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Elon Musk Reveals Why Tesla is Hiring a Hard Drive Expert

Elon Musk Reveals Why Tesla is Hiring a Hard Drive ExpertDave Morton comes from Seagate.



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'Lack of compassion' for the poor threatens US democracy: UN expert

'Lack of compassion' for the poor threatens US democracy: UN expertThe UN’s top expert on extreme poverty warned Thursday that contemptful and cruel US policies towards the poor were disenfranchising millions, posing a threat to democracy in the country. People living in poverty in the United States are seeing their rights “increasingly ignored”, said Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, he said a “complete lack of compassion” characterised US policies towards the poor, who are becoming ever more “invisible in the political process”.



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Philippines' Duterte tells UN expert to 'go to hell'

Philippines' Duterte tells UN expert to 'go to hell'President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday told a United Nations rights expert to “go to hell” over criticism of the Philippine leader for threatening the country’s top judge. Duterte’s latest profanity-laced diatribe came after Diego Garcia-Sayan, the UN special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, said the president’s statements against former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno were a “vicious attack” on the judiciary. Sereno’s colleagues voted to remove her from office last month, shortly after Duterte openly called her his “enemy” and demanded her swift ouster.



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Iran deal: State Department nuclear expert quits after Trump withdraws US from agreement

Iran deal: State Department nuclear expert quits after Trump withdraws US from agreementA top nuclear expert has resigned from the US State Department after Donald Trump announced the US would pull out from the Iran nuclear deal. Richard Johnson, the assistant coordinator for Iran nuclear issues at the Office of Nuclear Implementation, reportedly handed in his resignation this week. A civil servant, Mr Johnson had been involved in failed negotiations including the UK, France and Germany to save the deals after Mr Trump threatened to pull out.



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Giuliani Keeps Backpedaling On Cohen Comments: 'I’m Not An Expert On The Facts’

Giuliani Keeps Backpedaling On Cohen Comments: 'I’m Not An Expert On The Facts’Continuing a blustery media tour to clean up a series of comments he'd made



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Giuliani Keeps Backpedaling On Cohen Comments: 'I’m Not An Expert On The Facts’

Giuliani Keeps Backpedaling On Cohen Comments: 'I’m Not An Expert On The Facts’Continuing a blustery media tour to clean up a series of comments he'd made



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The Real Lesson of Kanye West's Take on Slavery, According to an Expert

The Real Lesson of Kanye West's Take on Slavery, According to an Expert“When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice," Kanye West told TMZ



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Census Bureau Expert Adviser Rips Decision To Add A Citizenship Question

Census Bureau Expert Adviser Rips Decision To Add A Citizenship QuestionDuring a Thursday meeting between top Census Bureau officials and advisers,



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Kris Kobach's Expert Won't Support Claim That Trump Really Won The Popular Vote

Kris Kobach's Expert Won't Support Claim That Trump Really Won The Popular VoteOne of the academics that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) picked to



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Mindfulness can lead to selfishness, warns psychiatry expert  

Mindfulness can lead to selfishness, warns psychiatry expert  Mindfulness has grown in popularity as people search for meaning in life.  But doing it alone could actually make you more selfish, an expert at the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.  Dr Alison Gray, chair of the spirituality special interest group at the College, which advises psychiatrists on how to deal with spiritual issues, said more "inward-focused" types of spirituality "can become self-involved".  "In as much as religion is about binding people together, spirituality can become inward looking and selfish," she said.  "In no way does that happen to everyone – in many cases increases their passion for the whole world. But there's a potential for it to become inward-looking and basically self-centred." She warned that meditation can lead to problems as people uncover the more negative aspects of their personality, which they might previously have buried.  "When you look inside yourself what you find can be quite negative and quite destabilising, and so you need a community around you to help process this stuff and keep you healthy", she told the Daily Telegraph.  Meditation and mindfulness can mean people notice "selfish drives and ambitions, bits of themselves that they previously projected onto other people, anger hatred, all the negative emotions." To counter this, the practises should be done in groups.  "I would encourage people to be in with a community," she said.  Practises such as meditation and mindfulness have been growing in popularity in the UK and other western countries as people who do not have religious beliefs turn to "spirituality" instead.  Mindfulness is increasingly offered by schools and workplaces to help employees and students improve their mental health.  Dr Gray said she believed people were "rediscovering the old ways".  Mindfulness: a cheat's guide  "We're still the same human beings that have been around for thousands of years. The neanderthals had basic religion and ways of burying the dead, it's always been there.  "I would suggest that it's a  rediscovery of the old ways rather than anything completely new – the newness is the recombination of different traditions." Several studies have linked religion with better health and wellbeing.  Data from the Office for National Statistics published last year found that people with no religion have below-average happiness and life satisfaction levels.  On average respondents scored their life satisfaction as 7.53 out of 10 and their happiness the previous day as 7.38, while those who describe themselves as having no religion scored their happiness slightly below average, at 7.22 out of 10. But the data on spirituality is less clear, with the vague meaning of the word making it hard for scientists to define. 



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