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21 Documentaries To Watch If You're Bored Right Now

Docu-ME-TIME-aries, amirite?

Entertainment

How to get $1,000 for free this month by downloading a savings app

The Acorns app is a great way to build up small savings. It automatically rounds up every purchase you make to the nearest dollar and invests that spare change for you.<p>And, if you download the app this month and refer 12 friends, Acorns will give you $1,000. No joke.<p>How the Acorns savings app …

30 Life-Changing Products On Amazon You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner

FOMO is one of the weirder, more annoying side effects of social media usage (that and getting friend requested by your parents). But it can also …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

If You Haven't Heard Of These TV Shows, You're Seriously Missing Out

While some women are assembling dating rosters for cuffing season, others are happily scrolling On Demand options and compiling Netflix …

TV

You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

If, like 24 per cent of Britons, you are a chronic procrastinator - we may have found the perfect travel app for you.<p>Air Ticket Arena is a new UK-based start-up which launched on February 1 and gives you the opportunity to bid for last-minute plane tickets.<p>All you need to do is download the app and …

Air Travel

3 Stocks That Feel Like Disney in 1957

Finding the next Disney is certainly tough, but these three stocks may have what it takes to emulate the House of Mouse.<p>Over the past 60-plus years,</b> …

The 10 Best Documentaries of 2017

Across every branch of entertainment, 2017 has been an especially incredible year. However, few categories better represent the power and innovative …

This Italian town is offering people up to $2,350 to move there

Looking for a new place to live? The small town of Candela, Italy is looking at a unique solution to dwindling population numbers: paying potential …

6 Offbeat Places in UAE You Didn't Know Existed

Shares 23<p>Most of the tourists intending to visit the UAE have only shopping and staying in high end resorts at the back of their minds. The city of …

The brilliant, infuriating, boring, hypnotic Ken Burns documentary The Vietnam War

The documentarian’s latest miniseries for PBS is a staggering achievement — and maybe his best work.<p>The projects of Ken Burns are designed to illuminate the past and, thereby, illuminate the present. You can’t watch, say, <i>The Civil War</i> and not see the barely papered-over fault lines that still exist …

The many failed attempts to kill the leaders of North Korea

The men of the 2325th Group's 209th Detachment had been recruited from the country's poor, desperate, and criminal and brought to Silmido Island to be trained to become assassins. To South Korea's own authoritarian leaders in 1968, this meant they had to be hardened.<p>They were abused, neglected, and …

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

6 Quick And Addictive Classroom Games For Busy Teachers

22 August 2016<p>You have little time to spare, but your students insist on playing a game. Or maybe you just like to end or start the class on a high …

15 brilliant places you probably didn't know existed in London

There's so much more to London than big clocks, dildo-shaped skyscrapers, bridges and old Victorian tat. Ditch Zone 1 for a day and go explore …

Top five '80s Cold War movies

<b>(CNN) —</b> The '80s brought their own special sauce to movies about the Cold War.<p>Why? Because by the time the Decade of Excess rolled around, America and the Soviets had been superpower rivals for more than 30 years already. Tinseltown was ready for new ideas that would fill theater seats. No story …

9 facts about the ‘Nuclear Club’

The "Nuclear Club" is a term used informally in geopolitics for the group of nations who possess nuclear weapons. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of 1968 was designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and limit the Nuclear Club to five members. A few countries declined to sign the …

North Korea

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you | Salon.com

Iran was once a secular democracy. You would not know this from contemporary discussions of the much demonized country in U.S. politics and media.<p>What happened to Iran's democracy? The U.S. overthrew it in 1953, with the help of the U.K. Why? For oil.<p>Mohammad Mosaddegh may be the most popular …

Political Science

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …

Atomic bomb test subject of new 'Manhattan' season

He and co-star Ashley Zukerman read about the Tularosa Basin Downwinders — descendants of a small New Mexico Hispanic village near where the U.S. Army first tested the atomic bomb on July 16, 1945. They studied the aftermath of the bomb's creation on the scientists.<p>Next week marks the debut of the …

New Mexico

Is Barcelona the new Amsterdam?

What does Barcelona have to offer for cannabis tourists?<p>Barcelona currently has approximately 123 cannabis social clubs; there were previously as …

Confirmed: The CIA's most famous ship headed for the scrapyard

The <i>Hughes Glomar Explorer</i> was more than just a giant ship — it was a giant secret, possibly the biggest and strangest covert operation the CIA pulled off during the Cold War. But now, 40 years after its original mission, it’s finally headed to the scrapyard.<p>The ship, now called <i>GSF Explorer</i>, had …

Something You Need To Know About Those 'Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain' Reviews

The first reviews for <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> are coming in, and they’re exceptionally good. <i>Exceptionally</i> good. The game currently stands at a 96 on metacritic: the sort of score reserved for once-in-a-console-generation masterpieces. The game got 10s from both Gamespot and IGN. But …

Banksy's Dismaland: 'a theme park unsuitable for children' – in pictures

The castle’s derelict, Cinderella’s pumpkin has crashed, and the seagulls are on the attack ... Banksy has opened a theme park called Dismaland at a disused lido in Weston-super-Mare. The show has been shrouded in secrecy for weeks, and locals had been led to believe it was a film set for a …

Banksy

The world's most adventurous honeymoon destinations

In 2013, when 7,500 members of The Knot Wedding Network were surveyed about their honeymoon plans, 23 percent of respondents cited adventure as a top attribute for their post-wedding getaway.<p>This came after more obvious answers like sun, sand and surf, a casual and relaxing atmosphere, and romantic …

These 3 charts show just how enormous the US Air Force really is

The US Air Force operates more than 5,000 aircraft, and the air service flies more than just fighters and bombers. The Air Force also runs missions ranging from surveillance to aerial refueling to supply airlift, each of which requires a specialized aircraft.<p>The following graphics from CI Geography …

Nicolas Cage’s four best movies, according to Nicolas Cage

Talking to Time recently about his upcoming role in the new political drama, "The Runner," about a fictional politician in the wake of the BP oil spill, he fielded a question about his favorite roles. He said:<p>"There's a few of them, sure. I thought that Werner [Herzog] and I got up to something …

Paramount Pictures

11 NYC Spots You Probably Don't Know Exist

Listen, we know you know the city like the back of your hand--even the "secret" spots. The whispering corner in Grand Central? Old news. Please Don't Tell inside Crif Dogs? Been there, done that.<p>But even we were surprised to discover some of these blink-and-you'll-miss-them, downright hidden spots …

'Jack Strong' brings true Cold War thriller to life

Fans of Cold War novelists John le Carré and Tom Clancy should warm up to "Jack Strong," a gripping political thriller based on the exploits of Ryszard Kuklinski, a high-ranking Polish army officer who shared top-secret Soviet documents with the CIA between 1972 and 1981.<p>Effectively written and …