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Life on Earth now officially at risk, scientists say

Humans are “eating away at our own life support systems” at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting …

NBC Reporter Blames U.S. Foreign Policy For Islamic ‘Radicalization’

On Sunday, NBC’s <i>Meet the Press</i> spent the majority of its program discussing the fallout of the terrorist attack in Paris, France and how the world …

Foreign Policy

Measuring the Next Global Development Goals

COPENHAGEN – At the start of the twenty-first century, the international community made some smart and simple promises with the so-called Millennium …

Globalization

Why Chief Human Resources Officers Make Great CEOs

For decades the corporate HR department was seen as a back-office function, a cost center focused on mundane administrative tasks such as managing compensation and benefits plans. But over the past 15 years Ellie Filler has noticed a dramatic change. Filler, a senior client partner in the Swiss …

With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility

Big data and the “internet of things”—in which everyday objects can send and receive data—promise revolutionary change to management and society. But their success rests on an assumption: that all the data being generated by internet companies and devices scattered across the planet belongs to the …

Top Fuel-Sipping Cars

Today’s cars are nearly twice as efficient on average as they were in 1975, according to the EPA. And thanks to more efficient gas engines and the growing presence of electric vehicles, fuel economy will continue to skyrocket over the coming years. In many ways, the future is already here, as some …

What You Can Learn about Stress from a Man Who Helps Police Officers through Horrible Tragedies

A Texas police chaplain shares his secrets to surviving the worst of times<p>It’s never a happy occasion when cops show up. Nobody calls the police and says “Send a unit over now. You’re never gonna believe the lasagna Tina made!”<p>I’m a patrol chaplain for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston, …

Middle Age

Startup Wars: UC Santa Barbara Beats Wharton And Harvard

Want to be an entrepreneur? Don’t go to Wharton or Harvard. Instead, grab your surfboard and head to UC Santa Barbara.<p>According to a recent Forbes article, UC Santa Barbara’s Technology Management Program offers students a superior startup education over the University of Pennsylvania (home of …

7 Leadership Recipes For Improving Sales Productivity

Practice doesn’t make perfect; it makes permanent. The key therefore is to practice right.<p>This is one of several insights offered in Perfect Practice. It’s a cookbook, from 3 former educators, that offers some intriguing insights into how sales execution [as a form of practice] can improve sales …

Who Kills Talent?

The answer to that question, at least according to Carlo M. Cipolla is simple — a bunch of stupid individuals scattered throughout all strands of society, including corporate organizations.<p>“Stupid individuals are those whose actions cause damage to another individual or group of individuals, …

현직 부장판사 “원세훈 판결, 법치주의는 죽었다” - 경향신문

<b>ㆍ사법부 내서도 “궤변” 비판 쏟아져</b><b><br>ㆍ학계 “민주주의 부정” 거센 후폭풍</b><p>원세훈 전 국가정보원장(63)에 대한 법원의 판결을 두고 후폭풍이 거세다. 시민사회와 학계는 물론이고 사법부에서도 12일 비판이 쏟아졌다.<p>학자들은 이번 판결이 불러올 ‘민주주의의 위기’를 우려했다. 박찬운 한양대 법학전문대학원 교수는 “ ‘국정원 대선개입’은 대표적 국가기관인 국정원이 민주주의를 유린한 국기문란 사건”이라면서 “1970~1980년대 벌어졌던 중앙정보부나 안기부의 선거개입을 단죄하며 만들어온 민주주의를 부정한 역사퇴행적 판결”이라고 말했다.<p>법원 …

Using 'Doom' To Design A Room

The program for a classic demon-slaying game is helping construction companies design hospitals and office buildings.<p>Remember that early ‘90s horror-themed video game, <i>Doom</i>, where you roamed around a Martian landscape, killing everything in sight? Well, now the game isn’t just for shooting demons …

How to Be Prepared for Anything

‘Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.’ <b>~Marcus</b> …

Mindfulness

The Evidence Is In: Patent Trolls Do Hurt Innovation

Over the last two years, much has been written about patent trolls, firms that make their money asserting patents against other companies, but do not make a useful product of their own. Both the White House and Congressional leaders have called for patent reform to fix the underlying problems that …

The Emotional Boundaries You Need at Work

To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop <i>two</i> filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you.<p><i>Filter 1: protect yourself from others.</i> I once worked with a manager who gave blunt feedback in …

How Espresso Is Made: A Visual Guide

Quick to prepare, yet tiny and powerful in the cup, espresso's a beloved way to make coffee that's also one of the finickiest. While the twists and turns of what makes each shot work—and what could go wrong—are many, they're not exactly the stuff of murky, crema-topped mystery. Ever wonder what's …

Three Ways To Keep Your Team Constantly Motivated

When good students suddenly lose motivation, parents may threaten to take away the smartphone or the car. When a fantastic team member suddenly begins producing poor work in the office, a manager’s first reaction is usually to give him a raise.<p>But neither of these tactics provides good, long-term …

Dwell

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Great Gifts For Her

Buying for your gal is hard. Make it easy.<p>Buying for your gal is hard. Make it easy. Go to Rodales.com and pick from a curated selection of eco-friendly and awesome ideas like these.<p><b>GINGER MUSCLE SOAK</b>Draw her a bath to ease soreness after an intense workout with this muscle-relaxing blend of …

D.I.Y. Gifts She'll Love

5 creative ideas that require a little work<p>Forget fancy jewelry and shiny gadgets—what she <i>really</i> wants this year is to take matters into her own hands. People are more likely to appreciate gifts that require effort, according to new research from the University of Miami.<p>Students who were asked to …

Spices

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

How to Start Thinking Like a Data Scientist

Slowly but steadily, data are forcing their way into every nook and cranny of every industry, company, and job. Managers who aren’t data savvy, who can’t conduct basic analyses, interpret more complex ones, and interact with data scientists are already at a disadvantage. Companies without a large …

The Couples Toy You Need to Try

Would you and your lady test-drive this wearable vibe?<p>Looking to add an element of excitement to your bedroom routine? Say hello to the We-Vibe Unite ($99, adameve.com).<p>This petite powerhouse has two vibrating pads—the thinner pad slides inside her, the thicker pad rests against her clitoris—and …

Aww-Worthy Photos of Tiny Animals on Fingers

<i>Tiny Animals on Fingers</i> is a Flickr set curated by Specklet that delivers exactly what you'd expect–adorable pint-sized creatures resting on mere fingertips. While the diverse breeds of species differ in proportions and physical appearance, they share their tiny stature. These little guys featured …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

10 Scientific Blunders That Could Shake Your Faith in Science

The history of science teaches us to question what we think we know.<p>Some scientists who made great discoveries in history were ridiculed and …

Best of the Week: Architecture, Photography, Paintings and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

iPhone

This Programmable 6,000-Part Drawing Boy Automata is Arguably the First Computer and It Was Built 240 Years Ago | Colossal

<p>The Writer was built in the 1770s using 6,000 moving parts by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, his son Henri-Louis, and Jean-Frédéric Leschot<p>Designed in the late …