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The Ultimate Japan Bucket List: 50 Things to do in Japan

Looking for things to do in Japan? I've compiled the ultimate Japan bucket list full of adventures, cultural experiences, and must-see sights.

Bucket Lists

DSLR Photography 101 by ERIC KIM

Dear friend, If I started photography all over again this is advice I would give myself. To DSLR or not to DSLR? Digital SLR: digital single lens …

Street Photography

3 videos that describe what it's like to have anxiety and depression when our own words don't suffice

Having anxiety is tough. For everyone, it is a slightly different beast, but many of the core aspects are the same. One of the most frustrating parts …

Barack Obama's original sin: America's post-racial illusion

Barack Obama’s refusal to use his position as president to intervene on behalf of African Americans is a stain on his record many activists will never forget<p>In the first hours of the new year in 2009, just weeks before Barack Obama was to be inaugurated as the next president, shots rang out in …

Justice

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Where to Travel in Europe in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s

With so many different countries (44 to be exact) and cultures, Europe is likely to be a lifelong source of wanderlust for many travelers. So where …

European Travel

‘Hidden Figures’ Review: Breaking Barriers of Space, Race and Gender

How three black women in the segregated South helped put a man into orbit<p>‘Hidden Figures” brings news that keeps you thinking with amazement, “Who knew?” Its larger subject, set in the early 1960s during the height of the Cold War, is a story that had already been told definitively, or so we may …

Women of Color

Narita Airport to Tokyo City Center the Cheapest Way

Located 70km from Central Tokyo, the Narita International Airport is the city’s main gateway for international travelers. It’s one of the two …

Airports

What Is An Emotional Hangover? It Can Affect Perception Of Future Experiences, Research Finds

Beyond the biological fact of billions of neural connections in the brain, how human memory works is poorly understood. A new study by researchers …

32 Gifts For The Photographer In Your Life

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WikiLeaks emails: what they revealed about the Clinton campaign's mechanics

Anyone who has seen the documentary Weiner may not have been entirely surprised that it was former congressman Anthony Weiner who threw a late spanner in the works of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The film charts in excruciating detail the collapse of a political career and, ultimately, of a marriage.<p>…

Government

La La Land sees Old Hollywood magic giving way to modern melancholy

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone play aspiring artists caught between their own romance and love of their art.<p><i>La La Land</i> opens with a large-scale song-and-dance number on a Los Angeles freeway. Young people aspiring to a life in show business, but currently just stuck in gridlock, climb out of their …

La La Land reviews: Critics sing to the tune of a major Oscar contender

On the cusp of what’s expected to be a full awards season plate for director Damien Chazelle, movie critics are singing and dancing to the tune of <i>La</i> …

Weekend LISTening: 5 Japanese Bands You Need To Hear

Since 1981, Naoko Yamano has been the lead singer and driving force behind the pioneering Japanese pop-punk band Shonen Knife. She's still based in the band's hometown of Osaka, and after 35 years in the biz, she's about as plugged into the music scene in her home country as it gets. So when Yamano …

Pop Punk

The Hui - China's preferred Muslims?

While the Muslim Uighurs are increasingly being persecuted, the largest Chinese-Muslim minority, the Hui, are under less scrutiny and thriving as a …

The Best Books Of 2016, According To Goodreads Users

As voted by the readers.

Books

Ice cream for breakfast makes you smarter, Japanese scientist claims

In a discovery that will give nutritionists the shivers, a Japanese scientist has discovered that consuming ice cream for breakfast improves a person's alertness and mental performance.<p>Yoshihiko Koga, a professor at Tokyo's Kyorin University, has carried out a series of clinical trials in which …

Ice Cream

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few -- the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …

19 Healthy Fats And High-Fat Foods You Should Be Eating

Most people have been trained to choose low-fat foods over high-fat foods. Fat has always been positioned as a dietary enemy, so it’s no wonder it …

These Foods Are Threatening Your Brain Health, Says a Dietitian

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you suffer from dramatic mood swings? Is your energy at an all-time low? If this sounds like you, then your diet …

This Online Course Is a Good Introduction to Ethical Hacking

“Hacking” carries a lot of negativity around it, but not all hacking is used for evil. Learning about it arms you with the necessary knowledge to …

The Top 5 Most Motivational Books I've Ever Read

Note: Personal development books are perfect for listening during your commute or workout. If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks.<p>Self-help books get a bad rap.<p>Yes, many fill their pages with trite pieces of advice and …

37 hidden clues I only spotted when I reread 'Harry Potter' in my 20s

LONDON — It's really no big shock that J.K. Rowling went on to write crime fiction.<p>Some people — including me — were a bit surprised at first with …

Jackie Chan Gets Honorary Oscar After Five Decades and 200 Movies

When Jackie Chan saw an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone's house 23 years ago, he said that was the moment he decided he wanted one.<p>On Saturday at the annual Governors Awards, the Chinese actor and martial arts star finally received his little gold statuette, an honorary Oscar for his decades of work in …

Martial Arts

This Short Film Made By Pixar Animators in Their Spare Time Is Damn Good

Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj made this short film <i>Borrowed Time</i> over the past 5 years, and it’s fantastic. The story is set up as …

12 Highly Bingeable Urban Fantasy Series

By now. you’ve probably finished your Netflix <i>Luke Cage</i> binge. Undoubtedly you feel bereft, adrift, and without anything new to fill your brainspace. …

The demon on your chest and other terrifying tales of sleep paralysis

An unusual condition called sleep paralysis has been frightening people for centuries, and now a new review sums up the many creepy stories from different cultures that try to explain the episodes of waking up and being unable to move.<p>Cultural explanations that try to account for the terrifying …