Praveen Sharma

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9 Things to Do to Grow As a Leader

Corporations, governments, universities and global development organizations alike have released research highlighting a shortage of quality leaders. However, more than ever before, the need for globally-minded leaders is at an all-time high. While leadership is not something that is developed …

Business Development

Here's Proof You Don't Have To Sacrifice Sleep To Succeed

It's rare to get a company-wide email from your boss reminding you to sleep. But that’s exactly what happened last week to the employees at Lightspan Digital, a Chicago-based digital marketing agency.<p>Mana Ionescu, the president of the company, is a big fan of shut-eye and a devotee of celebrity …

University of Washington

NASA Set To Launch New Solar Satellite IRIS [Updated]

IRIS is designed to unravel one of the sun's best-kept secrets.<p>What is it?<p>This Wednesday, June 26, at approximately 10:27 p.m. (EDT), NASA will send a new solar explorer into orbit: the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS). <b>[NASA just delayed the launch for 24 hours. Updated launch date:</b> …

Silvio Berlusconi supporters stage 'we are all whores' protest over conviction

Silvio Berlusconi's supporters have mounted a provocative protest against his conviction for paying an underage prostitute for sex and abusing his …

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

By a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act that establishes a formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny by the Justice Department regarding voting procedures.<p>The decision focuses on Section 4 of the Act.<p>Writing for …

Where the U.S.—and Snowden—Could Go From Here

The NSA leaker is in a transit zone in a Moscow airport, and Putin refuses to extradite him. Now what?<p>Russian president Vladimir Putin has said Russia won't extradite Edward Snowden, saying the NSA leaker hasn't committed a crime on Russian soil and calling U.S. criticism of the country's actions …