China Bans Smoking in Public Places but with No Penalties for Breaking the Rules

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China introduces a smoking ban.

More than a million Chinese die each year from smoking related diseases, according to the China Centre for Disease Control.  China has the world’s most serious smoking problem so China has banned smoking in public places in an attempt to placate the World Health Organization, however, there are no penalties for those who flout the rules.

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The Six Golden Rules of Sexting

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Message-sent is often different than message-received

Professing your love (or lust) takes just a few seconds of typing in the age of flirtexting, also famously known as sexting. While ‘XOXO’ stands for hugs and kisses, ‘French’ is the new tongue-incheek for French Kiss and ‘IWSN’ (I want sex now) is the best way to tell your ‘LOML’ (also known as the Love Of My Life) how much you ‘< 3’ (love) them.
According to Debra Goldstein and Olivia Baniuszewicz, authors of a book on the subject, text messaging or SMSes are the most widely used mobile data service on the planet and while this wireless communication works wonders in bringing people together, there are certain proper ‘textiquettes’ that need to be kept in mind while giving into this messaging madness. The rules to play by…
1.) Timing is Everything
While it can be tempting to respond right away to the tantalising SMSes beeping in your inbox, being overly eager is also a turn-off. This is especially true for those who are just getting to know each other. Rein in your enthusiasm and use time as a tease in responding to certain SMSes. This makes you appear laid back and easy-going and increases the perception that you’re fun to hang out with, with more to follow.
Also, always make sure that you do not message somebody at a time which is too late for them, and hence, inconvenient for the person.
2.) Don’t Beat Around the Bush
Messages can be easily misunderstood. People like them for the fact that they’re succinct and direct. Don’t be cryptic while flirting. Keep it real and witty. These are supposed to be time-saving titillations.
3.) Never Drink and Text
Getting drunk equals getting stupid. Never mix your drinks with your SMSes. While it might turn out to be funny, chances are, it will rarely be sexy. Think flirtexting , think sober.
4.) Avoid breaking Major News Through Text Messages
While the heat and the excitement of the moment might tempt you to message your loved one declaring your love for them or your intention to marry them, these news are best broken in person. Also, do not break up with someone through SMSes. It is rude.
5.) Discresion is the Best Option
For your own good, if you are sexting with more than one person, do not leave your phone out while on a date and don’t check your messages in front of your date. Also, turn off your phone if you find yourself having a ‘sleepover’.
6.) Double-Check Before You Send Out a Flirt Text
Messages involving any sexual encounters, especially those with saucy pictures to go along with them, should always be double checked. Make sure you are sending them to the person you actually meant them for.
Via Times of India

Professing your love (or lust) takes just a few seconds of typing in the age of flirtexting, also famously known as sexting. While ‘XOXO’ stands for hugs and kisses, ‘French’ is the new tongue-incheek for French Kiss and ‘IWSN’ (I want sex now) is the best way to tell your ‘LOML’ (also known as the Love Of My Life) how much you ‘< 3’ (love) them.

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Seven Rules For The First-Time Home Buyer

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Too many people bought too much house for too many years.  Yes, the financial system almost collapsed because mortgage bankers and brokers told lies about loan terms and loosened standards in dangerous ways, and investment bankers packaged those loans into bonds that were far more toxic than ratings agencies predicted.

 

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Ten Commandments of Twitter

 Ten Commandments of Twitter

DaVinciDeb:  Most of our cutting edge technology today exists in a world similar to the wild west, where few laws existed. But recently Moses stopped by for a chat. As it turns out, Moses has gotten a little fed up with the way things are going on Twitter, so he brought with him some rules to live by. Actually, they are more than rules, they are the Ten Commandments. (after the jump)

 

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Judge Rules Sprint Early Termination Fees Illegal

 Judge Rules Sprint Early Termination Fees Illegal

California law specifically forbids early termination charges

In a preliminary ruling Monday, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Bonnie Sabraw said Sprint Nextel must pay California mobile-phone consumers $18.2 million as part of a class-action lawsuit challenging early termination fees.

Though the decision could be appealed, it’s the first in the country to declare the fees illegal in a state and could affect other similar lawsuits, with broad implications for the nation’s fast-growing legions of cell phone users.

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