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How Wealth in Childhood Shapes Personality Later in Life

The dynamics of inter-class marriages reveal that money predictably influences the way one goes on to think about with work, emotions, and parenting.<p>Cinderella marries Prince Charming. Aladdin weds Princess Jasmine. In <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, Ana falls for Christian. From bedtime stories to films, we are …

Cracking The Boys Club: Jenny Lee On What It Means To Be The Top Woman In Venture Capital

Of the 100 members on this year’s Midas List, you can count all the women on one hand. Though it’s a slight improvement from 2014 when only four female partners made FORBES’ ranking of the world’s top venture capitalists, a male-dominated industry should not thump its chest at only having five …

Communist party clamps down on China's gyrating grannies

Elderly Chinese street dancers will have to choose from a tightly controlled repertoire of Communist Party-approved moves, according to new rules<p>China's Communist party has announced plans to clamp down on the "reckless" hordes of elderly dancers that have transformed the country's once orderly …

Tom McCarthy: a Kafka for the Google age

Tom McCarthy is a contradiction in terms: the author of bestselling experimental novels<p>'Events!" scoffs the narrator of Tom McCarthy's Satin Island, 13 pages into the novel. "If you want those, you'd best stop reading now." These are ominous words to have ringing in your head in the run-up to an …

5 Management Rules I Swear By (Data Isn't Emotional, But People Are)

<b>“You can’t manage what you can’t measure.”</b> <i><br>—attributed to W. Edwards Deming (disputed)</i><p>In business, <i>data</i> is king. But what should we measure? And how?<p>Human emotion inevitably factors into the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ decisions. The use of data can evoke deep passions and trigger strong disagreements.<p>Data …

Leadership

9 Amazing Female Graphic Novelists, Illustrators And Cartoonists You Should Read

It's been a big couple of years for women in the comic book world, with Marvel Comics unveiling female versions of their previously male-dominated troop of heroes. Last month, a girl-powered Avengers cast was announced, including such superheroes as She-Hulk, Dazzler, and Medusa. It's a bound in …

Your Chinese Gov't Official Friend Is Jailed, Now What Do You Do?

It seemed like dream come true when a western businessman secured a massive deal worth hundreds of millions to the military of an Asian country. It was all thanks to the son of the country’s President, who oversaw procurement for one branch of the military. An agreement was drafted up but before it …

25 Creative Products That You Never Knew You Needed

These days, everybody is looking for someway to make their daily lives a little bit easier, in every aspect. With so many different gadgets that are …

10 Famous Writers With Unsavory Second Careers

Writers lead crazy lives. Some, like Hunter S. Thompson or Graham Greene, even make this real-world insanity an integral part of their public image. …

Literature

Five Habits New Writers Should Develop – About Writing: Part 3

This is the third in my series About Writing. Check out Part 1 for a step-by-step guide to writing your first short story, or Part 2 to learn more …

China Contract Signing Formalities

Contracts with Chinese companies are more formal than contracts in the United States. This is especially true with how they should be signed. You should ensure that the Chinese company with which you are contracting properly executes your contract. At minimum, this means you must be certain that …

The top 10 manga Japanese people want to see turned into anime

Every season there’s a wave of new anime shows, many of them based on some other form of media such as a manga or light novel series. Most reasonably</b> …

Anime

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The Best (And Worst) Books We Were Forced To Read In High School

<i>1984</i> and <i>Of Mice and Men</i>; <i>Huck Finn</i> and <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>. Great American Novels? Sure. But if you completed any years of high school in America, you …

Literature

The most annoying people you'll meet at a Japanese fitness gym, illustrated (badly) 【Pics】

Before we even get into this, there’s something I have to say in the interest of full disclosure: I’m a bit of a gym rat and I have more than a …

Time I

Japanese Social Media Users Are Protesting ISIS With "Crappy" Photoshops And Memes

This is, apparently, what meme warfare looks like. Warning: This post contains graphic images.<p>(H/T Reportedly)

People Are Up In Arms Over The Obviously Fake Baby Used In 'American Sniper'

"American Sniper" is currently breaking box-office records and garnering critical acclaim with six Oscar nominations, while at the same time igniting a lot of controversy.<p>The latest issue that has filmgoers up in arms is the use of a fake baby in the Clint Eastwood-directed war biopic.<p>During what …

Announcing Young Romantics, a new creative writing prize

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever”. Think you could live up to that? Well here’s your chance. Since 1998 the Keats-Shelley Prize has encouraged poets and critics of all ages from around the world to write their own essays and poems on Romantic themes. Now there’s a brand new competition for young …