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The One Thing Dermatologists Wish You'd Stop Doing

<b>The difference between good and bad skin comes down to this.</b> <i>By Hannah Morrill</i>, SELF<p><i>Photo: Delphine Achard</i><p>You know to wash your face after the gym and wipe off your makeup before you go to bed at night. But did you know that avoiding magnifying mirrors and putting away your brushes can be just as …

China's debt is now twice the size of its gross domestic product

According to Bloomberg, outstanding loans for companies and households stood at a record 207% of gross domestic product at the end of June, nearly double the 125% level seen in 2008.<p>Having delivered four rate cuts and three reserve-ratio requirement reductions and implementing debt-swap facilities …

FAO Schwarz has shuttered its famous toy store in New York

Thousands of nostalgic New Yorkers and tourists hurried to make a final purchase at the Fifth Avenue store immortalized in films such as 1988's "Big," when Tom Hanks famously played a piano on its floor with his feet.<p>FAO Schwarz's owner Toys "R" Us announced in May that it would close the more than …

China is very upset about a Uniqlo sex tape

Authorities says viral clip 'clashed with socialist core values'<p>A sex tape purportedly shot in a Uniqlo changing room has spurred an investigation in China, the Associated Press reports, where authorities describe it as an offense to the country's "socialist core values." The one-minute clip, shot …

Social Media

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Greece's parliament on Wednesday night approved a package of austerity measures that were required by European creditors as part of an €86 billion (£60 billion, $94 billion) bailout deal.<p><b>2.</b> The UN Security Council will most likely vote on a resolution next week to endorse the Iran nuclear deal, …

China's real estate market could trigger the next global crash

But the ultimate trigger would be the bursting of the greatest bubble in modern history - China!<p>QE works to some degree but less and less over time, like any drug. I have been looking for something to go wrong that further QE in developed countries like the U.S., Europe, and Japan could not …

Meet the faces of Japan's first robot-staffed hotel

Japan's first robot-staffed hotel opens this week and we just got the full tour. While the main attraction may be the bordering-on-human receptionist (left) and the English-speaking dinosaur (er, right), the hotel has a whole family of robots performing varying degrees of useful work. Think: room …

Newly Released Footage Shows Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán Moments Before His Escape

CCTV footage showing fugitive drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán moments before he escaped from his prison cell was released by the Mexican …

Clown Contouring Is the Next Makeup Trick That Will Make You Look Flawless

Sounds like a joke but it's real.<p>A clown isn't who you'd think of first when you think "makeup guru," but there might actually be something there.<p>YouTuber BellaDeLune has developed on a new way to "extreme color-correct, highlight, and contour" — that is, to look as sculpted as Kim Kardashian — and …

From Japan, a Brilliant Notebook Hack for Organizing Your Notes

A simple trick to easily index and find the information you need<p>My notes are a mess. I desperately wish I could carry just one notebook, but every …

Productivity

China leads dive in Asia stocks as Greece rattles investors

TOKYO (AP) — Chinese stocks led a slump in Asian markets on Wednesday as the sell-off in Shanghai intensified and Greece's future in the euro …

Stock Markets

Virgin America Offering $38 Flights In 'Biggest Deal Of The Year'

Virgin America is offering flights as low as $38 during an epic 8-hour flash sale, which the airline calls its "Biggest Deal of the Year."<p>Get 'em while they're hot!<p><b>Virgin America is offering flights for as low as $38</b> during an epic 8-hour flash sale, which the airline calls its "Biggest Deal of the …

Air Travel

Warren Buffett revealed this 'great philosophy of life' in a letter to a hedge fund manager

One of Cooperman's slide decks was highly critical of stock repurchasing and the way it was being practiced by companies at the time. In the presentation, he used Loews as an example of a company that had a good buyback program.<p>The other presentation was titled "A Case Study In Financial …

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

WSJ: Samsung launching Galaxy Note 5 early to beat Apple

Samsung is believed to be bringing the launch date of the Galaxy Note 5 forward by a few weeks in order to beat Apple to the punch. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> believes that the Korean company will announce its phablet gigantophone in August and get it into stores ahead of the iPhone 6S. It's a break …

A former Microsoft engineer says the company's crazy holographic headset felt so real it actually scared him during a test

It seems so realistic, in fact, that one former Microsoft engineer almost believed that the virtual objects the HoloLens projected on to the scene were actually there in the room with him.<p>Michael Hoffman left Microsoft in June after working at the company for about a year as a principal engineering …

Beauty Pageant Contestants Stand Up to Cyberbullying with #NoMakeupSelfie Movement

This is so inspiring, you'll probably wipe all the makeup off your face by the time you're done reading.<p>When Isabella Gaines received a notification that she had been tagged on Twitter by someone who showed two photos of her, one with makeup and one without, she was initially hurt. But she decided …

YouTuber PewDiePie Responds To Haters After They Discover He Made $7 Million Last Year

Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie is the king of the YouTubers . He’s a YouTube star with 9 billion views and Expressen, a Swedish newspaper, estimated that he made $7 million last year on advertising, a feat that is no longer an outlier in the burgeoning world of online stardom.<p>In the video Kjellberg …

10 Successful Entrepreneurs on the Worst Advice They Ever Received

<i>By Morgan Quinn, Contributor</i><p>Entrepreneurs are never at a loss for unsolicited advice from others who have "been there and done that." But sometimes, it's hard for new business owners to decipher which nuggets of wisdom are helpful and which will actually do harm.<p>As a new entrepreneur, you will …

The Lazy Man's Guide to Getting Magic Mike Ripped

If hammer curls aren't you're thing, start by eating your way to a glorious six pack.<p>When Channing Tatum's abs are plastered sky high on posters at every corner, you know it's time to take stock of your fitness regime. But as Latreal Mitchell, a New York City–based trainer who prepped Michael …

Nutrition

This Guy Put an Entire Winery in His 550-Square-Foot NYC Apartment

Next time you want to complain about your spatially ­challenged NYC apartment, just remember the name Matt Baldassano.<p>Because that’s the name of a …

East Village

U.S. vs. Japan Robot Fighting Match is Happening!

SO AWESOME<p>The U.S. and Japan might have been on the same team in <i>Pacific Rim</i>, but that was a movie, and this is real life. Last week America's …

The 38 coolest startups in Silicon Valley

But which are the coolest?<p>Pulled from our recently published Silicon Valley 100 list, meet the coolest startups in Silicon Valley.<p>All the companies on this list are private tech companies that have raised venture-capital funding.

Startups