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10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …

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The Abandoned 1920s Iconic Berlin Airport is now the City's Largest Park

<i>A</i>irports can be pretty impressive spaces, but what good is it if you can’t run wild in them? Well, in Berlin, you can do just that…<p><i>Image (c) Ciaron</i> …

Inside the Forgotten Ghost Stations of a Once-Divided Berlin

<i>Potsdamer Platz ghost station (Max Gold / Futurerhythm, via YouTube)</i><p>The old adage of “what you see on the surface tells only part of the story” …

Germany

Berlin: City Of Decay

<i>Paul Sullivan on the aesthetic significance of Berlin’s ruined and decaying buildings…</i><p>Why do images of ruin and decay appeal to us so much? The …

Understanding Umami

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Which ingredients carry that fifth taste -- and the best ways to cook with them.</i><p>A long, long time ago, only four tastes ruled the culinary world: sweet, …

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The sad story of the Yaoya’s daughter

<i>The sad story of the Yaoya’s daughter.</i><p>Warwick Goble, from <i>Green Willow and other Japanese fairy tales</i>, by Grace James, London, 1910.

Japan in the 1950s

After Japan surrendered in 1945, ending World War II, Allied forces led by the United States occupied the nation, bringing drastic changes. Japan was disarmed, its empire dissolved, its form of government changed to a democracy, and its economy and education system reorganized and rebuilt. Years of …

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Shirley Temple’s Life in Pictures

Imagno / Getty Images<p>Shirley Temple was the biggest movie star of the Great Depression, known for having 56 perfect golden ringlets. This 1933 photo …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

The World Photography Organization has just recently announced the shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist. The annual contemporary photography competition includes entries from professionals and amateurs covering a variety of subjects. Competitors enter into one of three …

Welcome to Sochi in Pictures

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Olympic Skier Wears Mariachi-Inspired Race Suit for Mexico

International teams about to enter the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have been unveiling their outfits, proving that this is a year for some really creative sportswear. Among the Olympians wearing inventive attire is Mexican alpine skier Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe who recently revealed his …

How Lolo Jones Went From Track Star to Olympic Bobsledder

Although you may know Lolo Jones as an Olympic hurdler, the US athlete has officially been selected for the Olympic bobsled team. So how, exactly, did she get from the Summer to the Winter Games? Lolo was one of the most buzzed-about women on Team USA during the 2012 Summer Olympics, making …

Skiing

Winter Olympics 2014: Team USA names Zach Parise men's hockey captain

Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild has been named the captain of Team USA's men's hockey team for the upcoming Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia.<p>After speculation that it would be Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter that would be named captain of the American men's hockey team, it is Suter's …

Winter Olympics 2014: Get to know the 11 Sochi venues

Events at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia will be held at 11 different venues, split up between the "Coastal Cluster" and the "Mountain Cluster." Let's get to know our Sochi Olympic venues.<p>The Coastal Cluster, along the Black Sea in the Adler district of the City of Sochi, is where most events …