Singles Day sales top $38 billion despite trade tensions and protests

Retail therapy works its magic in China.

The successful launch of Disney+ depends on the legacy of Boba Fett

Disney is making a character based on the mysterious Star Wars bounty hunter the centerpiece of its all-important streaming product.

Women still sacrifice personal happiness for professional brilliance

A recent study found that that a woman who earns less than her partner when they get married is more likely to get divorced if her career suddenly takes off.

The world’s biggest shopping festival shows the Chinese shopper still loves America

Although US-China rivalries mean patriotism could drive some consumer buying, several major American brands clocked strong sales on Double 11.

The night of 1949 when a Ram idol suddenly appeared inside Babri Masjid and changed history

It was a minutely planned operation.

Wall Street regulators will investigate whether Apple’s credit card is sexist

The probe was launched following a viral Twitter thread.

China’s Singles’ Day brought in nearly $9 billion in sales in the first 20 minutes

Singles' Day makes Black Friday look like a regular Friday.

Sesame Street turns 50 and celebrates children’s right to make mistakes

Results-oriented education systems "can make kids afraid to take even the safest risks—never trying to pour their own milk for fear of spilling it."

Evo Morales agrees to new Bolivia election after voting manipulation found

A damning report found evidence of "clear manipulations" of the electoral system.

Are meditation apps missing the point?

The new opiate of the masses: Researchers find that meditation apps aren't a cure for suffering.

Five words in the English language people usually use incorrectly

Pedants should reach for their red pens now.

Trump will release a second Ukraine call “transcript.” That, too, could backfire

The record of an April call with Ukraine's president will apparently help explain that July one.