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Why What You Learned in Preschool Is Crucial at Work

For all the jobs that machines can now do — whether performing surgery, driving cars or serving food — they still lack one distinctly human trait. They have no social skills.<p>Yet skills like cooperation, empathy and flexibility have become increasingly vital in modern-day work. Occupations that …

Shooting Schengen

WHAT happens at Europe’s borders often telegraphs momentous change. The Soviet blockade of Berlin in 1948 foreshadowed the cold war. The scrapping of …

Was Piketty wrong about inequality?

Thomas Piketty<p><b>The last three decades have seen huge changes in the global economy.</b><p>Three trends have dominated: falling interest rates, weak wage growth and rising inequality.<p>Documenting the last of these trends made the French economist Thomas Piketty an unlikely best-seller.<p>But might these trends …

No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day.<p>It’s just not true. There is no science behind it.<p>And yet every summer we are inundated with news media reports warning that dehydration is dangerous and also ubiquitous.<p>These reports work up a …

Public Health

Li Ka-shing in talks to buy O2 for £10bn

<b>Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing is in talks to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn) from Spain's Telefonica.</b><p>His firm, Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa, already owns the Three mobile network, and combining it with O2 would create the UK's biggest mobile …

The Return of Geopolitics

So far, the year 2014 has been a tumultuous one, as geopolitical rivalries have stormed back to center stage. Whether it is Russian forces seizing …

BBC News app revamp offers personalised coverage

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1139000/1139271_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532434807_ee3fb8b53f730079e4ccd3f40e3593e4<p><b>The BBC's News app has been given a major overhaul with the goal of offering a more "personalised" service.</b><p>In addition to pre-existing sections - …

BBC Democracy Day: Europe 'faces political earthquakes'

<b>Political earthquakes could be in store for Europe in 2015, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the BBC's Democracy Day.</b><p>It says the rising appeal of populist parties could see some winning elections and mainstream parties forced into previously unthinkable …

Dubai replaces Heathrow as busiest airport | Financial Times

Dubai leapfrogged Heathrow to become the world’s busiest airport for international passengers in 2014, the head of the Gulf hub said on Monday.<p>Dubai …

The west has lost intellectual self-confidence | Financial Times

For the first half of my life, international politics was defined by the cold war. The fall of the Berlin Wall ended that era and began another one: …

Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy

People in Japan are so averse to romantic relationships that the country's media even has a name for it: sekkusu shinai shokogun, or "celibacy syndrome," according to a widely circulated Guardian story on the country's low rates of marriage, childbearing and even sex.<p>But this is more than a story …