Reading Lounge

1. The story of the kuchisake onna, or “slit-mouthed woman”

2. “The most common complaint was that foreign employees are “very assertive””

3. Who’s the prettiest of them all?

4. “A good suit on a good man is easily a +2 or +3, or as one gay friend calls it: gift wrapping for cock”, or Gender is not just a Social Construct

5. The Private and External Costs of Germany’s Nuclear Phase-Out

6. Survey reveals 70 percent of Japanese adults believe corporal punishment is necessary

7. China-Nepal railway — Fantasy or reality?

8. Why bad customer service won’t improve anytime soon

9. Solving the STEM Divide … with Barbie dolls

10. Objects of Despair: Fake Meat

11. Is College Still Worth It? The New Calculus of Falling Returns

12. We show that policies aimed at reducing exposure to tobacco smoke induce changes in behavior, which can offset these policies

13. Sneakerheads and hypebeasts

14. What Makes a Fake a Fake? A Dive Into Rolex’s Definition of a “Counterfeit” Watch