What we read: Japan is blooming

Plus, the reason people cry on planes and why you should care about seagrass.

time to book a trip to japan: cherry blossom fever is arriving earlier than usual in kawazu.

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"i was good, but i was never going to be lance armstrong," says star chef daniel humm of his cycling career. "i decided to put all my energy into cooking. i made cooking my sport."

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if you're looking for some beard inspiration, there's a style best-suited to every face shape.

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make sure to pack some tissues in your carry-on. here's why people are prone to shedding tears on planes.

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seagrass may be the "ugly stepchild of marine organisms," but the plant is vital for maintaining vibrant fish ecosystems, preventing disease, and fighting global warming.

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yet another reason to lace up: a recent study showed marathoners live an average of 19 years longer.

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Where to eat in Los Angeles now

Including Szechuan fare in Arcadia and handmade pasta in Venice

Visit ‘The Edible Country'

This Swedish initiative involves foraging, cooking, and dining in the wilderness.