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‘Jamaican Me Crazy’ Jerk Chicken

There’s something about good jerk chicken that keeps you coming back for more. It may be the spices, it may be the hint of sweet, or it could just be …

Five cult film soundtracks that defined the year 2000

Let’s cast our minds back to a significant year, the year 2000: the Spice Girls broke up for good (sob), the Tate Modern first opened its doors to the public, the Playstation 2 was born (and so was Willow Smith), Britney Spears released her smash hit “Oops!…I Did it Again” and the Y2K bug failed to …

Soundtracks

Best Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

"This is a simple recipe. It is simple to throw together the marinade in the morning before going off to work and come home to an easy dinner to …

Best American Lagers

The American craft beer boom has led to some of the best and most diverse brews in history, but most of them reside on one side of beer’s family …

These haunting photos combine images of Berlin from World War II with the present day

A series of incredible images show how quickly the world can change.<p>In photographer Patrick Strijards' "Old vs. New" collection, he combines images of Germany during World War II with photos of the present day. The photographs artfully contrast the broad sweeps of Nazi propaganda and the …

World War II

Albert Einstein on the Secret to Learning

In 1915 Einstein, who was then 36, was living in wartime Berlin with his cousin Elsa, who would eventually become his second wife. His two sons, Hans …

10 film plot holes that need some explaining...

Jack! Come back! Rose can just budge over a bit! Yes, the third highest-grossing film of all time – the watery 1997 romance <i>Titanic</i> – was built on a big weepie lie. Kate Winslet admitted this week that in the climactic scene, her co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, could have fitted on that raft after all, …

Colorized Photos of Child Laborers Bring Struggles of the Past to Life

Noon hour in the Ewen Breaker, Pennsylvania Coal Co. Jan. 1911. South Pittston, Pennsylvania.<br>Lewis Hine—Library of Congress<p>1 of 28<p>Lewis Hine was one …

Anne Frank's stepsister says Donald Trump is 'acting like Hitler'

Eva Schloss attacks the Republican presidential candidate in essay about the Syrian refugee crisis<p>Anne Frank's stepsister has accused Donald Trump of "acting like another Hitler".<p>Eva Schloss, 86, was a childhood playmate of Anne Frank when they were Jewish refugees in Amsterdam in the 1930s.<p>She …

In The Studio: 5 Mistakes Beginning Mix Engineers Make

Audio Recording

The history of the first and last man killed in every major US conflict

From Isaac Davis during the American Revolution to Martin J. Wyatt and Ramon S. Morris in Operation Enduring Freedom, 1.1 million U.S. soldiers have died in combat since 1775.<p>John Kerry famously asked in a 1971 congressional testimony on Vietnam, "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for …

World History

How the world changed as a result of Hitler's decision to invade Poland, 76 years ago today

Adolf Hitler's home, the Berghof, was just outside the town, on a mountain in the Bavarian Alps. To the extent that Hitler had a home, this was it, and it was the place where Hitler met with many notables, particularly before the war began.<p>As it happens, today is the 76th anniversary of the start …

World History

Einstein on the Ideas of Truth, Goodness and Beauty

A reminder from <i>The World As I See It</i>:<p>A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labours of other men, …

"We Used To Dance" By James Murphy

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters.<p>For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.<p>Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as …

12 giant leaps for mankind – from carnivorism to Magna Carta

We asked 12 historians to nominate alternative moments in the past that they consider to be great leaps for mankind<p><i>This article was first published</i> …

America’s Forgotten Mass Lynching: When 237 People Were Murdered In Arkansas

In 1919, in the wake of World War I, black sharecroppers unionized in Arkansas, unleashing a wave of white vigilantism and mass murder that left 237 …

The EFF outlines how to bring the NSA to its knees

Since Edward Snowden revealed the many ways that the National Security Agency is collecting massive amounts of data on unsuspecting American citizens, some organizations have been diligently at work trying to regain personal privacy for the masses.<p>To that end, the Electronic Freedom Foundation just …

Surveillance

Anne Frank: 10 beautiful quotes from The Diary of a Young Girl

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 is “keep the memory alive”, and today we want to remember Annelies Marie Frank, better known as Anne Frank, who started her diary Diary of a Young Girl at the age of just 13, while hiding from the German occupation of Amsterdam during the second world war. …

Books

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes.<p>"Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker, a biologist at London's Natural History Museum who studies the evolution of color.<p>Simple animals …

Guy Does Impressions Of All 44 Presidents In This Sound Tour Of History

Have you ever wondered what all 44 US presidents sound like? Well, wonder no more because Mikey Bolts is here to take you on a sound tour though history.<p>Watch him impersonate every head honcho from the slow talkin' Obama to the twangy Bushes to the authoritative Lincoln.<p>Okay, so not all his …

10 Foods That Belong in Every Healthy Fridge

We just created your forever grocery list.<p><i>This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>If you want to eat healthier and lose weight, a fridge makeover may be just what you need. Keeping these foods on-hand will help you make smart choices when you're …

7 Choices You'll Regret At The End of Your Life

"At the end of our lives we all ask: Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?" -- Brendon Burchard<p>In April of 2012 my father died at the age of 54. He was relatively young and his death was a shock. As I sat thinking during his funeral I kept replaying the last few conversations we had.<p>The one thing …

15 Real Tech Company Interview Questions You Will Probably Be Asked (And How To Answer Them)

The question was: You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?<p>Answer: Lots of variants but one is that you jump …

Employment

Why coffee drinkers generally live longer

The greatest health benefits come from black coffee, so ease up on cream, sugar and other additives to get the full benefit.<p>Drinking coffee might …

Coffee

Like Beer? You Need to Read This Blog

The Beeroness talks beer trends and why you must cook with beer tonight.<p><i>Here, the blogs you should be reading right now with recipes and tips from</i> …

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

Cooking

Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts.

1 From a virtuous foreman to a sociopathic drifter<p>On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day when the mind might start wandering, a …

Risks vary with age for sleep-related infant deaths

Even when parents take steps to remove unsafe items from their bed, bed-sharing remains a risk factor for SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant deaths, a new study suggests.<p>Nearly 4,000 infant deaths occur each year from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, unknown causes, and accidental …