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Go ahead, blame Islam | Politics

A friend from Gaza posted the following apocryphal story on facebook as news broke of the Paris attacks:<p>"An ISIL member stopped the car of a Christian couple.<p>ISIL member: Are you Muslim?<p>Christian man: Yes, I'm Muslim.<p>ISIL Member: If you are a Muslim, recite a verse of Quran.<p>Christian Man recites a …

留学、研修、料理人…外国人は日本で何してる?

Fashion v censorship: a history of banned ads

Last week, the Advertising Standards Agency ruled that a Miu Miu campaign image featuring Mia Goth photographed by Steven Meisel was “irresponsible and was likely to cause serious offence”. Although the image of the 22-year-old <i>Nymphomaniac</i> actress might seem harmless – as Zing Tsjeng pointed out, …

Why Won't Japanese Workers Go on Vacation?

A culture of overwork is worrying government officials, who are on the brink of forcing the country's workaholics to chill out before they die from overwork.<p><i>Japanese commuters in Tokyo. Photo via Flickr user</i><i>Todd Mecklem</i><p>Japan is poised to force workers to take at least five days of paid vacation a …

To Stay Focused, Manage Your Emotions

A leader’s most precious resource is not their time. It’s their <i>focused attention</i>. Time merely passes, while focused attention makes things happen. When we’re able to gather and direct our attention toward a particular task or interaction, we can have a significant impact in a minimal amount of …

Time Management

A New Form of ID Allows You to Be a Citizen of the World

We spoke to Janina Lowisz, the first holder of a "blockchain" ID, about the prospect of a libertarian future with no governments.<p>Since the media storm around the birth of the Silk Road and its eventual takedown, Bitcoin has made its way into the popular consciousness. Even luddites are now vaguely …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Fortune.com

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I Used the Rich-People Dating App Luxy to Score as Much Free Shit as I Could

I tried my luck with the dating app Luxy. Billed as a kind of "Tinder minus the poor people," it offers to "income verify" its members to ensure that only the highest caliber of young ballers society has to offer are able to bang each other.<p><i>This post originally appeared in VICE UK</i><p><i>Dating apps were</i> …

Relationships

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

Vamo Algorithmically Books You The Cheapest Multi-Stop Vacation

Want to visit London, Paris, and Berlin, then blow off steam in Amsterdam? Expect a logistical nightmare trying to find the optimal route with the cheapest fights, trains, and hotels. Unless you use Vamo, a new multi-stop travel booking service from long-time Facebook engineer Ari Steinberg that …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, that MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.<p><b>1) Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section …

Accessibility

How to navigate your first acquisition as a startup

Navigating your first acquisition can be both a terrifying and thrilling experience. Growth is one of the core goals of every startup, and making the right acquisition can be a game changer. At the same time, the odds aren’t in your favor, with studies suggesting that two out of every three …

Sigma CEO leads premium push in camera market (Q&A)

COLOGNE, Germany -- Things are going right for Sigma.<p>For years, the Japanese lensmaker sold second-tier lenses for SLRs, cheaper but lower-quality alternatives to the in-house models from giants like Canon and Nikon. That's all changed now.<p>CEO Kazuto Yamaki, 46, took over as chief executive of the …

Cameras

A Look At What Makes Alibaba's Jack Ma Tick, And How He Did It

Alibaba’s successful IPO in New York brings back memories of interviewing founder Jack Ma in his hometown Hangzhou in 2006 long before his name was universally recognized – but well after he had saved Alibaba from failing in 2001.<p>I learned a lot about Ma as an entrepreneur during that first …

Women work a lot more in real life than they do on screen

Women make up 39.8% of the global workforce. But in the world of film, they account for less than a quarter of characters with jobs.<p>These numbers come from a UN-backed study sponsored by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and conducted by the University of Southern California. The study, …

Southern California