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China's history as told through its unbelievable queues

The three-day Labour Day holiday is one of China's busiest travel periods, with millions of people on the move, many flocking to the country's most famous tourist sites.<p>You can expect long queues for everything from food to public transport to toilets.<p>Queuing in China is not for the faint-hearted - …

China

Ideas for Using the $30 IKEA Raskog Cart

The IKEA Raskog, the humble little utility cart that only costs thirty dollars, is just so darned versatile. A couple of years ago, Taryn wrote a …

Laundry Rooms

6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Starting your own business is no small undertaking, so it’s worth taking the time to really think …

Small Business

This Is Where Most People Drop the Ball in Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Print Inspiration: Business Cards

Do we still use the <b>business card</b>? I love the business card, might be a bit 90s old school of me but I found this concept still working nowadays. With …

5 Tips That Will Help You Negotiate on Just About Anything

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

7 Vegetarian Versions of Classic Sandwiches

Meat-free recipes for your favorite sandwiches.<p>It's not hard to eat a delicious, satisfying vegetarian diet, but many non-meat-eaters might, from …

9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith

Confession: I've never sharpened my knives. Not my two-year-old IKEA chef's knife, not my who-knows-how-old paring knife. None of 'em. But last week, I found myself on the New York City subway with a purse-full of my dullest kitchen knives and the promise that these glorified pestles they could …

Knives

Feast or Famine: Evidence Mounts for Fasting Diets

Eat all your favorite foods and still lose weight? Seems almost too good to be true, but for Jennifer Stewart it’s been the answer to a life-long battle with being overweight.<p>“I lose weight very slowly and don’t lose weight like normal people,” says Stewart. “I had tried all kinds of diets. I went …

Holistic Medicine

Five underrated countries you need to visit

From a medieval African trading town to a Mediterranean island nation, these overlooked outposts are worth a look.<p>With each welcoming more than 50 million international visitors each year, France, the United States and China dominate the list of most popular countries for travellers. But are the …

European Travel

35 Body Language Secrets That Will Help You Get Ahead at Work

You’ve probably heard by now that body language can give you a leg up in the workplace. It can determine the way your interactions with others go. It …

These 2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies Are Pure Magic

<b>Preheat the oven to 350°F.</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F.<p><b>Line the baking dish with parchment.</b> Cut a length of parchment …

Dessert

How to Identify 16 of America's Most Essential Donuts [VIDEO]

You're standing in line at your local donut shop deciding what to order. No one wants to be that customer who doesn't know the difference between a cruller and a fritter. Rather than take a stab at your donut of preference, you just play it safe and order a plain, halfheartedly eating it on the …

Elizabeth Is Missing review – Emma Healey's dementia detective story

A novel narrated by an 82-year-old searching the neighbourhood for her elderly friend is both brilliant and unconvincing<p>A novel narrated by an 82-year-old woman with dementia who is searching the neighbourhood for an elderly friend is an unusual choice of subject for a young writer. It could have …

Typography Mania #237

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design submitted by our users at …

Typography

Know your spuds

We adore autumn's figs, the first young peas of spring, and summer heirloom tomatoes. Come winter, many of us eschew Peruvian asparagus and Mexican …

Cooking (Australia)

How to Run a Successful Blog, as Illustrated by Food

The folks running the <i>LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Blog</i> just released a tutorial-of-sorts on how to create fun content for your blog (not necessarily a food blog). However, rather than explain it in industry-speak, they've created a food-friendly infographic filled with useful tips and tricks.<p>Aptly …

Thought Leadership

Funny Animated Short About People Living in Constant Wind

For his 2012 graduation film at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, student Robert Loebel created this incredibly funny animated short called <i>WIND</i>. In 2013, it went on to win multiple awards at film festivals all over the world including in Croatia, Korea and Macedonia.<p>Earlier …

Animated Movies

10 best photographs of the day

Each day the picture editor of the Guardian brings you a selection of photo highlights, today's theme is children.<p>For more days' pictures see our live blog

Free Design Resources: Templates and UI Kits

Time for more great freebies for you! This time I've made a brief selection of some top-notch website templates that look simply amazing, and I've …

Behance

Bowflex Boost fitness band coming to market in September for $50

A little bird at the FCC just tipped us off to a low-cost fitness band that's about to hit the market known as the Bowflex Boost. Like competing devices, it promises to track one's daily activities, calories burned and even quality of sleep, but as a key differentiator, it'll cost only $50. Similar …

No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes (PHOTOS)

Just because our kitchens get hot during the summer, that doesn't mean that we want to stop baking. But it definitely gets harder and harder to turn the oven on when the heat inside our homes is already stifling. What's a baker to do? We suggest no-bake recipes -- and in particular these no-bake …

Recipe Of The Day: Cuban Coffee

If we had to pick just one thing that Cubans do well -- aside from the sweet plantains, maduros -- it would definitely be their coffee. Cuban coffee is for the serious caffeine enthusiasts.<p>Cubans drink their coffee strong; they drink it fast; and they drink it often. And if made right, Cuban coffee …

A guide to Melbourne's best sandwiches

I'll just have a sandwich. It's a meek statement that evokes a humble bite on the go - nothing special. But times have changed. The modern Australian …

Cooking (Australia)