Alan Bienvenida

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How You Define the Problem Determines Whether You Solve It

Typical stories of creativity and invention focus on finding novel ways to solve problems. James Dyson found a way to adapt the industrial cyclone to eliminate the bag in a vacuum cleaner. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque developed cubism as a technique for including several views of a scene in the …

The best of the Long Read in 2017

Catching up with all of our stories from this year would take about 36 hours, if you finished each one in 15 minutes and didn’t take any breaks. But for those of you who can’t spare that kind of time, we have chosen our 20 best articles of 2017 – designed to provide you with at least a few hours of …

Retired Navy SEAL commander explains how to wake up earlier: 'Don't think'

Your alarm goes off, but you hit snooze. After rolling out of bed, you end up sipping a cup of coffee as you slowly scroll through emails and articles and maybe come up with a to-do list for the day as the caffeine kicks in. You're definitely not, as Jocko Willink would say, "getting after …

Leadership

Here are 7 essential criteria to identify undervalued stocks

<b>WHAT IS VALUE INVESTING?</b><p>Value investing identifies undervalued stocks. The Motley Fool defines value investing in this way:<p>Value investors understand the market often undervalues stocks based on news and events which have little if anything to do with the long-term fundamentals of those stocks. …

Investing

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Having sex increases spirituality and 'makes people more likely to believe in God'

Hormones released while having sex can increase spirituality and belief in God, scientists have claimed.<p>According to the research, the release of …

The Case For Public Health, In 18 Charts

The U.S. has substantially worse health outcomes than all its peer nations. In a list of non-communicable disease mortality in 17 high-resource countries, the U.S. has the second-highest death rate at 418 deaths per 100,000 people (Figure 1).<p><b>Figure 1. Mortality from noncommunicable diseases in 17</b> …

Public Health

Stanford scientists combine satellite data and machine learning to map poverty

Changing Planet<p>Researchers correctly identified impoverished areas across five African countries by using machine learning to extract information from high-resolution satellite imagery, Stanford University’s School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences say in a news statement.<p>“One of the …

Uncovering the brutal truth about the British empire | Marc Parry

The Harvard historian Caroline Elkins stirred controversy with her work on the crushing of the Mau Mau uprising. But it laid the ground for a legal case that has transformed our view of Britain’s past<p>Help us sue the British government for torture. That was the request Caroline Elkins, a Harvard …

World History

'Last doctors of Aleppo' write heartbreaking letter to Obama: 'We need action'

Aleppo, which has been beset by constant violence since 2012, and the site of unspeakable suffering from air strikes, ground fighting, and even chemical weapons attacks, has become a humanitarian nightmare.<p>A shortage of well-supplied hospitals has resulted in countless deaths that might have been …

Middle East

This science fiction novel is a perfect antidote to U.S. election season

Malka Older's Infomocracy is a realistic picture of a future global democracy.<p>Sometimes you need to escape from the news by plunging into a …

Idealism

The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan review

There’s plenty to admire in this novel about the aftermath of a bombing in Delhi, though it’s not quite the epic the author seems to be aiming for<p>In the immediate aftermath of a market square bombing in Delhi, crisp leaves from shaken trees cover the victims. Survivors climb over corpses “with the …

America's suicide epidemic has gotten worse

Imagine that this rise in deaths had been remarkably widespread, affecting almost all identifiable demographic groups.<p>Imagine if more than 40,000 people a year died from terrorist attacks in this country, rather than a bare handful.<p>Imagine if terrorism were one of the 10 leading causes of death in …

Income Inequality

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Thought Leadership

Greg Jackson's top 10 books to make you a better person

Don’t be put off! Works by WG Sebald, Roberto Bolaño and Wallace Shawn and others can help us to see ourselves more clearly and understand life better<p>“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life,” wrote Thoreau, …

Top 10

Advice for future public health leaders: Build partnerships before crises occur

May 2<b>,</b> 2016 – Making connections and building partnerships with other people and organizations is key to handling a public health crisis—and it’s …

Public Health

31 Brilliant Books That You Really Need To Read This Spring

Required reading from April to June. UK release dates.

Books

Climate change denier Sarah Palin: 'Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am'

Ex-Alaska governor promotes Climate Hustle film and calls for intervention to stop the ‘peer pressure’ as world leaders agree global warming is a serious threat<p>Of all the causes Sarah Palin has embraced in her varied career as hockey mom, Alaska governor, Republican vice-presidential nominee, Fox …

The doctor shortage in the US will soon hit crisis levels

The report projects that by 2025 there will be between 61,700 and 94,700 fewer doctors than patients will need.<p>Among primary care physicians alone, there will be a shortage of between 14,900 and 35,600 doctors.<p>The group also highlighted shortages in the numbers of new psychiatrists and surgeons, …

Health Care

Health and Well-being: A Business Imperative

Health pervades all facets of business. It is pivotal to business strategy and operations, and it is material to long-term profitability.<p>Companies across all sectors make an imprint on health in four ways: through the safety and integrity of products and services; through workplace culture and its …

White House Says Climate Change Will Damage Public Health

Climate change will contribute to a wide array of public health issues in the United States in the coming decades, including everything from the …

Angolan Rapper Among 17 Jailed for Alleged Plot to Overthrow the President

Angolan rapper and activist Luaty Beirão, an outspoken critic of his country’s authoritarian government, has been sentenced to 5½ years in jail for …

Experts call for global drug policy reform as evidence shows 'war on drugs' has harmed public health, human rights

Fifty years of drug policies aimed at restricting and criminalizing drug use and minor possession have had serious detrimental effects on the health, …

Cancer expert says public health, prevention measures are key to defeating cancer

Is investment in research to develop new treatments the best approach to controlling cancer? Many people believe that the time is right for another …

How filling the Supreme Court vacancy will affect public health

Who is selected to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court will profoundly affect key public health issues, including gun control, access to …

Gun Control

What the HIV/AIDS epidemic can tell us about how to fight Zika

Are some countries — and some political systems — more at risk for bad health and epidemics than others?<p>Economist Amartya Sen has famously argued that democracies don’t have famines. Here’s his reasoning: Famines result not from failed crops but from failures to distribute food. In functioning …

Stopping Zika: Attacking mosquitoes from within

<b>(CNN) —</b> Remember the movie "Alien," where the creature grows in the crewman's belly until it finally rips through his stomach to the outside world? Now imagine a kinder, gentler creature living inside the cells of up to 60% of the insects around us. This creature, a strain of bacteria called …

Public health: Tracing the social roots of health

Andrew Steptoe applauds a cogent exploration of Britain's groundbreaking longitudinal birth-cohort studies.<p>The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story …

Tony Blair