Joshua Roberts

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What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?

We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another.<p>It happened to the Nash family several months ago. We were nearing the …

10 Superhero Actors Who Never Used Steroids (And 7 Who Are Rumored To Have)

For superhero actors, the pressures to remain buff like Captain America, chiseled like Thor, and massive like The Hulk can sometimes be overwhelming. …

Creating Hallucinations Without Drugs Is Surprisingly Easy

Try this at home, but don't blame us if things get weird.<p>The human brain is a remarkable thing. It can do things our primate relatives are thousands …

The founder of Christian rock music would've hated what it's become

Larry Norman was perhaps the most complex figure in 20th-century American music. He was a mess of contradictions, a singer with a message who grew …

Breaking Down Prince's Epic Guitar Solo at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

<i>Excerpted from TIME’s</i> Prince: An Artist’s Life<i>, a 96-page, fully illustrated commemorative edition. Available at retailers and at Amazon.com.</i><p>I invite …

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

6 Must-Read Books That Will Unlock Your Inner Mental Strength

They all contain valuable insight on making the process work better for you.<p><i>What are the best books to read for mental strength? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni,</b> …

10 Surprising Facts About Band of Brothers

In 1998, HBO—then a network that had not yet completely broken through with hits like <i>The Sopranos</i> and <i>Sex and the City—</i>decided to take on its biggest …

Why an Iowa man has taken a run every day for 41 years, and counting

CLOSE<p>John Liepa has run nearly 125,000 miles, or more than five times around the planet. He has run 18 marathons and 250 road races.<p>Once, he ran from …

“Cocaine & Rhinestones” Is the Country Podcast You Need to Hear to Believe

Early one morning in 1957, country singer Ernest Tubb barged into the lobby of the National Life Building in downtown Nashville, withdrew a revolver from his holster, and shot at a person he thought was Jim Denny. Formerly the gatekeeper at the Grand Ol’ Opry and currently a concert promoter and …

Ulysses turns 100 this month, and you should totally read it

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the first appearance of James Joyce’s <i>Ulysses</i>, originally serialized in <i>The Little Review</i> between March 1918 …

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

Some Of The Best Songs To Play While Driving

As somebody who writes about music for the internet, I have the privilege (or the curse of isolation, depending on how socially inclined you are) of working from home, meaning that I don’t have the same daily commute as a lot of people. Still, I have to leave the house and drive somewhere for one …

I woke up at 4 a.m. and spent 10 hours meditating for 10 days straight — here's why you should try it

I went on my first silent meditation retreat in 2012. When I signed up, I envisioned 10 blissful days of meditation in the misty Thai mountains, totally serene and free from all worldly distractions. Prepping for my third course this November, however, I knew exactly what I was getting …

60 Things You'll Only Understand If You Are A Xennial

Again, please don’t click on this post unless you lived through the ’80s.

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Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon': 10 Things You Didn't Know

Paul McCartney's scrapped cameo, a Silver Surfer cover concept and other factors that played into the band's 1973 psychedelic masterpiece<p>There are …

Becoming Self-Reliant — 31 Journaling Prompts | Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article by Kyle Eschenroeder, author of</i> <b>The Pocket Guide to Self-Reliance</b><i>.</i><p>“The writer is an explorer. Every step is an …

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'The Constant' turns 10: Revisiting the great Lost time-twist episode a decade later

It was 2008 and you never know what kind of show <i>Lost</i> would be. The fourth season of ABC’s island mystery returned in January after an eight-month …

The Go-To Shirt That'll Only Get Better With Age

Rowing Blazers' take on the classic oxford cloth button-down is an investment that'll last.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>The oxford cloth button-down just might be the most versatile shirt a guy …

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10cc: how we made I'm Not in Love

‘The drummer said it was crap and we were just about to scrap the whole thing. Then I heard the studio’s secretary singing it – and the window-cleaner whistling it’<p><b>Eric Stewart, singer-songwriter, keyboard</b><p>I met this gorgeous girl called Gloria at Halifax town hall. I was 18. She was 16. Three years …

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Who Killed Jaco Pastorius?

By Pat Jordan<i>GQ,</i> April 1988<p>He was just another bum bleeding to death in an alleyway at four o’clock in the morning. He lay motionless on the …

‘The Twilight Zone,’ from A to Z

The planet has been knocked off its elliptical orbit and overheats as it hurtles toward the sun; the night ceases to exist, oil paintings melt, the …

The truth about Jesus: His hair wasn’t long and he only wore one-piece tunic — the equivalent of underwear

Over the past few decades, the question of what Jesus looked like has cropped up again and again. Much has been made of a digital reconstruction of a …

Don’t Die in the Woods Survival Tent

Price: $17 | BuyThis compact and lightweight pouch belongs in every outdoor travel kit. It packs an emergency 2-person tent made from tear-resistant, …

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Israel Figured Out How to Prevent School Shootings 40 Years Ago-It's Time the US Followed Suit

President Trump: Have Education Department Mandate Active Shooter Protocols<p>Posted: Feb 15, 2018 10:02 AM<p>I’m a small government guy, however, it’s …

How Every Guy Can Rock a Shaved Head—No Matter His Hair Type

Go ahead and lose the mane.<p>So, you want to shave your head. Good on you. A shaved head can add a rugged, tough edge to any guy's style—all without any change to his wardrobe. Plus, the upkeep is impossibly easy: Just don't let those strands get too long. Here are some guys who have nailed the look.

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15 Weird Facts About The Hulk's Body

It may seem like The Hulk’s powers are pretty straightforward if you’re only familiar with Marvel’s not-so-Jolly Green Giant from his appearances on …

Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ series shows why the legendary science fiction writer stands the test of time

February 11 marks the 32nd death anniversary of the wildly-imaginative writer. His books continue to raise searing questions about human …

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone's camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

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What Is Sex Like In The Olympic Village? Here's Everything We Know

Some of us watch the Olympics for sports, some of us watch to delight in feats of endurance and strength which prove that bodies are magic, and some …