Archive for the Culture Category


The Top 20 Global Emerging Country Economies

October 30, 2016 Bloomberg Global Emerging Markets Investors have been pouring money into emerging markets—to the tune of $50 billion last year for mutual funds that invest in developing countries, according to EPFR Global. But not all emerging markets are created equal. Bloomberg Marketmagazine ranked the top 20, based on more than a dozen criteria. […]

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Top 10 Fears of 2015: Chapman University Survey of American Fears

Chapman Education October 13, 2015 Sheri Ledbetter The Chapman University Survey of American Fears, Wave 2 (2015) provides an unprecedented look into the fears of average Americans. In April of 2015, a random sample of 1,541 adults from across the United States were asked their level of fear about eighty-eight different fears across a huge […]

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The Anatomy of Etiquette: How to Be an Old School Gentleman From Head to Toe

July 23, 2014 The Art of Manliness  Editor’s note: There are a lot of ways to categorize the rules of etiquette: business, dinner, conversational, and so on. One of my favorite old etiquette books included another, most clever method: by your anatomy. In Esquire Etiquette, which was published in 1954 in Great Britain, there’s a section […]

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32 Alternatives to “A LOT”

1.26.2015 LAURA HALE BROCKWAY “A lot” is a piece of land, or so said many of my high school English teachers whenever anyone used “a lot” to describe an amount. Unfortunately, in much of the work we’re asked to edit, “a lot” is used…a lot. Here are a few examples of how the term is commonly […]

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23 Things to Know Before Moving To New York City

1.17.2015 EMMIE MARTIN Moving here is equal parts amazing and terrifying. So for anyone courageous (or foolish) enough to think about packing up and heading to the Big Apple, we surveyed our editors and readers about what they wish they’d known before moving to New York. Here’s what you should know: 1. “That halal food would […]

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45 Hobbies to Develop in 2015

1.11.2015 Art of Manliness Back in the day, leisure time was not thought of as a chance to “veg out,” but as opportunity to pursue one’s passions and interests, an outlet for the sides of a man that were not stimulated in one’s career. Unfortunately, we now often spend our leisure time camped out in […]

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The World’s Largest Starbucks Is The Willy Wonka Factory Of Coffee

12.5.2014 Suzanne LaBarre A 15,000-square-foot factory that could only be the work of Starbucks. Hulking industrial equipment stands alongside custom walnut furniture that’s finished so delicately I’m afraid to place my coffee cup on it without a coaster. Sunlight pours through a three-story-tall copper silo, as beans whir in pipes overhead, trickling like the sound of […]

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45 Random Acts of Kindness

11.18.2014 Viral Nova There are plenty of good people out there who would help you if you stumbled. Feel good about other people and share this article – it’ll spread the happiness. 1.) A parking official let a couple in need slide when their car was parked illegally. 2.) When an older woman needed to […]

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World’s Tallest Man Meets World’s Shortest Man

11.13.2014 Ben Mathis-Lilley Today is Guinness World Records Day, and the record-keepin’ company celebrated with a meeting between the world’s tallest and shortest men in London. Turkey’s Sultan Kosen is 8-foot-3, and Nepal’s Chandra Bahadur Dangi is 1-foot-9.5. Kosen is a 31-year-old farmer, and Dangi is a 74-year-old who makes “placemats and head straps for […]

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Eric Hart & The Making of Baby Ironman

11.11.2014 Eun Kyung Kim Eric Hart’s newborn son has spent his entire life in the hospital. So for Halloween, Hart, who is a prop maker, decided to turn his tiny son into a pint-sized Iron Man. Eric Hart / Via youtube.com He printed out a paper pattern.. Eric Hart / Via youtube.com And scaled it […]

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