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Caught on camera: Portuguese boy hugs crying French soccer fan after Euro 2016 final

A French soccer fan was reduced to tears following France’s heartbreaking loss to Portugal in the finals of the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament.<p>But …

The favorite foods and eccentric eating habits of 9 ruthless dictators

These were favorite meals of some 20th-century dictators.<p>In "Dictators' Dinners: A Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrants," Victoria Clark and Melissa Scott offer astonishing insights into dictators' table manners, food vices, and fears of poisonings. They also include recipes for some of the …

World History

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

Oberlin activist students want conversations instead of exams, no below-'C' grades

Also, the college should pay them when they protest stuff<p>Life is hard for Oberlin College's activist undergraduates. Protesting against the injustices of society takes so much work and energy that they have little time for less important chores — like studying and taking tests.<p>And the elite Ohio …

College & University

Hadley Freeman: I’m back in America. Is this where I belong?

There’s so much I love about the US – prefer, even, to Britain. Most importantly, the candy<p>I am writing from America this week, staying here for a few days for work. I have what a therapist would call a “complicated relationship” with this country. For a long time, America was like that first …

The most fiendishly complex Dungeons & Dragons traps

Originally published back in 1981, <i>Grimtooth’s Traps</i> details a whopping 101 different edition agnostic traps for use in roleplaying games like …

Dungeons and Dragons

11 Brilliant Kids Who Prove The Future Is Bright

Soon these genius kids will be genius adults who will solve all the world's problems with ease. All we have to do now is wait.<p>1. This student just …

Kids

12 comic book series you can binge-read this week

Who needs Netflix when you have a good graphic novel?<p>There are plenty of long reads in the literary world — but comic book lovers often find …

Law Amendment Proposal Targeting Sexist Video Games Withdrawn in France

On January 8th, seven Socialist members of the French parliament proposed an amendment to the local laws in order to exclude the development of games …

Ted Cruz and the Question of 'Natural Born' Citizenship

I grew up thinking that I couldn't become president of the United States because I was born in France. This seemed unjust as my overseas birth was due to my father serving as a U.S. Army officer, and both of my parents were native-born Americans, but still, given what seemed to be the prevailing …

Watch Slash Pay Tribute to Lemmy With ‘Ace of Spades’ Cover

Amid reports that Guns N’ Roses will reunite at Coachella, Slash along with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators performed a New Year’s Eve gig at Las …

Powerful Dance Portraits Capture the Elegance and Intensity of the Human Body in Motion

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev has an amazing talent for conveying the elegant, refined energy of dancers. His stunning studio portraits capture dancers mid-pose, exuding a grace and power that is fortified by the primarily black and white aesthetic and clean scene compositions. …

Photography

Awkward Portraits From The 70s That Will Make You Question History

Studio portraits are notorious for being awkwardly posed and weirdly campy. But the combination of groovy hairdos and hip 70s fashion might make …

Normcore

What If Jesus Had Been Born 2,000 Years Later in the American Police State?

"Two thousand years later ... the memory of the revolutionary zealot who walked across Galilee gathering an army of disciples with the goal of establishing the Kingdom of God on earth, the magnetic preacher who defied the authority of the Temple priesthood in Jerusalem, the radical Jewish …

Fallout 4 ‘addict’ loses wife and job, sues Bethesda

It’s always best to game in moderation.<p>Fallout and more<p>Fallout 4 ruined Pornhub’s traffic<br>• 10 best games of 2015<br>• If you like Fallout 4, you’ll also like…<br>• Fallout 4 with isometric camera<p>A Siberian gamer is suing Fallout 4 creator Bethesda after he claims an addiction to the role-playing game messed with …

Bodypainters Beautifully Blend Human Bodies into Nature

Using absolutely no Photoshop, bodypainters Leonie Gen and Joerg Duesterwald worked with photographers Laila Pregizer and Uwe Schmida in seamlessly integrating the human body into natural landscapes. Called <i>Metamorphosis</i>, the project blends naked models into everything from rock formations to curly …

Bodypainting

Here’s An Important Reminder That ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Is The Creepiest Holiday Song Ever

Holiday songs (with the exception of Dominic The Donkey, which I will never accept) are usually warm, light-hearted affairs that make very little sense and sound like the beautiful experience one would have if they had accidentally taken a double dose of NyQuil. But while we forgive Rudolph and …

Readers recommend: songs that aren't what they seem – results

A romantic love song? Really? Hidden story, narrator or irony? More likely. From REM to the Kinks, RR regular Barbryn picks a deceptive list from last week’s topic<p>Some people listen to lyrics, and some people don’t. Indeed, some never get beyond the title and the first line: they’re the ones who …

The best video games of 2015

A massive game of open-world role-playing, action, combat and adventure, The Witcher 3 blew us away with its direction and production value. In terms of scale, there might not be a bigger game we've ever seen. With a seemingly endless of amount of things to do and explore, The Witcher 3 is easily …

In This PS Vita Dungeon Crawler, The Goal Is a Bigger Bust

<i>Omega Labyrinth</i> is a game about two things: breasts and dungeon crawling.<p><b>[Note: Some readers might find this content objectionable.]</b><p>The story of <i>Omega</i> …

The Political Bullet Trump Won't Dodge

<i>"It goes against everything we stand for and believe in,"</i> said former vice-president Dick Cheney, referring to Donald Trump's proposed ban on all Muslims entering the country. And when you've lost Cheney, the nation's chief fear-monger, you're in serious trouble with conservatives.<p>Speaking at a …

Eight US states want to ban cars that run on gasoline only by 2050

That means, in 35 years, California, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Massachusetts — plus Oregon and Vermont — will prohibit automakers from selling new gas or diesel-powered vehicles in their states.<p>All of those states follow California's Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) mandate, a …

Electric Vehicles

How Evil Are You? This Quiz Will Rank You On The 'Dark Triad' Of Personality Traits

Many psychologists believe in a “dark triad” of personality traits that lurk within our minds. These traits include Machiavellianism (the desire to …

Minka Kelly Is Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive

Esquire magazine has chosen 30-year-old Minka Kelly as their 2010 “Sexiest Woman Alive,” and after looking at these photos, I'd be hard-pressed to disagree with them.<p>You may remember Minka back when she was a cheerleader in the NBC series <i>Friday Night Lights</i>. Four years before, when she was …

New York Yankees

Ordinary Men Hilariously Pose as Sexy Motorcycle Models

When Arun Sharma, the general manager of Portland, Oregon-based Ducati dealership MotoCorsa, got a lot of flak on his Facebook page for sharing images of a beautiful model draped sexily over a red Ducati, he decided he would do something different. A few weeks later, he asked the same photographer …

This Professor Calculated The True Cost of Destroying The Death Star

The Star Wars superweapon is an economic catastrophe as well as a planetary one<p>Everyone, from President Obama down to a lowly moisture farmer on Tatooine can agree that planet-destroying weapons are bad news. Barring a few Imperial hold-outs, it’s clear that not only is the Death Star massively …

Economics

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Carnage in Paris: Time to Change Course in the War on Terror

At the time this is being written, more than 100 people have been confirmed dead in the Paris attacks and another 70 have been wounded. The death toll is expected to rise and there are also reports of several gunmen still being at large. France, the nation that is home and sustenance to six million …

What Foreigners Believe Is Wrong About America

<b>The echo from most parts of the world is that "America is a country with the very best and the very worst." This article is about the very worst.</b><p><b>Egos.</b> Nobody can't understand the selfish philosophy in America, why a young person or for example an unfortunate lady with a bad start in life is less …

Fast Food