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A Former FBI Negotiator Says These Are The 3 Secrets To Getting What You Want

Do you know how to win a negotiation? This man says he does. He also knows the pitfalls.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You know what you want.<p>You just don't know how to get it.<p>You don't know how to get the upper hand in a …

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Best Backpacking Trails In The Continental U.S.

(credit: Randy Yagi)<p>Most every trail in America has its own unique set of natural beauty and spectacular vistas. But some are much more special than …

These Bronze Age Humans Were History's Biggest Weed Dealers

The finest dank the Caucasus had to offer.<p>About 5,000 years ago, a mysterious tribe poured into Europe and Asia from the steppes of modern-day Russia and Ukraine. With them, they brought valuable knowledge of metalworking, horseback riding, and technology such as the wheel.<p>But historians believe …

10 Whiskey Drinks That Will Become Your New Go-To Cocktails

Whiskey sour, who?<p>Because there's a wide world beyond your knee-jerk college drink orders (ahem, whiskey sours and whiskey gingers), it's a better time than ever to study up on these 10 whiskey cocktails that you can easily taste-test at home. Plus, they're just as delicious as your faithful bar …

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Four unexpected ways people are using drones

From national security surveillance to your cousin’s summer wedding, drones are being deployed to capture aerial images more frequently than ever before. Serving as a camera in the sky may be their primary value to date, but devotees of the unmanned aircraft see greater potential in the …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A bald eagle, drought-hit alligators, and a feeding leopard are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world