Monica Alvarez

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7 Yoga Poses to Undo the Damage of Sitting at a Desk All Day

Ah, there’s much to love about yoga. We know those brilliant yogis have secrets we could all benefit from, and your uber-cute colorful workout gear is fresh from a laundering. But sometimes, after a long day at the office, the last thing you want to do is trek all the way to a studio and then get …

The best dessert in 24 countries around the world

1/<p>France: Crème brûlée<p>Crème brûlée is a favorite dessert all over France. It contains rich, creamy custard topped with a layer of hard, crunchy …

Dessert

'One-Punch Man' Anime Is Getting A Second Season

The hugely popular anime adaptation of <i>One-Punch Man</i> will finally be getting a second season some time in the future.<p>Confirmed via the Japanese Twitter account for the show, fans of <i>One-Punch Man</i> can now rejoice, as there will be more epic anime on the way.<p><i>One-Punch Man</i> started out as a simple …

How Jack Harries Spent 24 Hours in Tokyo

Jack Harries has always been fascinated by Tokyo. “It’s a place that is incredibly strong in it’s culture, old in its traditions and teeming with …

Japan

How to identify the different types of anime and manga

Superheroes are ruling our nation’s media. From movies and TV shows to comic book tie-ins and merchandise, the heroes and villains of imprints like …

Anime

This stupid Japanese video is going to take over the world

Pen Pineapple Apple Pen. PPAP. Call it what you want, but it’s close to taking over the world.<p>If you take a few seconds and look at the video above you’ll understand what I mean. It’s like the most addictive drug you could ever find, but worse.<p>In the video you see Japanese artist Piko-Taro using …

Movie Review: The Japanese Ring vs. Grudge Horror Film Is Really Bad

These days we’re used to big crossover movies: <i>Batman v Superman, The Avengers, Freddy vs. Jason</i>, the list goes on. In Japan, they recently released …

New Yorkers Are Going Crazy For These Adorable Fish Ice Creams

Like fish? Like ice-cream? Ever wondered what would happen if you combined the two? No, we’re not talking about fish-flavored ice-cream. We’re …

Thousands of young people in Japan haven't left their home in months — here's why

The phenomenon, called "hikikomori," is defined by the Japanese Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry as people who have stayed in their home for six months or more without going to school or work or venturing out to socialise.<p>The survey found that 541,000 people ages 15 to 39 were living in …

Japan

Even Cats and Dogs Are Setting Records for Living Longer in Aging Japan

Not only does Japan now have more pets than kids, dogs and cats are extending their lifespans along with their aging owners.<p>The average longevity of …

This Japanese Forest Home Is Cuter Than Any Hobbit House

It's like something straight out of a fairytale.<p>While it looks like it belongs in the Shire, this enchanting fairytale home actually exists in Japan. Named "Jikka," the home is made up of five small hut-like structures joined together to form a single house. Japanese architect Issei Suma says he …

'Ghost in the Shell' teasers give glimpse of Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi

The Hollywood version of legendary anime/manga series <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>, starring Scarlett Johansson, is coming, whether you like it or not. Now, we …

This Dark Animation About the Future Is Stunning

The music video for Lorn’s song <i>Anvil</i> doubles as a short animation about the future where the year is 2100 and overpopulation is dealt with a …

Classroom Strategies for Maximizing Your Teaching

Here’s an awesome thought! Teaching means your impact on students will last a lifetime. And despite the negatives we hear in the news, a 2010 ING …

Yummy Banana Smoothie that Burns Belly Fat – Easy Recipe

Raw organic Maca root powder by Health Works<p>The maca powder by Healthworks not just of very high quality, but also sustainably produced by small …

Nutrition

The absolute best anime on Crunchyroll

Netflix users joke all the time about spending more time in the menu screen than actually watching stuff, and that same problem extends to every …

The best mecha anime of all time

If you enjoy anime, its likely you already know how much Japan loves its giant robots.<p>The massive <i>Gundam</i> statue that’s been a tourist attraction in …

TBWA\HAKUHODO Japan creates Beautiful ‘Kimono Wearing the Rain’ Film

New Kimonos have been designed, inspired by the beauty of nature and its resonance with Japanese culture<p>TBWA\HAKUHODO Japan was invited to create a …

Japan

Can you work yourself to death?

‘Death from overwork’ is so common in Japan there’s even a word for it. But is it physically possible?<p>The Japanese have a knack for inventing words – and there are some that every self-respecting office worker should have in their vocabulary. There’s arigata-meiwaku: when someone does you a favour …

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

HitFix

Is Han Solo Stupid? An Investigation<p>The Bomb Inside Darth Vader No One Talks About<p>Peyton Reed Gives Us Some Insight Into That Shocking Mid-Credit …

Darth Vader

5 Sakes to Drink Now

Elliot Faber, co-author of Sake, recommends five favorite bottlings from great Japanese producers.<p>Miyasaka "Yawaraka" Junmai Gingo<p>Approachable and …

Why Japan Does the Art of the Cocktail Better Than America

Myanmar and Japan are attracting more European travellers, says study

Communities in Myanmar and Japan are seeing a large increase in visitors from Europe, according to a study by Agoda, an accommodation booking site.<p>As part of its Travel Smart study, the company looked at what Asian destinations are seeing the fastest growth in visitors from Europe based on the …

Travelers

What Makes Japanese Architecture so Much Better Than the Rest?

For those in the know when it comes to architecture, it’s no secret that Japan is an absolute design powerhouse. But what is it that makes Japanese …

What's the Difference Between German and Japanese Knives?

When you're shopping for a new knife, it's likely that you'll come across two main types of knives: German and Japanese. There are, of course, many …

Knives

This Japanese Rose Facial Cleanser Is Almost Too Pretty to Use

We get <i>a lot</i> of beauty products delivered to the <i>Allure</i> offices, which means it takes something truly special to get us excited enough to rip open the box and test it ASAP at our desks. But that's exactly what happened when we received a bottle of Evita Beauty Whip Soap facial cleanser, shipped all …