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Secret sex manual banned for 250 years because it was so shocking has finally been discovered

A ' sex manual ' which was banned for nearly 250 years because of its racy advice and references to bestiality has been unearthed.<p>The illustrated …

Winter Navigation

Finding your way in winter means facing challenging weather and shorter daylight hours, but with the right tools you can still enjoy the hills with …

Mountaineering

15 Must-Visit Spots Along Iceland’s Ring Road

At exactly 828 miles, Iceland’s Route 1 encircles the entire country. With an average speed limit of 55 miles an hour, you could technically drive …

The War of 1812 101: An Overview

An Introduction to the War of 1812<p>The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain and lasted from 1812 to 1815. Resulting from …

The eight best DSLR lenses you can buy from third-party manufacturers

<b>Looking for a new lens for your DSLR but not sure what to get? Our round-up reveals the best buys</b><p><i>Amateur Photographer</i> recently rounded up the best …

Cameras

The Woman Who Vanished

The doc ‘Letters From Baghdad,’ narrated by Tilda Swinton, tells the story of Gertrude Bell, a British explorer who helped shape Iraq—only to be …

Did Dutch hordes kill off the early Britons who started Stonehenge?

A gene study has shown that incomers could have ousted Stone Age Britons<p>The men and women who built Stonehenge left an indelible mark on the British landscape. However, researchers have discovered that their impact on other aspects of the nation may have been less impressive. In particular, their …

Stone Age

Pasta alla gricia: The Mother of Roman Pastas

What was Italian cuisine like before the tomato arrived from America? <b>Pasta alla gricia</b> gives us some idea. Widely considered the ancestor of the more …

Italian Food

How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

By Christopher Ingraham<p>, Reporter<p>This month, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary. One of Wonkblog's favorite data scientists, a guy named Randal Olson who's a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to mark the occasion by creating a map of the shortest possible road …

National Parks

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Puglia Italy

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Puglia Italy<p>Updated on July 22, 2016<p>The Puglia (<i>pronounced pool-ya</i>) or Apulia region as it is known in English, is the most …

The monsters hidden beneath the sea

From the Old Testament to the Loch Ness Monster, strange watery beasts have terrified and inspired artists in equal measure. Alastair Sooke dives in.<p>Ever since antiquity, mankind has been fretfully besotted with strange creatures from the oceans’ depths. A terrible sea monster called Leviathan is …

Fallacy of wilderness: There’s no landscape on Earth untouched by humans, scientists say

Implicit in much, if not all, modern environmental sentiment is the idea that the natural world has been despoiled by humans – and if we could just …

Anthropology

A terrifying adventure in an abandoned mine

It’s been described as “the craziest thing you can do underground in Britain” without special certification. Amanda Ruggeri travelled 400m beneath the earth to see for herself.<p>“No,” said the man in front of me, staring into the abyss below. “Just no. No, no, no.”<p>We’d chatted earlier this morning …

Zip-lines

9 Ways to Become a Successful Blogger

(This is a bit inside baseball so if you aren’t a blogger and just want travel tips, start here!)<p>OK, still here? Hi! Thanks for sticking around. I …

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

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Experiencing Alaska’s glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park

Visiting Alaska’s glaciers is one of the state’s most iconic experiences. But oohing and aahing from a distant viewing platform or from the deck of a cruise ship aren’t the only ways you can encounter these grand natural wonders. Here’s how to get up close and personal with the glaciers of Kenai …

Fossil skull connects continents

Manot is a karstic cave in the North of Israel, very close to the Lebanese border. The first excavations began in 2010 and are continued up to day. …

Anthropology

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Fajitas

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>I'm not particularly proud of my time spent working at the kinds of cheesy chain restaurants you'd find next to the Victoria's Secret at the mall, or perhaps in Times Square. But aside from making me shun …

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each<b><br>More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit</b><p>The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the …

Hiking

16 Months on the Captivating Roads of Iceland

Iceland makes so many travelers dream of vastness and of intense connection with nature. Which is obviously the case of the Polish photographer …

Roads

How to Make a Drinking Glass From a Bottle | The Art of Manliness

I’ve often admired the artwork on beer bottles, liquor bottles, even craft soda bottles. And I’ve often wondered how to capture some of this artwork …

Solving the 5,000-Year-Old Murder of Otzi the Iceman

In 1991, the mummified body of a 5,000-year-old murder victim was discovered in melting ice at a rock-gully crime scene high in the Italian Otzal Alps. Nicknamed "<i>Otzi</i>", the estimated 45-year-old man and his possessions were incredibly well preserved. His skin, hair, bones, and organs were …

Archaeology

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

Fettuccine alla papalina (Fettuccine for the Pope)

<i>Fettuccine alla papalina</i>, or “Fettuccine for the Pope”, is an upscale reinterpretation of the earthy <i>spaghetti alla carbonara</i>. The story goes that the …

Strudel di mele (Apple Strudel)

I first learned to make Strudel when I was living in Vienna, its birthplace. Strudel is also made in Italy, in particular in the Northeastern regions …

Baking

Here's Something You Don't Know About Bob Dylan -- Guaranteed!

I was visiting the Museum of the City of New York this past weekend and drifted into the exhibit on Affordable Housing. There, amidst all the information about rent stabilization, rezoning of neighborhoods and vintage pamphlets on public housing, was a curious letter signed by Bob Dylan.<p>"Could that …