Tania Gonzalez

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5 maps that explain the new Middle East

Nation-states are the defining feature of the modern political era. They give people a collective identity and a pride of place… even when their borders are artificially drawn, as they were in the Middle East.<p>However, transnational issues like religion and ethnicity often get in the way of the …

Middle East

This 13-year-old programmer is on a mission to educate 100,000 aspiring coders

When most of us were making our way through first grade, Tanmay Bakshi was a programming prodigy.<p>His love affair with computer programming started out as fun and games at the tender age of five. “Computers just fascinated me with how they could do anything. They were like magic,” Bakshi told Quartz …

iOS Apps

Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

Self-help

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Science Fiction

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

China Imports Worse Than Expected, Trade Surplus At 5-Year High

China trade data was released on Sunday with exports matching consensus and imports coming in weaker than expected on Sunday. Weaker imports mean soft domestic demand. The data should impact the China exchange traded funds on Monday.<p>China imports fell 1.6%, after rising 0.8% in April, suggesting …

Can Central Planners Revive China's Economic Miracle?

<i>Below is the June 8th “Thoughts from the Frontline” newsletter, republished in full.</i><p>For years, when asked whether I thought China would experience a hard landing, I would simply answer, “I don’t understand China. Making a prediction would be pretending that I did, so I can’t.” The problem is that …

China’s dismal monthly export data suggest that Q2 GDP is going to be really grim

The world is anxiously waiting for China’s Q2 GDP, which it announces July 15. That’s why export data that China’s customs authority just released are particularly important. Because net exports have become an increasingly heavy drag on China’s GDP growth, June’s data offer a preview of what to …

Economics