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25 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Belize

1. It's the <b>only English speaking country in Central America:</b> Belize was occupied by the British, making it unique among its neighbors.<p>2. It was the <b>center of the Mundo Maya</b>: The Mayan once occupied Belize, as evidenced by the dozen or more protected archeological sites. Practically every buried …

Seven memorable films that deserve a stylish nod at the Oscars

When the Oscars are handed out in Hollywood Feb. 22, The Grand Budapest Hotel just might sweep the costume, makeup and production-design categories. As eye-popping as it is, however, it’s hardly the only stylistically memorable flick of the past year. Here are Globe Style’s picks for the (largely …

Netanyahu and the Republicans

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress on Iran has been widely criticized, in Israel and in the United States. The unimportant criticism focusses on the way the event was concocted: House Speaker John Boehner and Ron Dermer, the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., …

Israel

16 hearty crockpot recipes to keep you warm

Slow down, you're not going anywhere for a while.<p>The blizzard outside has you cooped up for a lazy snow day. Whether you're stuck on shovel duty or …

A Simple Video Tutorial on Creating a Hyperlapse with Your DSLR

If you’ve been itching to try your hand at shooting a hyperlapse video, the short and sweet video tutorial above may be a nice place to start your …

*How to shoot HDR Composite imagery with people

Sure, we’ve all seen the images that have been run through an HDR-like tonemapping, contrast increasing filter, making the grungy, saturated and …

Iran charges Washington Post correspondent detained since July

The family of a Washington Post correspondent detained in Iran since July is calling on Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei "to show the international community that Iran is indeed a country that respects its laws."<p>Jason Rezaian, who holds dual American and Iranian citizenship, has been officially …

The Best Fiction of 2014: Ford, Ferrante, Klay, and More

The Daily Beast selects, in no particular order, our nominations for the best stories and novels published in 2014. Also, the best biographies of …

Dutch Restomod: V8-Swapped 1966 Jaguar Mk2 Saloon

This 1966 Jaguar Mk2 saloon was restored in the ’90s by Roadster Group in Soesterberg, Netherlands. Instead of stock, they swapped in a modern …

Classic Cars

Iranian People, Ordinary or Criminals? - Photographs and text byMehran Hamrahi | LensCulture

Currently, Iran has one of the youngest populations of any country in the world. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran's population has grown to 76 million people — and 70% are under 35. But due to the policies of the current regime, the youth are deprived of basic social freedoms.<p>Iran is a …

Iranian

Must-have iPhone, iPad, & Apple Pay apps for holiday gift shopping this year

Shopping this year through iPhone and iPad apps is significantly more convenient thanks to Apple Pay and Touch ID. The latest iPhones and iPads allow you to avoid the arduous process of re-entering your credit card information each time at checkout and instead pay for your purchase with the touch …

George Zimmerman Wants to Profit Off Trayvon Martin’s Death

Become a star for shooting and killing a black teenager? That’s just what will happen if a “celebrity” boxing match is allowed to happen.<p>When I read …

Minimalist Illustrations: Daily Life in a Dream

This is an amazing minimalist series of illustrations by the Italian illustrator Ray Oranges. It's incredible how simple it is and how great of a …

Beautiful Houses: House Katarina

This week we will show you the breathtaking House Katarina in Topol Nad Ljubljano, Ljubljana, Slovenia, a project by multiPlan arhitekti. We couldn't …

Sugar

<b>Bottom of the Drink</b><br>They had to go. The Coke machine, the snack machine, the deep fryer. Hoisted and dragged through the halls and out to the curb, they sat with other trash beneath gray, forlorn skies behind Kirkpatrick Elementary, one of a handful of primary schools in Clarksdale, Mississippi. …

Diabetes

Hey Steve King: In the Name of Christ, Lay Off Malia and Sasha

Give me a break! Obama's former faith adviser lambasts the congressman for harping on the first daughters' vacation plans.<p>Dear Congressman Steve King:<p>…