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A Cycling Legend’s Secret War Mission: Saving Italy’s Jews

Under the seat of the bikes he rode to two Tour de France titles, one humble superstar quietly carried the papers that spared hundreds from the …

Want to Get More Traffic on Facebook? Read This.

Words are a way of capturing people and making things interesting.<p>One of the keys to 10x success is unique collaborations. You need to work with a diverse group of experts.<p>When it comes to Facebook Ads, Kory Kahley is one of the best. He's been able to consistently turn one dollar into two, three, …

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This is How Top Bloggers Get 90% of Their Traffic

Get your SEO strategy figured out, then go crazy creating content.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to driving traffic to your blog, one of the most common mistakes people make is spending too much effort on things that barely move the needle. The …

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Today We Honor the Only Woman Who Ever Voted to Give U.S. Women the Right to Vote

The road leading to Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman to run for president as the candidate for a major American political party was paved by …

You Can Help Decode Thousands of Top Secret Civil War Telegrams

When President Abraham Lincoln wanted to correspond with his generals and cabinet on top-secret Civil War business, he knew he could trust the United …

Stereographic New York: animated 3D images from the 1850s to the 1930s

The stereoscope was the virtual reality headset of the 19th century. The New York Public Library’s collection contains tens of thousands of stereographic images, offering a unique insight into a long forgotten New York<p>The stereoscope provided 19th-century viewers with the illusion of 3D depth, in …

Virtual Reality

10 Colorized Vintage Photos of Famous Landmarks Being Built

Colorizing retoucher Jordan J. Lloyd of Dynamichrome took vintage photographs of global landmarks under construction and added color to them to give …

The 100-Year-Old Carve-Up Bleeding the Middle East Today

How two men, one British, one French, got together and drew a new map – betraying promises and inventing nations like Syria and Iraq. And left a mess …

These coders used 13,000 old photos to make a Google Street View map of San Francisco in the 1800s

If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to travel back in time and walk the streets of San Francisco, this might be the closest you’ll get.<p>Two developers, Dan Vanderkam and Raven Keller, had the brilliant idea to take all the old photographs from the San Francisco Historical Photograph …

Obama the Conservationist

Despite Congress’s opposition, he has put more acreage under protection than any other President.<p>In the spring of 1903, while visiting Yosemite, President Theodore Roosevelt slipped his Secret Service detail to go camping with John Muir. The first night, the President, the naturalist, and two park …

Henry Wallace: America's Forgotten Visionary Politician

<b>Henry Wallace with Franklin D. Roosevelt</b><p>Henry Wallace, who died 50 years ago this week (November 18, 1965), was one of the most fascinating and controversial political figures in American history.<p>One of the great "what if?" questions of the 20th century is how America might have been different if …

How Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first elected president, ended up on death row

In April, the country’s courts sentenced deposed leader Mohamed Morsi to death. This week he’ll discover if the ruling will be upheld. His downfall tells the story of the country’s chaos since the Arab spring of 2011<p>Surrounded by golden mantlepieces, tasselled curtains and a coterie of suits, …

Melting glaciers are revealing the mummified bodies of soldiers, ancient icemen, and long-lost adventurers

Throughout the ages, ice and snow mummified the bodies of those who met their unfortunate end in a glacial snowbank. Take, for instance, frozen bodies that poked through a glacier on Mexico’s highest mountain earlier this year. They are suspected to be two climbers who went missing in 1959.<p>As …

Archaeology

How Ford Models Changed the Face of Beauty

The little-known story behind a pair of young newlyweds in post–World War II Manhattan who launched the era of the supermodel.<p>When Eileen Otte and Jerry Ford eloped to San Francisco in November 1944, in the midst of World War II, it was hardly surprising that Jerry should declare his profession as …

High Fashion

The Highest-Paying Jobs Of The Future Will Eat Your Life

In the future, highly skilled people will be bringing home fatter paychecks, but they’ll rarely be home long enough to spend them.<p>For a glimpse of the future of work, especially the high-paying kind, look at finance and high-tech companies. Some of the biggest offer high employee salaries combined …

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“Fascism is rising in America”: The Koch brothers and democracy’s dispiriting demise

<b>David Koch (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>We’re still paying the price for Citizens United, and our oligarchs are poised to capture even more political power<p>Thom Hartmann<p>February 8, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As the American Heritage Dictionary noted, fascism is: "A …

How World War I Launched Mapmaking at National Geographic

The far-off battles of WWI created an appetite for maps—and National Geographic was at the ready.<p>In the summer of 1914, Americans began reading news accounts of a conflict that would soon be called the Great War—and that would draw the United States in three years later.<p>But it was <i>National …