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Having a Life Outside of the Office Is Actually Good for Business

July 8th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

Want to know how to be more productive on the job? Work less.

Working in a competitive industry like the technology sector requires an enormous commitment of time and energy. And working at a tech company in Silicon Valley, the epicenter of start-up culture, can consume every waking hour if you let it.

You shouldn’t let it. Not only does all work and no play make proverbial Jack a dull boy, but it’s also unnecessary for success and bad for business.

Bush, Blair and the Chilcot report: the diverging fates of Iraq war orchestrators

Tony Blair has faced calls for impeachment for the 2003 invasion, while George W Bush has largely avoided responsibility, which published inquiry could change

As George W Bush celebrates his 70th birthday today, an occasion marked by a six-foot tall birthday card in the lobby of his presidential library in Dallas, he will have a rather unconventional present to enjoy: 2.6m words of the Chilcot inquiry report into the Iraq war.

Retirement is making people more miserable than ever before

July 1st, 2016  |  Source:

You might not enjoy retirement nearly as much as you think you will.

More retirees than ever say they are “not at all satisfied” with retirement, according to a study published this year from the Employee Benefit Research Institute. The institute used data from the University of Michigan’s Health and Retirement Study, collected from 1998 to 2012, in which more than 20,000 people are interviewed every two years.

How Changing Predictions Affect Our Decision-Making

June 28th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

A 30 percent chance of rain—or climate change disaster, or sports win—means different things to people if it’s down from 35 percent or up from 25.

Brexit: UK becomes king of the jungle for America’s conservatives

June 27th, 2016  |  Source:

Clinton represents the status quo and business as usual, just as the Remainers did in Britain


Fear, Loathing and a Brutal Murder: How the Brexit Vote Unfolded

June 24th, 2016  |  Source: Bloomberg

The experts were wrong again. Even on the day of the referendum, traders and oddsmakers, pollsters and professors were forecasting a vote to remain in the European Union.

In the wake of a stunning decision to leave the 28-nation bloc, the nation is left divided in a way not seen since the 1980s. What was a very British question over a lukewarm relationship with Europe turned into accusations of lying, evocations of Hitler and rather un-British slurs. The government -- whatever its complexion -- will now have to nurse those wounds.

Higher Education’s Accreditation Problem

June 17th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

The Department of Education just recommended that the country’s largest nationally recognized accreditation agency lose its status.

On Wednesday, the United States Department of Education (DOE) officially recommended that the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the largest nationally recognized accreditation agency in the country, lose its status as a DOE-recognized institution.

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