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The Entire History of Steel

From hunks of iron streaking through the sky, to the construction of skyscrapers and megastructures, this is the history of the world's greatest alloy.<p>The story of steel begins long before bridges, I-beams, and skyscrapers. It begins in the stars.<p>Billions of years before humans walked the …

Black Sea

The Best Beach Chair Will Last You a Decade

Get the one worth the investment.<p>A good, long-lasting, worthwhile beach chair has a few basic requirements. It should be lightweight and easy to …

Family Business

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Anglo-Saxons

The Anglo-Saxon period lasted from the early fifth century AD to 1066 – after the Romans and before the Normans. But how much do you know about the …

Ancient History

7 Great Quotes from Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain, who passed Friday morning, was a father, chef, writer, and television host that grabbed the minds and hearts of his audience and …

When, How Did the First Americans Arrive? It’s Complicated.

The first Americans weren't one group of people; they arrived at different times, and likely by different methods.<p>How did human beings first come to North America? Across the Bering Strait, on foot? Down the “kelp highway” by boat? Across the Atlantic via the polar ice cap? And when did they reach …

Anthropology

What Happens When a Bad-Tempered, Distractible Doofus Runs an Empire?

One of the few things that Kaiser Wilhelm II, who ruled Germany from 1888 to 1918, had a talent for was causing outrage. A particular specialty was insulting other monarchs. He called the diminutive King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy “the dwarf” in front of the king’s own entourage. He called Prince …

World History

How to grill steak to perfection — it's all about controlling the heat

Steak on the grill ranks as one of the best summertime meals ever. Heck, best meal ever, anytime, when cooked to perfection.<p>Learning to grill a steak perfectly takes practice, but it’s worthwhile. I believe that if you can cook a steak, you can tackle nearly everything that cooks quickly on a grill …

Can you see better than your dog, cat, or goldfish?

How does your kitchen look through the eyes of a cat, fish, fly or mosquito? A new study compares our human eyesight to the vision of other creatures.<p>…

Some men love watching other guys have sex with their wives

You may be surprised to know that “cuckold porn” was the second most searched porn term after “youth,” according to the authors of the book “A …

11 Essential Qualities In Couples That Last, According To Matchmakers

When it comes to dating and relationships, you may want to know the secret formula in how to go from casually dating someone to becoming a serious …

Your Guide to Every Type of Cheese

From crumbly, salty feta to smooth and milky mozzarella, here are 10 essential cheeses to experiment with at home.<p>10 Must-Try Cheeses<p>Whether it's the …

What to Say When Your Girlfriend Is Having a Meltdown

“Comfort me, god dammit!” My sister and I agree this is perhaps the <i>most</i> “our mother” phrase of all time. My mom said this to her husband earlier this week when, to the surprise of no one, he wasn’t sure how to deal with her frustration over a medical issue. She’d just been told she is supposed to …

White House gift shop ‘Deal of the Day’: Trump-Kim summit souvenirs

When President Trump abruptly canceled what was to be his historic, Nobel-prize winning meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday, many expressed worry about the geostrategic fallout.<p>But under the radar of the foreign policy establishment, there’s another burning question: What …

'It's about time:' The 97-year history of Jack Johnson's quest for a pardon

WASHINGTON — Jack Johnson, the former heavyweight champion of the world and the first African-American boxer to hold that title, was serving a 10-month stint at Leavenworth prison in 1921 when he sent President Woodrow Wilson a letter.<p>On Thursday, President Trump finally answered that letter, …

Jack Johnson

How to Maintain Your Gas Grill

Grills take a lot of abuse—from in-season smoke and grease to off-season snow and ice. And while our gas grill ratings are packed with info on how a …

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

Miss Manners: Being pressured to invite the uninvited

<i>Dear Miss Manners: My husband and I are hosting a sit-down dinner in our home. I have hired a chef and bartender to make the evening as smooth and pleasant as possible. We have done this a few times before, and the evenings have been well received by guests. I believe we all had a lovely</i> …

Weddings

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

6 secrets for grilling a thick, juicy steak

A thick steak can certainly be intimidating, but it tastes brilliant when it’s cooked correctly. Working with a thicker piece of meat allows you to generously season the outside without turning the meal into a salty mess. The result: a deeply seared, flavorful crust that gives way to a juicy, …

BBQ

6 White Sneakers Every Man Should Wear This Summer

While brands deliver sneakers in an array of colors, every man should have a fresh pair of white kicks in his collection, especially for the warmer …

The Next Big Swimsuit Trend You're About to See All Over Instagram

As one of Who What Wear’s L.A. editors, I’m always on the lookout for new swimsuit trends. After all, the Pacific is in our backyard, so there’s a …

Formula One race in Miami proposed for October 2019

<b>(CNN) —</b> Formula One could be headed for downtown Miami next year, the sport's organizers revealed Wednesday.<p>Miami city commissioners will meet next week to discuss a proposal put to them by F1 organizers which would see the inaugural race take place in October 2019.<p>If agreed, Miami will host a …

Miami Open

Magnum P.I. Ferrari 308 GTS

The shirt. The hat. The 'stache. There were plenty of elements that went in to making Tom Selleck's Magnum P.I. an iconic character. Among them was …

Cracking the Crypto War

On December 2, 2015, a man named Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire on employees of the Department of Public Health in San …

Privacy

Study of long-term heterosexual couples finds women over-estimate and men underestimate their partner’s sexual advances

<i>By</i> Emma Young<i>Imagine that, during a quiet evening at home watching a movie with your romantic partner, you feel intense sexual desire and sensually</i> …

Mexico's Top 6 Adults-Only Resorts

Riviera Maya: El Dorado Casitas Royale<p>Whether you're planning a honeymoon or looking to clock some time with your partner without the kids in tow, …

Reality check: Is sushi actually healthy?

Sushi is often thought of as a healthy and nutritious meal choice — but is it really?<p>The question was posed last week on the Time website, and the …

It’s time to rethink how much booze may be too much

Researchers are changing how they study the risks of alcohol — and it’s making drinking look worse.<p>A couple of drinks a day aren’t bad for you and may even be good for you.<p>Right?<p>That’s been the message — from researchers, governments, and beverage companies — for decades. And as a result, many of …

Alcohol

What's the difference between a narcissist, sociopath, and borderline? | The Recovery Expert

People often wonder about the differences between borderline, narcissist, and antisocial personality disorders – the <b>Cluster B personality …

Falling In Love Isn't A Choice, But Staying In Love With One Person Forever Is

Everyone has different beliefs, especially when it comes to something as complicated as love. Some people feel that falling in love is all about …