Konjac Sponges
Nov12

Konjac Sponges

From Japan and created from the naturally antimicrobial fiber of the konjac plant, and come in either wet or dry varieties. Wet varieties are already spongy as soon as they come out of the packaging. They are pre-moistened during the packaging process in a liquid that contains preservatives and antibacterial ingredients. The dry konjac sponges come hard and dry, and need to be soaked in warm water before using. Read full...

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Mushrooms as Active Ingredients
Nov09

Mushrooms as Active Ingredients

Eastern medicine’s holistic approach to health and beauty exemplifies the “beauty from the inside out” philosophy—with special attention paid to powerful superfoods such as reishi, shiitake, maitake, and tremella mushrooms. They’ve long been prized for their medicinal properties and used in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan herbology for centuries. Consider adding them to your daily diet—and even your skincare routine—for an...

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Technology and Travel
Nov06

Technology and Travel

Wearable electronics will become an important tool for travellers, who will be increasingly connected to the internet through different types of mobile devices. Wearable internet-connected devices will allow travellers to constantly receive notifications and services during their trip, as well as make bookings. This represents a challenge for travel companies which will need to build a flexible technological architecture to follow...

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Hammam
Nov04

Hammam

The hammam, also known as the Turkish hamam or Turkish bath, is the Middle Eastern variant of a steam bath, which can be categorized as a wet relative of the Finnish sauna. Although the first hammams originated in Arabia, and bath culture was a central part of Roman life, Turkey popularized the tradition (and is most often associated with it) by making hammams available to people of all walks of life. Hammams are dedicated to relaxing...

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