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The most sophisticated people you never knew

The people who lived in Orkney, Scotland 5,000 years ago were extremely sophisticated – as John Lewinski discovers first-hand when he tries to learn the skills they used to survive.<p>The clouds passing over the island of Papa Westray graciously withheld their rain as I piled together dry wood, grass …

Archaeology

America's Dangerous Amnesia About World Order

The relative peace of the last eight decades has been the exception, not the rule.<p>In an unsettled time, with an unsettling president, many Americans are unsure of their conception of the world and their country’s role in it. What should the United States be doing – if anything – to shape the global …

Geopolitics

Confessions of a Zwift Addict

Awkward confession: I spent my winter in a darkened basement, riding a stationary bike versus robots.<p>OK, they’re not actually robots. Technically, they’re avatars in a video game. And each is connected to a real-life human pedaling a stationary bike somewhere else. Maybe the competition is in …

6 inspiring faith-based vacations to reconnect with religion

For some travelers, the real trinity of a great vacation is delicious food, the opportunity to relax and then go shopping. But for faithful Christians, who may be looking for something deeper during their getaway, vacation means exploring the roots of their religion by checking out some incredible …

The Company Behind the 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Revival

The first new episodes of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” since 1999 begin with the Netflix logo that brands all the streaming giant’s original series, including other old TV shows it put back into production.<p>But there’s a less-famous force behind the return of the influential comedy, starring …

Why Steve Ballmer Hates Paper and Tweets Less

There are people who still come to meetings and bring paper. I say, “Please, please either email them to me or bring them on a [thumb drive].” I don’t have a laptop, just my Surface Pro 4 tablet. I take [Word files] people give me and write directly on them with the Surface Pro and the OneNote app. …

At Coachella, More Female Performers

After years of criticism of its heavily male line-up, the Coachella music festival is making some changes.<p>Lady Gaga is among the lead acts at the 2017 festival, which takes place this weekend and next in Indio, Calif. She is the second female headliner in Coachella’s 18-year history, after Björk, …

A Politically Correct Revolution

Philadelphia<p>Why has it taken 242 years for there to be a Museum of the American Revolution? Elaborate American museums are devoted to the Civil War, World War I and World War II—as well as to hyphenated American identities—but no major institution to our nation’s founding cataclysm. Until …

A New Slogan for Trump: ‘You’re Hired’

Leaving jobs vacant only empowers career bureaucrats, without saving much money.<p>President Donald Trump bragged on Fox News in February that it was a good thing he was leaving vacant “hundreds and hundreds of jobs” in the government. “A lot of those jobs, I don’t want to appoint,” the president …

Donald Trump

The Trump Presidency Begins

A presidency that was almost too much fun has taken a clear turn to the serious.<p>Instead of “The Trump Presidency Begins,” an alternative headline for this column might have been “Trump’s Presidency Begins.” Each describes a different reality.<p>Until recently, “Trump’s presidency” has been about one …

Donald Trump

Labor Department Mutiny

Obama’s holdovers refuse to follow Trump’s directive.<p>Now we know one reason Democrats blocked President Trump’s first nominee to be secretary of Labor: The bureaucracy is in open rebellion against the new President’s directives. The casus belli is the fiduciary rule, the attempt by Obama Labor …

Donald Trump

Trump and Xi: Tensions Turn to Friendship

President talks of ‘great chemistry’ with China’s president in Journal interview<p>President Donald Trump was expansive on Wednesday about his relationship with a world leader he has gotten to know since taking office.<p>“We have a very good relationship,” he said in a Wall Street Journal interview in …

Donald Trump

This Doctor Is a Gut Expert—These Are the 3 Foods He Won't Touch

When your body is functioning at its best, it's like a finely tuned orchestra—every organ and system work in perfect harmony. But when one small …

Wellness

Failing to Write a Novel in the Most Distraction-Free Place on Earth

It is a prevalent fantasy among writers that if only one had a quiet place to work, equally free of onerous responsibilities and of pleasurable diversions, one would be able to bring forth the book that it is otherwise impossible to produce. We complain to our partners or spouses or even our …

A Terrific Way Not to Remove a Stump

If you are looking for the best way to not remove an old stump, look no further.<p>Removing a stump is a real pain, and doing it the right way can be obnoxious and expensive. Trying to dig one out is backbreaking that can leave you with questionable results, and hiring a professional or renting your …

Gardening

The Durrells of Corfu by Michael Haag review – family, animals and a money-spinner

