You might laugh at the notion that the UN general assembly has anything to teach the business world. The “world’s biggest meeting” can also, with its fetish for arcane procedures, interminable declarations, and impenetrable jargon, seem like the world’s most dysfunctional one.
For a while, when I was pregnant and blogs were still new, I was the top commenter on my blog. And of course, every post I write is sort of an ode to me, or at least an ode to the current diatribe-colored glasses I’m wearing.
There are signs that Mexico and Canada are increasingly less worried by the idea of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) falling apart.
1. What hump? Social media is about to become as central to our political discourse as it has been to our lives over the past decade.
Once again, senator John McCain is thwarting the Republican party’s effort to repeal Obamacare. A new proposal was advanced this week by senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy.
The push to regulate Facebook is on in earnest in Washington, DC—and so is the pushback. Two Senate Democrats are circulating a letter on Capitol Hill, hoping to drum up support for a bill that would make the social-media giant disclose more information about who is buying political ads on its platform and whom those ads target.
Only half of Americans have a positive outlook for their financial futures. For many, fear of market turbulence has chipped away at their confidence.
The US Department of Education is rescinding Obama-era guidance on how colleges should approach sexual assault on campus.
Uber is in hot water in London, where it will lose its license to operate at the end of the month. The local transport authority rejected Uber’s application for license renewal today (Sept.
People with standard vision can see millions of distinct colors. But human language categorizes these into a small set of words.
This weekend, the San Ysidro border crossing—which connects San Diego in California to Tijuana in Mexico—is shutting down.
If you’re going out of town this weekend, be sure to pack for the apocalypse. According to David Meade, a research scientist and Christian conspiracy theorist, Planet X—a red dwarf star the size of 3.34 Jupiters—is currently hurtling towards the sun.
In 2008, Brian Chesky was so broke that he handcrafted US presidential candidate-themed cereals (Obama O’s and Cap’n McCain’s) to sell at that year’s Democratic and Republican national conventions.
In this episode, I answer the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter I send out every week.
The long-simmering crisis in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions has taken a dangerous turn with small explosions targeting local security officials, even as ongoing protests become increasingly vociferous.
Pity the modern musician. In a viral video posted by BBC Backstage Music Pass this week, Liam Gallagher—former lead of iconic rock band Oasis and then Beady Eye, generally regarded as one of the greatest frontmen of all time—can be seen brewing his own cup of tea and railing against the dismal state of recording profits in the music-streaming era.
Germany’s Christian Democratic Union pulled out its big guns this week in the run up to Sunday’s election: a black-and-white picture of Angela Merkel as a child, and the caption “For a Germany in which everyone can become anything.” Considering the girl in the photo grew up in Communist East Germany and went on to become one of the most powerful leaders in the world, it’s a poignant message.
Cyprus has made at least €4 billion ($4.7 billion) by selling Cypriot (and European) citizenship to foreigners over a four-year period, according to documents leaked to the Guardian.
When I was in junior high, I read a lot of Stephen King novels. If that sounds vaguely age-inappropriate, you have to remember that the late 1980s and early 1990s were a real fallow period for young adult literature.
Airbus and Boeing are selling $32 billion worth in aircrafts to Iran. But those deals are now under threat.