Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 4:56 p.m. UTC Aug 29, 2018 MAUNABO, Puerto Rico — A light rain is falling, as happens most days on a tropical island. A man leans over to grab his bulletproof vest off the back of a chair. He pulls the heavy material over his arms and onto his shoulders while perspiration drips slowly down his face. The body armor protects his 6-foot-2-inch frame. But the 19-year police veteran says nothing can protect him from the nightmares of failed rescues and destroyed homes he has seen since Hurricane Maria last year devastated his island, home to 3 million American citizens. He turns away, rubbing his eyes. “Don’t confuse my tears as negative,” said Eleobadis Delgado, who since Maria has declined job offers in Chicago that would move him closer to his children and grandchildren. More Ford Motor Co.: How a Ford dealership in Puerto Rico became a rescue site These sunflowers in Dearborn have personal meaning … [Read more...] about The hidden injury Puerto Ricans still feel a year after Hurricane Maria
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After losing his wife to an illness he believes was caused by stress, an NI businessman began a personal crusade to help others BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The impact on his family of his wife's death from cancer two years ago has spurred a local businessman to help turn Belfast into an international hub for tackling trauma. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/after-losing-his-wife-to-an-illness-he-believes-was-caused-by-stress-an-ni-businessman-began-a-personal-crusade-to-help-others-37064944.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37064941.ece/84b32/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-06-30_lif_42133608_I1.JPG Email The impact on his family of his wife's death from cancer two years ago has spurred a local businessman to help turn Belfast into an international hub for tackling trauma. And just a year after setting up his new not for profit company, Action Trauma, in memory of his wife Gillian, Clive Corry has pulled off a unique coup for trauma awareness in … [Read more...] about After losing his wife to an illness he believes was caused by stress, an NI businessman began a personal crusade to help others
FOR those who love the self-styled 'psychologist illusionist' Derren Brown, keep an eye out for him soon in the best coffee shops in Belfast. Instead of heading to historic hostelries like the Crown Bar in Great Victoria Street, the TV trickster enjoys spending quality time at coffee shops in the city. Brown is heading to Belfast later this month to do a five-night run of his new live show Derren Brown: Underground at the Grand Opera House, having been a regular visitor over the years. He describes it as a "fantastic city". "Belfast is always a highlight of the tour," Brown tells me. "There’s something about coming across to Northern Ireland or even to Dublin. Maybe it's because we have made an effort to come over and not just stayed in London. There’s just general warmth that you get there that you don’t get in other places. "The theatre itself is lovely in that you actually get to hear the people in the audience. There's something extra about the energy of the … [Read more...] about Derren Brown: Not trying to control things is how I live my real life
The conventional wisdom is that allowances make children responsible money managers as they learn to budget so they don't run out of cash.But Lewis Mandell, professor emeritus of finance and former dean of business at the State University of New York in Buffalo, says that's not always the case. In fact, says Mandell, who has studied financial literacy, certain allowances may even be hurting kids.According to Mandell, high school students who didn't get an allowance performed better on a financial literacy test than those who did, especially teens who received stipends with no strings attached. And children receiving unconditional allowances — no chores required — also were less motivated to get a job or go to college, he says.Mandell goes further, saying these unconditional allowances could be "child neglect."Those are fightin' words among some financial professionals. Indeed, even to question the benefits of an allowance can trigger a spirited defense of the practice. If … [Read more...] about Will giving children an allowance make them smarter about finances?
Melissa Preddy, Special to The Detroit News Published 12:02 a.m. ET April 5, 2018 | Updated 10:16 a.m. ET April 5, 2018 Road rage has been making headlines again, with irate drivers last month wielding baseball bats, pistols, pellet guns and even fists and feet against those who annoy them in traffic. We all need to get a grip — but how? Highways seem more clogged than ever, pavement is in post-winter disrepair, and real or imagined time pressures have so many of us feeling stressed and behind schedule. It doesn’t take much to light that fuse, especially if (like me, I hate to admit) you viscerally subscribe to the late comic George Carlin’s observation that everyone driving slower than you is an idiot and everyone who drives faster is a maniac. The other day, the maniac took the form of a giant Buick sedan going 80 mph about 3 feet off my rear bumper in 7:30 a.m. rush hour traffic, despite the readily visible line of 50 or 60 cars ahead of me. I was in the … [Read more...] about Car Culture: Get a grip on road rage