Derek Kirk

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The white man pathology: inside the fandom of Sanders and Trump

<b>The border</b><p>You feel your whiteness properly at the American border. Most of the time being white is an absence of problems. The police don’t bother you so you don’t notice the police not bothering you. You get the job so you don’t notice not getting it. Your children are not confused with criminals. …

Bernie Sanders

How Marriott Got To The Top Of The Hotel Industry By Focusing On Employee Health And Wellness

For the first Future of Work Podcast for 2016, I speak with David Rodriguez the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer of Marriott International. The topic of this podcast is all around the business impact of employee health and wellness. This is a huge theme that we will see …

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

High Blood Pressure

Netflix—Now In Your Hotel Room

Big-name hotels can offer guests a lot in terms of creature comforts, from cozy beds to speedy room service to premium cable. However, binge-watching …

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller<p><b>’</b><b>Appy days: Tell us your favourite travel app in the comments below</b><p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a …

Apps

5 excellent crowd-pleasing movies you might have missed in 2015

<b>Jake Gyllenhaal in "Nightcrawler" (Open Road Films)</b><p>Had your fill of the cineplex last weekend? Settle down at home with these underrated gems [UPDATED]<p>Paula Young Lee<p>January 1, 2016 11:59pm (UTC)<p>This story has been corrected since it was originally published.<p>The holiday season means getting …

Mad Max

What Millennial Travel Professionals Envision for the Future of Travel

Some 80 millennial travel professionals entered the Onyx Room at the Park Hyatt New York last January to talk about what they know, not think, the …

Tourism

Angry airline passengers and how they got so fed up (Opinion) | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — Cameron Gordon is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics and the Centre for Research and Action in Public Health (CeRAPH) (prior to that an Associate Professor of Economics) at the University of Canberra and has an ongoing appointment as a Principal Investigator at the Social …

In-flight Entertainment

7 Aviation Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

Aviation

11 Scientific Ways to Make an Excellent First Impression

It’s very difficult to bounce back from a bad first impression—but that doesn’t mean you need to fear meeting new people. Tackle first-time …

4 Charts Showing Increases in U.S. Hotel Workers' Salaries and Wages

Overall U.S. unemployment is down from the height of the recession in 2009-2010 and salaries and wages continue to trend upwards but this doesn’t …

laborcosts

Latest Scientific Research Shows That Coffee Is Actually Good For Your Brain

How Science Has Been Abused to Promote Racism

Tim Crowe, <i>University of Cape Town</i><p>Race in human taxonomy -- the science of classifying organisms -- has a long, disgraceful history.<p>Individuals have used race to divide and denigrate certain people while promoting their claims of superiority. Some of these individuals were, and are, respected in …

Scientists develop nanoscale 'train set' controlled by DNA

A nanoscale 'train set' powered by microscopic motors and controlled by DNA has been developed by scientists.<p>The system can construct its own network of tracks spanning tens of micrometres in length, and use them to transport cargo.<p>Researchers were inspired by the melanophore, a living system used …

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …