Vicky Tsai launched the Tatcha makeup company out of personal experience. After years of working for a traditional makeup company for years, her face was wrecked. But Japanese makeup history came to the rescue.
Women face an unequal system around the world. Sometimes that means access to jobs, other times it means a lack of rights as basic as driving a car, or even walking alone in public. The US Mission to the UN is raising the plight of women when diplomats converge on the General Assembly.
"I cannot deny people's grief," writes the host of the radio show The Takeaway, who works not that far from Ground Zero. "But I think the 9/11-ization of American life has been a kind of poison for all of us."
In 2000, countries around the world came together to agree on a set of standards that would reduce extreme poverty by 2015. In that time, the effort has saved the lives of 48 million children under 5, and cut the mortality rate for that age group by more than half.
Europe has been graying for years — getting older and even seeing declining populations in some areas. But a new wave of refugees, mostly young, could provide a major economic and demographic jolt to those aging economies.
China's military is becoming far more sophisticated and powerful — and that newfound power means that it no longer needs to rely so heavily on the sheer size of its armed forces. Instead, fewer soldiers with better technology can do more.