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A Body Shape Index - online calculator

What is ABSI index?<p>You’re probably familiar with the term body mass index, or BMI. In a nutshell, it’s a formula that compares your weight to your …

"Batkid Saves City!" 這天,舊金山變身高譚市幫小孩圓夢

五歲的Miles Scott,因罹患白血病無法如同齡孩子般恣意玩耍,但他卻有個小小心願,是要成為蝙蝠俠拯救高譚市。<p>「美夢成真基金會」(Make-A-Wish Foundation)決定幫他一圓美夢。<p>1980年夏天,七歲的Christopher被診斷出白血病;他一心想成為警察,而在任職於亞歷桑納公安局Tommy的安排下,Christopher不僅穿上量身訂做的制服、搭乘警局直升機,並宣誓成為美國公安局史上首位榮譽警員。<p>這故事是「美夢成真基金會」成立的靈感源頭,而如今,他們也想替Miles實踐願望。<p>Miles化身為蝙蝠小子(Batkid)的一天,從警局局長Greg Suhr透過電視呼籲蝙蝠俠伸張正 …

Taiwanese Lack Confidence, Not Competitiveness

The News Lens international edition is sponsored by Tutor A B C<p>I nervously held up my placard when the chair asked for additional delegates to speak. My arms were shaking and shook even more when the chair said, “Argentina.” I didn’t want to speak because I knew I wouldn’t contribute anything to …

【資訊人權貴】當台灣政府想用美牛換 TPP 時,也換來了幫財團打壓公民的 ISDS

美國大力推動的黑箱密約 TPP(The Trans-Pacific Partnership, 跨太平洋戰略經濟夥伴關係協議)以及 NAFTA、 TTIP 裡面包含一個極具爭議的「投資人與地主國之間爭端解決機制(Investor-State Dispute Settlement)」。 這個機制 -- …

Card Characters Come to Life in Photo Series 'Carte'

Appearing a bit creepy, much like humanized versions of animated characters, these playing cards created by photographer Christian Tagliavini inject …

Rhythm Riot – in pictures

Twice annually, fans of all things rock'n'roll and Americana gather to dress up in period clothing and relive the 50s and 60s. The event is called the Rhythm Riot and takes place at Pontins holiday park in Camber, East Sussex

Week in pictures: 9-15 November 2013

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First Listen: Shearwater, 'Fellow Travelers'

Shearwater's new album, <i>Fellow Travelers</i>, is built around a neat gimmick: Each of its 10 songs pays tribute to an artist with whom the band has toured. Given that musicians tend to tour with like-minded peers, it's no surprise that <i>Fellow Travelers</i> provides a reasonably natural extension of …