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Source: Global News

Migrant caravan swells to 5,000 as it marches through Mexico

Monday 16:21 GMT

Caravan at Mexico-Guatemala border shrinks as migrants cross through, hoping to reach U.S.. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately 1.5 kilometres.

Migrant caravan of thousands break through Guatemalan border fence en route to U.S.. Olivin Castellanos, 58, a truck driver and mason from Villanueva, Honduras, said he took a raft across the river after Mexico blocked the bridge.

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Source: Global News

When it comes to pot legalization, Canada ‘on the right track,’ says Colorado police expert

Monday 16:21 GMT

That’s according to Lewis Koski, the former director of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division during that state’s own legalization process.

“Everything that we’ve seen so far up in Canada would suggest the country is really on the right track,” said Koski, who now runs a consulting firm advising governments on legalization called Freedman & Koski. “So in a lot of ways, a lot of the things that have made Canada successful up to this point are going to continue to make them successful as they endeavor into regulating other products like edibles and concentrates.”

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Source: The Guradian

Stanley Kubrick never paid for my early work as a composer, childhood friend reveals

Sunday 18:09 GMT

They were childhood friends who collaborated on five films, including one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, Paths of Glory.

Fried said: “He thought the very fact that my doing the music to his early movies got me into the profession was enough payment. We had an agreement – not in writing – [that] we would work for nothing but, as soon as the movie got sold, he would pay us.

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Source: Common Domain

The case for paying every American a dividend on the nation’s wealth

Sunday 17:14 GMT

Sharing the wealth, collective ownership and being handed a dividend check simply because of where you live runs counter to the rugged individualism that many see as a key feature of the American character.

A study by the Roosevelt Institute in New York, a left-leaning think tank, concludes that giving $500 a month to every adult American could meaningfully grow the U.S. economy and address its widening wealth gap.

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Source: Washington Post

How to figure out Medicare and choose the right plan

Sunday 15:24 GMT

Author of a popular Medicare book, “Get What’s Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs,” and a blogger on Medicare for the “PBS NewsHour” website — knows well about the program’s fine print that has ensnared many in what he dubs the “no one told me” syndrome.

Several changes are coming in 2019, including to Medicare Part D drug coverage insurance and to some Medicare Advantage plans, which are offered by private insurance companies and are known as Medicare Part C. (See “Get ready for changes next year” below.

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Source: Fox News

California bank executive's very busy, perfect daily routine goes viral, mocked online

Sunday 12:39 GMT

We know this because she told the entire world about it in an article and very staged photoshoot chronicling her daily routine in Business Insider.

She returns to work at 1:30 p.m. That’s a 90-minute meal break involving no business lunches, which seems pretty unusual for a very senior, very busy tech executive. “There is always fresh seasonal produce, and the waterside views refresh me for the rest of the day,” she said.

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Source: Common Domain

Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early — even if you can

Sunday 14:29 GMT

Many individual retirement accounts and 401(k) plans aren’t available without penalty under age 59 ½, said John Middleton, a financial adviser at Brighton Financial Planning in Clinton, N.J.. “The early withdrawal penalties are severe enough to make it unlikely these income sources will sustain early retirement through age 62, at which point individuals could claim Social Security income,” he said.

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Source: The Guradian

#MeToo a revolution that can't be stopped, says Time's Up co-founder

Monday 10:51 GMT

#MeToo and Time’s Up constitute a revolution in women’s rights that is too powerful to be turned back, says the New York attorney Roberta Kaplan, the co-founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.

Lawsuits and law changes at state level show the related campaigns against sexual misconduct are still strengthening, Kaplan said, in an interview marking a year since #MeToo went viral. The legal defense fund backs action against sexual misconduct, especially involving the abuse of power at work.

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Source: The Guradian

France’s art deco jewel is reborn to make an even bigger splash

Monday 09:55 GMT

From the start, there was something magical about the art deco swimming pool with its intricate mosaic tiles and enamel brick shower cubicles, all bathed in the gentle light of its sunburst stained-glass windows.

A new swimming pool was built, but Roubaix councillors were reluctant to order the demolition of La Piscine and, in 1990, decided to transform the by then dilapidated art deco building into a museum while retaining the spirit of its original design.

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Source: The Guradian

'Silly question!' Mike Leigh interviewed by our readers and famous fans

Monday 09:55 GMT

Mike Leigh sits before me, in his Soho office, a man without regrets – certainly with regard to his work, but probably in most aspects of his life, one suspects.

Thirdly, and this is the important answer to the question, I would consider that I am – as any decent artist shoul

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Source: The Guradian

Risk-taking artists defy Thai taboos at Bangkok Art Biennale

Monday 09:55 GMT

Alongside 17 other sex workers from the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, Pueng appears in I Have Dreams, a video made by the artist Chumpon Apisuk and one of 75 works to feature in the inaugural Bangkok Art Biennale, which opened at the weekend and will run until February.

The event has attracted some of the art world’s biggest names – from the performance artist Marina Abramovi? to the Danish installation art duo Elmgreen & Dragset, and the Japanese sculptor Yayoi Kusama – but it is the Thai artists, curators and the artistic director, Apinan Poshyananda, who have pushed the event to realms many have deemed bold for a country where censorship of the arts often weighs heavy.


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