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How to save the oceans and the food they provide

Seven key issues face the oceans, among them climate change and over fishing. Read the whole list here and get the scientists’ best ideas on how to save both the oceans and the food they provide.

Take a short stroll: it can save your day

New research shows that a 30-minute walk in the middle of the day cheers up sedentary office workers. This makes the actual working hours more fun.

How hoteliers handle emotions and stress

Experienced hotel managers maintain a positive attitude while switching among various ways of controlling their emotions, tackling stress and covering their employees’ needs.

Norwegian exports get along without too much planning

Networks, market insights and persistent owners are much more important.

Entrepreneurs are more single-minded

But is it because they are born that way, or did they become like that?

How to avoid the pitfalls of job interviews

A new study shows that an employer’s gut feelings often decide who gets a job. Researchers were flies on the wall as five companies recruited staff.

Too many feel muzzled at work

“The body of laws are so fuzzy that most employees simply don’t dare speak out for fear of losing their jobs,” says Jan Fridthjof Bern, a professor of law at the University of Bergen.

Humble leaders get more commitment

Leaders who are more critical of their own leadership style than their employees are, have greatest success, according to new research.

Healthy working environment is a saviour for contract workers

Contract workers in Norway often face the worst and most unpredictable working conditions. But good management and support from colleagues make a big difference.

Rich, white men at the top of CERN

Only about 10 percent of the physicists on the permanent staff at CERN are women. The a structure and culture at the world’s largest particle physics laboratory is highly male dominated at all levels, researcher claims.