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These are the things you should really know before visiting Japan

Don’t be caught out by surprise. Here are some top tips that will come in handy for anyone visiting for the first time. 1: Take plenty of cash Japan …

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Why Sanders Won’t Surrender

Having lost the California primary by 13 points and fallen miserably behind in the delegate count for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders is talking like he finally has Hillary Clinton right where he wants her.<p>“The struggle continues,” Sanders said last night at a …

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7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

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What I Didn’t Know About Breastfeeding: A Man’s Perspective

Our first two babies were bottle-fed. Mel wanted to breastfeed, but with our son she was working at a crappy job with crappy hours and no place to …

I Am Your Father

Star Wars is an eternal tale of paternal love and redemption—for both George Lucas and Anakin Skywalker.<p>To every child, boy or girl, a father must seem, at times, to be a kind of Darth Vader—large, tall, frightening, with a booming deep voice, insanely powerful, and at least potentially violent. …

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of positive ones.<p>For …

OMERS and Oxford Park to create fund offering loans to distressed firms

OMERS is teaming up with investment firm Oxford Park Group to create a $300-million fund to target distressed companies.<p>Oxford Park is expected to announce the pension fund's involvement on Tuesday as part of a reorganization that will see the firm change its name to PointNorth Capital Inc.<p>Oxford …

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The 'Never Clinton' Campaign

Meet the Bernie Sanders supporters who say they won’t switch allegiances, no matter what happens in the general election.<p>Loyal fans of Bernie Sanders have a difficult decision to make. If Hillary Clinton faces off against Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, legions of Sanders supporters …

How George Washington Swindled His Way To The Top

President Washington<p>Image: Wikimedia Commons<p>With French entry to the war, and the final maneuvers at Yorktown, Washington found himself in an …

Enjoy Spring's Most Perfect Veggie by Avoiding These Asparagus Common Mistakes

Are you prepping them too far in advance? Storing them wrong? Overcooking them to baby food mush? Here's the cure.<p>Bless the poor souls who have had to suffer through limp, overcooked, bland asparagus. Soggy spears rank way up there on our curated list of Worst Things in the World. It's one of the …

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How I Flew First Class to 13 Countries Without Buying Tickets

How to fly around the world for free with travel hacking and manufactured spend<p>In the last 2 years, I've flown to at least 13 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, all in first or business class.<p>Here's the catch: I never bought tickets to any of those places.<p>So how did I manage to do this?<p>…

Maximize Muscle With the 1.5-Rep Ripper Workout | Men's Health

It also boosts your strength and confidence at key sticking points, like the top half of a chinup or the bottom portion of a squat. The movement will feel easier from start to finish.<p><b>How to Do the 1.5-Rep Ripper Workout</b><p>Perform the following exercises in a row. Do each move for 45 seconds, resting …

How To Invest In Yourself.

BY <b>JON</b> <b>WESTENBERG</b><p><i>My framework for getting places, accomplishing things and living in a way that makes me happy.</i><p>This isn’t a bullshit, head in the …

If What John Scott Claims Is True, the NHL Should Be Ashamed of Itself

Link to Media<p>John Scott has been a fighter for years. He showed this week he won’t be pushed around, even by his employer.<p>And if things were going to be awkward between the NHL and Scott at this weekend’s All-Star events before Thursday’s edition of The Players’ Tribune, just imagine how …

26 weight-loss tips based on science

People are being advised to do all sorts of crazy things, most of which have no evidence behind them.<p>Over the years, however, scientists have found numerous strategies that seem to be effective.<p>Here are 26 weight-loss tips that are actually based on evidence.<p>It is often said that drinking water can …

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right | Inc.com

Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a new year and a can be new you on January 1.<p>Or maybe 2015 was amazing and you need to keep the …

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7 'Star Wars' Theories That'll Change How You See 'The Force Awakens'

These are the theories you're looking for.<p>It's true. All of it. The Dark Side, the Jedi -- they're real. But what about these theories?<p>While "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" obliterates box office records, its lingering questions are blowing our minds even more. Who are Rey's real parents? How is she …

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Personalized Engraved Etched Scotch Whiskey Decanter Bottle with Wood Box Groomsmen, Man Cave, Just Married, Christmas Gift for Him

Description<p>This glass whiskey decanter makes the perfect gift for that classic gentlemen in your life. Designed to evoke 1920s charm, this 28 oz. bottle will be cherished for generations. Great groomsmen gift, best man gift, graduation gift, 21st birthday gift.<p>We can engrave anything you want on …

Here are the best replacements for Apple's default apps

These range from messaging to stocks to finding your friends. All are designed to work perfectly with Apple's handset.<p>But many have not changed much over time and, because they cater to <i>everyone</i>, aren't very good in some scenarios.<p>Luckily, Apple also has the App Store: a one million strong selection …

The Fat-Frying Kettlebell Workout from Hell | Men's Health

(To unlock a new level of total-body transformation, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME workout program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>Here’s how to do it: Grab a heavy kettlebell. Perform 20 swings, and then do a 30-second suitcase carry with the weight in your left hand.<p>Stop, and immediately perform 20 more …

5 myths about wine that just aren't true

One of the benefits of having a sommelier in your circle of friends is that you can ask all the wine questions that seem silly, strange, or obvious to ask without getting embarrassed. (That, and they usually bring pretty tasty wines to dinner parties.)<p>But we love getting these questions. Wine …

The Compelling Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the …

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The Fall Of America Signals The Rise Of The New World Order

<b>“The contemporary quest for world order will require a coherent strategy to establish a concept of order within</b> <i>the various regions and to relate</i> …

My Son Has the Kind of Autism No One Talks About

Like most parents of children with autism, I have been reading about the family in California who is being sued by several families in their neighborhood. The lawsuit contends that their child is a public nuisance because of his behaviors that his parents failed to fix.<p>One of the plaintiffs in this …

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Why you should stop asking if a tablet can replace your laptop — and what to ask instead

It's an attractive sales pitch.<p>The simple, lightweight and touch-friendly experience we've come to love on our smartphones and tablets seems like it could do wonders for the old-fashioned computers that we use everyday to get work done with.<p>But the advent of this new class of hybrid PC-tablet …

Why Men Have More Help Getting to the C-Suite

At the last big Apple media event, I was left scratching my head. Executive after executive came out, presented a new product or upgrade, and emphasized how new and cool it was. But the leaders giving these presentations? The vast majority, not to put too fine a point on it, were old white guys. …

If CEOs Care About the Long Term, Why Don’t They Talk About It?

CEOs are increasingly frustrated by the short-term orientation of investors. They say markets underappreciate long-term investments and ignore issues like employee and customer welfare, while pressuring companies to make decisions that maximize short-term earnings and stock prices. CEOs are perhaps …

Why Curious People Are Destined for the C-Suite

When asked recently to name the one attribute CEOs will need most to succeed in the turbulent times ahead, Michael Dell, the chief executive of Dell, Inc., replied, “I would place my bet on curiosity.”<p>Dell was responding to a 2015 PwC survey of more than a thousand CEOs, a number of whom cited …