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Beyond Positano: This Is Where Italian Locals Go to Escape the Crowds

Picture the ultimate summer: Zipping around the Italian coastline on a Vespa, learning to make pasta in the quaint olive grove–lined farmhouses, …

Italy

I Was Liberated by the 'Intellectual Dark Web'

During my time at my elite liberal arts alma mater—a school whose motto is the “Life of the mind,”—I only knew a single student who openly defended …

24 Hours in Florence: What to See, Eat and Where to Stay - Love & Road

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The Complete Timeline of Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies, From 'Iron Man' to 'Infinity War'

Here’s every single thing that happened across the 19 MCU movies to get you ready for “Avengers: Infinity War”<p><b>The beginning of time:</b> The Big Bang …

33 Questions to Help You Overcome Shyness--So You Can Be Awesome at Networking, Speed-Dating, Mingling or Schmoozing

All it takes is a little courage and a couple of really good questions<p>I've got a confession to make: Inside this seemingly confident, frequent-public-speaking, supposedly outgoing CEO exterior is a very shy introvert.<p>As long as I've got a job to do (facilitate a planning session, advise a client), …

9 Most Beautiful Hilltop Towns in Italy

There’s no need to book a week in these gloriously photogenic yet soporific spots, but if you sleep over, you’ll have enough time to stroll around, look at old churches, and have a perfect meal before bed.

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Why Umbria should be your next holiday destination

Umbria might not be as popular as its well-known neighbour (Tuscany, in case you’re wondering) but that shouldn’t put you off visiting. If anything, …

Wired releases a surveillance self-defense guide

Wired's new Guide to Digital Security is an excellent addition to the genre of simple-to-follow how-tos for reducing the likelihood that you'll be …

MSNBC host Joy Reid’s comments about rural America are stunning in their arrogance, ignorance

<i>Editor's note: The following column first appeared on The Resurgent.</i><p>For the last several years, Democrats have been complaining about the constitution. While they lament Donald Trump's supposed disregard for the constitutional processes in the United States, they have been trying to delegitimize …

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Temple Institute’s unbiblical views of the ‘foundation stone’

COGwriter Several years ago, I was able to visit the Temple Institute in Jerusalem. While I was somewhat familiar with this group, I had not fully …

The History and Context of the Second Amendment

Reblog of an excellent blog post by A Point of Contention which gives historical perspective to the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the …

The Ultimate Guide to the Regions of Italy

Italy is a place that’s as diverse as it is beautiful, and its inhabitants are not only passionate about their own region, but also the country as a …

How to Travel to the Amalfi Coast

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is sprinkled with stunning seaside towns. T+L’s guide will help you navigate the region like an expert.<p>The allure of the Amalfi …

Italy

What I Learned By Reading Old Wine Books

Things can move quickly in the world of wine.<p>Though it’s in all ways — planting, fermenting, enjoying — an enterprise that requires a slowing down of today’s fast pace, changing fashions figure into the wine world, too. Today’s ever-increasing thirst for lower-alcohol wines, indigenous varieties, …

Rome's top dishes and where to try them

Rome's cuisine is as legendary as its monuments, and sampling the city's classic dishes is just as quintessential a Roman experience as visiting the Colosseum. Our round-up of the Italian capital’s most beloved eats – and the best places to eat them – will help you tell your <i>carbonara</i> from your</i> …

Top 13 Actors Body Transformations for Superhero and Villain Roles

Getting the look of a superhero (or villain) is no easy feat.<p>In comic books, artists can draw up herculean proportions that make mere men look like …

Superheroes

Daniel taught about end time matters that most Christians still do not understand

Depiction of Daniel in the Lions’ Den (Daniel 6:16-23) COGwriter Daniel was a well known prophet of God who lived during the reigns of Kings …

10 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job to Start Your Company

You have a dream but you need a checklist to achieve it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you've decided you're ready to take the plunge, quit your job, and get your own company up and running. You have an amazing business idea you are ready to launch. You're probably …

10 Vineyards In Italy Every Wine Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

Journey to the land where fermented liquid gold is made<p>The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Versace and pasta.<p>Among the many reasons to love Italy, it is most …

Don’t miss this better kept secret in Rome – as seen in The Guardian

Rome is the perfect city to enjoy the incredible romance of Renaissance palazzos, drink in the beautiful Baroque fountains and surround yourself with …

The tragic tale of Darth Vader - IDEAS ON

I love Star Wars and the prequel trilogy because I grew up with them. But I also saw A New Hope well before I saw A Phantom Menace. And it was on …

Your Resume Is a Waste of Time: 8 Better Ways to Get Hired for the Job You Want | Inc.com

A friend of mine can't find a job. "I've worked hard on my resume," he says. "I've written a killer cover letter. I've applied for dozens of jobs and I haven't even gotten an interview, so clearly no one must be hiring."<p>Maybe you've done the same. Maybe you've submitted plenty of resumes. Maybe …

Employment

Closer to another Jewish temple in Jerusalem being built?

<i>Yehuda Glick</i><p>This time of the year, we tend to hear about other attempts by certain Jews in Israel to resume animal sacrifices and/or build a temple. …

Numbers contradict Kansas reputation as tournament underachiever | Lunch Break

Mike Vest, formerly of the Atlantic 10 Conference and the Big Ten Network and a graduate of the University of Kansas, took to Twitter (@mike_vest) to …

Tip: The Key to Strong and Healthy Shoulders

Follow these two steps and you'll not only build strong delts, you'll keep them healthy.<p>Most lifters will, at some point, have shoulder issues, and …

11 Ways Introverts Would Prefer To Start A Conversation

Leave the small talk out of it.<p>Introverts and small talk do not mix.<p>A hallmark trait of the personality type is how cumbersome they find small talk. Experts say those with the personality type find it disingenuous and it can even be a source of anxiety.<p>But that doesn’t mean introverts aren’t open …

This Is the Single Most Important Leadership Trait, According to Hundreds of Founders | Inc.com

Transparency. Passion. Communication.<p>You know that they're all important traits of effective leaders. But are they the <i>most</i> important qualities?<p>Not according to a recent study conducted by The Alternative Board, which surveyed hundreds of entrepreneurs across the world to find out about their …

Martial Arts Is Not Self-Defense: Real World Violence Prevention

<b>Violence is bigger than all of us.</b> Just as we will never understand people fully, we can never understand a subject as convoluted and complex as …

Self Defense