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​The Best White Elephant Gift Ideas (All Under $20)

My understanding of White Elephant parties is that they're held after the winter holidays, giving everyone a chance to swap out the most hilarious, …

5 Signs Your Co-worker Is a Psychopath

Serial killers are often depicted in film and television as deranged psychopaths. This contributes to a general misconception about psychopaths (and …

This 1 Word Is Holding You Back From Being a Better Leader

By saying no more often you can free up time to dedicate to the parts of your business that need attention, and empower employees simultaneously.<p>There's a school of thought that preaches saying yes to every opportunity in business. The Wayne Gretzky quote, "you miss 100 percent of the shots you …

Entrepreneurship

A celebration of Indian design, from the humble lota to the iconic Ambassador

Beyond the globally familiar sari or tandoor oven, there’s a whole world of Indian design that is rarely recognised.<p>From the <i>dabba</i> (a stacked lunchbox) to the <i>jhola</i> (a cloth bag) to Mysore sandalwood soap, this design often takes the form of beloved everyday objects that can be found in households or …

India

Want to Change Your Culture? Start By Redefining "Manager"

Organizations that consider managers as leaders tend to be more forward-thinking and have replaced the outdated idea that managers sit on pedestals to boss around employees.<p>What do you think of when you hear the word “manager”? If you’re like many employees, the words that pop into your head could …

Leadership

Afternoon heart surgery has lower risk of complications, study suggests

Patients undergoing open heart surgery in the afternoon have a lower risk of potentially fatal complications than those undergoing operations in the morning, new research suggests.<p>The study found that events including heart attacks and heart failure were less common among those who had undergone a …

Medical Research

Science Says Doing This 1 Thing for Your Kids Will Make Them Better Problem-Solvers Forever

Creativity is the currency of the New Economy. Here's the secret to permanently increasing it.<p>Whatever you call it--creativity, innovation, or creative problem-solving--being able to test assumptions, see alternatives, and come up with unique solutions to life's challenges is a key to success, and …

Northwestern University

What Your Brain Is Thinking When You're Hangry

Have you ever been hangry? If the word isn't familiar to you, the condition probably is. Have you ever lashed out a coworker before lunch? Have you …

How Your Personality Type Affects Your Health

Could your personality type be harming you, or is your personality actually helping you live a longer life? Our personalities play such an important …

‘Waiting is bad enough, but not knowing how long for is worse’

A little information goes a long way when you’ve been told your flight’s delayed or the queue seems endless at A&E<p>Bad luck those 82,000 parents still waiting to see if they qualify for an extra 30 hours of free childcare. I bet that spoiled their summer, because is there anything nastier than a …

Dementia systematically dismantles a person, one memory at a time

When <b>Harriet McKnight</b>’s grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s she told her family, ‘I’ll always be here for you, except sometimes when I’m not’<p>Several years ago my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. My mother called to tell me. I don’t think I really understood what it meant at …

Grandma Forgets: The picture book that helps families cope with pathos of dementia

In a publishing first, Paul Russell uses his own experience to bring the disease out of the shadows for young readers<p>From the earliest fairytales warning of the dangers of talking to strangers in the woods, to Roald Dahl’s moral messages about selfishness and greed, stories for children have been …

You Can’t Teach Kids Empathy, but These Picture Books Inspire It

<b>WHY AM I ME?</b><br>Written by Paige Britt<br>Illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko<br>32 pp. Scholastic. $16.99. (Picture book; ages 3 to 7)<p><b>COME WITH ME</b><br>Written by Holly M. McGhee<br>Illustrated by Pascal Lemaître<br>32 pp. Putnam. $16.99. (Picture book; ages 4 to 8)<p><b>NO ONE ELSE LIKE YOU</b><br>Written by Siska …

Books

How to Keep Good Ideas Flowing: 4 Strategies Every Good Leader Needs to Know

We all have good and bad ideas. These four strategies help me brainstorm when I need it the most.<p>We all have good ideas. We all have bad ideas. And we all have those annoying in-between ideas that we know aren't good, but they're not obviously bad either. Those are the worst, because unlike …

