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The Economist - World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance

Current editionApr 7th 2018<p>Violent crimeHow to cut the murder rateBlow for blowGet ready for Trump's trade warA divided nationSegregation 50 years …

Economics

Nos 15 meilleures adresses sucrées à Paris

Avis aux gourmands, les virtuoses du sucré investissent la capitale. Gâteaux intemporels ou créations aux accords surprenants, le sucré n’a pas dit …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology
Solar Power

Plus de 150 contrats d'assurance vie passés au crible

<b>Légende des renvois</b><p>(1) Si le contrat dispose de plusieurs fonds en euros, le taux indiqué ici correspond au taux du fonds en euros classique.<p>(2) …

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Psychology

The Technology That Will Build Our Future May Be Found In Mushrooms

The key to the human race’s future may be right beneath our feet. It sounds bizarre, but fungi better known as mushrooms can help solve many of …

The 5 Best DIY Home Security Systems

You love Freshome for bringing you modern architecture and inspiring homes, but have you ever thought of how to secure those wonderful dwellings? As …

Smart Homes

Une pomme de 1950 équivaut à 100 pommes d’aujourd’hui

Des pommes transparente de Croncels - Steschke/Wikimedia Commons/CC<p>Mordre à pleines dents dans une pêche et avaler… de l’eau sucrée. Manger toujours …

The new puritans

Working out is painful and boring. So why bother?<p>AT AN hour when he would usually prefer to be asleep, your correspondent drags himself into an LA …

Swimming Pools

How to Turn Ideas into Innovation through Gamification

by Charlotte Ritter<p>The ideas formed during brainstorming sessions and roundtable discussions brought many young entrepreneurs to the forefront of the …

Science Has Finally Figured Out How Elite Athletes Best Each Other. Pay Attention.

In my new book <i>Faster, Higher, Stronger</i>, I examine the things that elite athletes, their coaches, and the scientists who work with them do to become …

Peter Drucker

The ultimate CEO travel secret: Wash your underwear in the sink

I travel almost every week, but in fact I’m not traveling this week and it’s kind of shocking. Last week I was in New York for client meetings and to …

Tuscany

With its lyrical landscapes, world-class art and a superb <i>cucina contadina</i> (farmer's kitchen), the Tuscan experience is perfectly in symbiosis with the land.

Italy

An insider's guide to driving in Italy

So you're ready to go. You've booked your flight, arranged your accommodation and organised a hire car. Awaiting is a week of motoring through Italy's magical countryside. But what's it really like to drive in Italy? Is it as nerve-wracking as it's made out to be? Do you need the skills of a …

Autonomous Cars

Unhappy Meals

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.<p>That, more or less, is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

Sleep

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

How to Enter a Room with Confidence and Authority | The Art of Manliness

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” –Will Rogers<p>Charlie Dresow knew when he entered the courtroom that every eyeball would be …

Solar Power Burns Old Utilities’ Business Models

Not only can homes with photovoltaic cells and wind turbines generate electricity, but they can also sell that juice on the backs of grids that the …

My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

Numb

12 Charts That Show How Tobacco Is Destroying The World

Tobacco use is one of the deadliest epidemics in history, with projections that it will kill one billion people in the 21st century.<p>Despite strong anti-smoking programs in America and other high-income countries, tobacco consumption is still rising around the world. Even in the U.S., smoking rates …

Public Health

50 Best Albums of 2013

Vampire Weekend cut the cute and raised the stakes, Kanye assaulted our ears, Bowie shocked the world and Miley tossed a dance-pop party grenade<p>50<p>The …