Regardless of when you celebrate new year, we would like to wish you a prosperous 2008. We are going to take a short break and will be back in early January, continuing to bring you news,…

If meditation is scientifically proven to increase the IQ, should governments interested in promoting socio-economic well-being invest in meditation rather than biotechnology? This is apparently…

Giulio Quaggiotto |

Feeling guilty at the excesses of yet another office party or Secret Santa exchange? Envirowise in the UK has come up with a company guide to a green Christmas. Most suggestions are pretty…

Michael Jarvis |

A short video shows Albion Village, Shell's $12billion facility housing 2,500 workers in Wood Buffalo, in Alberta, Canada, where oil deposits are comparable to those in Saudi Arabia.

Chris Monasterski |

Who benefits most from financial liberalization - incumbents or new entrants? A recent study of the U.S. branching deregulation from the mid-70s to the mid-90s suggests a differentiated answer.…

The center of Lima, notoriously crime-ridden and dirty, has become safe and attractive. […] Consumer goods and services—cell phones, household appliances, and private education, for example—…

Chris Monasterski |

Thirty-five percent of entrepreneurs surveyed in a new study self-identified as dyslectic. As it turns out, this common disability can be good for business:

Chris Monasterski |

Though today's 15-to-24-year-olds are overall the best educated generation of youth in history, they often have to struggle the most in the job market, finds the World Youth Report 2007.

Chris Monasterski |

Maybe it's because I am under the influence of Spoken Here, but one of the key messages coming out of the GK3 conference last week was the increasing importance of promoting local content and…

Giulio Quaggiotto |

With a monthly income varing from $63 and $700, many of them use "branded shampoos and detergents regularly, and they sometimes indulge in a bar of chocolate or bottle of perfume.  A good…

Chris Monasterski |