DIY — a power tool for distracting kids

| Dec 10, 2016

DIY — a power tool for distracting kids

My 4-year-old daughter’s eyes light up when she spies something sitting on the work table. Unlike her normal playtime preferences, it is not a rainbow-haired unicorn, felt tip pens or a plastic doll that has caught her attention — it’s an industrial looking electric ...

Japanese bachelors learn the art of parenting to help find wives

Sep 19, 2016

Japanese bachelors learn the art of parenting to help find wives

Bachelors looking for love can now learn child-rearing skills to boost their chances of finding a partner. The all-male ikumen course teaches men how to bathe and dress a baby and also helps them understand a woman’s perspective on child-rearing, according to Ikumen University, ...

Sweet times at Tokyo's monster cafe

| Jun 11, 2016

Sweet times at Tokyo's monster cafe

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Maybe it is Nasty’s electric blue hair, cascading in braids around her doll-like face. Perhaps it is the gothic-style black lipstick of her friend Candy. Or the surreal fabric limbs sewn onto the dress of lilac-haired Baby. Whatever the reason, my 1-year-old daughter stares ...