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It’s Impossible To Watch Just One Of These GIFs Of Japanese Wood Joining

Traditional Japanese carpentry is almost unfathomably complicated. Timber was joined, not by nails or screws, but by carving extremely intricate patterns into the wood, then interlocking them as self-reinforcing joints.<p>These aren’t your dad’s Lincoln Logs or Lego, though. The patterns include …

GIF Animations

Here’s what it’s like to spend a night in one of Tokyo’s capsule hotels

Capsule hotels were created primarily for Japanese businessmen who need a place to crash for a few hours if they miss the last train home.<p>But a …

Freebies

How Much Protein Do You Really Need for Strength Training?

It’s well established that consuming protein after weightlifting helps repair and build muscle. But how much do you need in order to maximize …

What High Heels Looked Like Throughout History

In the words of Marilyn Monroe, "I don't know who invented high heels, but women owe him a lot."<p>An instant pick-me-up for any outfit, imbuing their wearer with confidence and giving her a figure-flattering boost, high heels have been an integral component of every woman's wardrobe for centuries. …

Clothing

First design-your-own Xbox One controllers ship, as Microsoft sees 'tremendous interest'

The Xbox Design Lab has shipped its first controllers; new orders will arrive in only two weeks.<p>The first custom Xbox One controllers made with the Xbox Design Lab are now shipping to the public, Microsoft has announced. Microsoft sent out the very first orders on Friday, August 26. They should …

Xbox

Use of Privately Run Immigration Detention Centers to be Reviewed

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has ordered a review to determine whether the government should end its use of privately-run immigration detention facilities.<p>In a statement, Johnson said he directed Judge William Webster, chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, to create a …

Immigration

Steelers LT Alejandro Villanueva: Colin Kaepernick needs to look at 'big picture'

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva, an Army Ranger before starting his NFL career, aligns with Colin Kaepernick's …

Football (U.S.)

Full-Fat Foods That You Should Eat When Dieting

Hungry all the time, yet bored with your food choices? Lost a few pounds but now the scale won’t budge? You may need to eat more fat. The key is …

Nutrition

Paul Rudd stars in vintage Nintendo commercial

Even before he was a star, Paul Rudd was playing with power.<p>In a newly surfaced vintage commercial for Super Nintendo with ’90s post-apocalyptic …

San Diego's largest cash seizure ever may shed light on an overlooked aspect of the drug trade

On Tuesday, US border agents patrolling north of San Diego intercepted two vehicles carrying more than $3 million in cash, in what a top official called the largest money bust in the sector's history.<p>Two men, a 41-year-old Mexican citizen and a 53-year-old US citizen, were taken into custody after …

Mexico

Sony’s new smartwatch features an e-ink display on the watch *and* the band

Sony announced an update to the curious-looking FES Watch with a new design. The FES Watch U features an e-ink display and pairs with your phone. But the surprising part is that the band is <i>also</i> a flexible e-ink display, opening a brand new world of design possibilities — what an exciting time to be …

eReaders

Fasten your seat belts — it's about to get wild in the market

As we like to make note of in our daily Closing Bell post, the S&P 500 has been on a 34-day streak without moving 1% in either direction. The VIX, which measures the volatility of the stock market, has been declining since the Brexit vote in June and is in seriously depressed territory. Volume of …

Stock Markets

Here’s what Samsung’s latest flip phone will probably look like

Bringing me back<p>We knew Samsung was working on a follow up to its Galaxy Folder flip phone. Now we’re getting a clearer idea of what that phone might look like, and I’m loving the mid-2000s vibes. <i>SamMobile</i> reports that the Galaxy Folder 2 will likely retail for around $250 and not be available …

Front-Facing Camera

Why More and More Japanese Companies Are Doing Business in English

Adopting the English language is vital to the long-term competitiveness of Japanese business.<p>Originally published by <b>Hiroshi Mikitani</b> on LinkedIn: Japan's New Business Language<p>In March 2010, I stood before several thousand mostly native Japanese speakers and addressed them in English. From now on, I …

Employment

Here’s Why 17 Million People Are Obsessed With NASA’s New App

Space travel is once again having a moment.<p>On a near daily basis Mars seems to make headlines for everything from its future colonization by humans, …

