Danielle Hollister

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The Japanese art of making school lunch (and not a PB&J in sight)

By Anna Fifield<p>, Bureau chief<p>TOKYO — In Japan, the packed school lunch has been elevated to an art form.<p>Every morning across this country, moms — always moms — wake up and make little boxes of delicious art for their children. Rice balls in the shape of pandas or bears, complete with eyes and …

Japan

How to Quit Your Job and Travel for Two Years

<i>By Terence Loose, Contributor</i><p>Years ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I sat across from my wife Gayl in a taco stand and told her that I thought we should sell our house, quit our jobs and sail to Tahiti. "Terry, we don't know how to sail," she said.<p>She had a point, but I was much more worried about the …

Personal Finance

The Perfect Weekend in Dublin

When time is short, spend it well in Dublin—here are a few tips for planning the perfect weekend in the Irish capital.<p>Dublin is getting a shakeup—from the influx of bright young minds establishing their place in the tech world, to the launch of funky cafés and restaurants dispelling the notion that …

The Perfect Day in Singapore

What's the one thing you should do in Singapore if you only have a few hours to spare? We narrowed the list to a few great outings, whether you want to fit in a trip to the Cloud Forest or have a meal to remember.<p>Play here<p>It’s a bit weird, and a bit wonderful, and because it’s so damned 100 percent …

Ice Cream

Video: A Day in Reykjavik

Yes, Aurora Borealis is perpetually on the horizon (at least between September and April), but there's more to Reykjavik than what meets a northern looking glance: filmmaker Martina Arcucci takes us through the art, design, restaurant, and cocktail scene that make Iceland's capital one of the most …

Travel

Video: A Day in Dublin

Join filmmakers Audrey Goss and Aaron Zucker as they travel through Dublin, Ireland. Along the way they learn how to pour a perfect pint of Guinness, cross the River Liffey, and see a, leprechaun?<p><i>Directed and filmed by Audrey Goss and Aaron Zucker, and edited by Maeve Nicholson.</i><p>Subscribe to Condé …

Beyond Noma: Why Denmark Is Europe's Best Country for Food

On the windswept heaths of Denmark’s west coast, a historic inn has been reimagined as a thoroughly modern culinary retreat—with an iconoclastic British chef at the helm. (Just don’t call the food New Nordic.)<p>We are 167 miles from Copen­hagen, nearing the western­most edge of Denmark. The slim …

Pluto at Dusk: Spectacular, and Spookily Earthlike

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>There’s a world near the solar system’s fringe that, in many ways, is more Earthlike than anyone could have imagined. Here, frosted glaciers slowly drain moisture from icy mountains that tower over smooth, lowland basins. Overhead, the sky is filled with haze – …

I’m from Munich, and here's why I think you should avoid Oktoberfest

First as a kid, where I ate candy apples and schnitzel sandwiches and rode the "wild mouse" rollercoaster until I was green in the face; and later as a teen, when I skipped school to drink liters of beer with my friends.<p>Oktoberfest is awesome, but I think it's the worst time for tourists to visit …

Glaciers

A former Apple executive is selling his incredible $35 million California smart home

He started designing the contemporary home with a bevy of automated features in 2005, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>But by the time it was completed — just a few weeks ago — he no longer needed the 10,000-square-foot mansion, as his kids are all grown up.<p>Located in Santa Barbara, California, …

Smart Homes

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

Apps

21 pictures that will make you want to visit Thailand

It's perfect for the traveler who wants to experience the outdoors, history, and religion all in one trip.<p>From stunning islands in the south to remote elephant sanctuaries in the north, here are 21 photos that will inspire you to book a trip to Thailand.

National Parks

For Two Months Each Summer, This French Gypsy Town Becomes the Capital of Art Photography

<b>Land of Lavender, Music, and Photos.</b><p>The Roman city of Arles in Provence (South of France) has wonderful happenings throughout the year, but the one event that would make me move there is the summer photography festival -- a sophisticated pictorial feast.<p>Nestled at a bend of the Rhône river, and at …

Art Photography

Your Mashed Potatoes Are Good. These Are Better.

Every taste of these smooth and buttery spuds aims straight for the brain’s pleasure center.<p>Every taste of these smooth and buttery spuds aims straight for the brain’s pleasure center. Follow these <i>BA</i>-approved tips and we guarantee your potatoes will be a Thanksgiving table hit.<p>Pick Your Spud<p>We use …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

World of Science in Pictures

Virgin Galactic

Reddit Goes Bananas Over Little Boy's Curious Request

Sometimes, it only takes a piece of fruit and a hungry kid to create a new meme.<p>A curious and hungry young boy named Carter knocked on his neighbor's …

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

Luxury Travel

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

10 Best-Ever Burgers for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day around the corner, it’s time to start grilling. Here are 10 juicy, delicious burger recipes to celebrate the unofficial start of …

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Interior Design

15 Cooking Tips from Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver, and Other Famous Foodies

Who couldn't use more culinary know-how? These tricks of the foodie trade will make you a pro.

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

Is This the Best Use of Neutrals, Ever?

The soothing power of simplicity.<p>This modern and relaxing beach house decorated by Rob Southern reveals the soothing power of simplicity.

31 Problems Only Dog Owners Understand

You love him so much, but you put up with a lot for your pup.<p>Interior design by Ruthie Sommers.<p><b>1. Early-morning walks in freezing weather.</b> You have to put on so many layers just to go around the block, and he'll be sure to stop and sniff every single tree, fire hydrant, and trash can as you</b> …