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The Science of What Makes an Introvert and an Extrovert

Do you like to make small talk? Do you prefer one-to-one conversations or group activities? These questions and many others often show up in …

Psychology

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history • NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows …

Emerging From Darkness, the Edward Snowden Story | Latin America

Dear Edward Snowden,<p>Billions of us, from prime ministers to hackers, are watching a live espionage movie in which you are the protagonist and perhaps the sacrifice. Your way forward is clear to no one, least of all, I'm sure, you.<p>I fear for you; I think of you with a heavy heart. I imagine hiding …

The Precarious Lives of Criminal Defense Lawyers in China

Poorly paid and subject to government pressure, China's small but stubborn group of weiquan nonetheless continue to fight for the country's accused.<p>In November of 2012, Li Jinxing saved a man's life. He didn't lift a car or hurl himself in front of a bullet. But, considering the history of capital …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

Middelhoff macht Karriere in China: Der Größenwahn ist wieder da

Der Manager Thomas Middelhoff leidet darunter, dass er als Totengräber von Karstadt und Quelle gehandelt wird. Nun ist er wieder obenauf: Er gibt megalomane Interviews und hat einen neuen Job.<p>Als der Schriftsteller Rainald Goetz vor einiger Zeit ein Vorbild für seine Romanfigur brauchte, die den …

Whistleblower über US-Geheimdienste: „Sie sind besessen"

„Sie sind besessen"<p>Die NSA verletzt die Privatsphäre von Millionen Bürgern, sagt der Whistleblower Thomas Drake. Die nationale Sicherheit sei in den …

FYI: Why Does Some Food Taste Bad To Some People And Good To Others?

People who have a lot of papillae—the bumps on our tongue, most of which house our taste buds—often find flavors overwhelming. They're "supertasters," and as such they add cream to their coffee and order food mild instead of spicy. Subtasters, on the other hand, have low papillae density and prefer …

The Secret to Finland's Success With Schools, Moms, Kids—and Everything

The country has cheaper medical care, smarter children, happier moms, better working conditions, less-anxious unemployed people, and lower student loan rates than we do. And that probably will never change.<p>It's hard not to get jealous when I talk to my extended family.<p>My cousin's husband gets 36 …

Medicine's Fading Traditions of Generosity

What is the mission of a hospital?<p>It is difficult to fathom the dramatic changes that have taken place in hospitals over the past three-quarters of a century. Recently a friend shared with me a 70-year-old hospital pamphlet that was distributed to patients when they were admitted to Methodist …

How Clothes Should Fit

Writer<p>Designer<p>Website<p>Your appearance; whether sharp and confident, relaxed and cool, or sloppy and juvenile – is often reduced to the fit of your …

Men's Fashion

Forcing down Evo Morales's plane was an act of air piracy

Imagine the aircraft of the president of France being forced down in Latin America on "suspicion" that it was carrying a political refugee to safety …

Wer hält Google auf?

Sie sind jung, reich und sagen, dass sie sich auch für Kultur interessieren. Deshalb wohnen sie neuerdings gern in San Francisco. Aber die …

"Wenn du überwacht wirst, bist du politisch kastriert"

Warum protestieren die Menschen nicht in Scharen gegen die massive Überwachung? Warum sollten sie? Autor Daniel Suarez und andere Intellektuelle …

How To Win Over Co-Workers And Influence Meetings: Use These 3 Words

A pair of MIT researchers think they’ve cracked the code behind office meetings, where a good idea can succeed or fail based not on the merits of the idea itself, but how you present it.<p>In their new paper, “Learning About Meetings,” Been Kim and Cynthia Rudin note that U.S. managers often spend up …

13 Fantastic Subreddits You Should Subscribe To

13 Reddit Communities You Should Subscribe To<p>1. /r/EarthPorn<p>2. /r/ListenToThis<p>3. /r/ExplainLikeImFive<p>4. /r/UpliftingNews<p>5. /r/DepthHub<p>6. /r/DIY<p>7. …

5 Signs China Is About to Fall Off of a Debt Cliff

Could the fat years be nearing an end?<p>Vincent Yu/AP<p>In a classic case of procrastination, China has been keeping its massive debt crisis at bay by issuing more debt. However, Fitch's Charlene Chu, a leading expert on China's debt, thinks the country's time is up.<p>Here's What Will Really Happen to …

Trading Faster Than The Speed Of Reality

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Michael Wellman is a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering.</i><p>At 1:07 p.m. on April 23, a hijacked AP Twitter account falsely reported an attack on the White House. Seconds later, major US stock indexes started to fall. They …

Improve Your Charisma (And How Prince Did It)

Prince couldn’t believe it. Not ready for a tour? How was he supposed to sell any records? But when he finished his showcase performance in a small Minneapolis movie theater on January 7, 1979, the Warner representatives walked out shaking their heads. Their new artist wasn’t a good enough …

Hochschulabsolventen - hammerhart und heißbegehrt

Schwerpunkt „Arbeit für alle“ Hochschulabsolventen - hammerhart und heißbegehrt<p>Von<p>-Aktualisiert am 25.05.2013-11:49<p>Die Jugendlichen von heute haben …

Gemobbte Partei: Wie die FDP zum verspotteten Freiwild wurde

Anzeige<p>Philip Le Butt ist ein ordentlicher Jurastudent. 24 Jahre, achtes Semester, Strafrecht liegt ihm mehr als Zivilrecht. Er ist in der List …

Bashar al-Assad issues defiant message: 'I'm here to stay'

Syria's embattled leader Bashar al-Assad has used a rare interview – carried out amid the sound of artillery fire resounding through his presidential …

Why Nice Guys Really Do Finish Last

I learned that quite quickly while working with my startup—in many instances, if you have the most experience within a certain skill, you'll have to become the 'leader' during some key moments and guide the rest of the team.<p>What I happen to find fascinating is that numerous psychology studies tend …

Das macht die FDP jetzt aus

<i>Die FDP hat auf ihrem Parteitag in Nürnberg ihr Wahlprogramm beschlossen. Welchen Kurs schlagen die Liberalen jetzt ein? Welche Hürden müssen sie bis</i> …

Studentenbude de luxe

Fitness, Dachterrasse, Concierge – private Wohnheime locken mit Service, der auch Eltern gefällt.<p>Wer hier einzieht, sollte Englisch können. Zum …

Dirk Müller im Interview: „Der Euro ist falsch konstruiert“

„Transferzahlungen für Südeuropagefährden den sozialen Frieden“, sagt Müller.<p>(Foto: Bert Bostelmann/Bildfolio)<p><i>Dirk Müller hat ein neues Buch</i> …