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10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Body Language

How Will Ezra Klein's 'Project X' Add Context to News?

The potential and pitfalls of an ambitious play for the future of digital journalism<p>Ezra Klein's new journalistic venture, Project X, starts with the proposition that news organizations focus too much on what's new and not enough on what's important. Or so I gather from a nicely done <b></b><i>New York</i> …

Bill Gates predicts there will be almost no poor countries by 2035

In their foundation’s just-released annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates attempt to debunk three pervasive myths in development economics:<p>“Poor countries are doomed to stay poor.”<br>• “Foreign aid is a big waste.”<br>• “Saving lives leads to overpopulation.”<p>From the letter’s introduction:<p>We hear these myths …

Income Inequality

Lessons For Entrepreneurs From A Navy SEAL

You have to be extra tough mentally to be an entrepreneur. While thinking about it, I realized that it’s really not that different from the toughness required and trained into America’s elite military force of Navy SEALs, who are known to be cool under fire, able to sense danger before it’s too …

Building Customer Relationships in Four Steps

In order to set up and manage your relationships with individual customers, you have to accomplish four basic things:<p><b>Identify customers individually.</b> …

Customer Experience

Click here to view original web page at www.scmp.comchina_nanjing_automobile_chn06d_5709661.jpgLast mile transport is the greatest challenge for logistics companies on the mainland, while high road tolls and unregulated penalties have forced them to think of ways to lower costs.Total logistics costs on the mainland topped 9.4 trillion yuan (HK$12 trillion) last year, equivalent to 18 per […]

Click here to view original web page at www.scmp.com<p>Last mile transport is the greatest challenge for logistics companies on the mainland, while high …

Mastering The Art Of (Healthy) Snacking

<i>If you feel the need to “graze,” choose one of the healthy options below.</i><p>If you’re like most people who pay attention to expert nutrition advice, you …

Could The Next Big Style Trend Be A See-Through Supply Chain?

<i>Soraya Darabi’s post-Foodspotting venture, Zady, aims to captivate consumers with a combination of stylish products, well-reported stories and transparent supply chains.</i><p>If Soraya Darabi, has her way, “Where did you get that?” would have a much more detailed answer than the name of your favorite …

Reactions have ranged from bemused or indifferent to hostile. One writer asked my agent to tell me that I was "a pain in the ass and a diva and everything else", which is probably fair comment. Jon McGregor: On a year without email http://gu.com/p/3j8hm/fb Photograph: Simon Smith/Getty Images

Stratfor: China's Infrastructure Plans for Central Asia - Graphic of the Day

Stratfor: China's Infrastructure Plans for Central Asia - Graphic of the Day<p>Updated Oct 5, 2013<p>Use Evernote to create, collect, and share everything …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

Silicon Valley

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Pulitzer Prize winner explains how to fix journalism, saying press should 'fire 90% of editors and promote ones you can't control'<p>Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

The Ancient Roots of Punctuation

<i>In his new book, “Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks,” Keith Houston reveals the stories behind esoteric punctuation marks, from the pilcrow (¶) to the manicule (☞) to the octothorpe, a.k.a. the hashtag. Many of these have their roots in ancient</i> …

While we are busy tweeting, texting and spending, the world is drifting towards disaster, believes Jonathan Franzen, whose despair at our insatiable technoconsumerism echoes the apocalyptic essays of the satirist Karl Kraus – 'the Great Hater' http://t.gu.com/oQ4CC Illustration: Mark Lazenby

Inspired or insane: 365 marathons in 365 days

Some areas, she says, they struggle to find their fresh food supply. Today, for instance, they and their two support crew “are literally down to our …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

Say Goodbye to Ambien! Sweet Greens Sleepy-Time Juice

If you're having trouble falling asleep at night, skip the sleeping pills for this nutrient-rich juice instead. Neka Pasquale, founder of Urban …

Paleo Perfection: Eat Like a Cavewoman For 1 Day

ADVERTISEMENT ()<p>← Use Arrows Keys →<p>0<p>Paleo Perfection: Eat Like a Cavewoman For 1 Day<p>The Paleo diet is all the rage, but committing to it translates …

Miracle Mile

MEGAB, a dusty backwater in the far northern reaches of Ethiopia’s arid Tigray region, is not a place that typically attracts visitors. The town is a pass-through on the way to more interesting sites. There is only one established road going through it, a graded-dirt regional highway lined on both …

7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

What's is supply chain network design and optimization? We will explain the concept and factors you should consider in supply chain network design …

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

Breakfast

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

Birds

The Confessions of a Reactionary

<b>By Teng Biao</b>, published: August 27, 2013<p>(<i>The article first appeared in</i> <b>Life and Death in China</b> <i>(a multi-volume anthology of 50+ witness accounts of</i> …

Zurich opens drive-in 'sex boxes' in bid to make prostitution safer http://t.gu.com/oiQIk The wooden garages will be open for business for drive-in customers in a country where prostitution has been legal since 1942. The publicly funded facilities will include bathrooms, lockers, small cafe tables and a laundry and shower. Photograph: John Heilprin/AP