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Beat your fear of public speaking with these 7 science-backed strategies

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson says he hates performing in front of a crowd; billionaire investor Warren Buffett admits he used to throw up beforehand.<p>Fortunately, Buffett and Branson have conquered their fears, and so can you. In fact, researchers have spent years developing different …

Sharpen Your Critical Thinking Skills By Imagining 'What If' Scenarios

Critical thinking requires you to rewire your brain to see the world in different ways. One way to do that is to imagine a series of "What if..." …

Smart Meets Fast

Usability<p>Exploring and presenting your data is easier, faster, and more beautiful than ever before.<p>A new start experience for a new generation of …

Retirement Planning Around the World | Franklin Templeton

An increase in longevity rates around the world is certainly something to be celebrated. Average global life expectancy has increased to 71.5 years …

Age discrimination is still seen as okay in the workplace

Every fortnight or so, 58-year-old James Clark hosts a ‘tea and teach’ session at Barclays’ high-street branch in Ealing Broadway, west London. Clark, a community banker with the retail bank, takes customers through the basics of everything from online banking to email.<p>The free classes are open to …

Raising retirement age would widen benefit disparities for disadvantaged

The age to receive full Social Security benefits should be closer to 70, according to a report published in the journal <i>Daedalus</i>.<p>"We're living longer …

Technology Doesn’t Always Beat Labor

Tom Froese<p>“History discloses no tragedy more horrible than the gradual extinction of the English handloom weavers,” wrote Marx in 1867. Everywhere he looked, humans were being displaced “by the rapid and persistent progress of machinery.”<p>A century and a half later, we are once again preoccupied …

Bring On The Boring Robots

Why autonomous butlers are the beginning of ubiquitous robotics<p>Sometimes, people would see the robot coming down the hotel hallway, and do exactly what you'd expect—fast-draw their phones, and snap some pictures. Kids were also pretty predictable, spotting the three-foot-tall cylindrical SaviOne …

Robotics

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

By Co.Existlong Read<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas …

Solving the Manufacturing Workforce Crisis of 2030

Sir James Dyson, British inventor, industrial designer and founder of the Dyson Company once said, “Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.” He’s absolutely right; manufacturing …

Is Self-Doubt Holding You Back? 5 Ways to Banish Fear of Rejection

Use these simple methods to dismiss insecurity and welcome risk.<p>The word <i>rejection</i> stems from the Latin word <i>rejectio,</i> meaning throwing back. Isn't that the perfect way to look at the act of rejection? Someone is simply tossing the ball back in your court to take the next steps.<p>Yet a pervasive fear …

Self-help

Adding Insult to Injury: Statistics Are Workers With the Tears Washed Off

A new report from OSHA sheds light on the relationship between workplace injuries and illnesses and income inequality for millions of Americans.Each …

Demographics

Most Popular Migrant Destinations By Country

<i>Map by reddit user DMan9797</i>, click for higher resolution<p>The UN estimates that there were 232 million people living outside their country of birth in …

What America Will Look Like Decades From Now

America might not resemble the country’s current demographics very much several decades from now.<p>The majority of Americans will be of a racial or …

The Aging U.S. Population Could Stymie Future Job Growth

WEST CHESTER, PA. (TheStreet) -- Analysis of economic data suggest that an aging population could have a significant, negative effect on employment …

White US children will be minorities by 2020 after immigrant 'baby boom', Census reveals

Mar 5, 2015 Source: dailymail.co.uk<p>This is the result of an ongoing trend of declining birth among white Americans and a baby boom among immigrant …

Longer life, but less in our pockets: Time to redo tax and super, or we’ll sink

AUSTRALIA faces a demographic and economic time bomb, with more than seven million people, or a quarter of the population, expected to reach …

London attracted a third of the UK’s half-a-million new migrants, Oxford researchers say

London’s migrant population has grown by 189,000 over the last four years, more than any other region in the country, new research suggests.<p>Migrants …

Elections

Why on earth is everyone moving to Texas?

<b>Gov. Rick Perry (AP)</b><p>New census data show Houston, San Antonio and (of course) Austin as the fastest growing cities<p>Maggie Foucault<p>March 5, 2015 6:41pm (UTC)<p>Newly released census data shows the five fastest-growing cities in the country, and the results might surprise you. Houston, Austin and San …

San Antonio

Urban Core Millennials? A Matter of Perspective

Yes, millennials are moving to the urban cores but not in significant numbers when view from the context of larger city (metropolitan area) trends. …

Urban Design

Millennials like to spank their kids just as much as their parents did, U.S. survey finds

WASHINGTON — NFL star Adrian Peterson’s indictment last September over hitting his son with a switch renewed a long-running debate over whether …

Demographics

England's migrant population 'soars by 565,000' since 2011

Around two-thirds of migrants thought to have come to country in three years to 2014 were born in other EU countries, study by Oxford University's Migration Observatory finds<p>The migrant population in England is estimated to have increased by more than half a million in three years, research from …

Millennials Face Money and Mental Challenges in Job Search

Posted at 00:50h in Blog by jodiokun<p>According to Pew Research Center tabulations of Census Bureau population figures, the generation known as the …

Diverging global population trends (GMT 1)

Changing age structures<p>Declining fertility levels, coupled with gains in life expectancy, are increasing the world's median age, which is expected to …

Women's 'career or kids' dilemma drives German baby drought | DW | 06.03.2015

<i>DW: Mr. Sievert, in the Bertelsmann Foundation immigration report released Friday (06.03.2015), 28 percent of those surveyed said they thought that</i> …

In The Past 7 Years America Added 17 Million People, And Zero Full-Time Jobs

<i>Submitted by Chris Hamilton via Hambone's Stuff blog</i><p><b>Amazing Math from the Bureau of Labor Statistics</b><p>According to the most recent Bureau of Labor …

The fiscal implications of Pennsylvania's aging population

Ben Franklin quipped that death and taxes were inevitable. But here in Pennsylvania, that's not been quite true for the elderly. Our elderly, …

Prime Working-Age Population Growing Again

I pointed out that "even without the financial crisis we would have expected some slowdown in growth this decade (just based on demographics). The …