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5 Great Cars That Never Were

The world is filled with masterpiece concepts, for one reason or another, never had their moment in the sun. This is as true of automobiles as it is of films, books, and paintings. In the minds of many, one reason the Corvette still lags behind Porsche and Ferrari is due to its lack of a true mid-engine configuration. Here’s a look at five concept cars that should have made it to the mass production phase.

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10 Natural Wonders to See Before They Disappear

You've heard the grim timelines: if warming continues, the Great Barrier Reef will be bleached by 2030; glaciers in the Swiss Alps, on Mt. Kilimanjaro, and in Glacier National Park will disappear in under 40 years; and Arctic ice melt will leave the North Pole bare and polar bears extinct. The immediacy of these timelines prompts flocks of curious eco-tourists to travel to environmentally fragile areas. Tourism is both bane and boon: it can add strain to already distressed areas, but it can also provide income, which in turn can help preserve these wonders. In time for Earth Day, we spotlight 10 areas under threat—some lesser known than others—that can still be visited responsibly. Should you decide to plan a journey, we've recommended our favorite tour operator for each destination. In some cases the price tag may be higher than your average vacation, but consider it an investment in Mother Earth.

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Top 10 Old Punks

Tragically, middle age has come and roosted on my front porch. Can’t drink milk, for lactose intolerance has crippled my digestive system and I can’t run because fatness has strained my once athletic legs. Time on the weekends is used to mow the lawn and to fix the household appliances. And when the precious time off does come, vacations are spent wondering why it’s so hot, or cold, depending on the season. But as my co-workers begin to ask when it’s time to for me to start listening to the contemporary sounds of bland country music (yeah I said it, real country music died with Johnny Cash), I use every ounce of my energy to scream back at them “NEVER.” So with that said, I give you the category where the musicians may look old, but they continue to thumb their noses at the musical establishment.

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Top 13 Plants For Apartment Gardeners

"Apartment Gardening" may sound like the name of a rock band, but it's actually a new trend attracting city dwellers who lack garden space. With judicious use of sun-dappled space, you too can enjoy juicy tomatoes, leaf lettuce and other garden-grown food. The trick is to know the types and varieties of vegetables and herbs capable of producing decent "crops" when container bound. Selecting the right variety is extremely important, so we've included this information in our list. Start the seeds in a warm area with enough sunlight roughly four to eight weeks before transplanting into their final container. Most vegetables should be transplanted when they develop two to three leaves. You can use nearly any type of container, as long as they suit the size listed below. Green onions and radishes can be grown in a cake pan as their roots are shallow.

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5 Spices with Incredible Healing Power

If getting fancy with spices is your kind of kitchen jazz, or if you’re into home remedies, we’ve got great news for you. Spices have some wicked healing powers, and scientists are still unlocking the slew of benefits our spice cabinet can have for our health. We’re going to cover just five of these superpowers of the plant world.

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5 Ends of the World that Came and Went

The Apocalypse is always already upon us. Every year, it seems, a new crop of doom is brought forth. Consider all the swords of Damocles that dangled above us in just the last couple of decades. In 1997, the extraordinarily bright appearance of the passing Hale-Bopp comet convinced 39 Heaven’s Gate cultists to nosh on applesauce laced with phenobarbital in order to escape a planet about to be ‘recycled.’ Ten years ago, Y2K was going to drop planes out of the sky, zero all bank accounts, and spontaneously empty the world’s nuclear silos into everyone’s back yard. And in 2008, the public trembled at the thought of the Large Hadron Collider tearing a miniature black hole in the space-time continuum and feeding the Earth to it. The LHC even brought some grade-A crazy out of otherwise estimable physicists, two of whom volunteered a theory that its launch was being sabotaged by God from the future, because God hates Higgs bosons. Having dodged all these potential calamities, the world now stands endangered by the infamous “Mayan prophecy” of 2012, – an innocuous feature of the vigesimal Mesoamerican “Long Count” calendar which was first re-cast into apocalyptic terms by the American archaeologist Michael D. Coe in 1966.

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5 Headlines Lazy Bloggers Use To Hide The Fact That They’re Wasting Your Time

I’m a recovering print journalist and generally love my new life as an online journalist, but I’ll admit the link-baiting headlines all of us are guilty of writing every now and again still make me squeamish. Wong is looking at how the mainstream media writes headlines for political stories where it is committing journalism: in other words, stories where the reporter and editor try to turn a dog-bites-man story into a man-bites-dog story. But the more I read, the more I realize a lot of his b.s. detection rules could apply to most any of us writing online, regardless of the topic. The headlines in question are almost always the product of lazy research, an effort to generate a story or a buzz where none (should) exist.

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10 Movie Sequels That Were Surprisingly Good

Everyone knows that most sequels are terrible, and that only a few are really good, and even those are only good because they're part of larger planned trilogies. (See, for example, The Godfather: Part II and The Empire Strikes Back.) But what about the middle ground? What about those sequels (or later entries in a series) that aren't just good, but are surprisingly good? The movies that actually beat the odds and turned out to be welcome entries in the story? There are more of these than you'd think, as long as you know where to look. They often aren't placed in the same pantheon as other film classics, but they're every bit as worth your time. Sadly, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo didn't make the cut.

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Top 10 Best And Worst Shark Films

The date was June 20th, 1975, when milestone film Jaws made a splash in the entertainment business. Steven Spielberg’s larger than life movie dragged audiences from their seats into the depths of the ocean for the thrill ride of their lives. The movie profoundly affected our desire to stay away from beaches, and revolutionized Hollywood films, by producing the first ever blockbuster hit. Today’s list is dedicated to the legacy Jaws spawned. We’re honoring the best, and worst, shark movies in different categories.

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12 Lessons Students Can Learn From the Food Network

You might have thought that a college student glued to the TV watching cooking shows is wasting his or her time. Au contraire. There's lots of good advice for college to be gleaned from Bobby Flay and Paula Deen, if you only know where to look. Here are a dozen of the most important tips.

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