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Swiss versus Belgian chocolate

When it comes to chocolate, few countries are as well known as Switzerland and Belgium. Chocolates with the countries’ names attached are generally associated with quality, despite the obvious fact that neither country grows its own cocoa. The reason why all comes down to manufacturing history (and the marketing budgets of powerful companies). The Swiss chocolate and Belgian chocolate names aren’t as protected in international markets as other famous European foods. You can’t call a sparklin...
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Will The Hundred be even a third as ludicrous as the film 300?

A lot of people think that The Hundred is ludicrous. To these people, we ask: “Have you not seen 300? That’s truly ludicrous.” The film 300 (which we’ve just this minute found out isn’t actually called “The 300”) is about 300 Spartans attempting to fend off over 300,000 Persians. Not great odds of success, you’d have to say. 300 people against 300,000 also feels like like the situation the ECB’s marketing department is currently facing. (Probably quite a lot worse actually.) ...
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47 of the Best Spa Hotels in Belgium

Whether it’s a luxury hotel in the heart of the city or a rural retreat in the Belgian countryside, we share the best spa hotels in Belgium for your ultimate relaxing holiday.  Nothing says luxury while travelling through Belgium like staying in a spa hotel. These properties come with amazing amenities and built-in opportunities for relaxation, something you may not find in a traditional hotel. Whether you are looking for simple options like hot tubs and saunas or want to have services like m...
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The Developer Obsession With Code Names, 186 Interesting Examples

Code names can be about secrecy, but when it comes to software development, it’s usually not so much about secrecy as it is about the convenience of having a name for a specific version of the software. It can be very practical to have a unique identifier for a project to get everyone on the same page and avoid confusion. And we want to name our darlings, don’t we? So what kind of code names are developers out there coming up with? Here is a collection of code names for software products from co...
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Why Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman and More Stars Love Rowing

Gerard Butler and Hugh Jackman. Monica Schipper/Getty Images; Keith Tsuji/Getty Images Open-water rowing is a total-body workout. Your body gets a health overhaul as you pull two fixed oars to propel a boat through the water. The muscles in your legs, arms and torso get pumped. Your heart and cardiovascular system get a solid aerobic session. All of your joints and ligaments are tested. Celebrities Dating Athletes Rowing is a low-impact exercise for all ag...
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The Left’s Strategy to Disarm America

Opinion by Allen West My right inner forearm has a simple tattoo with the words “Molon Labe.” My message to the progressive socialist left, “Come, Take,” because I will not surrender to you. USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- If you cherish your individual freedom and liberty, please read this entire missive, and share its warning. This last week was the National Rifle Association (NRA) winter board meeting. As you should know by now, reading these pages, the NRA is the nation’s oldest civil rights orga...
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A Week In Brussels, Belgium, On A $50,072 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a business development coordinator working in law who makes $50,072 per year and spends some of her money this week on white chocolate Reese's peanut butter cups.Occupation: Business Development CoordinatorIndustry: LawAge: 28Location: Brussels, Belgi...
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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey falls far short of its own wondrous sandbox

It’s hard to imagine a better demonstration of the state of AAA gaming today than Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, a game where the whole of the wine-dark Classical Aegean is available for you to ply with your oars — but which operates according to a risible, cartoonish video game logic that seems, if possible even more anachronistic. Should you play it? Absolutely. (Very minor spoilers ahead.) In case you haven’t been following the Assassin’s Creed… well, odyssey, the last few years, the game took som...
Tags: TC, Gaming, London, Greece, Opinion, Tech, Egypt, Paris, Athens, Parthenon, Ubisoft, AAA, Ac, Herodotus, Acropolis, Plato


‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s’ Elias Toufexis on Playing the Legendary King Leonidas

