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Ex-Arizona firefighter's 2nd ex-wife testifies against him

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The trial against a former Arizona fire captain who rose through the ranks as police suspected him in three murders concluded …

11 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Cuba

One writer discovers a country of dizzying contradictions.<p>In the words of a local artist and friendly guide I met on a recent trip to Cuba, “The only way to understand Cuba is to be irrational.” The island nation is a place of paradoxes: one where you're at once in awe of Havana's history and …

5 Crave-Worthy Winter Salads

Summer isn't the only season we crave healthy, delicious salads. In fact, you'll want to make these winter salads over and over again.<p><b>1. French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese</b><p>I make this hearty salad when I get fed up with on-the-go lunches and am craving something wholesome. It's made with French …

The Best Places to Travel in February

Tired of tranquil beaches with puny waves? February is big wave season on Oahu, and daredevils congregate around the North Shore to catch swells of …

Obama Administration Makes It Even Easier to Travel to Cuba

The Obama administration is loosening the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba with a new round of regulations allowing American companies to sell to Cuba on …

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

These are the secret places you won’t find on Google Earth from ‘secret cities’ to ‘UFO test sites’

Google Earth has put the world at our fingertips, giving us access to distant locations we wouldn’t normally get to see.<p>Yet it has equally become the …

When the 16-year-old South African was told he was too short to become a principal dancer, it motivated him to prove himself. He talks medals, 6am starts and two-minute naps<p>Ballet came to me almost by mistake. At school, we had to choose an extra-mural activity, like soccer or basketball. I saw …

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Four intriguing options for your travel schedule

(Michael Persico)<p>Jacksonville, Fla.<p>Dinner is where chef Kevin Sbraga’s culinary creativity shines at his new restaurant, Sbraga & Co. It’s his third restaurant and the first outside of Philadelphia. Dishes have Southern, native American and Caribbean roots, and include fried chicken with vadouvan …

16 Global Fashion Exhibitions Happening in 2016

In 2016, global fashion exhibitions are tackling key subjects like underwear, menswear and streetwear. Technology is a main focus with two related …

What's on Your Travel Wishlist?

Just for fun, let’s get wanderlusty. Where would you most want to travel this year? Are you planning any trips? I’ve been really itching to take the …

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This Photographer Turns Penis Pics Into Hilarious Art [NSFW]

Penises have never been so approachable!<p>When most people think of penis pics, the grainy, sadly lit shots that flood Tinder, Snapchat, and text …

Down's Syndrome people risk 'extinction' at the hands of science, fear and ignorance

A painting hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York called The Adoration of the Christ Child. Created in the 16th century by a Flemish artist, what stands out in this sublime presentation of the Nativity is the detail of the characters standing around the crib. Two of them, an angel and a …

The first Instagram ‘masterpiece’?

WHEN Amalia Ulman started posting sexy Instagram photos, some loved it and others were embarrassed for her. But things weren’t quite what they seemed.

10 impossibly cool female-led zines

Claims of print design's mortality have been greatly exaggerated, and at Creative Bloq we delight in bringing you evidence from the contrary, from …

Science Fiction Fanzines Before the Future Got Broken

The maze-like pop/counter/subculture narratives of the second half of the 20th century, arguably my chosen hobby-horse for this here existence, is as open-ended as life itself—as chaotic, and as messy. Science fiction fandom is a path in the maze.<p>My gallery, Boo-Hooray, is staging an exhibition and …

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Tsunami - unclaimed possessions | The Wider Image | Reuters

Advertisement<p>Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters in recorded history, Thai police opened a cargo container packed with victims’ unclaimed items. It has not been opened since 2011.<p>After requests from Reuters to film its …

Healing & Spirituality | Quantum Theory Proves That Consciousness Moves to Another Universe After Death

Home > Healing & Spirituality<p>Quantum Theory Proves That Consciousness Moves to Another Universe After Death<p>By Anna LeMind, The Buddhist Channel, June …

Monster Snowstorm Leaves At Least 19 Dead, Paralyzes East Coast

A killer snowstorm paralyzed the East Coast on Saturday, effectively shutting down New York City and the nation's capital, while dumping as much as 3 feet of snow in other areas.<p>At least 19 people died in the mammoth storm, which canceled thousands of flights throughout the weekend.<p>New York City …

Chinese Export Porcelain Is As Coveted As Ever

If this $87,500 punch bowl is any indication.<p>If Thursday's auction at Christie's in New York is any indication, Chinese export porcelain is making a comeback. Likely a mainstay in your grandmother's China cabinet, porcelain collectors love its classic appeal – and are willing to pay handsomely for …

A Thrift Store Becomes a Museum in North Carolina

Elsewhere Museum is a living museum and artist residency set in a former thrift store.<p>The Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina isn’t your typical institution. The works sprawled across the three-story space are created on-site using objects found inside the space, which was once a …

Artists are a slippery sort, says the US sculptor, whose first British show features ‘diaper’ paper, heaps of condoms, and forbidding monoliths of foam<p>It’s a common enough refrain: we see a film or a work of art that grabs hold of our emotions, and we say it totally absorbed us. But in the art of …

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Faux Taxidermy Sculptures Are Kill-Free Surrealism

No animals were in the making of self-proclaimed "bleeding-heart animal lover" Kelly Jelinek's fantastical fabric upholsteries.<p>The fantastical animal sculptures dreamed up by Wisconsin-based artist Kelly Jelinek carry all the austerity of a fine taxidermied animal, with none of the moral ambiguity. …

<b>Royal Academy, London</b><br>This exhibition of psychedelic modernist pastoral art is a ravishing joy and takes Monet out of the chocolate box, revealing one of art’s great humanists<p>I am falling. I am drowning in beauty. Perhaps this is what it feels like to teeter on the edge of a black hole. Except it’s …

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It’s hard to say whether Monet was a painter who gardened or a gardener who painted, but he was a pivotal figure in both arts<p>Was Claude Monet a painter who gardened? Or a gardener who painted? Visitors to the Royal Academy’s exhibition Painting the Modern Garden, in which Monet is the dominant …

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Striped hyenas feast in first new diorama at Field Museum in decades

It's been more than half a century since the Field Museum mounted a new, full-fledged diorama, one of those carefully staged scenes depicting preserved animals in natural surroundings.<p>That changes Wednesday with the debut of the setting showing striped hyenas feasting on a carcass at daybreak in …