Amber Giordano

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Huge underground city discovered in Turkey--by accident

It's a stunning find uncovered by accident: Construction workers demolishing homes in Turkey's Nevsehir province in 2013 ended up discovering entrances to what could be the largest ancient underground city ever found in the region.<p>The country's <i>Hurriyet Daily News</i> reported on its existence just days …

The Hobbit's Ultimate Guide to New Zealand

While filming, many of the cast expressed concerns that viewers would think the landscape was fake. How, they argued, could moviegoers believe that such stunning scenery is real? Where in the world do thundering waterfalls, turquoise lakes, volcanic pinnacles, and alpine glaciers all occupy a …

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Silicon Valley Is Living Inside A Bubble Of Tone-Deaf Arrogance

The difference is in other cosmopolitan cities, the lower part of society keep to themselves. They sell small trinkets, beg coyly, stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize it's a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests. And that's okay.<p>It's …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

The NSA's Porn-Surveillance Program: Not Safe for Democracy

Its targets extend beyond suspected terrorists—and some rhetoric that the First Amendment would protect is singled out.<p>Let's think through the troubling implications of the latest surveillance-state news. "The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and …

The 10 Companies Paying Americans The Least: 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall Street: This summer, thousands of fast-food workers in the United States went on strike in cities across the country, demanding their wages be increased to $15 an hour and the ability to unionize. To no one’s surprise, they didn’t get it. As of 2012, an estimated 4.7% of hourly workers …

Sick of Sydney? Visit These Islands on the Great Barrier Reef (Photos)

Paradise<p>Sick of Sydney? Visit These Islands on the Great Barrier Reef (Photos)<p>The big cities of Australia’s Gold Coast may be tempting, but they’re …

5 Mysterious Ruins That Predate Known Civilization?

Artifacts and ruins discovered all over the world have made many scientists question whether the currently accepted understanding of prehistoric …

A Russian Man Nailed His Testicles To The Pavement As A Protest

Warning: graphic images. Pytor Pavlensky carried out the stunt on the country's Police Day national holiday.<p>A naked artist, looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin pavement, is a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of contemporary Russian society.

15 People Who Should Have Thought Twice Before Using Slavery To Make A Point

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White Man Wins Local Election After Running as a Black Man

Let’s say you’re a white conservative Republican politician vying to represent a mostly black and Democratic area on the board that governs the …

FAA Allows for Electronics Use During Entire Flight

Turning off your electronic devices in-flight is about to become a thing of the past. The FAA has formally accepted the recommendations previously …

12 Thrilling Facts About Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Video

Michael Jackson’s video for “Thriller” was released nearly 30 years ago, on December 2nd, 1983. Director John Landis (<i>The Blues Brothers, An American</i> …

Cliff Walking In Ireland

When you arrive at Malin Head, you might feel that you have landed at the very edge of the world. The intense wind will knock you over if you are not careful. Best to stand with your back to it and brace yourself as you look out and wonder how ships have navigated these shores for centuries.<p>When …

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10 Ghost Towns Around the World

TravelBest Of<p>Silent streets and derelict buildings offer a glimpse into the lives of once thriving communities.<p>With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities. Here’s a look at our …

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

This Is What an Amazing Customer Service Experience Looks Like

Have you ever had one of those incredible customer service experiences that you just had to share with the whole world? No, of course you …

10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Ireland

Outdoors lovers will find lots to be excited about in Ireland, with acres of wild and windswept countryside, cute-as-a-button villages and hair-raising coastal cliffs making up the country's surprisingly varied scenery.<p>Outdoors lovers will find lots to be excited about in Ireland, with acres of …

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Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

10 Cures for the Chronic Overpacker

Can't seem to travel without an overstuffed bag? We're here to help. If you're a chronic overpacker, these 10 tips will cure you of your bad packing habits forever.<p>Can't seem to travel without an overstuffed bag? We're here to help. If you're a chronic overpacker, these 10 tips will cure you of …

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Why your purring cat might not be as happy as it sounds

Scientists warn pet owners to avoid constantly touching their cats because it can make them stressed.<p>For cat lovers, little is more comforting than curling up on a sofa and hearing your beloved pet purr as you stroke it.<p>But your cat may not be as contented as you believe.<p>Scientists have warned pet …

Now We Have Proof Reading Literary Fiction Makes You a Better Person

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>English teachers have long claimed reading books makes you a better person, maybe because their …

The Most Complete Guide To Beer Ever [Infographic]

It's... it's beautiful.<p>The artists at Pop Chart Lab, who've created gorgeous visualizations of everything from classic Nintendo games to bicycles, are tackling beer. A lot of beer.<p>Pop Chart has already released two beer posters, but since you can never, ever have a problem because of too much beer, …

The True Story Of The Great Marijuana Crash Of 2011

Buying marijuana in Denver is a downright pleasant experience.<p>Customers wait in a well-appointed waiting room. There's a variety of reading material — feel free to choose between the gardening magazine and the Cannabible on the coffee table — and plenty of information about the product.<p>When their …

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H2 oh my: NASA's Curiosity rover finds water in Mars dirt

Future Mars explorers may be able to get all the water they need out of the red dirt beneath their boots, a new study suggests.<p>NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found that surface soil on the Red Planet contains about 2 percent water by weight. That means astronaut pioneers could extract roughly 2 …

FYI: Is It Possible To Control Our Dreams?

Yes, but only with practice. The best place to start is right before bed. Deirdre Barrett, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and author of <i>The Committee of Sleep</i>, asked 76 college students to choose a problem (where to take a vacation; how to arrange their furniture) and focus on it …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has A Female Doppelganger And She Looks Awesome

The Internet is full of little treasures for those of us who love it when ordinary people look like celebrities. Taylor Swift apparently looks like a known satanist, and this poor young woman looks a whole lot like tongue-wagging twerkist Miley Cyrus.<p>As it turns out, love of our lives Joseph …

FYI: Why Do I Poop More When I Have My Period?

I mean, it's not just me, right?<p>The answer is prostaglandins. These are the chemical signals girls' and women's bodies make and send to the uterus to tell it to contract, thus expelling the uterine lining at the end of the menstrual cycle. Prostaglandins aren't super picky about whom they talk to, …

Here's What Happens To Google Employees When They Die

It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for …

Like It Or Not: Court Rules That “Liking” on Facebook Is Protected By First Amendment

It’s hard to remember a pre-“liking” era, no? A time when you actually had to <i>call up</i> your friend to congratulate her on her engagement? A life that wasn’t consumed with questions such as “What does it <i>mean</i> that my ex-boyfriend ‘liked’ my new profile picture?” or “How the hell did <i>Vicky’s</i>‘I just …