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“The scope of our failure”: The real story of our decades-long foreign policy disaster that set the Middle East on fire

The brilliant Andrew Bacevich tells Salon why our massive march to folly in Middle East has to be seen as one war<p>I first interviewed Andrew Bacevich, the soldier turned scholar, after he spoke at the Hope Club, an old-line gents’ establishment in Providence, Rhode Island. That evening he outlined a …

Geopolitics

Meal Prep Ideas for Every Weight Loss Diet

You spend hours getting ready for a night out on the town and meticulously schedule your vacations months before getting on the plane. Shouldn’t that …

The Best Upper-Body Exercise for Men | Men's Health

And if you do the exercise alongside the squat and deadlift, you have everything you need for a basic total-body training system.<p>No other exercise comes close to offering that many advantages.<p>If you already have the overhead press in your workout, great. But I bet you don’t have it programmed like …

The gender pay gap is bad. The gender pay gap for women of color is even worse.

Women, on average, earn 22% less than men, or 78 cents for every white man's dollar. This fact is everywhere, especially on Tuesday, Equal Pay Day. …

The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

Timelapse Pro is a Premium App by Triggertrap for Complex Timelapse Projects

Triggertrap has announced Timelapse Pro, a new app for its mobile camera control kits that gives time-lapse photographers more flexibility in …

Time-lapse Photography

3 unbelievably awful reasons to not buy the Apple Watch

Apple’s first entry into the wearables market also happens to be its first entry into the luxury goods market, and it looks like the company will …

NASA: We'll find alien life in 10 to 20 years

Are we alone in the universe? Top NASA scientists say the answer is almost certainly "no."<p>"I believe we are going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth in the next decade and definitive evidence in the next 10 to 20 years," Ellen Stofan, chief scientist for NASA, said at a public panel …

The Truth About Protein

<b>You Need More</b><br>Think big. Most adults would benefit from eating more than the recommended daily intake of 56 grams, says Donald Layman, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of nutrition at the University of Illinois. The benefit goes beyond muscles, he says: Protein dulls hunger and can help prevent obesity, …

Nikon 1 J5 Digital Camera Offers Big DSLR Alternative

The digital camera market has been in free fall for a while now. “<i>Et tu, smartphone</i>?” has been the last cry of many product lines no longer able to …

Woman Gives Her Dying Dog a Beautiful Bucket List Adventure to Say Goodbye

Travel writer Lauren Fern Watt had been through everything–college, her early 20s, boyfriends, moving to from Tennessee to NYC, and more–with her dog Gizelle at her side. The 160-pound English Mastiff was her best friend, roommate, confidant, and greatest joy. So when Gizelle was diagnosed with …

New England

Star Wars STREET By 50 Review: These Are The Headphones You’re Looking For

Today is a day of celebration: It’s Star Wars Day, and that means on onslaught of Star Wars-themed gadgets – like these special edition STREET by 50 headphones I got to test out, which feature the badging of the greatest freedom movement the galaxy has ever borne witness to. But do they honor the …

Jar of French mountain air sells for £512 in polluted Beijing

Artist puts up glass of Provence air for auction in artistic protest against air quality in China<p>Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence …

Tigers slaughtered in show of social stature for Guangdong businessmen

Police seize body of freshly killed tiger and discover video evidence of electrocution and torture after raid in Zhanjiang<p>More than 10 tigers have been killed as "visual feasts" in China to entertain officials and rich business people, state media reported.<p>Police in the port city of Zhanjiang, in …

National Geographic Travel

China's toxic air pollution resembles nuclear winter, say scientists

Air pollution now impeding photosynthesis and potentially wreaking havoc on country's food supply, experts warn<p>Chinese scientists have warned that the country's toxic air pollution is now so bad that it resembles a nuclear winter, slowing photosynthesis in plants – and potentially wreaking havoc on …

Video games change the way you dream

Those hours in an alternate reality are messing with our minds<p>Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up …

My 8 Favorite Inexpensive Canon Lenses

In the last few years, I have reviewed more lenses than you could possibly imagine. My photography students are always asking which lens is right for …

It's Maple Leafs madness, and David Clarkson feels right at home in Toronto

TORONTO — It was past midnight when David Clarkson came home. An unrestricted free agent, a power forward in demand, he had been touring NHL cities – …

Canadian Hockey

Friday Happy Hour: National Geographic Interviews Their Photographers & Asks What Drives Their Passion

As we transition into fall here on the U.S. East coast, the industry seems to be kicking into high gear with photo-fests, gallery openings, and more. …

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Boy and His Big Best Friend

A dog is a boy’s best friend. Especially when it’s bigger than you are:<p>A boy and his dog in “Followed,” captured by Elena Shumilova (Via Imgur)<p>In …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

7 Useful Post Ideas for Your Own Photography Blog

Once most photographers become serious about their craft — whether they are amateur, professional, or something in between — they usually start …

Jennifer Lawrence: America's Kick-Ass Sweetheart

How the 'Hunger Games' star became the coolest chick in Hollywood<p>'Dude!" Says Jennifer Lawrence into her cellphone. "I'm lost as fuck! I've been …

Jodie Foster

See Your Favorite Pop Culture Characters As “Simpsons”

Illustrator Adrien Noterdaem loves The Simpsons more than you do. He also enjoys many other colorful characters and turning them into yellow Springfield dwellers.<p>Joffrey Baratheon is too tall. In an illustration that made the Internet rounds recently, the cruel, young king you love to hate on <i>Game</i> …

Mad Men

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …