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How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East

Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two concrete reservoirs the size of football fields and watch water pour into them from a …

Every Backpacker Should Print Their Maps From Caltopo. Here's Why.

When I started backpacking, I relied almost exclusively on Green Trails maps from REI. These were great quality maps, but every time I went on a new …

The ultimate guide to Pokémon Go

• <b>Train and test</b> your squad by battling friendly Pokémon in a gym controlled by your team. • <b><br>Defend</b> a gym controlled by your team by contributing one of your Pokémon to it. • <b><br>Attack</b> and attempt to take over gyms controlled by opposing teams.

Travel Guides

Al Jazeera wins silver for “In Search of Putin's...

July 12, 2016<p>The Al Jazeera Media Network has won a silver award in the category of Best TV Programme Branding for its Al Jazeera English programme “In Search of Putin’s Russia” at the BassAwards ceremony held last night.<p>Commenting on the win, Ramzan Alnoimi, Al Jazeera’sDirector of Network …

The best European cities for solo travelers

While monuments should dictate your itinerary in Europe, it's really how you take in the sights that will make your trip. And with the sheer amount of things to see and do, traveling in Europe, especially with a big group, can get overwhelming. That's why it's one of the best continents to visit …

The Military Origins of the Cardigan

The popular sweater has a revolutionary history that includes Riot Grrrls and Coco Chanel. An Object Lesson.<p>Cardigan sweaters are the workhorses of the apparel family: so ubiquitous it’s easy to forget that they didn’t always exist. They are sold at most clothing stores in a rainbow of colors, and …

Coco Chanel

Can New Jersey's Last Porn Theater Survive Gentrification?

Newark's Little Theater has been running continuously since the 1920s. But as a growing number of America's historic porn theaters are shuttered, its days may be numbered.<p>Ask any of the Little Theater's neighbors how they feel about running their businesses near the last porn theater in Newark, New …

The world's greatest walking trails

'Fearless, stoic and attractive': a history of the state-sanctioned Russian woman ​

A new exhibition charts the rise of the Soviet ‘superwoman’, where liberation was closely tied to state ideology<p>From leaders Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and Mikhail Gorbachev, to cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Alexey Leonov, the enduring characters of the Soviet Union were rarely women. Laika was female, …

Bring cute cats into your home with amazing new wall seals from Japan

This is one <b>clever workaround</b> for <b>animal-loving renters</b> who aren’t allowed <b>pets</b> in their home.<p>Lately, cats have been using optical illusions to trick …

Absurd Creatures: That Fish That Suctions to Sharks? It's Actually Pretty Righteous

I'm willing to bet you've seen footage of a little fish attached to a very big fish like a shark. It's called a remora, and while it may be a …

Obama lifts U.S. arms ban on Vietnam

<b>Hanoi, Vietnam (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama announced Monday that the United States is fully lifting a decades-long ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam.<p>In a joint news conference in Hanoi with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Obama said that the removal of the ban on lethal …

Vietnam

The Best Light Bulbs For Maximum Visibility in Your Kitchen

Shopping for light bulbs can be as simple or complex as you make it. My roommate and I, who spend an inordinate amount of money at the nearby corner store (because it's <i>right there</i>!), tend to suffer through whatever light bulbs they've got in stock—more often than not they're soft white 60-watt …

Tales From 4 Standout New Jersey Diners

Good food, loyal customers, and the occasional corpse<p><i>For the month of April, SAVEUR is all about New Jersey, the unsung hero state of American</i> …

The best portable vaporizer for most people

<i>By Mark Smirniotis</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>After looking at 30 top models and testing eight, we chose the Grenco Science G Pen Elite as our favorite vaporizer for under $200. This pint-sized vaporizer …

Farmers market report: Leeks are in season. Here are 7 recipes

<b>What's in season:</b> At first glance, leeks can look like massive bunches of green onions, two or three bundled together with a rubber band or a twine bow. Part of the allium family, leeks are closely related to onions, garlic, shallots and, yes, scallions, imparting gentle but fragrant notes to a …

Recipes

Kobe Bryant, the most polarizing figure in the history of L.A. sports, was always true to himself

Twenty years, gone in the flash of a fadeaway swish.<p>Twenty years, crushed by a clenched fist, chewed by gritted teeth, disappeared beneath a solitary gloating march neither fueled by love nor slowed by hate.<p>He showed up on this city's doorstep in the summer of 1996 as a teenage Laker with an adult …

Basketball

Chicken Piccata

• Level: Easy<br>• Total: 40 min<p>Prep: 15 min<br>• Cook: 25 min<p>Yield: 4 servings<p>2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, butterflied and then cut in half<p>Sea salt …

Recipes

The Creamiest Cacio e Pepe Ever, Approved by Mario Batali

What do you say when former Iron Chef Mario Batali says he's a fan of your food blog? How about when he casually invites you to breakfast? If you're …

Unnerving WWII Noir In 'A Man Lies Dreaming'

Books that imagine a different version of the World War II era are as old as Philip K. Dick's <i>The Man in the High Castle</i> and as new as Philip Roth's 2005 novel <i>The Plot Against America</i>. But few of these alternate histories are as bold and unnerving as Lavie Tidhar's <i>A Man Lies Dreaming</i>. First …

You can now sign up for Google’s Project Fi cell service without an invite

You can now sign up for Project Fi, Google’s first foray into offering its own cell phone service, without an invite.<p>The service, which launched ten months ago, was an invite-only project until now — though getting an invite wasn’t all that hard. Starting today, anybody in the U.S. can simply sign …

This Easy And Delicious One-Pot Chicken Recipe Will Easily Get Devoured In No Time

And super flavorful!<p>* 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs<p>* Salt and Pepper to taste<p>* 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter<p>* 4 cloves garlic, sliced<p>* 1 cup chicken broth<p>* 1/2 cup heavy cream<p>* 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes<p>* 1 tsp dried oregano<p>* 1 tsp dried thyme<p>* 1/4 cup fresh basil, sliced<p>Instructions:<p>1. Season …

Southern Rites

These Photographs of Abandoned Tanks Are Oddly Beautiful

War machines reclaimed by nature.<p>This photo collection of abandoned tanks from around the world is strangely compelling. The list spans locations from the South Pacific to Middle East, while the tanks appear to be from a number of different conflicts. Most appear to have been knocked out decades …

The best coffee makers for every type of person

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Below I've rounded up most of the variations of at-home coffee makers you're likely to find and attempted to explain how they work and …

Coffee

Get Your Bicycling Jersey at Holiday Discount Pricing | Bicycling

To celebrate the energy and excitement of riding, we asked legendary designer James Selman to make staff <i>Bicycling</i> kits. They were colorful. They were flashy. And once we took to the streets in them, people wanted to know how they could score a jersey of their own.<p>Now not only are we making our …

Retro-Futuristic Illustrations by Syd Mead

Focus on retro-futuristic illustrations of Syd Jay Mead, American industrial designer born in 1933, Minessota, well-known for taking part in the …

The Stormtrooper Helmet

Waiting for the release of the movie <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, brand ANOVOS designed a life-sized Stormtrooper helmet. This plastic replica was …

Blitzing Through New Jersey in Search of the State's Best Mexican Food

For years we’ve been hearing rumors of great Mexican food to be found in New Jersey, without having experienced much of it firsthand. Trips over the last decade to New Brunswick – principally known as the seat of Rutgers University – proved that there was lots of it there, and no less a food …

Star Wars The Flat Awakens Icons

After a first part of <i>Star Wars</i> icons, Portuguese designer Filipe de Carvalho comes back paying tribute with the release of the upcoming film of the …

Star Wars