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Japanese Office Worker's Gorgeous iPhone Finger Paintings

While most people who commute on a train, read a book, listen to music or catch up on some sleep, one man named Seikou Yamaoka is doing something quite different. Using his iPhone, he's making incredible finger painting portraits with the app ArtStudio.<p>His stunning works look like they've been …

Art

How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators

What extraordinary energy we expend, as a culture and a civilization, on trying to understand where good ideas come from, how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, its mechanisms, and the five-step action plan for coaxing it into manifestation. And little compares to the anguish that comes …

China's new rich looking to get education on manners

China has one of the world’s largest wealth gaps, with much of the wealth amassed by Communist Party elites and their friends.<p>That’s created social tension and resentment, enough that new President Xi Jinping has ordered party cadres to cut down on the conspicuous consumption. China’s nouveau riche …

BlackBerry’s CEO is correct: There’s no future in tablets

If you think PC manufacturers are hurting as consumers opt for tablets and other devices, what’s to stop the same downward spiral of razor-thin margins from destroying the fortunes of tablet makers, as well? That appears to be the logic of BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, who told Bloomberg today …

iPad Mini

Chinese officials shirk austerity to hold secret sauna parties

Faced with a strict edict to embrace austerity, China's officials have had to resort to ever more creative ways to lead the high life.<p>Xi Jinping, <b>China's</b> news president, has repeatedly warned that the graft and gluttony of the country's free-spending officials could bring down the Communist …

The Fukushima Cleanup Continues to Falter

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p><b>Time on the Fukushima power plant cleanup</b> "If the consequences weren't potentially …

A Rhodes-Like Scholarship For Study In China

If you're interested in studying in China, a new scholarship program could help you on your way. Rivaling the prestigious Rhodes scholarships, the new Schwarzman Scholars program was announced recently by Stephen Schwarzman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone Group, one of the world's biggest …

25 Countries That Actually Require People To Take Vacation [Infographic]

In the U.S., people toil away year-round and scarcely take vacation. In 2012, Americans took an average of just 12 days off work. However, some countries prize vacation so highly that they actually force employees to take paid time off.<p>EmploymentLawHQ.com put together an infographic showing the 25 …

Employment

What's in a Name? Advice for Companies Expanding to China

<i>Note: The Latin script versions of Chinese names contained in this article are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to be accurate</i> …

Key Arms Trade Treaty Stalls but Verbal Fireworks Aren't Over

After years of efforts to curb the $70 billion conventional arms trade, a global treaty was blocked by Iran, North Korea and Syria. But the measure is expected to go to the U.N. General Assembly where it may be resurrected.<p>"This is a disappointing result," said Australian Ambassador Peter Woolcott, …