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The defining difference between Japanese and American work cultures can be boiled down to a word without a direct English translation

Ben Cole, an associate professor of strategy at Fordham University in New York City, once took a group of students on a trip to Japan.<p>Cole had previously lived and worked in Japan for nine years, and he'd arranged for the group to take the train from Narita airport to Tokyo.<p>At a stop along the way, …

Japan

Bring on the nostalgia with this in-browser Winamp emulator

For those that grew up during the dot com boom, chances are you’re already familiar with Winamp. Our favorite music player, back before we figured out there were better options, is now available as an emulated walk down memory lane capable of running in any modern browser.<p>Users can toy around with …

Ricky Martin

Exclusive: U.S. gunmaker Remington seeks financing to file for bankruptcy: sources

(Reuters) - Remington Outdoor Company Inc, one of the largest U.S. makers of firearms, has reached out to banks and credit investment funds in search of financing that will allow it to file for bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.<p>The move comes as Remington reached a …

Guns

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

Apps

Intel unveils smart glasses that you might want to wear

Intel has launched an impressively light, regular-looking set of smart glasses called Vaunt, confirming rumors from <i>Bloomberg</i> and others. Seen by <i>The Verge</i>, they have plastic frames and weigh under 50 grams, a bit more than regular eyeglasses but much less than Google Glass, for example. The …

Wearable Tech

11 Houses With Gorgeous Double-Height Spaces

The private dwelling is a particularly favorable place in which to enjoy double-height spaces. This design strategy not only allows vertical spaces …

Architecture

Chinese Navy ship reportedly spotted with a deadly electromagnetic railgun – see images

The purported weapon was seen on the PLA's Haiyang Shan landing ship at Wuchang Shipyard in Hubei province.<p>A Chinese Navy ship has been spotted with …

Americans will need $1.5M to retire comfortably

They’ve moved the goal posts for Americans hoping to score a financially-sound retirement — and millions of workers are going to be irked.<p>You’re now …

Retirement

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrency

The 5 Best Foam Rollers On The Market

Foam rollers get a bad rap. They’re both the best and the worst thing to happen to your muscles before or after a workout. While they can be painful …

Pain

Relationship experts say these are the 8 red flags to look out for when you start dating someone — and some are surprisingly common

Any new relationship is full of challenges. You're getting to know someone, and there's no telling when something might happen to burst the bubble of your new romance.<p>In general, it's fun learning all there is to know about someone who used to be a stranger. But sometimes, there will be signs that …

Psychology

7 lessons I learned from tracking my net worth for 14 years

I've been tracking our net worth like a weirdo since I started working in 2003.<p>That's over 14 years of data. Sweet sweet data.<p>That first row is so simple. 2 bank accounts, 1 brokerage account, and what I considered an impressive net worth of $8,745.69.<p>Except I didn't do it right. I only recorded by …

Adjusted Gross Income

There Are Apparently Zero Scientifically-Proven Benefits to Open Plan Offices

Executives who implement open plan offices are behaving like climate-change deniers and anti-vaxxers.<p>A recent Harvard Business Review article quoted Facebook's "Chief People Officer" on the company's new 430,000 square foot open plan office:<p>"It really creates an environment where people can …

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet

There is no shortage of excuses for failure, and even more for mediocrity. This list will make you aware of the real truth about your ability to be successful.<p>You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But …

Will Fiat Chrysler be bought by the Chinese?

Nearly a decade after he helped rescue Detroit's third-largest automaker from liquidation with the help of a government bailout, Sergio Marchionne has made Fiat Chrysler healthier, wealthier and wiser.<p>But despite a return to profitability and a vastly improved product lineup — not to mention major …

Nanoleaf wants to cover your walls in color-changing light

Nanoleaf's color-changing light panels were a gamechanger for the company. Now, at CES 2018, the company's turning the idea up to eleven.<p>Nanoleaf began as a little LED lighting startup selling odd-looking light bulbs and smart bulbs, but those bulbs have since taken a backseat to the company's …

Bitcoin Billionaires May Have Found a Way to Cash Out

Major holders, most of whom have held for years and never sold, have expressed interest in doing similar trades.<p>Bitcoin did a lot of growing up in 2017, but there was one trade this week that could go a long way toward stabilizing the market for the cryptocurrency and further establish its …

Cryptocurrency

These 9 states are seeing the biggest boost from American migration

States in the West are seeing outsized increases in population from American migration.<p>The US Census Bureau's "American Community Survey" asks a set of questions about economics, demographics, social characteristics, and housing to about 1% of the US population each year. Among the many topics on …

Demographics

FreightHub, a European ‘digital freight forwarder’, scores $20M Series A

FreightHub, a Berlin and Hamburg-based startup that claims to be Europe’s first fully digital freight forwarder, has raised a $20 million Series A round, just 1.5 years since launch. The round is led by VC firm Northzone, with participation from existing investors. The latter includes Rocket …

My $200,000 bitcoin odyssey

This was not what I expected to be doing with my October. But there I was, on a flight to Hong Kong, hoping I would be able to retrieve $200,000 worth of bitcoin from a broken laptop.<p>Four years ago, I was living in Hong Kong when a fellow journalist named Mike* and I decided to invest in bitcoin. I …

Walmart is rolling out its massive online pickup towers to 500 stores

Walmart is adding online pickup towers to more than 500 stores.<p>The massive towers, which stand at least 16 feet tall and 8 feet wide, rapidly retrieve online orders for customers who shipped their purchases to a Walmart store.<p>"Think of this as an ATM for parcel pickup," JP Suarez, Walmart's vice …

InterAct

Harley-Davidson Has a New Royal Pain to Worry About

The big bike maker has new competition coming from a different direction.<p>It's bad enough <b>Harley-Davidson</b> (NYSE:HOG) is in the midst of a two-year …

Motorcycles

China wants to build a nuclear-powered space shuttle by 2040

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for China's space program. This week, the <i>GB Times</i> reports that the company released an ambitious roadmap for China's space aspirations that could carry the country through 2040 and beyond.<p>It starts with the …

China and Bitcoins: A Complicated Relationship | MIR

Cryptocurrency, a form of digital currency using cryptography, is on the rise due to its two main characteristics: anonymity and independence from …

Chinese is a ‘super-hard language,’ but also one of the most important

What are the hardest languages for native English speakers to learn? According to the U.S. State Department, Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese and …

China

Actress banned from capital market for 5 years

Billionaire actress Zhao Wei and her husband Huang Youlong have been banned from China's securities markets for five years for market violations, …

China

China is opening a massive VR theme park next month

Clear your schedules and count up your vacation days, everyone: A massive virtual reality theme park is opening next month in Guiyang, China.<p>The park, called the East Valley of Science and Fantasy, was designed to be a science fiction world. The park site says it will include VR recreation halls, …

Virtual Reality

Phrasing Can Make a Big Impact on Customer Service - CX Tip

Customer Service

IMF's Lagarde: Ignoring Cryptocurrencies 'May Not Be Wise'

The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) believes that cryptocurrencies may give traditional government-issued ones a "run for their …