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The (Real) Story of the White House and the Big Block of Cheese

From The West Wing to the wooly mammoth: American democracy's most famous dairy product, fact-checked<p>Wednesday, as you may have heard, is the White House's second annual Big Block of Cheese Day. Inspired by a fictional character in a fictional presidential administration, the very real staff of the …

7 Of The Best Ab Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

Nobody loves ab exercises -- but chances are you're probably doing them anyway.<p>Many of us are plagued by a little extra around the middle, and while ab exercises can't single-handedly undercover six-pack abs (they're in there, somewhere), core workouts <i>can</i> improve your posture and balance, ward off …

Passive Resistance

The active voice isn’t always the best choice.<p>“Mistakes were made.” “Prepaid fees will be placed in trust.” “It is suggested that the null hypothesis can be rejected.”<p>The passive voice has long been dismissed as a hallmark of turgid prose. “Many a tame sentence,” wrote Strunk and White in <i>The</i> …

The 5 Scariest Teachings of Jesus

Halloween is a celebration of artificial fear. No goblins or witches are really going to cause harm to us. For Christians, the deeper and more genuine fear may come from within our own faith. If taken seriously, after all, it threatens to upend our society. Let's look at just five scary directives …

How to Be Eco-Friendly When You're Dead

Standard burial and cremation take tons of energy and resources. So what's the most environmentally sound way to deal with a dead person?<p>When Phil Olson was 20, he earned money in the family business by draining the blood from corpses. Using a long metal instrument, he sucked the fluid out of the …

Doctor Who: Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Give Jenna Coleman's Clara a Second Chance

Much has been said about Jenna Coleman's <i>Doctor Who</i> companion Clara Oswald since she joined the cast in the middle of Season 7 following the departure …

20 Life Lessons I Have Learned from Travel

20 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Travel<p>The arrival of the new year has gotten me thinking a lot about the past year of travels – in fact the past …

Ancient worlds: The story of civilisation

In this classic video from the BBC archive, historian Richard Miles travels to Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Anatolia and Greece, showing how past successes and failures shaped today's world.<p>In this classic video from the BBC archive, archaeologist and historian Richard Miles explores the origins of one of …

Archaeology

Manhattan Sunset (by Mondayne)

Fun Ways to Get Around European Cities

Fun Ways to Get Around European Cities – There are many ways to travel around European cities that can add to your overall travel experience. Finding …

Cities