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The Wars of the Roses (1455-1485)

<b>WARS OF THE ROSES,</b>1 a name given to a series of civil wars in England during the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard III. They were marked by a …

Incredible color photos show how Americans prepared for World War II on the home front

By the early 1940s, World War II was in full swing, with battles raging around the planet. The US, however, was largely spared the effects of the global conflagration.<p>But that doesn't mean the war didn't affect Americans on the home front.<p>Nationwide, workers and civilians mobilized for the war …

These Full-Color Photos of the Invasion of Normandy Show a Whole New Look at D-Day

On June 6, 1944, the course of world history changed while most Americans slept soundly in their beds thousands of miles away. Dubbed "Operation Neptune" then but forever-since known as simply "D-Day," Allied troops on this day launched the largest sea invasion ever undertaken before or since on …

WWI: Did a German officer prevent massacre of Jews in Israel?

<i>German General Falkenhayn on the Temple Mt with Jamal Pasha, Turkish governor of Syria and Palestine, 1916 (Library of Congress collection)</i><p>The …

World History

Hacksaw Ridge: the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss, the war hero who refused to kill

Has Mel Gibson finally made his comeback?<p>Just under a decade ago, the actor-director managed to alienate both fans and his movie-world colleagues with a string of public disgraces, including several incidents fuelled by his longterm battle with alcoholism, and a deeply offensive anti-Semitic rant, …

Film Industry

10 Tales From The Real-Life 'Inglourious Basterds'

Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 film <i>Inglourious Basterds</i> tells the story of a group of Jewish commandos who go around killing Nazi officers for revenge. …

List-Worthy

17 Indoor Gardens That Will Blow Your Mind

Hi there my lovely people! Spring is here! Are you enjoying the beautiful days? If you don’t have a spacious yard or balcony where you can put your …

5 Pretty Houseplants That Actually Thrive on Neglect

Forgot to water them? Fantastic!<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues into 2016!</b> <b>Usher in spring all month long with the botanical duo behind enduringly of-the-moment garden company, Sprout Home.</b><p>Plant envy, (not-so scientific definition: the fervent desire to be surrounded by green things, often brought on …

Definitive Proof That God Is A New England Patriots Fan

It would explain a lot.<p>Snapped on Tuesday, New England Patriots fan Mike Depina submitted this photo of a Patriots logo-shaped cloud to a local NBC affiliate. Barring that this isn't Photoshopped in any way, that <i>sure does</i> look like a Patriots cloud. But it could also be a fallen ice cream cone, …

Meet the Bird that Imprisons its Prey

Humans aren’t the only animals that keep larders of food. Squirrels, of course, are well known for stashing acorns away for the winter. The shrikes, …

Birds

17 Out-of-Place Artifacts Said to Suggest High-Tech Prehistoric Civilizations Existed

According to the conventional view of history, humans have only walked the Earth in our present form for some 200,000 years. Advanced civilizations …

13 Houseplants That Can Survive in Even the Darkest Corner

Solved! How Ancient Egyptians Moved Massive Pyramid Stones

The ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids may have been able to move massive stone blocks across the desert by wetting the sand in front of a …

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

Archaeology

8 Plants You’ll Barely Need to Water

1<p>Yarrow (<i>Achillea millefolium</i>)<p>“This plant flowers most actively in May and June, so use it in your garden as a seasonal color accent since they come …

Weather

Bamboo Plant Types – What Are Some Common Bamboo Varieties

Bamboo has a reputation for being invasive and hard to control, and because of this, gardeners tend to shy away from it. This reputation isn’t …

The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems

Photograph: Geoffrey Kamadi<p>The construction of a sand dam involves building a concrete barrier or wall across a seasonal river.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/11/1439309549462/1cc522ab-5bb9-403e-807b-81c677e28035-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Geoffrey …

1,200-year-old telephone, amazing invention of the ancient Chimu civilization

The thousand-year-old telephone, a marvel of ancient invention, surprises almost all who hear about it. Reportedly found in in the ruins of Chan …

Son recounts his father's struggle in new Holocaust memoir

"A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz" (Other Press), by Goran RosenbergHolocaust memoirs published in the decades following the Nazi genocide of …

The most cost effective 10 DIY Back garden Projects That Any person Can Make

You’ve very little place in your property and don’t understand what to try and do with it. With little effort you could change it right into a snug …

Why I'm Never Going Back to the Mormon Church

Although I left the LDS years ago, I went to the church's recent Hill Cumorah Pageant, a flashy spectacle designed to tell the origin story of Mormonism and convert new members.<p>I was sitting in my car in a parking lot in Palmyra, New York, listening to a man shout accusations against Mormons into a …

Here's The First Clip Of The "Sherlock" Christmas Special

SHOCK BLANKETS FOR ALL. Plus bonus clips of Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott.

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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Beth Moon's Photographs of Ancient Trees Will Inspire You

In photography, you will often hear people talking about building a “meaningful” body of work. When you start to try to do that, you begin to realise …

10 Privacy Plants for Screening Your Yard in Style

If you’re searching for ways to create a natural screen for your yard, today’s post is for you! Kate here, and I have a little bit of experience in …

Landscaping

DIY: Pallet Wooden Crates & Easy Image Transfer

The post DIY: Pallet Wooden Crates & Easy Image Transfer appeared first on A Piece Of Rainbow.Would you believe me if I tell you that you can have …

Woodworking

Stephen Colbert Interviews Eminem On Public Access TV

<b>Stephen Colbert</b>‘s just about ready to settle into his new slot as the <i>Late Show</i>‘s host. But with so much time having passed since his departure from …

Stephen Colbert

Coulter: ‘I'm Offended’ Is Not An Argument Against Trump, Facts Back Him Up

The pushback against Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants is emotional, knee-jerk and not fact-based, according to political commentator …

10 Fascinating Photographs from World War II

Although thousands, even millions, of photographs were taken during World War II, only a handful ever became popular. But sometimes it’s the …

10 Ridiculous Myths From Famous Historical Wars

As they say, history is written by the victors. Wartime details are often obscured or otherwise written out of history if they make the winning side …