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The Rise of Compassionate Management (Finally)

Don’t look now, but all of a sudden the topic of compassionate management is becoming trendy.<p>A growing number of business conferences are focusing in on the topic of compassion at work. There’s the International Working Group on Compassionate Organizations. There’s the Changing Culture in the …

Will New iPhone Colors Create A Hierarchy Among Users?

After Apple's announcement this week, choosing which iPhone to buy won't be such a black-and-white decision.<p>Buyers now have a cheaper, albeit more colorful option in the iPhone 5c (starting at $99, with a contract), which comes in white, blue, pink, green or yellow. Deciding to go with the newest …

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Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take

School is back amid growing controversy and cynicism. The quality, validity and economic value of college degrees and MBAs have rarely been under such sustained assault. Employability of graduates has never been so dismal. Machines are clearly getting smarter at many of the things people …

‘Star’ Coursera prof stops teaching online course in objection to MOOCs

Advertisement<p>26 Comments<p>In an about-face highlighting the ongoing debate surrounding massive open online courses (MOOCs), a professor held up as a …

Jimdo offers iOS app for website creation on the move

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The website creation firm Jimdo just released an iOS(s aapl) app so users can create and manage their sites from their iPhones …

Chomsky: The U.S. behaves nothing like a democracy

The MIT professor lays out how the majority of U.S. policies are opposed to what wide swaths of the public want<p>I'd like to comment on topics that I think should regularly be on the front pages but are not -- and in many crucial cases are scarcely mentioned at all or are presented in ways that seem …

We should be worried about how internet companies are getting people to part with their money, not their privacy

Say you, like me, went to bed a little early last night. And when you woke up this morning, you decided to catch the episode of the Daily Show that you missed. So you pointed your browser over to thedailyshow.com, and there, as you expected, is John Oliver. But there’s something else there too, at …

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Advertising’s Big Data Dilemma

The proposed merger of ad industry giants Omnicom and Publicis, forming the world’s largest advertising firm, promises to change the face of Madison Avenue forever.<p>So long, Don Draper. Hello, Hal 9000.<p>It’s understandable why two giants of traditional advertising would pursue such a consolidation — …

Why does Yahoo! buy failed startups? It's the only way it can get good developers

The acqui-hire isn't bad business<p>Yahoo bought Rockmelt today, a startup that debuted with a wave of media fanfare touting it as the company that would reinvent the browser for the age of the social web. It didn't catch on, Rockmelt pivoted, and eventually the company faded into obscurity, at which …

How algorithms rule the world

The NSA revelations highlight the role sophisticated algorithms play in sifting through masses of data. But more surprising is their widespread use in our everyday lives. So should we be more wary of their power?<p>On 4 August 2005, the police department of Memphis, Tennessee, made so many arrests …

Sex ring sting doesn't go far enough

Kudos to the FBI and its partners for bringing needed attention to the neglected problem of juveniles engaged in prostitution. On Monday, they announced the results of Operation Cross Country, a coordinated multi-agency campaign in which 150 alleged pimps were arrested in a three-day sweep in 76 …

Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know.<p>I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a …

Hagel outlines bleak future for Pentagon

The inability of Congress and the White House to agree on a budget deal would cause damaging cuts, Hagel said.<p>WASHINGTON -- Automatic budgets cuts will force the Pentagon to slash its ranks or trash its plans to buy new weapons, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Wednesday.<p>The budget cuts …

Honduras declares state of emergency over dengue fever

<b>Honduras has declared a state of emergency after an outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 16 people so far this year.</b><p>More than 12,000 people have been diagnosed with the disease, which causes high fever and joint pains.<p>Officials say that in more than 1,800 cases there is a risk of internal …

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Mini-apartments are the next big thing in U.S. cities

Could you live in a single-car garage? That's about the size of tiny apartments popping up in major U.S. cities where many residents live alone. Inhabitants say the key is keeping only stuff you use.<p>NEW YORK — When Gil Blattner hired a housekeeper for his elegant apartment with 12-foot ceilings, …

A Kit To Grow Bugs At Home, To Eat!

Don’t think of it as eating bug babies. Think of it as protein gardening.<p>As the population grows, so, too, will its hunger for meat. By 2050, meat production will need to surge by 50% to quell demand. The only problem is, producing so much (red) meat is already an environmental nightmare. And we …

Pope cries with Brazilian child who wants to be a priest

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 30, 2013 / 02:54 pm (CNA).- Nathan de Brito brought Pope Francis to tears during one of his motorcades through the …

Who Am I to Judge? Francis Redefines the Papacy

Week by week, during the past several months, we have gotten a better idea of what the papacy of Pope Francis looks and sounds like. From the beginning he has set a new tone, one of informality, openness, humility, and approachability. He has begun to redefine the papacy, replacing the traditional …

Forrester Says The Chromebook’s Time Has Arrived In The Enterprise, But Security Is The Nagging Issue

IT should ignore the naysayers and consider adopting the Google Chromebook. That’s the conclusion of a Forrester Research Report that looked at the future of the networked computer in the enterprise.<p>According to Forrester, the Chromebook has its drawbacks, but in particular scenarios it is a good …

Massive Solar Plant A Stepping Stone For Future Projects

The largest solar power plant of its kind is about to turn on in California's Mojave Desert.<p>The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System will power about 140,000 homes and will be a boon to the state's renewable energy goals, but it was no slam dunk. Now, California is trying to bring …

4 in 5 in USA face near-poverty, no work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.<p>Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized …

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Zoo Free Day on July 30

Posted on: Jul 24, 2013<p>METRO AND ZOO OFFER FREE SERVICE FOR ZOOLOGICAL DISTRICT FREE DAY ON TUESDAY<p>(Kansas City, Mo. – July 24, 2013) Metro customers …