Month: July 2016

Game of Thrones Is Officially Coming to an End — TIME

Winter has come to Westeros, and now Game of Thrones is officially almost over. An HBO executive confirmed Saturday that the hit show’s eight season is slated to be its last. Programming president Casey Bloys’ comments to Entertainment Weekly, during a Television Critics Association event, marked the first time someone at the network confirmed it…

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In Argentina, the go-to mental health treatment for kids is Freudian psychoanalysis — Quartz

In much of the world, psychoanalysis is a fading discipline, seen as better suited to popular culture than serious therapeutic practice. But in Argentina, the country with the highest number of psychologists per capita in the world, psychoanalysis is the go-to answer for all manner of woes. And, with significant clusters of university psychology departments…

via In Argentina, the go-to mental health treatment for kids is Freudian psychoanalysis — Quartz

At least 2.5 million pilgrims attend mass with Pope Francis in Poland: Organisers — The Straits Times World News

July 31, 2016 5:12 PMBRZEGI (AFP) – At least 2.5 million pilgrims from around the world attended mass with Pope Francis on Sunday (July 31) on the final day of a global Catholic youth festival in Poland, organisers said.

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Photos: Farmers in Mexico are giving firefly tours to preserve their forests — Quartz

Fireflies’ annual mating ritual is one of nature’s most stunning events, and a small farming community in Mexico wants tourists to see it. More than 40 families from Nanacamilpa, a small town 45 miles east of smoggy Mexico City, in the Tlaxcala state, manage the forest and offer firefly walking tours, according to The Associated…

via Photos: Farmers in Mexico are giving firefly tours to preserve their forests — Quartz

Here’s What Ericsson’s Ousted CEO Said About 5G Connectivity in 2014 — Fortune

The board of directors of Ericsson, the Swedish telecommunications giant, pushed out CEO Hans Vestberg on Monday. He had led the company for six and a half years. The move followed a dismal fiscal quarter and year in which the company laid off thousands of workers in an attempt to cut costs as its sales…

via Here’s What Ericsson’s Ousted CEO Said About 5G Connectivity in 2014 — Fortune

Apple’s one-billionth iPhone sale still won’t be good enough for its investors — Quartz

A million iPhones isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion iPhones. Other than perhaps McDonald’s, there are few companies in the world that have been able to produce products successful enough to sell over 1 billion units. At last count, Apple had sold about 950 million iPhones, and some are estimating that when Apple…

via Apple’s one-billionth iPhone sale still won’t be good enough for its investors — Quartz

Chairman of top advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi put on leave over sexism comments — The Straits Times World News

July 31, 2016 10:43 AMPARIS (AFP) – French advertising giant Publicis put the chairman of its Saatchi & Saatchi advertising agency on leave on Saturday (July 30), after he said the debate on gender bias in the industry was “all over”.

via Chairman of top advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi put on leave over sexism comments — The Straits Times World News

‘Age Is Just a Number’ — Wrong! Six Ways to Manage Different Generations — Forbes – Leadership

It is well documented that Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) are competitive, have a high work ethic, are loyal and well used to the concept of working up through the ranks. Generation X (born 1965-1977) are known as the latchkey generation – due to both parents working and so having to […]

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Indian women celebrities are now redefining pregnancy — Asia Times News & Features – Asia Times

Tennis ace Sania Mirza recently said it does not matter how many Wimbledons she wins, it would be her motherhood that would define her as a woman. Bollywood celebs Kareena Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai have also faced the brunt of media speculation about their pregnancy. But these strong women are sending out their messages loud…

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United Airlines has decided your favorite artists for you — Quartz

I love art, and there are dozens of artists I admire. But if I had to pick one favorite, it might be Paolo Uccello, an early Renaissance painter whose crisp lines, dazzling palette, and mathematically precise compositions create works that make my heart leap. Unfortunately Uccello, whose works hang in London’s National Gallery, isn’t good…

via United Airlines has decided your favorite artists for you — Quartz