Courtesy of Institute Sarita Sara Jane Ho, Founder and Principal of Institute Sarita in Beijing
In recent years, newly wealthy Chinese have become known around the world for their serious appetite for luxury goods. Although it may be a stereotype, it’s not wholly inaccurate — Chinese travelers reportedly spent upwards of $8.5 billion on luxury goods overseas in January 2013 alone, according to CNBC.
Expedia.com’s annual Flip Flop Report finds that Europeans are more comfortable sunbathing topless than Americans, and that the biggest concern of U.S. beachgoers is theft, not sharks. Also worth noting: 65% of respondents from around the world said Speedos were acceptable beachwear. Continue reading
12 Things Americans Love That The Rest Of The World Finds Bizarre
A few weeks ago, we brought you the highlight responses to a Reddit list asking what things Americans do that the rest of the world finds bizarre.
Of course, there’s an endless list of things that reveal major cultural differences. Continue reading
The high-tech wristband that can tell when you are having sex (and could even be used by your wife or husband to make sure you’re behaving!) Continue reading
Why 1978 was the year the world never had it so good: We had the perfect balance of wealth, work and happiness
- University of Canberra researchers used a novel method to work out when individual countries and the whole world enjoyed the best quality of life
- Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) uses economic data as well as statistics relating to pollution, housework and car accidents among other factors Continue reading