Erin Chormanski

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Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry

Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors …

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Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer. Be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat anything, though.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar</b> …

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By The Numbers: America's Best Value Destinations

For a domestic vacation that won't break the bank this year, check out these 50 affordable hidden gems. Hotel search trivago.com has compiled a list of the best value destinations on home turf for 2014. Based on the yearly average overnight price of a standard double room, combined with the …

'Life' Photographer Showed Africa Through A New Lens

Before World War II, many Americans got exaggerated ideas about Africa from movies like <i>Tarzan the Ape Man —</i> movies that were filmed on Hollywood sound stages<i>.</i><p>It took time to change that view. But after the war, <i>Life</i> magazine photographer Eliot Elisofon sought to shed a new light on the vast and …

Sochi 2014: 10 amazing helmet designs at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

From glowing brains to a multi-coloured ram’s skull, there are some outrageous helmet designs at this year’s Olympics. These skeleton competitors have been showing theirs off during practice sessions in recent days

Luge Olympian Matt Mortensen Takes GoPro On His Run And It's Awesome (VIDEO)

Matt Mortensen represents the United States of Men's Doubles luge, and he has shown us what it's like to be him on the track.<p>In a video he uploaded personally onto YouTube, the olympic athlete brought along a GoPro camera for one of his rides in Sochi.<p>During the run, you can get a good idea of how …

Looking Back: Photos From the First 12 Winter Olympics

With the world's attention focused on Sochi, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at some of the earliest Winter Olympics. At the first Winter Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France, 16 countries sent 250 athletes to compete in familiar sports like bobsleigh and hockey. The 1936 Winter …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

2014 World Press Photo Contest

The results from the 2014 World Press Photo Contest have been announced. The World Press Photo of the Year is a picture by American photographer John Stanmeyer, who is a founding member of the VII photo agency. See more of the winners here.

NASA Has Determined Where The Mysterious Jelly-Doughnut Rock On Mars Came From

Scientists have confirmed that a strange-looking Mars rock, called "Pinnacle Island," that suddenly and inexplicably popped up in a photograph taken by the Opportunity rover came from a larger piece of rock nearby. The larger rock, known as "Stuart Island," was chipped by one of the rover's wheels …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …