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20 Things Every Man Should Have In His Wardrobe

The essential building blocks of your personal style<p>The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we've selected the …

Men's Fashion

Why households need to earn $300,000 a year to live a middle-class lifestyle

<i>This post first appeared on Financial Samurai.</i><p>Let me tell you a sad story. In order to comfortably raise a family in an expensive coastal city like …

Personal Finance

Australia’s new visa rules will hit Indians the hardest

Australia is making it hard for Indian professionals to work in the country.<p>On March 18, the Australian government abolished the 457 visa category that allowed employers to sponsor skilled foreign talent to work in the country for up to four years. This category has now been replaced with the …

Immigration

Today in NYC History: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911

The <i>Today in NYC</i> series often covers obscure corners of New York City political history, but one of the most important and most tragic events in city …

New York City

Heartbreak Hides in the Walls of This Paris Mansion

<b>M</b>useums are usually a feast for the eyes, but rarely are they a treat for the heart. Cozied up beside Paris’ Parc Monceau you’ll find just that: the …

Paris

5 things to know about Robert Johnson, America's first black billionaire

Out of the 2,043 people who appear on the 2017 Forbes list of billionaires, only three are African-American: Oprah Winfrey, Robert Smith and Michael …

Black History

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Ottoman Empire

Jem Duducu presents six lesser known facts about one of the largest empires in history<p>The Ottoman Empire is one of the largest empires in history. In …

Trump attacks everyone but Russia

The president continues his barrage of tweets after the Mueller indictments.<p>President Donald Trump railed against the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election Saturday night into Sunday, sending off a stream of tweets attacking the FBI, CNN, the Democratic Party, his own …

Donald Trump

Lincoln Wasn't Handsome, but He Had a Great Sense of Humor

Abraham Lincoln was a compulsive teller of stories and jokes, the first president to make laughter a tool of office. No occupant of the White House has since surpassed his comic talent. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s lightheartedness seemed undignified, while the youthful John F. Kennedy often felt …

Wall Street

OPEC's Oil Price Nightmare Is Coming True

The latest surge in U.S. oil output will probably hasten the country's rise to the top of the producer pile. More important, it's starting to look as …

Oil

Economic collapse: The real message of the fall of Troy

<b>The fall and sack of the city of Troy at the hands of an avenging Greek army is one that has been told for some 3,000 years, but contained within it are clues to a much wider global collapse - with lessons for our own 21st Century.</b><p>In 1300BC, at the height of the Bronze Age, the great powers of …

Ancient History

The speed of Europe’s 18th-century sailing ships is revamping history’s view of the Industrial Revolution

Economists have long seen the Industrial Revolution as a transformation of belching coal stacks and fiery furnaces. That’s not wrong, but it misses the sweeping changes that occurred across the British economy, setting the stage for our modern world.<p>Two economists from the University College Dublin …

Why Thomas Jefferson Owned a Qur’an

Two hundred and three years ago this month, President James Madison approved the act of Congress purchasing Thomas Jefferson’s private library. …

The Devastating Paradox of Pakistan

How Afghanistan’s neighbor cultivated American dependency while subverting American policy<p>Two months after the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Vice President–elect Joe Biden sat with Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, in the Arg Palace, an 83-acre compound in Kabul that had become a gilded …

Border Crossings

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

US sanctions: Nervous Russian elite 'realize Putin made a serious mistake'

Hundreds of Russian oligarchs could be included on a list of potential US sanctions in the upcoming "Kremlin Report." DW spoke to former US diplomat …

LDV

LDV

The 10 best paintings at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

As the world’s original—and greatest—modern art museum, the Museum of Modern Art has plenty of amazing works in its collection, paintings especially. …

Art

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

I went on the Tom Brady diet and workout plan and it changed my life — here's what it was like

I tried the intense diet and fitness regimens that 40-year-old NFL quarterback Tom Brady touts in his new book "The TB 12 Method." A combination of workouts focused on "pliability," or adding flexibility to muscles through a series of workouts with resistance bands. Brady also stays away from …

Tom Brady