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These Dark Crystals Might Be The Most Necessary

If Spencer Pratt has taught us anything, it's that no matter how pretty a crystal may be, it's how you use them that counts. That's especially true …

10 Under-the-Radar Hidden Gems You Can Only See in Japan

It's time to venture outside Tokyo! From subtropical beaches and snow-capped mountains to ancient shrines and animal reserves, there's no a shortage …

A Tantric Meditation on Love

I would like to share a practice with you that uses the mind to access the subtle body. It begins with the idea of using intention to help others. If …

Spirituality

The New Generation of Japanese Accommodations

Any traveler to Japan knows that its sense of hospitality — the sober, subtle beauty of the country’s lodgings, and the elegant, unobtrusive service within them — is unmatched anywhere else. For years, visitors could choose between two kinds of hotels: the Western kind (though often reinterpreted …

Japan

Want your kids to be resilient? Here’s what not to do.

Amy Morin knows a lot about resiliency. A licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and foster parent, she has devoted her life to helping others resolve problems and conflicts.<p>But she also has personal experience with building resiliency. While in her 20s Morin faced the unexpected loss of …

Parenting

13 things parents who raise mentally strong kids refuse to do

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and it gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But raising a mentally …

Our Kids are More Stressed Than We Realize—Use This Practice to Bring Them Peace

4.3K<p>SHARES<p>According to a 2010 American Psychological Association’s (APA) Stress in America Survey, almost a third of children studied reported that …

Napoleon Hill's Lessons On Creativity

A lot of business people confuse what it means to be creative. They frequently talk about creativity as if artists and filmmakers are the only ones endowed with such ability in significant quantity and quality.<p>While this view is commonplace, it doesn’t make the observation accurate.<p>Step forward …

Bill Gates

Beyond ‘Oishii’: 10 Tastier Words to Describe Japanese Food

There you are, watching the news on Japanese TV when the inevitable food segment comes on. As if on cue, every announcer and guest panelist raises …

Japanese Food

How to live like a local in Tokyo

Lonely Planet Local Rebecca Milner moved from California to Tokyo for ‘just one year'… 15 years ago. She was drawn by the city’s larger-than-life image – all those bright lights and busy streets – but was surprised to discover just how liveable Tokyo really is. She spends her days wandering the …

Live Like You Could Lose Everything, but Know There's Nothing to Lose | Inc.com

For most people, the stakes simply aren't high enough.<p>There's not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook, or get into shape.<p>Put most simply, most people don't have a compelling enough <i>why.</i> If they did, their whole life would be different. Life, apparently, isn't worth giving …

Self-improvement

Where To Start When You’ve Procrastinated On Your Goals For Too Long

This column is authored by Zdravko Cvijetic, Founder of Zero toThe post Where To Start When You’ve Procrastinated On Your Goals For Too Long appeared …

Procrastination

13 things mentally strong people don't do

Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do. It's usually seen in what you don't do.<p>In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," …

7 Ways to Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

Dreams without action is a world of make believe. Consider the following.<p>96 percent of college professors believe they have above average teaching …

Self-improvement

Science Says You Can Boost Your Creativity and Performance With These Habits | Inc.com

The business world keeps evolving at breakneck speed as we enter into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To stay competitive, it's critical that you keep learning new skills and adapting to new technology.<p>Your biggest challenge? Keeping the pace by staying productive (which is different than staying …

Creativity

Try Pancakes On A Stick With This New Japanese Food Trend

Pancakes on their own are absolutely delicious. When you distill them into a tasty portable treat, they’re even better. Over in Tokyo, the Harajuku …

99+1 JAPAN -Traveling through Art,Design & Architecture- » JAPAN: Traveling through art, design & architecture

Get off the beaten path and onto a more creative trajectory by planning your trip to Japan around art, design, and architectural experiences. …

Japan

Top 5 Places to Visit in Noda, the Most Underrated City in Chiba – Japan Info

Have you already been to many major sightseeing spots in Japan? Would you like to explore less touristy places where you can feel the genuine …

Japan

Things To Do In Kanazawa

Kanazawa is sometimes called “little Kyoto” and for good reason: It’s packed with first-rate sights, including one of the country’s best gardens, …

Tokyo On A Budget - 10 Free Things To Do In Tokyo

Shares 3K<p>I just got back from a trip to Tokyo, Japan, and OH MY GAHD.<p><b>This city is seriously a dream. It's such a magical place with a hidden gem on</b> …

Japan

The Simple Way to Give Difficult Feedback (Without Hurting Feelings) | Inc.com

Whether you're a leader or a peer, part of your responsibility is to give people feedback. Having been raised in a culture that often dances around the truth and tiptoes near insecurities, you may lack the skills required to balance brutal honesty with a sense of compassion.<p>Think about the feedback …

Self-help

A Dead Simple, Science-Backed Trick to Boost Your Kid's Creativity | Inc.com

My daughter just turned two and is a whirl of constant motion -- all day long she's a hurricane of dives, tumbles, and wild arm flaps. It's adorable (if sometimes exhausting), but according to new research all that movement might not just be burning off endless toddler energy.<p>It could also be …

Creativity

Embracing These Brutal Truths About Success Will Immediately Improve Your Life

<b>These lessons are hard to swallow, but they’ll radically improve your success and make you a stronger individual.</b><p>Ask any successful entrepreneur how …

What Can I Start Today That Will Benefit Me for a Lifetime?

ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE SKILLS IN OUR ECONOMY IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY RARE. IF YOU MASTER THIS SKILL, YOU’LL ACHIEVE EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS. — Cal …

Best Time of the Year to Visit Tokyo – The 2018 Guide

Updated: December 31, 2017<p>Helpful and Recommended<p>When’s the best time to visit Tokyo?<p>When To Visit Tokyo – Summary<p><b>The best time to visit Tokyo is</b> …

Japan

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

This column is by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups<p><i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies</i> …

Self-improvement

4 Reasons Wildly Successful People Fail at School

Because you are on this website I’ll assume that at some point you’ve read inspiring stories of some of the world’s most successful people. In some …

Self-improvement

7 Countryside Destinations From Tokyo You Never Knew About

Contrary to popular belief, Tokyo is not just about the glitzy skyscrapers. There are many tranquil destinations in the countryside that are all …

Japan

We try all-you-can-eat sushi for less than $8.50 at a restaurant in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward

This impressive restaurant ticks all the right boxes in terms of quality, atmosphere, service and price.<p>In our never-ending quest to find cheap …

Japan

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