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People Are "Dying" to Get Their Hands on This Crumbling Mansion

It can be yours — if you don't mind a little ghoulish company.<p>Halloween is coming early this year to Ottawa, Illinois, where a beautiful (but dilapidated) mansion awaits a brave new owner who wouldn't mind sharing it with a spirit or two. People are dying — quite literally — to get their hands on …

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

Happiness

Why no man in his right mind should ever build his own house

Many of us dream of building our own properties, like those brave souls on Grand Designs. But if we knew the reality we'd never start such a painful enterprise, says Neil Lyndon<p>“A man,” according to a Czech maxim, “ought to build a house, father a family and plant a tree.”<p>What those gnomic Czechs …

Housing

This Washi Tape Hack Is the Easiest Home DIY Ever

It can be downright daunting to DIY furniture. It’s Big Important Purchase stuff you need to use every day, and possibly the focal point of any given room. Building from scratch can sometimes require equipment and tools you’re not sure how to use. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept your …

House Design

38 Gorgeous Shoes Spotted On The Streets Of New York City

Fashion week street style has become <i>way</i> more than a phenomenon: It's a lifestyle. All the details (from the outfit to the hairstyle to the …

New York Fashion Week

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Public Health

Five fitness tips that could prevent poor health in retirement

The problem with fat (subcutaneous not dietary) is that it encourages binary thinking. If you can fit into an aeroplane seat or those jeans you've had for a decade, it's easy to assume you're winning: you aren't part of this obesity crisis everyone's talking about, and nobody's going to make a …

FIRST LISTEN: Hear Elvis Presley and Michael Bublé's Duet of 'Fever'

Elvis Presley and Michael Bublé fans are about to catch a “Fever” – the crooners are featured on a new duet of the classic song, and PEOPLE has an …

Elvis Presley

Somalis in Minnesota question counter-extremism program targeted at Muslims

Federal effort to counter radicalization has members of community reminding leaders in Minneapolis and beyond: ‘We are citizens, we are taxpayers’<p>Hibaaq Osman has a glow that changes the energy in a room, or in her case, the energy of the restaurant her family owns in Karmel mall, the oldest Somali …

Extremism

Nana's Million Dollar Cake

<i>A light, refreshing cheesecake-style pudding cake, pulled from Nana’s handwritten vintage cookbook!</i><p>Happy Grandparents Day!<p>This weeks <b>#SundaySupper</b> is …

Dessert

A comic that accurately sums up depression and anxiety — and the uphill battle of living with them

Depression

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

Albert Einstein

Are Peter Singer’s ideas too dangerous to hear?

If you are an animal, Peter Singer might be the closest thing you have to Moses. If you are a severely disabled human baby — or a disability activist …

Chocolate Buttermilk

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Decadent and intensely fudgy, this brownie uses a riff on the simple one-bowl …

Dessert

Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Reunite And Take The Kids To Church

We're not sure if Jennifer Garner will ever forgive Ben Affleck for allegedly banging their nanny, but with them spending this much time together, it …

8 Creative Ways to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Without Being a Complete Hermit

Disclosure:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

'You Americans Have No Idea' - Another Open Letter, This Time From Canada & This One Hurts

<b>The Canadian letter to the editor heard ’round the world.</b><p>Just when you think it’s okay to open your eyes again – THIS.<p>The following letter was …

OECD

Exhibit's CT-scanned mummies give new look at old world

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ever wonder what's really underneath that 5,000-year-old mummy's elaborate wrapping? There will be a rare chance to find out when "Mummies: New Secrets From the Tombs" opens Sept. 18 at Los Angeles' Natural History Museum.<p>Exhibition organizers didn't actually cut open any of the …

Archaeology

An architecture firm has an idea to turn the world’s oldest subway system into a giant moving sidewalk

A "travelator" is merely standard British English for the kind of moving walkway you find in the world's airports, but here it lends an appropriately sci-fi ring to the idea, which has roots in the underground cities imagined by writers such as Isaac Asimov and H.G. Wells.

Isaac Asimov

A First Glimpse of the Hidden Cosmos

What we can see is only a tiny fraction of what exists. To catch the first glimpse of the shadow universe around us, scientists are learning to detect the other stuff: dark matter and dark energy.<p><b>It used to be said that cosmologists, the scientists who study the universe as a whole, are “often in</b> …

Dark Matter

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Here are the top 8 Rock 'n' Roll death conspiracies

I love a good conspiracy theory.<p>I mean, don’t get me wrong: I’m not into the loose-cannon, feverishly paranoid, life-is-one-big-false-flag thinking …

Notorious B.I.G.

Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon: Single Ladies dance at U.S. Open

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon didn’t include any Beyoncé in their latest History of Rap, but the pair still managed to dance to Queen Bey in …

Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake get fresh with 'History of Rap 6' on 'Tonight'

Oh, we're all so old! Is it already time for "History of Rap 6"? Well, if you watched "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Wednesday night, the answer was: Heck, yes!<p>A visit from Justin Timberlake is always terrific on "Tonight," because Fallon and Timberlake are quickly becoming the Jerry …

Brazil

Ellen DeGeneres gets lippy with Jimmy Fallon in epic lip-sync battle

The Hardest Working Man in Late Night (trademark pending), Jimmy Fallon, paired with the Funniest Woman in Daytime Wednesday in an epic lip-sync battle that will live through the ages!<p>Or at least in reruns.<p>When Ellen DeGeneres visited "Tonight," there were any number of amazing, goofy things Fallon …

Mystery surrounds hallucinatory chaos at German homeopathy conference

Police unsure if the incident, where 29 homeopaths were found to be intoxicated with LSD-like drug, was an accident or experiment gone wrong<p>Police investigating a mass intoxication of a homeopathy conference in Germany with psychedelic drugs have said they still do not know nearly a week later …