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Tokyo may be the world's best city for food-loving tourists

The men look at the huge slab of fresh tuna as if they are about to perform surgery, and they are.<p>The knife, more than three feet long, comes down precisely and in one slice, the tuna is cut.<p>Early morning at the Tokyo Fish Market. (Andy Yemma)<p>"Japanese food is our national treasure," says Masanobu …

Japan

Dive back into your GBA collection with the $69.99 REVO K101 Plus

Better than expected hardware for the price<p>Nintendo hasn't included a functional Game Boy Advance slot on the company's hardware line in quite some time, which is frustrating to those of us still hanging onto our physical copies of <i>Astro Boy: Omega Factor</i>. The Revo K101 is marketed as a solution to …

Get People to Do What You Want With These 11 Clever Psychological Tricks

While it’s it not always important to get what you want, it sure feels good sometimes. This handy cheat sheet explains 11 different ways you can …

Freddie Mac

Living in… cities where you get six weeks off work

A number of cities across the world offer more than 30 days of paid vacation time. We find out what life is like in these lucky locales.<p>People who move abroad for work often trade one cubicle for another, no matter how exotic the new locale. But according to a recent study by financial services …

Travel

Headphone Showdown: Grado SR80e vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Sony MDR-V6

Buying headphones is an incredibly personal decision, but there are still a few models that are so popular, you have to try them out. Today, we’re …

Top-Rated Hard Drives for Worry-Free Backups

External hard drives vary greatly in terms of size, speed, connectivity, and security. Pick the right one for you with one of these offerings by the industry leaders.<p>An internal SSD drive that boasts speed and durability is going to cost you. That's why consumers are turning to external hard drives …

Gear & Gadgets

Saddleback Thin Briefcase Review: The Last Laptop Bag You'll Ever Need

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>I’ve covered Saddleback before and still use my laptop sleeve on a daily basis. It continues to pick up scuffs and character …

Drown

The best electric shaver

<i>By Dan Koeppel</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Sweethome</i><i>, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>After more than eight months of testing with a dozen different men and a dozen different shavers, we found that the best shaver for most beards is the Braun …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

Here's how to get a ridiculously cheap flight if you don't care where you're going

Sometimes, when you are planning a vacation, where to go isn't the most important part of the equation.<p>For me, any number of factors can determine the destination: Is it relaxing? Is it interesting? Is it exotic? Have I been there before? If a destination hits any of those factors, I could be …

Virgin Islands

Oneblade Razor

OneBlade Razor is a new shaver that was designed to become the world´s best shaving device, and that´s no small goal. Everything was thought …

The best doughnut shop in every state

When done right, doughnuts can be a delicious snack.<p>The most satisfying doughnuts have the perfect dough consistency, just enough icing, and ideal flavor combinations.<p>We've scoured suggestions from Zagat, Thrillist, and locals' recommendations to find the best doughnut shop in every state and …

Baking

Under-the-jack Laptop Bag

The Under-The-Jack Pack is a ultra-slim laptop bag you can wear under your jacket or hoodie! The bag is available in two sizes, to fit a 13” or 15” …

After more than 130 years of construction, Barcelona's most popular tourist attraction is finally almost done

"La Sagrada Família," a dramatic, imposing cathedral designed by Spanish architect Antoni Guadí, is easily Spain's most recognizable landmark, and it isn't even finished yet. Construction began on the church 133 years ago, in 1882, and it continues to this day.<p>Work crews recently began the final …

Barcelona

KeyDisk Key Organizer

This is a thing now. Fabricating the best, most compact, most non-jingly keychain that can hold the most keys. And keep them accessible when you do …

Yeti Coolers Rambler Colster

Let Yeti handle your beer--canned or bottled--and it won't just stay cold, it will stay Colster. The mythical beast of refrigeration might be known …

Black & Tan Beer Layering Tool

I myself prefer Snakebites to Black and Tans, but really I just like straight whiskey. Less filling and makes it slightly more bearable to be around …

Pelican Elite Vacationer Luggage

Pelican defines cold with their coolers, crushes it (by way of resisting all infiltration and impact!) with their crush-proof backpacks, and now …

InterFAX Sends a Fax Straight From Your Email Account

Believe it or not, faxes are still a thing. And if you’re dealing with mortgage paperwork or handling a legal matter, you might find yourself sending …

Save Time By Feeding All of Your Guests from One Giant Steak

Steaks are a great choice for casual, outdoor gatherings, but can be a little tricky for seated dinner parties. Instead of attempting to cook a bunch …

Bake a "Magic Cake" That Bakes into Three Layers on Its Own

A “magic cake” has three layers, each with its own texture and flavor (a dense and moist base, a middle cream layer, and a light sponge top). It’s …

Moorea Is The World's Most Beautiful Island You've Never Heard Of

It almost doesn't look real.<p>Just northwest of Tahiti lies another island that's part of French Polynesia, and despite how utterly stunning it is, chances are you've never heard of it.<p>Surrounded by a bright blue lagoon, the volcanically formed island of Moorea was rated as the third-best island in …

ExitFares.com finds great deals on flight prices

<b>Name:</b> ExitFares.com<p><b>What it does:</b> This website monitors social media, message boards, newsletters and more in the travel industry to find inexpensive routes and flight sales.<p><b>What's hot</b>: ExitFares locates remarkable flight deals; it also leads you to little-known websites that hunt down cheap flights …

Travel Industry

The vacation ritual my mom taught me that everyone should do

My dad's job took us to the land of beer and pretzels during my last six months of middle school and my first two years of high school.<p>During those 2 1/2 years, my mom took on the role of travel agent. Every weekend we ventured to a different German village; every school vacation we traveled to a …

European Travel

Life-changing trips: 17 places that can reshape your world | CNN Travel

CNN

Passage by Container Ship

Have you ever thought about traveling the high seas, but aren't keen on cruising it? Shy to mix with so many passengers, but still enjoy the thought of the peace and quiet and being amongst nature that the world's oceans offers us?<p>A container ship voyage might be just the ticket.<p>People frown when I …

Gear & Gadgets

G-RO Carry-on: The One Bag

While the greedy, unchecked executives of the airline industry continue to make flying more difficult, expensive, and miserable for their own …