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The Man Who Cracked the Lottery

When the Iowa attorney general’s office began investigating an unclaimed lottery ticket worth millions, an incredible string of unlikely winners came to light - and a trail that pointed to an inside job.

Lotteries

LITERATURE - George Orwell

Two Decades of War Have Eroded the Morale of America’s Troops

After nearly 17 years of war, service members have seen plenty of patriotic displays but little public debate about why they’re fighting.<p><b>S</b>outh of Fallujah’s Route Fran were hundreds of insurgents who’d spent months digging trench lines, emplacing roadside bombs, barricading streets, training with …

The Battle of Iwo Jima Proves the U.S. Marines Are Unstoppable (and beyond Brave)

The real American heroes.“You know,” said Marine Maj. Gen. Clifton B. Cates to a war correspondent on the eve of Operation Detachment, the invasion …

How to opt out of Facebook data sharing

Facebook knows a lot about you. I mean, a lot. If you've ever been creeped out by a scarily on-point ad while visiting Facebook, that's why. But some …

4 Under-the-Radar Countries Where You Can Retire for Cheap

They're rich in culture and have gorgeous scenery.<p>Travel tops the bucket list for many retirees. But what if your wanderlust is of the more permanent …

Video—Men and Guns of the Battle of the Bulge, Part 3

For the men of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, the frozen foxholes in the Bois Jacques were where they defended the road from …

The best war movies on Netflix

Dads looking for something to watch on television before falling asleep may be the primary demographic for classic war films, but anyone can …

Heroism

Best cheap phones ($500 and under)

There are a lot of great phones out there, but the reality is many of them cost well over $500. In 2017 we even saw flagships reach the $1,000 mark. So what if you want one of the good cheap phones that don’t cost over $500? Thankfully there are actually plenty of options for you.<p>In this guide we …

Mobile Technology

How to Use Wood Planks for Grilling | Art of Manliness

As the mercury rises, so do hopes of upping our grilling game. If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a little tip, a unique seasoning, or a …

The True Story of “The Marine on the Tank” and One of the Most Emblematic Images of Vietnam

The Battle of Huế—the bloodiest battle of the Tet Offensive—was launched almost 50 years ago, on January 31, 1968, and was fought in close quarters inside a walled city over a period of more than three weeks. In terms of American public perceptions, the Tet Offensive changed the course of the …

Apex Launcher beta testing begins ahead of its official update

A few weeks ago, the team behind the popular Apex Launcher app for Android announced, out of the blue, they were planning to release a major update in May. This was welcome news for fans of the launcher app, as it had not received an update since June of 2015. This week, in preparation for that big …

10 best FPS games for Android

FPS games (first person shooters) are among the most exciting game genres out there. It is one of the most popular genres ever. Additionally, a variety of high-value games have come from it, including Halo, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Destiny, and many others. Believe it or not, there is actually a …

The true story behind the deadliest air disaster of all time

<b>Exactly 40 years ago, at Tenerife-North Airport (formerly Los Rodeos), two Boeing 747s - one belonging to KLM, the other to Pan Am - collided on a foggy runway. Five hundred and eighty-three people were killed in what remains the biggest air disaster in history. In this extract from Cockpit</b> …

Best Buy now charges a measly $5 a month for Moto Z Droid on device payments ($120 total)

Still looking for the best post-Black Friday deal on one of Lenovo’s sweet modular Moto Z-series smartphones? A half-off Z Play purchased alongside a …

Mobile Technology

The Ferrari that we all crave

It was 1985 when an Italian industrialist decided to create the most magnificent hypercar that the world has seen. This creation went on to become one of the most iconic car's to date, and till now it is arguably the epitome of the most sought after and perfect automobile. If you haven't realised …

Think Smith & Wesson's Q1 Numbers Were Impressive? They're About to Get Even Better

Smith & Wesson had another big quarter, but some analysts fear the good times are coming to an end ... they're not. Image source: Flickr userDennis van Zuijlekom.<p>Here we go again. <b>Smith & Wesson</b>(NASDAQ: SWHC) reported blowout earnings for its fiscal 2017 first quarter earlier this month, and …

The Democrats are failing Obamacare

It was addressed to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, and in her note Kirkpatrick, who had lost her seat in the Tea Party putsch of 2010 in no small part because of her vote in favor of health care reform, related her concern about the wobblier parts of Obamacare.<p>"I …

Why the anti-tyranny case for the 2nd Amendment shouldn't be dismissed so quickly

Do people have a right to defend themselves against a tyrannical government? And does the Second Amendment reinforce that right? Donald Trump appeared to be referring to such a right recently, in his muddled comments about "Second Amendment people." But trying to discern the thinking behind Trump’s …