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Which Country's Workers Care About Their Jobs the Most?

A new survey covering 13 countries tries to measure employees' engagement with their jobs.<p>According to one survey, the average amount of time that some employees spend on personal activities at work is somewhere between 1.5 and three hours a day. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that employers are …

Employee Engagement

How strong is your mind?

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

Gotcha! The Chevy Corvette Stingray’s PDR catches valet joyride on video

The beauty of the Performance Data Recorder in the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is that it can also keep tabs of what your car’s doing when you’ve …

I threatened to assault her with an iron rod, confesses Uber driver

Bringing back the memories of gruesome Delhi gangrape case that happened in the December of 2012, the drive accused in Uber rape case confessed to …

Barclays pays nearly 500 bankers more than 1 million pounds

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays paid almost 500 staff more than 1 million pounds last year, prompting criticism that pay is still too high and that banks have not changed their ways since the financial crisis.<p>A man walks past a branch of Lloyds bank in central London February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Paul …