Amanda Brooks

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Stranded whales spotted disappointingly closer to shore

Hopes that a large group of pilot whales stranded in Florida's Everglades National Park may have gone out to sea were dashed when officials spotted seven whales that have now joined others swimming slowly in shallow water.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it is less …

Nelson Mandela death: South Africa and world mourn

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1034000/1034479_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524680044_1605ec0226ae2a6cc2ea055bda41da82<p><b>South Africans have gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to mourn their former leader, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95.</b><p>Crowds have been …

Instagram Trailer Teases 11 'New York Times Magazine' Short Films

<i>The New York Times Magazine</i> will fittingly take on a cinematic for its annual Hollywood Issue honorees this year, incorporating 11 big-name actors …

Britons having sex less often

The frequency with which Britons have sex has declined over the past decade, in what is suggested to be a "recession impact", a result of depression or even a consquence of people playing with their iPads in bed instead.<p>The third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) found …

Obama's Immigration Speech Was Interrupted by a Heckler on Stage with Him

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>During his speech from San Francisco on Monday, President Obama was heckled by someone from an …

Histagrams, Major Historical Events Depicted as Instagram Posts

Histagrams — not to be confused with histograms — is a Tumblr blog that depicts historical events as Instagram posts. To see more of the funny posts, …

Historical photographs get a 'colorized' makeover - in pictures

Do historic photographs look better in colour? The colorizers think so. Skilled digital artists such as Sanna Dullaway and Jordan J Lloyd are keen to remind us that the past was as colourful as the present – and their message is spreading though Reddit and Facebook.<br>• Read Jon Henley on the …

Style: Fashion Trends, Beauty Tips, Hairstyles & Celebrity Style News

The model issued an apology after social media users accused her new Vogue Italia cover of cultural...<p>The model regularly advocates body empowerment …

Celebrity Style

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This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

The Strange Birth Of "Doctor Who"

Fifty years ago, three unlikely people came together to make a new children's programme. A programme that would change the country forever.<p>You have to feel sorry, really, for people who don't like <i>Doctor Who</i> at the moment. As the show celebrates 50 years on (and off) air, it is unavoidable. All of …

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Pictures of the Week 11.22.13

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Funny Portraits of Wet Dogs by Sophie Gamand

“Wet Dog is a series on dogs being washed during their grooming sessions. The way the water plays with their hair in a very painterly manner, and their facial expressions as the water is poured on them creates striking portraits that resemble famous humans or important characters. The dogs become …

Pets

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

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Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake Win Big: The Best Moments of the American Music Awards

Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and more performed at the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday night. The show was hosted by …

China just changed the way it responds to deadly industrial accidents

China’s government reacted swiftly to an explosion at a Sinopec pipeline that killed dozens, left thousands without water or electricity and dumped oil into the sea. But rather than move to block reports on the Nov. 22 explosion from the internet or censor complaints about it—as the government did …

China

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

Photography

Obama 'not particularly ideological'

President Barack Obama says he is not a “particularly ideological person,” but remains passionate about certain issues.<p>”I’m not a particularly ideological person,” Obama said Sunday during a fundraiser in Seattle. “There’s things, some values I feel passionately about.”<p>Listing those values, Obama …

‘Family Guy’ Kills Off a Member Of The Fam

Brian Griffin, the mainstay talking dog featured on Seth McFarlane’s animated show <i>Family Guy</i><i>,</i> was run over by a car and killed in Sunday night’s …

The TSA Is No Match For This Mad Scientist And His Gun Made With Junk From Airport Stores

Evan Booth hacks together working weapons–like a shotgun, a grenade, and a crossbow–with purchases anyone can make after they go through security, to show that the TSA is more spectacle than real protection. And the FBI is taking notice.<p>Things you can’t bring on a plane: Scissors, gel candles, …

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India's Nuclear Scientists Keep Dying Mysteriously

Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an easy time of it over the past decade. Not only has the scientific community been plagued by "suicides," unexplained deaths, and sabotage, but those incidents have gone mostly underreported in the country.<p><i>(Photo via)</i><p>Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an …

Actually, Some Animals Were Harmed in the Making of this Film

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A deep dive by <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> into the shady world of animal protection on movie sets alleges …

The Toronto Maple Leafs are worth $1,150 million

According to Forbes, the average NHL team now has an enterprise value (which is a determined by equity and net debt) that is a whopping 46% more than it was <i>a year ago</i>. While the sport may still be having trouble breaking through in the States, it’s increasing everything from ticket takes to …

Can Child Marriages Be Stopped?

Christina Asima seems tired for a 13-year-old. I meet the shy-mannered girl in the remote farming village of Chitera, in the southern African nation of Malawi. She wears a bright pink zip-up shirt and a blue print cloth wrapped up to her chest. Snuggled in that, hugging her side, is a …