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Celebrating Republic Day in India: Pictures

Mesmerizing maps show how religion has spread throughout the world

Their spread throughout parts of Asia and Europe, and gradually down to Africa and across to the Americas, has been fractured and erratic.<p>Here's how the major religions have touched nearly all corners of the globe.

Is It Hateful To Believe In Hell? Bernie Sanders' Questions Prompt Backlash

A low-profile confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill this week raised eyebrows when the questioning turned to theology — specifically, damnation.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont pressed Russell Vought, nominated by President Trump to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, about his …

9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month

Travel widely enough, and you'll notice something about the Americans you encounter abroad. While the people I know in the States are too often …

Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To

For a thousand different reasons, you're considering a move this year, and well you should: It's a big ol' country we have here, and opportunity …

Salt Lake City

Jeff Bezos Knows the Difference Between Content and Complacent

If you're happy with your job, count it as a blessing because there is nothing convenient about a restless desire to do something more.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A while back, I met up with an acquaintance. I liked talking to her -- she's funny, happy to …

Motivation

Watch How Zero Became a Number

Zero is a tricky number. It's the only integer that is neither positive nor negative. You cannot divide by zero, but you can add, multiply, and …

Alan Turing

U.S. Grant Is U.S. History’s Mystery Man

He lacked ambition, failed at most things he tried, and then Grant found himself and his calling with the coming of the Civil War, where he …

A new brain study sheds light on why it can be so hard to change someone's political beliefs

Why we react to inconvenient truths as if they were personal insults.<p>Albert Einstein was one of the most important physicists of all time. His scientific predictions have withstood 100 years of scientific challenges. His thinking fundamentally changed the way we understand the universe. Yet people …

Top 20 greatest inventions of all time

Technology is a core component of the human experience. We have been creating tools to help us tame the physical world since the early days of our …

Inventions

The 50 Most Scenic Drives Across the Country

When you want to hit the open road, here's where to set your GPS.<p>Here are 50 drives—one in every state—where you'll lose yourself in the surroundings, stumble upon the unexpected, and possibly blank on where you're ultimately headed. Do final destinations really matter?

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

The New Easy Way to Print Topographic Maps for Free

National Geographic's new site puts every USGS quadrangle map at your fingertips.<p>Now you've got one less excuse not to venture into the wilderness. <i>National Geographic</i> just launched a website that lets you find and print a PDF of any U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) quad map across the entire country. …

Mesmerizing Animation Shows Which Countries Sent the Most Immigrants to the US Since 1820

Immigration is a hot topic in the United States right now, thanks in part to a rather blustery presidential candidate. But as this animated map …

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of railways, 2 million km of pipelines and more than 1 million km of Internet cables ­­all part of a rapidly expanding global infrastructural Matrix.<p>As …

15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About J.R.R. Tolkien

On his 125th birthday, here are nine things about John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and his work that you might not have known.<p>He Did Not Write <i>the Hobbit</i> for …

Like Pope Francis? You’ll love Jesus.

The quotable pontiff’s style is made for the Twitter age. Here are some of his most widely shared quotes, from ‘Who am I to judge?’ to ‘even the atheists’ are redeemed.<p>The quotable pontiff’s style is made for the Twitter age. Here are some of his most widely shared quotes, from ‘Who am I to judge?’ …

OKDOTHIS: An App for Photographers that Never Lets You Run Out of Ideas

One of the more difficult things about being a creative is having to come up with fresh ideas on a daily basis, constantly challenging yourself and …

What People Are Really Thinking When They Invite you to Church

In the new era of "The Pope Francis Effect", and people of all walks coming out for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini, a lot of previously shy Christians are feeling more confident stepping up and out, and inviting <b>you</b> to church.<p>Which can be really annoying when you have zero interest in going to …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

See a speed test between every iPhone model ever made

Logic and Moore's Law would seem to dictate that the newly released iPhone 5S should blow the original iPhone from seven years ago out of the water when it comes to which runs the fastest.<p>But as the video below illustrates with an eight-way speed test between all of the publicly released iPhone …

Fringe Factor: Bill Nye The Science Guy Does Not Understand Science

Hillary Clinton could be our first lesbian president and other assertions from the political fringe.<p><b>Creationist Pastor: Bill Nye the Science Guy Does</b> …

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

When Public Shaming of Children Fails

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Kids these days are out of control, strutting around in their short shorts, twerking anywhere and …