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Holy Men of India

Varanasi is the epicenter of the Hindu faith, like Jerusalem to Christians and Mecca to Muslims. In this new series, Joey L, passioned photographer …

Movie and TV Stills Creatively Inserted Into Real Life Using an iPhone

French photographer Francois Dourlen gets creative using nothing more than his surroundings and an iPhone, but he’s not an iPhoneographer. No, his …

Does newer, more expensive necessarily mean better? What makes a "good" lens mechnically and optically? More of an intro piece than advanced discussion.

<i>Last updated on June 27, 2012</i><p>Introduction<p>In this article, we'll take a look at what makes a "good" lens and the various aspects one must look at when …

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Masques by Marie Rime – in pictures

Gluing together familiar games apparatus – chess pieces, playing cards, pick-up sticks – 24-year-old Swiss photography student Marie Rime creates visually striking masks, adding authority and intrigue to these otherwise commonplace components. Her Masques series started as an art school project on …

WATCH: New Video of World Trade Center Base Jump Released, Parachutists Plead Not Guilty

Three skydivers spent about four hours atop the World Trade Center’s signature skyscraper taking in sights before parachuting off it, they said …

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The Amazing Origins of 7 Home Comfort Items (presented by @LennoxAir) http://t.co/YyXtKiVris

7 Historical Parallels to Game of Thrones

When creating his highly detailed fantasy world, George R.R. Martin based much of <i>Game of Thrones</i> on medieval European history. In particular, Martin …

Mother’s Day Cards for When You and Your Mom Have Issues

David Ellis Dickerson used to create cards for Hallmark, but his tendency toward straight-up, tell-it-like-it-is sentiments for specific and unusual …

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10 Science Experiments You Can Eat with Your Kids

There's very little about cooking that doesn’t involve chemistry, physics, biology, or even math. But don’t tell your kids that. Sneak education into …

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9 Hilarious Wedding Invitations That Simply Can’t Be Ignored

The expectation of a picture-perfect storybook wedding often turns what is supposed to be a beautiful time in two people’s lives into a stressful, …

Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

For the first time, scientists have expanded life's genetic alphabet, by inserting two unnatural, man-made "letters" into a bacterium's DNA, and by showing that the cell's machinery can copy them.<p>The advance means that scientists have a new tool for exploring how life encodes information, which …

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm from Segway inventor gets FDA approval

Nearly eight years ago, DARPA, the US Defense Department's advanced research agency, set out to find a better solution for amputees than the metal hooks still widely used today. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its approval to one of the projects that came from that effort: a …

Things You Cannot Unsee (and What They Say About Your Brain)

We're going to rewire your brain. Are you ready?<p>I want to show you something simple your mind can do, which illustrates a fascinating emerging theory about how the brain works. First, look at this logo of the World Cup this year.<p>The idea of the emblem is obvious: This is an illustration of a trophy …

How to Make Perfectly Flaky Biscuits

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: It's brunch season, which means only one thing -- it's time to perfect your</i> …

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Morning Glory: Breakfast Rituals

<b>SUSANNE WIBERG THOMSEN</b><p><i>Toy Store Owner</i><br>Those folded buttery pastries most people call danish? Here in Denmark we call them <i>wienerbrød</i>, or Vienna …

I Quit Sugar

• <b>Author:</b> Sarah Wilson<p><b>A New York Times bestseller, I Quit Sugar is week-by-week guide to quitting sugar to lose weight; boost energy; and improve your mood, and overall health, with 108 sugarfree recipes.</b><br>Sarah Wilson thought of herself as a relatively healthy eater. She didn't realize how much sugar …

35 Radish Recipes That Are More Than Just Snacks

These radish recipes celebrate the spiciest root veggie of them all.<p><b>Radishes are one of our favorite snacks.</b> They're healthy...but also taste especially great with butter (just sayin'). Here are our favorite ways to eat 'em—roots, tops, and all.

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How to Throw the Ultimate Bagel Brunch

Throw the ultimate bagel brunch with these tips from Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen. Remember: salmon breath is a sign of a good time<p>You can substitute whitefish or hot-smoked salmon for the trout.<p>2.[#image: /photos/57d8299a6520aa8f7013c974]||||||<p>Horseradish-Dill Schmear<p>Throw this spread together a …

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Sugar is the real enemy, not fat itself, says film targeting obesity

US documentary calls for laws to limit consumption of harmful sweeteners hidden in 'healthy' food<p>First came <i>An Inconvenient Truth</i>. Then <i>Fast Food Nation</i>. Then <i>Blackfish</i>. Each showed the power of critically acclaimed, successful documentaries to alter perceptions about controversial issues ranging from …