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The Hunting of Billie Holiday

How Lady Day was in the middle of a Federal Bureau of Narcotics fight for survival.<p>F <i>rom his first day in office in 1930, Harry Anslinger had a problem, and everybody knew it. He had just been appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics—a tiny agency, buried in the gray bowels of the Treasury</i> …

Billie Holiday

A Ugandan court has ordered the closure of over 60 schools backed by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates

Parents and students in Uganda are protesting against a High Court decision to close a chain of low-cost, private schools backed by investors including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. The court ruled that the Bridge International Academies were not properly licensed, hired unqualified teachers and …

Bill Gates

The War For Talent Is A Myth And Here's Why

The “war for talent” has been raging for years. Companies are doing whatever they can to attract and retain the highest caliber workforce in our fast-moving and hypercompetitive business environment.<p>But some leaders in the talent space, like Mike Ettling, president of SAP SuccessFactors, don’t buy …

Human Resources

Behold the Little Gem Nebula's celestial beauty

The Hubble Space Telescope turns its eye to the Little Gem for a fresh look at one of the prettiest nebulae in space.<p>There's a jewel tucked far away in space in the constellation Sagittarius. The Little Gem Nebula formed about 3,500 years ago and gets its nickname from its resemblance to a colorful …

Cosmology

How B2B Sales Can Benefit from Social Selling

Outbound B2B sales are becoming less and less effective. In fact, a recent survey found that connecting with a prospect now takes 18 or more phone calls, callback rates are below 1%, and only 24% of outbound sales emails are ever opened. Meanwhile, 84% of B2B buyers are now starting the purchasing …

Public Relations

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make While Fundraising

When a startup decides it’s time to start raising capital, there’s a lot of potential business impacts to consider. If things go well, funding can launch startups into another gear, earning them more customers, traction and publicity than ever. What many founders are less apt to discuss, however, …

Entrepreneurship

Donald Trump is the embodiment of everything Singapore taught me to fear about democracy

Growing up in Singapore, the ideals of liberal Western democracy were not held in the same high esteem as they are in the US. “The exuberance of democracy leads to undisciplined and disorderly conditions which are inimical to development,” Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, is often …

Political Science

Money and Social Acceptance

Just the other day, I came across this great section on pages 45 and 46 of the current paperback version of <i>Your Money or Your Life</i>:<p><i>Some of us operate</i> …

Relationships

Indonesian taxi drivers riot over Uber

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Uber

iPhone 6 bursts into flames mid-flight over the Pacific

Fires are pretty scary when they occur down on the ground, particularly when they originate from devices you don’t expect to burst into flames. …

Watch: This Tintin-Inspired ‘April and the Extraordinary World’ Trailer Will Charm You

Watch: This Tintin-Inspired 'April and the Extraordinary World' Trailer Will Charm You<p>Tintin seems to have found a spiritual successor with the …

Apple is losing the name game

Hello fragmentation, my old friend<p>Apple is coming dangerously close to losing control of how consumers make sense of its mobile and tablet lineup. The culprit: the company's ever more complicated naming scheme for its proliferating product lines. With today's announcement of a new 4-inch iPhone, …

IPad Pro

10 Crazy Things We Learned from Alejandro González Iñárritu About Shooting ‘The Revenant’

10 Crazy Things We Learned from Alejandro González Iñárritu About Shooting 'The Revenant'<p><i>Editor’s Note: “The Revenant” is now available to own on</i> …

The Incredibly True Story of Renting a Friend in Tokyo

It's muggy and I'm confused. I don't understand where I am, though it was only a short walk from my Airbnb studio to this little curry place. I don’t …

What I Learned Tindering My Way Across Europe

London<p><i>Jet lag and lukewarm offers.</i><p>I’d been counting on Paul, a scuzzy-but-still-sexy manager of a music club in Shoreditch, to meet up with me on my …

Relationships

Ten Things to Remember About Solo Travel

<b>By Meera Dattani</b><p>Solo travel can be liberating, hassle-free and the ultimate in self-expression, but it can also be lonely and challenging. As a serial solo traveller, here's my take.<p><b>It may feel scary</b><p>Whether it's the first time or the tenth, striking out on your own can be daunting. Aim for an …

Solo Travel

This one personality trait can predict your taste in music

We’re exposed to music for nearly 20% of our waking lives. But much of our musical experience seems to be a mystery. Why does some music bring us to tears while other pieces make us dance? Why is it that the music that we like can make others agitated? And why do some people seem to have a natural …

Psychology

What GoPro needs to do in 2016 if it wants to survive

GoPro, the company that makes small, mountable cameras for those who enjoy the extreme (and their pets), has hit a rough patch. This week, Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette downgraded the company’s outlook, and Wall Street’s confidence in GoPro’s ability to produce another hit is fading: GoPro …

Virtual Reality

10 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made

But it doesn't make the best apps.<p>If you have an iPhone, you know this. You're stuck with certain apps — like Stocks, Tips, Game Center, Calendar, Weather, and Newsstand, among others.<p>You can't delete them from your phone— the best you can do is hide them in a folder, far, far away from your home …

Apps

Embarrassment of Riches: The 10 Best Adaptations of 2015

When it comes to movie adaptations, this year was such an embarrassment of riches that making a top-ten list of best adaptations proved a tough task …

Top 10

Germany for first-timers

Germany is a combination of cutting-edge cool and timeless tradition, wrapped up in a package of spectacular landscapes, vibrant metropolises and idyllic half-timbered villages, architectural masterpieces and fairy-tale palaces.<p>The world’s fourth-largest economy is also a powerhouse when it comes …

European Travel

Global stocks, dollar climb as Fed lifts off

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks led a decline in most equity markets around the globe on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve’s first interest rate hike in nearly a decade, as continued pressure on oil weighed on the energy sector.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange …

Stock Markets

“Puppy love is evident as Christina Goldsmith, 2 ½, kisses a young acquaintance

“Puppy love is evident as Christina Goldsmith, 2 ½, kisses a young acquaintance. The Weimaraner makes a good household pet and an excellent watchdog.” - LIFE magazine, June 12, 1950. (Bernard Hoffman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #wildLIFEwednesday

11 iPhone 6 and 6s Cases to Ask for This Holiday Season

Protect your investments.<p>When you think about it, phone cases make the best presents: They're something you need but don't really want to spend your own money on. Here, 11 cases that satisfy a necessary evil while bringing you holiday cheer.

iPhone

The Fed just raised rates for the first time since 2006

An almost biblical seven-year stretch of near zero interest rates effectively ended Wednesday when the Federal Reserve announced that it would increase its benchmark monetary policy rate a quarter of a percent.<p>The decision came exactly seven years after the Fed cut the target for its benchmark Fed …

Economics

Indonesia is building a “Pearl Harbor” in the South China Sea complete with fighter jets

The Natuna archipelago, a remote part of Indonesia in the South China Sea, consists of about 280 sleepy islands. Inhabitants there survive mostly on fishing or farming. It seems an unlikely place for a military buildup, but this week Indonesian defense minister Ryamizard Ryacudu told Kyodo News …

China

Fed rate hike boosts Asia Pacific markets but oil price continues to fall

The first US rate rise since 2006 has stoked confidence in world markets despite concerns about the longer term impact of a strong US dollar<p>Governments and central bankers across Asia Pacific have breathed a collective sigh of relief after stock markets rallied rather than recoiled at the US …

Stock Markets