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Stanford sociologists study: “Why women stay behind the scenes at work”

Avoiding backlash, feeling authentic and balancing work with family responsibilities are reasons women shared with Stanford researchers about why they opt to work on the sidelines. [caption id="attachment_22402" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Why many professional women avoid the spotlight is the topic of a new paper published by...

Are we helping millennials to enjoy working at their best?

Kevin Majeres, MD, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, explained how the searching for meaning and purpose in work yields surprising benefits for task-related attention. Therefore, striving in pursuit of ideals, rather than good outcomes, turns each task into an opportunity for practice and growth. This...

Pope’s Video to Canadian Youth

Source: Zenit. “I invite you to flood the places where you live with the joy and enthusiasm typical of your youthful age, to irrigate the world and history with the joy that comes from the Gospel, from having met a Person: Jesus, who has enthralled you...

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How Hokusai’s Great Wave came into the world

Author: Angus Lockyer (London, UK) Source: The Conversation. By the time Katsushika Hokusai painted The Great Wave he was already a celebrity in Japan. The iconic print was produced in 1831 as part of a print series, Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji, when the Japanese artist was 71 years...

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The Real Message of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Author: Jerome Groopma, a staff writer since 1998, writes primarily about medicine and biology. He holds the Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and is the chief of experimental medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Source: The New...

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The magical appeal of Harry Potter

Source: Susan Reibel Moore for Mercatornet In 1997 children in Year 4 at a local Sydney girls’ school told me that I had to read a novel called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  To explain why, they told me that its hero, a young boy of eight...

Poetry, music and identity – Jorge Drexler

One night in 2002, a friend gave Jorge Drexler the chorus to a song and challenged him to write the rest of it using a complex, poetic form known as the "Décima." In this fascinating talk, Drexler examines the blended nature of identity, weaving together...