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Sailor's rape confession uncovered in 17th-century journal

A 17th-century sailor’s confession about a rape, of which he became so ashamed that he sought to cover it up for ever, has been exposed by conservation workers who discovered the note hidden under a rewritten version in his journal.<p>The confession went unseen for more than 300 years because the …

National Maritime Museum

A New World Marathon Record Almost Defies Description

A legendary Kenyan marathoner has once again redefined what humans are capable of.<p>We were packed into our corrals on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday morning, waiting to start the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, when the announcement came: Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya had just set a new …

Eliud Kipchoge

How to perfectly season your cast-iron pan

This cast-iron skillet has seen a lot of action. Inside its cooking surface are lots of deposits from carbonized oil that will make delicate food stick. To remedy the situation, it's time to clean it out and re-season the pan.<p>Published:15 September 2018 Caption:Brian BennettPhoto:Tyler …

Cast Iron Skillet

Drawing is the best way to learn, even if you’re no Leonardo da Vinci

“I just can’t draw.” It’s a refrain most adults say when confronted with a blank piece of paper. Something happens in our teenage years that makes most of us shy away from drawing, fretting that our draftsmanship skills aren’t up to par, and leaving it to the “artists” among us.<p>Spartan Holiday<p>But …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Are you a well-meaning white parent who perpetuates racism?

I was having a mid-morning breakfast at Whole Foods in Jackson, Mississippi, when a young white mother I knew from around town walked up wearing workout clothes and pushing her youngest daughter in a stroller.<p>“I wanted to tell you that after I read the story you ran in your newspaper about …

World News

Jenni Murray picks the best books about history’s forgotten women

It is hardly surprising, considering the nature of my life’s work, that I should favour books, factual and fictional, that retrieve women from the dustbin of history and restore them to their rightful place.<p>Professor Janet Todd was first in a line of academics who recognised early in their careers …

They Killed Their Abusive Husbands. Their Acquittals Shocked Russia.

MOSCOW — When Yana Gurcheva and Galina Katorova were arrested for stabbing their husbands to death with kitchen knives after suffering years of domestic abuse, the murder cases stirred hardly a ripple in Russia’s national news media.<p>But they exploded into a national conversation this year when …

Domestic Violence

Olive oil can be a scam. Make sure you’re getting the good stuff

There is a particular feeling of panic and dismay that one experiences in front of shelves stocked with olive oil. Extra virgin, virgin, pure, cold-pressed, Italian, Greek, Californian—which is best? And what about all those reports of fake or adulterated olive oils, and corruption in the industry? …

Recipes

A portrait of Kirkenes, the most isolated town in Europe

If Norway were the size of your right arm, Oslo would be your thumbnail, Bergen and the fjords on your wrist, and the Arctic city of Tromso perched on your tricep. Finally, there is the region of Finnmark going over the top of Finland, until Norway actually touches Russia at your shoulder joint. …

'They just wanted to silence her': the dark side of gay stan culture

Ahead of Britney Spears’ record-breaking show at Brighton Pride this year, Aaron Hussey noticed a fellow fan wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a picture of Spears’ nervous breakdown: the 2007 incident when, head shaved, she attacked a photographer’s car with an umbrella. “I think he thought he was …

Ariana Grande

My favorite beverage is a 2,000-year-old energy drink from ancient Rome

We all know it’s good to hydrate. Water can be so blah, though. So when I’m trying to rehydrate after a long run in the summer heat, I tend to reach for an old-timey solution: The energy drink of ancient Rome.<p>The Romans were famed for their innovations in military logistics, which allowed them to …

Ancient History

What John McCain Taught Us About Torture

It was that other P.O.W.-turned senator, the unfathomably brave Jeremiah Denton, who first signaled to United States military intelligence — via blinking out “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” in Morse code during a propaganda video — that our prisoners of war in North Vietnam were being treated in gross violation of …

Osama Bin Laden

This salmon piccata is light and creamy at the same time

When it comes to Italian-American food, chicken piccata is the dish of the people – it’s simple, it’s delicious, it’s inoffensive and its comforting. …

What the Man With a Close-Up View of Hitler Thought About the Dictator's Attitude Toward Women

