Shogun – Samurais, Jesuits and an Englishman in Feudal Japan

Shogun book cover
“A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life. All brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power…”

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Why Millennials are still living with mom and dad

Millenials, those aged loosely from 18 – 35 years old depending on who you ask, seem to avoid being home owners when compared to previous generations. And not only are they buying houses less, but the proportion which still lives with their parents is much bigger. If you put attention to some media outlets (e.g. here) there seems to be a myth going around that millennials just don’t like owning anything. However that could not be further from the truth.
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Fake News and the Fall of Globalization

What seems to be the latest Russian specialty of the house (here, here and here), fake news have shaped people’s mind in recent years. Fueled by abused search engine algorithms and social websites, fake news have risen to the top and have been identified as the main contributor to recent unexpected results such as Brexit and Trump.

However, fake news are just one side of the coin. What has not been discussed so far and should be is why are fake news, and news in general, so powerful. If you don’t know what I’m talking about just take a look at the USA. According to Gallup around 43% of US citizens think ill of Muslims. However this number is a bit baffling when you take into account that the Muslim population in most of the states is below 1%.

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