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African minerals and the illusion of fair value

African minerals and the illusion of fair value | Musings for Inquiring Minds | Scoop.it
Extractive companies pay low fees and royalties in Africa in order to offset the political risk of operating there
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Professor’s new book explains reality of corruption, role of middleman in China

Professor’s new book explains reality of corruption, role of middleman in China | Musings for Inquiring Minds | Scoop.it
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How to Manage Your Time and Focus on What's Really Important - Oprah.com

How to Manage Your Time and Focus on What's Really Important - Oprah.com | Musings for Inquiring Minds | Scoop.it
Life coach and O, The Oprah Magazine columnist Martha Beck draws a line between time killers and soul satisfiers.
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The Worst Thing To Do When Youre Stressed - Stress Relief Tips - Oprah.com

The Worst Thing To Do When Youre Stressed - Stress Relief Tips - Oprah.com | Musings for Inquiring Minds | Scoop.it
When life comes at you fast and furious, the last thing you want to do is make things even harder on yourself. Need some stress relief? Start by avoiding these eight traps.
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Why You Should Work From a Coffee Shop, Even When You Have an Office

Why You Should Work From a Coffee Shop, Even When You Have an Office | Musings for Inquiring Minds | Scoop.it
Here at Lifehacker, we've often encouraged switching up your working environment to spark creativity and prevent burnout. Even taking a few days each month to work in a new place can benefit you greatly.
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I've been doing a lot of this. But I've found the only work I can do in a coffee shop is: creative writing, reading short articles or interesting reads (business, life, happiness, etc.), talking to friends, sending e-mails. Nothing that requires a lot of focus or that has a time constraint. 

 

Last summer, I'd go for a morning walk, take the bus downtown and work/blog/read/daydream in Starbucks for 20 to 60 minutes before work.  This would leave me feeling energized and my thinking cap would already be on. And I'd probably buy coffee twice a week. Other times, (since I was on a tight budget) I'd bring my Starbucks thermos and fill it with hot water and honey (and sometimes bring my own tea bag--they charge you $1 for it otherwise). It warms you up and costs next to nothing.

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Ways Women Sell Themselves Short in Writing ~ Levo League

Women tend to downplay their accomplishments, especially in writing. Don't write like a girl!
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Presumed Incompetent: Breaking the Silence of Racism in Academia

Presumed Incompetent: Breaking the Silence of Racism in Academia | Musings for Inquiring Minds | Scoop.it
There's a hot new book making the rounds in the academic world: Presumed Incompetent. The book addresses the predicament that women of color high up in the ivory tower find themselves in -- a predicament few of us really know.
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Black Characters Are Still Too Good, Too Bad or Invisible

Black Characters Are Still Too Good, Too Bad or Invisible | Musings for Inquiring Minds | Scoop.it
Several of this year’s Oscar-nominated films raise the age-old question of whether white filmmakers are ready to grant agency to black characters.
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How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word

How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word | Musings for Inquiring Minds | Scoop.it
"The most damning revelation you can make about yourself is that you do not know what is interesting and what is not."

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A One-Time Motel Maid Looks Back on Success, Then & Now

A One-Time Motel Maid Looks Back on Success, Then & Now | Musings for Inquiring Minds | Scoop.it
My experience as a young girl of what the term "work ethic" really meant began with a fib. I was 14, growing up in southern California. My mother had divorced when I was 5, left to raise me
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I don't think young people my age are hungry enough. My parents came here after they married and while I know the hope is to make life better and easier for the coming generation, it may handicap us.  I've seen many immigrants come to America with Masters and PhD degrees, with no degrees and work their behind off. Sometimes taking jobs they are overqualified for. I've always admired that. 

 

We millenials are missing that. We haven't had to walk miles for water. We've lived very convenient lives. Even those of us that come from middle-class families--we have iphones but can't pay our bills on time. At the moment I'm trying to develop that hunger. That drive that runs after success and doesn't stop until my goal is acheived. 

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