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Eurozine - The European dis-Union - Ivan Krastev Lessons from the Soviet collapse

Eurozine - The European dis-Union - Ivan Krastev Lessons from the Soviet collapse | News Insights | Scoop.it

Lessons from the Soviet collapse

Too big to fail? Too crisis-hardened to go under? The collapse of the Soviet Union has something to teach Europe's politicians if another leap from the unthinkable to the inevitable is to be avoided in the case of the EU, argues Ivan Krastev.

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Conjoined twins who fall ill together and have to scratch each other's itches chart their amazing lives in new reality show... just don't ask about boyfriends

Conjoined twins who fall ill together and have to scratch each other's itches chart their amazing lives in new reality show... just don't ask about boyfriends | News Insights | Scoop.it
Abigail and Brittany Hensel, who share one torso fused at the torso, have astounded doctors in their hometown of Minnesota with their remarkable development into young adults.
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Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #2: How to Not Let Anger and Criticism Get the Best of You

Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #2: How to Not Let Anger and Criticism Get the Best of You | News Insights | Scoop.it
On the Halloween when Dwight D. Eisenhower was ten years old, his parents let his two older brothers go trick-or-treating, but told Ike he was too young to accompany them. Having eagerly anticipated a night of fun and freedom, Dwight was crushed.
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Begging for the Bazooka: Europe's Dangerous Dream of Unlimited Money - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Begging for the Bazooka: Europe's Dangerous Dream of Unlimited Money - SPIEGEL ONLINE | News Insights | Scoop.it
This week, some euro-zone members have been calling for the permanent bailout fund to be provided with a banking license that would provide it with unlimited access to money from the European Central Bank.
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10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Work on Vacation - On Careers (usnews.com)

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Work on Vacation - On Careers (usnews.com) | News Insights | Scoop.it
Learn to unplug (for real) while away from the office.
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List of countries by cigarette consumption per capita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of countries by cigarette consumption per capita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | News Insights | Scoop.it
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Getting Tough With Yourself

Getting Tough With Yourself | News Insights | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: This is guest post from Marcus Brotherton. It originally ran on Men Who Lead Well (www.marcusbrotherton.com). One harmful mindset that can keep a man from fulfilling his calling and potential is self-coddling.
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How the border between India and Pakistan is closed, every day.

How the border between India and Pakistan is closed, every day. | News Insights | Scoop.it

India/Pakistan Daily Border Closing Ceremony is all-important in some parts of the world. (Make sure your sound is on). Remember these two nations are nuclear armed.

 

This is both fascinating and funny.

 

This is how the border between India and Pakistan is closed every evening!

 

This is not a Monty Python comedy sitcom, but it does resemble one .

 

Keep in mind that these countries have nuclear weapons...

 

 

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Cunning as a Serpent, Innocent as a Dove: The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Cunning as a Serpent, Innocent as a Dove: The Art of Worldly Wisdom | News Insights | Scoop.it
Back when I was in high school, a mentor of mine gave me a copy of a small book that I’ve read and re-read several times over the years. The Art of Worldly Wisdom or The Pocket Oracle and the Art of Prudence, is a book of 300 maxims and commentary...
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Respect is the Root of Happiness, Not Money

Respect is the Root of Happiness, Not Money | News Insights | Scoop.it
Money may make the world go 'round' but respect is what will make you happy. New studies have shown that the respect you've earned is worth more than what is in the bank.
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Global economy remains unbalanced after five years of financial strain, warns BIS

Global economy remains unbalanced after five years of financial strain, warns BIS | News Insights | Scoop.it

Five years on from the outbreak of the financial crisis, and the global economy is still unbalanced, seemingly becoming more so as interacting weaknesses continue to amplify each other. The goals of balanced growth, balanced economic policies and a safe financial system still elude us.

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Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #4: Always Ready

Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #4: Always Ready | News Insights | Scoop.it
Supreme Allied Commander. Head of the American Occupation Zone in Germany. Chief of Staff. President of Columbia University. Supreme Commander of NATO. President of the United States of America. To read a list of the positions that Dwight D.
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Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #1: How to Build and Sustain Morale

Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #1: How to Build and Sustain Morale | News Insights | Scoop.it

Dwight D. Eisenhower had unarguably one of the longest and most taxing leadership roles in American history. For two decades, the lives of thousands, sometimes millions, of people and the fate of great nations hung on his decisions. 

(See Part #2 below)

 

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Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #3: How to Make an Important Decision

Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #3: How to Make an Important Decision | News Insights | Scoop.it
The complexity of planning and executing Operation Overlord — the largest amphibious assault in world history — was truly staggering.
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New Years Concert 2012 (HD) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

New Years Concert 2012 (HD)...
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"Greyjing"? Air pollution fouls Beijing's name

BEIJING, July 30 - With its parks, centuries-old palaces, history and culture, Beijing should be one of the more pleasant capitals of the world.

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Fukushima residents say resounding "no" to nuclear energy

FUKUSHIMA Japan, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Get out of nuclear power and do it fast, angry Fukushima residents told Japanese government officials on Wednesday.

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Latest Issue of Vision

Latest Issue of Vision | News Insights | Scoop.it
Contents of the latest issue of Vision--Insights and New Horizons...

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9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People

9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People | News Insights | Scoop.it
The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think--and why it works.
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4 things you didn't learn in driver's ed

4 things you didn't learn in driver's ed | News Insights | Scoop.it
PM contributor Mac Demere teaches at an advanced driving school for teens, trying to prep the next generation of motorists for road-going emergencies they didn't learn about in driver's ed.
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Twitter for Beginners – 5 Things to Do as a New Twitter User : @ProBlogger

Twitter for Beginners – 5 Things to Do as a New Twitter User : @ProBlogger | News Insights | Scoop.it
Yesterday I added all 538 Twitter users that submitted their details in our Social Media Love In. It took me ...
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Rest is a key part of life

Rest is a key part of life | News Insights | Scoop.it
The lost art of introspection -- even daydreaming -- may be an increasingly valuable but elusive part of life, U.S. researchers said.

 

 


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Counting Fathers as Babysitters: Why It Matters

Counting Fathers as Babysitters: Why It Matters | News Insights | Scoop.it
Today's parents have an uphill battle. We're struggling to share parenting and employment roles but the government tells us that when dad takes care of the kids it's a childcare arrangement, but when moms do it, it's just what moms do.

Via Kelly Hulme, Gina Stepp
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