Creating Room to Read

Former Microsoft executive John Wood explains his strategy for creating and developing his non-profit Room to Read at The Nantucket Project, a festival of ideas on Nantucket, Massachusetts.

What detoxifies a negative work environment?

In the office, vulnerability is the opposite of weakness.

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  • Trust is necessary for a healthy and efficient work environment.
  • This trust emerges when not only do we feel safe within our company, but that our leaders genuinely care about us.
  • Establishing these relationships requires vulnerability and honesty from both leaders and their employees.
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The Sooner You Expose A Baby To A Second Language, The Smarter They’ll Be

Just hearing two languages helps babies develop cognitive skills before they even speak. Here's how - and how you can help them develop those skills.

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A new study shows that babies raised in bilingual environments develop core cognitive skills like decision-making and problem-solving -- before they even speak.

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Greta Thunberg, climate change activist, wins Time Person of the Year

Going from a solitary teenage protester in front of the Swedish parliament to a global icon in little more than a year certainly merits the distinction.

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  • Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist, has been named Time's Person of the Year.
  • The award is given to "the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year, for better or for worse."
  • Considering the magnitude of directly inspired protest movements and real-world impacts she has had, the award seems to be merited, although not everybody is pleased about this.
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