Resilience training can be instrumental in helping employees recover from difficulties and embrace change in the workplace.
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One particular revolution was so important, that at least one historian thinks the 20th century officially began in 1914 and ended in 1991.
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Blockchain technology could help alleviate the struggles of asylum seekers who are many times left in the wake of political fights.
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The first component of a planned “space kingdom” has been launched into orbit.
NASA is close to testing its next-generation nuclear fission reactors that would power a Mars colony and propel space exploration.
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Sebastian Junger takes a big-picture look at depression, PTSD, and the importance of the tribe in his new book.
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Imagine standing in a bare room in which a small, 4-billion-year-old rock hangs from the ceiling by a thin wire as three vocalists whistle and breathe on it to make it swing. For some people, such a scenario might be the nightmare version of contemporary art run amok, so far “out there” that it’s never coming back.
Building and sustaining a strong office culture requires frequent assessments of the emotional climate. Keeping tabs on how your employees feel (and fixing things when they're down) will boost productivity and decrease turnover.
Many say these are the most dangerous violent times humans have ever faced. Pundits dismiss those fears with numbers that show how these are the Best of Times, Who's right? It doesn't really matter. What does is, why are people so worried.
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