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Terry Pratchett: “No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away”

Humanism was at the heart of Discworld creator Terry Pratchett's brilliant writing and tireless campaigning<p>The first time I met Terry Pratchett I was …

ECB begins economic stimulus program | DW | 09.03.2015

The landmark economic stimulus plan for the European Central Bank (ECB) to buy sovereign bonds from eurozone countries, agreed upon in January, …

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39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

9 Tech Investments Entrepreneurs Should Consider in 2015

There are so many new apps or pieces of software designed to make your business life easier – and more new technologies come out every year. It’s easy to get distracted and invest in a shiny widget or exciting new software when what you really need is an answer to a problem.<p>With that thought, I …

Entrepreneurship

Robots are hurting middle class workers, and education won’t solve the problem, Larry Summers says

Two weeks ago, the famous economist Larry Summers sat in a chair on a stage at the National Press Club, talked with several other smart people for an hour and briefly upended a major debate in economics.<p>The occasion was a forum, hosted by the Brookings Institution' Hamilton Project, on …

Income Inequality

Why You Should Stop Eating Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Meals are good, and snacking is bad. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if you eat dinner with your family, you will keep your …

Nutrition

What scares the new atheists

In 1929, the Thinker’s Library, a series established by the Rationalist Press Association to advance secular thinking and counter the influence of religion in Britain, published an English translation of the German biologist Ernst Haeckel’s 1899 book The Riddle of the Universe. Celebrated as “the …

Religion

5 Popular Habits of Happy & Successful People

Does your life flow effortlessly, or do you find yourself in an overwhelming mess thinking “<i>There aren’t enough hours in the day!</i>” on a daily …

Success

Vodafone 'Instant Classroom' is digital school in a box for refugees

The Vodafone Foundation has unveiled a portable "Instant Classroom" that it hopes will give 15,000 child refugees across Africa access to …

Magic: The Story of an Accidentally Founded, Wildly Viral Startup

When I moved to Brooklyn, my roommate hooked me up with his weed dealer. He laid out shockingly specific instructions for contacting the guy. First, …

The Innovation Game: Adobe's New Strides To Keep Employees Engaged

Imagine you show up to work one day and someone asks you if you are interested in running with an idea that you have, “sure” you say. You are then given a little red box, inside you find a pre-paid credit card for $1,000, some notebooks, and an innovation guide that walks you through a six-step …

Innovation

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

Consciousness