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Infographic: 10 essential parts of highly ranked websites

When customers want to find you, are search engines offering your website as a top result?<p>Digital marketers and PR pros must pay keen attention to …

Marketing

Breaking Hate: What a Former White Supremacist Says Will End Racism May Suprise You

We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating—black people can’t rid white America of its cancerous racism—that’s going to be an inside job, by …

Rights & Freedoms

Everyone claims they are following “agile methods” but few actually do

When we talk with managers who are undertaking ambitious digital projects, we ask them if they are using agile methods. Many of them will say “yes, we’ve adopted agile already.” You’d think that would be an encouraging sign: when practiced well, agile methods can create exceptionally valuable and …

Project Management

Women finding themselves locked out of corporate Canada’s boys' club in wake of #MeToo

A lawyer is asked whether a male executive should leave the door open when meeting with a woman.<p>A consultant’s longtime male client will take a meeting with her only if someone else is in the room.<p>A public relations executive hears from senior business leaders who say they are shying away from …

Sexual Harassment

The 5 levels of leadership

As Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, once astutely noted, “Employees everywhere don’t necessarily hate the company or organization they work for as much as they do their boss. Employees—especially the stars—join a company and then quit their manager.”<p>But what makes a boss worth quitting …

Employment

Did GDPR Just Give Email Engagement A Boost?

That awful couple of weeks in the run to GDPR this May -- it was annoying, illuminating and liberating all at the same time, and it might just have …

Here’s how many people can be in a meeting before it’s unproductive, according to Harvard

Meetings are at peak production level when there are fewer people involved — specifically, no more than eight, according to Harvard Business …

Drug that stops progression of Parkinson's disease heads for human trials

An exciting experimental drug developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine has been found to stop the progression of Parkinson's disease in live …

Look how much foreign investment has fled Canada since the Liberals took over

On March 18, 2016, Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, established the Advisory Council on Economic Growth and charged it with the …

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

7 Reasons Why EMV Is Outdated for Influencer Marketing Measurement

Last month, social influence analytics service Klout shuttered its doors after 10 years. Klout would rank the influence of social media profiles on a …

Marketing

A New Study Examines How Successful CEOs Use Their Time--and Entrepreneurs Should Take Notice

A recent in-depth, 12-year study from Harvard University demonstrates how CEOs manage the most significant resource we all have in common--time.<p>News flash: Running a business is hard.<p>In addition to the challenges of finding and acting on inspiration and developing your company's four S's, …

Harvard Business Review - Ideas and Advice for Leaders

Infographic: Don’t fall for these social media marketing myths

Social media marketing isn’t going away anytime soon.Even with the scandals rocking the industry about data protection and technology addiction, …

What Happens During an Amygdala Hijack

The term "amygdala hijack" was coined by psychologist Daniel Goleman in his 1995 book, <i>Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.</i> Goleman …

Emotional Intelligence

Seven (or more) things you didn't know about your brain

The brain — the central "control unit" of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the …

Hate on Jordan Peterson all you want, but he's tapping into frustration that feminists shouldn't ignore

One of the most controversial public intellectuals today is an eccentric, primly dressed professor who writes about esoteric mythology, dispenses old-fashioned wisdom such as “clean your room” and champions embattled ideals of manhood.<p>Dr. Jordan Peterson, University of Toronto psychologist, …

Feminism

How To Stand Out As A Small Consultancy And Crush Goliaths

I run into a lot of high-level consultants who have had the guts to leave their stodgy large corporations to start their own shops. They usually do so because they are fed up with the old fashioned processes and bureaucracy and believe they can do it better while experiencing more freedom and …

High Level

Violence, rebellion and sexual exploitation: the darker side of Ancient Rome

The Roman elite may have prided themselves on their dignity and honour, but - as Harry Sidebottom reveals - the ancient city of Rome was a hotbed of …

Beyond Reach: What Bottom-Line KPIs You Need To Measure On Social Media

When businesses and brands first started their social media pages, the savvy C-Suite asked their social media manager to track analytics on this newfangled thing called social networking. For a long time — probably too long — those analytics consisted of likes and mentions.<p>As time went by and …

Nelson: We're reaping what Notley and Trudeau sowed

If it wasn’t so darn important to our city, there’d be some degree of smug satisfaction with the awkward position in which both the premier and prime …

Memories Physically Transferred Between Snails Through Strings of RNA

It just took one injection to teach these snails fear.<p>To most of us, memories are intangible, like floating photo albums existing only in the mind. …

Canada should not proceed with the legalization of marijuana as planned

After the last week or so of avoiding questions about whether marijuana would indeed be legalized by summer as planned, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau …

Does Parkinson’s Begin in the Gut?

The earliest evidence that the gut might be involved in Parkinson’s emerged more than 200 years ago. In 1817, the English surgeon James Parkinson …

Medical Research

New clues about how migraines are inherited

Common genetic variations may play a greater role in the onset, severity and heredity of migraines than previously thought, according to new research …

Mutations

People adapted to the cold and got more migraines as a result

Some people have adapted to live in cold polar climates, but at a price. The same gene variant that helps us cope with cold also seems to increase …

The Life of Carl Jung, Founder of Analytical Psychology

Psychologist who theorized about how personality types shape our behavior<p>Carl Gustav Jung (July 26, 1875 – June 6, 1961) was an influential …

Psychology

The 12 Worst Ideas Organized Religion Has Unleashed On the World

Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead …

Religion

Homeopathic and natural remedies aren’t the same thing—and only one of them is total nonsense

Therapies from nature sometimes work, but diluted dog rabies does not.<p>Willow bark has a long and storied history. The Sumerians used it 4,000 years ago to treat pains of all kinds. So did the Egyptians after them, and the Chinese and the Greeks, but it wasn’t until the turn of the 20th century that …

Homeopathy

Why It Seems as if Everyone Is Always Angry With You

Why do you look so angry? This article hasn’t even begun and already you disapprove. Why can’t I ever win with you? I see it in your face.<p>If this sounds unfamiliar, good for you. You don’t need this.<p>For the rest of us, it may be helpful to know that some people seem to have outsize difficulty with …

Psychology