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How to Buy Happiness (Yes, Literally)

You can buy your way to happiness, but lets consider exactly what you're purchasing.<p>There are many paths to finding happiness. It could be as easy as asking this <i>one</i> powerful question I wrote about here. Or as simple as a 5-step process that's been proven by science (and hey, Oprah, digs it too.)<p>But …

The happiness of the Danes can easily be explained by 10 cultural rules

Last spring, Denmark regained its title as the world’s happiest country, after briefly relinquishing it to Switzerland.<p>Aside from the obvious reasons for Denmark’s success—including income equality, trust in government, and personal freedoms—apparently there are also subtler forcers at play. Danes, …

Happiness

15 Motivational Quotes To Help You Keep Going When Times Are Tough

If you think that by reading this article these 15 motivational quotes are going to be the answer to you overcoming the tough times in your life then …

Motivation

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's Hidden Gems: Kyushu, Hot Springs, Tea Ceremony and Sumo Wrestling

One of the fondest memories of my three years living in Japan was a hot springs pool in the mountains.<p>My Tokyo girlfriend took me to a quaint old Japanese inn beside a small waterfall. It was so isolated that we had to take a train, then a bus, then hike the last mile just as night was falling. We …

Four trends that will shape digital media in 2016

"Out with the old and in with the new" is one of those sayings that is most commonly used around the holiday and New Year's.<p>But increasingly, we're seeing that this is the standard motto of fast moving industries, like digital marketing and social media.<p>If 2015 taught us anything, it's that today's …

The 14 Hottest New Restaurants in Tokyo

Here now, Eater returns to <b>Tokyo, Japan</b>, to focus on 14 newish restaurants that have been garnering some serious buzz. Once again, <i>Japan Times</i> food writer and prolific Instagrammer Robbie Swinnerton has kindly offered up his picks for the hottest openings of the past year or so.<p>Many of the city's …

Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots | All About Japan

Mount Takao is a mountain in Hachioji, Tokyo, famous for its spectacular mountain scenery and hiking. It's only an hour away from the center of the …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Engaging Audiences through Twitter in 15 Minutes a Day

by Pauleon Tan | via FlickrToday’s guest post is from writer and blogger Kirsten Oliphant (@kikimojo). Be sure to download her handy printable PDF …

Twitter

7 Types of Content People Crave on Facebook (Use this to your advantage)

Recently, Facebook surpassed over 1 billion people using their platform daily.1 billion!If that doesn’t tell you how huge they are, I don’t know what …

Top 10

3 Social Media Trends to Look for in 2016

<i>This is a guest post by Katie D’Arcy, public relations and social media strategist at Martino Flynn.</i><p>It seems as if social media trends change daily. …

Highlights from 12 Days in Japan

Going to Japan was fulfilling a long time desire of mine to explore the country’s wonderfully fascinating culture. In many ways, Japan is incredibly …

Japan

15 Incredible Things to Do in Tokyo Japan

Here at Local Adventurer, we want to build more of a community of people who are passionate about exploring both near and far. Our friend, Pete, …

15 Fine Dining Restaurants in Kyoto to Die for

Kyoto's fine dining must not be missed! Calling all gourmet foodies out there to read this list of the best Japanese fine dining restaurants in …

Japan

Paris attacks: ISIS claims responsibility in 129 deaths; Belgium makes arrests

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> Authorities in France and Belgium took people into custody Saturday in the aftermath of the worst violence in France since World War II, a series of terror attacks that killed more than 120 people.<p>ISIS claimed responsibility for the horrific Paris attacks, for which France vowed …

Paris Attacks

Hidden Gems to Visit in Amsterdam

By College Tourist; Author: Marilyn La Jeunesse, New York University<p><b>Take a break from the coffee shops and famous museums and explore another side of this beautiful city.</b><p>Amsterdam is a vibrant, colorful city that plays host of a variety of slanted Renaissance-era residences that align the city's …

European Travel

After Six Years of Travel

Words by Dalene Heck / Photography by Dalene and Pete Heck<p>“Can you smell it? Come stand here and inhale. <i>Close your eyes.</i>”<p>Pete lowered his camera and …

Faroe Islands

Eating Out (Well) in Paris: Six Restaurant Gems for the Frugal Foodie - Eat Boutique - Food Gift Love

Good food in Paris is not a tall order. But good food for less than 15 euros? That can be much harder to find, and can make staying in Paris on a …

A Long-Weekend Getaway to Amsterdam

Three days is time enough to feast the senses in this compact (and delightfully exhibitionist) city of graceful canals, great restaurants and seriously important art<p>MOST CITIES ARE designed on grids that fill them with hard angles. Not Amsterdam, which has a softness about it imparted by the watery …

European Travel

10 tips and suggestions for Paris

Arc de Triomphe at night<p>10 tips and suggestions for Paris and discovering the city<p>Paris is a huge city! It’s filled to the brim with so much of …

France

10 Fun & Affordable Restaurants in Paris

“People who love to eat are always the best people,” said Julia Child, the American chef who mainstreamed French cuisine. Via this theory, we may …

Lake Como: A Love Story

This month's great read, selected by our editors: On their final trip together, a husband and wife head to the soothing shores of Italy's Lake Como for a glimpse of heaven.<p>My wife was walking through hell and longed for a piece of heaven. So I transported her to the most beautiful place I could …

Italy

Funny Things that Happen while Eating Alone (in Paris)

I recently spent a week alone in Paris as a vacation. I didn’t study abroad in college, and traveling a foreign country alone felt like something I …

The 25 best restaurants in Paris

Authentic Paris

France