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Children who kill - From shootings to stranglings, 11 evil kids and how they took another young life

It's rare for a child to commit a serious crime , and even rarer for that act to be murder.<p>So when these cases make the news, they fascinate readers, …

6 tactics for improving workplace productivity

Remember the old (and slightly misogynistic) phrase <i>Happy Wife, Happy Life!</i> ? Well, it turns out there is a workplace equivalent: <i>Happy workers,</i> …

Security Guard Beaten By Mob In Manassas

A security guard was left hospitalized after being severely beaten with his own baton by four men in Manassas: Prince William County cops.<p>MANASSAS, …

The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Bigger doesn’t mean better when it comes to work. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon famously coined this with the two pizza rule:<p>One former executive recalled that, at an offsite retreat where some managers suggested that employees should start communicating more …

Violent Media and Aggressive Behavior in Children

Dillon, K. P., & Bushman, B. J. (2017, in press). Effects of Exposure to Gun Violence in Movies on Children’s Interest in Real Guns. <i>JAMA …

Bigfoot Encounter at Closed Down Military Base

In 2002, a doctor travels into an area of a defunct military training area to do some wild hog hunting. During his hunt he found a lot more than …

The Search for the Tsiako Beast

These old episodes of Mysterious Encounters are great. In this one they head to the Olympic Rain Forest.

Two True Sasquatch Encounters

The Supernaturalist shares a couple of bigfoot encounter stories from the archives. The first one starts off with a family trip in the summer of …

Ghosts of the Antofagasta Mudslide

On June 18, 1991, exactly 26 years ago today, a sudden mudslide swept away large portions of Antofagasta, Chile. More than 100 people died in the …

Mudslides

The Hard Science of Teamwork

Like many people, I’ve encountered teams that are “clicking.” I’ve experienced the “buzz” of a group that’s blazing away with new ideas in a way that makes it seem they can read each others’ minds. We think of building teams that operate on this plane as an art, or even magic. It’s not something …

How To Appear Confident When You Feel Insecure

Whether you’re about to step on stage to give a presentation, or you’ve just entered an important job interview, self-doubt could lead to failure. If you look insecure, your audience may be distracted from your message and they might not take what you have to say seriously.<p>A little insecurity and …

Self-help

Introverts vs Extroverts

Netflix and chill or go out for a night at the club? A quiet walk in the park or an intense trail run? These are a few of the preferences that mark …

How to Listen When Your Communication Styles Don’t Match

Why do people who consider themselves good communicators often fail to actually hear each other? Often it’s due to a mismatch of styles: To someone who prefers to vent, someone who prefers to explain seems patronizing; explainers experience venters as volatile.<p>This is why so many of us see our …

The lust for power

<i>Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect all who seek it.</i><p>– Frank Herbert, “Dune”<p>It was nothing more than a random headline my husband read out loud …

6 Ways to Help Introverts Become Confident Leaders | Inc.com

Introverts in the workplace are often misunderstood. They can come across as shy, withdrawn or even lacking empathy. The fact is they make exceptional members of a team -- and can be good leaders if you take the time and effort to understand their mindset. In Susan Cain's bestselling book, Quiet, …

Leadership

This is why meetings wreck productivity

Meetings are time killers and are often used in large companies by managers to make themselves look busy. In big companies, communicating that work …

Terror As British Airways Plane Engine Bursts Into Flames

Related: British Airways<p>A British Airways plane’s engine burst into flames on Friday evening while flying from Phoenix, Arizona to London. The flight …

British Airways

6 Simple but Effective Things You Can Do to Get Through Times.

<i>Tough times don’t last, tough people do.</i><p>It’s inevitable that all of us are going to experience some tough times one time or another, the most …

Cardi B, Snoop, And Chris Evans Join The Celebrities Reaching Out To Bullied Teen Keaton Jones

From a horrible, terrible situation in which a teen boy’s bullying led him to a tearful plea for people to stop being so mean, comes some redemption for the human race in a reminder that the bullied won’t be stepped on forever. Keaton Jones went viral after his mother filmed him wondering why he …

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …