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38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays

William Shakespeare died 400 years ago this month, on April 23, 1616. His complete works—at least 38 surviving plays (including several …

175 states sign landmark Paris deal on climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. But world leaders made clear more action is needed, and quickly, to fight a relentless rise in global temperatures.<p>With the planet heating …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

The Late Movies: 10 Great Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now (on Netflix)

If you haven't discovered Netflix and its instant streaming feature yet, it's pretty magical. I watch so many more movies now because of it -- and …

It's time to talk about 'black privilege'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's some good news for all you black folks complaining about racism in America.<p>You don't know how good you have it.<p>At least that's the message I heard during one of the strangest conversations I've ever had about race. I was talking about the concept of white privilege -- the belief that …

Rachel Dolezal

The Role of a Data Scientist in 2016

Already crowned as the best job in America for 2016, the definition and skill set required to be a data scientist is in a constant state of flux. …

7 of the Easiest Foreign Languages to Learn

Who says learning a language needs to be hard?<p>The better question to ask is: which is the easiest language to learn in the shortest amount of …

10 legal mistakes made by startups

Setting up your startup involves a lot of work and effort. Many things need attention, including developing a proof of concept, finding …

Why Donald Trump, Though?

Amid all the explanations of the Republican front-runner’s appeal, few account for the candidate himself.<p>Reams of analysis have, by now, been devoted to understanding the phenomenon that is Donald Trump. Like many observers and analysts, I’ve had my preconceptions about American politics blown …

Donald Trump

Fact-checking presidential candidates' claims about Muslims after Brussels

Muslims are the new Mexicans in US politics. References to Muslims by politicians have become interchangeable with references to refugees, immigrants and terrorists in much the same way that Mexicans have long been synonymous with drug dealers, criminals and rapists.<p>And this week, following the …

Government

44 books on 44 presidents: The man who made the Civil War

<i>Editor's note: This is the eleventh entry in the writer's year-long project to read one book about each of the U.S. Presidents by Election Day 2016.</i> …

War

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

Writing Should Be Fun

Yes, writing should be fun, and for most writers - even those writers who complain about writer's block, and who claim they like <i>having</i> written more than writing, and who say writing is like sitting at a desk until blood comes out of your forehead - writing <i>is</i> fun. They just don't recognize the fun …

What You Need To Know About Life – Paul Miller

Around May time last year I learned something that would change the way I approach things and reduce the amount of stress that I had in my life. It …

Psychographics Are Just as Important for Marketers as Demographics

laura schneider FOR HBR<p>Marketers are used to thinking and speaking in <i>demographics</i>, since slicing a market up by age, gender, ethnicity and other broad variables can help to understand the differences and commonalities among customers. Think “our target audience is 14- to 34-year-olds” or “we are …

The five foreign policy questions every candidate should be asked

It’s amazing that with almost two presidential debates every week, many critical foreign policy questions have gone unasked and unanswered - even while the television networks spend entire hours discussing when and where the US should bomb next.<p>These topics that will be crucial for the next …

Middle East