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This math question meant for 7-year-olds has everyone stumped

<b>UPDATE: May 18, 2017, 5:06 p.m. SGT</b> Updated with the Ministry of Education's new statement. <b></b><p>A math question apparently meant for 7-year-olds has left …

Education

Why does North Korea hate the United States? Let’s go back to the Korean War.

SEOUL — Any day of the week, the North Korean propaganda machine can be relied upon to spew out anti-American vitriol using some formulation of “imperialist” and “aggressor” and “hostile.”<p>The Kim family has kept a tight grip on North Korea for some seven decades by perpetuating the idea that the …

North Korea

13 top U.S. microlenders for your small business

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>What is a microloan, and is one right for your small business?<p>If you’re a small-business …

The Harvard Business Review Manager's Handbook: The 17 Skills Leaders Need to Stand Out

Publication Date: <b>January 03, 2017</b><p>The one primer you need to develop your managerial and leadership skills. Whether you're a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizes--a direct report's anxious questions, your …

29 eerie photos that show just how polluted China's air has become

In December, pollution so bad that some called it the "airpocalypse" caused a halt of everyday life in Beijing. Cars couldn't be driven, planes were grounded, and schools had to be temporarily closed.<p>But Beijing isn't the only city affected. The cold winter months often cause air pollution levels …

Pollution

China Leaves U.S. in Dust With $361 Billion Renewable Energy Investment

By Nika Knight<p>While climate activists in the U.S. mount a resistance to the incoming climate-change-denying Trump administration, on the other side …

Frosty the Snowman Just Became a Major Health Hazard in China

China’s children are having it tough this winter, and it’s not just the freezing temperatures. Their still developing lungs are subjected to some of …

10 Lessons every entrepreneur must learn from their first year

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share4<p>+1<p>Shares 16<p>Many people will tell you that forming a company is easy. In fact, you can form your company online with no advice or …

Entrepreneurship

Cold War relic, present day threat

You can kick the can down the road, but when Kim Jong Un announces, as he did last Sunday, that “we have reached the final stage in preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic rocket,” you are reaching the end of that road.<p>Since the early 1990s, we have offered every kind of …

North Korea

Capitalism proves it saves lives as DUI’s increase in Austin since Uber and Lyft departed

If you want proof that capitalism can save lives, while big government is great at ruining them, look no further than the ride-sharing debacle in Austin Texas.<p>Companies that allow you to easily access a ride home via an easy to use app, such as Lyft and Uber chose to discontinue their services in …

DUI

Chinese counterfeit of popular nightclub Zouk is fooling even guest DJs who can't tell it's fake

Partygoers in Asia may be familiar with Singapore's nightclub Zouk, which often ranks among the top best clubs in the world, pulling some of the …

10 Success lessons from Howard Schultz – “Starbucks CEO and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share20<p>Tweet<p>Share85<p>+11<p>Shares 106<p>Howard Schultz is the CEO of Starbucks the largest coffeehouse in the world with more than 23,000 locations. …

Coffee

Your cheat sheet to Asia’s big elections (sometimes “selections”) in 2017

It’s easy to forget that 2016—a year dominated by Donald Trump’s election victory, Brexit, and tragic terrorist attacks in Europe—was a time of seismic importance for Asia as well. Not unlike other parts of the world, political instability and authoritarianism remained on the rise, especially in …

Hong Kong

In China, live-streaming apps soothe lonely souls and create fortunes

Cheng Lihua primped her hair, put on makeup and adjusted her gold-plated microphone. Then she got to work.<p>"You hurt me so deep that I can't forgive you," she crooned into the microphone, nodding her head to the rhythm. "Already knew our love is gone."<p>Cheng, a 22-year-old recent college graduate, is …

The Daily Plan Bar

This past year I’ve started using a modified form of the <i>Bullet Journal</i> approach, using a dot-grid notebook, thanks to a gift of an <i>official</i> <i>Bullet</i> …

