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The Cool Tokyo Guide: Adventures in the City of Kawaii Fashion, Train Sushi, and Godzilla

Heading to Tokyo, or are is fascinated by this interesting, complex city? This is the book for you! Abby Denson's The Cool Tokyo Guide: Adventures in the City of Kawaii Fashion, Train Sushi, and Godzilla, is a fun, intriguing book - and one you can't put down. The easy to read comic book format lends itself well to this off-beat, upbeat tour of Tokyo.

#TeachAbroadBecause ... Every day will be a richer experience

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Jan 30, 2018 / 0 comments

Currently an associate professor of English at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Patrick Foss has been a teacher in Japan for more than 20 years. He is the author of Across Tokyo, an ebook about an “urban hike” through one of the world’s most iconic cities. You can find it on Amazon here.

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Can Technology Be a Distraction in Education?

Over the recent few years, the impact of technology on our day to day lives is undeniable. Every sector and industry has undergone revolutionary changes, as gadgets have become an essential part of their everyday operation. In the light on these things, a huge question always comes up, especially when it comes to education - that whether technology is only helpful or a distraction.

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Learn how to build your credit as fast as possible

Most people are not very informed when it comes to their own credit. However, things can change radically when someone has to obtain a loan and face their credit points for the first time. 

It is important to be aware of your own credit, because almost everyone has to deal with it at some point in their lives. It is a good thing to start building up your credit right now. If you are not sure How to Build Credit, here are a few basic tips that should help you get started.

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Write This: Author Susan Dennard on #Ownvoices

New York Times bestselling author Susan Dennard is every adjective I could use in an extremely positive light. 

At the appointed time for her talk at Grand Rapids Comic Con, Susan walked into the jam-packed lecture room with a certain something to her - maybe it was the brilliant costume. It was probably the brilliant costume. 

Write This: Author Susan Dennard on #Ownvoices

Music for Winter's Changes

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Jan 15, 2018 / 0 comments

It is winter, just past the turning of the year. This is a time which in invites reflection, resolutions, thoughts of change, thoughts of what may come. Here is music which will be a good companion to you as you consider these things, in winter and at other times of year.

Music for Winter's Changes

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#StudyAbroadBecause You Will Gain Perspectives

Jenny Zheng, 25, is the Founder of Little Fluffy Head Cafe, one of the first cheese tea boba shops in Los Angeles of its kind (read our interview - and a recipe - with her here). She graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a Master’s degree in Bioengineering in 2016.

7 Foodie Family Resolutions for the New Year

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Dec 26, 2017 / 0 comments

There's a world of flavors to explore – why not make discovering them part of your New Year's resolution list?
 
For 2018, you can make tracking down, and trying out, new foods part of your family's goals for the year. If you're wondering where to get started, consider some of these ideas to expand your family's culinary palate.

7 Foodie Family Resolutions for the New Year

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Healing Through Love: The Journey of Rediscovering Joy

Rarely do we come across a book that truly teaches us about ourselves as humans, through the waves that life tosses us amongst. Luckily for us, I'm happy to share a book that does just that - Lisa Overman's new memoir, Healing Through Love: The Journey of Rediscovering Joy. In her book, Overman shares a lifetime of experiences (as memoirs do), but then departs from the standard path of memoir into deep intercultural insight.

Music for a Winter's Eve

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Dec 18, 2017 / 0 comments

Winter is a season for gathering together, and for solitude, for savoring connection and dealing with distance, for, as the song says, greeting a friend and welcoming a stranger. Music can be both timely and timeless about all this.

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