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WATCH: The Countless Ways Knitting Can Improve Your Health and Happiness

As far as hobbies go, knitting is easily one of the most productive. (Scarves for everyone!) And according to new research from Knit for Peace, a …

Knitting

Robot does the unthinkable by assembling IKEA furniture in 20 minutes

IKEA is cheap, stylish, and a superb solution for furnishing an entire dwelling on a budget. It’s also the leading cause of divorce in couples who attempt to assemble its furniture at home, according to a poll I just made up for the sake of this joke.<p>Researchers at Nanyang Technological University …

Robotics

My Struggle To Find Peace As The Daughter Of A Serial Killer

Suzan Barnes was the daughter of a newspaper executive and a well-heeled country club divorcee with two teenage kids. Jim Carson, my father, was the hippie son of an oil executive; he had a wife and a young daughter. The night they met at a party in 1978, they pushed away from their families, moved …

Crime

The Best Short Hairstyles If You Have Fine Hair

All my volume-challenged ladies, stand up!<p>When you have fine hair, the biggest enemy isn’t necessarily frizz or dullness. It’s more along the lines …

Hair

12 mind-blowing Harry Potter details even die-hard fans might have missed

<i>UK News</i><b>Horror in Blackpool as suspected drink driver ploughs into pedestrians leaving several injured and pubs on lockdown</b><p>Police said a 19-year-old …

Die Hard

She slapped a Nazi in the face and staged one of the most dramatic acts of wartime rebellion

Mala Zimetbaum was the first Jewish woman to escape Auschwitz and she refused to let the Nazis decide her fate<p>“I will die a heroine, but you will die …

World History

8 Psychological Reasons Women Love Disturbing Crime Stories So Much

I think we can all agree that true crime is having a moment, from its documentaries to its podcasts, the genre is bigger than ever. But strangely …

Crime

The Dead Bodies of Benito Mussolini, His Mistress Claretta Petacci and Other Executed Fascists on Display in Milan, 1945

On 25 April 1945, allied troops were advancing into northern Italy, and the collapse of the Salò Republic was imminent. Mussolini and his mistress …

World History

23 of J.K. Rowling's Biggest 'Harry Potter' Revelations

The Intricacies of Wands

Books

What Does The Final Image Of The Killing Joke REALLY Mean?

No Batman comic is able to boast a legacy as controversial as Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke. Publicly derided by the former in …

Comic Books

18 Fucked-Up Serial Killer Quotes That'll Make You So Uncomfortable

Trust NO ONE.<p>🚨HI. This post contains highly disturbing content. Please continue at your own risk.🚨

31 Morning Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>The morning is enormously important. It’s the foundation from which the day is built. How we choose to spend our mornings can be used to predict the</i> …

Productivity

50 Of The Best Horror Novels

I love a good scare, but the best horror novels don’t just provide frights, they also comment on society or maybe riff on tried-and-true tropes. With …

Horror

‘Picked Apart by Vultures’: The Last Days of Stan Lee

Months after losing his wife, the 95-year-old comic book legend is surrounded by charlatans and mountebanks.<p>You might expect Stan Lee, at age 95, to …

A look inside the daily routine of Walt Disney, who wandered through the office after hours and always carried snacks in his pockets

<b>• Walt Disney's daily routine involved long workdays.</b><p><b>• Sometimes he didn't leave his studio; other days he wound down with a Scotch Mist and headed home for dinner.</b><p><b>• Disney had a lot of usual habits that defined his managerial style.</b><p>Walt Disney's daily routine was far from static.<p>Disney didn't just …

Walt Disney Company

How Dachau Concentration Camp Guards Got Their Comeuppance

Following the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp, American troops felt an urge to personally punish the camp's guards. What exactly …

Nazi Concentration Camps

How Charles I lost his head over his lust for the world's greatest art collection

Great leaders like to demonstrate their power. These days, it tends to be shows of military might and grand parades of state of the art weaponry. But …

See Inside This Newly Discovered Ancient Egyptian Cemetery

Artifacts found inside the network of tombs suggest it contains a priest of the ancient Egyptian deity Thoth.<p>"This is only the beginning of a new discovery," Egypt's Antiquities Minister, Khaled al-Anani, said in a statement.<p>He added that excavators will need at least five years to uncover the …

Sex behind bars, cocaine and The Dark Web - the depraved secret life of child killer Jon Venables revealed

When a laptop computer was found hidden behind the bed of child killer Jon Venables, it must have been hard for even investigators to predict its …

Edwardian aristocrats went to Egypt hoping for glamour — but they got dysentery instead

Was Egypt the first place ever to have been mourned by the seasoned traveller as “ruined”? At the close of the 1900s, a leisured clergyman and Oxford Professor of Assyriology called the Rev Archibald Sayce, who had spent the previous 18 winters cruising the Nile, sold his beloved “dahabiya” – a …

Suspended – Medium

44 Beauty & Grooming Products That Seem Too Good To Be True But Actually Work

Beauty

Buckingham Palace £369m revamp unearths multitude of secrets under floorboards including newspaper clippings from reign of Queen Victoria

Packets of cigarettes and a 120-year-old newspaper cutting are among the items unearthed as the floorboards in Buckingham Palace were ripped up for …

Buckingham Palace

6 incredible 'facts' conspiracy theorists believe prove Adolf Hitler faked his own death

It could be the most astonishing disappearing act in history.<p>According to documents declassified by the FBI in 2014, Adolf Hitler may have survived …

World History

How a trailblazing global adventurer fell in love with Scotland's fragile beauty

It was late one October evening when Ness Knight set up camp near Ardvreck Castle. The castle is a ruin, standing by a loch in the desolate north-west reaches of the Highlands. Some say it is haunted: the lairds who built the castle, the story goes, ran out of money halfway through its construction …

Scotland

Fragments of book recovered from wreck of Blackbeard's ship

Remains of notorious pirate’s ship in North Carolina yield evidence that it was carrying a copy of Edward Cooke’s Voyage to the South Sea<p>The notorious 18th-century pirate Blackbeard may have whiled away the hours between raids by curling up with a good book, according to a new …

North Carolina

Photo Archive Lets You Download 4,300 High-Res Photographs of the Historic Normandy Invasion

In the mid-20th century, theorists like Roland Barthes and Pierre Bourdieu exploded naive notions of photography as “a perfectly realistic and …

Mark Twain

These Letters Tell the Inside Story of Mary, Queen of Scots’ Imprisonment

Three years before she was found guilty of treason and sentenced to die, Mary, Queen of Scots tried to mend her fractured relationship with her …

The Tattooist of Auschwitz - and his secret love

<b>For more than 50 years, Lale Sokolov lived with a secret - one born in the horrors of wartime Europe, in a place that witnessed some of the worst of man's inhumanity to man.</b><p>It would not be shared until he was in his 80s, thousands of miles from that place.<p>Lale had been the Tattooist of …

Tattoos

16 of the Strangest Unsolved Mysteries of All Time

Photo: Shutterstock<p>1. The Incident at Dyatlov Pass<p>On the first night of February 1959, nine ski-hikers died mysteriously in the mountains of what is …

Paranormal