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Seattle Seahawks apologize for tweet comparing football to the civil rights legacy of MLK

Two hours after sending a tweet that compared African-Americans' decades-long struggle for civil rights to a football team's quest for the Super …

30 Photography Links: The Best Photos and Articles from Around the Web

Another week rolls past us in the world of photography and we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet high and low for links to the best …

A Super Simple Way to Make Landscape Photos POP Using Lightroom

It seems like virtually all outdoor or landscape photographs suffer from the same illness when they come out of the camera. The symptoms are: An …

Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, and More Actresses Who Define Aging Gracefully

From Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow's Tracy Anderson-toned bodies, to Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie's luminous complexions, these stars prove that age is just a number. Here, a look at 15 actresses who have been in the spotlight for decades—and look as if they haven't aged a day.

Jennifer Lopez

Sliced: Nutritionists urge pizza restraint, some parents push back

Pizza is one of the most popular foods for many children and teenagers, with a surprisingly high number eating cheesy slices every day. Researchers are now calling for parents to to curb its consumption.<p>Loaded with calories, saturated fat and salt, pizza is the second highest calorie source—running …

Nutrition

How having a tattoo can still limit your life

Fancy joining MI5? Not if you’ve got identifiable ink. And there are other areas in which a tattoo can cause you problems<p>MI5 certainly knows how to write a job description. New surveillance officers can look forward to “sitting for substantial periods of time” and “long spells of inactivity”, to …

Body Art

The Search for a Slogan

What Hillary, Jeb, Rand and the rest could learn from the history of campaign catchphrases.<p>With the dawn of the new year, the campaigns for president are moving into high gear, at least in private. Strategies are being fine-tuned, consultants and staff are being hired, donors are choosing sides. …

Government

Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority vs. Manual Mode | Which is Best?

You may have heard it from a friend, from a popular photographer on the social media outlet of your choice, or read it on a blog somewhere. Maybe it …

Photos of Retired Subway Cars Being Dumped Into the Atlantic Ocean

Ever wonder what happens to subway cars after they’re decommissioned? For cars owned by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, they’re dropped into the …

Atlantic Ocean

HTC One M9 to boast 20-megapixel camera, smartwatch coming too says report

The new HTC flagship and first wearable are reported to be on their way at MWC in a few weeks.<p>The HTC One M9 could be just weeks away, and is set to bring with it HTC's first smartwatch.<p>That's according to the latest rumours surrounding the follow-up to last year's HTC One M8. The new flagship is …

Phones

National Geographic Travel

Day Glow

10 embellished pieces to wear 24/7.<p><b>The Inspiration:</b> Gisele Bundchen in “Kiss the Sky.” Photo by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Alex White; W Magazine August 2008.

Kristine Five Melvær's Liv vases encircle flowers with a glass hood

Flowers are framed within the sliced spherical tops of these glass vases by Norwegian designer Kristine Five Melvær (+ slideshow).<p>Kristine Five …

Furniture

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Tea

Jury selection to begin in trial of James Holmes in Colorado theater massacre

When the gavel drops Tuesday in Courtroom 201 at the Arapahoe County Justice Center, the trial of<p>James E. Holmes, accused of one of the most heinous and vicious mass killings in the nation's history, is expected to finally begin.<p>It will have been 914 days since authorities say Holmes burst into a …

Celebrities and Onesies: The Cozy Cold Weather Trend to Try Now

Wonderful! It’s another frigid, frosty day where you wake up with your teeth chattering, the unbearable windchill is creeping through your drafty windows, and you regret your choice of wearing silk pajamas to bed. But fear no more, there is a better item to comfortably fall asleep in without the …

العرب القطرية: اعتداءات على مساجد بفرنسا رداً على هجوم «شارلي إيبدو

أفادت مصادر قضائية أمس عن تعرض مساجد لهجمات لم توقع ضحايا في ثلاث مدن فرنسية منذ مساء أمس الأول الأربعاء، وذلك غداة الاعتداء الدامي على صحيفة شارلي …

Periscope - Photographs by Jose Diniz | LensCulture

Coming up for air, or peering through a periscope, we see — with surprise or delight or fear — what surrounds us at this precise moment, just on the surface of the dark sea. We're immersed here, off the coasts of Brazil and Uruguay, bumping up from below to catch a whale's eye view, and then down …

Photography

German Cops Raid Apartments Linked to Self-Proclaimed 'Emir'

MAINZ, Germany — Police investigating a suspected Islamist extremist terror cell raided 13 apartments early Tuesday in Berlin, Potsdam and a town in the state of Thuringia.<p>About 200 officers took part in the raids, which began at 6 a.m. local time (midnight ET) and were connected to last week's …

Extremism

Apple Cuts Off Developers In Crimea Following U.S. Sanctions

Tensions between Russia and the U.S. over Crimea are spilling into the world of tech: developers are reporting that Apple is sending out notices of termination to people whose accounts are registered in Crimea, citing sanctions that the U.S. has ordered against the region as a response to Russia …

Russia

The Urban Photographer's Daily Bag

A photographer's bag needs to hit that sweet spot of being lightweight while still holding everything needed for a day of shooting. Reader Long …

iPad Mini

NSA hacking since 2010 led U.S. to blame North Korea for Sony attack - CNN.com

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Four years before North Korea hacked into Sony Pictures Entertainment's servers and published private information, the United States began cracking into North Korean computer networks and tracking the movements of its government hackers, the New York Times reported Monday.<p>The …

North Korea

Sacred Defense - Photographs and text by Wawrzyniec Kolbusz | LensCulture

The “Sacred Defense” project documents the construction of fake war images in Iran and creates new war-related simulacra in digitally amended satellite images of Iranian nuclear sites.<p>Images make us believe we see the war. We are looking at illusions, however.<p>We follow how the war simulacra of …

War

No sign or sounds of terrorism in cockpit recording from AirAsia QZ8501 - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> Audio recordings from the cockpit of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 contain no sounds of gunfire or explosions, making it unlikely the plane was brought down by terrorism, Indonesian investigators say.<p>The aircraft's cockpit voice recorder, which captures all noises on the flight deck, was recovered …

Airplanes

Report: RB Altee Tenpenny to transfer from Alabama

Former blue-chip running back prospect Altee Tenpenny will reportedly leave Alabama after two seasons.<p>Altee Tenpenny arrived at Alabama as one of the …

Google could invest $1 billion in Elon Musk’s space internet plan

<b>Update:</b> it’s official – Google and investment firm Fidelity bought a 10 percent stake in SpaceX for $1 billion, resulting in a $10 billion valuation for Elon Musk’s company.<p><b>Original post:</b><p>Two of the world’s most forward-thinking and ambitious companies could team up soon. Google is reportedly close …

Space

Jennifer Lopez Got Super Competitive on 'Fallon' Last Night, Used Her Butt as a Clue

"The rear!"<p>Jennifer Lopez might wear the tightest pants in town, but thanks to Jimmy Fallon and the distracting power of her own butt, she won't be adding a Catch Phrase Champ award to her trophy case.<p><i>The Boy Next Door</i> actress made an appearance on <i>The Tonight Show</i> Monday evening to match wits with</i> …

Jennifer Lopez