An Ancient Guide to Inner Freedom

In “The Princess Bride,” while disguised as the Dread Pirate Roberts, Westley delivers one of writer William Goldman’s classic lines: “Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” The Stoic philosophers weren’t trying to […]


US Joined by Nations Around the World in Cracking Down on Chinese Investment

WASHINGTON—National security concerns are prompting tighter investment screening as numerous countries introduce new regulatory frameworks, targeting foreign buyers, particularly Chinese state-backed firms. Nearly 12 percent of global foreign direct investment was blocked in 2018 for […]


Chinese Idioms: Behind the Times (不合時宜)

The Chinese idiom 不合時宜 (bù hé shí yí), which translates as “behind the times,” is used to describe a person or something not conforming to the commonly accepted standards, in lack of good taste, or […]


6 Best Cruise Ships in Singapore

Apart from being home to Universal Studios and breathtaking beaches, Singapore is also host to some of the world’s largest cruises. Cruises are a whole different world themselves; floating you away from worldly affairs while […]