Every Detail of Grand Central Terminal Explained

Historian and author Anthony W. Robins and journalist Sam Roberts of the New York Times guide Architectural Digest through every detail of Grand Central Terminal. Our narrators walk us through the legendary structure from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foyer through Vanderbilt Hall to the main concourse (and the famous four-faced clock).

From there, we learn more about the underground walkways, whispering gallery, Oyster Bar restaurant, Campbell Apartment, Pershing Square, and more. For more on expert Anthony Robins, visit is his site http://www.AnthonyWRobins.com Still haven’t subscribed to Architectural Digest on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/2zl7s34 ABOUT ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST The leading international design authority, Architectural Digest features articles and videos of the best in architecture, style, culture, travel, and shopping.

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Intermittent Fasting: 5 Golden Rules

Intermittent fasting (IF) is an umbrella term for various diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting. Intermittent fasting can be used along with calorie restriction for weight loss

A 2014 review described that studies done in animal models have shown fasting improves indicators of health—blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, and inflammation—likely through adaptive cellular responses to better handle stress. These findings suggest intermittent fasting has the potential to improve health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases; however this has not been reproduced in long-term human studies. The review concluded that intermittent fasting has not been studied in children, the elderly, or the underweight, and could be harmful in this population.

They also suggest that those choosing to fast for periods of time greater than 24 hours should be monitored by a physician, as changes to the gastrointestinal system or circadian rhythm can occur.

The Surprisingly Mysterious Life of Famed Artist Bob Ross (VIDEO)

Amongst the pantheon of notable public television personalities, Bob Ross easily ranks alongside the likes of Mr Rogers and Elmo as a star who is almost universally loved and respected by the public. Despite being famous the world over for his balmy, soothing demeanour, his show The Joy of Painting and his amazing ‘fro, we know surprisingly little about arguably one of the best known artists in modern times.

This is partially because, for some reason, nobody ever really asked Bob Ross to do any interviews and he only gave a handful of them over the course of his life. In fact, in one of the surprisingly few quotes from the man himself that don’t come from his show, he stated “I never turn down requests for interviews. I’m just rarely asked”. However, in another interview Ross gave with Egg Magazine, who specifically sought him out because they realised nobody knew anything about him, Ross sheepishly admitted that he liked to “stay hidden” adding that he was “sort of hard to find“. In fact, Ross was so hard to find that PBS once lost track of him, though it would seem few, if anybody, noticed, until Ross called to let them know he’d moved to Orlando after the fact.

As a result of Ross’ love of privacy, coupled with the apathetic attitude of interviewers back then, details about his life are notoriously hazy and difficult to nail down to the point that even the book, Happy Clouds, Happy Trees: The Bob Ross Phenomenon, chronicling his life and career was, in the end, forced to admit that their “text is… about an understanding we have of Bob Ross and his life. If we had wanted to write an accurate biographical book on Bob Ross, that goal would be difficult to accomplish“.

A further hurdle for those looking to write about Ross is that his company, Bob Ross, Inc, today is fiercely protective of their intellectual property and Bob Ross’ privacy, even in death. One of the few things they’ve authorised that would come close to an “official” biography of his life is a documentary titled “Bob Ross: The Happy Painter” that can be viewed by pledging money to PBS or by tracking down a copy of the DVD, which is exactly what I had to end up doing to fill in the huge gaps of what I could find elsewhere about the elusive Bob Ross.

Finally, although Ross was a notable public figure who did a lot of charity work and met with hundreds, if not thousands of people over his lifetime, he only had a handful of close friends who understandably don’t like discussing his life out of respect for his privacy. In fact, some of the only known interviews with Ross’ family and friends about him can only be found today in the documentary mentioned previously.

5 Of The Most Haunted Battlefields On Earth (VIDEO)

Battlefields are sites where huge numbers of people meet their end. With so much human emotion focused in one area, many believe the battlefields of the world to be littered with ghosts and paranormal activity.

Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, it is undeniable that some places have a creepy and unsettling atmosphere, which may or may not explain why so many reports of ghost sightings exist. Here are my choices for 5 of the most haunted battlefields on Earth.

5. Marston Moor
4. Lake Poyang in China
3. Mametz Wood
2. Battle Abbey
1. Gettysburg

 

If You’re Not Watching ‘The Shaytards’ on Youtube, You Are Missing Out

In the world of YouTube fame, the Butler family is a big deal.

With more than 3.5 million subscribers and almost 2 billion video views on their channel, “The Shaytards,” the Butlers have made millions of dollars by simply living their everyday lives and pressing record.

“Like to me that’s the ultimate answer to, ‘Why do people watch your videos?’ It’s because inside I think people want a happy family,” Shay Carl Butler, 35, told us, “I think that’s a longing for a lot of people. I think people watch to get hope that they can have that.”

Eight years ago, Butler said he was living on food stamps. But when he posted a video of himself prancing around in his wife Colette Butler’s unitard, everything changed.

“So when we started YouTube and we got this small audience and all of a sudden our first Google AdSense check was for $300. I was like, ‘That’s groceries. That’s a big thing of groceries,'” Shay said. “I was like, ‘If I can make $300, what if I can make $1,000?’ That would pay our house payment, a lot of groceries.”

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“As we realized that we could actually make a living doing this, it changed everything for us. We know what it’s like to not be able to pay your bills,” Colette, 33, told “Nightline.”

The Butlers have taken family vlogging to a whole new level, becoming millionaires and turning themselves into a full-fledged brand. They’ve got endorsement deals with household names like Band-Aid and Target and have even started their own clothing line, Trixin.

Butler is also one of the founders of the online media company “Maker Studios,” which was bought last year for approximately $500 million by ABC’s parent company, Disney.

Their five children, nicknamed “Sontard,” “Princesstard,” “Babytard,” “Rocktard,” and “Brotard” have all grown up on YouTube. Eight-year-old Emmi said she’s never known life without cameras rolling.

“I don’t want to feel like I forced them into this stardom, and they’re like, ‘Wait a minute, dad,'” Shay said. “But hey, if your dad is a farmer, you have to get up at 6 a.m. and milk the cows. If you’re my kid, you have to be cute on camera.”

Even with all their fame and countless clicks, the Butlers said they have no Hollywood aspirations.

“You see it all the time in Hollywood that child stars grow up to be a mess, and I really just want to not have that happen to our kids,” Colette said.

“We say what kind of content we make because we want to represent ourselves for who we are because that’s what the appeal of this is. … This is the real reality TV. This is really our life,” Shay said.