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10 gorgeous wallpapers you need to download right now

With all of the customisable tech available to us, there's no excuse for having the same old wallpaper that comes with your computer.<p>In order to help …

How Asian-American teens are told to downplay their 'Asianness' on college applications

James Chen founded Asian Advantage College Consulting, a California-based college consulting company, to help families navigate what he calls "the Asian penalty."<p>Chen doesn't find his advice to be controversial, but it still seems shocking by the standards of political-correctness. His advice …

College & University

Here's how likely you are to become a millionaire based on your education and race

How likely are you to become a millionaire?<p>At Bloomberg, Victoria Stilwell reports on the results of an analysis conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Bloomberg News, calculating how three factors might influence an individual's chances of becoming a millionaire in the US: age, …

High School

UPDATE: adidas Originals Officially Announces the All-Black Yeezy Boost 750

Along with a complete list of stockists.<p>UPDATE: Please see the full stock list below. Check local stores at adidas.com/yeezy.<p>After much waiting and speculation, adidas Originals has officially announced the upcoming release of the all black Yeezy Boost 750. Although the three stripes has refrained …

10 huge food trends you'll devour in 2016

Buckle your eating pants, because 2016 is going to be a wild — and delicious — ride.<p>Technological advancements, a planet that is buckling with too …

Dreamworld

Beijing pollution hits extremely hazardous levels

Beijing suffered its worst air pollution of the year on Monday, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous levels of …

Pollution

Rumor: iPhone 7 to lose 3.5mm headphone port in favor of Lightning port

Apple’s next iPhone will be so thin that the company has decided to ditch the standard 3.5mm headphone port for the first time since the iPhone’s …

The maths teachers of Shanghai have the perfect formula for learning

Those who try to dismiss their methods using crude national stereotypes should instead consider what UK educators could learn<p>Earlier this month, I welcomed 68 secondary mathematics teachers from Shanghai to England. They had just touched down to spend three weeks teaching in our secondary schools. …

Pedagogy

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

Around the World in 12 Noodle Dishes—From Ramen to Saimin

Food is best when enjoyed with a side of authenticity: Unfortunately, you can’t order a side portion of tropical-Thailand-humidity or Bangkok-bustle in, say, New York City. A dish can tell you so much about a place. It’s more of an experience than just a meal–it's an entry point into a culture, …

Ho Chi Minh City
Islam

After attacks in Paris, governors refuse to accept Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON -- At least 24 governors, expressing fears about terrorism, are taking action — through executive order, a request to federal officials or some other means — to prevent Syrian refugees from settling in their states.<p>Their stand in the name of public safety began Sunday and escalated …

Terrorism

A $13 Wearable You'll Actually Want to Wear

While the most we've seen of Apple's smartwatch is a patent, Xiaomi (a company often referred to as the "Chinese Apple") just announced a new line of …

The last 58 days at the University of Missouri

<b>Someone called the student body president the N-word.</b><p>As the Missourian notes, the outcry at Mizzou can be traced back to Sept. 12, when Missouri Students Assn. President Payton Head posted a note on his Facebook page about how a man on a pickup truck repeatedly called him a racial epithet while he …

After the Second World War, Canada thought it would be a good idea to install cardboard sewer pipes

Every once in a while, one of Greg Leger’s Roto-Rooter crews arrive to find a home turned into a scene of nightmarish destruction.The toilets have …

Mexican Day of the Dead Celebrations Bring Creativity to Life

A celebration of mixing pre-Hispanic customs, like human sacrifice and Catholicism.<p>The Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead is a mixture of symbols and practices of the pre-Hispanic indigenous and Spanish missionaries. Led by Saint Francisis of Assisi in the 16 century, the observence tradition is …

Day of the Dead
Medical Journals

Cheating in Online Classes Is Now Big Business

The growth in courses available on the web has led to a growth in paid services that will impersonate students and do their work for them.<p>When I was in high school, I cheated pretty regularly. And I mean all the time. I remember writing chemistry formulas on small bits of paper that I then sealed …

Higher Education

Sennheiser's Orpheus headphones will set you back a cool $50k

In the world of super-premium headphones, Sennheiser’s Orpheus HE90 is in a league of its own.<p>It was designed 25 years ago, only 300 pairs were made, and they’d set you back $16 thousand. As the hipsters might say, “you’ve probably never heard of them.”<p>If you’re an audiophile that just couldn’t …

The most expensive headphones in the world just got a modern makeover – and will cost $55,000

The result was the legendary Sennheiser Orpheus, a pair of $16,000 audiophile headphones so sophisticated they even came with their own tube amplifier that looked like something taken from a mad scientist's lab.<p>Only 300 pair of the original Orpheus exist today (and they typically fetch more than …

Audiophile

China is reportedly not afraid to fight a war with the US after South China Sea move

The furious response from official media erupted as the US vowed to send more vessels to the region after the USS Lassen guided missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of at least one of the disputed land formations.<p>The move sparked an angry rebuke from Beijing, which summoned the US …

China

'Minecraft: Story Mode's' adventures have familiar plots but characters worth rooting for

"Minecraft," the video game that can essentially be anything you want it to be, is everywhere.<p>Everywhere, that is, except in my home. It's on laptop computers, mobile phones and video game consoles, and it's in toy stores, bookstores and even baseball stadiums. A Chicago Cubs-branded spongy bat, …

Sous

The winner of TODAY's Ultimate Halloween Candy Bracket is...

With Halloween right around the corner, we were looking for an answer to one of the most important food questions of all time: Which candy reigns supreme?<p>We ran a bracket on TODAY.com, asked you to vote, and you had a clear winner: Snickers!<p>The chocolately peanut candy bar beat out cult favorites …

Decorations

Jerk Was Meant to Be Messed With

‘‘Do you like spicy food?’’ Harold Dieterle asked, standing behind a folding table at the Star Island Yacht Club and Marina in Montauk, N.Y. There were small plates of smoked bluefish, heavily daubed in a Jamaican-style jerk sauce, and the question was fair warning to the people standing before …

BBQ

Eat Your Heart Out: NYC’s Newest Dining Destination Is Here

For as long as New York City has been one of the world’s culinary capitals, its neighborhoods have been in competition among themselves for local and international bragging rights. Nestled between the celebrated, food-packed areas of West Village, SoHo and Tribeca, the small, oft-overlooked area of …

Greenwich Village

Nike Roshe Cortez "Suede" Pack

A trio of vibrant colorways.<p>After getting a first glimpse at the “University Red” colorway a couple days back, Nike reveals the other two iterations that make up the Roshe Cortez “Suede” pack. The hybrid silhouette has also been given a vibrant “Deep Forest Green” and “Game Royal” color treatment …