Torin Hawthorne

157 Added | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | 8 Followers | @torinhawthorne | A university graduate, musician, cyclist, former gymnast, traveller, China expert and gym enthusiast. And blimey does he look good in a suit.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on New Electric Competition: I'm Glad

Elon Musk doesn't fear recently announced electric vehicles. In fact, he hopes automakers accelerate anticipated launch timeframes.<p>With all the …

Tesla

Elon Musk Wants to Change How (and Where) Humans Live

<i>Making spaceships and electric supercars isn’t enough for Elon Musk. Meghan Daum meets the entrepreneur who wants to save the world.</i><p>The name sounds like a men’s cologne. Or a type of ox. It sounds possibly made up. But then, so much about Elon Musk seems the creation of a fiction writer—and not …

SpaceX Rocket Explodes Shortly Into Flight, Cargo Lost

The loss takes out around 5,200 pounds of much-needed cargo for the ISS (including two Microsoft HoloLens devices).<p>PCMag reviews products …

Space Exploration

EU leaders to gather for emergency refugee summit

European Union leaders are set to gather for an emergency summit on the refugee crisis, a day after ministers forced through a controversial deal to relocate 120,000 refugees in a major blow to unity within the bloc.<p>The leaders will gather on Wednesday evening in Brussels to try to adopt a unified …

North Africa

Does Beijing Care About The Threat Of Civil Disobedience In Hong Kong?

The answer appears to be no, judging from the tough stance projected by government representatives from China’s top legislative body today. Beijing’s officials insist that the central government has done Hong Kong a big favor by giving it some form of electoral freedom, even as pro-democracy …

LinkedIn Has Already Shaken Up The Way Professionals Are Hired – And It's Just Getting Started

As manager of "talent acquisition", he is busy filling it. Since he joined Kenandy last October, Mr Han has recruited 32 of the nearly 80 staff. At some point when hiring half of them, he used LinkedIn.<p>LinkedIn, based a bit farther south in Mountain View, had its origins in 2002 as a "network of …

Employment

9 Tips For Traveling Abroad

1. Make a list of things you love about home before you leave
.<p>Chances are, coming back home is going to be tough. In order to make the flight home …

I’m A Dude And Here Are 10 Honest Reasons Why I Won’t Date You

No, it’s not because you’re a slut or a prude or a fatty. Despite guys getting a bad rap for being shallow, I’m here to give you a daily dose of …

Why China can blithely ignore its Hong Kong treaty with the UK

Former public officials in Hong Kong have been lobbying the United Kingdom and the international community overall to stand up for the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, where students and activists are pressing Beijing for the right to elect their chief executive in 2017. But there’s little that …

Hong Kong

My friends should know better: there's no pride in alcoholism

As inevitably as rumours of Beyonce’s divorce leading to sell-out shows on her tour with Jay Z, on a Friday night my social media feeds will begin to fill, without fail, with the refrain “I’m such an alcoholic lol”.<p>It’s a trend that has moved from my high school yard to my social media feed and …

Stem cell research gets huge boost from Australian zebrafish discovery

Medical breakthrough as researchers uncover the mystery of how hematopoietic stem cells form<p>Australian researchers studying zebrafish have made one of the most significant ever discoveries in stem cell research.<p>They have uncovered the mystery of how a critical type of stem cell found in blood and …

Japan's defense plans raise hackles in China

Japan's new defense white paper has done little to mend fences with Beijing, with the Chinese government complaining that its Asian neighbor is using the "China threat" to justify a bigger defense budget.<p>Japan will spend about $49 billion on defense in the fiscal year to March 2015 -- up about 3% …

10 Reasons Why I Ignored Your Resume

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

Advanced Sit-Up Training For A Sculpted Six-Pack

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Danny Kavadlo <b><br>From:</b> New York, NY <b><br>Occupation:</b> Trainer, author, progressive calisthenics specialist <b><br>Website:</b> www.dannythetrainer.com<p>Folks …

