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El verdadero taller de Papá Noel: la ciudad china que produce las decoraciones navideñas del mundo. Existe una “ciudad de la Navidad” en la que su gente en lugar de recibir regalos durante la tan esperada festividad se dedica a producir las decoraciones que acabarán vistiendo los hogares y tiendas de medio mundo. Se trata de la ciudad china de Yiwu, dónde no hay nieve, no hay elfos, ni tampoco Papás Noel, pero en ella se encuentran 600 fábricas (en 2001 eran solo 10) que producen el 60% de todas las decoraciones navideñas del mundo.

Yiwu es una localidad conocida en China por acoger el mercado mayorista más grande del país, lo que lo convierte en toda regla como el mercado más grande del mundo. De hecho en el año 2005 la “Ciudad de los bienes básicos” fue galardonada por la ONU, el Banco Mundial y la entidad financiera Morgan Stanley como el “mayor mercado mayorista de pequeña producción mercantil en el mundo”. La ciudad cuenta con tres clústers, el International Trade Mart, el Huangyuan Market y el Binwang Market. Mercado de Yiwu. El auténtico taller de Papá Noel está en China. 20 Sources of Protein for Vegans. And no, it doesn't involve eating a daily block of tofu. At some point or another, every vegan will be asked what he or she does for protein. It’s a fact of life, as inevitable as daylight savings or taxes.

It doesn’t tend to be a popular question among vegans, mostly because we get tired of answering and also because the question is often laced with a touch of incredulity and concern, as if at any moment we might begin wasting in front of the inquirer’s uneasy eyes. I’ve handled the question with varying degrees of elegance. Back when I first went vegan, I handled it defensively. “Protein is a really overstated nutrient,” I’d allege; or, “protein deficiency has never been reported in this country”; or “broccoli actually has much more protein than chicken.” (That last bit is totally untrue.) Nowadays, I actually enjoy getting asked “the protein question” because it gives me a chance to talk about nutrition (which I love) and because I can admit that it’s a perfectly reasonable question. ¿Superarías una entrevista para estudiar en la Universidad de Oxford? En un intento de desmitificar el proceso de selección y hacerlo más transparente, el centro divulgó una lista con algunas de éstas.

La BBC le ofrece varias de las preguntas, clasificadas por áreas de conocimiento, y las explicaciones de los propios examinadores sobre lo que tratan de averiguar con ellas. 1. Biología¿Si tuvieras que elegir entre salvar las selvas tropicales o las barreras de coral, qué escogerías? "Se espera que el candidato a estudiar en la Universidad de Oxford sea capaz de usar sus conocimientos generales y el sentido común para formular una respuesta", explica Owen Lewis, del Brasenose College. "La pregunta no requiere conocimientos específicos". Según el profesor, el aspirante a estudiante podría hablar de la importancia de la biodiversidad y de las especies raras. O sobre los recursos que interesan al ser humano, como el combustible, los alimentos, el ecoturismo y las medicinas, que provienen de los bosques tropicales y los arrecifes de coral o que dependen de ellos. Kim_kardashian_s_exclamation_point_in_her_armenian_massacre_tweet_what_was.

Photo by FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images On Friday morning, Kim Kardashian West tweeted the following: Kardashian West, who has an Armenian father, surely meant to use her platform to honor the more than 800,000 political minorities who died in an Ottoman purge in 1915. And good for her. But the tweet makes “Armenian Genocide” sound like a novel published in the early 1900s, or a clothes-swap nonprofit celebrating its centenary. The exclamation point has come a long way from just expressing emphatic feeling or punctuating a command. What diacritical recourse might Kardashian West have sought instead? You can soooorrrrt of understand where Kardashian West went astray, given that exclamation marks have achieved a quasi-mandatory status as politeness indicators online.

Unlike some writers, I am not a die-hard exclam eschewer, but Kardashian West’s dissonant diacritical gives the whole tribe a bad name. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword - Ruth Benedict - Google Libros. Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read. La copa del burro. Brain Pickings. 13 Popular Sites Like Typepad Metacool (Updated: May 22nd, 2014) Metacool. A few of my Principles for Innovating are more popular than others. When I give a talk on those principles, the first six are received with a lot of enthusiasm, which is to be expected, because they're all about design thinking, always an empowering subject.

People who get excited about principles seven through twelve tend to be in management positions, because that collection deals with innovating from a manager's point of view. Principles fifteen through eighteen make organizational design aficionados salivate, and nineteen and twenty always make me want to cheer when I talk through them. I love nineteen and twenty. Principles thirteen and fourteen are really bummers. There's a reason it's sitting at that number. You will fail. Here's an excerpt from the article. He struggled to keep the business afloat because, he said, it felt dishonorable to let it go. ...Mr. ... ...Mr. As paradoxical as it sounds, he said, “If you stop worrying about the outcomes, you will achieve a better outcome.”