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Practicing Tolerance In Your Relationship

Tolerance Is Key To Building A Healthy Relationship How easy is it to say something nasty when you are agitated or tired? I think rather easy. The …

Self-improvement

13 'cool girl' moves guy really don't think are 'cool' at all

As Rosamund Pike's character Amy in Gone Girl puts it (I'm paraphrasing), society's view of what a 'cool girl' is is total BS. She describes how (mainly) guys define a 'cool girl' as "hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks …

Relationships

Why There Is Really No Such Thing as a ‘Sustainable’ Fishery

As Captain Paul Watson once said, “If the oceans die, we all die,” and if that’s true, then humans are doing a darn good job at plotting their own …

Activists investigating Ivanka Trump's China shoe factory detained or missing

Three men from New York-based rights group China Labor Watch were looking at conditions at plant where Trump shoes are assembled<p>A labour activist working undercover investigating abuses at a Chinese factory that makes Ivanka Trump shoes has been detained by police and two others are missing, …

China

Amazon has quietly turned its mobile app into a weird and wonderful ecommerce arsenal

Amazon seems to want its smartphone app to span more than just traditional online shopping.<p>As its customers have spilled into the mobile space, the …

More than a third of teenage girls experience depression, new study says

Depression is usually considered an issue parents have to watch out for starting in the turbulent teenage years. The CW channel, full of characters with existential angst about school, friends and young love, tells us so, as do the countless parenting books about the adolescent years in every …

World Health Organization

Brand Authenticity: Powered by the Science of Purpose

Authenticity is at the core of communicating your brand's purpose.<p>Marketers talk a lot these days about authenticity. Brands invest millions in campaigns intended to connect authentically with their customers. They're attempting to demonstrate to customers that the brand and the customer care about …

Marketing

Trump has reportedly decided to withdraw from the Paris climate deal

Politico and CNN are also reporting that Trump intends to pull out of the agreement, citing White House officials. A White House representative didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.<p>Whether Trump will stay in the deal — a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's environmental legacy — …

Climate

Meet Frédéric Bazille, The Impressionist Painter Who Could Have Been

France's ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, is a fan of 19th-century French painter Frédéric Bazille. But I had a confession to make when I spoke with him about the National Gallery's "Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism" exhibition. I said that I usually walk right past …

Art History

We Studied Brands Around The World. What Consumers Want Isn’t What You Think

We asked more than 5,000 people to tell us about the brands they sought out, then we analyzed what those brands did. The results were surprisingly consistent.<p>Traditional advertising went after “share of mind”–the idea was to get you to associate a brand with a single idea, a single emotion. Volvo: …

13 great tools for pitching to clients

Giving the perfect pitch is never easy. You have to know your subject inside-out. You have to grab people’s attention and know the answer to all …

How a popular website plugin became a serious security liability

For the vast majority of people in 2017, creating a website is simply a matter of combining a number of off-the-shelf components until they end up with something that does what they want it to.<p>Anyone wanting to create an online shop could just hack together WordPress and Shopify. There are a …

Information Security

GoDaddy’s new site builder offers templates for 1,500 industries

Drag and drop website building platforms like Squarespace and Wix aren’t necessarily the most popular tools in the tech community. But the reality is that these sites are how the majority of internet users, who aren’t necessarily technically savvy, can create and maintain a web presence for …

What Brands Need to Know About Gen Z to Reach the New Generation of Consumers

Gen Z could not be more different from the millennial generation, according to a new study from ad agency Barkley and FutureCast. The problem, …

Public Relations

Here Are Some Stats That Put The Whole 'Duopoly of Google and Facebook' in Perspective

Here's a positive spin on eMarketer's recent report: Digital advertising on mobile will only become easier for marketers, as Google will control …

Facebook has more than 5 million advertisers, with 75% from outside the U.S.

Facebook marks another milestone in helping businesses reach new customers. The social media company announced today that it now counts more than 5 million active advertisers, a 1 million increase in the past seven months. Three quarters of these advertisers are outside the U.S., and the biggest …

Small Business

Scientists pinpoint the brain's 'moral compass' to discover why cheating feels so wrong

Unlike most species in the animal kingdom, humans have always depended on the kindness of strangers.<p>“In nature you do find altruism and cooperation …

A mentally ill woman’s harrowing final days: ‘God Knows Where I Am’

No one knows exactly when Linda Bishop drew her last breath, though it was likely Jan. 13, 2008, or soon thereafter. What is known is where she died — in an empty New Hampshire farmhouse she’d entered illegally — and that she died of starvation. Her badly decomposed body wasn’t found until that …

Mental Health

How to tackle design debt

Most projects have design debt. Like technical debt, design debt is the natural decay that accrues as a project matures—new features are added, old …

What a US Army officer can teach you about spotting talented people

One thing we often learn is this: many companies find it incredibly easy to keep hiring and promoting people who either look or act the same way. …

Umbilical cord blood could slow brain's ageing, study suggests

Scientists hope protein infusion which rejuvenated brains of aged mice could combat mental decline in older people<p>Scientists have reversed memory and learning problems in aged mice with infusions of a protein found in human umbilical cord blood.<p>The striking results have raised hopes for a treatment …

I can’t just stand by and watch Mark Zuckerberg destroy the internet.

“With great power comes great responsibility” — Uncle Ben<p>And right next to Zuckerberg’s post, there are two ads for fake news stories.<p>Fake news may …

2017 Year in Review

High sexual desire in women can be totally normal

Women's sexuality is evaluated, judged, scrutinized and criticized regularly, with everyone peddling an opinion about what women are expected to feel, enjoy and participate in when it comes to sex. Women's sexual desire has received the most attention, particularly after the approval of Viagra for …

The Ultimate Guide To Achieving Peak Performance In Life

<b>(rules, “non-rules”, and bibliography and a “tl;dr” for each section)</b>I wanted to get better at poker. I showed up at the local underground club and …

Conan O'Brien

Venezuela crisis: What is behind the turmoil?

<b>Tension in Venezuela is on the rise again as the opposition and the government accuse each other of trying to stage a coup.</b><p>There has been a wave of anti-government protests and dozens of people have been killed in protest-related violence since April<p>Here, we look more in depth at the problems …

Venezuela

Profile: Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

<b>The 22 years in power of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh came to an inglorious end.</b><p>Initially he surprised his critics by accepting defeat after 22 years in power, but then backtracked by announcing he would contest the result, only to backtrack again and leave the country.<p>Mr Jammeh departed …

Africa

Is free trade good or bad?

<b>Free trade is something of a sacred cow in the economics profession.</b><p>Moving towards it, rather slowly, has also been one of the dominant features of the post-World War Two global economy.<p>Now there are new challenges to that development.<p>The UK is leaving the European Union and the single market - …

Globalization

The twilight of Tokyo's legendary fish market

<b>The Tsukiji fish market is probably the rudest place in Japan.</b><p>If you've got an image in your mind of cheery fishmongers bowing and wishing you the Japanese equivalent of "top of the morning", forget it.<p>You get pushed and shoved, told "you're in the way!" At every step you're nearly run down by a …

Japan

Babies remember their birth language - scientists

<b>Babies build knowledge about the language they hear even in the first few months of life, research shows.</b><p>If you move countries and forget your birth language, you retain this hidden ability, according to a study.<p>Dutch-speaking adults adopted from South Korea exceeded expectations at Korean …

Linguistics