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The History of 'Thug'

The surprisingly ancient and global etymology of a racially charged epithet<p>Last night, as Baltimore erupted with riots and violence and anger, the city's mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the events sweeping the city. The mayor talked about "the evil we see …

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What Saddam Gave ISIS

Newly unearthed documents shed light on the foundations of the terror group—and the crucial role Baathists played in organizing and directing a …

Islam

Allergy survival guide: 8 tips and tricks to beat the sneeze

With springtime comes rain, flowers and lots of pollen. Hello, seasonal allergies.<p>The constant runny or stuffy nose, the endless sneezing and itchy …

10 unforgettable movies to watch with your mum

Mother's Day is all about spending some quality time with your mum. What better way to bond than cosy up to watch a movie together?<p>We've taken a look …

Blast Your Muscles and Lungs with These Sinister Supersets

Get a fast-paced total-body workout in just under 4 minutes<p>Most weekend challenges tax a specific skill set or muscle group to see how you stack up. But this week, challenge creator Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S, author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan,</i> just wants to see how much you can handle.<p>Using both power and …

Cheering Tech Case Remote review

The inexpensive box that adds Wi-Fi to your dSLR<p><b>The Good</b> Cheering Tech's Case Remote is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to add Wi-Fi capabilities to a dSLR for full remote control from an Android or iOS device.<p><b>The Bad</b> Android users might find the app is somewhat flaky, and latency when firing …

How to Deliver a Knockout Punch

Party hard with this recipe for a Kill-Devil Punch from fighting champion Chuck Liddell<p>Sure, I still train MMA most days. But on weekends, this Ultimate Fighting Champion is much more concerned with kicking back than with kicking ass. That means making a party drink that’s easy to contend with in …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

The best phablets money can buy

The first handheld phone was released by Motorola in the early 80s, called the MicroTAC 9800X. The phone took around 10 hours to charge, which allowed for 30 minutes of talk time. It also weighed a massive 790 grams and was 10-inches tall, not including the flexible antenna. The following couple of …

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