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Pictures of the Week 12.25.14

What to Do With Your Leftover Candy Canes (Besides Just Eating Them)

More leftover candy canes than you know what to do with? From DIY peppermint ice cream to candy truffles, here are some tasty ideas to get rid of them all.<p>Candy canes seem like such a good idea in early December. Every year, it's the same routine: You buy a big box (They're so cheap!), and hang …

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How to watch “The Interview” online

<i>Updated on Dec. 28 to add iTunes option.</i><p>Sony has reversed course and agreed to release <i>The Interview</i> online, in addition to limited screenings in theaters.<p>Though the movie has received bad reviews, attempts by hackers to suppress the film—and Sony’s initial decision to acquiesce—have generated …

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Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Message Scanning

It’s not as jolly a holiday this year for Facebook, as the social network is facing a class action lawsuit in the US for having scanned users’ private messages without their consent, reports Engadget.<p>Judge Phyllis Hamilton ruled in an Oakland, California court on Tuesday that Facebook must face a …

The best free documentaries to watch on YouTube

We love documentaries at WIRED and, as this list proves, there are dozens of great ones worthy of your time and attention. To help you in the search …

Christmas gifts to make – Candy Bar Bouquet

Christmas Gifts to Make: Christmas Candy Bouquet Gift<p>If you are trying your very best to think of <b>Christmas gifts to make</b>, then look no further – here …

12 Months in the Olympic Mountains - 2014

I have been blessed to be able to sleep out in the Olympic Mountains all 12 months in 2014. Below is a video slideshow of a few of my favorite …

Eating For Happiness: A Holiday Survival Guide

There aren’t many things more depressing than restraining yourself from indulgence—especially on food during the holidays. Portioning your plate at a …

The 14 Most Interesting Stories Of 2014

Better workplaces to environmental destruction, better diets to education reform, here are the stories that created the most buzz in the last year.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• …

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5 Ways to Lose Weight Every Day

<b>Lay Workout Clothes By Your Bed</b><br>It's genius! You'll have your outfit already planned out as soon as you wake up. Lorna makes sure she does this so she can't talk herself out of her morning workout. "I have to do the walk of shame if I get up and I don't exercise," she says.<p><b>Become a Snacker</b><br>Peek …

Here Are 6 Notable Politicians' 2014 Holiday Cards

This card from the Obama family is an invitation to their ho<p>1 of 6

Fast food consumption is out of control—and it could be blunting children’s brains

Fast food consumption isn't merely connected to increases in pant size—it's tied to significant decreases in test scores among school children, according to a new national study.<p>Researchers at Ohio State University used data from a nationally representative sample of some 11,700 children to measure …

Christmas in Norway. We recently had the shortest and darkest day of the year. Now we got some snow for Xmas, a few rays of sun and some runs on the sled. Photo by Fredrik Naumann aka @felix_features @panospictures #winter #sun #snow

Pictures of the year 2014: World news- part 2 - Telegraph

The 14 Best Movie Meet-Cutes

"This was some meet-cute," retired screenwriter Arthur tells his new neighbor, Iris, as she offers him a ride in "The Holiday." Inspired by one of our favorite Christmas movies, we're chronicling the best of this classic film trope, described by Roger Ebert as, "a comic situation contrived entirely …

Harbin, #China: Workers put the finishing touches to #snow #sculptures at an expo. Photo: ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

Money Can't Buy Happiness? Sometimes It Can

Support the news<p>We're often told that money can't buy happiness. Happiness, after all, is that elusive feeling — it's something we dream about, …

Enchantingly Ethereal Underwater Portraits by Gabriele Viertel

German-born, Netherlands-based photographer Gabriele Viertel captures striking portraits of ethereal women drifting gracefully underwater. The self-taught photographer, who has immersed herself in her craft since 2011, has been featured in numerous publications like <i>Vogue Italia</i> for her gorgeous …

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NPS Fee-Free Days for 2015

“Every day is a great day in a national park, and these entrance-fee-free days offer an extra incentive to visit one of these amazing places,” said …

The carcass of a fin #whale on Retamar beach in Almeria, #Spain. Photo: Equinac/Barcroft Media

A New Exhibit Reveals Fashion's History With Photoshop

Legendary photographer Horst P. Horst tried to close the gap between reality and fantasy.<p>Irving Penn once said that a great fashion photographer doesn't sell clothes, he sells dreams. Since Horst P. Horst first began shooting images of haute couture fashion in Paris in the '30s, he sold those …

Pictures of the year 2014: World news- part 3 - Telegraph

Google and Microsoft step in to oppose Marriott Hotels' Wi-Fi blocking petition

A petition to grant hoteliers the right to block personal Wi-Fi on their premises is being met with staunch opposition from the biggest technology companies. Google and Microsoft are among those who have filed objections, noting the illegality of any devices capable of interfering with radio …

The best Android apps of 2014

The Guardian’s pick of Android apps that launched for the first time this year, taking in music, productivity, messaging, maps and more<p>• The best Android games of 2014<p>1. Mailbox<p>What we say: Mailbox is one of the better ways to attain the fabled Inbox Zero – or at least try to – by swiping unwanted …

I love everything about modern restaurants – except the noise

Montreal's restaurant scene was busier than ever before the holidays, with office parties adding to the usual crowd of diners. This heightened what has become an increasing source of irritation for many restaurants-goers: In most trendy places, especially at peak hours, the noise level is so high …

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Photo by @amivitale. Acacia tree in the desert of Kalacha, #Kenya near the border with Ethiopia at night. This was a 30 second exposure, 2.8 with 24mm. I have been visiting Kenya documenting the efforts of conservancies like @lewa_wildlife @nrt_kenya@olpejeta @naure_africa & @nature_org working hard to provide a safe and secure habitat for wildlife in northern Kenya while promoting development of the communities. #magicalkenya #africa #thenatureconservancy #conservation #beautiful #NikonNoFilter #nofilter #nikon #d4s #nikonambassador #amivitale #photojournalism #onassignment @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa @natgeo #magical #natureisspeaking #longexposure #beauty #nature #seetheworld #bestdestinations

A Passion for Now: How 10 Minutes Will Improve Your Work and Your Life | Inc.com

There's only one thing that we all have in common: No matter our social status, job, emotional state, or geographical location, we are all alive right now. Our work happens now. The toughest negotiations happen now. The best moments of our lives happen now.<p>But we have the damnedest time actually</i> …

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The 9 Best Infographics Of 2014

Calories, mining, immigration–even the future. Everything’s easier to understand when you have a graphic.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Robots<br>• …

It's been a great year! Thanks to these Facebook scams...

From ‘guess who viewed your profile’ apps to naked videos and dodgy ads, malware developers targeted the social network in 2014<p>If you’re on Facebook, chances are your news feed is currently full of “It’s been a great year!” slideshows posted by friends using the social network’s end-of-year review …