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In 'Love And Techno,' The World Is Cruel — But The People Aren't (Mostly)

It begins with a solitary Russian underground in Leningrad in 1937, in a train tunnel not yet completed — an artist censoring photographs for the state, removing the images of traitors from the official history of a place already expert at removing people.<p>It ends with a solitary Russian in a space …

Books

George Osborne will give you a pay rise. But he won’t let you fight for one

The backlash has begun. CBI director general John Cridland last week joined the bosses of Next, Whitbread and Wetherspoons in expressing concern about the impact of George Osborne’s “national living wage”, which Cridland described as “a gamble”.<p>It is a gamble. Churlish Corbynites might complain …

Economics

Inside Thailand's counterfeit culture | CNN Travel

Here’s the Secret to a Perfect Networking Meeting

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>A few months ago, I worked with a client (let’s …

What Will It Take To Make Gender Equality The Norm, Not The Exception?

The feminist movement has got a bad rap because it’s been mired by imagery of angry women railing at men for the fact that we don’t have it as good as them – that we don’t “have it all” and they do.<p>But that’s untrue. Men don’t have it all either. Whatever <i>all</i> means.<p>The truth is that feminism is not …

Feminism

ISIS Kidnaps More Than 100 Christians in Syria: United Nations

ISIS militants kidnapped more than 100 Christians in northeast Syria earlier this week, the United Nations said late Wednesday. The U.S. condemned the abductions, which it said included women, children, priests and the elderly.<p>"Hundreds of other civilians remain trapped in villages surrounded by …

Too many choices can lead to bad decisions - Futurity

In theory, having more choices is generally considered a good thing. But when you have to actually put that into practice, it's a whole different …

Improved Indonesia-Malaysia ties 'significant' for ASEAN | DW | 06.02.2015

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, February 5, with the two Southeast Asian countries hoping to improve …

Jelang AFTA 2016, Siapkan Sertifikasi Komoditi

KELANA KOTA<p>Laporan J. Totok Sumarno | Rabu, 04 Februari 2015 | 19:09 WIB<p>Buah-buahan komoditi yang bakal disertifikasi. Foto: …

Mengenai AFTA (ASEAN Free Trade Area) Dalam ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) : Pengertian, Tantangan, dan Strategi

Why watching TV crime dramas is good for your brain

To stay healthy, the human brain needs to be kept active, and suspense-filled small screen thrillers provides a taxing mental workout<p>On a cold January night, the prospect of ditching your resolution to get fit - or read the complete works of Tolstoy - and putting your feet up in front of a good TV …

The Brain

The Incredible, Disappearing Job

Last year, at the Society for Neuroscience conference, I gave a talk on how to find work. I expected 20 or 30 people to attend–after all, it was just …

Cheap oil is killing my job

Marcus Benson moved 1,500 miles from his home in Philadelphia to North Dakota for the shale boom.<p>He made the lengthy drive -- with no job and nowhere to live -- in April 2012 after hearing on the news that the state had the lowest unemployment rate in the country.<p>"I felt like it was a good …

7 Surprising Facts About Workplace Stress | Inc.com

Here are some alarming (but also surprising) facts about the modern workplace. As you read, you'll immediately understand why these facts are alarming. After the list, I'll explain why they're surprising and what you can do about them.<p>The most common use of telecommutting is for workers to continue …

Travel chaos as Ukraine suspends transport links with Crimea

Thousands of vehicles have been stuck at the border between Ukraine and Crimea, after Kyiv authorities reportedly blocked movements at two out of three crossing points.<p>It comes after Ukraine stopped rail and bus travel between the mainland and the peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in …

Strict Shariah Forces Gays Into Hiding In Indonesia's Aceh

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started …

Why Being A Workaholic Is Awful For You AND Everyone Around You

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. It also hurts Jack's health and has a negative impact on his relationships and work life.<p>Today, there are more ways to overwork yourself than ever. And while refusing vacation time, eating lunch at your desk or never shutting off your work email might …

Russia says to supply coal, electricity to Ukraine

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia has agreed on a new deal to supply coal and electricity to Ukraine, which is struggling with a lack of raw fuel for power plants due to a separatist conflict in the industrial east, Russian officials said on Saturday.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin walks into a hall …

Picture of white jihadi sparks fears of Islamic State propaganda coup

Blogger claims hoax as security services examine authenticity of photograph showing young white IS 'recruit', named on social media as Jonathan Edwards<p>The appearance of a photograph appearing to show a young white ‘jihadist’ armed with a rifle sitting alongside Islamic State fighters has led to …

Wanted Islamic extremist leader surrenders in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday.<p>Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi surrendered to Somali police in the Gedo region, said the intelligence officer, who …

Over 30 Airstrikes Hit ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Military Says

Fighter jets, bombers and drones carried out more than 30 airstrikes against the Islamic terror group ISIS in Syria and in Iraq Friday, destroying vehicles, groups of fighters and rocket and mortar systems, U.S. Central Command said.<p>A total of 16 airstrikes were carried out in Syria and 15 in Iraq, …

North Korea calls Obama "a monkey" in latest hacking salvo

Pyongyang issues furious statement accusing US of shutting down its internet services as row over The Interview shows no sign of easing<p>North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the US on Saturday for shutting down its internet services amid the hacking row over The …

Visa suspends operations in Crimea

MOSCOW-- Visa Inc., an international payment system company, suspended its operations in Crimea after another round of U.S. sanctions, the company …

Islamist gunmen attack African Union base in Somalia

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Eight Islamist gunmen infiltrated the main African Union (AU) base in Mogadishu on Thursday and killed three peacekeepers and a civilian contractor, the AU mission in Somalia said.<p>Somalia security forces transport blind-folded suspects detained on their pick-up truck after …