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So you want to be a social media star? Some are ‘barely scraping by’

When online personality Essena O’Neill “quit” social media, she gained a wave of media coverage for her change of stance against the negative …

Samsung has an all-in-one health chip for wearables

Samsung's already wide product family is getting even bigger thanks to its new chip dubbed the "Samsung Bio-Processor." As the company tells it, it's already in mass production and is "specifically designed to allow accelerated development of innovative wearable products for consumers who are …

Can Deflation Be Good? | Investopedia

Consumer prices have been going down in Switzerland for the last four years. And, the economy is doing just fine. Typically, deflation is a sign of a …

NYU scientists are transforming the way we understand how the brain processes language

The work seems to contradict theories that brains just collect one word at a time.<p>The finding, reported in Nature Neuroscience, plunges the scientists, all of whom are affiliated with New York University, into a long-time roaring battle among linguists, neuroscientists and psychologists about how …

There’s one group of women who truly seem to have it all

For those in the rush hour of life, things aren’t slowing down. According to a new Pew Research Center study, more than half of working parents find it hard to balance work and family, and women are struggling more than men: One in five working moms say it’s not just difficult, but <i>very</i> difficult, …

Pew Research Center

Meet the millionaire 'brand messiah' who went from working in a factory to having 50 Cent and Rihanna on speed dial

He's made millions from his success in turning food and beverage products into brands that everyone from across the globe will recognise — Vitamin Water, Pop Chips, and Vita Coco. Prior to this, he turned around the fortunes of Powerade and Sprite by boosting revenue through some innovative brand …

50 Cent

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe

I'm from Cheshire but want to live in China – will £86,000 salary fund a family gap year?

Money makeover: our experts help reader Glynn Hamlett with a plan to retire early and send his young family globetrotting<p>Glynn Hamlett has grand plans to travel around the world with his daughter, two-year-old Molly, and partner Maxine Morris – a far cry from the yearly family trip to …

What Kind Of House Does $300,000 Get You Around The World?

Take a tour of global real estate markets, where 300 grand can buy you a mansion or a walk-in closet.<p>When Reddit user Somuch101 asked, “What does a $300,000 house look like where you are from?” he or she set of a storm of responses. The answers ranged from “impossible to afford” to “a palace for …

Real Estate

10 Financial Goals To Pursue Before You Reach Your 30s

“Freedom and wealth is an outcome of “Time”; the most precious asset that we all possess. Time however is a variable to each individual as our …

African Cities Are Starting to Look Eerily Like Chinese Ones

A journalist and an architect tell us how and why.<p>It’s easy to see China’s footprint in Africa. On the outskirts of Nairobi, a new highway built by a Chinese firm is crowded with bumper-to-bumper traffic, many of the cars set on tires imported from China. The landscape is dotted with construction …

Urbanism

China is hiding 9,500 tons of gold

The question won't go away, because the answer is vital.<p>The answer could define, in no uncertain terms, how important or irrelevant gold is in the modern world.<p>Is gold obsolete, or does it still have a significant role to play?Today we consider that question, and look once again at China's …

Did you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Here are the solutions to the Area Maze puzzles I set earlier today<p>Earlier today I set four Area Maze puzzles. Here’s how you solve them.<p>Area Maze 1<p>Draw this:<p>Line x is (38 + 39)/7 = 77/7 = 11cm<br>• Line y is 11 - 4 = 7cm<br>• Line z = 7 + 3 = 10cm<br>• The missing value is therefore (10 x 6) - 40cm2 = 20cm2<p>Area …

Puzzles

Gigi Hadid Rocks Sweatpants and Heels at the Airport

Gigi Hadid knows how to fly in style. The model touched down at the Sydney airport yesterday, and was the picture of jet-setting perfection. Hadid …

10 Winning Shots from the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

After receiving nearly 18,000 photo submissions, <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> magazine has selected the winning shots for this year’s Traveler Photo …

Costa Rica

China now runs 4 of the world's 5 biggest banks

China has become a banking powerhouse.<p>Four of the five largest banks in the world are Chinese, according to SNL Financial's latest global bank rankings. It's a big change from the past few years when only two Chinese banks made the top five.<p>Beijing-based Industrial & Commercial Bank of China holds …

Bank of China

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

The Netherlands: A Look At The World’s High-Tech Startup Capital

It’s a fascinating time to take stock of startup innovation in the Netherlands, a rare turning point where you can watch the hard work of the past give way to the immense promise of the future.<p>Behind London and Berlin, the Dutch startup scene is already considered to be one of the most prominent in …

Startups

The baffling Chinese stock market bailout raises some unsettling questions

Desperate times call for desperate measures. And after some $3.4 trillion in value was wiped off the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets in three weeks, the Chinese government was very clearly desperate. Fortunately, the rescue it launched this week—including stepping up state investment in stocks …

Stock Markets

35 explanations of Silicon Valley lingo that the rest of the world doesn't understand

But that could create a big gap in the language they use from the rest of the world.<p>In order to bridge the gap, entrepreneur and engineer Kilim Choi, Mathew Hui, and Zeeshan Javed created a site called Silicon Valley Dictionary, an Urban Dictionary for Silicon Valley jargon.<p>"The other day while …

Artist manipulates photos into surreal and dreamlike scenes

Typically, when we feature Sarah DeRemer's artwork, we're weirded out by her animal mashups. But this time, we're going to peek into her dream …

India - the world's fastest growing startup ecosystem

In recent years, the Indian startup ecosystem has really taken off and come into its own—driven by factors such as massive funding, consolidation activities, evolving technology and an burgeoning domestic market.<p>The numbers are telling—from 3,100 startups in 2014 to a projection of more than 11,500 …

Startups

An economist explains why the key to a free world lies with China

Freedom is a rarity in human history, and still too much of a rarity in the world today. This should be no surprise. Would-be tyrants abound, and it is not easy to establish a system that keeps them all in check. The wonder is that we can celebrate the better part of a quarter of a millennium of …

Geopolitics

Chinese Stock Markets Are in the Middle of an 'Unprecedented' Slide

In what analysts are describing as an unprecedented economic situation, China’s stock indexes are currently tumbling into a free fall, with panic …

How two very different architects refined India’s public spaces

In a single week this June, the world of architecture lost two artists who celebrated modern India through buildings, landscape, sculpture and gardens. Charles Correa, India’s best known architect, died on June 16 in Mumbai. Nek Chand Saini, the creator of the Rock Garden in Chandigarh, died on …

India

Revealed: the Winning Design Scheme for the Guggenheim Helsinki

An unknown husband-and-wife duo beat out 1,714 other entrants to create the next Guggenheim.<p>It’s been called the largest and most transparent …

This Pizza Hut box turns into a movie projector

Pizza Hut thinks it can do more than just bring food to your front door. It wants to deliver your entertainment for the evening, too. At least, that's the case in Hong Kong, where the pizza chain is delivering some pizzas in specially-designed boxes that convert into pseudo movie …

Helsinki’s free, city-wide Wi-Fi network is faster than your home internet

Many cities offer Wi-Fi hotspots for visitors. Very few local governments, however, offer free, unrestricted, high-speed Wi-Fi, fast enough for streaming video—the sort that makes your paid-for home Wi-Fi look sluggish. And even fewer provide upload speeds on par with download speeds.<p>Yet visit the …

Wi-Fi

The Leica Q is a compact and stylish full-frame camera

Leica's been relatively quiet since Photokina 2014, where it revealed a full set of cameras for every different budget and taste. Today, though, the German manufacturer is stepping out of the shadows and introducing the Leica Q, a beautiful small camera with some powerful attributes. It features a …