How the Monument’s Men Saved Italy’s Treasures, and More

How the Monument’s Men Saved Italy’s Treasures – Smithsonian “The idea of safeguarding European art from damage was unprecedented in modern warfare. The brainchild of experts associated with American museums, the concept was embraced by President Roosevelt, who established the American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and … Read More

How To Respond if Someone Holds a Gun to Your Head, and More

How to Respond if Someone Holds a Gun to Your Head – Business Insider “Most important: Stay. Calm. There is no way you’re going to remember all of the stuff I’m about to say, but if you remember anything, remember to remain calm. If clarity of thought was ever important, … Read More

War Tourism, Water Fasting, and Worldwide Capital

The Benefits of a Six-Day Water Fast – GQ “On my second day of fasting, I wake up at 4 A.M. in an unforgiving mood. Rise and do not shine. Rise and moan. It’s dark and cold. Once you take digestion out of the equation, you save tremendous energy, which … Read More

Cigars, Whiskey, and Suffering

The Cigar, Simply – Gear Patrol “I read that Bismark calmed an angry crowd in Paris by producing a cigar and asking a Frenchman for a light. Mark Twain enjoyed smoking the most noxious cigars he could find out on his front porch. Churchill dipped his in cognac and smoked … Read More

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