Genghis Khan

10 Baffling Mysteries From Important Chapters In Our History

Life is a mystery, and time and again, history shows us that things were as much of a puzzle in the past as they are now. But you’d expect there to …

Ancient History

Claims of racism dog a Golden Globe-nominated performance, revealing the bias of the accusers - Salon.com

Among the many oversights and bafflements in this year’s announcement for the increasingly-irrelevant Golden Globes — no Best Supporting Actor nod for Daniel Craig’s career-best turn in Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky”? Next-to-no love at all for Paul Thomas Anderson’s sublime, scary, exquisite “Phantom …

Award Shows

30 Cities Around the World That No Longer Exist

An old Norwegian legend tells of a village that was left utterly depopulated by the Black Death, forgotten, and soon overgrown by moss and trees. …

Culture

Quetta's Hazara: The community caged in its own city

<b>Close to 1,000 victims of militant attacks are said to be buried in the cemetery of the Mari Abad district of Quetta.</b><p>Some of the graves are clustered together, where family members have been buried side by side.<p>The district in south-west Pakistan is almost entirely populated by the minority Hazara …

Afghanistan

Why we travel: ancient roots of millennial desires

When the new year sets in, those of us lucky enough to have escaped over break will have the jarring task of acclimating back to the rigors of daily …

Boston Consulting Group

Videos: The Sci-Fi Short Film Genghis Khan Conquers the Moon

This is the sci-fi short film <i>Genghis Khan Conquers the Moon</i>.<p>It was written by Steve Edmonds and Kerry Yang, directed by Yang, and stars Cary-Hiroyuki …

Pop Culture

These Are the 5 Most Horrific Wars in All of History

<i>Unlike World War I, World War II was a truly global war with much of the fighting taking place in Asia and the Pacific. The Soviet Union lost an</i> …

Military History

India Should Be Grateful to Alauddin Khilji for Thwarting the Mongol Invasions

At a time when most of the medieval world was laid waste by the brutality of the Mongol armies, Khilji kept India – and its culture and civilisation …

World History

Video 48, The Last Rental Shop in Manila, Keeps a Bygone Era Alive

To find rare copies of old movies, cinephiles often troop to Quiapo, to browse for them among piles of "<i>dibidis</i>." Those in the know head for Quezon …

Filmmaking

Is Flirting Sexual Harassment?

Posted: Dec 08, 2017 12:01 AM<p>In 2003 a genetics paper revealed that one in 200 men alive in that year was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan …

Conservative View

Trump’s shopping list of provocations

Donald Trump this week tossed out red meat to his electoral base by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Dismay came from America’s Middle …

Donald Trump

Why Uzbekistan Should Be Your Next Destination

In a world where going on holiday is as much about what to ‘gram next as it is about enjoyment, Uzbekistan hits both nails on the head. Whether …

Asia Travel

The Y-chromosome haplogroup C3*-F3918, likely attributed to the Mongol Empire, can be traced to a 2500-year-old nomadic group

Article<p>Ye Zhang,<br>• Xiyan Wu,<br>• Jiawei Li,<br>• Hongjie Li,<br>• Yongbin Zhao &<br>• Hui Zhou<p><i>Journal of Human Genetics</i> (2017)<br>• doi:10.1038/s10038-017-0357-z<br>• Download …

Anthropology

Watch the history of humanity unfold on this fascinating map

This video is an awesome teaching tool, but it's thought-provoking for us all.<p>What an undertaking it must have been to map the progress of humanity …

Maps

28 Top Business Books to Get Ahead In 2018

Reading is both a leisure activity and a strategically important self improvement strategy.<p>Reading has been noted as one of the primary habits of ultra-successful people, with magnates like Warren Buffett reading hundreds of pages each day and Bill Gates consuming numerous books each …

Success

Napoleon was the Best General Ever, and the Math Proves it.

Ranking Every* General in the History of Warfare<p>*Almost every<p>When Africanus asked who, in Hannibal’s opinion, was the greatest general, Hannibal …

Data Science

Chicken Korma Nadroo

One of my favorite dishes from the past few years is my original Chicken Korma recipe; I liked it so much that I ended up adding it to the second …

Chicken Recipes

WWE: Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt are Perfectly Ridiculous

Photo Source: WWE.com via Twitter<p>Woken Matt vs. Broken Bray on WWE Raw perfectly encapsulates the more outlandish aspects of professional …

WWE

The Best Countries for Adventure Travel

At <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i>, we believe adventure comes in many forms—and that adventure, no matter which way you slice it, can be found in every nook and cranny of the world. That being said, there are certain countries that have a little more of an advantage in the adrenaline department, thanks to a …

List-Worthy

Twitter Is Sharing Tales of Badass Women from History Who Should All Have Biopics By Now

Users on Twitter have been sharing amazing stories of their historical “bad bitches” after one user challenged Twitter: “Name a bitch badder than …

Feminism

Xanadu Word of the Day

So now there is this <b>Xanadu</b>, a ghost town from birth. On paper it is the second richest place in China, per capita income just behind Shanghai.<p>Levy's …

Long Haul

The Most Beautiful Tree: On Christopher Merrill’s “Self-Portrait with Dogwood”

SOME BOOK REVIEWERS like to start with a head fake, a hook about a different author than the one being written about, and then veer back to the book …

Books

Once Upon a December: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Katherine Arden’s <i>The Girl in the Tower</i> picks up right where <i>The Bear and the Nightingale</i> left off, with Vasya Petrovna on the run with her magic …

Books

Weekend Binge: You won’t see Padmavati this week, but why not watch these incredible historical epics?

<i>Every week, we will curate a collection of titles - movies, TV, general miscellanea - for you to watch (and in some cases, read, or listen to), in a</i> …

Movies

Best Thanos Memes From the Avengers: Infinity War Trailer

Thanos is bringing war, destruction, and fear in the new <b>Avengers: Infinity War</b> trailer, but he’s also bringing memes. Not one to skimp out on perfect …

Superheroes

'Mulan' Fans Thank Disney for Not Whitewashing Live-Action Movie by Casting of Chinese Star

Other films like “Ghost In The Shell” have received criticism for casting white actors for Asian roles<p>Disney earned praise from “Mulan” fans on …

Entertainment

Follow the Silk Road – 10 days in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

Traveling in a foreign country is a daunting concept. Exploring cities or provinces you don’t know and trying to find out what can you do in a short …

Asia Travel

Try these meaty treats to warm up cold winter days

THERE are many reasons to love meat snacks — they are portable, protein-rich and minus the sugar or carbs found in snacks like chips and …

News (China)

The Cost of Learning That Your Gig Economy Job Counts as a Business

Photo credit: Calvin Wray, CC BY 2.0.<p>Of all the things money can get you, freedom has got to be tops. So I’m a fan of the gig economy and all its …

Money