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2014 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display Sunday night for the opening round of Rio de Janeiro’s exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew, even by local standards.<p>The Carnival competition sees the city’s top samba groups, or schools, parade in the Sambadrome, each …

Portraiture by Benjamin Garcia

Surreal Portraits.<p>After many years working as illustrator and designer for 2D and 3D animations, Benjamin Garcia started to focus on painting full …

Art

From sleek white walls, minimal fuss to gorgeous exposed wood, this home in Nijkerk, Netherlands (a former library!) is absolute perfection. And I love the little pup's Christmas hat, too! http://apttherapy.com/1bI3wFM

Chinese Welcome Easing Of One-Child Policy, But Can They Afford It?

Many Chinese are pleased with the recent announcement that their government will further loosen the country's one-child policy. Some couples there are already allowed to have two children, while others say that even if they are permitted to have another kid, they can't afford it.<p>A young, …

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 …

Russian subway now accepting 30 squats as payment for ride

Want a free subway ride in Russia? All you have to do is work up a little sweat.<p>In an effort to promote both the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi and a healthier lifestyle, the Moscow metro has set up a special vending machine that offers travelers one free ticket in exchange for performing 30 …

Comparing Vastly Different Body Types of Olympic Athletes

New York-based photographer Howard Schatz captures the diverse range of body types of Olympic athletes. Referring to a body as an athletic build is often thought to be a perfect, rippling mass of muscle boasting a six pack, but Schatz's series reveals the wide variety of heights, widths, body …

Muscle

Portraits of a ravaged land: incredible photography by Nick Brandt

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Recipes

90 dead elephants in Zimbabwe are proof that the ivory trade has gone industrial

China’s demand for luxury knickknacks lies beneath some spectacular carnage of late. As we highlighted in August, the illegal ivory trade funds al-Shabaab, the terrorist group behind the Westgate Mall massacre in Kenya late last month. Al-Shabaab finances as much as 40% of its operations this …

Without Key Jobs Data, Markets And Economists Left Guessing

Stock investors and business journalists unite each month for one shared, suspenseful moment — the 8:30 a.m. release of the Labor Department's employment report.<p>The unveiling of the report — so rich with data on job creation, unemployment, wages and hours — can be counted upon to set off a tsunami …

The internet has gotten a lot less free in the US, India and Brazil

As much as we online journalists love reports that rank things, even we must sometimes resist the urge to blog about them, even “in one map.” Because honestly, some countries are just going to either be really good or bad at various things for the foreseeable future. Just as the Central African …

Russia halts Lithuania dairy imports in trade row

<b>Russia has halted imports of Lithuanian dairy produce amid tensions over EU plans to forge closer ties with ex-Soviet republics.</b><p>Russia's consumer watchdog said the levels of yeast and mould in Lithuanian dairy produce were unacceptable.<p>Lithuania is already involved in a bitter dispute with Russia …