Deborah Sturm

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Why Obama acted on Iraq

The threat of a double nightmare this week forced President Barack Obama to do something he likely hoped he’d never have to — order the use of force in Iraq.<p>American warplanes based in the Middle East now are authorized to attack the Sunni fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Obama …

Infographic: Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench

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Score one for dark money: Meet the Ayn Rand-loving billionaires behind David Brat

<b>David Brat (AP/Steve Helber)</b><p>Don’t let political media fool you. The Tea Partyer’s “surprise” victory was in the works for years<p>Thom Hartmann<p>June 13, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Dark money is flowing like water in Washington.<p>House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who …

Blackwater Trial: What You Need to Know

On Sept. 16, 2007, private security guards working for the firm Blackwater Worldwide were escorting diplomats with the U.S. State Department through Baghdad, Iraq, when they got into a firefight that left 14 Iraqis dead and 18 others injured.<p>The circumstances surrounding that incident have been …

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown | Nafeez Ahmed

Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements<p>A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the …

9/11 Silence on Saudis

President Obama is apparently thinking about his presidential library. So now might be a good time to ponder whether anyone will want to visit it.<p>If …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Fatal Oregon high school shooting: 'This is not a drill'

When the shooting started at her high school near Portland, Oregon, early Tuesday, student Jaimie Infante didn't recognize the sound of a gunshot.<p>She thought maybe somebody had dropped a book.<p>In reality, a lone gunman had opened fire at the school, killing one student and forcing others to flee.<p>An …

Five Self-Defeating Behaviors that Ruin Companies and Careers

In turbulent times, it’s hard enough to deal with external problems. But too often people and companies exacerbate their troubles by their own actions. Self-defeating behaviors can make any situation worse. Put these five on the what-not-to-do list.<p><b>Demanding a bigger share of a shrinking pie</b><br>Leaders …

Corporate Culture and the Hiring Process | Workology

Working in Human Resources and having a passion for corporate culture means supporting companies doing their due diligence to weed out any bad hires …

How Office Control Freaks Can Learn to Let Go

An internal battle rages inside many high performers who advance from positions where they thrived as individual contributors to positions that require them to depend on others. On the one hand, they pride themselves on knowing more than anyone else about their area and like feeling confident in …

How To Ask Questions That Uncover Your Company’s Values

Are your personal values engrained in the identity of your entire organization? Let’s find out.<p>Defining your company’s vision is no easy task. How can you possibly condense what you do in your 60-hour weeks with your entire team and the grand vision behind it into a short and sweet sentence? You …

It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

There is a story being told about us here in the tech industry in San Francisco — that we are entitled, or that we are oblivious. I don’t believe that’s true. Or I don’t believe that it has to be true.<p>I’m worried that if we do not have a civil discussion soon, the situation will become violent or …

Can-Do vs. Can't-Do Culture

Don’t hate, create.<p><i>“God, body and mind, food for the soul<br>When you feeding on hate, you empty, my n!*$a, it shows.” — Rick Ross</i><p><i>“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable</i> …

Why Can’t We Stop Working?

I hadn’t seen Jim in two years. When we reconnected recently, I was shocked. The handsome, dapper professional I knew had gained 30 pounds and started smoking. Bursting with nervous energy, he told me about his business travails — work so busy he was staying regularly until 10 at night, and a …

Hispanic Talent Is the Future for Big Companies

For over a decade, Hispanics have been the largest minority in the U.S. This group will represent the largest component of the workforce in California as early as next year. By 2050, Hispanics will represent <i>over half of the nation’s workforce</i>.<p>Obviously, this cohort is likely to be an important …

This Is How Bureaucracy Dies – rethinking our organisations

<b>This post draws together a handful of articles published in the same week between the 16th – 24th April 2014 that all challenge our existing</b> …

The Mind Does Not Belong in a Cubicle

Our brains evolved to work most efficiently in natural environments.<p>A group of 16 people sits in front of large Mac desktops in clusters of three and four at a start-up in Brooklyn. Aside from the steady tapping away at keyboards, there is little noise. It’s six o’clock, and people just want to go …

Nearsightedness and the Indoor Life

Why did myopia increase by 66 percent between the early 1970s and the early 2000s?<p>Not too long ago, kids with glasses were the odd ones out, favorite targets of school bullies. But glasses-wearing students are increasingly becoming the norm, with as many as one in four children needing corrective …

93 countries that have flip-flopped on Obama

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>A new report reveals an erosion of approval for U.S. leadership in countries all over the world — including Kenya<p>Nicolas J.S. Davies<p>May 3, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>During the Bush years, people all over the world were horrified by …

Chinese villagers build £1.3 million 'money wall'

Chinese media says the village in the country's southwest became rich after locals invested in pig farms, cherry growing and hydroelectric energy<p>Rural farmers from southwest <b>China</b> have become instant celebrities at home after building a £1.3 million "money wall" in their village with rectangular …

Bluebloods & Billionaires

Trevor Traina, San Francisco’s undisputed social king, has enticed many of the Silicon Valley elite to his ultra-exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood, showering them with advice about what to wear, how to entertain, and whom to know. But the concept of noblesse oblige may be harder to teach. …

Blogger Sent to Gulag

Karl Rove<p>In addition to the First Amendment ramifications, the case has implications beyond state borders. For two decades now, Alabama has been …