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Why Sweden's New 6-Hour Work Day Standard Is a Good Idea | Inc.com

Why work more than you have to?<p>It's a great question. But in an age when many workers feel a constant pressure to perform, and want their peers and supervisors to see them working hard, it makes sense that many of us buy into a culture of hard work at all costs. But hard work isn't necessarily …

Employment

Future of food: how we grow

As the world population grows and food security is threatened, the pressing challenge for agriculture is to produce more food, more efficiently and more sustainably. Here are a couple of the latest innovations.<p>Read more of our future of food special:<p>What we eat • How we eat How we cook • How we …

Farming

Clinton takes debt-free higher education from progressive dream to mainstream

Activists call candidate’s so-called college compact ‘ambitious’ but families would still have to cover some costs, unlike in Bernie Sanders’ proposed bill<p>Hillary Clinton unveiled her response to America’s crushing $1.3tn student loan crisis on Monday with a plan to make tuition affordable enough …

College & University

India's 'Anaconda' parody rap against Hindustan Unilever

<b>Indian activist Sofia Ashraf's "parody rap video" against consumer goods giant Hindustan Unilever has clocked nearly two million views since it was uploaded on YouTube last week. BBC Monitoring's Vikas Pandey speaks to the activist about her decision to use singer Nicki Minaj's hit song Anaconda in</b> …

India

The world's most exclusive boarding schools

Skiing

12 Excellent Android Apps for Learning Math

May 21, 2015<br>Today we curated for you this compilation of excellent Android Math apps. You can use these apps with your kids and students to improve …

Mathematics

Karmapa America 2015

The 17th Karmapa Visits the USA<p>Ogyen Trinley Dorje, known as the seventeenth Karmapa, has returned from a journey around America with a great …

Hinduism

7 Scientific Self Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

These 11 strategies will beat procrastination once and for all

In today’s world of smartphones, Twitter and always-on internet, it’s becoming harder and harder to sit down and actually concentrate.<p>So how do you …

Puppy Farms

For many of us, our dogs are our best friends. But we need to confront the sad truth behind the puppy farms where some of our pets are born.<p>They …

Pets

Women's rights activists use social media to get their message out

Through sharing experiences and focusing on key events, online activism is boosting women’s rights issues – but its effect on policy change is still unclear<p>Hashtag activism has helped to propel women’s rights to the forefront of political agendas, bringing attention to issues often under-reported …

Social Media

The Tracks of My Tears: One man’s quest to have male crying be socially acceptable

On the flight back from Lake Tahoe, I feared a full-blown migraine headache was kicking in. The ache behind my eyes bulged and throbbed, as if a golf ball were lodged there.<p>I had been reading a novel and reached a part where two brothers, once deeply committed to each other, experienced a profound …

Empathy

#HeForShe: how to engage men in the fight for gender equality

After Emma Watson's UN Women speech, 12 experts offer practical advice on making feminism everyone's cause<p>Dean Peacock, executive director, Sonke Gender Justice, Cape Town, South Africa, @sonketogether<p><b>Challenge misogyny in public:</b> Some of our most powerful work has been when we've held senior male …

The literacy injustice: 493 million women still can't read

Educating girls is now at the core of much development thinking and programming, but illiteracy among women and older adolescent girls outside formal education is an increasingly critical issue that risks falling between the gaps. Of the 774 million adults (15 years and older) who still cannot read …

Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning

No matter where I am, whether it is a physical location or virtual, I am always hearing conversations about how technology can be used to effectively …

Education Technology

19 hacks to make your life easier around the house

Life is tough enough. Small irritations should never get in the way of enjoying a hard-earned day off.<p>If there's an easier way of doing things, most …

Lifehacks

For Gender Equality, You Can’t Beat Capitalism

The March 8 commemoration has Communist roots, but capitalism by far has done more for gender equality.<p>By<p>Antony Davies And<p>James R. Harrigan<p>International Women’s Day, commemorated annually on March 8, has become a celebration of women’s achievements in politics, business and the arts. This year, …

Economics

#HerDay2015: Be Part of the Conversation Making Change

If Feminism Is About Equality, Why Do Feminists Oppose Equality?

Gloria Steinem once famously said “women are not going to be equal outside the home until men are equal in it,” a sentiment that is both easy to …

Feminist Quotes From Famous Actresses Lena Dunham, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling

I have a confession: It was hard to narrow this list down to 10 quotes, because there are so many cool, powerful women using their voices to speak out for equality. And that's great news, considering March is Women's History Month. Here is a roundup of Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest posts …

No country has reached gender equality, head of U.N. Women says

A girl born today will be 81 years old before she has the same chance as a man to be CEO of a company, the head of U.N. Women has said, and she will …

A Simple Step Toward Gender Equality

Last year U.N. goodwill ambassador Emma Watson, in a stirring speech, launched the HeForShe movement for gender equality. Watson called for action, not just talk, in support of girls' rights.<p>The White House also started the Let Girls Learn global initiative. President Obama says, "62 million girls …

World Food Program

The best adaptive technologies are designed by people with disabilities.

<i>This post is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. At noon on Wednesday, March 4, Future</i> …

Play

That's an especially frustrating reality for me because in my travels to schools around the world I see lots of examples of "work that matters"; high …

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

Time Management

35 Empowering Feminist Quotes from Inspiring Women

Words of wisdom from the trailblazers who make us proud to be women.<p>To all the women and men continuing the fight for feminism in 2017, get inspired by the words of the trailblazing women who've said it best. From Hillary Clinton to Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Rihanna and all the unapologetic, …

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…<p>And we wonder why people aren’t better …

Three-Parent Babies Will Be Born Within A Year

Babies with three genetic parents could be born within a year after Britain became the first country to permit the controversial procedure.<p>The House of Lords approved the novel form of in vitro fertilisation last week despite opposition from the clergy and pro-life groups. The Commons had already …

Genetics

How To Turn Procrastination Into Productivity

Procrastination is the biggest killer for productivity yet so many of us struggle with it.<p>For example, you may have a huge deadline due but instead …