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So You Want to Read Fairy Tales: Here’s Where to Start

<b>The Fairy Tale Trinity: If you’re going to start reading fairy tales, you should start with the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian</b> …

Bones, Artifacts From Ancient Americans Show Advanced Prehistoric Culture

Artifacts left behind by ancient Americans suggest their civilization was much more advanced than experts previously thought.<p>Some of those artifacts, …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Sports

Sugar, molasses and more: The real deal with sweeteners from around the world

1. Demerara Sugar<p>Demerara sugar is named after a historic region in Guyana, where the sugar was first produced in large quantities. To make it, producers reduce fresh sugarcane juice into a thick syrup and eventually a thick sludge, yielding a coarse, crystalline, golden brown sugar. Demerara is …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

Prehistoric Aurochs Image Opens Up A New View Of Human Evolution

We <i>Homo sapiens</i> have been artists throughout much of our prehistory, creating paintings, engravings and statues, often representing animals.<p>Now, a team of researchers has described a new discovery from the rock shelter Abri Blanchard in the Dordogne region of France that features a striking image of …

Anthropology

Discovery of Aztec document reveals early history of Christianity in Cortés' Mesoamerica

The document is a census of the land that conquistador Hernando Cortés was awarded by the Spanish king.<p>One of the oldest documents in the Aztec …

The Difference Between Whisky And Whiskey

When I started drinking liquor I was told by the supposed old hands of the whiskey world that the only difference between whisky and whiskey was the …

Alcohol

Artist Depicts Black Female Nudes as Ancient Egyptian Goddesses

Joshua Sessoms' drawn symbolism seeks to inspire and heal through legendary history.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>Over the last two years, artist Joshua Sessoms has developed a drawing practice that focuses on blending Ancient Egyptian symbolism with contemporary portraits. Sessoms has turned …

Art

The Difference Between an F-Stop And a T-Stop in Camera Lenses

<i>Screenshot taken from video.</i><p>The most popularly known imaging parameter to measure the amount of light coming through the lens is an F-Stop, referring …

Cameras

Photo: Yosemite's Nevada Fall is a picture of paradise

In which we get lost in this beautiful photo of Yosemite's Nevada Fall, taken by the talented Rollie Rodriguez. Can't you just hear the water falling …

Hiking

Europe is trolling the hell out of Trump one hilarious video at a time

It all started when a Dutch satirical show produced a cheeky tourism ad introducing the U.S. President to the "tiny country" and asking Trump (in his …

10 Authors Who Write Under Different Pen Names

<b>by Sarah Dobbs</b><p>When you see a familiar author’s name on a book cover, you probably feel confident that you know what you’re getting. Most writers have …

I spent $1,200 on books in one day—and it was a totally worthwhile career investment

A few days ago I ordered 61 books, most of which you’ve probably never heard of. I didn’t even flinch when Amazon stopped incrementing my shopping cart at 50 items. And the final tally of $1,201.40 represents only a small percentage of the money I routinely spend on books in any given year.<p>You …

Books

Getting Started with Narrow Depth of Field Photography

An up close view of an organ pipe cactus by Sarah Marino.<p>Using narrow depth of field is one of my favorite ways to create abstract renditions of …

Coffee

Your coffee changes flavor based on this unexpected factor

If you run through all the things that affect how good your coffee tastes in the morning, the list probably includes factors like quality of coffee …

18 Reasons Why the Parsnip Is the *Best* Root Vegetable

Okay, hear us out. Sure, potatoes are great and beets are <i>really</i> good for you, but the parsnip is where it’s at when it comes to packing a flavor *punch.* Just like you can create a ton of carrot dessert recipes, you can do the same with the versatile parsnip. Before you know it, it will be your …

Food

Gun Store Owner Sees His Employee's Hands Raised. Then One Robber Learns the Hardest Lesson of All

When two armed robbers tried to steal from Dixie Gun and Pawn, one didn't make it out alive.<p>The robbers entered the Cobb County, Georgia, store with …

Guns

All-black timber Geilo Cabin makes the most of the winter sunlight

The dark tones of this secluded cabin contrasts the white winter landscape of Geilo, one of Norway’s most popular ski resort towns. Lund Hagem …

Visit the Ghost Towns of Nevada

The abandoned treasures of the Silver State.<p>During the 19th century mineral rush that earned Nevada the nickname “the Silver State,” boom towns …

Look Inside Russia's Wildest Nature Reserves—Now Turning 100

Russia is celebrating the centennial of its system of nature protection—including reserves so strict that few people have ever visited them.<p>Russia’s tumultuous history includes one legacy little known outside its borders—a vast system of protected lands that conservationists have fought for decades …

Watch a mother gray whale's graceful parenting of her baby

<b>Aerial footage shows a curious calf getting too close to a boat as its 45-foot mother comes to the rescue.</b><p>First things first, no whales were hurt in …

Once a trophy hunting concession, now a snow leopard sanctuary

Snow leopards are showing up on camera traps in places they’d never been seen before – thanks to an innovative programme in Kyrgyzstan.<p>Sometimes wildlife champions come as high as heads of state. Since taking office in 2011 the current president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, has turned the …

Wildlife

Chocolate Caramel Ganache

<b>Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips</b>

Ganache

Architectural Illustration - Famous Buildings

Architectural illustration Progress Profiles is a illustration project shared by Andrea Minini. He was commissioned to create thirteen architectural …

Frank Lloyd Wright

U.S. Grant Is U.S. History’s Mystery Man

He lacked ambition, failed at most things he tried, and then Grant found himself and his calling with the coming of the Civil War, where he …

How the World's Smallest Birds Survive the Winter

"Little Arnold Schwarzeneggers," hummingbirds are tough—so tough they've evolved a clever way of coping with the cold.<p>As the smallest birds on Earth, hummingbirds may seem frail—so it's not surprising Donovan Nixon asked Weird Animal Question of the Week how they cope with winter.<p>Turns out these …

28 Secrets For Shopping Online That Will Blow Your Mind

All the tips and tricks you need to get the best deals during your next online shopping spree.