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The undefeated club: Mayweather’s unbeaten peers in the world of boxing


The fight of the century is over and, as predicted, Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision after 12 rounds.

Pacquiao may have lost but Filipinos won big with delicious feasts


The fight turned out to be lackluster but the feasts did not disappoint. From Manila to Madrid to Manhattan, Filipinos took the highly anticipated boxing match between their unofficial national hero, Manny Pacquiao, and Floyd Mayweather as an excuse to orchestrate over-the-top buffets teeming with Filipino delicacies.

Eight tips on creativity and work from a professional performance artist


1 – Deadlines are your friend Putting pen to paper and coming up with a coherent text has never been an easy task for me, so when invited to participate in a “major book project” and to offer insight and advice to artists starting out in the field, I was flattered but hesitant.

The most glaring drawback to Microsoft’s HoloLens goggles


Last week, Microsoft showed off such an impressive demo of HoloLens, its yet-to-be-released augmented-reality goggles, that I—generally a deliberately late technology adopter who’s often skeptical of frivolous devices—actually thought to myself: “Hmm, I see the appeal.” But after donning the headset, it’s apparent there’s a big gap between Microsoft’s vision for HoloLens and what it can actually do.

Women are going to save Japan


Share Tap image to zoom Why do economies grow? It’s a simple recipe, actually. Add rising labor productivity—total output per worker—to an increase in the number of people working, or some combination of the two.

“Game of Thrones” has made mead super hip


Back in the days of yore, before craft beer wars and Chinese wine conglomerates, there was mead. The earliest references to mead, an alcoholic fermented honey beverage, come from the hymns of Rigveda, according to the American Mead Makers Association, a sacred Hindu text dating somewhere between 4000 and 1500 BC.

A colossal chocolate Manny Pacquiao cake will console disappointed fans


Among the many Manny Pacquiao tributes around, this might be the sweetest. Made of chocolate cake, Rice Krispies and icing, an edible effigy of the charismatic Filipino boxer waits to be eaten in Bunny Baker in Quezon City, Philippines.

Pacquiao’s fight tonight may be the best thing he can do for the Philippines


It is the morning of Mayweather v. Pacquiao in the Philippines, but it feels like Christmas. In the lead-up to the fight between Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and the undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao-related merchandise flew off shelves in the Philippines, according to Agence France Presse, and a limited edition run of postage stamps in Pacquiao’s likeness sold out after two days. On May 1, an editorial published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s website urged Filipinos to start praying for Pacquiao’s success.

Dave Goldberg, Silicon Valley executive—and Sheryl Sandberg’s husband—has died


Dave Goldberg, a popular and respected Silicon Valley entrepreneur snd executive, and husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, died last night (May 1).

Most boxers think Mayweather is going to beat Pacquiao—except these legends


The fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas is only a few hours away—and few of the best boxers still alive think that Pacquiao has much of a chance.

Spare to the heir: A recent history of awkward siblings in the British royal family


The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a daughter, Britain’s newest addition to the royal family.

Tretår, tsundoku, jugaad, and other useful but untranslatable words from around the world


Warmduscher, in German, refers to a Goldilocks-like person who only takes warm showers, implying that he is a bit of wimp.

Johannesburg is Africa’s most popular city for youth but Lagos is for its entrepreneurs


The 2015 YouthfulCities Index this week named Johannesburg as the “most popular African city” overall for young people aged 15-29.

Photos: Meet London’s royal baby fanatics


Fans of the British royal family have been camping out for days around St. Mary’s Hospital in London in expectation of the birth of Prince George’s sibling.

The UK election will be messy, but for the first time I feel like my vote counts


Britain’s election season is grinding towards its grand finale on May 7th, and the Malcolm X Centre, an inner-city community hall in Bristol in the southwest of England, was packed on a recent Monday night.

The lies, damn lies, and statistics behind the boom in America’s right-to-work laws


A bevy of “right-to-work” laws has been introduced in state legislatures across the United States this year.

Good news was bad bund news in European markets this week


Europe’s economy has been struggling to maintain decent economic growth, especially outside of Germany.

The American super rich think $26 million is too little for one heir


Merrill Lynch’s private banking group is looking out for its clients’ financial interests, so it published a white paper (PDF) on inheritance titled “How much should I give to my family?

Activists protesting labor exploitation on Saadiyat Island have shut down the Guggenheim


At noon on Friday, May 1, a group of roughly 60 protesters flooded the lobby of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

With his home battery pack, Elon Musk is trying to engineer an iPhone moment


With his unusual nighttime product launch, Elon Musk has again revealed himself as the best combined technology showman and designer in Silicon Valley since Steve Jobs.


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