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Aretha Franklin’s 20 Essential Songs

Soul found its apotheosis in Aretha Franklin. Ever since she was crowned “The Queen of Soul” in 1967 by DJ Pervis Spann in a mock ceremony at the Regal Theater in Chicago, no one has come close to contesting the title. Ms. Franklin — who died Thursday at 76 — sang in a voice that struck an ideal …

Soul Music

Mid-Engined C8 Chevrolet Corvette Could Have Wild Active Aero

Intriguing GM patents hint at active spoilers, side skirts, and fancy ductwork.<p>A recent flurry of General Motors patents concerning aerodynamic advancements could be considered mundane. Or, taken together, the patent filings (which CorvetteBlogger.com points out were recently published) could point …

Sports Cars

Todd Snyder Unveils Handsome Timepiece Inspired by 1960s TIMEX Racing Watch

The latest collaborative watch between Todd Snyder and TIMEX is yet another example of impeccable craftsmanship and functionality at a great …

Watches

10 Little Known Black History Facts | PBS

History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events. In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of …

Black History

Which Sports Car Makes the Best Daily Driver?

People will tell you performance cars are meant for the weekend. But some sports cars can handle the daily grind.<p>A lot of people think daily-driving a sports car is a bad idea. There's less space, questionable bad-weather performance, and often times, dismal visibility. But there are some sports …

Sports Cars

Grandma's Lamborghini Countach Discovered After Twenty Years of Storage

The Countach was discovered alongside a Ferrari 308, formally owned by an exotic rental car company.<p>via Reddit<p>I've said it before, and I'll say it …

Sports Cars

Somali songs reveal why musical crate digging is a form of cultural archaeology

Crate diggers are cultural archaeologists who dedicate their time, money and energy to collecting musical artefacts that provide alternative …

Horn of Africa

Top 20 Nutrition Facts to Lose That Stubborn Belly Fat

Have you ever felt that you do everything to lose belly fat, but the results come too slowly? You do tiring abs workout and follow a healthy diet, …

Workouts

lG's $1,830 smartphone to hit the shelves next month

Seoul, July 29 (IANS) lG Electronics on Sunday said it will sell the super-premium version of the V35 smartphone, priced at a $1,830, from August …

Mobile Technology

Top 10 Best and Most Powerful Luxury Classic Muscle Cars

Just recently, we’ve brought you this list of 10 best and most powerful entry-level classic muscle cars and this time we’re doing things the other …

Top 10

15 Foods that Burn More Calories than They Contain : Weight Loss

While no one food is a magic bullet for weight loss, there are certain foods that can help you achieve your weight-loss goals. Most of the foods …

Nutrition

2018 iPhone speeds could lag behind Android, and the new LCD iPhone might be delayed

Rumor has it that the 2018 iPhones might end up being slower than previous models. And the least expensive model in the upcoming series could launch a month later than expected. And lastly, if your current iPhone needs some fixing while you're waiting, Apple's internal repair videos could help out. …

Mobile Technology

Private Jet From New York To Florida Just $380. Join For Free!

Related: FlyAura<p><b>Please note that Luxury Travel Diary is in no way associated with ZED Aerospace or Aura, so you may want to join the waitlist BUT do</b> …

Florida

This Miami Condo Installed a $1.5 Million Pagani Zonda Race Car as a Room Divider

A condo in Miami has installed a $1.5 million Pagani Zonda as a room divider, <i>Miami Curbed</i> reports — because who would put up a wall when a rare, …

Supercars

Now There's a Water Gun That Shoots Liquid Bullets and Refills Itself

Until the Super Soaker came along in 1990, water guns hadn’t changed much in over a century. But the Super Soaker was 28 years ago, and a group of …

Batteries

American white people really hate being called “white people”

A Twitter poll drama, explained.<p>A few days ago, I came across this rather striking finding from a recent public opinion survey by the Public Religion Research Institute:<p>It is striking for a couple of reasons. For one thing, the question is not about illegal immigrants, or even immigrants at all; …

Exponential Finance Conference

The Only One Ever Made – This Is The Dean Jeffries Porsche 356

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Design<br>• Porsche<p>Dean Jeffries And James Dean<p>When James Dean wanted to have his new car’s nickname “Little Bastard” …

Porsche

Which Video Game Universe Is the Biggest?

There’s a lot of thinking that goes into modern video games, and one thing that must be taken under especially heavy consideration is where the game …

Grand Theft Auto

Every Major Diet Soda, Ranked by How (Un)healthy They Are

Spoiler alert: They’re all just fizzy cancer juiceDiet soda has long been advertised as the healthier alternative to regular old fat soda. But as I …

Diet Soda

JJ Redick: 'This is why I love what Kevin Durant did' in signing with Warriors

“He wakes up with his family every day. That’s all he has to answer to. He ain’t gotta answer to the critics. He ain’t gotta answer to nobody else.” …

Basketball

This Is the Best Barbecue Joint in Every U.S. State

Yelp reviewers pick their favorite brisket, ribs, pork shoulder, and more.<p>Beef or pork? Wet or dry? Vinegar- or tomato-based sauce? No matter the …

Kansas City

All the live TV streaming services compared: Which has the best channel lineup?

With the runaway popularity of on-demand streaming video services like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video and Hulu, more people are deciding to stop paying for cable TV. But just because you cut the cord doesn't mean you have to give up live TV.<p>Right now seven major services offer live TV steamed over …

Sling TV

The 11 Best Mechanical Watches to Wear When Traveling in 2018

<i>Last Updated July, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>You’ve got your slip-on shoes, …

Watches

Samsung Ads Tease Major Galaxy Note 9 Features

Samsung is ready to cancel the Note range and the Galaxy Note 9’s eye-watering price is likely to be a big reason why. But don’t write this phone off yet, because Samsung has suddenly confirmed it has genuinely radical upgrades…<p>In a trio of new teaser commercials (below), Samsung has decided to …

Galaxy Note

Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’ Is So Damn Good And You Should Watch It Immediately

<i>American Made</i> came out last August to little fanfare and very few people saw it, at least when compared to other Tom Cruise movies. This is a shame because I love this movie. Honestly, I could watch <i>American Made</i> a hundred times. If there were a channel that only played <i>American Made</i>, I could set it …

Tom Cruise

Marvel Just Completely Changed Venom's Origin

Forget whatever you thought you knew about the history of Venom and his symbiote costume, because Marvel just debuted a radical new origin story for …

Comics

Everyday Carry: Bourne

Recycled Firefighter Money Clip Wallet<p>Made from actual recycled combat boot leather, this minimalist wallet is designed to take a beating and keep on …

Vietnam War

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

First place.<p>To recognize the 911 GT2 RS as the $348,730 bargain that it actually is, you just need to frame the car correctly. Mostly, that means removing the Corvette ZR1 from the picture. Here we have the Nürburgring Nordschleife production-car lap-record holder built with carbon-fiber anti-roll …

Ann Arbor

Everything Coming To And Leaving Netflix In August, Including ‘Ozark’ Season 2 And A Kristen Bell Comedy

Summer’s winding down so you can soak up the dying rays of sunshine, or you can accept that winter is in fact coming and start planning the next month of your binge-watching schedule. Netflix continues to pump em out, bringing some interesting original content this Fall. A teen rom-com, a new …

Entertainment

#CouponingWhileBlack (Again): Dollar General Employee Calls Cops on Black Woman Using Digital Coupons

Like most of us, Madonna Wilburn loves a good deal. That’s partly why she’s an avid couponer. As the social studies and special education teacher …

Dollar General