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We just finished “digitizing” the i5 Playbook, a comprehensive resource developed by the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. PRME’s goal with i5 is to help educators equip the next generation of business leaders with a holistic skillset. By training well-rounded, empathetic leaders, business schools can drive meaningful change on climate issues and secure a more sustainable future.

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After a near four-decade hiatus, the USA Jigsaw Nationals returned in 2022 to much fanfare. The format of the competition was simple: the first person, pair, or team to assemble a preselected puzzle wins. The Washington Post examines the growing world of competitive speed puzzling and the strategies that America’s best puzzlers employ.

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Iranian-backed Houthi militants — who control large swathes of Yemen — have been wreaking havoc in the Red Sea. They’ve attacked a total of 29 commercial ships since Nov 19, in a show of support for Hamas in its war with Israel. Reuters has cataloged the targeted ships and analyzed how Houthi drone and missile activity has escalated in the last month.

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Certain occupations tend to be dominated by individuals from specific racial or ethnic backgrounds. Almost all farm managers are white, drywall installers are 75% Hispanic, manicurists are 65% Asian, and postal service workers are nearly half black. Nathan Yau used 2023 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to examine some of these trends.

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North America’s bird population has dropped nearly 30% in the last fifty years, a striking decline of nearly 3 billion breeding adults. That’s according to eBird, a crowdsourced database of bird observations managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. For The Washington Post, Harry Stevens examines the great bird decline and some of the explanations for it.