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How 2 of the world's most powerful and dangerous drug lords compare

Since the late 1970s, two men have emerged as the most powerful and most dangerous drug lords in the world.<p>Pablo Escobar, a farmer's son from rural Colombia, and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, a product of Mexico's rugged Sierra Madre Mountains, have delivered immeasurable amounts of cocaine and other …

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The Comic Book History of the (Fictional) Stan Lee

Even before the new movie deal for his life rights, Marvel's onetime head honcho had quite the fictional alter ego.<p>If the news that Fox is planning a …

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors

“Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. <b>The Top Ten: Writers</b> …

What are your top 5 fitness related youtube channels? : Fitness

You are viewing r/Fitness on an incomplete Alpha version of Reddit that does not carry over any information from the current version of Reddit. …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

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How To Make Paella - Gordon Ramsay

The 11 greatest children’s books

The best of the Long Read in 2015

The Long Read published 144 pieces in 2015 – our first full year. (If you’re counting at home, that’s about 800,000 words, or roughly the length of the first five Harry Potter novels.) It wasn’t easy to choose 15 favourites, but here they are – perfect reading for your holiday week, arranged in …

Music Theory: Adding Richness To Your Chord Progressions

In most commercial genres of contemporary music since the advent of the Rock era, the most common way to play chords is with the root note of the …

New in the Shop: Hyperrealistic Still Life Paintings by Patrick Kramer

We have an exciting new addition to our online art store My Modern Shop! Artist Patrick Kramer creates hyperrealistic paintings of everyday life, from flowers and landscapes to women floating in mid-air. The 33-year-old Utah-based artist spends countless hours meticulously painting each of his …

Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

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Internet Archive Brings Oregon Trail, Prince Of Persia, Lemmings And 2200+ Other MS-DOS Games To Your Browser

Time to get nostalgic!<p>Remember when The Internet Archive brought hundreds upon hundreds of classic console games online and made them playable in the browser? And when they did it again with hundreds of arcade games?<p>They’ve done it again — this time with over 2,000 MS-DOS games. Lemmings! …

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20 Videos We Couldn’t Stop Watching In 2014

From science explainers to exploding spice bags to a David Lynch-directed nail polish commercial, these were the best videos made in 2014.<p>In the breakneck pace of digital culture today, our attention span has been whittled down to the length of a two-second GIF. Deciding to click play on a longer …

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Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

5 Times Stephen Colbert Changed the World

Since its first episode in 2005, <i>The Colbert Report</i> has mostly served to make us laugh. But Stephen Colbert—both as his over-the-top, …

The Colbert Report Signs Off: Pictures

The Caribbean's Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families

Family vacations are meant to be relaxing and enjoyable, but sometimes finding the right hotel, making restaurant reservations, and booking endless activities for the kids can seem more like a chore than a restful getaway. So we here at Oyster took on the impossibly taxing job of traveling to the …

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