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Hey Trump, This Is Why the Civil War Happened

I asked historians to respond to Trump's question: "Why was there a civil war?" Here's what they told me.<p>In an interview with conservative journalist Salena Zito airing on Sirius XM on Monday, Donald Trump, the president of the United States, asked: "Why was there the Civil War?" This was part of …

War

Mastodon Bone Findings Could Upend Our Understanding of Human History

Paleontologists have dug up a 130,000-year-old mastodon skeleton that looks like it was smashed apart by humans. But they found it in America, where people were not supposed to have arrived for another 100,000 years.<p>How could that have happened?<p>The researchers say they think early humans must have …

Anthropology

Bannon’s Views Can Be Traced to a Book That Warns, ‘Winter Is Coming’

WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon has read the book three times. He still keeps a copy of it — one that’s creased and copiously underlined — in a library with the rest of his favorites at his father’s house in Richmond, Va.<p>The book, “The Fourth Turning,” a 1997 work by two amateur historians, Neil …

Donald Trump

Italian eyewear startup Quattrocento offers ‘paper try-on’ service

Lots of online eyewear retailers offer to send you a selection of frames to try on at home before you buy, a model made popular by Warby Parker in the U.S. and GlassesDirect in Europe. However, although sending you the exact same frame as you intend to purchase has largely solved the conversion …

The Story Behind the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album Cover

It was 50 years ago today that the <i>Sgt. Pepper’s</i> <i>Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> photo shoot took place.<p>Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the taking of …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

Self-improvement

These amazing photos document the iconic Summer of Love in San Francisco

100,000 hippies descended on San Francisco in 1967. Jim Marshall captured it all.<p>The summer of 1967 in San Francisco was a magical time and …

Hunter S. Thompson

Trees toppled at Ghana waterfall during storm, killing 19

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A rainstorm toppled trees onto people at Ghana's Kintampo Waterfall, killing at least 19, most of them students who were visiting and swimming at the tourist site north of the capital, officials said Monday.<p>Early reports had blamed Sunday's disaster on a single large tree and …

Africa

8 Reasons Why You're Having Joint Pain

“Oh, my aching joints” is more than a cliché. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from joint pain that can sometimes be debilitating. If you have …

25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it comes to fillings. We presume you're a practiced hand at the …

Cinco de Mayo, explained: how a Mexican battle cry became an American holiday

On Friday, many Americans are celebrating a holiday they likely know almost nothing about.<p>I'm speaking, of course, of Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for May 5. Although the day is supposed to celebrate Mexican heritage, it has become Americanized — that is, hijacked into another excuse to party, …

Three Delicious Coleslaw Recipes

Chef and runner Marcus Samuelsson gives this side a healthy makeover.<p>With little mayo and loads of cabbage, fiber-rich slaw is a surprisingly nutritious powerhouse, offering vitamins C and K, folate, and minerals like calcium and iron. “The tang reminds me of pickles I’ve loved since I was a boy,” …

21 Recipes for Mouthwatering Memorial Day Burgers

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and, obviously, that means grilling burgers. Believe us, we'll throw just about <i>anything</i> that's edible over the flames, but the joy of biting into the rosy, juicy insides of a well-charred hunk of beef jammed between bread has established the burger in its deserved …