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US envoy hopes for Afghan peace deal before April election | Peace and Freedom

US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said Sunday he hoped the Taliban and Afghan government would strike a peace deal within five months — even as the militants inflict record high casualties on security forces. Back in Kabul after a second round of regional meetings that are believed to have included the Taliban, Afghan-born Khalilzad said… — […]

News Pictures — Trump defends firing aide Melania wanted gone and says John Kelly ‘will move on’ — News Exc Celebrity

Article and photos from hienalouca.com President Donald Trump defended firing an aide first lady Melania Trump wanted gone and admitted his Chief of Staff John Kelly ‘will move on’ but denied reports his White House is in chaos and gave himself an A+ as president. ‘The White House is running like a well-oiled machine, it’s… […]

Inside the Chinese Wine Industry: The Past, Present, and Future of Wine in China by Loren Mayshark – BOOK SPOTLIGHT — reecaspieces

  Inside the Chinese Wine Industry: The Past, Present, and Future of Wine in China By Loren Mayshark Genre: Nonfiction Book Description The wine business is one of the world’s most fascinating industries and China is considered the rising star. A hidden secret, the Chinese wine industry continues to grow at an amazing pace and […]

10 Things HK Locals Hate About Expats Walking too fast, ordering too slow, and other things locals hate about ex-brats 2/10

2 Chopsticks Etiquette There’s more to chopsticks than learning how to pick up a dumpling without it falling in your lap. For example – never position your chopsticks upright. Locals find this extremely disrespectful, as it resembles incense that is burned at funerals. Laying your chopsticks across each other is also considered bad luck.

Working Housewives and Superbitches: British Women’s Magazines of the 1970s — We Are the Mutants

By Richard McKenna and Amy Mugglestone So, in summary, you should fantasize about boys, but you shouldn’t ask about sex, but you should stop acting in ways that make boys think you want sex. Even though you’re not supposed to know what that is. What the fuck, Jackie? I’m lost. via Working Housewives and Superbitches: British […]

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3All the Gear, No Idea Lycra will not save you when you’re sliding down the side of Sharp Peak. Ever noticed a local casually wandering up beside you on a hike, as if out of nowhere, decked out in jeans and a t-shirt? For locals – that’s the hiking uniform. Anything else is a laugh.  4Help! […]

10 communication essentials for employee engagement — PR Daily News Feed

Those of us who communicate with employees might wonder whether the effort is worthwhile. After all, employees are quick to delete an email, daydream through a town hall meeting and ignore even the most important intranet content. 909 more words via 10 communication essentials for employee engagement — PR Daily News Feed