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5 Surprising Countries Where U.S. Citizens Need an Advance Visa

Photo by hjl/Flickr<p>If you're traveling to any of these places, be prepared with your paperwork.<p><b>When it comes to international travel, U.S. passports</b> …

Science Has Officially Found a Hangover Cure

A new study proves that this drink works better than anything else.<p>Everyone has a theory about the best way to cure, or even prevent, the dreaded hangover. There's padding your belly with deliciously greasy pizza (or fried chicken wings, in my case), taking ibuprofen before bed, chugging gallons of …

12 Easy-to-Follow Moves That Chisel Your Core

There are way more important reasons to strengthen your core than bikini-clad weekends, and you don't need a ton of crazy equipment and a gym membership to sculpt a strong and sexy midsection! The following 12 easy-to-follow exercises use your own body's weight to tone up your tight midsection. …

Nine “corrections” of English that make smart people look silly

Some people simply cannot stand by and watch the cold-blooded murder of the English tongue. They are very angry—though do not literally explode—when “literally” is used for emphasis. A preposition is something they hate to see a sentence ended with. Bad grammar makes them positively nauseated but …

Linguistics

Watch this brilliant visualization of words in the English language

What are the most frequently used words in the English language? You’re about to find out.<p>In 1965, researcher Mark Mayzner published Tables of Single-letter and Digram Frequency Counts for Various Word-length and Letter-position Combinations. His work, which studied the frequency of letter …

30 movies that will inspire you to travel the world

From the "Lord of the Rings," which was filmed in New Zealand, to "Into the Wild," which was filmed in Alaska, here are 30 movies that will make you want to travel all over the world.

Fly Fishing

Tintype Portraits of a New Generation of Folk Singers

At the Newport Folk Festival, the oldest music festival in the country, now in its 56th year, a young generation of folk musicians prides itself on just the opposite: sounding old. Photographer Giles Clement, in collaboration with Squarespace, captures these soulful time travelers in tintype …

Music Festivals

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

The 10 Best Movies Influenced by Marxist Philosophy

Karl Marx was one of the most influential philosopher of all time and consequently his work has influenced a lot of films. The spectator faces …

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Also Known As @CopyLab

By day, 19 year-old Chris Rellas is a college student at Georgetown University. But back in his dorm, he’s @CopyLab, an Instagram star who mixes the Old Masters with of-the-moment designer accessories and celebrity It boys and girls to create amusing new images. Think Jesus in Juande Juanes’ The …

Researchers Believe That Humans Originated From Another Planet

The American ecologist Dr. Ellis Silver has proposed an incredibly intriguing new thesis that suggests that human beings might not be indigenous to …

16 mouthwatering pasta dishes from around Italy

And although most pasta varieties are available around the world, there are some more traditional dishes that are best when tasted in the region they're originally from.<p>From gnocchi baked in tomato sauce and mozzarella to pappardelle cooked with wild boar ragu, we rounded up 16 authentic pasta …

Minipresso Hand-Powered Portable Espresso Maker

Want to enjoy a cup of your favorite coffee during hiking? Take a look at Minipresso portable espresso maker, it may be a nice solution.<p>The …

9 Minimalist Style Bloggers That Need to Be on Your Radar

It’s a fashion blogger’s world, and we’re just living in it. We’re definitely not complaining! In the midst of a never-ending roster of style bloggers, we’re professing our love for the fashion girls who take a more back-to-basics approach to their daily style. You see, for them, it pays to be …

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Prepare a grill or grill pan for high heat cooking. Grill bread, zucchini, squash and bell pepper about 5 minutes. Flip and grill on the second side …

50 Cool Girl–Approved Outfit Ideas

Since you likely find the brilliant outfits of stylish civilians as fascinating as we do, we decided to bring you a street style slideshow of giant …

Italian author Elena Ferrante stays in shadows despite prize nomination

It’s a Naples whodunnit: novelist hotly tipped to win Italy’s Strega prize has kept her identity a secret for more than 20 years to preserve her ‘flesh and blood’<p>When Italian journalist Roberto Saviano nominated the writer Elena Ferrante for the prestigious Strega prize, he did so knowing that, …

Books

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Bench Press<p>Lie faceup on a bench with your arms straight, a dumbbell in each hand <b>(A)</b>. Lower the dumbbells until they’re close to the sides of your chest <b>(B)</b>, then press them back up to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps, then go to move 2 without rest.<p>Exercise 2 …

The 10 best independent bookshops in the world – readers recommend

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Wherever you are in the world, visiting a bookshop is always a treat – but with their numbers dwindling, independent stores that offer something unique are increasingly becoming a destination in themselves. Last year we rounded up some of the world’s most weird and …

Books

5 Power Foods That Can Help You Drop a Size

<b>2. Cucumbers</b><br>More than 90 percent water, cukes are great for beating bloat or when you want a crunchy snack for next-to-no calories.<p><b>3. Strawberries</b><br>A recent study found that munching on these berries instead of other sweets led people to eat an average of 134 fewer calories at their next meal.<p><b>4.</b> …

'Virgin-born' sawfish are a first in the wild

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1170000/1170975_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524615008_7bae7818eba5d980a57ad28259744ef4<p><b>Seven sawfish in Florida have become the first virgin-born animals ever found in the wild from a sexually reproducing species.</b><p>The discovery suggests …

10 Common Money Mistakes People Make In Their 20s

Do you want to be financially secure? Many young adults in their 20s make money mistakes through lack of knowledge, which can result in debt and …

Personal Finance

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

Cooking

The Man Booker International Prize is the only literary award that really matters.

When Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai won the Man Booker International Prize this week, he did not accommodate himself to the genteel …

HitFix

The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Writers Explain Why They Made Thanos The Main Character<p>'Westworld' Season Two Begins With A Bloody 'Journey Into …

Avengers: Infinity War

Mark Henshaw's psychological thriller The Snow Kimono wins NSW Premier's Literary Award for fiction

Canberra author Mark Henshaw has taken out this year's New South Wales Premier's Literary Award for fiction for his psychological thriller The Snow …