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Yiwu: The Chinese City Where Christmas is Made and Sold

Forget Lapland. The real home of Christmas is a strange and unknown Chinese city.

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Culture & Travel

Google Is Now Worth More Than the Entire Russian Stock Market

Google is now more valuable than the entire Russian stock market. Russia’s stock market is now worth $325 billion while Google is valued at more than $340 billion, according to Bloomberg. 50 more words

Culture & Travel

Back from Jerusalem!

I just got back from a fantastic week in Israel and forgot how much I missed the Middle Eastern flavors that imbues the cooking there.  Everything from dried dates to deep rust colored saffron to halvah the size of cakes is a feast for all one’s senses.   113 more words

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