Salary and Leisure Time – What We Consider in Job Offers

Employers, listen up: Offering employees the right amount of leisure time is crucial, in more ways than one — especially when it comes to hiring. In fact, recent research from staffing firm Accountemps found that excluding salary, “vacation time/paid time off” is the most important factor when it comes to a job offer. Cleveland, San Francisco, and[…]

Getting Ahead with Legal Data Analytics

Photo found via: Technology-assisted review. Machine learning. Natural language processing. Artificial intelligence. Legal analytics. Robot lawyers. The terminology in today’s legal news headlines reflects the development of new technology designed to help attorneys save time and achieve a competitive advantage. While some articles may sound like science fiction, significant advancements in these areas are[…]

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Femicide in Ciudad Juárez

Femicide refers to the systematic killing of women. It is important to preserve this label rather than place it under the umbrella of homicide as it encompasses a very specific type of violence, often of a sexual nature. According to the National Citizens Femicide Observatory, at least six women are targeted and killed every day[…]

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In-house lawyers disillusioned with BigLaw: report

Senior in-house legal professionals have aired their dissatisfaction with aspects of the BigLaw model in a new report. International legal network Interlaw recently released the report Global Legal Services in a Disruptive World, which shed light on the relationships between in-house lawyers and the law firms they brief. The report was produced by Legal Week Intelligence[…]

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Venezuela’s Health Care Crisis

Figure 1: “Every human being is entitled to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health conducive to living a life in dignity”. The right to health is indispensable for the exercise of other human rights, yet in Venezuela “the country’s devastating economic downturn is ravaging its hospitals”, leading to a severe shortage[…]


9 Unstoppable Technology Trends That Will Define Our World in 2018

We have never lived in a time of faster technological innovation. Developments like artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchains and robotisation are changing the way we live and work. Here we look at the top nine tech mega-trends that I believe will define 2018 and beyond. Trend 1: The increasing datafication of our[…]


“Gay conversion therapy” in China: An Abhorrent Practice

“Gay conversion therapy” seeks to alter an individual’s sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual, premised upon the belief that homosexuality is a disorder which must be cured. The World Psychiatric Association has declared “gay conversion therapy” to be unethical, unscientific and harmful. In 1990 the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders,[…]

El Salvador’s Absolute Ban on Abortion

Enshrined in the penal code, which became effective in 1998, abortion is criminalised in El Salvador in all circumstances, rendering it one of the world’s most draconian abortion laws, lying in stark contrast to the global trend of liberalisation. Even in instances where the woman’s life is at risk, the pregnancy is a result of[…]

7 Tips for Effective Stress-Management

  This article was contributed by Severine Menem, Nutritional Coach and Therapist. Being a freelancer is an amazing opportunity to choose your projects and lead the lifestyle you want. However, it is not an easy choice and it can be hard work. The best way to make the most of it is to learn how[…]