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Most an­noy­ing habits of Ja­pan sub­way rid­ers

The Ja­pan Pri­vate Rail­way As­so­ci­a­tion re­cently re­leased its an­nual com­muter train eti­quette sur­vey, which listed sev­eral be­hav­iors that bother pas­sen­gers most. Plac­ing bags on the seat is seen as the most an­noy­ing habit, fol­lowed by talk­ing loudly and manspread­ing. Cut­ting in line, seat-rob­bing and eat­ing are also on the list. Many ne­ti­zens in China agreed with the sur­vey and asked pas­sen­gers to take a note and learn.

No free lug­gage ser­vice for cheap flight tick­ets

A man paid 860 yuan ($127) for his check-in lug­gage at the Ho­hhot Baita In­ter­na­tional Air­port, in the In­ner Mon­go­lia au­tonomous re­gion, last week. His flight ticket cost about 200 yuan. Ac­cord­ing to Tian­jin Air­lines, start­ing on Oct 28, pas­sen­gers who bought econ­omy-class tick­ets at dis­counts of more than 60 per­cent will have to pay for checked lug­gage. Also, the air­line said its econ­omy class of do­mes­tic flights will no longer of­fer com­pli­men­tary meals. It is al­ter­ing its ser­vices partly as a re­sult of cost pres­sures.

Es­ther Gokhale is the cre­ator and founder of The Gokhale Method, an ecosys­tem of pos­ture ed­u­ca­tion, prod­ucts and com­mu­nity to help peo­ple reach a pain-free life. In her TED Talks pre­sen­ta­tion re­leased on­line, Gokhale ad­vo­cates re­turn­ing to a more pri­mal pos­ture — the way in which our an­ces­tors sup­pos­edly car­ried them­selves, and the way that many peo­ple in less in­dus­tri­al­ized cul­tures still do.

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Your mod­ern life­style has ru­ined your pos­ture So­ci­ety: Pub is owned by Alibaba ex­ec­u­tives

HHB Mu­sic House, a pub in Hangzhou, Zhe­jiang prov­ince, thought by many to be owned by Jack Ma, founder of e-com­merce gi­ant Alibaba, has caught on re­cently. “It’s a space for ev­ery­one with good wine, mu­sic and friends, rather than mak­ing money,” Ma said at the bar’s open­ing party. The newly opened bar, which means Happy Honey Badger or Health & Hap­pi­ness Bar, ac­cord­ing to Alibaba’s so­cial me­dia ac­count, is owned by six ex­ec­u­tives from the com­pany, but not Ma, news out­let Red Star News re­ported.

Food: Red vel­vet tick­les your sweet tooth

One might fall in love with red vel­vet desserts for many rea­sons — from the ap­peal­ing color and creamy tex­ture to sim­ply the name it­self. De­rived from the Vic­to­rian era, red vel­vet cakes were orig­i­nally served as a fancy dessert. In the last few years, red vel­vet desserts have ex­pe­ri­enced a pop­u­lar­ity boom. Patis­series keep the red vel­vet but turn it into some­thing much more than just cake. Nowa­days we can rel­ish red vel­vet cup­cakes,

Travel: Coun­tries woo Chi­nese north­ward

Den­mark, Fin­land, Nor­way and Swe­den have jointly kicked off a tourism cam­paign to of­fer more dis­tinc­tive travel ex­pe­ri­ences for Chi­nese vis­i­tors. The four coun­tries have de­vel­oped nat­u­ral gourmet food and authen­tic life­style trips to sat­isfy the needs of trav­el­ers from China. The idea is to present lo­cal tourism re­sources that are not well-known to Chi­nese trav­el­ers and to build a cul­tural bridge, ac­cord­ing to tourism au­thor­i­ties of the four coun­tries. The unique travel ex­pe­ri­ences will be show­cased on ma­jor Chi­nese me­dia plat­forms to en­able

bis­cuits, pan­cakes and even lat­tes.

A veg­etable ven­dor in Han­dan, He­bei prov­ince, carves sculp­tures out of his fresh pro­duce, in­clud­ing car­rots and wa­ter­mel­ons. Guo Yuhong, 44, sells veg­eta­bles at a mar­ket in Han­dan. He started to make veg­etable sculp­tures in his spare time in 2013. Now he has nearly 100 in his col­lec­tion.

trav­el­ers to take their pick based on per­sonal pref­er­ences.

Film: Mar­got Rob­bie to play Bar­bie

Aus­tralian ac­tress Mar­got Rob­bie will play Bar­bie in the first live­ac­tion fea­ture movie about the iconic and con­tro­ver­sial doll. Bar­bie has en­joyed mul­ti­ple ca­reers in her 60-year life­time. Toy­maker Mat­tel and movie stu­dio Warner Bros an­nounced they were part­ner­ing to make the film, which will star the Os­car-nom­i­nated ac­tress. Rob­bie, 28, will also co-pro­duce the film. No plot, ti­tle or re­lease date was an­nounced, but it comes 60 years after the adult-fig­ured Bar­bie fash­ion doll was launched in March 1959.

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