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China manufacturing index tumbles to more than six-year low

The preliminary reading of Caixin's Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) came in at 47.1 this month, the Chinese media group said in a joint statement with Markit, a financial information services provider that compiled the survey.<p>The figure, which fell from July's final reading of 47.8, was the worst …

Economy

Nothing Bad Happened Except My Mind

There is a voice in my head that tells me I am constantly on the verge of a catastrophe. Mysteriously, over the last few weeks a new voice has emerged, and it's telling the first one to shut the fuck up.<p>Someone asked me if it gets better and I said <i>yes</i> and they said <i>how?</i> and I got silent.<p>The truth is …

The hack that took down a global spyware vendor

At the end of last month, Hacking Team seemed untouchable. The company occupied a controversial niche in the security space, contracting out surveillance software to law enforcement agencies around the world. If your phone got stuck with a wiretapping implant, there's a good chance it came from …

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

The Brain

Why Every Business Model May Soon Look Like Uber's

The shared economy business model seems to be bringing a strong sense of positivity among customers and independent contractors alike. Will it obliterate traditional models?<p>Uber has not only revolutionized the transportation industry by providing an easier and cheaper service, but has caused a …

Spectacular Peruvian Rope Bridge, last of its kind, carries forward tradition of the Inca | Science and Technology

<b>Story Views</b><p>Every year, rural communities in Peru carry out an ancient tradition that stems back to the age of the Incan Civilization. Considered a …

Aleister Crowley and the Age of Horus | Conspiracy Theories

<b>Story Views</b><p>On April 8th, 9th and 10th of the year 1904, English Magus Aleister Crowley received a communication from a “praeterhuman” intelligence …

Feds raid state political meeting

In a deliberate “show of force,” federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees …

5 Tips to Never Miss a Deadline

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some goals feel so out of reach, figuring out how to achieve them seems impossible. But in reality, everything in life is accomplished exactly the same way: one step at a time.<p>One of the best things you can do for your professional …