11 Reasons Business Cards Can Be Considered One of Your Most Important Marketing Tools

When we think of business networking, we think of mixers with well-tailored suits, lots of hand-shaking, and repeatedly introducing who we are, our …

Small Business

How Shark Tank's Daymond John Built Fubu While Working at Red Lobster

It’s hard to imagine that Daymond John was ever anything but a high-flying entrepreneur and investor. But for four years of his life, he worked …

China Challenges Trump By Deploying A Military Aircraft Carrier Into Contested Waters

China’s beef with Donald Trump continues. After seizing a U.S. Navy drone in international waters and putting on a display of nuclear military force for the president-elect’s benefit, China has now deployed a military aircraft carrier into disputed waters. This entire mess follows Trump’s casual …

Roots and Prospects of Xi’s Cultural Policy

The speech pronounced by Xi Jinping (習近平) at a conference on political work in higher education on Dec. 7 2016, together with his 2014 speech at the Beijing Forum on Literature and Art and this 2015 Central Committee document, symbolise the General Secretary’s effort to leave his mark on the CCP …

U.S. companies want to play China's game. They just can't win it

Netflix has a new China strategy: Skip it.<p>In January 2016, the video-streaming service announced an ambitious global expansion. The goal was to beam American hits such as "House of Cards" around the world including, eventually, in China.<p>"Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet …

China

Jarvis is real! Mark Zuckerberg has spent 2016 building an Iron Man-style AI that controls his life

Mark Zuckerberg has ended 2016 having completed his personal challenge to build a Jarvis-style AI to run his home.<p>He announced at the start of the …

Artificial Intelligence

The Rise of the Chinese National Security State Under Xi Jinping

China has flourished since it opened its doors to the outside world and embarked on economic development from the late 1970s. But under the tenure of Xi Jinping (習近平), domestic and external security concerns have risen to the top of his administration’s thinking and in its policy priorities. This …

Amazon Go Is Proof That Business Partnerships Rarely Work

Earlier this month, online retail giant Amazon unveiled its first convenience store concept. At Amazon Go, shoppers would buy perishable goods like …

What's a polar vortex?

Bundle up.<p>Today, the National Weather Service warned residents of Bismarck, North Dakota, to expect a high of 10 degrees Fahrenheit and windchill of minus 35 degrees Fahrenheit. In those conditions, frostbite can occur in 30 minutes on exposed skin. The forecast for Bismarck on Saturday includes an …

Global Warming

Newspeak for the rest of us: Learning a new language can give new insight, improve tolerance

Why it’s important to be expand your mind<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>There are many benefits to knowing more than one language. For example, it has been shown that aging adults who speak more than one language have less likelihood of …

Department Of Energy Defies Trump, Won't Name Climate Change Workers

The Department of Energy is refusing the Trump transition team's request to name those who have worked on climate change within the department, because of concerns about what the incoming administration will do with the names. President-elect Donald Trump has denied climate change is real.<p>NPR's …

Clean Technology

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When I co-founded Trip.com, my son was three months old and my daughter had just turned three.<p>It was just what it sounded like: the perfect time to start a company.<p>In fairness, my thinking at the time was, "Well, I probably won't be sleeping anyway, so why not?" In the six years that have followed, …

Work-life Balance

These Psychedelic Neon Paintings Take 'Light Amidst the Darkness' Seriously

Hailey Gaiser uses changing spectrums to challenge perceptions and encourage unity.<p>In a dark world, we can be the light. Or, at least that's the message behind Hailey Gaiser’s color-shifting, culture-shifting portraits, which depict real people and their infinite power. A self-described humanist, …

Google publishes eight secret data requests from the FBI

In a post today, Google published a series of eight National Security Letters, in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation secretly requested subscriber information on specific accounts. The letters range from 2010 to 2015, but follow a nearly identical format, identifying a number of accounts and …

Outspoken Billionaire Works to Salvage His Tech Empire in China

As China’s Jia Yueting expanded his tech empire, he wasn’t shy about critiquing industry giants. In his first international TV appearance in April, …

Electric Vehicles