Japanese knives are coveted for their beautiful and detailed design, as well as the cuts they produce. Their blades are typically thin and delicate, and prone to breaking if you don't take care of them properly — not ideal for the clumsy chef. Vincent Lau, the sole knife sharpener at Korin , a Japanese knife store in lower Manhattan, says the reason Japanese knives have become so popular around the world is for the very reason they're integral in Japanese cuisine: To enhance and preserve the ingredients, and accentuate the flavor of the dish. In the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances and Technologies Lab , we have a century-long history of testing kitchen essentials including bread knives , chef's knives , electric knives , butcher knives , and more. We test how well each knife cuts and retains an edge after chopping through a variety of foods, from hard carrots to medium firm cheeses that are known to stick, and delicate herbs that bruise easy like parsley.
Sexuality in Japan (III)
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Because Japan has one of the lowest birth rates in the world and its population is on course to shrink dramatically by the middle of the century, every five years the government carries out a detailed survey of attitudes to sex and marriage. The studies and surveys have reported loss of sexual drive across several demographics, from adolescent men and women, to married couples. Amongst the top reasons married couples cite for not having sex is that during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding sex can decrease markedly or even become nonexistent for a habit-forming period of time. Thus sexual activity decreases long-term.
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Like all things, no one wants to get into a rut, and incorporating new techniques and tricks is part of what keeps sex so refreshing and intimate. Sure, sex has been around forever , and the never-ending curiosity gap around it is part of what makes it such a dynamic part of our lives. Are we all doing it? If so, how often? Are we doing it correctly?