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Chinese stock markets dive after record $94bn fall in central bank reserves

Markets resume rollercoaster ride on news that authorities more than doubled the funds it used to support the yuan during August to $93.9bn<p>Chinese stock markets tumbled again on Monday as it emerged that the Beijing authorities spent nearly $100bn last month propping up the yuan.<p>The $94bn (£61bn) …

Organic fruit and vegies: are they basically a waste of money?

Presumably people agree with me, given the exponential growth of the market in Australia and overseas. In Australia alone, it is now worth $1.72 …

Soon China is going to have more single males than the entire population of Australia

There are likely to be 118.9 boys born for every 100 girls by 2020, Yao Meixiong, deputy director of census with the Fujian Provincial Bureau of Statistics, told The Paper website.<p>That would result in an extra 9.5 million men aged from 20 to 29, 12.6 million boys under 9-years-old and millions more …

9 ways too much stress screws up your life

But it's possible to have too much of a good thing. When stress becomes unmanageable, it can wreak havoc on everything from your diet to your relationships.<p>We rounded up nine science-backed ways that both short- and long-term stress affect your daily behavior.<p>Read on to find out why you may act …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

By Sara Shipley Hiles<p>Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an …

Public Health

Report: More than half of immigrants on welfare

More than half of the nation's immigrants receive some kind of government welfare, a figure that's far higher than the native-born population's, according to a report to be released Wednesday.<p>About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, …

A new, deadly drug is extremely popular among high-school students

"[Synthetic cannabinoids] are the second most popular drug used by high school seniors, with marijuana being the first," DEA spokesman Matthew Barden told Business Insider.<p>According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 11% of all high-school seniors used synthetic cannabinoids in 2012, and that …

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