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It’s in the Bag

According to the magazine Paris Match, and various respected journalists, Putin’s bodyguards ‘collect his excrement on trips abroad and take it back to Russia with them.’ They are quite literally, carrying the can. At first, I wondered if they had taken the plea made to all tourists, leave only footprints behind, just a little too …

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In Space, Everyone Should Hear You Laugh

Astronauts were once picked for their individualistic traits. They had to have supreme confidence and ‘unflinching bravado.’ They needed ‘ice in their veins’ according to the psychiatrists who once recruited them in the early days of the space race. In the December issue of The Economist, an article called Fighting Fit, described the challenges NASA …

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Testing, Testing

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator is a fabulous psychometric, and the great aim of Isabel Myers and Katherine Briggs was to help people to be more tolerant of each other’s differences. When used as intended, it works. You can witness people stepping up a level in self-awareness and having the confidence to talk openly and …

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