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The Biography of Hands

Many artists claim hands are the hardest body parts to draw.  Hands can make more shapes, shadows and forms than any other body part due to the vast amount of muscles and bones.  The folds and the wrinkles, the texture of the nails and the elasticity of the skin make hands fascinatingly difficult to artists and most unnoticed by the …

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Guide to Cellphones in China iphone Chinese SIM card study abroadAsia

Cellphones in China: SIM cards, unlocking smartphones, services, etc.

You know how annoying getting a cellphone in the US is? You have to buy an expensive phone, get a plan to meet all your needs, and usually sign the next two years of your life away in a contract. Well, the good news is getting cellphone service is cheaper, easier and less of a commitment! Getting the Phone 1. …

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Packing Guide for Beijing: The essentials China study abroad travelAsia

Practical packing guide for Beijing, China

Yesterday, I discussed what to buy in the US before coming to China for those staying in China long-term. However, many people ask me about what they need to pack for China for more short-term trips of 3 months or less. China is a developing country with stores just like the US, so you can find anything you need here, …

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