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I make $200,000 a year in passive income after retiring at 34, and it works only because I followed 5 steps

Ever since landing my first job post-college in 1999, I've been determined to build enough passive income in order to not have a job. A future that included getting into work by 5:30 a.m. and leaving after 7:30 p.m. each day for decades seemed too brutal to endure.<p>In 2009, I decided that if I could …

Real Estate

Striking drone photo series places class divide under the spotlight

Drone photography has quickly come to offer us entirely new perspectives on the world we live in, and for photographer Johnny Miller, the reality of …

Drones

The 10 Best Art Documentaries to Watch on Netflix Right Now

Netflix has become the go-to-source for all things entertainment related — regardless if you’re a viewer who prefers Michael Bay-style spectacles — …

Los Angeles

Inside Siberia’s isolated community of forgotten women

<b>In the remote village of Yar-Sale, in Northern Siberia, lives a group of elderly women. Once part of a nomadic community of reindeer herders, in their old age they spend most of their days in seclusion, isolated from the world they loved.</b><p>While the men are encouraged to remain within the migrating …

Love Songs

Lazinc Announces Upcoming "Rammellzee: A Roll of the Dice" Show

Spotlighting the late artist’s ‘Garbage Gods’ sculptures, psychedelic paintings, and more.<p>Following the momentous “Racing for Thunder” exhibition at …

Art

Behind the Yakuza: documenting the women of Japan’s mafia

The underworld infamy of organised crime has long been romanticised in pop culture. On the silver screen, cult classics like <i>The Godfather</i> or <i>Goodfellas</i> have shaped the public’s perceptions of what being a mobster means. In 2015, Netflix’s <i>Narcos</i> shifted the focus towards Colombia’s criminal …

Japan

Here’s How You Run A Campaign Against Ron Estes If Your Name Is Also Ron Estes

Kiersten Essenpreis for BuzzFeed News<p>Ron Estes has a Ron Estes problem.<p>Rep. Ron Estes, a Kansas Republican, is facing a primary challenge Tuesday …

Government

The Neon Archives: An Exploration of Hong Kong’s Fading Neon Landscape | Colossal

<p>Hong Kong has long been infused with the glowing haze produced by its omnipresent neon signs and advertisements. Recently this saturated element of …

Hong Kong

A North Korean Defector’s Tale of Lies, Blackmail and Betrayal

SEOUL, South Korea — At about 1:20 a.m. on April 6, 2016, an AirAsia flight bound for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was preparing for takeoff in Shanghai. One of the passengers, a North Korean man named Heo Kang-il, dialed a familiar number on his phone and conveyed a message.<p>“I could hear hurrahs and …

North Korea

What we found in an undisturbed rainforest hidden on top of an African mountain

Atop Mount Lico in northern Mozambique is a site that few have had the pleasure of seeing—a hidden rainforest, protected by a steep circle of rock. Though the mountain was known to locals, the forest itself remained a secret until six years ago, when Julian Bayliss spotted it on satellite imagery. …

Ecology

Hilltop town in Sicily hopes to attract new blood by offering old stone houses for €1

With its terracotta-tiled stone houses perched on a rocky crag overlooking rugged countryside, it might seem like the perfect Italian hill town.<p>But San Piero Patti has been losing inhabitants to ageing and migration for decades and has now decided to offer its empty houses for sale at €1 (90p) each …

Italy

All the Crazy Things I Saw in Prison During Hurricane Harvey

We were stuck in a ghost town, and ours were the only lives left.<p><i>This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project. Sign up for their newsletter.</i><p>On August 26, 2017, at 3 AM, I awake to an officer screaming for everyone to get up and hurry to the second floor of our unit. Thunder …

Hurricane Harvey

Magic: The Gathering Creator’s New Game Will Sell Billions of Unique Decks

On Wednesday at Gen Con 2018, Fantasy Flight Games revealed the newest card game from legendary Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield, …

Board Games

The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier, American Hostage

President Trump hailed him as a catalyst of the summit with Kim Jong-Un. But what happened to Warmbier—the American college student who was sent home brain-damaged from North Korea—is even more shocking than anyone knew.<p>1. Homecoming<p>On a humid morning in June 2017, in a suburb outside Cincinnati, …

North Korea

The Scyther: ‘We were up in arms about Poldark – his swing was all wrong’

