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In Historic Turn, CO2 Emissions Flatline in 2014, Even as Global Economy Grows

A key stumbling block in the effort to combat global warming has been the intimate link between greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth. When times are good and industries are thriving, global energy use traditionally increases and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions also go up. Only when …

Fossil Fuels

Texas Open-Carry Movement Turning to Terrorism

<i>Merriam Webster definition of "terrorism": The use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal.</i><p>I've been blogging here at The Huffington Post for quite some time about the threat of insurrectionism in the pro-gun movement. Typically, pro-gun …

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

The Bad American Habits I Kicked in Finland

From to-go mugs to small talk<p>“Well, you’re just special. You’re American,” remarked my colleague, smirking from across the coffee table. My other Finnish coworkers, from the school in Helsinki where I teach, nodded in agreement. They had just finished critiquing one of my habits, and they could see …

The Aussie who will lead Greek debt talks

GREECE’s new left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras picked an outspoken bailout critic and Australian citizen as his finance minister yesterday, …

Europe

Shanghai first major Chinese region to ditch GDP growth target

Shanghai has ditched its official economic growth target for 2015, becoming the first major city or province in China to abandon such metrics as …

China

On the origins of the hamburger standard

<i>In this week's print edition, we present the latest update of our Big Mac index, invented by The Economist in 1986 as a lighthearted guide to whether</i> …

Books worth reading, as recommended by Bill Gates, Susan Cain and more…

Find repose by exciting the mind. Some of the world’s leading thinkers offer the books that inspired them and their work. Skim the list for your …

Schneider Electric CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire’s MBA ‘revolution’

As a youth in rural France in the 1970s, Jean-Pascal Tricoire never ventured more than 20km from home — “basically, where my motorcycle could go”. …

The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives

This is the story of a man whose ideas could have saved a lot of lives and spared countless numbers of women and newborns' feverish and agonizing deaths.<p>You'll notice I said "could have."<p>The year was 1846, and our would-be hero was a Hungarian doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis.<p>Semmelweis was a man of …

Personal Hygiene

Tesco downgraded to 'junk' despite turnaround plan

Moody's downgrades Tesco debt despite shares soaring on plans to close stores, shut head office, and cancel new store openings<p>Tesco has been downgraded to "junk" status by credit rating ageny Moody's, despite the company unveiling a radical turnaround plan.<p>Sven Reinke, Moody's vice-president and …

The Next 10 Years

Another year. This year's resolutions looked pretty much the same as last year and the year before that so I've resolved to stop making New Year's resolutions. Nonetheless the year-end (or beginning) is a time that calls for taking stock and reflecting on the past and the future. This year the big …

Lifestyle

The class project that hit the marketing spot

If there were a handbook for MBA students on how to find your future co-founder at business school, Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah — the …

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure -- and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? …

Why homeopathy is nonsense

VISIT any health shop and you are likely to see them: packages of homeopathic remedies claiming to cure whatever ails you, from coughs and fever to …

Filmmakers: Finally, There's 4K on Your Phone

The ultimate goal for most filmmakers is a multi-million dollar budget, a sizable crew and plenty of cool toys -- including a high-end camera. The reality is that most of us want to film quality content more frequently than we're able to Kickstart a new budget. But last Tuesday the Ultrakam 4K app …

How the teddy bear taught us compassion

In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt legendarily spared the life of a black bear -- and prompted a plush toy craze for so-called "teddy bears." …

All the Rage: A Film About Dr Sarno, Emotions, and Health

<b>What do Howard Stern, Larry David, John Stossel, Senator Tom Harkin, and Pro-Golfer Ben Crane have in common?</b><p><b>"We're in the stone ages, and Dr. Sarno</b> …

The rise and rise of the flexible MBA

Stephen Skripak likes to tell prospective students at Virginia Tech about how he earned his MBA at Purdue University in the late 1980s while working …

Understanding “New Power”

We all sense that power is shifting in the world. We see increasing political protest, a crisis in representation and governance, and upstart businesses upending traditional industries. But the nature of this shift tends to be either wildly romanticized or dangerously underestimated.<p>There are those …

How much of London is owned by Qatar’s royal family?

Qatar’s royals are adding a massive £200m-plus Regent’s Park palace to their multiple investments in the capital. So apart from Harrods, what else have they acquired in their ongong spending spree?<p>It will by all accounts be one hell of a gaff: a Grade I listed, 13-bedroom, 30,000 sq ft, twin-lift …

Think yourself young

WE don’t have to age — or at least grow old as fast as we do. That’s the finding of researchers in the US, where a group of specially trained lab …

The Brain

Sudden market swings, dollar rise expose emerging market vulnerability: BIS | Reuters

ZURICH (Reuters) - Sudden swings in financial markets recently suggest they are becoming more fragile and sensitive to unexpected events, the global organization of central banks said on Sunday, warning that a rising U.S. dollar could have a “profound impact” on emerging markets in …

The secret structure of great talks

From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with …

Your online life, permanent as a tattoo

What if Andy Warhol had it wrong, and instead of being famous for 15 minutes, we're only anonymous for that long? In this short talk, Juan Enriquez …

To Strengthen Your Attention Span, Stop Overtaxing It

The Iditarod dog sled race covers 1,100 miles of Arctic ice and takes more than a week. The standard strategy for mushers had been to run twelve hours at a stretch, then rest for twelve. Either you ran all day and rested at night, or you rested all day and ran all night.<p>That all changed because of …

What Net Present Value Can’t Tell You

Let me pose a question: What’s more valuable?<p>Investing 10 million dollars in a program that will return 20 million dollars in 3 years with 100% certainty…or<br>• Investing 1 million dollars in a program that will return 3 million dollars in 3 years with 50% certainty?<p>Basic theory says the first option is …

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

At some point in their careers, most leaders have either consciously — or, more likely, unwittingly — based (or justified) their approach to motivation on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s idea that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level needs such as food, water, shelter, and security, …