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Turkey lashes out at EU 'interference' in corruption scandal

Recip Tayyep Erdogan's embattled government rejects EU criticism of its handling of investigation<p>Turkey’s government, engulfed by a corruption scandal, hit out at the European Union on Sunday for “interfering”, as the crisis widened the fault lines between the country and its neighbours and former …

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Why Women Are Better than Men at Recognizing Faces

When women were shown images of unfamiliar people, eye-tracking technology showed that they fixed upon the faces <b>10% to 40% more</b> times than men did, suggesting that women’s ability to gather more visual information is what gives them a better memory for faces, says a team from McMaster University in …

The Next Big Opportunity for Startups

When I made the transition two years ago from working with a 100 year-old organization — one I had called home for almost eight years — to working with companies sometimes less than 100 hours old, I assumed I would see tremendous differences.<p>In my early career, I had experienced the textbook …

When You’re Trying to Persuade, Consider the Seating Arrangement

People in a circular seating arrangement had a more positive impression of a travel ad urging them to make family and friends a priority than of an ad saying “Make yourself a priority” (<b>3.78 versus 2.75</b> on a 7-point scale); but people in an angular seating arrangement, such as in rows at right …

How Africa's New Urban Centers Are Shifting Its Old Colonial Boundaries

The continent's booming new economic zones are outstripping the ability of weak central governments to retain their hold on them.<p>Twice as populous today as the next biggest African country, Nigeria, which was cobbled together as a colony 100 years ago, has always stood out on its continent as the …

Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.<p>austin hsieh/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> "Among humankind's most valuable assets" is self-control, according to Wilhelm Hofmann and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago. They define it …

Smart UK hotel room will let you check in, control temperature, and order meals from your phone

The UK's biggest hotel chain is set to open a new line of budget city hotels that provide app-based check-ins and improved connectivity for people who pride location and design over space. Whitbread will open its first Premier Inn 'hub' in Covent Garden, London in the fall of 2014, compacting a …

The Declaration Of Independence

<b>The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,</b><p>When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the …

Employee Engagement Does More than Boost Productivity

Improving employee engagement is not simply about improving productivity — although organizations with a high level of engagement do report 22% higher productivity, according to a new meta-analysis of 1.4 million employees conducted by the Gallup Organization.<p>In addition, strong employee engagement …

Paige Kindell: How do you handle mistakes?

Risk-taking will lead to mistakes. Paige Kindell, Ecova’s vice president of sales and client management, says mistakes shouldn’t be avoided, just managed.AB

Live Chat!

GTD! Q&A With "Getting Things Done" Author David Allen<p>Join Fast Company as we chat with the popular productivity expert.<p>by <i>Anjali Mullany</i>on Nov 20, 2012 at 8:31 AM<p>At Fast Company, we're G.T.D.--Getting Things Done--by hosting a live Q&A with personal productivity guru and popular author David Allen …

Lisa Bodell: Which ideas do you kill and which ones do you keep?

Half the battle is knowing what to do and what not to do. Lisa Bodell, CEO of FutureThink, shares the two questions she asks herself to distinguish a good idea from a bad one.AB

Rolls-Royce defends claims it concealed engine defects

<b>Rolls-Royce has denied claims made by two former employees in a US lawsuit that it "cut corners on quality control requirements" and "lied to" customers.</b><p>The pair also alleged that the firm "routinely used defective parts designated as 'scrap only'".<p>The two are challenging a court order that …

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