Like it or not, the unpaid internship isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Completing daily office drudgeries without pay is the 21st century rite of passage, but that doesn’t mean it won’t lead you anywhere: Steven Spielberg, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey and others hit the coffee pot before the big leagues.
While tropical storms are currently slamming much of the US-Mexico border, California is still left hot and dry, in the throes of one of the worst droughts ever to hit the state….
A medium sized country in southern Africa that was once a Portuguese colony, Mozambique is a colorful tapestry of Bantu, Portuguese and Indian language and customs.
1. The capital city, Maputo, was renamed upon the country’s 1975 independence. Street names were changed to reflect their appreciation of freedom fighters and their association with the Soviet Bloc. There are streets named for Ho Chi Minh, Robert Mugabe, Patrice Lumumba and Karl Marx.
At 21, the “Austrian Oak” came to the US to win his first Mr. Universe. Years later, he would move to California to win yet another title: governor.
The Curious Borderland Between Scotland And England
Just yesterday, Scots took to the polls en masse to determine the future of their relationship with the United Kingdom. The result? Scotland is staying loyal to the Union Jack. Approximately 55% of Scots voted not to separate from the United Kingdom, much to the dismay of many pro-independence agitators including celebrities like Sean Connery and Alan Cumming.
Such a move (or lack thereof) has global implications: in a subsequent speech, UK Prime Minister David Cameron declared the question of Scottish independence–or to its supporters, Scotland’s right to determine its own future–“settled for a lifetime”. Other independence seekers, like Catalonia and the Basque Country, had been hoping to use an independent Scotland as grounds to legitimize their fight for secession. For its part, the Kremlin was looking toward an independent Scotland that might justify its own annexation of Crimea. That, however, did not happen. While the majority of Scots voted to stay, a huge chunk of the population did not, and it’s going to take concerted efforts on both sides to soften that splintering. In the meantime, take a look at the physical splinters–if you can see them–between Scotland and England in this chilling Time Lightbox series. Clearly, independence movements are about much more than territory.