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20. Cartel Land (2015)

Everybody loves a good documentary.<p>Documentaries widen your knowledge and teach you about amazing things you might never have stumbled upon in any …

Cartels

Robert Gates: Republicans' grasp of national security is at a child's level

Robert Gates, a Republican stalwart and former US defence secretary who served under eight presidents, has derided the party’s election candidates for a grasp of national security issues that “would embarrass a middle schooler”.<p>An ex-CIA director who first joined the White House under Richard …

National Security

David Bowie's 'China Girl' says music video changed her life

In 1983, New Zealander Geeling Ching was 23 years old and waiting tables at a Sydney cafe when she was chosen to play the lead role in David Bowie's "China Girl."<p>She says the music video and the brief romance with Bowie that followed in the 1980s were like a surreal dream and a life changer.<p>The …

Glenn Frey: 20 Essential Songs

"In the beginning, we were the underdogs," Glenn Frey once said of the Eagles' formative days on the L.A. rock scene of the early Seventies. "Being …

Glenn Frey

Mail Order Cabins Make a Comeback

Anybody remember hearing about the houses you could buy through Sears mail order in the early 20th century? Or maybe you live in one? From 1908-1940, …

Moments of Regret: Big Avalanche, Long Ride

Andrea Binning had the bad luck-or made the wrong decision-and skied into a soft slab on a big Alaskan face, trigged a widespread release and going …

Rider Who Caused Slide in Closed Area Facing Charges

Wow, what a nutty week at the intersection of ski areas and jurisprudence. First, there was the story of a skier who pushed a snowboarder off a …

Skiing

The Real Hugh Glass Behind ‘The Revenant’

“Left for dead” are three words you never want to follow too closely behind your name. A few other unfortunate, three-word phrases also come to mind, …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p><b>The great diet food con</b><p>Have you ever wondered why people on diets seem to be on and off them forever? Or why it’s really only people …

Nutrition

Behind the scenes in the Marine Corps mission against the Islamic State

TAQADDUM, Iraq — The war here smells like diesel fumes and nostalgia.<p>In the distance, there is an explosion, a single thud that has the Marines of Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, on their radios trying to figure out what it was. “Iraqi artillery, I think,” the Marine sitting in a …

Military

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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The Scottish Mountain Huts Called Bothies

Everywhere there are mountains, there are refuges from their elements – huts, cabins, rifugios, and, as they’re called in Scotland, Ireland, and …

Scotland

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. …

16 Tempting Urges You Must Always Control

<b>3. Being overpolite.</b> Social pleasantries should be dispensed with grace. Saying "bless you" after each of nine successive sneezes makes you an automaton, not a gentleman.<p><b>4. Writing a love poem in the first 3 weeks of dating . . . and not keeping it to yourself.</b> Her hair might indeed remind you of …

Secret Apple TV remote controls: Fifteen button combos to power up your viewing!

The 3rd-generation Apple TV is no longer available from Apple, but you can still find it at third-party sellers, and it's still a solid set-top for …

13 Types of Sex Everyone Should Have at Least Once

<b>2. The First Time You Actually Know What You're Doing</b><p>Maybe it takes you a few tries after your first time, but one day, everything clicks. You're no longer a fumbling amateur who feels like you're guessing your way through everything, but a <i>fully-fledged sex-haver</i>. Your confidence will be waaay up …

25 Workout Moves Fit People Love To Do

It's not all burpees and planks. OK, it's some burpees and planks. But a bunch of other amazing stuff, too.<p>Quick heads up: These GIFs and videos aren't meant for instructional purposes, just motivation! If you want to try a new move or workout, you should get an all-clear from your doctor, and work …

Workouts

Drink Bourbon Like Dad, and Put Some Hair On Your Chest

Our first stop is Maker's Mark. We're given a tour of the grounds by a affable senior named Herb, who cheerfully tells us all sorts of minutiae about the history of bourbon. (Did you know that Abraham Lincoln's family sold their home for ten barrels of bourbon and $20 cash? I totally didn't care …

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Why You Should Have Children Even Though They Will Probably Ruin Your Life and Make You Miserable

“It’s okay if you want to throw the baby out the window sometimes,” my wife says.<p>The new mom breaks down in tears and says, “Oh thank you, you’re the only person who’s said that!”<p>There’s a simple truth embedded in this conversation: Kids are great; kids are terrible; kids are the best thing in your …

The Solace of Lonely Places

<b>The man pulls back the tarp,</b> and I’m staring at a seal carcass. Two seal carcasses, actually. They’re 250 pounds apiece, laid out head-to-tail with a …

12 Best Things About the Pacific Northwest

#8…the volcanos. Photo by Ron Reiring<p><b>Yes, we’re aware it rains in the Pacific Northwest.</b> That does not stop us from loving it. The climate has …