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Sharp decline in children reading for pleasure, survey finds

The number of American children who say they love reading books for fun has dropped almost 10% in the last four years, according to a US study, with children citing the pressure of schoolwork and other distractions.<p>The survey of 2,558 US parents and children, carried out for children’s publisher …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

Want Your Marriage To Last? Start With A Huge, Cheap Wedding

Before and after, there's the bachelor/bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner and the day-after brunch. There's the photo booth, which is a definite necessity these days. And what couple doesn't have a website designed to share with the world the first time they laid eyes on each other?<p>"The whole …

Weddings

Christmas is a lonely season for China’s “single dogs”

China has embraced Christmas in recent years, without attaching any religious meaning to it or reuniting with family. It is simply seen, particularly by people in their twenties as a good time to go out to have fun with friends, or, even better, with a romantic partner.<p>“Almost anything seen as …

China

NASA Is 3-D Printing Tools In Space Like Crazy

Wrenches, and sample containers, and extruders, oh my<p>Astronauts on the ISS began printing objects on a specially-designed 3-D printer last month. They started small; the first object printed was a component of the printer itself, emblazoned with the logos of NASA and Made in Space, the company that …

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

Top 22 Most Hilarious Art and Photo Projects of 2014

It's been a good year for funny art and photo projects. Creatives, you made us laugh with your sly Photoshop tricks, and you made us double over with laughter with your cute and clever comics. That's why we're looking back on the year and picking out our 22 most hilarious projects. Though you may …

9 Love Actually Couples That Don’t Get Enough Love, Actually

It’s officially here: <i>Love Actually</i> season. That modern-day holiday classic is downright inescapable come December, and while, yes, there’s plenty to bah humbug about (Did <b>Colin Firth</b> just propose to some Portuguese lady he’s never had a conversation with? Is the prime minster’s girlfriend <i>really</i> …

Harbin Snow and Ice Fest in Pictures

LG will build a stereo camera system for driverless Mercedes-Benz cars

New partnership will see LG manufacturing key components for the autonomous Mercedes-Benz vehicles of the future<p>The future of driving, it appears, won't require much driving at all. LG and Mercedes-Benz have this morning announced plans to co-develop a stereo camera system to be used in future …

In @andrewoknowlton's family, the best part of Christmas might just be these cinnamon buns.

Street Style Star: Chic Winter Coats

Coat season is officially here, see how the style set wear chic toppers on the street.<p>Coat season is officially here, see how the style set wear chic toppers on the street.

Clothing

Mr. Incredibeard Continues to Impress with Bizarre Facial Hair Designs

With an impressive crop of facial hair, Isaiah Webb creates fantastically peculiar beard sculptures. Known as Mr. Incredibeard online, the beard artist has gained quite an online following since he started practicing in 2012.<p>In his latest photo sequence, Webb uses his beard to spell words, create …

How Cats Do Christmas

In this pictoral display, we follow the adventures of a typical house cat at Christmas, reenacted by many cats from Creative Commons licensed Flickr …

How does @careypolis celebrate the holidays? With a whole rotisserie duck from @momolongplay.

Why Was the Candy Cane Designed to Have a Bend In It?

Why does that ubiquitous Christmastime candy, the candy cane, have a bend in it? Here are three possible reasons:<p><b>1. Form Follows Function</b><p>As an …

Candy Canes