<i>Karl Wilhelm Krause served as Adolf Hitler’s valet — his personal orderly — for five years, starting in 1934, and was thus a close witness to a key</i> …

After Getting Up at 5 am Every Day for a Month I'm Less Stressed, More Productive and Generally Happier

You get a lot more done in the morning and waste a lot less time at night fretting about how much you have to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently committed to waking up at 5:00 a.m. each day for a month. We read all of these articles about people claiming …

Time Management

Nature, Nurture, and Human Autonomy with James Flynn

<i>“When you turn your back on reality you lose the ability to manipulate reality. One would think that is self-evident. I didn’t go into this to not</i> …

Teriyaki Bacon Wrapped Scallops Recipe

"Bacon-wrapped scallops lightly marinated in a teriyaki, fresh grated ginger, and brown sugar sauce. These are always a huge hit at every party I go …

An anti-suffrage poster from 1920 epitomizes today’s fears about women’s progress

To understand today’s anxieties about women’s progress in the workplace and the dismantling of traditional gender roles, we’d be smart to rewind the clocks to August 1920, the climax of American women’s century-long fight for suffrage. The epicenter of this tension: Nashville, Tennessee.<p>Summer …

How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science

There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast.<p>However, most of them will make you hungry and unsatisfied.<p>If you don’t have iron willpower, then …

Spanish Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo) Recipe

"Every Spanish restaurant serves this dish of shrimp cloaked in garlic-infused olive oil with smoky hints of paprika and a touch of sweetness from …

Elaine Paige: 'Come on, girls, if a man puts his hand on your knee or your bum, then deal with it'

Elaine Paige, the singer and Radio 2 presenter, has encouraged young women to “just deal with it” if a man “puts his hand on your knee or your bum”, saying life would be dreary if they are discouraged from flirting.<p>Paige, 70, said she had “of course” been hit on by predatory men, joking she would …

Why the ‘Classical Liberal’ is Making a Comeback

A perfect storm of political upheaval has led to the resurgence of a label with centuries-old roots.<p>“I really call myself a classical liberal more than a conservative.”<p>Protests like the above have become common as of late from certain quadrants of the self-proclaimed, free-thinking “Intellectual …

Teaching Children To Ask The Big Questions Without Religion

Emily Freeman, a writer in Montana, grew up unaffiliated to a religion — culturally Jewish on her father's side, a smattering of churchgoing on her mother's. She and her husband Nathan Freeman talked about not identifying as religious — but they didn't really discuss how it would affect their …

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

George Lakoff says this is how Trump uses words to con the public

President Donald Trump has "turned words into weapons" -- and journalists are providing additional ammunition.<p>That's according to Trump critic George Lakoff, a renowned linguist and professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley. Lakoff wrote in a recent article for the Guardian …

Donald Trump

Anthony Bourdain committed suicide on June 8th

WHEN interviewers dug to the essence of him, Anthony Bourdain said he was a simple man. He knew his life didn’t give that impression. Much of it was …

Obituaries

Britain's first police mugshot shows thief banished to Australia for stealing cushions

The man photographed for Britain's first ever recorded police mugshot was a thief who was banished to Australia for stealing cushions.<p>Isaac Ellery was convicted in March 1853 and sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing four 'gig' cushions and was found guilty seven years later of …

Gayle King Thinks #MeToo Needs Due Process

<b>John Oliver used to do these satirical joke segments about your banter with Charlie Rose on his show. Do you look back at that now, after Rose was fired following multiple accusations of sexual harassment, and think about it differently?</b> I don’t know, because it really was in good fun. It was very …

'Drink a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out': 22 of Anthony Bourdain’s wisest quotes about travel

Anthony Bourdain first rose to fame with his searingly honest memoir about life as a chef, <i>Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly</i>, but as his career progressed, it became evident that travel was a passion he held just as dear to his heart as food.<p>“If I am an advocate for …

The Philosopher as Bad Dad

A few months ago, as I prepared to go on paternity leave, I decided to read up on the subject of fatherhood and turned, as I normally do, to philosophy. Female philosophers had written perceptively about motherhood over the years, but what had been said about fatherhood? Now, with Father’s Day …

Parenting