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Ariel Sharon's final mission might well have been peace

In truth, Ariel Sharon's journey ended long ago. Eight years have passed, almost to the day, since he was silenced by a stroke that left him lodged in the limbo between life and death. That state of ambiguity was strangely fitting for a figure who, after decades painted as either black or white – …

Philips Norelco Laser Guided Beard Trimmer 9000 for Precise, Symmetric Results

<b>Philips Norelco Laser Guided Beard Trimmer 9000</b> features laser technology to allow perfectly straight DIY grooming. Yeah, so there’s no excuse why …

The Biggest Apple Stories Of 2013 [Year In Review]

2013 was an enormous year for Apple. Yes, there were hyped keynotes galore, fabulous new products, record breaking sales, and much, much more. But 2013 was about more than just hardware for Apple Inc. During Tim Cook’s second full-year reigning over Apple we saw the CEO really settle into his role …

The top memes and viral videos of 2013

<b>A lot has changed since last year's round-up of the biggest viral hits, in which we met Grumpy Cat, the "overly attached girlfriend" and the One Pound Fish man.</b><p>As we begin to think back to this year, it's less "come and have a look, one pound fish..." and more "come and have a look... at our …

George Osborne

38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

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Articles about 7 modern wooden louver facades on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter …

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'90s Hairstyles We Thought Were Absolutely Cool (PHOTOS)

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then the celebrity-inspired hairstyles we wore throughout the '90s are the greatest tributes.<p>Even though we experimented with messy hair à la Courtney Love and embraced our natural curl pattern like Mariah Carey, most of our spontaneous '90s hair …

A Line Of Jewelry Inspired By Illicit Drugs

We are craving Designer Drugs: a new line of jewelry from Aroha Silhouettes, designed after the hybrid molecular structures of illicit substances.<p>These wearable vices were inspired by a “fantasy laboratory” where dangerous drugs are turned into glitzy bling. Hailing from New Zealand, designer Tania …

Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing

This was the year that the selfie reached saturation point. Celebrities took them. Politicians took them, often – as with Obama this week – during the memorial services for other politicians. You're probably only half concentrating on this now, because you're too busy pouting into an iPhone in a …

YouTube Reveals Its Top 10 Videos of 2013

There are more than 6 billion hours of videos watched on YouTube each month so it’s certainly a barometer of what may be viral or popular in the mainstream. With that, the Google-owned video site is once again releasing its annual list of the top videos and channels of 2013.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, …

23 Extreme Gravity-Defying Photos That Will Give You Vertigo

How many times have you been told that anything is possible? Do you believe it? Here are 23 extreme photos of serious risk takers that prove anything …

Controversial GMO Corn Study Being Retracted Over Authors' Objections

Retractions are always interesting. When a scientific paper is retracted, it usually means the authors have found a serious error, and that the major conclusions are no longer valid. The error can be unintentional, but in some high-profile cases, the story is far more interesting.<p>Reading about a …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

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REVIEW: HTC Took The Best Android Phone In The World And Made It Really, Really Big

And then there are the phablets, the supersized phones with 5.5 to 6-inch screens. Samsung popularized phablets with its Galaxy Note line of devices two years ago. A lot of people, including me, laughed at the attempt. But since then, my thinking has evolved along with the market's. Millions of …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Bjork Explaining Television Is Everything You'd Imagine Bjork Explaining Television to Be

"This is what an Icelandic poet told me. And I became so scared to television that I always got headaches when I watched it. Then, later on, when I got my Danish book on television, I stopped being afraid because I read the truth, the scientifical truth and it was much better."<p>Björk.<p>Ethereal, tiny, …

The Gettysburg Address at 150–and Lincoln's Impromptu Words the Night Before

The day's other speaker told him: "I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes."<p>One-hundred and fifty years ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. It has been celebrated by successive …

Mayor Rob Ford stripped of powers after heated Toronto council vote

Rob Ford, the embattled mayor of Toronto, was stripped of many of his powers on Monday after a heated city council debate during which he knocked over a woman councillor and heckled members of the public.<p>In a series of votes, the council voted to cut his office budget by 60%, and allow members of …