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This Japanese cruise attendant’s job is to help Westerners feel comfortable bathing naked around a bunch of strangers

When Princess Cruises introduced the Diamond Princess, its only ship to exclusively sail around Asia, the designers included something that would appeal to its clientele: a Japanese hot spring, or <i>onsen</i>. Guests can take to the baths for a communal rite that's popular in Japan, as well as Korea and …

Hot Springs

10 small habits that have a huge return on life

Over the years, I’ve adopted many different “positive” habits.<p>To me, a habit is positive when it improves the quality of my life. A lot has been …

Why Donald Trump and the trade war aren’t enough to stop Chinese students coming to America

Yifan Zhang, a Shanghai native, recently enjoyed her first taste of American life by spending the day trekking through the woodlands of rural New …

China

Welcome to 'Tourism Vacation Town': China to build $1.2bn holiday hotspot in Cambodia

A $1.2bn Chinese-built “luxury city” is being built in Cambodia, accelerating what critics concerned about Beijing’s influence in the south-east Asian country call the region’s “Chinafication”.<p>Chinese developer Tianjin Union Development Group (UDG) says Tourism Vacation Town will feature high-end …

How to scrape data from a website using Python

Learn how to scrape data from a website using Python

Python Programming

How To Be A Gentleman In Your Personal And Professional Life

We live in uncivil times. From our relationships to politics and business, it seems as though the longstanding expectation of decorum has given way to our more impetuous, brutish, and petty inclinations.<p>I suppose it only makes sense. As a society, we accepted and celebrated this behavior in our …

Cigars

5 Hard-to-Swallow Truths if You Really Want to Live Your Best Life

Coasting is so easy to do, which is why the vast majority of human beings lead mediocre lives. Living a satisfying, fulfilling, and inspiring life, however, won't happen without work on your part. If that's what you want, it may mean shifting your perspective on a few key matters. Here are several …

Self-help

Easily create stunning visual content with Visme for $49 (Orig. $144)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>If you’re trying to get noticed online, visual content is your friend. Visme is a platform that helps you churn out eye-catching …

Infographics

How To Get The Most Out Of Attending Conferences And Events

Fall is nearly upon us and that means – conference season! To get the most out of the “must attend” or “attendance strongly recommended” events clogging every precious spare moment on your calendar, I tapped into organizers, speakers, attendees and sponsors in my network to get their suggestions on …

Business Development

How to Make the Best First Impression, According to Experts

Everyone can make snap judgments, especially when meeting someone new.<p>In less than one-tenth of a second of seeing someone for the first time, our …

Psychology

Is Everything You Were Taught About Cold Calling Wrong?: How to Cold Call

Cold calling has been around as long as telephones have. Salespeople looking for opportunities to drum up business have spent years dialing prospective customers in the hopes that someone will pick up and let them talk for more than a minute.<p>And it’s all in the spirit of growing a business. …

Cold Calling

How to retire at 55 and live off your dividends: plans for the 25, 35 and 45 year-old

Warren Buffett’s wealth may be enviable, but working full time at the age of 87 is something few aspire to. For most, retiring early and maintaining a good standard of living is the ultimate financial goal.<p>Achieving that aim doesn’t require a job in investment banking or a great aunt with a hidden …

Retirement

How Ikigai, a Japanese Key to Longevity, Will Add Purpose and Balance to Your Life After 60

Are you doing what you love and have a purpose that propels you to get up in the morning and pursue it? It’s believed that having a reason for being …

Ikigai

Looking to Build Your Network? Please Avoid This 1 Mistake

People bond over common interests and experiences, not hors d'oeuvres.<p>I was recently on a conference call with Jay Abraham, who is one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and business consultants. In 2000, <i>Forbes</i> listed Abraham as one of the top five executive coaches in the U.S., and he is …

Entrepreneurship

China's Qingdao Beer Festival Taps Into a Thirsty Market

Few cultural traditions revolve around the lowly plastic bag. But in Qingdao, a coastal Chinese city midway between Beijing and Shanghai, this …

We took a trip to the fake sneaker capital of China

After the sun sets in Putian, thousands of bikes carrying fake sneakers hit the streets.<p>The lace-up black market is no secret in Putian, and it's where you can find Chan, a vendor with a knack for getting high-quality pairs off the streets and into the hands of hypebeasts on the other side of the …

The World’s Top Nonfiction Authors Are Reading These Six Books

A new season of reading from the Next Big Idea Club has officially arrived.<p>The Next Big Idea Club has kicked off its third season of bringing …

China’s new alliance stirs US worries over possible ‘military base’ in El Salvador | South China Morning Post

El Salvador might be a small nation, but the United States is worried it has something more to offer mainland China than diplomatic recognition: a …

Champagne, private chefs and drugs: How the 1 percent do Burning Man

What do you do when you’ve got the munchies in the middle of an unforgiving desert? If you’re an elite “Burner,” just ring for your private …

Bikinis and TED Talks: Can This All-Asian Competition Truly Disrupt Beauty Pageants?

Kathy Zhou never considered herself the type of woman who would enter a beauty pageant. But this May, the Pinterest engineer found herself among a …

San Francisco

A day in the life of a Waymo self-driving taxi

Waymo is ready to start charging for its self-driving trips, but first, it needs to master the dreaded art of fleet management<p>In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses …

Waymo

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.<p>The proliferation of retail boutiques in California did not really bother him, Evan told me, but the billboards did. Advertisements for delivery, advertisements promoting the substance for relaxation, for …

Cannabis

5 ways Samsung's new Bixby speaker can beat Alexa, HomePod and Google Home

At Samsung's lavish Unpacked 2018, the tech powerhouse announced two new gadgets we all expected -- the Galaxy Note 9 phone and a new Galaxy Watch -- as well as one we didn't: the Galaxy Home smart speaker. You know, the speaker that looks like a cauldron, fondue pot or backyard grill.<p>The Home is …

Chinese firm hopes sex dolls with artificial intelligence will steal hearts of international consumers

Workers check the circuits of a sex doll at the WMDOLL factory in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province in July. Photo: VCG<p>Amid China's push to turn the …

Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

KOROR, Palau (Reuters) - Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats, and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.<p>Late last year, China effectively banned tour groups to the …

'It's amazing to hold people while they release years' worth of negativity': Mother, 34, who charges strangers $80 for an hour of hugs reveals what it's like to be a professional cuddler

They say cuddling is the best form of therapy.<p>And mother-of-three Jessica O'Neill has revealed why she turned the act of embracing people into a …

Amazon Is Not Killing Every Retailer, Only These Laggards

Amazon isn't ruining all retailers.<p>After a week of watching clear losers in retail emerge, investors are probably questioning whether the space is …

How to Unlock Creativity and Discover Your Personal Genius

Creativity is the key to unlocking your dreams and vision for the future. If you can unlock that creative mindset, you'll be set for life.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>How often do you try to look for success and fulfillment through logic? You might be looking too hard and in the …

5 Things You Need To Improve Your Lead Gen And Grow Your Business

Content is more useful than a lot of people realize. Too many companies spend time creating content but don’t do a whole lot to ensure that their content is useful and has an effect on their goals. Companies with this kind of approach aren’t doing content wrong, necessarily; they’re just not using …

Marketing

5 essential questions to ask yourself for pursuing the life you truly want

There’s nothing worse than doing something wrong, not enjoying yourself while doing it, but hanging on because you think it’s “the right thing to …

Motivation