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The best whisky cocktail recipes

When one thinks of a whisky cocktail, odds are one thinks of a drink made with rye or bourbon. But the whiskies of the British Isles work just as brilliantly.<p>While I’d usually use a blended spirit, many barsmiths will mix with single malts, and they are very specific about their choices. Most of …

Inside Tadmur: The worst prison in the world?

<b>When Islamic State seized Palmyra in Syria last month, one of the first things it did was blow up the Tadmur prison - the country's most notorious jail, where for decades, political dissidents were detained and tortured. The BBC's Soumer Daghastani looks back at its history.</b><p>Westerners know Palmyra …

The 5 Best Fonts To Use On Your Resume

Times New Roman might cost you your next job.<p>While resume font choice may seem trivial, experts say it's actually pretty important. A bad font can take the focus off the accomplishments you've listed.<p>"A reader may not arrive at the content if your font if too distracting," Samantha Howie, senior …

Policing scandals threaten to overwhelm Justice Dept.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledges ‘we cannot litigate our way out of this problem’<p>The woes of the nation’s 18,000 state and local law enforcement agencies have been placed on the shoulders of around 50 lawyers.<p>These Justice Department lawyers, housed within the agency’s Civil Rights …

Complex Video Couples Choosing One Word to Describe Their Sex Lives

Here's a task that's perfectly appropriate for Hump Day: Describe your sex life in one word. Yes, just one! OK, now how about your partner's penis? And his stamina? Now imagine doing all of that to his face and you've got the results of a hilarious video from <i>Complex</i>.<p>Before you watch, let me warn …

Apple And Google Just Approved The Global Rollout For High There, Tinder For Marijuana Fans

It’s been called “Tinder for marijuana users,” but Todd Mitchem hopes his app will be much more. Now, the founder of what may be the first social network for cannabis fans has passed a critical early hurdle–as Apple’s and Google’s own rules about the industry evolve.<p>When High There launched just …

Tweet

The Purina ONE 28-Day Challenge is an opportunity for dog lovers to switch their dogs' food and see what differences they might notice – from a shiny …

Pets

U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure

When the government places a location monitor on you or your stuff, it could be violating the Fourth Amendment.<p>If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment.<p>The Supreme Court clarified …

Gear & Gadgets

Google flight search is the tool you should've been using all along

If you haven't been using Google's flight search tool, now's the time.<p>Google Flights — which is built on an immense database of air travel …

Google Flights

Animated Typographic Architecture Is A Design Nerd’s Dream

Elaborate typography + fantasy architecture + GIFs + clever logo design = German creative firm Deepblue Networks latest promotional campaign and a design nerd’s complete breakfast. The firm collaborated with illustrator and graphic designer Florian Schommer of Hamburg-based Kjosk Collective to …

5 Dumbbell Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

Most people try to burn stomach fat by doing crunches or sit-ups. This is not the way to go. You can burn stomach fat by doing exercises that target …

7 fascist regimes America enthusiastically supported

Republicans critical of Obama’s Cuba strategy ignore our long history of propping up Latin American dictatorships<p>President Barack Obama inspired a great deal of debate when, in December, he asserted that it was time for the United States to begin to normalize relations with Cuba and start loosening …

NBC's Brian Williams: 'I apologize' for fake Iraq war story

Brian Williams, the NBC anchor, was <i>not</i> on a helicopter that was downed by RPG fire during the Iraq War, despite a story he has told to the …

Military

A Skinny Person's Guide to Gaining Weight

If you're a self-described "skinny" person trying to put <i>on</i> weight, you probably feel like a second class citizen when you're researching on the …

Texas bill would allow teachers to use deadly force against students

A proposed bill would allow teachers in Texas to use deadly force against students and be protected from any kind of prosecution.<p>The Teacher’s Protection Act would allow these teachers to use force against students or anyone else on school grounds if they feel threatened. Educators would avoid …

The Pentagon’s Pathetic Vietnam Whitewash

A Pentagon website intended to mark the 50th anniversary of America’s war in Vietnam does a disservice to history.<p>It’s the biggest snow job of …

Full Body Strength Training Routine - Printable 3Day Workout Routine

Full Body Strength Training Routine<p>Gain Muscle Mass with the Best Strength Training Exercises in this 3Day Workout Routine<p>Welcome to our Full Body …

Breakfast mug cake recipes: Try these sweet morning treats

You may already be a fan of mug cakes — the single-serving microwave cakes you create in a cup make pretty irresistible desserts. Easy? Check. Convenient? Check. Delicious? Check. Waistline-friendly portion control? Check. But if you haven't tried mug cakes for breakfast, you're in for a treat.<p>Get …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Breakfast

Calorie-Crushing Combos

Blast fat and boost your metabolism with these complex movements

Workouts

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

This do-anywhere workout will tighten your bod and boost your jogs.<p>It's summer: great time to say buh-bye to the gym and take your workouts outside But that doesn't mean you have to ditch your strength training and just focus on cardio, says Jordan Metzl, M.D., author of <i>The Exercise Cure</i>. It's …

Workouts

15 Data Visualizations That Will Blow Your Mind

One of the most impactful ways data analysts and scientists can communicate their findings is through the increasingly popular media of data …

Best deals of the week: Gadgets, Mac Apps, and more up to 92% off! [Deals]

Bluetooth speakers, data recovery software, photo equipment, and more have been offered at Cult of Mac Deals this week and at huge savings.<p>Today we highlight six products that we think would enhance the lives of many people, perhaps even you. Act on these now so you don’t miss out.<p><b><br>Panorama</b> …

10 things we found out because of Freedom of Information

<b>The Freedom of Information Act came in 10 years ago. It's led to the unearthing of a trove of facts.</b><p>Ten years ago, thanks to the actions of a "naive, foolish, irresponsible nincompoop", the British people acquired an important new legal right.<p>That anyway is how Tony Blair castigates himself in his …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

Cleaning

Dozens of states increase minimum wage, as Washington debate over federal increase continues

The minimum wage increased Thursday in 21 states means extra money for an estimated 3.1 million U.S. workers, while Congress and the White House continue to battle over whether to increase the federal wage.<p>Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Nebraska, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island …

How To Clean (Almost) Anything And Everything

It's springtime and we all know what THAT means.

34 Ingenious Ways To De-Clutter Your Entire Life

Time to get ruthless.

Measure Your Fast-Twitch Muscle Ratio

Take this simple self-test to uncover the secret to instant gains<p>When it comes to building a better body, every guy is looking for an edge. And while some men might opt for a 'roid trip to an underground pharmacy, the rest of us want a safer, smarter shortcut to more muscle. And I've found your …