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One of the most sought after jobs for rural Chinese women is to become a mistress

Shanshan’s $550 shoes came from her lover, but the soles of her feet, as hard as leather, came from her childhood. “We used to play barefoot in the village,” she told me. “All the girls in the karaoke bar had feet like this.”<p>At 26, Shanshan has come a long way from rural Sichuan, one of China’s …

China

Made in China: every new video game you love

The unseen labor behind the video game industry’s biggest titles.<p>End credits for video games used to be simple affairs. The closing credits of <i>Super</i> …

Santa Monica

WhatsApp officially launches its app for businesses in select markets

WhatsApp today officially launched its new WhatsApp Business app in select markets, including Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S., ahead of its planned worldwide rollout. The addition of business profiles and new messaging tools aimed at business customers is part of the company’s …

Apps

How Deep Cold Affects Your Car (And What to Do About It)

In much of the eastern and midwestern United States, it’s that time of year when it is so bitterly freezing that even a 30-degree day can feel like a balmy respite. Temperatures plummet into the single digits, wind chills are painful and dangerous, and talk of polar vortexes and bomb cyclones fills …

Weather

Shadow of War might be more fun if you’re terrible at it

Finding joy in failure, and orcs<p>There’s a sort of mini-genre of online stories, both in professional games media and on fan forums, where people share the sagas of their rivalries with the Nemesis orcs of <i>Shadow of Mordor</i> and <i>Shadow of War</i>.<p>I’ve played several dozen hours of <i>Shadow of War</i>, and I don’t …

12. Commando (1985)

Back in the day an audience€™s appetite for action was sated by Glenn Ford on a horse, a sword and sandals epic, or a movie about how America won …

How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

Food

20 incredible movies that'll make you feel old when you realize they came out 20 years ago

From Pixar's first feature film to the origins of "Bye Felicia," 1995 was a memorable year at the movies.<p>"Clueless" defined a generation, Pierce Brosnan debuted as James Bond, and a film about a beloved pig was nominated for Best Picture.<p>So now, we're looking back at films you won't believe are …

Moon Landing

Inside the Religious Right’s hive mind: Why Trump was booed and Carson cheered at the Values Voter Summit

Over the past several days, GOP hopefuls looked to curry favor with hardcore culture warriors. Here’s what happened<p>Last week was one for the political books. The Pope brought his message about the need to help the poor and deal with climate change to America, apparently leading Catholic Supreme …

Religion

Here's What It's Really Like to Be a Married Stripper

"My husband loves to watch me dance."<p><i>Kayden, 25, is a married stripper who just graduated from college and is starting graduate school. She also runs the Twitter account Stripper Problems, which has more than 18,000 followers.</i><p>I've been dancing for almost five years. Right now I'm a full-time …

Relationships

CORRE Yan

Dancing with The Stars - Hapkido Style!<p>May 28, 2015<p>She is so good wao very faster fight<p>May 28, 2015<p>She's an excellent gymnast and modern dancer.<p>May …

Build A Compact, Mini-ITX 1440p Gaming PC For $800

It’s the weekend, which means School of Tech is back in session! Today I’m tackling a question that’s been asked frequently. It seems you all enjoyed my budget-conscious $400 Gaming PC build, but you want to know what can be accomplished with a mini-ITX form factor for roughly double the cash. Ask …

Computer Hardware

19 Books To Read If You Loved The "Harry Potter" Series

Maybe you'll never find a book better than Harry Potter, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy reading other novels about magic, friendship, and adventure.

DC & Marvel Comics ~ characters through the ages > Well done GIF whoever crea...

DC & Marvel Comics ~ characters through the ages ><br>Well done GIF whoever created it, thank you much! Added to collection!

Hackers holding websites to ransom by switching their encryption keys

Websites taken offline in new attack, which sees hackers change codes to permanently lock owners out unless they pay a ransom<p>Ransomware – hacking and locking a computer and demanding money to let users back in – has moved to the web following a spate of attacks that cripple websites by changing the …

Cybersecurity

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

Retrogaming

How To Wear Your Instagram Photos As Tattoos

One of the crazier Instagram-related products I’ve seen so far has to be the latest service from Picattoo, based in the Netherlands.<p>No-longer will you have to reach for your phone or tablet, so show of your favourite Instagram photos – instead Picattoo lets you wear them all over your body by …

Free Shipping

The Most Creative 404 Error Pages On The Web

But not always. Some companies use their 404 pages to have a bit of fun.<p>We browsed through the blog FourZeroFour to round up some of the best 404 pages on the web.

David Bowie

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

Pictures of the Week 12.11.14

Work-life balance is dead (Opinion) - CNN.com

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

Obama fills in for Stephen Colbert

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Barack Obama may be the President of the United States, but for a few minutes on Monday, he was also Stephen Colbert, outgoing host of "The Colbert Report."<p>Obama sat down for an interview with Colbert in Washington -- his third appearance on the show -- and surprised the host by …

Exposing the hidden history of computer hacking

<b>In 1998, Chris Wysopal and friends discovered a way to shut down the internet.</b><p>With just 30 minutes of work they believed they could do enough damage to stop the world wide network operating for a couple of days.<p>They told people about what they found but not in a chat channel or discussion forum. …

Mark Zuckerberg

Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Oscars: Here’s what you need to know

The actor will host the 87th Annual Academy Awards<p>Neil Patrick Harris has been selected to host the 87th Oscars, on February 22 of next year.<p>The multi-talented actor has previously hosted the Tony Awards (four times) and the Emmy Awards (twice), and his hosting of the Tony Awards actually earned …