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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Health<p>According to an ophthalmologist.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>New Arrivals<p>GQ’s editors select the menswear, accessories, sneakers, and more …

Lifestyle

Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin

Ukraine's rebels are supposed to be putting down their arms. What can we learn about their next move from the psychology of the man who rules Russia?<p>In June 2005, Vladimir Putin saw a diamond-studded Super Bowl ring on the finger of Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots. Kraft was in …

The 10 most important Youtube videos of all time

In the past decade, the website has become a huge part of our culture and an important platform for brands to engage with users.<p>It's where music videos live. It's where movie trailers premiere. It's where a whole new class of multimillionaire "Youtube stars" have cropped up.<p>To chart Youtube's …

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: Charlie Smallbone and deVol Team Up to Create a Conservatory Kitchen, Copper Doors Included<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>Remodeling 101: 6 …

Kitchens

Every Week I Photograph Cats At The Largest No-kill Cat Sanctuary In California (700+ Cats)

The Cat House on the Kings is the largest no-kill, no-cage cat sanctuary in California, housing over 700+ cats on a 12 acre property right alongside …

Pets

State Of The Union: 5 Things To Watch

Even in the era of declining television audiences, President Obama's State of the Union address is still the biggest audience he'll have all year. Historically, seventh-year State of the Union speeches have a short shelf life. Every one of the five lame-duck presidents (that is, presidents …

Obama Wasn't There

The iconic Hotel de Crillon in Paris is under renovation. It has been the residence of the rich and famous in history, notoriously serving as the headquarters of the Gestapo during the German occupation of Paris during World War II.<p>Traversing the Place de la Concorde on January 11, and wondering …

31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far …

World War II

Was the US government alerted to September 11 attack?

Part 1: Warnings in advance<p>By Patrick Martin<br>16 January 2002<p>It is not necessary to postulate an all-embracing conspiracy, extending from the White …

Terrorism

Chicago's Gangster Past, Minus the Romance

A collection of photographs from the Chicago Tribune archives rejects spectacle in favor of brutal, messy truth.<p>Even a casual observer of American history will no doubt recognize several of the names in <i>Gangsters and Grifters</i>, a new book of early 20th century crime photographs from the <i>Chicago …

The complicated (and contentious) chemistry of Christmas cookies

It's Christmas cookie time, and everyone's got a recipe or two they swear by, whether their loyalties lie with frosted sugar cookies or gently spiced …

Wartime Christmas: 5 First World War recipes

Christmas was a challenge for the wartime chef on the home front, with food shortages and high prices, even for basic ingredients. So how did Britain …

11 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes: You Be the Judge

Chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate classic, but the debate between soft and chewy or crisp and crunchy rages on. Everyone has their own favorite …

A Guide to the Strange, Little-Known, Hard-to-Find Beatles Christmas Recordings

Little in my life has enriched me more than the Beatles or Christmas—in different (and yet dovetailing) ways. And there is one enriching aspect of the Beatles’ catalog that is so rare, that it falls between the worlds of official product and bootleg. This wasn’t a commercial record, it wasn’t a …

USA and Torture: A History of Hypocrisy

After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, the US government authorized the use of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” on …

Senate Intelligence Committee Report Reveals A Dark and Regrettable Time In American History

A dark and regrettable time in American history is finally seeing the light of day.<p>Doug Mataconis · Tuesday, December 9, 2014 · 94 …

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2014

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2014. Ranked in no particular order.

Mental Floss Shares a Series of Little Things That Changed World History in a Big Way

On a recent episode of the Mental Floss series <i>List Show</i>, host John Green shares a series of little things that changed world history in a big way. …

World History

Archaeologists uncover piece of America's slavery history

Over the course of just a few decades at the turn of the 19th century, some 100,000 slaves arrived in the US at Gadsden's Wharf, in Charleston, South Carolina.<p>With a new African American Museum set to begin construction at the site in 2016, researchers decided to launch a dig. Now, they've …

Amazon Book Review

You might have noticed our new address: amazonbookreview.com. When we launched this modest blog with an immodest name in 2007, "omnivoracious" …

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

This semi-healthy treat will please just about any crowd.<p>Wondering what you should bring to your next holiday event? Well, look no further. These …

Christmas

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Brownie-Stuffed Tollhouse Cookies - The Washington Post

For the brownies: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use cooking oil spray to generously grease a 9-inch-square pan, then line it with parchment paper. Place the pan on the baking sheet; this will help protect the bottom of the brownies from …

In WW1, what did the Allies want to achieve?

As part of our 'History Extra explains' series, leading historians answer the burning questions you were too afraid to ask...<p>The Allies’ war aims …

Why Home-Cooked Food Never Tastes Like Restaurant Food

When we set out to cook a meal, be it for our family or a romantic evening for two, we always have a vision in our minds of what we want the finished product to look and taste like. That vision usually closely resembles what you might find at a restaurant, with elegant plating, refined flavors, and …

Town plans 'Charlie Brown Day' to celebrate ugly Christmas tree

In a complete turnaround, a Pennsylvania city is now fully embracing a scrawny Christmas tree that initially caused uproar among residents because of …