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Meet the Man Who Predicted the Chinese Economic Collapse

Back in 2012, when oil prices were above $100 per barrel and the Chinese economy was growing at over 10% per year you’d be hard pressed to convince …

7 Workout Moves You Can Do With Just A Foam Roller

And none of them are stretches!<p>The foam roller is a magical tool used to ease muscle tightness or soreness before or after workouts. But not everyone knows that a foam roller can also be used <i>during</i> a workout to tone and strengthen muscles.<p>General benefits of the foam roller include improving range …

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This 7-Minute Workout May Be More Effective Than an Hour of Cardio

On a recent business trip, Chris Jordan struggled to find time for some much-needed exercise. "It was one of those moments when there are all sorts …

China's Glass-Bottomed Bridge Looks Downright Terrifying

Omigosh.<p>This is <i>not</i> your average cakewalk.<p>Suspended a jaw-dropping 590 feet in the air, the glass walkway named Haohan Qiao, or Brave Man's Bridge, recently opened in China's central Hunan Province. There's no other way to put it: the bridge looks absolutely frightening.<p>Roughly 1,000 feet long, …

Our 8 favorite gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show

By<p>The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas wraps up on Friday. There were a lot of gadgets, concepts, and gizmos worthy of a second look. While …

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Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Square’ one month on: how are protesters living?

Almost as soon as I arrived at the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters’ main encampment earlier this month, a young man in a black T-shirt tapped me on the shoulder, smiled, and handed me a bottle of water. “If you’re thirsty,” he said, and walked away.<p>Thus is daily life in Umbrella Square, a sprawl …

How to Breathe While Running to Prevent Injury and Improve Performance

This revolutionary method can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p>In my early days as a runner, I, like most, didn't give any thought to my breathing. But after dealing with several injuries, I went digging into physiology research to find a solution to my predicament. Eventually I came across …

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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7 Ways Leaders Maintain Their Composure in Difficult Times

Leaders need to show more composure than ever before in the workplace. With the change management requirements, increased marketplace demands and intensifying competitive factors that surround us, leaders must have greater poise, agility and patience to minimize the impact of uncertainty. How …

Follow the leader.

Follow the interviewerâ??s rhythm. Donâ??t try too hard and talk too fast. Answer concisely and with a confident, calm manner. Pause before you respondâ??even repeat the question if need beâ??to buy yourself some moments to gather a measured answer.

How To Be More Charismatic

Charisma is a crucial ingredient of business success.<p>Without it, it’s hard to influence others. Difficult to clinch sales. And damn near impossible to get to the top.<p>But it is widely assumed that charisma cannot be developed – you’ve either got it or you don’t.<p>I beg to differ. I’ve coached hundreds …

How To Tell People What You Do -- And Be Remembered

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”<p>―Maya Angelou<p>Maya is right on the money.<p>When you’re introducing yourself to new colleagues or potential employers, either in writing or face-to-face, people rarely remember the …

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“薄案辩护律师扮中间人确保庭审顺利”

<b>中共重庆市委前书记薄熙来受贿、贪污与滥用职权案开审之际,美国《华尔街日报》称,薄熙来代表律师的真正职责是充当说客,让庭审本身按计划进行。</b><p>《华尔街日报》星期三(8月21日)引述法律专家说,薄熙来的首席辩护律师李贵方将充当薄家与检察官的中间人,试图在庭审之前交涉出一个各方都能接受的结果。<p>一位与薄家关系密切的消息人士对《华尔街日报》称,李贵方与另一位获法院认可的代表律师王兆峰对薄家隐瞒了一些情况,薄家家属也认为两人所属的律师事务所与政府关系密切。<p>报道还说,于薄熙来案而言,辩护律师与政府之间的关系比律师与其当事人之间的关系重要,而薄熙来在星期四(22日)开始的审判中被判有罪“几乎是可以预知的结果”。<p>《 …

A caged tiger

IT IS hard not to admire the chutzpah. The Chinese Communist Party is trying to turn the worst embarrassment it has suffered in recent years into an …