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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Yum cha is not only delicious, it's a lot of fun eat with friends and family. Still, the dining process can be confusing or intimidating for those who haven't tried it before. If you follow these basic ground rules, you'll look like a yum cha pro.

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I didn't live through the Great Depression even though I sometimes eat as if I did. Despite a desire to keep thin I have a bad habit of clearing every last greasy morsel of rice or supposedly decorative garnish that's put in front of me. Kicking this habit has helped me feel better about myself.

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Video: If you've never been to a Korean BBQ restaurant before where they bring you plate after plate of food and you cook it all yourself, it can be a bit intimidating. These tips will help you get an optimal dining experience and keep you from looking lost.

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If you frequently travel overseas, keeping abreast of dining etiquette can be surprisingly tough: what flies in one country might be considered poor manners in another, and vice-versa. This infographic from private accomodation site Wimdu explains ten unusual customs from food tables around the world.

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Most Aussies prefer to crack open an ice-cold beer with their pizza, but wine is arguably a superior beverage choice -- especially in winter. This infographic from food-pairing app Indian Wine List matches a handful of wine grape varieties to palate-matching pizza toppings. Make mine a Pepperoni 'n' Merlot!

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Is it more expensive to dine out in Australia than Europe? Blogger Matt Cowgill conducted a thorough analysis of both fine dining and Big Mac costs in Australia and Europe and concluded that whether you look at basic exchange rates, purchasing power parity or how much of the average weekly wage is needed to buy one, Australia generally comes out at the cheaper end of the scale.

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So you're seated at the restaurant of your choosing when the waiter approaches and asks if you'd like to hear the daily specials. Here's what you should know before plunking down for that filet mignon or other chef's special.