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‘Hands of Stone’ Review: A Fistful of Drama

The rise, fall and return of the talented boxer Roberto Durán<p>The actor Edgar Ramirez is no lightweight, but in “Hands of Stone” he plays one: Roberto Durán, perhaps the greatest 135-pounder in boxing history; a ferocious puncher, a gifted tactician, a competitor for whom losing seemed …

The Ten Best Budget Travel Destinations for 2016

Travel doesn’t have to break the bank. With a strong dollar, exotic locales can offer a lot of bang for your buck and an off-the-beaten path experience.<p>Here is a compendium of the coolest budget destinations for 2016 from some of the best travel bloggers on the web. From a family of four traveling …

Travel

Japan’s Largest Yakuza Group Just Cancelled Halloween

Sorry kids. No candy this year.<p>Every Halloween, western kids look forward to dressing up in scary costumes and going door-to-door trick-or-treating around their neighbourhoods. But if you're a kid living in a certain district in Kobe, Japan, the spooky highlight of your year could lie in receiving …

Japan

You Asked: What’s the Best Stress Relief Method?

When it comes to quelling stress, there are dozens of research-backed remedies. But the most effective treatment is always going to be the one you …

Mindfulness

Male brain is programmed to seek out sex over food

Brain cells specific to men fire up when mates are present and override the need to eat, scientists have found<p>It is said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but a new study suggests that when it comes to sex, food is the last thing on his mind.<p>Researchers have found that the male …

Sunday Lectures: Robot Jobs, Shame Culture, and the Yakuza

Get smart without getting out of bed.<p><i>Sunday Lectures is a weekly roundup of the internet’s most interesting educational videos. Get smarter without</i> …

McDonald's

A Belgian photographer was allowed to photograph the inner circle of Japan's yakuza

In 2009, Belgian photographer Anton Kusters went to Japan and gained the trust of high-ranking members Japan's organized crime families, known as the</i> …

Japan

10 facts reveal the absurdity of Pablo Escobar's wealth

Despite his humble origins, Pablo Escobar became the leader of the Medellín cartel, which was responsible for 80% of the global cocaine market.<p>"El Patron" brought in an estimated $420 million a week in revenue, making him one of the wealthiest drug lords ever.<p>While verifying Escobar's wealth is …

The best place to travel every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best international destination to visit each month of the year.<p>Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare and median hotel rates for four-star properties in multiple destinations around the world. Activities and weather were also taken into consideration.<p>Here is …

No Reserve: 2002 BMW M3 6-Speed Convertible

This 2002 BMW M3 convertible is a nicely optioned example with just under 100k from new and a clean Carfax report. The drivetrain is stock with a …

2016 Smart Fortwo Manual

For city dwellers, it's edging closer to living up to its name.<p>There are a few ways to have some fun with a 2016 Smart Fortwo. First, you can park it nose to tail with another Smart in the same single spot. You can also make a U-turn in your driveway. You could engage in a rousing session of …

Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

Made from stacked and cantilevered shipping containers, the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company in Johannesburg is a sustainable flagship for the …

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

World History