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These 14 Short Story Collections Will Change Your Approach to Life

If you're someone who loves reading but can never seem to find the time for it, we've found a solution: the humble short story. We get it, it can be …

Books

Why Taipei’s only three-Michelin-star restaurant is reason enough to visit Taiwan | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>What is it?</b> A glam restaurant blending Cantonese banquet fare with dinky baskets of dim sum, in the five-star Palais de Chine Hotel, in Taipei. The …

Hong Kong

The Simple 3-Step Morning Routine a Neurosurgeon Swears By for Success

Few people are more qualified to comment on what activities ignite productivity and success than neurosurgeons. They arguably know the brain better …

Time Management

20 Best Small Watches Under 38 mm

Seiko 5 Automatic<p>The Seiko 5 Automatic is a good place to start if you’re looking to break into the small-watch game softly. At just around $65, it’s …

Watches

The Best Times to Visit Japan for Cherry Blossoms and Bargain Prices

A snowy getaway in Hokkaido, a beach vacation in Okinawa, or a photography trip to capture cherry blossoms in Tokyo — the best time to visit Japan …

Japan

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

The Banned-In-Japan Film George Lucas And Francis Ford Coppola Produced

During the 1980s, in the wake of <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>Apocalypse Now</i>, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola produced one of the most daring—and in Japan, most …

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

The motion-activated under bed lighting system everyone goes crazy over is $14 today

It’s really not a mystery why everyone loves the Vansky Motion Activated Bed Light so much. Why? Because it’s not just cool and novel, it’s quite …

The Best Sushi Dinner In Tokyo And The World

I have a friend from Japan named Sony Suzuki. Yes, that’s his real name! And he has no association with either company. Well, I don’t think so. He’s …

10 The Secret Things You Should Know About Kyoto City, Japan

Kyoto city used to be the capital of Japan for over millions of years. Kyoto is a beautiful city in the heart of Japan that has one mayor and city of …

13 Misused Book Quotes & What They Actually Mean When Read In Context

Whether it's printed on an inspirational sweatshirt or posted in an Instagram caption, no one can resist a good book quote. The only problem is, some …

Tokyo guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Japan's capital city

It’s easy to get lost in Tokyo. Home to massive skyscrapers, neon-lit signs, owl and maid cafes, anime shops, countless restaurants and karaoke bars, …

Japan

The evidence for Christianity is like a tsunami

My life growing up was a struggle. When I walked into college, I carried a heavy burden of years of hurt and bitterness.<p>I was mad at my father for beating my mother. I was angry at a man who worked on our farm and sexually abused me from ages 6 to 13. All of this led to me to really despise God, …

My Hero Academia: what you need to know about the biggest superhero anime

It has everything: superpowers, teen angst, and yakuza<p>One of the biggest anime this spring is <i>My Hero Academia</i><i>,</i> returning for its third season from animation studio Bones (<i>Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater, Space Dandy, Mob Psycho 100</i>). The superhero series is based on a comic by Kohei Horikoshi that …

The Secret Alleys of Central Tokyo and Where the Locals Eat

During one of my evenings in Tokyo, I just decided to wander off and find myself some nice, traditional style street photography locations.The …

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

Motivation

From Shinjuku to Shibuya: 10 places you need to visit in Tokyo

<b>Japan’s capital, Tokyo, is a bucket-list location for many people.</b><p>It certainly was for me too.<p>The mix of tradition and youth culture in the city, …

Japanese Cherry Blossom Season: 10 of the Best Places to Visit

It's hard to understate just how beautiful Japan's cherry blossom (or sakura) season is. During the last weeks of March or first weeks of April, a …

Japan

Five Games That Take 20 Minutes Or Less to Play on International Tabletop Day

<i>We’re counting down the days until International Tabletop Day 2018, happening this year on April 28th! As we get closer to the big day, we’ll be</i> …

Board Games

A Personal Trainer Reveals the Biggest Myths About Losing Body Fat

When it comes to losing weight and shedding body fat, it's easy to get confused by all the information we're bombarded with on the internet every day. Scrolling through social media, reading blog posts, and hearing about the latest health crazes all give you mixed messages about how to actually …

Fitness

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Books

How to avoid losing your mind to Alzheimer's or dementia. Hint: Start now, says Maria Shriver

The most disturbing thing I heard recently about the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and dementia was a comment made by Maria Shriver, the former first lady of California who founded the Women's Alzheimer's Movement after discovering the disease affects twice as many women as men.<p>It would seem, …

A Guide to the Cutest, Coolest, and Craziest Stationery in Tokyo

For some, stationery begins and ends with the essentials—once you have a classic Moleskine and a tried and true Mont Blanc, what more do you need?—but in Japan, pens, paper, and the assorted accoutrements of writing are taken to the next level. Even with email and texts outpacing letter-writing, …

Japan

Ape’s Ten Commandments of Menswear - 10 Tips for Stylish Men

An Introduction to Menswear Rules<p>Ape’s goal has always been to educate and assist men with making better informed decisions when buying across …

Tokyo City Guide

Kyoto guide: Where to eat, drink shop and stay in Japan’s temple-filled city

With its rich colours, tradition, history and culture, Kyoto is a city which allows visitors a glimpse into the past. The city embodies the Japanese …

Japan

10 cool things to do in Amsterdam at night

1. PLAY IT BY EAR WITH VAN GOGH<p>The Van Gogh Museum is one of the busiest attractions in Amsterdam, for obvious reasons, but on certain Friday …

The 38 Essential Vancouver Restaurants

Ringed by soaring mountains, with gleaming glass skyscrapers reflected in the still waters that surround its downtown core, Vancouver is easy to love, says local food writer Nikki Bayley. Over 40 percent of Vancouver’s residents were born outside of Canada, and the city is home to robust Chinese, …

Dining Rooms

Shopping in Osaka

Common Tourist Scams<p>I usually waste a bit of time each day on Reddit, but it turns out that it’s not always a waste of time! I found this cool …