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Books: 10 most important books of 2016 and more

Hello, I'm books editor Carolyn Kellogg, with this week's book news for you.<p><b>THE BIG STORY</b><p>Looking back on the year, I've selected the 10 most important books of 2016. Because books take so long to create, there's no guarantee that they'll be as meaningful when they're published as they were when …

Yoga and Meditation Improve Life Behind Bars and Beyond

By Christopher Zoukis<p>The Bureau of Justice Statistics has found that within five years of release, 76 percent of prisoners released in the U.S. reoffend. Breaking this cycle requires radical reforms in rehabilitation methods, and some surprising approaches are showing promising results -- downward …

Ethical choices to make your Christmas ham taste so much sweeter

More and more people make their food-buying decisions with animal welfare in mind<p>Increasing interest in animal welfare means there are a range of options for where your ham comes from this Christmas. What should you look for if you want to tuck into a ham from an ethically raised pig?<p>You’ll find …

Meet the woman who quit her NYC job to run a baby goat sanctuary

If you're secretly looking for the final push to quit your job, this woman's success story might convince you.<p>Leanne Lauricella left the NYC grind to …

Goats

10 times people stood up and made a difference in 2016

AS AN INDIVIDUAL it may seem unlikely, even impossible, that any of us can make a difference. We don’t have to look very far though to see that …

Civil Rights

How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts

All kids blow things out of proportion or jump to conclusions at times, but consistently distorting reality is not innocuous.<p><i>“I didn’t get invited to Julie’s party… I’m such a loser.”</i><p><i>“I missed the bus… nothing ever goes my way.”</i><p><i>“My science teacher wants to see me… I must be in trouble.”</i><p>These are …

Protecting Our Fourth Estate: The Plunder of Politics and PR

Last month, when President-Elect Donald Trump convened a meeting of American news elites, he shocked us with another dissection of our precious Fourth Estate. <i>You're all liars</i>, he snarled. A better word might be <i>dupes</i>.<p>After all, the same media he claims to be dishonest propelled his candidacy and, in …

Eight Common Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Should Ditch In 2017

Looking back over the past year, four top entrepreneurship gurus share the stumbles that newbies repeatedly make.<p>Business owners make a lot of mistakes, especially first-timers–I’m one, and I know I have. But some entrepreneurs’ entire businesses are based on helping others start their own. And …

Entrepreneurship

From your pocket to the CEO's: How the stock option loophole works

In Canada, there is one set of tax rules for corporate insiders, another for the rest of us. The stock option loophole is among the more blatant …

How the Most Emotionally Intelligent CEOs Handle Their Power

Most of the CEOs I’ve met and worked with had years to prepare for their jobs. As they entered middle management, most of them learned that being a good leader is more important than being a good do-er. Many have stories to tell about stumbling along the way, about micromanaging people, about …

Leadership

The Men Who Mentor Women

While women make up 51.5% of all managers, much fewer women rise to the C-suite. A survey of 25,000 Harvard Business School graduates found that although male and female graduates had similar levels of ambition, men were significantly more likely to have positions in senior management, direct …

Leadership

Conscious Consumerism Is Growing, But Many People Can’t Name A Responsible Company

Social responsibility is important to consumers, they just don’t quite know what it is.<p>Look around any supermarket aisle or shopping street and you see that social responsibility sells. From laundry detergent from Seventh Generation to durable jackets from Patagonia, companies that do good (or a …

SeaWorld lays off hundreds of employees

SeaWorld Entertainment announced Tuesday it is eliminating 320 jobs company-wide, part of an ongoing effort to sharply cut its costs.<p>In San Diego, …

SeaWorld

Social Media Ad Spending Is Expected to Pass Newspapers by 2020

The amount of money spent on advertising on social media is set to catch up with newspaper ad revenues by 2020, a leading forecaster said on …

We've Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods

(Photo: Unsplash)<p><i>Editor’s note from AlterNet: The terms GE (genetic engineering) and GMO (genetically modified organism) are often used</i> …

Agriculture

Emily Ratajkowski Calls Book of Nude Photos a 'Violation'

Emily Ratajkowski thinks one of her former photographers is crossing a line.<p>Jonathan Leder, who photographed the model-turned-actress back in 2012, …

Emily Ratajkowski

Trudeau didn’t just approve Trans Mountain, he put his weight behind it

This is the decision that upsets the image of Justin Trudeau as an all-things-to-all-voters people-pleaser. On Tuesday, he risked his own popularity, and several of his party's seats, by approving Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline. And he came out to announce it, in person, and on camera.<p>By …

CBC asks for $400M more in funding to go ad-free | The Star

The CBC is asking for an increase of roughly $400 million in government funding as part of a plan to go ad-free on all platforms.<p>A proposal paper …

Controversial PETA Prank Leaves People Thinking They Drank Dog's Milk

'Would you ever drink that madness?'<p>A prank has proven controversial after people were incorrectly led to believe they’d consumed dog’s milk.<p>The …

PETA

Clif Bar’s Former CEO Opens Up About the Emotional Toll of Entrepreneurship

These days, it’s becoming almost trendy for entrepreneurs to openly discuss their depression and other emotional afflictions. They’re getting hip to …

CFL sends wrong message on head injuries: Arthur | The Star

We were always going to judge Jeffrey Orridge’s second big turn as the commissioner of the Canadian Football League on a curve, if only because last …

Chapman's Ice Cream wants to buy town's school to keep it open

Ontario ice cream maker Chapman's says it wants to buy a small town elementary school to prevent the province's Liberal government from shutting it …

Canada

Vaping, e-cigarettes to be regulated by Health Canada

The federal government plans to regulate e-cigarettes to make vaping products less accessible to young people.<p>"The proposed act amends the Tobacco …

Public Health

Decision to have Ghomeshi lawyer Marie Henein speak at universities perpetuates rape culture, critics say

ANTIGONISH, N.S. — The choice of Jian Ghomeshi’s lawyer as a speaker at four Canadian universities is sparking debate on one Nova Scotia campus.<p>Marie …

Volkswagen's Brand Strategy: Finally, Something That Makes Some Sense

Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess presented his plan for the next ten years, and for the first time in many years, I saw something that wasn’t a collection of platitudes and fluff. The press conference took place in Volkswagen’s “Markenhochhaus,” the totally rebuilt brick tower at the Wolfsburg …

This Photographer Has Amassed the World's Largest Collection of Climate Change Images

For the past 13 years, award-winning environmental photographer Ashley Cooper has traveled across seven continents, amassing the world's largest …

Trump: I will withdraw from TPP on 'day one'

Trump to withdraw from TPP on first day in office<p>In a video released on Monday night, Donald Trump outlined his plans for his first 100 days in office, and vowed to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal “from day one”. Trump said he was going to issue a note of intent to withdraw …

Donald Trump

Texas Republican Wants to Out LGBT Kids in School

A Tea Party lawmaker would force teachers to tell parents about a student’s gender identity—even if the kid wants to keep it secret.<p>AMARILLO, Texas—A …