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Decoding China's Cult Beauty Obsessions: The Country's Best-Selling Serums, Masks, and Foundations

If you’ve found yourself spending extra time on your skin in recent years—investing in masks, adding a serum (or three) to your beauty routine, or personally contributing to the ascendant global rise of BB cream, you may have China to thank. Starting as early as their teenage years, Chinese women …

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New York Times Food Critic Demolishes Masa Chef's 'Brutally' Expensive New Restaurant

He eviscerated Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant, is not afraid to leave if a restaurant is not accommodating, and now he's found his next target.<p>Kappo Masa, the Upper East Side restaurant co-owned by gallery bigwig Larry Gagosian and master chef Masayoshi Takayama, is in the hot seat this week …

Ears of Ancient Chinese Terra-Cotta Warriors Offer Clues to Their Creation

Technology yields new insight into how a Chinese emperor produced an army for eternity within his tomb.<p>China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was a man haunted by death.<p>In 246 B.C. the adolescent ruler commissioned a massive tomb furnished with everything he'd need for the next life, including an …

How A Redesigned Meal Tray Is Saving Virgin Atlantic Millions

Virgin Atlantic reminds us that even when measured in grams, the dividends of good design can pay off big.<p>At 35,000 feet, small design decisions have big consequences. Ounces saved, in the design of aircraft equipment, can vastly reduce carbon emissions for an airline’s entire fleet.<p>Case in point: …

High-end malls in Southern California court shoppers in China

As Chinese tourists spill from their tour bus into the Beverly Center, Charlie Gu hands each one a sleek black envelope. Inside: a Chinese-language map of the mall and a special discount card.<p>Gu, the center's Mandarin-speaking Chinese specialist, asks shoppers about what they're looking for and …

What Are the Best City Guide Apps for my Phone?

<i>A:</i><p>Once upon a time, there were things called travel guidebooks. They were heavy and made out of paper—a material that came from dead trees. The information inside them always became out-of-date very quickly.<p>Today we have city guide apps that offer instant, and constantly updated, information on …