Melinda Joe

Melinda Joe is an American journalist living in Tokyo. She is the bar editor for the restaurant and bar guide Bento.com and the sake correspondent for The Japan Times, as well as a contributor to CNNGo.com. She also chronicles her adventures in food, sake, and wine on her blog, Tokyo through the Drinking Glass.

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

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Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

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The Health Benefits of Going Outside

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Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

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Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

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Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

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