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Trash piles up in US as China closes door to recycling

For months, a major recycling facility for the greater Baltimore-Washington area has been facing a big problem: it has to pay to get rid of huge …

Pollution

How Paul Rudd Got Even More Shredded for ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’

Paul Rudd blew minds when he first pulled off his shirt and revealed a shredded midsection in <i>Ant-Man</i> back in 2015. The actor was 45, after all. And, …

Paul Rudd

The historical roots of the US rural-urban divide run deep | Eliza Griswold

Over the fireplace at Mingo Creek Craft Distillers, a whiskey purveyor in the small town of Washington, Pennsylvania, a portrait of Alexander Hamilton hangs upside down. With snowy hair and a black velvet jacket, Hamilton wears an impassive look that might be described as hauteur. In 1791, to pay …

George Washington

The 8 Best Travel Books of All Time

At their worst, travel books are dated, deeply racist, or just painfully dull. But at their best, they capture the spark of seeing something new, as well as the way your perspective shifts when you’re out of your rut with your eyes open. Here are some of the best—including some by writers who have …

Books

Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his fist and flips his cap to …

Military

How Daguerreotype Photography Reflected a Changing America

As denizens of the digital world, most contemporary Americans are exposed daily to dozens of photographs of friends, loved ones, celebrities and …

National Portrait Gallery

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Review: Welcome to Steaming Dino Poop

Is it enough for a blockbuster to just trot out computer-generated dinos and let the audience munch popcorn while the beasties chomp down on humans? …

Jurassic World

11 Finished Book Series You Can Marathon-Read This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means we book nerds finally have time to read all those great series we have been meaning to get around to. On the list …

Books

Not Your Parent's Road Trip: How To Do The Pacific Northwest The Right Way

<i>Read Part 1: Los Angeles to Sonoma</i><p>From Sonoma, you can take the time to drive along the coast and hit stops like Redwood National Park – which is what just about everyone does – which is why I recommend making a b-line (with one quick detour to Crate Lake) for your first stop: Sisters, Oregon.<p><b>The</b> …

RVs

The Genius Alarm Clock That Turned Me Into a Morning Person

I used to use my iPhone alarm to wake up in the morning. Problem was, I'd awake with a start to the annoying beeping, instantly stressed out. …

Fiber optic wires, servers, and more than 550,000 miles of underwater cables: Here's what the internet actually looks like

Every second, millions of emails, clicks, and searches happen via the world wide web with such fluidity that the internet seems almost omnipresent. As such, people often mistakenly assume that internet traffic happens by air — our mobile devices, after all, aren't wired to anything.<p>But satellites …

Mobile Devices

Long Weekend Getaways: Charming New England Towns You Can Drive to From Boston

<i>As part of a series on long weekend getaways, we’re showing you how to make the most of your summer Fridays, school breaks and the season’s</i> …

U.S. Issues Alert to Americans in China in Wake of Sonic Attack Fears

BEIJING — The State Department issued a health alert on Friday to American citizens living or traveling in China, advising them to seek medical attention if they experienced “auditory or sensory phenomena” similar to those experienced by American diplomats evacuated to the United States.<p>The alert, …

China

11 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Departed’

Martin Scorsese’s <i>The Departed</i> is nothing short of a masterpiece; with a cast so stacked it seems nearly impossible that we’d ever be able to get them …

Reporter by Seymour Hersh review – memoir of a giant of journalism

“Give me a break!” were the first words Lieutenant William Calley Jr, accused of killing 109 Vietnamese civilians, said to Seymour Hersh when the intrepid reporter finally found him. It had not been an easy task for Hersh, who had been chasing the story for weeks. In the hunt for Calley he had …

Journalism

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

73 Books to Read While the Sun Is Out and the Days Are Long

Thrillers, romances, cookbooks, the great outdoors: We’ve got them, and more.

Books

Trump’s Right-Hand Troll

Stephen Miller once tormented liberals at Duke. Now the president’s speechwriter and immigration enforcer is deploying the art of provocation from the White House.<p>I<p>t’s late on a Friday afternoon in March, and I’m sitting across from Stephen Miller in his spacious, sunlit West Wing office, trying to …

Cultural Appropriation

What Kind Of Parent Are You: Carpenter Or Gardener?

There are two kinds of parents in modern America, says Alison Gopnik in her recent book, The Gardener and the Carpenter.<p><b>About 'How To Raise A Human'</b><p>Does raising kids have to be stressful? Is it really dangerous for babies to sleep with mom? Do chores have to be a fight? Over the next month, NPR …

Parenting

A Civilian's Primer on Military Rank and Insignia | The Art of Manliness

If you’re a regular ol’ civilian like me, you might have a lot of respect for the military, but you don’t know much about military culture. For …

Military

How to Make Your Bed Cool for Better Sleep During the Hot Summer Months

Plus, the bed sheets that always feel cool — even on the hottest nights.<p><i>This story originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p>Last week, Parachute, a …

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Meet the Couple Who Built a German Castle in Namibia

Hansheinrich von Wolf and his young American bride, Jayta, were roughing it in a tent nearby while an army of workers built their magnificent, …

The 7 Best Wristwatches for New Graduates

When finding your first gig out of school, there will be a few things on your shopping list. The right garb to master the ever-elusive “business …

I Tried Ryan Reynolds’ Insane ‘Deadpool 2’ Workout—and Now I Know Why He’s Shredded

We started with sandbag lunges.<p>Just a few days before <i>Deadpool 2</i> premiered around the country, I took a trip to New York City gym Drive 495 to meet up …

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

China Launches Its First Domestically Made Aircraft Carrier

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier to begin sea trials on Sunday, reaching another milestone in the expansion of the country’s navy.<p>The aircraft carrier, as yet unnamed, left its berth at a shipyard in the northeastern port of Dalian after a blow of its …

Military

Boat Shoes: A Man's Complete Guide | The Art of Manliness

In the 1930s, Paul Sperry, a former Navy Sailor, avid outdoorsman, and designer of duck decoys, bought himself an old schooner that he fixed up and …

Men's Fashion

Why Dying Light Co-op Was the Perfect Way to Stay Close to My Brother

We were just finishing up a long mission and were heading back to one of the hubs, hoping to reach it ahead of the looming night, during which Dying …

What Ken Burns Omits From The Vietnam War

In his own remarks, Mac Owens mentioned an essay by Jim Webb, the decorated Vietnam combat veteran, writer, and former U.S. senator. That essay, …