Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Job seekers, after a study found that more than 1 in 3 staffers in the Trump White House left their positions in the first year. The 34 percent departure rate is more than triple President Obama’s.
Financial incentives, after a Philadelphia elementary school offered eighth-graders $100 not to fight. So far, the experiment is working. “I was always trying to fight somebody,” said student Zakiya Barnes-Wiggins. “But now I don’t use my hands.”
Karma, when a suspected lion poacher with a rifle was killed and eaten by lions at a private game park in South Africa. The irritated lions “ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains,” police said.
Bad week for:
Living the dream, when a Colorado couple with little sailing experience quit their jobs, bought a 28-foot sailboat for a trip around the world, and sank it within sight of land shortly after leaving Florida. Tanner Broadwell, 26, and Nikki Walsh, 24, say they’ll try again when they save some money.
Family dinners, after the parents of Kevin Nicholson, Wisconsin’s Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, both sent maximum contributions to his Democratic opponent, Sen. Tammy Baldwin. “My parents have a different worldview than I do,” Nicholson explained.
Stubbornness, after a suspected drug smuggler in Britain swallowed several packets just before his arrest and has refused to move his bowels for 26 days. Lamarr Chambers “doesn’t seem to understand that eventually he will need/have to go,” the police said.