The recent popularity of the zombie genre is indicative of mankind’s collective uneasiness about the future. With so many doomsday scenarios being painted by people think that 2012 is the year that the world will end, it’s understandable that the more gullible among us will take these things a little more seriously and feed into the anxiety. [Read more…]
We all know that famous Benjamin Franklin quote about death and taxes. As far as mortality goes, we’re all headed towards that common end, it’s only how we’ll meet it that is the big question.
If you’re wondering what kind of death you’ll meet and don’t want to rely on a crystal ball, this morbidly fascinating infographic from Best Health Degrees is going to be a great resource. The infographic illustrates with great clarity the kind of activities people participate in and the chances of dying from it. [Read more…]
Global commerce is a multi-billion dollar endeavor and it is growing every year. Decades ago, going into business in other countries is considered the exclusive domain of those who have extremely deep pockets or large-scale corporations. But with the business trends changing, it is now possible for those with more modest budgets to actually start businesses in other countries. [Read more…]
The Big Mac Index may sound like some punchline for a joke. In fact, it is actually a very ingenious way of measuring Purchasing Power Parity. The Big Mac Index was developed by The Economist, the respected international affairs weekly magazine. Purchasing Power Parity (PPE) sounds complicated. It is actually the measure between two currencies and deals with exchange-rate theory. The Economist developed the Big Mac Index to make exchange-rate theory more accessible to the masses by using the Big Mac, a product that is available in practically countries. [Read more…]
We ask a lot of questions when we work. Is the salary high enough? Is it a good career move? Is this a long-term engagement? Is this a job that will make me happy? There are so many questions asked but there is one question that we always forget to ask ourselves, ‘is job stress killing you?‘ [Read more…]