The Week in Stories Around the Globe

OnlyFans is banning porn, the very thing that made it big

OnlyFans grew off the back of sex workers, who found a safe haven in the platform to charge their fans for access to explicit photos and videos. Unfortunately, there remains a stigma in the world surrounding sex, and OnlyFans empowering a new generation of entrepreneurs to run their own independent businesses — and make millions doing it — apparently wasn’t enough to change that perception.

#SexWork #onlyfans #Sex #corporategreed

Companies are hoarding cash as the Delta variant takes over the globe

Apple, Google and other big companies around the world are continuing to add to their massive piles of cash, a sign that corporations are increasingly nervous about how the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 could damage the global economy.

#Corporations #Apple #Google #COVID19

Is China’s Curb on ‘Excessive Income’ Actually Good for Luxury?

This comes as China’s income inequality continues to rise, with the top 20 percent making more than 10 times that of the poorest 20 percent in 2020. In fact, Greater China now houses the most billionaires worldwide according to the Hurun Global Rich List 2021, with 1,058 individuals in the three-commas club. As such, authorities have taken drastic measures to address this disparity, from cracking down on the tech giants and their billionaire founders to even targeting the extensive after-school private tutoring sector.

#China #theonepercent #wealthinequality

We have more than five senses. A neuroscientist explains the hidden abilities we often overlook

A green. blue and purple iris. A multi colored human eye.

Your brain actually predicts what you might see before you see it, based on past experience, the state of your body and your current situation. It combines its predictions with the incoming sense data from your retinas to construct your visual experience of the world around you.

#Human #fivesenses #nueroscience #Science

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