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How to Write the Perfect Essay

What we learn from the process of putting an essay together mean more than just what we hand in to our teacher or professor; these are communication …

Creative Writing

Should you raise your kids religious? Here's what the science says

In the opening montage of “Religion,” an episode on Aziz Ansari’s TV series <i>Master of None</i>, we see kids protesting miserably as their parents usher them off to church, synagogue, temple, and some kind of Scientology processing ceremony. They don’t want to go; they would much rather stay home. But …

Religion

Human-Powered Machines Resource List: Pedal to the Metal

DIY Plans and Resources to Buy Human-Powered Machines<p>Adults of average physical fitness can produce between 50 and 150 watts of mechanical power …

Could you live in this delightfully tiny home? Eco-advocates sure hope so.

When you think about climate change, what comes to mind?<p>I immediately imagine smokestacks billowing black soot, congested highways with idling cars, …

In 'Jurassic World,' a dino-sized animal-rights parable

NEW YORK (AP) — The dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park" are many things. They are special-effects wonders. They are unruly house guests. And they are some of the biggest, most foot-stomping metaphors around.<p>Since Steven Spielberg's 1993 original, the dinos of "Jurassic Park" — many of them not light on …

'Eating Animals' Drives Home Where Our Food Really Comes From

It started with a call from actress and animal rights activist Natalie Portman to author Jonathan Safran Foer. The latter had recently taken a break …

When to use a hyphen, an en dash or an em dash | Articles | Writing & Editing

As experienced writers and editors, many <i>PR Daily</i> readers harbor a dislike for the hyphen.<p>It’s a punctuation mark that’s supposed to help writers …

How George Orwell Predicted the Challenge of Writing Today

<i>The following is adapted from a lecture delivered in Barcelona at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona on June 6, 2018, in honor of Orwell Day.</i><p>Some essays are letters into the future. “The Prevention of Literature” is one such essay, and today I’d like to respond to it from 2018.<p>Orwell …

Mining and Metals in a Sustainable World - Reports - World Economic Forum

Scoping Paper:<br>Mining and Metals in a<br>Sustainable World<p>World Economic Forum Mining & Metals Industry Partnership in collaboration with Accenture<p>Click …

Guide to creating circular design launches at Davos

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has teamed up with design and consulting firm IDEO to create a guide that helps businesses design for the circular …

Everyone Hates Setting Goals. Here's How Google Makes It Easier for Its Employees

If a goal doesn't challenge you, then it won't change you.<p>It's that time of year--leaders everywhere are charging employees with the task of establishing goals for 2018. If you've never been through a structured process, this exercise can be daunting, and frankly, feel like a big waste of time. I …

5 simple reasons why writing is hard, really hard

<i>Writing isn’t, or shouldn’t be, hard in the physical sense. And yet it’s a really hard thing to do.</i><p>Never mind doing it well. You sit there, or lie …

Is It Possible to Start a Business With $500? These Startup Founders Say Yes

Business books and advisers might recommend having at least six months of runway saved before launching your own company. But it's possible to start a business on a budget as low as $500.<p>I first started my business when I had very limited funds in my bank account. I had quit my job unexpectedly and …

A Wikipedia For Data Visualizations Is Here

The Data Viz Project has more than 150 types of visualizations.<p>You have one dataset, and countless ways to visualize it. Bar chart? Tree graph? The dreadful pie chart?<p>Now all your options are in one beautifully designed location: the Data Viz Project, which has more than 150 types of data …

How to Align Your Corporate Citizenship Strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Have you been tasked with addressing how your company supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Use these tips and tricks for …

How to know what you're getting when you buy free range eggs

Last week, egg producer Snowdale Holdings was penalised A$1 million for falsely labelling their eggs as free range. Snowdale, one of the biggest …

7 reasons you should never drink out of plastic water bottles

Everyone knows that water is the healthiest thing you can drink — but science suggests that drinking from plastic water bottles might not be the best …

Corporate Engagement on Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene: Driving Progress on Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) Through Supply-Chains and Voluntary Standards - Pacific Institute

Published: August 21, 2017<br>Author: WaterAid, WBCSD, Water Witness International, and the CEO Water Mandate (a project of the UN Global Compact and the …

Water

How P&G, Wells Fargo finance the circular economy

As commodity prices rise, populations grow, natural resources dwindle and supply chains become riddled with risk, the circular economy stands out as …

What Does It Actually Mean to Shop Ethically?

Ethical-shopping experts explain what to look for in a brand.<p>In case you missed the memo: Ethical shopping is hard. Production chains are so complicated that major companies often can’t guarantee what conditions their products were made in, and even alternatives like the Salvation Army aren’t …

A Beginner's Guide to Ethical Shopping

Here's what it means and how to do it.<p>Ethical shopping, as we've already said, can seem nearly impossible. But though difficult, it can be done with the right tools and information. While you may not be able to check every single box when trying overhaul your buying practices, even doing a little …

What Does It Take For a Large Corporation to Go Green?

Though there have been various headline-grabbing moves towards eco-friendly business in recent times, how realistic is it really for a large …

6 companies that have found creative ways to be environmentally friendly

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase</i><p>The Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker made from repurposed materials. Cotopaxi<p>Waste reduction helps companies save natural resources, decrease …

Sustainability

So What Exactly is Ecotourism?

Travelers tend to group themselves into categories when it comes to what motivates them to experience the world. Some travelers’ sole aim is to taste …

Ecotourism

Anthony Bourdain’s new doc Wasted! will make you think differently about food waste

“What does a chef do? They take something that’s ugly and tough and transform it into something wonderful,” Anthony Bourdain says in the newly …

Trees Can Save A City $500 Million Every Year

It’s a thankless job, but green spaces save us millions by soaking up pollution and cooling us down.<p>Trees have a proven positive impact on cities: They lower wind speed and thus energy consumption. They reduce pollution and heat. They generally improve how neighborhoods are perceived. They make …

5 Writing Tricks That Will Keep Readers With Short Attention Spans Interested

bluebudgie / Pixabay<p>Ask any copywriter to name their biggest challenge today, and ten to one will tell you it’s writing for the ever-shrinking …

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …