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China’s economy is at the mercy of a force completely beyond its control

sourceReuters<p>The strength of the US dollar is forcing China down a path it has been trying to avoid for years, pushing it to slow the money machine …

How Donald Trump retooled his charity to spend other people’s money

Donald Trump was in a tuxedo, standing next to his award: a statue of a palm tree, as tall as a toddler. It was 2010, and Trump was being honored by a charity — the Palm Beach Police Foundation — for his “selfless support” of its cause.<p>His support did not include any of his own money.<p>Instead, Trump …

Donald Trump

Cristiano Ronaldo on Xavi: 'I don't care what he says about me, he's never won the Ballon d'Or and plays in Qatar'

Cristiano Ronaldo mocked Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez for never winning the Ballon d'Or, after the Spaniard said Ronaldo was unlucky to be playing in the same era as Lionel Messi.<p>Xavi, who now plays for Al Sadd in Qatar, told Spanish radio station La SER earlier this week that despite his …

Thailand's new tallest building is a 77-storey pixelated wonder

Perhaps it's a sign of the times, but it seems everything's going digital these days.<p>Thailand's new building, the MahaNakhon, is the country's …

Popular Tweets about Thailand in August 2016

The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for August 2016 (click here for last month). They are not necessarily the most retweeted, but …

The tropical island paradise where you can set up a business in an hour

<b>(CNN) —</b> African countries are not renowned for being the easiest places to start a company, but one country is bucking this trend.<p>With a population of only 1.3 million, the tiny island country of Mauritius is frequently hailed as one of Africa's success stories.<p>Located some 500 miles east of …

Business Development

When Do Cherry Blossoms Bloom Around the World?

From Washington D.C. to Tokyo, peak cherry blossom season is about to begin. Here are the perfect times to view the blooms in your area.<p>It's that beautiful time of year again, when cherry blossoms begin to bloom in their all-too-short season. Some cities, like D.C. and Tokyo, are known for their …

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Prague

Known as the City of a Hundred Spires, Prague tempts travelers with its incredible charm and impressive architecture. The Czech Republic’s capital is …

European Travel

The Cheapest Day To Buy A Plane Ticket, Depending On Where You're Going

Stick this puppy on your fridge.<p>We all know the magic time to buy a plane ticket is precisely 54 days in advance, for domestic travel.<p>But what if you're flying beyond the U.S.?<p>The experts at CheapAir recently researched the cheapest day to buy plane tickets for a whole host of international …

The 14 Best European Cities for Solo Travelers

Europe is one of the best places to go for a solo trip — the flight isn’t too long, there’s great tourist infrastructure, and the people are …

8 best American trips for solo travelers

Slide 1 of 10<p>Alone doesn’t have to mean lonely — at least when it comes to travel.<p>Roughly one in four people say they will travel solo in the next …

Travel

In pictures: 10 iconic rail journeys you must do in your lifetime

This Guy Planned The Most American Road Trip You Can Possibly Take

🎶 Oh, beautiful... 🎶<p>When planning a road trip in the U.S., it's easy to get overwhelmed. There's <i>so</i> much ground to cover, and you can't stop at every amazing sight and activity.<p>But if you had to narrow it down somehow, visiting each state's capital city and capitol building is a pretty great way …

The world's 50 greatest cities - according to you

11 Photos That Prove Japan Is The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

...not that we needed convincing.<p>Hidenobu Suzuki knows Japan like the back of his hand.<p>This spring, the Toyohashi-based photographer shot some stunning photos of cherry blossoms in his home country. And now that it's rainy season, he's back outdoors to capture more Japanese scenery. (Spoiler alert: …

6 Common Scams in Marrakesh and How to Avoid Them

Marrakesh is unfortunately the type of travel destination that - while beautiful and unique - is a place where you need to keep your guard up at all times. Some scams you don't even realize until someone informs you that it was indeed a scam. There are a variety of scams that people try to run on …

Seven Pizzas You Have To Try When You’re In Italy

Pizza has become the cornerstone of fast food worldwide. Every corner of the world will have at least one pizza joint slinging dough. That’s not hyperbole, but no one owns pizza quite like Italy. Their chefs are able to turn what is basically a simple flat bread with …

France's 20 most beautiful villages

From bunkers to Blloku: two days in Tirana

Lively Tirana wears its history with pride. It would be easy to mistake Albania’s colourful capital for any modern city in Western Europe – with stilettoed professionals crossing its wide main boulevard to meet for macchiatos in chic cafes. But then you come across an Ottoman-era stone bridge, an …

European Travel

Inside the war over the Tour de France, and how it may change pro cycling forever

The owner of the world's largest annual sporting event, the Tour de France, has dealt cycling's governing body a massive blow in a political war that has renewed infighting in the sport over power, money, and the future of professional cycling.<p>After the Amaury Sport Organisation rejected reforms …

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

The Brain

Loving Someone With a Mental Illness

On a recent visit home, we walked into the neighborhood liquor store, I notice he's beaming with pride, eager to blurt out to the clerk, "This is my sister I was telling you about she's a newscaster from LA. She's my better half." My brother knows that simple introduction just bought him more store …

Six questions about your phone's battery answered

Battery life is a perennial problem for smartphone owners. While our handsets have become faster and more powerful over the years, smartphone batteries often last less than a day under heavy use, or even moderate use after a few months.<p>The lithium-ion battery has been around for more than two …

First light

10 Videos That Will Make You Smarter for 2016

From Mark Cuban to Russell Simmons, Inc.'s most popular videos of 2015 will give you the tips and inspiration you need right now.<p>As ZinePak co-founder Kim Kaupe explains, the most successful entrepreneurs tend to be supported by great mentors. Until you find one or two to work with, however, we've …

Entrepreneurship

The 12 days that will decide Earth's future: A guide to COP21

The 12 days that will decide Earth's future<p>A guide to the COP21 climate talks<p>The 12 days that will decide Earth's future<p>A guide to the COP21 climate …

Samsung's new Gear VR commercial adds normality to virtual reality

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Virtual Reality

Can We Test Dark Energy Using The Solar System?

One of the biggest revolutions in our scientific understanding of the Universe occurred at the end of the last century, when we discovered the existence of dark energy. Prior to that, the Big Bang — where the Universe began from a hot, dense, rapidly expanding state that cooled and spread out over …