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The History Behind Manhattan's Street Grid

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Urban Design

Guys Retire to Hang With Their Wives. And the Wives?

If there were an emoji for retirement, you'd think it'd be those two Adirondack chairs on magazine covers. Maybe it should be one chair, or two …

Hiker stumbles upon 1,200-year-old Viking sword while walking an ancient trail in Norway

A hiker in Norway has discovered an ancient sword while walking an ancient route in the mountains of Haukeli. The well-preserved sword has been dated …

John le Carré: The Biography by Adam Sisman review – a man who’s become his own best fiction

Adam Sisman’s life of the spy novelist is a fascinating truce between candour and guile<p>In literature, posterity is the name of the game. John le Carré (aka David Cornwell), who knows this only too well, has been flirting with the idea of his biography since 1989, with many second and third …

Florida's Pristine Parks: Ocala National Forest

Get more out of your Ocala National Forest visit by exploring must-see parks, preserves, and refuges nearby.<p>The Ocala National Forest, north of Orlando, is the world's largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest at nearly 383,000 acres. That means that a sand ridge of dunes, which were once a chain …

Mind the gap: The staggering income of America’s 10 richest CEOs

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Jamie Dimon says lowering executive pay won’t fix income inequality. Maybe not, but it would be a good start!<p>Maya Gold<p>October 25, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Demos.<p>In America, chief executive pay is now 300 times more than the average worker. That’s …

America's economic boom, crash, and epic comeback in 128 maps

As the Philly Fed's latest coincident indexes survey shows, six states — North Dakota, Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, West Virginia, and Vermont — saw economic activity contract during the three months ending in September.<p>Three other states went sideways, while the other 41 states continued to inch …

Artist pays $1 for an abandoned building, transforms it into something beautiful

Head over to Chicago’s South Side, and chances are you’ll find a vacant home, ready to be demolished. But some of these homes and buildings have the …

The 21 Most Popular Novels of 2015 So Far

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Ancient History

Here's what 'geniuses' do when they're given over half a million dollars

This year's class is 24 people, including Stanford University computer scientist Christopher Re, who builds data-processing systems that can be used for anything from finding human traffickers to analyzing genes, and neuroscientist Beth Stevens, PhD, who studies how miscommunication between brain …

This Is What It's Like to Serve Drinks to Drunk English Tourists

One guy once asked me for a blow job. He asked for a mojito, a gin and tonic, and so on. At the end, like he was ordering another drink, he said: “And a blow job.”<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Restaurant Confessionals</i><i>, where we talk to the unheard voices of the restaurant industry from both the front-of-house</i> …

Elvis Costello: My Life in 10 Songs

“Radio Soul” (1975)<p>[<i>Early version of "Radio Radio"</i>]<p>This was way before <i>My Aim Is True.</i> I recorded it with my semipro band Flip City, when we were …

Elvis Costello

Social investing in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal: Have your say

<i>This article is by staff writer Katie O’Connor.</i><p>Caught red-handed<p>On the off-chance you haven’t heard about it, Volkswagen, the German car maker, is in …

Investing

Colleges whose graduates earn the most

MIT alumni earn a median mid-career salary of $91,600.William B. Plowman/Getty Images<p>One of the biggest measurements of success after college is how much graduates earn.<p>New data from College Scorecard, a website created by the US Department of Education that compares colleges and universities in a …

Turning Pennies Into Billion$: The Tiny Tax Wall Street Fears

By Matt Stannard, www.occupy.com<p>| Educate!<p>In Chicago – where hunger strikers are protesting school closures, where school closures result from …

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Passive Income: The 7 Most Lucrative Online Business Models (Passive Income, Financial Freedom, Wealth Creation, Internet Marketing) (Passive Income, Online … Wealth Creation, Internet Marketing) | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

Discover The 7 Most Lucrative Online Business Models...<p><b>Today only, get a special discount on this Amazon #1 bestseller!</b><p>First off, I’d like to …

Mystery Of Amazonian Tribe's Head Shapes Solved

Culture may trigger rapid evolution of various human features, suggests new research into the marital practices of a tribe from the Brazilian …

Anthropology

How to Visit U.S. National Parks for Free

<i>by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>In case you hadn't noticed, the U.S. is home to some of the greatest national parks in the world. The best part: if you do your homework, you can visit them for free. Here's how.<p><b>Enroll in the Every Kid In A Park program</b><p>Get ready for the ultimate family national …

Abandoned Ship: Spacecraft Discovered in Huge Derelict Hangar

[ By WebUrbanist in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ]Remarkably intact and beautifully documented by a Russian urban explorer, this space shuttle …

Not For the Faint of Heart: Views from a Freelancer - Interview with Blink member Pete Muller | LensCulture

<i>Pete Muller was born to a lineage of visual artists. His first photo job was assisting his mother in the darkroom. A history major at college, Muller shifted towards journalism to quench his curiosity. Captivated by issues of nationalism, masculinity and violence the award-winning PRIME</i> …

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The 20-year chart that shows a looming crunch for dividend shares

The chart showing the "dividend cover" on leading shares is nosediving, spelling trouble for income investors<p>The income that companies pay shareholders through dividends is treasured by small investors.<p>For many it is a vital supplement to a fixed income, such as a pension; for others it is …

2 coders used old photographs to make a mesmerizing Google Street View map of San Francisco in the 1800s

If you've ever wondered what it'd feel like to travel back in time and walk the streets of San Francisco, this might be the closest you'll get — at least for now.<p>Two developers, Dan Vanderkam and Raven Keller, had the brilliant idea to take all the old photographs from the San Francisco Historical …

What Purpose Did the Appendix Once Serve?

The appendix is often only noticed when it necessitates troublesome removal. Wouldn't we be better off never having had an appendix at all? Darwin …

Immune System

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

John Wick: Keanu Reeves is one stone-cold assassin

Hang emotional complexity, someone’s stolen his car and killed his dog. This calls for retribution on a biblical scale<p>Over the years, as action cinema has grudgingly begun to acknowledge the limitations of physical reality – reigning in a few of its wilder leaps of logic in the process – one …

How to profit from the next stock market plunge - the Warren Buffett way

Warren Buffett keeps an investment "war chest". We suggest what to sell to create your own. And highlight the bargain investments to buy<p>Investors may soon be able to go bargain hunting. Undervalued assets have been thin on the ground in recent years, as shares, bonds and property have all risen …

Worst-case scenario for sea level rise: No more New York, Berlin or Shanghai

A new study shows that if we were to burn all the Earth's fossil fuels, the Antarctic ice sheet would melt. That would trigger massive sea level rise …