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Japan’s Second City: The Only Osaka Travel Guide You’ll Ever Need

Tokyo may be Japan’s biggest, busiest city, but Osaka is its most vivacious. With a population of 2.7 million, it’s the second largest city in Japan …

Tokyo's Best Neighborhoods for Just Wandering Around (and, Okay, Shopping)

Tokyo can be exhausting, but it also has plenty to offer in the way of relaxation.<p>Tokyo is an obsessive’s dreamworld. If you’re into sneakers, there are easily a dozen places to line up with all the other nerds for limited editions. And if textiles—say, indigo from Tokushima Prefecture, …

Free Things to Do in Tokyo

TravelFree Things to Do<p>With a population that simultaneously embraces unapologetic trendiness and centuries-old traditions, Tokyo presents travelers with paradoxical experiences at every turn. Kimono-clad women amble past contemporary architectural masterpieces. Well-dressed young professionals …

Trails

The Japanese concept of Ikigai could be the secret to a long, meaningful life

Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help.<p>Originating from a country with one of the world's oldest populations, the idea is becoming popular outside of Japan as a way to live longer and better.<p>While …

Ikigai

Renunciation

Based on our stubborn belief in a “self,” we become completely overwhelmed by all kinds of emotions. Again and again, this belief in a self leads to …

Quora: Is Japan a Depressed Nation?

<i>Quora Questions are part of a partnership between</i> Newsweek <i>and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora</i> …

Quora

8 of the Best Free Font Websites Offering Thousands of Stylish Typefaces

Picking out the right font for your design project is like selecting an item of clothing. Just like a great-fitting pair of jeans, the perfect typeface can take your design from ordinary to extraordinary. Our computers come loaded with a cursory selection of fonts, but that’s just the tip of the …

What It Feels Like to Die

Death comes for us all here on Earth at a rate of nearly 7,000 people every hour. Yet, despite its inevitability, most of us know very little about …

12 Things You Should Never Do in Japan

In a country with a unique culture like Japan, visitors can feel daunted by the rules and social norms that regulate public life and interpersonal …

6 Simple Strategies to Instantly Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Teaching you how to live a more inspired life.<p>Whether we like it or not, the demands of modern society generate stress and anxiety. The jobs we work and the material wealth we value make significant demands on our time and energy--both of which have an impact on our emotional state. And since most …

The Essential Guide to L.A.'s Best Japanese Food Los Angeles Magazine

<b>What to Buy at a Japanese Market</b><p><b>1. Donabe</b><p>Steamer, braiser, and rice cooker in one, the sturdy clay vessel is the ancient equivalent of the</b> …

Japanese Food

10 Insanely Toxic Habits You Need to Destroy to Be Successful

These habits that have been holding you back from the success you deserve.<p>We all want to be successful, but we don't want to face what's holding us back. Many of us ignore blind spots, only to fall prey to our shortcomings down the line. So how can we trim the fat, cut our faults to the bone, and …

Physicists Just Achieved Quantum Teleportation Underwater For The First Time

Whoa.<p>Chinese scientists have successfully sent information between entangled particles through sea water, the first time this type of quantum …

Seawater

“The Last Dalai Lama?”: The spiritual leader gets deep into neuroscience in new doc

<b>"The Last Dalai Lama" (Lemel Pictures Inc.)</b><p>Salon speaks to Mickey Lemle, the director of the new film and a friend of the Lama’s for 25 years.<p>Tom Roston<p>August 27, 2017 3:05pm (UTC)<p>Twenty-five years ago, director Mickey Lemle came out with “Compassion in Exile,” the documentary that helped introduce …

Hinduism

5 Lies Mentally Tough People Don't Waste Energy On

Stop letting these beliefs prevent you from becoming the best version of yourself.<p>Many obstacles will present themselves that will challenge your mental strength and ultimately, your ability to be a high-performing entrepreneur. It's tempting to search for external tactics as a solution, but …

The Ultimate Guide to the Neighborhoods of Seoul

Seoul is an exciting city with so much to see, do (and eat and drink) that even those on a short visit can easily pack in a lot of sights and …

South Korea

Anthony Bourdain Loves This One City More Than Anywhere Else

From the man who's seen it all.<p>It seems Anthony Bourdain has visited every city on Earth, and for him, one stands out far above the rest. The chef-turned-TV personality discussed his number one pick in a recent interview with Maxim.<p>“I went to Tokyo the first time and my head kind of exploded,” he …

Plane passenger's creative hack ensures he'll never lose his luggage

It can be a struggle trying to spot your basic black suitcase on the luggage carousel among a sea of doppelgangers.<p>Sure, you can jazz it up with a colourful ribbon or bold luggage tag but how unique is that really? Why not go one step further like this absolute genius?<p>In order to make sure he never …

Luggage

How to Say Hello in Japanese

Knowing how to say hello in Japanese is easy to learn and essential before visiting Japan, and could come in handy in other settings closer to home …

Japan

6 Powerful Brain Hacks to Cope With Anxiety Every Day

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults.<p>Ever suffered from anxiety? I have, and it's no picnic. About 10 years ago, I checked into the ER before a speaking engagement thinking I was having a …

10 Simple Strategies to Control Your Anxiety

Any time you’re overcome with stress or anxiety, just follow these steps to stay calm, empower yourself, and regain control.<p>The ability to manage …

Emotional Intelligence

Live like you could lose everything, but know there’s nothing to lose

For most people, the stakes simply aren't high enough.<p>There's not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook or get into shape.<p>Put most …

Aziz Ansari

Where to Stay in Every Tokyo Neighborhood

The Best Hotels in Tokyo<p>From luxurious towers within Tokyo's most iconic — and frenetic — districts to Japanese-style <i>ryokan</i> rooms in quiet …

18 Fun Things You Have To See And Do In Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the most iconic cities in the world and one that is buzzing with life, culture and incredible things for us travellers to do. Far …

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Tokyo

Is the Universe Conscious?

The Big Questions<p>Some of the world's most renowned scientists are questioning whether the cosmos has an inner life similar to our own.<p>For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally …

Consciousness