When Elias Toufexis (“The Expanse,” “Supernatural”) got called in to audition for Ubisoft’s next big game, his agent knew nothing about the role or even what the project might be. Video games are a clandestine business. “My sides — the lines they gave me for the audition — were from ‘The Godfather,’” Toufexis recalls. “It […]
Tags: Features, Ubisoft, Leonidas, 300, Elias Toufexis, Creed Odyssey, Assassin's Creed Odyssey


The Spartan Way: The Mindset and Tactics of a Battle-Ready Warrior

Welcome back to our series on The Spartan Way, which seeks to illuminate the lessons the ancient Spartans can teach modern men – not in their  details , but in the  general principles  that lie beneath, and can still be extracted and applied today. At its peak, the Spartan army was the most dominant, and feared, military force in ancient Greece, and its prowess was built on the singular mentality and strategy it brought to the art of war. In this final installment of the Spartan Way series, we’...
Tags: Greece, Life, Herodotus, Plato, Spartans, Sparta, Patton, Vince Lombardi, Socrates, Laconia, Plutarch, Leonidas, Steven Pressfield, Thebes, George S Patton, Philip II


Team Skirt or Team Pants

You’re on Team Skirt if you prefer to wear skirts over pants. You’re on Team Pants if you prefer to wear pants over skirts. IMPORTANT: For the purpose of this poll, pants do NOT include jeans, but they do include casual pants like joggers, chinos, jeggings, utility pants and any style of dressier pant. All seasons and all silhouettes of skirt count. My clientele are an even split. Generally, those who prefer to wear skirts do so because they find skirts easier to fit than pants, especially when ...
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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Confirmed by Developer

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey confirmed by developer Following a leak earlier in the day, a clockwork like occurrence for the series, Ubisoft has officially confirmed that the next entry in the Assassin’s Creed series is titled Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and will take place against the backdrop of ancient Greece. In the video below, the developed has announced they’ll fully reveal the game at this year’s E3 (set to take place June 12 – 14 in Los Angeles) and showed off a character kicking a combatan...
Tags: Games, Movies, Greece, Los Angeles, Egypt, Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft, Leonidas, Odysseus, ComingSoon, Video Game News, Video Game Trailers, Creed Odyssey, Assassin's Creed Odyssey


Sterling Arsenal – Critical Koting Beretta 92s Refurbished Police Trade-In

Critical Koting Beretta 92s Refurbished Police Trade-In U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- A while back I had a chance to purchase a couple of Beretta 92s Italian police trade-in guns for a great price. With most police trade-ins they come with a bit of holster wear. The price I paid for these guns were incredibly low, but they were guaranteed to work.Not surprisingly they were in a terrible cosmetic condition. I took the two Berettas to the range, and they worked flawlessly. I put a couple of hundred r...
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The Debunker: Did 300 Spartans Hold Off a Million Persians at Thermopylae?

March has come in like a lion, and I hope that you're just as excited as I am to celebrate March 25, the Greek holiday that marks their 1821 war for independence from the Turks. Opa! "Greece" is the word! In honor of Greek independence, Ken Jennings from Jeopardy! is here all month to correct a lot of Greek mythology—things we thought we knew about the ancient land that gave us democracy, logic, and nude wrestling. It turns out a lot of this Socratic wisdom is all Greek to us. The Debunker: D...
Tags: Deals, Hollywood, Greek, March, Herodotus, Spartans, Sparta, Leonidas, Zack Snyder, Ken Jennings, Debunker, Cover-story, Thermopylae, Turks Opa Greece, Battle of Thermopylae, Greek city


Student Holds Anti-NRA Sign in ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ (come and take it) Hoodie

Student Holds Anti-NRA Sign in ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Hoodie Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- This picture, from the facebook page of MSG Firearms, shows a student with an anti-NRA sign while wearing a hoodie with the motto ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ and the date 480 B.C.ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ is what the Spartan king, Leonidas I is said to have told the Persian Emperor Xerxes I, when Xerxes demanded that they lay down their arms.It means, “Come and Take Them!”The same motto was used by Texicans in the battle of Gonzales in the first battle...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Mexico, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Gun Control, Nra, GONZALES, Leonidas, Weingarten, Gun Rights News, Molon Labe, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team


