The app that makes writing less lonely

November 24, 2018@6:26 PM TFP Editor 0

Image copyright Inkvite If you see a writer in a movie, most likely she (or he) will be tapping on a laptop. But many young writers are doing it on mobile phones, and sometimes in teams. Daniel, who uses the pen name LisVender, begins the story, which his writing team decides to call A Small Case of Writer’s Block. The tapping of Sara’s pen against her glasses became so rhythmic that it sounded like a metronome set to allegretto. She spun in her swivel chair, [Read More]

The friends who giggled their way to an incontinence business

November 24, 2018@6:21 PM TFP Editor 0

Image copyright Gypsy Westwood Image caption After surgery, Judith says she wanted an everyday product that felt and looked “normal” Friends Judith and Anne turned insecurity after surgery into an environmentally friendly business called Giggle Knickers. When Judith Balcazar went in for an operation to remove a lump from her bladder, she never thought she would come out of the operating theatre with a business idea. Judith, 65, a former fashion director and Anne Davidson, 53, a retired primary school teacher, had always thought they’d [Read More]

Carlos Ghosn: Five charts on the Nissan boss scandal

November 24, 2018@6:20 PM TFP Editor 0

By Theo Leggett & Daniele Palumbo Business correspondent & Data journalist, BBC News Image copyright Getty Images The downfall of Carlos Ghosn has sent shockwaves through the global car industry. Last week he was arrested on suspicion of financial misconduct and dismissed from his post as chairman of the Japanese car giant Nissan. His detention has thrown into doubt the future of the Alliance – a global carmaking group that includes Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi. It has also exposed fractures in the very close relationship [Read More]

Childcare: ‘I left my job to spend time with my baby’

November 24, 2018@6:19 PM TFP Editor 0

Image copyright James Cornwell James Cornwell found it tough to return to work after his baby son was born. He and his wife had no family help and the baby kept him awake much of the night. When his firm refused to offer him more flexibility to help him cope, he quit. The struggle of juggling a job with family, whether that’s kids or elderly relatives, is familiar to many of us. Some firms try to help. US bank Goldman Sachs, for example, recently said [Read More]

Rain tamps down California fire but turns grim search soggy

November 24, 2018@6:14 PM TFP Editor 0

After a brief delay to let a downpour pass, volunteers resume their search for human remains at a mobile home park in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. A team from Orange County in Southern California is among several teams conducting a second search of a mobile home park after the deadly Camp wildfire torched part of Butte County in Northern California. Task force leader Craig Covey, in blue jacket at center, says his team is doing a second search because there are outstanding reports [Read More]

U.K. Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Documents: Guardian

November 24, 2018@5:27 PM TFP Editor 0

(Bloomberg) — Damian Collins, head of the parliamentary committee dealing with culture and media issues, invoked a rarely used legal power to compel the founder of a U.S. software company, Six4Three, to hand over internal Facebook documents, the Guardian reported. “This is an unprecedented move but it’s an unprecedented situation,” Collins said, according to Guardian. “We’ve failed to get answers from Facebook and we believe the documents contain information of very high public interest.”The documents are alleged to contain important information about Facebook decisions on [Read More]

Antigovernment protesters clash with police in Paris

November 24, 2018@5:09 PM TFP Editor 0

Antigovernment protesters clashed with French police on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday, leaving the area cloaked in tear gas and smoke from fires on a fresh day of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Demonstrators wearing the yellow, high-visibility vests that symbolize their movement threw projectiles at police preventing them from moving along the famed shopping avenue, which was decked out in twinkling Christmas lights. They also built barricades in some spots, and tore down traffic lights and street signs, creating riotous scenes reminiscent of [Read More]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Burns Fox News On Twitter For Being 'Obsessed' With Her

November 24, 2018@4:25 PM TFP Editor 0

Fox News’ “The Story” took aim again at the clothing of Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) Friday — this time focusing on her shoes. To be fair, the discussion concerned a new Cornell University exhibit called “Women Empowered: Fashions on the Frontline” which will feature Ocasio-Cortez’s shoes from the campaign. And the panel generally agreed that she deserved to be included. But panelist Rachel Campos-Duffy couldn’t let the praise go too far without throwing some jabs at Ocasio-Cortez.  “She’s proposing that we bring socialism to our country [Read More]