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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 age you feel means more than your actual birthdate

Most people feel younger or older than they really are – and this 'subjective age' has a big effect on their physical and mental health.<p>Imagine, for a moment, that you had no birth certificate and your age was simply based on the way you feel inside. How old would you say you are?<p>Like your height …

Psychology

D-Day Beaches Then And Now - Incredible Photographs Bring Past And Present Together

Some 10,000 Allied men were killed or wounded on the first day.<p>Reuters<p>The former Juno Beach D-Day landing zone, where Canadian forces once came …

Steven Spielberg felt ‘resentment and anger’ making Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park simultaneously

Steven Spielberg pulled off one of the greatest cinematic achievements in history upon releasing both the global blockbuster hit <i>Jurassic Park</i> and his …

Disneyflix Is Coming. And Netflix Should Be Scared.

Will Disney destroy the movie theater?<p>No company has been more responsible for shaping the modern entertainment landscape than Walt Disney. In 1937, with <i>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</i>, its first feature film, Disney invented the family blockbuster. In 1954, with <i>Disneyland</i>, an anthology series …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

As the crow flies: Where are the world's longest straight roads?

The Romans had the right idea. Why take the long and winding road when one straight as an arrow will have you there in half the time?<p>When it comes to road trips, the beeliners might not offer the same exhilaration as an ever-changing mountain pass, but they do offer an opportunity to relax and put …

Ranking: Every Steven Spielberg Movie from Worst to Best

<i>Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the abstract.</i> …

Soho, NYC neighborhood guide

Soho, NYC is a shopping enclave full of high-end boutiques and buzzworthy pop-up shops, as well as a sea of street vendors touting designer knockoffs …

Theresa May tells UK it must face 'hard facts' about Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May told the British people Friday that they have to face "hard facts" about Brexit, warning that the U.K. will …

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there's a clear winner

President Donald Trump has emphasized military might during his first year in office, but the US is not the only country seeking to expand its battlefield capacities. Between 2012 and 2016, more weapons were delivered than during any five-year period since 1990.<p>Arms sales indicate who is beefing up …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Behind the Scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Strangest Blockbuster in Hollywood History

Despite delays, maxed-out budgets, radical re-writes, and some early bad reviews, Stanley Kubrick’s outer-space epic went on to set records and propel a generation of cinema lovers—a big gamble of a movie that still resonates 50 years later.<p>Stanley Kubrick’s <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> took more than four …

The most impressive underground railway stations in Europe

Steve McQueen’s “Lost” Bullitt Mustang Is Unveiled

The star of arguably cinema’s greatest chase was long thought to be lost to history, but it’s just been in a New Jersey garage for a few decades.<p>In 1968, as his celebrity was cresting, Steve McQueen produced and starred in <i>Bullitt.</i> He had been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor the year …

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

New York’s public access TV was a cesspool of soft-core porn

Back in the late ’60s, in the nascent days of cable television, George Stoney viewed the innovation as a leap for democracy.<p>The activist, professor …

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Harrison Ford on Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Punching Ryan Gosling in the Face

Since the dawn of Hollywood, no movie star has seemed to need stardom—or movies—less than Harrison Ford. Chris Heath crisscrosses the country with the 75-year-old legend to find out why indifference has made all the difference in the world.<p><b>Harrison Ford prefers to use few words,</b> and to choose them …

Harrison Ford

Inside The Army's Spectacular Hidden Treasure Room

You will not believe this...

Matt Damon: Hollywood’s Unlikely Newest Punching Bag

Matt Damon—the “Your Best Friend's Hot Dad” of actors—has been on the receiving end of <i>all sorts</i> of barbs recently. At the Golden Globes last week, Damon was one of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s prominent punchlines: “Matt, on any other night, in any other room, you would be a big deal. But tonight—and …

Topless Jihadis: Inside the World's Most Radical Feminist Movement

“They all had masks on. One guy was waving around a huge knife. They took us into the woods and made us strip topless, and gave us a swastika poster to hold. Now they will kill us for sure, I thought.”<p><i>Two years ago today, Femen—the Ukrainian-born protest movement that has since become one of the</i> …

My Mentor, the Pornographer

Al Goldstein, the Screw magazine creator who died on Thursday, could be a deeply unpleasant man. But he was also fiercely loyal, conscientious, and leaves behind a real legacy.<p>The pioneering pornographer Al Goldstein, founder of the <i>Midnight Blue</i> TV show and publisher of <i>Screw,</i> died Thursday at 77. …

The Wrath of Putin

Mikhail Khodorkovsky was the richest man in Russia when he dared confront then president Vladimir Putin, criticizing state corruption at a meeting with Putin in February 2003. Arrested that fall, then convicted in two Kafka-esque trials, Khodorkovsky has been imprisoned ever since, the once …

7 Tips For Photographing Lightning

Last Saturday I received a notification on my phone that a severe thunderstorm was on the way. I initially thought, “<i>Sweet! I can try and get some</i> …

Landscape Photography

Let’s Kill The Aid Industry

Long have I nursed a healthy contempt for the aid industry. As I spent much of a decade wandering around the planet, taking local public transit through poor and/or unstable nations1, I kept encountering aid workers in their flashy white branded 4x4s, and was almost invariably resoundingly …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Crime

Selfies Are Art

The outcry about teens photographing themselves misses the fact that—like novels, film, or, yes, self portraits—selfies can express all sorts of things.<p>When the Oxford Dictionary declared "selfie" the 2013 word of the year, it inadvertently kicked off a familiar argument about the relationship …

Minecraft: how a game with no rules changed the rules of the game for ever

There is a new spot on the tourist trail in south Stockholm, for a particular kind of visitor.<p>The office of the Mojang company in Södermalm houses only 31 employees, along with a lot of leather sofas, a pool table and a fridge full of high-sugar energy drinks. But it is now a hallowed spot for …

Can’t get children to eat greens? Blame it on the survival instinct

Researchers note that toddlers were far more reluctant to grasp plants than artificial items such as spoons or pipe cleaners - they believe this is because evolution has biologically programmed children to be wary of flora as it may contain potentially hazardous toxins<p>It is a question that has …

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