Whoever invented the 'laptop' probably didn't worry too much about male reproductive health. Turns out, unsurprisingly, that sitting with a computer on your lap will crank up the temperature of your nether regions, which could affect sperm quality. … [Read more...] about Is your laptop cooking your testicles?
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An astonishing 1,300 manned rowing boats are used to take tourists up the Ngo Dong River to Tam Coc and back. From the village of Van Lam in Ninh Binh Province, it's a two-hour trip along the river to the three limestone caverns that give Tam Coc its name. While we're on the subject, ngo dong is the Vietnamese name of the beautiful wutong tree, or Sterculia platanifolia, not that we saw any on our journey. The river gets its name from the enchanting scenery. We were keen with anticipation when we arrived at the wharf in Van Lam, about a hundred kilometers south of Hanoi. The paddy fields all around were yellow from the ripe rice that was being harvested, and seemed to lend their tinge to the water. We were fortunate to be there at the best of times. The flimsy looking craft at Vung Tram Pier resembled leaves floating on the water. Each had two oars secured to the gunwales with rope at their pivot points rather than with rowlocks. There were also paddles for the passengers to speed … [Read more...] about Enchantment on the Ngo Dong River
“Show your naked body and get money!” is one of the invitations from chat rooms managers to girls via Internet chat tools. Those girls who agree to show their bodies will be paid US$200 or more per month. The above invitation was sent to me [a Tuoi Tre reporter] a recent night by a man called himself Pham Hung with his nick “luatsuvui” on Paltalk. “Your duty every night, from 0 – 4 a.m. is to show your naked body and perform a number of erotic gestures and movements via a webcam to serve Paltalk chatters. You will get an initial salary of US$200 that I will transfer to you from the US.” Hung said, “It is just a starting salary. I can pay up to $1,000 to any girl with best performance.” He asked your correspondent to turn on her webcam for him to see her face, “I want to find whether your face is nice or not,” he said via Paltalk. He then asked me to join Hot Top Girlz, which Hung said was under his management and … [Read more...] about Girls strip naked on webcams for monthly cash
Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon plays a widow disappointed in her sons and unhappy with her life in new film comedy, "Jeff Who Lives at Home," in U.S. theaters on Friday. The film stars Jason Segel as Jeff, a directionless, pot-smoking man who lives in his mother's (Sarandon) basement. Meanwhile estranged brother, Pat (Ed Helms) is convinced his wife (Judy Greer) is cheating on him. Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass, the film follows Jeff during one day as he embarks on a new path down the road of life upon which he is convinced the cosmic universe has set -- thanks to a series of odd signs. Sarandon sat down with Reuters to talk about the film, having sons smoking weed at home and what life has been like as a single woman since splitting with Tim Robbins three years ago. Q: What made you decide to star in a low-budget, independent movie like this one? A: "I loved all the twists and turns and I was moved by the reconciliation of the family. I was also moved by the … [Read more...] about A Minute With: Susan Sarandon on new film, single life
On the first working day as an official caddy, a disguised journalist of Tuoi Tre was almost dismissed by her client, a Vietnamese player, after he missed his several of his strokes. Part 1: Caddies' hard work on golf course Part 2: Caddies' tears on golf course Part 3: "He is angry, saying that your astrological sign is at odds with his and that's why he couldn't make any good shots today. I ask for his sympathy because you would be fired if rejected by a customer on your first day at work," said the caddy working with me on the same shift. Insults can pour down like rain As they stand in line at the starting area, waiting to receive their clients, each caddy was filled with nevousness and anxiety. It is not uncommon for them to be assigned to serve clients, mostly Vietnamese men, who are hot-tempered or even rude, treating them like servants. Some regular customers at the course have a reputation for changing caddies many times when he fails to make a good performance on … [Read more...] about Caddies’ tears on golf course