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How the world’s largest economies take opposite approaches to foreign aid, in six charts

China’s recently published foreign aid report paints a picture of a unabashedly transactional world power, one focused on funneling development aid to nations where it has significant economic interests.<p>About 52% of the $14.4 billion that China has given in grant aid, loans, and project-building …

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FORTUNE — The salesman in Tesla’s only showroom in mainland China (or what the company likes to call “experience center”) says the rich people who travel from all over the country to see the gleaming Model S react the same way when they hear the $118,000 price tag: “Wow.”<p>As in: <i>Wow! That’s …

What is Alibaba? - WSJ.com

Defining Alibaba<p>Alibaba is China’s — and by some measures, the world’s — biggest online commerce company. Its three main sites — Taobao, Tmall and Alibaba.com — have hundreds of millions of users, and host millions of merchants and businesses. Alibaba handles more business than any other e-commerce …

What To Do If You’re Unhappy With Your 401(k) Plan Options

Of all of the various employee benefits, 401(k) plans are right up there with health insurance as the most important. But what do you do if you’re …

Everything You Need to Know About High-Frequency Trading

Why the algobots that rule Wall Street are good—and why they're evil, too.<p>The stock market isn't rigged, but it is taxed.<p>It always has been. As Justin Fox points out, for as long as people have been trading stocks, there have been middlemen taking a cut of the action. Now, that cut has gotten …

Japanese Giant Mitsui Leads $60M Investment In A Startup That Turns Pollution Into Pure Money

As places like China and India continue to grow, an ever-increasing number of billowing smoke stacks mark these countries’ landscapes. 7 million people died in 2012 from air pollution. LanzaTech wants to clean up those industries by turning all that pollution into extremely valuable fuels and …

White Bean Pesto Dip on Bagel Rounds

I remember getting a chemistry set as a gift when I was a kid. It was so thrilling to have the power to concoct and experiment, sometimes with danger …

Arugula and Asiago Pesto.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> December 26, 2009 52<p><b>Please update your google readers!</b> <i>http://feeds.feedburner.com/howsweeteats/smSp</i><p>I have always enjoyed pesto, but it …

Two Bean Pesto Dip

Two Bean Pesto Dip.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 18, 2010 89<p>You may remember that a few months ago I began a mutual love affair with hummus.<p>Yes, that’s right.<p>I …

Arugula and Fava Beans Pesto by @HungryFoodLove

<i>Since we’re still in the good ole Midwest, I’ve got one of my favorite food bloggers to cover for me. Welcome Melissa, author of Hungry Food Love! I</i> …

Easy Dinner: Black Bean Blender Soup

Short on time? Just don’t feel like cooking? But wanna keep it healthy? If you have a blender – and a few ingredients – you have a meal!<p>Here’s how …

Easy Low-Fat Lima Bean Guacamole...

I <i>love</i> a good guacamole, especially in the spring and summer months. I make it often, usually in small amounts - Since my husband doesn’t like …

Notes on Dinner

Posted on March 27, 2013 | 4 comments<p>My brother has said that I eat like a trucker, and when it comes to this particular sandwich that is probably …

Thai Kelp Noodle Salad with Mango and Lima Beans

Thai Kelp Noodle Salad with Mango and Lima Beans<p>I used to want a mango tree in my backyard. Scrap that.<p>Now I want a mamey tree.<p>I ate a lot while I …

Notes on Dinner

Posted on March 27, 2013 | 4 comments<p>My brother has said that I eat like a trucker, and when it comes to this particular sandwich that is probably …

10 Movies You Should Have Seen in 2013

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures<p>There is nothing better than sitting back and having a marathon in your own living room over the holidays. As the year winds down, the list of must-sees piles up. We selected the best of the year's releases to appease every taste whether you prefer sci-fi …

The 10 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time: A Definitive Ranking

Everyone else seems to have rankings of Christmas movies, so I thought, <i>why shouldn’t I</i>? Heck, I’m just as good as other people, probably better. Right, so Christmas movies. I actually prefer Christmas movies to Christmas music, because whereas Christmas songs make me want to commit murder after …

Psychology of Lululemon: How Fashion Affects Fitness

Does expensive athletic wear actually incline us to work out? "Enclothed cognition" proposes that the clothes you wear directly affect how we think and what we do.<p><i>The Simpsons</i> might seem an odd place to find scientific inspiration. Considering Homer’s affinity for couches and anything …

Baked Crab Cakes

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.<p>Place the bread in a small bowl and pour over the milk. Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, Cajun seasoning, egg and …

This Is Your Brain on Gluten

A No. 1 bestseller by a respected physician argues that gluten and carbohydrates are at the root of Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. What to make of the controversial theory?<p>“If you could make just three simple changes in your life to prevent, or even reverse, memory loss and …

The Top Bathrooms of 2013

Our favorite spaces this year.<p>This year in bathroom design, we saw a variety of styles from calm, nature-inspired spaces to glamorous, sparkling rooms. Here are the top spaces of 2013.

The 10 Best and Worst Films of 2013 - PAPER

Paper's resident film freak, Dennis Dermody, breaks down his best and worst films of 2013.<p><b>The 10 Best</b><p>1) <b>Inside Llewyn Davis</b>. The Coen brothers' funky, funny, touching recreation at the folk scene in Greenwich Village in the 1961 through the eyes of a sadsack, bearded, couch-surfing, singer …

The Best Holiday Crawl in NYC

Every once in awhile my husband, Andy, and I make an effort to step out of our routines and remember why we chose to live in this chaotic, wonderful uproar of a city–and this month seemed like a good time to take advantage of one of the most festive places in the world.<p>When the city puts on its …

Foreign Correspondents in China Do Not Censor Themselves to Get Visas

Over the past couple of days, I — as TIME’s Beijing bureau chief — and other members of the foreign-journalist corps in China have been asked if we …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Amazon Turned a Flaw into Gold with Advanced Problem-Solving

<i>“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”</i><p>— Albert Einstein<p>Several years ago, Amazon was struggling with scaling its e-commerce infrastructure and realizing that many of its internal software projects took too long to implement, a major pain point from a competitive …