Guests: Jamarl Thomas - Progressive Political Commentator | RussiaGate, the Mueller Investigation & Robert Mueller's Upcoming Congressional Testimony Ariel Gold - National Co-Director at Code Pink | Rep. Ilhan Omar's Impact on Congress and the BDS Movement Rob Kall - Journalist & Founder of OpEdNews.com | The Nature of Connectivity & How Technology is Impacting the Consumption of News Joel Segal - Former Congressional Staffer | Passing Legislation & How Congress Focuses its Energy Bob Schlehuber - Producer for 'By Any Means Necessary' | Political Chaos in Puerto Rico & Corruption Following Hurricane Maria For the duration of today's program, the hosts are joined in-studio by Progressive Political Commentator Jamarl Thomas where together they will discuss the Mueller Investigation and Robert Mueller's upcoming appearance in front of Congress. They delve into how the RussiaGate story has evolved over the past few years and the way that the mainstream media has … [Read more...] about Technology Makes us More Connected, But Does This Make us Happy?
Money makes people happy
Our top columnist Geoffrey Shryhane looks at the richest of the rich. Remember that song from Fiddler on the Roof sung by Topol who trilled what he’d do “if I were a rich man?”I’ve no doubt that he was worth a bob or two.Not long ago, the Sunday Times Rich List revealed all. And yes it was fascinating to see the details of folks who have made a mint.Obviously some had inherited wealth. Had filthy rich mums and dads. My own dear parents left but a handful of pounds proving, perhaps, that it’s difficult for ordinary folks like ourselves to accumulate a fortune.Some of us are spenders and some savers. We’ve all known people earning “good money” who rush out and spend the lot and have to have jam butties until the end of the month. A bit of an exaggeration there but you know what I mean.Take our own Dave Whelan who needs no introduction. The family lived in Poolstock’s Chadwick Street and Mrs W took in washing to make ends meet.Now Dave … [Read more...] about Money doesn’t make you happy…but it gives you choice
"I said, 'They're looking at us,'" says Linda in her quiet voice and her drily, witty way. "We were 'that couple'," says Dan, adding quickly that they didn't want to be 'that couple'. Firstly, it wasn't as simple as being handed a huge, novelty-size cheque and walking away into the Caribbean sunset: the deal was in two stages, with the final stage next year in 2020. Second, as far as the Kielys were concerned, very little materially changed for them. Their life was comfortable before and their life was comfortable after; but, certainly, people's attitudes to them were altered. "I just wanted the deeds to my house and the business premises," Linda says. "Not too much to ask," says Dan. "And we owed a lot," Linda continues. "Also, you couldn't [sell the business] just for money. It was always about all the employment we were creating in Cork, expanding, all the mouths that people had to feed. When you build a business and you employ more and more people, you increase your sense of … [Read more...] about The not-so-secret millionaires share more than money
PUBLISHED: 09:58 24 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:58 24 May 2019 What is the key to happiness, asks Peter Sharkey, and how much should you save to ensure it at 60? Picture: Getty Images Archant Few 30 year-olds enjoy Jordan Rogers' luck, says financial adviser Peter Sharkey. 'Penniless care worker inherits stately home' ran the newspaper headline earlier this week, a must-read story for those of us fascinated by rags-to-riches tales. This one centred on Jordan Rogers, 31, who moved into the 1,536-acre Penrose National Trust estate, described as "one of Britain's finest country estates", after a DNA test proved he was the illegitimate son of the previous aristocratic owner who died of a drug overdose last year. Mr Rogers has wasted no time making a few changes at Penrose, installing a gym and buying a Mercedes C63 - the coupé version would have set him back £34,365, a modest sum considering his new-found wealth. Perhaps people who acquire considerable wealth overnight are keen … [Read more...] about Are these the five keys to happiness?
Bristol 15 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-48279662 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Photos of people who have struggled with body image are part of an exhibition celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week. Emilie … [Read more...] about ‘I want people to fall in love with themselves’