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A 7-Day Japan Itinerary

Looking for the ultimate Japan itinerary? We've mapped out a seven-day schedule that takes you from Tokyo's neon-lit streets to Kyoto's …

Hybrid Coffee Shops

In our current food-obsessed era, one expects a delicious snack and expertly brewed coffee at every turn, whether it's at a bike shop, beer store or …

Japan to tackle maternity harassment, day care to slow population decline | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has set its sights on stopping maternity harassment, increasing day care centers and allowing more workers to take time off after childbirth in a bid to slow its declining population and shore up the economy.<p>High-rise office buildings are seen during sunset in Tokyo December …

Shinzo Abe

Chinese Millennials Driving Travel Boom Differ From Their Parents, US Counterparts

Chinese overseas travel is big and getting bigger. The generation born in the 1980s will increasingly dominate the outflow, crucial for Asian gaming destinations including Macau, Manila and South Korea. A report from leisure architect and environment specialist YWS Design highlights how these …


A Modern "Kibbutz" House / Henkin Shavit Architecture & Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project is planning a residential unit in a continuing generation neighborhood, planned as an …


Liverpool Insurgentes Department Store / Rojkind Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A successful department store had moved for ward with plans to expand and occupy what was once a ver y …

Articles about 6 reading nooks we love on - Dwell

Rugs don't just belong in cozy mountain lodges—as proven by a new summer collection from Brooklyn dealer Aelfie.<p>If your manuscript is far from being illuminated, it’s time to drop the task at hand and find a new lamp to read by.<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a …

San Francisco

Little House with a Big Terrace / Takuro Yamamoto

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Little House with a Big Terrace is a lucid example of having large external space in small urban …

Living Rooms

How to Become a Runner Even if You Think You Hate Running

Build a runner's body — and bragging rights — in weeks.<p>Non-runners tend to share one distinct talent: They're brilliant at making excuses. But unless you're legitimately injured, there's no good reason to write off one of the simplest physical activities — regardless of your current fitness …


12 reasons Luxembourg is the best country in the world

The area of the whole country is 998 square miles, and as of January it counted 562,958 inhabitants.<p>Luxembourg has a stable political landscape and is the ninth-least-corrupt country in the world.<p>For 19 years until 2013, the country was led by the head of the Christian Social People's Party (CSV), …


Luxurious Eco-Friendly Mansion Exists Entirely Below Ground

For those wanting to lessen their negative impact on the environment, the best place to build is down. Known as “underground homes” or “low-impact houses,” these structures minimize the amount of green space used by containing entire buildings below the Earth's surface. Two English firms–NC Homes …

Swimming Pools

Albuquerque Balloon Festival: Pictures

Hot Air Balloons

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.