Workouts

China is shocked—shocked!—at the suggestion that it is bullying foreign companies

China’s anti-trust regulator is insisting that contrary to appearances, both foreign and domestic companies are fair game in its recent crackdown.<p>The statement comes after high-profile investigations of foreign tech firms Qualcomm and Microsoft, six foreign infant formula makers, and automakers …

China

Why I Can’t Be In A Relationship

I’m not ready for a loving and life-long commitment to someone. Relationships from the past left me with both charming memories and severe trauma. …

25 Things That Inevitably Happen When You’re Addicted To Traveling

<i>“Wanderlust, the very strong or irresistible impulse to travel, is adopted untouched from the German, presumably because it couldn’t be improved</i> …

How Religion Affects Children's Judgment of What Is Real and What Is Pretend

How does exposure to religion influence young children's learning? We asked this question in a study published this month in the journal <i>Cognitive Science</i>. In the paper, my colleagues Eva Chen, Paul Harris and I report the results of two studies we conducted at Boston University's Social Learning …

Nonreligious

The Analyst Who Nailed The Housing Crash Is Quietly Revealing The Next Big Thing

<i>While people worry about the greying of the U.S., and how we'll support so many retirees, there's another big story playing out: An increasingly young workforce is poised help the economy and the housing market in a big way</i>.<p>For years, very few people have nailed the big, economic themes like Bill …

Demographics

Uganda holds first pride rally after 'abominable' anti-gay law overturned

Activists gather on shores of Lake Victoria to celebrate gay pride after law that gave homosexuals life sentence is thrown out<p>Uganda has hosted its first gay pride rally since a draconian anti-homosexuality law was overturned by the courts.<p>Sandra Ntebi, organiser of the rally held on Saturday in …

The Aftermath of Everest's Deadly Avalanche

Sherpa communities and those set to climb Everest are grieving and "in shock" after the avalanche that killed 16 mountaineers.<p>The first thing you hear is the roar. It's a terrifying sound, instantly recognizable. Your head jerks up, and you see the thundering cloud of ice blasting toward you. …

Why Your Personality Isn’t Your Fault

To get away from yourself is difficult. Nature chains your body and your mind. Those that have managed it, through an out-of-body experience or a …

Why You Should Never Donate To Charity

Every morning on my way to the local liquor store, I pass by a homeless man on Calvert Avenue. He props himself up against a utility pole and his …

What happens in China, doesn’t stay in China

Author: Yizhe Daniel Xie, Waseda University<p>The experience that Chinese leaders gain in domestic politics has a big impact on how they view and handle …

New rules for mobile IM in China: Will it hamper innovation?

China's 700 million smartphone users will no longer be able to share stories about politics without official approval, according to new regulations announced by authorities on Thursday, which took immediate effect.<p>The State Internet Information Office released a 10-point document detailing new …

Australia preparing to join Iraq air campaign, says Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott has offered Australia’s assistance to the US for humanitarian air drops over northern Iraq after the US military launched air strikes against Islamic State (Isis) forces.<p>The prime minister said he had spoken with US officials about the “potential humanitarian disaster” and that he had …

Britain considers air strikes to avert genocide in Iraq

UK could join America in launching military strikes against Islamist extremists in Iraq should the situation descend into genocide<p>Britain could join America in launching military strikes against Islamist extremists in Iraq should the situation descend into genocide, government sources said.<p>US …

Middle East

US jets bomb Islamic State group in Iraq

US fighter jets have bombed positions of self-declared jihadists in northern Iraq, in what the federal and Kurdish governments vowed would allow them to start clawing back areas lost in two months of conflict.<p>President Barack Obama's order for the first air strikes on Iraq since he put an end to US …

The Unbelievable Secret To Getting More Sex

One of the ongoing complaints I see amongst my readers and in society in general is sex. Most people aren’t getting laid enough… and they don’t know …