Art

The Art of Persuasion Hasn’t Changed in 2,000 Years

The Art of Persuasion Hasn’t Changed in 2,000 Years

More than 2,000 years ago Aristotle outlined a formula on how to become a master of persuasion in his work Rhetoric . To successfully sell your next idea, try using these five rhetorical devices that he identified in your next speech or presentation: The first is egos or “character.” In order for your audience to trust you, start your talk by establishing your credibility. Then, make a logical appeal to reason, or “logos.” Use data, evidence, ... Full story

Education

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It

We are now in the era of do-it-yourself career development. Companies less frequently offer formal training than ever before, so employees at all levels must learn to identify their weaknesses, uncover their blind spots, and strengthen their skills. Here are six things you can do to take control of your career and learning: Understand what you’re evaluated on. Get feedback, especially on areas that might be blind spots for you. Give yourself a ... Full story

Economics

Why is coronavirus making the economy worse?  Washington Post

Why is coronavirus making the economy worse? Washington Post

Previous economic crises have taken devastating tolls. During the global financial crisis of 2007-2008, poverty increased in some countries and the rate of poverty reduction slowed in others. Countries suffered persistent losses in output . And researchers documented close associations between spikes in unemployment and excess mortality. The pandemic is an external factor, not directly comparable to the problems within financial markets that ... Full story

Entertainment

While offensive TV shows get pulled, problematic books are still inspiring debate and conversation  Post

While offensive TV shows get pulled, problematic books are still inspiring debate and conversation Post

As Confederate statues finally tumble across America, television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content. It turns out that little video monuments are lurking all across the TV canon — more shocking with each new announcement. Just this month, blackface scenes have been rediscovered and removed from “The Office,” “Community,” “30 Rock,” “Scrubs” and “SNL.”. Support our journalism. Subscribe ... Full story

Health

Tokyo new coronavirus infections over 100 for third day, NHK says

Tokyo new coronavirus infections over 100 for third day, NHK says

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask walks in a shopping district, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo,​​ Japan, July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo confirmed about 130 new cases of infections of the coronavirus on Saturday, a third consecutive day with more than 100 new cases, public broadcaster NHK reported. Cases in Tokyo have risen to a two-month high, driven by the spread of the ... Full story

Law

8-year-old killed, 3 others hospitalized in shooting at Alabama mall

8-year-old killed, 3 others hospitalized in shooting at Alabama mall

An 8-year-old boy was shot and killed and three others were injured in a shooting at a mall in Hoover, Alabama, on Friday. Police said they responded to a scene at the Riverchase Galleria, near the food court, after multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired. Among the three others injured in the shooting was another juvenile, a girl, Hoover police said. An adult man and adult woman were also injured. Hoover Police Department officials said they ... Full story

Living

Transfer rumours: Aubameyang, Sancho, Partey, Thiago, Havertz

Transfer rumours: Aubameyang, Sancho, Partey, Thiago, Havertz

Aubameyang lays out Arsenal contract demands, Man Utd to be patient on £50m Sancho signing, plus more. Full story

Politics

More bodies to be buried in mass grave after Myanmar jade mine landslide

More bodies to be buried in mass grave after Myanmar jade mine landslide

(Reuters) - Dozens more jade miners killed in a landslide in northern Myanmar will be buried on Saturday, a local official said, after 77 others were interred in a mass grave on Friday following one of the worst mining accidents in the country’s history. FILE PHOTO: Volunteers carry coffins containing bodies of victims following a landslide at a mining site in Hpakant, Kachin State City, Myanmar July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer. More than 170 ... Full story

Sport

Australian shark attack: man dies after being bitten near Queensland's Fraser Island

Australian shark attack: man dies after being bitten near Queensland's Fraser Island

A man has died after being attacked by a shark off Queensland’s Fraser Island. The attack happened about 2pm on Saturday while the man was diving off Indian Head, on the eastern side of the island, police say. Paramedics treated the man, reported to have been in his twenties, but he died at the scene. Full story

Technology

10 years worth of sun photographs turned into incredible time lapse by NASA

10 years worth of sun photographs turned into incredible time lapse by NASA

Over the past decade, the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory has been capturing photographs of the sun. From 2 June 2010 to 1 June 2020, the SDO took a photo of the sun every 0.75 seconds, which amassed a staggering 425 million photographs, which works out as an equally mind-boggling 20 million gigabytes of data. This information has enabled NASA to make countless new discoveries about how our closest star works and how it influences the solar ... Full story