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Matching Dress Shoes With Your Suit | The Art of Manliness

Once you have your shirt and tie put together, you need to match your shoes to your suit. To do this, know that there are three main colors of dress …

Men's Fashion

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Manchester

23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

Cooking

Impregnable – 14 Brilliant Defensive Features of Medieval Castles

“Great efforts were made by builders to ensure that their castles could withstand an enemy onslaught.” By Dr. Dan Spencer IN THEIR DAY, Medieval …

Military History

It’s ‘Terror’ on the high seas in this riveting horror series

The hardest part of filming polar exploration drama “The Terror” should have been the cold environment.<p>But, for Jared Harris, it was actually his …

Franklin Expedition

7 types of words you need to stop capitalizing

Look, I don’t want to rain on NASA’s interplanetary parade.<p>In 2014, NASA scientists <b>did</b> send the new Orion spacecraft 3,604 miles beyond Earth as they …

Employment

The untold story of modern science is one of empire and colonial exploitation

Sir Ronald Ross had just returned from an expedition to Sierra Leone. The British doctor had been leading efforts to tackle the malaria that so often killed English colonists in the country, and in December 1899 he gave a lecture to the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce about his experience. In the …

Cape Town

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

Surveillance

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Trains

The dark truth about chocolate

Grand health claims have been made about chocolate, but while it gives us pleasure, can it really be good for us?<p>Chocolate has been touted as a treatment for agitation, anaemia, angina and asthma. It has been said to awaken appetite and act as an aphrodisiac. You may have noticed we’re still on the …

Holistic Medicine

Europe’s past matters today. My grandma’s survival story tells us why

Having survived the Holocaust, fled Communism and lived in West Germany, Lusia saw how political institutions can serve both good and evil purposes<p>My grandmother was born in the Polish city of Równe. She died in Paris two weeks ago, a month before her 100th birthday. When I was growing up, I did …

Europe

50 Feel-Good Movies That’ll Leave You With A Smile On Your Face, Every Time You Watch Them

For many of us, movies are one of the best ways to relax and enjoy. And trust Bollywood to have a movie for every mood. And if there is one genre …

Bollywood

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain<p>The 1960 street map of Lagos, Nigeria, shows a small western-style coastal city surrounded by a few semi-rural African villages. Paved roads quickly turn to …

Geography

20 ridiculously easy ways to be happy

It's not easy to be happy all the time. Sometimes life gets in the way.<p>The good news is there are plenty of things you can do to boost your mood and …

Happiness

Practicing These 3 Daily Habits Will Inherently Make You More Successful

Keep yourself grounded as you shoot of the starts.<p>Every person works differently, and every brain is wired differently. This makes it hard to pinpoint what daily actions can lead people to thrive. Instead of listing of to-do's that can help one succeed, it's important to recognize that success …

Success

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

12 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoons

How you end your workweek will not only have a huge impact on how productive you are the following week, but also may determine how relaxed you are …

Productivity

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Creativity

10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit

Andaman and Nicobar

In Winston Churchill, Hollywood rewards a mass murderer

<i>Shashi Tharoor is author of “Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India.” He chairs the Indian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.</i><p>“History,” Winston Churchill said, “will be kind to me, for I intend to write it myself.” He needn’t have bothered. He was one of the great mass murderers of …

World History

When will there be a film on Winston Churchill, the barbaric monster with the blood of millions on his hands?

It was only in 2014 that I first got a glimpse of genocidal mania in the man so lionized for leading his nation through its finest hour.<p>It was a …

70 Genius Life Hacks

Get instant curb appeal<p>Paint your front door a vibrant color for a dramatic statement.<p>Gather your accessories<p>Pull out all your vases, ceramics, and …

20 Podcasts So Good You'll Wish You Had a Longer Commute

We're always on the hunt for a good podcast. Like a gripping book, an addictive podcast has the ability to pull us in deep, get us lost in our thoughts, and make an otherwise lengthy commute pass in the blink of an eye.<p>As for me? Surprisingly, it's not a true crime podcast (though I love those, …

20 Amazing Places In Asia To Visit Before You Die

11. Patong – Thailand<p>Patong is, for nocturnal party animals, the ultimate place to visit in the Asia. Billing itself as the party capital of Asia, …

Asia Travel

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Coloring Book

The 17 Best Movies No One Saw In 2017

The greatest movies you've barely heard of<p>2017 has been a corker for cinema, with the likes of <i>Dunkirk</i>, <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, <i>Wonder Woman</i>, <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> and <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> knocking it out of the park. But there were also plenty of absolute gems that fell under the radar.<p>Here's our pick of …

New Jersey

10 Underrated Films from 2017

2017 has been an interesting year for cinema. Various blockbusters have failed and polarized audiences while other have set records and rekindled the …

Construction

6 Ways to Shift a Negative Mindset | Inc.com

"Seeking happiness outside ourselves is like waiting for sunshine in a cave facing north." This Tibetan saying is wisdom of the ages, essentially affirming that true happiness must come from within. And in order to find that sense of peace within yourself, you must try your best to live in the …

Mindfulness