Erika Liu

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Why certain graduates from Ivy League schools are struggling in the workforce

When Chantel Brown was a child in rural Morganton, N.C., she savored the illusion that she "could come off as middle class." That doesn't take much when one-quarter of the residents live in poverty. But Ms. Brown cleaved to the bling she had: her family's one-story brick home in a one-street …

College & University

I guess the lesson here is: don’t get divorced.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

Divorce

10 Years Ago, Screenwriters Went On Strike And Changed Television Forever

In late 2007, “How I Met Your Mother” co-creator Craig Thomas faced an unusual situation. After penning the script for Episode 11 of the CBS comedy’s third season alongside fellow creator Carter Bays, he found himself handing off the pages they’d written. The scenes were to be filmed without his …

TV

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<i>《纽约时报》影评人玛诺拉·达尔吉斯(Manohla Dargis)和A·O·斯科特(A.O. Scott)评选出了他们心目中21世纪最精彩的25部影片。其中四部亚洲电影榜上有名,它们分别是宫崎骏、贾樟柯、杨德昌及侯孝贤的作品。你同意他们的选择吗?对你影响最大的电影是哪部?欢迎发送邮件</i><i>至</i><i>cn.letters@nytimes.com与我们分享。</i><p><i>以下是榜单内容:</i><p><b>1</b>. <b>《血色将至》(There Will Be Blood)</b><p>导演:保罗·托马斯·安德森(Paul Thomas Anderson) 2007年<p>这是一个关于美国石油商人丹尼尔·普莱恩惟尤(Daniel Plainview)在加利福尼亚的镇上劝说当 …

What you should do if your child is a ‘quitter’

Bella was going out of her mind. Her 9-year-old daughter, Angie, would agree to sign up for an activity with great enthusiasm. Swim team? Yes, please! Book club? You bet! Ballet? Sign me up! Then something would happen that made the activity, well, <i>hard</i>. Her team had to practice diving off racing …

Parenting

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – what digital money really means for our future

Digital currencies such as bitcoin have caused a financial frenzy. Alex Hern explains what they are – and whether this is the end of ‘real’ money<p><b>What is a cryptocurrency? Is it like bitcoin?</b><br>In a word, yes. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, and is still the biggest, but in the eight years since …

Bitcoin

After living in China for years, some expats feel they do not fit in at home or abroad

Many expats say they get stuck in a cultural limbo after working and living in China for years. Photo: VCG<p>When 48-year-old American Daniel Maldonado …

Chinese mom pays price for husband's probe of Ivanka Trump

XIANGYANG, China (AP) — With two young children, Deng Guilian hadn't planned on going back to work. That changed after her husband was arrested while investigating labor abuses at Chinese suppliers for Ivanka Trump's brand.<p>Now the 36-year-old mom works the overnight shift at a karaoke parlor and …

What really happens to old clothes dropped in those in-store recycling bins

If you've been to a mall recently you might have spotted something new. Clothing donation bins are popping up in more and more retail chains.<p>Some of …

Sustainability

China’s two-child policy has already stopped working

That was quick.<p>When China officially ended its one-child policy in 2015, couples promptly heeded the call and had a lot more babies. Under its new two-child policy, China recorded 18.46 million births in 2016—the highest since 2000—with almost half of those babies having at least one older …

Douglas Todd: Explosive B.C. court case details seven migration scams

A shocking B.C. Supreme Court case that pitted two rich families from China against each other provides grim revelations about the kind of migration, …

Real Estate

Rogers employees say managers turn a blind eye so call centre workers can lie and cheat customers

Call centre employees working for Rogers Communications say the telecom company is pressuring them to try to make a sale on every call — even to …

Customers

Why America still permits child marriage

CHILD marriage is common in the developing world. One in three girls there is believed to marry before the age of 18, which is how child marriage is …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

12 Ways to Entertain (and Exhaust) Your Kid When They’re Stuck Inside

Beat the snow, rain, or even heat with quick activities that everyone can participate in.<p>By<p>Jan 09 2018, 6:24 PM<p>Serious winter weather can be an …

Kids

The inconvenient truths of a minimum wage increase

Whatever your moral arguments, here are some of the cold, hard economic findings that may squash some of the more sunny promises of a 'living wage'<p>As …

Income Inequality

Speculator attempts to flip Richmond condo for nearly 3x within 6 months

By <b>ThinkPol Staff</b><p>A speculator is attempting to flip a Richmond condo bought just six months ago for nearly three times the amount paid for it.<p>This is …

Canadian Real Estate

Ontario's experiment with minimum wage could transform Canada's economy

Reading any statement from an economist on the subject of minimum wage, you might think the eventual results are unequivocal and well understood.<p>The …

Income Inequality

Africa is changing China as much as China is changing Africa

Eight years ago I watched the movie “2012,” named after the year the Mayan calendar supposedly ends. In the film an American geologist learns that a solar flare is heating the core of the earth and causing its tectonic plates to shift drastically. Before long, mass earthquakes and tsunamis are …

B.C. cities have mixed opinions about revamping a ban on self-service gas stations

VANCOUVER — Councillors in two Vancouver-area cities that have long banned self-service gas stations have mixed views on whether the time has come to …

January thaw: The weather phenomenon coming to save Canada from this cold

After weeks of extreme cold warnings and the “bomb cyclone,” Canadians could use a break from winter weather.<p>Thankfully, one is in store.<p><b>READ MORE:</b> …

Weather

How One Teacher Is Revolutionizing the Way Her Students Learn

At Pioneer Elementary, a K-3 school in Quincy, Wash., a rural district 150 miles from Seattle, all 450 students visit Jones every other week for …

Teaching

How much are Vancouver's best-known properties worth?

With property assessments for 2018 revealed this week, let’s take a look at what some of B.C.’s most notable properties are worth.<p>Marine Building – …

Children of Tim Hortons co-founders cut worker benefits at their franchises over wage hike

Employees at the Tim Hortons locations owned by the children of the co-founders of the franchise say they have reduced employee benefits and cut back paid breaks to help offset Ontario's $2.40 jump in hourly minimum wage.<p>Jeri Horton-Joyce and Ron Joyce Jr. wrote a letter to employees at their two …

Tim Hortons

Lost jobs, cut hours, no paid breaks. Do minimum wage hikes hurt workers?

It’s been barely a week since Ontario’s new $14-an-hour minimum wage came into effect, but the headlines are already rolling in about employers …

Income Inequality

Multiple Tim Hortons franchises, other businesses cut pay, benefits, citing minimum wage hike

Employees at nearly a dozen Tim Hortons outlets across Ontario tell CBC News they are facing the loss of paid breaks, benefits, and perks by …

Canada

8 indispensable (and free) Google tools

Google is so much more than just the world’s premier search engine.<p>Google has a bevy of helpful products—many of which are completely free. If you …

SEO

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Alzheimer's Disease

18 things to look forward to in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you've arrived at the finish line fresh and invigorated for another trip around the sun, or are so exhausted you may wheeze out your actual soul, 2017 is DONE.<p>Luckily, there are all kinds of cool and important things to look forward to in 2018 to mitigate all of the things you'll …

Middle School

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>Cherry Blossoms Photographed at Night<p>Cherry Blossom<p>Perfect prams for perfect parents: the rise of the bougie …

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The Intrusion of White Families Into Bilingual Schools<p>Conor Williams<p>Will the growing demand for multilingual early-childhood programs push out the …