FROM Patricia Marx
'Let’s Be Less Stupid' Is your mental acuity not quite as acute as it used to be—and do you wonder if there’s anything you can do about it? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Patricia Marx has been obsessed with her brain function and has written a book about it called 'Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties.'
The Dubious Rise of Emotional Support Animals The use of service animals is protected by federal law. But what about emotional support animals? Why is it that you can take an Alpaca with you to a museum as a treatment for anxiety? One writer investigated and tested the boundaries of where one can take animals designated for emotional support?
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.