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Rice Cooker Reviews to Help You Choose

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Read rice cooker reviews before you commit to buying one of these kitchen appliances. There are so many to choose from these days that to find the best rice cooker you really need to do a lot of information gathering beforehand. A good place to start your research is on the Amazon website. Not only do they offer some of the lowest prices online for a huge range of household appliances, they also have loads of customer reviews written by people who have actually bought the rice cookers in question. So when you see a device that has hundreds of reviews and still maintains a 5 star rating, then you know it really is a top quality product.

There are plenty of different rice cooker manufacturers that are selling these machines all over the U.S. and Canada these days. Not only can you find those made by U.S. companies but there are now a lot of models that are produced by Japanese companies. Some of the easiest to find include Zojirushi, Tiger, Sanyo and Panasonic.

When you are reading rice cooker reviews you will notice that there is often the mention of the word “Micom”. What does this mean? Well, it is actually an abbreviation. It stands for Micro Computerized. So instead of just being an electrical appliance with a timer, it actually contains a microchip that makes your cooker “intelligent”. This microchip is the “brains” inside the unit. It controls things like the temperature at which your rice cooks as well as how long it cooks for. So if you can afford to get one, Micom is definitely the way to go.

These days, most of the Japanese rice cookers that are made contain this Micom functionality. So as you can probably tell, a Japanese made device is the best sort you can buy.

Blog Your Way to Japan

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For anyone who is interested in living abroad and working online: congratulations!  We live in a time unlike any in the history of the world.  While it might have been nothing but dreams and nonsense in the relatively recent past, the dream to travel the world for a living is within reach for just about anyone.

There is nearly an infinite number of options available for making money online, particularly because the concept is so new that new ones are being created everyday.  One of the oldest (as far as making money online goes) is to blog.  Even though this concept has been along longer than most others, there are still new ways of making money off of blogs that are being created as we speak.  There are close to an infinite number of travel blogs out there discussing things like living in Thailand, low cost travel, and blogging your way to Japan.

One of the most popular ways of going about doing this right now is to start with free, high-quality content.  The goal of this method is to attract an audience of people who follow your writing out of enjoyment.  This provides you with an audience that is interested in reading your writing for free, which in terms comes an audience that would be willing to pay for things you create as well.  It is probably a good idea to keep the main blog content free, but with things like ebooks, consulting, et cetera you can provide additional (high-quality) services to people and earn some income.

The truly invaluable part of this approach (creating a blog) is that it establishes your own personal brand.  With this you have the ability to carry your audience between projects.  For example, if your first project is a blog in your free time while still working at a job, hopefully you will naturally create an audience that likes to follow your free blog.  This offers you the opportunity to let all of these people know if you start a new project for money on the side based around something else, such as a product you create or foundation you start.

This truly is an exciting time to be living in.  The world is flatter than ever before and you have limitless options with which to make permanent world travel possible.