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Most romantic hotels in America to keep the love alive

What kind of getaways get you going? For some, it’s a glittering skyline; for others, an unplugged desert oasis or a seaside view. These romantic …

Williamsburg

Norway Crushed the Competition at the Winter Olympics. Here Is the Tiny Country's Secret

Tore Ovrebo can be forgiven for having a little swagger as the 2018 Winter Olympic Games near their end in PyeongChang. Well, as much as swagger as …

Winter Olympics

How Athletes Train Their Minds for the Olympics

During the women’s downhill race on Wednesday, Bode Miller, who has been an NBC color commentator for the alpine ski events at this Olympics, offered some insight on the mental toll of his former profession.<p>“Everyone says that the pitcher’s mound is the loneliest place in sports. I would say the …

Bode Miller

Manafort and Gates’s struggle to turn a PDF into a Word doc created a paper trail

It was 2015, and Trump campaign chair to-be Paul Manafort had a problem. For years, he’d been flush with cash paid by Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych for his firm’s consulting work. When Yanukovych fled to Russia in 2014, however, that money dried up.<p>According to special counsel Robert …

Rick Gates

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Sergey Brin

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

Creative Writing

The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …

National Parks

The oldest bars in NYC in every borough

The oldest bars in NYC are icons for a reason, and if their walls could talk, things would get interesting. From the best-looking bars to rooftop …

Staten Island

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first victims of a mass shooting the Florida radiologist had seen—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma …

Guns

14 moments that defined the U.S. women’s hockey gold-medal shootout win over Canada

The longstanding North American rivals delivered another instant classic at the 2018 Winter Olympics.<p>They don’t disappoint, even if one team always has to leave disappointed.<p>The U.S. women’s hockey team defeated Canada in a thrilling overtime shootout to win the gold medal at the 2018 Winter …

Winter Olympics

For six glorious hours, the United States owned Canada like a Tim Hortons franchisee

I find it hard to speak negatively of Canada, a fine nation that gave the world both poutine and Rush. (Spare me your jibes; Rush is undeniably awesome.) America’s northern neighbor has both wonderfully cosmopolitan cities and the better views of Niagara Falls. Aesthetically speaking, its stirring …

Tim Hortons

Women's gold medal game an instant classic and a win for all of hockey

Who needs the NHL?<p>We're good with Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson pulling off the sickest of moves — her shoulders dipping to and fro, her blades cutting this way and that, her magic wand of a stick guiding the puck past a helpless Canadian goalie who had been reduced to a pretzel.<p>We're good with …

CWHL

When Scientists “Discover” What Indigenous People Have Always Known

Our knowledge of what animals do when humans aren’t around has steadily increased over the last 50 years. For example, we know now that animals use …

Indigenous Peoples

Live’s not dead: 21 great live albums from the 21st century

In May 1968, Johnny Cash released <i>Live At Folsom Prison</i>, a recording of a raucous, emotionally charged performance before a group of grateful inmates …

Loretta Lynn

This is where the middle of nowhere is, according to the best data possible

<b>By Andrew Van Dam</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i>In a triumph of data collection and analysis, a team of researchers based at Oxford University has built the …

OpenStreetMap

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

Language Learning

Trump Is No Longer Bothering to Conceal His Corruption

The President of the United States owns a business with globe-spanning assets and liabilities. Many of his investments involve partnerships with …

Donald Trump

An Animated Introduction to the Existentialist Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre… and How It Can Open Our Eyes to Life’s Possibilities

Among the vogue names of midcentury Western philosophy, few ever rose to such cultural heights as that of Jean-Paul Sartre. Fans once dropped it …

Jean Paul Sartre

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire is one of the largest empires in history. In existence for 600 years, at its peak it included what is now Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, …

World History

The Incredible Talent of John Entwistle of The Who As Shown in Isolated Bass Tracks From a Live Show

In 2012, YouTuber Michele Cadonna posted incredible footage of the late, great John Entwistle of The Who as he perform the iconic generational anthem …

The Who

How an American Airlines Employee Saved Two Teenage Girls From a Very Bad Man

This story is a remarkable example of how emotional intelligence can be used for both good and evil.<p>How would you feel if authorities contacted you to reveal that your teenage daughter, who told you she was spending the night at a friend's house, had just been rescued from a potential online …

American Airlines

The strange power of the ‘evil eye’

From the Eye of Horus to Gigi Hadid, ‘for thousands of years the eye has maintained its steady hold on the human imagination,’ writes Quinn Hargitai.<p>When it comes to warding off the mystic malevolent forces of the world, there is perhaps no charm more recognised or renowned than the ‘evil eye’. …

Gigi Hadid

Inside the Mind of Amanda Feilding, Countess of Psychedelic Science

Amanda Feilding, Countess of Wemyss and March, also known as Lady Neidpath, sits cross-legged on a bench on a tiny island at the center of an …

Consciousness

The Big Engineering Behind Olympic Snowboarding's Big Air Event

A jump with the exact proportions of the launch ramp for snowboarding’s big air event, which will make its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang, does not …

Ai Weiwei

Ertugrul is the Game Of Thrones rival you never knew you needed in your life

‘This could be one for Game Of Thrones fans…’ is becoming an all too familiar phrase these days.<p>But is it really surprising given that people are …

TV Series

How to keep scammers from stealing your phone number

Because once they have it, your bank account may be at risk as well.<p>Last week, some T-Mobile customers -- including a CNET staffer -- received a strange text message:<p>Alarming, no? Was the text from T-Mobile proper, or was it a form of phishing -- an attempt to get you to visit a malicious web …

Identity Theft

Zdeno Chara Pens Heartfelt Instagram Post About Patrice Bergeron

2,689<p>Photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images<p>Zdeno Chara is better at social media than any of us, and it’s not even a close contest.<p>The …

Ice Hockey

America's dark underbelly: I watched the rise of white nationalism

Journalist Vegas Tenold spent six years among some of America’s most extreme white supremacists, and discovered a people who believe the white race is under threat and the enemy is everywhere<p>Q&A with the author: My six years covering white supremacy<p>It was almost 3am, and Matthew Heimbach and I were …

Rights & Freedoms

Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other …

Nikolas Cruz

The Polish Patriot Who Helped Americans Beat the British

Two months after Ben Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence, a surprise visitor walked into his Philadelphia shop. The young man’s …

World History