Jon Corzine on Economic Lessons From New Jersey

Corzine: Start early, stay with it, and keep talking to the public about what the problems are.  Make it clear that you’re addressing these problems, but also make it clear that the challenges didn’t get created in a year or two or even a single term, it’s almost the exact words that President-elect Obama said on the night of his election, that it will take time for any administration, any leader to move a country that is in the kind of position that we’re in as a nation.  And I can say that just as equally about where we are as a state.  How you restructure, reform and get into a position of stability for the public is going to take time and it’s going to come with a lot of hard choices.  And so, people need to give the President-elect the opportunity to see these things work.  It’s now a tired phrase but there are no silver bullets to this.  It is a lot of hard work and it takes time.

Jon Corzine says not all economic recovery is top down.

LinkedIn meets Tinder in this mindful networking app

Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.

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Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.

No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.

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For Damien Echols, tattoos are part of his existential armor.

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  • This is why he began tattooing things that are meaningful to him — to carry a "suit of armor" made up the images of the people and things that have significance to him, from his friends to talismans.
  • Echols believes that all places are imbued with divinity: "If you interact with New York City as if there's an intelligence behind... then it will behave towards you the same way.".

A world map of Virgin Mary apparitions

She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.

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  • For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
  • These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
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Even some teachers suffer from anxiety about math.

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I teach people how to teach math, and I've been working in this field for 30 years. Across those decades, I've met many people who suffer from varying degrees of math trauma – a form of debilitating mental shutdown when it comes to doing mathematics.

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