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The Different Words We Use to Describe Male and Female Leaders

We like to think of ourselves as unbiased and objective in our employment decisions, but with two equal candidates, who are you going to promote? Someone who is described in their performance evaluations as analytical or someone who is described as compassionate? On the other end of the employment …

Leadership

Jürgen Habermas: “¡Por Dios, nada de gobernantes filósofos!”

EN TORNO AL LAGO de Starnberg, a unos 50 kilómetros de Múnich, se arraciman sucesivas hileras de chalets estilo alpino. La única excepción a la …

Watch Incredible Time-Lapse Footage of Lava Consuming an Entire Car in Hawaii (VIDEO)

We’ve been sharing photos of the powerful beauty of lava flow from the erupting Kilauea volcano in Hawaii on our Instagram feed, but here’s some new …

Time-lapse Photography

No death and an enhanced life: Is the future transhuman?

The aims of the transhumanist movement are summed up by Mark O’Connell in his book <i>To Be a Machine,</i> which last week won the Wellcome Book prize. “It is their belief that we can and should eradicate ageing as a cause of death; that we can and should use technology to augment our bodies and our minds; …

Singularity

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

Is Capitalism a Threat to Democracy?

The idea that authoritarianism attracts workers harmed by the free market, which emerged when the Nazis were in power, has been making a comeback.<p>In London, in the nineteen-thirties, the émigré Hungarian intellectual Karl Polanyi was known among his friends as “the apocalyptic chap.” His gloom was …

Economics

Why Orwell’s 1984 could be about now

Audiences around the world are re-reading George Orwell’s 1984, which is ‘a handbook for difficult times’, writes Jean Seaton.<p>Reading 1984, George Orwell’s claustrophobic fable of totalitarianism, is still a shock. First comes the start of recognition: we recognise what he describes. Doublethink …

Literature

Las cartas del “amor loco” de Simone de Beauvoir

El director de ‘Shoah’, Claude Lanzmann, vende a la Universidad de Yale las 112 misivas que la filósofa le envió cuando eran amantes<p>Claude Lanzmann …

Why The Handmaid’s Tale is so relevant today

Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel drew on real-life politics but has never been more prescient, writes Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.<p>A white, wide-brimmed bonnet and a red cloak have come to mean one thing: women’s oppression. Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale seared this image into our …

Literature

These 3 Personality Traits Affect What You Earn — but Only After Age 40

We often hear about the power of personality, and how some traits are beneficial for our careers while others are more harmful. For example, we know that being more conscientious (hard-working, driven, reliable, and organized) is associated with better job performance, and that being nice (more …

Psychology

26 of the best books to read this summer 2018

Not all of them. Obviously. Unless you have a kindle.<p>Try and tell me your ideal summer day doesn't involve lounging by a pool, reading multiple novels cover to cover and then discussing them over an Aperol (or five) when the sun goes down. It doesn't? You're lying. If it does, here are our pick of …

Books

How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …

Psychology

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

TED Talks

The 6 Best Free Online Artificial Intelligence Courses For 2018

A basic grounding in the principles and practices around artificial intelligence (AI), automation and cognitive systems is something which is likely to become increasingly valuable, regardless of your field of business, expertise or profession.<p>Fortunately, today you don’t have to take years out of …

Machine Learning

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

July 1953: late one evening in the woods outside Middle Grove, New York state, three men are having a furious argument. One of them, drunk, draws back his fist, ready to smash it into his opponent’s face. Seeing what is about to happen, the third grabs a block of wood from a nearby pile. “Dr …

Psychology

Data May Be the New Oil, but Having Lots of It May Not Make You Rich

AI is coming. That is what we heard throughout 2017 and will likely continue to hear throughout this year. For established businesses that are not Google or Facebook, a natural question to ask is: What have we got that is going to allow us to survive this transition?<p>In our experience, when business …

El riesgo no es que los robots se conviertan en seres humanos, sino que los seres humanos se conviertan en robots.

“Acostarse con un androide ¿es infidelidad?”, se pregunta y nos pregunta la publicidad de la segunda temporada de la serie Westworld que se emite por …

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

Martin Luther King's last 31 hours: the story of his final prophetic speech

<b>While the man who</b> would assassinate him the next day was holed up in the New Rebel motel, hundreds of people were filtering into Mason Temple, in Memphis, Tennessee, to hear Martin Luther King Jr, speak. Outside, a thunderstorm was raging. The people clustered in the front of the church, shedding …

Black History

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

Here are the top 10 reasons I don't believe in God

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless<i>by Greta Christina. The book is available</i> …

Faith

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

This is why Monica’s apartment was painted purple in Friends

The interior choice was made on purpose<p>While we have so many unanswered questions about <i>Friends</i><i>,</i> queries about the colour of Monica's apartment have never been the issue.<p>And yet, now that set designer John Shaffner has explained exactly why the New York flat looked the way it did - and why the walls …

Interior Design

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings.<p>When I worked as Director of Leadership …

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

40 Years of Data Suggests 3 Myths About Globalization

Three beliefs about globalization have propagated since the early 1980s. First, that globalization leads to a reduction in global inequality. Second, that high income growth among the richest will lift the incomes of the poorest. Third, that there is no alternative to rising inequality without …

How to Have a Less Awkward, More Constructive Debate About Sexual Harassment at Work

If the topic of sexual harassment hasn’t come up in your office – either on Slack, in conversations over lunch, or by the watercooler — I’d be surprised. With the ongoing #metoo campaign and the almost daily headlines about men accused of harassing their coworkers, this subject is top of mind for …

"Monjas pizza": la penosa explotación de muchas religiosas al servicio del clero masculino en la Iglesia católica

Algunas sirven en los aposentos de los obispos o cardenales. Otras trabajan en las cocinas de las congregaciones de la Iglesia.<p>Algunas se levantan al amanecer para preparar el desayuno y no se acuestan hasta que la cena esté servida, la casa arreglada y la ropa lavada y planchada.<p>Ninguna tiene …

Emma Stone’s Oscars Equality Joke Provided The Most Savage Moment Of The Show

The #TimesUp movement was front and center at this year’s Oscars and with it the related issues of sexual equality and visibility. Also related: Emma Stone might’ve just walked away with the award for most savage burn of the night. Stone, who was on hand to present the night Best Director award, …