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As U.S.-South Korea Military Exercises Begin, Kim Jong Un Threatens ‘Second Korean War’

Kim stepped back from his threats to bracket the U.S. territory of Guam with his missiles, but that may have been little more than a ploy. The next …

North Korea

Artists Are Transforming Used NYC MetroCards into Miniature Works of Art

New York City MetroCards are often disposed of immediately after use, but as artists are demonstrating, we should think twice before tossing them. In an ongoing series of exhibitions called <i>Single Fare</i>, creatives are transforming the small tickets with miniature paintings, drawings, and sculptures. …

Art

How did Elvis Presley die? Myth and legend explored as ‘The King’ is remembered 40 years on

<b>Elvis Presley is a modern musical hero. He is pretty much credited with creating rock n roll, gave birth to the idea of super-stardom and rocked the</b> …

7 Easy Things You Can Do To Change Your Life In The Next 2 Months

Making big changes in your life isn't about moving across the country, or storming into your office and quitting your job.<p>Big changes are the result of small tweaks.<p>Whether your goal is to finish a project, change your friend group, make more time for passion projects, or improve upon a bad habit, …

Self-Reflection

Here Are All The Statements From Top CEOs Who Quit Trump's Councils

"The President’s statements yesterday were deeply troubling."<p>"The President’s statements yesterday were deeply troubling. There would be no GE without people of all races, religions, genders, and sexual orientations. GE has no tolerance for hate, bigotry, racism, and the white supremacist extremism …

Ex-gang member lifts the lid on life inside London’s most violent gangs

<b>Jermaine Lawlor was late for our meeting because a friend of a gang member he was mentoring had just been stabbed.</b><p>Sadly, the 26-year-old would later …

How to master the almost impossible etiquette of the Out Of Office email

In ridiculous patent news, it was revealed earlier this year that IBM owns US Patent no. 9547842 – the patent on Out Of Office (OOO) email replies. That’s right, the automatic responses you’ve used every time you've been on holiday for the two last decades, without ever thinking once, “You know …

The 10 Best Heists in Movie History

With 'Logan Lucky' in theaters, we look back at some of our favorite filmed capers.<p>Steven Soderbergh’s <i>Logan Lucky</i>, out in theaters today, is a joyful …

The Week in Pictures: July 28 - August 4

Vandenberg Air Force Base

One-Third of Americans Support Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville, and Seriously, Fuck Them

Let's call those who still stand by this man exactly what they are.<p>It’s funny how, for all the spittle-drenched screaming about the #MSM peddling …

Stray dogs turn bright blue after swimming in ‘polluted river’

<b>Several dogs have been seen with bright blue fur, apparently after they swam in polluted water.</b><p>Around five strays have been seen looking like they …

Street Art Portraying TV Characters in Barcelona

Kit Harington

10 Homemade Airplane Meals That Are Better than Paying $40

Are you planning a trip this summer? Perhaps taking advantage of some of the cheap airfare deals to Europe? This past February, Norwegian Airlines …

Healthy Eating

Inside Lebowski Fest, Where the Dude Abides by the Fans

Nearly 20 years after The Big Lebowski hit theaters, its rabid fans are still gathering together to celebrate the cult classic.<p>When I caught <i>The Big Lebowski</i> on its opening weekend in 1998, the theater was less than half full. The people who were there, by my read of their reaction, mostly hated it. …

Times Square

She’s 98. He’s 94. They Met at the Gym.

Gertrude Mokotoff and Alvin Mann were introduced eight years ago at a gym in Middletown, N.Y., where they still work out twice a week.<p>“A mutual friend said to me, ‘I’d like you to meet a very nice young lady,’” Mr. Mann recalled after chopping wood one recent morning at his mountaintop home in …

City Halls

How to Take Down Kim Jong Un

Stop saying there are no good options on North Korea. Here’s how we can end the threat once and for all—without firing a shot.<p>At my Senate confirmation hearing a few years ago, I made a promise to the panel deciding my fate: never to use the phrase “there are no good options.” After all, if there …

North Korea

What One Company Learned from Forcing Employees to Use Their Vacation Time

Have you ever felt burned out at work <i>after</i> a vacation? I’m not talking about being exhausted from fighting with your family at Walt Disney World all week. I’m talking about how <i>you knew</i>, the whole time walking around Epcot, that a world of work was waiting for you upon your return.<p>Our vacation …

The Workplace

Science Says You're More Distracted Than You Think. These 4 Things Will Help You Produce Better Work | Inc.com

Whether or not you realized it, this article probably distracted you from something else, perhaps an email, a slide deck, or a conversation. According to author and professor Cal Newport, distractions are a bigger problem than we realize. Not only do they make us less productive, but they also make …

Time Management

Is video gaming bad for you? The science for and against

"They're melting your brain". "They're ruining your eyes". "They're turning you into a violent person".<p>The criticisms levelled against video gaming are so common, so ubiquitous, that some can border on clichés. But are these worries founded in actual science?<p>A new study suggests some concerns may …

Mother films daughter and dog licking from same peanut butter jar

I love dogs and *occasionally* I’ll let them lick crumbs off my hand, but something about this is a little discomforting.<p>A mother has filmed her …

Inside the Secret World of Global Food Spies

A bowl of ice cream on a hot day in Shanghai gave American Mitchell Weinberg the worst bout of food poisoning he can recall. It also inspired the …

Agriculture

China's North Korea problem is worse than ours

They’ve got few options, decreasing leverage, and will have to intervene if war breaks out.<p>China, as North Korea’s strongest ally and biggest trade partner, is a critical element of any possible solution to the North Korea nuclear crisis, which took yet another dangerous turn on Monday night when …

North Korea

100 Years in the Kitchen: A Century of Kitchen Color Trends

(Image credit: GardenWeb)<p>Looking through the kitchen color trends of the last century tells us a lot more than simply the most popular hues of the …

Kitchens

10 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Help You Overcome Your Fears | Inc.com

What are you afraid of?<p>This question is one that holds back many people from their ultimate potential.<p>Whether you are an entrepreneur who is fearful of taking the next step, a professional who is scared of changing careers or a single mother afraid of the struggle to make ends meet, every person …

Motivation

‘Good Time’ is A Scuzzy, Jittery, Hard-Edged New York Movie

The Safdie Brothers team with Robert Pattinson for this nerve-jangling throwback thriller.<p>Josh and Bennie Safdie’s <i>Good Time</i> opens with a camera …

Can ice cream vans stage a comeback?

<b>For many of us, the distinctive chimes of an ice cream van conjure up happy childhood memories of British summers and dripping ice lollies.</b><p>But the number of ice cream vans has been falling for years, leading some to believe that those bells may mean nothing to future generations of children.<p>A crop …

Ice Cream

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Sample the funk: 10 legendary samples and the stories behind them - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.

<b>While ghostwriting has always been hip-hop’s dirty little secret, sampling has always been its foundation.</b><p>From the time that DJ Kool Herc first …

Nike Air Max 1 SP German Camo – Nike Berlin Store Opening Exclusive

This week Nike opened the doors of its new Berlin flagship store. You can expect a detailed tour of the impressive space in the coming weeks here. …