Esther Nortey

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The reason every book about Africa has the same cover—and it’s not pretty

Last week, Africa Is a Country, a blog that documents and skewers Western misconceptions of Africa, ran a fascinating story about book design. It posted a collage of 36 covers of books that were either set in Africa or written by African writers. The texts of the books were as diverse as the …

Writing

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Finally, A Simple Guide To The Brits' Weirdly Named Cakes

The British are revered for many things, but it's their cakes that are truly something to celebrate. For one, many of them highlight currants -- a fruit that doesn't get enough recognition in most other countries. Two, they have the best of names -- lemon drizzle, bakewell tart, we could go on and …

Tour an Incredible Outdoor Kitchen

Much more than a place to grill a burger.<p>Much more than a place to grill a burger, this kitchen design in Nantucket, Massachusetts by landscape architect Kris Horiuchi, has it all - grill, cooktops, refrigerator, sink, even a pizza oven. Get ideas and check out the pictures for a taste of …

Supahands Offers Multilingual Virtual Assistants For Clients In Asia

Southeast Asia is the second-largest outsourcing destination in the world, but a new company called Supahands wants to help locals by bringing virtual assistants to the region. Based in Malaysia and Singapore, the startup plans to expand to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Bangkok, and Australia.<p>Co-founder Mark …

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

Japan

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Self-improvement

Gigs 2 Go - Portable "Tear-and-Share" Storage

Portable

Speaker Creatures

There’s nothing like singing in the shower to get your day going, right?! Now, with these little waterproof shower buddies you can bring your tunes …