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Russia May Be Targeting Undersea Internet Cables. Here's Why That's Bad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, causing the U.S. and its allies to worry the Kremlin might be …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Drywall Finish Levels Explained

Hanging drywall is a relatively straightforward project, even for do it yourselfers. But the final task of finishing drywall can easily frustrate …

The French Ambassador Insulted US on Pearl Harbor Day. Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be Talking.

When it comes to who did the most to stop the Nazis in World War II, it would generally be best for France to remain quiet.<p>Yet, in the tradition of …

MAPPED: The world's biggest oil exporters

Despite investment into alternative energies, oil is still the world's most traded commodity. Want to know where it comes from? Here are the world's oil exporters, ranked by revenue and global market share.<p>Top heavy<p>Over 100 countries export crude oil, but the players at the top run the game. Many …

Oil

Research Says Doing This 1 Thing for Your Kids Will Make Them More Creative Forever | Inc.com

Whatever you call it--creativity, innovation, or creative problem-solving--being able to test assumptions, see alternatives, and come up with unique solutions to life's challenges is a key to success, and perhaps even happiness.<p>But is creativity something you must be born with, or can it be …

Creativity

Camping and Backpacking Tarps: An Essential Guide

Tarp camping can offer the outdoor adventurer an altogether different take on a night in the wild and rewards the camper with a host of lovely …

Backpacking

7 Things to Remember When You’re Scared to Speak Up

In the early 1990’s, 12-year-old Severn Suzuki was passionately obsessed with real world issues like poverty, ocean pollution, and global warming. …

Nonprofits

Forget Facts: 3 Ways to Actually Change Someone's Mind | Inc.com

Here's a truth that should be blindingly obvious in 2017: facts don't win arguments.<p>With the two sides of our most polarizing political debates shouting past each other and absolutely nothing constructive getting done, we desperately need to find ways to understand one another and reach some kind …

Cute

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Sports

How to Tell If Someone Is Lying: 10 Tells and Clues | Inc.com

If you're suspicious that someone isn't telling the truth, can you look the person in the eyes and tell that they're lying? Well, let's try. Here are what might be three facts about lying. Can you tell which one (if any) is a lie?<p>The average person hears between 10 and 200 lies per day.Strangers …

Psychology

The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2017 | Ars Technica

A master roundup of our favorites from America's biggest tabletop convention.<p>Last weekend, we strapped on our most comfortable walking shoes, checked …

Board Games

How to Outline a Chapter

When you read a chapter in a textbook from beginning to end, it’s easy to get swept away in a sea of details and overlook the main ideas. If you’re …

Writing
Employment

18 of the Biggest Wastes of Money at Disney World

Thinking of hopping on a plane to Disney World for your next family vacation? Your kids might thank you — but your wallet definitely won’t. From …

Walt Disney Company

At A Hefty Cost, World War I Made The U.S. A Major Military Power

World War I sometimes seems like the war America forgot.<p>The U.S. entered the fight a century ago, on April 6, 1917, nearly three years after it erupted in Europe during the summer of 1914. The Americans made quite a splash, turning a stalemate in favor of their British and French allies.<p>The cost …

World History

Never-before published photos show the U.S. entry into World War I

Thursday marks the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I. On April 6, 1917, Congress authorized then-President Woodrow Wilson’s declaration of war on Germany. The sinking of the ocean liner Lusitania in 1915, coupled with attacks on U.S. merchant ships and the Zimmerman Telegram in January, …

History

A Century Ago Woodrow Wilson Took America Into WWI: Blame Him For Communism, Fascism And Nazism

A century ago Congress declared war on Imperial Germany. It was a bizarre decision: the secure New World voluntarily joined the Old World slaughterhouse, consigning more than 117,000 Americans to death for no intelligible reason.<p>The chief outcome of the war was to sweep away several reasonably …

World History

Letters from The Great War | American Experience

The Great War | Image Gallery<p>Letters from The Great War<p>During World War I, letters were the main method of communication between soldiers and the …

The US entered World War I on this day in 1917 — here's the massive scope of that conflict in one GIF

The US joined World War I three years after it started, but there were few parts of the world that weren't touched by the Great War<p>The war started on July 28, 1914, just a month after Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were gunned down on the streets of Sarajevo, Bosnia, by a …

World History

This Epic PBS Documentary Shows How Creepily Little Has Changed Since World War I

I was never that much of a history buff, so it's pretty rare for me to sit down and watch a documentary about a war that ended before my mom was …

George W. Bush

Double Adirondack Chair with Table Plans

This step by step project is about double adirondack chair with table plans. The best therapy against stress is spending time in nature. Therefore, I …

Woodworking

December | 2016 | Ars Technica

Fate of former Schindler's list factory is met with Czech ambivalence

Plans to turn derelict site into museum faces obstacles, including funding costs and mixed feelings about Nazi industrialist<p>The desolate site’s shabby surroundings give no hint that it was host to one of the most famous acts of human salvation in modern times.<p>Empty drink bottles and assorted …

War Crimes

A Walking Tour of New York’s Massive Surveillance Network

Earlier this month, on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the lower tip of Manhattan was thronged with soldiers in uniform, firefighters …

World Trade Center

Top 10 board games everyone should have | Board Game Reviews

Hey, everyone! Today we’re going to speak about the 10 board games everyone should own. Why? Each game from this list has an incredible replayability …

Board Games
Heroism

The Science of Memory: Top 10 Proven Techniques to Remember More and Learn Faster

I've always been envious of people with exceptional memories. You know, the kind of people who amass encyclopedic knowledge with seemingly little …

Humanity

DIY Planter Box From Pallets

We love plants and we love pallets so this great DIY project was right up our alley. It’s simple, it isn’t very time-consuming and it’s also really …

Ken Burns' 'Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War' crisply portrays an American couple's heroism

Not everyone hears the drumbeat of war, but those who do, and turn it into life-saving action, often become some of the most memorable, affirming figures to emerge from the horrors of conflict. Such is the case of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, married Unitarians from Massachusetts who heeded their …

'Germans and Jews' looks at the price — paid and unpaid — of a country's reconciliation

Don't let its deceptively simple title and brief 76-minute running time fool you. "Germans and Jews" is a nuanced look at a complicated situation that offers insights into the intricacies of the human condition.<p>This documentary started with the realization of two old friends, director Janina Quint …