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How-To: Photograph The Moon

I spend a lot of time photographing the night sky, and apart from the Milky Way, one of my favorite celestial objects to photograph is The Moon. Our …

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The 7-Day Sheet Mask Challenge Is the Quickest Way to Jump-Start Your Skin

Photo: Courtesy of Irene Kim / @ireneisgood<p>If three months of harsh winter air have left your complexion looking lackluster, fear not. There’s a quick, once daily treatment that will rejuvenate dull wintertime skin, leaving you with a fresh, clean canvas to take into spring: the seven-day sheet …

RANKED: The 12 best holiday movies ever made

Some of these movies, like the holidays themselves, are very warm. Others are darker than you might expect.<p>We've come up with a list of what to watch while you are spending the holidays with your family, from the classics to a few choice curveballs.<p>These are the 12 best holiday movies to catch up …

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MORGAN STANLEY: Iran is the biggest thing for the global economy since the Berlin Wall fell

Most outsiders see Iran as an anti-Semitic Islamic state run by extremists who tolerate terrorism (as long as it's not in Iran).<p>But Iran is also the last large, modern, educated economy that is locked out of the global system, and the biggest one to reenter it since the end of the Cold War.<p>Here's a …

Morgan Stanley

Earning a PhD in Canada likely to provide modest returns

Getting a PhD in Canada is unlikely to provide the return on time and money that many students expect, a new report suggests.<p>The 136-page study estimates that only 2 per cent of jobs require a doctoral degree. And relatively low starting salaries – many in the $50,000 range – mean it takes decades …

These are the craziest cars from the Tokyo Motor Show

For decades, the Tokyo Motor Show was the premier show in Asia.<p>But with the rise of China as one of the world's largest auto markets, focus has been shifting towards shows in the Middle Kingdom. In reaction to this shift, Tokyo has turned itself into a techno-centric show with a focus of the future …

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6 Decor Secrets To A Perfectly Styled Bookcase

Yes, there's more to it than your favorite books.<p>Open shelving is a matter of preference in the kitchen, but elsewhere around the house — like, say, your living room — it can be nearly impossible to avoid. (Everyone still owns books, right?) The catch is that if it isn't done right, your display of …

Home Decorating

How The First Bite Of Food Sets The Body's Clock

Researchers are starting to learn why, when we cross time zones or pull an all-nighter, our bodies get out of sync. <i>This story first aired March 10 on</i> Morning Edition.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Oh, sorry, just nodded off for a moment there. You know (laughter) boy, you should see the director's …

Did an ancient nuclear war kill life on Mars? Conspiracy theorists claim to see a 'mushroom cloud' on the red planet

A striking image that allegedly shows a mushroom cloud rising on Mars has been pounced on by conspiracy theorists.<p>Alien forums say the image is …

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A ‘war on terrorism’? No thanks. There are smarter ways to meet the threat

Terrorism is a weapon of the weak. It aims to maim and to kill, but above all it seeks to provoke a more powerful opponent. A madman with a gun on Parliament Hill, conspirators dreaming of blowing up a bridge, a lunatic turning a car into a weapon – these can take life, but they are not an …

Could Tehran (Yes, Tehran) Be the Next Aspen?

Iran is known for its historical cities and gorgeous Islamic art, but much less for its other great source of pride: mountains. In all four corners of Tehran, they rise in endless clusters, green and brown ridges that turn white in winter and, unbeknownst to many Westerners, conceal stunning ski …