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These are the world’s “most creative” countries - Quartz

What makes one country more “creative” than another? A new study (pdf) compiled by the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) at the University of Toronto attempts to rank knowledge economies by that elusive trait. It's called the Global Creativity Index (GCI). To create their ranking, researchers defined creativity as the product of three measurable variables, “the Three Ts”: technology, talent and tolerance....
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環保 上 大學應 得更前 - 20150702 - 副刊 - Columns

環保 上 大學應 得更前 - 20150702 - 副刊 - Columns | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
【明報專訊】報讀了香港大學新聞及傳媒研究中心暑期公開課「通傳媒,識中國」,我這幾個周末都回母校上課,順便緬懷一下年輕時的校園生活。上課前,要喝杯咖啡充電,特意走到由新生精神康復會經營的Café 330,想要支持一下,無奈社企小店周日休息,只能被迫「幫襯」由美心集團經營的星巴克。雖然忘了隨身帶備能循環使用的咖啡杯,但看看手表,離上課時間還有20分鐘,可以坐下來喝一杯。跟城中其他的星巴克一樣,若顧客不表明要瓷杯的話,店員就會將咖啡倒入紙杯,再蓋上膠蓋。凍飲就更不用說了,無論堂食外帶,一律使用飲完即棄膠杯。環顧四周,坐滿了客人,炎炎夏日,大部分選購了凍飲。究竟港大校園的這家星巴克每天消耗了多少個不能被回收的紙杯和製造了多少個沒有被回收的即棄膠杯?不知道港大的Sustainability Office有沒有這方面的數據?
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This Is How Fast America Changes Its Mind

This Is How Fast America Changes Its Mind | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
As the Supreme Court considers extending same-sex marriage rights to all Americans, we look at the patterns of social change that have tranformed the nation.
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稱哈佛史丹福合作取錄 韓「天才」謊言穿煲 - 20150621 - 國際 - 國際要聞

稱哈佛史丹福合作取錄 韓「天才」謊言穿煲 - 20150621 - 國際 - 國際要聞 | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
【明報專訊】在美國讀高中的韓國18歲少女金正允(譯音)聲稱獲哈佛和史丹福兩間著名大學同時取錄,更稱兩校為了羅致她,竟提出為她特別安排「各讀兩年」的「獨有待遇」,就連社交網站facebook創辦人朱克伯格都親身鼓勵她入讀哈佛。她隨即被韓國傳媒吹捧成「天才少女」,但日前被踢爆謊言連篇,惹全國嘩然。美韓傳媒指出,今次事件反映韓國學生為滿足父母期望,以及認為考入名牌大學就可提高社會地位的想法,令他們承受巨大壓力,也顯示了傳媒質素之低劣。
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中學規定男女文明交往 保持44厘米距離 (22:15) - 20141226 - 兩岸

中學規定男女文明交往 保持44厘米距離 (22:15) - 20141226 - 兩岸 | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
濟南市一間中學日前一份「男女生文明交往承諾書」引起爭議,其中規定男女生交往,至少保持44厘米距離。
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聖誕蛋糕荒暴露日經濟弊根 - 20141124 - 國際 - 國際要聞

聖誕蛋糕荒暴露日經濟弊根 - 20141124 - 國際 - 國際要聞 | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
【明報專訊】日本國會大選臨近,經濟議題備受關注,其中持續近一年的牛油短缺問題,更是日本經濟面對結構性困境的真實寫照。日本人口老化嚴重,勞動力缺乏,加上首相安倍晉三大力推動的「安倍經濟學」令日圓貶值,使入口飼料等成本大增,奶農面對惡劣的經營環境紛紛結業轉行,令日本國內產奶量連年下降。為填補需求空缺,日本政府被迫大量進口牛油救亡,但專家指出如政府未能根治問題,危機將不斷重演。
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山梨縣的縣立高中生,嘗試交換男女制服

山梨縣的縣立高中生,嘗試交換男女制服 | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
日本山梨縣富士吉田市的縣立富士北棱高中, 11 日針對志願者學生實施交換制服一天的策劃活動。 此活動稱為「性別交換日」(セクスチェンジ・デー),是「sex(性)」和「exchange(交換)」的造詞。
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The Second Languages Of Every Part Of The World In One Incredible Infographic

The Second Languages Of Every Part Of The World In One Incredible Infographic | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
Some of these will surprise you.
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Smart Editorial Illustrations from John Holcroft

Smart Editorial Illustrations from John Holcroft | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
There's just one word for the illustrations of John Holcroft: smart. In his work metaphor abounds and humorous juxtaposition is rampant. We see business me
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港童這些年的玩具 buy定唔buy?