When <i>My Family and Other Animals</i> was published in 1956 it was as if someone had flung back the curtains, thrown up the windows and let in a stream of bright light. British readers, having only in recent years torn up their ration books, were transfixed by the naturalist Gerald Durrell’s account of …

Books

How to Treat Your Most Common Complaints With Acupressure

Not feeling great? There are a lot of little things you can do—get up and take a walk, chug some water, close your eyes for a second and take some deep breaths. Or—and go with us here— you could try acupressure , a technique from traditional Chinese medicine that helps prevent and treat discomfort. …

10 Old-Fashioned Plants and Flowers You Need in Your Garden

Fill your garden with these time-tested plants our grandparents all knew and loved.<p>My grandmother's garden was a riot of color, shapes and scents. She taught me to save seeds, pinch back spent blooms and love the big, luxurious peonies that spilled exuberantly onto her side porch. Those flowers now …

Plants

Massage, Myofascial Stretching and Posture Therapy In Littleton

Massage, Myofascial Stretching and Posture Therapy In Littleton<p>Recovery Based Sports Massage Therapy in Littleton. Deep tissue, myofascial release, …

The most famous book that takes place in every state

Whether you come from the California coastline or the snowy forests of Maine, reading a book set in your home state can make you feel a warm nostalgia for that beloved place.<p>After scouring the internet and surveying our colleagues on their picks, we rounded up the most famous book set in every …

Literature

The Best New Mysteries

In South African author Sally Andrew’s second exotic and enchanting mystery featuring the about-50 advice columnist, terrific cook and amateur detective Tannie (“Auntie”) Maria, “The Satanic Mechanic” (Ecco, 312 pages, $26.99) is no evil schemer but a caring counselor who tries to help Maria …

A Lost American Religion

For centuries, Native Americans have been seen through one or another distorting lens of the Anglo-American imagination: as archetypal savages, as the hapless victims of the white man’s barbarism, as avatars of ecological rectitude. Even the most sympathetic accounts of Indian history are too often …

Are Night Owls Better Off Changing Their Sleep Patterns to Be Healthier?

Some experts say yes because evening types are vulnerable to health problems. Others say trying to overcome your natural tendencies can do more harm than good.<p>More than a third of American adults routinely fail to get the seven or more hours of nightly sleep that’s generally recommended for optimal …

University of Washington

Five Big Players Steer Trump’s Foreign Policy Toward the Mainstream

President’s relations with Russia have toughened, trade wars have been averted and Iran nuclear deal endures<p>It’s an old Washington saw that personnel is policy, but it’s true. If you want evidence, just look at the evolution of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy.<p>The Trump approach on national …

How Russell Westbrook Became the Most Valuable Pick

The Seattle SuperSonics were on the clock. They had the fourth pick in the 2008 NBA draft, and it was time to make up their minds: Were they really prepared to select Russell Westbrook?<p>The Sonics had spent months studying Westbrook because he was a highly unconventional choice. Westbrook barely had …

Gorsuch and More Such

Schumer’s historic blunder and Trump’s triumph.<p>This morning Neil Gorsuch became the 113th Justice of the Supreme Court, vindicating the decision of conservatives to vote for Donald Trump in 2016. This may signal the end of the Republican NeverTrump movement, which in its heyday attracted the …

Trump Demotes the ABA

The lawyers guild doesn’t deserve special judicial vetting status.<p>President Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise with the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Friday, and here’s a bonus: The White House has also booted the American Bar Association from its privileged status as …

Donald Trump

That Crazy Golf Ruling: Fair or Too Much?

Golf, an addictive but frustrating sport invented by the devil to accelerate humankind’s descent into madness, is full of weird rules and traditions. Seldom do they all collide at once, as they seemed to do Sunday—bizarrely and heartbreakingly—at a major LPGA event in Rancho Mirage, Calif.<p>The …

A Desert Escape to a Renowned Texas Town

IF YOU CALLED Marfa “Nowheresville,” you’d be right, to a degree. The town of fewer than 2,000 people in far west Texas has one stoplight, erratic cell service, and shop and restaurant hours that are even spottier. But for every sense in which Marfa falls short, it triumphs in another: cinematic …

Norway Police Find Explosive Device Near Oslo Subway Station

One suspect arrested; no details given<p>Police officers neutralized an explosive device found in a busy area of downtown Oslo on Saturday night and arrested a suspect.<p>The police wouldn’t give any details about the suspect, or further information about the device, found just one day after neighboring …