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How Martin Luther Changed the World

According to tradition, it was on October 31st, 1517, that a priest named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, …

Home Improvement Loans: How to Find Quick Cash to Renovate Your House

Home improvement loans sound pretty sweet: Imagine, someone actually <i>gives</i> you money to fix up your house! And these loans are actually plentiful if …

Vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulated

The Trump administration plans to kill the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight climate change by lowering …

How to find out if a wall is load-bearing

If you've ever stood back in your home, looked at a large surface and wondered what the space would look like without it there, the first question …

Who betrayed Anne Frank? New probe launched by ex-FBI agent

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of Anne Frank's hiding place in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, which eventually led to her death, has been launched by a retired FBI agent.<p>Led by Vince Pankoke, who formerly worked with the FBI to track Colombian drug cartels, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Myth of Robert E. Lee And The "Good" Slave Owner

According to the Lost Cause mythology ginned up after the Civil War, Robert E. Lee was a benevolent slave owner who really fought for states’ rights. …

‘Fixer Upper’ Controversy: A Former Client Reveals All About Chip And Joanna Gaines

Lately, Chip and Joanna Gaines — the stars of the hit HGTV show <i>Fixer Upper</i> — have been on the receiving end of some controversy, mostly because of …

The brilliant book that inspired Dune author Frank Herbert

That science-fiction extravaganza Dune allegorizes contemporary themes of imperialism, economic addiction to oil, and religious war is obvious. But …

Wood Router Basics

Shape it, cut it, decorate it, dado it. All with an everyday wood router.<p>Clamp the board down and move the router in a counterclockwise direction …

Before & After: A Bland Bathroom Gets a Farmhouse Makeover for $400

Chelsea's master bath was in need of a little love, but funds for a full renovation just weren't in the cards. Rather than wallow in the depths of an …

Home Depot

Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks

In failing to correctly patch a known vulnerability and exposing the personal data of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, Equifax made a …

8 fantasy novels to read while you wait for the next season of Game of Thrones

More fantastic worlds to dive into<p>The latest season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is coming to an end this weekend, which means that you’re going to need to get your epic fantasy fix somewhere else, possibly until 2019. You could go back and re-read the entire <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, but you could also …

'Half-Life' writer reveals what could've been Episode 3

Nearly ten years after the debut of <i>Half-Life 2: Episode Two</i>, the world is still waiting for Valve to deliver the final episode in the trilogy, but we may have to settle for something else. Just a few months after the last of the game's writers left Valve, and 21 years to the day since the company …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

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Germany has pulled all of its gold out of Paris

In a secret operation that took five years to complete, Germany’s central bank moved 374 metric tons of gold, worth around $15 billion, out of vaults in Paris. The final batch of 91 metric tons was shifted back to Frankfurt this year, the bank announced yesterday.<p>The bank is keeping a fair share of …

Central Banks

Pullups: How to Master Them ​| Men’s Health

In the video above, Gerren Liles, Master Instructor at Equinox Fitness Clubs, shows you how to build your pullups step-by step. Here are some tips.<p><b>Do some dead hangs.</b><br>Just being able to comfortably hang from a bar is an essential first step to mastering pullups. Hop up to a pullup bar and hang, …

German Volume Training: the best training regime for increasing muscle size

Personal trainer Scott Laidler suggests a German Volume Training (GVT) regime that will help to supersize your muscles<p>I’m often asked which training regime I would recommend for gaining muscle mass. Unequivocally, the answer is always German Volume Training (or GVT). For me, it's the most effective …

Muscle

This repair wrap is 100 times stronger than duct tape

It’s hard being The Incredible Hulk. People always ask why you’re green, the army keeps hunting you down, and it’s impossible to find purple shorts …

Home Improvement

26 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull<p>"It may not be the newest shiny object on the shelf, but …

Jeff Bezos

Is the American republic built to withstand a malevolent president?

The principle of common good underpins the constitution. Donald Trump is gleefully shredding that ideal<p>The Trump administration, having passed the six-month milestone in office, kicked off the next phase of his presidency with an explosion of crazy, spread over the past seven days. Like sweeps week …

Donald Trump

‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’ Has a Deleted Scene in Hell, and It’s Here to Ruin Your Childhood — Watch

And you thought the movie was disturbing before.<p>Fans of “All Dogs Go to Heaven” might not recall a scene in which one of the gone-too-soon pooches …

Box Office

Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life. | Inc.com

<i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -- </i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem to get there. You have all these …

Productivity

What made 17th-century England so unbearable that thousands risked the voyage to America?

<b>Tim Smith-Laing reviews Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World by James Evans</b><p>With all the political focus on immigration to these shores, it is easy to forget that anyone ever leaves Britain. But they do. Last year the Office for National Statistics recorded the emigration of 128,000 …

Ice Age

Here’s a Free Photoshop Course in 33 Videos

Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills. It’s a …

Tutorials

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week | Inc.com

The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, and various other aspects of your well-being.<p>The weekends are also the time that high achievers and peak performers use to ensure growth and …

Productivity

Donald Trump threatened Dean Heller on health care. Heller was sitting next to him.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is a r<i>emarkably</i> unorthodox politician.<p>Witness a scene Wednesday at the White House where Trump hosted the entire Republican Senate conference as a way of jawboning them about the health care bill, which appears to be hopelessly stalled.<p>At the start of the meeting, …

Republicans

How to Care For and Maintain Your Lawn Mower | The Art of Manliness

When your car isn’t starting up on the first turn of the key like it should, it tells you something isn’t quite right. Maybe you have a bad spark …

How The Fifth Element Subverted Sci-Fi Movies

Twenty years ago, Luc Besson’s visually stunning film hinged its story not on action or violence, but on love.<p>The most radical element of Luc Besson’s 1997 space opera <i>The Fifth Element</i> is not the absurdly opulent future-costumes designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. It isn’t the bizarre Southern twang of …

Daily Deals: Nintendo Switch Bundles In Stock

<i>Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may</i> …

Before & After: A DIY Kitchen Remodel on a 6K Budget

Sharlene's '70s kitchen was vivid green and laced with hard-to-clean linoleum. Instead of living with it or hiring an expensive contractor, this …

Kitchens