Maciej Sworek

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From magnificent ruins to imposing forts: 10 must-visit British castles

England, Wales and Scotland are filled with castles that are rich in history and mythology. Here, Michael Smith rounds up 10 must-visit castles in …

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I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and these are the apps I can't live without

As Business Insider's international correspondent, I've spent the past six months traveling through Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Greece, Israel, and Russia, among other places.<p>Traveling for a living is a fun, exhilarating, and, quite frankly, exhausting experience. But the best way to make it more …

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9 Apps to Try if You Want to Learn Something New Every Day

Sure, smartphones and smartphone apps can waste our time and bring out the worst in people, but they can most definitely also be a force for good: …

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How To: Easily Change Your Play Store Country to Download Region-Locked Apps & Games

What you see when you open the Play Store is completely dependent on your country settings. Search results and top charts are specific to each region …

These 55 Amazon Products Have Been Bestsellers For Years — & You’d Never Guess Them

Buying stuff online an be a bit of a toss-up if you aren't careful. More times than I can count I've waited two weeks for a package, just to discover …

9 Inspiring Books That Should Be As Famous As "The Secret"

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Princess Mako of Japan will leave royal family to marry university boyfriend

Princess Mako, Japanese Emperor Akihito's oldest grandchild, announced Sunday that she will leave the royal family to marry her former university classmate.<p>Women are not allowed to succeed to Japan's Chrysanthemum throne, and Princess Mako will lose her royal status after marrying Kei Komuro, who …

How can economic stagnation be stopped?

Edmund S. Phelps has strong opinions, and he’s not shy about expressing them. In the 1960s, he was a young economist more interested in exciting …

It’s a Myth That Germany Wiped Out the Polish Air Force in Three Days in 1939

It actually took two weeks<p>by SEBASTIEN ROBLIN<p>When the 1950s T.V. documentary series <i>Air Power</i> got around to covering the opening battles of World War …

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity

Get your subconscious working for you.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the …

Second deadly shooting in Baltimore's 'Nobody kill anybody' weekend

<b>(CNN) —</b> Going into the weekend, Baltimore activist Erricka Bridgeford had a simple hope and request: Nobody kill anybody for 72 hours.<p>It was too much to ask for in a city on pace to record its highest annual homicide toll, a place still reeling from the racially-charged riots that followed the 2015 …

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The 10 Best New Songs to Listen to in July

Tunes from HAIM and Broken Social Scene—plus a pretty premiere from Tristen.<p>July means summer is in full effect with beach parties, barbecues, endless road trips, popsicles, and hot, starry nights. These 10 songs will be the perfect soundtrack for all of the above—and a lot more. There is new music …

Tower of human skulls found in Mexico City dig casts light on Aztec sacrifices

• Archaeologists find more than 650 skulls near site of Templo Mayor<br>• Presence of skulls of women and children is ‘a first’, says scientist<p>A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec empire, after crania of …

The Skeletons of Waldsassen Basilica

Skeletons dressed in extravagant 18th century royal costumes cavort in the aisles of this German basilica.<p>In the Waldsassen Basilica in Waldsassen, …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

U.S.-led forces appear to be using white phosphorus in populated areas in Iraq and Syria

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>Reporter<p>Bio<p>The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria appears to have used white phosphorus-loaded munitions on at least two occasions in densely populated areas of Mosul and in the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, according to videos posted online …

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How to choose the best dating app for you

<i>This is part of CNET's #adulting series of stories to help you figure out how to live, work and play now that you're all grown up.</i><p>"There are plenty of fish in the sea."<p>The age-old saying traditionally applies to dating, but it can also apply to dating apps.<p>With so many dating sites and apps …

The True Story of “The Marine on the Tank” and One of the Most Emblematic Images of Vietnam

The Battle of Huế—the bloodiest battle of the Tet Offensive—was launched almost 50 years ago, on January 31, 1968, and was fought in close quarters inside a walled city over a period of more than three weeks. In terms of American public perceptions, the Tet Offensive changed the course of the …

32 Favorite Books of High Achievers

These are the books dozens of successful executives say everyone should read.<p>Inspiration, escape, and ideas for self-improvement often come in the form of a good book. Here are the top picks of more than two dozen high-achieving executives.<p>1. <i>Tiny Beautiful Things</i> by Cheryl Strayed<p>"[E]very single …

CA governor's pardon could help 3 deported veterans return to US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hector Barajas is constantly dreaming about the day he'll return to the United States legally.<p>On the eve of Easter, California Gov. Jerry Brown granted Barajas and two other veterans full pardons for crimes they committed before being deported to Mexico.<p>Brown granted a total of 72 pardons …

World War I Letters Show Theodore Roosevelt’s Unbearable Grief After the Death of his Son

<i>Andrew Carroll, founder of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University), an archive of wartime letters from every U.S. conflict, is the</i> …

My 10 Favorite Books: Viggo Mortensen

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is the actor Viggo Mortensen.</i><p><b>“The Origin of Species,” Charles Darwin</b><p>There is nothing more important than …

75 Breathtaking Photographs Describe the Warsaw Uprising of 1944

The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 – a heroic and tragic 63-day (1 August – 2 October 1944) struggle to liberate World War II Warsaw from Nazi/German …

14 apps every modern gentleman should have on his phone

But it could also be so much more than that, if only you have the proper tools in your utility belt.<p>We've put together a list of the most useful apps every modern gentleman should have on his phone.<p>From showing you how to cook to telling you how to survive in the event of a snakebite, these apps …

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The Adulting Bookshelf: 6 Books on Getting Your Life Together

Years ago, a friend of mine who was way more responsible and together than I, gave me a copy of this book. Essentially a very readable guidebook to …

Is the 'deep state' out to get Trump? We're not there yet

The scariest new catchphrase of the Trump era – and we're only one month in – is the "deep state," a term borrowed from countries like Turkey and Egypt, where networks of military officers and intelligence operatives control much of the government.<p>Last week, President Trump complained that "illegal …

10 best language learning apps for Android

Learning a new language can be difficult. It’s a whole new set of vocabulary, grammar, and cultures to learn. There are a variety of tools that can help the process. We can’t teach you a whole new language, but we can help you find some tools that hopefully make the process easier. Here are the …

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‘Blackwater Air’ Is Back, and Flying for U.S. Special Forces

A mercenary air force that became a symbol of the U.S. occupation of Iraq is back in action—this time in Central Africa, supporting a shadowy …

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17 Cookbooks That Actually Taught People How To Feed Themselves

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