Kim Nguyen

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15 Ways Northern and Southern Vietnam are Different

The same flag hangs from rusted metal poles no matter where you are in Vietnam, and Ho Chi Minh’s face is never too far away—but the North and South …

Ho Chi Minh City

This Is Probably the Scariest Conversation to Have With Kids—But It's Essential

All the "difficult" conversations from my childhood are indistinct memories. There is one conversation, however, that is still sharply outlined and …

Mental Health

‘I wanted a truncheon in my pants’: the rise of the penis extension

Exposure to porn is creating a generation of men whose expectations of what they should look like are unattainable<p>When I was 14, I shot up to 6ft. I felt like a man with a child’s parts. It’s affected everything<p>You must be happy first, in your heart and head. If not, this operation is not for you<p>It …

It's not a trade war, it's a trade skirmish, JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon says

The dispute over trade and escalating tariffs between the U.S. and China are a "trade skirmish" rather than a trade war, Jamie Dimon, chairman and …

Fair Trade

The Teflon Mind: How to let go of the past

“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.” — Lao Tzu<p><b>Why can’t I just move on?</b><p>Everyone tells you: “let go.” …

This is how to raise emotionally intelligent kids: 5 secrets from research

Dealing with kids ain’t easy. They need an exhausting amount of attention and help.<p>Behavioral psychologists have observed that preschoolers typically …

Self-improvement

‘FDA approved’ medical devices don’t actually have to do what they promise

Bracelets can’t protect you from electromagnetic radiation—and you don’t need protection anyway.<p>‘FDA approval’ has a certain glow of authority to it. In most people's minds to be FDA approved is to be safe, effective, and proven. Or at least, it <i>technically</i> is. <i>Technically</i>, FDA approval is a …

Medical Technology

Happy birthday, 26-year-old. Now, get your own health plan!

Like other adult things, choosing your first health insurance plan seems scary until you do it.<p>Lots of acronyms you never heard before? Check. You …

Health Care

3 Tricks to Get People to Actually Listen to Your Presentations

Make sure your audience doesn't tune out what you have to say.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Few things conjure up a feeling of dread quite like the anticipation of a lengthy PowerPoint presentation. Professionals spend an average of 40 percent of their workday in …

Public Speaking

Your regular reminder that humans still waste way too much food

It's bad to waste food. Like, really bad.<p>According to a study published recently in <i>Appetite</i>, young adults tend to waste a lot of food—and the reason seems to be that they have no idea they should try <i>not</i> to waste food.<p>"Many said these things are out of their control," study co-author Brenna Ellison, …

Agriculture

26 Phrases to Calm an Angry Child

<i>The following story, written by Renee Jain, was originally published on GoZen.</i><p>Whether your child has a slow-burning fuse or explodes like a firecracker at the slightest provocation, every child can benefit from anger management skills. As parents, we lay the foundation for this skill set by …

Self-help

4 steps to incorporate storytelling in your next talk

A good story increases audience engagement and improves retention by 65–70 percent.<p>Compare that with the 5–10 percent audience retention generated by …

Public Speaking

Crazy Rich Identities

In Singapore, the state is attempting to govern the ungovernable.<p>The movie <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i>, adapted from Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel, has been widely celebrated in the United States as a big step toward diversity: It’s a Hollywood movie with an Asian cast. But in Singapore, some people are …

Lee Kuan Yew

‘We Are All Accumulating Mountains of Things’

How online shopping and cheap prices are turning Americans into hoarders<p>It’s easier than ever to buy things online. It’s so easy that Ryan Cassata sometimes does it in his sleep. Cassata, a 24-year-old singer-songwriter and actor from Los Angeles, recently got a notification from Amazon that a …

San Francisco

The way you get TV and internet at home is about to change drastically — for the better

The way you get and use both TV and internet in your home is about to change drastically.<p>Verizon detailed a bit about how the next stage of home TV …

Telecoms

Four reasons why the stock market has ignored the noise and is nearing another record

From tweets to tech to trade wars, investors have had multiple reasons to bail out of stocks this year. Instead, the S&P 500 is just another nudge …

Dear Therapist: My Friend Treats Me Differently Since I Lost Weight

I want to keep up a relationship with her, but she keeps making hurtful comments about my appearance.<p>Editor's Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at dear.therapist@theatlantic.com.<p><b>Dear Therapist,</b><p>I had …

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

China's monetary policy is complex and shifting. Here's what you need to know

Investors have for years watched the U.S. Federal Reserve for information about where global markets are headed: The decisions made by the American …

In another financial crisis we would have far less wiggle room | Larry Elliott

One of the small comforts from the crisis of 2008-09 was that it generated a sense of international solidarity<p>Nobody really knew it at the time but 10 years ago the world was sitting on the edge of the precipice. It seemed like a normal sleepy August but the calm was illusory. The global financial …

Interest Rates

Here's how Apple's $1 trillion market cap stacks up against the rest of the S&P 500

Apple Inc became the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company on Thursday, capping a decade-long rise in its stock price fueled by its …

Goldman Sachs: What investors should buy, depending on which way the trade war swings

If the U.S.-China trade war escalates, investors should be betting on domestic-focused U.S. stocks, according to Goldman Sachs.<p>If the tensions ease, …

Facebook shares are down 20%, but investors aren't focused on the key issue

Almost a week after Facebook reported second quarter earnings, when it lowered its outlook on revenue and raised its forecast for expenses, the stock …

Musk, Trump and the age-old mass psychology effect that both are successfully exploiting

On the surface Elon Musk and Donald Trump's core demographic audiences couldn't be more different.<p>Musk, the Tesla CEO and co-founder, represents …

The Overlooked Human Rights Crisis Unfolding in China’s Xinjiang Province

A few weeks ago, we Americans celebrated our independence and first freedoms—including freedom of thought, religion, and speech.<p>One freedom little …

Work less, get more: New Zealand firm's four-day week an 'unmitigated success'

Reduced hours for same pay increased successful work-life balance management, cutting stress levels and boosting commitment<p>The New Zealand company behind a landmark trial of a four-day working week has concluded it an unmitigated success,with 78% of employees feeling they were able to successfully …

New Zealand

There is good health and fitness advice on the web—here's how to find it

Don't just assume that sore throat is a sign of cancer.<p>At times, we all rely on the internet to diagnose our symptoms. But finding trustworthy health advice isn't easy. For every website that blames your sore throat on allergies, there's an app that thinks it might be cancer. Among the vast …

Surveillance fears cloud China's 'Digital Silk Road'

A major element of China's continent-spanning Belt and Road Initiative has nothing to do with roads, ports or power plants. Rather, the "Digital Silk …

Fobbed off: woman accidentally steals car for two weeks after key mix-up

Police in Canada are reminding drivers not to leave electronic key fobs sitting in unattended vehicles, after a woman in Ontario accidentally stole a car for two weeks having mistaken it for her rental car.<p>The woman rented a black Nissan Sentra in late June, according to police in Cornwall, a city …

Canadian News

Mysterious source of illegal ozone-killing emissions revealed, say investigators

A mysterious surge in emissions of an illegal ozone-destroying chemical has been tracked down to plastic foam manufacturers in China, according to an on-the-ground investigation published on Monday.<p>The chemical, trichlorofluoromethane or CFC-11, has been banned around the world since 2010 and is a …

Asia