Bill Gates crushes 3 myths about foreign aid

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Bill and Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates have released a letter in January outlining the work the foundation has done in the last year and they have done this for the past five years. This year, they took a bit of a different approach. They were concerned by virulent myths that programs funded by the Gates Foundation are useless, are not effective, or are potentially dangerous, the couple’s letter focuses on dispelling what they call the three main myths of foreign aid. (videos)

 

 

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9 biggest legal myths holding you back

What’s the most damaging legal myth holding young entrepreneurs back?

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs, provided the answers to the following question: What’s the most damaging legal myth holding young entrepreneurs back? In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

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35 of the most shocking science ‘facts’ that are totally wrong

Lightning does strike twice.

Somewhere between 15%-20% of all information we have in our heads is confidently held misinformation. Here’s a list of the shocking science “facts” that are actually wrong. These myths, old wives tales, and misconceptions have been passed down through the ages, but we are here to put an end to that.

 

 

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Five productivity myths debunked by science (and common sense)

“A cluttered desk is a cluttered mind.” “If you had more hours in the day, you’d be more productive.” I’m sure you have heard these common productivity tropes before, and you may even be wasting time trying to follow them when they don’t make sense for you. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular claims about productivity, and see if there’s science to back them up.

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Debunking 4 myths of Corporate Social Responsibility

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Today’s workers care intensely about how their employer operates in the community.

The notion that companies have an obligation to “give back” to the world in which they work and, especially, profit is an oft-debated topic of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Not every C-level executive is convinced of its importance. But the growing trend is for CSR to play an integral part in successful companies’ business planning.

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Researchers Evaluate Costa Rica’s Mysterious Stone Spheres

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John Hoopes and his colleagues recently evaluated ancient stone spheres of Costa Rica for UNESCO

The ancient stone spheres of Costa Rica were made world-famous by the opening sequence of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” when a mockup of one of the mysterious relics nearly crushed Indiana Jones.  So perhaps John Hoopes is the closest thing at the University of Kansas to the movie action hero.

 

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Top 7 Tech Myths

Top 7 Tech Myths

 Just because its a myth doesn’t mean its wrong, right?

What’s common between the Lochness monster, Yeti and radiation from PC monitor causing cancer? Well, they all are myths! One of the long timer in the list of tech related myths is switching off power without shutting down damages the PC.

Also, many believe that as their email account is password-proof it can never be hacked. Well, with no grounding there are many such myths that haunt the tech world. Here we bring you some of the most common myths that most people think are true.

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