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Why You Should Take Elon Musk's 2018 Mars Shot Seriously

NASA has some exciting news: a crewed landing on Mars is less than 20 years away. But NASA also has some less exciting news: a crewed landing on Mars …

Rumors of God’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

<i>Is God Dead?</i><p>With these words 50 years ago, TIME published one of its most famous and controversial covers. The question was placed in distinctive red …

China's Xiaomi's is changing the U.S. too

<b>(CNN) —</b> Xiaomi is the most important phone manufacturer you've never heard of.<p>In the rich world, dominated by Apple and Samsung and where even fading brands such as Nokia and Blackberry remain familiar, Xiaomi (pronounced like the "show-" in shower, plus "me") is still largely unknown.<p>Yet this …

What 11 Successful People Wish They Knew About Money in Their 20s

Even the wealthiest, most successful people are prone to making money mistakes.<p>Billionaire and investor Mark Cuban misused his credit cards at a …

See the Evolution of Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence at Nylon Magazine's TV Issue launch party at SkyBar on Aug. 24, 2009 in Los Angeles.<br>Jason LaVeris—FilmMagic/Getty Images

5 Myths About Emperor Hirohito

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Born Red

How Xi Jinping, an unremarkable provincial administrator, became China’s most authoritarian leader since Mao.<p>In anticipation of New Year’s Eve, 2014, Xi Jinping, the President of China and the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, permitted a camera crew to come into his office and …

29 Books That Will Enrich Your Inner Literati

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

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Your Chinese Menu Is Really a Time Machine

I grew up in a Chinese restaurant called the Peking Restaurant in rural New England during the 1970s and ’80s. I was that kid you saw running around …

Why Doesn’t America Have Its Own Charlie Hebdo?

<b>Correction appended, Jan. 15, 2015, 9:15 a.m.</b><p>After last week’s terrorist attack on <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, a French satirical newspaper, the U.S. media had to …

China Guanxi: Overrated

I am skeptical of service providers who brag about their China connections. Those who tout their China guanxi usually do so because they have little to say about their expertise or experience. More importantly, the value of guanxi for foreign companies doing business in China is overrated, for the …