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Life of the 1850s: 45 Amazing Photos That Show How the World Looked Like Over 160 Years Ago

Over 160 years ago, the world was in a state of transition. The Industrial Revolution had laid the groundwork for an upcoming rapid modernization; …

War

35 Times Germany Was So German It Had To Call The Police To Complain

Peak Germany.

The most beautiful video of Iceland you’ll ever see

Iceland is one of those fascinating places you have a hard time believing they actually exist. Even when you’re there, you keep feeling in the middle …

The secret to office happiness isn’t working less—it’s caring less

We live in an age of “total work.” It’s a term coined by the German philosopher Josef Pieper just after World War II—describing the process by which human beings are transformed into workers, and the entirety of life is then transformed into work. Work becomes total when all of human life is …

Time Management

Never-before published photos show the U.S. entry into World War I

By Jonathan Bratten<p>Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>, Reporter<p>Thursday marks the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I. On April 6, 1917, Congress authorized then-President Woodrow Wilson’s declaration of war on Germany. The sinking of the ocean liner Lusitania in 1915, coupled with attacks on U.S. …

World History

At A Hefty Cost, World War I Made The U.S. A Major Military Power

World War I sometimes seems like the war America forgot.<p>The U.S. entered the fight a century ago, on April 6, 1917, nearly three years after it erupted in Europe during the summer of 1914. The Americans made quite a splash, turning a stalemate in favor of their British and French allies.<p>The cost …

Revolutionary New Bullet-Cam Ammo

If you’re a precision shooter who is a fan of using things like gun-mounted cameras and Wi-Fi enabled rifle scopes to record and evaluate your …

Understanding the Berlin Wall

I still remember the scenes on television when the Berlin Wall began to fall: people climbing the towering concrete slab segments, dancing and …

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Donald Trump

Anxiety and Depression Are Linked To Chemical Brain Imbalances

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Media Management

7 Strategies That Will Help You Eliminate Procrastination

This column is by Zdravko Cvijetic, Founder of Zero toThe post 7 Strategies That Will Help You Eliminate Procrastination appeared first on iamwire.

Procrastination

The stories behind the story of Albert Camus’s ‘The Stranger’ (and how it came to be published)

Alice Kaplan’s book is an investigative biography of a classic.<p>When Albert Camus’s <i>L’Etranger</i> was published in France in early 1942, no one, least of …

22 Jokes About Motivation That Will Make You Laugh Then Cry

*uses Ctrl-F to find my motivation*<p>By the way, lack of motivation is a really common symptom of depression, so if you found a lot of things in this post a little <i>too</i> relatable, you might want to look into ways to take care of yourself. SO, here are some quick resources:<p>* You can learn more about …

How To Motivate Yourself When You Are lost In Life

<b>“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”</b> <b>-Henry David Thoreau.</b><p>You are not alone.<p>Advertising<p>We all feel lost sometimes. Just …

What to Do When You Want to Leave Your Job, But You Don’t Know Where to Go

“When did you decide to go from being a lawyer to a full-time writer?” I asked Gretchen Rubin. She wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The …

Bookmark This Airport Wi-Fi Password Map Right Now

It's a lifesaver.<p>Sitting in airports waiting for flights — if you don't have access to some baller airport lounge — can range from utterly boring to …

How the Berlin Terror Attack Exposes Angela Merkel's Weakness

There are some leaders who can take an act of terrorism and convert the tragedy into political gain. They’re usually leaders on a macho streak, like …

What It Feels Like To Have Anxiety And Depression At The Same Time

<i>YourTango writer Rebecca Jane Stokes shares what it feels like to have both anxiety and depression.</i><p>Anxiety and depression are two mental illnesses …

The 5 Best Books on Modern European History

From Britain’s vote to exit the EU in the West, to Russia’s presence in the Balkans in the East, Europe is in a state of turmoil. To best understand how things got to where they are today, you need to have a working knowledge of how things were yesterday. Some people find history intimidating, but …

12 tricks that will make your small home look modern

Say what you will about space, but is feels great to have lots of it in your living quarters. But due to the population becoming more (or maybe Earth …

Living Rooms

How to Save Money on Your Next Trip to Reykjavik

I’ve walked Reykjavik’s main shopping street many times before. There’s not a day that goes by when I visit the city that I don’t end up there …

10-Hour Layover in Iceland? Lucky You

Icelandair is the largestpublic ­company in Iceland—and one of the country’s biggest boosters. The airline has differentiated itself by making the …

German spy chief says Syrian suspect targeted Berlin airports

BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV) said a Syrian suspect arrested on Monday was building a bomb and probably planned to attack one of the airports in Berlin.<p>Hans-Georg Maassen, Germany's head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the …

Study: Income inequality reaches new high in Germany

The divide between rich and poor in Germany is increasing, a new study has found. With fewer Germans advancing out of poverty compared to 20 years …

Germany's post-war justice ministry was infested with Nazis protecting former comrades, study reveals

Germany's post-World War Two justice ministry was infested with ex-Nazis hellbent on protecting their former comrades, according to a new official study released Monday.<p>Fully 77 per cent of senior ministry officials in 1957 were former members of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, a higher proportion even …

Scottish historian claims he's found 'Hitler's first autobiography'

"Adolf Hitler: Sein Leben und seine Reden (Adolf Hitler: His Life and his Speeches)" was the first major profile of Hitler and appeared in 1923, authored by Victor von Koerber.<p>Historian Thomas Weber, from Aberdeen University, has unearthed documents in a South African archive which indicates the …

Will soldiers join cops on German streets?

Germany's military and police forces want to work more closely together. But critics note that only the police have the legal authority to ensure …

Terrorism

Pinging a cellphone is justified by exigent circumstances, court holds

By Orin Kerr<p>Contributor, The Volokh Conspiracy<p>In a decision issued today in United States v. Caraballo, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (per Judge Guido Calabresi) held that police did not violate the Fourth Amendment when they “pinged” a suspect’s cellphone because exigent …

Fourth Amendment

What Happened When I Got Rid Of Everything In My House That Doesn’t Spark Joy

Do socks really “spark joy?” This writer went through (nearly) every item in her house with some surprising results.<p>I hate clutter. Growing up, my favorite book (and the only one I kept from my childhood) was <i>The Boxcar Children</i>, a story of four orphans who live in an abandoned train car with few …

10 Writers and Artists Who Wanted Their Work Destroyed

Whether from a lack of confidence, concerns over sensitive contents, a change of direction, or simply a fit of pique, a number of artists and writers …

Literature