Answer 49 - J.D. Salinger is best known for writing Catcher in the Rye, a novel centering around the ever-curious, lost, and alienated Holden Caulfield. After the tremendous success of that book, Salinger became reclusive, staying away from the public eye while living in a small New Hampshire town. He published a few story collections after that but was never able to bring another novel to publication in his lifetime. … [Read more...] about 50 Famous Quotes and the Surprising Writers Behind Them
To round out his history lesson, Oliver gave some suggestions for statues that could replace the ones taken down, including Robert Smalls, an enslaved African-American who fled the Confederacy and later became a member of Congress, and Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman to become a U..S pilot. … [Read more...] about John Oliver’s Stirring History Lesson on Confederacy and Slavery: ‘Monuments Are Not How We Record History—Books Are, Statues Glorify People’
Pain is a big concept. It is constructed not only from anatomical structures and neurochemical phenomena, but also where we are, who we’re with, the reason we’re there, our previous experiences with pain, what we expect to feel and what we want. How we react in this moment and how we think about it in retrospect determine whether it will become part of the rush or the trauma. It is shaped by our genetic material, the physical environment in which we are born and raised, and our personal morals and values, which in turn are forged in and framed by the culture, religion and politics of our time. … [Read more...] about Analgesic culture: can reframing pain make it go away?
Despite citing a number of “outstanding” services with “inclusive” workplace cultures, such as Staffordshire, Sir Winsor acknowledged that the fire service can be “inward looking” because of the amount of time staff spend together. … [Read more...] about Female firefighters are being bullied by ‘toxic’ culture in ‘pockets’ of the service, report warns
Hanoi (VNA) – “Con duong co Mat Troi” (Road with the Sun), a film by the People's Army Cinema, has been chosen to be introduced at a national film screening week to celebrate the 13th National Party Congress, the 91st anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (February 3) and the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival. … [Read more...] about “Road with the Sun” to be screened to celebrate 13th National Party Congress