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Common words that came from the Vikings

Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it.<p>However, the language of the Vikings, Old Norse, has influenced …

Language

The best cheap gaming PC deals this week

Getting into PC gaming doesn't have to cost a fortune. These days it's possible to buy a great gaming PC for cheap, especially if you keep an eye out …

Computer Hardware

This 96-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Is the Vocalist of a Death Metal Band

She may not look like one, but 96-year-old Inge Gingsberg is a rock star. She is the songwriter and lead vocalist of death metal group TritoneKings …

Death Metal

How to Prevent Houseflies, According to Experts

If you’re someone who would never hurt a fly, controlling pests in your home can become a kind of moral dilemma. But there’s no denying that a …

Cleaning
Exercise

Does your vacation rental have hidden cameras? Here's how to find out

It's firmly against Airbnb's and other rental companies' policies, but that doesn't stop some hosts from putting hidden, undisclosed cameras in their rentals.<p>Hosts have the right to use surveillance devices to protect their property, provided they are used in common areas and are clearly disclosed …

Smart Homes

WeWork bans meat for employees expensing meals, at company events

If WeWork employees want a burger while on business, the money is coming out of their own pockets. The global workplace startup told employees this week that the company will ban employees from expensing meals that contain red meat, pork or poultry, Bloomberg reported.<p>The company won't provide meat …

Employment

10 historical superstitions we carry on today

Why is Friday 13th 'unlucky'? Why do people kiss beneath the mistletoe? And why might we make a wish when tossing a coin into a fountain? We may …

Which Superhero Alter Ego Your Zodiac Sign Acts Like, According To Astrology

<b>It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Capricorn!</b><p>Break out your capes, swords, and shields! Superheroes are more popular than ever. From Marvel's <i>Avengers</i> …

Ancient Tools Discovered in China Confound Accepted Theory of Human Migration

"This has been one of the high points in my career."<p>Earth is littered with evidence of intrepid, ancient peoples who had one big thing in common …

A Giant Sarcophagus Was Discovered In Egypt & Twitter Is Freaking Out About Whatever Could Be Inside

Today, we have incontrovertible proof that we still haven’t unlocked all of the mysteries of the world: A mysterious black sarcophagus was just …

No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

The origins of our species have long been traced to east Africa, where the world’s oldest undisputed <i>Homo sapiens</i> fossils were discovered. About 300,000 years ago, the story went, a group of primitive humans there underwent a series of genetic and cultural shifts that set them on a unique …

East Africa

Storyball – a high tech, no screen way for kids to play

Storyball may just change the way kids play. No more handing them the smartphone to keep them amused.<p>The toy (website here) uses high tech, …

Bobcat Goldthwait: From ‘Self-Destructive’ Stand-Up to Trusted Comedy Director

The iconic stand-up comedian sits down with Matt Wilstein to remember his ‘best friend’ Robin Williams and talk about his new truTV series ‘Misfits & …

Peering Inside One of the World’s Great Japanese Mask Collections

At home with Los Angeles collector Jerry Solomon.<p>Upon entering the historic Hollywood Hills home of Jerry Solomon, one is struck by the sheer breadth …

You Child Won't Be Able to Step Away From This Amazon Bestselling Toy

These days, there are so many children's toys available, it can feel overwhelming when you're trying to find a fun, educational present for your little one. Well, worry no more. We found the cutest toy on Amazon that your kids will be obsessed with.<p>This bestselling Mini Explorer Light Up Terrarium …

Best George Carlin Quotes of All Time

The career of comedian George Carlin (1937–2008) spanned five decades, with his first appearance on "The Tonight Show" being in 1962. He was an …

Bruce Lee’s death: biography offers a bizarre new theory | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>Bruce Lee: A Life</b> <i><br>by Matthew Polly</i><br>Simon & Schuster<p>Bruce Lee may have died 45 years ago this month, but he remains one of the best-known Chinese …

Hong Kong

Update: Faces of Auschwitz website is now live

A while back, I wrote about Faces of Auschwitz: a website dedicated to telling the stories of the prisoners of the Auschwitz concentration camp. It’s …

‘Unsolved Mysteries’: The 10 Weirdest Cases Of All-Time

Long before <i>The Jinx</i> and <i>Making a Murderer</i> burst onto the scene, <i>Unsolved Mysteries</i> was the undisputed king of true-crime television. Premiering in …

DARPA demonstrates 6 new technologies behind the agile combat vehicles of tomorrow

Artillery designers keep making bigger anti-tank guns, and in response the tank designers have to load them up with more and more armor, to the point …

The nuclear bunker in ‘Europe’s North Korea’

Communist Albania was Europe’s most isolated nation. Fearing invasion, its regime built a top-secret nuclear bunker. Today that bunker is an eerie tourist attraction.<p>From the road, it was hidden. A long tunnel, carved through the hillside in front, was the only way inside. This was not somewhere …

North Korea

The Best 4K HDTV Deals of 2018

<i>If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.</i><p>Manufacturers feel a need to release a new …

'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' New Characters: Dragon Ball Easter Egg Sparks New Rumors

Is Goku coming to Smash Bros?<p>The new and improved <i>Super Smash Bros. Ultimate</i> already has the biggest roster in the video game series’ history, but …

UFO over Stonehenge? Britain releases its last big batch of X-Files

Britain's Ministry of Defense finished up its release of almost 60 years' worth of UFO sighting reports on Friday with a bang: a 4,300-page cache of documents that describe strange sights over Stonehenge and Parliament, and lay out the reason why the ministry shut down its UFO desk three and a half …

Double The Internet Speed on Your Computer For $50

If you live in a busy household or have a weak WiFi signal, <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found an affordable gadget that will boost your internet speeds …

Emerson Combatives: Bruce Lee’s 5 Ways Of Attack

2:45 PM 06/10/2018<p>My how things have changed, for the better.<p>In addition to everything I was exposed to over the years, it was the core principles of …

Japan Now Has Pokémon Vending Machines

Japan loves <i>Pokémon,</i> and it loves <i></i>vending machines. It was only a matter of time before they merged.<p>Behold, the Pokémon Stand. These vending machines …

Yoga for Anxiety: 11 Poses to Try

Many people turn to yoga when feelings of anxiety start to creep in or during times of stress. You may find that focusing on both your breath and …

Common Behavior Problems in a 7-Year-Old Children

Seven-year-old children are situated on the cusp of childhood and the preteen years. At age 7, they will have left kindergarten behind to navigate …

Parenting