Category Archives: Life and Food

The Dark Town That Built a Giant Mirror

By Linda Geddes|BBCNEWS The inhabitants of Rjukan in southern Norway have a complex relationship with the Sun. “More than other places I’ve lived, they like to talk about the Sun: when it’s coming back, if it’s a long time since … Continue reading

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Fun of Snow

After a heavy snow on December 15, 2012 ……

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Double your retirement income in five years

By Paul Merriman Most people facing retirement would leap at the chance to double their income during the “golden years.” You can do it, and I’ll tell you how. One of the most important financial decisions we face is the question … Continue reading

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英四口之家“收入下限”是多少[CN]

BBC 在英国,现在要维持一家四口(父母加两个孩子)生活水准达到“社会普遍接受”的程度,家庭年收入需要多少? 根据一个慈善机构所做的“最低收入标准”(MIS)调查,这个底线是36,800镑,比2008年上涨了约33%。 MIS 标准包括挣钱足够供全家饮食营养搭配均衡,有一辆私家车,冬季有钱取暖。  

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Japanese Government wants you to eat radioactive food: Part VI

Originally posted on civisjournal:
Japanese workers with tea. Tea absorbs a large amount of radiation and tea as far south as Shizuoka has been affected by Fukushima’s radiation. Some are claiming that radiation is “harmless” and that drinking radioactive tea…

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Toxic pesticides used to keep ginger fresh in China

Originally posted on China Daily Mail:
According to a special report by Hong Kong’s Ming Pao, after the scandal in Qingzhou, Shandong of keeping cabbage fresh by formaldehyde, a toxic chemical that may cause cancer, another food scandal emerged there…

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2012

Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark has been named the best restaurant in the world for the third year in a row by Restaurant magazine’s World’s 50 Best list. Chef Rene Redzepi has enjoyed a long run of media coverage over the past couple years including most … Continue reading

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Greenpeace finds tainted Lipton tea bags in China

Originally posted on China Daily Mail:
Environmental advocacy group Greenpeace said on Tuesday that an investigation it had conducted found tea bags sold in China by Unilever‘s Lipton brand contained unsafe levels of pesticide residue, though Unilever said the product…

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Vietnamese man buys tiny Wyoming town for $900G

Published April 06, 2012 | Associated Press BUFORD, Wyo. – Buford is a small place for sure, but so is the world. A remote, unincorporated area along busy Interstate 80 that advertised itself as the smallest town in the United … Continue reading

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Where are you on the global pay scale

BBC 29 March 2012 The average wage, calculated by the International Labour Organization, is published here for the first time. It’s a rough figure based on data from 72 countries, omitting some of the world’s poorest nations. All figures are adjusted … Continue reading

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