Norway wants to clean up our oceans. Here's how it could work.

Earlier this year, Norway’s minister of international development visited Ghana. Minister Nikolai Astrup had a simple request: He wanted to spend some time with his team collecting trash from beaches in the developing nation.  His team assured him that could be arranged. Then he was asked the most telling question …

Pre-Black Friday deals and gift ideas for the DIY tinkerer in your life

If you’re a DIY-type who likes to tinker with computers and electronics — or that sounds like someone you’ll be shopping for this holiday season — you should check out these two e-book bundle deals, available at amazing pre-Black Friday discounts.  The Ultimate Raspberry Pi e-book bundle — 83% off …

Advent of artificial intelligence demands HR managers look at the world in new ways

The HR profession must undergo a mindset shift in order to reap the benefits from artificial intelligence (AI), according to an new white paper. In preparing organisations for the potential gains from AI whilst minimising its risks, HR needs to become more proactive in engaging with change to secure a strategic …

WhatsApp fights fake news in India using actors who role-play in public

(Reuters) — On a hot morning in India’s tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit. The event is part of a major grassroots …

The Genesis of ideation and the places we go to have our best ideas

Because collaboration, creativity and innovation are increasingly perceived as key objectives and differentiators of performance, the genesis and mechanisms behind ideation and creativity are an an integral part of both business and personal development. As a consequence, there is growing interest in the way the physical attributes of work settings may …

Long waits for mental health treatment lead to life changing problems, RCPsych study finds

A quarter of people (24 percent) with a diagnosed mental health condition reported waiting more than three months to see an NHS mental health specialist, a poll for the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) has found. Some (6 percent) say they waited more than a year to see an NHS …

A 25-Year-Old Food Blogger With 1 Million Followers Says This Is the One Kitchen Thing She Can’t Live Without

Tucked in her custom-renovated barn amid the snow-capped mountains of Colorado, Tieghan Gerard spends her days cooking with seasonal ingredients, bathed in natural sunlight. It’s so charming, and so picturesque, it’d be easy for her to be unrelatable. But that’s not the case. She may be a 25-year-old with millions …

Demand for office space in Edinburgh city centre augmented by a lack of supply

An acute lack of supply in Edinburgh’s city centre will push up office rents to over £35 per sq ft in 2019 according to the latest estimates by Savills, which suggests that rental increases and lack of supply may cause certain organisations to consider opportunities on the city’s western periphery. …

What Richard Dawkins can teach us about ergonomics and the value of pain

In his book The Greatest Show on Earth, the evolutionary biologist Professor Richard Dawkins devotes a section to the biological rationale for pain. Although this is an ethical issue as far as humans are concerned, and most of us might think it’s one thing we could easily do without thank …