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US agency infiltrated Cuban hip-hop scene to spark youth unrest

Hip-hop has emerged as the latest covert weapon in the US government’s hapless attempts to unseat Cuba’s communist government.<p>Like its previous efforts, including exploding cigars, Cuban Twitter and the botched Bay of Pigs invasion, the attempt to co-opt rappers ended in ignominious failure, new …

Hunter’s 8-point buck is actually rare doe

A North Carolina hunter was in for a surprise after he thought he shot a buck with eight-point antlers -- and it turned out to be a rare doe.<p>Chuck Rorie was hunting in Kansas when he thought he shot an animal with trophy-class antlers.<p>“I didn’t think much about it; it just looked like a nice buck …

Man Sentenced to Prison for Punching Hole in £10 Million Monet Painting

In what is hopefully the epilogue to an incident that happened two years ago, a man has been<p>In what is hopefully the epilogue to an incident that happened two years ago, a man has been sentenced to five years in prison for punching a hole in a painting by famed French impressionist artist Claude …

U.S. Border Patrol looking to hire more women for Mexican border | Reuters

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Border Patrol is launching a recruitment effort to hire more women to work along the U.S. border with Mexico, in part because of a rise in the number of women being apprehended, a Border Patrol spokesman said Monday.<p>The number of women apprehended at California’s San …

9/11 museum: Tragedy turns the mundane into memorial

When does the ordinary -- letters, gloves, wallets -- become extraordinary?<p>When the objects tell a story: a stack of personal letters that fell to the ground after a hijacked plane plowed into the World Trade Center; leather gloves worn in the recovery effort; a red wallet belonging to a woman who …

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Georgia Peach Chili

<b>GEORGIA PEACH CHILI - serves 6-8 bowls</b><p><i>Ingredients:</i><p>2 lbs. of your favorite chili meat (turkey, beef, or veggie "meat" are all acceptable)<p>3 cans of red beans<p>2-3 peaches<p>2 small jalapenos<p>2 cloves of garlic<p>1 large can of diced tomatoes<p>4 oz. cream cheese<p>chili powder<p>red pepper flakes<p>Montreal steak …

How to Make Ginger Ale at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, we"ll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Ashley Centola of Simple Craves and Olive Oil shows us how to make natural ginger ale for those long, summer days.</i><p>It's not often that …

Barbecued Chicken

4 Servings<p>Avoid rookie mistakes when it comes to barbecuing chicken. If you apply the sauce too early, it will scorch. And most bottled sauces are too sweet, which is where this vinegary version comes in.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Barbecue Sauce<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>¼ cup tomato paste<p>2 teaspoons …

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20 Famous Bands Recreated in LEGO

Adly Syairi Ramly presents a collection of 20 iconic bands he's had fun recreating using only LEGOs.

Building the Perfect Sandwich Is All About Architecture

BA Foodist Andrew Knowlton has strong opinions on sandwich architecture—here's how he says to build everything from burgers to lobster rolls to bánh mì<p>No one can accuse <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s restaurant and drinks editor <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> of being wishy-washy. The man has some strong opinions about food and …

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Mysterious Landscapes of People Exploring the World by Nicolas Bouvier | Colossal

<p>To explore the photography of French art director and concept designer Nicolas Bouvier is to become lost in strange new world, the inhabitants of …

Digital Artist Gets Super Creative with Self-Portrait Series, Shows You How It’s Done

Are you sick of the standard arm’s-length selfie? Or even the remote-triggered self-portrait? Well, photographer and talented Photoshop artist Martín …

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

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The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

App Slips Some Acid Into Your iPhone Videos

To.Be Camera lets you funk up your videos in psychedelic 1970s style.<p>To.Be Camera, an iPhone app by the Internet collage service To.Be, is taking video in a new direction. Specifically, in an acid rock direction. Don’t get me wrong: There’s nothing wrong with adding happy-go-lucky Instagram filters …

Sites of the Week: Muse, Kickdrop, Friiio and more

This week I selected a lot of services and nice portfolios! Take a special look in three of them: PRPL's portfolio, Kickdrop and Framer.js. Check out …

Eggs, Butts, Beyonce: The Weirdest Things People Have Turned Into Type

These alphabets, made from naked men to Beyonce, take the artistic potential of the letterform to its limit.<p>Lately, we’ve noticed that alphabet-obsessed designers are seeing letters in some pretty strange places. They have created typefaces from things as random as office cubicles, images of human …

A Short-Lived USB LED Fan Clock

Winter might be coming to Westeros, but here in NYC it's the impending arrival of summer that has me worried. Your correspondent has relocated to …

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Bills could stay in Buffalo thanks to stadium lease, local interest

Rumblings of a move to Los Angeles could be premature, as an airtight stadium lease and the emergence of a powerful Buffalo-based suitor could ensure the Bills stay in western New York.<p>With the recent death of long-time team owner Ralph Wilson and the impending sale of the organization, there's …

Man Buns

10 Servings<p>This will make more pulled pork than you’ll need, but who would be sad about that? Use the leftovers to make tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, pork stew—whatever your heart desires, really<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Beer-braised pork shoulder filling<p>2 lb. boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt)<p>2 teaspoons …

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T-Pain Covers "Royals" — & It Is Everything

Hey, guys, remember auto-tune? If you're anything like us, your college days were filled with almost exclusively electronic voices. And, no one …

Listen: Band of Horses’ acoustic version of “Detlef Schrempf”

On February 11th, Band of Horses will issue <i>Acoustic at the Ryman</i>. The 10-track live album was recorded over two nights at Nashville’s Ryman …

Jean Claude Van Damme And Rob Huebel Made A Comedy Baby In The Jungle

What do you get when you combine Jean Claude Van Damme, Rob Huebel, Kristen Schaal, Adam Brody, and that Asian dude from that awesome Amp’d Mobile commercial? Well, if you’re me you get a big boner, but more to the point, you get <i>Welcome to the Jungle</i>, from director Rob Meltzer and writer Jeff …

Your Required 2014 Academy Awards Reading

Now that the nominations have been announced, here’s your reading list to be fully prepared for the 2014 Academy Awards. Movie adaptations of …

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