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This supercut of 300 dancing scenes from movies is the perfect mood booster

The internet can be a pretty bleak place. From the 24-hour news cycle to online arguments, it can be daunting to find some positivity online. But if …

Dancing

'Shame!' DHS Sec. Nielsen shouted down at Mexican restaurant, exits to loud protests

<i>She picks a Mexican restaurant. The irony is not lost on anyone.</i><p>“DHS Secretary Nielsen just got driven out of a Mexican restaurant here on 14th …

Protest

We live in a one-track world, but anyone can become a polymath – Robert Twigger

I travelled with Bedouin in the Western Desert of Egypt. When we got a puncture, they used tape and an old inner tube to suck air from three tyres to …

'It's Trump's party now' and Republicans could pay in November

U.S. Representative Mark Sanford is the latest Republican to learn a tough lesson - challenging President Donald Trump can be political suicide.<p>The …

How to Enroll in Global Entry on Arrival

Global Entry can help travelers save time when entering the United States, allowing them to use a kiosk to scan their fingerprints and answer a few …

Flying

Single Picture Explains How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Work In Photography

If you’re a beginner photographer, it can be helpful to have a simple guide that helps you understand the different settings that you can toggle on …

Shutter Speed

The Horrifying Sound of an Aztec Death Whistle

(Photo: Oregon Flute Store)<p>Many years ago, archaeologists discovered skull-shaped whistles at Aztec sites. They believe that priests used these …

Gift Guide: Traveler

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The Work Shirt

The chambray fabric is rugged and durable, yet breathable, mid-weight and pre-shrunk.<p>Rounded Flap Patch Pockets with Pencil holder | Reinforced CF …

How A Black Detective Infiltrated The KKK

In 1978, Ron Stallworth was working as a detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department when he came across a classified ad to find out more about the Ku Klux Klan — and answered it. Two weeks later, he got a call on the police department's undercover operations line. It was the local KKK …

Donald Trump

First Wave at Omaha Beach

An account of the “epic human tragedy” that unfolded when Allied troops landed on the shores of Normandy on D-Day<p>Unlike what happens to other great battles, the passing of the years and the retelling of the story have softened the horror of Omaha Beach on D Day.<p>This fluke of history is doubly …

First Aid

The Hidden Costs of Losing Your City's Newspaper

Without watchdogs, government costs go up, according to new research.<p>When local newspapers shut their doors, communities lose out. People and their stories can’t find coverage. Politicos take liberties when it’s nobody’s job to hold them accountable. What the public doesn’t know winds up hurting …

Media Industry

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Privacy

I should probably make this my pinned tweet: "We should beware of the demagogues who are willing to declare a trade war against our friends, weakening our economy, our national security, and the entire free world, all while cynically waving the American flag." https://t.co/1Pu6AHKxhJ

An Intense Animation That Imagines What Might Have Happened During the Last 48 Hours of Pompeii

In 2009, the Australian digital animation studio Zero One created “A Day in Pompeii“, an incredibly intense visualization that recreated what may …

Animation

Lake Michigan May Get Its First-Ever Tropical Cyclone Tonight

The early start to hurricane season continues with what could be the first landfalling tropical cyclone to make it to Lake Michigan on …

Weather

Why You Should Never Use Lotion After You Shower

Slathering lotion all over your body has become second nature to those of us worried about drying out our skin, especially after showers when you're …

Skin Care

John McCain, Honor, and Self-Reflection

John McCain is going to die soon. For almost a year, the senator from Arizona has been living with Stage IV brain cancer. As a valedictory act of patriotism, morality, and public service, he has gathered his energies to clarify his principles, to review his mistakes, and to call out the low …

Mccain

Founders Barrel Runner IPA

The newest addition to their barrel-aged series, Barrel Runner is a Mosaic-hoped Imperial IPA. After the beer was brewed, it was aged in rum barrels …

Flavors

A Belgian Legislator Berates and Scoffs at Mark Zuckerberg

In a hearing today, European parliamentarian Guy Verhofstadt said many of the things that Facebook haters have been thinking.<p>On Tuesday, as the deadline to implement the sweeping European internet rule known as the General Data Protection Regulation approached, Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the …

Social Media

People can't stop talking about this 'brilliant' National Geographic cover

<i>National Geographic</i> has its fair share of affecting, enduring covers, like 1985's "Afghan Girl," arguably the publication's most famous image.<p>For its …

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Income Inequality

Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice

Scientists can finally track the civilization’s economic booms and recessions—thanks to the exhaust of its massive coin-making operation, preserved for centuries in Greenland’s ice sheet.<p>On March 15, some time ago, several dozen famous politicians—sturdy men, duly elected senators who claimed to …

Ancient History

2018 May 13 - Sakurajima Volcano with Lightning

<b>Sakurajima Volcano with Lightning</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Martin Rietze (Alien Landscapes on Planet Earth)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Why does a volcanic eruption …

How Ceiling Fans Helped Slaves Eavesdrop on Plantation Owners

The punkahs of the Antebellum era served many purposes.<p>In the mid 19th century, slaves throughout the American South pulled at ropes and chains …

Dining Rooms

The Novel That Asks, ‘What Went Wrong With Mankind?’

Richard Powers’s climate-themed epic, The Overstory, embraces a dark optimism about the fate of humanity.<p>The Overstory<p>By Richard Powers<p>W. W. Norton<p>“People see better what looks like them,” observes the field biologist Patricia Westerford, one of the nine—<i>nine</i>—main characters of Richard Powers’s …

Intellectual Property

Inside the Final Days of Robin Williams

New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff details the beloved star’s heartbreaking decline in this exclusive excerpt from Robin, his new biography.<p><i>Robin Williams’s August 2014 suicide was devastating to those who knew him best—and it also came at the end of a long and difficult decline, as this excerpt</i> …

Comedy

Theodore Roosevelt on the Cowardice of Cynicism and the Courage to Create Rather Than Criticize

“The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer. There are many men who feel a kind of twister pride in cynicism; there are many who confine themselves to criticism of the way others do what they themselves dare not even attempt.”<p><i>“There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic,”</i> Maya …

The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs

Looking back, there were two kinds of people who lived in America in 2016: people who believed Donald Trump, and people who believed data.<p>Trump claimed on the campaign trail that globalization had destroyed US manufacturing—and in the process, the American economy—by letting China and other …

A Slave Who Sued for Her Freedom

In November 1815, a slave known only as Anna jumped from the third-floor window of a tavern in Washington, D.C. The 24-year-old was then sold for $5 by interstate slave traders from Georgia and separated from her husband and four children. Though she broke her back, Anna survived. The story was …

Trading