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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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