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The World's 10 Most-Googled Recipes of 2017

People are cooking everywhere in the world, and the things we eat say a lot about us. And for much of the world, making food involves looking up …

Nest's Thermostat E costs less, but is still seriously smart

Nest's $169 Thermostat E promises similar smarts at a much more affordable price.<p>We've waited a long time for a more affordable Nest thermostat, and it's finally here. The new $169 Nest Thermostat E costs 80 bucks less than the Google company's premium Learning Thermostat, while retaining a lot of …

Video: Why homelessness in Japan is different than in North America

Being homeless is different in Japan than it is in North America. Professor Tom Gill, a<br>social anthropology professor who has lived in Japan for 25 …

North America

King Arthur's Stone

A 6th-century stone lies at the site of the mythical battle waged between King Arthur and his nemesis Mordred.<p>“Mordred was indeed the boldest of men …

King Arthur

22 rare photos inside Japan's exclusive sumo wrestling training ground

For the past 1,500 years, big, burly men have been pushing each other out of circles drawn in sand — and everyone loves it.<p>Sumo wrestling is a sport that has long seeped into pop culture. Like jiggly cheesecake and a certain type of minimalism, it is uniquely Japanese. But it still somehow remains …

Japan

Japan’s first lady pretends not to speak English rather than chat with Donald Trump

Akie Abe, first lady of Japan and wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has spoken English many times in public, fluently, with only the slightest …

Postcards from a picture-perfect Japan

How a business-savvy 19th-century photographer from Austria fashioned the West’s image of Japan<p>In the 1870s, Western tourists flocked to Japan in …

How to make new friends as an adult

11 apps to build your real-world social network.<p>In high school and college, you make friends with ease. Between classes, recreational activities, student groups, and on-campus parties, you're constantly exposed to new people with similar interests, with whom you can forge tight-knit bonds. Once you …

Cornmeal Peach Cobbler Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Ever since I first made this a few years ago, my sister has requested it roughly every time she sees me (which is pretty often, even though we live on opposite coasts). I'll only make it in the summer months, though, when ripe peaches are king. The combination of sweet, juicy peaches …

Baking

For Designers: Japanese Design Principles That You Should Know

<i>Image via Haruka Misawa</i><p><b>It is no secret</b> that Japan produces powerful designers (and some whimsical ones too).<p><b>Here is a</b> list by My Modern Met of a few …

Japan

Grilled Citrus-Shrimp Lettuce Cups

4 servings<p>This marinade recipe works with any other quick-cooking shellfish or seafood—try scallops or squid. Just be sure to stick to the 30-minute marinade in any case, since going longer can toughen the flesh.<p>June 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 small shallot, finely chopped<p>1 5-inch lemongrass stalk, …

Buddhism in Ancient Japan

Buddhism was introduced to ancient Japan via Korea in the 6th century CE with various sects following in subsequent centuries via China. It was …

The Polynesian Hokule'a Returns After Traveling the Seas — Without a GPS

After three years at sea, the hokule'a — canoe powered by wind and waves — is returning to Hawaii after a voyage that has spanned 23 countries and territories. The crew, like its ancestors, doesn’t use any modern navigational tool: no GPS or compass.

Recipe: A Sweet and Spicy Corn Salad

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and with a few exceptions, road trips were the only type of vacation my family ever went on. We’d start early in the morning with a stop at McDonald’s (egg McMuffins and hash browns for everyone) and then drive through miles and miles of cornfields. I always got …

Ice Cream

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

Minamoto Clan

The Minamoto clan was an extended family group which dominated Japanese government and the imperial court in the 12th and 13th centuries CE. The clan …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

Information Systems

Logitech Announces 'Circle 2' Home Security Camera With HomeKit Compatibility

Logitech today announced a follow-up to its popular Circle home camera, debuting the Circle 2. The Circle 2 builds on the features built into the original Circle camera, with Logitech introducing HomeKit support and two separate models, both wired and wire-free for different uses around the …

Japan Murder Suspect Arrested After 45 Years On The Run

A fugitive murder suspect has been arrested after more than 45 years hiding from authorities, police in Japan said.<p>Masaaki Osaka was arrested Wednesday for five offences including murder, Tokyo police confirmed.<p>The 67-year-old is accused of killing a police officer during a Tokyo street protest in …

A Hypnotic Look at How Japanese Samurai Swords Are Made

Paper, books, wooden joints, tea whisks — Japanese culture has, for seemingly all of its long recorded history, greatly esteemed the making of …

Russia and Japan are taking another stab at a decades-old territory dispute

The Kremlin said talks set for Thursday will focus on "the state and prospects for development of Russo-Japanese cooperation in the political, trade and economic, and humanitarian spheres."<p>The meeting follows on from Putin's first visit to Japan in 11 years last December, when the two leaders …

Mummified Remains Of Mystery Monsters Found In Remote Japanese Temples

In remote locations, far from the eyes of foreign tourists, Shinto temples across Japan claim to house the ancient, mummified remains of everything …

Netflix’s ‘Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories’ is the Food-Centric Drama of the Year

The Japanese manga-inspired series captures the bonding and healing powers of breaking bread—er, slurping noodles—with friends and strangers<p>Pork miso …

Safe-Space

The Androgynous 'Third Gender' Of 17th-Century Japan

From the 17th to 19th centuries, gender could be neither binary nor biological.<p>Generation Z refers to individuals born during the mid-1990s and early ‘00s often billed as the generation most likely to fully embrace gender fluidity. According to one report, around 56 percent of teens ages 13 to 20 …

Heartwarming video captures the emotion of last day at work for a Japanese rail station employee

The story of the <b>Akihabara stationmaster</b> is bringing tears to the eyes of commuters around the country.<p>Behind Japan’s efficient rail system is a whole …

Japan

Found: 700-year-old banknote in ancient head - CNN Style

Written by Kate Springer, CNN<p>It's not every day you get to hold a 700-year-old banknote in your hands. And for Ray Tregaskis, head of Asian art at Australia-based Mossgreen auction house, the rare opportunity felt like the discovery of a lifetime.<p>Tregaskis came across the treasure while inspecting …

Art

The Romania Tattoo Convention in Pictures