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China for beginners: 7 first-timer fails to avoid on your trip to Beijing

Beijing's contradictions create a rip-roaring adventure for first-time visitors. Neon lights flash alongside swaying lanterns. Enormous squares yawn next to labyrinthine <i>hútòng</i> (alleyways). Catcalling market sellers and car horns provide a constant soundtrack.<p>In a city as deafening as it is …

Loneliness

17,000 Classroom Visits Can t Be Wrong: Strategies That Engage Students, Promote Active Learning, and Boost Achievement | Learning English Together

Most educators are skilled at planning instruction and determining what they will do during the course of a lesson. However, to truly engage students …

Teaching

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Landscape Photography

Two Challenges: Breakfast and Caffeine

In keeping with the "living as if you're pregnant" rule suggestion I've begrudgingly (if I am to be honest) been trying to make two, albeit healthy, …

24 things you should do when visiting Hong Kong

Though it's technically part of China, Hong Kong has its own culture and personality. The cosmopolitan city is spread out over several small islands, many of which are very densely populated and full of incredible attractions, restaurants, and shops.<p>We asked locals to send us their suggestions for …

Hong Kong

11 Low-Fat Slow Cooker Recipes for Weight Watchers

Grocery Shopping with Children<p>11 Brain-Boosting Snacks<p>6 Sides for Grilling Out<p>13 Healthy Lunches Under 400 Calories<p>15 Banana Recipes to Make Before …

15 Awesome Classroom Management Books

Looking for recommendations for the best classroom management books? Whether you’re a rookie or a twenty-year vet, here are the top picks recommended …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

[FREE APP] [Android] Chrome Remote Desktop: Remote your Computer from Android phones/tablets

Today FREE APP is Chrome Remote Desktop.<p>Another great app from Google, Chrome Remote Desktop is app that enables you to remote your computer from …

Create a 3D printed robot and learn the basics of Klann Linkage

Jan 10, 2015 | By Simon<p>Among other projects that have been extremely popular with makers, hackers, tinkerers and the like are those that blend both …

China’s Second Continent: A guide to the new colonisation of Africa

Every once in a while, an author produces a work of reportage mixed with thoughtful analysis that can change the thinking on a question – or even …

6 Shockingly Good Apps for Learning Mandarin Chinese

These days, there is an app for just about everything.<p>So it isn’t a surprise at all that there are apps for learning Mandarin Chinese.<p>Can they really …

10 must have Android apps for your new Android smartphone (2014)

Getting your first Android smartphone is a special event. It opens up a whole new world and you’re officially a part of the largest platform in the history of mobile devices. That said, there are a virtual ton of applications and getting started with them isn’t easy. In this round up, we’ll take a …

Apps

Spying on your pet is now easy (and addictive) with Petcube

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>For one week, I became a helicopter cat parent.<p>I had just placed a Petcube, a palm-sized cube that …

The 24 Best Photo Essays Of 2014

2014: a good year for photos of modern-day witches, cat-obsessed metal heads, bizarrely groomed dogs, and astronomical wonders. Marvel here.<p>Drag queens pose on covered bridges. Puppies learn to swim. Metal heads cuddle with kittens. Polish witches wave incense sticks.<p>This is just a sampling of …

New Jersey

Lazy Chefs, Rejoice! 25 New Crock Pot Recipes

We couldn’t survive our busy lives without one-pot wonders. That’s why we’ve got an entire repertoire of one-pot pasta dishes, and our All-Clad crock pot is our best friend. But let’s add more slow-cooker recipes to our arsenal, shall we? With soups, dips, pastas, roasts and even some desserts, …

Cooking

The 21 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now

Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.<p>Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.

Apps

How Chinese People Have Turned On Each Other In Hong Kong

The democracy protests in Hong Kong have brought to light the dirty little secret of Chinese-on-Chinese racial aggression.<p>On the evening of Nov. 25, in the Hong Kong protest camp Mongkok, people I spent the afternoon with were being blasted with CS spray by police. The camp was being partially …

Hong Kong

Why Intel Spent Half A Million Dollars To Support Drone Selfies

After a 10-month-long competition aimed at helping Intel figure out how wearable computing is going to evolve, the winner is a 40-gram wrist-worn …

Drones

Google names Best Android Apps of 2014

We still have a few more weeks before Year 2014 draws to a close but Google has already named the Best Android Apps for the past 12 months. Among the …