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8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

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America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Famous Sights Then And Now: The Colosseum (PHOTOS)

The ancient Colosseum of Rome, site of historic gladiator battles, has clearly had some structural issues: bits of rocks have fallen from it, causing many renovations and a 25 million dollar plan to build a barrier to protect tourists from falling rocks that should be finished in 2015.<p>But given …

The 20 Best Bands at Lollapalooza You Haven't Heard

<b>This has long been my theory:</b> Festival bookers have become some of the music business's last true tastemakers. Six months or earlier, they're tasked with identifying and booking acts people will want to see the following summer. Or hopefully, next summer in a better timeslot on a bigger stage. …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Incredible Paintings on Maps Unify Countries

Madrid-based Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps for more than geographical purposes. For his <i>Atlas</i> series, the creative illustrator paints on old maps, transforming countries and whole continents into people, animals, and skulls. The collection of acrylic paint portraits applied and …

Latin American Herald Tribune - New Type of Immigrant Trying to Enter U.S., Expert Says

MIAMI – The ongoing deportation program is resulting a “new type of immigrant” trying to cross the border into the United States, namely undocumented …

Magna Carta copies to be united to mark 800th anniversary

<b>The four surviving original copies of Magna Carta will be brought together in 2015 for the first time in history, the British Library has announced.</b><p>The event will take place over three days and launch a year of celebrations across the UK and the world to mark the document's 800th anniversary.<p>Magna …

'World's oldest calendar' discovered in Scottish field

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/994000/994994_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524683396_2088beb3eacf5fa1b8d1535ac61ef109<p><b>Archaeologists believe they have discovered the world's oldest lunar "calendar" in an Aberdeenshire field.</b><p>Excavations of a field at Crathes …

Reid lauds Obamacare as 'wonderful'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday that Obamacare has been "wonderful for America" and that Republicans should stop the series of symbolic votes to repeal the healthcare reform law.<p>"You realized they've voted to repeal it 40 times? What's happened 40 times, of course it's failed," the …

Pa. voter ID law goes on trial

A trial set to begin Monday on the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s voter identification law represents a major step toward a judicial ruling on whether the photo requirement should be enforced at polling places statewide or thrown out as unconstitutional.<p>Nine days are set aside for the trial in …

Cole: Senate immigration bill wouldn't pass House

Even if House Speaker John Boehner were to bring the Senate immigration bill to the floor for a vote, Rep. Tom Cole says it wouldn't likely pass.<p>"Frankly, I don't think there are enough people who would vote for it," Cole said Sunday on ABC's "This Week. " And second, you know, we never seem to get …

The Stoned Age: Were cavemen on drugs?

New research argues that geometric patterns in paleolithic paintings is evidence of their taste for hallucinogens<p>Prehistoric cave paintings across the continents have similar geometric patterns not because early humans were learning to draw like Paleolithic pre-schoolers, but because they were high …

“Zealot”: The real Jesus

Reza Aslan argues that the historical Jesus was not an unworldly pacifist preaching a creed of universal love<p>Very little is known about the historical Jesus, as opposed to the Jesus of myth who appears in the New Testament. He is mentioned by the 1st-century historian Flavius Josephus in reference …

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