When I lived in Switzerland and helmed a theatre troupe, every weekend I threw a party with a different theme. I recall a Monster Bash, a Dress Like Your Idol party, and a When I Was Five event. The actors and techies and their partners came, and I knocked myself out entertaining, telling stories, and making sure everyone had a good time. When people left, they always said, “This was the best party ever” or “I had a great time.” I noticed that when I wasn’t doing something to make the party a success, everyone sat in silence. That immediately triggered my sense that I had to do something to make the party fun. Frankly, it was exhausting. One weekend, I decided to change things. I had a theme. I invited the theatre troupe, and I decided not to talk or tell stories. And what happened? No one talked. Except for polite conversation. At the end of the party, everyone left and said to me, “This was the best party ever” and “I had a great time.” They loved the silence. On the island … [Read more...] about Does Conversation Silence Make You Anxious?
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Russell Westbrook deleted Kevin Durant ‘s goodbye text and, months later, told the whole world they still hadn’t talked . That apparently changed during the Warriors’ win over the Thunder yesterday – though not if you ask Westbrook. Westbrook dunked in the third quarter, and according to ESPN commentator Mark Jackson, Westbrook told Durant, “Don’t jump.” Anthony Slater of The Mercury News also wrote of the same quote. ESPN’s telecast caught Durant clearly speaking to Westbrook shortly after. It appears Westbrook is talking back, but his back is to the camera. After the game, Westbrook denied the exchange: Reporter: “Are you and KD on speaking terms?” Westbrook: “Nah.” Reporter: “You guys had a little exchange in the third quarter.” Westbrook: “What exchange?” Reporter: “You and KD said something to each other.” Westbrook: “Oh. You gotta maybe sit closer to the game. You maybe didn’t see clearly.” This is so Westbrook – stubborn to the … [Read more...] about Are Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant on speaking terms after apparent conversation? Westbrook: ‘Nah’ (video)
"Our objective as the United States is to have a predictable relationship with Russia, to stabilize that relationship and certainly having a discussion, having a summit would be an opportunity to discuss areas where we agree and can work together whether it is continuation of non-proliferation efforts, obviously they [Russia] are partnering in P5+  and those could be part of the forum for our discussion," Psaki said. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden held a telephone conversation . The two presidents discussed strategic stability, Russia's alleged 'cyber intrusions' and meddling in US election, as well as America's "unwavering commitment" to Ukraine. … [Read more...] about US Seeks ‘Predictable Relationship’ With Russia, White House Says
close Video Bernie Sanders compares felons voting to women's suffrage and civil rights movements Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders doubles down, repeats call for felons to vote from prison; reaction on 'The Five.' This is a rush transcript from "The Five," April 25, 2019. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. JUAN WILLIAMS, HOST: Hello, everyone. I'm Juan Williams along with Emily Compagno, Jesse Watters, Dana Perino, and Greg Gutfeld. It's 5 o'clock in New York City, this is “The Five.” Joe Biden is finally in and he's wasting little time going directly after President Trump. He did it during his 2020 announcements. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) JOE BIDEN, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT: We are in the battle for the soul of this nation. I believe history will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time. But if we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders compares felons voting to women’s suffrage and civil rights movements
HEATH STREAK BAN by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on Share Tweet The five charges levied on him include disclosing inside information that may have been used for betting purposes during matches in a tri-series in 2018, a ZIM-AFG series, IPL 2018 and APL 2018 © BCCI/IPL The International Cricket Council on Wednesday (April 14) announced that it had suspended former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak from all cricket for a period of eight years for conduct in breach of the anti-corruption code. Streak, 47, accepted five charges levied on him including "disclosing inside information... (that) may be used for betting purposes" during matches in the 2018 Tri-Series involving Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the Zimbabwe v Afghanistan series in 2018, the IPL 2018 and the APL 2018. In a redacted document, the ICC provided the following summary of information gathered through its investigation, leading to the charges and the punitive … [Read more...] about What the ICC ACU found in its investigation of the Heath Streak case