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The totes amazesh way millennials are changing the English language

There’s a way that young people talk these days, and it’s <i>totes hilars</i>. You see it on Twitter a lot, people exclaiming about their <i>totes</i> <i>delish spags</i> or their <i>totes</i> <i>redic boyfs</i>. Linguists Lauren Spradlin and Taylor Jones call this practice “totesing” — the systematic abbreviation (“<i>abbreviash”</i>) of words …

The Cracks in Britain's Big Plan to Build 30,000 Affordable Starter Homes

For one thing, its definition of “affordable” is so optimistic as to be meaningless.<p>The U.K. government is so tired of waiting on private developers to build new homes that it’s going to build its own.<p>Faced with a nationwide housing crisis, Britain just earmarked £1.2 billion to directly commission …

In London, the Rich Are Heading to the City and the Poor to the Suburbs

The U.K. capital is undergoing its own great inversion.<p>When it comes to wealth, London is currently being turned inside out.<p>That’s the condensed verdict of a report released last week by think tank Centre for London. Looking at the U.K. capital’s demographics since the millennium, the study found …

Tiny Tokyo noodle restaurant becomes first ramen bar to win Michelin Star

Japanese restaurant - with only nine seats - joins ranks of the world's elite with its cheap but refined bowls of noodles and broth<p>A low-key ramen restaurant in a quiet Tokyo neighbourhood has become the first in the world to obtain a Michelin star.<p>Tsuta, which serves bowls of ramen noodles for as …

Balancing work and play

Admittedly, starting an MBA has been an extreme reality check.<p>Taking a 12-month career break to undertake study should come with perks – flexible …

The Best of What's Left: A Guide to Thanksgiving Leftovers

From a homey posole to a virtuous salad, we're reinventing Thanksgiving leftovers–and they've never tasted so exciting.<p><b>That first sandwich</b> is worth the yearlong wait, but no matter how much cranberry sauce and stuffing you manage to fit in there, it barely makes a dent in the wreckage from the day …

Cooking

Can Burberry and Prada Face Their Problems?

Shares in Prada and Burberry have lost significant value in the past few months. Both brands need to face up to their problems, says Luca</b> …

Burberry

Why Every Man Should Study Classical Culture | The Art of Manliness

If you’ve been following the Art of Manliness for awhile now, you’ve likely caught on to the influence that the classical cultures of Greece and Rome …

Ancient History

How famous writers and artists wooed their lovers with food

The road to artistic greatness is littered with lovers and cherry pits.<p>A new book, <i>Dining with the Famous and Infamous</i> (Rowman & Littlefield, out Jan. 2016) creates rich portraits of famous figures’ relationships to food—and as is quickly apparent, the creative use of snacks and treats played a …

Salvador Dalí

Brighton, England: The San Francisco of Silicon Valley's dreams

Jeremy Keith rounded a corner in his secondhand Converse, down an alleyway of <i>Portlandia</i> preciousness in the North Laine shops of Brighton, England’s …

Apps to help you work, backup and chill

From your work life to your personal life, anything that you want to get done, to make more efficient, or to entertain is out there ready for you to enjoy thanks to apps and gadgets. But those apps and gadgets can start to get pretty pricey after a while.<p>Over on TNW Deals, there are some popular …

Vo Trong Nghia's Babylon hotel building features hanging gardens on its facades

Plants climb all over vertical concrete louvres surrounding the facades of this holiday resort on the Vietnamese coastline designed by Vo Trong Nghia …

The Bureaucratic Nightmare Of Just Living In China

<b>BEIJING</b> — How many certificates or other public documents does a Chinese citizen need through a typical lifetime? A senior official of China's …

State of Payments 2015: E-commerce's Influence In MENA Grows

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>E-commerce payment services company, PayFort released this year’s State of Payments report, highlighting all that you need to know about the …

Social Media

Great Ideas -- 20 Versatile Vegetarian Recipes!

Not everyone always wants to eat meat, and I’ve noticed a lot more vegetarian recipes lately! My oldest is a vegetarian (mostly), so I’m always on …

Healthy Eating

Toyota's Drug Problem, and Japan's

Toyota has a drug problem. The company and CEO Akio Toyoda are dealing with the fallout from a bizarre case surrounding his newly promoted head of …

Europe needs Deutsche Bank as its champion | Financial Times

Deutsche Bank is the last heavyweight contender. While the other European investment banks — Barclays, UBS and Credit Suisse among them — retreat to …

China Should Let a Hundred Defaults Bloom

This week, Kaisa, a former poster child of China's booming real estate market, made history by becoming the first Chinese developer to renege on …

Could This Be the Future of Indoor Furniture for Small Spaces? [Video]

What do you think of the idea of Pop-Up Furniture? For some, it may seem a natural step in the direction of minimalist design, backing-up the trend …

Furniture

Three Reasons Japan Will Get More Stimulus

Two years after Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, declared his team will "do whatever it can" to end deflation, it's painfully clear …

Millennials Want to Be Coached at Work

Imagine showing up to play an important college basketball game on a fabled rival’s home court, only to find you’ve forgotten your shoes. Now consider what to expect from your coach, after losing the game. A royal chewing out for not having your head in the game? The cold shoulder? Worse?<p>Neither, …

Leadership

You Have to Be Fast to Be Seen as a Great Leader

It’s obvious that business is moving faster and faster and that to keep up, leaders at all levels need to know how to pick up the pace.<p>That’s easy to say. But is it so? Is there a correlation between speed and perceived leadership effectiveness?<p>In a word, “yes.”<p>We recently analyzed 360 feedback …

Is Innovation More About People or Process?

What’s more critical to producing a breakthrough innovation – finding creative people or finding creative ideas? This is a question Pixar head Ed Catmull has asked a great many people, and he says they tend to be pretty much split on it 50/50.<p>This astonished Catmull. Fresh off eight blockbuster …

Keep Your Home Life Sane when Work Gets Crazy

When you’re going through a phase that compels you to put in more time, effort, brainpower, and heart into your job, how do you work it out with your family and others who matter in your life? And how do you make sure this spike in your focus on work doesn’t become a “new normal” that extends …

Nemtsov's Murder Defines Putin's Russia

The thousands who marched in Moscow on Sunday in honor of the murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov did so because they recognize just how …

3D printer makes pancakes that look like diners' faces

3D printer makes pancakes that look like diners’ faces<p>Kinneir Dufort are using their 3D printer to make the ultimate personalized breakfast — a …

India's Budget and Modi's Ambitions

In his first nine months in office, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a raft of initiatives -- to boost manufacturing, improve …

The Mysterious, Murky Story Behind Soy-Sauce Packets

How Chinese takeout, a Jewish businessman from the Bronx, and NASA-approved packaging have shaped the 50-year reign of a well-loved American condiment<p>Right now, whether you're at work or at home, in a drawer somewhere near you is probably a packet of soy sauce—a squishy, likely clear pouch of …

Food & Dining

Big Tobacco's Future: Big Pot

You may like technology (who doesn't these days) or the energy sector (where would we be without it) -- but if you're making a long-term bet as an …

Will Customers Ever Get Any Respect?

The customer is king. A weird sort of king, though -- one whose secrets belong to corporations that buy and sell and sometimes lose them.<p>There are …