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Think your commute is bad? Millions spend two hours traveling to work every day

If you live in horror of your sweaty train/bus/bike ride to work, then spare a thought for the 3 million UK commuters who spend more than two hours a day traveling to and from work.<p>Over the past decade, there’s been a 72% increase in the number of people who commute two hours or more, round trip, …

Commuting

How to engage with local cultures: readers' tips, advice and recommendations

This week's winning letter<p>Music and dance in the Faroe Islands<p>Scintillating folk-rock greeted me in the bar of the Torshaven Hotel on the first night of my stay in the capital of the Faroe Islands. By the end of the evening I found that I was going to be transported to a further gig the following …

Unevenly distributed futures: Hong Kong's amazing towers

UK photographer Peter Stewart's collection Stacked is a series of photos of Hong Kong's fabulous high-rises, shot from ground level, looking straight …

Hong Kong

Microsoft Goes For Another Israeli Security Firm Buying Secure Islands

Israel is a small country with a thriving security startup industry, and Microsoft appears to be have a taste for them. Today it announced an agreement to buy Secure Islands, its third Israeli security firm in the last year.<p>While Microsoft did not reveal a specific price, various reports peg the …

Startups

Redford was victim of smear campaign, party insiders say

Alison Redford resigned as Alberta premier in part to shield her family from a smear campaign initiated by members of the Progressive Conservative party and her own caucus.<p>In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Ms. Redford's former communications director said the internecine campaign to remove …

Portugal markets hit as left-wing coalition looms

<b>Portuguese bonds and stocks were hit on Monday as a coalition of left-of-centre anti-austerity parties looked set to form the country's next government.</b><p>The opposition Socialists struck a deal with two smaller far-left parties over the weekend, all but guaranteeing Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho …

“Busy” people are actually not that productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Being busy has somehow become a badge of honor. The prevailing notion is that if you aren’t super busy, you aren’t important or hard working. The truth is, busyness makes you <i>less</i> productive.<p>When we think of a super busy person, we …

Time Management