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Why Everyone Needs to Experience Commander's Palace At Least Once

Down on the corner of Coliseum St. and Washington Ave. in New Orleans, Louisiana, across from the Lafayette Cemetery sits another local icon: …

New Orleans

Step inside Jordan's special forces training center — which is carved out of a mountain and has everything the most elite soldiers in the world need

Located on the outskirts of the capital city of Amman, the sound of gunfire, explosions, helicopters, and tire screeches reverberate around the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre.<p>A massive 6,000 acre compound, KASOTC is dedicated to the training of special forces operators from …


Things I wish I'd Known Before Traveling to India

From the essentials to pack before travelling to local etiquette, we reveal everything you need to know if you’re planning a trip to …

Taj Mahal

Oklahoma Republicans are tearing themselves apart as they confront the economic wreckage of their policies

Oklahoma spent eight years under full GOP rule, with Republicans controlling the governorship and the legislature, passing a fully ALEC-compliant …

Cory Doctorow

How to Make Crispy Smashed Potatoes

If you think long and hard about all the different ways that you can use potatoes, it can start to feel overwhelming. Boiled, mashed, roasted, …

Country Lifestyle

Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Watch Episodes Here

The<i>Star Wars Forces of Destiny</i> series of animated micro-shorts returns Monday, March 19 with all-new adventures for heroes throughout the …

Maz Kanata

‘Wild Wild Country’: Inside Netflix’s Crazy Sex-Cult Docuseries

Creators Maclain and Chapman Way discuss their eye-opening new Netflix series—now streaming—about a heavily armed New Age sex cult that invaded …

Los Angeles

Why You Should Consider a Honeymoon in Bhutan

You and your fiancé are experienced, adventurous travelers who would have—if not for Grandma—attempted to host your wedding somewhere obscure and far-flung. Instead, you’ve done the “right” thing and kept the destination accessible for all; however, you’re now hoping to escape for a honeymoon …

Asia Travel

Reddit users reveal Air Travel Secrets passengers don't know

We write a lot of lists telling travelers the best places to visit around the world.<p>But how about where not to go?<p>In a recent Reddit thread, users …

American Airlines

Mark Hamill Will Play Luke Skywalker in New Piece of 'Star Wars' Canon

Even though Luke Skywalker becomes one with the Force at the end of <i>The Last Jedi</i>, Mark Hamill will again play the famous Star Wars hero. Only this …

Luke Skywalker

Ketone Ester: A "Superfuel" For the Elite and a Weird Trip for Everyone Else

The 'fourth nutrient' was created for soldiers, but I drank it anyway.<p>In November, the biohacking company HVMN revealed HVMN Ketone, a clear liquid …


American General In Syria Confirms US Forces Killed Hundreds Of Russians In Massive Battle

US Army Brigadier General Jonathan Braga also said he was 'absolutely worried' the situation could have escalated in a bigger conflict.<p>US Army<p>A …


This Core Ab Workout Is the Secret Weapon to Killer Abs | Reader's Digest

The secret weapon for a killer abs workout program: Gymnast rings<p>Courtesy FitsquadFor your next abs workout program, look no further than the rings. …


Wealthy Chinese flee China, taking their fortunes with them

Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don't?<p>A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research firm that …

Bentley Motors

Um… This Sleep-Inducing Drink Knocks Me Out in 10 Minutes, Every Time

I have a long, infuriating history with insomnia. I got it from my mama: Science shows that the condition is often hereditary, and my mom and I have …


Matt Damon Delivers: Moving Family To Australia Because Trump

With the rise of President Trump, many celebrities from Barbara Streisand to Cher have vowed to migrate north to Canada or down under to Australia

Matt Damon

10 Surprising Facts About Band of Brothers

In 1998, HBO—then a network that had not yet completely broken through with hits like <i>The Sopranos</i> and <i>Sex and the City—</i>decided to take on its biggest …

Black Panther

This is where fat goes when you lose weight, according to scientists — and research suggests doctors and dietitians have got it all wrong

With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean.<p>But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?<p>As part of a study on the topic, scientists from the University of New South Wales posed a simple question to health …


The Number of Cardio and Weightlifting Sessions a Beachbody Trainer Recommends Each Week

Whatever your goal is — weight loss, muscle gain, or overall health — one thing we have to decide each week is how many times to work out. The next question after that is how many cardio and strength-training sessions you should do each week. We talked to Joel Freeman, Beachbody Super Trainer and …


Our Favorite Chip & Dip Appetizers

Serve any of these top-rated chip and dip recipes and get rave reviews at your next party.

Donald Trump

Trump angers veterans by misspelling Marine Corps

US President Donald Trump has angered US military veterans after misspelling 'Marine Corps' in a tweet.

Donald Trump

A Trump-Kim Summit Could Unfreeze Mining Riches on the Korean Border

Sun Hongtao, the youthful-looking president of Sino-Mining International Ltd., is in a funk, sitting in a cold, empty office in the Chinese town of …

North Korea

These 25 countries have the most billionaires

There are roughly 36 million millionaires in the world.<p>That means if you meet someone from the global population at random, there's a 1 in 200 chance that they could be a millionaire - this makes for surprisingly good odds.<p>However, the billionaire on the other hand is a much rarer breed. According …

Hong Kong

Chef John's Hot Sloppy Joe Dip Recipe

Recipe by: Chef John<p>"For me this checks all the boxes for a hot party dip. It's relatively cheap and easy to make, but maybe more importantly, it's …


No Vicks inhalers or camouflage clothing: Foreign Office warns millennials of the local laws that could land them in trouble

If you're going on holiday you might think a Vicks inhaler or a Buddha tattoo are harmless.<p>But these could get you thrown out of some countries - or even put in jail.<p>The Foreign and Commonwealth office has issued a warning to millennials amid a rising number of arrests abroad for drug offences and …

Sri Lanka

5 Ways to Torch Your Core in Every Workout

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>Check out the rest of the exercises at Daily Burn.</i><p>At the core of every movement is just that: your …


These are the new custom stealth dirt bikes made for Navy SEALs and Green Berets

When the U.S. military is looking for a custom bike, they look to DARPA. This time, they needed a stealthy dirt bike that could handle rough terrain… and maybe a few other tasks SEALs and Green Berets might need during an operation.<p>Two potential models were the frontrunners for DARPA's project. The …


“Trump Wants Them Out of There”: After Swinging the Axe at Tillerson, Trump Mulls What to Do with McMaster, Sessions, Jared, and Ivanka

With tariffs done, Trump’s sights are now on the Iran deal—and, possibly, the Russia investigation. “The president is finally realizing he is the president,” a former White House official told me. “He’s just making these decisions on his own.”<p>From the moment <b>Donald Trump</b> appointed Chief of Staff <b>John</b> …

Donald Trump

The 'Westworld' mobile game is open for pre-registration

If you've been dying to be a part of the team that runs the unsettling theme park in HBO's <i>Westworld,</i> your wait is almost over. At SXSW today, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment announced pre-registration for the mobile game, which will be released this year on Android and iOS. We learned …

Warner Bros