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Elvis Presley, Born to Music

The Great White Whale when it comes to forming new habits, for most people, is exercise. Along with eating your vegetables, meditation, getting good sleep and quitting smoking, exercise is probably the most important habit change anyone can make. And yet, most people struggle with creating a lasting exercise habit. The solution is to replace…

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Do you like Nirvana?

I think most of us have a tendency to do as much as we possibly can. But doing less might be better. When we go to a great restaurant, we want to try all the dishes, eat as much of the delicious food as we can. And we leave overstuffed, sometimes painfully so, and our…

Professional women should give birth at younger age: Doctor
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Professional women should give birth at younger age: Doctor

Zhang Qiaoli, a physician in the Department of Human Reproductive Medicine, Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University. Women should strive to balance quality of work and life, and have children at a young age.As a doctor I see much suffering because of this imbalance. Xiao Ying, 36, works for a largelaw firm. Her job…

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Taylor Swift to testify in court over Lucky 13 trademark

13 is Taylor Swift’s lucky number. But maybe not this time. A judge has lately ordered the singer to testify in the Lucky 13 trademark infringement lawsuit, according to media report on Thursday. The Grammy-award winner was reportedly being sued by Orange County-based apparel company Lucky 13. Taylor Swift was quoted as saying “whenever a…

Chenlu, an old hub for ceramic making
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Chenlu, an old hub for ceramic making

Located in the mountainous area of Tongchuan city, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, Chenlu is an ancient town known for its kilns and ceramics. On its loessial land of dozens of miles around, big and small kilns dot everywhere. As the biggest ceramic kiln in Shaanxi province, the Yaozhou Kiln in Chenlu has its fires blazing…

25 gardens listed as ‘historical gardens’, Summer Palace included
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25 gardens listed as ‘historical gardens’, Summer Palace included

The Beijing Horticulture Greening Bureau announced Thursday that 25 parks and gardens,including the Summer Palace and Beihai Park, are among the first batch to be inscribed onthe “historical gardens” list. The concept of “historical gardens” refers to those gardens and parks located within Beijing’sjurisdiction that carry distinctive historical and cultural values and more importantly, played…

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World’s best restaurant: El Celler de Can Roca

The recently crowned world’s best restaurant, Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca, basesits success on combining culinary traditions of Mediterranean people and continuousinnovation and creativity. The Roca brothers founded this restaurant in 1986 inGirona, Catalonia, in northeast Spain. This restaurant was chosen early in June asthe best in the world by the prestigious British magazine…

Nation sets out cleaner strategy for environment assessments
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Nation sets out cleaner strategy for environment assessments

The Ministry of Environmental Protection has started to clean up its assessment procedures in an effort to stop new businesses being built that would cause pollution. So far this year it has canceled the licenses of more than 100 agents that had the authority to assess and approve planned projects, a ministry statement said on…

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Securities regulator vows steps to restore market stability

China’s securities regulator said on Friday that maintaining stock market stability andrestoring investor confidence are still its top priorities, despite the recent turbulence whichdampened market sentiment and trading volume. The regulator has met with all major securities brokerages and funds and urged them tobetter control their margin trading and short sales business, both of which…

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Coastal provinces brace for super typhoon

FUZHOU –  Fujian province in east China issued its highest typhoon alert as super typhoon Soudelor approaches southeast China’s coastal provinces with downpours and gales. The typhoon, expected to land between the cities of Jinjiang and Fuqing Saturday evening, will pose a serious threat to Fujian, the provincial meteorological station said. Flights to the provincial capital…

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