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10 Reasons You Should Meditate

<i>This is the part 1 of a 4-part series on meditation, its benefits and how you can learn to meditate yourself.</i><p><i>“Meditation is the dissolution of</i> …

The American Revolution’s Losers Weren’t All British

Pawns of the colonists, the British, and other colonial powers with a stake in North America, African American slaves and Native American tribes were …

16 interview questions that are designed to trick you

<b>• Interview questions are often designed to test candidates.</b><p><b>• Some of these questions are obviously difficult, while others are more subtle traps.</b><p><b>• Business Insider spoke to two career experts who listed some especially tricky questions to watch out for and how to answer them.</b><p>Savvy hiring managers …

The American people are clueless: Why income inequality is so much worse than we realize

A wealth of new research confirms the rich and the poor have no idea how good and how bad the other have it<p>In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chris Rock said, "Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets." The …

Zimbabweans given just £3.25 for life savings by bankrupt government

Zimbabweans offered £3.25 for life savings say Robert Mugabe "stole" their money after being offered less than "five quid" for life's savings<p>Many Zimbabweans who saved for their old age will be offered £3.25 for their life's savings and pensions by the country's bankrupt government.<p>Zimbabwe's …

America’s real racial terror: How lynch mobs & barbaric violence haunt us today

It’s time to recognize our history of lynchings as a form of racial terrorism. Here’s what it means today<p>Earlier this month, President Obama made a remark about U.S. history that sent many members of the American far-right into a paroxysm of rage. Speaking at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, …

12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate | Inc.com

By and large, tolerance is a good trait. The differences we encounter enrich our lives and organizations. But to attain a successful life and meaningful leadership, we must refuse to tolerate the things that deplete, and ultimately destroy, us.<p>Start by declaring these things intolerable in yourself …

Self-help

Back to the Basics: Key Leadership Skills Learned at An Early Age

I began taking on leadership opportunities when I was a young girl. My first memory dates back to when I was four. My mother came home with a gift for me. I anxiously unwrapped the package, and to my surprise, found a drum majorette’s costume inside – white silk with red details and a shiny gold …

Leadership

Underwater Photographer Gets Caught in a Sperm Whale 'Poopnado,' Brings Back Photos

There's a story behind every photograph -- some are inspirational, some are harrowing, some others are just downright crazy. Drone and underwater photographer Keri Wilk's recent encounter with a defecating sperm whale falls squarely into the last of those three.<p>You might know Keri from the …

The 5 C's That Every Great Leader Needs to Succeed | Inc.com

What is it that separates leaders who are just getting along from those who are truly great? Great leaders have a tremendously positive impact on the companies they work for--and on the people who work for them.<p>Researchers have figured out just how important great leaders are to the organizations …

Leadership

Foreign ministry request to McGraw Hill over wartime sex slaves comes after Japanese publisher said it would delete passages<p>Japan has taken its campaign to rewrite its wartime history into the classroom with demands that a US publisher remove “inaccurate” descriptions of tens of thousands of women …

South Korea

8 Life Lessons From A Master Memoirist

<i>Sophia is a project to collect life lessons from fascinating people. Learn more or sign up to receive lessons for living directly via Facebook or our email newsletter.</i><p>Tamim Ansary became 'Internet famous' before the term existed.<p>Three days after the 9/11 attacks in 2001, he sent a thoughtful email …

The Leadership Mistake Very Smart People Make | Inc.com

Harvard Business School Professor of Management Robert Kaplan doesn't agree with the premise that leadership can't be taught.<p>He does believe, however, that very intelligent people have the hardest time learning the skill.<p>"Why would you ever delegate to someone else? Why would you ever do that if …

Leadership

AirAsia Flight QZ8501: relatives plunged into mourning as graphic images of bodies confirm fate

Authorities confirm that the AirAsia flight has been found and begin pulling dozens of bodies from a crash site in the Java Sea, off the southwest corner of Borneo<p>It was just after lunchtime on Tuesday that Witjaksono realised his son was never coming home.<p>Graphic images of the passengers of …

Frederick Douglass’ Irish sojourn: A bracing look at his encounters with poverty and prejudice across the Atlantic

Visiting on the eve of the Irish famine, the great leader stayed silent on British oppression. A new book tells why<p>Frederick Douglass’ four-month Irish sojourn – he traveled to Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Belfast in 1845, part of a two-year stay in the United Kingdom – has long fascinated historians …

Why We All Need a Vacation

Let's talk about something else for a change... vacation. I hadn't been on one in God knows how long; my only trips in the last seven years were obligatory -- either to visit family or for business. This was the first time my husband and I took a trip just for us, just with us, and to do just what …

How America can fix the racial wealth gap

It’s time<p>One of the most persistent but unaddressed problems in the United States is our massive racial wealth gap. Wealth provides an important cushion from the threat of unemployment, medical emergency or other unforeseen events. Wealth can also help pay for college, the start of a new business …

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

What the dying really regret

<b>(CNN) —</b> "I know I'm supposed to hate my body," the patient said in her soothing Southern drawl.<p>She pushed away her lunch, a brown lump and pile of orange. Her son spent a lot of money to have low-fat, no-sodium, no-sugar, low-calorie meals delivered to the house while he was at work and she was …