Archive for September, 2011

Water, Water, Everywhere, But Not Enough To Waste

Here’s a fact worth pondering: Farming accounts for 70 percent of all the water that’s used for any purpose, worldwide. And demand for it is growing, along with the planet’s population and our increasing appetite for meat. That’s according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which recently published this poster and others in a striking series on the vital role of water in growing our food.

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As Europe Ages, Its Economies Look Vulnerable

“Old Europe” is getting old, and fast. The share of seniors in the population of Western European countries is growing rapidly, due to a combination of increased longevity and low fertility rates. That fact is having two major effects on many economies within the European Union. Over the short term, many nations are struggling to pay for generous health coverage and pensions.

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The 7 Dumbest Things Job Seekers Write on Their Resumes.

The advice of Rob McGovern, the founder of CareerBuilder and Jobfox . As CEO of Jobfox, a job search networking site and résumé writing service, McGovern sees the most common —and dumbest— mistakes job seekers make on their résumés. Here, he shares his top seven. How many of them are you making? Read the rest of this entry »


If capitalism has failed, how the hell do we pay for our Shreddies?

I might be an economic dunce, but if our failing currencies are replaced by a medieval bartering system, what will we have to do to get our favourite breakfast cereals?

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Men and women differ in how they categorize the world.

New research suggests gender plays a role because men tend to organize the world into distinct categories whereas women see things as more conditional and in shades of gray Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Facebook Forever?

The last decade has seen many social-networking sites rise and fall like little empires. Will Facebook follow, or is it here to stay?

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There’s only one way to change: Slowly, over time

Speak to any quality psychotherapist, fitness trainer, nutritionist, financial advisor, organizational consultant,—anyone in the change business—and they will tell you that the chief complaint of those trying to change their ways is, “Why does it have to take so long?”   Read the rest of this entry »