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Economy

Is freelancing the future of employment?

Freelancing is hardly the glamorous, coffee-fueled industry shown on TV. In OECD countries, most gig workers are in the service sector.
Communicative and responsive leaders could well be the main ingredient for citizens to participate. www.shutterstock.com

Democracy

Responsive leaders needed to encourage citizen participation

Complaint systems, such as the government initiative LAPOR!, will fail to build trust if bureaucracies are unresponsive.
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Digital technology

Why Google wants to think more like you and less like a machine

Computers today are fast and powerful but they still can't think like a human when it comes to some tasks we find easy. That's why tech companies are turning to neuroscience for help.
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Health

Health Check: can stress during pregnancy harm my baby?

Most pregnant women are aware of the advice to quit smoking, avoid alcohol, and fear soft cheese, but much less is done to avoid stress during pregnancy, despite its harms.
Children fly their kites on a demolished neighboyrhood in Jakarta. Studies show inequality and injustice are highly toxic to our health and wellbeing. Beawiharta/Reuters

Health

Inequality harms health and well-being of all Indonesians – not just the poor

Inequality is bad for all Indonesians, including the middle and upper classes, because it causes more violence, more people with mental illness and less chance for us to better our lives.
Children are exposed to gender differences and expectations from the moment they are born. from www.shutterstock.com

Education

Can a four-year-old be sexist?

At the age of four, children have a basic understanding of gender differences and expectations. But it is unlikely they would knowingly be sexist.

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