Victor Chung

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What makes a country good at football?

ON A sunny Saturday afternoon, within kicking distance of Uruguay’s national football stadium, 14 seven-year-olds walk onto a bumpy pitch. They are …

Soccer

The State of Soccer in 2018

<i>Managers don’t matter. Port cities and dictators produce soccer powers. The English national team actually isn’t a quadrennial disappointment. And if</i> …

Soccer

Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous

On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s …

Peter Thiel

Tommy Hilfiger’s Bet on Instant Gratification Is Paying Off

Tommy Hilfiger had the final night of February’s Milan Fashion Week all to himself. Inside the city’s Congressi fairgrounds, the designer’s latest …

Tommy Hilfiger

The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul

Teens have taken a technology that was supposed to help grownups stop smoking and invented a new kind of bad habit, molded in their own image.<p>If I get addicted to vaping, I thought, in March, I will always remember this Texas strip mall. I was walking out of a store called Smoke-N-Chill Novelties, …

Public Health

E-Commerce VS Brick and Mortar: Shoe Industry

<i>The Shoe Stores industry is expected to flourish in coming years, but online sales will surpass brick-and-mortar retailers.</i><p><b>Storefront</b><p>Shoe retailers …

The Diplomat Who Quit the Trump Administration

For John Feeley, the Ambassador to Panama, moral failings at home seemed to compound tactical failings abroad.<p>John Feeley, the Ambassador to Panama and a former Marine helicopter pilot, is not averse to strong language, but he was nevertheless startled by his first encounter with President Donald …

Panama Canal

Apple Stunned Everyone - Did Something It Has Never Done Before

<i>By Ophir Gottlieb</i><p><b>Preface</b><p>Apple announced a beat of EPS in the latest quarter and the stock jumped higher adding nearly $80 billion to its market cap …

Instagram Looks Like Facebook’s Best Hope

Through the glass doors, beyond the giant camera logo and before the artisan coffee stand, visitors to Instagram’s headquarters in Menlo Park, …

Social Media

Wal-Mart Already Has a Thriving Online Grocery Business—in China

Amazon.com Inc. has sent a chill through the U.S. supermarket business. Its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Markets Inc. stirred fears that it …

São Paulo Offers the Best Plan Yet for Dealing With Uber

Call it congestion pricing for taxi cabs.<p>Much like Keyser Soze, the greatest trick Uber ever played was convincing some of the world’s biggest cities that, when it comes to traffic, it doesn’t exist. But don’t count São Paulo, Brazil, among the fooled. The congestion-riddled metro recently proposed …

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Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Blockchain

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Cartier Kings

How designer sunglasses have come to represent status and violence in Detroit.<p>Darryle Miller was just 20 years old in the summer of 2010 when he was killed for his Cartier sunglasses. Known to his mom as Little Darryle, the 6’6” former high school basketball star from Detroit had taken a 30-minute …

Los trabajadores informales: ¿una tragedia o una maravilla?

Hace algunas semanas René Quevedo escribió, en <b>Martes Financiero</b>, un importante artículo sobre “Trabajadores independientes vs informales”.Siempre me …

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

How Rich Chinese Use Visa Fixers to Move to the U.S.

One summer Saturday in 2013, Vivian Ding took the stage in the grand ballroom of Shanghai’s Shangri-La Hotel to hold forth on a subject in which she …

Inside the Hollywood Home of Social Media’s Stars. (Don’t Be Shy.)

LOS ANGELES — On any given day, something crazy is likely to be happening at 1600 Vine Street, a 550-unit apartment complex in Hollywood.<p>A scary-looking clown might be shimmying across a narrow ledge eight floors above the sidewalk, or a young woman dangling from a balcony while a masked man wields …

Social Media

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>Easter Parades, Services and Bonnets in Pictures<p>Telangana<p>10 Easter Traditions from Around the …

This High-Tech Vertical Farm Promises Whole Foods Quality at Walmart Prices

Before stepping into Plenty Inc.’s indoor farm on the banks of the San Francisco Bay, make sure you’re wearing pants and closed-toe shoes. Heels …

A ‘Holy Grail’ Watch Sets the Stage for High-Stakes Battle

Among vintage collectors, certain timepieces are known as holy grail watches. They’re the ones that inspire bidding frenzies and, subsequently, …

‘It’s two different games’: Why college football is more fun than the NFL

Kevin Wright, the head football coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., opened a video on his computer screen and chuckled. It had been recommended by a friend who coaches a youth team of kids with necks barely strong enough to bear the weight of a helmet. It was an odd place to find the roots of …

NFL

The Tiny Satellites Ushering in the New Space Revolution

A good rocket launch site has a few important characteristics. An unpopulated patch of land near an ocean is preferable, so no one gets showered with …

How a Journalist Uncovered the True Identity of Jihadi John

<i>Souad Mekhennet</i> | I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad |<i> Henry Holt & Company</i> |<i> June 2017</i> | <i>19 minutes (5,112 words)</i><i></i> <i>Below is</i> …

The Beginning of Uber

Since we just passed the ninth anniversary of the idea of Uber (originally UberCab, in Aug 2008), I thought it would be interesting to share the very …

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

World Economic Forum

The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior.<p>It begins with learning how emotions work, but it goes much further. Specifically, how do you start …

Emotional Intelligence