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The cold war and the pilot who stole Soviet’s secret fighter jet

When pilot Viktor Belenko defected 40 years ago, he did so in a mysterious Soviet plane – the MiG-25. BBC Future investigates the far-reaching effects of one of the Cold War’s most intriguing events. On 6 September 1976, an aircraft appears out of the clouds near the Japanese city of Hakodate, on the northern island of Hokkaido. It’s a twin-engined jet, but not the kind of short-haul airliner Hakodate is ... Read More »

5 Best Foods for Weight Loss

Delicious foods that help you diet? It sounds too good to be true. Weight loss comes down to simple math. You have to eat fewer calories than you burn. Certain foods can help you shed body weight, because they help you feel full longer and help curb cravings. Some even kick up your metabolism. So take this list when you go to the supermarket: 1. Beans Inexpensive, filling, and versatile, ... Read More »

Say Goodbye To The Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now

In a world of fake news, the only antidote is our ability to judge the reputation of the people supplying us with information BY GLORIA ORIGGI – 5 MINUTE READ There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that plays a pivotal role in our advanced hyper-connected liberal democracies: the greater the amount of information that circulates, the more we rely on so-called reputational devices to evaluate it. What makes this ... Read More »

How to Make an Unforgettable First Impression

Put aside your jitters and learn how to navigate meetings, parties and events with ease. Whether you’re attending a party alone or meeting someone for the first time, this is your chance to connect and express your confident, unique self. Don’t be nervous – you got this! We’ve pulled together our best advice for making your first impression memorable. Be Invested When meeting new people, most of us panic about ... Read More »

Politics’ Busyness as the Hounds Picked Up the Scent of the Fox – @bickertethjimi

“You have aptly demonstrated that you are achievers willing to work hard…:I wish I had spent more time at the office.” Vince Foster, Dep.counsel, President Bill Clinton. I had only just woken up from a slight nap and in the ten minutes or so duration, I saw a picture of a damask tablecloth with a pattern woven into it that is visible on both sides: a three equal vertical hands ... Read More »

What to Do Before, During and After Your Job Interview

You got an interview – now what? Read our top tips for prepping for and acing your job interview. You did it! You made it past the application phase and scored a job interview. Walking into the office and sitting in the hot seat can seem nerve-wracking, but it doesn’t have to be. Doing a little prep work beforehand and understanding what to do during and after the interview can ... Read More »

Read Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes Speech

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement with a rousing acceptance speech that began as a personal reflection and ended as a call to arms. After being introduced by Reese Witherspoon, she acknowledged the significance of becoming the first black woman to win the award, and said she hoped that the raised voices of her fellow actresses might lead to a world in which ... Read More »

The Nigerian Dream – A Pearl in an Oyster – @bickerstethjimi

This night,after a long,sunny December afternoon spent talking about “Political Economy in Africa South of the Sahara”,which has showcased a tale of a complex series of connections: the nexus between production, industry and political power. I laid on my mattress under my mosquito net gravely concerned about happenings in and around the country. Now, thinking about it all again in the twilight of sleep and the discomfort engendered by the ... Read More »

Online Business: Are There True Advantages?

Online Business Are There True Advantages?A reason that people get into business online is that it is ultimately advantageous for them, or so they think. The question really is whether or not they are correct. There are some apparent advantages to online businesses, so let’s take a look at a few of the big ones to see if they apply to you. Also look at your dream, is it big ... Read More »

Our Beloved Federal Republic of Confusion

A few years ago, someone said that he didn’t like spending a lot of time in Europe and America whenever he visited, and he actually used to make a lot of visits. His reason was that those places were too organised for his comfort. He would rather spend time in Nigeria with its confusion. He could get away with anything and did as he liked. Most people in leadership positions ... Read More »

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