2 science-backed benefits of making small talk with coworkers

“Culturally, there are differences in the content and cadence of small talk, which can create a barrier for new employees to engage with colleagues. In this age of greater awareness about diversity and inclusion, small talk can be an asset to a company. It can be a road to more inclusion by helping socialize and […]

9 Products That Delighted Us Last Week: From Beach Wagons to Watches

Of all the things keeping us up at night these days, ambient light, at least, is within our control. Which is why our obsessive writer Rio Viera-Newton searched long and hard for an eye mask that provides “total darkness,” even from “the slightest ray of sun peeking through a curtain at 5 a.m.” After trying […]

51 New Coronavirus Deaths In LA County: Saturday Updates

In some good news, hospitalizations continued to decline, with 1,610 confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized and 31% in intensive care — down significantly from the 2,200 level of about a month ago. The hospitalization numbers were averaging about 2,000 a day last week.

Alix Klineman/April Ross Take Home AVP Champions Cup, Porsche Cup

Th 6’5″ Klineman graduated from Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach as well as Stanford University, where she was an indoor volleyball star. She competed professionally overseas for five seasons and switched to playing beach volleyball in 2017. And more accolades continued to come in. In her first AVP season, she was voted Rookie […]

Coronavirus: Brazil passes 100,000 deaths as outbreak shows no sign of easing

LETTER FROM BRAZIL: The Brazilians being dealt a double blow IN PICTURES: How coronavirus swept through Brazil GLOBAL TRACKER: The world’s hotspots REALITY CHECK: Fake cures in Latin America RECOVERY: How long does it take to get better? Brazil accounts for nearly half of all coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Latin America and the Caribbean, where […]

Ronald Searle obituary

Before he left for second world war service, during which he would be held captive in Changi jail, Singapore, Searle posted off several cartoons to Kaye Webb, the assistant editor of Lilliput magazine. One of them showed a group of schoolgirls clutching hockey sticks gathered around a noticeboard; the caption read: “Owing to the international […]

There’s no playbook for the battle between mayors and police right now

“Then to see police applaud that — no, it does not help the issue that we’re dealing with when it comes to disparities and racial disparities in policing,” said Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat and second vice president of the United States Conference of Mayors. “It’s not surprising, it’s pretty typical of what […]

DR ELLIE CANNON: Young people have given up their freedom to protect the elderly… but we can’t keep curtailing their lives

More from Dr Ellie Cannon for The Mail on Sunday… DR ELLIE CANNON: Dementia ISN’T just part of old age – nearly HALF of cases can be avoided 01/08/20 DR ELLIE CANNON: How long will it be before I’m free from the pain of shingles? 25/07/20 Working from home, masks in shops and sport: DR […]

Recap: What’s in a Name?

While the return of Alex Kingston’s River Song was expected, the form in which she appeared wasn’t. We’ve crossed a threshold, and are now dealing with the undead digital afterthought River Song the Doctor left in the Library. I guess this means the flesh and blood River is no more as far as the series […]

Alutiiq Museum honors Native ancestors with memorial park

“What a wonderful spot to have a memorial park for Alutiiq ancestors. This city-owned lot was barren and unused when April called with the idea of turning it into a memorial park,” Branson said, before going on to describe the park as it is today. “It is a restful, peaceful and sacred spot and one […]