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The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Big Ideas

Bitcoin’s rally may be over

Bitcoin, the popular digital currency whose meteoric rise in price last year surprised many of its critics, has lost almost half its market value in …

Cryptocurrency

America Vs. Canada's Best Railroad Company - Union Pacific And Canadian National Railway

Strong durable competitive advantages derive from rail networks and pricing power.<p>Impacted by commodity cycles short-term and productivity growth …

Business

‘Destiny 2’: Bungie Can’t Stop Breaking The First Rule Of Getting Out Of Holes, Stop Digging [Opinion]

<i>Destiny 2</i> is in a hole right now and Bungie cant seem to get it out because the studio keeps digging. The dust up this week over Faction Rallies is …

Deal allows simultaneous company, domain name registry

The collaboration combines the offline and online worlds for businesses.<p>Collaboration between the Companies & Intellectual Properties Commission …

This Warren Buffett indicator is at 8-year high for Indian markets; should you be worried?

The Indian market is on a dream run with benchmark indices gaining 29 percent in the calendar year 2017 in absolute term. The good news is that the …

Stocks

Carbohydrate Restriction: What is it Good For?

To keto, or not to keto? The answer is- it depends. A less drastic approach may be just as effective for you. Read more for the low-down on low-carb …

Nutrition

Interview With Dr. Dan Weaving, 1st Team Sports Scientist At Leeds Rhinos RLFC

Dr. Dan Weaving holds a dual role as Post-Doctoral Research fellow at Leeds Beckett University and Sports Scientist at Leeds Rhinos Rugby League club …

Big Data

These Companies Are Dogs - Buy Them Now In This Way

“The Dogs of the Dow” is a favorite couch potato strategy: set and forget for a full year.<p>Its history is a mixed one; sometimes it yields superb …

Investing

Five Upsides of Conversations with Really Annoying People

Source: Unsplash<p>We all sometimes have interactions that feel extremely frustrating, such as when the person we're dealing with seems to have …

Psychology

The secret to a better vacation

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Vacationing can make you happy, but your trip is only part of the vacation experience. If …

Business

Disaster Resilience Saves Six Times as Much as It Costs

A new report finds that federal disaster-mitigation grants produce an average of $6 in societal savings for every dollar spent.<p>In financial terms, 2017 was the worst year for natural disasters in American history, costing the country $306 billion. Scientists agree that hurricanes, floods, and fires …

Brock Long

Despotism is all around us: the warnings of Montesquieu – Vickie B Sullivan

It is commonplace for citizens of liberal, democratic nations to believe that despotism is foreign to their own experiences. Their political …

Authoritarianism

Importance sampling adds an interesting twist to Monte Carlo simulation

(This article was first published on <b> ouR data generation</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)I’m contemplating the idea of teaching a course on …

Data Science

Marco Rubio: Populist?

Senator Marco Rubio today authored an interesting post on the website UnHerd.com. You have to register your email address to access it, but the post …

Conservative View

Ten Practical Steps to a Sanctified Life

Fr. Wade Menezes details practical steps that will lead to a sanctified life from his book "The Four Last Things."The post Ten Practical Steps to a …

Christianity

The brilliant Ronaldinho has retired, but his legacy is full of 'what if?'

His older brother and agent, Assis, has announced that farewell matches and events will take place after the World Cup, but one of the most gifted …

Soccer

YouTube implements tighter restrictions for creators to monetise their content

This one’s going to upset a lot of people. That much is obvious. Because, whenever YouTube move the goal posts required for monetisation, people …

Biotech groups urged to focus more on humans in drug tests

The UK biotech industry must put patients and human data at the centre of drug discovery, rather than relying on animal experiments, according to a …

Pharma

Bursting Bubbles – book review

We are publishing free for everyone three of Tam's 40+ book reviews that so entertained Purple Pagers over the recent holidays. She chose the three …

Wine

How Do Embedded Cap Rates Affect The Values Of Your Self-Storage REIT Holdings? Part I

Market capitalization rates are useful in the valuation of individual parcels of income-producing real estate, but can we make sense of cap rates for …

Business

Hands-on: Lenovo Mirage Solo – Strong Fundamentals, Questionable Pricing

At CES 2018 last week, Lenovo revealed the Mirage Solo, the company’s standalone Daydream headset. The new device has everything on-board, including …

Virtual Reality

Rohingya issue could change dynamics of Myanmar's ties with China, says academic

January 17, 2018 3:40 PM<br>SINGAPORE - Myanmar has deftly managed its relations with a rising China over the years and, contrary to widely-held opinion, …

Asia

Product Design Love: Bodega Los Cedros by Anagrama Studio

Bodega Los Cedros is a Mexican vineyard located in the mountains of Arteaga, Coahuila. The origins of the name derive from a passion and dream of a …

Identity

The simple, ethical case for gene editing

Share selection to:<p>For over three decades, scientists have had the ability to alter the genomes of other species of animals. Using viruses to alter …

Genetics

It Was Only When I Quit Drinking That I Realized How Bad It Was for Me

Maybe some of us need pictures of liver cirrhosis on bottles of gin.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i>.<p>Two weeks ago, at the very nice time of 4:20 AM, I polished off my last bottle of gin. Hopefully ever.<p>Overconsumption of alcohol has long been a problem for me. Last year, I was …

Moot

How Customer Service Can Turn Angry Customers into Loyal Ones

Good customer service seems like common sense for businesses. But how valuable is it really?<p>Until now, this has not been rigorously quantified across different companies. Businesses are understandably reluctant to share their CRM and sales data, and most research in this field has been based on …

Customer Service

How rejuvenation of stem cells could lead to healthier aging

“Rampant” and “elderly” are words rarely used in the same sentence, unless we are talking of the percentage of people over 65 years old worldwide. …

Medicine

Ignore the ‘blockchain gimmicks’ say the men behind the new blockchain ETFs

Some of the most remarkable moves in the U.S. stock market over the past few months have been in companies announcing an initiative related to …

Bitcoin

A beginner’s guide to eating Tide Pods, and other forms of laundry detergent

<b>What in the actual hell?</b><p>Yeah, we know. Look, we all accept that each new generation of teenagers invents new and inventive ways to be stupid for attention, and that we’ve given them unfettered access to a global Attention Device and told them their self-worth hinges on Likes from equally …

Golf