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China Stock-Market Investors Pulling Out, Directing Money Into Property: Survey

Property investments are regaining their luster as China’s stock market swings drive mom-and-pop investors to look elsewhere to park their money.

McDonald’s, KFC Look to Go Digital in China

McDonald’s and Yum Brands are looking to add digital options in China that will make their fast-food sales even faster.

Wednesday One-Liners Say the Neon Lights Are Bright

Guy: Now, you know I want Tarzan the Musical to be a giant flop, but… –54th & Broadway Ghetto teen, watching Sutton Foster sing “You’ve Got Possibilities” from It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman!, the musical: Maybe these crackers be famous, but it’s Broadway. This shit sucks. –Central Park Overheard by: warren freeman […]

Argyle Shared-Street Construction Project Begins Monday

For the next year, Argyle between Sheridan and Broadway will be transformed into a shared street, the first of its kind in Chicago.Work begins Monday, July 6th, and the most important things for you to know: If you drive, be aware that the entire area between Sheridan and Broadway will be eastbound only for the duration of the project. Show More Summary

Reimagining the funeral experience in LA

Amber Carvaly and Caitlin Doughty, both 30, have ambitions to disrupt the funeral business.

Chesnut Elementary Parents in Dunwoody are exploring the renewal of the DeKalb County School Charter - two meetings this week.

I am a current Chesnut Charter Elementary School parent and have been almost continuously since 2004 when my now 15 year old son entered Kindergarten. The school is a wonderful learning environment with caring teachers and a dedicated...Show More Summary

Japanese 'table manner guidebook' released after Chinese customers refused in restaurants

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Apple Daily has speculated that an English version of the guidebook, "Ogasawara-ryu Etiquette for Washoku, the Cuisine of Japan" is specifically targeting Chinese guests, who've previously been refused by several fine-dining Japanese restaurants for displaying "poor manners". [ more › ]

5 dead after case of Beijing road rage turns tragic

5 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Five pedestrians were hit and killed by vehicles in Beijing on Sunday morning in a case of reckless driving that was triggered when a sport utility vehicle tried to cut off another car. [ more › ]

Illegal fireworks may have caused blaze that burned warehouses in Florence area

A blaze in the Florence area that injured four firefighters and caused more than $1 million in damage, may have been sparked by illegal fireworks, according to reports being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Departmen...

Get Your Own Annoying Routine

8-year-old boy to friend: You can't stop me, I'm the Indian man! You can't stop me, I'm the gingerbread man! You can't stop me, I'm the Jewish man!Friend: You can't stop me, I'm the Indian man!8-year-old boy: All the single ladies! All the single ladies! If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring […]

Suspect describes how fatal San Francisco shooting unfolded

The man suspected of fatally shooting a woman at a popular tourist spot in San Francisco last week, a five-time deportee with a criminal record, has spoken to a reporter about how the shooting unfolded, where the gun came from and why he kept returning to the U.S.

Beijing Readies Fund Injection in Bid to Reverse Stock Selloff

China is readying a massive injection of funds to try to reverse the country’s worst share selloff in years, people familiar with the matter said.

Is That Any Creepier Than a Store with a Hair Salon for Dolls?

Child with doll in tow: Mommy, I really want Mia.Park avenue mom #1: Well, maybe. Wouldn’t it be cool if they just sold the heads?Park Avenue mom #2, poking head out of stall: What?Park Avenue mom #1: Like, if they just sold Julie’s head, or Addy’s head?–American Girl Store BathroomOverheard by: Layla

By: textbook buyback

I wish we got snow like that in Virginia. I love how there are so many ducks and geese.

By: Outdoor recreation on Oslo Fjord islands

[...] From the harbour of the capital of Norway, The Oslo Fjord, you find the most popular recreation area. The fjord is a long gem, 100 km between Færder lighthouse to Oslo, and it is encircled by the country’s most densely populated area. Show More Summary

By: Rich

One of these beautiful snow pictures is featured today on Planet Earth Daily Photo. Thanks Renny!

By: Shantanu

Wow! Magical. This is one thing I miss in India; the chill of winter, the warm fireplaces, and watching the stark beauty of snow and ice (I love the landscapes at night when the moon is bright). RennyBA Thanks for the compliment and for reading some of my old posts too! I do agree with you: nothing is more romantic than a fully moon shining on snow in the dark winter night!

By: RennyBA

Sidney: You would adapt after a while. People have lived here for thousens of years you know:-) Al: You said it! and this weekend we've got even more snow. Adding to you're description: who can ask for more? :-)

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