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Black History Month reading list: the best books this February

From rediscovered greats by Octavia Butler to the sixth novel from a prodigious talent, there’s a lot to get excited about this month<p>It’s hard to believe, but What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is Helen Oyeyemi’s sixth book and she is still only 31. The collection features nine stories linked by the …

Books

Twitter forms Trust and Safety Council amid concerns it has become a cesspool of hateful trolls

As Twitter faces a crescendo of complaints that its platform has become a refuge for hate-spewing-violence-threatening-female-harassing trolls, the company today announced a plan to create a committee to talk about the problem.<p>The newly formed “Trust and Safety Council” is composed of …

Why the million-dollar view is bad for our body and our soul

Sydneysiders desire to have a house with a harbour or ocean view. Elsewhere a distant mountain view will do. But a view from the house to the vast …

20th Century

The Big List of Motivational and Thought-Provoking Quotes

Sometimes there is a quote or saying that really resonates with you. It can be from someone who you would not expect at all, as you will see by some of the quotes below. Sometimes there are many that strike a chord with you. One of the simplest and most inspiring things you can do for yourself is …

Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>It can be tough enough to manage your own stress. But how can you, as a manager, help the members of your team handle <i>their</i> feelings of stress, burnout, or disengagement?<p>Because work is getting more demanding and complex, and because many of us now work in 24/7 environments, …

Employee Engagement

The 9 most popular computer languages, according to the Facebook for programmers

It has even been called the "Facebook for programmers," with lots of Silicon Valley firms requiring job applicants to include their GitHub profile right alongside their résumé.<p>That means GitHub is a great place to gauge which of the world's many thousands of programming languages are the most …

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

Ultra-productive people achieve more because they think differently.<p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge--there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, …

Time Management

Federal Reserve put financial system at risk, Senate report finds

The Senate has rapped the Federal Reserve on the knuckles for the central bank’s failure to oversee big banks who bullied their way into dominant positions in commodities like copper and aluminum.<p>A report released today by the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations announced …