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What's the Government Doing About Soaring Airline Complaints? This.

Kendra Thornton is an unlikely candidate for government aid, but when Frontier Airlines recently denied her a seat on a flight from Chicago to Denver, that's exactly what she got.<p>Thornton and her three young children were headed to a ranch vacation in Missoula, Mont. When they tried to check in for …

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Japan's economic troubles hit single-parent families and children especially hard

Yumi, a 30-year-old working mother with two daughters, takes a calculator whenever she goes shopping. Every yen counts when your budget for a week's groceries is about $24.<p>Yumi shops at discount markets and looks for sales, but last month she went to City Hall and asked for help. Officials there …

5 things U.S. techies need to know about Japan’s social media ecosystem

Despite having the world’s third largest economy, Japan’s social media ecosystem is perhaps the most unique in the developed world — and among the most difficult for Silicon Valley to understand, let alone capitalize on.<p>It’s a semi-enclosed greenhouse where Facebook flounders behind Twitter, and …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

The Japanese-Americans Who Helped the U.S. Win World War II

The fear-mongering behind a demand for new internment camps is completely wrong: Japanese-Americans fought fiercely for their adopted country.<p>Last …

U.S. Army

The Disney World Guide for Skeptical Parents

For many adults, Disneying is not a choice.<p>It is something one does for the children they love—and if those children have access to television, …

Teenager's Invention Improves In-Flight Air Quality

<i>High school senior (and TED Talk contributor) Raymond Wang has invented a device that can significantly improve air quality on airplanes — and</i> …

TED Talks

American Airlines Announces New Zealand Service. Are New AAdvantage Policies A PLUS Here?

American Airlines announced earlier this week that they’ll be launching new service to New Zealand from Los Angeles in June. That’s good news, …

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Mathematics

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The 50 best US tourist attractions you've never heard of

New York has the Empire State Building, but it's also home to Letchworth State Park, unofficially known as the "Grand Canyon of the East."<p>We've rounded up the most worthwhile but lesser-known tourist attractions in every state.<p>While some of these places have a significant amount of visitors each …

Sunshine Coast biker drawn to teen Japanese subculture after mum's accident - ABC Sunshine & Cooloola Coasts Qld - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Jean-Luc Devere started building his red and white Bosozoku motorcycle this year after his mother backed over his old motorbike in her four-wheel …

The best thing to eat in every state

From regional delicacies to to-die-for dishes, we found the one food you should eat in every US state.<p>We chose the most iconic and famous dishes, taking local recommendations into consideration, and picking items you simply can't get anywhere else.<p>Whether you have a sweet tooth, a preference for …

New York Style

A Japanese lifestyle guru explains how to organize your home once — and then never again

Marie Kondo is the queen of organization. Her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," reveals her instructions for organizing your space in one sitting, and then never having to do it again.<p>Her methods have garnered a significant social media …

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11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

Where to Eat and Drink in Tokyo

One of the benefits of frequently traveling to Southeast Asia for work is flying through some of the region's major hubs and taking a day or two to enjoy the local cuisine. But while I've spent countless hours exploring hawker centers in Singapore, dim sum in Hong Kong, and Korean barbecue in …

Actual Exchanges Between Pilots And Control Towers.

<b>Tower:</b> "TWA 2341, for noise reduction turn right 45 Degrees."<p><b>TWA 2341:</b> "Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"<p><b>Tower:</b> …

Aviation

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Japanese Chicken Curry Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>How to Store Chicken<p>Raw or cooked chicken can be stored in a refrigerator for a few days, though it’s important to prevent raw chicken juices from …

Curries

How to Drink Sake: Your Guide to Japan's Tasty, Boozy Gift to the World

Sake. You might only know it from Sapporo bombs or overheated swill from all-you-can-eat pan-Asian buffets. But if you get a beat on its basics, it’s …

Five types of foreigner you'll meet in Japan

Japan attracts all kinds of people from all over the world. Some come to work, others come to play, and thanks to its relatively low crime levels, …

Japan

The 30 Most Important Airplanes of All Time

Here are the planes that have defined the aerospace age.<p>While by no means definitive, the following list of flying machines is what we consider, after many grueling hours of debate, to be the most important airplanes in the course of history. Every one of the airplanes herein has left a lasting …

Aerospace

These amazing Furoshiki Shoes from Vibram are designed to literally wrap around your feet!

Before we had bags in Japan, we used <i>furoshiki</i> — elegant cloths that come in various colors and decorative patterns that can be used to wrap and carry …

Shoes

The founder of Google's top secret project lab has a new plan to double the world's GDP

His efforts turned into Google X, the secretive "moonshot factory" that has produced some of Google's most technically ambitious projects like self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, Google Glass and internet bearing balloons.<p>But after guiding Google X through its early years, Thrun relinquished …

The world's 11 most interesting airports

<b>Not all airports are created equal - as this idiosyncratic collection shows.</b><p>There may not be extensive duty free shopping to keep you entertained …

Becoming Japanese – an impossible task? – Japan Info

Whether you’ve spent the last decade in Japan or you’ve just fantasized about how it’d feel like to live there, from your cozy room at home, there is …