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11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Science Fiction

'Invisible' Bike Helmets Are A Real Thing Now

If so, then two Swedish industrial design students have solved your problem and have created an "invisible helmet" for cyclists.<p>Bike helmets are a very important safety feature, especially for those who cycle around a busy city where both drivers and pedestrians can be a problem. But there is no …

Bicycle Helmets

Civilising China’s ethnic minorities

<b>It’s time for fresh thinking by the Communist Party on China’s ‘ethnic question’, writes DAVID BROPHY.</b><p>One hundred years since the fall of the Qing …

China

China plans to prove the sceptics wrong | Financial Times

Foreign commentators and local bloggers regularly predict that China is heading for an economic and political crisis. But the country’s leaders are …

Brazil's and China's Economic Tug of War

The two BRIC countries have deepened ties in recent years, but has either benefited as much as expected?<p>Brazil and China can’t seem to agree on what either country is getting out of their economic ties. Take this most recent example: China Construction Bank, a huge state-owned lender, just sunk …

Why China Will Determine If Asia Goes to War

In understanding China’s rise in Asia, it’s worth reflecting on what the United States’ post-Cold War “unipolar moment” might have to teach us about …

Geopolitics

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

Shutter Speed

10 Expert Tips for Aspiring Landscape Photographers

Surrounded by the beauty of nature, many photographers experience a longing to capture those stunning vistas, towering mountains and waterfalls, …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

How Humiliation Drove Modern Chinese History

The British destruction of Beijing's Summer Palace in the 19th century encapsulates how the emotion played a major role in forming modern China.<p>Beijing's Summer Palace, in winter. (David Gray/Reuters)<p>In June 1840, following the breakdown in negotiations with the Qing Dynasty over the trade of opium …

The second wave

HAS China arrived at its Rockefeller Centre moment? In the late 1980s as Japan’s miracle economy was soaring, the Mitsubishi Estate Company bought …

Automotive Industry

36 Links That Are Like Catnip for Photographers

It's truly been a great week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking at all corners of the internet to find the …

Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

Photography

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

Quick and Informative Intro to SLR Lenses for Beginners

The world of camera lenses can be a bit daunting when you first start out, and so a videographer and photographer have joined forces to put together …

Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Before explaining <i>Exposure Value</i> (EV for short), it helps to know what <b>Light Value</b> (LV, for short) means. When you find something (whether it’s a …

Landscape Photography

China will unblock Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times to boost its new free trade zone

China’s ambitious Shanghai Free Trade Zone is designed to welcome foreign investment and open up an attractive yuan-denominated financial sector to the rest of the world. But it’s hard to boast about free trade credentials behind the Great Firewall of China, so media outlets and social networks …

Free Trade

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

10 books every San Franciscan should read

As the kiddies head back to school, we at SFGate thought it was a good time to remember that you’re never too old to learn something new. To that end, we’ve collected 10 of our favorite books about San Francisco (and the surrounding region, too, because there are so many good books out there). …

China's Currency Will Be Fully Convertible In Months

The Shanghai free-trade zone, China’s first, will officially open for business on September 29. Just about every China economy maven has been following the months-long saga regarding the establishment of the zone because in Shanghai the central government will punch a gaping hole in the country’s …

Corruption and the world's biggest building

The New Century Global Centre is the biggest building in the world; 16 Wembley stadiums could fit underneath its vast roof.<p>But the behemoth in the central city of Chengdu <b>which formally opened at the end of last month</b>, has become for many <b>China’s</b> largest and most embarrassing monument to the …

14 Rules Of The New Workplace That Millennials Need To Master

To navigate the new workplace, Schawbel says millennials need to master a new set of rules that aren't taught in school. Advances in technology, the rise of social media, and 24/7 connectivity mean young people have to promote themselves and take ownership of their careers in ways that previous …

Online Life

Top 10 Tips on How to Take a Great Photo

1) Start with a clear view. This first tip might sound very obvious, but it is key to make sure your camera lens is clean and if you are using a …

The Chinese Dream: Still Dreaming?

During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s June visit to the United States, he noted that the two nations share many similarities and areas of policy …

China

10 Photography Life Hacks to Save Time and Money

If you’re not careful, photography can become a very expensive hobby. There’s always something new to buy. However, many camera accessories on the …

The 50 Best Brands To Follow On Twitter

With thousands of major brands on the social network, it can be difficult to drown out the noise and figure out who to follow.<p>We chose some of the best brands to follow on Twitter.<p>Some are useful because they offer deals and customer service. Others are just plain entertaining.