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Sister Phoenix, part two

Shortly after I finished last week's X-Ray column, titledThe (r)evolution of an internet celebrity, it became instantly outdated. The twists have come on so inexorably that it may even turn into a serial melodrama.

Social media seems to be widening the social chasm

An old friend, a retiree, is so concerned about An old friend, a retiree, is so concerned about public affairs that he keeps re-transmitting stories, essays, even hearsays, on a lot of things to his WeChat contacts.

Successful investors should not follow the herd

One of the lessons I have learned over the years is that to beat the market you have to do just the opposite of what others do. In the battle for wealth the winners are always the tiny minority of people.

Sports and drugs made for each other?

Thanks to the sluggish global economy, rising terrorist attacks and the refugee crisis in Europe, the world has all but forgotten about the effects of climate change.

Rio Olympics prove, for Britain at least, money can buy success

The medals have been handed out, the flags raised and lowered for the last time, and in Britain the newspapers have indulged in a frenzy of praise after Team GB came second in the medals table.

True value is in shared outlook of openness

It is with this shared value that the two countries will explore the upgrading of their free trade partnership by further lifting trade barriers and waiving tariffs.

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