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7 Dangerous Myths About Depression in Men

There were over 41,000 deaths from completed suicide in 2013 with males accounting for nearly 80 percent of fatalities. In addition to the individual loss of life, the emotional and psychological costs to family members, friends and entire communities are enormous. Despite the apparent need for …

Top female student takes on corruption in Egypt after scoring zero on exams

Dubbed ‘zero schoolgirl’, Mariam Malak is drawing national attention after appeals to investigate forgery allegations were repeatedly dodged by authorities<p>Softly spoken schoolgirl Mariam Malak has become an unlikely symbol of the fight against corruption in Egypt after scoring the sum total of zero …

Corruption

How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Business And Quit Your Day Job

It’s probably something that most people have dreamed of at some stage, turning a hobby or leisure pursuit into a successful business.<p>A lot of people are doing it, although for most, the money they generate does little more than cover their costs. So how do you turn something you just get a kick …

Right on banks, wrong on schools: “No Child Left Behind wasn’t designed for the types of realities in my school”

A congressman says even progressive Democrats fall for “accountability,” over-testing and phony education “reform”<p>Progressive Democrats are right to hail the new populism in their party driving the debate about the nation's economic policies and the atrocious inequality those policies have created. …

How a language that went unspoken for a half-century was brought back from the dead

In the summer of 1930, at the dawn of the Great Depression, a 21-year-old linguist named Morris Swadesh set out for Louisiana to record the area’s Native American languages, which were disappearing rapidly.<p>Morris and his peers were in a race against time to document them, and in the small town of …

Linguistics

The Strange, Tragic Things You Hear While Volunteering at a Crisis Hotline

I've listened to depressed teenagers and people who were oblivious that they were paedophiles.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE France</i><p>Before I personally volunteered at a crisis and emotional support helpline, I had very little understanding of what actually went on at such a centre. I …

The best free online business courses starting in August

It's surreal to look back on business 20 years ago. Back then, employees railed against their short-sighted overlords, who lived and died by their quarterly numbers.<p>Business cycles were measured in years. And few could wrap their arms around this "internet" thing.<p>Fast forward to today. Armed with …

Making smart cities work for people. No 2. the social network building a sharing economy in Singapore

Gonna level with you here, I have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, I’m a huge fan of schadenfreude, so learning that it the government …

5 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

<i>“’Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are’ is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread.”</i> ― François Mauriac<p>I get asked a lot what books I’m reading or what books I recommend for entrepreneurs. I love to read, so I’ve always got my nose in a book. Even on my …

Behold, Hypnotic Sand Paintings That Will Turn Your Brain Into Goo

Are you stressed? Bored? Exhausted? Misunderstood?<p>We highly recommend taking a brief moment to recharge, watching as this talented sand artist unfolds colorful, mind-bending shapes and forms before your eyes. Pretty hypnotic, no?<p>The captivating process is the work of Joe Mangrum, an artist who was …

Appeals Court Confounds Military Justice By Importing Foreign Law Into The U.S. Constitution

Since the war against militant Islamists began in earnest in 2001, a cornerstone of U.S. national security policy has been to employ military commissions to hear criminal charges filed against al Qaeda leaders responsible for the September 11 (and subsequent) attacks. A decision last week by the …

Incontrovertible: There is NO consensus on "climate change"

I have the pleasure of working with Dr. Roger Cohen, RWC Fellow American Physical Society, to publicize a better understanding of climate science and …

Spray-On Solar Power Will Likely Soon Change The World

• Home<br>• ><br>• Energy<br>• ><br>• Spray-On Solar Power Will Likely Soon Change The World<p>posted 4 years ago<br>Categories: Energy<p>New Energy Technologies is developing the …

Billionaire investor Chris Sacca explains the 4 key elements of his investing philosophy

He's been an early-stage investor in billion-dollar companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Stripe, Lookout, and Automattic (maker of WordPress).<p>Sacca tells "The 4-Hour Workweek" author Tim Ferriss in the latest episode of Ferriss' podcast that he's happy to share his investing approach with those …

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Canada

Tesla and the Shift in Power: Part 1 - What Powerwall batteries could mean for energy consumers

On April 30, 2015, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, took to the stage amidst cheering and rock music to announce, in his words, a …

Clean Energy

5 Aspects of Emotional Intelligence Required for Effective Leadership

"The ability to control my emotions and actions sets me apart from other men." -- Navy SEAL Creed<p>Emotional intelligence is widely known to be a key component of effective leadership. The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational …

Emotional Intelligence

Want to Change Your Employees' Behavior? Just Hack Their Brains

To affect your staffers' actions in positive ways, all you need to do is try this trick from the fields of psychology and marketing.<p>When it comes to influencing employee behavior, there's no need for evil, head-shrinking, black magic.<p>Simple things like getting your employees to put money into a …

Employment

5 Tech Tools to Encourage Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an important aspect of learning. Understanding something is more than repeating facts, it’s being able to <b>apply what you know in</b> …