Aunt Jemima Rebranded as Pearl Milling Company

Quaker Oats has announced the new name for its “Aunt Jemima” products in response to criticism that was levied at the brand for featuring a racist stereotype of a Black woman. The name “Aunt Jemima” and the picture of a Black woman shown on the packaging, based on a former […]


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How to Use WeChat Pay in China

WeChat is a free application launched by Tencent on January 21, 2011 to provide instant messaging services for smart phone. WeChat is the most popular social networking APP in China, similar to Facebook and WhatsApp, and almost every mobile user has it on their phone in China. In WeChat, you […]


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Anti-Plagiarism Tool

Google has announced the launch of a new tool aimed at detecting when students submit work that is not their own, thrusting itself into long-running debates over how to root out plagiarism while also protecting students’ privacy and teaching them how to responsibly cite others’ work. “We realized we had […]


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Teachers Deported From China

According to the CRI news agency, two TEFL teachers have been deported from China after they were found to be working illegally in Shanxi province. Police arrested the two – a 59 year old American woman and a 25 year old Pakistani man – after raiding an English school which […]


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11/11 – 光棍

The Singles’ Day (simplified Chinese: 光棍节; traditional Chinese: 光棍節) or Double 11 (Chinese: 双11), originally called Bachelors’ Day, is a Chinese unofficial holiday and shopping season that celebrates people who are not in relationships. The date, 11 November (11/11), was chosen because the numeral 1 resembles a bare stick (Chinese: […]


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