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White House Publishes Final Regulations For Obamacare's Individual Mandate -- Seven Things You Need To Know

On Tuesday, the Obama administration released the final regulations for Obamacare’s notorious individual mandate—the provision in the health care law that requires most Americans to purchase health insurance, or pay a fine. Tuesday’s entry in the Federal Register, spanning 75 pages, contains all of …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Inside the dangerous world of Kim Jong-un's crooners

Once a leading singer and lover of Kim Jong-un, the downfall of Hyon Song-wol has shed light on the perils of life in the Supreme Leader's entertainment corps.<p>As the in-house bands to the world’s most brutal Communist regime, the Unhasu Orchestra, Wanghaesan Light Music Band, and Moranbong Ladies …

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Breaking Portrait Photography Rules with a Split Light Pattern

In a prior photo tip article, we started talking about lighting patterns in portrait photography. Today we’ll continue our lighting pattern …

Nine Perfect Picnic Spots Around the World (Photos)

BYO Blanket<p>Avoid the cliché picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower and dine al fresco at one of these locals-only finds.<p>09.01.13 4:45 AM ET

Lady Gaga's Wigs, Sandra Bullock's Highlights & More In This Week's Best & Worst Beauty (PHOTOS)

Dear Lady Gaga, we think it's time you get a new wigologist.<p>The "Applause" singer landed among this week's worst beauty looks twice because of unflattering hair pieces she wore at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and on a promo tour in London. (Maybe she should hook up with celebrity hairstylist …

The Entire History Of The World In One Chart

<i>The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here.</i><p>This "Histomap," created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931.<p>This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a …

Tim Tebow Has Been Released By The New England Patriots

It is unclear at this point if another team will give Tebow a shot or if this is the end of his NFL career.<p>After not playing in the third preseason game, Tebow received considerable playing time in the final regular season tune-up. But like much of his NFL career, he was at times both great and …

5 Bands You Should Be Listening To This Weekend

Lucky for you, we at FILTER love looking through everything to find some great new music amongst everything.<p>BRONCHO<p>This Tulsa band is young, raw and loud. Is there anything better than that in the world of music? Through the scratchy vocals and simple guitar rhythms, BRONCHO has a fresh and modern …

Artist Collaborates with her 4-Year-Old Daughter to Create Amazing Illustrations | Colossal

<p>In one of the best collaborations this blog has seen in ages, professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks has been collaborating with her …

Breathtaking Photo of Venus Crossing the Sun During Last Year’s Transit

Last June, something happened that won’t be happening again until the year 2117: Venus eclipsed the Sun. Of course, seeing as Venus is both small and …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

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Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / Overholser

Owning a house nearby the seashore can be a wonderful experience. Hearing the sea’s whisperings, capturing thousands of unique sunsets and waking up …

Our favourite images of the week

The most breathtaking travel photos from the past seven days – capturing the magnificent Arabian Peninsula, Laos’ traditional weavers and the back streets of Venice.