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HIV-positive man ordered to stop virus by Seattle court

<b>A Seattle judge has ordered an HIV-positive man to stop spreading the disease and to seek treatment after he infected eight people in four years.</b><p>The man, known only as "AO" in court documents, is required to show up for counselling and to protect future sexual partners.<p>Officials maintain they are …

An entire island nation is preparing to evacuate to Fiji before they sink into the Pacific

This has to be the weirdest business deal of the week: The Church of England just sold a chunk of forest-covered land on the Fijian island Vanau Levu for $8.8 million to the government of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. For the moment, Kiribati plans to use its 20-square-kilometer …

Why Hustling Helps People To Become Insanely Successful

Take a page from Twitter investor Chris Sacca to take your career to the next level–put your nose to the grindstone, hustle, schlep, slog, and invent a consultancy.<p>Super lucky people get so frustratingly fortunate by finding ways to expose themselves to positive chance.<p>Such is the story of Chris …

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room

I used to dread networking events. Then a colleague let me in on his secret strategy.<p>I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

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Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova: Why I have gone on hunger strike

Beginning Monday, 23 September, I am going on hunger strike. This is an extreme method, but I am convinced that it is my only way out of my current situation.<p>The penal colony administration refuses to hear me. But I, in turn, refuse to back down from my demands. I will not remain silent, resigned …

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Stephen Hawking backs right to assisted suicide

Science News<p>LONDON (Reuters) — British cosmologist Stephen Hawking has backed the right for people who are terminally ill to choose to end their lives and to receive help to do so as long as safeguards are in place.<p>The wheelchair-bound Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease aged 21 and …

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How Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, And Maria Popova Got More Creative

To be more creative yourself, listen to lessons from the masters.<p>“We learn, from the time we’re little, the process of the scientific method–how to discover things–but we don’t teach the parallel art of how to invent things,” Stanford innovation scholar Tina Seelig told us, “That’s one of the …

Why The Perfect Nap Makes For The Perfect Workday

It could be for 20 minutes, 60 minutes, or even 90 minutes: a bespoke nap creates a tailored workday.<p>If you happen upon the offices of Buffer in San Francisco on a given afternoon looking for Leo Widrich, you’d better choose a time other than 3 p.m. Why? Because the cofounder and CMO is probably …

Bank of America intern's death puts banks' working culture in spotlight

Death of Moritz Erhardt, a German student working for Merrill Lynch, triggers call for inquiry into excessive working hours in City<p>• Contact the Guardian's reporting team about your experience interning in the City<p>Calls have been made for an overhaul of the long-hours culture among young staff …

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding–and appreciation–of your work, your life, and the world around you.<p>This is your life.<p>Do what you love and do it often.<p>If you don’t like something, change it.<p>If you don’t like your job, quit.<p>If you don’t have …

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Monotasking Is The New Multitasking

How can you get anything done when your “tasks” turn into competing preoccupations? In this age of distraction, it’s all about monotasking. Here are six tips for doing it right.<p>We all know multitasking is inefficient. A classic 2007 study of Microsoft workers found that when they responded to email …

The Importance of Scheduling Nothing

As an organization scales, the role of its leadership needs to evolve and scale along with it. I've seen this evolution take place along at least two …

Why You Need a Dream Board

When I first heard about dream boards, I shrugged them off. Sounds <i>crafty</i>, I said. Probably requires <i>glue</i>.<p>And then I found Pinterest, and my dream …

Quit Working Late: 8 Tips

It's entirely possible to do your job well--and leave at a reasonable hour. It all comes down to how well you take control of your time.<p>In a recent survey of more than 4,000 business executives conducted by Accenture, work-life balance was the key factor for more than half of men and women in …

Gloomy Thinking Can Be Contagious

When students show up at college in the fall, they'll have to deal with new classes, new friends and a new environment. In many cases, they will also have new roommates — and an intriguing new research study suggests this can have important mental health consequences.<p>At the University of Notre …

5 Things Happy People Do

Sages going back to Socrates have offered advice on how to be happy, but only now are scientists beginning to address this question with systematic, …

A Better Way to Die

Bringing together medicine and spirituality for end-of-life care<p>Roberto Trm/Flickr<p>As Seigan Glassing walked down the sterile, white hospital corridor, he thought of a poem written by well-known Zen master Kozan Ichikyo shortly before his death.<p>Empty handed I entered<p>Seigan paused outside one of the …