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'Blade Runner' original source story even more relevant now

Commentary: With "Blade Runner 2049" hitting theaters, I returned to the 1968 Philip K. Dick novel that inspired the original film and was struck by its prescience.<p>To some, the words science fiction mean discovery -- an imagined superior future, full of hope, exploration and strange new worlds. For …

RegTech In Asia: 8 Things You Need To Know

<i>This is a guest post by Henri Arslanian. Henri is PwC’s FinTech & RegTech Lead for China/HK and U.S. Liaison. A lawyer and banker by background, Henri is a published author, a TEDx speaker, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong, where he teaches courses on FinTech and</i> …

Here's What Real Healthy People Actually Eat For Breakfast

Simple breakfast ideas from pros who need that healthy fuel.

Silicon Valley’s $400 Juicer May Be Feeling the Squeeze

One of the most lavishly funded gadget startups in Silicon Valley last year was Juicero Inc. It makes a juice machine. The product was an unlikely …

Venture Capital

Tyler Florence Shares His Genius Trick for Cooking Mashed Potatoes

You're definitely going to want to steal this one.<p>We're always ready to take any cooking advice <i>Food Network</i> star Tyler Florence has to offer, and his simple method of making this classic side dish is a total game-changer.<p>The chef, who recently shared his favorite mashed potato recipe with PopSugar, …

The Ketogenic Diet: An Ultimate Guide to Keto

Over recent years, ketogenic diets have become increasingly popular.<p>The diet is otherwise known as ‘keto,’ and it’s high in fat and extremely low in …

Nutrition

Galentine's Day: Celebrating Women, Waffles And, OK, More Waffles

via GIPHY<p>Remember when 1992 was the Year of the Woman? Yeah, that was a thing, although ever-intrepid Sen. Barbara Mikulski shrugged it off at the time, saying, "Calling 1992 the Year of the Woman makes it sound like the Year of the Caribou or the Year of the Asparagus. We're not a fad, a fancy, or …

Breakfast

Why it is important to understand Figma – Hipo

There has been a lot of chatter about Figma, the new talk-of-the-town web based design tool lately, and I want to share my experiences with them from …

The Man Who Is Transforming Microsoft

<b>By Andrew Nusca</b><p>Photograph by Veronique de Viguerie<p>November 11, 2016, 6:30 AM EST<p>On the road with Satya Nadella’s traveling revival show.<p>A blustery …

Mormons and Jews: What 2 Religions Say About the Modern Dating Crisis

BY JON BIRGER<p>Values.<p>That’s the one thing that always came up when I’d discuss theories on declining marriage rates or the rise of the hookup culture …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

29 Books That Will Enrich Your Inner Literati

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

How to hide it: inside the secret world of wealth managers

They know more about their clients than the clients’ own wives. They are loyal in the face of appalling behaviour. They are the brains behind the most ingenious tax avoidance schemes. And there are more of them than ever<p>The Pritzker family is one of the wealthiest in the United States. Their …

How Things Work

Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of …

Journalism

Pictures of the Week 7.7.16

Military History

Preventing the Next Flash Crash: Why We're Still At Risk

Exactly five years ago today, I published a New York Times op-ed with Michigan Senator Carl Levin that began with the following paragraph:<p>One year …

If You Think She Looks Like An Avon Lady, You're Half Right

In the 1990s Chuck Slaughter built the online clothing retailer, TravelSmith, from a startup to a company with sales in excess of $100 million a year. Then he signed up to be an Avon lady.<p>"[Avon] is the original social network business. In some ways it's better than Twitter and Facebook because …

Africa

How Boston Helped Invent the Modern Marathon

Bettmann—Corbis<p>Underwood & Underwood—Corbis<p>AP Photo<p>Paul J. Maguire—The Boston Globe/Getty Images<p>© Bettmann—Corbis<p>Corbis<p>Bill O'Connor—The Boston …

A Revolutionary Discovery in China

Buried Ideas: Legends of Abdication and Ideal Government in Early Chinese Bamboo-Slip Manuscripts<p>by Sarah Allan<p>State University of New York Press, …

Chinese Philosophy

Two Philosophies of Retirement Income Planning

Within the world of retirement income planning, the siloed nature of financial services between investments and insurance leads to two opposing philosophies about how to build a retirement plan. There is an old saying that if the only tool you have is a hammer, then everything starts to look like a …

Retirement

Why Doesn't Warren Buffett Pay His Investors a Dividend?

Buffett loves dividend stocks, so why doesn't his own company pay one?<p>Warren Buffett has said several times that an increasing dividend is an …

Algae's enzyme might hold the secret to mass producing biofuel

A common microscopic pond and lake alga named <i>Botryococcus braunii</i> makes big amounts of liquid hydrocarbons that can be used to make biofuel. Problem is, we can't use the organism itself as a source, because it grows very slowly. A group of scientists from Texas A&M AgriLife Research, however, is …

How to explain offshore banking (and when it is naughty) to a five year old

One Reddit user found a brilliant way using piggy banks, wardrobes and an angry mum to explain the Panama Papers, and when it is naughty to use offshore banking<p>Iceland prime minister resigns over Panama Papers revelations<p>With the release of the Panama Papers, revelations about the murky world of …

Offshore links of more than 140 politicians and officials exposed

International Consortium of Investigative JournalistsApril 3, 2016, 2:00 pm A new ICIJ investigation based on a trove of more than 11 million files …

Corruption

Superman And The Damage Done

Every generation has a Superman.<p>I consider myself lucky to have been alive at a time when I could, as a four year old, go see <i>Superman: The Movie</i> in …

Comic Books

Trump Strategist Quits, Writes Scathing Letter Urging Americans Not to Vote for Him

<i>The following letter, written by a former communications director of the Make America Great Again Super PAC, was originally published on …

#BernieMadeMeWhite: Meet the Black writer who called out the media for erasing people of color

Leslie Lee III is a writer and English teacher from Baton Rouge, LA who lives in Yokahama, Japan with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Taco. His …

Apple, Inc. Just Struck a Huge Blow to Amazon

Apple shifted some of its budget from AWS to Google's cloud.<p>The year 2015 was a great one for AWS, <b>Amazon</b>'s (NASDAQ:AMZN) cloud-computing division. …

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

Steve Wanner is a highly respected 37-year-old partner at Ernst & Young, married with four young children. When we met him a year ago, he was working 12- to 14-hour days, felt perpetually exhausted, and found it difficult to fully engage with his family in the evenings, which left him feeling …