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The Sharp Dropoff In Worker Happiness--And What Your Company Can Do About It

The Sharp Dropoff In Worker Happiness--And What Your Company Can Do About It | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Worker happiness has fallen every year for the last 25 years--in good economic times and bad. Today, over half of American workers effectively hate their jobs.
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Getting Better at Getting Better

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Athletic performance is freakishly high. Manufacturing quality is off the charts. Now for the bad news. James Surowiecki on the improvability era.
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FBI's "Suicide Letter" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance

FBI's "Suicide Letter" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance | Human Condition | Scoop.it
The New York Times has published an unredacted version of the famous “suicide letter” from the FBI to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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GM's hit and run: How a lawyer, mechanic, and engineer blew open the worst auto scandal in history

GM's hit and run: How a lawyer, mechanic, and engineer blew open the worst auto scandal in history | Human Condition | Scoop.it
As the sun was setting on a stormy Georgia day, Brooke Melton was 30 miles outside of Atlanta in her Chevy Cobalt. It was March 10, 2010, her birthday, and the 29-year-old pediatric nurse was on he...
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How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri

How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri | Human Condition | Scoop.it
How one 13-year-old boy with autism became B.F.F.'s with Apple's Siri
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Doctors Tell All—and It’s Bad

Doctors Tell All—and It’s Bad | Human Condition | Scoop.it
A crop of books by disillusioned physicians reveals a corrosive doctor-patient relationship at the heart of our health-care crisis.  
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Loyalty Nearly Killed My Beehive - Issue 16: Nothingness - Nautilus

Loyalty Nearly Killed My Beehive - Issue 16: Nothingness - Nautilus | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Some time ago I read a short story by Roald Dahl called “Royal Jelly.” It’s the tale of a father desperately searching for ways…
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Effect of Compassion Meditation on Neuroendocrine, Innate Immune and Behavioral Responses to Psychosocial Stress

Effect of Compassion Meditation on Neuroendocrine, Innate Immune and Behavioral Responses to Psychosocial Stress | Human Condition | Scoop.it
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With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce

With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce | Human Condition | Scoop.it
One biologist's story of how genetic testing broke his family apart.
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The Kaley Forfeiture Decision: What It Looks Like When The Feds Make Their Ham Sandwich | Popehat

The Kaley Forfeiture Decision: What It Looks Like When The Feds Make Their Ham Sandwich | Popehat | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Yesterday, in Kaley v. United States, the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that a criminal defendant has no right to challenge the pretrial freezing of
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Pathways

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Biochemical Pathways provide an overview of the chemical reactions of cells in various species and organs. Dr. Michal first compiled the Pathways Chart in 1965 and has been fine-tuning it ever since. Today, and with the collaboration of Roche, the two enormous posters can be found hanging in just about every research institute from Argentina to New Zealand.
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James Doty’s Helper’s High - Issue 13: Symmetry - Nautilus

James Doty’s Helper’s High - Issue 13: Symmetry - Nautilus | Human Condition | Scoop.it
James Doty is not a subject under study at the altruism research center that he founded at Stanford in 2008, but he could be. In 2000,…
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Epistemological Problems of Testimony (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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If you all would like something meaty to dig into.

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How a $47 Shrimp Treadmill Became a $3-Million Political Plaything – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize

Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Police officers and prosecutors give tips on civil asset forfeiture, the practice allowing the government, without ever filing a criminal charge, to seize property believed to have ties to crime, in seminars across the country.
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Cursors

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Why the public apology is a tool of the powerful – Nick Smith – Aeon

Why the public apology is a tool of the powerful – Nick Smith – Aeon | Human Condition | Scoop.it
No longer the hardest word, a public apology is now the defence strategy of the rich and powerful. Can it still do good?
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The Ghost of Invention: A Visit to Bell Labs | WIRED

The Ghost of Invention: A Visit to Bell Labs | WIRED | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Whatever happened to Bell Labs, which was once the hallmark of invention? The famed author Douglas Coupland investigates.
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Can Mindfulness Help Stop Substance Abuse?

Can Mindfulness Help Stop Substance Abuse? | Human Condition | Scoop.it
About half of substance abusers who enter treatment use again within a year. Can it help to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness?
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How Gangs Took Over Prisons

How Gangs Took Over Prisons | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Originally formed for self-protection, prison gangs have become the unlikely custodians of order behind bars—and of crime on the streets.
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Yes, we’re being bought by Microsoft | Hacker News

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Sharing the HN thread because there are very interesting stories at the top right now about kids playing with this around the world. Using it to build and learn and acquire a real sense of computers.

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Holdout

Holdout | Human Condition | Scoop.it
In 1914, the government of New York City took ownership of a Manhattan apartment building belonging to one David Hess. The city used a legal power called eminent domain, allowing governments to sei...
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Google's fact-checking bots build vast knowledge bank - tech - 20 August 2014 - New Scientist

Google's fact-checking bots build vast knowledge bank - tech - 20 August 2014 - New Scientist | Human Condition | Scoop.it
The search giant is automatically building Knowledge Vault, a massive database that could give us unprecedented access to the world's facts
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This is pretty intense.

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