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Kenan Malik | Why Multiculturalism Failed | Foreign Affairs

Kenan Malik | Why Multiculturalism Failed | Foreign Affairs | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
Thirty years ago, many Europeans saw multiculturalism—the embrace of an inclusive, diverse society—as an answer to Europe’s social problems. Today, a growing number consider it to be a cause of them.
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Here's Google's Secret to Hiring the Best People | WIRED

Here's Google's Secret to Hiring the Best People | WIRED | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
People tend to make snap judgments when they're interviewing job candidates. The problem is, these predictions from the first 10 seconds are useless.
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The how many golf balls can you fit in a 747

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The Pentagon Can't Account for $45 Billion It Spent in Afghanistan

The Pentagon Can't Account for $45 Billion It Spent in Afghanistan | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
The Department of Defense has spent $66 billion since 2002 rebuilding Afghanistan. But amazingly, it can't account for $45 billion of that money. That's billion with a B.
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When your internal auditor requests an extra receipt from you and you bring up the US government as an example 

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH PLAYING GOD?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH PLAYING GOD? | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
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Via Sulabh Kakkar
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Varearom's comment, March 30, 2015 7:33 AM
super awesome: Why should it be ‘ethical’ to pass on faulty DNA, but ‘unethical’ to impart healthy DNA?
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"The biggest problem is that this has been described as three-parent IVF. In fact it is 2.001-parent IVF,"
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There's a Modern Problem Afflicting Our Friendships — And It's Time to Talk About It

There's a Modern Problem Afflicting Our Friendships — And It's Time to Talk About It | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
We all hate it. And we all do it.
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Risk and reward

Risk and reward | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
DRIVERS buying insurance from Progressive, an American insurer, get a choice: they can either supply a few bits of information about themselves and receive a quote...
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The Iran Dilemma: Why Won't Americans Negotiate With Their Enemies?

The Iran Dilemma: Why Won't Americans Negotiate With Their Enemies? | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
Six countries are talking to Iran. But only in the U.S. are the nuclear talks deeply controversial.
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma shows off new ‘pay with a selfie’ technology

Alibaba’s Jack Ma shows off new ‘pay with a selfie’ technology | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
New facial recognition software is intended to buttress the fast-growing mobile-payments business.
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The Day the Purpose of College Changed

The Day the Purpose of College Changed | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
On February 28, 1967, Gov. Ronald Reagan spoke of "certain intellectual luxuries that perhaps we could do without." Here's why liberal education has never recovered.
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One Company’s New Minimum Wage: $70,000 a Year

One Company’s New Minimum Wage: $70,000 a Year | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
The owner of Gravity Payments, a credit card processor in Seattle, said he heard stories of how tough it was to make ends meet even on salaries that exceeded the federal minimum wage.
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How To Run A Business Without Any Bosses

How To Run A Business Without Any Bosses | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
Thinking about a non-management structure for your startup? Here are some lessons from companies that have done it successfully.
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Oculus Used These Optical Illusions To Prove Everything We Know Is Wrong

Oculus Used These Optical Illusions To Prove Everything We Know Is Wrong | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
Virtual reality isn't ready yet. Oh, it's damn good--but it can't quite fully convince you that you are someplace you're not. But how sure are you of the "real world," anyhow? Today, Oculus guru Michael Abrash used these kickass optical illusions to show how fake our reality can be.
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nothing new, but watch the video at the end at 2:30m - and see how your brain screws up with you 

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How insurers differ from banks: Implications for systemic regulation | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

How insurers differ from banks: Implications for systemic regulation | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
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Bought By Many uses crowd clout to negotiate cheaper pug insurance (Wired UK)

Bought By Many uses crowd clout to negotiate cheaper pug insurance (Wired UK) | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
Financial services startup Bought By Many invites groups of people with specific insurance needs -- such as pug owners and diabetic travellers -- to club together and then negotiates better policies on their behalf
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What happens when US rates rise? Three Scenarios

What happens when US rates rise? Three Scenarios - Bull Market - Medium
If I was stuck on a desert island, tasked with monitoring the health or otherwise of the global economy and allowed acce…
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[Infographie] Une journée sur Internet en chiffres

[Infographie] Une journée sur Internet en chiffres | Varea's thread | Scoop.it

Via Mounira HAMDI, Emeric Nectoux
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Les chiffres d'une journée sur Internet résumés en une infographie

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Why I quit Facebook and we are sharing much more than you think

Why I quit Facebook and we are sharing much more than you think | Varea's thread | Scoop.it
Facebook was a great tool. Sadly, it no longer is and it will not be anymore.Among my peers, I was the first person to create a Facebook profile back in 2007 when social media just gained ground. I
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