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Trump's Trade War Pushes Europe Toward China

The trade fight between the U.S. and China is posing a dilemma to the European Union: Should the world's largest trading bloc pick a side? And, if so, which one?<p>In theory, the U.S. is the more natural ally for Europe: The two have cooperated closely since the end of World War II, building the …

China

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, …

China Now Has the Most Valuable AI Startup in the World

SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $600 million from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other investors at a valuation of more than $3 billion, becoming the …

Artificial Intelligence

19 Books Bill Gates and the CEOs of Microsoft, Google, PayPal, and Wal-Mart Think You Should Read

The book 'Hit Refresh' by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella makes this list twice as a great read.<p>What I know about successful people is this: They love to devour books to expand their minds. Bill Gates has stated that he reads about 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg? About 24 books a year.<p>But the …

32 Favorite Books of High Achievers

These are the books dozens of successful executives say everyone should read.<p>Inspiration, escape, and ideas for self-improvement often come in the form of a good book. Here are the top picks of more than two dozen high-achieving executives.<p>1. <i>Tiny Beautiful Things</i> by Cheryl Strayed<p>"[E]very single …

Self-improvement

An Uber model for manufacturing is ready to upend the industry

Nazareth Ekmekjian was on a tight deadline, and news from the machine shops wasn’t good. A designer for Boston-based Piaggio Fast Forward, a transportation and robotics subsidiary of Piaggio Group, Ekmekjian needed a prototype of a component made within a week and a half. But every shop he …

Manufacturing

China’s central bank thinks digital currency can do one thing cash can’t

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has been working to develop its own digital currency. Having recently completed a trial run of its cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology, the PBoC is moving closer to becoming one of the first central banks to issue digital money.<p>The …

Central Banks

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

A Dead Simple Tool To Find Out What Facebook Knows About You

A new Chrome extension reveals the unsettling amount of information the company might have on you.<p>If you could measure all the information you consume online, what would you learn about yourself?<p>That’s the question behind the new Chrome extension Data Selfie. Created by developers Hang Do Thi Duc …

Kerry, Panetta, ex-CIA officials tell court Trump order will ‘endanger troops in the field’

By Fred Barbash<p>, Editor, Morning Mix<p>Former secretaries of state John F. Kerry and Madeleine Albright, along with Leon Panetta and other former top national security officials, entered the fray over President Trump’s travel ban early Monday with an unusual declaration stating that it “undermines” …

National Security

Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA — here's what you need to know

It's one reason Trump won the White House, amid populist calls for protectionism. Many blue-collar workers in traditionally manufacturing-heavy states like Michigan blamed the trade deal for job losses, declining wages, and companies shifting manufacturing to Mexico.<p>President Trump, in particular, …

Globalization

The Radical Future Of Branding

Designers predict the major branding trends of 2017.<p>At a time of tremendous political and cultural upheaval, one thing remains certain: Companies will keep trying to sell you stuff, and they’ll keep coming up with new ways to do it. Design is, of course, a major part of that pitch. We spoke with …

The war on facts is a war on democracy: Scientific community has a warning for President Trump

<b>(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>In a time when facts don’t matter — and science is being muzzled — American democracy is the real victim<p>Jonathan Foley<p>January 30, 2017 12:29am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>There is a new incumbent in the White House, a new Congress has …

Why Hollywood as We Know It Is Already Over

With theater attendance at a two-decade low and profits dwindling, the kind of disruption that hit music, publishing, and other industries is already reshaping the entertainment business. From A.I. Aaron Sorkin to C.G.I. actors to algorithmic editing, Nick Bilton investigates what lies ahead.<p>I. The …

How the Nazis Took Control of Germany

Hitler was not that popular when he first took office, but the Nazis quickly changed that, for the simple reason that power magnifies the ideas of …

Here’s what happens when a government stops funding science

Fernanda De Felice, a biochemist studying Alzheimer’s disease at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, never wanted to move to Canada. But because of budget cuts from her primary source of funding, the Rio de Janeiro State Foundation to Support Research (FAPERJ), she doesn’t have any other …

Rio De Janeiro

Everyone seems to agree globalization is a sin. They’re wrong.

By Fareed Zakaria<p>, Columnist<p>DAVOS, Switzerland<p>The World Economic Forum this year feels like an exercise in ritual self-flagellation, which — as with the old Christian practice of fasting and whipping one’s own body — is supposed to purify the sinful nature of man. The sin, of course, is …

Globalization

What Apple, Google, And Tesla Get Wrong

In conversation with Co.Design, the eminent design researcher Don Norman offers cutting criticism of Silicon Valley’s brightest.<p>Don Norman is a technological optimist. The author of <i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> and head of UC San Diego’s Design Lab believes that artificial intelligence might only …

What your emojis say about you

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you like it or not, cartoon faces, stomping flamenco dancers and applauding hands have now entered your social life, albeit digitally.<p>While they once may have been novel or cute, the sea of emojis now available to you across digital platforms are the perfect punctuation to express …

Psychology

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Why Donald Trump's Carrier-Style Deals Won't Actually Create Economic Growth

In late November, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he had reached a deal with Carrier to keep about 800 manufacturing jobs in Indiana from …

Trump’s job ‘jawboning’ may be good politics — but it’s not good economics

Jawboning is back in style, courtesy of Donald Trump. Those with long memories will recall that “jawboning” is a term that became fashionable in the 1960s. It signified an effort by the government, usually the president, to persuade companies — through intimidation, bullying or shaming — to do what …

These are TIME's Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

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Tech trends we're most looking forward to in 2017

As the end of the year looms over the horizon, it’s time to take a look forward and mull over the next big thing in technology.<p>Like any year before, 2017 will bring its own problems and solutions, shaping up both the way we use and think about technology.<p>So without further ado, take a dive into the …

Playing The American Card: the Realpolitik Game With China & Russia That Trump Doesn't Get

A principle taught in international relations is that a rising power could threaten global stability. The example given is Germany prior to World War I and its rapid economic rise challenging England's dominance. Following that model, if one were to believe Donald Trump's anti-China rhetoric, a …

Geopolitics

The 10 best books of 2016

From novels spanning centuries to a history of existentialism, Jane Ciabattari chooses the best titles the year had to offer.

Books

To Tackle Big Urban Issues, This Architect Became A Data Designer

Herwig Scherabon wanted to communicate the inequality of cities rather than contribute to it.<p>Herwig Scherabon remembers the exact moment that he no longer wanted to be a practicing architect. He was working on a project based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with a team of fellow Viennese architects, …

Brexit vote wiped $1.5tn off UK household wealth in 2016, says report

Oxfam criticises rising inequality as Credit Suisse finds about 400,000 Britons have lost their status as dollar millionaires<p>The UK saw $1.5tn (£1.2tn) wiped off its wealth during 2016 after the Brexit vote sent the pound tumbling and the stock market into reverse, according to a survey by Credit …

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Artists beware – Brexit wants your ‘British creativity’ | Tom McCarthy

Writers can never be politically neutral. That’s why I’ve turned down an invitation to an event intent on rebranding our cross-pollinated culture<p>Art does not take place in a vacuum. It maintains an ineradicable, if often troubled, relation to power. Renaissance painters understood this, and …