25 Feb


France’s work ethic: Flâneurs on the treadmill (The Guardian)

A US industrialist claims the French don’t want to work. In fact, the opposite is the case.

Will there finally be free trade between Europe and the US? (The Foreign Report)

On 13th February, Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso announced that both the US and the EU will prepare to launch negotiations on a so-called “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” to boost their struggling economies. A free trade agreement between the two would create the largest economic alliance in the world, a relationship that already accounts for around €455bn in trade, as well as millions of jobs on both continents.


Oscars 2013: Daniel Day-Lewis makes Hollywood history (BBC News)

Daniel Day-Lewis has made Oscars history by becoming the first man to win the best actor prize three times.

Food safety

Farmers markets may be exempt from new food safety rules (Post-Tribune)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released two new proposed food safety rules as it looks to prevent the foodborne illnesses that it says results in approximately 3,000 deaths and 130,000 hospitalizations each year. However, the new rules would only target large farms and food producers.

Human resources

14 things successful people do on weekends (Forbes)

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet, the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.He co-founded and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008, Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular real estate information site.Wondering how the Zillow CEO has achieved and maintained his success? His weekend routine has something to do with it.


Italian election results: An interactive guide (The Guardian)

Who will win the Italian elections, taking place today? This interactive graphic is by Umberto Marengo, a PhD researcher at Cambridge University and co-founder of YouTrend/Quorum, an Italian start-up specialising in opinion polls.


Google Glass: What you need to know (Tech Radar UK)

Are Google’s glasses more than just a gimmick?


Visit Germany: Visit the Allgäu, Germany’s largest winter sports region (DW)

Breathtaking downhill slopes, comfortable family-friendly pistes, delightful cross-country trails, seemingly endless toboggan runs – in the Allgäu, you can always find what’s just right for you.

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