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Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

From Foe to Frenemy

For several years now, the United States and Vietnam have been moving closer to a strategic entente grounded in mutual apprehension of China’s …

Vietnamese fisherman accuse China of attacking them in South China Sea

Military vessels intercept fishing boats near the disputed Paracel Islands, taking their catch and equipment, fisheries union says<p>A Vietnamese official has accused China of attacking its fishermen three times in the past week in the disputed South China Sea.<p>Nguyen Thanh Hung, head of the fisheries …

China

Why the Bear is Back: Russian Military Presence in Vietnam | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Russia-Vietnam ties that seemed to be cooling after the end of the Cold War are warming up all over again. More than 20 years after Moscow abandoned</i> …

Vietnam upgrade air defences South China Sea dispute

Acquisitions would further militarise the territorial dispute in the South China Sea, where Beijing has reportedly been building up its presence<p>Vietnam is seeking to upgrade its air defences by acquiring western fighter jets and drones, a move which would further militarise a dispute with Beijing …

China

The World's Toughest Rehab Is a Monastery in Thailand

Tham Krabok, Thailand's monastic equivalent to the Betty Ford Clinic, helps people overcome their addictions by living like monks and drinking a "cleansing" brown liquid that makes them vomit excessively each day.<p>Alesha flinched as a monk uncorked a dusty bottle and lifted it to a shot glass. He …

New School In Vietnam Has Massive Garden On Its Roof And Teaches Sustainability

A creative and revolutionary new school in Vietnam has been constructed with a massive garden on its roof.<p>Image Credit / Hiroyuki Oki – Vo Trong …

Kissaten: A Slowly Dying Part of Japanese Culture

Back in 2003 during my first Japanese class, one of the first vocabulary words I learned from our textbook at the time was 喫茶店 (kissaten, which the …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Vietnamese drug exporter sentenced to 22 years' jail in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Vietnam national Hoang Thi Tuong Van, 35, was sentenced to 22 years' jail on Thursday (May 28) after she pleaded guilty to exporting 250g …

Crime

Philippine, Vietnamese troops play soccer and sing on disputed island

By Manuel Mogato<p>MANILA (Reuters) - Vietnamese and Philippine troops played soccer and sang karaoke on a South China Sea island on Wednesday in a sign …

4 Reasons to Use Humor in Your Social Media Content

Brands that post funny stuff on social media are seen as more memorable, while also gaining insights and emotional responses from the audience.

Social Media

Vietnam's fight against hunger - a success story | DW | 27.05.2015

Southeast Asia has achieved more in the fight against hunger than any other region in the world. The fact is evident in a report published by the …

I Lost All This Stuff In Vietnam: An Ode To Backups

Last month while riding a $450 motorcycle through Vietnam, I lost my backpack. It contained my camera, computer, and two hard drives containing seven …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>A handful of the flyest guys on the planet explain how they found their personal style.<p>By The Editors of GQ1 day agoView More<p>Real Life …

Fitness

Asia's Fastest-Growing Cities Aren't All in China

Move over, Shanghai. The fastest growing city in Asia over the next five years will be Delhi, according to Oxford Economics. Chinese cities make up …

The language diversity of the US is simply astonishing

AMERICA’S LANGUAGE SKILLS MAY SUCK, but its linguistic diversity is incredible.<p>In 2014, Slate put together a series of maps of the languages spoken …

Language

Climate change blamed for severe drought hitting Vietnam's coffee crops

Exports drop 40% as world’s second-biggest coffee exporter suffers rising temperatures and drought, combined with effects of deforestation, land degradation and depleted water resources caused by decades of growth<p>The last time Nguyen Van Viet saw water in his well was almost four months ago. The …

Climate Change

North Korean Perspectives - Curated by Marc Prüst | LensCulture

Parsing national identity is complex. However, attempting to grasp North Korean identity is even more so. Hampered by isolation and shrouded in government propaganda, understanding North Korea—nicknamed the “Hermit Kingdom”—requires multiple perspectives.<p>With state-appointed chaperones controlling …

North Korea