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Chinese leukemia patient livestreams to pay for treatment

BEIJING (AP) — At least once a week, Su Lingmin films herself singing, sharing health tips and chatting with hundreds of fans from her hospital bed.<p>"Now I'm a professional livestreamer," she said with a smile in a video last week. "What else can I do?"<p>Diagnosed with leukemia four months ago, the …

China

The Chinese Negotiation

The Idea in Brief<p>You’re preparing for a business trip to China—armed with a list of etiquette how-tos, stacks of business cards, and that conservative suit. These may get you through the door at your Chinese counterpart’s company—but they won’t help you forge the long-term associations Chinese and …

China

The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

San Antonio

When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life

Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years. Other than a strong Polish accent, she fits a certain stereotype of the …

Internet

Japan's declutter queen Marie Kondo expands her empire

NEW YORK (AP) — People often ask Japanese tidying queen Marie Kondo what containers they need to achieve her brand of organizational success. They expect her to "reveal some hitherto secret storage weapon, " she explains in her popular book.<p>Instead, she advised when "The Life-Changing Magic of …

Minimalism

G20 Forum Shelves Deadline for ‘Very Specific Recommendations’ on Crypto

Cryptocurrencies will continue to receive a broadly hands-off approach from the G20 until at least October, a meeting of the forum confirmed July …

European Union

U.S. Chamber Calls For Regulatory Clarity On Cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings

The largest business association in the United States has issued a call for more regulatory clarity around cryptocurrencies and activities they can be used for, such as initial coin offerings.<p>As part of its new Fintech Innovation Initiative, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – which represents large …

Administrative Law

Gary Gensler: From CFTC Chair to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Educator

<b>Gary Gensler was chairman of the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) between 2009 and 2014, right after the global financial crisis.</b> …

Blockchain

Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

<i>What the heck are these?</i> thought Rick Potts. The Smithsonian paleoanthropologist was looking at a small, round, charcoal-colored lump. The stubby …

Building innovation networks to transform the energy landscape

CPEC and Pakistan’s energy crises<p>Published<p>3 days ago<p>on<p>July 19, 2018<p>An adequate amount of electricity is primarily a way towards the industrial …

Renewable Energy

Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Looking at the executive teams we work with as consultants and those we teach in the classroom, increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age is apparent. Over recent decades the rightful endeavor to achieve a more representative workforce has had an impact. Of course, there is a ways to go, …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Time Management

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

The Friendship Bread Project: Can Baking Promote Unity In A Divided World?

Chef Carla Hall had never heard of "friendship bread" before someone gave her a plastic zip-top bag full of a yeasty, mushy starter. As a young caterer just starting out, she got busy baking up a storm and was excited to tell her friend some days later about everything she had made.<p>Instead of being …

Baking

How a Fictional Racist Plot Made the Headlines and Revealed an American Truth

In 1968, the African-American novelist John A. Williams published his third novel, “The Man Who Cried I Am,” a bitter, beautiful, and feverish depiction of the failed promises of the civil-rights era. The novel, which was a best-seller and went through six printings, narrates the lives of two …

Creating the Industrial Ecosystem

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the <b>Siemens Innovation Day</b>. I really appreciated it, yet it took me time to absorb all that was provided, over …

The abolitionist, vegetarian, octagon-obsessed utopia that never was

<b>They loathed meat and right angles as much as they hated slavery, so this group of 19th century East Coasters founded a city in Kansas.</b><p><b>(This article</b> …

Social Justice

Today's Shortage in Code Development Presents Entrepreneurs With a Massive Opportunity

Need to release an app, and soon? Can't afford those pricey contractors? How about reducing the amount of code (and three other tips)?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mobile apps are essentially a digital gateway drug: While one app is not addictive on its own, each one …

Apps

200 universities just launched 560 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

If you haven’t heard, universities around the world offering their courses online for free (or at-least partially free). These courses are …

Higher Education

Creating a city for all: The future of cities in the 21st century

Athens, Rome, Venice. History offers many examples of cities that were their own world, independent mini-states that offered freedom of ideas and a …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Why Europe is Fertile Ground for Blockchain New Industrial Revolution

The first industrial revolution, the transition to new manufacturing processes, and the second industrial revolution, the technological revolution, …

10 Ventures Young Entrepreneurs Can Start for Cheap or Free

Don't be discouraged. You can afford to leave the 9-to-5 rat race.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a young entrepreneur who's sick of the 9-to-5 rat race, you should start thinking out of the box. You need to find an idea that will allow you to start your own …

Entrepreneurship

Governments Are Testing Their Own Cryptocurrencies - MIT Technology Review

The people of Sweden are breaking up with cash. The number of banknotes and coins in circulation has fallen to its lowest level in three decades. …

Central Banks

Tech Savvy: How Blockchains Could Transform Management

<b>Re-architecting the firm with blockchain:</b> Is Craig Wright really Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin? Who knows — and really, who …

Blockchain

Build a Bot with Zero Coding

Most bot tutorials are for people who can code, so if you don’t have developers or staff with extra time on their hands your custom needs may not be …

How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online

Add up all the textbooks and calculators that students need to buy and September can be rough for American parents and their children. While schools require purchases of the latest textbook editions each year, parents can acquire some books that never go out of date—and cost nearly nothing.<p>Many of …

Literature

35 Books Every Designer Should Read

We asked some of the world’s top design schools to share their favorite books. Here’s what they recommend for your reading list.<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re a student of design, or just someone who hears the term “design thinking” and stays quiet at meetings while noting to Google it later. There’s …