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A Single Hour of Sleep Separates Safe and Dangerous Drivers -- Science of Us. The Ultimate Guide to Travel Packing (Infographic) Everything a modern gentleman should know about buying a suit. 11 etiquette rules you should know next time you fly. Medak Pocket: Canada's forgotten battle. “Nothing like this had happened to our military in generations. It just wasn’t something we were prepared for.” Rob Deans Canadian veteran MEDAK, CROATIA—Canadian veteran Rob Deans is still haunted by the shell-scarred ruins and forgotten landmines of Croatia’s Medak Pocket. It’s been 20 years since he was last here, but not a day goes by when he doesn’t think about this place. “I can picture the trees, the path, the burning garage, everything,” says Deans, who is returning to Croatia this week. “I want to stand on that ground again and remember the lessons and what we did. In September 1993, Deans and nearly 900 of his fellow Canadian soldiers fought a forgotten battle in a brutal war.

The Battle of Medak Pocket should have been celebrated as a story of Canadian heroism. Now, two decades later, combatants and victims alike want the story told. As they beat back fierce attacks, the soldiers watched villages burn and heard the screams of tortured victims. The Croat assault was fast and brutal. Where-do-we-go-after-ferguson.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT. Photo WASHINGTON — WHEN Ferguson flared up this week after a grand jury failed to indict the white police officer Darren Wilson for killing the unarmed black youth Michael Brown, two realities were illuminated: Black and white people rarely view race in the same way or agree about how to resolve racial conflicts, and black people have furious moral debates among ourselves out of white earshot.

These colliding worlds of racial perception are why many Americans view the world so differently, and why recent comments by President Obama and the former New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani cut to the quick of black identity in America. From the start, most African-Americans were convinced that Michael Brown’s death wouldn’t be fairly considered by Ferguson’s criminal justice system. After a black man is killed in a failed robbery, she notes that a reporter “saw a dead Negro who had attempted to hold up a store, and so he couldn’t really see what the man lying on the sidewalk looked like.” Identifying the Biases Behind Your Bad Decisions - John Beshears, and Francesca Gino. By John Beshears and Francesca Gino | 8:00 AM October 31, 2014 By now the message from decades of decision-making research and recent popular books such as Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow should be clear: The irrational manner in which the human brain often works influences people’s decisions in ways that they and others around them fail to anticipate.

The resulting errors prevent us from making sound business and personal decisions, even when we’ve accumulated abundant work experience and knowledge. Unfortunately, even though we know a lot about how biases like overconfidence, confirmation bais, and loss aversion affect our decisions, people still struggle to counter them in a systematic fashion so they don’t cause us to make ineffective, or poor, decisions. As a result, even when executives think they are taking appropriate steps to correct or overcome employee bias, their actions often don’t work.

What’s the solution? But how to do this? Here’s how it works. Empowering Women And Girls, One Hashtag At A Time.


Here’s my prescription for reviving medicare. Canadians keep being told that we have one of the best health-care systems in the world. And we want desperately to believe that we do. Since public health insurance came to Saskatchewan 50 years ago under the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (and became fully national 10 years later), medicare has become a Canadian icon. According to a 2010 Environics survey, 85 per cent of us ranked it as our most important national symbol, and myriad polls identify health care as our most important issue.

In other countries, public health-care systems are important social programs; in Canada, medicare is who we are. But medicare is like any 50-year-old – it is showing signs of wear and tear. Medicare is the third rail of Canadian politics: Touch it and you die. Deeper discussions get snuffed out immediately by accusations that critics harbour secret plans to bring “two-tier” U.S. The U.S. comparison is a bogeyman – no Canadian public figure since medicare began has ever argued for U.S. Where Germs Lurk on Planes.