Ayelet Baron

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Sugar industry withheld research effects of sucrose 50 years ago, study claims

Researchers say negative health impacts of sucrose could have been combated sooner had research been released – but industry bodies dispute the findings<p>Sugar’s demise from childhood staple to public enemy can be seen everywhere. Chocolate bars are shrinking, sugary drinks are set to be taxed and …

Research

How A Little-Known Chinese Company Made 300 Million Yuan In Sales By Selling Online To Americans

In the world of consumer electronics, Shenzhen-based Bestek’s products — power converters, outlet strips, car power inverters — are not exactly sexy. But as gadgets consume our daily lives more and more, there’s no denying of the importance of having a reliable charger or power adapter, especially …

Shenzhen

Black Friday is right: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet

Growth must go on – it’s the political imperative everywhere, and it’s destroying the Earth. But there’s no way of greening it, so we need a new system<p>Everyone wants everything – how is that going to work? The promise of economic growth is that the poor can live like the rich and the rich can live …

Sustainability

A Video of John Lennon Explaining A Truth About Our World That’s Become More Obvious Since He Passed

Between the wars on terror and on drugs, recurring economic disasters and the disappearing middle class, racial wars, Big Pharma, GMOs, and corporate …

What is the Illuminati? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>You shouldn’t have Googled that, you’re on a list now. And I really hope you didn’t read anything that came up. Knowing anything at all about the …

Katy Perry

Telemedicine Success Often Hinges on Aligning Providers and Payers

November 20, 2017 - Sometimes a telemedicine service can offer too much value to let a little thing like reimbursement stand in the way.<p>For a group …

Health Care

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day. What gives?<p>According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of …

Employee Engagement

Why the rise of the robots won’t mean the end of work

The big debate about the future of work, explained.<p><i>This is the first episode in a</i> <i>six</i><i>-part video series about the future of work. Follow the series at vox.com/shiftchange.</i><p>The scenario is a mainstay of science fiction: Humans engineer themselves into obsolescence, creating a vast class of …

Robots

Here's Why Great Leaders Are Conscious Leaders

On a Wednesday morning in September, a Creative Director at Up&Up, a higher education marketing agency, says he has a confession to share with his colleagues.<p>“I was below the line with a client yesterday,” he says.<p>Up&Up has embraced the 15 commitments of conscious leadership, and the Creative …

Leadership

Would You Put the Genetically Modified Arctic Apple in Your Pie?

On the last Monday of September, 32 field workers stepped onto a 15-acre experimental plot in an undisclosed part of Washington and made apple …

Agriculture

Lack of quality opportunities stalling young people's quest for decent work – UN report

21 November 2017 – Overall economic growth remains disconnected from employment generation, the United Nations International Labour Organization …

Economics

When I help you, I also help myself: on being a cosmopolitan – Massimo Pigliucci

One of the axioms of modern morality is that there is an inevitable tension between altruism and selfishness. The more you focus your attention, …

Against citizen science

It might style itself as a grassroots movement but citizen science is little more than a cheap land-grab by big business<i>By Philip Mirowski</i>Read at Aeon

Scientific Research

It's time for each of us to get comfortable getting uncomfortable

People are attracted to being around those who are perceived as being worldly renowned or well-known, Someone put an "approved" stamp on them. Before they do anything, we believe they have power over us and we celebrate them for their ability to be at the top of the ladder of their industry, …

Mind

A New Model for CSR

By Valerie Chort & Hamoon EkhtiariHow Canada’s largest bank is reimagining the role of corporations in society.

Sustainable Development Goals

How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into evil

If our supersmart tech leaders knew a bit more about history or philosophy we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now<p>One of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has …

Sergey Brin

Driven By A Shared Purpose, These Two Women Partnered To Design Fashion For Good

“Unfortunately, many people consider fashion a frivolous industry and seemingly not a purposeful one. But for me, the fact that I get to follow my passion – building a business doing what I love, while also providing a livelihood to others – is immensely satisfying.” So says Payal Singhal, a …

Fashion (India)

What happens when you put others before you?

We have been taught to give, and give back. And yet, as Tim and I know well, many of us have not been taught to receive. This is one place where …

Mind

The Future Of Work: 3 Jobs That Will Still Exist in 2030

What will jobs look like in 2030? Here are 3 jobs that will be vital to the future of work.<p>The American workplace has been undergoing a revolution over the past two decades. Between 1996 and 2016, U.S. jobs that were production-, transportation-, or office-based fell 11 percent; their managerial …

Innovation

Stop Confusing CSR With Purpose

It’s happening again. Companies are confusing important terms. In doing so they are taking advantage of you, the consumer. Equally horrific is that many employees have to stick up for it.<p>Corporate Social Responsibility. CSR for short. Sounds good. If done right it <i>is</i> good. CSR ought to be a critical …

CSR

This Restaurant Gives Away Its Profits And Hires People In Need

P.S. Kitchen donates its profits to organizations providing services to the homeless. Then it hires those homeless people, as well.<p>When the upscale eatery P.S. Kitchen opened in New York’s theater district this August, its plant-based menu reflected one way to encourage social change. The …

Philanthropy

The Future of Work and Automation Will Kick-Start Jobs, Not Kill Them

In the future of work, automation won’t take away jobs. It will pave the way for skilled employees to collaborate with robots on more projects than …

Intelligence

Summit discusses impact of machines on jobs, productivity, and the global economy

This week MIT hosted a summit on “AI and the Future of Work”, focused on helping industry, government, and the workforce navigate the opportunities …

Intelligence

How The Future Of HR Is Changing Small And Midsize Businesses

<i>Part 2 of “</i><b>Never Too Small for Digital HR</b><i>” series</i>In five short years, the workforce has evolved drastically from its days of 9-to-5 work and fishbowl …

Digital Age

The Future Of Work: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform The Employee Experience

Artificial Intelligence is on the verge of penetrating every major industry from healthcare to advertising, transportation, finance, legal, education, and now inside the workplace. Many of us may have already interacted with a chatbot (defined as an automated, yet personalized, conversation between …

Human Resources

IN THE CHURCH OF THE TRANSHUMANISTS

This is a free article from SCENARIO 06:2017. If you are not a current subscriber to SCENARIO or a member of The Copenhagen Institute for Futures …

Singularity

The Future Of Work Is Independent: Six Ways Today's Businesses Can Prepare

It’s difficult to predict exactly what the future of work might hold. Technology and the global economy are evolving at a rapid and often disruptive pace.<p>However, based on seven years of consecutive industry research, my firm has found that one thing is for certain: Independent professionals are …

The Workplace

What The Booming Gig Economy Means For The Future Of Work

Support the news<p><i>This story is part of a BostonomiX series called “The Future Of Work” that examines the jobs of the future and the skills needed for</i> …

Sharing Economy

What’s the Future of Work?

The robots are coming! A Pew Research Center survey found that 72% of Americans are concerned about robots and computers taking jobs currently done …

Intelligence

Why the future of work could lie in freelancing

Today, freelancers represent 35% of the United States workforce. In the European Union, the rate is 16.1%. Both figures demonstrate the same global …