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What Every European Country Is The Worst At

By: Kate Peregrina<p>The European Union has 28 member countries. And kinda like Captain Planet, when their powers combine, they make for a pretty great place to live.<p>But that doesn't mean each country is without its flaws. It's like the Planeteer who controlled the element of Heart. Sure, he helped …

Europe

Go mad with AMC's 'Mad Men' marathon

The final seven episodes of <i>Mad Men</i> won’t premiere for a few months, but that won’t stop AMC from giving viewers all the Don Draper they could want. …

Exercise of the Week: Side Plank with Quad Stretch

Plus, performing a quad stretch in a side plank is more effective than doing the stretch standing. The reason: When upright, it's difficult to fully activate your hip flexors since your lower back can hyperextend, he says. But when you're in a side plank, your entire core is stabilized so your back …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

24 hours in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a walking city – one that repays those who tramp its cobbles with stately Georgian grandeur. So with 24 hours up your sleeve, where would you go and what can you see?<p>Morning<p>Head over to Valvona & Crolla for breakfast. This Italian delicatessen is an Edinburgh institution. Counter staff …

Scotland

The Truth About 'The Most Interesting Man In The World'

For over 40 years, Jonathan Goldsmith worked as a journeyman actor with hundreds of IMDB credits to his name.<p>In 2006, he booked the role of a lifetime: the spokesperson for a Dos Equis beer campaign that soon made him known to millions as "The Most Interesting Man In The World."<p>Goldsmith lived and …

DOS

Exclusive Video: Catch Up on Mad Men in Less Time Than It Takes Don Draper to Down a Scotch

Not exactly caught up on <i>Mad Men</i> <b></b>but don’t have time to click through a veritable Kodak Carousel of episodes before the AMC series returns for its …

Forbes: 10 richest people in the world

This 2,000-Year-Old Bulgarian Fortress Will Take You Back in Time

Built by the Romans during the first through third centuries, the Belogradchik Fortress sits a short distance from the northwestern Bulgarian town of -- you guessed it -- Belogradchik.<p>The fortress has survived some of the world's greatest empires, from the Roman to the Byzantine. Much of what …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

10 things you definitely didn’t know about money

I SPEND MONEY every day, but never once have I really stopped to think about what exactly I’m exchanging with the world – not to mention, where it’s …

Brain Pickings Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 11, 2014<p>Maria Popova is one of the Internet’s finest hunter-gatherers. Powered by a curious mind and a deep appreciation …

Someday the world will be in love with bankers again, bankers hope

Goldman Sach’s chief executive Lloyd Blankfein expressed a wistful closing thought in a recent interview with Nikkei News: “It’s going to be a long time before most people in the world are in love with bankers, but that is not going to stop us from working hard to be a better institution.”<p>Blankfein …

Goldman Sachs

Humans Account for Less Than 40% of Global Web Traffic

If you own or manage a website, you probably refer to analytics to track performance, and help you strategize. It may surprise you, however, that …

14 Breathtaking Places You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Do you ever feel like you've seen it all? Do you crave those breathtaking moments of your first travel adventures?<p>The world is full of wonders, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to find them. These 14 spots are lesser-known but equally (if not more) breathtaking.<p><b>1. Whitehaven Beach</b><p>The …

The 2014 Chevrolet SS is a four-door Corvette

The rear-drive, moonlights-as-a-cop-car, zombie-Pontiac rock star.<p>The new Chevy SS is sharp, tactile, a joy to abuse, and the most rewarding Chevy sedan we've ever driven. It's also a bit of an oddball, a performance cardoing its best not to look like one.<p>We've been waiting for the SS ever since GM …

The World's Rich Are Not Incomprehensibly Wealthy Because They 'Work Harder'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The richest 1 percent of the world is 60 times more wealthy than the poorest 50 percent, according …

A Map Of (Almost) Every Job in America

Do you know how many Americans work in your field? Find out with a graphic from NPR’s Planet Money.<p>It’s easy to forget the diversity of workers who keep America chugging. Truck drivers could fill Boston and San Francisco combined, but they’re largely out of sight and mind as they zip across the …

U.S. Department of Labor

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."<p>That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of …

Roadmap

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Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

European Travel

National Geographic Travel

The World's Largest Cruise Ships

To be honest, the world's 10 largest cruise ships are more like small cities than little schooners. The various dining options are plentiful, the spas offer every treatment imaginable and the theatrical entertainment is world-class. Plus, there are zip lines, casinos, pool deck movie screens and …

Cruise Ships

What to expect for Android in 2014 & beyond

In 2007, Android was revealed with an air of skepticism. It was marketed as an open standard which would take on Apple and iOS. Six years and nine sweet-related names later, Android is at the pinnacle of mobile technology and it’s only going to get better in 2014.<p>Wearables 2.0<p>Whether you prefer …

Mobile

Kids Get New Tablets Over the Holidays? Here’s How to Lock ’Em Down.

I’m a cool aunt. Or so I tell myself. It is this hubris that led to a $50 charge on my iTunes account, after I so willingly handed over my iPad mini …

The Single Fitness Stat You Need to Know

Elite endurance athletes and exercise physiologists have long known that VO2 max may be the single greatest determinant of athletic performance. But few recreational athletes have access to the kind of specialized lab equipment typically used to assess and train their number. Now a new study in the …

Weight Loss

Unfair advantage at the office

This is a column for the disgruntled. It’s easy to get disheartened as we watch colleagues sail through a three-hour presentation on no sleep — after running a marathon over the weekend and coaching their child’s pre-school dance class before work.<p>What’s their secret?<p>Not wishing to sound bitter BBC …

Pre-school