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The VICE Guide to Los Angeles

Whether you're just visiting or settling in for the long haul, our VICE guide will help you navigate LA like a local.<p><i>People love to hate Los Angeles. Tell someone you're visiting or moving here and steel yourself for a barrage of unsolicited jabs about how "the people are so fake," or "the traffic</i> …

Why France has a more fraught relationship with its Muslim communities than the U.S.

News that the attacker who killed at least 84 people in France was a Tunisian citizen and a Muslim legally working in the country quickly became ammunition for American politicians suggesting that the United States also faces a serious threat from within.<p>Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican …

France

The secret corners of Spain: readers' tips

This week's winning tip<p>Dining out on a sardine tale<p>The houses on the Cantabrian coast seemed built only to accommodate women. Looking seaward, the square bays of the first-floor frontages were where the wives of fishermen historically watched for their return, as the unpredictable Atlantic weather …

No More Colonialism Disguised as Financial Assistance: The US Must Relinquish Puerto Rico

This year, 2016, marks a new era in Caribbean colonialism.<p>The US Congress is preparing a “Financial Control Authority,” which will supervise the …

Caribbean

Photographer on a mission to snap portraits of 12,000 endangered animals who could disappear soon... But his real challenge might be to get the armadillo to hold the pose long enough

• <b>National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore wants to keep a record and encourage the world to preserve them</b>• <b><br>He has snapped portraits of more than</b> …

The places in France you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

<b>1. Barcelonnette, Provence</b><p>"It’s as delightful as it is surprising," says Anthony Peregrine. "At first sight, Barcelonnette is such an archetypal spot in the southern French Alps that you’d expect it to yodel. Come festival time (August), it is not yodelling you hear, but mariachi music. It’s as …

The Gulf War Victory That Never Was

When US-led coalition forces drove Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait, the campaign was heralded as the antidote to Vietnam. A quarter century later it …

20. The Lobster

As 2016's cinematic pickings are still pretty slim for the most part ahead of blockbuster season, what better time to catch up with all of those 2015 …

Box Office

6 free online classes you should consider before going to business school

So you’ve been considering getting an MBA.<p>It seems like a foolproof plan, right? After all, the MBA is the degree that opens the doors to the world …

Employment

This Simple Tip to Learn Maths Equations Actually Works

The answer is at your fingertips.<p>There are lots of different strategies for maximising your learning potential, but one of the easiest study-boosters …

How to Make Stovetop Mac and Cheese That's Better Than Boxed

There’s a time and a place for boxed macaroni and cheese: 2:00 in the morning on the couch. But when it comes to dinner, you can do better than a …

Cooking

22 Hearty Cold-Weather Slow-Cooker Recipes

This chart shows the most popular websites around the world

Goldman Sachs' annual compendium of its 100 best charts from the year is a treasure trove of information on pretty much everything.<p>One chart that jumped out at me while I was browsing was the one below that shows the top 15 websites in 11 big countries from around the world. Google is the clear …

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

7 tax strategies the rich don't want you to know

You work hard for your money but, unfortunately, Uncle Sam takes a bite out of every paycheck for income and other taxes. And if you're in the middle class, you probably think that bite is a little bit too big.<p>According to a 2015 Gallup poll, nearly half of Americans — 46 percent — believe the …

An Incredibly Helpful List of 71 Free Online Courses and Tutorials

With the advancements in technology, we are now able to access a world of information right at our fingertips. EssayMama has sorted through the …

Top 10 Best Japanese Manga You Need to Read Before You Die

Dragon Ball was the first taste of manga to the western manga readers. Dragon Ball introduced us to Manga and started the craze.<p>Dragon Ball had it …

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

If you're new to coding, this is the programming language you should learn first

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Tech Hub/flickr As we move more and more toward a world filled with screens, those possessing coding skills have never been more in demand.<p>…