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Quit Working 40 Hours a Week (and Do This Instead) | Inc.com

What's the ideal number of hours a person should work each week?<p>Back in the machine age, when a great many workers spent their days on assembly lines, unions fought for a 40-hour week--and researchers backed them up. After that many hours, their studies told them, productivity fell off a cliff.<p>But …

Time Management

May’s speech shows how little Scotland means in her dangerous game of Brexit

How did Theresa May’s Scottish Conservative party conference speech go down? Ah dear. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.<p>“Government is not a platform from which to pursue constitutional obsessions,” said the Tory leader, even though she is presiding over the economic and social nightmare that is …

United Kingdom

Brexit looms for more than 100,000 Brits living in Germany

The Brexit debate in the UK is focusing on the rights of EU migrants in the country, among them about 300,000 Germans. Many people are worried about what will happen to them after Brexit. But how are the 100,000 Brits in Germany feeling?<p>"So, when are you becoming German?" It's one of those …

How Were Hieroglyphics Deciphered?

<i>How were Hieroglyphics deciphered?</i><p><b>Steve Theodore</b><b>:</b><p>It was a tricky task, which defied several centuries of effort. Hieroglyphic writing was a very …

'1984' Sales Have Skyrocketed. Here’s What To Read Next.

Ten Orwellian books about censorship and the power of words.<p>Last week, after Kellyanne Conway gave an interview describing falsehoods as “alternative facts,” sales of George Orwell’s decades-old classic <i>1984</i> spiked. The book, a part of so many high-school syllabi, appears to be helping people …

Books

Brexit Bulletin: ‘Do We Trust The People?’

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>One week after the Supreme Court asserted Parliament’s supremacy …

Washington and Brussels: The not-so-special relationship

<i>To receive the Brussels Briefing in your inbox every morning, register for a free FT account here and then sign up here.</i><p>Donald Trump picked another …

Supreme court poised to deliver article 50 judgment

The supreme court is due to deliver its eagerly awaited Brexit judgment declaring whether ministers or parliament have legal authority to approve the UK’s departure from the European Union.<p>The supreme court is doing MPs’ dirty work for them on article 50 | Simon Jenkins<p>Read more<p>At 9.30am on …

United Kingdom

The 100 best nonfiction books: the story so far

At the halfway point in his series, our columnist reflects on what constitutes a classic, the selection process and the omissions he regrets<p>• The 100 best nonfiction books: No 51 – The Souls of Black Folk by WEB Du Bois<p>As this <i>Guardian</i>-<i>Observer</i> list reaches its halfway mark with a gay Englishman and …

Literature

Hard Brexit will hurt UK more, say EU diplomats and business leaders

European industry chiefs and politicians respond to Theresa May’s speech with mix of scepticism, indignation and positivity<p>European leaders and industry chiefs welcomed the clarity brought by Theresa May’s Brexit speech, but said the course she had chosen would hurt Britain more than the remaining …

United Kingdom

Brexit Britain's customs with EU may take industry to cliff edge | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May was clear on Tuesday that Britain would leave the EU’s single market, but her desire for a customs agreement with the bloc highlights one of the Brexit cliff edges UK-based industry is seeking to avoid.<p>Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May …

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Marie Kondo: How to clear out sentimental clutter

The very personal stuff in our homes is the hardest to lose but unless it ‘sparks joy in your heart’, says Marie Kondo, you should get rid of it. Here she tells us seven ways to effectively deal with the detritus of family life<p>Even if you’re good at clearing the clutter out of your home, the …

Minimalism

10 Free Online Marketing Courses to Try Today (Infographic)

Boost your marketing skills with these online resources -- for free.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An abundance of free resources are available online today, especially when it comes to marketing. Although sometimes it can be tricky to weed through them and get to the …

UK's lack of negotiating experience may lead to 'very hard Brexit'

Britain’s four-decade membership of the EU has left it lacking experience in international negotiations, which will hamper it in trade talks and may lead to “a very hard Brexit”, Norway’s prime minister has said.<p>Erna Solberg, speaking to Reuters at a meeting of Bavaria’s centre-right CSU party in …

United Kingdom

The only healthy meal plan you need this year

Breakfast:<p>Sweet-potato fritters with poached eggs and avocado<p><b>Alice Liveing says:</b> “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important …