Scything was almost forgotten until Aidan Turner’s turn in Poldark, but Nigel Adams says there’s still a place for it. He spoke to Tessa Waugh; …

Poldark

gianni lee is the modern-day basquiat painting skeletons on nyc streets

The deliberately crude figures are inspired by ancient African hieroglyphics.<p>If you’ve spent any time in New York City recently, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Gianni Lee’s street paintings. The artist recently left his Los Angeles studio to spend the summer painting vibrant skeletons and …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

How tech's richest plan to save themselves after the apocalypse

It’s a reduction of human evolution to a video game won by finding the escape hatch and bringing BFFs along for the ride<p>The very essence of what it means to be human is treated less as a feature than bug<p>Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I …

Singularity

The Linguistics of 'YouTube Voice'

The attention-grabbing tricks that keep an audience watching, even when people are just talking at a camera<p>Hey guys! What’s up? It’s Julie. And today I want to talk about YouTube voice.<p>So the other day, I was watching this YouTube video from the PBS Idea Channel about whether Ron Weasley from <i>Harry</i> …

Language

Here's What Japan's Legendary Samurai Really Looked Like

<i>The history and lore surrounding Japan's samurai warriors is as fascinating as it is complex. Aside</i> <i>from representations in cinema, very few actual</i> …

Japan

Warren backing tribe's luxury casino plan -- over cash-strapped town's rival bid

Brockton, Mass., is known as the birthplace of boxing legend Rocky Marciano. But with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushing for a $1 billion Native American casino less than 20 miles away, struggling blue-collar Brockton's competing casino bid might not stand a fighting chance.<p>Brockton Mayor William …

U.S. Federal Courts

Pieter Hugo's best photograph: the hyena men of Nigeria

The guys ​always ​had scratch marks everywhere from the baboons – they were always getting into fights with them<p>I first learned about Nigeria’s “hyena men” in 2005, thanks to a picture that had gone viral. The caption said they were debt collectors in Lagos. I knew I had to find them. The country …

Charlie Brown

The Dying Art of the World's Most Beautiful, Scariest Weaving

Agustina Churqui, a master Jalq’a weaver, sits working at a loom. On the upper part of it, thousands upon thousands of taut strands of fine orange …

Jigsaw Puzzles

Alt-Right Troll To Father Killer: The Unraveling Of Lane Davis

<b>Nearly everyone on Samish Island</b> knew Chuck Davis, a bighearted retiree who lived in the handsome gray shingle house with the best view of Samish …

Coast Salish

Jamie Raskin Just Delivered a Devastating Takedown of GOP Hypocrisy

John NicholsThe Maryland congressman exposed the absolute absurdity of Republican attempts to derail inquiries into wrongdoing by the Trump …

The Symbols of Prejudice Hidden in Medieval Art

<i>The Taming the Tarasque</i>, from “Hours of Henry VIII,” France, Tours, ca. 1500. Photo by Graham S. Haber. Courtesy of The Morgan Library & Museum.From …

Ancient History

Bobcat Goldthwait Has Moved On. Why Can’t We Catch Up?

About a decade ago, backstage at Zanies comedy club in Nashville, Tenn., Bobcat Goldthwait felt so sick of doing the whinnying shriek and guttural grunt of the character that made him famous that he decided to kill him off. Then he walked onstage and shocked everyone by acting like himself. “It was …

Nearly 1,000 Paintings & Drawings by Vincent van Gogh Now Digitized and Put Online: View/Download the Collection

Every artist explores dimensions of space and place, orienting themselves and their works in the world, and orienting their audiences. Then there are …

Art

Russian artists on culture, identity and censorship

<b>Photographer Matteo Lonardi and reporter Antoaneta Roussi visited Russian artists in their studios to shoot their portraits and speak to them about their work, the art scene and creative censorship.</b><p>Many of the artists, based in and around Moscow and St Petersburg, once displayed their work in …

Art

Revealed: The Leaked Script to ‘Roe v. Wade,’ a Graphic Anti-Abortion Propaganda Film

Factual errors, misquotations and inaccuracies galore. The Daily Beast has obtained the screenplay for the craziest, most controversial movie of the …

YouTuber's Board Game Tutorials Teach The Rules Wrong, And Way Better

Jeff Kornberg’s YouTube channel, The Dragon’s Tomb, does not stand out from the throng of other channels hosting tutorials for board games. Like his …