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50 Homeless People Were Given a One-Time Sum of $7,500. Here Is What Happened Next...

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BREAKING THE STEREOTYPES

Some of us give money to homeless people. Others - don't. Yet, even those who are willing to give cash, don't really believe in the effectiveness of such kind of help. A new study though, conducted in Canada, proves us wrong... And gives a hint (to say at least) how to deal with homelessness.

"The New Leaf Project (is) the world's first direct cash transfer program to empower people to move beyond homelessness". The concept of the program is to make one-time cash transfers of $7,500 CAD (the equivalent of about $5700 USD) to people who recently got homeless in the Vancouver area, and then see what the results would be. And the results are astonishing...

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Insights: Failure Is Your Best Teacher to Achieve Success

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THOMAS EDISON: AN INOVATOR AND... A MOTIVATOR 

Thomas Edison, America's greatest investor as they call him, left us  1093 U.S. patents and 2,332 patents worldwide. He was the father of some of the most important inventions that changes our life completely - the authomatic telegraph (a more development version of Samuel Morse's invention), the carbon telephone transmitter, the light bulb, the phonograph, the movie camera and viewer, the alkaline storage car battery... 

And not only this! Thomas Edison was one of the first inventors who worked with teams of researchers and employees, founded the first industrial laboratory for research and development, and thus laid the foundations of organized science.

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The Best New Psychology Books for 2020 - Top 5

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MUST READ

Here is a brief selection of the top 10 psychology books, published in 2020. You will find all kind of topics - multiple intelligence, critical thinking, neuropsychology, animal cognition, and many more... But most of all, we hope that you will find  the book is trying to find you! Enjoy reading!

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Covid-19 Pandemic and Working Women - a New Report

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Women in the Workplace

One in every four women in America considers quitting her job or downshifting her career. This is the data shown by the annual report "Women in the Workplace" by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org. The report also shows that mothers, Black women and women in senior leadership have been hit worst by the pandemic.

"The events of 2020 have turned workplaces upside down, - the report says. - Companies risk losing women at all levels of management—but they also have an opportunity to build a better workplace...

Two things are clear: Companies need to address the heightened challenges women are facing, and they need to better support Black women. If companies act now to build a more equal workplace, they can prevent millions of women from leaving their jobs or downshifting their careers. If companies can rise to the challenges the Covid-19 crisis has thrown into high relief, we may be laying the foundation for a more flexible and empathetic workplace for everyone."

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Daily Inspiration: Dalai Lama

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"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito."

Dalai Lama

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