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This Newly Excavated Underground Tunnel Reveals How 83 German Officers Escaped a World War II Prison Camp

It only takes the opening notes of the theme tune to 1963 classic film The Great Escape for most people to conjure up images of the lives of …

Ancient Nara

Nara, located around 30 km south of modern Kyoto, was the capital of ancient Japan between 710 and 784 CE. It gave its name to the Nara Period …

Ancient History

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

How successful people make their to-do lists

But it's easy to get caught up in which fancy app or system you should use for your list. Lots of (very nerdy) internet arguments center around the right approach. Should you stick to pencil and paper? An iPhone app?<p>"I'm a firm believer in David Allen's <i>Getting Things Done</i> philosophy — that 'your …

Our attempts to relax are seriously stressing us out

In the digital era, a lot of us feel busier than our parents and grandparents ever were. But analyses of the way we actually use our time suggest that we’re mistaken. On the whole, we’re not doing any more work than previous generations. We don’t do any more household chores, either. So why do we</i> …

The study, which calls for America to flex its military muscle in the region, will likely be seized on by Republicans who accuse Obama of weak leadership<p>The balance of military power in Asia is shifting against the US as China makes aggressive territorial moves, a major independent report will warn …

Geopolitics

Jordan unleashes wrath on ISIS: 'This is just the beginning'

<b>Karak, Jordan (CNN) —</b> Two days after news emerged that ISIS had burned a captive Jordanian pilot to death, the Middle Eastern nation hit back, and is promising more.<p>Fighter jets carried out airstrikes Thursday, then returned to fly over the home of the slain 27-year-old pilot, Lt. Moath …

10 Timeless Wisdoms To Comfort You At Any Age

The beauty about being human is that each phase of life presents new opportunities for growth and achievement. It also leaves you pondering your next …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome | Inc.com

Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your brain, in anticipation of the time off, just says: <i>I have had enough! Bring on the downtime.</i> Then the afternoon just drags on and …

Productivity

The Week in Review: Big Names Say Farewell

A comedic force and a movie star were among those we lost this week.For almost four decades, Robin Williams challenged his audiences and brought them …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

9 Inspiring Quotes About Wisdom That Will Change The Way You See Your Life

We get it. Life can be hard.<p>One moment, you can feel the profoundness of your own life's purpose in every aching atom of your body. Then, suddenly, you're at a loss for just about everything: words, identity, creativity, inspiration. It leaves you feeling confused, alone and like there's nowhere …

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Paris Alive: Jean-Paul Sartre on World War II

The philosopher reflects on France's war with Nazi Germany, which began 75 years ago.<p>On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. Two days later—75 years ago today—Britain and France declared war on Germany; World War II had begun in earnest. The Nazis occupied Paris the next year.<p>In the December …

"Of the mess of books that has been unsystematically scattered throughout my home, and my life, which ones will make it to the nightstand? In what order will they be stacked? Perhaps most importantly: how will I decide?" http://www.themillions.com/2014/08/on-the-nightstand-on-deciding-what-to-read-next.html

Robin Williams' death shines light on depression's grip

ROBIN WILLIAMS THROUGH THE YEARS<p>Actor and comedian Robin Williams' apparent suicide focuses attention on the challenges of treating depression and other psychological disorders, even among those who have access to money and professional help.<p>Bay Area mental health experts expressed concern Tuesday …

“He seemed to have established in his mind an affinity between the two great passions of his life—pale ale and revolution—and assuredly he could not taste the one without dreaming of the other.” Read an early story by Guy de Maupassant, who was born today in 1850: http://tpr.ly/1oarhhr

WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …

First World War centenary: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join Prince Harry and David Cameron at ceremony in Mons, Belgium

David Cameron pays tribute to the horrors of the First World War at a ceremony in Mons, Belgium, also attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry<p>It was a conflict of “unspeakable carnage, unbearable loss and almost unbelievable bravery” fought “to preserve the principles of …

How the Guardian reported the first world war: England declares war on Germany

Great Britain declared war on Germany at 11 o'clock last night.<p>The Cabinet yesterday delivered an ultimatum to Germany. Announcing the fact to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister said: "We have repeated the request made last week to the German Government that they should give us the same …

Russia’s Military Is Already in East Ukraine. Will There Be a Full-Scale Invasion?

The troops, the tanks, and the artillery is in place. The shelling has begun. Is this just another skirmish? Or something much, much bigger?<p>Right now …

The best books of 2014

The must-read novels, memoirs and history books of the year: if you're looking for a new book to read, this is a good place to start<p>Looking for something new to read? From the best children's and poetry books to failsafe gift and cookery books, you will find exactly what you are looking for.<p>There …

Editorial: England's duty

Russia has ordered a general mobilisation, Germany has proclaimed martial law throughout the Empire and may begin at any moment now to mobilise. The outlook in Europe is as bad as possible, short of being quite hopeless.<p>Under other political conditions in England we should now be wringing our hands …

21 amazing World Heritage Sites you've probably never heard of

Women in Print: Five Must-Reads for Your Summer List

I can't believe there are only five weeks until the unofficial end of summer. If you're lucky enough to be planning a few beach days or weekend getaway and need a break from emails and news headlines, consider these reads that blend the personal with the political. From an inspiring teenager's …

7 Choices You'll Regret At The End of Your Life

"At the end of our lives we all ask: Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?" -- Brendon Burchard<p>In April of 2012 my father died at the age of 54. He was relatively young and his death was a shock. As I sat thinking during his funeral I kept replaying the last few conversations we had.<p>The one thing …

In the Time of the Flemings: the Dutch in Brazil, 1624-54

C.R. Boxer recalls “the time of the Flemings” (Tempo dos Flamengos), as the period of the Dutch occupation of Pernambuco province in Brazil used to …

Brazil