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As more and more countries extend their vaccination campaigns, with the US authorities saying that 99.992% of fully inoculated people can resist Covid, the de-escalation process, the supposed return to normality after an 18-month hiatus, is underway. But what does normality mean? Within a few weeks of the first lockdowns in March 2020, forced to work […]
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As a user first of Mosaic and then of Netscape, I was not alone in seeing the arrival of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer back in 1995 as an attempt by a company that had completely underestimated the importance of the internet, that had seen the emergence of the Netscape phenomenon, to use the dirty trick of bundling it into the operating […]
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I was speaking to a friend this morning about the alarming increase in peanut allergies in certain populations, chiefly the overdeveloped West. For example, they have increased fivefold in the UK in just the past 20 years. The latest science behind the cause stipulates that we are just too clean; and that our avoidance of potential threats — a legume, in this […]
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Amazon this week announced it is taking on 75,000 new workers in the United States and 10,000 in the United Kingdom, precisely at a time when much of the world is beginning to emerge from the pandemic and when many companies have announced cutbacks or even closures, making it one of the main drivers for economic recovery. The […]
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On April 17, when NASA revealed the result of its competition to develop a spacecraft to take astronauts back to the moon, it was clear that Elon Musk’s strategy of leveraging economies of scale had passed yet another milestone. The competition pitted three proposals: Dynetics, a regular supplier to the Department of Defense; Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ aerospace […]
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Niccolò Machiavelli was a 16th Century Italian philosopher and political commentator, best known for his 1513 work, The Prince. In this infamous work, he outlined guidance on suitable behaviour for royals and aristocrats, which essentially extended to the premise “the ends justify the means”. In other words, rulers’ immoral, cruel and criminal actions are justified if […]
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Most employees do not find the time to practice self-reflection. As a consequence, they are unaware about their personality and needs. By asking the right questions, a psychotherapist helps employees understand their minds and guides them towards self-awareness. Frequent self-awareness therapy increases resilience and productivity while also reducing sick days. Both result in a positive […]

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This article was originally published here: Julie Griggs & Danielle Dietzek – Co-Founders of Fourplay Social Both Julie Griggs and Danielle Dietzek were medical professionals when they decided to develop a dating app with a difference, and judging by their users response, it was about time! What’s your story? Julie Griggs (Co-Founder): To be honest, […]

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Music, fashion, technology, and values—all are products of culture. But what do they mean? How do sociologists perceive and interpret culture based on these material and nonmaterial items? Let’s finish our analysis of culture by reviewing them in the context of three theoretical perspectives: functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. Functionalists view society as a […]

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