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8 Bogus Pizza Myths, Debunked

Myth: Italians invented pizza.<p>While the flatbread-sauce-cheese version of pizza most likely originated in Naples, Italy can’t quite take credit for …

$3.75 Million in Engines Were Stolen From a Jaguar Land Rover Factory…in 6 Minutes

And in full view of security cameras.<p>Criminals stole more than $3.75 million worth of engines from Jaguar Land Rover’s factory in Solihull, England …

How To Get Free Burgers From Shake Shack

And avoid the crazy long line.<p>With Shake Shack's imminent price hike looming, we've made it our mission to savor those crinkle cut fries before they cost us more. Which is why we're relieved to hear—and ecstatic to share—that the popular burger chain will be doling out free burgers now through …

Khaki Is the New Black! Get a Head Start on One of Spring 2017’s New Looks Now

Spring may seem like a faraway glimmer but it’s never too soon to start thinking about how our wardrobes will shift in the upcoming months. For those feeling like their daily getup is getting a bit stale, or for those who find themselves in a mid-winter rut of donning all black, head to toe, it’s …

That Diamond Patch on Your Backpack Has a Cool Secret Purpose

It's a game-changing functional tool.<p>Like knowing what the metal bit keeping your shoelaces from unraveling is called (aglet!) or the real purpose of that drawer under your oven (warming plates!), it is always pleasant to find out that there is still some mystery surrounding the most mundane …

To understand Trump, we should look to the tyrants of ancient Rome

His disdain for the norms of democracy makes it hard to understand the US president – but he has precedents in emperors such as Commodus, Nero and Tiberius<p>He looks like a strong man – the strongest. Holding a huge club to beat his enemies with, the Roman emperor Commodus wears a lion skin over his …

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Welcome to dystopia – George Orwell experts on Donald Trump | The panel

Since Kellyanne Conway spoke of ‘alternative facts’, Nineteen Eighty-Four has hit the No 1 spot in Amazon’s book sales chart. So, is the age of Newspeak here?

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LA’s most expensive houses for sale - Curbed LA

<i>Editor’s note: This story was originally published in July 2017. It has been updated throughout to reflect the latest information.</i><p>The Los Angeles real estate market is pricey, we know, but luxury properties are on a whole other level of over-the-top lavishness, with eye-popping price tags to …

10 gender neutral fragrances from Tom Ford, Prada and other high-end brands

This year leaps and bounds were made regarding gender neutral fashion, music and beauty. So it only makes sense that fragrance would follow suit. And …

The 2016 Canon: Weiner Is One of the Greatest Political Documentaries of All Time

Every white heterosexual male should watch this film and consider the lessons it teaches.<p><i>As we bring 2016 to a close,</i> Esquire.com <i>looks back at the films, albums, and television shows that have shaped our year and will have a lasting influence on the culture at large. Read the complete series of</i> …

Here's How Much Weed Colorado Sold in the First 10 Months of 2016

Blaze it.<p>It's always 4/20 in Colorado—at least, during the first 10 months of 2016. <i>The Denver Post</i> reports that according to new October data from Colorado's Department of Revenue, marijuana shops reached $1 billion in legal, regulated sales.<p>In February, when 2015's year-end marijuana tax data was …

The Sugar Wars

Science can’t prove it and the industry denies it, but Gary Taubes is convinced that the sweet stuff kills.<p>“I hope that when you have read this book I shall have convinced you that sugar is really dangerous,” wrote John Yudkin in his foghorn-sounding treatise on nutrition from 1972, <i>Pure, White and</i> …

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What’s Old Is New in LA’s Enduring Pop-Up Scene

<b>A new Downtown pop-up situation</b><p>It’s an interesting time for the pop-up restaurant in Los Angeles at the moment. Once a highlight experience for in-the-know diners during the food truck boom and early rise of LA’s stellar dining scene, pop-ups have once again returned mostly to the quiet shadows. …

Strobe lighting provides a flicker of hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s

Exposure to flashing lights stimulates brain’s immune cells to clean up toxic proteins causing the disease, study finds<p>Strobe lighting has been shown to reduce levels of the toxic proteins seen in Alzheimer’s disease, in findings that raise the tantalising possibility of future non-invasive …

Artist spends three years writing out entire Quran on transparent silk pages

Turkish-born Azerbaijani artist Tünzale Memmedzade has won international acclaim for her latest piece, a hand-etched Quran made out of silk that took …

Google, democracy and the truth about internet search

Tech-savvy rightwingers have been able to ‘game’ the algorithms of internet giants and create a new reality where Hitler is a good guy, Jews are evil and… Donald Trump becomes president<p>Here’s what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That’s …

A psychologist says parents should do these 18 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who …

My Strange Winter with a Shaman in Kazakhstan

Photographer Denis Vejas documents the practices of one of the country's last Sufi dervishes.<p>Sufism is a mystical branch of Islam that is fairly unpopular throughout the Muslim world. Sufis have an unorthodox approach that focuses more on esoteric aspects of religious life, and strive for direct, …

​How to Get Rich Without Doing Any Work

We spoke to people who have received thousands of dollars that have nothing to do with working a job.<p>Our culture values hard work above all else. We're told over and over again that if we just grind away, get shit done, and don't waste time that eventually we'll experience the joys of wealth and …

​Stop Pressuring Me to Take Care of Myself

My knee-jerk reaction to the "self-care" movement is to punch it in the face, but maybe that's just because I haven't given it a fair try. I decided to research a variety of self-care tips online, and see if any of them could change my life.<p>For the sake of my soul, I usually try to block out the …

How Cookies, Lube, and Human Immolation Fuel San Francisco's Best All-Female Orgy

Girlpile teaches us how to throw a girls-only sex party nonpareil.<p>To my right, a woman wearing a raccoon tail butt plug and insanely high heels is being flogged by a lady with short-cropped hair in a leopard print bodysuit. To my left, a group of writhing bodies snake their way down a couch, legs …

15 photos of abandoned bedrooms show their dusty remains

The bedroom is one of the most personal spaces in a house, hotel or any other kind of building. It’s a place where my imagination can go wild. When I …

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Best Hangover Cures in Los Angeles

<i>Seonjiguk</i>, one type of <i>haejangguk</i>, or "hangover soup"<p><b>Haejangguk at Yangji Gamjatang</b><br>No hangover meal list would be complete without a dish that …

Review: Swiss First Class 777 Zurich To Los Angeles

I had flown Swiss first class several years ago on their A340 and A330, so was curious to see how their newest first class product on the 777 …

McMaster University is converting heat from pizza ovens to electricity

A McMaster project captures wasted heat that escapes from commercial ovens and converts it to electricity<p>They say that if you can’t stand the heat, …

Watch this Epic Two-Year Time Lapse of LA in Six Minutes

Los Angeles is one big ass city. Locals who spend all day in their cars getting from A to B will know what we're talking about, but for everyone else …

Soon adults in California could get a joint delivered faster than a pizza

In the orange glow of grow lights, Aaron Justis is checking on his crop of medical marijuana. It's a tiny room, not much bigger than an average …