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Syrian refugee numbers soar at Turkey border

<b>The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting in northern Syria has nearly doubled, a Turkish official says.</b><p>The governor of the Turkish border province of Kilis said 35,000 refugees had reached the border area - up from an estimated 20,000 on Friday.<p>Turkey says it is …

Theft And Artistry: Coldplay, Beyoncé In India Spark Discussion On Appropriation

Here's what we know: Coldplay and Beyoncé will perform at Sunday's Super Bowl halftime. The duo just released a song called "Hymn for the Weekend."<p>But they won't be performing it — because it's too new, according to the band. "I don't think it would be quite right," said frontman Chris Martin, …

Marlon Brando Nailed Hollywood's Diversity Issue Over 40 Years Ago

#OscarsSoWhite pretty much forever.<p>In 1973, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated Marlon Brando for Best Actor after a now iconic performance in "The Godfather" as Don Vito Corleone. He was pretty much a shoo-in.<p>When presenters <b></b>Liv Ullmann and Roger Moore announced his …

10 Small Business Brands Trying to Make the World a Better Place

Chances are when you think of a business that’s doing its part to positively impact the world, something like TOMS comes to mind. And while TOMS’s mission is totally admirable, there are a bunch of other small businesses who are following in their footsteps (pardon the pun). As you start to really …

Fair Trade

Volunteer Photographers Capture Heartbreakingly Beautiful Portraits to Help Parents Cope with the Loss of a Newborn

While the birth of a child is a wonderful cause for celebration for most, some parents' joy may turn into heartbreak upon learning that they only have days or even hours left to love and cherish a baby born with a terminal illness. <i>Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep</i> is a nonprofit organization that aims to …

Historical Portraits of African Female Warriors by Street Artist YZ

French street artist YZ pays tribute to African female warriors in her series of wheat-pasted works called <i>Amazone</i>. The historical portraits reference the highly-trained military women of the First Franco-Dahomean War in the 1890s, who, according to accounts, were actively fighting and killing the …

How I paid off my $90,000 MBA in less than 2 years

The growing student debt load is causing widespread economic ramifications, delaying home purchases, and influencing spending habits, typically for a decade after finishing college.<p>However, just because most graduates today are living with student debt for a large portion of their lives does not …

Holographic Portraits Painted on Delicate Layers of Fabric and Netting

Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints multiple layers of canvas, thread, fabric, and netting to create stunning works of three-dimensional art. Delicate and utterly unique, the paintings resemble shimmering holograms that subtly shift and transform when viewed from different angles.<p>A pensive, …

Beautiful Design Composition

I can't get tired looking at beautiful and simple compositions. More and more the web is bringing back the classic principles of good graphic design …

Graphic Design

Planned flogging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi postponed again

Medical assessment shows Badawi – who received 50 lashings on 9 January – unfit to face punishment<p>Saudi Arabia is under mounting international pressure over the blogger Raif Badawi, whose public flogging has been postponed for a second consecutive week after a medical assessment.<p>Protests and vigils …

Saudi Arabia

American Sniper and the Politics of Ignorance

As a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, I looked forward to the release of the film <i>American Sniper</i>, and my wife and I saw it as soon as we could. I found it an excellent portrayal of one exceptional serviceman's experience. My wife called it the best depiction she's seen of what a spouse goes through …

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Lifestyle

19 Powerful Cartoons Responding To The Charlie Hebdo Massacre

A terrorist attack Wednesday at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris left the world in shock.<p>Five cartoonists, including the magazine's editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier, were killed.<p>This morning, newspapers around the world dedicated their front pages to the massacre. …

See How to Make Great Fried Rice at Home: Tips + Video

How to make killer fried rice at home, with tips and video from Hot Joy, one of Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurants in America 2014<p>It's midnight. You're buzzed. You're craving the entire menu at <b>Hot Joy</b> (our no. 7 Best New Restaurant of 2014), especially the fried rice. In fact, the fried rice is so …

Promoting STEM in the Pink Toy Aisle

If you take a stroll down the “pink” aisle at the toy store, you’ll come across princesses, dress-up kits and dolls. With an abundance of these …

General Electric

Startling Photos of Americans Lying in 7 Days of Their Own Trash

How much garbage do you produce? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims the average American creates more than 4 pounds of trash a day, more …

The Essential Techniques That Every Home Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking basics is that people often …