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Here’s the final nail in the coffin of open plan offices

A new study from Harvard Business School finds that open plan offices don’t live up to the hype–in fact, the idea that they promote interaction is dead wrong.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> The Conversation<i>.</i><p>Open plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and …

The Workplace

Pump Fails At Thai Cave Hours After Soccer Boys Rescued

Soon after the last of a dozen boys and their soccer coach were rescued from a cave in northwestern Thailand, the main pump used to clear passages of floodwaters failed, forcing more than 100 rescue workers to scramble to retreat from the area.<p>No one was injured in the ensuing chaos, but the …

Caving

'I had a nice car, but inside I was in turmoil and I needed a saviour': Ex-Chelsea man Gavin Peacock on being a pastor

Playing in front of 100,000 at Wembley was no problem for former ­Chelsea star Gavin Peacock.<p>But making your pastoral debut with a church audience of …

The Change Management Field Needs to Change, Before it's Disrupted

5 Fatal Flaws of Change Management and How to Innovate Change Itself<p>It's no secret the world is changing - fast. That's why over 60% of all executives now believe disruption will hit their industries hard in the next year. It doesn't matter the industry - management consulting, financial services, …

Management

The Scandal Tearing Apart America's Largest Protestant Denomination

A denominational leader’s claim that abused women should remain in their broken marriages is forcing Southern Baptists to pick sides.<p>Over the past 20 years, the Southern Baptist Convention has weathered an onslaught of controversies, from renaming the denomination to repudiating the Confederate …

Faith

El Capitan's Dawn Wall: The Impossible Climb

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s groundbreaking ascent of El Capitan's Dawn Wall now gives rise to a documentary film that exposes a breathtaking …

Bible Loved by Christian Fundamentalists Written Using Method They Hate

The King James Bible’s creation was guided by the Holy Spirit and miraculously agreed upon, fundamentalist Christians say. Newly discovered texts say …

No, a Human Year Isn't Equivalent to 7 'Dog Years'

Here's how old your dog really is.<p>Dogs age at different rates compared to humans, but the simple rule of seven dog years to one human year is far …

Christians, Their Morality and Their Ironic Intolerance

April 27, 2018 by Jonathan MS Pearce<p>God is love.<p>Or something.<p>Turns out, very often, Christians don’t reflect this ideal. This is kind of …

A Timelapse of the Fastest-Ever Climb of El Capitan in Yosemite

On October 2017, rock climbers Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds broke the record for speed climbing The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite by making it to …

These 10 unreal free solo climbs will wow you

Check out some of the world's most legendary, frightening, and ground-breaking free solos of all time.<p>There are few more daring and death-defying …

One-Third Of Everest Deaths Are Sherpa Climbers

<i>Our series Take A Number is exploring problems around the world — and the people who are trying to solve them — through the lens of a single number.</i><p>The autographs of people who have stood atop the world's highest mountain line the walls of the Rum Doodle Bar and Restaurant in Kathmandu. The best …

Mountaineering

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

Three Fibs We Keep Telling about the New Testament

April 5, 2018 by Jayson D. Bradley<p>It’s time we shook off some of the myths that we’re regularly taught in the church. Don’t worry; I’m not talking …

Christianity

Researchers Discover Common Thread Among Christians Who Voted For Trump

This could explain why some evangelicals are willing to overlook that Trump is not a choir boy.<p>Social scientists have a number of theories on why President Donald Trump captured the votes of 80 percent of white evangelical Protestants in the 2016 election, much more than his support from any other …

The truth about Feldenkrais, the movement method fans call 'wizardry'

Mention “Feldenkrais” and the response tends to be a blank stare, followed by a quizzical expression as to whether an expletive, or unfortunate sneeze, has just been emitted. The “funny F-word,” as practitioner Ryan Jansen calls it, may not roll off the tongue, but its followers are nigh-on …

The Last Temptation

How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory<p>One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent …

How Trump Is Remaking Evangelicalism

A new book shows the fracture lines the 45th U.S. president has created within American Christianity.<p>This fall, Christian students at Princeton dropped the word “evangelical” from the name of their fellowship. They felt the term is increasingly “confusing, or unknown, or misunderstood,” the …

Faith

This Is How American Democracy Could End

We asked a leading political scientist about his terrifying new book.<p>If you are worried about the world becoming less and less stable with each passing month, about democracies around the world coming under assault from strongmen and would-be strongmen, about society succumbing to its worst …

What Does the Bible Teach About Transgender People?

If the Bible is our guide, then God’s design for gender is a gigantic rainbow of variation, not a black-and-white conformity with sex.<p>On February 18, …

People Like Billy Graham Are Why I Quit Christianity

I grew up in awe of Graham, just like every other Southerner I knew. But I no longer believe in elevating the feelings of white people bothered more by protest than injustice.<p>It was men like Billy Graham who convinced me to leave the church I attended for nearly two decades. They convinced me to …

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

Leadership

Why Brainstorming Groups Kill Breakthrough Ideas (and What to Do Instead)

In a nutshell, they simply don't work.<p>Over a half a century ago, Alex Osborne wrote an influential book called <i>Applied Imagination</i> that opined that "the average person can think up twice as many ideas when working with a group than when working alone." Managers must have been convinced because …

Creativity

This Student Failed Her Assignment Because Her Professor Said "Australia Isn't A Country"

Just read the emails between these two.<p>The professor never apologized for the error, but did acknowledge she had a "misunderstanding about the difference between Australia as a country and a continent."<p>Still, the professor had another warning for Arnold as she prepares to write her final …

The Importance of How we Communicate in the #MeToo Movement.

We live in a world where treatment of women still falls short of fair and principled.<p>And no, I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night. I …

A male backlash against #MeToo is brewing

Men are scared, and feminists are delighted. But the urge to call out and punish male sexual transgression is bound to clash with an inescapable …

Trump isn’t crazy, he’s just a terrible person

<b>(Getty/Chip Somodevilla)</b><p>The president is more “bad than mad,” according to the man who wrote the book on personality disorders<p>Kali Holloway<p>January 28, 2018 12:29am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In an age when the current White House occupant has inspired unprecedented levels of …

Mental Disorders

Why willpower is overrated

Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is?<p>People with a lot of self-control — people who, when they happen upon a delicious food they don’t think they should eat, seemingly grin and bear the temptation until it passes — have it easy.<p>But why? …

Psychology

Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

Photoillustration by Stephen Gregory & Heshmat Saberi<p>‘I regret having children’<p>In pushing the boundaries of accepted maternal response, women are …