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Almost everything we think we know about Osama bin Laden’s death is a lie, reports Sy Hersh

Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of US Navy SEALs was nothing at all like the official accounts given by the United States government and military, according to a controversial article in the London Review of Books by veteran investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh:<p>Rather than hiding in …

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Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

We Interviewed the Filmmaker Behind 'The Whiteness Project'

"White people don’t have a lot of experience talking about their race, so they’re going to say a lot of dumb shit."<p>Last Friday, a link began rapidly circulating on Twitter to an interactive multimedia documentary called the Whiteness Project, which was apparently an “investigation into how …

The Richest 1 Percent of Americans Control 40 Percent of the Nation's Awesomeness

If Donald Trump had a nickel for every time he said something idiotic, he'd be a very rich man.<p>Though, in fairness, we all say stupid things. For example, one time I asked a woman when her baby was due, and it turned out she wasn't even pregnant. That was 2009, and I haven't spoken to Queen …

#84: Shock Yourself Into New Habits with Maneesh Sethi

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Why Is the Pull of Porn So Strong? | The Art of Manliness

This week we’re running a four-part series about the effects of pornography on the brain. The first step in understanding these effects is to …

Men and Porn: An Introduction | The Art of Manliness

<i>Note: You can find this entire series in a convenient eBook for just $3.99. Available in our store or on Amazon.</i><p>In a 2010 interview with <i>Playboy</i> …

A Home Maintenance Checklist: An Incredibly Handy Tool to Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: One of our commenters, Brandon Beeson, was kind enough to put this into a Google Doc as a checklist. Click here to access that document</i>. <i>Feel</i> …

The Pitfalls of Consuming Pornography | The Art of Manliness

<i>Note: You can find this entire series in a convenient eBook for just $3.99. Available in our store or on Amazon.</i><p>In recent years, more and more young …

How Forgetfulness Torpedos Your Journey to Becoming the Man You Want to Be, and Remembrance Is the Antidote | The Art of Manliness

Around 4:30am early one August morning in 2005, five 20-somethings decided to go explore a cave nestled in the side of a Provo mountain. When they …

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What is Honor? | The Art of Manliness

Across cultures and time, honor and manliness have been inextricably tied together. In many cases, they were synonymous. Honor lost was manhood lost. …

Bill Maher And Ben Affleck Have A Fierce Debate Over Radical Islam

Ben Affleck appeared on "Real Time With Bill Maher" on Friday to promote his latest film, "Gone Girl." But Affleck didn't leave without getting into a heated debate with Maher over radical Islamic principles.<p>Affleck and Maher -- joined at a roundtable by Sam Harris, Nicholas Kristof, and Michael …

Why Is Banksy the Only Person Allowed to Vandalize Britain's Walls?

"When street artists do it, it’s vandalism," said one graffiti writer. "When Banksy does it, it’s an art piece. There’s a disconnect there.”<p><i>The recent Banksy piece in Clacton-on-Sea. Photo via banksy.co.uk</i><p>Graffiti’s not what it used to be. Starting life as one of the four pillars of hip-hop, it’s …

Your Password Is Not Secure, and It's Not Your Fault

I consulted internet security expert Nik Cubrilovic and XKCD's Randall Munroe about how they would fix the problems in the world of passwords. Their ideas are simple, compelling, and almost impossible to implement.<p><i>Image via Flickr user Christian Ditaputratama</i><p>When it comes to passwords, we're all …

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