Open offices are as bad as they seem—they reduce face-to-face time by 70%

Enlarge / Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays. (credit: Getty | Ian Nicholson) Tearing down walls and cubicles in offices may actually build up more barriers to productivity and collaboration, according to a new study. Employees at two Fortune 500 multinational companies saw face-to-face interaction time drop by about 70 percent, the […]

Trump slams a weakened Germany as ‘controlled by Russia’ in blistering open to NATO summit

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump followed up on a week of bashing NATO allies on Twitter with an in-person tirade against Germany. He said Russia basically controls Germany because of German energy dependence on Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed a massive pipeline that would allow increased consumption of Russian energy. Russia’s main […]

Trump’s legal team is now in open combat with Mueller over the Russia investigation

Alex Wong/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani, the man leading President Donald Trump’s legal team in the Russia investigation, drew a new line in the sand on Friday as the two sides battle over whether Trump will testify under oath. Giuliani said he wants special counsel Robert Mueller to show any evidence he may have that Trump […]

Bali volcano current status: Is the airport open again?

Airlines operating to and from Bali’s Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International Airport were forced to delay or cancel flights yesterday after the increased volcanic activity. More than 300 flights were cancelled on the popular tourist island. Volcanic ash poses a hazard to aviation as it can hamper visibility, damage flight controls and cause jet engine failure. […]

Michael Cohen reportedly hires a new lawyer — the guy you’d hire ‘if you wanted to keep open the option’ of flipping

Jeenah Moon/Reuters President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen has reportedly hired a new attorney named Guy Petrillo. Petrillo used to be in charge of the criminal division in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. That’s where Cohen is under criminal investigation. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told Business Insider this […]

How open is America?

“JUSTIN has agreed to cut all tariffs and all trade barriers between Canada and the United States,” claimed President Donald Trump to laughter on June 8th, at the G7 summit in Quebec. The next day, in apparent seriousness, Mr Trump—who has slapped tariffs and quotas on imports of aluminium and steel from all the G7 […]

Mongolia open to Russia building gas pipeline through its territory to China

Mongolia is interested in letting Russia build a pipeline to China through their territory, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read more “We generally support the idea. But, of course, as always in such cases, you need to thoroughly work out the feasibility,” Putin said during a trilateral meeting with the heads of the People’s […]

Apps like Tinder and Bumble can open up relationships all over the world — but a surprising number of successful matches live just down the block

Jacob Bøtter/Flickr Dating apps are increasingly connecting people who live or work close by, have the same commute, or went to college together. Sometimes dating apps can speed up a relationship that might have unfolded, albeit platonically, in real life. Most dating app users opt to see potential matches who live within a few miles […]

Serena Williams QUITS French Open: Reason for shock Sharapova match withdrawal revealed

The 23-time Grand Slam champion was set to take to the court to face arch rival Maria Sharapova on Philippe Chatrier today. But the American was struggling with injury and she dramatically pulled out less than an hour before the match was due to start. A press conference was immediately called where Williams revealed all […]