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City Guide: New York City

The capital of the United States for a very short time, New York City would become the cultural capital of the world by the 20th century. Like Paris, it established that position by harboring artists of all stripes: writers, painters, dancers and musicians who carved out “scenes” that would change …

A Daily Dose of All Things Beautiful

Let's just say you won't be seeing them at any craft fairs anytime soon.<p>Take a much-needed break and indulge in our latest inspiring find.

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This Marine Biologist Photographs Rare, Otherworldly Oceanic Creatures

While scientists, explorers, and Google Earth have mapped much of the terrestrial world, the expanses of the sea remain a great mystery. Marine biologist Alexander Semenov, head of the dive team at Moscow State University’s White Sea Biological Station, has dedicated his career not only to closing …

When Brigitte Bardot met Pablo Picasso, notorious ladies man

Bardot and Picasso<p>The ascendant actress and the seasoned artist<p>When Brigitte Bardot met Pablo Picasso in 1956, she was 21 and he was 74. Picasso had …


9 Videos of Daredevils Kayaking Down Waterfalls

Someone call the Olympic Committee!<p>Kayaks have come a long way since Inuit hunters first constructed them thousands of years ago. These days extreme kayakers are flying down Class V rapids on tiny plastic boats, bouncing off rocks and flipping through the air and trying to stay upright. The most …


Why Dogs Are Some Scientists’ New Best Friends

Dogs develop many of the same diseases humans do, making them good subjects for research<p>The DNA of dogs may offer clues about human conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and autism, according to researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, who have launched a major …


Christmas Tree Lighting: Pictures

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