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This Flower Art Is The Most Beautiful Thing You'll See All Day

This Russian artist makes drinking a cup of tea look like a beautiful work of art.<p>For her photography series "Floral Tea Story," Marina Malinovaya …

Flowers

2017 Was an Astounding Year for Space Images

From super moons to Saturn’s rings to distant galaxies.<p>One of the best ways to experience wonder in 2017 was to look up. In August, Eclipse Madness …

Astronomy

The Best Things We Bought in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we at Wirecutter are reopening our blog. As people who are truly passionate about how the things we own affect our lives, …

Shopping

9 Differences Between Older Millennials & Younger Millennials

If you're reading this, there's a strong chance you (like me) are a millennial, though you may not identify with all of the generational traits …

Millennials

10 Secrets of Christmas Tree Farmers

A Christmas tree may occupy a corner of your living room, and your consciousness, for only a few weeks each winter. But it and its evergreen ilk are …

Mental Floss

Tracing the Origins of Gucci and His Artist

Art has become ubiquitous at Gucci under creative director Alessandro Michele and his artistic sensibility. The cult appeal of the brand's artist …

Pictures of the Week 12.14.17

Protest

A Miniature Holiday Village Made Almost Entirely of Chocolate

The gingerbread house is the staple of Christmastime food architecture—the A-frame, if you will, of Instagrammable holiday edifices. So we hope …

Miniature

Christmas Cacti, Rainbow Stockings, and More Christmas Craft Projects to Make This Weekend

This time of year the elves are busy in their workshop, and you should be too! Sure, you're not making toys and presents for everyone in the world, but your to-do list is long enough. Invite your squad over for a weekend of Christmas crafting to get your #handmandechristmas off to a good start. …

Crafting

23 dreamy A-frame cabins we love

You may not own an A-frame, but you can dream<p>An architectural icon from 1950 to about 1975, the A-frame is one of the most beloved vacation homes of the past, a triangle-design built for lounging on outdoor decks and staring at nature. A-frames can come in any size, and in today’s …

Houses

Celebrating Carrie Fisher's Final Appearance as Princess Leia

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, the latest installment of the intergalactic franchise, will be Carrie Fisher’s last appearance in the series. In 1977, Fisher was cast as Princess Leia, a symbol of the resistance and leader of the Rebel Alliance, and at just 20 years old, she skyrocketed to fame alongside …

Star Wars

The Emerald Coast: Nicaragua's hidden jewel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Move over Costa Rica: Nicaragua is emerging as the new eco-travel darling of Central America.<p>In the past two decades, Nicaragua has made concerted efforts to increase peace and international tourism; now, it's one of Central America's safer nations for travel, based on 2017's Global Peace …

Hotels

The Fortune 2018 Power Ranking: Who’s Going to Have a Good Year

In business as in all things, there are winners and losers. Here are our best guesses for what companies, trends and industries are going to get big …

Trends

The Best Holiday Markets in Every State

Whether you prefer to go the traditional holiday market route of hot cocoa and handmade gifts or enjoy a more hip holiday shopping experience—think: …

Christmas

5 years after Sandy Hook, the victims have not been forgotten

<b>(CNN) —</b> It remains among America's most heinous nightmares: the lives of 20 little children -- dancers and swimmers, pianists and painters, budding readers, little sisters and big brothers -- extinguished in a flash of violence inside Sandy Hook Elementary.<p>Taken with them on that chilly Friday in …

Empathy

How Hallmark took over your TV every Christmas

The cheesy spectaculars are big business — and make Hallmark the top cable network among most women.<p>There is a place where it’s always Christmas. Where there is always snow on the ground, where togetherness is the word to live by, where the horrors of the world reliablysubside amid the flurries of …

Christmas

5 Fantasy Tales of the Holidays That Even a Grinch Will Enjoy

Stories<p>Connie Willis has written about Christmas before. Her wonderful time travel novel <i>The Doomsday Book</i> takes place around Christmas — in both the …

Christmas

The Annual Military Students Ball in Moscow: Pictures

Moscow

The 12 Biggest Health Trends Of 2017, Ranked

Sunrise alarm clocks, cooling sheets, the Whole30 diet, and more. Plus, which trends are bound to stick around through 2018.<p>It seems like the year 2017 has come and (almost) gone in the blink of an eye. And in that year, wellness trends took a turn for the creative.<p><b>MORE:</b> The Worst New Year's …

Health

The Friday Night Lights effect

Allen High School’s football team has transformed this once-small Texas town<p>In a state that often boasts about size, no town does big bigger than Allen, Texas.<p>A suburb northeast of Dallas, Allen is home to the state’s largest high school, both in terms of enrollment (6,664teenagers) and campus size …

Texas

Daisy Ridley of 'Star Wars' on Insta-Bullies, Disney Execs, and Living Up to Rey

Daisy Ridley enters the tiny Montreal vegan sushi joint with a singsongy “<i>Bonjour</i>!”—she’s learning French while in town filming an adaptation of the dystopian YA trilogy <i>Chaos Walking</i>. So far she’s mastered key phrases necessary for a meal. A cheerful “<i>excusez-moi</i>” gets a grin from the young waiter …

Daisy Ridley

Prepping for the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival: Pictures

Winter Olympics

The Little Parts of a Basketball Game Are What Make the NBA So Fun

The first person in my neighborhood growing up who had a basketball hoop was this boy named Barry who lived across the street from me. His dad put it …

Basketball

13 Yummy Christmas Cookies from Around the World

Heaping plates of Christmas cookies are basically synonymous with the holidays. It seems that nearly every country around the globe has their own variation of the holiday classic. In fact, some of these regions have been making a version for hundreds of years. If you’re looking for a way to …

Christmas

Why having white teeth doesn’t mean they are healthy

Having gleaming white teeth might look more attractive, it doesn’t mean they are in better condition.<p>Most of us would like to have a gleaming white smile, filled with teeth that would make a Hollywood actor proud. Studies show that 18-52% of people are dissatisfied with the colour of their teeth.<p>In …

Beauty