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Chinese student poses as wealthy socialite to live in luxury in Beijing for free

Facebook takes down hundreds of fake Chinese accounts spreading COVID-19 disinformation

Chinese student Zou Yaqi was able to live in “luxury” for free in Beijing just by dressing up and acting like a socialite.

A socialite life: Zou reportedly spent 21 days in May eating free food, staying at luxury hotels, using VIP lounges and facilities and wearing expensive clothes and jewelry without spending a dime as part of an art project for her school, reported South China Morning Post

Why Mongolians Are Champions of Surviving Harsh Winters

We’re smack dab in the middle of winter, and for those of us living closer to the North and South Poles, it’s cold. Really, really cold. Of course, many of us have the privilege of sweaters, indoor heating, and Asian blankets, so we can’t truly complain about how cold it is (like that’s going to stop us).

But not all methods of battling the bitter cold are equal, and many societies adapted to harsh climates in their own unique way. Never has this been more true than in Mongolia, with its traditionally nomadic people dotting its vast, expansive landscapes for centuries.

Meet the Adorable Little Girl Who’s China’s Youngest Backpacker

At just five years old, Wenwen has been to places many other backpackers have never been. The little girl’s parents believe that their daughter could learn more from experiences rather than school.

South China Morning Post reported a story of a backpacker family of four who has traveled to the Himalayan mountain range and to the forests of Southern Asia. Tagging along with them are their kids, an eight-year-old son and their internet famous daughter, Wenwen.

Yale Study Says Reading Books Can Help You Live Longer

It turns out bookworms don’t just get increased knowledge and vocabulary from reading books, they also tend to live a bit longer, a recent study suggests.

According to a research published online last month in Social Science & Health, reading books may have a direct link to an extended lifespan, reported Quartz. However, while reading magazines or newspapers posed a positive association with longevity, it reportedly did not provide the same effect.

Sarcastic People All Have One Thing in Common: They’re More Creative Than You

Both those who express and receive sarcasm think more creatively because of it, according to research.

Differing from conventional wisdom that sarcasm is only for tearing things down, the study, conducted by a team of researchers from Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, and European business school Insead, found that the processes of formulating and deciphering sarcasm helps build creativity.

People Who Worry All The Time May Have a Surprising Advantage

While worrywarts generally have to live with more stress, recent research indicates one of the tradeoffs may be higher intelligence.

For their study published late last year in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, Alexander Penny and a team of his Lakehead University colleagues assessed the moods, anxiety levels and intelligence, among other variables, of 126 student participants.