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#202: China life: Managing cultural taboos in your marketing strategy

Sociologist Associate Professor Cheris Chan recounts the expensive lessons foreign insurance firms have had to learn in China and other ethnically Chinese countries when encountering cultural taboos and superstitions that directly impact on business success. With host Jennifer Cook.

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The Eyes Have It
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Science Bulletins: Decoding the DNA of Extinct Species
Caves were important refuges for humans and animals that coexisted during the late Pleistocene, the epoch of ice ages that ended 10,000 years ago. These sheltered environments can preserve evidence of extinct biological communities that archaeologists, paleontologists, and geneticists can mine for clues the species' biology, behavior, and evolution. Recently, exceptionally well-preserved bones from European caves have yielded DNA for two Ice Age species, Neanderthals and cave bears. The teams-on
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Science Bulletins: The Roots of a Malaria Menace
Malaria kills more than a million people every year. Recently, an international team of biologists used genetic techniques to trace how the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum first emerged to infect humans. In their study of chimpanzees in West Africa, the researchers discovered that P. falciparum evolved from Plasmodium reichenowi, a species of chimpanzee malaria. Malaria thus began much like many other modern pandemics such as HIV, SARS, and swine flu—it jumped from animals to humans.
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Korean War Progress Report
In this video clip, upon his return from the Far East, Supreme Commander of U.N. forces Gen. Matthew Ridgeway addresses a joint session of Congress on April 22, 1952, and recounts stories of Allied bravery on the battlefield. (3:57)
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Why Build Computer Models?
Visitors to this site can study a discussion of the need for computer modeling to examine the terrestrial biosphere. Emphasis is placed on integration of multiple measurements across varying scales of time and space into a single tool for visualizing a system, and its use in predicting future changes. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text.
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The Forecast Factory
The Forest Factory classroom exercise is an introduction to the topic of weather forecasting. Students role-play the various elements in forecasting process such as equations, announcers, data analysts, and airplanes. By following the script, the students will summarize the entire process in a single class period. This lesson plan is well suited to large classes in lecture-hall settings. This Starting Point website provides a discussion and summary of this teaching method as well as extensions t
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Verb Song from Grammaropolis - "Lights! Camera!! Action Verb!!!" (Action and Linking Verbs)
Students will enjoy this cute animated video filled with funny characters as they learn about action and linking verbs. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review action and linking verbs in the classroom. (3:55)
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Biggest danger is Europe crisis -- Brazil's Tombini
July 25 - The probability of an extreme economic event has decreased from six months ago, but Europe is still the biggest problem, says Brazil Central Bank Governor Alexandre Tombini.
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Witness: China, India face off on the 'roof of the world'
July 24 - After years of neglect, India is fortifying its contested Himalayan border with China. Reuters' Frank Jack Daniel explains why the presence of the Tawang monastery makes this area such a hot spot.
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Times Change, Principles Don't

[This Mises Daily originally ran on September 11, 2003. It is included in Lew's collection, The Left, the Right, and the State.]

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A libertarian must never tire of saying "I told you so." Nor is there a dearth of opportunities to do so. B
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GS-10: Guided edit mode
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