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All Apple Watch owners can now track their heart health

Apple hosted the first-ever press conference at its new campus back in mid-September. The star of the show was the iPhone X, although Apple unveiled …

Keanu Reeves Thought He Was Doing a Promo for 'John Wick' — But Then the Crowd Goes Silent...

Actor Keanu Reeves may play a gun-toting badass in the “John Wick” films, but in real life, he is fascinated with martial arts.<p>Reeves is such a big …

5 must know business phrases when asking someone a favor in Japanese

Useful Japanese expressions when it comes to asking someone a favor~ Photo from samuri-kun on flickr.com When you need some help from someone maybe …

Language Learning

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn’t some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it’s a learnable, trainable skill that can …

Creativity

A guide to the literature of Japan’s “comfort women”: Comfort station survivors tell their stories

As Japan & South Korea reach an agreement on the painful subject, some books to help the reader untangle the past<p>If you’ve followed any of the headlines emerging about the “comfort women” in the past weeks—or months, or years, or decades—you probably have some questions. Did the Japanese government …

Books

David Bowie: the man who thrilled the world

From glam to neo-soul to his mysterious final album, David Bowie remained one step ahead throughout a prophetic career that pushed sexual and social boundaries. Alexis Petridis salutes a brilliant enigma<p>When David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, was released on 8 January, a great deal of energy was …

David Bowie

10 hidden tricks to get the most out of Facebook Messenger

On Thursday, Facebook announced there are more than 800 million monthly active users on Messenger. While we can assume they're all at least chatting …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Language Learning

Anti-Education by Friedrich Nietzsche review – why mainstream culture, not the universities, is doing our best thinking

The long-misunderstood philosopher, a hater of nationalism but supporter of independent thought, disliked trends in higher education that are very evident today<p>Throughout his life Nietzsche thought of himself as an educator, but the time he spent working in higher education was not long and much of …

Higher Education

25 Japanese foods we love -- from miso to tempura | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Japan is often called a "Galapagos" when it comes to technology, as the country's cultural isolation tends to produce innovations found nowhere else in the world. The same can be said about its food.<p>Japan is a culinary wonderland thanks to its unique heritage, a national obsession with …

Japan

The Morning After the Paris Attacks: Pictures

Krakow

Is Islamic Mysticism Really Islam?

There is a lovely story from the life of the Prophet Muhammad, remembering that a mysterious visitor came upon him and his companions. The visitor, …

Medieval Samurai Lifestyle: The Way Of The Warrior – Japan Info

Knights in Europe were perceived as the elite class in the Middle Ages. But in the far east there was another kind of warriors that may have been …

Toshiro Mifune: The Captivating Actor that Introduced the Samurai to the West! – Japan Info

If you’re as big of a film buff as I am, you’ll know who Toshiro Mifune (三船敏郎) is. Also, if you’re as obsessed with Japanese cinema as I am, then you …

Microsoft Spinning The Surface Book Story To Fight Apple

As Microsoft’s Surface Book goes on sale in the US and in Canada, Wired’s David Piece has posted an excellent article on ‘The Inside Story of Surface Book.’ Not only does it illustrate how Microsoft went about designing its first laptop, it also shows the mindset that Microsoft is taking in …

MacBook Pro

CNN/Facebook Democratic debate winners and losers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The field of Democratic presidential hopefuls faced off in their first debate, hosted by CNN and Facebook, on Tuesday night.<p>For more than two hours, the candidates tried to make their best impressions before a national audience discovering many of them for the first time.<p>Here's …

'Hey Siri' Event Roundup: iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, New Apple TV and More

Apple was on stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco today to announce several new products, including the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, fourth-generation Apple TV and new Apple Watch bands and finishes. It also announced that iOS 9 and watchOS 2 will be …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

Operating Systems

Japan’s 105-year-old 'Golden Bolt' sets world record for 100m

A pin-up for the nation’s rapidly ageing “silver” population, Japanese pensioner Hidekichi Miyazaki sets a 100 meter Guinness World Record a day after turning 105.<p>An energetic 105-year-old Japanese man who dubs himself "Golden Bolt" has set a new world record after running 100 metres in 42.22 …

Japan

65 Things You Can Do In iOS 9 That You Couldn't In iOS 8

iOS 9 may seem like a just another under-the-hood improvement update over last year’s iOS 8, but if you really get down to it, there are a ton of new …

What's missing in college philosophy classes? Chinese philosophers.

Philosophy professors in the United States have all heard of Confucius and the Daoist Laozi. Many have also heard of their approximate contemporaries in ancient China: the later Confucians Mencius and Xunzi; the easygoing skeptic Zhuangzi; Mozi, the advocate of impartial concern for everyone; and …

Burning Man 2015 Opens in Black Rock: Pictures

The Arts

'What reconciliation?' Chinese WW2 veteran refuses Japanese firm's offer to pay for his forced labour

A Chinese veteran who was spirited away to Japan as a forced labourer to work at Mitsubishi during the Pacific war has come to Hong Kong to tell his …

China

Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Japan: Pictures

Paper Magazine