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Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014

World History

Vanity Military Selfies Are Spoiling Russia’s Attack in Ukraine · Global Voices

Images mixed by author.<p>“We shelled Ukraine all night long.” These are the words a young Russian soldier wrote on his social network page last week, …

The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The Swiss train tourists don’t take

The Rhäetian Railway provides an awe-inspiring, adrenaline-inducing ride past therapeutic springs and mountain-perched castles, crossing 84 tunnels and 383 bridges along the way.<p>I floated in a steamy, 38C rooftop pool, watching glints of the sinking copper sun reflect off the Rhäetian Alps. Located …

European Travel

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

What Life Is Like Inside A 129-Square-Foot Apartment

It’s Paris! You could do worse.<p>Most micro-apartments tend to tout their design and they don’t come cheap. The concept of using every square inch has been (rather brilliantly) exploited as an exercise in efficiency. (Or you can slant it as sustainable urban design.) To those of you who live in a …

Vietnam’s hidden Himalayas

The Dong Van district’s Hmong villages and spectacular peaks remain so isolated, foreign tourists are all but unknown.

Vietnam

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

A Design History Of The Life-Saving Triage Tag

The simplicity of the triage tag has gone largely unchanged since the Cold War. Can it be upgraded for the War on Terror?<p>When a massive gas line explosion leveled two buildings in Harlem a few months ago, first responders found a scene of chaos. At least a few people had already been killed. Others …

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What Causes the Pain in Your Side You May Occasionally Feel While Running

Today I found out what causes the pain in your side you may occasionally feel while running or doing other jarring activities.<p>This pain, known often …