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Taiwan fans reportedly snitch on Bon Jovi to Chinese censors to get an extra gig in Taipei

The plot thickens! Mainland rock fans were pretty disappointed earlier this month when Bon Jovi's tour dates in Shanghai and Beijing were suddenly …

The Schorske Century

A book can change a life; so, even, can a magazine article. One day in 1985, I was reading <i>The</i> <i>New Yorker</i> in my high-school library when I came across George Steiner’s article “Dream City”—a review of a translation of Hermann Broch’s “Hugo von Hofmannsthal and His Time.” My eye landed on a quotation …

2 dead, hundreds injured after Typhoon Dujuan slams Taiwan

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Typhoon Dujuan walloped Taiwan with howling winds and sheets of rain, killing at least two people and injuring more than 300 before heading on to mainland China.<p>The powerful storm made landfall late Monday on Taiwan's east coast, pummeling the town of Suao with gusts as strong as …

Natural Disasters

Thousands Evacuated in Taiwan as 'Super Typhoon' Dujuan Approaches Coast

A “super typhoon” approaching the east coast of Taiwan prompted thousands to flee their homes on Monday, with the storm expected to make landfall …

Atsani becomes 6th super typhoon of the year, Goni threatens Philippines, Taiwan and southern Japan

Typhoon "Atsani" became the sixth super typhoon of the year on August 19, 2015. The system is currently moving over the open waters of North Pacific …

Natural Disasters

9 Money Habits to Master Before Your 30's

<i>By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist</i><p>You know how the saying goes: Bad habits are hard to break. But sometimes it's even harder to create good habits -- especially good money habits.<p>Roughly one in three millennials surveyed by Bank of America and USA Today <i></i>said their parents did not teach them good …

China Protects its Workers; America Doesn't Bother

Confronted with a dire situation, a world power last week took strong action to secure its domestic jobs and manufacturing.<p>That was China. Not the United States.<p>China diminished the value of its currency. This gave its exporting industries a boost while simultaneously blocking imports. The move …

Economy

How Americans Fell in Love With Taking Road Trips

Tens of millions of Americans have hit the road this summer. The all-American road trip has long been a signature adventure, but once upon a time the …

Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects won the Danjiang Bridge International Competition in Taiwan, which called for designing a bridge over the mouth of the Tamsui …

Zaha Hadid

Facebook Should Pay All of Us

Not long ago, Zeynep Tufekci, a sociologist who studies social media, wrote that she wanted to pay for Facebook. More precisely, she wants the company to offer a cash option (about twenty cents a month, she calculates) for people who value their privacy, but also want a rough idea of what their …

Why China Economy's Loss Is U.S. Homebuyers' Gain

8/14/2015<p>Related news<p>7/03/2017 Red Ventures is paying $14 per Bankrate share, a premium of 31% over the company's three-month average closing share …

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

Books

The world's most hated currency hit an 11-year low

Among them, one stands out: the Canadian dollar.<p>The rout in commodities has ravaged Canada's oil patch and its mining sector. For example, home sales in Calgary, the epicenter of the oil patch, have plunged 25% year-to-date. Canada is in one of the most magnificent housing bubbles the world as ever …

Business (Canada)

Accenture and Duke University Collaborate on Analytics Research | Accenture Newsroom

<b>Accenture and Duke University Collaborate on Analytics Research</b><p>NEW YORK and DURHAM, N.C.; August 13, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Duke University …

Accenture

Taiwan unveils its biggest ever military drone

A photographer takes photo of the latest home-made MALE Unmanned Aircraft Systems during a press conference of the 2015 Taipei Aerospace and Defense …

Malcolm Gladwell on Telling the Story of Medicine

<i>Editor's Note: In this excerpt of a recent One-on-One interview, Malcolm Gladwell explains to Medscape Editor-in-Chief Eric Topol, MD, his approach</i> …

Medicine

Two Mailboxes Are the Newest Taiwanese Celebrities After a Supertyphoon

As Taiwan surveys the damage wreaked by supertyphoon Souledor over the weekend, including at least seven confirmed dead and 100 missing, locals are …

Why Krugman Should Not be Surprised

View Comments<p>Paul Krugman makes a good point comparing the economy's performance under President Reagan and Obama. He shows the path of unemployment …

Successful Harvard Business School alumni

Michael Bloomberg, MBA '66.AP<p>If you want to be an executive, billionaire, or US president, it's a good idea to go to Harvard Business School.<p>Harvard offered the world's first master's in business administration program, and the Harvard MBA has since been a hallmark of the elite, with George W. …

4 dead, 1 missing as Typhoon Soudelor wreaks havoc in Taiwan | Society | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) Typhoon Soudelor has left four people dead and one missing in Taiwan as of early Saturday, authorities said, as the powerful …

Natural Disasters

This is what happens to our bodies when we die

Business Insider spoke with Dr. Judy Melinek, CEO of PathologyExpert Inc. and a practicing forensic pathologist in the San Francisco Bay Area, to find out what exactly happens when a person dies.<p>Melinek, who has performed over 2,500 autopsies in her career, says:<p>"The first thing that happens when …

Why the jobs report data spell trouble for the Phillips curve

The U.S. economy added 215,000 jobs in July, and unemployment remained unchanged at 5.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over …

Economics

This 16-year-old hacked a printer to come up with a cheaper way to detect heart disease

The 16-year-old says the trait runs in the family: His grandfather, who died of a heart attack before Sumanthipala was born, also loved to build things too.<p>Once Sumathipala learned that he and his family were also at risk for the disease that caused him to know his grandfather solely through …

This guy visited every country in the world before turning 40 — here are the highlights from his journey

It was then that he decided to make it his mission to travel to every single country in the world — 198, to be exact.<p>He accomplished his goal on May 8, 2013, earning him the title of the youngest person to travel to every country. He was 37 years old.<p>He has since written a book called "198: How I …