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Everything You Need to Eat in Kyoto, from Chicken Skin to Tofu Ice Cream

In Japan’s prettiest city, the train station is filled with ramen, the tofu is plentiful, and it’s easy to get a taste of what this country’s food is really all about<p>If Tokyo is New York City with more neon and sake, then Kyoto is Seattle with extra shrines and temples. It’s a city so calming that …

Japan

Foolproof Ways to Remove Every Type of Stain on Your Clothes

How to Master the Best Ever Scratch-Made Pancakes

Step 1<p>In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Keep the mixture aside.<p>Step 2<p>In the bowl/tumbler, in which you …

Ancient Humans Knew Incest Was Gross and Built a Safety Net

They put Game of Thrones characters to shame.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Biology, Relationships, Romance & Sex<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be …

Anthropology

Science and Chinese Somatization

Psychologists have long theorized that Chinese people experience their emotions more physically than other cultures. What does that say about me?<p>Just …

6 scientific tricks for falling asleep

6 scientific tricks to fall asleep.<p>If you can't sleep, get out of bed. Experts say if you stress out in bed you'll associate negative feelings toward where you sleep. So go read a book on the couch.<p>Turn off your phone! The blue light can trick your mind into thinking it's daytime. Give yourself 30 …

Sleep

The time-saving exercises which you can do anywhere

There are the Anna Wintours and Michelle Obamas of the world who get up at 5am to play tennis or pound the treadmill. And then there are the rest of us, who book a gym class at the beginning of the week only to cancel it two hours beforehand because we’ve had a tough day and would rather have a …

Black Swans

The 37 best young adult books we ever read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon / Anaele Pelisson<p>Many of us look back on the "young adult" years of our life and remember both broad brush strokes of volatile …

Books

Tokyo Shibuya|Shibuya Station Area Map & Sightseeing Information

Famous for its dizzyingly busy scramble crossing and its shopping centers, Shibuya is a place where people of all ages can have fun day and night but …

Red Duck Post

Experience Heaven And Hell At Osaka’s Senkoji Temple:

Japan tourist advice: 11 tips on trains, apps and more

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japan isn't a country to which you just show up and wing it. For foreigners, the language barrier can be intense, the technology overwhelming and the prices terrifying for just about everything other than instant ramen.<p>The key is preparation for a journey to Japan.<p>We've taken care a lot of …

Japan

Tori no Ichi Festival at Hanazono Shrine in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

The Tori no Ichi Festival at Hanazono Shrine<p>Each November, the <b>Tori no Ichi Festival</b> takes place at Hanazono Shrine, a Shinto shrine located not far …

Cheapo 1-Day Tour: Asakusa - Ginza - Tokyo Station Area

This one-day itinerary takes you on a mellow tour of Tokyo’s historical and cultural hotspots. Starting in Asakusa, you’ll meander your way down to …

Kyoto Two-Day Itinerary

Two days in Kyoto allows you to see a lot, but you still have to work efficiently. This itinerary is the way to make the most of two days in …

HOME-tearoomjuan.com-The only Chashitsu in Kyoto for experiencing the Japanese Tea Ceremony

"An Architectural Gem in Historic Kyoto"<p><i>"Discover the mystic of Japan in the authentic Tea Room Ju-An" (Katie from USA)</i><p>PEACE - PAX - 平和 - 평화 - …

10 Best Ramen Restaurants in Shibuya

When a ramen craving hits you hard whilst sightseeing in Shibuya, do you already know where to go? As you know, this part of Tokyo is a labyrinth of …

Japanese Sunscreen Comparison Chart

Tokyo Akihabara "Must See" Top Five

Let me amend that. Top five things to see in Akihabara that do not involve a Maid Cafe. Because, come on, these costumed girls are all over Akiba handing out coupons. You don't need my help to find one.<p>Akihabara is much more mainstream than the <i>you-will-never-touch-my-virginity</i> Otaku enclave you …

Why 'Rogue One' Is a Better 'Star Wars' Movie Than 'The Force Awakens'

Both last year's episode and this year's spinoff movie rely on fan nostalgia – but only one of them is trying to say something with it<p>Never mind the …

Science Fiction

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipes You'll Ever Make

Because one is not enough.<p>It's always a good time for chocolate cake. You don't need to wait for a holiday or birthday to have an excuse to bake one up. Chocolate cake has the ability to make so many people happy -- the cake lover, the chocoholic, the sweet tooth -- that it will never lead you …

8 food studies that have completely reversed themselves

It seems as if a new study comes out every other day that reveals which foods are now beneficial or harmful to our health.<p>While it's great that …

Nutrition

What is quantitative easing?

ECB pushes the button on a €1.1trn bond purchase programme, but what does it involve?<p>What is quantitative easing?<p>It is also called “printing money”. But rather than dishing out sacks of newly minted coins and notes, central banks use a more complicated process to inject cash into their economies – …

How to Hide Files on Your Computer

Sometimes, you need to keep files on your computer that you just don't want other people to see. Whether it's a gift list or that porn stash, hiding …

Information Systems

How to Raise a Chill Kid

Young children often don't know how to handle their anger -- but you can help them learn to relax and let it go.<p>Sure, you may have good reasons to get angry (traffic jams, job challenges, dropping your iPhone in the tub), but put yourself in your child's shoes. Her life might be filled with all …

8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further.<p>As summer rolls on, you may find yourself with free time to catch up on …

Lifehacker Pack for Android: Our List of the Essential Android Apps

GIF<p>With over two million apps in the Play Store, Android is home to one of the biggest app stores in the world. Soon they’ll even be on your favorite …

Apps

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …