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How I Plan to Cover the World’s Most Exciting Travel Region as Skift’s New Asia Editor

It occurred to me that I might be in trouble. Because Asia is a huge continent to cover! It occupies a third of the world’s land area and its 4.5 billion person population is bigger than that of the other continents combined. Skift’s new Asia editor Raini Hamdi And then there’s me, located in a tiny red dot on the world map, Singapore, covering the whole of Asia for Skift. The continent I’m covering is also not a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, to borrow Ang Lee’s film title. It is…

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Anthony Bourdain changed the food, travel and media worlds

My wife and I went to Thailand last year on our honeymoon. Had we never known of Anthony Bourdain, we might have just headed for Hawaii (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But Bourdain changed me. And not just me. Bourdain changed the restaurant world. He changed the travel world. And he changed the media world. In no small way, he helped change the world at large. He made it feel simultaneously much smaller and much bigger. He died from an apparent suicide last week, and the world will…

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Secret to a long life? Eating cake and sweets like Masazo Nonaka, world’s oldest living man

Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan’s hot springs for many years — probably longer than most people. The supercentenarian, whose family has run a hot springs inn for four generations, was certified Tuesday as the world’s oldest living man, at age 112 years, 259 days. Nonaka received the certificate from Guinness World Records in a ceremony at his home in Ashoro, on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, and celebrated the recognition with a big cake. Born on July 25, 1905, Nonaka grew up in a large family…

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Tesla Beats Deadline for Building World’s Biggest Battery

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has won a $50 million (roughly Rs. 324 crores) bet by beating a 100-day deadline for building a giant battery to help South Australia avoid energy blackouts, officials said. State Premier Jay Weatherill said testing of the massive lithium ion battery would begin within days, ahead of the December 1 deadline Musk set for himself when he signed off on the project earlier this year. Musk had pledged to build the battery in the South Australian outback for free if it was not completed within the 100 days. He…

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From Baia do Sancho to Playa Norte, here’s a list of world’s top 10 beaches

  Want an international beach holiday? We round up the 10 best beaches in the world. Which one do you think has bagged the first spot? With winter gone and two months into the new year, it is time you had a relaxed beach holiday. No, we are not talking about Goa or Pondicherry. We are talking of places where the sand is a soft white and the water, crystal blue. Shortlisted by TripAdvisor, we list the top 10 beaches that you need to visit at least once. Baia do…

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Green tea variations, toxins harming kid’s development and 76% of world’s population ‘overfat’

This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. 76% of world’s population obese About 5.5 billion people -up to 76% of the world’s population -are `over fat’, warn researchers. Are toxins silently harming our kid’s development? A child policy review study in US has reported that babies under two years of age are 10 times more vulnerable to chemicals than adults. Destress your 2017 with these 10 green tea variations Adding to your…

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