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Two Weeks in Japan: A Detailed Itinerary

During our two weeks in Japan we experienced as much as possible of what the country has to offer. From the neon lights of Tokyo to the wooden …

Japan

22 products you only need to buy once in your life

While many companies claim to have lifetime guarantees, they often come with certain conditions that prevent you from taking advantage of the warranty as advertised.<p>Luckily, we compiled a list of brands with true lifetime warranties. These companies will replace, repair, or refund you for your …

Shopping

7 Odd Things Successful People Do Over the Summer That Lazy People Do Not | Inc.com

What does it take to become successful--at anything?<p>I'll tell you what. It doesn't start with taking the summer off. That's for sure.<p>Summer is nothing more than a change in temperature--and if you live somewhere like California, then summer is even less noticeable. Sure, there might be once-a-year …

Success

Marco De Masi Illustration

Colorful illustrations by Marco De Masi.Marco De Masi is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator from Italy. His conceptual work is mainly …

Digital Art

Mongolian Chicken Recipe

In a mixing bowl, place the chicken fillet, season with salt and pepper. Add the cornstarch and mix well until all the chicken fillets are well …

Google plans to 'fix' Toronto by building smart city

Google has its sights set on piloting its vision for the smart city of the future in Canada's largest urban centre. But its reasons for picking …

Smart Cities

Italy is giving away castles for free — but there's a catch

Via their Facebook page, Italy's department of Infrastructure and Transport is giving away 103 run-down castles, farmhouses in remote areas and historic sites, in the hopes of attracting overseas visitors and tourists.<p>The caveat of the offer is that anyone who bags a property will need to commit to …

Italy

CR's Charcoal Grill Championship: Weber Kettle vs. Big Green Egg

In this corner we have the Weber Original Kettle, $80. It dots the backyards of millions of American homes, making it practically synonymous with …

BBQ

Richard Florida's ‘The New Urban Crisis’ looks at where cities went wrong

The influential author tackles the urban inequality he may have helped create<p>When Richard Florida coined the term “creative class” in 2002, he painted a very clear picture for urban revitalization. His book <i>T</i><i>he Rise Of The Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community And</i> …

American Cities

Salsa, Guacamole, and Dip Recipes

• Cinco de Mayo• <b><br>Salsa, Guacamole, and Dip Recipes</b><p>Dozens of dips to deck out your chips.<p>Condiments and Sauces Yucatán-Style Hot Dried-Chili Salsa (K'uut Bi Ik)Smoky, fruity, and fiery.<p>Condiments and Sauces Extra-Hot Yucatán-Style Roasted-Habanero Salsa (Chile Tamulado)Use it sparingly anywhere you want …

Cooking

Genghis Khan's Surprising Approach To Learning Could Explode Your Business In 3 Simple Steps | Inc.com

If you want to continue to perform at peak levels, inspire others and become a thought leader in your field, you need to become a consummate learner. As soon as you think you know everything, that's the precise moment you're screwed.<p>But let's not kid ourselves. Whether you're running two businesses …

Self-improvement

12 eerie photos of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, developed waterfronts, skyscrapers, and even public art. Everything, that is, except one major factor: people.<p>These mysterious — and almost completely …

Urbanism

Amsterdam Zuid Station Expansion - Railway Technology

Amsterdam Zuid Station is located in the borough of Amsterdam-Zuid in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The station is being expanded and modernised as part of …

Trains

Inside Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s Ambitious Plans To Create The Post-Car City

The first female mayor of the French capital wants to clean the city’s air and lower its carbon footprint. The solution: more walking, more bikes, more public transport—and fewer cars.<p>A year ago, the Georges Pompidou highway next to the right bank of Paris’s Seine River was filled with traffic. Now …

Carsharing

Amsterdam harnesses the sharing economy for social good

Amsterdam has created dozens of new digital platforms encouraging citizens to participate in the sharing economy.<p>An app called ParkFlyRent leases out …

Sharing Economy

10 of the best clubs in Amsterdam – chosen by the experts

De Marktkantine<p>De Marktkantine has been around for about two years. For me, it’s the most unappreciated club in the city even though the programming is high-quality, and varied. There are other clubs in Amsterdam that are trying hard to trademark a certain style but Marktkantine is more relaxed …

Living Rooms

Check out Europe's crazy clean energy plan

Wind turbines are a great way to go green. Too bad people <i>feel</i> that they’re so gosh darn loud. So, if nobody wants turbines in their backyards, what can densely populated countries do to produce cleaner energy? Why not just build a massive artificial island surrounded by wind turbines out in the sea?<p>…

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Data Visualization

Arid land to a fertile Eden: permaculture lessons from Portugal

The land undulates upwards into gentle hills, cradling nooks of fertile terraces growing sweetcorn, sunflowers and tomatoes, before rolling down into tranquil lakes. It looks like a natural Edenic paradise on earth. But 20 years ago this land was arid and barren, and farming was a struggle.<p>The land …

Permaculture

11 college admissions tips we learned from the editor of the Princeton Review

When Princeton Review editor-in-chief Robert Franek stopped by the TODAY Parents office to take our questions and yours about college admissions, we hit him with all our most pressing questions about what can be a daunting and confusing process. What did we learn?<p><b>1. It's not too soon to start</b> …

College & University

Micro-Scholarships Help Take Bite Out of College Costs

Most parents and high school students know about the benefits of applying for scholarships. If a student qualifies, this “free” money can be used to …

The VICE Guide to Amsterdam 2014

Amsterdam is a compact museum city with plenty to do even if you're sober, and some relatively classy ways to not be sober. Here's how to avoid the sex tourists and drug addicts.<p><i>Return to the VICE Guide to Europe 2014 homepage</i><p><i>All photos by Raymond van Mil unless otherwise stated</i><p>The Dutch capital is …

Coffee Shops

12 of the Best Bars in Amsterdam

Quench your thirst in the city that invented Heineken.<p>Hop on a bike in Amsterdam and pedal in any direction, and you’ll probably wind up at a bar. There are over a thousand of them, tucked into cozy streets, floating on canals, and overflowing into alleyways, each one serving your favorite adult …

Cocktails

Driverless bus trial in Netherlands is first on public roads

WePod shuttle carries handful of people on 200m journey in first trial of its kind – with hopes to extend systems to cargo trucks<p>An electric, driverless shuttle bus has taken to Dutch public roads on Thursday, rolling six passengers along a 200m stretch of road in the first trial of its kind …

Roads

7 cities that don't have any cars

In attempt to give Parisians a chance to experience a Paris sans the pollution and dangers of cars, vehicles were banned from certain parts of the city, including major destinations like around the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Left Bank.<p>According to <i>The Guardian</i>, the …

Bike Lanes

Should You Buy A Tesla Battery?

For homeowners, it may only be a matter of when–not if.<p>Ten days after launching its new Powerwall and Powerpack batteries, Tesla announced that it was sold out through 2016. At the same time, the criticism started: Were the batteries just a “toy for rich green people” that “didn’t work that well …