Joel Barrera

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5 DIY and safe hangover cures to try this weekend

You can run, but you can't hide from a hangover. Damn if we haven't tried.<p>Everyone has a remedy they swear works for them, from chewing garlic, to …

Afghan Farmers: Opium Is The Only Way To Make A Living

Lashkar Gah is the capital of the volatile province that alone grows half of Afghanistan's opium poppy. Cultivation here grew by 34 percent over last year.<p>On Fridays, hundreds of men gather at the bazaar along the Helmand River, the lifeblood of this arid province. Vendors sell everything from …

The Virtuous Whisky Drinker and Living Well

I Will Send a Barrel of This Wonderful Whiskey to Every General in the Army

<b>Abraham Lincoln? Charles G. Halpine? Anonymous? Apocryphal?</b><p><b>Dear Quote Investigator:</b> There is a brilliant anecdote about President Lincoln defending …

Fine Whiskey From Japan - The Next Big Thing

If you like whiskey, especially Scotch whisky, then you owe it to yourself to try some of the Japanese stuff.<p>When I say it’s the next big thing I mean in terms of trend, not history. Japan has been making whiskey for over a century, and its most famous brand, the Yamazaki, is celebrating its 90th …

Japanese Whisky

The finest single malt in the world is no longer from Scotland.<p>PERHAPS MORE THAN any other people, the Japanese have mastered the subtle art of the bar. In Kyoto, where the giant beverage company Suntory has its most famous whisky distillery, in the suburb of Yamazaki, the bar has reached rare …

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Supersized natural wonders of US National Parks

Superlative natural wonders appear wherever you turn in the USA's national parks. Whether you're working on your bucket list - 'Climb North America's highest mountain!' - or just wanting to hug the world's largest living tree, you can explore nature's extreme outer limits at these record-setting US …

Hezbollah is helping Assad fight Syria uprising, says Hassan Nasrallah

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, has confirmed for the first time that members of the powerful Lebanese Shia organisation are helping …

Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made

Over a century of photographic history on one poster.<p>Time travel back to 1950 with a Best Buy circular and you basically blow minds with every page. Flatscreen TVs? Crazy. Computers? Crazy. Smartphones? Double crazy. And then you get to the cameras, and the fedora-wearing fellow with the I Like Ike …

Sony world photography award winners – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/apr/25/sony-world-photography-award-winners-pictures<p>720<p>As the victors are announced in the Sony …

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North Korea rejects South's call for Kaesong talks

North Korea has rejected South Korea's demand for talks on a jointly run factory park that has been closed for nearly a month, responding to a threat …

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Syrian regime accused of new massacre

Syria's government faced fresh western censure on Monday in the wake of opposition claims of hundreds of people being killed in a new massacre during …

Aging Storm by Jake Olson Studios

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

60 Spectacular Seahorses and Seadragons [PICS]

Lined seahorse, Hippocampus erectus. Delicate and beautiful seahorses get their name from the ancient Greek hippos meaning “horse” and kampos meaning …

6 Amazing Facts From an Amazing Obituary of a 'Human Computer'

When confronted with the story of Shakuntala Devi there's one question everyone asks: "How does she do it?"<p>Reuters<p><i>The New York Times</i> has up a gem of an obituary, 500 words chock-full of wonderful bits about its subject, a mathematician by the name of Shakuntala Devi, who passed away in Bangalore on …

Earth Day Pictures: 20 Stunning Shots of Earth From Space

Auroras, glaciers, and gullies feature among the most stunning pictures of Earth from space, chosen by National Geographic photo editors for Earth Day 2011.

Alpaca shearing day in Germany - Telegraph

"We really didn't notice how amazing the ice formations on the lake were when we were shooting,” says ski mountaineer Chris Davenport, seen here at Portillo, Chile, overlooking Laguna del Inca. “We knew the snow was amazing, but it wasn't until we looked at the images on the computer that night that we knew we had something special.” Extreme Photo of the Week: http://on.natgeo.com/ZGRRAY Photograph by Christian Pondella

Fifty Street Artists Descend on Condemned Parisian Nightclub ‘Les Bains’ | Colossal

<p>Built as a municipal bathhouse in the late 19th century, Les Bains-Douches would eventually become one of the hottest night clubs in Paris known …

Stunning Video: 3 Years Of The Sun In 3 Minutes

We all deserve a break from the past week's news. This NASA video could be just the right thing.<p>According to the space agency, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) "captures a shot of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 different wavelengths." The video features images from the past three years, "at …

26 Home Theaters You Wish You Owned

Suddenly your couch seems really inadequate.

Star Trek

Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids’ Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008 | Colossal

<p>Graphic designer and competitor for Best Dad Ever David LaFerriere has been drawing illustrations on his children’s sandwich bags since 2008. Lucky …

Some plane crashes have a 'Happy End'

Not every air disaster need end in the loss of lives. Photographer Dietmar Eckell travelled to four continents to document 15 aircraft wrecks over the past 70 years that resulted in no fatalities. Given their age, all of the wrecks are preserved beautifully, mainly because they crashed in …

Violent Protests In Paris After Same-Sex Marriage Law Passes

"Clashes broke out between protesters and riot police near France's lower house of parliament late on Tuesday just hours after the country legalized gay marriage, with opponents of the law hurling projectiles at police, who responded with tear gas," France 24 reports.<p>From Paris, NPR correspondent …

What's the latest news on 'Ghostbusters 3'? Dan Aykroyd reveals that the long-anticipated sequel is close to happening: http://aol.it/ZOBu1e

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