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Hong Kong Billionaire Sentenced To Five Years In Jail

Thomas Kwok was sentenced Tuesday to five years in jail, after being convicted of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office. Judge Andrew Macrae said he had considered a maximum sentence of six years, but handed down one year less to account for Kwok’s good character.<p>Rafael Hui, the …

Dont.Look.Down Illustration

Dont.Look.Down is a really cool illustration created by Coen Pohl. The end result is very reminiscent of the poster for the movie Inception with the …

Graphic Design

Getting Started with User Experience Design

The term “user experience,” abbreviated UX, is an often misunderstood and confusing concept for many in the design, development and marketing world. Understanding how to implement and improve UX takes time, skill and a deep understanding of users.<p>Simply put, user experience is the sum of the …

Peek Inside 24 Decked-Out Holiday Homes

These deck-the-halls house tours are sure to spark holiday cheer.<p>These deck-the-halls house tours are sure to spark holiday cheer. This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com

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Police look for clues in case of Mississippi teen burned to death

A mysterious and gruesome crime ended the life of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers.<p>She was found badly burned Saturday night on a rural Mississippi road by first responders after a passerby called 911.<p>"You couldn't recognize her because she was unrecognizable," her father, Ben Chambers, told CNN …

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Images from the Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker rehearsal

Three dancers from the Beijing Dance Academy Ballet are taking part in Goh Ballet’s <i>Nutcracker</i> performance, set to open its sixth season Dec. 18 at The Centre. Yan Zhang, Chen Wang and Zhen Huo will join an international cast that will include Argentine American Paloma Herrera, prima ballerina of …

End looms for Hong Kong street protests as police prepare to move in

More than two months of pro-democracy protests that transformed the heart of Hong Kong's financial district could be coming to an abrupt end this week.<p>Police have announced that they plan Thursday to clear the main protest camp, which sprawls along a multi-lane highway next to the city's government …

BBC launches Young Writers' Award

<b>The BBC is launching a new Young Writers' Award to celebrate ten years of its National Short Story Award.</b><p>The contest, open to young people in the UK aged 14 to 18, is aiming to inspire and encourage the next generation of writers.<p>Both competitions have opened for entries and close on 25 February …

The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

Mindfulness Meditation Physically Changes the Brain

While practitioners have long touted the emotional and physical benefits of meditation, a new study by Harvard-affiliated researchers has shown that …

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