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How Can I Tell My Parents I Don’t Want The Marriage They Arranged?

"Love was a real thing, I had learned from books. And I wanted it."<p><i>Mama pours milk into the pot. She grabs a box of tea leaves and puts some in. Chai patti, we call it. I don’t know what she does next or how much of each ingredient she adds. I don’t know how long each step is supposed to take, even</i> …

Relationships

Pipe dreams: can 'nano apartments' solve Hong Kong's housing crisis?

The city with the world’s tiniest and costliest living spaces may soon convert drainpipes into homes. The aim is to get young people on the property ladder – but how small is too small?<p>“Both indoors and out, life in Hong Kong can feel pretty suffocating at times,” says 39-year-old finance worker …

Hong Kong

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10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't<p>Benjamin P. Hardy<p>Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. …

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These Twins, One Black and One White, Will Make You Rethink Race<p>Marcia and Millie Biggs say they’ve never been subjected to racism—just curiosity and …

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The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality<p>By David Robson<p>Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?<p>Are you …

It is remarkable for an economic thinker and political activist that 200 years after their birth, millions are still avidly discussing their work. …

Globalization

Everyone knows about Karl Marx, but what about Friedrich Engels?

Backgrounding Marx is hard to do, especially when 2018 is the 200th anniversary of his birth and a huge number of global events are focusing on the …

Literature

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15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read<p>Marcel Schwantes<p>There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of …

The Five Types Of Nicolas Cage Movies

Our Hollywood Taxonomy series, which just turned 3 years old, is all about the pursuit of clarity through categorization — using box office data and …

Box Office

Meet Inc.'s Rising Stars, the 30 Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs of 2018 | Inc.com

This Startup Wants to Help Black Millennials Invest in Themselves, With a Unique Spin on Banking<p>Meet the Founder Who's Taking Street Food to the 'Burbs<p>This Blogger Couldn't Find Stock Images of People of Color. Now She's Changing the Faces of Stock Photography<p>This Startup Has a Small Army of …

Entrepreneurship

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>The Rise of the Rural Creative Class<p>A growing body of research shows that innovative businesses are common in …

The making of Mark Zuckerberg

<i>"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up." <br>-Pablo Picasso</i><br>(Listed on Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook profile under "Favorite Quotes")<p><b>There's a story</b> about Mark Zuckerberg visiting his hometown of Dobbs Ferry, New York: A few years ago<b>,</b> he and his wife, Priscilla …

Silicon Valley

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The Future of College Looks Like the Future of Retail<p>Jeffrey Selingo<p>Similar to e-commerce firms, online-degree programs are beginning to incorporate …

It’s time to replace the UGC Act

The Prime Minister’s vision to create 20 institutions of eminence and the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s reforms push have set the stage …

Japan’s Prisons Are a Haven for Elderly Women

Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan, with the world’s oldest population (27.3 percent of its citizens are 65 or older, almost …

Crime

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Good luck leaving your Uber driver less than five stars<p>Alison Griswold<p>Have you ever given an Uber driver five stars who didn’t deserve it? If you’ve …

Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Read Books. Here’s What One Learned.

A Virginia judge handed down an unusual sentence last year after five teenagers defaced a historic black schoolhouse with swastikas and the words “white power” and “black power.”<p>Instead of spending time in community service, Judge Avelina Jacob decided, the youths should read a book.<p>But not just …

Books

World Irish Dancing Championships in Pictures

Dancing

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Five takeaways from Stormy Daniels’s ‘60 Minutes’ interview<p>By Callum Borchers<p>Porn star Stormy Daniels appeared Sunday on “60 Minutes” to offer her …

Six common misconceptions about meditation

Meditation has been hailed as a way to boost mental health, help chronic pain, reduce stress and build a new appreciation for the world around us.<p>But …

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and data mining: What you need to know

The world's biggest social network is at the center of an international scandal involving voter data, the 2016 US presidential election and Brexit.<p>The FTC takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook.<p>US Federal Trade Commission<p>We …

Cambridge Analytica

‘A grand illusion’: seven days that shattered Facebook’s facade

Revelations about the depths of Facebook’s failure to protect our data have finally pulled back the curtain, observers say<p>Cambridge Analytica scandal: the biggest revelations so far<p>“Dumb fucks.” That’s how Mark Zuckerberg described users of Facebook for trusting him with their personal data back in …

Privacy

These smart cities in Italy put Silicon Valley to shame

The city of the future could help you find parking, detect potholes and keep you healthier. Sicily's showing the world it can be done on a shoestring budget.<p>A smart city development is a long-term play, not something we do over a month or a year.<p>Vint Cerf<p>We can do the things you need to do while …

Smart Cities

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What Mueller's Indictment Reveals<p>David A. Graham<p>The special counsel detailed how a Russian effort to widen divisions in American society launched in …

Not so fresh: why Jamie Oliver’s restaurants lost their bite

The chef’s chains are facing a crisis on the high street. Where did it all go wrong?<p>Jools Oliver, wife of the celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, set social media abuzz in December when she posted pictures of the couple’s £9m home. The seven-bedroom, Grade II-listed property in London’s rarefied Hampstead …

Jamie Oliver

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>Pictures of the Week 5.24.18<p>The Surge<p>the surgeHow Texas’ decade-long border security operation has turned …

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, Is Young, Forward-Looking, and Unabashedly Liberal—Call Her the Anti-Trump

It’s always already tomorrow in New Zealand, where Jacinda Ardern, a 37-year-old with a beaming smile, recently rode a wave of enthusiasm—so-called Jacindamania—to become the world’s youngest female prime minister. One breezy summer morning, not yet through with the first 100 days, and a month …

New Zealand

The trials of Jacob Zuma

By Andrew Harding<p>After nine years leading South Africa, Jacob Zuma's presidency has come to an end.<p>His rule was overshadowed by a series of extraordinary scandals.<p>This charming man<p>“He lives up to his middle name [Gedleyihlekisa]. It’s a Zulu name that means, ‘I laugh at you as I destroy …

South Africa

Riding an Untamed Horse: Priebus Opens Up on Serving Trump

WASHINGTON — The meeting, to say the least, had not gone well. Upset at a presidential dressing down, Attorney General Jeff Sessions had just left the White House vowing to resign. Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, raced out of the building, found him in his car, banged on the door …

Donald Trump

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Why Congress is hesitant to pass gun control, by the numbers<p>Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN<p><b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The mass shooting at a high school in …