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Faithful Death (Treuer Tod)

Faithful Death (Treuer Tod)<p>Plate from Die Dichter des deutschen Volkes. Album des Gediegensten und Ausgezeichnetsten aus den Werken deutscher Dichter, Berlin 1843<p>Johann Baptist Sonderland, German, 1805 - 1878. Based on a poem by Theodor Körner, German, 1791 - 1813.<p>Made in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, c. 1843<p>Etching on steel<p>Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Thomas Jefferson’s Account of the Storming of the Bastille, 225 Years ago:

<b>Thomas Jefferson’s Account of the Storming of the Bastille, 225 Years ago:</b><p><i>“…in that instant a discharge from the Bastille killed 4 people of those nearest to the deputies. The deputies retired, the people rushed against the place, and almost in an instant were in possession of a fortification, defended by 100 men, of infinite strength, which in other times had stood several regular sieges & had never been taken.”</i><p>Letter from Thomas Jefferson, U.S. Minister to France, to John Jay, Secretary of …

'Crisps buoyed Britain in its darkest hour'

The crisp has been a favourite British snack for nearly 200 years - it's almost as if salt and vinegar are in our blood<p>The potato crisp, or something very like it, has been around in this country for nearly two centuries.<p>Dr William Kitchiner's early 19th century compendium The Cook's Oracle, …

7 Bad Habits You Need To Break Now

<i>Update: This story was originally published on July 14.</i><p>There are bad habits you quit and then there are bad habits you keep, despite resolutions, …

The 12 Best Films About Menstruation. Period.

There are few things discussed so ridiculously as your period. That's probably because it's something that makes so many people (read: men) …

A Makeup Recommendation App that Really Works: Plum Perfect Cracks the Color Code

Finding the perfect eyeshadow to go with your skintone is now easier than ever—just a photo snap away on your smartphone! In a matter of seconds, the …

22 Pets Who Are Chicer Than You On Instagram

In honor of National Dog Day, an updated roundup of the animals who know how to accessorize.<p>These pets are more stylish than you and they have the Instagrams to prove it. From dogs accessorizing in Alexander McQueen to bunnies hopping in Chanel, these are the chicest (and most adorable) animals to …

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The 38 Hottest French Men

In honor of Bastille Day, a round up of the sexiest French men.<p>Ah, la France–the country of gourmet cuisine, Champagne, haute couture, Paris, and some of the world's most stylish women. But the land of Marion Cotillard and Audrey Tautou is also home to some of the sexiest (and most talented!) men. …

Amoeba Infection Blinds Woman — Contact Wearers, Change Your Lenses!

Illustrated By Sandy Ley.<p>A 23-year-old Taiwanese student has gone blind and lost an eye after wearing the same temporary contact lenses for six …

Trending Now... All Greek To Me

We're dreaming in Mediterranean blue and white. For more style inspiration and insider tips visit our Editors' Blog at ShopBAZAAR.<p>Although we're feeling especially patriotic this week, there's no denying a perfect beach palette inherent to the Greek Isles. Take your all-American festivities …

10 Hot Weather Hair Ideas

Don't let your hair game falter when the temperatures start to rise.<p>Don't let your hair game falter when the temperatures start to rise. Here, 10 gorgeous celebrity styles to steal this summer.

The Popular Diet That Ignores Some Basic Biology Facts

Illustrated by Tania Lili.<p>The alkaline diet has been touted as a cure for health issues ranging from indigestion to cancer. Some believe it's the …

Hoodoos of Cappadocia

Turkey's central plateau is home to a very unique set of geological features known as "hoodoos." Over the centuries these hoodoos, also known as "fairy chimneys," have been carved out to create monasteries, castles, homes, churches and entire cities.<p>This is the <i>3 Minute Postcard</i> of Cappadocia, …

Ireland Does 'Most Good' Among Countries (U.S. Not So Much)

We've seen "good" hotels and "good" airports, but what about destinations with a "good" conscience?<p>The new Good Country Index aims to "measure how much each country on earth contributes to the planet and to the human race." Nations were ranked in seven categories, from "culture" to "planet and …

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20 Life Lessons I Have Learned from Travel – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

972<p>20 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Travel<p>The arrival of the new year has gotten me thinking a lot about the past year of travels – in fact the past …

10 Iconic Things You Can Only Do in America

(Photo: m01229 via flickr/CC Attribution)<p>Rediscover your patriotic streak this summer with an iconic American experience. Eat a Fenway Frank at a Boston Red Sox baseball game. Ride the historic 1927 wooden Cyclone roller coaster on Coney Island. Stand speechless at the edge of the Grand Canyon. …

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Tracing the Steps of Lost Explorers in Miserable, Beautiful Siberia

<i>Da</i>, <i>Da</i>, there it is,” Andrey says with a smile as he idles the outboard engine. He puffs a cigarette and points at a bulge on the horizon. “Amerika Khaya—America Mountain.”<p>I look where Andrey is pointing, but I’m distracted by clouds of insects. In this part of the Siberian Arctic, there are only …

7 Fun Things You Probably Didn't Know About Germany

Following Germany's 7-1 drubbing of the hosts, here are seven facts you didn't know about Germany — and one you didn't know about Brazil.<p>Germany<p>1. Watching the slapstick 1963 British comedy sketch "Dinner for One", starring Freddie Frinton and May Warden, is an essential part of the German New …

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18 Structures That Prove Chicago Is America's Best Architectural City

Chicago is home to some of the best architecture known to man, and now it wants the world to know.<p>Using Italy's Venice Biennale of Architecture as a model, the city recently announced a major architectural exhibition of its own, set to kick off in October of 2015. If the three-month-long Chicago …

Taste the World in Ljubljana

We are not modern nomads traveling the world and eating cool, different and uniqe foods. For the better part of the year we are stuck at home, planning our next great escape but until that date comes, we don't just sulk in the corner and wait. No, we go out and explore what our city, the capital of …

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Forgotten landscapes outside Krakow

Linked to Krakow by a portion of the Amber Trail Greenway, Tyniec’s limestone cliffs, dense woodland and millennia-old abbey comprise one of Eastern Europe’s most overlooked villages.<p>Running along the rivers between the Baltic and Adriatic seas, Poland’s ancient trade routes used to crowd with …

Historic Architecture of San Jose, Costa Rica (Photos)

PHOTO GALLERY<p>Architectural Treasures of San Jose, Costa Rica<p>During my most recent trip to Costa Rica, I was lucky enough to have a couple days to myself in the capital city of San Jose. As a result, I had time to wander the streets downtown. Many travelers skip past San Jose and head straight for …

Vermont Journal 1: Saint Anne's Shrine

Captain Pierre La Motte founded Fort Sainte Anne as a defense against the Mohawks in 1666. It's Vermont's first European community and the site of the first Jesuit mass and Catholic chapel. Saint Anne's Shrine stands today on the Isle of La Motte on Lake Champlain and wandering down across the …

A guide to the eateries of Greece

Where to eat and drink in Greece? Perhaps the question should be: ‘Where not?’ Greeks live to eat and drink – they dream about it and talk about it at all times of the day. Wherever you go in Greece you might not find accurate clocks, punctual flights or a good cup of tea, but by Zeus you’ll find …

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