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Americans have no idea how bad inequality is: New Harvard Business School study.

If Michael Norton’s research is to be believed, Americans don’t have the faintest clue how severe economic inequality has become—and if they only …

German inflation stuck at four-year low | DW | 29.09.2014

Low energy costs have kept Germany's inflation rate at its lowest level in more than four years, new statistical data revealed Monday.<p>Consumer prices …

New nanothreads are like diamond ‘necklaces’

Scientists say super-thin “diamond nanothreads” could be stronger and stiffer than the strongest nanotubes and polymers that exist today.<p>“From a …

Chemistry

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Carnegie Mellon University

Marikana massacre: Should police be charged with murder?

<b>South African police have been accused of deliberately "operating as a firing squad" when they killed 34 striking workers at the Marikana platinum mine in 2012. The claim comes from lawyers working for the judge whose long inquiry into the shootings ends on Friday.</b><p>"This was a paramilitary …

US and EU 'make progress' in free trade area talks

<b>Officials from the United States and the European Union say they have made progress as they seek to sweep away trade barriers.</b><p>Teams from the two sides have held a week of discussions in Chevy Chase, Maryland.<p>If successful an agreement would create the world's biggest free trade zone.<p>The chief US …

Julius Malema's South African corruption trial postponed

<b>The trial of South African opposition party leader Julius Malema on corruption charges has been postponed until next year.</b><p>An ex-African National Congress youth leader, Mr Malema is himself known for campaigning against corruption and focusing on poor South Africans.<p>Mr Malema, 33, who was expelled …

Google buys firm behind spoon for Parkinson's patients

<b>Google has bought a biotech company that has developed a spoon designed to make life easier for people with diseases such as Parkinson's.</b><p>It is part of its ambitious foray into health technology, spurred in part by the personal interest of co-founder Sergey Brin.<p>Last year, Google became the main …

South African economy avoids recession

<b>South Africa has avoided falling into recession after second-quarter GDP figures showed the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.</b><p>The economy had contracted by 0.6% in the first quarter. A platinum strike in the country was blamed for the poor performance in the first three …

How Norway has avoided the 'curse of oil'

<b>Hugged by mountains and perched on a stunning coastline of fjords, Bergen, Norway's second-largest city, has picture-postcard views.</b><p>As one of the centres of Norway's booming oil and gas industries, it is also a very wealthy place.<p>Yet there are few displays of ostentatious spending - there are no …

42 Things I Love About Stellenbosch, South Africa

<b>1. Very easy to reach from Cape Town – just 30 miles</b><p>2. Go on an architectural tour to learn more about Cape Dutch design<p>3. Have some wine.<p>4. Learn …

Stellenbosch wineries to visit

A full-bodied Pinotage and jaw-dropping scenery at Warwick Wine Estate, Stellenbosch!<p><b>Stellenbosch</b> (map) is a picturesque university town in the Cape …

A Unique Farm Stay - Living In a Stellenbosch Winery

Located an easy drive from Cape Town is one of South Africa’s premier (and oldest) wine regions, the Stellenbosch Wine Route. Home to more than 200 …

Cruising the Meth-Riddled Murder Dens of Cape Town

The first thing I notice about Lavender Hill is how the cops drive in convoys and everyone holds their Glocks close. My brother, a South African Police Service cop who visited Rwanda after the genocide, calls Lavender Hill the worst place on Earth.<p><i>An officer from Cape Town's Metro Substance Abuse</i> …

Crime

5 reasons Bathurst may be South Africa's most eccentric town | CNN Travel

5 Startups That are Taking South Africa by Storm

<i>By Anneke Steenkamp</i><p>Although they didn't qualify for the World Cup, South Africa is still on the minds of many across the world. With 11 official languages and the continent's second largest economy, South Africa is poised for continued growth and exciting innovation within its blossoming tech scene.<p>…

Canada targets South Africa as priority market in Africa

South Africa might be strike-plagued, on the brink of recession and refusing to sign any foreign investment treaties these days, but it will remain the linchpin of Canada's economic strategy on the African continent, International Trade Minister Ed Fast says.<p>South Africa was officially overtaken by …

Stop Procrastinating…Now

It seems that no one is immune to the tendency to procrastinate. When someone asked Ernest Hemingway how to write a novel, his response was “First you defrost the refrigerator.” But putting off tasks takes a big hit on our productivity, and psyche. Procrastination is not inevitable. Figuring out …

Want to spot the next bubble? Look at where Harvard grads work.

Everybody wants to know what the next bubble is, and there's an easy way to tell: Just watch where Harvard grads are going. Then short the hell out of that.<p>It's called the Harvard M.B.A. Indicator — though it applies to undergrads, too — and it's one part psychology, another part economics. The …

5 Project Management Ideas that Should be Extinct

Project management has a wide spectrum of effective approaches. Everything from hands-off supervision to management by walking around... And then …

SoundBetter's 4 Pieces of Advice When Considering That 500 Startups Application

With an acceptance rate roughly between 3 and 5 percent, getting into 500 Startups‘s accelerator program is – to say the least – difficult. (To put …

Google developing Project Tango tablet with advanced imaging capabilities

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group is apparently hard at work on developing a new kind of tablet with advanced imaging …

500 Developers Already Signed Up for MaidSafe Project

The MaidSafe project announced today it has 500 developers signed up to build applications for its decentralized Internet platform. This follows the …

Islamic finance to get Africa boost | Financial Times

Two African countries – Senegal and South Africa – are just months away from issuing sukuk, or Islamic bonds, seeking to attract cash-rich Middle …

Asking Whether Leaders Are Born or Made Is the Wrong Question

Are leaders born or made? When I pose this question to executives or HR professionals, the vast majority say that leaders are made; that is, leadership is something one can learn. Yet researchers have found traits, such as extraversion and intelligence, which differentiate leaders from others. This …

Business

Pinterest Is Now More Valuable Than These 10 Companies

Investors are looking for the future of e-commerce, and they think Pinterest is worth $5 billion. The company just raised $200 million.<p>Pinterest said today that it raised $200 million in a round that values the company at $5 billion.<p>That hefty valuation isn't entirely surprising, given that the …

Christies contemporary art sale brings in a record $745 million, Is this the golden age of art? -

Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art broke the record for the most expensive single auction in history, totaling over $744.9 million with premium …

The End of ‘Like-Baiting’ on Facebook?

April 14, 2014<p>Share<p>We’ve all seen one of these posts. A person or business explicitly requesting likes, shares and comments to increase the …

Social Media