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These are the things you should really know before visiting Japan

Don’t be caught out by surprise. Here are some top tips that will come in handy for anyone visiting for the first time. 1: Take plenty of cash Japan …


9 Portable Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

We know we're supposed to eat breakfast every morning, but on the days when we're already scrambling (so, every day), we tend to push it off. What we …


An Alarm Clock Serving You Fresh Coffee

Industrial designer Josh Renouf’s ‘Barisieur’ promises to literally let you wake up and smell the coffee. Combining innovative technology with …

The magic of making dinner every night in a single pan

I clearly had three children because I love to cook so much and needed somebody to do the dishes. One or two kids wouldn’t suffice considering the volume of pots and pans I employ. Yet even with three helpers, life is perpetually hectic, which means we are always looking for ways to cut corners …


8 of the best new restaurants in Hong Kong

But it's not all happening on Hong Kong Island: Kowloon is upping its gourmet game with a few impressive addresses with sky-high views. Get ready to feast your eyes on this delicious new lineup of restaurants in Hong Kong.

Adrien Brody

A "French meets West Coast" Creative Berlin Apartment

<b>Name:</b> Kassandra Jensen with roommate Ashley <b><br>Location:</b> Berlin, Germany <b><br>Size:</b> 72 square meters <i>(775 square feet)</i> <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 4 months<p>Kassandra's life …

17 of the World's Most Extraordinary National Parks

<i>Canada's Pacific Rim National Park is one of the world's most extraordinary national parks.</i><p>Yellowstone was the world's first national park. As the US National Park Service turns 100 years old this year, people from around the country (and globe) are flocking to these iconic reserves. US National …

28 incredible roads to drive in your lifetime

From a mountain pass in Abu Dhabi to routes that wind through the Swiss Alps, these roads make for a drive you won't soon forget.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>


Mapped: The world's tallest (and shortest) countries

Ever wondered which nationalities are the tallest? Of course not. But we're going to tell you anyway.<p>The map above shows 98 nations colour coded according to the average height of its male residents (no reliable data is available for those countries that appear in grey). It will suprise no-one to …

Sri Lanka

This brutalist world: from Rotterdam's 'vertical city' to Tokyo's capsule tower – in pictures

Peter Chadwick’s new book collates some striking examples of this enduringly popular architectural genre – from the infamous to the virtually unknown<p>This Brutal World is published by Phaidon


It's cheap and easy to make double-strength cold brew coffee at home

Cold brew isn't just hot coffee mixed with ice. It's hot coffee's delicious, aromatic cousin that puts regular iced coffee to shame with its nutty, smooth, complex flavor.<p>Brewing with this method also makes the coffee double the strength thanks to a higher bean-to-water ratio and longer steeping …


This is the best coffee machine you can buy, according to the founder of a popular NYC coffee chain

Technivorm's 10-cup KBT Moccamaster. Skye Gould/Tech Insider<p>Homemade cups of coffee often don't taste as good as the ones you buy in a coffee shop.<p>But with the right coffee maker, you can get closer to the perfect brew.<p>To find the best machine, Tech Insider consulted FIKA's CEO, Lars Akerlund. With …


Why Summer Squash Is a Great Replacement For Bananas In Smoothies | Men's Health

The weather’s warming up, which means summer squash can be found at almost every farmers’ market and grocery store.<p>What to do with it all? Sure, you could stuff, sautée, or grill them, or turn them into No-Cook Noodles For Hot Nights.<p>But the best thing you can do with your summer squash—at least, …

Healthy Eating

These 8 High-Energy Foods Can Help You Quit Caffeine

Like everything in life, caffeine is fine in moderation — but tell that to your espresso-craving brain when you’re dragging on a Monday and it’s telling you it’s time to make a third trip to Starbucks. If you’re a caffeine addict who’s relying solely on coffee to keep her energy up, it might be …

17 of the Most Delicious Vegan Recipes We Know

If you've been a lifelong omnivore, going vegan is no easy feat. But if you find yourself deciding that a vegan way of eating is for you, you're …

Healthy Eating