Wal-Mart Innovation: Standing Room Only
The Wal-Mart name gets dragged through the mud so often these days that it's nice to give props to the company when it comes up with innovative new ideas. Buried in an article about innovative workplace practices is this little gem about the Bentonville, Arkansas retailer: "Wal-Mart Stores has
introduced standing-only meetings where BlackBerries are left at the
door. The point is to cut to the chase..."
[image: The Wal-Mart Cheer]
Delay, deny and deflect were the strategies Facebook has used to navigate scandals it's faced in recent years, according to the New York Times.
- The exhaustive report is based on interviews with more than 50 people with ties to the company.
- It outlines how senior executives misled the public and lawmakers in regards to what it had discovered about privacy breaches and Russian interference in U.S. politics.
- On Thursday, Facebook cut ties with one of the companies, Definers Public Relations, listed in the report.
Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.
Dogs' floppy ears may be part of why they and other domesticated animals love humans so much.
- Nearly all domestic animals share several key traits in addition to friendliness to humans, traits such as floppy ears, a spotted coat, a shorter snout, and so on.
- Researchers have been puzzled as to why these traits keep showing up in disparate species, even when they aren't being bred for those qualities. This is known as "domestication syndrome."
- Now, researchers are pointing to a group of a cells called neural crest cells as the key to understanding domestication syndrome.
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