Christopher Tong

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National Geographic Travel

What College Football Means in the South

A story of a father and son—and the odes to Dixie and the Civil War that have been tied to Ole Miss football traditions for years.<p>Walking to Mitt Romney’s hotel room on election night, down a hallway that wasn’t long enough, I found myself asking the sorts of probing questions that an industry of …

Ole Miss

One of these stunning images will win Sony's Mobile Phone Award

The panel received 10,293 entries from amateur and professional photographers all over the world. Believe it or not, all of these images were taken with a cell phone.<p>20 photos have been selected for the shortlist. Anyone can vote by visiting the World Photography Organisation's web site and …

Photography

Why Outsourcing Innovation Will Be Big in Tech and Beyond

<i>Paul Jozefak, co-founder and managing director of innovation laboratory Liquid Labs, argues that outsourcing innovation will become a mainstream business practice and a key driver of growth, specifically in the tech sector. While he clearly has a business interest in companies outsourcing their</i> …

Ask a North Korean: Meet Ji Min from Pyongyang | NK News - North Korea News

<b>No subscription?</b> You’re missing out.<p>Join the influential community of members who rely on NK News original news and in-depth reporting.<p>Subscribe to …

Sceptica Text Font Family by Glen Jan

Sceptica – Sans Serif Text Font Family.<p>The <b>Sceptica</b> font family was designed in 2012 by Elena Kowalski (Type Foundry: Glen Jan). Sceptica consists of …

The Magical World Where McDonald's Pays $15 an Hour? It's Australia

Even in countries with a high minimum wage, the golden arches manage to turn a profit. Here's how.<p>Last week, fast-food workers around the United States yet again walked off the job to protest their low pay and demand a wage hike to $15 an hour, about double what many of them earn today. In doing …

China Air Pollution: Government Announces Plan To Combat Smog And Haze

BEIJING, July 25 (Reuters) - China plans to invest 1.7 trillion yuan ($277 billion) to combat air pollution over the next five years, state media said on Thursday, underscoring the new government's concerns about addressing a key source of social discontent.<p>The money is to be spent primarily in …

Why Wall Street Should Care About Marketing Data

Image copyright leungchopan<p>Today’s CMOs are making major investments to reach their target audiences across dozens of touchpoints — on their own …

From Airbnb To Warby Parker: 7 Tips From Leading Design Entrepreneurs

In Kern and Burn, two designers compile pearls of wisdom from the biggest players in the field.<p><i>For the modern-era business to succeed, design has to be built in from the ground up. It’s a tall order for designers, who now–more than ever–need to nourish their inner CEO. Graphic designers Jessica</i> …

Warby Parker

Previously Unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ Illustrations By Mary GrandPré

<b>Redditor</b> jrs_ has uploaded an awesome collection of previously unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ illustrations by Mary GrandPré—the illustrator behind the …

Harry Potter

More Beijing at Night

Tip for Noise at Night<p>I’m getting re-used to APS-C sensors! Man, you really gotta keep that ISO at 100 to keep the noise to an absolute minimum. The …

15 Images Of What Morning Looks Like Around The World

Rise and shine. There’s a whole new way to start your day. Wake up and watch New Day on CNN for all the latest news stories. Weekday Mornings 6-9am ET on CNN.

U.S. Army

Game of Throne Characters Drawn in the Style of ‘The Simpsons’

For his ongoing <i>Simpsonized</i> series, Brussels-based artist Adrien Noterdaem (aka “ADN“) has drawn characters from HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> in the unique …

Game of Thrones

Snowden's nightmare comes true

Edward Snowden’s nightmare may be coming true.<p>Not exile; not the danger of imprisonment or prosecution; and not his newfound association with dictators, lawyers and impresarios.<p>Snowden’s worst fear, by his own account, was that “nothing will change.”<p>“People will see in the media all these …

Android still leads in U.S., but iOS grows stronger

Sales jump 3.5 percent for iOS in the three-month period ending May, thanks in large part to T-Mobile, says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.<p>Android remains the top dog for U.S. smartphone sales, though Apple's iOS is creeping up.<p>Google's mobile OS took home 52 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales from …

Mobile

CY Leung: The troubles of Hong Kong's unloved leader

<b>Graduation ceremonies tend to be predictable rites of passage for students the world over.</b><p>But in Hong Kong, students at the Academy for Performing Arts have turned an otherwise staid event into potent political theatre.<p>Dressed in black caps and purple gowns, about a quarter of the graduating …

Hong Kong

Inside Google’s culture of relentless self-surveying

When Google recently admitted that the baffling brainteasers it posed to interviewees were utterly useless at predicting which ones would make good employees, it was another example of the power of what Google calls “people analytics”—the mixing of Big Data with management science to come up with …

Employment

The Galaxy S4 Shows Samsung At Its Strongest (And Most Vulnerable)

The answer lies somewhere in Ewan Spence’s summary of the S4 last week. Ewan says it’s all about the platform but if it is, this is Samsung’s weakness not its strength.<p>Very few of us stop to think what a modern business platform actually consists of. Modern platform strategies are rare but real …

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A day-trip to North Korea's border

Following orders from the US soldier to line up in a row, we stood obediently looking out into enemy lines. I cast my mind back to the waiver form I’d just signed: ‘The visit to the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom will entail entering a hostile area and the possibility of injury or death as a …

North Korea

The 20 Most Visited Museums In The World

The 2012 Theme Index, produced by Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM, highlights the 20 most visited museums in 2012. The museums hail from the U.S., Europe, and Asia and attracted 98.5 million visitors last year.<p>Six of the top 20 museums are located in London, which is the most …

Museums

Why I Travel to 'Dangerous Places'

<b>Whenever I tell people where I’m traveling next, the immediate question is often “why do you travel to dangerous places”? Here’s why.</b><p>In the past …

Angry Chinese Workers Resort To Direct Action

When Chinese workers have a grievance, they are increasingly taking dramatic and direct action.<p>As we've reported, an American executive at a Chinese factory has been prevented by workers from leaving the plant since Friday. Chip Starnes of Specialty Medical Supplies says it's a misunderstanding …