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50 Mesmerising Nature Photographs you will fall in love with

Astonishing landscapes, stunning visuals from all around our globe. Landscape photographers at their personal best and we have certainly 50 hand …

Articles about jonathan adler and simon doonans shelter island vacation home on Dwell.com - Dwell

For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>Though I've become quite fond of them, …

Vacation Homes

A couple of Chinese newlyweds decided to take their wedding photos with gas masks to protest their country's out-of-control pollution...

Weddings

The 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Father Captures Carefree Childhood at Its Best in Heartwarming B&W Photo Series

Everybody takes photos of their family, trying their best to keep a chronicle of their children as they grow up. They capture moments both mundane …

Stunning Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party

<b>Lupita Nyong'o</b><p>Did you catch last night's Oscars? If not, here's a quick recap. Jareto Leto and Lupita Nyong'o gave two eloquent and moving acceptance speeches, Ellen (or rather Bradley Cooper) took a celebrity-filled selfie that broke Twitter, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win..again. Of course, the …

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How new FDA labels will change your food

The FDA’s proposed revamp of nutrition labels is intended to help Americans make healthier decisions about what they eat. In fact, experts say what’s …

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Associated Press News

Boy Scouts' Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End Grants

This news that broke locally in Florida last week is starting to grab headlines and attention across the nation:<p>"Disney Ends Funding To Boy Scouts Over Gay Policy." (The Associated Press)<p>Here's how <i>The Orlando Sentinel</i>, one of the first outlets to report the news, frames the story:<p>"The Boy Scouts of …

Unbelievable Stacks of Balanced Stones Seem to Defy Gravity

Artist Michael Grab of Gravity Glue is incredibly skilled at achieving beautiful harmony in the most surprising rock formations. His delicately assembled stacks, entitled <i>Balancing Rocks</i>, seem to defy gravity. However, he says that gravity is the only “glue” that holds his structures together.<p>The …

Sculpture

Myanmar orders Doctors Without Borders to cease operations

Doctors Without Borders has been ordered to cease activities in Myanmar, leaving tens of thousands of patients without medical care, the<p>Nobel Prize-winning aid group said Friday.<p>Doctors Without Borders did not give a reason for the move. But local news reports said the government had taken issue …

Photographers Find Creative Ways to Deal With Irritating Potholes

Potholes are the cherry on top of winter. A frustrating, dangerous cherry.<p>In cities hit hardest in the winter months, drivers risk flat tires and …

This Man's Stunning Photographs of His Daughter Left Us Speechless

Artists around the world have long been inspired by the works of Old Masters like Rembrandt, Raphael and Vermeer. Emulating their style has never …

From 1955 to Now: The Oscar Dresses We Can't Forget (and Don't Want To!)

It's practically a given that any actress who steps foot on the Oscars red carpet will look gorgeous, but only a very special and select few can be …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Ditch Stress In 8 Easy Steps

Illustrated By Caitlin Owens.<p>Sometimes it feels like it’s pretty cool to be overbooked. As young working professionals, we may pride ourselves on …

Going for the Gold: Oscars 2014 Gown Predictions

Click through to see what we're predicting (or seriously hoping) our favorite nominees will wear come March 2.<p>Seeing what the stars will wear at the Oscars is almost as exciting as who will take home the most covetable award in the entertainment industry. Click through to see what we're predicting …

Sochi 2014: 10 best agony and ecstasy pictures at the Winter Olympics

From the heartbreak of defeat to the joy of winning gold, the emotions of these Olympians are laid bare for all to see. Here are the most emotive shots from the Games thus far

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry

Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors …

Photography

Gwyneth Paltrow Shines

Luge Olympian Matt Mortensen Takes GoPro On His Run And It's Awesome (VIDEO)

Matt Mortensen represents the United States of Men's Doubles luge, and he has shown us what it's like to be him on the track.<p>In a video he uploaded personally onto YouTube, the olympic athlete brought along a GoPro camera for one of his rides in Sochi.<p>During the run, you can get a good idea of how …

Contemporary Design Scheme With a Little Extra: The Hollcroft Residence

A moderate land elevation surrounded by a pristine landscape in Portland, Oregon was considered the perfect setting for Giulietti Schouten Architects …

Looking Back: Photos From the First 12 Winter Olympics

With the world's attention focused on Sochi, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at some of the earliest Winter Olympics. At the first Winter Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France, 16 countries sent 250 athletes to compete in familiar sports like bobsleigh and hockey. The 1936 Winter …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …