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Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong | George Monbiot

He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its detractors. Perhaps predictably, he has been universally condemned for it.<p>His crime was to insist that the North American Free …

Globalization

Investors Are Helping Put Somaliland on the Map

Hong Kong–based American business developer Robby Zirkelbach has set up small firms in South Sudan, Iran and North Korea. But Somalia was too risky …

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Indiana University

Apartheid Never Died in South Africa: It Inspired a World Order Upheld by Force and Illusion

The murder of 34 miners by the South African police, most of them shot in the back, puts paid to the illusion of post-apartheid democracy and …

South Africa

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

How the sun's rays can keep food chilled: fighting waste in Africa

Two low-tech innovations for storing fruit and vegetables could help save some of the food that goes to waste in a continent where millions are hungry<p>Food waste in Africa is a serious issue. Half of all the fruit and vegetables produced there are thrown away, even though millions of people across …

Agriculture

The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

Why a '5 to 9' Schedule Will Make You More Successful Than the '9 to 5'

Why it matters for you and everyone else in the workplace.<p>Before you read on, let's be clear: This article is not another Tim Ferriss wannabe regurgitation about time management or some cheesy cliche about the "early bird catches the worm."<p>I'm not talking about filling your calendar to the brim to …

Time I

India Wastes As Much Food As United Kingdom Consumes: Study

An eye opening revelation had been made by a report cited in CSR journal. It says “Indians waste as much food as the whole of United Kingdom …

What the Early Life of Elon Musk Can Teach Us About Being Great

Elon Musk is without doubt one of the great visionaries of our age. But how did he get there? <br>Read More

13 of the Best Creative Podcasts Offering Great Advice and Endless Inspiration

Podcasts have exploded over the past few years. (We've got Serial to thank for it.) Now, the once-niche audio format has become mainstream. You can find everything from enthralling true stories to fantastical fiction to hilarious comedy. With such a wide range of topics, there is truly something …

The Nordic Initiative That The World Doesn't Want Or Need

<b>The Prime Ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are meeting in Bergen, Norway, tomorrow to present a common approach on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Unfortunately, the prime ministers have their priorities backward.</b><p>Although it is initially being …

10 Outstanding Short Stories To Read in 2017

<i>Below is a guest post from Mumbai-based writer-filmmaker—and longtime #longreads contributor—Pravesh Bhardwaj (@AuteurPravesh).</i><p>I’ve been doing this …

Keep it in the ground: renewable energy breaks new records

Last year renewable energy accounted for more than half of new power generation worldwide, for the first time<p>Think of China and energy today, and you probably think of coal. But as the chief of the International Energy Agency told me recently, that’s changing. In years to come, wind turbines and …

Renewable Energy

8 leadership lessons from the book Facebook's HR chief recommends to all new managers

It's a term based on Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman's 1999 bestselling management guide "First, Break All the Rules." The coauthors were Gallup analysts at the time and drew insights from 25 years of Gallup studies of 80,000 managers across 400 companies.<p>They "broke all the rules" of convention …

The 10 most valuable career skills you can acquire in your spare time

In other words, they evaluated a ton of different skills that companies look for in their job postings and then evaluated how much higher those jobs paid on average than similar jobs that <i>didn't</i> include those skills.<p>For example, a lab technician job that includes a requirement for the "data …

How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East

The pipe is so large I could walk through it standing upright, were it not full of Mediterranean seawater pumped from an intake a mile offshore.<p>"Now, that's a pump!" Edo Bar-Zeev shouts to me over the din of the motors, grinning with undisguised awe at the scene before us.<p>The reservoirs beneath us …

The 12 Words All Successful People Understand

What do these words mean to you?<p>If you want to be successful, there are some words you’ll need to know.<p>Words are powerful. They can tell a story. Think of the following words: boom, penny, jump, doctor, slip, October, Shakespeare, and corn. All of these words paint a picture in your mind. Words …

Skinny and 119 Pounds, but With the Health Hallmarks of Obesity

Claire Walker Johnson of Queens was a medical mystery. No matter how much she ate, she never gained weight.<p>And yet Ms. Johnson, with a long narrow face, had the conditions many obese people develop — Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and, most strikingly, a liver buried in …

Diabetes

What is an algorithm?

By now you've probably heard a phrase similar to, "An algorithm controls your news feed," at some point in the last 10 years or maybe even the last …

A climate report that we ignore at our peril | Letters

Though it does not actually say so, the report of the Committee on Climate Change (Report, 12 July) is a salutary reminder that a capitalist economy based on infinite economic growth, as expressed in terms of consumption-led GDP, is unsustainable and, if allowed to continue in its present form, …

How the Best Leaders Truly Connect With Their Employees

Here are eight ways to be real with your staff.<p>Leadership has been written and talked about for decades, with great authors defining it in different ways calling it different things. In the end, most of these folks have been talking about the same things.<p>The simple truth is that leadership (and …

Employment

13 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

10 Success lessons from Jeff Bezos – “Amazon Founder and CEO” for entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share54<p>+12<p>Shares 78<p>Success, whether of a small business or a giant enterprise, has something to do with the kind of leadership it has. …

Goodbye to LinkedIn, Twitter, and (almost) everyone else

When Microsoft announced its $26 billion purchase of the business-networking company LinkedIn this past week, the deal touched off speculation that …

Social Media