(CNN) — Every day, they come and go, unheralded, required, ignored: 100,000 or so working ships traveling the seas, carrying 90% of world trade. Our goods, necessities, fripperies: all still come by ship,
There's a paradox at the heart of productivity -- while longer hours seem to be the obvious solution for those who want to accomplish more, working less often means getting more done. Don't believe me?
In Japan, small children take the subway and run errands alone, no parent in sight. The reason why has more to do with social trust than self-reliance. It’s a common sight on Japanese mass transit: children
Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/AP AOL’s takeover of Time Warner in 2000 was the largest merger in US corporate history at the time. 84 image/jpeg http://media.guim.co.uk/f8f7d14cd11f9c465d3ee063d0e9092a6d42c89e/0_0_2000_1200/140.jpg