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6 things you (probably) didn’t know about Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 BC), better known as Alexander the Great, created one of the largest empires of the ancient world in little over a …

Ancient History

There are two ways to read, but one is useless

Reading is telepathy, and a book is the most powerful technology invented.<p>Homer, Shakespeare, Voltaire, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Woolf, Hemingway—these are names without a living body. We can’t talk to them, nor touch them, but their thoughts are immortalized through the written word.<p>Aristotle’s logic, …

Self-improvement

Chilling mountaintop find may confirm dark Greek legend

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists have made a sinister discovery at the top of a Greek mountain which might corroborate one of the darkest legends of antiquity.<p>Excavations this summer on Mount Lykaion, once worshipped as the birthplace of the god Zeus, uncovered the 3,000-year-old skeleton of a …

Archaeology

A Crucial Archaeological Dating Tool Is Wrong, And It Could Change History as We Know It

Ooops.<p>One of the most important dating tools used in archaeology may sometimes give misleading data, new study shows - and it could change whole …

Archaeology

5 Latino authors you should be reading now

You likely recognize that the depiction of Latin American immigrants in politics today – as a menacing mass of recalcitrant Spanish-speaking invaders …

Literature

What Is a Network Switch, and Do You Need One?

A network switch—not to be confused with a light switch or a Nintendo Switch—is a box that you connect to your home router to gain more Ethernet …

Who Is Arthur Chu?: When Jeopardy ended, the real puzzles of online life began

Airing on PBS, new doc explores ups and downs of growing up—and growing in stature—online.<p>Some 50-plus years in, <i>Jeopardy</i>’s cultural impact seems …

New Stonehenge Discovery: Stones In Ancient Monument Were In Place Millions Of Years Before Humans Showed Up

New archaeological finds indicate that mysterious builders of ancient Stonehenge stone circle arrived at the site in Salisbury, England, long after …

Learning to let go of your entertainment backlog

There is simply too much entertainment happening all the time. There's new movies all the time. New TV shows and series. New podcasts. New video …

Thread about how much data Facebook and Google have on you will freak you the hell out

Reader beware, this Twitter thread about your Facebook and Google data will give you quite the scare.<p>Dylan Curran, a technical consultant and web …

The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had

The human body was thought to have 79 organs—until researchers stumbled on a strange phenomenon that could turn medicine and what we thought we knew …

10 apps that will change the way you use your Mac

The right apps can completely revolutionize your computer experience, but why bother paying for them when there are so many free alternatives …

Apps

Banish wrinkled clothing from all your business trips with help from this travel-friendly iron

Have you ever left home in a rush only to look in the mirror and see a shirt full of embarrassing wrinkles? We've all been there.<p>Using an actual …

Clothing

‘Success’ on YouTube Still Means a Life of Poverty

Do your children dream of YouTube stardom? Do them a favor: Crush that ambition now.<p>New research out of Germany billed as among the first to review …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Black Panther marks the end of Marvel’s quest for an unpunchable villain

With a little help from Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy<p>iStop me if you’re heard this one before: A hero, after struggling with their newfound powers, has to prove their worth in a battle against a villain who is essentially their doppelgänger. The villain is either flat and unmemorable (and dies), …

Marvel Universe

Robinhood adds zero-fee cryptocurrency trading and tracking

No-commission stock trading app Robinhood will let you buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum without any added transaction fees starting in February, compared to Coinbase’s 1.5 to 4 percent fees in the US. And as of today Robinhood will let all users track the price, news, and set up alerts on those …

40 Hard to Pronounce Words You're Probably Getting Wrong

We all know the embarrassing feeling of discovering we've mispronounced a word for years. On the other hand, some words are so commonly mispronounced …

As Workouts Intensify, a Harmful Side Effect Grows More Common

Three years ago, Christina D’Ambrosio went to her first spin class, pedaling fast on a stationary bike to the rhythms of popular music as an instructor shouted motivation.<p>But Ms. D’Ambrosio, who exercises regularly, found the hourlong class was harder than she anticipated. By the end her legs were …

Medicine

Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant’s ethics<p>Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation that will fuel the …

Social Media

The First Saxophone Was Made of Wood

The name “saxophone” doesn’t just refer to one instrument, but to a family of them.<p>The designer of the saxophone, Belgian-born inventor Adolphe Sax, …

The 20 Greatest Saxophonists of All Time

<b>20. Gerry Mulligan</b><br>Arguably the greatest baritone sax player in history — or at least the most influential — Mulligan's velvet tones eternally linked …

Flute

5 Meditation Techniques for Beginners (with Incredible Benefits)

<i>In this article, you’ll learn 5 meditation techniques for beginners which you can master in no time.</i><p>If you’re interested in starting your meditation …

Alan Thicke, '80s Sitcom Dad And Theme Song Composer, Dies At 69

Alan Thicke, a versatile performer who gained his greatest renown as the beloved dad on a long-running sitcom, has died at age 69.<p>Carleen Donovan, who is a publicist for Thicke's son, singer Robin Thicke, said the actor died from a heart attack on Tuesday in Los Angeles. She had no further …

Making an Arduino-based CNC plotter out of a DVD player is as easy as 1, 2, what’s Arduino again?

Once, long ago when magazines still existed, I bought a copy of Popular Mechanics. Inside was a guide on how to build a robotic lawnmower. Now this was back in the 1980s so it wasn’t a very complex machine – it basically backed up when it hit stuff – but I was amazed. Being only ten at the time I …

DIY: How To Repair Build XLR Cables

In this video tutorial, I am going to show you how to build your own unbalanced XLR to 1/4’’ TS plug which is great for guitar/speaker cables. …

5 razones por las que ser egoísta es la clave de la felicidad

Domingo, 30 de octubre de 2016 5:00<p><i>"Puedes buscar a través del universo entero a alguien que se merezca tu amor y afecto más que tú mismo, y esa</i> …

How to Make Beautiful Midori-Style Traveler’s Notebooks

Hello. My name is Gareth Branwyn and I am a notebook addict. I have co-designed/edited several notebooks, including the Maker’s Notebook, have handmade my own, and have an embarrassingly large collection of commercial blank journals.<p>So, it’s no wonder that I loved Linn’s latest video on her Darbin …

Crafting

How to wash a pillow

And if you watched our how-to on cleaning a mattress, we trust that you've added that worthy task to the rotation of household chores sure to improve your life. In the equation of healthful sleep hygiene, that just leaves the pillow.<p>Most of us—even perfectly responsible adults—don't give this …