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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 …

Dessert

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

A definitive ranking of Midge's fabulous costumes in 'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel'

<i>Yep, you guessed it: this story contains literally loads of spoilers. If you haven't watched The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, you should probs just hit "x"</i> …

Rachel Brosnahan

Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is 'feminism'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the year of the #MeToo movement, it's no surprise that Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year for 2017 is "feminism."<p>Merriam-Webster said "feminism" was the most looked-up word in its online dictionary, with the term generating 70% more searches than last year.<p>Those spikes in …

Feminism

Meet a 69-Year-Old Retiree Who Now Saves People From Avalanches In His Spare Time

'I thought it’d be an exciting way to give back to the community and help people in distress.'<p>For many folks, the beauty of retirement lies in being …

Outdoors

2017 Who What Wear Street Style Awards

Street Style

The 20 Coolest Christmas Songs For An Alternative Yule

So this is Christmas? As we’re knee-deep in Yuletide adverts, Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ and Wizzard’s ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ …

Christmas

Golden Globes nominations: Read the full list

Golden Globes

Gifts for Everyone in Your Grab Bag

You swore this would be the year you finished <i>all</i> of your holiday shopping by Cyber Monday. Yet here it is. December. And you’ve yet to cross one …

SantaCon Ushers in the Christmas Spirit: Pictures

SantaCon

This Awesome Transit Art Is Made Out Of Antique Wooden Escalators

Travelers have already nicknamed the piece “the stairway to heaven.”<p>When it was time to upgrade the gorgeous–but ancient–wooden escalators at Wynyard Station in Sydney, Australia, the government of New South Wales decided to do something different. Instead of trashing them, they chose to transform …

New South Wales

Modern Paris Seen Through Retro Porthole Windows of ‘Tours Aillaud’ High-Rises

Parisian photographer Laurent Kronental’s latest photo series, <i>Les Yeux des Tours</i>, captures life through the porthole windows of the Tours Aillaud—a social housing estate in the Pablo Picasso district of Nanterre. With 18 towers ranging from 7 to 38 stories high, the housing project accounts for a …

France

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

Maps

Ringing in 2018: Strange New Year’s Eve Traditions from Around the World

How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve? Two things that are usually done in the United States are a resolution to commit to in the next year and, of …

Mount Fuji

29 TV Deaths That Destroyed Your Emotions In 2017

🚨 WARNING: A YEAR OF SPOILERS AHEAD🚨

TV

Pictures of the Week 12.7.17

Burma

He’s 22. She’s 81. Their Friendship Is Melting Hearts.

Spencer Sleyon, a 22-year-old rapper and producer from East Harlem, and his friends were going around the room in October, talking about who their closest friends were.<p>When it was his turn, he said: “My best friend is an 81-year-old white woman who lives in a retirement community in Florida.”<p>To be …

Relationships

The True Story Behind the Movie I, Tonya

Tonya Harding hasn’t professionally figure skated for more than two decades, but her name still evokes the highly publicized 1994 attack on fellow …

Nancy Kerrigan

Hopeful Images From 2017

2017 has been another year of news stories that produced photos which can often be difficult or disturbing to view. I’ve made it a tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year. The following are images of personal victories, families and friends at play, expressions of love …

Taksim Square