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10 of the most beautiful airplanes from the history of aviation

Lockheed Constellation<p>The stunning Constellation, nicknamed Connie for short, was conceived by the Lockheed Corporation in 1939 to exceed the needs …

Aviation

Two Books That Will Help Us Go Cruising—Part 2

So what can we do to reverse the steady decline in offshore cruising? Here's a book with an idea that just might help.<br>To read the rest of this post, …

Universal Basic Income

The Frugal Mariner: Cruising on a Budget

Notice: <br>While we make every effort to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate, we can not be held responsible for any …

Five Years Offshore Sailing

Colin spent five years (three of them solo) sailing a small boat across the Pacific Ocean. It was an odyssey that began in Canada and ended 20,000 km …

Our New Boat, Sonder, is Homeward Bound: How Hurricane Irma Took but also Gave

I got little choked up as I re-read Scott's last "I love you message" as he sailed out of cell reach this morning. The culmination of six months of …

Sailing

What is a year of your life worth?

Here is something that I have been contemplating the past few days: <i>What is a year of your life worth?</i><p>Before I get directly into that subject, I’ll …

Five Things I've Learned Since We Sailed Away

When I started bugging Ryan with crazy plans for an escape route from our routine a little less than two years ago, I would have never imagined I’d …

Is living on a boat right for you? 10 things you should know

Living on a boat sounds cool, but is it right for your lifestyle?<p>With real estate rocketing in cities like London, San Francisco, Vancouver, more and …

A Journey into the Worst Corners of the Dark Web

Author Eileen Ormsby immersed herself in the drug markets and murder sites of the dark web. Quite quickly she found herself meeting its key players.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>Last month, 29-year-old Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder was sentenced to 32 years in prison for a list of …

Dark Web

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”<p>You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that’s ever been published. Books still in print you’d have to pay for, but everything else—a collection slated to …

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

The 14 Smart Books You'll Want To Read At The Beach This Summer

Or at the pool, or at a restaurant, or...<p>Sure, you can take some trashy lit to the beach with you, but wouldn't you rather impress your fellow sunbathers with some quality reading? Feed your brain while you catch some rays this summer with this assortment of great books that will be as provocative …

Books

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Inside the secret lives of functioning heroin addicts

<b>(CNN) —</b> They're not slumped over in alleyways with used needles by their sides. Their dignity, at least from outside appearances, remains intact. They haven't lost everything while chasing an insatiable high.<p>They are functioning heroin addicts -- people who hold down jobs, pay the bills and fool …

Drug Addiction

79 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

Travel

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

Wi-Fi

100 Years Since Her Execution, Was Mata Hari a Sexy Spy or a Sexy Scapegoat?

At nearly every turn, Margaretha Zelle MacLeod made the wrong choices. Yet she managed to create a persona that continues to dance on the crowded …

Download 400,000 Free Classical Musical Scores & 46,000 Free Classical Recordings from the International Music Score Library Project

The pleasure of listening to classical music, as every classical music aficionado knows, goes well beyond listening to one's favorite piece. You …

WWII Slang From the Front | The Art of Manliness

“Our fighting men are makers of slang because they are adventurous individuals and they are not restricted by decorum and their taste is unlimited. …

Here Are 20 of the Most In-Demand Jobs That Pay Over $100,000

Work sucks and then you die, unless of course you've found gainful employment as an anesthesiologist in South Dakota. But if you're not intent on …

Employment

21 Crime Novels That Will Definitely Turn You Into Sherlock Holmes

Will you be able to get to the bottom of these?<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

11 Classic Books You Must Keep on Your Bookshelf

Complete your library this Prime Day.<p>It's Prime Day, which means deals abound all over Amazon.com. While you're filling your cart, add these classics to your bookshelf or Kindle library—the BAZAAR editors tell you why they return to them time after time below. Plus, score the best tech deals for …

Literature

You can text SFMOMA and it will respond with art on demand

Here’s a cool trick for art fans. You can text San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art at 572-51 and it will respond with a piece of art from its collection.<p>Send Me SFMOMA lets you send a keyword and get back a piece of art that matches that word. You can send colors, subjects, moods and even …

7 Intoxicating Facts About Cognac

Whether you enjoy it on the rocks or in a sidecar, celebrate this National Cognac Day with a long pour and these seven facts about the fine French …

How To Pick a Lock in 8 Simple Steps

Picking locks has been a maligned skill for far too long. The common belief is that lock-picking is a skill that only criminals would have, yet …

Electric Guitar

Pat Hines Illustrated His Book thanks to Microsoft Paint

Pat Hines was not a fanatic of Photoshop. Or maybe, he just did not wanted to learn how to create perfectly clean images. He therefore decided to …

This Couple Makes Up To $9000 Per Instagram Photo While Traveling, And Here’s How They Do It

Jack Morris and Lauren Bullen have been living what most people on Instagram would call “life goals” since they met in Fiji last year. Not only do …

Mobile Photography

England’s Smallest Castle Is For Sale And It Costs No More Than A Mid-Sized Flat In London

Finally, you might get a step closer to living in a fairytale, because Britain’s smallest castle is up for grabs, and it costs no more than a …

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This Beautiful Mansion Could Be Yours for Just $2.5, IF You’re Extremely Lucky

After falling on hard times and failing to find a buyer for his home, the owner of this six-bedroom manor house in Lancashire, UK, decided to hold a …