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Beaten, tortured, sexually abused: An American ISIS widow looks for a way home

<b>Northern Syria (CNN) —</b> For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and propaganda videos of ISIS's so-called Caliphate.<p>A holiday is …

Cotton Candy

18 Vegetarian Bowls That Make Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner a Breeze

Story of our life: We want a meal that’s healthy-ish but also satisfying and comforting. Luckily, these 18 vegetarian bowl recipes exist. They’re …


A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

In the early 1950s, the psychologist Muzafer Sherif brought together a group of boys at a US summer camp – and tried to make them fight each other. Does his work teach us anything about our age of resurgent tribalism?<p>• Read an extract from The Lost Boys<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods …


The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …


4 Exercises for Real Posture Improvement

The Posture Experts Are Wrong<p>Any time the subject of posture comes up, it creates the image of a bunch of wanna-be debutantes struggling to learn how …


What to Wear With a Navy Blazer | The Art of Manliness

With simple lines and a flattering, masculine fit, the classic, nautical-inspired blazer jacket is a worthy men’s wardrobe staple. It differs from a …

Men's Fashion

Paul Ryan Will Retire as the Biggest Fake in American Politics

If he hadn't done so much damage, we could laugh him off the national stage—like Joe Biden did.<p>It’s probably too much to hope that Speaker Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny starver from the state of Wisconsin, will dedicate his retirement to public service the way that his immediate predecessor has.<p>…

Joe Biden

This Challenging Legs and Abs Workout Uses a Wall as the Only Equipment

Get high-intensity sculpting from abs to calves with this genius workout upgrade.<p>1. Push-Up Tap<p>A<p>B<p><b>A.</b><p>Start on floor in plank on palms facing wall, …


50 Terrifying Serial Killers From Each State Who'll Freak You The Hell Out

Oh. My. God.<p>🚨<i>HI! This post contains extremely disturbing material. Please continue at your own discretion.</i>🚨Not all submissions are from Community users.


Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …


Astronomers Find Evidence of Thousands of Black Holes at the Center of Our Galaxy

Astronomers have long predicted that as many as 20,000 black holes could be hiding in our galaxy’s center, but so far no one has been able to spot …

Columbia University

Jim Clark, the indecisive farmer who was transformed behind a wheel

The Scottish Formula One double world champion, who died 50 years ago, was modest and unpretentious but a supreme competitor on the track<p>Jim Clark was almost certainly the only Formula One world champion as comfortable with a shepherd’s crook as with a steering wheel. Had he not been killed in …

Motor Racing

23 Creepy True Crime Stories That'll Make You Gasp, "Oh My God"

Warning: includes details some readers may find disturbing.<p><i>WARNING: The following contains highly disturbing content. Please continue at your own discretion.</i>


Cassini's Last Images

The Cassini spacecraft was our emissary to Saturn. Launched in 1997, the Cassini-Huygens mission, a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European …


20 Things Every Man Should Have In His Wardrobe

The essential building blocks of your personal style<p>The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we've selected the …

Men's Fashion

I Tried 6 Money-Saving Hacks And Here's What Actually Worked

Two apps, a money jar, and a new bullet journal addition actually saved me a whole lot of cash in just one month.

Personal Finance

10 Common Mistakes People Make at the Car Dealership

Driving a brand-new car can be one of the great experiences of life. Walking into a dealership and buying one, on the other hand, ranks up there with public speaking and visits to the dentist atop most people’s lists of anxiety-inducing prospects. But it’s not really that scary if you’re prepared …

Personal Finance

The Secret to Smelling Better Than Anyone Else

Why your cologne bottle shouldn't have a designer name on it.

Men's Fashion

Foam Rolling 101: Here's What You Need To Know

In the past couple of years, the use of foam rollers has skyrocketed in the wellness world for its tension-relieving and stress-reducing abilities …

Massage Therapy

H.R. McMaster Worked for Me. His Retirement From the Military Reveals A Lot About President Trump

I met Colonel H.R. McMaster in 2004, when he was in command of the Third Calvary Regiment in Tal Afar, Iraq. It was a hot and dusty day, and I was a …

National Security Advisor

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …


​How This Man Lost 60 Pounds, Dropped to 10% Body Fat, and Finally Found His Six Pack

​Carl McNair is 45 years old—but he’s in better shape now than he’s ever been<p>When Carl McNair decided to get back in shape, he started where many people do—the treadmill. Once he made his way back into a gym, he had the goal of completing one mile. For one month, five days a week, all he focused on …


We Have 12 New Hubble Images of the Universe and It's Looking Gorgeous

The Hubble Space Telescope is filling out its gallery of distant Messier objects.<p>The French astronomer Charles Messier (1730-1817) was fascinated by comets, and spent his life gazing through small refracting telescopes to identify new examples of these dynamic visitors. But Messier’s skyward …


The bands shaping the future of heavy music

Forget the denim vests and scraggly beards of metal lore - these are the acts opening modern-day mosh-pits, and breaking down barriers in the process.<p>…

Nine Inch Nails

46 Random Amazon Products That Thousands Of Reviewers Say Changed Their Lives

Life isn’t without its frustrations — and sometimes you need special products to help you solve those little problems that always seem to pop up. …

Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life

Elizabeth Willard Thames abandoned a successful career in the city and embraced frugality to create a more meaningful life. It enabled her to retire at 32 with her family to a homestead in the Vermont woods<p>As I write this, I’m sitting on the back porch of the rural Vermont homestead I share with my …


House hunters, be wary: 7 seemingly small flaws may point to a money pit

When Annemarie Kill and her husband, John Duffy, bought their first house in Chicago’s Galewood neighborhood in 2003, the duo knew it needed some cosmetic work — in fact, they were excited to redo the bathrooms and kitchen to make the home their own.<p>Little did they realize that the back of the …

32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …

How to Tie a Tie | The Art of Manliness

It’s a sad fact, but there are grown men who don’t know <b>how to tie a tie</b>. If they have a big interview that afternoon, they’ll go shopping for a …