Andrew Kitahara

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What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

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Two Simple, Scientific Approaches to Motivational Leadership

Whether you’re directing a small team or an entire company, you already know that one of the most persistent challenges of leadership is motivating people. You’ve probably experienced a host of universal frustrations: “Why do they lose steam when I’m not here? Why aren’t they pushing themselves …

Public executions and mass graves: ISIS targets Sunni tribe in Iraq

They were taken from their homes, some pulled from their beds, in the middle of the night.<p>They were fathers, brothers and sons, members of the U.S.-allied Albu Nimr tribe -- the Sunni clan considered among the last holdouts against ISIS in Iraq's western desert.<p>About 50 members of the tribe were …

Germany struggles to adapt to immigrant influx

<b>"Everyone's moving to Germany."</b><p>So says Govan, a thin, bearded French jazz musician from Lyon whom I meet in a German language class for people recently arrived in Berlin.<p>"In one month," he says, "I met lot of people from everywhere."<p>The faces around the table are young, the accents mainly European. …

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Little progress in talks on ending Gaza war, Israel says

GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are “difficult”, Palestinian delegates said on Tuesday, while Israeli officials said no progress had been made so far and fighting could soon resume.<p>As a 72-hour ceasefire held for a second day, Palestinian …

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Finding and Renting an Apartment in Europe

There are two routes you can choose from when you are looking for an apartment in Europe. You can use a direct booking website or you can go through a rental agency.<p><b>Direct Booking Websites</b><p>homeaway.com | VBRO.com|<p>greatrentals.com | roomorama.com|<p>airbnb.com<p>Direct booking websites such as the ones …

How Can I Travel Without Wrecking the Environment?

<i>A:</i><p>If we’re actually concerned about climate change and our contribution to it, should we really be flying all over the world to visit places for fun?<p>The simple answer is no. The International Council on Clean Transportation, a nonprofit that helps transportation industries around the world become …

Israel's President: Gaza ground offensive 'may happen quite soon'

Israeli airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza, killing scores of people Wednesday as dozens of militant rockets streaked into Israel.<p>The continued Hamas barrage prompted Israel's Prime Minister to step up the offensive against the militant group.<p>"The operation will be expanded and will continue until …

Second German government worker suspected of spying for US

German authorities are investigating the second case of a government employee suspected of spying on confidential government affairs for US secret services within a week.<p>Public prosecutors confirmed that the home and office of a defence ministry employee in the greater Berlin area had been searched …

Israeli military steps up Gaza Strip airstrikes on second day of offensive

Israel’s military said Wednesday that it had struck around 200 sites linked to the Islamic militant group Hamas on the second day of an offensive aimed at stopping rocket attacks directed at key cities across Israel.<p>The army said sites that it attacked in Gaza Wednesday included 118 concealed …