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Trump at war (with his own government)

<b>We’re starting to see</b> the worst collateral damage of President Trump's war with his own Justice Department. The rift has dominated (even defined) his …

Donald Trump

When the Singer Sewing Machine Company Built the Best .45 Pistol Ever Made

The gun was so good, the military asked the company to build something else.<p>The .45 caliber pistol, also known as the M1911A1, is one of the most iconic handguns ever made. Perhaps the rarest of this common breed are those made by the Singer Corporation.<p>Best known for manufacturing sewing machines, …

Guns

Our 10 Most Popular Easy Slow Cooker Meals

The slow cooker comes with a lot of merits. But where this appliance really shines is with absolutely simple recipes that help us get dinner on the …

Slow Cookers

Interior Design - How to Affordably Decorate Your Home with Decology.com

Interior Design – a synergy of cool, sophistication and cohesion<p>Walking into a stylishly interior-designed show home tends to inspire. Wowed by the …

Interior Design

Get ready for an adventure with this ultimate checklist of backpacking essentials

Lace up your hiking boots and trod into places inaccessible via horse, quad or car. Backpacking allows you to explore the outdoors while enjoying a …

Backpacking

How One Man Accidentally Killed the Oldest Tree Ever

​In 1964, Donal Rusk Currey killed the oldest tree ever. To this day, there has still never been an older tree discovered. The tree was a Great Basin …

8 Things Every Home Cook Should Know From Joanna Gaines' Cookbook

Honestly, I don’t know how we survived before Magnolia Table.<p>Some days you feel like you might have this “life” thing all figured out.Then, you look …

Joanna Gaines

A Minimalist's Favorite Cleaning and Organizing Products

Christine Platt is a writer and the Managing Director of The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. And as you saw from her …

Minimalism

Country diary: a log of apple crops from our orchard spans the decades

The sun’s already up and the camomile edging the path is covered in dew. Droplets trickle down the reddening apples on our young tree, “Winston”, self-fertile and a good doer for the north. It’s a bountiful year in our valley, thanks to the cold, late spring and a lack of frost at blossom time. …

London tattoo shops that will make you want to get inked immediately

From colour to black and grey pieces, dotwork to geometric design, London is full of tattoo parlours ready to create the lifelong artwork of your …

Inked

Brexit and the Land of the Porridge People

There are few better ways to irritate the British than to suggest that our food is revolting. These days, we like to think of ourselves as an island of gourmets. If anyone implies otherwise, we become dyspeptic.<p>When Jacques Chirac, then the president of France, told President Vladimir Putin of …

EU Referendum

A backpacker’s guide to Sri Lanka: a one-month itinerary

Why go?<p>Few countries in Asia can offer such variety in a relatively small area, or are as easily navigable by bus and train – or even in your own tuk-tuk. Away from the main sights it’s easy to escape the crowds: instead of Mirissa, whale watch in quieter Kalpitiya – a laid-back destination for …

Sri Lanka

How to Waterproof Your Travel Gear — From Shoes to Bags

Travel can be full of unexpected hazards, and weather will likely account for at least half of them. You can’t change the forecast, but you can take …

Travel Gear

Check out these secret packing tips from the experts

As an aviation journalist, I fly a lot —so I’m constantly optimising my own travel packing system and talking to my frequent flyer friends about their favourite tips. So voilà: here’s what you can learn from our many, many mistakes!<p><b>Make sure everything goes with everything else</b><p>Every piece of …

Clothing

These Memes Of 'Plaid Shirt Guy' At A President Trump Rally Are Viral Perfection

To perhaps no one's surprise, something related to President Donald Trump is getting the meme treatment again. This time, social media users are …

Donald Trump

Serena Williams rails at umpire as superb Naomi Osaka wins US Open

Naomi Osaka, finding composure and grace beyond her years, somehow ignored the extraordinary meltdown of the woman who inspired her to take up the game, Serena Williams, who dissolved in tears after three code violations contributed significantly to her shock defeat in her ninth US Open final here …

U.S. Open (Tennis)

Betsy DeVos Just Unleashed Predatory Colleges on America

As 20 million college students ready for the fall semester, thoughts turn to the opportunities and the promise of American higher education, which …

College & University

Thomas Paine Knew How to Deal With a Mad King Like Trump

America has become careless with its democracy. So careless, it seems, that it is allowing the return of the very institution that it had to remove …

George Washington

South Korean architecture and design | Dezeen

Vast underground neighbourhoods are built to house an influx of migrants into Seoul, following the reunification of North and South Korea, in this …

Rib-Eye Steaks Rubbed with Coffee and Cocoa

Preparation<p>In a small bowl, combine the espresso, chile powder, cocoa, garlic, cumin, sugar, fennel, allspice, 4 tsp. kosher salt, and 2 tsp. pepper. …

BBQ

10 of the best lakeside towns and villages in Europe

Ohrid, Macedonia<p>Straddling the border between Albania and Macedonia, Ohrid sits on the lake of the same name, one of the deepest in Europe. The Church of Saint Jovan Kaneo teeters on a cliff above a harbour full of brightly coloured fishing boat, and there’s a scattering of small beaches. A few …

European Travel

What Tourists Do Wrong In Bangkok...

Follow these tips, or forever be “Farang”…<p>Hot tips like the best coffee spots, cool shopping streets and the newest hotels are great, but knowing …

Thai Food

Insider's guide to Belgrade: endless coffees and partying until infinity

Serbian DJ Tijana T takes us on a tour of her hometown, from its brutalist architecture to provocative theatre and shady redevelopment projects

Belgrade

The forgotten countries you should visit (by the man who's seen them all)

Gunnar Garfors made headlines with his first book in 2014 describing how he managed to set foot in every single country on the planet by the time he turned 37.<p>Now, the insatiable traveller is back, having turned his focus to a select number of nations - those visited by the fewest people each …

Africa

The lure of the Loire: where to stay, eat, drink and more

Originating in the rugged central Ardèche region of France and emptying into the Atlantic near the shipbuilding port of Saint Nazaire, the 1,000km-long Loire river is as French as the Mississippi is American. This is the river the French love best: for the soft green beauty of the regions it waters …

10 of the best new luxury hostels

The House of Sandeman Hostel and Suites, Porto<p>This hostel in an 18th-century building sits on top of the Sandeman wine cellar, by the River Douro. Dorm beds are mounted inside cylindrical, wine-barrel inspired frames and a bar-lounge makes use of the old tasting room. The adjacent kitchen serves …

Hostels

Furious Trump trapped by hundreds of Woodward tapes

President Trump is livid at the betrayal and stunning allegations in Bob Woodward’s forthcoming "Fear," but limited in his ability to fight back …

Donald Trump

Why Batteries May Not Be The Climate Savior We All Want Them To Be

People who talk and write about renewable energy technologies and climate change often declare that the next Big Breakthrough that is needed is in batteries connected to the electric grid. Even mainstream publications like <i>The Boston Globe</i> are fascinated by the possibility of a big battery …

Fossil Fuels

The 41 best free web fonts

Searching for brilliant free web fonts? We know it's time-consuming to cut through the ocean of free fonts online, so we've rounded up the best free …

Why Did America Give Up on Mass Transit? (Don't Blame Cars.)

Streetcar, bus, and metro systems have been ignoring one lesson for 100 years: Service drives demand.<p>One hundred years ago, the United States had a public transportation system that was the envy of the world. Today, outside a few major urban centers, it is barely on life support. Even in New York …

Urban Design