Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick are joining Trump’s economic advisory team

Elon Musk and Travis Kalanick, the chief executives of Tesla and Uber, are joining US President-elect Donald Trump’s new economic advisory board. The two tech-transportation executives have been named as members of Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, it was announced on Wednesday, alongside PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi. Launched in early December, the forum[…]

Being close to the boss is as dangerous as being enemies

Having a bad relationship with the boss can create all kinds of angst. But, it turns out, a close and cosy connection can actually be just as stressful — sometimes more so. Gabby Sullivan, a design professional in northern California, in the US, knows first-hand how stressful it can be. Sullivan and her boss were[…]

German refugee murder arrest in Freiburg heightens tensions

For days now photographs of a smiling young woman have haunted newspaper headlines and online news sites. Maria L was 19 when she was murdered in October. The circumstances of her death are horrifying enough. But Germans have been sickened by revelations that a teenage Afghan asylum seeker may have been responsible for the rape[…]

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The past, present and future of the food we eat

“You look amazing – are you banting?” In the 1860s there was only one diet, and it was the Banting. Conceived of by a corpulent English undertaker and coffin-maker called William Banting – who was clearly well positioned to observe the consequences of over-indulgence – it became the first popular diet. Banting advocated reduced consumption[…]

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