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6/15/2018

A DDI study finds leaders are more successful overcoming disruption when they accept that they have to constantly anticipate it, write Audrey Smith of DDI and Stephanie Neal of the Center for Analytics and Behavioral Research. They offer advice for developing a leadership mindset and organizational structure that are prepared to leverage disruption successfully.

6/15/2018

A jury has awarded $1.1 million to the former clinical director of the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma, Calif., who says he was wrongfully terminated after he raised concerns including bullying and drug use at the center. Tim Norman worked for more than three decades at the facility, which is affiliated with the Diocese of Santa Rosa.

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6/15/2018

Create and distribute content that promotes your expertise to publicize yourself as a freelancer, entrepreneur Andrew Medal writes. Consider working in a shared office space, find a platform that helps you communicate with your clients and try to work on tasks in "short bursts" to get through your workload.

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6/15/2018

You don't have to send out tons of applications to beat the odds of being considered for a job; focus on quality applications for the jobs you really want, Christopher Lee and Kim Stiens advise. Even if you're qualified for the job you might not necessarily get it, so tailor each application for the position, Cheryl Palmer recommends.

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6/15/2018

IQ scores have been steadily decreasing in recent decades due to environmental factors, a study finds. Contributing factors could include changes in educational systems, nutrition and less time spent reading, said Ole Rogeberg of the Ragnar Frisch Center for Economic Research in Norway.

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6/15/2018

The United Nations Security Council is urging both Houthis and Saudi-led forces not to block humanitarian aid from entering Yemen through the port of Hodeidah, where fighting has escalated dramatically in recent days. The UN has evacuated many staff from the region but continues to supply aid to civilians there through partner organizations.

6/15/2018

The United Nations General Assembly this week voted to condemn Israel for Palestinian civilian deaths in Gaza and to call on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to develop a proposal to protect Palestinians in the region.
A US-backed amendment condemning Hamas that was attached to the resolution did not receive the two-thirds majority needed to pass.

6/15/2018

Suicide claims a life approximately once every 40 seconds and is the second most common cause of death among 15- to 29-year olds, says the World Health Organization. The majority of suicides worldwide occur in low- and middle-income countries, and the trauma of war, natural disasters, violence or sexual abuse increase the risk of suicide, the agency says.

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6/15/2018

United Nations Women has appointed Purna Sen to the newly created post of Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination. The goal of the post is to "find lasting solutions to stop, prevent and respond to sexual harassment both, within and outside the UN."

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6/15/2018

Global warming will exceed the strictest standards set out under the Paris climate deal by around 2040 if current trends continue, according to a draft report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. "Rapid and far-reaching" changes are needed to stop temperatures from exceeding the 1.5 C cap set out in the Paris agreement, the IPCC warns.

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