My Favorite Page: A Lullaby, a Caress: Yo-Yo Ma, Ax and Kavakos on Brahms

The celebrity musicians, who play at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, choose their favorite page from Brahms’s three piano trios.
Tags: News, Classical Music, Yo-yo, Emanuel, Carnegie Hall, Ma, Brahms, Leonidas, Johannes, Ax, Kavakos, Yo Yo Ma Ax


Meet the Tesla employee who gets paid to test drive cars around a race track all day (TSLA)

As a quality inspector for Tesla, Jeff Hickethier is responsible for test-driving Teslas as the electric vehicles roll off the assembly line. His job is to carefully study every car for flaws that might compromise safety or displease an owner. He's been doing this for years and now teaches new hires how to be as obsessive about quality as he is. Editors Note: Business Insider had the chance to speak with four Tesla employees from different parts of the company to learn more about their work. ...
Tags: Elon Musk, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Toyota, Bmw, San Francisco Bay, Bay Area, Leonidas, Teslas, Fremont California, Diablo Range, Tesla Jeff Hickethier, Hickethier


The Tesla employee who test-drives cars before delivery told us what he looks for (TSLA)

As a quality inspector for Tesla, Jeff Hickenthier is responsible for test-driving Teslas as the electric vehicles roll off the assembly line. His job is to carefully study every car for flaws that might compromise safety or displease an owner. He's been doing this for years and now teaches new hires how to be as obsessive about quality as he is. How's this for a great job? As a quality inspector for Tesla, Jeff Hickenthier wakes up before dawn, jumps into his BMW 3-Series, nods toward the A...
Tags: Elon Musk, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, TSLA, Toyota, Bmw, San Francisco Bay, Bay Area, Leonidas, Teslas, Fremont California, Diablo Range, Tesla Jeff Hickenthier, Hickenthier


In Defense of Gerard Butler, King of Modern Trash Cinema

By all accounts, Gerard Butler is a wild man. He stopped drinking at 27. This followed his stint as a law student at Glasgow University – where he gulped his way through a degree, smashed bottles over his own head at pubs, ran in front of cars, and even once woke up in Paris, miles from where he’d been at a party, covered in gashes and blood, and, years later, still couldn’t tell an interviewer what happened (because he honestly doesn’t recall). Upon graduation, he drank his way through his fir...
Tags: UK, England, Hollywood, London, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Christopher Lee, US, Features, Pandora, United States, Paris, Royal Navy, James Bond, Congo, Danny Boyle


WeRunFar Profile: Mimi Anderson

In 2000, one of Mimi Anderson’s running friends came to the gym with a magazine in hand, excitedly announcing she had found their next race. It was an article featuring sand dunes and the blistered feet of those running the Marathon des Sables, the 250-kilometer, seven-day stage race in the Sahara Desert of Morocco. “It was so far away from my normal life that I knew I had to give it a go,” Mimi said. “Normal life” for the then-37 year old had included, so far, just one year of running and 15 ye...
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Wooden Leonidas Spartan Sword

With a board, a few tools, and some loving tender care, you too can have a full-size wooden sword that King Leonidas himself would be proud of. Materials:Wood (at least 3/4 x 35 x 4-1/2 ") Wood glueLeather (optional, for handle)Tools:Scroll saw (substitute band saw, coping saw, or a hand saw and lot...By: soloboContinue Reading » [Author: solobo]
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Give the Art of Manliness for the Holidays: The AoM Shop Gift Guide

