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

The power of you.

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 …

Economics

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 …

Military

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity | Inc.com

"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 answers to your problems.<p>What happens …

Creativity

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 …

Justice

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 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 …

Archaeology

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, …

Archaeology

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

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 and human rights groups.<p>The often-controversial …

Middle East

How to choose the best dating app for you

There are so many dating apps to choose from, how do you know which one to use? Here's a quick and dirty guide to the most popular ones.<p><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 …

Relationships

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 …

Halong Bay

32 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

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 piece of advice she gives is infused with honesty--simple, sometimes brutal, …

Self-improvement

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 …

Immigration

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> …

Literature

75 Breathtaking Photos 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 …

World History

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 …

Apps

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 …

Books

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

The scariest new catchphrase of the<p>Trumpera – 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 …

Language Learning

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

A corporate descendant of the notorious guns-for-hire firm just got a $204 million contract to support American troops in Africa.<p>A mercenary air …

17 Cookbooks That Actually Taught People How To Feed Themselves

Amazon shoppers spill the delicious details.

Kurlantzick Chronicles the U.S. Secret War in Laos and Creation of a Paramilitary CIA in New Book

“Over the course of the war, U.S. bombing of Laos would become so intense that it averaged one attack every eight minutes for nearly a decade,” …

War

A Step by Step for Painting Tartan Patterns

<i>Painting Tartan Patterns – PRELUDE</i><p>54mm example piece showing the end result of this step by step.<p>If painting designs on your figures makes you …

Graphics

We should all want Article 50 to be subject to Parliament's will

OK, so Brexit means Brexit. Anyone still trying to fight the last war should be silenced by the majority result in the referendum. That majority delivered the answer to a clear, simple question: should we leave the European Union?<p>Yet that referendum didn’t elect a government, it didn’t create a …

European Union

How to permanetly wipe your iPhone or iPad

Planning on selling your old iPhone or iPad to make some cash to buy some shiny new tech toys? Here's how to do that securely.<p>If you're planning on …

Apple Watch

IMF: austerity measures would still leave Greece with unsustainable debt

Secret documents show creditors’ baseline estimate puts debt at 118% of GDP in 2030, even if it signs up to all tax and spending reforms demanded by troika<p>Greece would face an unsustainable level of debt by 2030 even if it signs up to the full package of tax and spending reforms demanded of it, …

Europe