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Chinese women caught in 'epic clash'

Three years ago, I was just another American working mom when a famous Chinese publisher, CITIC Press, contacted me to write a book for China's single ladies.<p>At first I wasn't sure if I was the right person for the task. Yes, I'm ethnic Chinese, but I'm Chinese-American. How could I write something …

Peanut Caramel Cereal Bars (easy no-bake recipe) - with yoyomax12

Luxury hotels in China face a triple threat. But, psst—rooms are cheap

Just a few years ago, the luxury hotel business was booming in China—a steadily rising economy was producing droves of deep-pocketed business travelers, and government officials were quaffing top shelf Bordeaux wine and running giant tabs in hotel banquet rooms.<p>All that has changed with Chinese …

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In Silicon Valley, age can be a curse

In 2012, three high-tech companies in Silicon Valley announced they were laying off a combined 48,000 employees. Layoffs continue this year, including last week's announcement that an otherwise profitable Cisco Systems was letting 4,000 people go.<p>At the same time, the total number of jobs in the …

Employment

7 Businesses Making Lots Of Money In Ways You Wouldn't Expect

It's true -- most companies reap profits in obvious ways. Google earns a lot of money through advertising, Apple from selling iPhones and iPads and retail stores like Gap through selling clothing and other items.<p>But every so often, a company comes along that figures out how to make money in a …

Plum and Blackberry Pie with Almond Crumble

The other night, I attended a pie making demo where Shery Yard baked up a beautiful looking plum and blackberry pie. Plums and blackberries are both …

Professor Sugata Mitra On Teaching Spelling And Grammar: Phones Have Made It Unnecessary

Well, this is an opinion you don’t often hear in the education world.<p>Acclaimed professor and educational researcher Sugata Mitra suggested in an interview with British education magazine TES that he no longer thinks it's entirely necessary for kids to learn spelling and grammar. He credits the …

Manual reveals how Sony's rumored 'lens cameras' will actually work

Sony's new "lens cameras," wireless accessories that clip onto your smartphone and turn it into a high-quality point-and-shoot camera, have been detailed again, this time through a leaked manual. <i>Sony Alpha Rumors</i> (SAR) has previously leaked photos of the devices, and is back now with a lot more …

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of …

Meet YouTube’s Michael Bay

You can get a lot of people to watch your video on YouTube. But that doesn’t mean you’ll make a lot of money.<p>So what do you do if you’re one of …

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How Jon Oringer became Silicon Alley's first billionaire

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1002000/1002070_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524650921_1a3e03b457dfd935a480fae65c695bf7<p><b>Jon Oringer, 39, founded 10 companies before he hit on the idea for Shutterstock, the successful stock-photo website that has made him Silicon</b> …

AOL boss fires employee in conference call for taking photo

Getting the ax is hard. But it's a lot harder with 1,000 of your co-workers listening in.<p>One employee of Internet giant AOL was canned in a very public way because he apparently tried to take a photo of the boss during a mass conference call.<p>AOL CEO Tim Armstrong was on a call about the future of …

Apple Retail Workers Sue Over Unpaid Wages, Overtime

Two former Apple Inc. retail employees have sued the tech giant for "millions of dollars" for unpaid wages and overtime compensation, alleging hourly …

Apple slapped with lawsuit over mandatory employee bag checks

Apple's policy of requiring its retail store employees to undergo two mandatory bag searches per day has now become grounds for a class action lawsuit.<p>Two former workers from Apple stores in New York and Los Angeles filed a complaint in San Francisco federal court on Thursday regarding this policy. …

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Goldman's Blankfein: The Worst Case Scenario 'Absolutely Will Happen'

Blankfein, who's been Goldman CEO since 2006, steered it through the fallout of the global financial crisis of 2007-2008. He said the experience had taught him to accept that the worst thing you can imagine will inevitably happen.<p>"Most risk management is really just advanced contingency planning …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Google Surveys Can Make Anyone A Professional Pollster

Nate Silver and I are big fans of Google’s Consumer Surveys tool. “Perhaps it won’t be long before Google, not Gallup, is the most trusted name in polling,” wrote Silver, on how Google conducted one of the most accurate polls of the 2012 election cycle.<p>But I didn’t know how useful they’d be for …

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Cafe noise boosts productivity

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>A downloadable soundtrack simulates the hum of your local coffee shop, helping you work more effectively at home<p>Liz Fields<p>June 21, 2013 9:32pm (UTC)<p>There's a reason your favorite coffeehouse is packed with patrons wielding laptop computers, and it has nothing to do with free wi-fi. …