When the AoM store started nearly 10 years ago, it was a humble shop, with just a few t-shirt designs. Over the years, we’ve really expanded the number of things we offer, which now includes not just AoM swag, but books and products that are truly useful and will aide your endeavor of becoming a better man. Our Art of Manliness Shop Gift Guide for 2017 includes a handful of new products from the last year (lighter, catch-all), as well as some classic items that have been popular since their inc...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, Life, Travel & leisure, Ben Franklin, Gift Guides, Journal, Edc, Brett, Sparta, Brett McKay, Franklin, Leonidas, John L Sullivan, Ted Slampyak, Enamel Pins


9 New Products in the AoM Store! Zippo Lighter, Pint Glass, New Tees, and More

We’ve recently added some great new products to the Art of Manliness Store that we’d like to introduce you to. Check ’em out below. Every purchase you make helps support the work we do here at the Art of Manliness, and there are even more great items coming in the next few months, so stay tuned! “Carry the Fire” Zippo Lighter We’re going to be okay, arent we Papa? Yes. We are. And nothing bad is going to happen to us. That’s right. Because we’re carrying the fire. Yes. Because we’re car...
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Greece 16 SpartaSpartiwhat would Leonidas think of Spartan men today

For Glenn this was going to be one of the highlights of this trip to Greece. He has read extensively about the Spartans and wanted to see where it all happened. Our campsite being midway between Mystras and modern Sparti meant it only took a short while
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Perfect Effect PE-DX08 Origin Leonidas Updated Not Lio Convoy Figure

The Perfect Effect Origin Leonidas figure stands about 9" (23cm) tall in robot mode and contains die-cast parts. This fierce transforming beast changes from a robot warrior into a lion and boasts over 60 points of articulation.
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This Is A Story About 'This Is Sparta!'

There was once a time when “This is Sparta” was arguably one of the more boring phrases in the English language ― reviewed on a projector that’s lightbulb always seemed to be dying during high school history class. If you went to high school in the late 2000s, you likely witnessed the tidal wave moment when the phrase rose from seemingly nothing to a generational obsession. The movie “300” debuted 10 years ago on March 9, 2007. It went on to gross nearly half a billion dollars worldwide, but it...
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CZ-858 Spartan Banned in Canada for Molon Labe Engraving

CZ-858 with Molon Labe and Spartan helmet engraved. Canadian Shooting Sports Association Canada –-(Ammoland.com)- The RCMP just can’t help themselves. They’ve banned another rifle, this time because they don’t like the words engraved on the long gun’s receiver;Molon Labe.Most history buffs know the story of Spartan King Leonidas. At the Battle of Thermopylae, Persian King Xerxes said, “We do not want your lives, only your arms.” Spartan King Leonidas gave a two-word reply before leading hi...
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Support the Art of Manliness: Shop the AoM Store for the Holidays

The holiday shopping season is under way. If you’re looking for some gift ideas for the men in your life (or for yourself), be sure to check out the Art of Manliness Shop. We’ve got everything an Art of Manliness man would want to find in their stocking or under the tree. Plus, making a purchase from the AoM Shop helps to support the Art of Manliness! If you’ve enjoyed all our top-quality, totally free content this year, making a purchase from the AoM Store is a great way to say thanks. Get a ...
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Arrival: Squid Pro Quo

Who speaks for Earth? If scientists ever succeed in making contact with extraterrestrial beings, who gets to steer the conversation? Indeed, how do we even have a conversation? Despite what Gene Roddenberry told you, any real aliens' command of English will be meager. A major new sci-fi film, Arrival, deals with these and other frequently ignored matters. Its unconventional style is both understated and cerebral. This is not a shoot-'em-up alien flick; rather, the makers have emphasized empath...
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HUFFPOST HILL - Trump Fails To Entertain Group That Found Mitt Romney Funny

Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening!   A new report predicts that global markets would fall sharply if Donald Trump wins the White House, and considering how much the candidate likes market crashes , that might make defeat even more difficult for him. Merrick Garland’s FOMO was temporarily relieved when a short-staffed Supreme Court delayed hearing three cases. And Donald Trump’s terrible Alfred E. Smith dinner speech ...
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