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This Isn't Just A Cat Cafe, It's Like A Cat Theme Park

If you’re going to pick one cat cafe in Tokyo, this one seems nice.<p>Last fall, a new area opened around the cafe called Kichijouji Petit Mura (“Little …

Cat Cafe

31 Amazing Products on Amazon That Basically Work Miracles

How did we ever live before Amazon Prime? Just a few keystrokes and everything we never knew we needed comes right to our doorstep in 2 days. And …

Shopping

15 Awesome Things to Do in Tokyo

There is no city in the world like Tokyo. The lights, smells, colors, and sounds of the capital of Japan are anything but subdued. And with a population of over 9 million inhabitants and 20 million visitors a year, of course there are many intriguing things to do and experience here. It's a city …

Japan

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

Linguistics

It just got easier to become a permanent resident of Japan — here's how you do it

While the US mulls over limiting immigration, in Japan the federal government has just loosened the requirements for new, highly-skilled immigrants …

The Japanese concept that will help you wake up in the morning

Getting up in the morning is a massive struggle for so many people.<p>With eight out of ten people hitting the snooze button every day, according to …

10 times you should never use your debit card

Debit might seem great because there's no chance of spending more than you have or risking steep overdraft fees, but the stakes are also higher when it comes to fraud.<p>That's why debit cards are one of the things you should never, ever keep in your purse. For one thing, debit cards take cash …

Personal Finance

9 simple things to do with Vaseline that’ll make you gorgeous

Everyone knows that Vaseline is a great tool for moisturizing dry, cracked skin, and dry lips. But there are actually a lot more uses for the magic jelly than you may have realized.<p>Who knew a little blue container could do so much?<p>Here are 9 things you can do with vaseline that will make you look …

Skin Care

Pizza Braid

Twisted and packed with sauce, cheese and pepperoni, this pepperoni bread gives cheese-stuffed pizza a run for its money.<p>Preheat the oven to 375 …

Baking

Hidden Gems In The capital City Of Japan! 10 Unique Things To Do In Tokyo

Think you’ve been there and done that? Japan’s capital has a whole host of hidden delights you should seek out on your next trip<p>Been to Tokyo and …

I Was Bloated For an Entire Year Until I Started Doing These 4 Daily Things

What started out as what I thought was a tummy bug last year turned into months and months of extreme belly bloat, pain, and embarrassment. Multiple doctor's visits and test after test came up completely blank. No one knew what was wrong. They thought it might be IBS, but they didn't know how to …

13 Adult Truth Or Dare Questions For A Steamy Night

Many of our first experiences with the classic party game Truth Or Dare likely involved someone being coerced into revealing their crush, a sloppy …

Lifestyle

Ears-On With Google’s Language-Translating Pixel Buds

Courtesy of Google<p>Like it or not, a pair of $159 earbuds is about to change international travel—and international travelers—forever.<p>Google’s new …

Alaskan King Crab Tempura

Fill a pot (which will be large enough to submerge all the crab legs) with water, bring to a boil, and add vinegar, coriander, mustard seed, chiles, …

23 Life-Changing Beauty Products With Insanely High Reviews On Amazon

Beauty

This Clever Little Gadget Keeps Guacamole From Turning Brown

The horror of watching your delicious guacamole turn brown before your eyes is one we know all too well. But what if we told you there was a new …

Country Lifestyle

This Artist's Comics Showing Life With His Wife Are Hilariously Relatable

Marriage is more than sticking together in sickness and in health — it's also about sharing the fun and silly moments in between. When illustrator …

Graphic Novels

The 7 Exercises One Yoga Teacher Swears By To Heal Even Your Worst Back Pain

I don't know about you, but especially when I'm sitting all day for work, my back <i>really</i> feels it. Hunching over a computer with my shoulders all …

Yoga

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

Forget Hygge: Ikigai Might be the Secret to Finding Longevity and Purpose In Life

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.<p>By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword <i>hygge</i>, the …

Self-improvement

WATCH: 6 Mistakes You're Making With Mashed Potatoes

A bowl of creamy, buttery mashed potatoes is a welcome addition to any meal, whether a quick weeknight supper or the annual family get-together at …

Mashed

12 Ways to Cook With Ginger This Fall

Perhaps you’ve had ginger in a nice tall glass of iced tea or hot tea (especially that time you were sick). Other than the subtle kick, the root provided a telltale comforting warming sensation. Since good ingredients make other foods taste even better, we’ve gathered 12 ginger recipes that give a …

Cooking

This simple mistake could help you find cheap flights, according to a man who frequently flies first and business class for free

As owner of air miles site God Save the Points, he spends his time travelling the globe in first class, writing about the latest hacks in the travel industry. He even once bagged a free ride on a private jet.<p>But while the power of air miles is widely recognised, Ott says there's another, largely …

Travel Industry

Start Brushing With Turmeric Toothpaste and Watch What Happens to Plaque and Gum Disease

U.S. citizens are spending more than 1 billion dollars a year on over-the-counter tooth whitening products.<p>They are doing this without being aware of …