Simon Wu

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Everyone seems to agree globalization is a sin. They’re wrong.

DAVOS, Switzerland<p>The World Economic Forum this year feels like an exercise in ritual self-flagellation, which — as with the old Christian practice of fasting and whipping one’s own body — is supposed to purify the sinful nature of man. The sin, of course, is globalization, which everyone now seems …

Economics

Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do: our economics is broken

Oxfam’s statistics are beyond belief. Inequality is the biggest threat to the global economy – and it’s getting worse<p>Today, eight people have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Stop and think about this. It is a mind-boggling concept.<p>Last year we said we would have …

Lawsuits Over Baby Powder Raise Questions About Cancer Risk

Deane Berg thought she was going to die, and she wanted to know why. She was 49, way too young, she thought, to have advanced cancer in her ovaries.<p>As she scrolled through websites that listed possible causes of ovarian cancer, one jumped out at her: talcum powder. She did not have risk factors …

Stephen Curry – the virtuous superstar

How he's changed basketball and become an irreproachable role model in an era of checkered athletes.<p>San Francisco — On a typically joyful, raucous …

Kobe Bryant’s legacy in the words of those who went against him

<i>“Love me or hate me. It’s one or the other. Always has been.”</i><p>Kobe Bryant has built an image around the sentiment in that line from a Nike ad in 2006, …

Basketball

Why It's No Slam-Dunk That Stephen Curry Will Be Unanimous MVP

The only competitive race involving the MVP in the NBA this season revolves around who’s going to finish second.<p>Golden State’s Stephen Curry is a lock to win his second straight MVP in a landslide, and deserves to make history by being the first player in the 70-year history of the league to win …

Basketball

Take that, monogamy! We’re actually hard-wired for polygamy, which helps explain why so many cheat

Monogamy is mandated throughout the Western world, infidelity is universal. A leading biologist explains why<p>Infants have their infancy, and adults? Adultery. Even though monogamy is mandated throughout the Western world, infidelity is universal. Revelations of marital infidelity occur regularly, …

73 reasons to love the Warriors

From Steph Curry lapping the legends to the team lighting up the scoreboard, here are 73 reasons why the Warriors are just so lovable.<p>1. THE …

My Tribute to Kobe Bryant: The Man Who Played Basketball

I've seen Kobe Bryant play live once in my life. It was at Staples Center against the Suns, back in 2012.<p>Kobe looked bigger in real life than on TV. And it was clear that he was the best player on the court. A cricket fan would have been able to see that.<p>The Lakers won easily.<p>This season, they're …

The magic of the Spurs is that there is no magic

It's impossible to emulate the Spurs because the Spurs are always changing to address every new threat.<p>Ever wonder why NBA franchise owners and general managers only speak of the Spurs in platitudes? So often you'll hear the leaders of middling clubs talk about emulating the greatest franchise in …

China keeps buying up American companies, and lawmakers are starting to sound the alarm

In February, 45 members of Congress signed a letter to the US Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS), stating their concerns about a Chinese-led investor group's bid to buy the Chicago Stock Exchange.<p>But that's not the only deal on people's minds.<p>Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) …

Sherrod Brown

6 key issues where Hillary is vulnerable against Donald Trump

Expect the GOP frontrunner to run to her left on everything from foreign policy to the cost of prescription drugs<p>President Obama repeatedly has said there’s no way Americans would elect Donald Trump as president. But Democrats don’t have to think back very far to dismaying GOP victories where they …

Behold Stephen Curry and the Warriors in their purest form

Victory and history aren't all the Warriors are seeking to achieve. Something above this plane of existence is at stake here.<p>The Warriors have done everything a team can do to assert its dominance this season. Golden State has smoked its top challengers, swept the other elites and broken records. …

Kevin Durant was perfect against the Warriors until he wasn't

Durant had a marvelous game battling Stephen Curry's Golden State until a critical turnover and foul.<p>With four seconds left in overtime, Stephen Curry pushed the ball past half-court against the Oklahoma City Thunder and shot a 38-foot three-pointer that ended the contest. Curry exploded in …

Stephen Curry Thinks He Could Beat M.J. With Game On The Line

Just picture it. The crowd is silent as a man in a fire-engine red No. 23 jersey settles into his defensive stance, watching the every move of a smaller, slighter player clad in blue and gold, with No. 30 on his back and a chip on his shoulder. It’s Michael Jordan versus Stephen Curry -- who’ve ya …

Stephen Curry

Make Your iPhone Faster With This One Simple Trick

For as long as iPhones have been around, Apple’s company line has been that its mobile operating system, iOS, does an excellent job managing the …

iOS

Ronda Rousey choked

When it was announced that Ronda Rousey would face Holly Holm at UFC 193 in Australia, the MMA world collectively scratched their heads. Why were we getting an unknown boxer instead of Miesha Tate or, hope of hopes, Cyborg Justino? The memories of Rousey shredding through Bethe Correia were still …

Ronda Rousey

Why Your Kids Love Snapchat, and Why You Should Let Them

In the picture that sprang to life on my phone, the girl’s hair was an unruly nest. Her eyes were crusty slits as she squinted, unsmiling, at the camera. She was still in bed, blankets askew. It is not a glamorous shot.<p>That’s an image unlikely to survive the unforgiving atmosphere of Instagram, …

Kobe: Friends can come and go, but banners hang forever

Earlier this year, Kobe Bryant said “being a great friend is something I will never be.” The Los Angeles Lakers star guard explained that comment at …

Jemele Hill

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No Strings On Me: “Avengers Age of Ultron”

Seven years, eleven films and now two capstones - "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has officially brought Marvel's Phase Two to a close and it plays out, in …

Marvel Universe

Robert Downey Jr. Facts: 11 Crazy Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Superstar

From rising star to Hollywood poison to international superstar -- all in the span of two decades -- Robert Downey Jr. has had a roller coaster career and one hell of a life.<p>The son of an underground filmmaker, Downey Jr. bounced from city to city growing up, instilling a movement in the future …

Robert Downey Jr.

6 Body Parts You Can Repair Yourself

Here's how to mend broken bones, bypass clogged arteries, sprout new brain cells, and more—by optimizing your body's regenerative powers<p>If humans were like salamanders, that careless carpenter down the street would have a full set of fingers. But soon after our primordial ancestors slithered out of …

How Texting Could Be Killing Your Relationship

And what you can do to fix it<p>Almost a month into dating Allan, something changed that sent me into a mini-panic. We had been in contact every day since our first date, but then came the inevitable day when he didn’t immediately return my text.<p>I wondered, “Why is he ignoring me? Did his feelings …

5 Nutrients You're Not Getting Enough Of

Studies show that 77 percent of men don't take in enough magnesium, and that many of us are deficient in vitamin D, too. Find out how you can buck the trends and fortify your body<p>Five years after telling a bunch of angry apes to keep their filthy paws off him, Charlton Heston starred in Soylent …

The 16 Best Wines for Less than $15

When it comes to wine, expensive doesn't necessarily mean better. There are lots of great wines out there that cost less than $15. To help you save a few bucks without looking like a vino virgin, we turned to three of the nation's top wine experts for their favorite wallet-friendly picks. Click …

5 Myths About Antioxidants

Tips on maximizing the benefits of antioxidants and stripping away assumptions<p>It's billed as an epic story of good versus evil—biology in comic-book form. The villains: free radicals, those nefarious DNA-attacking poisons of modern life. Our fearless defenders: antioxidants, poised to protect us …