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Save Some Time and Money by Knowing What a Tailor Can and Can't Do

Tailors, along with cobblers, can help you avoid buying something new every time there’s an issue with your clothing. A Tailor can’t fix everything, …

How to Become More Comfortable at the Gym When You're Starting Out

When you’re just starting out, the gym is an intimidating place. Not only can you feel self-conscious about whether or not you’re “doing things …

Top 10 Tips and Tools for Learning a New Language

Knowing another language is a valuable skill—one that could boost your salary and your brain. While there are many paths to picking up a foreign …

Language Learning

This Video Debunks 10 Popular Misconceptions About English Grammar

It’s easy to get confused about proper grammar because there’s so many different rules. Some of the rules you’ve probably heard, however, may not …

The Biggest Concerns About GMO Food Aren't Really About GMOs

Everyone from Chipotle to the Food Babe rails against genetically modified ingredients, and laws to label GMO foods are making progress in some …

This Calculator Helps You Crack Any Master Combination Lock in 8 Tries

Forgot your Master lock combo? Or want some incentive to not use a Master padlock? There’s a website for that.<p>The video above from Samy Kamar shows …

China reviews anti-dumping duties on imported Nylon 6 - Business

BEIJING - China will begin a review of its anti-dumping measures on Nylon 6 imported from the United States, the European Union, Russia and the …

China

Lukla Endeavor Hands-On: An Aerogel Jacket That Doesn't Overheat

The first time I held a piece of aerogel was one of those reality-bending experiences that reorganizes the molecules of your brain a little. It was a …

Backpacking

The Definitive Guide to Winning an Argument

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure is nice. When you don’t see eye to eye with someone, here are the best tricks for winning that …

Avoid Emotional Eating with the Broccoli Test

You're going about your day when the urge to eat sets in. Sure, you might be physically hungry...but it's possible you're seeking a security blanket …

Fun and Cheap IR Thermometer, 100 Velcro Cable Ties for $6, More Deals

You might not <i>think</i> you need a non-contact thermometer in your tool box, but they're a ton of fun to mess around with, and can come in handy for …

Shopping

Nine tales about Chinese jade[1]

The jade used since ancient times in China is nephrite, which in its pure state is white but may be green, cream, yellow, brown, gray, black or …

A Guide to Celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year at Home

Today is Lunar New Year or, as I like to call it, Thanksgiving <i>part deux</i>. Sure, it kicks off the new year but, like Thanksgiving, it's really about having family come together and celebrate with lots of good food. The holiday itself is observed in many countries throughout Asia, from Korea to China …

Food & Dining

Is There A Tech Bubble In China?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Zack Weisfeld is general manager at</i> <i></i><i>Microsoft Ventures Global Accelerators.</i> <i></i><p>I recently returned from my latest business trip to China, where I had the opportunity to meet with local entrepreneurs, VCs, and representatives from China’s Silicon Valley, Zhong Guan Cun. This reinforced my …

Turn a Mechanical Pencil Into a Precision Solder Dispenser

Soldering is an easy skill to learn, but it can also be easy to mess up when you're working on really small items. To give yourself a little more …

Why You Can’t Rely on Calorie Counts (and What to Do Instead)

Calorie counts are front-and-center on treadmill screens, food labels, and even restaurant menus. But if you're trying to lose weight (or just …

How the Oreo Was Invented

In 1890, a group of eight large New York City bakeries combined to form the New York Biscuit Company and built a giant six-story factory in West …

Ripoff

This Video Debunks 10 Misconceptions About Exercise

Whether you're exercising to lose weight or just to be healthy, it's important you do it right. This video takes on some of the most popular myths …

Strikes and apps bring congestion on taxi market[1]

BEIJING - A strike by cab drivers in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing stretched into a second day on Friday, bringing the taxi management system …

Transportation

24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Minor Cold[1]

Minor Cold. [File photo]<p>The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Cold (Chinese: 小寒), the 23rd solar term, …

China

This Cybersecurity Medicine Might Be Tough To Swallow

Imagine you’re the CEO of a thriving company and you’ve been horrified by the news of the Sony hack, the Target breach and the litany of security issues that have plagued big companies in recent years. You swear you’re going to do whatever’s necessary to make sure it won’t happen to your company. …

Cheap Temperature Gun, 30% off the Kindle Fire HDX, and More Deals

You might not <i>think</i> you need a non-contact thermometer in your tool box, but they're a ton of fun to mess around with, and can really come in handy …

Shopping

Researchers: Let's Blame Online Porn For Marriage Decline

The decline in marriage in America is often blamed on a number of different factors: Cultural changes, economic strife, the rise of cohabitation... …

Misogyny

10 English-language apps to get around and about in China[1]

<b>Pleco Chinese Dictionary (free and paid add-on)</b><p>Language skill does not seem that important until you step out of Beijing and Shanghai. Having a handy …

What Your "Working Memory" Does (and How to Give It a Tune-Up)

Working memory is like your brain's scratch pad, managing information as you go about your day. But our routine deluge of information can make us …

The Brain

How English describes color vs how Chinese describes color

Here's a fascinating visualization created by Muyueh Lee that shows the differences between how the English language and Chinese language each …

Linguistics

5 Domain Name Battles of the Early Web

At the dawn of the world wide web, early adopters were scooping up domain names like crazy. Which led to quite a few battles over everything from …

McDonald's

How China Is Disrupting The Mobile And CE Markets

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Noah Herschman is COO of DHgate, the first-to-market, transactional e-commerce platform focused on cross-border trading China goods.</i><p>Anyone in the tech industry has heard of Xiaomi and OnePlus by now.<p>And if you have been in a media black hole, here is a quick education on these Chinese …

9 Pro Tips on How to Buy and Use Good Olive Oil

Choosing an olive oil from a shelf of bottles at wildly varied price points can be challenging. Here are some easy things to remember from olive oil …

iPad Air 2 Review: When Thin Actually Means Something

Gadgets get thinner every year. That's a given. But the iPad Air 2 crosses a threshold where thin makes a difference.<p>I bought my first iPad in the …

IPad Air