Hurricanes and their affect on countries

Today, climate change compounds natural disasters, giving people less time to recover before they are plunged back into crisis mode. Residents of small islands like Puerto Rico already face limited resources for fresh water. A 2018 study found that drought in the Caribbean is increasing in severity—even as hurricanes …

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Prisons in the USA

The United States entered the twenty-first century with an incarceration rate of two million people, thereby garnering the dubious distinction of having the largest imprisonment rate in the world. Moreover, in recent years the number of women in U.S. prisons and jails has grown more sharply and more quickly …

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What Drives a Market?

What drives a market? What makes it go up? What makes it go down? From a fundamental perspective, it’s the result of buying and selling in large quantities. It’s the actions taken by the large institutional investors that move the market. But their actions are nothing more than …

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Types of Business Expenses

The term ‘business expenses’ covers any legitimate expenditure incurred in the running of your business, from initial client meetings and pitches through to delivering projects and wrapping them up afterwards.

Every jurisdiction has its own rules and regulations regarding what you can claim and how to do it, but a …

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Race Through a Child's Eyes

The thing about racial ambiguity is it is never self-assigned. You first dip a toe in it when you don’t know what racial box to check on a form. (Who gets to claim “Other” in the Race Wars???) You wade in further still when someone makes a comment about …

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Becoming a Leader

Any one of us can be a leader – and even better – a game-changing leader. Leadership is learned. It’s built through experience. It’s born in opportunities to influence others, whether on the playground, in your home or in the boardroom. And the best part is that leadership doesn’t …

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Do You Love a Hammer?

Expert knowledge tends to be well-organized and highly accessible in our minds, and so having a deep knowledge of a particular domain makes it more likely that you will spot bisociations or connections that others might miss. But deep domain-specific knowledge can also lead to “functional fixedness.”

Functional fixedness refers …

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How to Buy Stocks

As an investor, there are about three ways you can buy stock, they are through;

  • An online stockbroker.
  • A full-service stockbroker.
  • Direct purchase from companies that sell the stock.

You have to celebrate when you buy a stock, especially if you are buying for the first time. You need to …

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Decision to Surge

On Veterans Day weekend 2006, a group gathered to debate two options: change the conditions on the ground by increasing the resources to match the declared intent or conduct triage by pulling back forces from the cities and focusing on counterterrorism missions. Those attending were National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley …

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Manchester: The Chimney of the World

Records exist of a Roman fort dating back to A.D. 76 situated at the confluence of the Medlock and Irwell Rivers, on the northwestern edge of modern England, about 150 miles from London. Settlements persisted there for three centuries, before dying out with the rest of the empire around …

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The Meaning of Crossed Arms

Crossed arms may have originated as a way of physically protecting your body. When we're stressed, we receive comfort by crossing our arms across the torso so we can then reach across and massage our arms with our opposite hands. The arms crossed on chest gesture is universal and is …

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Perfectionism Does Not Alter Your Sense of Well Being

Have you ever been afraid of making a mistake or being seen as “stupid” or “lame”? Are you riddled with anxiety about “messing up”? Do you think that if you “screw up” that makes you a failure? Are you constantly seeking approval from others at the cost of approving of …

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Sparkling Croatia

Ancient mythology permeates Croatia, and nowhere more so than across the constellation of islands along Dalmatia’s coastline. Follow the course of Greek hero Odysseus and negotiate the Adriatic Sea, before taking a dip in Calypso’s cave on mystical Mljet. Celebrate Mother Earth with every season in Croatia; cross …

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What to take Camping

Whether you're preparing for a multi-day adventure in the backcountry or getting ready for a low-key overnight trip to an outfitted campground, the first rule of camping is to plan ahead. Having a plan increases the likelihood of a safe and enjoyable outdoor excursion. Prepare for sudden changes in weather …

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Taking Personal Responsibility

Taking personal responsibility is the foundation of reducing our stress. When we practice true personal responsibility, our entire outlook on life changes. And our results change too: when we focus on taking personal responsibility, we achieve far more. We no longer put energy into complaining and feeling stressed out about …

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