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Remarkable Photos of Wildlife Against Beautiful Natural Backgrounds

Mark Bridger is an avid amateur photographer, who pursued wildlife photography as a hobby just 5 years ago, thanks to his wife who bought him his …

25 Amazing Examples Of Food Travel Photography

The only thing worse than not being able to go on vacation, is having to hear all about the great vacation your friends just went on. Even worse than hearing about it, is having to sit through all the pictures. Not only are they a detailed reminder of the great sights you didn't get to see, but …

Portraits of a ravaged land: incredible photography by Nick Brandt

Wildlife

MORNING PICK-ME-UP: Meet Rob, the sleepy baby palm squirrel. http://huff.to/16bAcal Photo: ironammonite.com

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

Decorations

The 20 Award-Winning Photos From The War In Syria Everyone Should See

With President Barack Obama appealing to Congress and the nation to support a military intervention, now seems an appropriate time to look at the 2013 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography, a gripping series of 20 photos from Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, …

Middle East

Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not)

Sources:<p>All of the information in this essay came from A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, and Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James …

Columbus Day

Photographer Captures New Yorkers Kissing for Past 30 Years

For thirty years, photographer Matt Weber has been capturing candid scenes of romantic passion on the streets of New York City. His <i>Urban Romance</i> collection reveals the numerous tender moments of love that take place between adoring couples throughout the bustling city. Their affection ranges from …

Loneliness

Marine Animals Keep Time With Multiple Clocks

The circadian clock is not the only timer ticking away in some animals.<p><b>From fungi to farm animals to humans, organisms across a broad spectrum experience daily cycles controlled by a circadian clock. This internal clock tells us when to sleep or rest, and when it's time to wake up.</b><p><b>But it turns out</b> …

Biology

If This Toaster Could Talk

Narratives in the age of the smart object<p>The cultural conversation about the Internet of things has tended toward a highly functionalist, utilitarian set of ideas: Connected objects can make smart homes a reality, where toasters will talk to alarm clocks so your toast is ready when you awaken, and …

Mortgage referrals to banks could lead to conflicts of interest

Has your real estate agent or financial adviser ever suggested that you go to a specific bank or broker for your mortgage? If they did, and they got paid for it, there’s potential for conflict of interest.<p>Most mortgage referrals are made in good faith. Your adviser recommends a banker or broker …

Finance

Indian corruption fighter wins UBC’s first integrity award

On Nov. 12, 1965, Anna Hazare survived an attack on his Indian army battalion by Pakistani forces, a bullet whizzing by his head.<p>His comrades were not as fortunate and that moment was a turning point in the young soldier's life.<p>"It was at that particular moment that Hazare took an oath to dedicate …

Khmer Rouge

100 Diagrams That Changed the World by Scott Christianson. From The Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod

Infographics are cool (and trending) but you know what is cool? 100 most important diagrams that changed the human history, Scott Christianson decide to compile the most awesome diagrams in this book: you think that prismatic circle that you see on photoshop is a creation from Adobe, well Moses Harris did it in 1766, do you remember Dante’s Inferno, well there’s a diagram for that, phases of the moon? Yeah Galileo did it, and of course Da Vinci Vitruvian Man is there too.

Must-See Freaky Faces Made From Designer Clothes

When it comes to the majority of our clothes, we wear them, clean them, fold them and store them. And we repeat this cycle until they are too …

Best of Eyewitness - wildlife

Nature at its best

Beautiful Glowing Portraits of a Bobtail Squid

In this series, entitled <i>Bobtail Squid</i>, underwater photographer Todd Bretl documents the magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The creatively composed shots transform eight curled arms and a round body into beautifully abstract shapes floating against a stark, black background.<p>Bretl was …

Nature

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

Pizza Lab: How to Make Ramen Crust Pizza

It looks like pizza, smells like pizza, it even <i>tastes</i> a little like pizza, but it's not pizza. At least, not inasmuch as pizza is defined by its bread-based crust. The slice you are looking at shares much in common with pizza. It's got gooey melted cheese. It's got a robust tomato sauce that …

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Appetizers & Snacks > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …

Cooking

Eileen Remedios Writes Polite Note To Thief In England, Gets Amazing Response (PHOTOS)

When Eileen Remedios realized her bike had been stolen, she didn't let her anger get the best of her.<p>"I was feeling quite cross," the 55-year-old nurse from England told the Daily Mail. "I thought, 'Why would someone want to take my old bike?' I thought maybe someone was drunk and had borrowed …

China's credit bubble may take Canadians down with it

<i>ROB Insight is a premium commentary product offering rapid analysis of business and economic news, corporate strategy and policy, published throughout the business day.</i> Visit the ROB Insight homepage <i>for analysis available only to subscribers.</i><p>The key to beating the Canadian stock market over the …

Fitch Ratings

Three top picks from Burgeonvest Bick’s John DeGoey

<i>John DeGoey is vice-president and associate portfolio manager at Burgeonvest Bick Securities. His focus is on personal finance and ETFs.</i><p><b>Top picks:</b><p><b>First Trust Senior Loan ETF (CAD-Hedged)</b><p>One of the very few income options that might not suffer in a rising rate environment, it also features low …

Investing

The Imaginary Factories Inside All Our Gadgets

What if an iPhone wasn’t just a gadget but a place where tiny people worked? The Imaginary Factory series explores the inner life of our technology.<p>The problem of explaining how technology works to an inquisitive kid can befuddle the best of parents. It’s easier to explain to a kid how a radio …

Pictures: Looters Shatter Museum of Ancient Egyptian Treasures

Amid the deadly chaos sweeping across Egypt, looters ransacked the archaeological museum in the town of Mallawi last week.

Archaeology

Julia Child Was Wrong: Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

It seems almost sacrilegious to question the wisdom of Julia Child.<p>First with her opus <i>Mastering the Art of French Cooking</i> and later with her PBS cooking show, the unflappably cheerful Child helped rescue home cookery from the clutches of convenience food. She taught us how to love — and take pride …

Inchezonya

Enchiladas and lasagna married at last<p><i>Note</i>: This recipe requires a large 3 1/2-quart (roughly 12-by-10-by-2 1/2-inch) aluminum roasting pan or baking …

Recipes