Space

Masamune-kun's Revenge Manga Gets TV Anime Adaptation

Romantic comedy series follows boy aiming to get revenge on girl who bullied him<p>Japanese publisher Ichijinsha launched a website on Thursday to …

Manga

Marshawn Lynch's Advice For NFL Success Is Also An Incredibly Blunt Life Lesson

Marshawn Lynch, who retired from the NFL earlier this year, recently shared the secret to his success.<p>The former Seattle Seahawks running back sat down with "60 Minutes Sports" earlier this month and offered some timeless advice on making it in the sport... and maybe in life, too.<p>Caution: There's …

NFL

Win Your Next Potluck With Frijoles Charros (Mexican Cowboy Beans)

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Do side dishes at potlucks and cookouts ever give you trouble? They're trouble for me. The big problem is that with large, informal gatherings, it's hard to gauge how long a dish will have to be held before it's …

Cooking

There's a practical reason why so many people in Japan are minimalists

Minimalist lifestyles are a trend in Japan. Inspired by Zen Buddhism and the organizing philosophies of Marie Kondo, people are getting rid of unnecessary po sessions. It's a frugal way of living.<p><b>There's also a really practical reason for it: earthquakes.</b><p>Japan has more earthquakes than nearly any …

Japan

How You Fight With Your Spouse May Affect Different Body Parts

Emotions are known to influence health, especially when they are negative or intensely felt. Chronically angry, sad, frustrated or fearful people tend to become chronically unwell, though <i>which</i> emotions go with which conditions has not received much scrutiny in recent years. A new look at old …

High Blood Pressure

17 Breakfast Recipes That Are Straight from the Farmers Market

Finally, after a chilly spring, we're reaching peak farmers market season. Our favorite produce is back in the stands and stalls, and we're dreaming …

Breakfast

China and Japan help ranks of the super-rich swell to more than 15m

Asia-Pacific region overtakes North America for first time both in number of rich people and wealth held by them<p>The ranks of the world’s super-rich swelled to more than 15 million last year, led by Japan and China, where wealthy individuals appear to have prospered despite 2015’s stock market …

Income Inequality

A new 'dark vortex' just popped up on the surface of Neptune

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spied a brand-new blemish on the surface of Neptune. New images from the spacecraft reveal that a "dark vortex" has popped up in the planet’s atmosphere. No, this has nothing to do with the <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>, nor has a spell been cast on Neptune. It’s just …

Astronomy

"One-Punch Man" Manga Artist Covers Japanese "Spider-Man" Collection

When the second volume of Marvel’s multiverse-spanning Spider-Man saga “Spider-Verse” launches in Japan, it’ll have a brand new look thanks to an …

The Dazzling Indigenous Cultures Of Mexico, In Photos

Photographer Diego Huerta was living in the city of Santa Catarina in the state of Nuevo León in the country of Mexico when he realized he was living in close proximity to a reserved ecological zone called La Huasteca. Native Mexicans, known as Wirrarika or Wixáritari or Huichol, believed this …

That Was Quick: Nintendo 64 Is 20 Years Old

If you don’t feel old just yet, here’s something to help you get there: the Nintendo 64 game console is celebrating its 20th birthday.<p>On this day in …

Retrogaming

Awesome Gallery Of Interesting Small Backyard Ideas

If you plan on planting and arrangement of the private courtyard or of the infield on a small local area in the city, then the next design projects …

Landscaping

A Nobel prize nominee’s step-by-step guide to improving emotional intelligence

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can we improve our emotional intelligence? What are the benefits?</i> <i>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of Nobel-Peace-Prize-nominated campaign and New York Times bestselling author.</i><p>Emotional intelligence (EI) is defined as: The ability to monitor one’s …

Emotional Intelligence
Human Rights

Bill Gates backs FBI in battle with Apple over San Bernardino killer's phone

US government is asking for a particular case, and Apple should comply, says Microsoft co-founder Gates<p>The Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has waded into the row between Apple and the FBI, arguing that the government agency is right to demand co-operation from Silicon Valley when it comes to …

Privacy