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The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

15-Year-Old Artist Creates Incredible Animal Drawings From Memory

While some artists are trained in their crafts, others seem to be born with an innate talent and creative drive. At two-years-old, Serbian child prodigy Dušan Krtolica began drawing as soon as he was old enough to hold a pencil. When we first discovered Krtolica’s work four years ago, aged 11, he …

Drawing

This Accessory Turns Your MacBook Pro Into a Productivity Beast

The Line Dock has been making waves for a while — it launched as an Indigogo project back in 2016 — but now it’s finally available to order. So what …

MacBook Pro

Russians and the American right started plotting in 1995. We have the notes from the first meeting.

New documents obtained by ThinkProgress show how Russian and American fundamentalists first began their collaboration.<p>In a congressional hearing last …

Russia

This Balsamic Chicken Cobb Salad Is Perfect for Summer — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Food

Starbucks Releases Mango Dragonfruit Refresher

And it’ll be all over your ‘gram.<p>It may be iced coffee season, but Starbucks' latest cold drink offering may have you ready to kick your caffeine habit altogether. On Tuesday, the company added a brand new summery beverage to its permanent menu in the U.S. and Canada: the Mango Dragonfruit …

Coffee

Best website builders for start-up founders, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a side hustle

All businesses — no matter how big or small — need a strong and compelling website if they want to stand out from the crowd. Whether you're starting …

Web Design

Your Brain on Meditation, According to Neuroscience

Let your noggin chill, brother.<p>Contrary to the popular stereotype, meditation isn’t just for hairy, granola-loving hippies. In fact, the science is …

Meditation

3 Great Reasons to Buy Gilead Sciences

This down-and-out biotech stock could be ready to rebound soon.<p>You might be tempted to write off <b>Gilead Sciences</b> (NASDAQ:GILD).<p>The once high-flying …

Mount Everest

House in Minamiyukigaya / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in an alleyway off a shopping street, this property is closely bounded on the east by a road and …

Architecture

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A team of political activists huddled at a Hardee’s one rainy Saturday, wolfing down a breakfast of biscuits and gravy. Then they descended on Antioch, a quiet Nashville suburb, armed with iPads full of voter data and a fiery script.<p>The group, the local chapter for Americans for …

Urban Design

Short ribs, anchovies, olives Sicilian beef recipe

<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i><p>Life’s too short to work …

Recipes

Have Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Students Solved The Nuisance Of Nasal Congestion?

A team of five biomedical engineering undergraduates at John Hopkins University (JHU) plan to manufacture and sell a device that they say would achieve the same effect as nasal reconstructive surgery for sufferers of chronic nasal obstruction – a condition that affects tens of millions of …

Medicine

3 Clever Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

These apple cider vinegar recipes will get that bottle out of the cupboards and into your cooking.

Recipes

Donald Trump's Twitter feed is getting more and more bizarre

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's hard to say that President Donald Trump's Twitter habits are getting stranger. After all, this is a President who has, from the start of his presidential campaign, used the social media site as among other things, a communications device, a Festivus pole and a psychologist's couch. …

Coal Plants Keep Shutting Despite Trump’s Order to Rescue Them

President Donald Trump has ordered a rescue of the nation’s struggling coal and nuclear power industries, but that doesn’t mean utilities are …

Fossil Fuels

Lies, China And Putin: Solving The Mystery Of Wilbur Ross' Missing Fortune

<b>Amid President Trump’s headaches</b> confirming cabinet secretaries, from neophyte Rex Tillerson to conflict-prone Scott Pruitt to unprepared Betsy DeVos, all of whom squeezed through, Wilbur Ross was a tonic. With his blue power suit and decades of dealmaking, he had the look and the résumé of a …

Wilbur Ross

You'll never guess what Kim Jong Un -- just sent us, as a Thank you Note

North Korea

Bitcoin Could Break the Internet, Central Bank Overseer Says

The Bank for International Settlements just told the cryptocurrency world it’s not ready for prime time -- and as far as mainstream financial …

Central Banks

Wellness Real Estate Has Blossomed into a $134 Billion Industry Worldwide — And It’s Growing Fast

From personalized wellness programs to fitness-focused apps, luxury homes are focusing on making residents feel better<p>It’s the non-stop pace of our …

Real Estate

How to Make General Tso's Chicken on the Grill

This fun twist on barbecue chicken borrows flavors from a Chinese takeout favorite. We grill the chicken without any of the glazy sauce brushed on …

Recipes

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

<b>Après moi, le déluge</b><p>~ King Louis XV of France<p><b>A hard rain's a-gonna fall</b><p>~ Bob Dylan (the first)<p>As the Federal Reserve kicked off its second round of …

Interest Rates

Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed that I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've …

Love Stories

She Was a Caterer. Now She's a Budtender.

What does a budtender do, and how do you become one?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Budtender. It's a clever term but what are their job responsibilities exactly? And what skills do you need to be successful? To find out, we caught up with Mallory Drew, a top-selling …

Customer Service

‘He’s just become too angry’: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publisher defends firing cartoonist

LAKEVILLE, Conn. — The publisher of a Pittsburgh newspaper on Saturday defended the controversial firing of its editorial cartoonist, saying he “hasn’t been funny in a long time.”<p>“He’s just become too angry for his health or for his own good,” John Block, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the …

Donald Trump

Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with Roquefort Butter

In a small bowl or dish, combine the black pepper, thyme, and olive oil and rub equal amounts of the mixture on both sides of each steak. Set aside …

BBQ

Mushrooms and Spinach Italian Style Recipe

"This recipe is a typical recipe of Southern Italy, specifically Apulia. Spinach and mushrooms are sauteed with onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and …

Recipes

Jägerschnitzel (Pork Schnitzel With Red Wine

<b>Author Notes:</b> Take your classic pork schnitzel, serve it up with a rich red wine and mushroom sauce—the flavor of which builds from a base of onions cooked down in bacon fat—and you’ve got jägerschnitzel. —Lexie Barker<p><b>Serves: 4</b><b><br>Prep time: 30 min</b><b><br>Cook time: 15 min</b><p><b>Schnitzel</b><p>4 boneless pork loin chops<br>• 1 …

Recipes

Defeated GOP Rep. Mark Sanford: Not standing up to Trump will have 'harmful consequences'

South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford, who lost his primary election earlier this week after a broadside from President Donald Trump, said in an interview set to air Sunday on "Meet the Press" that "there are no seeming consequences to the president and lies."<p>Accepting that, Sanford told NBC's Chuck …

Meet the Press

Supermassive black hole violently swallows star, and researchers watch

The immense power of a supermassive black hole's gravity pulled in a star, ripped it to shreds and then ate it, researchers said.<p>Scientists Miguel Perez-Torres, of the Astrophysical Institute of Andalusia in Granada, Spain, and Seppo Mattila, of the University of Turku in Finland, staffed with a …

Black Holes