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Behave, foreigners! Kyoto issues etiquette guides

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kyoto residents have had enough. A surge in tourism in recent years has brought with it an outbreak of dirty toilets and misbehaving travelers.<p>The city of Kyoto is battling the problem in what might be seen as a typically Japanese way -- issuing polite guidelines amplified by adorable …

Japan

The Worst Fashion Trends of Every Decade

Some things are better left in the past.<p>It's easy to romanticize the style of past decades as always inspiring, elegant, and magical—but in reality, bad fashion has been around since the start of mankind. If you're still having PTSD from the traumatic trends of the early 2000s, take comfort in the …

There Is A Magical Little Town In Holland Where The Streets Are Made Of Water

It's like something out of a storybook.<p>There are places in this world that are so surreal and beautiful that when you first see photos of them you naturally assume they must be from a movie set. But while the tiny town of Giethoorn in northern Holland may look like it was built for a film based on …

European Travel

This is what the aftermath of a barrel bombing looks like - CNN Video

Aleppo's children continue to become victims of the bloody Syrian conflict.

Middle East

HOW TO FOLLOW GOD'S WILL IN MARRIAGE - Bisi Adewale :: Marriage is my middle name

HOW TO FOLLOW GOD’S WILL IN MARRIAGE<p>By Belinda Elliott<p><i>Sure, maybe he’s not Prince Charming, but he’s a good guy.</i><p><i>I know he loves me, I just wish he’d</i> …

Relationships

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

Scientists have created self-healing fabrics that also protect from harmful chemicals

Protective clothing is critical to the health and safety of workers who handle hazardous chemicals. A new fabric coating promises to not only neutralize toxins, but also to heal tears and holes on its own while the clothes go through the laundry.<p>The coating, developed by a team of researchers from …

Protein

Museum of Broken Relationships turns heartache into art

What happens to all the shared personal items when couples call it quits? Two artists hope to put leftover lovelorn items on a pedestal for all to see.<p>When Croatia-based film producer Olinka Vistica and artist Drazen Grubisic broke up after four years together, they wondered what to do with all …

How to Make a Shop Stool in 10 Minutes, Build a DIY BBQ Grill Stand and Transform Your Cutting Table Into a Coffee Table

<b>Cutting Table to Coffee Table</b><p>This week Laura Kampf builds a very cool coffee table, using mortise-and-tenons for the joinery and what looks like a …

Revealed: Cambodia's vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle

Exclusive: Laser technology reveals cities concealed under the earth which would have made up the world’s largest empire in 12th century<p>Archaeologists in Cambodia have found multiple, previously undocumented medieval cities not far from the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat, the Guardian can …

Archaeology

“Everyone Deserves to Eat Like a King,” Says Alpha Foodie’s Samira Kazan

Samira Kazan is one smart cookie. Still, the Oxford grad, who’s doing senior post-doctoral research in neurology in London, regularly found herself distracted by hunger around 11:00 a.m. “I had the classic problem of skipping breakfast,” Kazan says. “I needed to solve this.” And she did, with a …

Food

America's Most Scenic Roads

The T-shirts all say: <i>I survived the road to Hana</i>. It can take more than two and a half hours to travel the 52 miles from Kahului to Hana, as you …

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

Panasonic gives us our first look at bionic factory workers

For years, Japan has been showing off various types of exoskeletons designed to support the elderly and enhance the strength of manual laborers.<p>But …

First U.S. penis transplant is set to happen at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Johns Hopkins Hospital, which is best known for its innovative surgery, such as implanting the first defibrillator in a human heart or being the first to separate twins who were joined at the head, will take on its most notable surgery yet. This year, the hospital will perform the first U.S. penis …

Father of slain Virginia girl says she was grounded from online chats

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The father of a slain 13-year-old Virginia girl says in a recorded episode of the "Dr. Phil" television show that she had recently been grounded from social media for chatting inappropriately online with older men.<p>The show says in a news release that David Lovell told host …

I tried the soup Sumo wrestlers eat to bulk up — and it was disgusting

They down calories by the bowlful, attempting to strengthen their bones and gain weight so that they can crush their opponents with their massive bodies.<p>For more than 200 years, the wrestlers have relied on the traditional Japanese soup called "chankonabe" to get the job done. Known within the Sumo …

10 Healthy Japanese Comfort Foods

Japanese food, called <i>washoku</i>, is recognized as one of the healthiest cuisines around. So what is considered comfort food for the Japanese? We'll introduce you to 10 distinctive Japanese comfort foods that will warm your tummy this winter!<p><b>1. Miso soup</b><p>Miso Online<p>Miso soup, along with a bowl of rice, …

10 Foods to Eat to Avoid a Winter Cold

'Tis the season to get sick.<p>The drop in temperatures brings with it a spike in sicknesses, but you can outsmart the common cold in the kitchen. Lisa Yarah, New York State Certified Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, shares the 10 immunity-boosting items to stock your fridge and pantry with this …