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Best gaming monitors 2018: banish ghosting and glare with a premium panel

By Robert Jones<p>Gaming monitors have come a long way in recent years, with every from HDR (high dynamic range) to curved and ultra-wide displays …

How to Make Oven-Baked Pork Ribs That Taste Like Smoky Barbecue

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Living in New York City puts me in the heart of one of the greatest food capitals on earth—"The City That Never Sleeps" could easily be renamed "The City With Just About Everything to Eat." But when it comes to outdoor cooking, most of us New Yorkers …

Competition: Getting the Most of Its Benefits | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: Today we’re introducing a new style for our long form content. Over the years we’ve produced many in-depth articles and article series</i> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Google's Project Bloks tinker toys teach coding to kids

There has been a big push in computer-science education in the last few years. The UK has made it part of its national curriculum, President Obama has pledged $4 billion toward a national computer-science initiative and a slew of toys and games designed to teach kids how to code have come to …

The Indispensable Guide to Early American Murder

It might have been antimony in the lemonade, laudanum in the coffee, morphine in the whiskey, or strychnine in the sugar bowl. Arsenic could be dusted over oysters, spread onto a bread-and-butter sandwich, stirred into beer, brandy, or cider, even steeped in chamomile tea. Poison was everywhere in …

Crime

This self-watering herb garden is completely idiot-proof

It's not always easy to keep house plants alive. Most are self-effacing by nature — they're background decorations. Spend a few days at a business trip and oops, your basil or cilantro is gone.<p>Fortunately for you cold-blooded plant killers out there, a new product can stop you from claiming more …

Ancient Greek naval base key to Battle of Salamis discovered off Athens coast

Archaeologists discover 2,500-year-old base that was crucial to defences during antiquity.<p>A 2,500-year-old naval base has been discovered deep in the …

Make Fantastic Short Ribs in Ten Minutes by Grilling Them Like Steak

Most short rib recipes usually call for hours in the oven braising, but you can get super tasty and tender results by treating them like a steak: …

The pirate queen of County Mayo

The amazing tale of Grace O'Malley, sailor, captain, plunderer, mercenary, rebel, pirate – as well as wife and mother.<p>Sitting in a Dublin pub nursing a pint of Guinness, I got talking to a fella who told me what seemed to be an amazing and improbable story.<p>It was about a woman from County Mayo who …

20 Best Camping Gadgets For The Great Outdoors

Soto Pocket Torch<p>Don’t let a little wind get you down. This powerful wind-resistant burner reaches temperatures up to 2300 degrees F and features an …

The Sack of Rome by the Gauls, 390 BCE

After the Gauls defeated the Romans at the confluence of the Tiber and the Allia rivers, the Gauls marched on to Rome. In late July 390 BCE, the …

South China Sea: The mystery of missing books and maritime claims

<b>If you want to understand the way China really feels about its controversial claim to huge swathes of the sea off its southern shore, then the island of Hainan is a good place to start.</b><p>This is a place where everything is bent towards justifying and upholding that assertion of sovereignty, from …

My Father's Garden: The Life My Dad Passed Down to Me

My dad focused on his garden with the same intensity he did his work.<p>Sometime around noon on a late-winter day, as the sun's steepening angle chased the chill from the ground, I bent to the dirt near the turkey pen out back. Up sprouted neat rows of thick and sturdy garlic shoots. The 2016 crop was …

How to Make Popular Cocktails | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mike Hagan, a bartender and a recent feature in our So You Want My Job series.</i><p>There’s been a trend lately to …

Ghost Wars

• <b>Author:</b> Steve Coll<p><b>The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan</b><p>To what extent did America’s best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer …

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

12 Grilling Mistakes You Don't Have to Make (But Probably Do)

Ah, summer. That special time of year when those good spatula-wielding folks who only cook for one season out of the year (let's call 'em what they are: dads) dust off the old grill to burn a few steaks and serve up some medium-rare chicken. Okay, perhaps I'm being unfair here. There are plenty of …

William Osler Address to Yale Students, 1914 | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following excerpt has been condensed from the original.</i><p><b>From “A Way of Life”</b> <b><br>Address given to Yale students, 1914</b> <b><br>By Sir William Osler</b><p>…

Self-improvement

Pho, ramen and more slurp-worthy slow cooker Asian noodle soups

From pho to ramen, these slow cooker Asian noodle soups are slurpable happiness in a bowl.

Slow Cookers

The Top 10 Cocktail Bars In Tokyo

As a city that never sleeps and the kaleidoscopic capital of Japan, Tokyo’s energy is electrifying during both the day and night. A magnificent …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

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Monumental Ancient Naval Bases Discovered in Athens' Piraeus Harbor

Massive fortifications and sunken ship-sheds thousands of years old have been found in Piraeus, the harbor city of Athens. The discoveries are part …

Ancient History

The Magic of the Book: Hermann Hesse on Why We Read and Always Will

“If anyone wants to try to enclose in a small space, in a single house or a single room, the history of the human spirit and to make it his own, he can only do this in the form of a collection of books.”<p>I recently decided to teach myself to write with my left hand. This unorthodox pastime was …

Literature

Screw Pristine Whites: I Want My Fried Eggs FRIED

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Most of the fried eggs we eat are not really fried. I mean, they're fried, but they're not <i>fried</i>.<p>The first time I tasted eggs that were <i>truly</i> fried was in the streets of Thailand, where a lady …

Breakfast

Microsoft's Official Guide for a DIY, Raspberry Pi-Powered Magic Mirror with Face Detection

Smart mirrors have been all the rage this year, and it looks like Microsoft’s getting into the game too. While Microsoft’s mirror is teased as a …

The 16 Best Western Movies | The Art of Manliness

Few figures in history have had as powerful an impact on American masculinity as the cowboy. For over a century, the cowboy has — for better or for …

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