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Samsung Says It Wants To Act Like A Startup

Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips, announced on Thursday that it plans to adopt a corporate culture akin …

Over 11,000 petition to remove Adam Lambert from MediaCorp countdown show

Some Singaporeans have started an online petition to remove American singer Adam Lambert from a New Year's Eve countdown programme organised by …

Here’s How China’s One-Child Policy Started in the First Place

With China’s one-child policy ending on Thursday after more than three decades, looking back to when—and why—the strict policy was first implemented …

China

9 Ways You Can Help Your Kids Cope With Being Bullied

Bullying is not something we can ignore.<p>The unhappy reality is that teasing and bullying are a normal part of the rough and tumble struggle for …

Probiotic bacteria may aid against anxiety and memory problems

A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with mild anxiety and memory problems, according to a small study of healthy men.<p>Those who took the bug-bearing capsules for a month reported less stress and anxiety, and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the morning, than …

Microbiology

Swedish private housing sector accused of profiting from refugees

Sweden is in the grip of a row over housing for refugees, with private accommodation providers accused of making fat profits while the country struggles to find beds for tens of thousands of asylum seekers before winter.<p>Housing is so limited for record numbers of arrivals – 9,000 are arriving in …

Europe

China Meat Cleaver Attack: Crazed Man Slashes 8 Children In Playground Rampage

A crazed man armed with a meat cleaver went on a rampage on a Chinese school playground recently. The date is unclear, but security camera footage of …

Bull Fighting Season Canceled in Madrid

The Spanish bullfighting season appears to have hit a rough patch this year as three different fighters were injured by bulls, causing the Las Ventas …

HPB considers raising legal age for smoking

MSF to strengthen legal framework to protect elderly from abuse, neglect

Why do we do this to our children?

<i>Singapore Democrats</i><p>Ten-year-old Lysher Loh climbed over the parapet on the fifth floor of her flat and jumped to her death. Two weeks before she …

Saudi Arabia Sentences Men to 2,000 Lashes for Dancing and Celebrating Valentine's Day

Saudi Arabia has sentenced five men to thousands of lashes to be carried out in public over the course of prison sentences because they were caught …

Early projections show Swiss reject world’s highest minimum wage

School Suspends 160 Students For Dress Code Violations

A Texas school suspended more than 160 students for violating the dress code. Duncanville High School officials said the teens willfully ignored the …

Mark Twain’s Racism Loses Him A Naming Honor

Mark Twain missed out on the chance to have a Lake Tahoe cove named after him this week after a state panel in Reno, Nevada shot down the bid in …

Injecting Paint in Bubble Wrap to Recreate Iconic Paintings

Who says bubble wrap is just for packaging or stress relief? New York-based artist Bradley Hart, known for creating amazingly realistic pixelated portraits, has expanded his bubble wrap painting series <i>Impressions</i> to include recreations of iconic masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci's <i>Mona Lisa</i>, …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Reddit Goes Bananas Over Little Boy's Curious Request

Sometimes, it only takes a piece of fruit and a hungry kid to create a new meme.<p>A curious and hungry young boy named Carter knocked on his neighbor's …

Help to Work: New unemployment rules in force

<b>Long-term unemployed people will have their benefits cut unless they visit a Job Centre every day, work for free or undertake training, under new rules which have now come into effect.</b><p>The rules will apply to anyone who has not found a job after two years on the existing Work Programme scheme.<p>The …

Embryonic cloning shows promise for treating diabetes

Researchers said they created an embryonic clone of a 32-year-old woman with diabetes, extracted healthy stem cells from the clone, and then changed those cells into fresh ones that produce insulin.<p>The long-term hope would be to transplant new insulin-producing cells back into a patient and treat …