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Source: The Week

Free office snacks are a terrible idea

Monday 10:49 GMT

Google wasn't the first company to give its employees free food, but its all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet and unlimited free snacks and beverages throughout the day brought the policy to a new level of opulence.

While there was a study supporting the idea that free food might increase the amount of time employees spend in the office, the theory that it increases innovation is based on scant empirical evidence.

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Source: Global News

Global carbon emissions surged this year in ‘terrible news’ for the planet

Thursday 19:06 GMT

World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 per cent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies released Wednesday from the Global Carbon Project, an international scientific collaboration of academics, governments and industry that tracks greenhouse gas emissions.

After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists.

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Source: Fox News

Advent reminds us of good news in a year filled with terrible headlines

Thursday 19:06 GMT

You might have missed it because of last weekend’s busy news cycle – the passing of President George W.H. Bush, the G20 summit, NASA’s probe landing in Mars  – but Sunday, Dec. 2, was the start of the Advent season.

The tablet asserted Augustus’ “birthday signaled the beginning of good news for the world,” and the inhabitants of Priene believed this to the point of rearranging their calendar so it would begin on the emperor’s birthday.

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Source: Reuters

Commentary: Another Brexit referendum is a terrible idea

Saturday 12:41 GMT

The second referendum plan is justified by arguing that the British people deserve to have a choice between the government’s Brexit proposal, agreed by Theresa May’s cabinet with difficulty last month and to be voted on by parliament on Dec. 11, and that of scrapping Brexit altogether.

In the “careful what you wish for” stakes, few issues rank higher than the plan for a second referendum by those in the UK hoping for a reversal of the country’s June 2016 vote to leave the European Union (the “Remainers.”)

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Source: Reuters

Trump pardon of Manafort would be 'terrible mistake': Senator Rubio

Today 06:04 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump would make a “terrible mistake” if he pardoned his former campaign Chairman Paul Manafort after charges brought as a result of the federal probe into Russian election interference, Republican Senator Marco Rubio said on Sunday. “I just think it would be the wrong thing to do and I think it would be a huge political mistake as well,” Rubio said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”


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