Never has a president shown such a relaxed nature, such an absence of complexes.”A four page spread in the latest issue of French Elle on Ccilia Sarkozy (who once moonlighted as an in house model at Schiaparelli and Chanel) poses the question, “Something of Jackie?” The article ran side by side photos of the two first ladies, pointing out that Ccilia, like Jackie, “is adept at minimalism,” has “a prima donna style,” embraces sports “as a way of life” and “has always been casual.”Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main story”I knew Jackie, and Ccilia is much more casual,” the designer Sonia Rykiel told Elle. “But they both have the same natural beauty that comes from elsewhere and that allows them to wear whatever they want.”The conservative daily Figaro splashed an Internet poll on its front page last Friday under the headline, “The Sarkozy style seduces the French.” It reported that 91 percent of those questioned found their new president dynamic, 85 percent called him modern and 75 percent said he was easygoing. Only 29 percent thought he was too informal.But showing off one’s money is considered culturally vulgar in France; discretion is respected.

This spring, Godzilla has been wreaking havoc worldwide as the latest incarnation of the skyscraper sized lizard stomps its way back onto the silver screen. The 2014 reboot of the iconic film franchise also highlights an enduring research interest of Gregory M. Pflugfelder, an associate professor of Japanese history at Columbia who teaches the popular undergraduate seminar “A Cultural History of Japanese Monsters.” He is also on the faculty at the University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute.

One of the stories about a dancer who sat out for 15 years because of reactions to the chemicals in scented products worn by other dancers received so many responses from viewers world wide, that the Breathe Freely Campaign was created to promote an awareness among dancers about a disability called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. This shows the large impact that flash mobs can have upon reaching the public. The final compilation of the videos is expected to take place early this year, but it won’t be the end of the project.

Seventy per cent of the companies in the S 500 index have reported how much they earned in the last three months of 2017, and they on pace to show growth of nearly 15 per cent from a year earlier, according to S Global Market Intelligence.Q: What could trip things up?A: The threat of higher inflation and of the Federal Reserve jacking up interest rates quickly in response is what triggered this most recent sell off.Those worries resurfaced on Wednesday after a report showed that consumer prices rose 0.5 per cent last month from December. More troubling is that inflation rose faster than economists expected even after ignoring food and energy prices, which are notoriously jumpy. The report pushed Treasury yields higher and initially weighed on stock markets around the world..