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Will China’s Woes Threaten The Tech Economies In Singapore And Hong Kong?

Late last month a group of venture capital leaders and Kauffman Fellows from around the world met in Singapore to discuss entrepreneurship in Asia. Their most pressing questions were around the effect China’s stock market crash last July and rough start to 2016 may have on the decade-long venture …

Why so many straight women like to befriend gay men

For years, friendships between straight women and gay men have been a subject of pop culture fascination. Books, television shows and feature length …

Psychology

Authoritarian rule and the impending crisis in Singapore

"We have learned that any solution to our problems require much more that the piecemeal measures attempted in the past. It demands nothing less than a fundamental change in our approach to the idea of development, a paradigm shift toward the parallel pursuit of democracy and a market economy."<p>So …

7 Billionaires Worried about Income Inequality

Income inequality is a complicated issue. The U.S. is the richest and yet most unequal country in the world when you consider wealth, according to …

Entrepreneurs Should Watch Out for Cognitive Biases and the Curse of Knowledge

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs face many external challenges in their work, but some of the most treacherous obstacles they may counter are the tricks played on them by their own minds. The tricks I am referring to are known as cognitive biases. Cognitive …

Entrepreneurship

The Price of Modesty

Rokhshana was 19-years-old when a gang of men in Afghanistan stoned her to death this week. The men who stoned her were enforcing Islamic law, otherwise known as Sharia. According to the governor of the province, Ghor, she lived in a Taliban-controlled village. Rokhshana was forced to marry someone …

“Post-sex blues” can happen in any relationship

(Reuters Health) – In a recent survey, almost half of young women said that at some point in their lives, they’d experienced feelings of melancholy after sex.<p>Most research on female sexual function has focused on arousal, orgasm or pain before or during sex, while little has focused on emotional …

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.<p>For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called "The War of the Ghosts" to each participant. Then, Bartlett followed up …

How Nobel Prize Economist Angus Deaton Changed Our Thinking About World Progress

By Jessica Leber5 minute Read<p>Only a few dozen people in history have ever won a Nobel Prize in Economics. All put in long work to achieve their …

What's Your Type? Functional Workplace Application of MBTI.

MBTI or Meyers-Briggs Personality Theory started in the early 1900's and evolved through the years into a self-analyzing tool that in some circles is cult-like. Originally started as a means to understand one's affinities and abilities in the their career, it still has yet to reach its potential in …

Personality

This Is The #1 Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids

How do you deal with out of control kids?The authors of the bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk have some great …

Let’s analyze Ashley Madison sexual data to understand big data

Why you’re reading this article<p>Harvard Business Review calls it a “management revolution”. McKinsey released a whopping 156 page report touting it as …

The new reserve currency for the world’s rich is not actually currency

Here’s an interesting question: If the world’s economy is filling markets with a pervasive sense of uncertainty, why is the art market picking up steam for yet another season of what would appear to be massive sales?<p>For the very rich, art is a store of value—which is not a very new idea and one …

Art

6 toxic relationship habits most people think are healthy

There's no class in high school on how to not be a s----- boyfriend or girlfriend.<p>Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<p>But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of …

Relationships

The 10 most egregious U.S. abuses of psychology and psychiatry

<b>(AP/Brennan Linsley)</b><p>From Project MKUltra to the CIA’s torture program, mental health professionals in the US have some explaining to do<p>Bruce E. Levine<p>September 29, 2015 10:57pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Psychiatrists and psychologists have been used by the U.S. Central …

Mental Disorders

Effective big data visualization starts with simplicity

Big data analytics offers lots of opportunities to visualize data for business users. But analysts have to be careful not to overload big data …

SEO

There is a 'magic money tree' - and five other facts about money

Is there a magic money tree? Why does the amount of money matter? And why don't politicians decide on interest rates?<p>Money is the bedrock of the modern economy. But beyond our everyday interactions with it, it can be hard to understand why money matters.<p>These are the things you absolutely must know …

The truth about China's dwindling war chest

Beijing is burning through its trillions of foreign exchange reserves. But is it really forcing 'quantitative tightening' on a limp global economy?<p>China is the world's largest creditor. Beijing's massive money reserves (it is still the largest holder foreign holder of US government debt) currently …

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Emotional Intelligence

Obama, Putin ideological clash signals a shift in world order

For the past quarter century, the green marble dais in the United Nations General Assembly Hall has been a pulpit from which U.S. presidents told the rest of the planet how things were going to be.<p>Bill Clinton used the rostrum to publicly prod Israeli and Palestinian leaders toward a hoped-for …

The Sex-Starved Relationship

The modern world is wonderful in many ways (dentistry is good, cars are…<p>In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>…

This concept from Zen Buddhism will help you let go of beliefs that are holding you back

A buddhist statue. Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri<p>I played baseball for 17 years of my life. During that time, I had many different coaches and I began to notice repeating patterns among them. <br>Coaches tend to come up through a certain system. New coaches will often land their first job as an assistant …

Self-improvement

Experiences, not ads, will bring in the millennials for businesses

Usually, the best promise an airline can make to travellers is to get them where they are going with minimum fuss. But this week, WestJet Airlines Ltd. is all about the fuss.<p>The company is hard at work on its next stunt, surprising people on one of its flights with an "experience" that will be …

5 Leadership Lessons From Pope Francis

Visiting the U.S. this week, Pope Francis is showing off a leadership style we can all learn from.<p>“Many things have to change course, but it is we human beings above all who need to change.” Those were the words shared–on Twitter–by Pope Francis, <i>Time</i>‘s “Person of The Year” in 2013, who assumed the …

5 amazing ways Pope Francis made Republicans squirm yesterday

<b>(AP/Alessandra Tarantino)</b><p>In his speech to Congress, the pope made one thing very clear: Republicans aren’t acting very Christian<p>Patricia Miller<p>September 25, 2015 5:11pm (UTC)<p>Despite all the talk that Pope Francis’ address to Congress wouldn’t be political or partisan, it turns out it was both. And, …