Yinxing Zhang

42 Flips | 9 Magazines | 6 Likes | 1 Follower | @YinxingZhang | Keep up with Yinxing Zhang on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Yinxing Zhang”

The 20 Most Pinned Travel Destinations Ever

How many of these are on your board?<p>Dreaming of car rides through Italy, or eating the world's greatest street food in Vietnam? Oh, Pinterest knows.<p>The site released a list of the most pinned locations from all over the world, officially making us want to get the heck out of town. All those dream …

National Parks

6 myths that prevent people from learning multiple languages

You're probably familiar with the romanticized image of the polyglot. It goes something like this:<p>After attending the recent polyglot conference in Berlin, I can tell you that I didn't meet a single person who comes close to that description (although I'm sure many of us wouldn't mind it).<p>It's true …

23 places you should visit in 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel this year.

7 Time Management Tricks to Help You Keep Your Cool

#5: Use music to help you focus.<p>Choosing wise ways to use our time is critical to reaching our goals. After all, “Time is a precious, nonrenewable …

25+ Incredible Novels You Must Read At Least Once In Your Life

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. —William Styron<p>Books …

Books

How to cope with information overload

<i>Andy Tattersall is an Information Specialist at</i> <i>University of Sheffield</i>. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is …

Time Management

15 Productivity Hacks For Procrastinators

There are more than six billion people in this world and I am willing to bet that the majority of us are probably procrastinators. It is just an easy …

Time Management

5 Must-Read Books From Around the World

A few years ago, I made a shock discovery: Although I thought of myself as a fairly cosmopolitan, cultured person, my bookshelves told a rather different story about me. Pretty much everything on them was by British and North American writers and there was almost nothing in translation.<p>Baffled …

How to Actually Start Saving Money While Still Paying Rent and Bills

If there’s any parental question we all dread, it’s the biannual “So, are you saving any money?” It’s a pretty important issue, in their defense, but what’s a guy or girl with an entry-level salary to do? (Besides live off peanut butter and Ramen, of course.) Plainly put, saving money is hard when …

Personal Finance

The World's Best New Universities 2015

We all know the schools that come out on top in world university rankings: Harvard, Yale, MIT and a smattering of venerable British institutions like Oxford and Cambridge. American institutions always dominate the rosters. But adventurous American and British students open to a challenging …

Higher Education

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Books

11 Easy Ways To Boost Your Confidence

When I was a manager, I was never very good at speaking at meetings. In fact, I hated them! Now, thinking back to that period in my life, I think it …

Self-help

33 Writers Share The Books That Inspired Them To Write

"I thought, 'you can do that?!'"<p><i>We asked writers at the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference which book inspired them to write. Here are their answers.</i><p>♥📚♥

Literature

16 of the most impressive national parks in the US (PHOTOS)

EVERY BIT of wilderness on the planet is impressive, but some places are special for unique reasons. There’s arguably no better educational tool for …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

National Parks

12 Reasons Visiting South Africa Is The Vacation Of Your Dreams

Looking for the ultimate combo of nature, wildlife, culture, and adventure? Meet South Africa — it's the vacation you've been looking for. ;)

South Africa

Best outdoor activities in Seattle

In most US metropolises, you have to venture miles outside the city limits to enjoy anything remotely resembling an ‘outdoor’ experience. But, in Seattle, the urban-rural juxtaposition is a little less demarcated. Here are our top picks for outdoor activities in Seattle.<p>Often referred to as the …

10 Must-read Books for Spring

I've been reading a ton lately, which makes me happy since I remember what it was like to go through that awful "can't read" period. Despite a ridiculous schedule, I've carved out time to read every day and it's made me a little more sane.<p>I no longer feel the need to finish every book I start, so …

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Apps

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

Time Management

5 Books That Changed My Perspective of the World

"What is your favorite book?"<p>I've been asked this question numerous times throughout my life. Even now as a 19-year-old college student, I find this question nearly impossible to answer. I've read hundreds of books in my lifetime; how can I pick just one as superior to all the others?<p>I think this …

4 Books That Can Pump Up Your Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>If you’ve ever felt like, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to get to the bottom of that daily to-do list—join the club.<p>But just because being a productivity ninja seems like a farfetched concept to you doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.<p>After all, for …

Time Management

7 Products Launched On Kickstarter That Prove You Can Access Just About Anything With Your Phone

From personal drones, to smart coffee-brewing machines, to data-focused sleep tracking systems, Kickstarter helps to fund creative, tech-savvy products that are changing the world every day.<p>Since launching in 2009, the crowdsourcing platform has persuaded 8.1 million people to pledge more than $1.6 …

30 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives

The greatest books are defined as classics for a reason. Written by the greatest literary minds of their time, they have universal themes, …

Literature

10 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed

I had just read an early version of a new book and decided to do a quick survey during a speaking engagement. I asked the audience, "How many of you …

The 13 enterprise startups with the most VC funding

Just how big are their piles of money? Really, really big, with companies like Cloudera and Dropbox breaking the $1 billion mark in investment funding alone, according to a report compiled by Forbes, using data provided by VC-tracking startup Mattermark.<p>From Cloudera to Zuora, here are the 13 cloud …

Venture Capital

Why I Hope The Apple Watch Fails

A short time after the Apple Watch launches, probably when the first sales estimates come in from the analysts, I expect to see stories along the lines of ‘the Apple Watch has failed’. It is likely that these will tie in with reviews from the leading geekerati who’ll place the Apple Watch in …

Apple Watch

Everything You Need to Know About Israel's Elections

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for early elections in December, amid opposition within his coalition government, he was poised to …