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The joys and benefits of bilingualism

More than half the world’s population is now bilingual. Now thought to encourage flexibility of mind and empathy, bilingualism is also transforming societies<p>Everyone knows that it’s moving and melancholic to watch your children change over the years. But to hear them alter their language, over the …

Language

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

I recently published an article on Inc.com saying that people who read are going to be a mile ahead of those who do not. I received a lot of feedback from aspiring entrepreneurs asking where they should begin. After I gave myself some time to think, I listed what I believe are the five best books …

Self-improvement

Learn a foreign language online because your high school failed you

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​Love Hotels: What It's Like to Stay at the Japanese Motels Designed For Quickie Sex | Men’s Health

We arrived at an industrial, desolate area of the city called the Minami ward. It was dark, save for a brilliantly lit building that looked like an events hall that hosts gaudy Russian weddings. Our cab driver turned around, a hand over his mouth to stifle his laughter. He pointed to the door of …

What It’s Like Being a Virgin at 40

“Hearing stories from people about dating, songs about sex and love, or even reading about it, has always made me feel abnormal as a human being.”<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i>.<p>I met Jeremy three or four years ago. I overheard him talking about his school days and clocked him …

Relationships

Teacher who used Chuck E. Cheese to traffic girls gets prison

A twisted Queens music-school director was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for sex-trafficking girls as young as 8 — using a Chuck E. …

Tokyo train station’s free luggage storage terminals will keep your stuff safe as you take a dump

System is quick and easy to use, <b>requires no payment or registration</b>.Much to the delight of travelers, <b>Japan’s public bathrooms</b> are clean and equipped …

Luggage

5 secrets you can keep from your partner without destroying your relationship

You and your partner should know a lot about each other before you decide to spend your life together. What do you consider cheating? How do you feel about divorce? Do you want kids? These conversations are key.<p>But there are certain areas of your life where a little mystery is OK. We spoke to …

Relationships

Why women should want their boyfriends to masturbate

It doesn't mean he's not attracted to you.<p><b>I think we all know by now that masturbation is really good for you - the benefits range from 'it promotes body confidence' to 'it relieves stress'. Saying that, many heterosexual women still feel insecure or offended when their male partner masturbates</b> …

Yeah, Keeping Your Exes’ Nude Photos Is Creepy

Time to empty your digital trash cans, dudes.<p>There’s an unspoken contract surrounding the gifts you’re allowed to keep after your partner leaves. A really solid pair of joggers? Keep. An ergonomic computer mouse? Sure, probably. Those whisky stones you used twice? Judgment call.<p>But what about nude …

Relationships

Why Christmas Eve Is The Busiest Day Of The Year For Japan's Love Hotels

Every country celebrates Christmas in its own way and Christmas Eve in Japan is a time for lovers. It can make the season very merry, but it’s also a boon to Japan’s hotel business, especially its love hotels. Love hotels are a type of short-stay establishments in Asia primarily for the purpose of …

Christmas Eve

The suicide of a K-pop star is opening up a conversation on mental health in South Korea

Kim Jong-hyun, the 27-year-old lead singer of K-pop boy band SHINee, committed suicide yesterday (Dec. 18). In his suicide note, Jonghyun, as the singer is more widely known, described his battle against depression.<p>“I was broken from the inside. The depression slowly chipped me away, finally …

Mental Health

Women Reveal The Best Date They've Ever Gone On & You'll Be Like, "Where's Mine?"

The best date I ever went on was probably my first date with my now boyfriend. We had originally agreed to meet at a bar I had been dying to go to …

Amazon Fire TV

Japan Is Shockingly Cheap Now

Japan has a reputation as being one of the most expensive countries in the world, for locals and travelers alike. While real estate prices in Tokyo …

9 Reasons Why You Should Go to Japan’s Mie Prefecture

Ago Bay<p>First-time visitors to Japan undoubtedly have to go to Tokyo and Kyoto, but if you’re looking for somewhere a little quieter with fewer tourists, there are so many great options on the island nation. For starters, there’s scenic Hokkaido, the country’s northernmost main island, but if you …

Southwest passenger threatens to 'kill everybody' on plane after being caught smoking

A Southwest Airlines pilot was forced to declare an emergency on Saturday after a passenger repeatedly told a flight attendant she would “kill everybody" on the plane.<p>The trouble started after the female passenger disabled a smoke detector aboard Southwest Flight 2943 from Portland, Ore., to …

Japanese Woman “Draws” Beloved Characters on Carpets By Moving Rug Fibers Around

Inspiration can strike in the most unlikely of places—even your ordinary area rug can be an unconventional canvas for spectacular works of art. Japanese pop culture enthusiast Agito demonstrates this in her ongoing series of carpet drawings. She's perfected an art that most of us had never …

Cursing in Japanese…but not the way you think.

Japan has always believed that spoken words had a certain power, almost magical power. Thus, the word “to curse” aka 呪う (norou/呪う) has a mouth 口 as …

Japan
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Masahiro Tanaka gushes after seeing Japan’s ‘Babe Ruth’ in person

TAMPA — It wasn’t all that long ago that Masahiro Tanaka had all eyes on him, as he made his decision to leave Japan for the majors prior to the 2014 …

Masahiro Tanaka

Kiyotake ends Sevilla nightmare with Cerezo return

Cerezo Osaka have secured the return of Japan international Hiroshi Kiyotake after his disappointing spell in LaLiga with Sevilla.<p>Hiroshi Kiyotake's frustrating six months at Sevilla has come to an end after he agreed a return to Japan with former club Cerezo Osaka.<p>Kiyotake impressed in the …

Soccer

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT TOKYO WONDERLAND BEFORE OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS 2020!

<b>TOKYO THE WONDERLAND</b>, the capital of Japan is a fascinating city! Ever since I have set my eyes on international travels, Japan has fascinated me as …

Samurai Jack Return Date Set for March

The series' final season begins March 11.<p>After a fourteen-year hiatus, Samurai Jack will return to TV with its fifth and final season on March 11 at …

Anime

What the Japanese are really like on holiday

<b>Our expat expert on Japan sorts fact from fiction when it comes to the country's tourists.</b><p>A bus stops in front of a historic London monument. The door slides open, a pack of neatly-dressed tourists pour off in single file and the next five minutes pass in a frenzied photographic shoot – before they …

Getting Permanent Residence in Japan: New Rules Announced

The Japanese Ministry of Justice has decided that it is going to amend the rules for becoming a permanent resident in Japan to allow foreigners to …

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

5 rising startups in Japan

Just in time for the new year, this week’s roundup features two healthtech startups. The newly funded companies raised money primarily from corporate …

Venture Capital

‘Yuri on Ice’ is a Non-Traditional Gay Anime Romance

The season finale of <i>Yuri on Ice</i> doesn’t end in a passionate kiss or a huge declaration of love, but our main couple skates together, and that might …

Sex in the cornfields: The agony and ecstasy of dating at a strict Christian college

We knew next to nothing about sex, except that it was a sin outside of marriage. So we kept our pleasures secret<p><i>We're re-running this story as part of a countdown of the year's best personal essays. To read all the entries in the series, click here.</i><p>The Indiana corn weaves like a maze of chastity. …

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