Sony Centre CEO under fire over expenses

The CEO of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is under fire from the city’s auditor-general, who alleges Dan Brambilla filed improper expenses including travel and meals for his wife, and for hal...
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Celebrity Sound Bites Don't Work When Dealing With Complex Medical Facts

Not only do we crave simple explanations but we are often influenced by celebrities or those who may have their own agenda. Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario suggest that we listen to celebrities because of a herding instinct. This is the tendency to make decisions based based both on what others have done in similar situations and the halo effect which gives celebrities an aura of trust extending beyond their expertise. Steven Hoffman, the author of that study, told a recent public panel that listening to Jenny McCarthy (the anti-vaccine proponent) and Dr. Oz is bad for your health.

Rich got 14.6% richer in 2013

Global private financial wealth grew by 14.6 per cent in 2013 to reach a total of $152 trillion, with the spike in stock prices helping to power the expansion, according to a study from Boston Consult...