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Why cold doesn’t give you a cold
著涼感冒 無關穿多穿少

People often attribute catching a cold to being exposed to cold temperatures, believing that staying warm can prevent illness. The Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC), however, says there is no scientific basis for this belief. CDC deputy director-general Philip Lo saysFULL STORY


A: I live downstairs from you. Water is leaking from my bathroom ceiling. B: Well, I can’t do anything about it now. It’s the weekend. A: I’m just telling you because it will probably cause structural damage if you allow the problem to continue. B: OK, I’ll contactFULL STORY


Diwali, or Deepavali, is one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, celebrated throughout India and in many other countries around the world. A longstanding tradition dating back to ancient times in India, it is celebrated every year over five days between mid-October and mid-NovemberFULL STORY


A: Whenever it rains heavily, water collects in the stairwell between my door and my neighbor’s. B: Somebody ought to do something about that. A: Actually, the water comes from a hole in the wall just behind my outer front door. B: I bet you’re popular with yourFULL STORY

BTS and other South Korean stars visit Taiwan
BTS 等十幾組韓星 本月將接力登台

Hit South Korean group “BTS” — an acronym for Bangtan Sonyeondan (bulletproof boy scouts) — is holding two concerts this Saturday and Sunday at the National Taiwan Sport University Arena, known as the Linkou Arena, in Taoyuan’s Guishan District. After releasing their new album lastFULL STORY


A: Did you go on that early morning hike in the end? B: No. I woke up at 5am and felt like I had a cold coming on. A: I think that was just your brain tricking you into going back to sleep. B: I know. But ifFULL STORY

Wan Jin Shi Marathon registration starts today

Registration for the 2018 New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon will be open from noon today through Nov. 1. The results of the lottery will be broadcast live from 3pm on Nov. 2. This year, for the first time, a Wan Jin Shi MarathonFULL STORY


A: Do you know how to sew a button on a shirt? B: I do, but I find threading the needle a real pain. A: The sewing kit should come with a threader, to help you get the thread through the eye of the needle. B: Is thatFULL STORY

Now’s the time for Devil’s pods
初秋美饌 吃菱角正是時候

Water caltrops look like devil’s horns. They look like bats on the wing. Their horn-like shape has earned them the nicknames “Devil’s pod” or “buffalo nuts,” and they are sometimes called “water chestnuts” due to their taste. They are now in season. Most of theFULL STORY


A: A friend of mine had a stroke yesterday. He’s only 34. B: That’s terrible. What caused it? A: The doctor reckons it’s a combination of poor diet, no exercise and lack of sleep. B: If that’s the case, I think I should change my lifestyle. A: 我有個朋友昨天中風了,他才三十四歲。 B:FULL STORY

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