Betsy DeVos reveals her longtime education secretary aspirations: “I literally had never given it a

Her Senate confirmation last week—won by a hair’s breadth—didn’t help to make US education secretary Betsy DeVos any less blisteringly controversial. Neither, surely, will this. In an interview with Axios’s Jonathan Swan published this morning, DeVos—a Michigan billionaire with no personal experience in public education—revealed she was apparently just as taken by surprise by president Donald Trump’s choice to nominate her as the rest of the US was. Recalled DeVos: It was the day after the election that somebody with whom I’ve worked for a number of years actually e‑mailed…

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Samantha Cameron models her debut clothing line in Vogue as she reveals her plans to crack the British fashion industry

Since she exited Downing Street in July, speculation has been rife over what Samantha Cameron will turn her hand to next. And fans now finally have an answer, as the so-called First Lady of Fashion has just unveiled her latest venture, a clothing line, in a stunning shoot in Vogue magazine. Mrs Cameron’s label, named Cefinn, has been kept closely under wraps until now and the debut collection, which will feature 40 pieces, is to be stocked at Net-a-Porter and Selfridges as well as on its eponymous website. +5 Samantha Cameron models a…

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Facebook, Twitter boosts recall of past events, reveals study

Posting personal experiences on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter could make those events much easier to recall, the first study to look at social media’s effect on memory suggests. “If people want to remember personal experiences, the best way is to put them online,” said lead author of the study Qi Wang, professor at Cornell University in the US. “Social media – blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and others alike – provide an important outlet for us to recall memories, in the public space, and share with other people,” said Wang. Memory researchers have…

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