Pieter van der Meijden

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Ivory Coast targets Gbagbo followers in Ghana

Ivory Coast sent hit squads to Ghana to kill followers of former strongman Laurent Gbagbo and paid Liberian mercenaries not to stage cross-border attacks for Gbagbo, a UN report said.<p>The Ghana government told United Nations sanctions experts they had "foiled" at least two missions this year by …

Amazon Goes Nuclear On Same Day Delivery With Drone Service

Just when you thought the e-commerce versus brick-and-mortar retailing wars couldn’t get any more competitive, there’s Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on <i>60 Minutes</i> explaining his next big thing: he plans to use autonomous drone aircraft to fulfill small orders of five pounds for not just same day …

13 Foods to Help You Burn Calories (and Fat)

Try these foods to spike the metabolism, release fat, and eliminate toxins<p>We know, it sounds like it's too good to be true. But there actually are some things you can eat that spike the metabolism, trigger hormones that release fat, and eliminate toxins that make it hard for your body to shed …

10 Best Ted Talks From The Minds Of Random Geniuses

Reggie Watts turns TED on its head. Photo: Courtesy of James Duncan Davidson/TED.<p>TED spells the end of boring conversation. If ever you find yourself …

Matt Groening

J.D. Salinger's Unpublished Stories Leaked Online — But How?

Photo: Lotte Jacobi, 1950.<p>For classic literature fans, the ultimate holiday gift just came early — and for free. Three previously unreleased short …

How to Exercise Without Really Trying

Today, there's a multitude of exercise and diet fads to help us lose weight—but women of the 60s, as evidenced in this 1963 essay from Harper's Bazaar, were about accomplishing more with less effort. Were they on to something?<p>Every so often, one meets a woman "lovely in her bones"; a woman, that …

15 Natural Beauty DIYs for Under $15

How much money have you shelled out on facial masks, bubble bath, trips to the spa, and “miracle skin rejuvenation” products? Too much? It’s okay, we’re here to curb that spending habit and help you ramp up your inner kitchen witch. We’ve rounded up collection of 15 natural beauty tutorials that …

Skin Care

The Russian Style Evolution

I have no idea how, but even in Soviet times, Russians knew everything about international fashion—we just couldn’t get our hands on it. Our country was completely closed off. Even if you had money, you couldn’t buy designer labels because the stores didn’t carry them. So, following the latest …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

Brad Pitt

George Clooney Through the Ages

Because this man did not just appear on this earth with silver hair and celebrity. As he told us in our new profile, he "came from somewhere."<p><b>As ubiquitous and universally beloved</b> as his face is now, it's easy to forget sometimes that Clooney's actually gone through plenty of different faces, in …

Celebrity News

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

The 2013 Adventurers of the Year

Over the past year, highly organized, well-funded teams pulled off an astounding number of firsts, sending a Hollywood director to the deepest spot in the ocean, landing a drone on Mars, and equipping a skydive from the edge of space. Presented here are our adventurers of the year. Enjoy!<p>Run Your …

Key West

14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project?<p>We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debuted his series of clever literary posters based on the words of authors like Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut. Turning pithy quotes into whimsical works …

Wesley Souza's Syringe-Based Hydraulic Excavator Model

If only there were, for every kid glued to an XBox, another kid like Wesley Souza. After observing how an <i>escavadeira</i> (excavator) works, the Brazilian …

Hydraulic

3 Tech Trends Retailers Can't Afford To Ignore

Like other industries, retail is experiencing rapid technological change — change that, if disregarded, could have a negative impact on business. That’s why it’s so important for business and IT leaders to keep abreast of the latest in retail technology.<p>Let’s take a look at some of the important …

TapTap Wristband Keeps You In Touch with Your Loved One

<b>TapTap Wristband</b> keeps you and your loved one connected, it’s a small device that transfers touch between 2 people. Aside from transferring the …

Wearable Tech

Wearable device could detect disease "when the nearest doctor is days away"

San Francisco studio Fuseproject has created a concept for a wearable device to allow people in the developing world to test themselves for symptoms …