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Student Loans Are A Drag On The Economy And Society

<i>(This is part two of a five-part series on how we pay for college. Read part one here.)</i><p>The shift from greater public funding of higher education to individuals financing their own education through debt has put more risk on individual students. But it also has potentially negative social and …

Chinese Flock To The Countryside For A More Authentic New Year

China goes back to work Friday after a weeklong holiday marking the Year of the Horse. Traditionally, celebrations continue through the first month of the Lunar New Year.<p>As in years past, some 800 million viewers tuned in this year to the state TV New Year's gala program to watch Hong Kong actor …

Cold

[[Two figures in winter hats, one hat white and the other hat black, are walking.]] White Hat: It is brutal out. So much for global warming, huh? …

Black Hat

Is praising a child good or bad for them?

We assume that enthusiastic words motivate children to try harder. But when you look at the evidence, it’s not that clear-cut. It all depends on the wording.<p>Your child presents you with their latest artistic creation. It’s a painting of a figure with very long thin legs, no body and big hair. It’s …

Psychology

Vatican blasts back at UN report on pedophile priests, abortion

The Vatican blasted back at a UN-authored Rights of Children report, saying its criticism of the church's stand on homosexuality is driven by critics of the church's "non-negotiable" teachings.<p>The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, whose members have included such nations as Saudi Arabia, …

Chinese state TV shows journalist confessing to taking bribes

Arrest of Chen Yongzhou, who wrote stories about alleged corruption at machinery firm Zoomlion, sparked public outcry<p>Chinese state television has broadcast a purported confession to accepting bribes by a journalist who had been arrested on charges he fabricated stories to defame a state-owned …

Chinese students a new funding source for U.S. high schools

Yosemite High School once offered six wood shop classes. Now there are three.<p>Things got worse when a new high school opened in a neighboring district and many students transferred. Campus enrollment is down from 1,100 five years ago to about 700 today.<p>School officials are now looking to a faraway …

College & University

Jeep crash in China's Tiananmen Square leaves five dead

Tourists and police among dozens injured as vehicle hits crowd and bursts into flames outside Forbidden City in Beijing<p>Five people were killed and dozens injured when a jeep ploughed through a crowd, crashed and caught fire in Tiananmen Square, central Beijing, the site of a bloody crackdown on …

Here are the signs that China’s Lehman moment is inevitable

Money market rates in China climbed again last week, prompting more worries of a deja vu of June’s cash crunch that spooked global markets. That was when the Shibor—the Shanghai interbank offering rate, which tracks the interest rates banks charge each other—soared, reminding many of the Libor leap …

Bank of China

120,000 users invest $164 mln on Baidu Finance launch day

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) announced it reached its maximum allowed investment in less than five hours today, the launch day of Baidu Finance Center. More …

Alibaba Group

China sex trade infiltrates international hotels

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018359_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518715199_ef778c5dfca2b5b2bb73b22c3b78fe7a<p><b>Prostitution is illegal in China, but the BBC has uncovered evidence of organised prostitution at independently run spas located inside a number of</b> …

Hospitality

Over 70% Chinese Unhappy with Current Legal Holiday Schedule

<b>From NetEase:</b><p>Survey: Over 70% of Netizens are not Satisfied with Current Holiday Arrangements<p>The Beijing News report — Yesterday, the National …

How Daydreams and Videogames Can Make Us Confident In Real Life (Yes)

<i>Editors' Note: The following excerpts are from the book Creative Confidence, coming out this week from Tom Kelley (author of The Art of Innovation)</i> …

Desperate measures

CHINA’S emperors regarded control over water as one of the principal ways of controlling the country. They poured their kingdom’s resources into vast …