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The Peace Corps: Celebrating 55 Years of Service

The Peace Corps: Celebrating 55 Years of Service

55 years ago today, JFK established an organization to win the Cold War not just through weaponry, but relationships: the Peace Corps.
5 Times The World Was On The Very Brink Of Nuclear Annihilation

5 Times The World Was On The Very Brink Of Nuclear Annihilation

It's astonishing how many times we've been on the cusp of Armageddon following the creation of the hydrogen bomb.
Why Is Iowa First? A Quick History Of The Caucuses

Why Is Iowa First? A Quick History Of The Caucuses

Every four years, Iowa becomes the most important state in the Union. But why?
15 Ancient, Incredible Middle East UNESCO Sites That Could Soon Be Destroyed

15 Ancient, Incredible Middle East UNESCO Sites That Could Soon Be Destroyed

The Middle East — birthplace of civilization — stands to lose millennia of history due to ongoing conflicts, ISIS, and climate change.
This Stunning Interactive Map Visualizes 800,000 Refugees Entering Europe

This Stunning Interactive Map Visualizes 800,000 Refugees Entering Europe

Millions have been displaced due to conflicts in the Middle East this year. This interactive map helps visualize it.
Inside Urueña, The Spanish Town That Is Home To More Books Than People

Inside Urueña, The Spanish Town That Is Home To More Books Than People

In 2007, the small town of Urueña, Spain decided to become a Villa del Libro, or a town of books. This is what it looks like.
The 7 Most Shocking Election Upsets In Presidential History

The 7 Most Shocking Election Upsets In Presidential History

The experts have been proved wrong time after time.
Inside Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland’s Absolutely Bizarre Church

Inside Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland’s Absolutely Bizarre Church

Jutting hundreds of feet into the sky, the Hallgrímskirkja church is weird, rugged and totally Iceland.
Welcome To Kamchatka: Far Eastern Russia’s Wild, Volcanic Peninsula

Welcome To Kamchatka: Far Eastern Russia’s Wild, Volcanic Peninsula

Tourists are beginning to trickle into the volcanic peninsula of Kamchatka in Russia. If you don't have the budget to visit just yet, let us be your guide.
9 Creepy Destinations Across The “Old Continent”

9 Creepy Destinations Across The “Old Continent”

The so-called Old Continent could just as easily be called the "Creepy Continent." After you check out these spots, you'll understand why.
13 Spooky, Surprising Things You Don’t Know About Stephen King

13 Spooky, Surprising Things You Don’t Know About Stephen King

Learn 13 lesser-known facts about the man who's most likely responsible for your childhood nightmares.