How China is trying to dominate the digital currency market: While we are busy fighting the battle over TikTok, China is making moves to dominate the currency markets of the future. This is a must-read story. (Also: Triangle Entanglement — As the U.S. and China drift apart, Taiwan is caught in the middle of their looming war.)
Why are men turning to cosmetic procedures?: To gain a competitive edge in the workplace — especially in notably ageist Silicon Valley.
An American tragedy: This story of a homeless Harvard graduate and his killers, two juveniles from broken families, is an all-too-familiar one in post-Industrial America. Broken homes, homelessness, crime, addiction, and lack of hope are signs of a sick society and broken social contract.
Inside skateboarding’s new counter-culture: Instagram is changing skateboarding by allowing a new audience to join the party. They don’t know the insider rules — and that’s a good thing.