Dr Zimmerman’s Tuesday Tip — 4 Ways to Stop the Devastating Effects of Negativity at Work or at Home

The question is: What can you do to stop the devastating effects caused by the negativity of others? Start with these four strategies You’ve probably got some whining, griping, groaning and complaining coworkers around you at work. And you’ve probably got some equally negative people in your family.… read the full article

Solomon Islands says ‘business as usual’ with Taiwan as it mulls diplomatic switch to China

By Reuters

Houses are seen in Honiara in the Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Solomon Islands said on Monday that its diplomatic ties with Taiwan were stable, giving the assurance even as China woos the Pacific nation with a development fund if it switches alliance from Taipei to Beijing.… read the full article

Mattis says China’s crackdown on Hong Kong protesters is a sign of China’s dangerous ambitions

By Ellen Ioanes | Business Insider

Master Sgt. Jacob Caldwel/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

  • Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis warned that China’s treatment of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong shows what the totalitarian regime is capable of.
  • “Watching what’s going on in Hong Kong right now, their authoritarian mode against their own people… it would take a real stretch of imagination to say they would treat foreigners better than they treat their own people at home, if that’s their world view,” Mattis said, while also calling out China’s actions in the Spratly Islands and Sri Lanka.
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Crypto-bro Justin Sun represents everything Warren Buffett “can’t even” about crypto

By Jane Li | QUARTZ

Time to change his mind?

It’s hard to imagine a lunch where the guests contrast as starkly as this pair: 88-year-old American billionaire Warren Buffett, dubbed “the Oracle of Omaha,” and 29-year-old Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun, once described by Chinese state media as “the face of China’s millennial entrepreneurs” (in Chinese).… read the full article

Yemen quagmire showcases hazards of Saudi power play

By Anuj Chopra | AFP

Saudi Arabia has adopted an interventionist policy under 34-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, analysts say (AFP Photo/ABDULLAH AL-QADRY)

Riyadh (AFP) – Saudi Arabia is confronting the perils of its combative foreign policy as it slides further into a military quagmire in Yemen, one of a series of strategic missteps under the ambitious crown prince, analysts say.… read the full article