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Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

50 Classic Biographies

• <b>Author:</b> Lord Charnwood and Others<p>Learn more about some of the most interesting people to ever live with this anthology of 50 classic biographies. An active table of contents is included to make it easy to quickly find the book you are looking for.<p>Abraham Lincoln by Lord Charnwood<br>The Adventures of …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

Bitter Freedom: Memoir of a Holocaust Survivor

• <b>Author:</b> Jafa Wallach<p>Remarkable first-person story of survival in Nazi occupied Poland. Narrowly escaping the Nazi sweep in Southern Poland, Jafa Wallach and her husband, Natan, a physician, were able to send their four-year-old daughter to safety (they prayed) while they themselves—along with two …

These 5 pro-marijuana billboards will surround the Super Bowl

The freeways surrounding MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. are about to be plastered with five billboards advocating the use of marijuana, and, in some cases, attacking football just miles from the game’s biggest stage.<p>Washington and Colorado are the only two states to have legalized …

Monuments Men

• <b>Author:</b> Robert M. Edsel<p>Es ist ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit: Die Nationalsozialisten organisieren den "größten Diebstahl der Geschichte" und lassen aus den besetzten Gebieten Europas mehr als fünf Millionen Kunstobjekte für das "Führermuseum" ins Reich schaffen. Als die Alliierten in der Normandie …

A Civil War Soldier’s PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) The Story Of Angelo Crapsey - He embodied the image of the ideal soldier and…

<b>A Civil War Soldier’s PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) The Story Of Angelo Crapsey - He</b> <b>embodied the image of the ideal soldier and possessed a luminous spirit that was contagious. Unfortunately, he lost himself in the tremendous force that was the Civil War.</b><p>Angelo Crapsey from Potter County, Pennsylvania eagerly enlisted in the Union army in 1861. Early in his military career, a sergeant in his unit committed suicide by placing his rifle between his knees and putting the muzzle in his …

King Alfred excavation: what we know so far

Researchers believe they have found a piece of pelvic bone belonging to King Alfred, or to his eldest son, Edward.<p>The findings, announced on Friday, …

Apple Wins Big Against Samsung In Court

<i>This</i> is the song that never ends.<p>Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California, presiding over two separate patent cases between Apple and Samsung, yesterday issued a summary ruling against Samsung.<p>The ruling declared that Samsung was infringing on one of Apple’s patents involving …

Think You Know Richard Sherman After His 'Rant'? Maybe Not

Post-game interviews of NFL players are almost always predictable and boring. They go something like this:<p><b>Reporter:</b> "Congratulations. How did you guys turn the game around?"<b>Player:</b> "One play at a time. The team stuck together. We worked hard. The good Lord was with us. The fans were great. Hi, Mom!"<p>…

Anonymous Chalk Artists Decorate Ohio College With Inspirational Quotes

An anonymous chalk art duo in Ohio is proving that guerrilla artworks can be the best purveyor of inspiration.<p>Their project, Dangerdust, brings famous quotes by the likes of Claude Debussy, J.M. Barrie and Nelson Mandela to the chalkboards of the Columbus College of Art & Design. Acting under their …

William Faulkner’s tip on reading William Faulkner. Read our 1956 interview with the American writer and Nobel laureate here: http://tpr.ly/9kWLwK. Photograph by Christian Robert Shockley.

Ordinary Objects Cleverly Interact With Simple Line Drawings

The world is filled with possibilities according to clever Ecuador-based artist Javier Perez. From the graphic designer's perspective, any little object can be redefined to communicate a whimsical idea that will make just about anybody smile.<p>Perez first began his <i>Instagram Experiments</i> last fall with …

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Unlock The Library - History Extra

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The Ultimate Thai Paradise: Dusit Thani Maldives

As much as Eddie Money’s song makes me want to cringe, I can’t help but sing “Two Tickets To Paradise” because that’s all I want right now when I …

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Are Christians Misusing and Misinterpreting This Wildly Popular Bible Verse?

“For them [many Christians who use the verse], the ‘all things’ that Christ empowers them to accomplish includes fulfilling their dreams, climbing to new heights, and embracing their destinies,” he said, noting that former football star Tim Tebow, among others, has been known to tout the …

PHOTOS: 10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class …

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Life in the Third Reich Kindle Edition

Few historical subjects are so emotive as the Third Reich, and few have stimulated as much general interest. This collection of articles from the …

2014 Field School Excavation | The American Institute for Roman Culture

The American Institute for Roman Culture’s Summer Archaeological Field School is an intensive, accredited six-week educational program in Roman archaeology led by AIRC faculty and affiliated expert archaeologists. The program offers students a unique combination of (1) one week of specialized academic instruction on the topography and development of Rome, including visits to major museums and open-air sites to augment field studies and provide participants with a broader context of what life …

King Alfred excavation: pelvic bone discovered in museum storage

Part of a pelvic bone, most likely to be from King Alfred or his eldest son Edward, has been discovered in Winchester – not in the unmarked grave …

Edgar Allan Poe: January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849

<b>Edgar Allan Poe: January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849</b><p><b>Edgar A. Poe,</b> From the series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes<p>Literary icon Edgar Allan Poe was born 205 years ago on January 19, 1809.<p>Among the holdings at the National Archives are records from Poe’s military career. Frequently in debt, he joined the Army at age 18 in 1827 during one of his bouts of financial difficulties. His enlistment papers show the master of fiction at work, falsifying his name (“Edgar …

Netflix neutrality: Court ruling won't boost your Netflix bill. Yet

"It would be easy to make [a network] bad. It's hard to guarantee it being good." <br ></span>--Don Bowman, the chief technology officer of Sandvine

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