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Find out how the 'Saturday Night Live' title sequence was made

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> alters the style of its opening credit sequence and commercial bumpers every few years, making adjustments for cast additions and …

The 20 Most Incredible Houses in Movies

Whether real or created through movie magic, we've rounded up our all-time favorite historic homes featured in films.<p>Whether real or created through movie magic, we've rounded up our all-time favorite historic homes featured in films—if only there was an Oscar for Best Supporting House! <i>Via</i> …

19 Of The Most Expensive Substances In The World

But many things are worth more than their weight in gold.<p>Ranging from foods to creams to gems to things the average person can't fathom, we pulled together a list of 19 of the most expensive items in the world.<p>Think we missed something? Let us know in the comments.

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The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

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Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

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The National Zoo's Panda Cub is Doing Just Fine

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The new giant panda cub at the National Zoo is "healthy, active, and vibrant," according researchers …

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Bruce Weber’s Adventures in Hollywood: The 2013 Vanity Fair Hollywood Portfolio

See Halle Berry, Selena Gomez, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hanks, and more in Bruce Weber’s Hollywood Portfolio.

Inside a Vegas Wedding Chapel

<b>Someone is pounding on the door.</b> It is the insistent pounding of someone who wants to get married, and wants to get married now.<p>It’s 2 a.m. and Jerry Warrell, wedding coordinator at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, has spent the evening at the reception desk greeting couples as they …

The 19 Most '90s Songs Of The '90s

We've been writing a lot about bad songs lately.<p>And for some reason, most of them happened to be made during the '90s. Which isn't to say the '90s didn't also have its fair share of great songs.<p>Quite the opposite. Sort of.<p>Dipping our toe like this into the '90s nostalgia movement left us wanting …

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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 …

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My favourite first line – by writers on the 2013 Man Booker prize longlist

Atlantic magazine asked some of America's greatest writers last week for their favourite first lines from literature. We decided to ask the same of this year's Man Booker prize longlist … with some surprising results<p>First lines for novelists are a bit like penalty kicks for goalies, a …

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 …

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

The crowd-pleasing, club-wrecking, festival-killing road rulers<p>Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, …

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Oxford library comes a step closer to buying archive of photographic pioneer

Bodleian's £2.2m appeal to buy William Henry Fox Talbot's notes and records gets £200,000 from Art Fund charity<p>The Bodleian Library in Oxford has won a £200,000 grant from the Art Fund charity, to be announced on Wednesday, bringing it close to the £2.2m target to buy a unique archive of one of the …

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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5 Amazing Antarctic Research Buildings

New designs make suffering through freezing desolation in the name of research actually look okay.<p>It's not easy designing buildings for the harsh conditions of Antarctica: architects have to account for ever-piling snow, freezing cold, and violent winds. A new touring exhibition opening next week,</i> …

Car culture shock: Americans putting brakes on driving

It may not seem like there are fewer traffic jams, and the gas station probably looks busier than ever every time you stop to fill up.<p>But a new study shows that Americans are actually driving less. We're seeing a steady shift in how people get around, with more people leaving their keys at home and …

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See Your Favorite Pop Culture Characters As “Simpsons”

Illustrator Adrien Noterdaem loves The Simpsons more than you do. He also enjoys many other colorful characters and turning them into yellow Springfield dwellers.<p>Joffrey Baratheon is too tall. In an illustration that made the Internet rounds recently, the cruel, young king you love to hate on <i>Game</i> …

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Beautiful Color Rich Photos of California Sunsets

Photographer Rich Cruse from South California has an amazing collection of spectacular sunset images. His fantastic silhouettes taken as the sun goes …

Landscape Photography

Surfer at Sunset in Oceanside October 17, 2012

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

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Passport photographs of celebrities - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/jul/29/passport-photographs-celebrities-in-pictures<p>720<p>As these passports of the stars reveal, …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Lust Script by Neil Summerour

<i>Publisher/Typefoundry: Positype</i><p>Neil Summerour introduces his own sexy font: <i>“</i> When I developed Lust, it was my overly indulgent attempt to infuse wanton sensuality in a typeface. I wanted to create something that was over the top and veered away from my loose ‘sushi’ scripts and rigid sans serifs. To do that, it had to be, well, a little sexy. For me. the solution was to create a curvy serif. A serif would be a different endeavor for me since I consciously choose not to do many serifs—because …