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Enlightened Economist 2018 Prize – longlist

September 30, 2018 Bilal 0

Enlightened Economist 2018 Prize – longlist https://ift.tt/2xMiDPE It’s the time of year when I look back over the past 12 months of my reading and draw up a list of the 10 or so best from which to select the ultimate winner of the 2018 Enlightened Economist Prize. The rules are: any non-technical or accessible econ/business/tech book I read is eligible (it doesn’t have to have been published during the 12 months); my decision is final. The prize is the offer of an excellent celebratory lunch, for a living author, should the winner and I find ourselves in the same […]

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Best Of the Web: Top Restaurants In NY/Lon/Asia, Your Second Brain and That Street Fighter Game…

September 28, 2018 Bilal 0

I’ve scoured the web and gleaned over 50 great articles. More of a health and social scene vibe in this edition and some really funny articles. Enjoy. Ministry Of the Rich (4) Rich people are to blame for the rise of Lyme disease  The disease causes symptoms like swollen lymph nodes, fatigue and attacks on joints, muscles and even the brain. It causes by bacteria carried by ticks that thrive on forest left behind between developed lots. The edge between city and land provides the perfect shading and plant growth for these ticks. And it’s rich people who ask for […]

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Finance and Econ From the Web: Cyber Attack As Next Crisis, Bernanke vs Krugman and Chinese Inequality…

September 24, 2018 Bilal 0

Here’s my latest selection of articles from the around web (with no paywalls). Some are columns, others are papers, but I provide a brief summary for each. If I missed anything good, please let me know.   TECH AND THE ECONOMY (5) How a Cyber Attack Could Cause the Next Financial Crisis Harvard Business Reviews provides some scenarios and should be read with this Big Data and Machine Learning Won’t Save Us from Another Financial Crisis Fintech credit markets around the world: size, drivers and policy issues Useful summary from the BIS on the  state-of-play of fintech credit. China is […]

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The 67 best restaurants in Hong Kong you have to try

September 21, 2018 Bilal 0

The 67 best restaurants in Hong Kong you have to try https://ift.tt/2LAVTq9 Even after nearly seven years in the business, Yardbird attracts diners by the hordes, thanks to being the kind of super hip izakaya/yakitori venue that not even Tokyo denizens would roll their eyes at. The chicken here is treated no differently than the finest piece of toro, that is, with love and care. And it returns the favour by donating literally every part of its body including the thigh, wing, neck, liver, tail or skin. Publish via Time Out Hong Kong September 21, 2018 at 04:32PM https://ift.tt/2LAVTq9

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The 50 best restaurants in Singapore you must try

September 21, 2018 Bilal 0

The 50 best restaurants in Singapore you must try https://ift.tt/2MTPeaU Welcome to the Time Out Eat List, our handpicked best of Singapore’s food scene. These are the tastiest places to eat in this city right now: the freshest, most inventive and most memorable, ranked by expert local editors. You don’t have to look very far to stumble upon an amazing nosh in Singapore. The city is packed with boundary-pushing restaurants run by star-studded chefs as well as humble hawker finds that’ll satiate your appetite for cheap. Narrowing down the best restaurants in town to a list of 50 is no […]

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Best sushi in Tokyo

September 21, 2018 Bilal 0

Best sushi in Tokyo https://ift.tt/2xFdqbL For most Japanese people, sushi is associated not so much with Tokyo but rather with Edo, the city’s original name. When Edo became Tokyo in 1868, it was not only social systems but also other aspects of culture such as food, clothing, housing, music and fine art that went through rapid Westernisation. In this context, sushi is considered a symbol of nostalgia, representing the Edo culture that has been preserved from the 19th century and continues to be loved today. If you want to get a feel for Edo style, including the ambience inside a […]

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The best Tokyo onsen and bathhouses

September 21, 2018 Bilal 0

The best Tokyo onsen and bathhouses https://ift.tt/2xoSrvW There are two types of bathhouses in Tokyo and throughout Japan: onsen and sento. While there are obvious similarities between the two – they’re both communal hot-water baths and visitors must adhere to certain rules of etiquette – there is one significant difference: onsen are filled with natural volcanic spring water, known for its rich and healing mineral content, while sento simply use heated tap water (although some do add minerals and infusions to the water). Although Tokyo is packed with bathhouses, finding one to suit your needs can be a bit of a […]

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The 100 best restaurants in NYC you have to try

September 21, 2018 Bilal 0

The 100 best restaurants in NYC you have to try https://ift.tt/2uwLyUO What is it? The front door of this fine-dining Korean restaurant from the husband-and-wife team behind Atoboy is hidden in the foyer of a walk-up apartment building on the edge of Nomad (we can’t help but wonder whether a thriving restaurant makes for a friendly neighbor). Past the bar, a flight of stairs brings you to the basement, where you can enjoy snacks on couches in the stone-floor lounge before taking a seat at one of the 14 chairs at the black-granite counter overlooking the kitchen. Once seated, you’ll collect […]

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The best bars in London

September 21, 2018 Bilal 0

The best bars in London https://ift.tt/2OIJEtE What’s the vibe? Incredible cocktails, and, in our experience, dazzlingly wonderful service. Join laughing locals quaffing classy cocktails
 in a Shoreditch bar that’s stood the test of time. As the website says, ‘great cocktails, no wallies’. When to visit: On a late East End night out that demands something a bit classy. What to drink: Tokyo Collins (gin, yuzu saké, lemon, grapefruit, sugar, soda)

. Publish via Time Out London September 21, 2018 at 04:29PM https://ift.tt/2OIJEtE

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The 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

September 21, 2018 Bilal 0

The 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world https://ift.tt/2OFMdwz Propelled into a dubious spotlight as the setting of Irvine Welsh’s ‘Trainspotting’, Leith has undergone a big transformation in the intervening 25 years. It’s still a little rough around the edges – certain pubs can present an intimidating prospect – but that’s balanced against a cultural scene that boasts two Michelin-starred restaurants, loads of incredible bars and a fierce sense of local identity. EAT Sure, there are two renowned, award-winning fine dining establishments just around the corner – but Harmonium, Leith’s semi-new vegan joint, gets a shout-out for serving amazing non-meat chorizo and […]