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Living in Daytight Compartments

Some of the regular readers of this blog know that I worked for Dale Carnegie Training for a number of years. It truly was a life changing …

A new hunting ground for sex predators

Sexual predators have been part of our society for a very long time. The advent of the Internet, smartphones, chat rooms and social media sites have …

Text of Obama’s Speech: A More Perfect Union

By<p>Editor<p><i>Here, the full text of Sen. Barack Obama’s speech, “A More Perfect Union,” as prepared for delivery.</i><p>“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.”<p>Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple …

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer

Gregory Currie, a professor of philosophy at the University of Nottingham, recently argued in the New York <i>Times</i> that we ought not to claim that …

News Flash… Harvard Students Cheat, Too

Last week, Harvard University’s campus newspaper published a summary of a survey administered to the incoming first-year class, the results of which …

Is School Just for Getting a Good Job?

In <i>The Smartest Kids in the World</i>, journalist Amanda Ripley’s new book about effective educational systems around the globe, there’s a scene in which …

16 Things You Should Do at the Start of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success. With the help of career and workplace experts Lynn Taylor, David Shindler, Michael Kerr, Anita …

Are Grimm’s Fairy Tales too twisted for children?

Stephen Evans explores the twisted world of Grimm's Fairy Tales – bedtime stories complete with mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide and incest.<p>On the covers are the most innocent of titles: Grimm’s Fairy Tales in their English version or Children’s and Household Tales in the original German …

English Pronunciation (poems)WORDHORD | WORDHORD

<b>English is the Queerest Language</b><br>By Anonymous<p>We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,<br>But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes.<br>Then one …

Language

Achieving gender equality: we have to actively transform the daily lives of South African women

South Africa has made great strides in gender equality and is a model to other countries – yet gender inequality continues to impede its efforts to …

South Africa

This One Tweet Reveals What's Wrong With American Business

If you watch TV, you'll be led to believe that the problem with the U.S. economy is that one political team or the other is ruining the country.<p>A …

Watch What You Write

We have all heard “watch what you say.” I can’t say with certainty but I’d bet my mom was the first person to say it to me.<p>We all know that once …

Indiscriminate

WITH the Supreme Court’s decisions last month to let same-sex marriage go ahead in California and to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, …

America against democracy

REVELATIONS in the wake of Edward Snowden's civil disobedience continue to roll in. The <i>New York Times</i> reports that the Federal Intelligence …

Welcome Back Greece to the High-Potential World of Emerging Markets

Some Thoughts on the MSCI's Annual Market Reclassification Review<p>In June, major international equity index provider MSCI confirmed Greece’s sojourn …

Redirecting...

One Reason People Fail

I’ve spent the last few days in Calgary, Alberta, working with the great team from Oakcreek Golf and Turf. Calgary is a wonderful city in Western …

Lincoln, Mandela and Obama: Lessons for Leaders Over Three Centuries

I'm happy to be back breathing the hot and muggy-though-wonderfully-sea-level air of New York, having just returned from the Aspen Ideas Festival. …

Nelson Mandela

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Finding Your Passion In Work: 20 Awesome Quotes

Ask yourself: If you could do anything for 8 hours a day for the rest of your life, and money were no object, what would you do?<p>Holidays like …

Breytenbach digs in her heels again

Sally is a reporter at the Mail & Guardian Centre for Investigative Journalism, Amabhungane. Read more from <b>Sally Evans</b>

Barack Obama pays homage to Nelson Mandela on visit to South Africa

Barack Obama has paid homage to Nelson Mandela in his first visit to South Africa since coming to power, describing the country's first black …

Graça Machel: so much more than a first lady

Shakespeare, in one of Nelson Mandela's favourite lines, now strangely apposite, says that "the valiant never taste of death but once". As the world …