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Expert guide to Tokyo

Local laws and etiquette<p>Japan is famously a minefield of often unspoken rules for foreigners. From handling chopsticks to getting into taxis, almost every aspect of daily life is governed by rigorous etiquette. While exceptions are made for foreigners, here are a few tips to avoid turning your …

New Evidence Suggests Parkinson's Might Start in The Gut, Not The Brain

We might have been wrong about Parkinson's this whole time.<p>A new study adds to a growing body of research that suggests we might have been thinking …

Surprising monkey study could lead to 'functional' HIV cure

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn’t get too excited about the results of animal studies, and he doesn’t make house calls.<p>But when a drug already taken by thousands of people for intestinal conditions appeared to control the monkey version of HIV, it got the attention of the director of …

Most Beautiful Streets in the World Every Traveler Must Visit Photos

Not all streets are created equal. Take the colorful Caminito that anchors Buenos Aires's La Boca neighborhood: It not only provides visitors with a vibrant photo op but also serves as a reminder of how the neighborhood was built in the 19th century. Streets, however, don't have to offer a history …

European Travel

7 Amazing Places in Japan They Don't Show in Guidebooks

What to do when you've conquered the Fushimi Inari Shrine (and all the other shrines in the area), ran through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, blazed …

Japan

'No Pineapple Left Behind' skewers the American education system

As Rockstar Games' <i>Bully</i> proved, grade school makes for a pretty interesting (if painfully underused) setting for video games, which is why I'm intrigued by <i>No PIneapple Left Behind</i>. In it, you're a principal lording over pineapples, making sure they do amazingly well on standardized tests because …

Education

Using Pen And Paper, Not Laptops, Boosts Your Memory

Note-taking using pen and paper has quickly become obsolete, at least in college classrooms. In the digital age, using laptops, or “notebooks,” to …

My cooking is a mess – and tastes better for it

There’s a place for artful food presentation – it’s just not usually on my plate<p>Recently I made a dreadful mess in the kitchen. It was delicious. I was looking for something to kick off a dinner party, something around which conversation could gather, and was musing on the Jewish Ashkenazi staple …

10 Tips & Tricks for Better Portrait Photography

We love to look at stunning portraits. The subject may be our friend, family member, a model, or a perfect stranger. A well taken portrait tells us …

These GIFs from GE's new body scanner are gruesome and marvelous

Hell yeah, science<p>If you haven't personally had to lay down and slide into a CT scanner, you've probably seen one on television. They're super X-ray machines that put image "slices" together from head to toe to create a 3D representation that lets doctors see detail inside your body. And General …

Make a DIY Extension Tube to Turn Your Regular Lens Into a Macro Lens

Looking for a simple weekend project that lets you experiment with photography? Makify created this 4-minute step-by-step tutorial on how you can …

The Cadbury's Creme Egg scandal: how to stage a chocolate revolution

The increasingly uncomfortable world of British chocolate is in disarray again after Cadbury announced it was downsizing Creme Egg packs from six eggs to five and – here’s the kicker – reducing the price by just 20p. More shockingly yet, the chocolate eggshell will not be Dairy Milk any more, but a …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …