Jesslyn Chia

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How Cities Use Design to Drive Homeless People Away

Saying "you're not welcome here"—with spikes.<p>Earlier this month, someone tweeted a picture of a series of metal spikes built into the ground outside a London apartment building.<p>The spikes were intended to discourage homeless people from sleeping in the area, and their presence sparked a public …

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

Ed Miliband’s welfare plan shows he’s not ready for high office

The Labour Party leader's ideas for tackling youth unemployment are tough, assertive – and utterly misguided<p>A penny appears to be dropping over the head of Ed Miliband. He has been thinking about poverty, and why there’s so much of it given that the last government lavished so many billions of …

Nate Silver

25 iPhone Apps That Could Change Your Life

There are too many silly apps to choose from, but these are actually super useful.


27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …


Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …


Apple's iWatch may launch in October with 2.5-inch screen, says Reuters

If a new report from Reuters is accurate, Apple's iWatch could arrive as soon as October, and it's "likely" to feature a 2.5-inch display manufactured by LG. Production of the company's first smartwatch will apparently kick into high gear in July, with Apple aiming to produce and ship a massive …