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This Pretend Billionaire Threw Insane Parties for Celebs and then Vanished

From hosting champagne-drenched ragers on the French Riviera to helping arrange funding for the 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' Jho Low seemed to have it all—until his world started falling apart.<p>Malaysian-born Wharton grad Jho Low was perhaps best known for his love of partying with celebrities. He was …

Wall Street

How to get out of a mental rut, according to a psychologist

Ruts happen to all of us. One day, life is amazing and everything is peachy—and the next, it’s a struggle to just get through the day. It’s not a …

Myers-Briggs personality tests: what kind of person are you?

There is a strong bias towards extroverts. You have to be a kind of constantly flexible labourer<p>Merve Emre was 22 when she found out she was an ENTJ, though she was yet to understand what an impact it would have on her life.<p>Emre had recently graduated from Harvard University and was working as an …

Travel (India)

Land of lady boys? Thailand is not the LGBTI paradise it appears

It is a country known to the world for its gay parties and transgender beauty pageants, a Land of Smiles that is welcoming to all. But tell that to …

27 Mini-Series You Should Binge-Watch Next Time You're Hungover In Bed

How accomplished do you feel after finishing a whole series in one day?!

Mini-series

China Is Detaining Muslims in Vast Numbers. The Goal: ‘Transformation.’

HOTAN, China — On the edge of a desert in far western China, an imposing building sits behind a fence topped with barbed wire. Large red characters on the facade urge people to learn Chinese, study law and acquire job skills. Guards make clear that visitors are not welcome.<p>Inside, hundreds of …

Communist Party

21 Heartwarming Romantic Comedies That Everybody Needs To See

Put these on when you're having a crappy day.<p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Romantic Comedy

Chanel shoes, but no salary: how one woman exposed the scandal of the French fashion industry

Giulia Mensitieri takes little to no personal interest in clothes. So it is likely to have been an ugly surprise to the French fashion industry that her PhD – now a book entitled The Most Beautiful Job in the World – has opened up its secretive profession in such a dramatically public way. In …

Sexual Harassment

Juicero is still the greatest example of Silicon Valley stupidity

We know hacking consumer products is nothing new."<p>Juicero CEO Jeff Dunn

Silicon Valley

“Crazy Rich Asians” doesn’t show the real Singapore, but this movie does

Long before I saw <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i> last weekend, when it opened in Taiwan, I was reading everything I could about it. I read the novel first; not only did it make for fun summer-travel entertainment, it was a fascinating catalog of the near-infinite types of crazy rich Asians: old money, new money, …

Fundraising

Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

Generation Z has grown up online – so why are a surprising number suddenly turning their backs on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat?<p>For 17-year-old Mary Amanuel, from London, it happened in Tesco. “We were in year 7,” she remembers, “and my friend had made an Instagram account. As we were buying …

Social Media

You Can Adopt Dogs That Failed Government Training for Being Too ‘Nice’ — Here’s How

Not all dogs graduate service dog training.<p>There is something simultaneously adorable and heartbreaking about a service dog who fails training. While …

Pets

Zombie Comedy, ‘One Cut of the Dead’ Attracts Crowds and Controversy

“One Cut of the Dead,” a zombie comedy directed by newcomer Shinichiro Ueda, has taken the Japanese box office by storm, much the way “The Blair …

Who needs democracy when you have data? - MIT Technology Review

Here’s how China rules using data, AI, and internet surveillance.<p>In 1955, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story about an …

China

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.<p>The proliferation of retail boutiques in California did not really bother him, Evan told me, but the billboards did. Advertisements for delivery, advertisements promoting the substance for relaxation, for …

Cannabis

Advertising is obsolete – here's why it's time to end it

Since it first became clear that Russian agents spent thousands of dollars a month on political advertising on social media in the runup to the 2016 …

Bill Gates Noticed a Global Economy Trend That No One Is Paying Enough Attention To

Forty years ago, Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft and kick-started a new era where software and the internet overpower machines. Thanks to the …

24 Breathtaking Animated Movies on Netflix That Adults Will Love

Sure, Netflix has its share of gritty movies and TV shows tailor-made for binge watching, but sometimes even grownups just want to escape into …

The 10 best new TV dramas coming this autumn

Wanderlust<p>Buzz is growing for this boldly unconventional family drama, the first arrival from the BBC’s impressive autumn slate. The terrific Toni Collette – star of the film <i>Muriel’s Wedding</i> and now a potential Oscar dark horse for her performance in <i>Hereditary</i> – and Steven Mackintosh star as a …

Mad Men

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers science-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

Is good design elitist?

The model of sustainability through high-quality things has the unfortunate reputation of being elitist. Even more unfortunately, that reputation is accurate.<p>Once you start thinking about achieving true sustainability, you begin to realize how challenging a goal it will be in the long run. Only two …

Climb the Google rankings: How to master SEO

There's no point having a beautifully designed website if no one can find it. That's where Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) comes in. SEO is both an …

‘Terrace House: Opening New Doors’: Everyone Lost Their Minds Over Mayu’s Boobs

<i>Terrace House</i> is a delightful show. The slow pace and low stakes are part of its irresistible charm, and it has without a doubt the greatest love …

Six media giants control 90 percent of the content we consume (infographic)

Are you in to independent films? You probably enjoy the Focus Features studio, which prides itself on its indie credentials. Focus Features is owned …

One of Estonia’s first “e-residents” explains what it means to have digital citizenship

An online community survey recently asked me where I’m based. Without hesitation, I answered “Estonia.” You might ask: as a US citizen, why in the world did I do that? But as crazy as it may sound, Estonia is the country to which I feel most loyal today. I am one of the country’s first …

The Dirtiest Movie Of The Year Is About Two Teenage Girls

In <i>Never Goin' Back,</i> shit — metaphorically and literally — is hitting the fan. The unapologetically raunchy comedy about two 16-year-old girls in …

Designer Milton Glaser nailed the logo for Trump’s ‘Space Force’

At a meeting of the National Space Council in June, President Trump said he would direct the Pentagon and Department of Defense to create a sixth branch of the U.S. military–a so-called Space Force–which will focus on dominating the great beyond. The people at <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> asked eight …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Uproar in France over video of woman hit by harasser in Paris street

Video of attack on Marie Laguerre after she responded to sexual harassment goes viral<p>The scene outside a Paris cafe is as short as is it shocking in its almost casual violence.<p>A young woman in a scarlet red dress passes a bearded man in a black T-shirt with his jacket slung over one shoulder. Both …

Sexual Harassment

China’s two-child policy is having unintended consequences

THE one-child-per-couple policy was horrific for women in China. Many were subjected to forced sterilisations or abortions. Newborn girls were …

World Economic Forum

With 10 Short Words, This Airline Passenger Taught an Incredible Lesson in Emotional Intelligence, as She Persuaded a Plane Full of People to Support Her

She did seven key things. And she persuaded the entire plane as a result.<p>This is a story about an airplane passenger, a viral video--and a lesson in emotional intelligence.<p>By now you may have seen the video (embedded at the bottom of this post). It has more than 3.5 million views on Facebook in …