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How the office was invented

<b>Many people might think of office-bound life as a modern phenomenon, but there's a long history of people chained to their desks, explains Lucy Kellaway.</b><p>In medieval London the old St Paul's Cathedral used to dwarf everything around it. Now it is dwarfed - by offices.<p>The Shard, Canary Wharf, NatWest …

Mental Disorders

Inside the epic, all-night, Goldman Sachs scavenger hunt

One Saturday evening last fall, some 180 Goldman Sachs employees assembled at a dock along the East River of Manhattan, divided into 20 teams. Standing on a platform overlooking the crowd was Mat Laibowitz, an impresario-mad-scientist-type dressed in a red t-shirt printed with the words Game …

Blade Runner

15 of the Best Travel Photos Taken With an iPhone

There are many ways that Apple's iPhone has transformed our lives. It has put a previously unimaginable array of technology in our pockets - everything from a global positioning system to a video editor. One of the many industries it has changed in the process is travel photography. As the quality …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

The Story Behind That Incredible Photo of Denver's Colossal Cloud

There will be more Detroits: Your town could be next

Big corporations like Apple do anything they can to avoid paying taxes. It’s driving governments out of business<p>President Obama comes to Galesburg, Illinois (population: 32,000) today, where he is expected to once again hit the reset button on his domestic economic agenda for the rest of his second …

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Canada’s taxi industry enriches a tiny minority, exploits drivers and provides expensive and spotty services for many people highly dependent on cabs, such as women and the poor. It increases the rate of car ownership, as people who might otherwise rely on cabs find poor availability and high fares …

Rapid Arctic thawing could be economic timebomb, scientists say

Rapid thawing of the Arctic could trigger a catastrophic "economic timebomb" which would cost trillions of dollars and undermine the global financial …

Chinese Weibo users are salivating over Detroit’s bankruptcy

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>Detroit has long had one of the nation’s worst housing markets. Home values have plummeted. Vacancies abound. And foreclosure numbers are through the roof. Not that that’s surprising; who’d want to live in a neighborhood with soaring unemployment and the highest rate …

Real Estate

Despite Gains, Facebook Is Currently Worth $24 Billion Less Than When It First Went Public

The market awarded Facebook a 25 percent share price spike today, following a strong earnings report that showed off the company’s ability to retain mind share among youths, build its total global usership, and monetize mobile traffic better than nearly any other company. Period.<p>The firm pop in its …

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Catch Of The Day, Grilled The Turkish Way

Each morning as dawn breaks over the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey, a small drama repeats itself: Massive oil tankers and cargo ships slide past tiny fishing boats bobbing on the surface like bathtub toys.<p>These intrepid fishermen are out in all weather, in all seasons. In the winter, they catch the …

Paul Krugman Is As Wrong About China As He Was About Singapore

Naysayers on China are wrong, I think. Americans and American investors should pay close attention to China and learn. Continued Chinese growth means that the supercycle in commodities, prematurely declared dead by so many, will continue.<p>As I wrote in my book <i>Red Alert</i>, most disbelief concerning …