Carissa Mott

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What Does A Jobless World Mean?

Last week at its annual gathering in Davos, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released “The Future of Jobs,” an assessment of the changes that technology is making on employment (the full report can be found here, and an executive summary here). Describing the coming disruption not only to business …

Is mindfulness making us ill?

It’s the relaxation technique of choice, popular with employers and even the NHS. But some have found it can have unexpected effects<p>I am sitting in a circle in a grey, corporate room with 10 housing association employees – administrators, security guards, cleaners – eyes darting about nervously. We …

Mindfulness

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Loving Kindness Meditation: A Zen Technique to Boost Compassion

Loving Kindness Meditation is a popular Zen meditation technique which is practiced to develop compassion towards oneself and for all living …

Why Nearly Half a Million Sick Chickens and Turkeys Were Suffocated this Week

A new strain of avian influenza infected thousands of birds in Indiana, leading to a controversial method of euthanasia<p>Nearly half a million turkeys and chickens were killed this week in Indiana after contracting a new strain of avian influenza called H7N8. This is a necessary step to stop the …

Watch 135 years of global warming in 30 seconds

NASA revealed this week that 2015 was the warmest year since record-keeping began in 1880.<p>The 30-second animation shows the world’s global warming trend for the past 135 years, illustrating the changing temperatures in orange, which increases and intensifies as the years go by.<p>NASA’s report shows …

The East Coast snowstorm in photos

The massive snowstorm creeping up the East Coast has dumped snow on Georgia, the Carolinas, the Washington D.C. area and further north, topping two …

Scientists discover five extinct species of bird

Scientists have discovered five extinct species of bird in Madeira and the Azores.<p>Research conducted by Spanish, German and Portuguese scientists has unearthed details of the extinct species of rail, which lost their ability to fly after evolving on the islands.<p>A new study published in ‘Zootaxa’ …