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David Mitchell on Earthsea – a rival to Tolkien and George RR Martin

Four principal wizards inhabited my childhood. These were, in order of discovery, TH White’s Merlin, JRR Tolkien’s Gandalf, Susan Cooper’s Merriman Lyon and Ursula K Le Guin’s Ged, more commonly known as Sparrowhawk, true names being a serious business in Earthsea. Other magicians and witches also …

Literature

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

European Travel

The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?

In 12 of 16 past cases in which a rising power has confronted a ruling power, the result has been bloodshed.<p>When Barack Obama meets this week with Xi Jinping during the Chinese president’s first state visit to America, one item probably won’t be on their agenda: the possibility that the United …

Geopolitics

The best place to travel every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best international destination to visit each month of the year.<p>Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare and median hotel rates for four-star properties in multiple destinations around the world. Activities and weather were also taken into consideration.<p>Here is …

Air Travel

The Fallen Soldier on My Flight

As my flight from Honolulu to Dallas pulled up to the gate, the flight attendant asked the passengers to remain in their seats. Then he requested all to observe a moment of silence as a U.S. Air Force Sergeant was to fulfill his duties in bringing a fallen soldier home.<p>I fly multiple times a month. …

U.S. Air Force

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Emotional Intelligence

16 charts that illustrate America's global dominance

To celebrate America's Independence Day, we've put together several charts that show why, despite all of its problems, this US is the most dominant country on this planet.<p><i>Rob Wile contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Markets

Into the Woods: The 8 Best Survival Hatchets | HiConsumption

Fiskars X7<p><b>Pro:</b> Handle resists damage from over-striking<b><br>Con:</b> Edge retention suffers if reground<p><b>Bearable Lightness:</b> Tipping the scales at a scant 1 …

Earth is on brink of a sixth mass extinction, scientists say, and it’s humans’ fault

A vast chunk of space rock crashes into the Yucatan Peninsula, darkening the sky with debris and condemning three-quarters of Earth’s species to extinction. A convergence of continents disrupts the circulation of the oceans, rendering them stagnant and toxic to everything that lives there. Vast …

Biodiversity

How Many Public Schools Does it Cost to Bomb ISIS?

The F-15 Strike Eagle fighter jet, one of the aircraft currently in use as part of the American offensive against ISIS.<p>Marvelous question that you totally absolutely came up with, Reader! It's also a very tough one to answer, and, on top of that, it's really not quite the point of this article. The …

Military

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

How to Pack for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike - REI Co-op Journal

Congratulations! You've done it! You've committed to the journey of a lifetime. After weeks, months or perhaps even years of toying with the idea, …

How to Build Your Own Computer

Introduction: How to Build Your Own Computer<p>The following steps will guide you in the building of your own computer.<p>Add TipAsk QuestionCommentDownload<p>…

Computer Hardware

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free downloads for a limited time

We have had two great batches of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free so far this week, and now we have our third. Yesterday’s list was heavy …

Homeboy Review: A Motion-Detecting Home Security Camera

Cameras that clip to your body, cameras you strap to your face, cameras for your own personal flying machines, cameras for just about every occasion. Cameras are everywhere, and it seems you can’t do anything without your actions being captured for posterity.<p>While some may argue that the ubiquity …

The Break-Off Effect

The Virgin Galactic crash made the mechanical risks of space tourism clearer, but the psychological effects of space travel largely remain unknown.<p>At first they thought it was asthma.<p>The fighter squadron’s 37-year-old commander suddenly started refusing to fly at high altitudes because of …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $32!)

Following the eight awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps we shared with you on Monday — several of which are still free if you hurry — BGR has a great …

Could this be your new favourite code editor?

It's officially one of the most exciting open source projects on the web. And today, almost three years after the first commit, Adobe's lightweight …

Web Development

18 successful startups that seemed crazy at first

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>What are the most ridiculous startup ideas that eventually became successful?<p><b>Answer by Michael Wolfe,</b> …

​How To Find The Perfect Hiking Boot

The most important item in your outdoor wardrobe, hiking boots grant you the ability to traverse challenging terrain, work to keep your entire body …

The Best Under-the-Radar Destinations of 2015

It's definitely reassuring when your best friend, mom and neighbor collectively endorse your vacation. (They hear Istanbul is "absolutely fabulous" this time of year.) But we at PureWow think it's way more fun to explore a place that's yet to be affected by mass tourism.<p>From the Italian beach …

Ceramics

The 10 Cities You'll Be Talking About In 2015

Lonely Planet is on a roll. The travel company released their Best in Travel lists this week, including the countries you need to be visiting (hint: Singapore) and the budget destinations to hit up next year.<p>Also on the list, of course, are the 10 cities you should be visiting in 2015. You're …

Best Gaming Desktops 2018

Consoles are nice and all, but if you want to play gorgeous-looking titles such as Final Fantasy XV and Star Wars Battlefront II at their maximum …

Virtual Reality

National Geographic Travel

5 overlooked world treasures | CNN Travel