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Misperceiving Bullshit as Profound Is Associated with Favorable Views of Cruz, Rubio, Trump and Conservatism

Abstract<p>The present research investigates the associations between holding favorable views of potential Democratic or Republican candidates for the …

What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures

What makes a great leader? Although the core ingredients of leadership are universal (good judgment, integrity, and people skills), the full recipe for successful leadership requires culture-specific condiments. The main reason for this is that cultures differ in their implicit theories of …

The science behind online dating profiles

<b>Around the world, 91 million people are on dating websites and apps. Finding "the one" among them may seem daunting - but some tips based on scientific research might help, writes Dr Xand van Tulleken.</b><p>I'm 37, and for years I've been dating in London and New York, looking for Miss Right.<p>Some people …

5 steps towards going zero waste you need to know

I am on a quest for a zero-waste home and, although I have been very successful at cutting down the amount of trash I produce, I have yet to reach …

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global …

You Can't Miss These Unusual Caribbean Spots

There are countless strange sights and bizarre locations around the world - places that amaze and confound us. There are natural wonders that make us stare in awe; there are artistic and architectural feats that boggle the mind.<p>But did you know that some of the most extraordinary of those unique …

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5 Reasons Why Rishikesh should be on Your Bucket List

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, Rishikesh is known as the 'Gateway to the Himalayas' and 'Yoga Capital of the World'. I recently visited Rishikesh and it has already become one of my favourite places.<p>Image Credit: ThatGirl'sLifeStories<p>Rishikesh is the land of spiritual …

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The Connected Yard is about to make gardening a whole lot smarter

The ‘connected home’ is a concept we’ve heard a lot about over the past few years, but how about the connected yard?<p>At SXSW, Scotts – the company behind gardening brands like Miracle-Gro and Weedol – has been showing off its Gro ‘Connected Yard’ offering that is set to launch in the USA next …

How to Taste: Coffee

Professional growers, sellers, and baristas try coffee at controlled tastings called cuppings, but the average person may not know what separates a great cup of coffee from one that's sold by a vested, mustachio'd server at an overpriced but minimally decorated modern coffee bar.<p>As with all things, …

When an Argument Gets Too Heated, Here’s What to Say

I recently stood in front of an executive team, allowing their unproductive to-ing and fro-ing to continue a little longer. It was a gold mine of examples I could use to teach them how <i>not</i> to have conflict. Within 10 minutes, they’d managed to take a routine issue and turn it into an all-out row, …

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This clever design firm is open sourcing its rejected logos so startups can use them for free

Fairpixels is giving startups a helping hand, and open sourcing rejected logos for anyone to use.<p>The company, which is a pay-what-you-can-afford design firm, says it has “unused logo design proposals piling up on our hard drives,” so it’s just giving them away, and will be freeing more designs up …

Training the entrepreneurs of the future

Business Planet producer Serge Rombi explores how young people are learning to become the entrepreneurs of the future.<p>Inspiring and teaching young people the basics of entrepreneurship is the business of Junior Achievement. We met Blanca Narváez, director of the organisation in Spain.<p>Blanca …

The Elements of an Effective Cause Marketing Campaign

What makes a great cause campaign? How do you get people to stop bad habits, adopt good ones, or do something about a societal or health issue that may not even be on their radar?<p>In developing the strategy for a recent cause campaign, we took a three-step approach to considering our options for …

9 Brilliant Ways to Use Canned Tuna

Go beyond the classic tuna salad.<p>From pasta to pizza, here are nine terrific ways to use the pantry staple.<p>Canned tuna is excellent for quick, …

How to Make a Tumeric Latte

In case you haven't heard, turmeric is having a major moment. The yellow-orange plant root has a number of health benefits, from easing inflammation to increasing circulation to protecting the heart and brain. And even better: You can whip up the spice into a warm, creamy treat on a freezing-cold …

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Mein Kampf: Eine Kritische Edition review – taking the sting out of Hitler’s hateful book

It is entirely appropriate to republish the Nazi leader’s autobiography – now out of copyright – in this scholarly new edition. The text, which still provokes fear, needs to be treated as history<p>How do you solve a problem like <i>Mein Kampf</i>? Since 1945 the solution in Germany has been to prevent the …

7 red flags when considering an international volunteer program

UNFORTUNATELY, MANY BUSINESSES AND NGOS offering international volunteer programs are chasing sales to a much greater extent than they are actually …

The worst possible advice to give someone traveling to Singapore

1. “Add ‘lah’ to the end of every sentence to speak Singlish”<p>Singaporeans are pretty proud of their pidgin-speak so you are sadly mistaken if you …

Shawn Ruth’s Amsterdam

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>Originally from the southern Netherlands, <b>Shawn Ruth van Heuckelum</b> moved to <b>Amsterdam</b> in 2009. Since then she’s lived in nearly every part of the Dutch capital—a city, she says, that has far more to offer than tulips and clogs.<p>A passionate writer, explorer, and foodie, Shawn …

17 travel hacks that’ll make your trip just a little less painful

1. Be the last on the plane.<p>You’re not going to get anywhere any quicker by being on the plane first. And if you get on last, you might be able to …