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John Adams Wanted You to Celebrate America's Birthday Like This

Evan's Modern & Cozy Manhattan Studio Pin it You probably have big plans to celebrate America's birthday today and you might even be participating in some traditions that have been in place since the very first Independence Day. WayShow More Summary

Fourth of July REITs To Help You Sleep Well At Night

It takes a real superstar to be included in the SWAN club, and to even qualify for my prestigious ranking system a REIT must have demonstrated a long-term track record for paying and increasing dividends.

Do You Want Some REAL Fireworks?

Today is the Fourth of July, a national holiday in the US where we celebrate the signing of the Declaration Of Independence (we didn’t actually win our independence until 1783, depending on how you look at it). It’s traditional to celebrate...Show More Summary


HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Is It Time To Start Shutting Down Law Schools? This month, the American Bar Association provisionally accredited a new law school at Concordia University. More than 200 law schools are accredited in the U.S. An analysis of data from the ABA itself raises the question whether that list […]

Jaws Throw Blanket

43 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

This Jaws Throw Blanket will make you fear the water and blankets. But if you can get beyond the ferocious shark on the outside, it will keep you warm and toasty. This 60-inch tall x 50-inch wide Jaws Throw Blanket is just what you need on a cool night or for the next time you’re […]

Spain arrests Moroccan accused of distributing Islamic State propaganda

43 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police arrested a Moroccan man in the north eastern city of Badalona on Saturday accused of distributing militant Islamist propaganda across social networks, the Interior Ministry said.

Greek Solidarity Protests Spring up Across Europe

As Greece prepares for Sunday's referendum on the proposals of its creditors, thousands have joined marches and protests across Europe in support of the Greek plight.

Flash Fiction Contest Round 7

43 minutes agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Thank you to everyone who participated in round 6 of the WU Flash Fiction Contest. There were so many great stories — although I have to say that I’ve never before read so many tales of suicide, depression, death, and grief in one place! Our July contest is now open. You have seven days to write […]

Fourth of July feel good stories

In Garland, Texas, a homeowner heard breaking glass in his living and took his weapon to investigate. He found an energetic fellow climbing in through the shattered window and shot one time. The fellow extricated himself from the aperture and left the scene, but he didn’t get far, so he wasn’t DRT (dead right there) […]

Ann Coulter is white supremacists’ new hero: The most nauseating revelations from “Adios, America!”

A close examination of her new book's end notes reveals the conservative pundit routinely cites white nationalists

It was Morocco's 'Argo' - but with drug smugglers making the film

There are parts of Scott Stevenson's time in the 1970s as a drug smuggler he'd like to forget. Especially toward the end of the run, when the operation led by his older brother began selling cocaine and things turned sinister.

Using a Voltage Regulator as a Constant Current Source

45 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[Afroman] contacted us to share his new video on the LM317. The humble LM317 adjustable voltage regulator is everywhere. From wifi routers, to high spec lab equipment. Given a noisy input and a variable load, a voltage regulator will give a nice clean, stable output voltage. Show More Summary

3 Reasons to Quit Your 9-5 to Invest in Real Estate Full-Time

G’day, everyone. I hope you’re enjoying the 4th of July weekend and dreading going back to work on Monday. Yes, I hope you’re dreading to go back to work on Monday. Working a 9-5 will not get you financial freedom or allow you to live life on your terms. Investing in real estate will. Now, [...]Show More Summary

Staring Back: 400 Years of Portraits at the Morgan

46 minutes agoArts : Hyperallergic

Life Lines: Portrait Drawings from Dürer to Picasso at the Morgan Library & Museum may not venture very far beyond canonical European artists, but it uncovers richness and diversity within a circumscribed field, especially in the work of its two anchors, Albrecht Dürer and Pablo Picasso.

Minecraft: Story Mode Looks Charming

46 minutes agoEntertainment / Video Games : Kotaku

Here’s the very first trailer for the Minecraft adventure game Minecraft: Story Mode by Telltale Games. Read more...

Ilkay Gundogan scored a beauty in Dortmund’s 5-0 pre-season win over VFL Rhede [Highlights]

46 minutes agoSports / Football : 101 Great Goals

Manchester United fans were disappointed to hear the news earlier in the week that long-term club target Ilkay Gundogan had renewed his contract with Borussia Dortmund. The box-to-box midfielder was said to be on his way to England, but rumour has it that his United contract demands were out of whack with his quality. Show More Summary

Diego Costa says he’d love to have Arda Turan and his kebabs at Chelsea [Bugün]

46 minutes agoSports / Football : 101 Great Goals

With Chelsea keen on signing Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan, his former teammate Diego Costa has done some campaigning on behalf of Jose Mourinho. Costa told Turkish paper Bugun that he’d love to be reunited with the Turk, with whom he shared a brilliant understanding during their time together at Atletico. Show More Summary

17 Television Characters Who Have Fought for Our Independence

These 17 television characters are all former military members. It doesn't get any more patriotic or awe-inspiring than that, does it? For all they have pretended to do on the small screen and for all the values they have pretended to...Show More Summary

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