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8/10/2018

Johannesburg offers many interesting attractions for visitors seeking to explore the cultural side of South Africa's capital city. Travelers can buy crafts from artists at Arts on Main in the Maboneng arts district, learn about apartheid at The Apartheid Museum and tour important sites in Nelson Mandela's life.

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Travel Market Report
8/10/2018

Seemingly endless debates can sometimes be solved by
grabbing a marker and whiteboard, writes Art Petty. He describes one situation where "the work of drawing and striving to comprehend the visual representation of the strategy brought everyone in the room together and achieved a form of parallel processing and talking."

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8/10/2018

You can get more done if you prepare your schedule the night before, tackle one task at a time and debrief at day's end, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. Writing down what you've accomplished "allows you to evaluate your results, determine what's working and what's not, and recalibrate your efforts," she writes.

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8/10/2018

The STAR process can improve feedback delivery and candidate interviews because it starts by establishing a workplace situation, describes what someone did or didn't do in response and shares the outcome, Bruce Court writes. "You can't take the bias out of the person, but by following the STARs you can take the bias out of the process," he argues.

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8/10/2018

The idea of work-life balance has two camps: Segmentors who want a distinct division between work and life, and integrators who are happy to intermingle those realms, writes Leah Fessler. These identities are not necessarily permanent, and one isn't superior, so what matters most is that managers learn where the tendencies of their employees, Fessler writes.

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8/10/2018

Two more increases in short-term interest rates are likely to emerge from the Federal Reserve in 2018, with one in September and another in December, a Wall Street Journal survey of economists finds. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans says economic growth could set the stage for one or two more increases this year, while Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin says economic growth will determine the amount of any such increases.

8/10/2018

Zebra finches appear to be lip-syncing in their sleep, and scientists suggest the birds are dreaming of singing after a long day of practice, writes Katherine Wu. It's thought their brains are continuing to orchestrate the melodies just learned, which may eventually offer clues into human language development.

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Smithsonian online
8/10/2018

Matt Lauer's inappropriate behavior appears to have been reflective of and enabled by a culture of abuse, hubris and inaction at NBC News and more broadly within NBCUniversal. "All of this put together suggests a really troubling culture when it comes to truth, which is what a news organization values above all else," said Mark Feldstein, a former TV correspondent who teaches journalism.

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8/10/2018

A distraction-free vacation is ideal for releasing the power of wandering thoughts, according to research. "Vacation might be a time when you're not thinking of that stuff in the background or those responsibilities so your mind is free to focus on what's important," says researcher Malia Mason.

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8/10/2018

Leadership is about building a culture of "givers, not takers," says Jon Slangerup, CEO of American Global Logistics. "While being a manager requires competency across a learned set of skills, leadership is a higher level calling to inspire others by example to deliver discretionary effort," he says.

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