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Get Facts: Do you hear about Fibromyalgia? read more
Oct-10th-2015 | Post by expatree

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread body aches and pain. It is accompanied by other key symptoms such as fatigue, non restorative sleep cognitive problems and somatic complains.
The patient usually described a history of generalized pain, a constant dull ache that spreads over the body lasting more than 3 months, and other general physical symptoms including fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep disorders, waking unrefreshed, and cognitive (memory or thought) problems where patient have difficulties to focus, pay attention, and concentrate on mental tasks. There are often other pain complains associated, which can includes muscle knots, headaches and cramps.
Very often, these patients have seen many physicians and could not get a diagnosis to their symptoms as the investigations performed are essentially normal. They are stressed and drained both mentally and emotionally, often wondering if all the pain and symptoms are from their mind or own imagina
A Fake Apple Store in the Coolest NYC Office read more
Oct-3rd-2015 | Post by expatree
The snack wall at The Fueled Collective, image by Daniel Goodman/Business Insider

The Fueled Collective, located in New York SoHo business district, is an area of 18000 square feet of luxurious office space. The Collective was founded by Rameet Chawla and Ryan Matzner as a new business to foster a collaboration among startups by offering a communal workspace.

Holding 130 people, the Fueled Collective has invited 20 of the most interesting startups. As soon as you enter the space, you feel yourself refreshed. It is so crazy that the Collective has a snack wall inside, full of candy, drinks, pies, etc. You do not have to be chained to your desk to get your work done, but you also don’t have to have a meeting at the traditional council table, because there’re comfortable couches and long chairs all over. Actually, it is often regarded as the coolest office in NYC.

The Fueled Collective is the coolest office as it a fake Apple Store. But what is “ Fake Apple Store”?
Big News! Changes in Shanghai Free Trade Zone read more
Sep-18th-2015 | Post by visashanghai
Starting from May 2015, Shanghai government bodies revised the restricted industries list for foreign investors and made it applicable for Free Trade Zone (FTZ). Amendments made to current list not considered as major change but a revision of 2014 initiatives. Below industries outlines information where foreign investors are treated different than those domestic companies. However, there are number of changes where we think could include various opportunities for new investors and now extended to the three new FTZs

Agriculture in General
 - Agriculture, crop seeds, fishery and animal husbandry is a critical subject and remains sensitive to Chinese citizens. Fishing in certain waters is due to approval from Chinese   government.

Mining, Natural Resources and Exploitation
 -All initiatives needs to be approved by concerned government bodies.
 -Oil and Gas exploitation needs to be contractual or joint venture with a Chinese partner

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Digital World in China, now and future? read more
Sep-17th-2015 | Post by expatree

Digital, Social and Mobile Media have shown no signs of slowing down in the future of China. To begin with, here are some headlines you need to be aware of:

Internet Users: 668 million, a 6% year-on-year increase
Social Media Users: 659 million – more than the USA and Europe combined
Unique Mobile Users: 675 million, responsible for 1.3 billion mobile subscriptions
Mobile Internet Users: 594 million, accounting for 89% of all China’s internet user
Mobile Social Media Users: 574 million, up 15 million since this time last year

The year-on-year growth rates tell interesting stories too.

Internet in China

Roughly 100,000 people in China started using the internet every day over the past year – that’s more than one every second. Much of this growth is being driven by improved mobile access, with close to 90% of the country’s netizens using mobile devices to access the internet. It’s worth noting that this is often in addition to PC-based usage too, but an

What you need to know when you plan on visiting Tibet pt.2 read more
Sep-3rd-2015 | Post by expatree

This week, we wrap up on what else you need to know when you plan on visiting Tibet!

Food and Drinks

The traditional Tibetan diet is mostly limited to barley, meat (mutton or yak) and dairy products, with very few spices or vegetables, although brutally hot chili sauce is often served on the side. Even good Tibetan food is very monotonous with most Tibetan restaurants serving nothing other than thukpa (noodle soup) and tea. Unfortunately there is not a single genuine high standard Tibetan restaurant in Tibet. One would have to go to neighbouring provinces such as Sichuan for such type of restaurant. All Tibetan restaurants in Lhasa featured in guidebooks and frequented by non-Chinese tourists are westernized ones serving a few Tibetan dishes along with pizzas, spaghetti, pancakes, etc.


Traditional plates:

Momos - dumplings filled with meat or vegetables, steamed or fried

Tingmo - bland, nearly tasteless steamed bread

Thukpa - a hearty noodle soup with veggies or meat

Thenthuk -

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