Stefan Lauber

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After the apology to the stolen generations – a photo essay

Due to parliamentary policies throughout much of the 20th century in Australia, numerous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were forcibly removed from their family homes and placed in institutions and foster families. The goal was to create a racially assimilated “white Australia”. The …

Australia

7 tips to develop your employees as brand ambassadors

Your employees are often your company’s best storytellers.<p>The question is: What kinds of stories do they have that are worth telling?<p>Here are tips …

Public Relations

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …

Leadership

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

Fin24.com | Government determined to improve credit ratings after S&P keeps SA at junk status

National Treasury says it is determined to achieve improved ratings as it noted Standard and Poor’s assessment of challenges and opportunities SA …

South Africa

5 reasons why SA is still junk status, according to S&P

Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings late on Friday night affirmed South Africa’s credit ratings, keeping the country’s rand debt at "BB+", the first …

South Africa

11 Simple Changes That Help Your Body Burn More Fat

Looking at our culture, it doesn't take long to see how obsessed we are with dieting and working out. We all want to be at a healthy weight in order …

Wellness

25 Plants & Herbs You Can Propagate from Cuttings

Growing new plants from cuttings is a great way to increase your stock in a relatively short time. Rooted cuttings are often sturdier than seedlings, …

Gardening

Health24.com | ‘I cut out dairy and gluten and it completely changed my life’

Take that, Hashimoto’s disease.

Nutrition

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

Stephanie Kelton Has The Biggest Idea In Washington

Once an outsider, her radical economic thinking won over Wall Street. Now she's changing the Democratic Party.<p>For most of her career, Stephanie Kelton was accustomed to being ridiculed. It started in grad school.<p>At Cambridge University in the late 1990s, she signed up for an economics course taught …

Economics

4 Simple Techniques to Erase Subconscious Negativity

<b>“As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.” ~Joseph Murphy</b><p>The subconscious mind is like a computer’s hard …

10 unmistakable habits of irresistible people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Self-help

Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like this'

A survivor of clerical sexual abuse has said Pope Francis told him that God had made him gay and loved him, in arguably the most strikingly accepting comments about homosexuality to be uttered by the leader of the Roman Catholic church.<p>Juan Carlos Cruz, who spoke privately with the pope two weeks …

Pope Francis

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

What Men Want: 7 Traits Men Look For In The Lady Of Their Dreams

Ad failed to load<p>For years, we've talked about finding the <i>right</i> woman <i>-- s</i>omeone we can ride the waves of life with, who will stand by our side for …

Relationships

5 fascinating books on how to break bad habits

Psychological research shows people overestimate themselves in nearly every arena — including modesty. Which raises an interesting question … What’s …

Will Power

15 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

The people who achieve the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>The people who achieve the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. They're disciplined, figure out which routines help them succeed and religiously stick to those daily habits. Here are a few you …

Business Development

Why do people interrupt? It depends on whom you're talking to

We all know that unpleasant feeling when we’re talking about something interesting and halfway through our sentence we’re interup – “Wait, what’s for dinner?” – pted.<p>But was that really an interruption? Whether or not one person interrupted another depends on whom you ask, according to new research …

Psychology

How To Cultivate Your Inner Everyday Hero

When we hear stories of people paying it forward, or unexpected acts of kindness between strangers, we tend to spread the word, as with a fairy tale shared across generations. When we witness a friend, coworker or neighbor stand up for justice, it can be tempting to put that person on a pedestal. …

10 Simple Habits That Will Make You More Likable Right Away

Enthusiasm is contagious.<p><i>What are some social life hacks? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, 7-figure entrepreneur, on Quora:</b><p>Growing up, I was one of the shyest and …

Body Language

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

Creativity

Showing the way in San José – how Costa Rica gets it right

With authoritarianism and proto-fascism on the rise in so many corners of the world, it is heartening to see a country where citizens are still deeply committed to democratic principles. And now its people are trying to redefine their politics for the 21st century.<p>Over the years, Costa Rica, a …

Economics

The CEO of IDEO explains how your “creative capacity” is the key to surviving automation

We are fathoms deep in the era of automation. When was the last time you stepped inside a bank, bought a ticket from a human, or browsed through bins of music? The everyday tasks that once filled our days are increasingly performed and delivered almost instantaneously by machines.<p>If we are to keep …

Creativity

Higher education needs dusting off for the 21st century

Our world is only at the start of a massive, long-term disruption cycle. Globalization is one driver, but new technologies are set to bring even more …

Google wants to cure our phone addiction. How about that for irony?

Worried about the hours you spend scrolling your phone, sinking into despair, gazing at glamorous Instagrammers leaning against palm trees while you try to get out of bed?<p>Worry no longer: help is coming. And it’s coming from, um, Google. Yes, that’s right. Google is now trying to improve our …

Silicon Valley

15 Behaviors That Can Make Someone Toxic To Be Around

Everyone has a few negative qualities. And you know what? That's fine. We can't all be 100 percent reasonable, and kind, and thoughtful 100 percent …

Self-help

18 Of The Fastest Growing Veggies You Can Harvest In No Time

Gardening may be a game of patience, but some veggies grow like crazy.This article is the real deal for everyone who needs instant produce. Can you …

Gardening

Google's Former Head of HR Says This Is Why Many Top Performers Quit

Improving employee retention starts with small words that have a big impact.<p>Working at Google is a dream job for many. Its swanky perks, bar-to-none benefits and the opportunity to work alongside some of the smartest minds in tech land Google near the top of "best places to work" lists, year after …

The Workplace

10 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Tolerate

Successful people expect more from themselves and from those around them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful people do things differently. If you study those who excel in business, you’ll find a whole litany of common characteristics. These traits help put them …

Self-improvement