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17 majestic mountains that will have you packing your bags

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As the refrain goes, there are two types of people in the world: those who like mountains and those who prefer beaches.

Beach people are extroverts, while mountain people tend to be introverts, one study found. But whichever you are, there’s no denying the beauty of these amazing mountains, as photographed by travelers.

For its April photography contest, Intrepid Travel asked travelers to submit photos of the…

The Rock smashes world record for most selfies taken in less than 3 minutes

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Kim Kardashian may be known as the Selfie Queen. But Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the speed Selfie King — and his crown is confirmed by the record-keepers.

At the world premiere of San Andreas, The Rock snapped 105 selfies in under three minutes. That was enough to win him a Guinness World Record, the publication revealed Friday

The actor actually took far more than the requisite 105 on the red carpet at London’s Odeon Leicester Square Thursday night, but some were disqualified for being…

Dog is totally getting this big stick over this tiny bridge, dammit

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This dog just found the most perfect stick ever

Unfortunately, the stick is a little too wide to fit across the footbridge that leads home. What’s a discerning stick-collector to do? Leaving the stick behind is obviously out of the question.

Fortunately, the clever pooch figures out a way to cross the the bridge — without having to sacrifice his awesome newfound treasure.

Dog is totally getting this big stick over this tiny bridge, dammit

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This dog just found the most perfect stick ever

Unfortunately, the stick is a little too wide to fit across the footbridge that leads home. What’s a discerning stick-collector to do? Leaving the stick behind is obviously out of the question.

Fortunately, the clever pooch figures out a way to cross the the bridge — without having to sacrifice his awesome newfound treasure.

State Department releases Benghazi emails from Clinton’s personal account

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The State Department on Friday released 296 pages of emails that come from a personal address Hillary Clinton used while she was secretary of state.

All those emails relate to the 2012 attack on an American outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The State Department plans to eventually release a total of 850 pages of Benghazi-related emails from this email address at Clinton’s request. Those emails were also given to a government committee…

10 bright ways to hack your morning routine

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re sound asleep, possibly telling your boss how you really feel about her new haircut, or trying to dodge

Nazi-looted painting found in long-hidden art trove to go on sale

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A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner’s heirs is going on auction.

Max Liebermann’s “Two Riders on a Beach” was discovered in 2012 in the long-hidden art trove hoarded by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. Gurlitt died last year and the painting was one of the first from his trove to be released back to the heirs of their rightful owners.

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A painting by German artist Max Liebermann ‘Zwei Reiter am Strande’ (“Two Horsemen at the Beach”).

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Irish abroad travel thousands of miles #hometovote on marriage equality

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Irish expats are coming home to have their say on marriage equality, in some cases traveling thousands of miles to cast their ballot.

Voters have documented their journeys to the polling stations under the #hometovote hashtag in what has become a very emotional campaign.

Ireland has become the first country in the world to hold a referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage. Voters are being asked whether they agree with…

The dark past and hopeful future of Canada’s indigenous populations

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In the 1840s, the Canadian government established the Indian Residential School system, a network of church-run boarding schools created to forcibly assimilate indigenous children into the dominant culture of Canada.

The children who attended these facilities — coming from First Nations, M

More Americans overdose on prescription drugs than heroin and cocaine combined

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The Drug Enforcement Agency recently wrapped up part of its largest-ever prescription drug trafficking investigation. In the same week, the agency finished its biggest heroin bust ever in the state of New York. Both kinds of drugs have killed more and more people in the United States each year for most of the 21st century

Overdoses as a result of heroin and prescription drug use have risen for years now, though prescription drugs remain the larger threat. More people in the U.S. overdosed on…