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Photos suggest China built hangars with room for fighter jets in disputed islands

The images have emerged after an international court ruled against China’s claims in the resource-rich area, a decision rejected by Beijing<p>Satellite photographs taken in late July show China appears to have built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in disputed South China Sea islands, a …

How To: Develop 5 Positive Traits for Happiness

Your happiness is, above all other things, your most important asset. Truly happy people are more successful in their career pursuits, have better …

Why Your Possessions Are Preventing You From Forming Good Habits

If you want to be happier, focus your attention on experiences, not things.<p>I’ve long been fascinated by the relationships between people and possessions. It’s a complicated, rich, emotionally-fraught bond. In the chapter on the Strategy of Distinctions in my book <i>Better Than Before</i>, for instance, I …

Self-improvement

How Billionaire Brands Control Your Life

Billionaires influence your life in thousands of ways--from the shoes you wear, the beer your drink and the smart phone buzzing in your pocket. In fact, there's a good chance your using a billionaire product this very moment. Don't believe me? Take a look at this.<p>Pictured (left to right): Nick …

Jack Dorsey

Reverse Engineering a Snickers Brings Sweet Success to Liddabitsweets

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Friday's trending stocks from the floor of the New York Stock …

The era of Facebook is an anomaly

danah boyd’s SXSW keynote is sold out. When it’s over, a dozen fans rush the stage.<p>These fans aren’t young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown adults hoping to hear one more word from boyd. She’s one of the world’s sharpest authorities on how teens …

Five consumer tech standouts from Y Combinator’s newest class

A delivery service just for healthy food, peer-to-peer fashion lending and matchmaking for mobile — here are five of the most promising …

Did Google just doom the lot of small-scale cloud providers?

About a year ago, I wrote a post comparing cloud computing providers to fast-food chains. I called Amazon(s amzn) Web Services the McDonald’s of the …

Inside Twitter’s plan to fix itself

“I am not going to be satisfied until we reach every connected user on the planet, period,” Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo declared at an investor conference last month. Them’s fighting words for any internet company. But especially for Twitter, which has a user growth problem and knows it.<p>Despite …

Social Media

China is hiding how bad income inequality is in the country

Last year, China released estimates of income inequality in the country after concealing the figure for years. Somewhat surprisingly, it wasn’t so bad—and was even a tad better than America’s, a country to which China often draws comparisons in terms of the costs of economic development and nation …

Income Inequality

Fossil fuel subsidies growing despite concerns

<b>Government subsidies for renewable energy cause great consternation to those who believe in the sanctity of free markets.</b><p>"If they can't stand on their own feet, then why support them?" the argument goes.<p>But in actual fact, most energy sources are subsidised, and none more so than fossil fuels. …

Higher meat prices show up on restaurant menus

Beef: It’s what you can’t afford for dinner — for years to come.<p>Fast-food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill CMG, +0.43% said Thursday that it would raise …

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