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The Secret of Immigrant Genius

Having your world turned upside down sparks creative thinking<p>By<p>Eric Weiner<p>Scan the roster of history’s intellectual and artistic giants, and you quickly notice something remarkable: Many were immigrants or refugees, from Victor Hugo, W.H. Auden and Vladimir Nabokov to Nikolas Tesla, Marie Curie and …

Creativity

15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Outdoorsman

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>The stockings are hung by the chimney with care — now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers. The little</i> …

Camping

Super Typhoon Koppu Makes Landfall in the Philippines

Super Typhoon Koppu made landfall early Sunday in the Philippines, toppling trees, knocking out power and communications, and destroying homes.<p>Forecasters feared the storm could pound parts of the country with as much as 6 feet of rain and cause catastrophic flooding. There were no reports of …

Pentagon plans major shift in anti-Islamic State effort in Syria

The Obama administration backed away Friday from a blighted effort to train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, as the Pentagon announced plans instead to provide direct aid to existing rebel units it believes have better odds of succeeding against the militants.<p>The decision is a recognition …

Middle East

NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures

Space Science

How To Choose The Right Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

Perhaps your accessories collection is so vast it needs its own closet. Or perhaps you’re a one tie, one watch type who can barely remember if …

Men's Fashion

Meat Masterclass - Ape to Gentleman

Steak is one of those subjects that, as a man, you’re expected to have countless untaught knowledge on. Every man likes to think he’s a meat expert. …

Amazon Studios has two new pilots for you to judge

While Amazon has a track record to go by for its upcoming car show, it's still crowdsourcing impressions for its new dramas. Today the service posted pilot episodes for two new series that it might pick up for streaming, and you can check them out for free. First up is the Brian Cranston-produced</i> …