Swati Rawat

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Chronicler of Islamic State 'killing machine' goes public

The historian carried secrets too heavy for one man to bear.<p>He packed his bag with his most treasured possessions before going to bed: the 1 terabyte hard drive with his evidence against the Islamic State group, an orange notebook half-filled with notes on Ottoman history, and, a keepsake, the …

Mosul

Smoky, Spicy Vegetarian Pasta with Eggs and Mushrooms Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Of all the pork dishes I imagine my vegetarian self eating in some alternative universe, I dream not of porchetta or ragu, carnitas or banh mi—but of spaghetti carbonara, where the meat is more like the punctuation marks of a sentence than the letters themselves.<p>A salty, yolk-rich …

The 28 best films of all time you've probably never seen

In 2017, we had "La La Land" and "Moonlight," while 2016 saw "Deadpool," "Rogue One," and "Finding Dory" take the stage.<p>With so much attention on these superstar blockbusters, it becomes far too easy for a quality movie to fall through the cracks — even with a star-studded cast and reputable …

American Dialect Coach Demonstrates How to Speak In a Dozen Different International Accents

American dialect coach Sammi Grant demonstrated for BuzzFeed Video, her remarkable ability to teach and speak in a dozen different international …

Linguistics

Photos of Life in a True Modern-Day Hippy Commune

Photographer Valentina Riccardi explains her inspiration for her new series, "Tales of an Island", about the history of counter-culture in Ibiza.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE France</i><p>Like most people, I used to think Ibiza was nothing more than just one big dance floor – a party mecca for …

Counter-culture

9 High-Protein Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Dinner is my favorite meal to eat, but not my favorite meal to cook. Nothing brings me more comfort at the end of a long day than curling up with …

11 Salad Dressing Recipes to Help You Kick the Bottled Stuff

Salads don't always get a lot of love. They often feel like a chore, something you force yourself to eat to feel less guilty about the more interesting food on your plate. But a salad can be just as exciting as any other part of a meal, and the easiest way to improve your salads is to lose the …

Stunning vintage photos show how Americans in every state spend their downtime

In the book "National Geographic: The United States of America," 700 captivating images from the magazine's archives have been pulled together in one place, highlighting each state in a range of dynamic images.<p>This collection gives us an insight into how Americans have lived their lives — and how …

Devdutt Pattanaik: How Sanskrit evolved in India

In extremist Christian America, evolution is a bad word. Children are taught Creationism, or Intelligent Design, which insists on the role of God in …

Creationism

Last fluent Sto:lo speaker's language 'lives within her'

Like a stream, the words flow through Elizabeth Phillips.<p>Since birth, she has known Halq’emeylem, the language of the Sto:lo people.<p>As a young child, …

7 Tricks to help you learn any language within 7 days

<i>7 Tricks to help you learn any language within 7 days</i><p>Is it really possible in a week? If you’ve been dedicating seven days to the achievement of one …

Your Daily Herbal Advisor

5 Foods You Should Eat Before And After Exercise To Maximize Weight Loss

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Pain

1500 Calorie Diet - Following an Easy Diet Menu to Quick Weight Loss

The key to losing weight is to go on a lower calorie diet than your normal one. Just like most of us you probably have quite a busy lifestyle to …

The best European cities for solo travelers

While monuments should dictate your itinerary in Europe, it's really how you take in the sights that will make your trip. And with the sheer amount of things to see and do, traveling in Europe, especially with a big group, can get overwhelming. That's why it's one of the best continents to visit …

20. Cartel Land (2015)

Everybody loves a good documentary.<p>Documentaries widen your knowledge and teach you about amazing things you might never have stumbled upon in any …

Cartels

Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language | David Shariatmadari

As Oxford Dictionaries comes under fire for sexist definitions, the history of terms that refer to women shows how deep negative attitudes go<p>Linguists call it collocation: the likelihood of two words occurring together. If I say “pop”, your mental rolodex will begin whirring away, coming up with …

Language

Blizzard Crushes Eastern U.S.: Pictures

University of Kentucky

The Perfect Gear to Take With You Anywhere

You never really know where life’s excursions are going to take you. From moose hunting in the Yukon and scuba diving in Bonaire to skiing Colorado’s …

Rechargeable Batteries

New Breeds for Westminster Dog Show: Pictures

The Best Travel-Friendly Wardrobe Staples

Basics are the foundation of a travel wardrobe—and these options—from Alexander Wang, Araks, AYR, and more—are a few of our favorites.

Learn the Depressing Vocabulary of '70s Korean Sweatshops

German filmmaker Nils Clauss guides you through the remnants of a factory boom town that peaked in the 80s.<p>For a bit of insight into how economic booms and globalization have affected other countries, check out this gorgeous, tragic new documentary about South Korean sweatshops, <i>Bikini Words</i>. …

Germany is at a near boiling point after horrific mass attacks on women in one of its oldest major cities

The controversy over what German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the most complex challenge of her 10 years in office has reached a near boiling point after mass New Year's Eve attacks on women in the city of Cologne.<p>A police report (in German) on the attacks released Monday detailed rampant …

Prints of darkness: macabre vintage posters – in pictures

Before TV and radio, the main way of reaching the public was with large, eye-catching posters. Theatre, silent film and opera would be advertised with colourful images fixed to walls or fences. Most have been lost or destroyed, but Los Angeles art gallery Century Guild has a collection of peculiar …

Posters

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Tuesday.<p><b>1. The world is continuing to mourn the death of legendary British musician David Bowie at age 69.</b> Thousands of people gathered in south London, where Bowie was born, to celebrate his life.<p><b>2. The interest-rate strategy team at RBS has advised</b> …