Brigitte Gaudreault

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Evelyn Nesbit: The world’s first supermodel

Evelyn Nesbit achieved great fame more than a century ago as a model. She revolutionised cultural life, writes Lindsay Baker.<p>What makes a supermodel? A preternatural beauty, of course, but there is more – a certain charisma, an unerring fashion instinct, a steely resilience, sex appeal. And a mere …

Is this the end of the banana?

The spread of Fusarium wilt, commonly known as Panama disease, has caused international concern over the fate of the Cavendish banana<p>Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in Britain, but a rapidly-spreading fungus could endanger our future supplies.<p>The fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense …

Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the Jet …

Is poker a game of skill, or a game of luck? | Pete Etchells

Last week, researchers claimed to have developed a poker-playing computer program that is nearly unbeatable. What are the implications for the old debate about whether poker is a game of skill or luck?<p>As a spectator sport, poker traditionally isn’t the most engaging thing to watch. I realised this …

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Chicago's Gangster Past, Minus the Romance

A collection of photographs from the Chicago Tribune archives rejects spectacle in favor of brutal, messy truth.<p>Even a casual observer of American history will no doubt recognize several of the names in <i>Gangsters and Grifters</i>, a new book of early 20th century crime photographs from the <i>Chicago …

In Cuba, some still remember three decades of “silent Christmases”

Just a week after US president Barack Obama and Cuban president Raúl Castro made history by announcing that the United States and Cuba would normalize diplomatic relations, much focus in the American media has been on the isolation that Cuba has lived in for over five decades.<p>Part of that isolation …

A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

A century ago, young men in Europe were killing each other by the tens of thousands. World War I, which had erupted just a few months earlier, was raging. Yet on a frozen Christmas Eve, the guns briefly fell silent.<p>The Christmas Truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend, portrayed in films, …

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 …

From the 1930s to present: New Year's Eve in New York's Times Square

Every year hundreds of thousands of revelers descend upon the gleaming intersection of Seventh Avenue and Broadway in New York City to celebrate the …

How To Get Motivated And Crush Your New Year's Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but bouncing back to reality after the holidays isn’t easy. In fact, looking for inspiration on how to get motivated is almost a exercise in motivation itself. After eating all those yummy desserts and Christmas cookies, it takes some serious motivation to get back on track …

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015

New Year’s resolutions are like traffic. As the driver, your focus is intent while trying to “get there;” you see others pass you by; you get held up at a red light that slows down progress. Distractions such as the radio, crazy drivers, cellphones (in some states) preclude you from focusing on the …

15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies -- but what about our minds?<p>Giving ourselves a mental makeover could be just as important as giving ourselves a physical one. But accomplishing that doesn't just lie in changing our thoughts -- it's also dependent on …

Starry Oregon Skies Sparkle in Breathtaking Milky Way Photo Series

Ben Coffman spends his nights capturing the starry skies of Oregon, and the results are astonishing. The Portland-based photographer frequents Crater Lake and other iconic Oregon vistas during odd hours to achieve awe-inspiring, long-exposure shots showcasing the Milky Way.<p>The effortless natural …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

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Amanda Bynes Threatens To Kill Her Parents In Disturbing Leaked Audio

<b>Amanda Bynes</b> talks about wanting to slit her parents' wrists and burn down their house in two very disturbing audio recordings obtained by <b>TMZ</b>—which …

Wynonna Hits the Road for Back-to-Back Tours

After touring for 34 years, Wynonna still knows how to mix things up on the road. For the country icon, it’s all about a balance of pushing the …

The Week in Review: Scotland Votes Against Independence

From JK Rowling to David Beckham and Vivienne Westwood, everyone offered their opinion on whether Scotland should have become an independent country …

The 24 Most Extravagant Weddings of All Time

Some of the biggest bashes in history.<p>With Kimye's nuptials finally here, we're feeling a bit of wedding nostalgia. You think the Kardashian clan invented the grandiose, celeb-filled wedding extravaganza? <i>Please.</i> Here are some of the biggest bashes in history. <i>Via ELLE.com</i>

Say adios to the #Vancouver Art Gallery's #Gumhead... it will be removed after Labour Day. Image by: Paulo Canlas http://flic.kr/p/oSTNUi

Stellar Snow Globe Mystery Solved With Hubble’s Help

Changing Planet<p>This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the globular cluster IC 4499.<p><b>A cosmic archaeological dig has unfolded within a giant ball of stars some 55,000 light-years away, courtesy of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.</b><p>The famed orbiting observatory has snapped this amazing …

WW1 women at work: In pictures

10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

Cancer Family

Project info<p>In 2013, my parents were in treatment for cancer – my mom for breast cancer and my dad for pancreatic cancer. This series documents the pain and challenges of treatment, but also focuses on their bravery in the face of mortality. With compassion and respect, I aspire to capture the full …

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Stars, 2014

Seeking a balance between the wild places of youth, and a pervasive sense of disconnectedness with the natural world.<p><b>Photographs and text by Ellie Davies</b><p><i>Stars, 2014</i> explores my desire to find some balance between a relationship with the wild places of my youth, and a pervasive sense of …

Embryonic

Abandoned stone house surrounded by violet fields.

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If You Give a Pippimamma a Pancake...

If you saw a woman touring a homeless tent city wearing a newborn wrapped snuggly to her chest and being followed by her four other children as she jots down notes in a notebook, most people don't automatically think 'journalist.'<p>At least that's been my experience.<p>I was interviewing the residents …

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