Nick Otis

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The 8 bloodiest Roman emperors in history

Ruthless and violent, Roman emperors are famous for their tyrannical reigns of terror. But who were the worst Roman emperors? Here, historian Sean …

Microsoft Monday: Windows 10 Upgrade Worsens, Xbox Countdown Sale, Metanautix And Talko Deals

“Microsoft Monday” takes a look back at the past week of news related to Microsoft. This week, “Microsoft Monday” includes details about Windows 10 upgrades intensifying, Skype for Business rolling out for Android, Skype for iOS receiving new sharing features, a Halo 5 update, a new innovation …

This Game Is Immortalizing Players By Writing Them Into a Lore Book

The game War Dragons is doing something new in the world of mobile games. Developer Pocket Gems today announced that a group of players will be immortalized by way of a novelization of the game called "War Dragons: Every War Ends In Fire."<p>The developer says it's the "first-ever literary adaptation …

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The Babylonian Noah and Norse mythology

Irving Finkel describes a remarkable Babylonian tablet that changes our understanding of the flood legend. Meanwhile, Joanne Harris gives us her take … [14]

Diving into the Samsung app store: Poker Heroes is a great find — but one family sim warrants a vasectomy

Mobile developers seem a lot less stingy than those in console and PC development.<p>At least when it comes to mining various game genres. In the short amount of time since the platform became the most prominent across the world, mobile games have tackled every genre known to its higher-end cousin, …

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Pictures

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How to Live Your Best Life, According to a Roman Emperor

Marcus Aurelius has been read for 1800 or so years now and he’s arguably just as relevant today as he was when he was ruler of the Roman …


On National Bison Day, a Symbol We Can Be Proud Of

Changing Planet<p><i>[Note: This is the seventh in a series of blogs by Calvelli celebrating the history and conservation of the American Bison.]</i><p>Our national emblem is the bald eagle. This majestic bird, no matter how many times we’ve seen it on currency, t-shirts, or flags, still inspires awe in those …


Witches as Women Empowered by the Occult

Rik Garrett's 'Earth Magic' photos blur the line between fantasy and reality.<p>Images courtesy the author<p>Witchcraft, femininity, nature, and photography come together in Rik Garrett’s collection <i>Earth Magic</i>, published in a book by Fulgur Press. The photographs are made using the wet plate collodion …


Mace Training

If Jon Snow (<i>Game of Thrones</i>), King Leonidas (<i>300</i>) and Maximus Decimus Meridius (<i>Gladiator</i>) all worked out together, this is probably the workout they’d choose.<p>Mace Training, inspired by the ancient Persian warrior elite, is an improvement on the sledgehammer that is believed to be a more effective …

18 Quick Workouts That'll Help You Exercise Pretty Much Anywhere

So you can squeeze in some exercise even when you're short on time/space/patience etc.

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee, According to Starbucks Barista

Let’s face it. Most college students wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the power of a good (and strong) cup of coffee. Hot or iced, black or …


How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese



10 Important Pieces of Money Advice From a Banker



9 Ways Millionaires Get Rich


The Only Type of Cardio That Gets You Jacked

It actually exists: a cardio workout that lifters will love<p>There is cardio.<p>And then there’s High-Intensity Continuous Training (HICT)—aerobic workouts sent from lifters’ heaven.<p>HICT is essentially a slow aerobic session, so your heart rate will never go above 150 beats per minute. You’ll do one …

These are some of the best wildlife pictures taken in the last 20 years

1/<p>Megan Lorenz caught this image of an Atlantic puffin in Newfoundland, Canada. She won the 2015 Grand Prize in the competition.<p>Megan Lorenz/Nature's …

Lift Stuff: Add Mass to Your Body and Years to Your Life

Photo by Bev Childress<p><b>“Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general.”</b> <b>The infamous words of Mark Rippetoe are often</b> …


35 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require a Bachelor's Degree

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See the J.R.R. Tolkien Fan Letter That Changed Middle-Earth Mythology

It was 50 years ago when a curious reader, whose name and original inquiry have since been lost to time, sent a letter to J.R.R. Tolkien. The <i>Hobbit</i> …


What Hitler and the Grand Mufti Really Said

This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked a wave of backlash when he argued that the Holocaust was the brainchild of the Grand …

World History

Tip: Use This Workout to Build Your Puny Calves

To add size to the calves you must remove the stretch-reflex and perform loaded stretching.<p>Calves are the hardest muscle group to transform. …

12-week bikini body guide: Ripped fitness model shares all her diet and fitness secrets

With a rippling six-pack and bulging biceps, Caragh Flannery is a great advocate of healthy living.<p>Th 27-year-old keeps her impressive physique in …

13 reasons Denver is the most underrated city in America

1. Denver has the best damn coffee in the country.<p>Denver’s combination of rapid growth, strong economy, and already established craft-beer community …