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The rise of authentic Chinese food

In their tiny restaurant opposite the Emirates football stadium in north London, Wei Guirong and her husband Song Yong do a thriving trade in the traditional snacks of Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province and home of the Terracotta Army.<p>They make their own flatbreads and stuff them with juicy …

Local Coffee Aoyama: A New Tokyo Neighborhood Cafe

However much we might travel on the hunt for a good cup of coffee, most of us have a local: a place where we meet friends, or pass through for a …

Coffee

Now You Can Make Everything Smell Like Cat Head Using This Japanese Spray

Those who own a cat probably already noticed the heavenly smell of their cat’s head that some describe as “everything from the smell of sunshine to …

"Cat Forehead-Scented" Spray Exists And The World Is Better For It

Thank you, science. Thank you, chemicals.

Here Are 100 Years Of Chinese Beauty Looks In One Minute

OMG the '20s.

With help from 007's Daniel Craig, how Alibaba turned 11-11 into China's biggest shopping day

In the annals of television history, China's "Tmall Double-11 Night Carnival" might go down as the watershed moment when 21st century retailing geniuses first truly fused online shopping and entertainment into one awe-inspiring juggernaut of consumerism.<p>More cynical types may see the star-studded, …

eCommerce

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Five day 'fasting' diet slows down ageing and may add years to life

<b>The Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) improves longevity while cutting the risk of cancer and diabetes by half, scientists have found</b><p>A five-day diet which mimics fasting could slow down ageing, add years to life, boost the immune system and cut the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists …

KFC is hoping this bizarre menu item will save its business in China

The sandwich is called the "rose cheese chicken leg roasted burger" and it features pink buns, roasted chicken, cheese, mayonnaise, tomato, and lettuce, Kotaku reports via The Nanfang.<p>In advertising, the sandwich is featured with pink rose petals.<p>The Rose cheese chicken burger debuted alongside a …

Burger King

First Bulletproof butter-coffee cafe is nothing like 'another Starbucks'

Bulletproof, the brand behind the butter-coffee craze, just launched its first cafe, in Santa Monica, Calif. — but it’s not just “another Starbucks,” says its founder.<p>Take, for example, the little metal platform that you can stand on, which vibrates up and down 30 times per second, the same …

The Fermi Paradox: Where the Hell Are the Other Earths?

Everyone feels something when they're in a really good starry place a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see …

The Ultimate UX Design of the Perfect CTA Button

You're reading The Ultimate UX Design of the Perfect CTA Button, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

UX Design

iOS 9 And OS X El Capitan Are Now Available To All As Public Betas

As announced at WWDC last month, Apple is making a beta of its newly updated mobile operating system, iOS 9, available to the general public for testing starting today, alongside the beta version of OS X El Capitan, its updated desktop OS.<p>The iOS 9 beta build will allow early adopters to try out …

The Next Big Thing In Design? Less Choice

In the future, the design around us will sweat the small stuff, writes Huge CEO Aaron Shapiro.<p>Choice is overrated.<p>Recently, I decided to buy Monopoly to play with my son. What I was sure would be a quick decision on Amazon turned into a learning experience for both of us. Did you know there are …

Design Exercises To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

The creative mind is like the human body.<i>Creativity by Alex Norris</i>Creativity is something that should be trained everyday, or else it would get out …

Graphic Design

Why Indian Cuisine Breaks All The Flavor Science Rules

Everything we Westerners thought we knew about flavor pairing was recently turned on its ear by a study of the delicious and contradictory jumble of sensation known as Indian cuisine.<p>But let’s step back a minute and look at how we decide what tastes good. Why do we choose certain flavor combos and …

Why Oil Could Be Facing A 20-Year Bear Market

In the past, the usual “oil crisis” was caused by self-serving news items of an oil shortage, causing soaring prices. Just 2-3 years ago, the fear mongers said that the world had “seen peak oil,” meaning that oil production would be on a long term decline and there would be big shortages. Instead, …

Eat Like a Viking: Why We're Obsessed With Smári Organic Icelandic Yogurt

If you like thick, Greek yogurt and labneh, you're going to really like Icelandic skyr.<p>My favorite food group is dairy fat. Oh, that's not an actual food group? Too bad. I love butter, crème fraîche, and oozy cheeses. I could eat Greek yogurt at every meal, and I have been known to drink the cream …

Breakfast

Inside BbyB's New Chocolate Shop in Tokyo

Chocolatier BbyB just opened its first overseas shop in Tokyo, and tapped Japanese designer Nendo<p>Chocolatier BbyB just opened its first overseas shop …

How 5 Entrepreneurs Made Billions, Lost It And Made It Back Again

It’s difficult enough to make a billion bucks – and even harder to earn it back once you have lost it. But several members of the Forbes Billionaires list have made a ten digit fortune not once but twice. Among them, Iceland’s Thor Bjorgolfsson, who returns to the ranking this year for the first …

A new audio app claims to treat tinnitus

Tinnitus affects the ears but it originates in the brain. The condition, which causes ringing in the ears, is mainly triggered by age-related hearing loss and prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise. But neuroscientific studies reveal that tinnitus is a symptom of abnormal hyperactivity in the …

Restaurant in China gives men discounts if they are OVERWEIGHT- and women if they are UNDERWEIGHT

If you're a woman and you want to eat at this restaurant in China for free, you have to be worryingly underweight .<p>Men, however, can watch their …

Form Us With Love Designs an Affordable Chair for IKEA

Stockholm-based design studio Form Us With Love designed the affordable, stackable JANINGE chair collection for Swedish giant IKEA. The design had to …

Will the Swiss Quit Cooking their Kittens and Puppies?

Yes, animal rights activists are trying to ban the eating of cats and dogs in Switzerland. But their petition is far short of the required 50,000 …

20 Minimal Designed Business Cards

Sometimes the best business cards are the most minimal. Instead of trying to slap every effect you can do on to a business card, you're much better …

grain editJeremy Evans

Currently residing in Stockholm, Sweden, Jeremy Evans is an upcoming designer with an impressive portfolio that spans print, packaging and …

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Articles about bill gates announces condom design contest on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100,000 to the designer who creates a condom that's more pleasurable to...<p>Last weekend I headed down to the Big Easy as a judge for the first annual Billes Product Design Competition, where nine...<p>The votes are in! With your help, we have selected …

Bill Gates