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Should people over 40 work a three-day week? – By Luisa Dillner – The Guardian

Should people over 40 work a three-day week?

cognitive tests

People under 40 performed better in the cognitive tests than those over that age

While some work is good for your brain, doing more than 60 hours a week into your 40s is worse than doing nothing, according to a recent survey

Working full-time after the age of 40 is not good for the brain. Doing more than three days a week once you reach this age can damage your ability to think.A paper from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research says that, while working up to 30 hours a week is good for the brains of the over-40s, do any more than that and it goes downhill. If you were to work 60 hours a week, your cognitive ability would be worse than that of someone who didn’t work at all. Still, on the plus side, you would have more money than them.      Continue reading

The next manufacturing revolution is here – Olivier Scalabre – TED Video

The next manufacturing revolution is here – Olivier Scalabre – TED Video

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Olivier Scalabre

Economic growth has been slowing for the past 50 years, but relief might come from an unexpected place — a new form of manufacturing that is neither what you thought it was nor where you thought it was. Industrial systems thinker Olivier Scalabre details how a fourth manufacturing revolution will produce a macroeconomic shift and boost employment, productivity and growth.

Olivier Scalabre Industrial systems thinker  – Full bio
BCG’s Olivier Scalabre analyzes the evolution of large industrial companies’ manufacturing footprint and operations.

Britain’s economy: PM Theresa May’s “New Industrial Strategy”

Britain’s economy: PM Theresa May’s “New Industrial Strategy”

Theresa May

P.M. Theresa May

July 24, 2016 – The Economist

Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister, bucked political orthodoxy by elevating “industrial strategy” to the top of her new government’s agenda. She has indicated that her strategy will include raising Britain’s low productivity, pressing ahead with big infrastructure projects and scrutinising foreign takeovers. For now the policy remains somewhat inchoate, but already free-market types are worried.

Why “industrial strategy” is back?

THERESA MAY, Britain’s new prime minister, has certainly been bold, maybe even foolhardy, in some of her cabinet appointments. But she has been equally bold in elevating “industrial strategy” to the top of her new government’s agenda—a move that could mark a clear break with her predecessor’s governments.   Continue reading

Your World from Space: from the ISS-International Space Station

         We’ll show you the planet, and open your world.

[earth-cast] Urthecast: Your World from the ISS-Int’l Space Station

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First voyage through expanded Panama canal + video of new canal

ship approaches new Agua Clara locks, part of the Panama Canal expansion project,

First voyage through expanded Panama canal  –  BBC News

A giant Chinese container ship has become the first vessel to move from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean via the newly-enlarged Panama Canal.

The ship was greeted with fireworks and cheers from a crowd that had gathered at the Cocoli locks to celebrate.

The Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela, described the waterway as a route that would unite the world.    Continue reading

Inspiring tiny houses featured for Father’s Day – “Small is beautiful”.

Inspiring tiny houses featured for Father’s Day – “Small is beautiful”.

Could you live tiny

In the past tiny homes are usually a sign of poverty.  This is no more. Tiny Homes are now becoming in style as the Minimalist movement grows in North America and Europe.  Here are some examples that were featured  in the Tiny House Newsletter for FATHER’S DAY.

Father/Daughter Airstream Tiny Home


Daughter Builds Tiny Cabin for Dad


Father/Son 200 Sq. Ft. Zen Cabin


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Guyana: Women in Business – Success in Business Workshop – June 16, 2016

Government in Action – Success in Business Workshop – June 16, 2016

Published on Jun 17, 2016 – Welcome to Government in Action, a weekly programme giving insight into the projects and events occurring around the country as the Government works to advance its development agenda for the good of all Guyanese.

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution in this Exponential Age – by Udo Gollub

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution
Udo Gollub

Udo Gollub

Udo Gollub at Messe BerlinApril 22 · Berlin, Germany · [article link]
 I just went to the Singularity University Summit and here are the key learnings.

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide.
Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they got bankrupt.
What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 year – and most people don’t see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again?
Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore’s law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superior and got mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs. Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Welcome to the Exponential Age.   Continue reading

Guyana 411 – May 11, 2016 – Small & Medium Enterprises (SME)

GINA logoGuyana 411 – May 11, 2016 – Small & Medium Enterprises (SME)

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