IMPACT 09/21/2018 05:45 am ET "We don't read from scripts. It's all off the cuff. Speak from your heart." By Madeline Faber This story is a collaboration between HuffPost and High Ground News. Karen Crouch’s son never told her that he was contemplating suicide. “He never said that he felt like he was losing a grip. I could hear it in his voice,” she remembers. He was diagnosed with brain cancer at 15 and went through treatment immediately. But when he turned 21, the seizures — a symptom of his cancer — began resurfacing. They got worse when he drank. “He would call in the middle of the night and tell me after he’d been drinking about how he felt like a failure and like he let me down.” At the same time, Crouch was battling breast cancer. One day in December 2007, while Crouch was in the emergency room, she tried calling her son but go no answer. She dispatched a family member to check on him — they phoned later … [Read more...] about What It’s Like To Work At A Suicide Prevention Hotline
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THE BIG IDEA: The cold hand of justice finally caught up with Bill Cosby. The 80-year-old comedian could receive as many as 30 years for the three counts of sexual assault he was convicted of Thursday in Pennsylvania, which would be tantamount to a life sentence. This is a watershed moment that represents one of the biggest downfalls in entertainment history. The onetime Jell-O pitchman, who made Dr. Cliff Huxtable so endearing on “The Cosby Show,” was a pioneer to the last generation and became a villain to this one. It was a retrial. Last summer, the jury hung after six days of deliberations. This time, a jury of seven men and five women took less than two days to convict. In between then and now, revelations about producer Harvey Weinstein helped spark a cultural awakening. This makes Cosby the first star to face criminal consequences for sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era, but several elements of his case also underscore the continuing challenges of holding … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Bill Cosby’s conviction is a watershed. It also shows how hard it is to hold alleged abusers accountable.
It's easy to develop your share of bad habits at the office over time. The problem, however, is that your seemingly harmless behavior could end up costing you a raise or promotion (or both) if you're not careful. That's why it pays to be mindful of the minor but irksome transgressions your boss and colleagues may or may not be picking up on. Here are just a few to put an end to. 1. Showing up late Showing up late once in a while is hardly a big deal. We all hit traffic, forget to set our alarm clocks, or get delayed by a sick child or dog from time to time on our way out the door. But if you make a habit of arriving late to the office multiple times a week, your colleagues and manager are bound to take notice. And once they do, they'll start to assume that you simply don't care about being prompt. IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES. Even if you're a dedicated worker, showing up late sends the message that you're just not reliable or professional. And that's not a favorable message … [Read more...] about 5 Bad Work Habits You Need to Change Immediately
Fran Fraschilla was born and raised in Brooklyn and by the time this day is over he or someone who knows him well will refer to him as An East Coast Guy at least nine times and, superficially, you can see what they mean. The confidence. The quick pace. The clothes. The references to New York. If you didn’t know where the 5-foot-9 Italian Catholic with meticulously coiffed salt and pepper was from, it would take you no more than three seconds to have him pegged. You might guess Queens instead of Flatbush, but you’d be close enough, and the references are almost always meant as a point of juxtaposition about the de facto voice of Big 12 basketball for ESPN. Hey, Fran’s an East Coast Guy, so you know he means it when he says there’s good basketball here. It’s a form of shorthand, in other words, and it works well enough as a storytelling device or a way to emphasize a point. But if you get past the voice and the mannerisms you see a man who is very much of … [Read more...] about Fran Fraschilla grew up wanting to do nothing but coach. Now, he thinks he found something even better
Read the full text from Phil Murphy's 2018 inaugural address. Mr. Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court.Members of our Congressional Delegation.Mr. Senate President, Mr. Speaker, and members of the 218th Legislature.Reverend clergy.Honored guests.Family and friends.Ladies and gentlemen.My fellow New Jerseyans, 70 days ago you chose to take our state in a new direction. Today, full of optimism and hope for a better future, we begin that journey together.The work of our administration will be about you, your families, and your communities. We will never lose sight that we are one state and one family, with different beliefs but common dreams, and that we do not succeed unless we all succeed.To Governor Christie, on behalf of our state, I thank you for your over two decades of public service to New Jersey. There is much in your body of work from which to choose, but, in particular, your work to save lives from the epidemic of opioid addiction is a legacy worth applauding … [Read more...] about Full Text: Phil Murphy’s inaugural address