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Capitalism vs. the Planet

Naomi Klein dares to discuss the C-word<p>Author Naomi Klein has become the best-known voice of an idea that few mainstream green groups dare to …

Small Oil: 5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Cook

Buy your cooking grease from family-owned estates and you're much likelier to be helping the planet

Incredible Images Of The Mysterious Dogon Tribe

The Dogon are an indigenous tribe located in a region of Mali, south of the Sahara Dessert of Africa. They are a reclusive tribe of people with an …

Merkel offers Turkey EU incentives over refugee crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered Turkey the prospect of support for faster progress on its bid to join the European Union in return for cooperation in stemming the flow of refugees and taking back those rejected by Europe.<p>Merkel also said on Sunday that Germany could accelerate the path …

5 steps to business performance measures that matter

Business success, the subject is the source of countless books but what does it mean, what do you need to do to meet it and why should you measure …

Make Your Management Style Effective

Your management style is your management style. Whether it is more of a micromanager, more of a manager who allows a lot of independence, if you …

9 Traits of Star Employees

Workers who have mastered these skills are more productive, are better leaders, and are more well-liked by other members of their team.<p>There's a somewhat scientific formula to standing out at work.<p>Last year, leadership development consultancy Zenger/Folkman collected upward of 50,000 360-degree …

9 Reasons You And Your Employees Can't Do 40 Hours Of Work In 40 Hours - And What To Do About It

Here are the nine top reasons why you and your employees can’t finish 40 hours worth of work in 40 hours.<p><b>1. Meetings are consuming 30 – 50% of your day and accomplishing far too little.</b><p>The average employee spends 30% of their time in meetings – that’s 12 hours - a full day and a half. Executives …

5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Relationship With Your Boss (And Your Next Boss)

As offices across the country close out a week marked by celebrations of “Boss’s Day,” now is a great time to consider your relationship with your current boss–could it be improved, or maximized in some way?–or what kind of notes you might want to strike with your next one.<p>“The most important …

The one thing that ruins successful teams

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

HELP! I’m working 12-hour days and most weekends for no extra pay or recognition.

John Timpson: Straight-talking, common sense from the front line of management<p>Q Over the past year, I have started working longer hours and taken on extra projects. Now I’m working 12-hour days and most weekends for no extra pay or recognition. How do I scale back without damaging my career …

Sheryl Sandberg on husband's death: 'I have lived 30 years in these 30 days'

Facebook’s chief operating officer writes an emotional post about the ‘void’ of the month since her husband, David Goldberg, died in an accident<p>Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer at Facebook, has written an emotional post on the social networking site about mourning for her husband, David …

This Is Microsoft's Big Secret Windows 10 Feature

Scott Eells—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Tomohiro Ohsumi—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Noah Berger—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Microsoft/Corbis<p>Robert …

Why America is betting big on bullet trains

Americans love cars, which goes a long way to explain why we’ve failed to build a serious high-speed-rail network. Yes, we have Amtrak’s Acela …

What’s Your Personal Happiness Score?

<b>Sustained positive emotion</b> <br>Happiness isn’t just about feeling pleasure, research shows; it’s about holding on to that feeling even as circumstances …

Path to Success: 4 Ways to Reignite Your Passion

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Like this article? Find more great tips by subscribing to my blog here.</i><p>Have you ever heard the saying “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life?” It’s a secret that people who are passionate about their work have come to …

Employment

Memes make light of India Maggi ban

<b>An official ban on Maggi noodles in the Indian capital, Delhi, has sparked humour and public health concerns on social media platforms like Twitter.</b><p>Authorities in Delhi on Wednesday banned the sale of Maggi noodles for 15 days after high levels of lead were found in batches tested there and in the …

Steve Jobs’s And Elon Musk’s Counterintuitive Leadership Traits

History’s best leaders have mastered these traits.<p>A friend of mine recently left Tesla, the renowned electric car maker, saying both, “It was incredible,” and “I’d never work there again.”<p>His sentiment echoed that of several former employees of another of today’s most celebrated companies, SpaceX, …

Roman rubbish dump reveals secrets of ancient trading networks

Archaeologists are excavating Monte Testaccio, a huge artificial hill in the centre of Rome that is made up of millions of smashed amphorae<p>The world’s largest ancient Roman rubbish dump is revealing intriguing details about the extent and sophistication of trade in the Mediterranean 2,000 years ago.<p>…

Why Startups Fail, According to 13 Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Are you sabotaging your entrepreneurial efforts? See what these millionaire founders have to say.<p>Launching your startup may well be the most exhilarating, rewarding, and terrifying experience of your lifetime. I remember that roller coaster well--there were a lot of sleepless nights in WordStream's …

Bernie Sanders’s ‘socialist’ charade

Does any stricture of journalistic propriety or social etiquette require us to participate in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s charade? Is it obligatory to take seriously his pose of being an “independent” and a “socialist”? It gives excitable Democratic activists a frisson of naughtiness to pretend …

Middle-class

10 DIYs for Customized Wedding (or Party!) Decor

You're getting married, congratulations! It's bound to be one of the most special moments of your life. Before you say the "I dos," though, a caveat: The list of things you'll feel pressured to buy for your wedding will probably run the length of a football field (or two).<p>Unless you have the sewing …

IMF: Fed should wait until 2016 to raise interest rates

The Federal Reserve should wait until the first half of 2016 before raising interest rates because inflation remains too low and there are "significant uncertainties as to the future resilience of economic growth," the International Monetary Fund said Thursday in its annual review of the U.S. …

Economics

Greek leader meets eurozone creditors – but as expected, no deal yet

Eurozone crisis,International Monetary Fund (IMF),European banks,European commission,Alexis Tsipras,Greece,Europe,European Union,Business,World news,Eurozone<p>Alexis Tsipras met European commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, to push for 47-page reform programme, with positive results but no …

Law comes first

THE WORLD JUSTICE PROJECT Rule of Law index, a new global report that ranks countries’ adherence to the rule of law, puts Botswana in the top spot …

Africa