XXL phones, how dating is evolving for Millennials, a large percentage of European young adults still live with their parents

-“Giant emerging-market firms continue to advance everywhere,” reports The Economist, spotlighting BCG’s latest report on “global challengers.”

-In “The End of Courtship,” The New York Times examines how dating is evolving (or devolving) for Millennials.

-More British households are struggling to make ends meet, reports The Guardian.

-Thanks to the downturn, large percentages of Europeans age 25–34 still live with their parents, according to Der Spiegel.

The Atlantic observes that China’s media has been unusually transparent in its coverage of Beijing’s “airpocalypse.”

The Economist reports that soot is roughly twice as bad for the environment as previously thought, second only to carbon dioxide.

-China is increasingly losing business to lower-cost manufacturing centers in Southeast Asia and elsewhere, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The New York Times looks at how China is encouraging college education in a bid to make its labor force more broadly skilled.

-A McKinsey director outlines 10 predictions for the year ahead in China.

Deloitte releases its TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) predictions for 2013.

TechCrunch spotlights a new Juniper report predicting huge growth for “smart wearables,” while The Financial Times takes a look at today’s array of tech-infused clothing.

The New York Times’ Nick Bilton observes that for today’s gadgets, design is just as important as technology (if not more so).

-Mobile phones “are going XXL,” reports The Wall Street Journal, with the advent of the phablet.

The New York Times takes a look at how the smartphone is becoming “the remote control for your life.”

-Pew Internet’s “Health Online 2013” study explores how Americans research health concerns, and GigaOM reports on the rise of “Dr. Google.”

Fast Company reports that an Intel study on women and the Internet found that one-fifth of women in developing nations think Internet use is inappropriate for them.

-An Economist infographic breaks down what works and what doesn’t on Kickstarter.

-In India, some cities are turning to waste as a source of power, explains GigaOM.

-Americans, especially Boomers, aren’t as eager to downsize their homes as has been assumed, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Atlantic looks at America’s “liquid diet” as the popularity of soft drinks and cheap beer declines.

-Energy-drink consumption represents a “rising public health problem,” according to a new U.S. government agency report, per USA Today.

-The popularity of quinoa has come at the expense of Bolivians, for whom this staple has grown too costly, reports The Guardian.

-More hotels are helping travelers stick to their yoga routines, according to The New York Times.

-Retailers are featuring more personalized, monogrammed goods, as Bloomberg reports.

-Private clubs are “thriving” around the world, according to The Economist.