We spend our lives learning how to decode other people's nonverbal cues. While we’re busy trying to decode their messages, they are also trying to decode ours. There are times when you want other people to know exactly how you’re feeling, especially when those feelings are both positive and reciprocated. This isn’t always easy to do, particularly if you’re not a very emotive type of person. At other times, however, you definitely want to hide your inner feelings. To avoid emotional leakage, you may have to work doubly hard. Depending on the situation, you may need to put on your Lady Gaga-style poker face. Body language is just that—the language of the body. You may think that you only show your emotions through your face, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Your entire body participates in the business of either showing or hiding your mental state. To control that display means you have to control your body's cues. This guide will show you how, starting from the top down. … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Body Language
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About 300 Louisiana inmates spending their lives in prison for murders committed as teens are turning to the courts after the Legislature failed to address their sentences, which were declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in January. A bill that would’ve given the inmates a shot at parole after serving at least 30 years died at the end of the regular Legislative session Monday amid eleventh-hour negotiations and an unrelated spat between the state House and Senate. Each of the inmates will now need to petition district judges for new sentences individually, prosecutors and defense attorneys say. If district attorneys again seek sentences of life without parole, each defendant is entitled to a full-blown sentencing hearing, including expert testimony and evidence about their home lives, schooling and mindset at the time of the crimes, many of them decades in the past. The court battles and hearings pose complex legal challenges that could drag on for years and cost … [Read more...] about Cases expected to clog Louisiana courts, and cost millions, after state fails to address unconstitutional life sentences
Cadarius Johnson, seen here at 16 years old when he was booked into Claiborne Parish Detention Center in July 2013. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Cadarius Johnson shuffled into a Shreveport hospital dressed in a prison uniform, his legs in shackles and wrists chained to his thin waist. Two armed guards escorted the 17-year-old with a developmental disability to see a psychologist, ready to intervene in another outburst. In childish, uneven handwriting, Cadarius wrote his name onto a legal form, releasing his right to medical privacy. Whatever unpredictable thing he might say next could be turned over to a judge. It had been three months since an early morning in July 2013 when Cadarius, then 16, was left alone at his mobile home despite a court order telling his mother to stay with him. For reasons that remain unclear, he called 911 and hung up four times before sunrise. Within the hour, Cadarius was in custody, and a sheriff’s deputy was accusing … [Read more...] about A Louisiana teen with disabilities needed help. Why was he accused of trying to kill a cop?
The drumbeat of data breach disclosures is unrelenting, with new organizations chiming in all the time. But a series of breaches in December and January that have come to light in recent weeks has quietly provided an object lesson in how bad things can get when hackers find an inroad to dozens of potential targets—and they're out for profit. Firewall vendor Accellion quietly released a patch in late December, and then more fixes in January , to address a cluster of vulnerabilities in one of its network equipment offerings. Since then, dozens of companies and government organizations worldwide have acknowledged that they were breached as a result of the flaws—and many face extortion, as the ransomware group Clop has threatened to make the data public if they don't pay up. On March 1, security firm FireEye shared the results of its investigation into the incident, concluding that two separate, previously unknown hacking groups carried out the hacking spree and the extortion … [Read more...] about The Accellion Breach Keeps Getting Worse—and More Expensive
Work to rid Christchurch of its lead-jointed pipes is being fast-tracked as traces of the toxic metal continue to be found in the city’s drinking water. However, the region’s medical officer of health says there are no health concerns associated with the levels of lead being uncovered in pockets of the city. Christchurch City Council started testing for lead in water in 2019 . Of more than 573 samples since September that year, 11 have exceeded the Ministry of Health’s limits including three in the last few weeks – two in Sydenham and one in St Albans. READ MORE: Council staff front up after dead animals found in Akaroa's water reservoir Reservoir to be drained and 5km of pipes replaced as council tackles lead scare High levels of lead in Dunedin water samples first picked up six months ago Christchurch's water infrastructure gets a $40m funding boost New Christchurch drinking water plan not yet good enough for strict national standards Elevated levels of lead … [Read more...] about Council fast-tracks work to rid Christchurch of lead-jointed pipes