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Unmasking East Asia’s Beauty Ideals

Women from Korea, Japan and China play an increasingly influential role in the global beauty industry but what drives their purchases and influences …

Asia

Why H&M Is at the Met Gala

While other fast-fashion brands opt out of the industry's biggest night, H&M joins couture houses and emerging designers at the Met Gala and is …

Met Gala

Ready, set… woomy! Sanrio new character collaboration poll starts, featuring Splatoon 2 and more

<b>Hello Kitty’s</b> home company is running its yearly poll to decide which out-of-company character will get their own event at the <b>Puroland theme park</b>. …

Anime

Simple Japanese test claims how you draw a star reveals your personality

Everything is revealed <b>from the very first stroke</b>. Thanks to our subconsciousness at work, some say a person’s character can be determined from the …

Culture Shock

Oregon as a Studio Ghibli film – Gorgeous tourism video shows the state as a Miyazaki wonderland

<b>Inspired by the works of Japan’s most celebrated anime icons</b>, short animated video captures the magic of the state across the Pacific.In my free …

Anime

Best New Year’s idea ever: Japanese Twitter user opens jar of past year’s “saved happy memories”

Start your own now, because we’re going to need it by the end of 2018!Looking back on the past year can be a <b>troubling time</b> for people. We remember …

Happiness

Japanese Twitter artist draws manga of “Aspe-chan” to show what it’s like living with Asperger’s

Based on her real-life childhood experiences.<b>Asperger’s syndrome</b> can make daily life difficult no matter what country you live in, but it’s …

Manga

5 Habits That Let Emotionally Intelligent People Adapt To Anything

The ability to stay flexible and open-minded in uncertain times isn’t just a personality thing. It also depends on what you do.<p>Adaptability has always mattered in the workplace, but with automation on the march and many industries experiencing major upheavals, it may be a more crucial skill now …

Emotional Intelligence

Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

Gone are the days of your mom's this-might-explode pressure cooker. Now we’re in a new era with the ultra-useful Instant Pot. Programmable to do …

Cooking

Illness Cost This Woman A Job. Now She Streams Diablo II From A Farm

“My mom always likes to say that I was hatched,” <i>Diablo 2</i> streamer Alara Shade laughed. We were sitting in her streaming headquarters, a totem-filled …

Japanese netizens fall in love with groovy augmented reality navigation app 【Video】

Japanese iPhone users happy to be shown around by “<b>Uncle AR</b>“, the grooviest <b>wayfinder app</b> guide ever.You have to feel sorry for postmen and postwomen …

Augmented Reality

How To Stay Healthy When You’re Stressed At Work

Don’t let end-of-year stress compromise your health.<p>Tis the season for stress. The holidays are crazy enough, but add in year-end deadlines and sales goals, performance reviews, and the news of yet another raise not given, and you can already feel your blood pressure rise. But there’s good news: …

Research Says This Required Job Skill Will Trump Emotional Intelligence by the Year 2020 | Inc.com

Last year the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its <i>Future of Jobs Report</i>, forecasting thetop 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020, according to global chief human resources officers.<p>Compared side by side to the skills identified as needed in 2015, the shifts we will experience in …

Emotional Intelligence

Delicious Recreations of Studio Ghibli Food

One of the things that makes Studio Ghibli movies so great is that they’re filled with delicious-looking food. But you can eat animated food! That’s …

Anime

The Collapse Of Visceral's Ambitious Star Wars Game

It seemed like a surefire hit: a <i>Star Wars</i> take on <i>Uncharted</i>, published by Electronic Arts and developed by the longrunning studio Visceral Games. But …

Visceral

Studio Ghibli in Real Life video beautifully combines the worlds of reality and Hayao Miyazaki

The characters of <b>Ghibli’s anime films</b> live in our hearts, and in this amazing video, they live in our towns too.<p>One of the things that makes the <b>anime</b> …

Anime

Earthquake-resistant pads double as a lifehack to remove all pain from wearing high heels

High heels killing your feet? Perhaps some <b>seismic shock absorbers designed for natural disasters</b> might be the solution.<p>Short of a total redesign of …

High Heels

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Japan's 'cat island' pleads for Ed Sheeran to visit during tour

A tiny island off southern Japan famous for being home to more than 150 cats has made a video plea for cat-lover Ed Sheeran to visit.<p>The video for Ainoshima - better known as "cat heaven island" - has been released by the local tourist office and informs Mr Sheeran that "Over 150 cats are eagerly …

The Ta-Ta Towel Is a Thing, and It's Actually Pretty Genius

Boob sweat, be gone!<p>If you're large-chested or getting kinda older like me, the gals don't sit up as high as they used to. Trying to cool down after even a mildly hot shower in the dead of summer means boob sweat is a constant issue. Forget trying to dry your hair and do your makeup in the nude …

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Diaper Sushi gets an upgrade, is still the best gift for moms-to-be

This beautifully presented gift set is <b>all fun</b> and <b>no carbs</b>!<p>Diaper cakes have had their time in the limelight as the gift to give to expecting mothers …

How To Look Thinner, Taller & Have Good Posture Using Your Shoes

Hunched backs do little to flatter the figure — and the wrong kind of shoe choice could lead to poor posture and other avoidable health woes.<p><b>“Good</b> …

Want to Get Better at Selling Others on Your Ideas? Learn How to Draw a Vision Map | Inc.com

Have you ever drawn a map to show someone how to get to your house? Or how to get from your house to the park or the corner store? If you have, you know how to draw, how to visualize, and how to communicate a path in time and space.<p>These are the same skills you can apply if you are an entrepreneur …

Selling

Vietnamese ao dai dress reimagined as stylish yoga outfit by Japanese fashion label

Offers a stylish yet modest <b>alternative to skimpy workout wear</b>.<p>Japanese fashion brand <b>Mocolle</b> is flying high these days. The organization, which …

Yoga

Japanese company creates scratch and sniff cards that smell like the bellies of cats and dogs

Hours of testing went into replicating the unusual scent.<p>For years, Japanese retailer Felissimo has been giving us weird and wonderful cat-themed …

Pets

How Millennials Killed J. Crew

RIP<p>Death knells have been ringing for J. Crew for some time now. As early as 2014, news started spreading about the once thriving brand's imminent demise. All sorts of factors were blamed: The exorbitantly inflated prices, the increasing unwearability of the designs (does literally <i>everything</i> need …

‘Wonder Woman’ fans are sticking ‘swords’ down the back of their dresses in Internet trend

For years, young boys and girls alike left thrilling action movies and began mimicking their heroes.<p>A Superman fan might wrap a bright red sheet around his neck to use as a cape. An Ironman fan might grow a goatee. But with a lack of female superheroes, girls and young women often had to mimic male …

Gal Gadot

Hotel in Japan has discounts for female bar customers who wear high heels, the higher the better

A pair of stilettos could <b>slash your tab by up to 40 percent</b>.<p>In all the years I’ve known her, I’ve only seen my wife in high heels a handful of times, …

Origami at the dinner table! How to make cranes and doggies out of your chopstick sheath

Ramen joints and other cheap restaurants in Japan often just leave a container of <b>chopsticks</b> out on the table for customers to grab a pair from. …