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In the Forbidden City, being the emperor didn't equate to a life of limitless power or pleasure

Another common misconception is that the emperor routinely feasted on lavish meals. His diet was balanced, but surprisingly plain. Both the Ming and …

Forbidden City

China is set to open the world's longest sea-crossing bridge

China's Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is set to be the world's longest sea-crossing bridge ever built. After about seven years of construction, the …

China

Handling of U.S. trade dispute causes rift in Chinese leadership: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - A growing trade war with the United States is causing rifts within China's Communist Party, with some critics saying that an overly nationalistic Chinese stance may have hardened the U.S. position, according to four sources close to the government.<p>President Xi Jinping still has …

China

Science Finally Proves True a Common Theory About Online Dating

If you write very long messages, you're on the wrong side of the "desirability gap."<p>It’s not a secret that dating is going digital, but you probably …

Online Dating

Naked 360-degree body-scanning mirror tracks body transformations

San Francisco's Naked Labs has started shipping its 3D-scanning smart mirror with rotating scale. Connected to a mobile app, the Naked scales build …

San Francisco

Diet Hit A Snag? Your Gut Bacteria May Be Partly To Blame

Have you ever been on a diet but didn't hit your goal weight? Your gut bacteria may be part of the explanation.<p>New research suggests the mix of microbes in our guts can either help — or hinder — weight-loss efforts.<p>"We started with the premise that people have different microbial makeups, and this …

Weight Loss

A neuroscientist who studies rage says we’re all capable of doing something terrible

James Holmes, the 24-year-old who in 2012 killed 12 people at a screening of <i>Dark Knight Rises</i> in Aurora, Colorado<i>,</i> was always a “super-nice kid,” according to a high school acquaintance. Ed Gein, also known as “The Butcher of Plainfield,” killed two women in the 1950s, adding them to a collection …

Psychology

How to forgive and forget in 3 steps — and why it's unhealthy to rush the process

When Tibet was invaded by the People's Liberation Army of China in the 1950s, one monk was in jail for 15 years, and was tortured nearly the entire time. When he was released, he went to the Dalai Lama and said of his experience, "my Holiness, I was very afraid."<p>The Dalai Lama asked him what he was …

Self-help

What Is China Doing In Africa?

Chinese corporations are all over Africa. In June 2017 a McKinsey & Company report estimated that there are more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms operating in Africa.<p>What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That’s a highly controversial issue.<p>The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is …

China

Joe Biden's Birthday Tweet To Obama Is Making Twitter Ugly Cry All Over The Place

Former President Barack Obama turned 57 on Saturday, and Twitter erupted into a frenzy of nostalgic images of the former president along with …

Barack Obama

These 55 Amazon Products Have Been Bestsellers For Years — & You’d Never Guess Them

Buying stuff online an be a bit of a toss-up if you aren't careful. More times than I can count I've waited two weeks for a package, just to discover …

Shopping

Existing drug may prevent Alzheimer's

Emerging evidence suggests that a "potent" drug could prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease — but only if a person takes the medication long …

Dementia

Trade War Update: U.S. Goes For China's Jugular

If you want to know the endgame in this China trade war, it is probably this: redirect supply chains to favor American manufacturers; pressure the Communist Party to open its mega domestic market to Americans with no strings (already happening pre-tariffs); and challenge Chinese dominance in Asia, …

China

Why Being Nice at Work Can Backfire Badly, According to Psychology

If you've ever been the office sweetheart, you know exceptional kindness can be met with nastiness. Here's why.<p>Ask anyone whom they prefer to work with, nice guys or bullies, and you'll get a fast and certain reply -- just about everyone says they prefer to share an office with kindhearted …

Psychology

DARPA Is Hosting an Olympics for Tiny Robots

These little robots will face off in a series of tests for strength, agility and speed.<p>The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking for engineers to submit designs for bug-sized robots that can help in search-and-rescues after disasters, or help in inspecting hazardous …

Robotics

Everyone Should Use Creatine

The Hidden Health Benefits of Creatine Monohydrate<p>Creatine > Multivitamins<p>Despite little evidence to support their use, untold millions take …

Nutrition

Vaccine breakthrough could do away with need for ‘multiple booster’ shots

A major breakthrough in immunisation research made by a team of Irish scientists could make newborn vaccination a much quicker and effective …

Immune System

China has militarised the South China Sea and got away with it

LESS than three years ago, Xi Jinping stood with Barack Obama in the Rose Garden at the White House and lied through his teeth. In response to …

China

Kim Jong Un Upset to Learn That Trump Is Seeing Other Dictators

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report)—The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, is reportedly “upset” and “hurt” that Donald J. Trump is seeing other dictators, sources in Pyongyang have confirmed.<p>According to an aide close to the North Korean leader, Kim was “devastated” to see images of Trump warmly …

Donald Trump

The Simple but Effective Way to Stop Worrying So Much (It Sounds Ridiculous, But It Actually Works)

Science shows you can contain your worries to 30 minutes each day.<p>"I just can't shut off my brain. I worry so much I can't pay attention to what I'm doing." I hear comments like this in my therapy office on a daily basis. Whether you're constantly worried about money or you just can't stop …

Self-help

11 Recurring Problems That Are A Sign You Give Off Negative Energy

If bad luck and annoying problems seem to follow wherever you go, it might be a sign you're giving off negative energy. Whether it's ongoing issues …

Performing meaningless rituals boosts our self-control through making us feel more self-disciplined

From Tian et al, 2018<i>By guest blogger</i> Tomasz WitkowskiWe could say without exaggeration that the discovery of a means of achieving full control over …

Psychology

Moment’s Pro Camera App Gives Your Phone a ‘DSLR Shooting Experience’

Moment has just launched a major revamp to its smartphone camera app. Paired with the company’s cases and high-end lenses, the app aims to bring a …

A New Jersey man infected with flesh-eating bacteria looks like he'll lose his battle with the infection — here's what to know about the condition

Angel Perez went crabbing in New Jersey's Maurice River on July 2, as he did frequently, according to his daughter, Dilena Perez-Dilan, who spoke to local ABC News station WPVI.<p>But a few hours after he got out of the water, Perez's leg started to blister, swell, and change to a "brown, blackish …

Environmental Health

Suzy Welch: 3 phrases bosses use when they want to fire you

"Getting fired" may conjure dramatic scenes of tears, shouting and phones being slammed down.<p>But, according to bestselling management author and CNBC …

A man raped me, another tried to. They were not animals. They were men | Amy Remeikis

When I talked about it, again, the questions came. Why were you out walking so late? How were you walking?<p>The first time it happened, I refused to believe it for a very long time.<p>He had grabbed me from behind, around my neck. I never saw his face. Just smelt the rum and Coke, wet across my cheek, a …

Domestic Violence

Piers Morgan and Brian Cox debate the existence of God: a philosopher's take

Piers Morgan started a Twitter debate about God. “Atheists can never say what was there before the Big Bang” starts a recent tweet posted by the …

The Brain

The truth about fasting: Does the 72-hour water fast really work? We tried it and the results were surprising

W hat it would be like if you had no food for three days? No coffee, no juice, no supplements. Just plain old water. Well, let me tell you...<p>First of …

This Song Will Instantly Lower Your Stress Level By 65 Percent

It’s well-known that the right playlist can help you focus, sleep, and even make you happier in less than 30 seconds, but now, thanks to a team of …