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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

Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an …

Japan

Downfall of Japanese TV’s girl next door highlights wider industry sexism

TV personality Becky’s fall from grace following alleged affair has ignited debate over Japan’s unfair standards for women in the entertainment industry<p>From nightly appearances on TV to persona non grata of Japanese show business in a matter of weeks, the drama of Rebecca Eri Ray Vaughan’s fall …

Padre Pio's 50-Year-Old Corpse Is Paraded Through The Streets Of Rome Wearing A Silicone Mask

A 50-year-old corpse wearing a silicone mask was paraded through the streets of Rome on Saturday, cheered on by thousands of onlookers who took …

The Tsaatan People

Project info<p>This is a series of portraits and general shots of the Tsaatan and Mongolian people who live in and around the forests of the East Taiga region of Khovsgol province in northern Mongolia.<br>The Tsaatan ethnic minority are one of the last remaining groups of nomadic reindeer herders in …

These Drone Photos of Istanbul are Vertigo-Inducing

Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş uses Photoshop to make his city straddle dimensions.<p>Though we exist in three dimensions, we spend an inordinate amount of time looking at and into two-dimensional screens. There is an illusion of space and dimension within these frames, and yet there are entire …

Astonishing, rare images of the Vietnam War from the winning side

Another Vietnam<p>Unseen images of the war from the winning side<p>1972<p><b>UPDATE, Feb. 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.:</b> <i>Based on serial numbers visible on the tail fins,</i> …

Learning a Second Language is a Waste of Time

Learning a second language is unproductive and a veritable waste of time. At long last I have come to my senses. After years expounding and arguing about the benefits of learning foreign tongues I have come to realize the truth and seen the light. I intone the mea culpa and offer my apologies. …

Reese Witherspoon blows whistle on Hollywood sexism: 'I don't want to be the girlfriend in a dumb comedy'

Oscar-winner set up production company Pacific Standard in protest at the paucity of strong roles available to women<p>Reese Witherspoon made the move into producing her own films because she refused to be cast as “the girlfriend in a dumb comedy”.<p>Speaking to Entertainment Weekly as part of the …

The Oscars

Japan's new stealth fighter is a futuristic marvel

Japan's Advanced Technology Demonstrator-Experimental, also known as the ATD-X or X-2, will fly from Nagoya Airport to Gifu Air Base at the end of …

Palestinian families homeless as Israeli military demolishes West Bank houses

Israeli bulldozers destroy 23 houses in two West Bank villages within controversial ‘military’ zone in one of biggest demolitions of recent years<p>Israeli military bulldozers have demolished 23 houses in two impoverished southern West Bank villages, including structures that were home to more than …

Stratfor has 11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years

In 2015, private-intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, published its Decade Forecast, in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments. While international analysts often try their hand at predicting the major events of the coming year, Stratfor …

Geopolitics

South Korea's gender problem could lead to an existential crisis

South Korea has such a low birth rate that it could become the world's oldest country by 2045, with an average age of 50. If things continue at this rate, the country could even go extinct by 2750. All that aging is putting the country into some dire economic straits.<p>Solving this demographic crisis …

South Korea

Campaigners want to ban this 'pro-rape' blogger from Scotland

<i>UPDATED Feb. 4, 09:30 a.m. GMT. Daryush Valizadeh has released a statement cancelling events scheduled to take place on Saturday. In a statement,</i> …

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

Adventure<p>This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the …

National Parks

6 Words You Should Know Before Talking About Islam

A lot of the suspicion surrounding Islam comes from a lack of knowledge or understanding of a religion that is still foreign to many people, despite its 1.6 billion followers. Often this lack of knowledge results in the public cooptation of important aspects of the faith.<p>Words like <i>jihad</i> and <i>shariah</i> …

Religion

4 Secrets to Reading Body Language Like an Expert

How important is body language?<p>55% of what you convey when you speak comes from body language. In fact, when you’re speaking about something …

Female Photographers Tackle Gender Roles and Relationships

'The Real Thing' showcases fantastic photos about love, sex, and relationships.<p><b>This article originally appeared on Creators.</b><p>Female artists can be depressingly underrepresented in the art world, but Flowers Gallery is doing its part to fight back. "Over the last few years, we at Flowers have noticed …

I Made This Tiny Skin-Care Change and It Totally Solved My Winter Dryness

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Winter face is upon us. And I've tried so many things to combat it. I've changed up my moisturizers, tried a bunch of different oils, and still, my face has ended up flaky and dry, seemingly immune to the hydration I was practically drenching it in. I …

The Forgotten Story of the Japanese 'Schindler's List'

Chiune Sugihara, sometimes called the "Japanese Schindler," was a diplomat living in Europe during WWII who defied his own government and issued thousands of transit visas to Jews facing execution. The overlooked hero is the focus of a new biopic.<p>Just next to a Starbucks in downtown Los Angeles's …