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The red carpet isn’t the only place that Hollywood’s stars shine. Here, the star turns of this year’s Oscar nominees on the pages of <i>Vogue.</i>

An Elegant Examination of the Power of the Tuxedo—as Shown by Cary Grant, George Clooney, and Angelina Jolie

Soon after its “invention,” in 1886, the tuxedo became the ne plus ultra of formal male attire, and little has changed since. Actor George Hamilton recalls his first, purchased for a debutante party, and Vanity Fair chooses the most memorable tuxedo ensembles in history.<p>A milestone recently came …

Antarctica's crumbling glaciers, Argentina's guitar forest and a 621-mile dust storm over Sahara are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites

The Incredible Real Estate Portfolio Of Microsoft Billionaire Paul Allen

Allen also collects a ridiculous amount of properties across the globe.<p>From a hilltop mansion on the French Riviera to an entire island off the coast of Washington, Allen has made his fair share of blockbuster purchases over the years.

Check Out What's Happening at Vegas Uncork'd!

Vegas Uncork'd is in full-swing (our party pants are ON)—here's a glimpse at some of the best eats, drinks, and scenes from around town<p>Vegas Uncork'd—an annual epic food celebration that gives guests the chance to dig in and get up-close and personal with some of the country's best chefs, …

La Dolce Vita of 1960s Rome – in pictures

It was one of the most fertile periods in contemporary Italian cinema and saw the explosion of celebrity culture. This summer the Estorick Collection in London presents The Years of La Dolce Vita – 80 photographs capturing the <i>dolce vita</i> (literally ‘sweet life’) enjoyed by Italian film stars and …

Tech companies produce original shows for Web TV

Even as thousands of network shows fight for eyeballs, technology companies like Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo are flooding the Internet with original programming.<p>Even traditional TV broadcasters like NBCUniversal have ordered a slate of made-for-Web TV series, including a quirky buddy …

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At least 8.8 billion Earth-size, just-right planets found, study says

Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like our sun, and exist in the Goldilocks zone -- not too hot and not too cold for life.<p>Astronomers using NASA data have …

Italy to divert cruise ships from historic Venice

A special commission has approved a plan to divert cruise ships away from Venice's historic centre<p>Italy will immediately begin to limit large cruise ship traffic in the Venice lagoon and the biggest vessels - of more than 96,000 gross tonnes - will be banned from November of next year, the …

Angelina Jolie Not as Popular When Dressed as a Disney Character as One Might Think

This weekend, Angelina Jolie made a trip to Anaheim, California, to promote her upcoming Disney film, <i>Maleficent</i>, at the studio’s annual fan convention, D23. While teasing the movie—a villain-centric spin on <i>Sleeping Beauty</i> told from the perspective of the titular wicked fairy godmother—Jolie …

Florida sinkhole swallows section of resort villa near Disney World

A sinkhole caused a section of a Florida resort villa near Disney World to partially collapse Monday, while another section of the villa was sinking, authorities said.<p>About 30% of the three-story structure collapsed before dawn, Lake County fire rescue battalion chief Tony Cuellar said. The villa …

Readers' tips: trips of a lifetime

<b>THIS WEEK’S WINNING REVIEW</b><p><b>GRIPPED TO THE CORE</b><p>I travelled to India with my son two years ago, the impact on me was enormous, the experience life-changing. Our ultimate destination was the ancient holy city of Varanasi on the banks of the River Ganges. It was the busiest, most chaotic, polluted, …

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65 Cozy Designer Family Rooms

Lazy days are welcome here.<p>Prop up your feet — these comfy dens are tailor-made for relaxing. Up your living room's game too with even more designer decorating ideas.

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14 Ways to Digitize Your To-Do List

Got a long to-do list staring you in the face? Wondering how exactly you can possibly manage all the tasks you’ve gotta complete? We rounded up some tools for keeping your to-dos in order a little while ago, but since then there has been a lot of innovation in this realm. Besides, we could all use …

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Ultimate party cities

Looking to bodyswerve the predictable party cities in favour of something a little more unexpected? Right this way.<p>Belgrade, Serbia<p>Back in 1999, Belgraders held outdoor concerts while undergoing NATO bombardment, a feat that bewildered many outsiders. The long years of bad press that kept Serbia …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

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10 Gorgeous Stained Glass Ideas for Your Home

We know, we know. The first thing you think of when you see “stained glass” is probably a church, and you’re probably wondering what this might have to do with your home. Well, the art of playing with light is definitely one that historic structures the world over have mastered, but you can also …

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A kid is not a luxury item

Treating childbearing like a privilege reserved for the rich keeps us from enacting the policies parents need<p>"Ryan Reynolds is just like you,” writes Adam Sachs in this month's Details. Movie star Reynolds and his wife, Blake Lively, also an actor, want to have a big family – four, maybe five, …