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The Tragic Death of Lt. Mark Evison

He was one of Britain’s greatest young warriors. And he was likely killed by British guns.<p>The fort at Haji Alem was Lt. Mark Evison’s very own outpost of empire. Situated beside an irrigation canal and surrounded by poppy and maize fields and a scattering of baked-mud compounds in Afghanistan’s …

An ordinary girl born into a family of witches

I wanted to see what my mom and sister did. But as bad spirits descended on our lives, I also longed for normalcy<p>“Do you see them?” My mother crouched in the big green chair and stared at the wall above the fireplace.<p>I didn’t see anything.<p>“Right there! And there!”<p>It was early evening in our …

When Is Fortune-Telling a Crime?

All of New York's storefront psychics are technically breaking the law. But they're rarely prosecuted, even when they disappear and leave victims short tens of thousands of dollars.<p>Every time Ali Beck walks from her office building in Midtown Manhattan to the nearest Starbucks, the 33-year-old …

5 Things That Drive Interviewers Totally Nuts

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Having spent the last decade recruiting, I’ve had …

Read a Letter From a Young, Sex-Crazed Jack Kerouac

A trove of newly discovered Kerouac letters to a childhood friend go up for bid this weekend.<p><b>Before he became a 20th-century icon</b>, Jack Kerouac played high school football in Lowell, Massachusetts, and possessed enough talent to earn a scholarship to Columbia University and his first taste of New …

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 Psychological Comforts of Storytelling

Why, throughout human history, have people been so drawn to fiction?<p>When an English archaeologist named George Smith was 31 years old, he became enchanted with an ancient tablet in the British Museum. Years earlier, in 1845, when Smith was only a five-year-old boy, Austen Henry Layard, Henry …

Where do witches come from?

Images of alluring young witches and hideous hags have been around for centuries – but what do they mean? Alastair Sooke investigates.<p>Ask any Western child to draw a witch, and the chances are that he or she will come up with something familiar: most likely a hook-nosed hag wearing a pointy hat, …

What's the appeal of a caliphate?

<b>In June the leader of Islamic State declared the creation of a caliphate stretching across parts of Syria and Iraq - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi named himself the caliph or leader. Edward Stourton examines the historical parallels and asks what is a caliphate, and what is its appeal?</b><p>When Islamic State …

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Как НЛО остановили футбольный матч

<b>60 лет назад футбольный матч во Флоренции прервался в самом разгаре. Зрители и футболисты замерли - кто на поле, а кто на трибунах: над стадионом пролетели неопознанные летающие объекты. Началось нашествие инопланетян? А если нет, то что это было?</b><p>День 27 октября 1954 года в Тоскане выдался …

8 Questions You Have to Ask During a Job Interview

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Give student loans the finger: A new solution to a massive generational outrage

Young people and their future families are being bankrupted. Here’s a radical response to the heist of the century<p>Recently, news broke that Rolling Jubilee, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of debt, purchased $4 million in private student loan debt and forgave all of it, …

Understanding Stalin

Russian archives reveal that he was no madman, but a very smart and implacably rational ideologue.<p>Stalin: Volume 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928<p>By Penguin<p>Stephen Kotkin<p>How did Stalin become Stalin? Or, to put it more precisely: How did Iosif Vissarionovich Djugashvili—the grandson of serfs, the …

For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language

The cognitive benefits of multilingualism<p>There’s a certain sinking feeling one gets when thinking of the perfect thing to say just a moment too late. Perhaps a witty parting word could have made all the difference. There is no English word to express this feeling, but the French have the term</i> …

The 13 Most Uncomfortable Family Feud Moments Ever

On an episode of <i>Family Feud</i> this week, host Steve Harvey posed the following question: “We asked 100 married women, if you could change one part of …

20 Simple Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Writing

Knowing what separates good writing from bad writing is a challenge that every author faces at one time or another in his or her career. With an …

The End of Tanning?

In the wake of research showing strong connections between indoor tanning and melanoma, the sunbed industry is battered and contracting. But the allure of artificially bronzed skin might be dwindling in general.<p>Ryan Baker, a director of operations for Palm Beach Tan, ushers me through the narrow, …

The 25 Most Productive Ways to Spend Time on the Internet

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«Могилы вампиров» находят по всей Европе. Это могут быть захоронения с отрубленной головой или же с придавленным камнями телом, а могут быть просто останки, перевернутые лицом вниз. Любопытно, но первоначальная интерпретация всех подобных захоронений как «могил вампиров» была предложена даже не …

Which poems make grown men cry?

A new anthology selects the poems guaranteed to move men to tears. BBC Culture presents an edited selection of some of the verses highlighted in the collection.<p>Poems That Make Grown Men Cry is compiled by Anthony and Ben Holden, a father-and-son team who stitched together contributions from nearly …

Grammar: teaching the modals 'ought to', 'should', 'must' and 'have to'.

<b>Level:</b> Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced <b>Type:</b> Reference material, Teaching notes<p>Suggestions …

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Саудовская Аравия: правила жизни, или бытовой ислам

<b>На мой взгляд, повседневная жизнь обитателей Саудовской Аравии представляет не меньший интерес, чем, скажем, рассуждения о геополитической обстановке на Ближнем Востоке и роли Эр-Рияда в укреплении идей ислама.</b><p>С самого начала я решила, что буду избегать в своем блоге тем политики и религии. У меня …

Roasted Vegetables with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

• 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and cut into 6 wedges each<br>• 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into thirds, then cut into 4 wedges each<br>• 2 red onions, trimmed and …

West Coast apocalypse: How “earthquake storms” could devastate California

<b>The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, in the vicinity of Post St. and Grant Ave. (Wikimedia/photo tinting by Salon)</b><p>A major earthquake wouldn’t just be disastrous in its own right — it could trigger an even deadlier chain reaction<p>John Dvorak<p>February 15, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Earthquake …