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Middle school teacher finds adventure and romance after leaving it all behind

"The world is so big and I want to have a look around." When Chinese netizens read this line in the resignation letter that middle school teacher Gu Shaoqiang wrote her school, their hearts went out to her for having the courage to leave her normal life behind to hit the open road. The letter soon went viral on the Chinese Internet.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 18:43:39

New series about middle-aged divorcee sparks discussion in China

Chinese mainland TV series The First Half of My Life has remained one of the most discussed topics on Chinese social platforms since it hit small screens in China three weeks ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/26 17:03:39

Fur babies and owners learn how to deal with new additions to the family

Kong Qin, a 32-year-old white-collar worker in Beijing, recently noticed that Cheese, her cat, had been acting oddly since she gave birth to her son several weeks ago. The cat started using the bathroom all over the house, and she was never like that before.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/7 15:48:39

Got Talent: Spicy Ad Appears During Norwegian Prime Time TV Show

Many Norwegian families who gathered in front of their TV sets to watch the popular show "Norwegian Talents" were in for an unpleasant surprise as an adult ad promoting "orgasm cream" was aired during prime time.
Source: Sputniknews.com | 2017/5/25 17:37:07

Mothers removed from Shanghai park while trying to find partners for their gay children

A group of 11 mothers carrying rainbow umbrellas who came to a popular Shanghai matchmaking spot in the city's People's Park to find partners for their gay children were swiftly removed by local police.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 21:33:39

Tormented by the past

Nancy Zheng (pseudonym) tosses and turns at night. Sleep is elusive, and when she finally drifts off, she is tortured by her dreams. They are fragments of a past experience that she struggles with on a daily basis.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/11 18:03:39

Anxiety, fear and negative emotions related to past relationships have crippling effects on singles and divorcees in today’s dating scene

Li Qinyi, a 26-year-old white-collar worker in Beijing, recently stopped taking phone calls from a man who had been professing his love and affection toward her.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 15:08:39

Every cloud: Death can strengthen social bonds for years afterwards

It has long been acknowledged that death of a loved one can unite people in many different and often unexpected ways - friendships forged, relations reconnected with, etc. Still, the question of how long these bonds last has hitherto remained elusive.
Source: Sputniknews | 2017/4/27 15:13:36

Young Chinese dedicate themselves to promoting sex education in China

Showing up for his interview with the Global Times in a white shirt and a very neat haircut, Wang Longxi looked like he had just graduated from college. He sat with his back straight and hands folded and answered all questions in a very formal way. Born in Lanzhou, capital of Northwest China's Gansu Province, in 1988, he majored in environmental engineering in college.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 18:33:39

Norway world’s ‘happiest country’

Norway displaced Denmark as the world's happiest country in a new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social trust and equality to improve the well-being of their citizens.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/20 21:58:39