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Photographer Beth Moon Spent 14 Years Hunting for the World’s Most Ancient Trees

“Portraits of Time” is a series of photographs showing the oldest and most majestic trees on the face of the Earth. Photographer Beth Moon traveled …

Digital Age

After Being Left at the Altar, Bride Turns Heartbreak Into an Epic ‘Trash the Dress’ Photo Shoot

Less than a week before Shelby Swink’s wedding in November 2014, her fiancé sat her down, told her he did not love her, and just like that, the …

Flex is a Versatile Light Mat That Can Be Bent Into All Kinds of Shapes

The Flex is a new light solution that comes in the form of a bendable white mat covered with LED lights. It’s designed to be a flexible (literally) …

Clara Bow: The original ‘It Girl’

The 1920s actress became a new kind of down-to-earth Hollywood idol. Her film It established a female archetype that’s still with us, Nicholas Barber reports.<p>What is an It Girl? According to the dictionary installed on a MacBook Pro, she is “a young woman who achieves celebrity because of her …

Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107

<b>Editor's note, Jan. 15, 2015:</b> Mae Keane was one of the last "radium girls," but not the last one. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the full correction note.<p><i>Before turning the page on 2014,</i> All Things Considered <i>is paying tribute to some of the people who died this year whose</i> …

Robot-assisted surgery gains ground

Robot-assisted surgery is increasingly common in UK hospitals.<p>There are now 45 Da Vinci robots in England and Wales - machines that allow surgeons to operate remotely using very small, precise instruments attached to robotic arms.<p>In the first in a series of special reports on some of the year's …

Latest Snowden Revelations Expose Scope Of NSA Interceptions

Over the weekend, German news outlet Spiegel published a story about the NSA’s ability to crack encrypted forms of communication, exposing the agency’s routine interception of SSL/TLS, which are used by web servers to transmit sensitive information. The report also exposed the fact that the agency …

No health insurance? Penalties to rise in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people.<p>It's the first year all taxpayers …

Here's Who Just Unseated Oprah as the World's Richest Black Woman

Oprah Winfrey is no longer the world’s richest black woman. That distinction now belongs to Nigerian oil baroness and fashionista Folorunsho …

Women of Color

How painkillers really can relieve a headache brought on by foreigners

Ukip candidate Kerry Smith has not had a good week. He has resigned after it was revealed he had made several alarmingly offensive comments about homosexuals and Chinese people. This is, depressingly, nothing new; hearing that Ukip has done or said something offensive and or/ridiculous is basically …

The Recession Led to More Domestic Violence—but Fewer Divorces

How the dynamics of the American family are shaped by the nation's unemployment rate<p>Observers may be quick to declare social trends “good” or “bad” for families, but such conclusions are rarely justified. What’s good for one family—or group of families—may be bad for another. And within families, …

Old Glass: How to Use Old Film Lenses with New DSLR Cameras

Do you want a sharp and well built lens? Of course you do. Everyone does. Think you can’t afford great glass? Think again. You may not be looking in …

Can the umbrella be improved?

<b>Umbrellas have been around for more than 3,000 years, but young designers are trying to reinvent them.</b><p>They get lost. They poke people in the eye. They misbehave on windy days.<p>But umbrellas are one of the design classics of the modern world. From Mary Poppins to the Mikado to burlesque dancing …

A Look at How Dynamichrome Infuses Color Into Old Black and White Photos

Colorizing old black and white photographs in Photoshop has become quite a trend over the past few years, and communities of retouchers have sprung …

The Best Jewish Foods, Ranked By 3 Generations Of Kvetching Women

By: Sarah Gray<p>When you gather three generations of Jewish women and have them rank their favorite traditional foods, you inevitably get five opinions. Even if there are only four people in the room.<p>Ah, Jewish humor! This ranking only scratches the surface of dishes associated with Jewish cuisine -- …

Auction of Lost Letter From Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac Shelved

The auction of a letter deemed the inspiration for Jack Kerouac’s 1957 masterpiece <i>On the Road</i> has been postponed amid an ownership dispute.<p>The family …

Literature

Spain approves law to expel north African migrants and fine protesters

Law entitles police in Spain’s African city enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla to hand illegal migrants back to Moroccan police<p>Spain’s lower house of parliament approved legislation on Thursday that allows for the summary expulsion of migrants entering the country’s north African enclaves illegally and …

Trove from Churchill's daughter up for auction

LONDON (AP) — Sotheby's auction house is selling art, books, furniture and a humidor owned by a well-known Briton who traveled the world on high-level diplomatic missions during World War II, met Roosevelt and Stalin and loved a good cigar.<p>No, it's not wartime leader Winston Churchill but his …

Cigars

Study Claims Biggest Idiots of the Past Decade Are ...

One hitched a shopping cart to the back of a train and was dragged to his death. Another opened his own letter bomb. British researchers say it’s no coincidence that both were men.<p>Read more here.

Great Britain

Struffoli "Christmas Fritters" are Fried, Honey-Glazed & Sprinkle Coated

For Italian-Americans, the Christmas season is a serious study in food traditions. For years, our family has dedicated Christmas Eve morning to slicing thin flounder filets, frying greasy platefuls of pizza fritte, and piling a bounty of assorted shellfish into a stockpot bubbling with a special, …

5 Gin Cocktails to Try Right This Second

Gin is a master of disguise. The clean, botanical tones of the clear spirit appear to take a backseat to more dominant flavors--but without gin, a cocktail's overall luster would be lost.<p>To truly appreciate the magic of gin's undercover effect, try five cocktails that pair the spirit with …

Nine-Year-Old’s Arrest Prompts Call for Change by Federal Judge

The increased involvement of police at schools has led to an increase in schoolchildren arrests, phenomena that make for shocking headlines (8-year-old arrested in school bomb threat) and have led to a new, funny-if-it-weren’t-true formulation: the school-to-prison pipeline.<p>One federal judge is …

Buildings Built By Energy And Light Create A New Type Of Architecture

Architect Sean Lally sees building materials beyond just wood, concrete, and glass.<p>When most architects think about energy, they’re thinking about how to use less of it. But Chicago-based architect Sean Lally sees energy in a fundamentally different way–as a building material. Lally envisions a …

Ebola is scary, but antibiotic resistance should scare us more

Ebola is the stuff of nightmares. It causes profuse bleeding and organ failure and has a high mortality rate. But while the grim spectacle of dying patients in treatment centres in the affected African countries has stoked fears, cases in the west have been extremely rare in spite of a spate of …

How to balance a design career with creating your own art

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>It’s a challenge many designers with full-time careers face: how do …

Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World's Happiest

Which country is the happiest in the world? To find the answer, you simply need to look at this infographic published by MoveHub.com, a resource for people who want to live abroad. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe …

Winter Sleep review – a powerful meditation upon guilt

“You are an unbearable man,” declares Melisa Sözen in the third hour of this quietly intense tale of wealth and poverty, religion and politics, husbands and wives from Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan. “You are selfish, spiteful and cynical,” she continues, before conceding that her target is also …

When Pricing Your Photography, Focus on the Value of Your Images

Lately, I have been seeing lots of memes and writings for photographers that try to justify the rates we charge to potential clients who seemingly do …

Mel Gibson puts faith in Christian war hero for directorial comeback

Mel Gibson is to direct his first movie in eight years, the second-world-war drama Hacksaw Ridge, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Amazing Spider-Man’s Andrew Garfield looks set to star in a film based on the true story of a conscientious objector who was ostracised for his refusal to carry …