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The History of the Poke Bowl

If you’ve recently spent time scrolling through Seamless or gone hunting for a new lunchtime spot for you and your coworkers, you’ve likely noticed …

Flavors

Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days in Palo Alto

Everyone who has seen <i>The Social Network</i> knows the story of Facebook’s founding. It was at Harvard in the spring semester of 2004. What people tend to …

Silicon Valley

“Google Was Not a Normal Place”: Brin, Page, and Mayer on the Accidental Birth of the Company that Changed Everything

A behind-the-scenes account of the most important company on the Internet, from grad-school all-nighters, space tethers, and Burning Man to the “eigenvector of a matrix,” humongous wealth, and extraordinary power.<p>In 1996, as the World Wide Web was taking off, <b>Larry Page</b> and <b>Sergey Brin</b> watched from …

Silicon Valley

These Are the 66 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Sony Pictures

The 8 most coveted tech certifications, and how to earn them

Having the right certifications on your resume is critical to climbing the career ladder in the tech industry, and can help you land a higher paying salary in your field. However, the market is saturated with certification programs, and not all of them carry the same weight or value. To help you …

Project Management

5 Types of Chicken Wings That Should be at Your Super Bowl Party

Because buffalo wings are so 2016.<p>February is filled with many special events: Valentine's Day, President's Day, National Nutella Day and National …

Breathtaking California Hikes to Jumpstart Your New Year

Just across the Golden Gate Bridge is an enchanting land filled with gentle rolling hills, the world’s tallest trees and dramatic shorelines. The …

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

Japan

Kim Jong Un's half-brother reportedly assassinated in Malaysia

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s half-brother was assassinated Monday in Malaysia, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported early Tuesday, citing a government source.<p>Kim Jong Nam was attacked by two unidentified women who stabbed him with “poisoned needles” at a Malaysian airport before fleeing, …

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

I Am Paying $200,000 for Five Minutes in Space

On a blindingly bright January afternoon in 2010, I went to my bank to get a cashier's check for $20,000. It was my birthday, and I was buying myself the present I'd been waiting for my entire life: a trip to space.<p>This fat chunk of cash would become a 10 percent downpayment for a ticket aboard …

Japan's most beloved dog is immortalised in HoloLens app

Hachiko is one of the world's most famous dogs. An Akita Inu, he would greet his owner at Tokyo, Japan's Shibuya Station every afternoon. After his owner died at work in 1925, Hachiko returned to the station every day for 9 years, waiting for his master to return, until his own death in 1935.<p>A …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret)

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

Hara Hachi Bu: The Okinawan's Secret to Longevity

Hara hachi bu (also commonly referred to as <i>hara hachi bun me</i>) is a Confucian teaching that advises people to eat only until they are approximately 80 …

Japan

6 Marketing Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard of But Should Be Using

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Between your company’s presence on social media to its website traffic, your marketing strategy …

Pictures of the Week 6.24.16

Washington D.C.

Capturing Hong Kong in the 'Blue Moment'

For just a few minutes a day, the sky cloaks the entire city in a glowing, azure tint.<p>Most photographers swear by the “golden hour”—the hour just after sunrise, or the one right before sunset<b>,</b> when the lighting is just right. But when Hong Kong-based photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze tried to …

Hong Kong

25 fun, affordable places to retire around the world

Retirement means more than golf and gardening for an increasing number of Americans looking for fun outdoor activities, international adventures and cutting-edge cuisine later in life.<p>And while there are countries, cities and states that offer more affordability for retirees, the best place to …

Costa Rica

The view from the Tokyo Skytree, one of the tallest structures on Earth (pictures)

The strange life of a super-traveller

How to survive a 200,000 mile a year career.<p>Alicia Yoon feels at home in two very distinct places. And that’s a good thing, because she often has just two days to tend to her life (and her fiancé) in New York, pay her bills and then dash out to pick up where she left off in Seoul, South …

Introducing “How the Deck Is Stacked”

Eight years ago, the country was in financial free fall. Now, with the 2016 presidential election looming, America’s economic landscape is much …

Extreme Surfing in the Arctic Circle: Pictures

Northern Lights

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

Bilingual Brains Have Higher Volume of Grey Matter, Study Suggests

Bilinguals do it better.<p>The mental effort it takes to switch between multiple languages appears to reshape the brain, boosting grey matter volume in …

BMW ditches mirrors for a safer side-view camera system

The imagery was bright and clear, much more informative than what I usually see in side and rear-view mirrors.

The creator of MySpace now travels the world taking insane photographs

The founder of MySpace was assigned as the first friend of everyone joining the social network — connecting him to millions of people around the globe.<p>The glory days of MySpace are now long gone, and Tom is no longer involved with the site. But he keeps himself busy.<p>Along with co-founder Chris …

News Corp

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

A new 'samurai-style' capsule hotel opened in Yokohama, Japan — and there's no women allowed

Gentlemen, let loose your inner samurai when you stay in these latest <b>"wa-kapu" Japan-themed</b> <b>capsule rooms</b> at the <b>Business Inn New City in Yokohama City.</b><p>The five-floor Business Inn New City located in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, began taking reservations for its newest set of themed capsule …