Brainstorming

This mysterious ancient tablet could teach us a thing or two about math

Some researchers say the Babylonians invented trigonometry—and did it better.<p>Some researchers say the Babylonians invented trigonometry—and did it better. A long-debated tablet known as Plimpton 332, featuring 3,700-year-old scrawls from a Mesopotamian scribe, is the subject of a new study in the …

Mathematics

My Minimalist European Trip Packing List

by Jessica Dang<i>rss | t | f | g+</i> By the time you read this, I might be wondering the streets of Old Town in Prague, admiring art in the museums of …

3 Reasons You Should Let Your Employees Telecommute, According to Research

If you think having your employees work from home would result in lost productivity, research would tell you you're wrong.<p>Work life balance has been a topic on the tip of everyone's tongues for the last few years. With that conversation, came another conversation about the ability to telecommute …

The Workplace

Mediocrity Is a Virus. Here's How to Banish It Completely

Little things become big things.<p>Little things become big things.<p>When you justify and allow even little things into your life which your intuition warns you against, you permit a virus to enter your life. It spreads to other areas.<p>When you introduce a change to any system, you simultaneously change …

Self-improvement

Don’t worry about girls’ or boys’ stuff. The children will figure it out | Gaby Hinsliff

Zadie Smith’s unease about the time her daughter spends on makeup is valid. But parents should relax about stereotypes<p>‘Life is too short to stuff a mushroom”. Four decades on, the author Shirley Conran’s maxim for working women still holds true. She wasn’t talking only about time management, or …

Kids

Study: knowing more doesn't change disbeliefs about science

If someone is already pre-disposed to disbelieve scientific conclusions around issues like human evolution, climate change, stem cell research or the …

Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?

Just 20 years ago, there was little in the way of treatments for multiple sclerosis. But now, research has built momentum, and discoveries and …

Medical Research

How to “Ignore” People and Find What’s Important To You

​<i>“Focus on the moment, not the monsters that may or may not be up ahead.”</i> —Ryan Holiday<p>Someone recently asked me, “What worth do I have without …

Second Language Boosts Cognitive Skills in Babies

Many families are choosing to raise their children to know how to speak two languages, whether that be for cultural reasons, educational purposes, or …

India after partition: then and now – in pictures

The partition of India led to one of the largest mass migrations in modern history, with millions seeking sanctuary from violence in ancient tombs and forts, which were transformed into sprawling refugee camps.<p>More than 15 million people were displaced after India gained independence from Britain …

India

'I won't do toilets': the unvarnished reality of life as a maid in India

For the most part, the newly enriched in India are not bursting with compassion and generosity for others<p>Today's domestic workers no longer consider themselves far beneath the people they work for<p>“Knock twice, not three times. If someone banged your door hard, wouldn’t you get cross?” asks Preeti, …

India

From scissor attacks to diabetes improv: comedians' weirdest gigs

Lucy Porter caused a breakup. Romesh Ranganathan did a diabetes panel show. And Alexei Sayle survived a skinhead invasion. Comics relive their worst moments on stage<p>A guy in the crowd had been drunkenly obnoxious all evening so I got everyone to chant “out, out, out” until he got up to go. He …

How did ancient cultures work out how to make bread from wheat?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>How did so many ancient cultures figure out that you can make flour, and then bread, from wheat? It’s a pretty convoluted process and I reckon …

'Most bizarre dinosaur ever found' is missing evolutionary link – study

Originally classified as a relative of <i>T rex,</i> analysis showsChilesaurus belongs to a different dinosaurian group, with implications for the dinosaur family tree<p>An unusual vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilised remains were unearthed in southern …

How black women's bodies are violated as soon as they enter school

In the final part of our series on policing in America, writer <b>Andrea J Ritchie</b> documents how girls of color as young as five are exposed to routine humiliation by police officers<p>Pulled over at a traffic stop and beaten by the side of the road. Placed in a banned chokehold by a New York City police …

Justice

Why the ‘best cities to live in’ list rewards the safe and the clean

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s report on the world’s most liveable cities is a go-to overview of desirable cycle lanes and botanic gardens, but where’s all the fun?<p>Attention those who have been merely existing in large metropolises: the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is back with its global …