By Erin Douglas Published 5:00 am CST, Friday, January 25, 2019 ConocoPhillips Lindsay Weddle (center), the land manager of the great plains business unit, talks to staff Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Houston. ConocoPhillips Lindsay Weddle (center), the land manager of the great plains business unit, talks to staff Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Houston. Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 ConocoPhillips Lindsay Weddle (center), the land manager of the great plains business unit, talks to staff Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Houston. ConocoPhillips Lindsay Weddle (center), the land manager of the great plains business unit, talks to staff Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, … [Read more...] about Millennial business women to watch in Houston this year
Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press Published 9:33 PM EST Jan 24, 2019 For decades, art and activism have been indispensable parts of Gloria House's life. "The poetry and the essays that I've written have all emerged out of the activism," says the renowned Detroit writer, educator and advocate for social justice. "Almost everything I've written has some direct connection to a campaign or a project or just a recognition of some political injustice. House is the latest recipient of one of the biggest arts honors bestowed on Detroiters for a lifetime of work. She is 2019's Kresge Eminent Artist, an annual award reserved for those who've made distinguished contributions to the arts and the community at large. It comes with a $50,000 prize. House's selection was announced Thursday night at the Masonic Temple's Jack White Theater during an event focusing on the previous 10 Kresge Eminent Artists. That stellar group includes … [Read more...] about Detroit poet, activist Gloria House wins huge Kresge honor
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. In 2010, cross-cultural couples – or those involving a native Swede and a foreigner – made up nine percent of all married couples in Sweden. And according to a survey of expats in Sweden by Internations, more foreigners relocate to Sweden to be with their partner than for any other reason: 25 percent of those who responded said they moved to the country for love. This group faces unique challenges, from where to spend Christmas to which language to use with their children, while the partner who relocates must adjust to an entirely new culture, often leaving behind a job, family and friends. So what about the people who uproot their lives for a relationship which later ends? It's not an uncommon situation; the divorce rate among cross-cultural couples is significantly higher than that of both native couples and those where both partners come from the same foreign country, yet … [Read more...] about What happens when you move across the world for love, then break up?
Hi Meredith, I am a student who is about to go into a PhD program in science. I try to find people who are in a similar scientific field. I find I just click better with such people – in both friendly and romantic contexts. So in late 2016 when I met this guy in a similar field of study (animals), we clicked pretty quickly. We ended up traveling abroad together, researching for a nonprofit research organization. His family loved me and I grew close to his siblings. I really loved him, and for the first time in my life, I could see myself marrying someone. He even said once that if we were to get married, the professor who introduced us should perform the ceremony. Then suddenly in May of last year, he just ... left. He couldn't give me a reason except that he just didn't want to be in a relationship anymore. He sort of ghosted me after that. My trust in love was absolutely shattered. This was someone I truly believed in, and I was exceptionally vulnerable in that relationship. … [Read more...] about I’ve lost the ability to trust
(CNN) — The Persian gulf country of Bahrain is hoping to attract divers from across the globe with a new "underwater theme park" -- an expansive diving site spanning 100,000 square meters with some unusual features. The centerpiece of this underwater extravaganza? A sunken Boeing 747. It might be of dubious taste -- but that's not putting the project managers off the concept. The 70-meter-long plane due to be lowered in the water is a decommissioned, specially prepared aircraft. The sub-aquatic project is the product of a partnership between the Supreme Council for Environment, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), and the private sector. Announced via the state-run Bahrain News Agency, the diving site will apparently also feature a replica Bahraini pearl merchant's house, artificial coral reefs and art sculptures. The site is intended to be ready for explorers by summer 2019, so plans are already in full swing. Eco-friendly? The organizers say … [Read more...] about Underwater theme park opening in Bahrain