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Incredible Double Exposures Merge Wondrous Wild Animals with Stunning Scenery

When Norwegian artist Andreas Lie digitally merges two unique photographs, he is able to create stunning works of art. Lie designs his creations with a double exposure that places captivating scenes from nature within the bodies of wild animals. While the images are brilliantly surreal, they also …

Northern Lights

4 Things You Should Learn If You Think Coachella Is Merely the Name of a Music Festival

Coachella <i>is</i> a music festival. But it's called that because it occurs in the Coachella Valley, a pancake-flat, sapphire-skied, surrealistically starry and spiky and often soothingly, sometimes searingly sunny 45-by-15-mile swatch of sandy splendor sprawling (and studded with Palm Springs, Palm …

Music Festivals

21 Terms Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

The most important whisky jargon, from cooperage to small-batch, defined.<p><b>1. BEER</b><p>Whiskey is made from beer. Boring, sometimes weird beer, but beer nonetheless.<p><b>2. CASK STRENGTH</b><p>Whiskey bottled at the (high) proof at which it came out of the barrel. More expensive, ounce for ounce, but if you're …

Flavors

Legal battle over Jay Z's sampling on Big Pimpin' comes to head after eight years

Descendent of Egyptian songwriter Baligh Hamdy claims rapper and producer Timbaland sampled the 1960 song Khosara Khosara without proper licences<p>Play a few seconds of the backing track for Big Pimpin’, and it might evoke scenes from the accompanying music video, of a younger Jay Z puffing a cigar, …

Intellectual Property

All The Ridiculous 22 JUMP STREET Fake Sequels Will Be Canon

40 of the world's weirdest flowers

Seed pods that look like skulls. Chrysanthemums that resemble spiders. Orchids with the appearance of monkey vampires. Enjoy these freaky flowers.<p>In …

Gardening

Sports Jackets vs. Blazers vs. Suit Jackets | The Art of Manliness

Sports jackets. Suit jackets. Blazers. Most men use these terms interchangeably, as do many men’s clothing retailers.<p>Because of this, the differences …

'Better Call Saul,' The Prequel To 'Breaking Bad,' Stands On Its Own

I'm guessing that the first thing fans of Vince Gilligan's <i>Breaking Bad</i> want to know is whether its AMC prequel series, <i>Better Call Saul</i>, premiering Sunday and Monday,is anywhere near as good as the original — which was TV at its very best. And I'm also guessing that people who haven't yet worked …

TV

Hurricane Sandy turned a New York subway station into a petri dish of Antarctic bacteria

On Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy sent a tidal surge roaring through Lower Manhattan, pouring millions of gallons of seawater into South Ferry Station. Metro transit authorities who inspected the subway station encountered what they called “a large fish tank.” The spillover from New York Bay had …

Microbiology

Snoop Dogg Is Raising A Fund For Investing In Weed Startups

“Invest in what you know.”<p>That’s a common piece of advice given to new investors that Calvin Broadus, Jr. (a.k.a. Snoop Dogg, a.k.a. Snoop Lion) seems to be taking to heart.<p>Sources tell us the prolific rapper, youth football coach and marijuana aficionado is putting together a fund specifically to …

Venture Capital

7 Signs You're Not Living the Life Your Soul Intended (and What to Do About It)

photo credit: Psalm 34:18 (Clouded Heart) via photopin (license)<p>We all want to live the life of our dreams full of freedom, flow, and total bliss, but at some point you likely decided to settle for the logical and realistic life. You've lost the zing and excitement that comes with living the life …

Let’s Talk About Hash, Baby

With the increasing availability and potency of marijuana, that brown sticky goodness known as hashish is making a comeback.<p>Long favored by the heady …

Review: Audi S3, a speedier A3, is fun and easygoing

Audi's new S3 sedan is the kind of easygoing car you could be comfortable letting your 16-year-old borrow without worrying that he'll hang it in a tree.<p>But with nearly 300 horsepower and a starting price of $42,000, it's also a performance car that you'll want to keep for yourself.<p>The S3 is the …

Want a new tech job in 2015? Here’s what to look for

If you asked your friends about their 2015 goals, I bet that a new job is on the list for most of them. For many professionals, the beginning of the year brings a new impetus to take stock of career goals, compensation, and satisfaction. Companies, too, are preparing for a major influx of new …

5 Weightlifting Mistakes That Are Screwing Up Your Workout

Indeed, it doesn't matter whether you're a weightlifting neophyte or a seasoned ironworker; odds are your routine is peppered with missteps that are holding you back. In fact, we're willing to bet that the following five are among them.<p>The more bad habits you do away with, the faster your gains …

5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

<b>Turn Up Your Cardio</b><br>If you're serious about getting rid of fat, you've got to start getting serious about cardio. According to the USDA, you should perform 60-minute sessions five times a week.<p>For even more intense cardio, opt for interval training that alternates between periods of pushing your …

College Students Leaving $3B In Grant Money Unclaimed By Not Filing FAFSA

College students and financial supporters of college students: Remember when we told you at the end of the year that you needed to get your Free …