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Four Questions You Need To Answer Before Eating Sushi in Japan

<b>Four Questions You Need To Answer Before Eating Sushi in Japan</b><p>People visiting Japan often ask me for sushi recommendations. Despite my status as a …

Buddhism Through Its Scriptures

Learn about the rich and diverse beliefs and practices of Buddhists across time and place. Experience Buddhism through its scriptures, both …

How To Germinate Cannabis Seeds: A Step-by-Step Guide

“It all starts with a seed.” Learning how to germinate cannabis seeds is essential to all future growing success. Properly popping beans puts you on …

Hall of Fame

Master Basmati Rice, Then Try These 10 Riffs

On our site we have a foolproof recipe for basmati rice gifted to us by Meera Sodha. It’s simple and foolproof and definitely lives up to its name <i>Perfect</i> Basmati Rice—I know because I’ve tried it. Sodha advises soaking the grains in water for 20 minutes before adding them to a hot oiled pan, then …

Biryani

How to Plan an Off-the-Grid Trip to Japan

Japan is in the middle of a travel boom. Political instability across much of the world has given it the appeal of a safe haven, and before the 2020 …

Japan

Select sushi rolls from a conveyor belt, walk among pastel pink cherry blossoms, and watch the sunrise over Mount Fuji—you are in the Land of the …

Is a Japan Rail Pass Worth It?

Travelling by train is one of the things we love most about Japan. There’s an extensive network, the trains are spacious and comfortable, and they</i> …

Trains

Inside Nathan Myhrvold's 'Modernist Bread,' The $625 Bread Bible

A visit to Intellectual Ventures Laboratory evokes the most classic imagery you’d ever associate with a top secret scientific lair. Upon entering its large nondescript headquarters in Bellevue, Washington, you are immediately ushered through a neon-lit, slick white tunnel entry way that funnels …

Diets

We Found a Carbonated Hot Spring That Only Locals Know About

Hot springs are great places to relax in. If you're someone who likes to de-stress in this kind of environment, you'll absolutely love the <b>Yunoki</b> …

Japan

Chef John's Pork Wonton Soup Recipe

"The term 'wonton' is mostly commonly translated as meaning 'irregularly-shaped pasta'. The second translation I found is from a popular Cantonese …

This song is so relaxing, scientists recommend NOT listening while behind the wheel

The next time you need to unwind, there’s one song in particular that’s likely to relax you. Its effect is so strong, in fact, that one doctor …

What Is the Greatest Vermeer Painting? The 10 Most Iconic Works by the Dutch Master, Ranked

Opinion<p>Vermeer is much more than 'Girl With a Pearl Earring.'<p>,<p>This month, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, will mount “Vermeer and the …

How Charles and Ray Eames Used Mathematical Concepts to Create Iconic Designs

The Henry Ford Museum installs the modern design duo’s interactive "Mathematica" exhibit<p>"Never delegate understanding," Charles Eames famously said, describing one of the core tenets of the design philosophy he shared with creative and life partner Ray Eames. At The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, …

How Essential Oils Became the Cure for Our Age of Anxiety

Aromatic oils have become big business. But are they medicine or marketing?<p>Twenty years ago, Carla Cohen fell mysteriously ill. She couldn’t put her finger on what was wrong; it felt as though some conspiracy between her mind and her body were eroding her capacity to work. Cohen, who was an …

Paul Krugman: Trump Is Lying Through His Teeth About Your Taxes

Republicans love a fairy tale. In their world of make-believe, there is no wage gap, corporations are benevolent and Christians are the biggest …

Japan's Yanagiya – is this the best restaurant on the planet?

This invitation-only restaurant near Nagoya holds the No 1 spot on Tabelog, Japan’s most popular dining website. And no wonder: the skewers of fat-cloaked duck, boar and venison are grilled to perfection<p>Anointing the “best restaurant in the world” has become a mini-industry. Last week, the Black …

Japan

A Few Rocks That Include Silicate Materials

01<p>of 36<p>Amphibole (Hornblende)<p>The silicate minerals make up the great majority of rocks. Silicate is a chemical term for the group of a single atom of …

The Ten Best Bakeries in Tokyo

Where to Go in Tokyo for Panoramic Views

Street Foods You Have to Try in Tokyo

Tokyo

8 Best Department Stores to Shop at in Tokyo

Scientists discover more than 600 new periodic orbits of the famous three body problem

The famous three-body problem can be traced back to Isaac Newton in 1680s, thereafter Lagrange, Euler, Poincare and so on. Studies on the three-body …

15 Excellent Color Scheme Generator for Designers

Color schemes and palettes look amazing, professional, neat and can be used for so many different things: websites, all kinds of designs, blogging, …

Color Management

Where Tokyo's top bartender likes to drink and dine

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tokyo is home to no shortage of worthy hole-in-the-wall bars.<p>But Bar High Five -- ranked the third best bar by Asia's 50 Best Bars 2017 and 13th by World's 50 Best Bars 2017 -- is one of the few to garner international attention.<p>Helmed by Hidetsugu Ueno, who has appeared on American chef …

Japan

Kintsugi: The Centuries-Old Japanese Craft of Repairing Pottery with Gold & Finding Beauty in Broken Things

We all grow up believing we should emphasize the inherent positives about ourselves. But what if we also emphasized the negatives, the parts we've …

TED Talks

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

KASUKABE, Japan — The cavernous underground cisterns here north of Tokyo could hold the Statue of Liberty, a scale that underscores the site’s immense task: protecting the world’s most populous metropolis from flooding.<p>Linked by tunnels that divert water away from the region’s most vulnerable …

Japan