港童這些年的玩具 buy定唔buy? | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
幾根打康樂棋的木棍加一個網球,可以玩甚麼?答案:曲棍球。豉油、薄荷葉加上香薰,又是甚麼玩意?答案:做...
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Mass Production of China in Pictures

Mass Production of China in Pictures | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
FEB 21 Mass Production of China in Pictures In 2010 China passed Japan as the world second largest economy based on GDP figure. It now only has the
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How 18 Different Countries Photoshopped One Woman to Fit Their Idea of ‘Beautiful’

How 18 Different Countries Photoshopped One Woman to Fit Their Idea of ‘Beautiful’ | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
18 very different images.
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人民日報副總編:fb專頁人數破460萬 網民諷刺問「臉書是什麼?」 (18:01) - 20150627 - 國際

人民日報副總編:fb專頁人數破460萬 網民諷刺問「臉書是什麼?」 (18:01) - 20150627 - 國際 | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
《人民日報》指,其Facebook粉絲人數超過460萬,在全球傳媒中排第2位。但有內地網民閱讀文章後,感到不滿,直接問「臉書是什麼?」還有網友諷刺說,要調查人民日報副總編用的翻牆軟件。
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Preserving Cantonese, One Word at a Time

Preserving Cantonese, One Word at a Time | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
As tensions between Hong Kong and mainland China escalate, a distinct sense of identity is growing – particularly among young people -- in the former British colony. Key to that feeling is the language spoken by seven million people in the city, says Lau Chaak-ming, a lecturer in Cantonese at the University of Hong Kong.Mr. Lau, 30, is setting out to compile a new Cantonese-to-Cantonese dictionary after he realized that no such reference book exists. His dictionary -- which functions in a similar way to how the Oxford English Dictionary serves English speakers -- is a work in progress and is available online at words.hk.
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China manufacturing shrinks for the first time in two years, survey shows

China manufacturing shrinks for the first time in two years, survey shows | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
China’s official measure of activity in factory and workshops shows it contracted in January, signalling continued slowing of the economy
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The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Glocalization Examples - Think Globally and Act Locally

Glocalization Examples - Think Globally and Act Locally | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
This article illustrates the concept of Glocalization - Think Globally and Act Locally. Examples on companies like Dell, Mcdonald's, Starbucks, KFC, Unilever and Tesco taking a local approach in International markets are given.
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請用文明來說服我/場邊故事

請用文明來說服我/場邊故事 | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
來港住了4年的台灣空姐:
2012年7月1號那天,一早開了電視,想要了解一下那時鬧的沸沸騰騰的《反偉大祖國愛國教育》的新聞。
但從第一台轉到最後一台,所有電視台都沒有相關新聞,連跑馬燈訊息都沒有。然後一個類似慶典的節目讓我停下了轉台器。
男女主持人,字正腔圓北京腔,一段八股的開場後 :「讓我們一同來歡慶香港回歸祖國15週年!讓我們一同來,迎接更好的下一個15年! 更美好的香港」
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‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ Is Expanding Massively

‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ Is Expanding Massively | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
WinCo Foods is pushing into one of the country's hottest grocery store markets, Texas—and the competition is quaking in their boots. This week, WinCo Foods,…
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魔鬼在細節 之 選委會處處顯不公

魔鬼在細節 之 選委會處處顯不公 | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
2014年8月31日,人大常委對於行政長官產生方法下了一道大閘:提名委員會等於選舉委員會。   (原文:提名委員會的人數、構成和委員產生辦法按照第四任行政長官選舉委員會的人數、構成和委員產生辦法而規定。)   為了了解這1,200人的民意基礎到底有多大,我們從政府文件中抽絲剝繭,發現2012年選出梁振英先生的1,200人團隊,其組成處處顯不公:   大部分行業的...
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這輯創作告訴你 CD 封面框外的故事……

這輯創作告訴你 CD 封面框外的故事…… | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
有些人認為,攝影在本質上就不是真實的,原因是我們只能在那框內,展現出現實的一小部份,在框外的事物是完全被忽略;換個角度,相框外的東西,則是任由我們想像與創作的空間,正如這輯 CD 封面的創意作品!
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Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change?

Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change? | Liberal Studies | Scoop.it
As heads of state from David Cameron to Barack Obama meet in New York for a UN climate summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon, expectations are high for bold commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions
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