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Founder of the secretive self-help group NXIVM charged with sex trafficking

Founder of the secretive self-help group NXIVM charged with sex trafficking

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The founder of the secretive self-help group NXIVM has been arrested for sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy charges. Keith Raniere, also known as “The Vanguard” to members within the organization, was charged today in Brooklyn federal court with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and conspiracy to commit forced labor. The charges arise from Raniere’s alleged role as the leader of a secret society within NXIVM. According to the U.S. States Attorney's Office, Raniere was deported by Mexican authorities after he was found Sunday outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in a luxury villa. “As alleged in the complaint, Keith Raniere created a secret society of women whom he had sex with and branded with his initials, coercing them with the threat of releasing their highly persona
12 Rules for Spitting on the Poor

12 Rules for Spitting on the Poor

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Self-help books have no politics. Indeed, in self-help books, there is, to quote Margaret Thatcher out of context, “No such thing as society.”If the essence of neoliberalism is an ideological faith in the righteous virtue of individual choice, then self-help books are the true heirs of Milton Friedman. In self-help, the self is all, and “help” consists in convincing readers that there is nothing else.Readers of self-help books, of course, don’t expect to read about politics or society. The genre is about unlocking the key to individual health, wealth, and wisdom, to use the categories from Tim Ferriss’s 2017 Tools for Titans. Gary John Bishop’s 2017 book is titled Unfuck Yourself, not Unfuck Your Nation; William H. McRaven wrote Make Your Bed (2017), not Make Your Neighbor’s Bed. There
Sainsbury's bolsters security at self-service checkouts to stop thieving shoppers

Sainsbury's bolsters security at self-service checkouts to stop thieving shoppers

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Sainsbury’s has announced it will beef up security around its self-service checkouts in a move to stamp out petty theft in its stores.The supermarket said it would be adding in extra CCTV and tactically-placed mirrors to help staff spot those trying to steal products.According to Sainsbury’s, the new measures have already been rolled out in 300 stores across the UK after studies showed one in four shoppers in the UK admitted to stealing from self-service zones in the past.Customer safetyIn a statement, Sainsbury’s said: “This is in hundreds of stores and has been in some for almost a year.“The safety of our customers and colleagues is extremely important to us, which is why we invest in a range of measures to keep everyone safe.”The supermarket said it had introduced the measures in 300
Books This Weekend: Improve yourself with these amazing self-help offerings

Books This Weekend: Improve yourself with these amazing self-help offerings

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 New Delhi–Across the globe, there has always been a substantial interest in self-help books. We present four from the genre that have just hit the stands. A book that tells you about the significance of food in our lives; a simple “how to” guide to create a life that you desire; a timely tutorial on nurturing your adolescents in modern times; and, finally, expert opinion on becoming the greatest salesman in the world.The IANS bookshelf has these exciting self-help books to offer for this weekend:1. Book: Eat Up; Author: Ruby Tandoh; Publisher: Hachette India; Price: Rs 499; Pages: 248Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Food nourishes our bodies, helps us celebrate our successes (from a wedding cake to a post-night out kebab), cheers us up when we’re down, introduces us to
Self Help Credit Union breaks ground on new branch in Apopka

Self Help Credit Union breaks ground on new branch in Apopka

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On the corner of US-441 and Cabell Lane is a vacant lot with a little slice of nature and a small hill in the midst of a lot of cement, streets, and businesses on its way to the 415. There used to be a Jamaican restaurant there, but now it’s going to be home to the hopes, dreams, and economic opportunity for underprivileged communities in Apopka. Yesterday, the Self-Help Federal Credit Union, which Apopka’s Community Trust Federal Credit Union joined in 2016, broke ground on its new branch at 667 West Orange Blossom Trail. The new branch’s improved size and visibility (compared to the current location at 825 South Park Ave.) will help the credit union to more fully serve its members. Speakers at the groundbreaking included Apopka City Commissioner Diane Velazquez, &n
Improve yourself with these amazing self-help offerings (IANS Books This Weekend)

Improve yourself with these amazing self-help offerings (IANS Books This Weekend)

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Across the globe, there has always been a substantial interest in self-help books. We present four from the genre that have just hit the stands. A book that tells you about the significance of food in our lives; a simple "how to" guide to create a life that you desire; a timely tutorial on nurturing your adolescents in modern times; and, finally, expert opinion on becoming the greatest salesman in the world. The IANS bookshelf has these exciting self-help books to offer for this weekend: 1. Book: Eat Up; Author: Ruby Tandoh; Publisher: Hachette India; Price: Rs 499; Pages: 248 Eating is one of life's greatest pleasures. Food nourishes our bodies, helps us celebrate our successes (from a wedding cake to a post-night out kebab), cheers us up when we're down, introduces us to new cultures ...

4 Powerful Ways To Invest In Yourself Now That Will Change Your Life

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We all get caught up in our routines: We wake up, go to work, do a couple of errands, make dinner, and repeat the cycle all over again the next day. Our wants and needs (think: that yoga class and massage you keep putting off) often take the back burner to the more practical and pressing matters of life.But the truth is, you are the most important investment if you want to live a long, healthy, and meaningful life. Self-care is the new health care, after all—and it’s not a selfish act. If you are depleted, distracted, and uninspired, you’ll have an energy-draining effect on those around you, but if you’re fulfilled, enthusiastic, and purposeful, you have the power to lift others up along with you.So what are some of the most powerful "self-investments" you can make that will pay off in