Geeking out: empty-nester spending and retirement

  Whew — I haven’t spent much time on retirement and related issues lately, but I’m getting tired of all the social issues, especially from a Serenity Prayer perspective (that is, recognizing that any amount of blogging I do isn’t going to make a difference). Andrew Biggs, of the American Enterprise Institute, writes in Fortune, among other spots, with the perspective ... Read More »

Chris Christie Still Likes Donald Trump, Despite Comments on Immigrants

At a time when many Republicans are racing to distance themselves from Donald J. Trump, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is forging an unusual path: He’s taking pains to emphasize that, although he found Mr. Trump’s comments on illegal immigrants “inappropriate,” the real estate baron is a “friend,” the two are “close” and Mr. Trump is “a good guy.” ... Read More »

Twitter Inc Co-Founder Evan Williams Believes Developers Should Take Center Stage Once More

Co-founder and former CEO of Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR), has announced that he is willing to leave the micro-blog site’s Board of Directors, if the current acting CEO is uncomfortable being surrounded by ex-CEO’s on the board. Speaking at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech he said he’d finally come to realise what Twitter is. “Early on we didn’t know what Twitter was. ... Read More »

Mature Job-Seeker? A Surefire Way To Give Yourself The Competitive Edge!

  Mature job-seekers face special challenges. It is common knowledge that younger employers are likely to hold several negative stereotypes relating to age. Perhaps the most prevalent of these preconceptions is that you lack the necessary technical skills for the job. There is, nevertheless, one surefire way to counteract this presumption. Moreover, it will provide you with two key factors ... Read More »

Twitter Inc (TWTR) Communications Head Leaves, No Reason Given

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)’s head of communications, Gabriel Stricker, announced his exit on Thursday. His exit suggests the micro-blogging company is planning big changes in its strategies under the guidance of its new acting CEO, Jack Dorsey. Gabriel held important posts Stricker, who has been Twitter’s top communications person since 2012, informed investors about his exit with a tweet without stating the ... Read More »

The Debut of Beme, a Social App That Aims for Authenticity

Casey Neistat isn’t as handsome as in his Facebook profile picture. His daily life isn’t as beautiful as it is on Instagram. And he’s not as clever as his quips make him seem on Twitter. And that’s exactly how Mr. Neistat wants you to see him. This sounds peculiar coming from Mr. Neistat, a short-form video artist and evangelist of ... Read More »

Letters: SNP making excuses for second indyref

‘SNP furious’ could start most of your headlines on Scottish politics at the moment (5 July). The SNP’s main complaint about the proposals for Evel is that Scottish MPs will be excluded from decisions which could affect funding to Scotland through the Barnett formula. Rather than being angry, surely they should be using this to promote replacing the current funding ... Read More »

Canada’s embassy in Ukraine used as pawn

KYIV, Ukraine – It was one of those events that simply appeared and disappeared during the bloody, swift-moving events of Ukraine in the winter revolution of 2014. Canada’s embassy in Kyiv was used as a haven for several days by anti-government protesters during the uprising that toppled the regime of former president Viktor Yanukovych. The Harper government never fully acknowledged ... Read More »

Rajkumar Rao: FTII needs to be in safe hands

Mumbai, July 11: Rajkumar Rao is the latest Bollywood celebrity to come out in support of the students protesting againt the appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as the new chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). He says that students’ need a chairperson who they can “trust and look up to”, so that the premiere institute is in ... Read More »

Nebraska judge stops his blog; staff said it was an “embarrassment”

OMAHA, Neb. —Nebraska U.S. District Court Judge Richard Kopf writes he will end his online blog after being told a “great majority” of the court staff viewed it as an embarrassment. Kopf has contributed regularly to his blog, titled “Hercules and the Umpire” since February 2013, offering his views on politics, courts, current events, personal concerns. But in a post ... Read More »