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28 empowering quotes from women who kick ass

Who run the world? Girls. And these women are our inspiration...<p>We’re just a few months into 2017 and it has already been a tough year for women. …

Malala Yousafzai

This Photographer Immersed Himself In The Lives Of Homeless People

Photographer Lee Jeffries has travelled around the world to take photographs of homeless individuals.<p>Self-taught photographer Lee Jeffries first began this series in 2008 when he was in London to run a marathon.<p>Using a long zoom lens, Jeffries tried to photograph a young homeless woman from across …

Israel

New laser treatment aims to ease pain of Vietnam's 'Napalm girl'

More than 40 years after being terribly burnt in a chemical attack aged nine, Kim Phuc is undergoing treatment in Miami that might cure her chronic pain<p>Kim Phuc became a living symbol of the Vietnam War in 1972 when she was photographed aged nine, running naked and wailing down a road after a …

Dad's Magical Photos Take Sons On Epic Adventures

Photographer Gabe Tomoiaga likes using his art to transport his three young sons into magical worlds.<p>The Seattle-based dad photographs 4-year-old Landon, 2-year-old Liam and 10-month-old Lucas as they go on outdoor adventures in local parks, beaches and even their own backyard. Then, he uses some …

Parenting

The best opening lines in literature, ever

We take a look at the killer opening lines that got us hooked into our favourite books<p>The art of making an entrance isn’t an easy one. Many authors …

Literature

Kill Your Darlings: Five Writers on the Cutting Room Floor

As <b>Edan Lepucki</b> pointed out, writers are a self-flagellating bunch: difficult to satisfy, prone to swinging wildly between absurd faith and intense …

Books

Hemingway's 10 Best Quotes

In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.<p>In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.

Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block) Bactrian camels ride across Mongolia's south Gobi Desert near Khongoryn Els #Bactrian #camel #Mongolia #Gobi #desert #sonya7ii

My Journey Inside the Islamic State | VICE News

<i>VICE News produced a world exclusive when filmmaker Medyan Dairieh spent three weeks embedded alone with the Islamic State in June 2014, gaining unprecedented access into the heart of the self-proclaimed caliphate. Here he describes what he learned.</i><p>The two armed men were surprised to see me. No …

Middle East

'Spy from suburbia': Pensioner's secret life revealed after bomb scare

Fascinating past of 'shy and retiring' Eileen Burgoyne uncovered as police find working sub-machine gun and ammunition at Twickenham home<p>A suburban pensioner has been revealed as being involved in Nazi interrogation during the Second World War after a bomb scare following her death.<p>The fascinating …

World War II

'Napalm girl' photographer returns _ with iPhone, Instagram

TRANG BANG, Vietnam (AP) — He stands in the northbound lane of Vietnam's Highway 1, traffic swirling around him, horns honking. He is pointing. Right there, he says — that's where it happened. That's where the screaming children appeared. That's where I made the picture that the world couldn't …

Vietnam

Lessons From a Leica Master, Street Photographer Eolo Perfido

He scared the you-know-what out of us with his recent Clownville series and has assisted some of the greats in the field – Steve McCurry, Elliott …

Ron Haviv

Stunning Street Photos of 1960s New York by Takayuki Ogawa

After six years working as a photographer for one of Japan's weekly magazines, Takayuki Ogawa decided to take a trip out to New York. For about a year, from 1967 to 1968, Ogawa walked New York's streets taking photos of everything he saw around him. With a fresh set of eyes, he captured the overall …

Photography

Bletchley: the women's story

Behind the great men at 'The Park' was an army of girls, and now their stories are told in a new book. By Sarah Rainey<p>The girl on the scarlet bicycle was a familiar sight to the residents of Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire, in the early Forties. Every day she would sail past the terraced houses on …

Alan Turing

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Photographers

73 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

Cooking

James Foley Gave This Chilling Talk To Journalism Students Three Years Before He Was Murdered

On June 2, 2011, Foley was invited to speak at his alma mater, which he graduated from in 2008, and he told his story of covering conflict, the allure of reporting from war zones, and what it was actually like to be captured in Libya, where he was previously held by Gaddafi forces for six …

U.S. Air Force

In the Mausoleum of Mohammed V

The New Commencement<p>I know we have thousands of people that have signed up to be in The Arcanum, and maybe this video will just make you feel even …

Spectacular star beds: 15 incredible outdoor bedrooms

15 Sweet Treats You Should Bake Instead of Cupcakes

Look, we're fine with cupcakes, but the world of baking is so much bigger. Here are 15 other sweet treats we'd rather bake than cupcakes<p>It's not that we're anti-cupcake, it's just that…okay. We are a <i>teensy bit</i> anti-cupcake. But wait! Hear us out! It's not that cupcakes are bad in and of themselves. …

Dessert

The Future of the News Business: A Monumental Twitter Stream All in One Place

BY MARC ANDREESSEN<br>I am more bullish about the future of the news industry over the next 20 years than almost anyone I know. You are going to see it …

The best escorted tours

Confused by the vast array of escorted tours on offer? We have hand-picked the best itineraries – from opera in Italy and fine food in Spain to coastal rambles in Crete and sailing in Sardinia – offered by the leading cultural specialists and tour operators. We have organised trips by theme, so you …