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'Memory gaps': Conflict reporting, access and activism

Amid restricted access and an increasingly polarised environment, the challenges and nature of reporting are changing.<p>Anyone who has paid their dues to field reporting would recognise Ryszard Kapuscinski's knack for encapsulating historical events in the fewest possible words.<p>As the first ever …

Middle East

Elon Musk: There's a 'one in billions' chance our reality is not a simulation

The fact that you can't afford a Tesla? It doesn't really matter, because we're all probably living in a simulated reality.<p>That's according to Elon …

10 Recipes That Nutritionists Recommend for Breakfast

When it comes to breakfast, nutritionists measure the value of recipes based on quality of ingredients and ease of preparation. Here are 10 great …

27 Vegan Soup Recipes for Winter

Soup is the ultimate comfort food. It’s easy to make, filling and full of nutrition thanks to the fact that it’s often made with nutrient-dense …

15 Slow Cooker Soup Recipes to Warm You Up

Once winter arrives in all of its icy glory, it’s understandable that you’ll want to burrow under the covers and solely sip soup for dinner. And after a long day at the office, it’s less than likely that you’ll be tempted to gather ingredients and start chopping. That’s why these crock pot soup …

Cooking

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Eye-Opening Graphic Reveals Which Countries Have the Best Work-Life Balance

We know that life shouldn't be all work and no play, but just how much do we abide by that? This eye-opening infographic, by Vicky Leta for Mashable, is based on data collected from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Better Life Index. It looks at a couple of …

Why you should never eat a bacon sandwich: what you can – and can't – eat

February, 2015, was the month when everything we thought we knew about eating and drinking healthily was turned on its head.<p>First, a damning study in the British Medical Journal showed that – after all we have been told to the contrary – saturated fat is good for you. Far from being the great risk …

LinkedIn's volunteer marketplace – what charities need to know

Volunteering,Voluntary Sector Network,Voluntary sector network blog,How to guides for small charities,Communications,Trustees,Public Leaders Network,LinkedIn,Volunteering,Charities,Voluntary sector,Society<p>A quick guide to the professional network’s new tools that match charities with skilled …

25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

According to Shop.org’s annual <b>Holiday 2014 Pre-Holiday Retailer and Consumer Study</b>, two out of five U.S. consumers started their holiday shopping in …

Track Your Time with a Colorful Chronodex to Get More Done

The Chronodex is a graphical way of visualizing and keeping tabs on your time every day. For very visual people, this might be the perfect system for …

Productivity

Clean Wool Blankets with Fresh Snow

Wool blankets are warm, comfortable, and they last forever. Cleaning them can be tough, though, if you're trying to avoid shrinkage or other unwanted …

Cleaning

Spinach with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more<p>4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced, divided<p>8 cups spinach, coarsely chopped<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1 cup chopped onion<p>1 teaspoon cumin seeds<p>1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika<p>2 …

Lapland beyond Santa: culture and wilderness in northern Finland

There's more to Finnish Lapland than Santa encounters, as Lonely Planet author Kerry Christiani found when she headed 500km north of the Arctic Circle, discovering a Christmas card scene of frozen lakes and boreal forest, reindeer-driven sleighs and snow that lies deep and crisp and even - all …

European Travel

Make Your Own Toasted Marshmallow Shot Glasses For This Holiday Season

What is success to you?<p>To some, when they think of success, they imagine wealth. Others want power. Some just want to make a positive impact on the …

Motivation

20 Easy Photography Tricks That Will Make You a Picture Taking Master

Enhance your DSLR photography skills or step up your instagram game with these easy tips for taking your camera skills to the next level.

People Don't Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves

There is the famous story about Steve Jobs when he invented the iPod and everyone in the news and the rest of the tech industry scratched their head …

Marketing

These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …

Why Becoming Self-Employed is The Answer

If I was to give advice, I’d encourage everyone to become self-employed.<p>You don’t get any benefits by working for someone else.<p>Actually, your …

Centralize Your Lists, To-Dos, and More to Avoid Information Overload

There are so many great apps out there that it's tough to not use them all. We store our grocery lists in one app, clip from the web to a note-taking …

Time Management

Work On Your “Big Goal” Daily to Advance Your Career

Most of us have a long to-do list, and we've also got a few long term goals for a career. Even if you get busy, don't let a day go by without working …

Productivity

Don’t Confuse Satisfaction With Happiness

It can be weird when a friend, who may have already achieved a lot, comes to you asking how they can do more. While it may seem like a good idea to …

Happiness

Give the Gift of an Organized Home

Your home is your castle, and nobody likes a disorganized castle. Here's a round up of some of the best household gifts you can give to anyone who …

Shopping

How to Get the Most Bang for Your Charitable Giving Buck

It doesn't take Bill Gates's money to make a meaningful impact with your charitable giving. Here's how.<p><i>Katherina Rosqueta, 47, is executive director</i> …

Red Cross

What's Your Excuse?

There are moments when reality hits you like a medicine ball upside the head. I was silently complaining to myself about all the things that I am struggling with. Simple stuff like:<p>living in the "sticks,"<br>• having to drive 30-45 minutes to get anywhere,<br>• the lousy Internet service that's been impeding …

Steve Jobs's 10 Principles to Success That Everyone Needs To Learn

Steve Jobs’s 10 Principles to Success That Everyone Needs To Learn<p>Teddy Lim<p>Read full profile<p>Though Steve Jobs has passed away, his legacy will be …

10 Jobs With the Most Potential You Should Look For in 2015 and 2016

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

This Graphic Offers Good-Looking Fonts to Replace Dull, Overused Ones

Everyone knows not to use Comic Sans, but it's not the only played out, overused font all over the web. This graphic offers some great alternatives …