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Yesterday I was very happy and receive gifts from a friend of mine.  Three people, including my sister, my friend and I went to a bar, chatting and having wines. Both of them are doctors of law, so they were just talking about a shooting accident in New Zealand all night long! But thanks to the wines and music were good. In the hutongs (alleys) of Beijing, there are many secluded bars and bookstores, selling many interesting and nostalgic things. Last night I saw a German buy a recorder of 80s style. 
These alleys are wonderful. Every time I go to these alleys for a stroll, I can always get a sense of  novelty, with a combination of the east and the west. The enclosing walls are short, covered with the green tiles on the top. Pagoda tree are planted at both sides of the alleys, with a history of more than a hundred years. In these antique places, I can find a Chinese-ancient-style hand-fan, or postcards and posters of the old stars of 60s in the US. It's really a marvelous experience.
After getting out of the bar, it was 12 at midnight. Almost all the tourists were gone, the alleys were quiet, and the trees were whispering. The moon was high in the sky, accompanying us along the alley. 
The pictures are the postcards I received last night. :-) She knows that I'm a fan of the music in 60s; but why Martin Luther King? Do I look like him? :-)
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The Beatles — Today marks the 50th anniversary of the release of their first single, ‘Love Me Do’ in 1962. #Beatles  

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I am NEVER opening this bottle.  Never.

Wine from my hometown, bottled on the 50th anniversary of the atomic bomb.

#Newmexico #losalamos
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Landing the Curiosity rover on Mars was a big feat for NASA, but we could not have done it without the work of small businesses.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden is joining Administrator Karen Mills of the Small Business Administration for a Google+ Hangout with ATA Engineering, one of the small businesses that made the Mars Science Laboratory mission landing a success.

Google+ members and reporters are welcome to join the discussion from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday. Administrators Bolden and Mills will talk with representatives of ATA about their work to design and analyze the design of the entry, descent and landing process – known as "Seven Minutes of Terror" – as well as other systems operating the Curiosity rover.

You can join in the conversation on Wednesday by submitting your questions in the event comments below and on Twitter using the hashtag #AskNASA .

Otherwise, come back to the +NASA page on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. EDT to watch the Google+ Hangout.

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We might not know the safety of the chemicals that surround us, but what we do know is that 99% of pregnant women in the U.S. now carry multiple toxic chemicals in their bodies. Scientists are increasingly implicating chemical buildup to rising incidence of numerous diseases, birth defects and developmental disabilities.

In the U.S., breast cancer increased 40% between 1973 and 1998; asthma doubled between 1980 and 1995; trouble conceiving and maintaining a pregnancy affected 40% more women in 2002 than in 1982; between 1997 and 2008 the prevalence of autism increased nearly 300% nationally. Nearly 1 in 6 American children is now affected by a learning or developmental disability.

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Today, President Obama and the First Lady will welcome the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House to honor their participation and success in London. Watch the ceremony with #TeamUSA on the South Lawn live at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Google+ or at
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