There’re no laws of nature, what we’ve are consistent maths theories that seem to match parts of nature

There’re no laws of nature, what we’ve are consistent maths theories that seem to match parts of nature

I was recently reading an old article by string theorist Robbert Dijkgraaf in Quanta Magazine entitled There are no laws of physics. You might think it a bit odd for a physicist to argue that there are no laws of physics but I agree with him. In fact, not only...

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Rumba in the bedroom: Franco may be the Congo music colossus, but his 18 children are no match for Tabu Ley’s 89-plus

Rumba in the bedroom: Franco may be the Congo music colossus, but his 18 children are no match for Tabu Ley’s 89-plus

Some of the most prolific Congolese musicians who excelled at recording songs that became big hits all over Africa and beyond over the years are, are also reported to have excelled at siring children. Rumba in the bedroom! While many of their offspring did not walk in their footsteps to...

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US Centre for Food Safety challenges GMO in court to shield consumers and the earth from harmful agriculture

US Centre for Food Safety challenges GMO in court to shield consumers and the earth from harmful agriculture

Centre for Food Safety (CFS) and a coalition of food labelling non-profits and retailers filed an appeal earlier this month with the 9thCircuit Court of Appeals, challenging a previous ruling that allows the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to continue using the misleading terminology “bioengineered” and avoid labelling the majority...

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New minimum wage law throws America’s gig industry into chaos, dance clubs scramble to curb sin taxes

New minimum wage law throws America’s gig industry into chaos, dance clubs scramble to curb sin taxes

For six years, Teddy earned what she considers good money as a self-employed dancer working in California’s strip clubs. Yes, there were slow nights when wages slumped, says Teddy, who asks to use a pseudonym because not everyone in her life knows she is a sex worker. But the slow...

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Give me my pint! Only sociopaths prefer virtual meetings that are skimmed of nuances of human interactions

Give me my pint! Only sociopaths prefer virtual meetings that are skimmed of nuances of human interactions

Globalisation in today’s business world is rapid and inescapable. As a result, many projects these days involve geographically dispersed teams comprised of members from a wide variety of countries and cultures. While language barriers, decision-making style and time zones are well-recognised challenges, the positive benefits of global teams continue to...

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Biden to host music legend Elton John at White House in ‘Night When Hope and History Rhyme’ concert

Biden to host music legend Elton John at White House in ‘Night When Hope and History Rhyme’ concert

The White House will become a concert venue Friday evening when Elton John performs. The event is called “A Night When Hope and History Rhyme,” a reference to a poem by Seamus Heaney that President Joe Biden often quotes. The concert comes just a few days after Sir Elton John...

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Why turning feedback into the driver and fuel that power companies to better outcomes

Why turning feedback into the driver and fuel that power companies to better outcomes

This summer I was invited to Vienna to do a workshop on effectively giving and receiving feedback. The participants came from all over Europe, as well as Japan. But all of these human beings had one thing in common: They didn’t relish the thought of giving or receiving feedback. Why?...

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From Beijing with love: Ugandan government raises red flag over Chinese men scramble for local women

From Beijing with love: Ugandan government raises red flag over Chinese men scramble for local women

Chinese investments in Africa have gone extended beyond infrastructure and mining, and now there is hue and cry from African men and their governments. In Uganda, the government and Parliament have raised the alarm over  the scramble by Chinese men to marry Ugandan women as a way of intrenching the...

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When R-n-R music genre took the world by storm in 1960s, it also birthed exceptional guitarists

When R-n-R music genre took the world by storm in 1960s, it also birthed exceptional guitarists

Choosing one virtuoso above another is incredibly tough, with everything from the Strat to the Les Paul, PRS Custom to the Parker Fly, power chords and tapping. Indeed, it was reported that the topic had prompted a number of intense debates. Although there were plenty of six-string slayers in the...

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Learn from mistakes, fail forward: Businesses were not created to exploit workers and make fortunes for owners

Learn from mistakes, fail forward: Businesses were not created to exploit workers and make fortunes for owners

So, why aren’t effective managers, admired leaders, engaged employees and healthy organisational cultures as common as blades of grass? They could be! It’s been known for decades how to do better. There’s nothing standing between us and highly engaged, motivated and productive teams, except perhaps the discipline to spend time...

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