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Beyond the Bullet train and cherry blossom - These 5 fabulous facets of Japan will just fascinate you -

My recent trip to Japan brought me close to a culture that straddles antiquity and modernity quite effortlessly. Stunning Shinto shrines and …

Japan

Bizarre Becker: Sad and turbulent saga of a fallen tennis champion

The tennis star Boris Becker last week retweeted, without comment, a quote from the 2006 film <i>Rocky Balboa</i>. “It ain’t about how hard you hit,” Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky tells his son, “it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”<p>It’s been a bruising, couldn’t-make-it-up time for …

Central African Republic

Too smart, too successful: Mongolia’s superwomen struggle to find husbands

Young girls are taught they should succeed, then you succeed and there’s no equal partner for you. Alimaa Altangerel, writer<p>At the UB comedy club at the back of a bar in central Ulaanbaatar, the audience is overwhelmingly female. Groups of smartly dressed women, just out of the office, sip from …

Mining

Incredible Building with Cascading Terraces and Arches

Penda just unveiled images of his Tel Aviv skyscraper, with brick arches and cascading terraces influenced by the Bauhaus era of the city and the …

Architecture

This colorful vortex ring collision is almost too mesmerizing

Five years ago, Destin Sandlin of the YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay saw a video of two vortex rings colliding with each other. As he watched, …

YouTube

Neurosurgeons Reveal New Details About Robert F. Kennedy's Assassination

"If you could do it over, you would try to get him to the correct hospital."<p>On June 5 1968, democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy …

Robert F. Kennedy

Lionel Messi Is the Highest-Paid Soccer Player in the World. Here's How He Makes and Spends His Millions

Including a Messi theme park opening soon.<p>Among the 736 players in the 2018 World Cup and the hundreds of millions of soccer players worldwide, …

Soccer

UBS Economist: Why You Should Wait to Buy Luxury Real Estate

Thomas Veraguth currently sees corrections—not crashes—happening for luxury real estate around the world<p>Thomas Veraguth, the Zurich-based head of …

Real Estate

27 Award-Winning Wedding Photos That Are Too Stunning To Look Away From

We can't stop staring.<p>The best wedding photographers aren’t afraid to take risks and push boundaries, using their sharp eyes to capture beauty, humor and emotion in powerful ways.<p>Last week, Fearless Photographers, a website that highlights the top wedding photography from around the world, released …

Photography

Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

Sorry, steak fans.<p>It’d be great if a burger-a-day diet was healthy. Don’t get me wrong—it’s not the worst. You’ve got protein in there and hopefully some veggies on top (and on the side) , and even some fiber from the roll (you used whole grain, right?).<p>Unfortunately, study after study shows that …

Nutrition

Where Top Chefs Go Out to Eat in Singapore

Singapore is one of most exciting cities in Asia for food, with a culture that embraced Chinese, Malay and Indian influences long before it got …

Hong Kong

What’s the Minimum Number of People you Should Send in a Generational Ship to Proxima Centauri?

Humanity has long dreamed about sending humans to other planets, even before crewed spaceflight became a reality. And with the discovery of thousands …

Space Travel

Want to Build a Successful Business? Get Ready to Make These 5 Sacrifices

You want success? You're going to have to give up a few things to get there.<p>Whenever I hear aspiring entrepreneurs talk about how they can't wait to work for themselves so they can travel the world, take long vacations, and spend more free time with their friends, I remind them that all those …

Entrepreneurship

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

Handy

6 expensive things that are totally worth the money

We all like to be — or at the very least try to be — smart with our money. But that doesn't always mean choosing the least expensive option. In fact, sometimes the pricier item or experience can be the one that is most worth your hard-earned cash, while the cheapest can be the biggest waste.<p>"Most …

Personal Finance

100 best thriller films of all time

Alfred Hitchcock perfected the thriller movie with a string of classics that remain unmatched. But from today’s perspective, there’s more to them …

Los Angeles

What is the Big Bang theory?

The Big Bang is the singular cataclysmic event that started it all: the instant 13.8 billion years ago that marked the fiery birth of the universe. No one was there to bear witness, of course, but physicists and astronomers are confident that the Big Bang theory — or model, as they often call it — …

Physics

How To Make Lemonade from Scratch — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Sipping icy-cold sweet lemonade on a blazing-hot summer day is one of life's finest pleasures, which is why we think making lemonade from scratch …

Recipes

I've spent thousands of hours studying successful people — and they all approach life with the same mindset

<i>The following is an adaptation from Alex Banayan's "The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Career":</i><p>For the past seven years, I've been studying success obsessively.<p>I've spent thousands of hours researching, poring over hundreds of …

Success

Prince Philip just turned 97 — here's the best photo from every year of his royal career

Prince Philip turned 97 on Sunday — and it's been over a year since he announced his official retirement from public service.<p>According to The Telegraph, the Duke of Edinburgh has carried out 22,219 solo engagements and 637 solo visits overseas since he left active military service in 1952.<p>In …

Prince Philip

Top-Down Processing and Perception

Top-down processing is when we form our perceptions starting with a larger object, concept, or idea before working our way toward more detailed …

Psychology

How to Read a Balance Sheet

While a company's income statement presents the current results of a company's operation, there are other financial statements that can present how a …

Investing

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

Body Language

People who are good at building wealth tend to be the same, no matter how much money they have

Most of us have a very good sense of our physical health. But when it comes to our financial health, the picture often gets a bit unclear. This is unfortunate, especially since it's becoming increasingly accepted that financial health and physical health are directly related. And the state of each …

Personal Finance

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy?

Can money actually buy happiness?<p>Money doesn't buy happiness--at least, that's what the old adage says. But with the plethora of data analytics tools at our disposal, and access to decades of salary and happiness data, we're closer to coming to a definitive conclusion on the age-old question.<p>So …

Happiness

Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive

Publication Date: <b>June 05, 2018</b><p>Keep learning, or risk becoming irrelevant. It's a truism in today's economy: the only constant is change. Technological automation is making jobs less routine and more cognitively challenging. Globalization means you're competing with workers around the world. …

Learning

Everything You Need to Know About Honeymooning on the Italian Riviera

There’s something for everyone on the Italian Riviera, a stretch of Mediterranean coastline in the northwestern corner of Italy that features a magical blend of Ligurian cuisine, perfect beaches, charming and colorful small towns, and light outdoor adventure. It’s also, happily, a gorgeous …

Italy

The Best Photo Printer in 2018 And Why You Will Want This One

We have spent a lot of time analyzing various photo printers to find the best one for photographers and overall, we would recommend the Canon …

Printing

6 Steps For Negotiating Your Salary

Would you be willing to leave $1 million to $1.5 million on the table in lost salary earnings over the course of your career? If you aren’t negotiating your salary at the onset, chances are, you already are. It’s time to change the trend and take some of that money back.<p>Many of my clients are …

Employment

15+ Photos That Prove Japan Is Not Like Any Other Country

You might know Japan as home to anime, sumo wrestlers and Cherry blossoms but What about all of their extremely innovative toilets? Have you ever …

Japan