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Dear Reader: Goodbye

Dear Reader, I’m always looking for you — on my train ride to work, in cafes, in waiting rooms — but I don’t see you rustling a big colorful print version of FiveThirtyEight. If I did, I’d lean in close to examine your face or accidentally elbow you to strike up a conversation. I want […]

Lifestyle

Significant Digits For Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 3 free suits Jos. A. Bank’s famous “buy one suit, get three suits free” sale will end for the final time this coming Sunday. Men’s Wearhouse bought the company in March of 2014. [CNN Money] 6 percentage points In an […]

Entertainment

This Bag Brand Wants You to Snap More Travel Shots

On a pilgrimage to save the human race from lackluster Snaps and IG posts, Herschel’s resident bro (at least one of them—the other being Herschel co-founder and sibling Jamie Cormack) Lyndon Cormack flew to Manila, and flew around the metro on a helicopter all trigger-happy to help introduce a new hashtag: #CityLimitless. Designed to showcase different cities, celebrate good design and architecture, […]

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Entertainment

Justin Bieber Isn’t ‘Sorry’ About Not Being In His New Music Video

In the wake of Justin Bieber’s #PenisGate scandal earlier this month, we didn’t expect to hear from him for a while (he said he had, erm, “bigger” things to do while we pointed and laughed at the photos). But the Biebs isn’t one to crawl and hide under a rock after being embarrassed in public! […]

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Lifestyle

New York City, October 21, 2015

★★★ The late-rising sun rose later than the late-rising people,  and the dimness made it seem as if it must be overcast: the first and most blatant point of confusion on the day. Haze softened the landscape even as it brought a harsh glare to the sky. The warmth was wrong for the angle of […]

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Significant Digits For Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 4 years Time since Blink-182’s last album. But, word on the street is the band is coming out with a new one. People who shout along to music in cars, like me, are in a very good place right now. […]

Entertainment

Did Kanye West Buy a $5 Million Birthday Gift for Kim Kardashian?

Kanye West has always been very public and ostentatious about his adoration for his wife Kim Kardashian—the rapper rented out a stadium on her birthday to propose to her—and when a man truly loves a woman, he will spare no expense on the day of her 35th birthday. In Kanye’s case, that meant shelling out […]

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Business

Female Investing Habits – Should You Invest in the Pink Portfolio?

Wendy, a 35-year-old Chinese engineer for a Singapore technology company earns a good income, but she is concerned she will not have enough to cover her retirement. Her only retirement planning is her company’s retirement savings plan.  If she lives to 100, however, as many women in her region of China do, she would have to lower the quality of her life to stretch out her income. In search of retirement solutions, she visited her boyfriend’s financial planner, anxious to hear how he could increase her investment returns. The planner took out a portfolio with ‘W’ on the front. He recommended a mutual fund invested in consumer retail stocks. He then praised the three-year 40%-plus return on Estee Lauder stock. “I got it,” says Wendy. “This was the Women’s portfolio.” Her boyfriend had just made $10,000 on a tech IPO, and she was getting the Mary Kay portfolio. Welcome to the world of gender investment marketing. Investment companies have stepped up efforts to market to the people responsible for 25% of global spending, but they still have a lot to learn. A Baby Boomer would have taken the pink portfolio, but women of Gen X and Gen Y are more […]

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Lifestyle

New York City, October 20, 2015

★★★ Sundry clouds in unrelated shapes were scattered sparsely on the morning sky. The problem of choosing a coat was insuperable; the cold was sure to be going, but it hadn’t lifted yet. The clouds resolved into parallel rows, with blue furrows between them, and for a while the sun was scattered into glare. Then […]

Lifestyle

Hanks And Spielberg Might Be The Best Collaboration In Hollywood

The latest collaboration between director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks, “Bridge of Spies,” came out last week. It’s the fourth time Hanks has played the lead role in a Spielberg-directed film, following “Saving Private Ryan,” “The Terminal” and “Catch Me If You Can.” Their careers have been fairly intertwined, which is pretty remarkable. Hanks […]

Business

When You Marry A Man, Are You One With His Debt?

Your vows may say that you’re in it for better, or for worse, but do you really need to shoulder the financial burden of his debt too? No matter how much love there is between you and your husband, many marital arguments are due to the amount of debt and in some cases it might be the husband’s. Marry A Man, Marry His Debt? Under Singaporean solemnisation laws, you are held responsible for each other’s debts, and therefore, while you shouldn’t be holding up the fort by yourself, it is still necessary to keep you and your husband on the right financial path. Emotional Support Irresponsible financial decisions in the past or college tuition loans (that most of us seem to have these days) may be the cause of the debt. Whichever the scenario is, it is important to keep perspective and take on this financial hardship together without damaging your union. Once you have become aware of this, decide quickly how the two of you will pay off the debt, in what time frame, and how it impacts your current financial plan. At first it might be hard to remain positive since you have very little to no debt. […]

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Entertainment

Did This Australian Model Bully Kendall Jenner Backstage at NYFW?

It appears that even the young, beautiful, rich, and famous aren’t immune to the hurt caused by bullying. In this retelling, however, it’s Kendall Jenner on the receiving end. Amid reports of girls stubbing their cigarettes in her drink and trash-talking her on Instagram, the blame hasn’t fallen on a particular model’s shoulders—until now. But […]

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