Tens of thousands of children currently live in ISIS-controlled parts of Iraq and Syria, and the group is actively recruiting some of them to be its next generation of fighters. In Children of ISIS, a FRONTLINE digital film, boys who went through its training describe the coercive methods ISIS uses to indoctrinate children to encourage unquestioning loyalty and obedience, as it prepares them to fight.
When I started my first company at the age of 25, I did not consider myself a leader. I was just a guy who needed to serve my clients.But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out on my own how to be a good boss and business person. That was 25 years ago, before Ted and the Internet made expert learning fast and accessible.Today, the most amazing experts are available in powerful short bursts that will be sure to increase your leadership capabilities quickly.Each of these talks gives you a different — but important — perspective on leadership with immediate actions you can use today. Just tune in and be inspired by these seven short and amazing talks....
My heart despairs when I see lists of the most visited sites online. The Daily Mail Online? You can’t be serious. For an intelligent species, I’d hoped for more.
Fortunately, not all hope is lost. Not yet, anyway. There’s still a chance to revive some of that faltering intellectual curiosity. There are still the odd online pockets that shelter more thoughtful, nuanced discussion, and commentary.
For a couple of years now, we’ve occasionally brought to light some of these refuges of intelligence. In 2013 we introduced you to Reddit’s In Depth Stories, and The Feature. In 2014 we told you about Narrative.ly and The Browser. Now at the end of 2015, we’re offering a much more comprehensive list of where to find the best online content, and journalism....
There’s a lot we can say about Jesus and what it means to be a Christian, but if we are making the attempt to be the church, to be Jesus to the world, then we as Christians need to make sure these phrases are popular ones in our everyday conversations
With more than 347 million users, LinkedIn is the most popular social network for professionals as well as one of the top social networks overall. But do you know how to use LinkedIn to its fullest potential?With new social networks sprouting up constantly, LinkedIn is a platform that often gets underutilized or put on the back burner. But the truth is, LinkedIn can be extremely powerful -- especially when you're aware of all the platform's hidden features that don't get nearly enough exposure as they deserve. So to help you master LinkedIn, we've compiled the ultimate list of LinkedIn tips you may be overlooking ... but definitely shouldn't....
Here’s a question. What is leadership? And why, though we seem to train and indoctrinate people in it, and when that doesn’t work, beat people over the head with it, don’t we seem to be able produce many leaders worth following? Here’s my tiny theory: because much, maybe most, of what we suppose, assume, and believe is leadership isn’t.
A morally conflicted world is in desperate need of moral leadership. A way of life that offers us convenience — but is costing us the planet. Technology that delights us — but takes our jobs. Economies that reward us — but frustrate us with stagnation. Tribes we compete to belong to — which cost us ourselves. Social contracts which are broken — but no one quite knows how to rewrite. Such are the fraught moral dilemmas of the age....
The Oxford Dictionaries has chosen its Word of the Year for 2015: An emoji depicting the “face with tears of joy.”
Oxford Dictionaries cited an explosion in “emoji culture” over the last year as one of the reasons “face with tears of joy” was selected.
“You can see how traditional alphabet scripts have been struggling to meet the rapid-fire, visually focused demands of 21st century communication,” said Casper Grathwohl, President of Oxford Dictionaries in a statement. “It’s not surprising that a pictographic script like emoji has stepped in to fill those gaps—it’s flexible, immediate, and infuses tone beautifully. As a result emoji are becoming an increasingly rich form of communication, one that transcends linguistic borders.”
Other words and expressions that made the 2015 Word of the Year shortlist: Ad blocker, Dark Web, lumbersexual, on fleek, refugee, Brexit, and sharing economy. A curious entry into the shortlist was also “they.”...
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