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Every Single Question You Need to Ask Your Caterer

Food and drink will consume the largest portion of your wedding budget, so it's incredibly important to choose the right caterer for your celebration. Before you sign a contract, go ahead and pepper them with questions. Here is a comprehensive list of all the questions you should probably ask to …

Crowd-Pleasing Late Night Wedding Snacks

Most couples want their wedding guests to keep dancing well after the cake is cut. But to keep the revelry moving past dinner and dessert, consider having your caterer bring out a tasty late-night snack. Tons of couples work with their caterer to have one or two treats served about an hour to an …

Ten wedding dresses, whatever your size, style or budget

Buying a wedding dress is a big decision, which is why it can be difficult to know where to start. Should you go for a full-length gown or a short dress? Is a sequined jumpsuit ever OK? And where can you find something special for your wedding at an affordable price? Guardian and Observer stylist …

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart pound and catch a lump in your throat. For the latter type of experience, head to the mountains: The rivers are calling.<p>Whitewater rafting can spice …

Incredible Paintings on Maps Unify Countries

Madrid-based Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps for more than geographical purposes. For his <i>Atlas</i> series, the creative illustrator paints on old maps, transforming countries and whole continents into people, animals, and skulls. The collection of acrylic paint portraits applied and …

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

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Outstanding Art By 9 of the Best Street Artists

The term <b>street-art</b>, or post-graffiti is used to distinguish public space artwork from territorial graffiti, and/or vandalism, and street-art usually …

Adorable Photo Series Featuring Pixar's Wall-E in Everyday Situations

Wall-E was a big hit when it was released back in 2008. 3-D movies were not as common back then, so it was a real treat for kids to see their …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

Amazing and Realistic Examples of 3D Street Painting

<b>Street painting</b>, also known as pavement art, street art and sidewalk art, is thought to have originated in Britain, and in 1890 it was estimated that …

Dessert for Breakfast: Maple Bacon Ice Cream with Waffles

We’ve stirred up the ultimate breakfast treat just in time for the weekend! Maple syrup ice cream with bits of real bacon all over fluffy waffles, we’d even get up extra early for this one. No ice cream maker? No problem. We hacked this ice cream recipe!<p><b>Ingredients:</b> – 1 1/2 cups whole milk<p>– 1 1/2 …

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Smeared skies, Lake Ontario | Canada (by Matt Molloy)

<b>Smeared skies, Lake Ontario | Canada</b> (by Matt Molloy)

Portrait Photography Tips

Portraiture can be very rewarding. It’s a chance to show the best side (literally) of someone, and create a photo that communicates something …

Stunning Macro Shots of Vibrant Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are the most varied and arguably the most beautiful of all marine habitats. Often referred to as “rainforests of the sea”, coral reefs …

How to Adjust Black Levels in Lightroom to Create More Balanced Photographs

This video with Mark Wallace teaches you about innovative photography techniques, particularly with black and white levels. He uses an X-Rite …

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102-year-old ship became a floating forest (6 pictures)

Homebush Bay in Sydney is the place were many 20th century ships, which are no longer used, ended up: one of them, the SS Ayrfield, is definitely the …

Game of Throne Characters Drawn in the Style of ‘The Simpsons’

For his ongoing <i>Simpsonized</i> series, Brussels-based artist Adrien Noterdaem (aka “ADN“) has drawn characters from HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> in the unique …

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Earth's Oldest Living Trees

In a protected area high in the White Mountains in eastern California, 15 miles east of Bishop, you'll find the oldest living trees in the world. The gnarled beauties, called the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, are believed to be 1,000 to around 4,800 years old. Can you imagine the amount of history …

Incredible Photos of the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico

The jaw-dropping photo series “Tultepec” by Thomas Prior documents the fireworks-fueled chaos of the 2013 National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, …

Jimmy Kimmel Made a Weird Channing Tatum Music Video

Here’s a music video <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i> aired yesterday during a special NBA finals edition of the show yesterday. It’s for a song called “(I Wanna) …

Week in Photos: June 15, 2013

Lens<p>From Iran’s election to golf’s U.S. Open and tear gas in Istanbul, see the week’s most striking images.<p>06.15.13 4:45 AM ET<p>Biswaranjan Rout/AP

Mind-Blowing Supercell Thunderstorm Filmed Near Booker, Texas

It took Mike Olbinski 4 years of failed attempts before he actually got his dream: on June 3rd he and Andy Hoeland managed to capture an unworldly …

How to Make Lovely Lace Shorts

Who wears short shorts? We wear short shorts! But if your shorts are a little too short or on the plain side of things, here’s a quick and easy way to add a little more length and pizzazz in a fun, flirty, and feminine way. All you need is lace, shorts, and a sewing machine!<p><b>Materials:</b> – shorts<p>– …

15 Sun-Kissed Silhouettes of Birds

Birds are a beautiful species, as well as great animals to photograph. With the right lighting an ordinary bird photo can be turned into an …

Focus-Stacked Extreme Close-Ups of Bugs

Sometimes just a change in perspective can make a world of a difference. Take for instance tiny bugs. They are from our standpoint little critters we …

Quick Astrophotography Primer for First Time Photographers of the Night Sky

If you’ve never attempted to photograph the night sky, be it a constellation or a planet, the idea may seem daunting. You may think that you need a …

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical.<p>You’ll spot sharks, coral, and fish of the likes we’ve never seen before.

Obscene Gestures From Around The World

Clever Dog Uses Step Stool To Get Over Gate (VIDEO)

Dogs have to be resourceful to get what they want, and this one is right up there with the cleverest of them all.<p><i>Tastefully Offensive</i>

'The Office' Blooper Reel: Two Hours Of Hilarious Outtakes From The Series (VIDEO)

Having a hard time letting go of "The Office" after last night's finale? Then why not drag it out for another two hours with the ultimate blooper reel?<p>Here's two hours of bloopers from seasons two through eight. (Note: if the image gets stuck at 11:40, skip forward to 22:00... there seems to be a …