Takayuki Ichikawa

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Barbados official says gays should be ‘left alone’ despite sodomy law

The Attorney General of Barbados has said that the country should protect gay people – even though gay sex is still technically illegal.<p>Barbados law …

LGBTQI

Wave Energy Project Begins Exporting Power to Gibraltar’s Power Grid

Wave energy developer Eco Wave Power on June 1 said that its Gibraltarian project officially began exporting power to Gibraltar’s power grid.

Gibraltar

15 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Stressed

Have you mastered stress, or is stress mastering you? Between work deadlines, bills, and family and friend obligations, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. …

Aerial photos of abandoned developments show what happens when cities grow too fast

Cities don't usually pop out of nowhere. For centuries, urban areas grew in incremental steps as populations blossomed and the economic climate steadily got better. Now that's changing.<p>Speculative urbanization refers to the fast-growing and frightening phenomenon where developments arise seemingly …

Urban Planning

Learn How to Let Go of Shame and Forgive Yourself

“Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.” — Unknown<p>I haven’t always been …

The 5 Reasons Your Startup Idea Is Going to Fail

<i>Not all ideas pan out, and these five reasons are usually the reason.</i><p>It's a harsh truth to face, but the reality is, not all startup ideas--even the seemingly brilliant ones--end up being the basis for blowout successes. Most of them end up failing, with the entrepreneurs who came up with them …

Entrepreneurship

Cuban Tourism Industry Struggling to Adapt to New Demands

The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba has nearly doubled this year, its tourism minister said on Wednesday, as the island races to build hotels and …

Cuba

T-Mobile Customers Will Soon Be Able to Roam in Cuba

If you often travel overseas, you’re probably at least familiar with T-Mobile’s fantastic free data option, which lets you roam in 120+ countries …

Gibraltar bans foreign registered cars from entering the Upper Rock to help save environment

The Gibraltar government has banned foreign registered cars from entering the Upper Rock Nature Reserve as part of a “wider policy of environmentally sustainable tourism” for the area.<p>The ban, which came into effect this week, means access for tourists will be restricted to Rock Tours run by the …

Gibraltar

How to Buy a Home on an Island Paradise

Buying a home on an exotic island is just about as close to paradise as we can get in this life. White sand beaches, azure coves, and temperatures that don't dare dip below 70 await the U.S. buyer on islands throughout the world. But buying a property surrounded by water and living as an expat -- …

Chinese students get meal discounts for being polite

<b>A Chinese university is offering students a 50% discount in its canteen if they show some common courtesy to staff, it's reported.</b><p>The new incentive has been implemented at Anhui Normal University in the eastern city of Wuhu, as part of campus-wide campaign to improve students' manners, the official …

Microblogging

This Tron Lightcycle Roller Coaster Is Brilliant

Take a ride on the grid.<p>A new roller coaster has landed at a Chinese theme park letting you swing your leg over a <i>Tron</i> Lightcycle before being whizzed around a twisting, turning track. What's more, as China's quite far away, a handy first-person video has found its way onto the web, letting you see …

An 'Aerotropolis' Grows Near Zhengzhou

The Chinese city’s airport-driven development strategy capitalizes on the “economy of speed.”<p>ZHENGZHOU, China—If you have an iPhone, there’s a good chance it came from an enormous factory near the airport of this metropolis in China’s heartland.<p>But “Apple City,” the aptly named Foxconn plant where …

The China Edit | Gucci Quits Anti-Counterfeiting Group, Macau Uptick, Apple Battle

The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.<p><b>"Gucci</b> …

Hong Kong

People Are Making And Selling Counterfeit Jellyfish In China

Police reportedly seized over 1 ton of artificial jellyfish<p>There are all sorts of food scams perpetrated every day here in America. The whole farm-to-table trend, for example — a lot of that is probably just marketing bullshit, according to a recent excellent investigation published by the Tampa …

Selling

Culinary incubator helping Chinese startups to take off

With demand booming for more diverse types of international cuisine in China, British-born Stewart Johnson and New Zealander Alex Worker developed a …

Inside ‘Hackerville’: Romania’s Cybercriminal Hub

Romania

Bottoms Up - A Beer Review of the Czech Republic and Romania

<i>By Sriram - The Road More Traveled</i>I like to play the part of amateur foodie while traveling, as I'm always on the lookout for food and/or drink that …

Beer

Romania's health minister resigns over disinfectant dispute

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's health minister resigned Monday amid public outrage over the use of sub-standard disinfectants in dozens of …

Romania

Science Says You Shouldn't Work More Than This Number of Hours a Week

Working too much can be counterproductive and even hazardous to your health. You've been warned.<p>Do you work more than 40 hours a week? If you're an entrepreneur or small business owner, it's hard not to, but all that extra time in the workplace isn't necessarily a good thing. After a certain point, …

Science Explains Why Having Zero Time Is Making You Miserable

Here's how you can take back your schedule -- and your life.<p>Do you know someone who wears their busyness like a badge of honor? They humbly brag, "I am just so busy!" to anyone who asks. Every hour is spoken for with meetings and minutiae. And they always look a bit frazzled.<p>Being busy may seem …

‘I’m still a child’: Pregnant at 15, the teenage mothers of Romania | world

“God has given me a beautiful little girl. But life is difficult because I am still a child myself,” says Lorena, one of more than 2,000 girls under …

Save the Children

11 classic novels that will make you a better leader

When we think about "leadership books," we tend to think about non-fiction titles like "Talent Is Overrated," "High Output Management," or the …

16 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive

You're sabotaging yourself by checking email throughout the day.<p>Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad …

4 Ways to Overcome Feelings of Loneliness

For entrepreneurs, there is some truth to the old adage that it's lonely at the top.<p>There is a distinct difference between being alone and being lonely. It is not uncommon for an entrepreneur to experience feelings of loneliness, which is a mental state of mind. In fact, being a successful …

KFC opens concept store in Shanghai as fast food enters the digital age - Business

The restaurant is much like so many others across the country, designed tastefully to look like a classical Chinese garden.<p>The main dining space, …

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Success

Gaza sewage crisis, festering in conflict, poisons coast

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.<p>The sewage has damaged Gaza's limited fresh water supplies, …

Your diet might be causing anxiety and depression

You are what you eat. We’ve known this for a long time. Michael Pollan’s observation took it a step further: you are what what you eat eats. This is …