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The American Who Accidentally Became a Chinese Movie Star

<b>Read in Chinese | 点击查看本文中文版</b><p>Every foreigner living in China has his share of China Stories. Jonathan Kos-Read has more than his share. Here’s one: Not long ago, the 43-year-old American actor received a call with an offer to appear in “Ip Man 3,” the third in a series of biopics about Bruce Lee’s …

The 15 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

It's never too late to invest in your career.<p>It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll …

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Top 10 Best Apps To Make Parenting As Easy As It Can Be

Parenting has been a difficult job since the beginning of time; modern parents have some advantages, though. For instance, we have numerous apps …

Why political board games have the power to change our view of the world

We label board games as cerebral things; toys for the mind. I agreed, until I played Labyrinth, a title by CIA analyst Volko Ruhnke simulating the war on terror. Playing as the Jihadists, I put down a “Martyrdom Operation” card. My aim was to secure funding for my terrorists by demonstrating their …

Jimmy Fallon Plays A NEW Game Applicable To The ELL Classroom

I’ve shared a number of games that Jimmy Fallon has played on The Tonight Show that I’ve adapted for my ELL Classroom (you can read about, and see, …

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Natural Atlas maps the great outdoors for explorers in the US

Whether you’re a avid hiker or a 4×4 off-roading enthusiast, you’ll want to take a look at Natural Atlas. Launched today, the site offers highly detailed maps that point out trails, campsites and water bodies off the beaten path in the US.<p>Natural Atlas is built using OpenStreetMap and already lists …

Fitbit designer: Wearables will help us become 'more human'

Gadi Amit is the president and principal designer at NewDealDesign, a San Francisco studio responsible for creating the look and feel of products such as the Fitbit, Lytro camera and yet to be released Project Ara smartphone.<p>Rather than having an army of wearables running up and down our sleeves, …

Google's secretive 3D-mapping project now has a tablet: here it is

Comprehending the world around us is something we humans take for granted, but it's not so easy for our technology. Sure, autonomous robots and military-grade research labs have hardware that can approximate the same visual acuity of human eyes, but Google's Advanced Technologies and Projects …