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Why millions of Chinese men are staying single

September 18th, 2019 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

  The gender gap is a big problem in the Middle Kingdom – and its ‘leftover men’ are going to great lengths to find a wife. In China, there is a name for unmarried men over 30. Shengnan, meaning “leftover men” have yet to find a wife – and in a country with a growing […]



Fewer people are getting married. The reason why is stunning, according to science

September 15th, 2019 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

It’s come to this. Perhaps it’s about time. We live in singular times. Technology encourages us to disappear into our own personal worlds. Meanwhile, relationships seems to get harder and harder. Why, in a sign of apocalyptic avenues approaching, even Facebook is launching a dating service.



These are the top countries for travel and tourism in 2019

September 14th, 2019 at 1:36 am » Comments Off

Global tourism is set to rise by 50% over the next decade. But who goes where on holiday? This article is part of the World Economic Forum on Africa Spain, France, Germany, Japan and the United States are the world’s most travel-ready nations, according to the latest travel and tourism ranking of the World Economic […]



Why becoming a ‘company of one’ is all the rage

September 14th, 2019 at 1:31 am » Comments Off

I recently left the corporate world. After working roughly 20 years in mega-large companies with revenues in the billions I am now a company of one. It’s me and only me. I do all my own stunts, too. Whether it’s booking travel or sending invoices or writing reports, there is no one to lean on, […]



In a world of smart gadgets, why are toilets still so dumb?

September 11th, 2019 at 2:32 am » Comments Off

Your butt deserves better! I spent the last three days talking to dozens of people about pooping. The ease with which I can discuss the act of defecation is somewhat of a paradox — because I am exceedingly bathroom shy. Silent office restrooms with stall doors that end a foot and a half off the […]



Are certificates more valuable than college degrees?