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What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

In Praise of Meaningless Work

The world of management has discovered the human soul. Each new dawn brings with it another survey, article, or TED Talk emphasizing the need to …

General Mills

The Battle Of Adwa: Why I'm Proud Of My Ethiopian Ancestors [Op-ed]

<i>Yesterday, March 1st, we received a message asking why there was no mention of the 119th anniversary of Ethiopia's victory at the Battle of Adwa on</i> …

Africa

Seven Habits Of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Happiness

Why Manchester United could miss out on the Champions League

With the battle to finish in the Premier League top four more intense than ever, our experts assess the teams fighting it out - and they think Louis van Gaal could be set for a shock<p>Chelsea<p><b>Defence</b>: Jose Mourinho’s team have plenty of pedigree in defence and only Southampton have conceded fewer …

You can now choose who will manage your Facebook account after you die

Facebook is giving users control over what happens to their accounts when they die.<p>The social network rolled out a new feature Thursday that allows …

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.<p>Editor of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upended social and psychological norms” by …

Mummified monk in Mongolia 'not dead', say Buddhists

<b>A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week has been baffling and astounding those who uncovered him.</b><p>Senior Buddhists say the monk, found sitting in the lotus position, is in a deep meditative trance and not dead.<p>Forensic examinations are under way on the remains, found wrapped in cattle …

Micromax 'overtakes Samsung in India smartphone sales'

<b>Samsung has been overtaken as the largest seller of smartphones in India by local budget brand Micromax for the first time, according to market research firm Canalys.</b><p>Micromax accounted for 22% of India's smartphone shipments in the three months to December, its figures showed.<p>Samsung's market share …

How Target botched a $7-billion rollout

Target Corp.'s first foray outside of its U.S. home market has ended in disaster.<p>The Minneapolis-based discount retailer, known to fashionistas as Tar-zhay, said on Thursday it will leave this country after having launched its first stores here nearly two years ago and invested an overall …

Six Tips on Disciplining Children from an Experienced Teacher

Have you noticed how kids behave differently at school than at home? As an early education teacher, one of the most common questions I get from …

Parenting

US woman accidentally shot dead by son, two, in Idaho Wal-Mart

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1134000/1134673_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524784996_9fe10fa6103e2ea6bc6e400484e9d2a0<p><b>A woman in the US state of Idaho has been killed after her two-year-old son accidentally shot her with a gun he found when reaching into her …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

What 'The Interview' Accidentally Taught Us About Digital Film Distribution

In the end, Sony couldn’t have come up with a better marketing campaign for The Interview if they tried. The Seth Rogen/James Franco feature was originally destined to be forgotten nearly as soon as it was released, sandwiched somewhere between Pineapple Express and This is The End in terms of …

21 Christmas Songs To Listen To This Instant

<i>Last year, we gave you a list of great Christmas songs. This year, we're re-gifting the concept. Enjoy 21 more songs that will surely brighten your holiday season.</i><p><b>Bing Crosby, "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas"</b><p><b>Johnny Mathis, "Winter Wonderland"</b><p><b>Kelly Clarkson, "White Christmas"</b><p><b>Eartha</b> …

The Year’s Best Fitness Tips

Enhance your workouts with cutting-edge research and insight from experts

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Viewpoint: Why the shadow of WW1 and 1989 hangs over world events

<b>Many of today's global problems are hangovers from bad, ungenerous decisions at the end of previous conflicts, writes Jeffrey Sachs.</b><p>This has been a year of great geopolitical anniversaries. We are at the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, an event that more than any other shaped world …

The 21 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now

Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.<p>Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.

'Type A' personalities are overachieving monsters. Get out of my spin class and back to banking

One of the things you get used to, when you live in New York, is encountering a large number of people who preface their statements with this phrase: “I’m a type A personality, so...”<p>In the last couple of weeks, I have heard the phrase used by an American woman in the final stages of pregnancy, …

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Dutch mother travels to Syria, rescues daughter from famous jihadi lover

Armed only with a face veil and her determination, a Dutch woman ventured at own initiative into rebel-held Syria to rescue her 19-year-old daughter who had gone to marry a famous <i>jihadi</i> fighter, media in the Netherlands are reporting.<p>The woman, who is only identified as Monique, had been warned by …

Why I had to turn down Band Aid

Saying no to Bob Geldof is one of the hardest decisions I have had to make this year. However, seeing what looked like the corpse of an African woman being carried out of her home on primetime TV when the video was premiered on X Factor crystallised my concerns about this strategy to combat the …

What He Doesn't Know

On Tuesday night, I came home exhausted. I almost always do. Though I am lucky enough to be able to work from my cozy home office most days, on Tuesdays, I commute about three hours each way into downtown Chicago for meetings and face time, leaving home at 5:30 a.m. and getting back around 9:00 …

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.<p>Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the …

Florida State Gunman Shot Dead By Campus Police

Florida State University police shot and killed a gunman who had opened fire in the crowded university library around midnight. Three people were wounded.<p>Michael DeLeo, Tallahassee, Fla.'s chief of police, said the gunman appears to have acted alone.<p>"It will take not only hours but days to put all …