Does it bother anyone that President Donald Trump has been caught lying? Does it bother anyone that this is not new? Does it bother anyone that the president has been shown to be a liar? These questions are again front and center before the country. People will answer them differently, depending on their views about Trump. Some will condemn the behavior. Some will condone it. Many, no doubt, will try to look away, even if that has become more and more difficult. The questions won't go away. They are part of the fabric of this presidency. Thanks to Rudy Giuliani, a former New York mayor and current member of the president's legal team, Trump has been exposed flat out about the $130,000 in hush money that his attorney Michael Cohen paid to adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford (a.k.a. Stormy Daniels) to cover up an affair that the president denies having with her. In a remarkable exchange with Sean Hannity of Fox News Channel on Wednesday night, Giuliani almost casually dropped the … [Read more...] about Analysis: Again, Trump is caught in a lie. Will it change anything?
3 important things in a relationship
Ending a relationship is never easy - and it can be even harder if there is still love shared. But just because heartbreak may feel like the end of the world, the good news is the pain won’t last forever - and it certainly won’t keep you from falling in love again. According to research published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, it takes 11 weeks to feel better after a relationship ends. But a separate study found it takes closer to 18 months to heal from the end of a marriage. In reality, heartbreak is a grieving process - and it looks completely different for everyone. Because love is a messy emotion, and each relationship comes with its own memories and feelings, the end of any relationship will be a unique experience. And there is no set time limit for healing - as factors including the length of the relationship, shared experiences and memories, whether you had children, betrayal, and the depth of emotion all play a part in the healing process. The … [Read more...] about How to get over someone according to a relationship expert
CHERYL Tweedy will be wishing it was as easy to keep Liam Payne quiet as it is to give baby Bear a dummy. Just weeks after she took to Twitter to brush off my reports that their romance had hit the rocks, Cheryl’s 1D boyfriend has confirmed their future is in trouble and they have experienced a period of “tension”. In an interview that is bound to infuriate Cheryl, who desperately tried to keep things under wraps, Liam said: “We have our struggles. I’m not going to sit here and say that everything is absolutely fine and dandy because, of course, you go through different things and that’s what a relationship is.” Liam and Cheryl attempted to deny their two-year relationship was on the brink by putting on a cringeworthy united front at the Brit Awards last month. They held hands on the red carpet, boasted live on telly about their sex life, and shared a slew of seemingly loved-up selfies. This was despite a distinct lack of joint appearances over … [Read more...] about Liam Payne confirms “tensions” in his relationship with Cheryl as their son Bear turns one
“Choose a life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers…” It’s a monologue most beyond the millennial divide can instantly recall from reading Irvine Welsh’s 1993 novel, Trainspotting, narrated by a rugged, youthful Ewan McGregor in the opening of Danny Boyle’s 1996 now cult-classic film or seeing reproduced on posters and other adolescent paraphernalia during the decade after Trainspotting was published. As much immortalised in Britpop culture as making comment on it, Welsh’s gritty, groundbreaking first book about a group of Scots in 80s Edinburgh battling boredom and heroin addiction, stuck in housing schemes amid societal decay, navigating brittle friendships and betrayal set a new tone in fiction – and subsequently film and theatre – that is still felt today. Released this week … [Read more...] about Irvine Welsh on Dead Men’s Trousers: ‘I like to get the psychology right. I like a book where it feels like you’re locked in a room with one of them’
Uncertainty about the country’s long-term relationship with the European Union, its biggest trading partner, has left many international investors nervous about investing in UK companies. One recent poll showed that UK stocks were the least popular asset class among global fund managers. I disagree. I can see bright spots in the UK stock market that offer a decent balance of risk and reward – and contrarian though this might seem given all the recent gloom about the pressure on household spending, some of the most attractive opportunities are among companies that focus on the domestic consumer. Why do I think that negativity about the UK is overdone? First, because it is starting to look like concern about the impact of Brexit is already priced into the UK market. In share price terms, domestic companies started to underperform internationally-focused UK companies in early 2016, as the EU referendum drew closer, and that trend strengthened after the vote. But since last … [Read more...] about Why UK-focused stocks look their cheapest in a decade