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Annalisa Merelli

Annalisa Merelli is an editor, writer, social media and communications professional
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The Habit That Gets In the Way of Success – And How Olympians Avoid It

August 15, 2016 There are more than 11,000 athletes competing at the Olympics in Rio. Only a handful get the recognition of Simone Biles and Michael Phelps, only a few dozen take home a medal, and the majority have almost no real shot at standing on the Olympic podium. All of these athletes...

Family Friends Say Hillary Clinton May Ask Chelsea, not Bill, to Do the Boring Parts of Being First Lady

August 4, 2016 Now that Hillary Clinton is officially the Democratic candidate for the president of the United States, former president Bill Clinton is the closest that anyone has ever been to becoming the first gentleman (or first husband, if you prefer). It remains to be seen what he’ll make of that role....

Always Stay For the After Party: Tips from the Negotiation Bible For World Leaders

July 22, 2016 Negotiating is hard enough when your livelihood is on the line, imagine how difficult it is to negotiate when the future of the world is at stake. Even top diplomats need guidance. To ensure that agendas are addressed and conflicts resolved, the United Nations has created its own primer for...

New York Will Start Treating Pads and Tampons as Necessities Rather Than Luxury Items

June 23, 2016 On top of all the physical inconveniences of having a period, there also is a financial toll. The cost for tampons and pads, which arguably can be categorized as necessities, amounts to a regressive tax on women around the world. The issue has been gaining awareness, prompting—and prompted by—international movements...

Most People Are Actually Pretty Happy at Work

May 31, 2016 Everyone knows about the Monday back-to-work blues—it is common knowledge that working is, for most people, miserable. Except that might not be true: employees are alright, according to the Endred-Ipsos 2016 Barometer, a yearly survey of well-being at work. The survey looked at 14,400 people in 15 countries across different...

US Navy’s Next-Gen Comms System Frozen in the Italian Courts

May 5, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow PALERMO, ITALY—Where there was once a cork forest, there is now just barren land. Nothing grows behind the tall fences that mark the 410-acre perimeter around the U.S. Navy area in Niscemi, Sicily. Behind the fences, atop the only hill, three huge satellite dishes dominate the panorama, standing 60 feet...

The Navy’s Most Advanced Communications System is Stuck in a Confusing Tale of Italian Justice

May 4, 2016 Palermo, Italy--Where there was once a cork forest, there is now just barren land. Nothing grows behind the tall fences that mark the 410-acre perimeter around the US Navy area in Niscemi, Sicily. Behind the fences, atop the only hill, three huge satellite dishes dominate the panorama, standing 60 feet...

The US Navy’s Next-Gen Comms System Is Frozen In the Italian Courts

May 4, 2016 PALERMO, ITALY—Where there was once a cork forest, there is now just barren land. Nothing grows behind the tall fences that mark the 410-acre perimeter around the US Navy area in Niscemi, Sicily. Behind the fences, atop the only hill, three huge satellite dishes dominate the panorama, standing 60 feet...

To Survive a War, Yemenis Are Turning Fog Into Water

February 15, 2016 The people of Yemen are facing incredible hardship at the moment: As if internal fighting and air strikes weren’t enough, food and water are scarce in the area, due to Saudi blockade on imports, isolation from humanitarian routes, and a tough natural climate. But there is one resource no one...

The Confidence Gap Between Western Men and Women is the Worst in the World

January 6, 2016 Self-confidence is hard to build—though perhaps not for everyone. Decades of studies that have been focusing on defining self-esteem—”an individual’s subjective evaluation of his or her worth as a person”—by observing its dynamics in the US and other developed Western nations. But a recent paper published in December in theJournal...