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East Meets West: Cultural Differences Shown Through Infographics

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Have you ever thought how different Western and Asian cultures can be? Aside from language, food and clothing, what else is odd? Apparently there are a lot – from the way we think about our bosses, to the noise level at restaurants. All these subtle nuances are perfectly captured by 26-year old Chinese artist Yang Liu.

Yang Liu spent half of her life in China and half in Germany. She was 13 years old when her family moved to Europe. That’s when she began appreciating the differences between her homeland China and her new home country. She uses minimalist infographics which are actually like a meme, to depict the differences. See if you agree with her observations. We compiled some pictures from her work.

Perceptions about the self and other people…

The Boss

The Boss

The Self

The Self

Humility

Humility

Expressing opinions and feelings: the Direct and Indirect approach…

Tackling Problems

Tackling Problems

Saying What's on Our Mind

Saying What's on Our Mind

Expressing Opinion

Expressing Opinion

Expressing Anger

Expressing Anger

Socialization and Networking

Party Interactions

Party Interactions

Networks

Networks

Noise level in restaurants

Noise level in restaurants

The Elderly

The Elderly

Some Virtues and Ideologies

Falling in Line

Falling in Line

Punctuality

Punctuality

Moods and Weather

Moods and Weather

Her powers of observation are truly amazing in that she was only 13 when she started these comparisons. Also, may we dare say that the comparisons are just perfectly spot on? What do you think? Don’t forget to share this article with your friends!

You can order the full version of her book East Meets West here. She also has another published project Man Meets Woman, showing again through simple pictures the differences between man and woman.

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A Peek into the Bedrooms of Millennials from All Over the World

John Thackwray takes photos of millennials in their rooms to show how they’re all vastly different.

When you think of millennials, what do you picture? Do you imagine someone in their 20's browsing through Facebook on their iPhone while sipping a spiced latte at Starbucks?

That image might be right in some parts of the globe, and in a way, it perpetuates the stereotype of millennials being entitled and lazy. But when you think about it, millennials get lumped into the same category, when all they really have in common is their age.

In reality, millennials come in all shapes and sizes, with vastly different interests and lifestyles, depending on where they are.

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25 Stunningly Relaxing Arrangements by Visual Artist Adam Hillman

Feast your eyes on these aesthetically pleasing artworks made with random household objects.

Imagine being tired from a day of work and your rush hour commute. Everything you see around you is chaos - the urban jungle, and the misery of people just wanting to walk faster so they can get home sooner. With this as a daily part of your day, you'd definitely want some respite to come home to, something you can look forward to and know for sure that it will relax your mind and calm your senses.

Enter visual artist Adam Hillman, who is obsessed with aesthetics that he creates them from random objects just so he can share them with the world.

"I'm always thinking about possible ideas, but the best photos I've created come about very organically," Adam says of his art, "It takes an average of two hours to execute an arrangement, not including the time it takes to conceptually formulate it."

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30 Crazy Costume Ideas To Try This Halloween

Who will you be this coming Halloween? Check this out for some awesome ideas!

Halloween is definitely a thrilling but agonizing season. While the parties are exciting and crazy, it’s always a task trying to come up with clever costume ideas each year. I mean you wouldn’t want to wear the same thing you did the previous time, right? Plus there’s always the challenge of topping what you did last year.

It’s even the same thing with the children. Most kids these days do not like going out with just a store-bought suit – they want to wear something unique as they go out for their trick or treat activities.

Well if you’re still stumped and can’t come up with your own idea, look no further and just start scrolling down. We’ve got you covered, guys!

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