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The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

How to Prevent Your Own Decline and Fall in Life

I just finished skimming some of Edward Gibbon’s “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” (through some quotes), and have some valuable lessons I …

Turn your Raspberry Pi into the ultimate music streamer

The number of things you can do with a Raspberry Pi is astounding. For a little over $35, you can create a networked media server for streaming all your digital movies to your TV or give your existing printer wireless capabilities. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.<p>If you've yet to decide on …

12 Great Georgia Hikes

Georgia’s landscape has everything from the rugged Appalachians to granite monadnocks and shady creekside trails. We whittled it down to 12 great …

Hiking

Build your own Amazon Echo using a Raspberry Pi for $60

Amazon’s Echo is a nifty little gadget that’s powered by the company’s Alexa voice assistant and listens for voice commands to do things like order your groceries, update you on the weather and play your favorite tunes. The only problem is, it costs a pretty penny — $180 to be precise.<p>Thankfully, …

Meet the Rosemary Iced Latte, Your New Favorite Way to Drink Coffee

How do you make iced coffee even better? Add rosemary simple syrup, cream, and shake it up, baby.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right</i> …

Coffee

Every Drink at Starbucks, Ranked

<i>By: Lee Breslouer</i><p>Starbucks has roughly 50 drinks on its menu and infinity ways to customize them, but you've probably only had a fraction. And even I know a fraction of 50 isn't a lot, despite my embarrassing math SAT score. So, to help you break the chains of habit, I ordered every single drink on …

'Evangelion' Inspired Animation Short Looks Simply Astounding

As part of Studio Khara’s ongoing Japanese Animator Expo, with unique animation shorts released each week, we have now been graced with an Evangelion inspired entry that looks simply amazing.<p>Handled by Sola Digital Arts, who recently created the CG Captain Harlock film, the short was directed by …

Anime

Lillie's Q Barbeque Sauces

When it comes to great barbeque, perfectly cooked meat is only half the equation — you need a great sauce to pair with it. Lillie's Q Barbeque Sauces …

BBQ

The Weirdest and Fiercest Helmets from the Age of Armored Combat

If you're going to go into battle wearing a full suit of metal armor, you'd better do it in style. Here are some of the most amazing (and bizarre) …

Helmets