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The Best Ramen in Tokyo

Suzuran<p>1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku<p><b>Order:</b> Kakuni Tanmen<p>If there’s a New York-born Jewish guy who knows his Tokyo ramen, it’s Ivan Orkin. He lived in the …

Japan

Japan's Buddhist temples to offer rooms to rent after law change

The words “spiritual” and “spartan” are not often used to describe properties listed on Airbnb. They are, however, more likely to crop up following the launch of a service devoted to providing accommodation in temples across Japan.<p>Terahaku aims to become the Airbnb of temples when it starts …

Japan

Lonely Planet Names The Most Stunning Buildings In The World

How many have you visited?<p>To celebrate some of the world's most spectacular sights, <i>Lonely Planet</i> has rounded up 120 breath-taking buildings in a new book, <i>Amazing Architecture: A Spotter's Guide.</i> From national treasures to quirky constructions, here's a selection of the must-see monuments.

What Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean

LDL used to be the “bad cholesterol” and HDL the “good cholesterol.” That’s the tidy story I learned in my grad school lipids class 13 years ago, but …

Wealthy shoppers are going crazy over this jacket that costs $90 on Amazon — and it should terrify Canada Goose

The Canada Goose parka has become the uniform of wealthy shoppers looking to survive a New York winter, but now there's a new kid on the block.<p>A winter coat that costs $89.99 on Amazon is making the rounds among some of the city's most stylish dressers and cropping up in New York's notoriously …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

The end of the cloud is coming

We’re facing the end of the cloud. It’s a bold statement, I know, and maybe it even sounds a little mad. But bear with me.<p>The conventional wisdom about running server applications, be it web apps or mobile app backends, is that the future is in the cloud. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are adding …

Edinburgh - Planes, Trains and Champagne

3 Day Itinerary for Edinburgh<p><b>Sometimes all you need is a weekend in a city to be completely enamored, which is all it took for me when I visited</b> …

Where to Eat and Drink in Kyoto

From vegan lunch at a Buddhist temple to a multi-course kaiseki dinner.<p>Just as Tokyo with its soaring skyscrapers and thrumming sprawl represents …

Japan

Why Vinexpo Hong Kong is the Most Important Wine Show in Asia

“China is back,” proclaims Guillaume Deglise, CEO of Vinexpo, the wine trade exhibition that has gathered over 17,000 members of the wine trade this week at the Hong Kong Convention Centre from 24th to the 26th of May. The exact number of visitors will be calculated at the end of today, the final …

Father And Son Become Billionaires With Tanium, The Hottest Cybersecurity Startup

Fathers and sons everywhere can learn a lesson from David and Orion Hindawi.<p>Working together, the duo cofounded Tanium, a cybersecurity startup that helps protect governments and many of the world’s largest companies (including Amazon, Target, Visa, and Verizon). It’s a technological breakthrough …

Startups

Singapore, France reaffirm commitment to strengthening defence ties

SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Defence Mohamad Maliki Osman and French Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday (Jun …

France

What Is Micro-Virtualization -- And Why Is It Good For Windows 10?

Just when you thought it was safe to understand virtualization, along comes micro-virtualization. Actually it’s not hard to understand at all and what it could do for Microsoft Windows (other operating systems are available) users (and developers) is interesting.<p>Bromium is partnering with Microsoft …

A 1920s House Embraces the Power of Blue

The always pleasant shade (and some sneaky design tricks) make this home sing.<p>Designer Mary Douglas Drysdale used period details to correct this home's quirks — and turned to the owner's favorite color to make it sing. <i>This story originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of</i> House Beautiful.