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Facebook Is Making It Easier to Find Help After An Emergency

Facebook’s Safety Check feature makes it possible for users to let friends and family know that they’re safe after an incident has occurred in their …

Chinese school allows students to borrow marks from 'grade bank' to pass tests

Students must repay their borrowed marks with even higher scores on a future exams or earn credits with extra work<p>Many of us have been there: hopelessly unprepared for an exam, wishing we had studied more and certain of a failing mark. Now for students at one school in China, success is guaranteed, …

High School

Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

Here is an unedited transcript of President Obama's prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House.<p>---<p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight …

Thomas Friedman-style globalization has failed. We need internationalism | Leon Fink

Many on the left like Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn advocate greater protectionism. But there are better alternatives to our problems<p>Rightwing populists from Donald Trump to British Brexiters to French National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen are all playing the nationalist card. They …

In the hunt for new ideas, Singapore eases obsession with grades

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore’s global rankings in maths and science have made its schools the envy of the developed world, but a new push to drive grassroots innovation is prompting local teachers to do the previously unthinkable: go easier on the exams.<p>Students leave for classes after their …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Universities warned over 'snowflake' student demands

Universities will be forced to pander to the demands of "snowflake" students if controversial changes to the ranking system are approved, education leaders have warned.<p>The Government faces a cross-party revolt in the Lords this week over proposed reforms to higher education, which include placing …

Starving Yemenis resort to eating rubbish

<b>Sanaa -</b> Mahdi Abdulla's hollow cheeks, skeletal body and pale skin all speak to his living misery.<p>The 45-year-old Sanaa resident has no job and no money to buy food. Today, there is just one place to which he knows he can turn for help: The dump.<p>"For several months, I have been out of work. I have …

Paris mayor unveils plan ​to restrict traffic and pedestrianise city centre

Anne Hidalgo says she wants to cut the number of private cars in French capital by half as part of campaign to tackle pollution<p>The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has unveiled plans to restrict traffic in the French capital and pedestrianise the city centre in an attempt to halve the number of …

How Japan weaves caring and sharing into all layers of society

The Japanese believe politeness engenders order, safety and cleanliness – core values to live by<p>Although they are ubiquitous, Japanese people rarely notice the grooved lines on their pavements. Every footpath that is wide enough seems to have these extruding lines. They inhibit the smooth movement …

Japan

Japanese company replaces office workers with artificial intelligence

Insurance firm Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is making 34 employees redundant and replacing them with IBM’s Watson Explorer AI<p>A future in which human workers are replaced by machines is about to become a reality at an insurance firm in Japan, where more than 30 employees are being laid off and …

Artificial Intelligence

Smart Agriculture: Digitalization & Vertical Farming

Credit Suisse is a long standing strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and regularly contributes to its annual meetings in Davos. This year's …

What Singapore Can Teach the World about Xenophobic Nationalism

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s speech to a conference of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) on Dec. 4 highlighted his government’s acute recognition of the challenges posed to the liberal international order that has provided a benign context for the city-state’s development over …

The line between work and play is blurring — and it's creating a new kind of business traveler

According to a new survey conducted by FoundersCard— a membership community that helps startup founders and other senior executives get access to elite status and other VIP upgrades — many entrepreneurs are extending previously scheduled business trips to make time for some fun.<p>FoundersCard …

Sex doll gift blows up into Twitter storm as Chile's president is not amused

• Humorous present to Chilean minister from exporters’ association backfires<br>• President Michelle Bachelet: ‘What occurred at the dinner cannot be tolerated’<p>A prominent Chilean business leader presented the country’s economy minister with an inflatable doll on stage at an event late on Tuesday, sparking …

What are your experiences of accessing mental health services in the UK? | Sarah Marsh

We want to hear about any challenges you’ve faced and the best help you’ve received. Tell us below<p>This week, the Guardian reported that NHS England is sending patients who are seriously ill with eating disorders to Scotland for treatment. Chronic bed shortages mean there is nowhere for them to get …

This plant-covered Singapore skyscraper is the tropical building of the future

Steel and glass skyscrapers may work in the climates of New York City or San Francisco, but in tropical Singapore they heat up fast. So WOHA …

Move Over, New Yorkers: You Have No Idea How Small an Apartment Can Really Get

Manhattanites, think those 300-sq.-ft. apartments in the Big Apple are small? Please.<p>One property project under development in suburban Hong Kong …

US students continue to lag in math, as Singapore leads global survey

American students remain average in science and reading, according to new OECD survey<p>Students in Singapore are the world’s top performers in math, science, and reading, according to an international education survey released today, as teenagers in many East Asian countries continue to out-perform …

Veganising bank notes make logical sense: here's why

The Bank of England ran into an unexpected controversy last week when it was discovered that the new polymer £5 notes, which were launched in September, contained traces of animal fat. A petition asking the bank to veganise the bank notes soon amassed over 100000 signatures, and the Bank backed …

Equal pay: Women earn nothing from now until 2017 - sort it out Theresa May

Equal pay is the fight we thought we’d had. Indeed, it’s the battle we thought we’d won in 1970 with the introduction of the Equal Pay Act. In Britain, our legislation says that for equal work and work of equal value (thanks to the EU), women have a right to equal pay.<p>Yet, today is Equal Pay Day - …

Gender