Six years ago, in a mock presidential election held in my daughter's pre-K class, Barack Obama was the clear winner. Of the 18 children, 16 voted for Obama. ("Superman" and "Mommy and Daddy" each received one vote; John McCain was shut out.) There is a good reason this was just a "mock" election ...
Bill McDermott is the CEO of SAP, a multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage customer relations and business operations. McDermott is also the author of a new book, Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office, which tells the story of how he went ...
Sometimes it's important to do absolutely nothing at work, or least not the job you're supposed to be doing.
“War is simply a continuation of political intercourse, with the addition of other means,” Carl von Clausewitz wrote in his famous book on battle strategy, On War . Many misquote that saying more pithily as “War is politics by other means,” but the idea that politics plays out on different ...
Researchers have found that consuming high levels of antioxidants--specifically the kind present in dark chocolate--can improve the memory of aging persons by up to twenty-five percent.
According to designers at the Centre for Process Innovation, airplane windows are unnecessarily heavy and should be replaced by light-weight OLED screens projecting images from outside the plane on the inner walls.
"You see what power is – holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them."
-Amy Tan, from her book The Kitchen God's Wife (1991)
Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio hosts a biweekly meeting of "The Quiet Time Caucus," in which House members and their staff are invited to participate in mindful meditation.
The appeal of being a manager will wear off quickly once the reality of the position sinks in. In order to succeed, it's vital new managers maintain perspective.
Biographer Walter Isaacson, who authored the best-selling Steve Jobs in 2011, recently visited Big Think to discuss his new book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. The late Apple CEO is again the focus of Isaacson's work, appearing in the ...
Too much stress can have a permanent negative impact on your health. Recent research out of Germany shows that dealing with negative, abusive, and toxic people elicits huge amounts of stress in the brain
Exercise isn't just for the outdoors anymore. An array of websites and YouTube channels dedicated to diet and fitness is at your fingertips. And many of them are completely free to use.
The Week's Ryan Cooper calls the 2014 midterms "perhaps the least consequential American election season in a generation," but argues that's not a reason to stay home.
"Is music a viable force for change? Can music stop things, start things, change things? To a certain degree yes, maybe in pop culture, but if a song or an artist could stop a war Bob Dylan and Bob Marley would have."
One woman's decision to end her life has a large segment of Americans rethinking their stances on assisted suicide.