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School is out and it’s a sort of a buzz. a back then I didn’t really know what it was. but now I see what have of this. the way that people respond to summer madness.

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Date Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How Bloggers Made the Fashion Industry Pay More Attention to Minorities

By: II stix

Safe for Work? Yes

The medium has forced the industry to recognize — and cater to — groups of women that it has completely ignored in the past.

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Date Sunday, March 22, 2015

Meet The Afghan Bruce Lee

By: II stix

Safe for Work? Yes

Abbas Alizada is a 21 year old from Afghanistan who has spent his life training to become the next Bruce Lee. He emulates his face, hair, body, and most importantly his kung fu skills.

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Date Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Tijuana of China

By: II stix

Safe for Work? Yes

The border is porous, and one town in particular has been cultivated as a place Chinese men can visit for cheap thrills.

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Date Thursday, March 05, 2015

China and the rosewood carve-up

By: II stix

Safe for Work? Yes

The ancient forests of Southeast Asia are being razed to supply growing Chinese demand for prized ‘red timbers’

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Date Wednesday, March 04, 2015

China’s Great Firewall is demolishing foreign websites - and nobody knows why

By: II stix

Safe for Work? Yes

Software designer Craig Hockenberry noticed something very strange was happening to his small corporate website The Iconfactory one morning last month: traffic had suddenly spiked to extremely high levels—equivalent to more than double the amount of data transmitted when Kim Kardashian’s naked photos were published last year.

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Date Sunday, March 01, 2015

Giant robotic teddy bear: Japan’s nurse of the future

By: II stix

Safe for Work? Yes

The gentle giant has been designed specifically to assist in caring for Japan’s ageing population, taking on heavy-duty tasks such as lifting.

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Date Friday, February 27, 2015

Fake monks are using the bracelet scam in San Francisco

By: II stix

Safe for Work? Yes

If you’ve been to Europe, you likely already know what I’m talking about: the bracelet scam.

You’re walking along the street or sitting in the sunshine. A man or woman comes up to you, puts a bracelet on your wrist with a big smile and then, suddenly, starts demanding money for it.

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Date Sunday, February 22, 2015

11 Explicit Dance Moves That Are Banned By The Korean Government

By: II stix

Safe for Work? Yes

Non-cable TV stations in Korea have some strict policy when it comes to sexy, and these artists had to change their choreography to be allowed on stage!

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Date Monday, February 02, 2015

How Americans Changed The Way Japanese People Ate Sushi

By: II stix

Safe for Work? Yes

Sushi has taken on its own shape and form in the United States, but even before the first sushi restaurants opened up in California, America had an impact on the type of sushi eaten in Japan. During the American occupation after World War II, a food rationing program helped the rise of nigiri outside Tokyo.

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Date Sunday, February 01, 2015

Departing From Country’s Pacifism, Japanese Premier Vows Revenge for Killings

By: II stix

Safe for Work? Yes

When Islamic State militants posted a video over the weekend showing the grisly killing of a Japanese journalist, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacted with outrage, promising “to make the terrorists pay the price.”

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