Creating a Post-MeToo Brand: Playboy’s Departure from Hugh Hefner

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Civilians Pay Heavy Price in Deadly Clashes Between Burmese Army and Rebels, With Death Toll Exceeding 26

Recent clashes between the Burmese army and civilian rebels have resulted in the tragic deaths of at least 26 innocent civilians in Shan State. The conflict primarily unfolded in the fiercely contested Pekon township. Burma has been in turmoil since February 2021, when the military forcibly ousted the democratically-elected State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi …

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New Zealand Experiences Technical Recession as Economy Contracts by 0.1% in Q1

Buildings in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday, May 22, 2023. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images New Zealand experienced a 0.1% decline in gross domestic product (GDP) during the first quarter, as reported by government data on Thursday. This contraction occurred as the country’s central bank implemented one of the most aggressive rate hike cycles …

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Is China Capable of Sustaining Its Growth Independent of the West?

The concept of a rising China has not only captured the Western imagination but has also started to seem inevitable. However, the reality is that economics does not follow a linear path, and the decisions made by the Chinese government under Xi Jinping’s leadership are set to change its trajectory. Xi, who is regarded as …

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Biden Administration Refuses Legal Status to Hundreds of Thousands of Migrants Amid Border Worries

President Biden’s immigration advisers have decided not to offer Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to nearly 400,000 migrants due to concerns about an increase in border crossings. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had developed a plan to expand the TPS program for migrants from Nicaragua, but ultimately decided against it. Nicaragua has seen a rise …

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Putin warns of further territorial expansion in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a provocative threat on Tuesday, stating that he may order troops to seize more land in Ukraine in order to protect Russian territory. This statement comes as Ukraine embarks on a much-anticipated counteroffensive in the southern and eastern regions, claiming small victories that are contested by the Russian government. While …

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It’s Time to Introduce a Fresh Metaphor for Economics

Is it time to retire the tired analogy of comparing the economy to a car? This clichéd metaphor has been used countless times to make bold statements about economic fluctuations, but it may have contributed to the odd combination of statements and forecasts from the Federal Reserve. Despite a unanimous agreement among voting members, the …

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12 students from a Ballarat Catholic school capture their lives through photographs following experiences of abuse

The photo of the 1973 Grade 4 class of St Alipius’ Christian Brothers School in Ballarat should have been a nostalgic reminder of happy childhood memories. However, for Philip Nagle, it represents the heart-wrenching tragedy of a community torn apart by monstrous acts of child abuse. Looking at the image today, instead of experiencing joy, …

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