At TEDs Full Spectrum Auditions, comedian Joshua Walters, whos bipolar, walks the line between mental illness and mental “skillness.” In this funny, thought-provoking talk, he asks: Whats the right balance between medicating craziness away and riding the manic edge of creativity and drive?
Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied […]
Almost half of new expatriates leave China early because they have difficulty adjusting to the lifestyle, a consultancy firm said. China Transition Institute (CTI) president David Israel-Rosen said most foreigners are unprepared for what life will be like when they arrive in China. “It is moving from the West to the East,” he said. “It is not like moving from Chicago to Denver: if you look at the literature, between 30 percent and 50 percent of expats go home early. The failure rates are astonishing.” […]
Most female workers in Shanghai suffer from anxiety connected to the global financial crisis, according to a recent survey […]
Huang Yueqin, the director of the China’s National Center for Mental Health, has said that 100 million people, or 7% of the population, suffer from some degree of mental illness, yet only 5% of those afflicted are aware they have a problem […]
Shanghai schools should monitor their students’ psychological health and educate them about psychological problems to prevent them from falling into depression because of the economic crisis […]
The annual trade volume of China’s online shopping market in 2008 surpassed the amount of 100 billion yuan (over 14 billion US dollars) for the first time, totaling 120 billion yuan, up by 128.5 percent year on year. Compared with the previous year, the growth rate rose by nearly 40 percentage points. The data come from the ‘2008 China Online Shopping Research Report‘ , jointly published by iResearch Consulting Group, a domestic polling organization, and taobao.com. The report also shows that, in 2008, the number of registered online shoppers in China increased by 185 percent from the previous year, reaching 120 million customers…