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Best Tablets for 2018

$599.99 at Best Buy<p>See it<p>CNET's Rating<p>10 Design<br>• 8 Features<br>• 9 Performance<p>The promising new hardware is here now, but it’s the software to come that could advance this tablet to the next level.<p>$329.99 at Best Buy<p>See it<p>CNET's Rating<p>8 Design<br>• 9 Features<br>• 9 Performance<p>There isn't much new about Apple’s newest …

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50 Hearty (And Easy) Chili Recipes

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How A Car Company Built So Many Important Military Machines Of World War II

Did you know that Chrysler built more than 25 percent of America’s tanks during World War II? And in addition to tanks and trucks too, it even helped …

ISIS may have saved the A-10

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS seems determined to destroy much of what's in its path as it tries to conquer more territory in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, but it may have inadvertently saved a fleet of U.S. Air Force jets.<p>Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force's vice chief of staff, tells Defense News the rise of the …

Military

The Ancient Ghost City of Ani

Situated on the eastern border of Turkey, across the Akhurian River from Armenia, lies the empty, crumbling site of the once-great metropolis of Ani, known as "the city of a thousand and one churches." Founded more than 1,600 years ago, Ani was situated on several trade routes, and grew to become a …

50 Fantastic Facts About The English Language

This month, words and language Twitter account @HaggardHawks celebrated its second year online. Since December 2013, it has been providing a daily dose of rare and unusual words, surprising language facts, peculiar etymological stories, and all manner of other linguistic tidbits and trivia covering …

11 Christmas Songs You Might Actually Want To Listen To

Leave it to the pros.<p>The "Christmas spirit" can be a bit much at times, with repetitive carols playing 24/7 on the radio and Santa decorations cropping up before the Thanksgiving table has even been cleared. We get it.<p>But if there's anyone who can pull off a good Christmas hymn -- and make it …

Music

18 Hybrid Animals That Are Hard To Believe Actually Exist

Legend is full of strange, hybrid creatures, and Photoshoppers have dedicated countless hours to creating new ones. But this list contains no …

The 51 most commonly misused words and phrases - do you get these wrong?

A linguist has pointed out the most common mistakes we make while using the English language<p>It's surprising how many mistakes people make when they use the English language.<p>A linguist from Harvard University is here to help - he has created a list of the words we misuse the most.<p>In his latest book, …

Linguistics

Which Musician Best Represents Your State?

More often than not, where a band or musician is from can be a huge part of who they are and how their career is shaped. New Jersey isn’t just the home of Bruce Springsteen; New Jersey helped <i>create</i> Bruce Springsteen. And pretty much every state in the country has their own Bruce Springsteen, you …

Why the A-10 Warthog Is Such a Badass Plane

How a slow, simple airplane became an icon.<p>General Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle, chief of the Air Force's Air Combat Command, said earlier this week that he would deploy A-10s to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, where these bruisers would join the fight against Islamic State. Able to fly for long periods …

Sam’s historical recipe corner: Tiger nut balls

Here, we take a step back in time and recreate some historical recipes for you to try at home<p>In every issue of <i>BBC History Magazine</i>, picture editor …

New books allege financial scandals at the Vatican

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> Vatican documents and taped conversations, leaked to Italian journalists and published in two new books, allegedly reveal numerous financial scandals and extravagant expenditures in the Vatican as well as the private admonitions of Pope Francis to his closest advisers.<p>"Something isn't …

Corruption

What Seventh-day Adventists like Ben Carson believe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump made headlines this weekend by questioning fellow GOP candidate Ben Carson's Seventh-day Adventist faith -- literally.<p>Inside Ben Carson's religious faith<p>"I'm Presbyterian," Trump said at a rally in Florida on Saturday. "Boy, that's down the middle of the road folks, in all …

Ben Carson

Fascinating Portraits of Traditional Polish Farmers

In one of the dialects spoken in the east of Poland, which is a mixture of Polish and Belorussian, people strongly attached to the soil they had been …

30+ Palms Full Of Cuteness

Cute

A Collection of Bruce Gilden’s Up Close and Personal Portraits

“They’re my friends for twenty minutes,” says New York City-based photographer Bruce Gilden of the personalities that together make up his newest …

Documenting Child Marriage for Over a Decade—and Still Going

Photographer Stephanie Sinclair has been photographing the issue of child marriage for 13 years. Her work on the topic was featured in the 2011 <i>National Geographic</i> magazine story “Too Young to Wed” (which is also the name of the nonprofit she founded in 2012 that advocates to end the practice). I …

Human Rights

Next stop, Siberia! The strange and beautiful world of Soviet bus stops – in pictures

Behind the iron curtain, the roadside was where architects could really let rip ... photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000km by bus, bike, car and cab in 14 countries to snap bus stops that show the Soviet empire’s taste for the future fantastic<p>Soviet superpower: why Russia …

Russia

Photo Essay: Inside a 120 Year-Old Steam Powered Water Pumping Station

A small village on the left bank of the river Tisza in Hungary hides one of the best-preserved industrial relics I have ever seen. If you wander …

1936 Film Perfectly Explains How a Manual Transmission Works

Even if you already understand the concept behind a stick-shift transmission, this 1936 film explains it so perfectly a school kid could grasp it.<p>Along with the actual wheels, the manual transmission is among the least-evolved components of a modern car. A brand-new 2015 model's stick shift has a …

The Inner Circle of Europe - Photographs and text by Gert Verbelen | LensCulture

Over the period of a year, I visited the eighteen countries of the Eurozone. I steered clear of their major cities, and was not looking for photogenic sites. I was anything but a tourist. My destination was the centre point of the smallest circle that could be drawn around each country on the map. …

Photography

Take a tour of the HMS Belfast (pictures)

Hot Cross Buns

Father's Day: 20 uplifting quotes

Literature

Time is up for rare slice of old downtown Minneapolis

One of the last clusters of tiny sidewalk storefronts in downtown Minneapolis will soon shut its doors forever.<p>Developers are planning to demolish a …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

This Video Is a Staggering Visualization of How Many People Died in WWII

It's 18 minutes that's well worth your time today.<p>On D-Day, when we remember the almost unbelievable amount of effort that went into storming the beaches of Normandy and winning the war, it's hard to even get your head around the number of people who died during World War II. This great animation …

P. F. Chang's Mongolian Beef Copycat Recipe | Six Sisters' Stuff

Sauce<p>Heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium/low heat. Don't get the oil too hot.<p>Add ginger and garlic to the pan and then quickly add …

34 Gloriously Awkward Photos of Celebrities at Prom

#TBT!<p>Before they graduated to red carpets, stylists, and glam squads, many of our favorite A-listers had that same quintessential high school moment as the rest of us—and in many cases, all the awkwardness and, um, <i>interesting</i> fashion choices that come with it. Here, see #TBT prom portraits of …

Jennifer Aniston

Photo Essay: 25 Abandoned Houses From Across Ontario

With every passing year we are finding more and more abandoned houses along Ontario's back roads and farmlands. As cities grow and the need for …

Urbanism

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking