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The Golden Generation

Why China’s super-rich send their children abroad.<p>On a crisp Sunday morning in November, Weymi Cho picked me up at my hotel, in downtown Vancouver, in her new car, a white Maserati GranTurismo with a red leather interior. She had slept only two hours the night before. A new karaoke machine had been …

University of British Columbia

A New Way to Understand the World's Rarest Minerals

Two geologists have developed a system for classifying some of the most elusive substances on the planet.<p>Of the more than 5,000 minerals recognized by geologists, fewer than 100 are thought to constitute 99 percent of the Earth’s crust. Much more than that—over half of all known minerals, in …

A New Breed Of Fraudsters

Last November the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau announced Cox Communications agreed to settle an investigation for $595,000. The FCC had been looking into whether the company failed to properly protect its customers’ personal information in a breach the previous year.<p>What …

Identity Theft

Life in the slow lane: Slow cooker is making a comeback thanks to no-fuss recipes such as these

Back in the 1970s, Crock-Pots were all the rage. In cookbooks, TV shows and magazine articles, everyone in the food world was touting the virtues of …

Kapil Sharma tries to re-create Comedy Nights with similar characters on different channel

Sources close to the former <i>Comedy Nights With Kapil</i> show say there is immense brainstorming going on at this very minute to relocate the show from …

Stand-up Comedy 101

Most days being a stand-up comedian is awesome.<p>I get to perform with my good friends (and not-so-good friends) and heroes almost every single night of the week. Whether it's a quick 5-7 minute spot at an open mic on a Tuesday night or 30 minute feature sets over 6 shows from Thursday through …

Pinterest-Approved: Your Favorite Real Weddings Moments

There's nothing we enjoy more than sharing the love and attention that goes into crafting someone's special day. The reward is twofold too, since along with celebrating a real-life...

Pub invents new Guinness drink called a ‘Badger’ and it’s a worrying turn of events

This cannot end well.<p>In celebration of ‘young farmers weekend’ (what else?), a pub in Skegness recently came up with a new way to enjoy Guinness, and …

This is the world's first actually-useful bendable phone

You can turn pages of a book, and launch an explosive <i>Angry Bird</i> into the sky, by grabbing this phone at the ends and bending it.<p>The smartphone …

Angry Birds

Contactless card owners warned against public transport scanner hack

A Facebook post has gone viral, after a man, Paul Jarvis, saw a thief scamming people out of their money in a tech-savvy manner.<p>He was putting through payments of less than £30 in a wireless card reader and touching it on wallets of unsuspecting people.<p>Mr. Jarvis took a picture and posted it on …

5 Habits of Frugal People

Shares 843<p>Some people make being frugal look easy. They have their emergency savings and no debt and do everything every book has said to do. They …

Five Ways To Show Your Manager What You're Capable Of

I met a guy named Ricardo, who picked me up at a presentation I made to a group of executive MBAs. Ricardo gave me a ride to my hotel and we chatted along the way. “You know what?” he asked me. “I couldn’t agree more with your recommendations for people who want their managers to know what they can …

Employment

7 Life Improvements That Can Help You Make This Year Your Happiest

We often blame our responsibilities and failures for holding us back from being happy. But we tend to forget that we ourselves are a source of our …