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ISIS Sells 300 Yazidi Women As Brides To Fighters In Recent Weeks

The Islamic State has sold some 300 Yazidi girls and women captured in Iraq to its fighters in Syria in recent weeks, according to the Syrian …

The True Impact of Student Loans on Credit and Home Ownership

It’s a common question asked over and over again: Will student loan debt keep me from owning a home? The reason is when you purchase an education you may have far more debt than what a new car costs and enough to feel like it’s a small mortgage.<p>The answer to whether student loans affects your …

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

What’s Your Language Strategy?

Photography: altrospazio, Roma<p>Artwork: Tomás Saraceno, Cloudy Dunes. When Friedman meets Bucky on Air-Port-City, 2006<p>Language pervades every aspect of organizational life. It touches everything. Yet remarkably, leaders of global organizations, whose employees speak a multitude of languages, often …

Embargoes Work – Just Not the Way We’d Hope

In 1986, Mikhail Gorbachev became the only Soviet leader to grace the pages of <i>Harvard Business Review</i> when a speech he made to members of the U.S.–U.S.S.R. Trade and Economic Council was reprinted under the unassuming title, “Remarks on US-USSR Trade.”<p>It had been 14 years since President Nixon’s …

Four Qualities of People Who Change the World

Jobs are boring dead things that suck the life out of you, but a person with a mission has found a new lens for life.<p>The greater the thing you live …

Who’s Being Left Out on Your Team?

Feeling left out or ignored at work can have tremendously negative effects on workers’ well-being. In a recent survey, researchers at the University of Ottawa found that workplace ostracism does greater harm to employees’ happiness than outright harassment. But what does feeling “included” at work …

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate. This idea is based on the rapid pace of technological changes, and the vast amount of information that we are generating (the two are related). Yet …

Score a Meeting with Just About Anyone

We’re all inundated with meeting requests. It’s easy to say no to the egregious ones, like the stranger who recently emailed me to suggest that I meet with him on a specific date so I could provide him with free career coaching. But — though I know better than to ask for pro bono resume critiques — …

America’s New Labor Movement

Flip through issues of Harvard Business Review from the 1950s or 1960s, and you’ll see a steady drumbeat of articles on labor relations. But search Google today, and our top hit on unions is from 20 years ago — John Hoerr’s still-interesting “What Should Unions Do?”<p>America’s public sector has also …

Opinion: 7 reasons women will lead the new world order

“Men are losing their grip,” wrote Jennifer Homans in her New York Times review of “The End of Men and Rise of Women,” Hanna Rosin’s bestseller. …

Angela Merkel

4 charts that help explain weak consumer spending

Slide 1 of 5<p>WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — There’s all sorts of plausible-sounding reasons why consumer spending, which fell in July, wasn’t so hot.<p>The …

Stock Markets

Tesco issues new profit warning, slashes dividend

In reaction to the dire trading update, Tesco shares plunged 8.0 percent to 226.6 pence in early deals on London's FTSE 100 index, which was up 0.23 percent.<p>Britain's biggest retailer added that new chief executive Dave Lewis will start on Monday -- one month earlier than planned -- in order to …

Profit

Syria: 43 UN Peacekeepers Seized By 'Armed Group' in Golan Heights

<i>This is a developing story. Check back for updates.</i><p>The United Nations has confirmed that an armed group has detained 43 of its peacekeeper forces by …

American Killed Fighting For ISIS Alongside Douglas McCain In Syria; Reports 'Appear To Be True,' Officials Investigating

The U.S. State Department is investigating reports that a second American fighting for the Islamic State was killed in Syria last week, an anonymous …

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, NewLink Genetics Stocks Up After Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola virus still sweeping across West Africa has already taken at least 1,350 lives and is costing the affected countries dearly. But on Wall …

Six Good Reasons To Reject A Resume

The job market is not the friendliest. It’s still pretty brutal for a lot of people. Employers are quite delusional in the composition of their Help Wanted ads. The good news is that we know that underneath all that keyword-encrusted bluster, they actually need people to run their shops. They can’t …

Chinese Police Open Fire On Tibetan Protesters: Report

Chinese police opened fire on a group of Tibetan protesters in southwestern China wounding 10 people, Reuters reported Thursday, citing a Tibetan …

Edward Snowden Reveals NSA's MonsterMind Program

It's a cyberwar robot that always hits back.<p>In the high desert near Bluffdale, Utah, there lurks a creature made entirely of zeroes and ones. Called "MonsterMind", the project is an automated cyber weapon, perched atop the data flows into the National Security Agency's Mission Data Repository. …

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3 Foam Rolling Moves Better Than Paying For A Massage

Despite the very many health benefits of massage, we can't all book regular appointments at the spa. But there's a basic (and cheap!) tool known to many regular runners and other athletes that just might be the next best thing. If you haven't already, it's time to get familiar with a foam …

Argentina files legal proceedings with UN against Obama government

Argentina accuses the US of violating its sovereignty over its $1.5bn default<p>Argentina has launched legal action in The Hague against the US over its $1.5bn default, accusing President Barack Obama's government of violating its sovereignty.<p>The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the prinicipal …

8 Snacking Habits of Healthy, Busy People

Let's be honest; no matter who you are, everyone loves to snack -- even those of us who try to lead active, healthy lifestyles. But unfortunately, the easiest foods to grab on the go are rarely the ones we should be eating.<p>Thankfully, "easy" and "good for you" no longer need to be mutually …

Argentina Default Watch: Business Owners Brace For Another Shock

(Reuters) -- Factory owner Norberto Garcia was poised to launch a series of toys this year after struggling for the past decade to rebuild his …

US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza but restocks Israeli ammunition

The United States issued a firm condemnation of the shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza that killed at least 16 Palestinians on Wednesday, but also confirmed it restocked Israel’s dwindling supplies of ammunition.<p>The White House expressed concern that thousands of civilians who had sought …

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Internet of Things

4 Things You Thought Were True About Time Management

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with how to make the most of their time at work. How do you stay on top of an overflowing inbox? How do you get work done when your day is taken up by meetings? How can you get through a continually expanding to-do list? How do you even find time to make a …

The Exercise That Works the MOST Muscle Groups

One move, so much sweat<p>Looking for a one-and-done exercise move? Meet the burpee. It works the most muscle groups from head to toe, says <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., so it’s a crazy-effective strengthener that will seriously get your heart rate up. Watch as Ator shows you how …