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The Amazons Were Based on Real-Life Women Warriors Who Were Cool as Hell

The Amazons aren't just the stuff of Greek myth and "Wonder Woman" movies. New evidence suggests that they had living counterparts in nomadic Scythian warrior tribes.<p>In ancient Greek myth, the Amazons only exist in reference—and deference—to Greek heroes. They are there to be fought and to provide …

Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics

For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the “Dark Ages,” which erroneously …

Microbiology

What causes that unique rain smell after weeks of no rain?

You know the smell - even if the only way you can describe it is "the smell of rain" - that beautiful, earthy aroma that hits your nostrils just …

Daydream believer: Why wandering minds are essential to good brain function

Ever get a hard time for daydreaming too much? According to new research, daydreaming is not a sign of a lazy, untrained mind but might actually be …

Diabetes Prevention

Even if you have several risk factors, you can minimize your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by making some simple changes<p><b>Have a Beer</b>We're not suggesting you host a "Get Drunk for Diabetes" party, but knocking back a couple every now and then might lower your risk for type 2. A recent study …

Diabetes

21 Surprising Historical Duties of the Wedding Party

<i>Jen Doll, author of</i> Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest, <i>reveals what used to be expected of bridesmaids,</i> …

Space Science

Welcome to Open Library | Open Library

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. More<p>Just like Wikipedia, you can …

Salient Eye (Android) review: Salient Eye is the simplest of home security solutions - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Salient Eye is impressively easy to setup and use. Also, it's free.<p><b>The Bad</b> Salient Eye is for Android users only and about as bare bones as it gets -- you won't find many advanced security camera features here.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> As far as free theft-deterrent and motion-notification systems …

Forget flares. Next time you're in trouble, send up a balloon

We've all seen the movie. A character gets lost at sea or deep in the woods and he or she shoots a flare into the air. It glows brightly, fizzles out and then -- nothing. A cold, lonely night accompanied by poignant violin-heavy music ensues. The next day, rescue helicopters zip by overhead but …

Hiking

Get Jacked Like Jax

'Anarchy' lifted Charlie Hunnam's life. Can a little outlaw behavior do the same for you?<p>Long before we see the ocean, we feel it, the brine-fresh breeze gliding up Sunset Boulevard. For the first time since we left Greenblatt's Deli on our Royal Enfield motorcycles, a smile spreads across Charlie …

Movies

The High-Intensity Cardio Workout That's Easy on Your Knees

This low-impact routine will have a major impact on your calorie burn<p>If anyone knows how hard it is to lose weight while combating knee pain it's BJ Gaddour. He's a longtime <i>Men's Health</i> training advisor and the creator of <i>Bodyweight Cardio Burners,</i> a high-intensity fitness DVD that will give you the …

Exercise

NASA releases actual sound recordings from space - and they’re spine chilling

"There's no sound in space," you cry. "Space is a vacuum, you dolt!" Yes. It's true. But what if, say someone like NASA, put up some special …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

4 Money-Saving TNW Deals

We’ve featured some amazing offers from TNW Deals lately that we’re sure you don’t want to miss. Here’s our pick of the week:<p>The Ultimate Design Course To Increase User Engagement: Ramp up conversions by understanding user psychology better<p>Increasing conversion on your site can feel like a mystery …

The Yoga Moves You Must Try with Your Girlfriend

Don't think of it as yoga, think of it as sexercise<p>There may be no better foreplay than partner yoga. Your girlfriend is in spandex, you're touching each other, and you're both getting bendy. It's hot—and research agrees.<p>The ancient Indian practice has long been shown to ease joint pain, lower …

Yoga

11 Classy Insults With Classical Greek and Latin Roots

Do you ever go on such an epic internet rant you just feel you’ve run out of words with which to hammer your enemies? Do you want to up your game …

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

5 Alternative Yard Games You Can Master This Summer

Summertime is the season for outdoor activities—cookouts, picnics, camping and games. But instead of hauling out the badminton net or the croquet …

16 Weird Forgotten English Words We Should Bring Back

English changes all the time, often in subtle ways—so it's not surprising that we've lost many delightful words and phrases along the way. In his …

Literature

The Most Important Fat-Burning Exercise You're Not Doing

“I was once a fat dude with bad knees, then I experienced the awesome power of bodyweight training to shed weight and build a lean, strong body,” says BJ Gaddour, CSCS, who <i>Men’s Health</i> magazine calls “one of fittest men of all time.”<p>Gaddour says almost anyone can become as lean and fit as he is by …

Men's Health

10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting America

With the help of Google Translate (and an ability to interpret completely random sentence structure), an American can find out what kind of advice …

12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet

You know the alphabet. It’s one of the first things you’re taught in school. But did you know that they’re not teaching you <i>all</i> of the alphabet? There …

Linguistics

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Free eBooks

These eBooks are available courtesy of Project Gutenberg, whose mission is to encourage the creation and distribution of free eBooks. The Project …

eBooks

Splendid Landscapes Photography

The weekend is about to begin and it's time to check some super splendid photography, just for fun! I thought it would be great to share with you …

George Takei