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These Unseen Photos From World War I Are Unbelievable

Typically, when long-lost photos are found and restored they're a bit underwhelming. But this new series of images, captured by an unknown …

50 Fantastic Facts About The English Language

This month, words and language Twitter account @HaggardHawks celebrated its second year online. Since December 2013, it has been providing a daily dose of rare and unusual words, surprising language facts, peculiar etymological stories, and all manner of other linguistic tidbits and trivia covering …

Language

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

National Parks

20 Words You've Been Butchering for Years | Inc.com

Some languages, like French, have an official body that decides how words can and cannot be used. English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee. Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're using a word "correctly." It's all a matter of taste and context. But …

Linguistics

The 25 Most Important Full Frontal Nude Scenes in Movies5. <em>Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan</em> (2006)

<b>Actor who stripped down:</b> Stonie, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian<b><br>Why they're fully nude:</b> Family photos in Kazakhstan have their own dress code.<p>Believe …

The linguistics tricks YouTube Stars use to keep viewers interested

Hey guys! What's up? It's Julie. And today I want to talk about YouTube voice.<p>So the other day, I was watching this YouTube video from the PBS Idea Channel about whether Ron Weasley from <i>Harry Potter</i> is really a time-traveling Dumbledore (as you do), and I realized—the guy talking sounds <i>exactly</i> like …

Language

There's a war on the way women talk — and it needs to end

In May, Amy Schumer parodied women's tendency to over-apologize in a widely lauded "Inside Amy Schumer" sketch titled, "I'm sorry." A few months later, in one of its most popular posts this year, The Washington Post satirized how a woman might hedge what she says in the boardroom with phrases like …

Feminism

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

The First Language You Learn Changes How You Hear All Other Languages After

An MRI experiment shows that the language you hear as a baby makes a permanent imprint on your brain.<p>The first language you learn as a baby “locks in” certain patterns in your brain and affects how you will learn other languages in future. Even if you forget that first language, it will continue to …

This speech on ISIS and airstrikes in Syria silenced British lawmakers

LONDON — It was the 14-minute-long speech that stood out in a day that overflowed with rhetoric of varying quality.<p>Hilary Benn's contribution to the …

6 Amazing Websites to Learn a Language If You're Too Busy

If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re a busy person.<p>Either you’ve got a job you work hard at, a business you run yourself, or perhaps …

How and why exactly did consciousness become a problem? – Margaret Wertheim

Growing up in Australia, I loved to lie on the grass, immersed in the scent of wattles, and stare up at the sky. A sky like no other; a deeper, …

The myth of the eternal war between science and religion

For the last several years, starting long before I was appointed auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I've been posting short commentaries on YouTube. I've covered movies, music, books, cultural trends and more. But I've given special attention to New Atheism, a social and political …

World War I: Animals at War, in pictures - Telegraph

Ornithology

A Nazca Lines-like mystery in Kazakhstan

<b>Ancient mysteries</b><p>The article "Etched in Time" by Hilary MacGregor (Nov. 1), which speculates about the motivation behind the Nazca Lines in Peru, is timely, especially in view of the recent announcement by NASA of mysterious ancient earthworks in Kazakhstan. The site, like the one in Peru, may be …

Did The Language You Speak Evolve Because Of The Heat?

English bursts with consonants. We have words that string one after another, like angst, diphthong and catchphrase. But other languages keep more vowels and open sounds. And that variability might be because they evolved in different habitats.<p>Consonant-heavy syllables don't carry very well in …

Linguistics

9 Songs

Sex and drugs and rock and roll… Welcome to 65 minutes of handheld digital cinema during which the prolific Mr Winterbottom serves up a condensed …

The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine's history.<p>Other Readers' Choice Awards include the world's best cruise lines, hotels, spas, and airlines, all of which you can check out here.<p>Keep scrolling to see a …

Cape Town

8 German words in English and their pronunciation

When one language borrows from another, words often adapt to the linguistic conditions of the recipient language. This is also the case with the …

Language

Overnight Oats - 50 Best Recipes for Weight Loss

Ready-to-eat cereal isn’t the most waist-friendly variety on supermarket shelves. As it turns out, oatmeal is a much better way to ward off weight …

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Theology

Why Indian intellectuals need to study more Vedanta

OPEN TO OPINION<p>The country would have significantly more depth and originality of thought.<p>LIFE<p>| 4-minute read | 22-10-2015<p>David Frawley …

Copywriting: A 5-step guide to a well-defined copy editing process

Copy editing is a key piece in any marketing or content process. Read on for five steps on how you can create a well-defined process deck for your …

Copywriting

10 Tasty & Chic Halloween Cocktails

Forget the candy.<p>Halloween. A time of terrible costumes, nostalgia-inducing TV movies, and kids knocking at your door asking for candy (the amount of which, let's be real, has considerably diminished since time of purchase). Make your holiday a little brighter with these delicious boozy drinks and …

Behind This Aged Façade Is The World's Most Beautiful Abandoned Castle

Hidden in the hills of Tuscany, this 16th-century estate will take your breath away.<p>Tuscany is known for its incredible rolling hills, Renaissance-era art, and Castello di Sammezzano. If the latter is unfamiliar, photographer Martino Zegwaard is here to change that.<p>Originally built in the 17th …

Italy

3 Spiritual Practices for Anxiety-Packed Moments

The History of the Ballet Body: From Anna Pavlova to Misty Copeland

“Ballet is woman,” said George Balanchine, the inimitable Russian choreographer who is credited with bringing ballet into the great American artistic oeuvre. It’s a legacy that tonight the American Ballet Theatre will continue to push forward with the debut of its fall season. Among its talented …

Art