Your 2017 Plan Is Going To Fail If You Can't Manage Your Time Like This (And It's So Simple) | Inc.com

Do you want to know what the secret to time management is?<p><b>Working backwards.</b><p>The reason so many people fail with their goals is they put their goals at the end of their list. First, they put sleeping, waking up after three alarms, calling their best friend, going out for lunch, hanging at the bar …

Time Management

21 wild uses for your old Android smartphone

If you have a shiny new smartphone and are wondering what to do with your old one, you're not alone.<p>People upgrade their smartphone once every two years, on average. So what to do with the old device?<p>Bin it? Sell it? Give it to a friend?<p>There are tons of creative uses for an old Android smartphone …

Virtual Reality

Online surveillance will give Trump a lot of information on us. Here’s what you can do to resist

Donald Trump is about to have a lot of information on us. When he assumes the US presidency in a few weeks, he will oversee two separate but deeply interconnected surveillance apparatuses—which means that even Americans who typically take a blasé attitude toward privacy may be about to take it a …

Senate Committees

Theresa May hits out at EU leaders over refusal to negotiate amnesty for European citizens already living in the UK

Theresa May has accused EU leaders of failing to let their citizens living in the UK “get on with their lives” by refusing to negotiate with the Government.<p>The Prime Minister wants to do a deal with the EU guaranteeing after Brexit the rights of their citizens already living in the UK – as long as …

Theresa May declines to rule out paying EU for single market access

Urged not to ‘contemplate betraying what people voted for’, PM says it will be up to government to decide how money is spent<p>Theresa May has declined to rule out continuing to pay significant sums into the EU budget after Brexit.<p>Asked about the issue in the Commons, the prime minister would only say …

United Kingdom

Brexit: Theresa May hints Britain will still pay into the EU budget, despite being told it would be 'betraying' voters

Theresa May dropped the clearest hint yet that Britain will still pay into the EU budget after Brexit – despite being told it would be “betraying” …

Brexit: UK can't deport millions of EU nationals, report warns

Joint parliamentary committee says human rights should be safeguarded and calls on government to take firm position on residence rights<p>Mass deportations of the estimated 2.9 million EU nationals living in the UK would be impractical and they should not be used as a “bargaining chip” in Brexit …

United Kingdom

40 Useful Self-Management Hacks to Master Your Time | Inc.com

As we near the end of the year, this is typically the time people start thinking about what goals to set, how to be more productive (heck, even at 4 a.m.), and what needs to happen for better work-life balance.<p>Well, nothing you do in 2017 can lead you to the Promised Land faster than having a …

Time Management

Passwords and hacking: the jargon of hashing, salting and SHA-2 explained

Keeping your details safe in a database is the least a site can do, but password security is complex. Here’s what it all means<p>From Yahoo, MySpace and TalkTalk to Ashley Madison and Adult Friend Finder, personal information has been stolen by hackers from around the world.<p>But with each hack there’s …

Information Systems

Brexit plan will not be published before February, says David Davis

Britain will not have a Brexit plan until February but should be able to complete talks within 18 months and then go through a transitional phase of leaving the EU if necessary, David Davis has said.<p>The Brexit secretary gave the clearest indications so far of the government’s thinking on how to …

United Kingdom

We’ll get a Brexit that suits Europe, not one that suits us

T<i>he Fast Show</i>, which ran on BBC television from 1994 to 1997 – the last few years of Ken Clarke’s chancellorship – has been voted the second-best television sketch show ever, after <i>Monty Python</i>.<p>What we are now witnessing is the Slow Show – this excruciating, drawn-out process of Brexit, which shows …

United Kingdom

The moral foundations of fascism: Warring psychological theories struggle to make sense of Hitler, Mussolini and you-know-who

<b>(AP)</b><p>An abstruse but bitter debate in social psychology sheds crucial light on Donald Trump, and the history behind him<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>December 4, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>The week before the 2016 presidential election, Francis Wilkinson wrote a piece for Bloomberg View headlined "The Moral Foundations of …

George W. Bush

Italy referendum: 'Period of uncertainty' predicted after Matteo Renzi's defeat – as it happened

Prime minister confirms he will resign following heavy referendum defeat, and Austria elects left-leaning president over Norbert Hofer<p>Italian PM Matteo Renzi resigns after referendum defeat Euro bounces back after falling to 20-month low Result may lead nowhere for Five Star and Northern League …

Europe