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The Genius of North Vietnam's War Strategy

The most admirable thing about this fall's PBS series on the Vietnam War is the way in which it forces American audiences to confront the genius of …

Vietnam

A Beginner’s Guide to Adobe Lightroom: Part 1

It is easy to feel overwhelmed with the many different features of Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom has so many possibilities, that even after years of …

11 books the US Army's top officer recommends to help understand the world

Secretary James Mattis has been heralded as a "warrior monk" for his prodigious knowledge and voracious reading habits.<p>But Mattis, a retired Marine general, is not the only US military officer who has supplemented his martial knowledge with academic achievement.<p>In that spirit, the US Army has …

Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, and Portugal join the Netherlands in mocking Donald Trump (VIDEO).

President Trump’s antagonizing of people around the world has sparked quite the backlash. He’s instituting barely coded religious tests, “yelling” at …

SNL’s Donald Trump Grilled About Alleged ‘Big Russian Pee-Pee Party’

In the first ‘Saturday Night Live’ cold open of 2017, Alec Baldwin recreated Donald Trump’s terrifying press conference.<p><i>Saturday Night Live</i> had no …

United States

P.S.A. for everyone who got a drone this Christmas: Don't break the law

Whether a beginner, a serious aviation enthusiast, or just a fan of gadgets, many of you will have received drones as Christmas gifts. Unmanned …

Practice tests help you remember—even if you don’t check if you’re correct

Re-reading study guides is not nearly as helpful.<p>For more than a decade, neuroscientists have known that stress impairs memory performance—an effect …

The Brain

Most effective teams have high testosterone and low cortisol

Mean hormone levels correlate with a group's success.<p>Working collaboratively in small groups is one of the primary ways that modern humans accomplish …

Profit

Top 10 Things To See And Do In Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Take a stroll down Wan Chai Heritage Trail<p>The Wan Chai Heritage Trail is exactly what the name suggests – a walking trail. It is divided into two …

Oddly satisfying: watching sumo wrestlers in this hand-stamp assembly line 【Video】

Who knew listening to hypnotic hand-prints could be so relaxing?<p>If you’re not a die-hard sumo wrestling fan, then you may not know of <b>Hakuho Sho</b>. He …

Crazy-looking kitty shows off a potentially hilarious downside of Japan’s omakase culture 【Pics】

Sometimes it’s better to make your own choices in life.<p>One thing that’s always confused me about Japanese culture is the concept of <b>omakase</b>. Meaning <b>“I</b> …

Japan

Japanese high school students hatch chick without an eggshell during class【Video】

While it doesn’t answer the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, <b>this high school class experiment</b> is a pretty amazing one …

Artist's photos from early 1900s Japan are little windows into another world 【Photos】

These aren’t illustrations or romanticized stories – just normal Japanese people as they lived over a century ago.<p>It’s always fascinating to see …

Why does Japanese writing need three different sets of characters? (Part 1)

No, it’s not because the Japanese language hates you.<p>So if you wanted to write, say, <b>Tokyo</b>, in Japanese, you’d write it like this.<p>Oh, wait, you could …

Super-comfy sofa is threatening to turn our reporter into a human-sloth hybrid【Pics】

It might be incredibly supportive, but it sucks the will to be productive right out of you.<p><b>Yogibo</b> is an American sofa company that sells couch-sized …

We visit Japan's first hedgehog cafe in Roppongi, Tokyo【Pics & Video】

You can now add <b>hedgehogs</b> to the list of <b>cute animals</b> to visit on your next trip to the Japanese capital.<p>From cats to owls and long-eared bunny …

20 photos of cats on one of Japan's cat islands in their most cat-like states 【Pics】

We took a trip to <b>Ainoshima, a paradise for cats and cat lovers alike</b>. Come take a look at some of its feline residents just doing what they do.<p>Nearly …

World War II Shows Why We Need the Merchant Marine

In recent weeks, some members of Congress have expressed alarm that the U.S. Merchant Marine is shrinking to a point that America would not be able …

The Strange World of Japanese IBM PCs

Odd and interesting IBM machines from the land of the rising sun<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …

This English-language Japanese textbook unwittingly spawned a viral fandom — much to its creator's distress

The hot English teacher from this manga-style children's textbook has taken the internet by storm.<p>What do you get when a children's textbook update morphs into viral fandom? A public relations disaster, as far as its creator is concerned.<p>That's the situation in Japan, where a cute teacher featured …

Babymetal makes US television debut performing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert【Video】

“I’m not sure what I’m about to see…but I’m pretty excited about it!”<p>Babymetal is having a pretty good month, we’d say. They’ve just kicked off a …

9 Architectural Photography Tutorials to Help You Get the Right Shot

While drawing or even writing about architecture can be a great way to be expressive in the field, today architectural photography is by far the most …

Supercharged toy bear rocks own face off【Video】

One of Japan’s most ubiquitous toys reveals that beneath its cute and cuddly exterior lies an angry death metal machine.<p>The <i>Kuma no Tonbi</i> has been …

Japanese watchmakers show off their skills with tiny/epic mechanical obstacle course【Video】

Because what better way to showcase an eye for precision than to build a miniature obstacle course for marbles?<p>Everyone in Japan knows …

An Artist Infused Colour Into A 100-YO Black & White Photo And The Result Is Beyond Stunning

Black-and-white photos have their own charm but they often make us wonder the alternative – would the people or objects captured look different in …

Hairdresser creates unique formulations to match clients’ hair colour with their favourite anime star

One of the most popular colours is called <b>“Kotori Beige”</b>, based on the character from <b>Love Live!</b><p>A Tokyo hair salon has been receiving a lot of …

Travel with Gear: 8 Famous Photographers Share Their Tips

8 World Class Photographers Share Tips and Tricks for Travelling With Gear<p>November 15, 2017<p>At some point, every photographer is going to be asked to …

ChaoZhou – Comforting Teochew Porridge Goes More Upmarket

<b>by</b> admin<p>November 23, 2015<b>in</b> Feature - Review, Food - Chinese, Singapore - SouthNo Comments 5574<p>Being half a Teochew, finding a new Teochew Porridge …

Zen no more: Japan shuns its Buddhist traditions as temples close

Perched on a hilltop and surrounded by mountain forests ablaze in autumn reds and yellows, Kaigenji is a picture postcard image of old Japan. The stone steps leading to the entrance of the 300-year-old Zen Buddhist temple take visitors past a lovingly tended landscape of rocks, trees and pale …

Japan