Category Archives: Lifestyle

Can your biome make you fat?

  Is there a relationship between our gut bacteria and our BMI? According to neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt in her new book, “Why Diets Make Us Fat,” she suggests that scientists are finding evidence of a complex relationship that can impact our bodies in a wide variety of ways. Source: Can your biome make you fat?

Asia’s Booming Pod Hotel Market

  Capsule hotels, once thought the domain of overworked underpaid Japanese salarymen, have exploded across Asia. Creative designs for small sleeping spaces have attracted a broad spectrum of customers from young creatives to high-end business travelers. Source: Asia’s Booming Pod Hotel Market Projected To Reach $226M — Why Are Travelers Downsizing?

Self-driving cars could disrupt the housing industry

Move over young techies and Millennials, granny and gramps are behind the wheel in a potential housing revolution thanks to the benefits of the self-driving car. Source: Self-driving cars could disrupt the housing industry

Is Social Connection the Key to a Long and Healthy Life?

According to psychologist Susan Pinker, research indicates that it’s not exercise and diet that most determine longevity, but the number and quality of personal relationships that does. Pinker studied the inhabitants of the island of Sardinia, off the coast of Italy, which boasts six times the number of centenarians as the mainland and ten times […]

Essential Oils For Old Dogs?

Tokyo, Japan: It wasn’t until recently that my knowledge of oils was limited to two types: the black stuff that you put into your car and the clear stuff that you put on your frypan. Yes, I know, I was a typical clueless and uninterested guy. Fortunately, starting about fifteen years ago, my younger sister […]

65 Best Tiny Houses 2017 – Small House Pictures & Plans

Check out these tiny, inexpensive, energy-efficient homes you can retire comfortably in. With stock prices at all time highs, maybe it’s time to take a little money off the table and invest in a roof over your head. Source: 65 Best Tiny Houses 2017 – Small House Pictures & Plans

From Waitress to $2.8 Million Retail Brand

Cheekys founder, Jessica Roberts, started out as waitress and ended up with a $2.8 million fashion brand for country gals. Source: How This Former Outback Steakhouse Waitress Built a $2.8 Million Retail Brand |

MARIA Featured as FMG Agency’s Top Teen Talent in Audition Magazine

Tokyo, Japan:  Rising teen actress, MARIA (first from right), was prominently featured on the FMG Talent Agency’s promotion page in Audition Magazine.   Maria recently appeared as the struggling hurdler in Mrs. Green Apple’s music video, “In The Morning.”  The “In The Morning” CD/DVD album, released by Universal Music in late 2016, is available for sale across Japan and […]

‘Requiem For The American Dream’: A Wakeup Call for the Middleclass

In this 2015 interview renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky reveals the ten principles the wealthy ruling elites have used to acquire the bulk of America’s wealth.  The film was quite prescient in predicting many of the symptoms we have been experiencing since the 2016 presidential election through the first month of the Trump administration, but explains that they have been present throughout […]

What ‘are so many of them doing?’ 95 million not in US labor force

    According to CNBC, Squawk on the Street, the recent US Department of Labor November Employment Report indicates that the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.6%, the lowest level since 2007.  On the surface, this would be encouraging news if it weren’t for the Labor Participation rate which dropped to 62.7% with an estimated […]