>Master plan for Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle
The Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council have issued a master plan for the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle.
By 2025, the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle will witness significant increases in economic strength, development vitality and international influence, and about 66% of its permanent residents are expected to be living in urban areas, said the plan. In five years, it will take only an hour to travel between Chongqing and Chengdu, it said. The area will enjoy a railway network of more than 9,000 km that covers all the cities with a population of over 200,000, while a shipping center and a logistics center for the upper Yangtze River will be established.
All urban areas and key scenes will be covered by the 5G network, and the economic circle will see a marked improvement in new infrastructure and stronger capabilities in safeguarding energy security.
By 2035, the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle will become an active growth pole and a powerful driver with international influence, it said.
>Couple float to wedding in cooking pot
An Indian couple arrived for their wedding in unusual style after sailing through the flooded streets of their town in a cooking pot after heavy rains wreaked havoc in the southern state of Kerala.
Footage shared across social media showed the newlyweds squeezed inside the aluminum vessel while two men and a photographer paddled the pair down a submerged street.
The couple reportedly borrowed the pot from a local temple, adding that it was "the only option" available at short notice, local news agency PTI reported.
Undeterred by the flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains, which killed at least 27 people across the state, the pair were unwilling to postpone their big day.
Footage later showed the bride and groom arriving safe and dry at a small partially flooded temple in Thalavady, where they exchanged floral garlands, a tradition in many Hindu wedding ceremonies.
>Under-eye circles are cool now
When it comes to an eye makeup routine, our eyelids and lashes usually see most of the action, but social media users and fashion designers seem to feel strongly that the area under our eyes also deserves its moment to shine.
From intentional under-eye circles to be jeweled detailing and everything in between, bold under-eye makeup is definitely trending, as reported by The Cut.
The unique trend arguably kicked off earlier this year, when TikTok users began embracing those dark circles that most of us have been trying to cover up with concealer.
But instead of just flaunting their natural dark circles, these TikTok makeup mavens were intentionally painting on dark circles with eye shadow.
Social media users aren't the only ones who've decided to start dressing up their under-eyes.
At the Met Gala this September, several attendees sported jewels under their eyes.
>Does watching TV make you hungrier?
Sitting down in front of the television with a meal or snack after a long day is a very popular recreational pastime.
But is it sloth that keeps us chewing, or something else?
Is it possible the experience of watching TV can stimulate our appetite?
According to research, television isn't so much an appetite stimulant as it is an appetite distraction.
When we watch TV, we're engaged in the program, which means we're paying less attention to the neurological and gastronomical cues that tell us we're getting full.
Instead of taking note of how we're eating, we're engaged in somewhat passive consumption.
Combining television and snacking also creates a cognitive association in your brain that may prompt you to consider the two activities intertwined.
In other words, you might reach for some pizza or chips not because you're all that hungry, but because you've come to identify television with eating.
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