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In Laos, the Lady and the Jars – NYTimes.com

STUFFED with passengers and piled high with luggage, our minivan careened down a twisting mountain road, descending across northern Laos. The spot where I got carsick, I later learned, was precisely where the unfinished French colonial road had reached its westernmost end in 1932. That year, an archaeologist named Madeleine …

The Survival Guide for Life After RIM – Businessweek

In September, Nathan Gaude, the mobile-device manager at accounting firm Decosimo in Chattanooga, told his co-workers to ditch their BlackBerrys. The number of devices there shrank from 40 to three. “We watched RIM really going downhill,” Gaude says. “They may not be around in a year to support their devices.” …

Spain police recover priceless 12th-century Codex

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police recovered on Wednesday a priceless 12th-century religious manuscript known as the Codex Calixtinus, which was stolen from a cathedral last year. The find came a day after four suspects were arrested in connection with the theft, the Interior Ministry said. The richly-decorated Codex was found …

What Is The Highest European Capital?s.

I’ve lived in Spain part time for eight years now and I’ve been under the impression that Madrid is the highest European capital at 667 meters (2,188 feet) above sea level. You see the “highest capital in Europe” claim everywhere, including city tours, travel websites and even the second edition …

The Real Guy’s Guide To Steak

Learning how to properly cook, order, and eat a steak is pretty much a rite of passage in American culture, so you’ve probably already got this stuff down, if you’re a real guy. You are a real guy, right? Like BIC Razors on Facebook to learn more about the real …