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The Unique Genius of Hong Kong's Public Transportation System

The use of a clever financing system has enabled the territory to provide world-class service—without breaking the bank.<p>In addition to Hong Kong, the MTR Corporation runs individual subway lines in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen in China, two lines in the London Underground, and the entire …

Can Your Language Influence Your Spending, Eating, and Smoking Habits?

An absurd-sounding claim leads to a surprising finding<p>Yes, I know. That headline. It looks like the most egregious form of causal inference. Americans don't save money because of ... our grammar? How utterly absurd. But bear with me.<p>In the 1930s, linguists proposed that the way we read, write, and …

Think you’re a good business writer? Wrong

Sometimes it's kind of like watching auditions for <i>Canada's Got Talent</i> . Does that fellow actually think his tuneless wailing qualifies him to be the next Michael Bublé? We can have a similar reaction when we hear someone proclaim, "I'm a good writer" – and then receive a report from this person …

The boy who peed in a garbage can at a B.C. mall: Why did it happen?

Earlier this week, a boy peed in a garbage can in the middle of a mall in Richmond, B.C.<p>It's a pretty weird thing to witness, to start with, as most people aren't necessarily used to seeing little boys peeing where we spit our gum in such public places, especially accompanied by someone who is …