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38 Straight Up Clever Things On Amazon That Make You Look & Feel Way More Put Together

Amazon

Shopping in Italian Cities

Whether you just want to buy a couple of souvenirs or you're looking for jewelry, specialty foods, art, or fashion items, Italy is a shopper's …

The 12 Best Markets In London You Should Visit

London has a whole heap of places to see and things to do. If you’ve got a hankering for a quirky restaurant, independent coffee shops, epic views of …

England

From fishing to climbing: The best California state parks for all types

Nearly 300 state park units dot the varied landscape of California – that translates to about 1.6 million acres of protected land and the wildlife contained therein.<p>From the granite spires of Castle Crags to the pink and purple hills of Anza-Borrego, each state park offers unique natural delights, …

National Parks

Giant portrait of toddler peers over US-Mexico border wall

TECATE, Calif. (AP) — A photo of a giant toddler stands in Mexico and peers over a steel wall dividing the country from the United States.<p>The boy appears to grip the barrier with his fingers, leaving the impression the entire thing could be toppled with a giggle.<p>A French artist who goes by the …

Border Crossing

Prominent Republicans Urge Supreme Court to End Gerrymandering

WASHINGTON — Breaking ranks with many of their fellow Republicans, a group of prominent politicians filed briefs on Tuesday urging the Supreme Court to rule that extreme political gerrymandering — the drawing of voting districts to give lopsided advantages to the party in power — violates the …

Government

11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

Art

Pippa Middleton Closes Company After Prince William Allegedly Expressed Fears It Could Embarrass Royal Family

Pippa Middleton is reportedly in the process of closing up her publishing business after its profits drastically plummeted in just a span of one …

Pippa Middleton

The Best Places for Women to Travel Solo

We looked at safety rankings and accessibility to determine our list of the top cities for a solo female traveler.<p>Three years ago, I sat on the …

Solo Travel

Ancient Aztec temple and ball court discovered in Mexico City

A giant temple to the Aztec god of the wind and a court where the Aztecs played a deadly ball game have been discovered in the heart of Mexico City.<p>Archaeologists unveiled the rare finds on Wednesday after extensive excavations, giving journalists a tour of the semi-circular temple of …

Archaeology

Mattis: North Korea a 'clear and present danger' to world

SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a "clear and present danger," U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday.<p>Speaking at an international security …

North Korea

Laser technology uncovers 1,600-year-old Christian frescoes in Rome's biggest catacomb

Deep in a labyrinth of dank tunnels, in the heart of Rome’s oldest and largest catacombs, archaeologists have discovered an exquisite set of 1,600-year-old frescoes painted to commemorate the city’s early Christians.<p>Experts used the latest laser technology to uncover the centuries of grime which …

30 Of The Most Breathtaking Destinations On Earth

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These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

European Travel

Opening of UN files on Holocaust will 'rewrite chapters of history'

Archive used in prosecution of Nazis reveals detailed evidence of death camps and genocide previously unseen by public<p>War crimes files revealing early evidence of Holocaust death camps that was smuggled out of eastern Europe are among tens of thousands of files to be made public for the first time …

World History

Forget cherry blossoms - go to Japan to see the incredible cascading wisteria tunnels

While Japan may be a popular spring destination for travellers eager to enjoy a picture perfect vacation under the famous cherry blossoms, there’s another beautiful flower that should have botanical lovers excited to visit the country.<p>Japan is home to gorgeous wisteria flowers, which like cherry …

Japan

4 Live Webcams Let You Watch Yosemite From Your Desk

Craving a dose of natural beauty to celebrate the first day of spring? Now you can admire the splendor of Yosemite National Park without having to …

Hiking

This Chart Shows American Presidents Ranked from Best to Worst

Since America was an upstart little nation comprised of 13 colonies-cum-states, we’ve had presidents. This country has seen 45 chief executives lead …

Read U.S. Diplomat Daniel Fried's Retirement Speech Warning Against Isolationism

Thank you, colleagues and friends.<p>And thank you to my daughters Hannah and Sophie for putting up with all that my job has required over many years. …

Geopolitics

The One Place that Still Supports Trans Bathroom Rights: Trump Tower

The president's eponymous tower doesn't care who uses its bathrooms—if only its owner felt the same way about the country.<p>WARNING TO TRUMP SUPPORTERS …

Before ‘Fifty Shades Darker’: 10 Kinky Films

“Fifty Shades Darker,” the “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel that chronicles the relationship between a budding journalist and a damaged business scion with an affection for whips and chains, is released in the United States today.<p>In her review for The New York Times, the critic Manohla Dargis deemed …

Shades of Grey

Nuclear 'Doomsday Clock' ticks closest to midnight in 64 years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Atomic scientists reset their symbolic "Doomsday Clock" to its closest time to midnight in 64 years on Thursday, saying the world was closer to catastrophe due to threats such as nuclear weapons, climate change and Donald Trump's election as U.S. president.<p>The timepiece, …

Trump Administration

Listen Up! These 6 Podcasts Will Make You Smarter About Money, Startups, Tech and More | Inc.com

Credit the mass proliferation of smartphones, the breakaway success of shows like Serial and NPR's Fresh Air, or the retro radio quality of the format , but Americans are now more obsessed with podcasts than ever. More than 57 million Americans now listen to at least one podcast per month, …

Self-improvement

Friedman: Trump offers 'wall' against accelerating world

The discontent that helped sweep Donald Trump to the US Presidency is a central theme in Thomas Friedman's new book on the accelerating forces that rule our lives.<p>In "Thank You for Being Late", the New York Times columnist examines how the speed of daily life has led to a widespread sense of …

Donald Trump

Expats in Barcelona Are the Happiest

<i>When it comes to personal happiness, Spanish cities make it to the top of this year's city ranking. Madrid gives expats the warmest welcome of all.</i><p>Madrid is the third-best city to live abroad according to previously unreleased data from the third annual InterNations <i>Expat Insider 2016</i> survey. With …

Work-life Balance

How Magnus Carlsen is Making Chess Cool and Wearing His Rivals Down

While Kasparov had his aura, it's Carlsen's resilience under pressure and deep understanding of the game that make him the opponent everyone hates to face.<p>When his son Magnus turned five, Henrik Carlsen sat down and told his wife, Sigrun, that he felt the boy had the potential to become a …

Cosmology

The world's most beautiful trees

Francis Fukuyama and the end of History

Roger Kimball is Editor and Publisher of <i>The New Criterion</i> and President and Publisher of Encounter Books. His latest book is <i>The Fortunes of</i> …

Amnesia

London's job market calls for young graduates as scale of the UK's regional brain drain revealed

The scale of the brain drain of recent graduates has been revealed by new research into the magnetic force of London’s job market.<p>A report by think tank Centre for Cities found that in 2014-2015, 24pc of employed graduates from all UK universities were working in London within six months of …