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Secret plans to 'protect' France in the event of Le Pen victory emerge

Election win for far-right leader would have set off plans to ‘keep the peace’ official says as support for Macron’s party grows<p>It was never written down and never given a name, but France had a detailed plan to “protect the Republic” if far right leader Marine Le Pen was elected president, French …

Europe

One Broth, 10 Soups

Earlier this winter my mom helped nurse me through a bout of pneumonia. She made a big batch of chicken and beef bone broth for us, then heated it up …

Dazzling Photos of Canada’s Festive Trains Transporting Holiday Cheer

Since 1998, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has sent two luminous locomotives across North America to spread Christmas cheer through dazzling displays of light and heartwarming acts of charity. While this year’s trains have already completed the journeys, you can still see the spectacle through …

Primed To Perform: The Science Behind Building A Legendary Workplace Culture

Lindsay McGregor is the cofounder and CEO at Vega Factor, a company that helps organizations build high-performing, adaptive cultures. She is also the co-author of a <i>New York Times</i> Best Seller, <i>Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation</i>. …

Watch a baby hummingbird grow up | @GrrlScientist

For “Caturday”, I share a lovely video created by one of my birding pals that captures a mother hummingbird as she raises her son from hatching to fledging<p>Spring is springing! Already, a few of my Seattle birding pals have spotted hummingbird nests. Thus, since today is “Caturday”, I was inspired …

Birds

East Of Palo Alto’s Eden: Race And The Formation Of Silicon Valley

<i>What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community?</i><p><i>Would the technology industry be different?</i><p><i>Would we?</i><p><i>And what can the technology industry do now to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?</i><p>I met Bob Hoover one sunny Friday afternoon when he was rearranging golf club sets in …

Silicon Valley

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …