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Iceland: UK should have been tougher on bankers

Iceland: UK should have been tougher on bankers

Business
The UK should have taken stronger action against bankers involved in the financial crisis, according to the Prime Minister of Iceland - the only country that reacted to the crisis by sending people to prison.In an exclusive interview, Bjarni Benediktsson told Sky News that his own country's actions had helped to "heal" the effects of the crisis.But he said he was surprised other countries, including the UK, had not followed Iceland's example."I think there's frustration, from the outside world, that things were not at least investigated."I'm not saying there was reason to prosecute all of those involved, but I feel that too little was done to investigate possible criminal acts elsewhere.Video:Special Report: Bankers behind bars"I'm surprised at how much of taxpayers' money was used to save...
Angelina Jolie on Brad Pitt divorce: 'It's just been the hardest time'

Angelina Jolie on Brad Pitt divorce: 'It's just been the hardest time'

Entertainment
July 26 (UPI) --Angelina Jolie says she's had "the hardest time" since filing for divorce from Brad Pitt.The 42-year-old actress said in the September issue of Vogue that she and her children are doing their best to heal following her highly-publicized split from the 53-year-old actor in the fall."It's just been the hardest time, and we're just kind of coming up for air," she told the magazine from her new home in Los Feliz. "[This house] is a big jump forward for us, and we're all trying to do our best to heal our family."Jolie called it quits with Pitt in September after two years of marriage and a decade together. She confessed "things became 'difficult'" with the actor before their split, but denied her family's nomadic lifestyle was a factor."That was not the problem. That is and will...
Cave painting sites may have been chosen for their acoustics, scientists argue

Cave painting sites may have been chosen for their acoustics, scientists argue

Science
June 29 (UPI) -- New research suggests the sites of cave paintings created by Paleolithic peoples many have been chosen for their acoustic qualities.Such a connection would suggest cave paintings held a religious or spiritual significance and were the site of rituals featuring chants and music.Scientists found that "points of resonance" in three French caves correspond with the placement of cave paintings. The three sites produce strong low frequency resonances.While the correlation is intriguing, researchers say their analysis is speculative. The connection isn't conclusive."Many structures throughout history featured reverberant spaces because reverberant sound can be awe-inspiring," David Lubman, an acoustic scientist and fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, said in a news relea...
Poll: Most mothers have been 'mommy-shamed'

Poll: Most mothers have been 'mommy-shamed'

Health
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- "You're doing that wrong!"Sound familiar, Moms? It should: A new poll finds that six out of 10 American mothers say they've been criticized for their parenting skills.It's called mommy-shaming, and it goes viral when it happens to the famous. Actress Reese Witherspoon was shamed for giving her toddler cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and model Coco Rocho was judged for giving her baby formula.But a nationwide poll of 475 mothers finds it's a familiar experience for most with kids under age 5 -- and the source of the shaming is most often a woman's own parents.Major areas of criticism include discipline, 70 percent; diet and nutrition, 52 percent; sleep, 46 percent; breast- versus bottle-feeding, 39 percent; safety, 20 percent; and child care, 16 percent."Our findings ...