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Sorcery_report_FINAL.pdf (application/pdf Object) The Persecution of Witches, 21st-Century Style. Photo Most people believe that the persecution of “witches” reached its height in the early 1690s with the trials in Salem, Mass., but it is a grim paradox of 21st-century life that violence against people accused of sorcery is very much still with us.

The Persecution of Witches, 21st-Century Style

Far from fading away, thanks to digital interconnectedness and economic development, witch hunting has become a growing, global problem. In recent years, there has been a spate of attacks against people accused of witchcraft in Africa, the Pacific and Latin America, and even among immigrant communities in the United States and Western Europe. Researchers with United Nations refugee and human rights agencies have estimated the murders of supposed witches as numbering in the thousands each year, while beatings and banishments could run into the millions. More recent media reports suggest a disturbing pattern of mutilation and murder. “These are becoming all too common in certain parts of the country,” said the prime minister, Peter O’Neill. Why Training Citizen Journalists Is So Important After the Arab Spring. Tomorrow (Jan. 14, 2012) marks the one-year anniversary of Tunisia’s liberation from 23 years of oppression under dictator Ben Ali.

Why Training Citizen Journalists Is So Important After the Arab Spring

It was a liberation sparked by one man’s shocking public protest against injustice through self-immolation and fueled by the power of citizen journalism and social media. During the last months of 2010, Tunisians captured footage of protests and government oppression and shared them with thousands via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Within weeks, similar protests sprang up in Egypt, Libya and other Arab countries, giving birth to the Arab Spring.

Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Short Film Will Make You Speechless. Love and money: Why sex and development are not strange bedfellows. Depictions of sexuality are beamed into our homes through satellite TV, pored over in internet cafes, catapulted around social and technological networks, stitched into the material of women's attire, whispered in children's bedtime tales, captured and disseminated in epidemiological data and crooned over the airwaves.

Love and money: Why sex and development are not strange bedfellows

But despite its ubiquity, international development has failed to afford sexuality the prominence that it should. Wisdom from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success. By Maria Popova “Character is at least as important as intellect.”

Wisdom from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success

Creative history brims with embodied examples of why the secret of genius is doggedness rather than “god”-given talent, from the case of young Mozart’s upbringing to E. B. White’s wisdom on writing to Chuck Close’s assertion about art to Tchaikovsky’s conviction about composition to Neil Gaiman’s advice to aspiring writers. But it takes a brilliant scholar of the psychology of achievement to empirically prove these creative intuitions: Math-teacher-turned-psychologist Angela Duckworth, who began her graduate studies under positive psychology godfather Martin Seligman at my alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, has done more than anyone for advancing our understanding of how self-control and grit — the relentless work ethic of sustaining your commitments toward a long-term goal — impact success.

Productivity News, Resources and Columns. 5 Productivity Tips From the Busiest People in the World. Most days, I can barely find enough time in the day to do everything I need to do—so I can't imagine how the world's top executives keep their lives together.

5 Productivity Tips From the Busiest People in the World

Well, this infographic uncovered their secrets. Browse below for quick tips from Fortune 500 CEOs, entrepreneurs, and sports legends about how they operate at their absolute peak potential at work and in life. Then, try one of the ideas yourself, and tell us how it goes in the comments section! The “Boxed Set Approach” to Setting Goals. The 5 Hidden Superpowers of Balanced Creative Teams. Did a valuable employee just leave and you need to replace them quickly?

The 5 Hidden Superpowers of Balanced Creative Teams

Or perhaps you just signed a large client and need to increase resources or add a new skill set quickly? Most hiring decisions aren’t part of a master plan, they are often immediate, unplanned hiring scenarios where new employees are added because of short term pains rather than long-term stability. Yet, the catch is that, when growing a creative team, a long-term vision to staffing is paramount. Why is Malala threatened in her own country? The secrets of body language: why you should never cross your arms again. 7K Flares 7K Flares × Body language is older and more innate for us as humans than even language or facial expressions.

The secrets of body language: why you should never cross your arms again

That’s why people born blind can perform the same body language expressions as people who can see. Digital Natives with a Cause? Digital Natives With A Cause?

Digital Natives with a Cause?

- a product of the Hivos-CIS collaboration charts the scholarship and practice of youth and technology with a specific attention for developing countries to create a framework that consolidates existing paradigms and informs further research and intervention within diverse contexts and cultures. The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore and Hivos have assessed the state of knowledge on the potential impact of youth for social transformation and political engagement in the South.

This report ‘Digital Natives with a Cause?’ 30 Challenges for 30 Days. Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit?

30 Challenges for 30 Days

The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles. The path is not clear yet, and your surroundings don’t agree. Old habits urge you to stay the same. But you need to stay determined.