Solitary confinement isn’t effective. That’s why New Jersey lawmakers are trying to restrict it.

New Jersey could restrict solitary confinement to a maximum of 20 consecutive days. New Jersey lawmakers have passed a bill that is among the most progressive legislative reform to the practice of solitary confinement in the US. The bill would drastically restrict solitary confinement to a maximum of 20 consecutive days or 30 days total over the course of 60 days — a huge reduction of the indefinite sentences prisoners were given in the past….

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Decoding the book of the summer Fleishman Is in Trouble

Our panel debates Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s debut novel, from dating apps to Presidentrix. Critics have anointed Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s debut novel, Fleishman Is in Trouble, the book of the summer. Fleishman Is in Trouble is a New York Times best-seller. It’s received raves from reviewers at the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and the New Yorker, among others (including Vox!). The book review aggregator Bookmarks can’t find a single negative review of it, and only…

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What we know — and what we don’t — about retail mogul Les Wexner’s connection to Jeffrey Epstein

The man behind Victoria’s Secret and The Limited is the disgraced financier and accused sex trafficker’s only client. Among the many appalling allegations and reports of shady business dealings coming out about Jeffrey Epstein, the money manager arrested this weekend on federal sex trafficking charges, one name keeps cropping up: Leslie H. Wexner. Wexner is the founder, chair, and CEO of L Brands, the Ohio-based conglomerate that owns Victoria’s Secret, Pink, and Bath & Body…

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In 2004, E. Jean Carroll promised to help you land a man. Now she’s asking if you need one.

E. Jean Carroll’s oeuvre shows us how dramatically the way we talk about women’s pain has changed. Beloved advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s new book asks a simple question: What Do We Need Men For? But 15 years ago, Carroll took the importance of men as a given. She even had a suggestion for women trying to meet more men: Why not go on a man-themed road trip? “Grab a friend, load up the car,…

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What is marginal cost of funds-based lending rate or MCLR?

MCLR is a tenor-linked internal benchmark, which means the rate is determined internally by the bank depending on the period left for the repayment of a loan.The RBI introduced the MCLR methodology for fixing interest rates from 1 April 2016 Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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‘It is possible to fulfil both wants and needs through proper planning’

They want to get a bigger property in Mumbai in the near term. They plan to achieve that by liquidating some older real estate assets.The third long-term goal is to have a sizeable retirement fund, since both want to retire eight to 10 years before the standard retirement age Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies…

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