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Check Out Leo Tolstoy's Strict 'Rules of Life' for Love and Work

You should only go to a brothel twice a month, according to the legendary writer.<p>Quite literally an epic novelist, Leo Tolstoy was known as much for his legendary, sprawling tomes (<i>Anna Karenina</i>, <i>War and Peace</i>) as he was for his ever stringent perfectionism. "I must get used to the idea, once and …

Metallica to Play National Anthem at NBA Finals

Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett have developed something of a specialty in playing "The Star Spangled Banner." The pair will be bringing …

NBA Finals

10 Insanely Fit Trans Men

Including one who’s up for the cover of Men's Health!<p>The second annual Ultimate <i>Men's Health</i> Guy Competition is currently underway, and hundreds of guys are vying for the chance to prove that they have what <i>Men's Health</i> describes as the right combination of "grit, guts, and gusto" to grace the cover …

Fitness

Foo Fighters: David Letterman performance of Everlong ends Late Night

David Letterman’s connection to Foo Fighters runs deep. As Letterman said before introducing the band during the final moments of the last <i>Late Show</i> …

Foo Fighters

Cannes uncovered: day 9 - the 3D sex film, the star-studded podcast, the JLaw surprise!

It’s almost the final weekend here in Cannes which means that awards are almost being handed out, holiday romances are about to end and poor street-sweepers will be working overtime to clean up all that bloody mess.<p>This morning saw Cannes engulfed in rain, just to make some of you feel smug, which …

Rachel McAdams

Mummified embrace may explain 55-year Mexican mystery

Two desiccated bodies locked in a clinch are found on moutainside where three climbers disappeared in 1959 avalanche<p>Locked in an embrace, the mummified remains may end a 55-year mystery of what happened to climbers buried in an avalanche on <b>Mexico's</b> highest mountain.<p>And their clinch shows how they …

Mountaineering

Capturing Elusive Moments With Whale Sharks

In August, I undertook an exciting personal project, an attempt to create underwater fine art images of a beautiful swimmer arcing alongside enormous …

3D printing creates film without film

As our technologies increasingly move towards digitisation, perhaps the old techniques are becoming lost to younger generations. Take film. Although we still refer to motion pictures as "films", it is not often that we see film any more: we shoot moving images on our smartphones, watch films on …

Emerging Technology

Pictures of the Week 10.16.14

Mama June Won't Get Her Full Payment for the Last Season on "Honey Boo Boo"

TLC is citing a morality clause in her contract. Apparently dating a child molester violates that clause. Whodathunk.<p>And the Mama June saga continues.<p>Turns out, the <i>Honey Boo Boo</i> matriarch isn't going to collect her full salary for the unaired season of her hit reality show, because TLC blames her …

Doctor Leading Ebola Fight Gets Infected

The head doctor fighting the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government says.<p>Sheik Umar Khan, 39, is only the latest health care worker to be felled by the out-of-control outbreak of Ebola virus, which has infected more than 1,000 people and killed more than …

Deadly Tornadoes in Pictures

U.N. Calls Middle East Polio Outbreak ‘Greatest Polio Challenge in History’

First Syria, now Iraq—polio is spreading through these war-torn countries, and the challenges to get the spread under control are great.<p>The …

Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

Awesome Landscape Photography Depicting Nature from Serene Pastoral Images to Violent Volcanic Eruptions

Miles Morgan has been creating quite a stir lately with his daring escapades photographing lava from perilously close range. While most of us would …

Your Twitter Password Was Safe From Heartbleed. Other Social Sites? TBD.

This is going to get worse before it gets better.<p>News of “Heartbleed,” one of the most catastrophic security vulnerabilities the Web has ever seen, broke earlier this week. In a nutshell, it’ll soon be time to change almost every website password you have.<p>Almost, but not all.<p>If you’ve got a Twitter …

This Glorious Yosemite Time-Lapse Makes Us Want to Head to California Right Now

What exactly makes one landscape, milky way time-lapse stand head and shoulders above the crowd? In a genre so over-saturated that some people have …

LIFE’s Classic Photo Essay That Shined a Harsh Light on Heroin Addiction

“While there’s life, there’s hope.”<p>That was the original motto of a magazine that for more than 100 years documented the lives of people around the …

Mark Seliger's greatest portraits - in pictures

If you are a star, Mark Seliger will have photographed you – and that includes presidents. The photographer knew exactly how he wanted to capture Barack Obama when he took his portrait in 2011: "I had this idea of photographing him from the front and back. Obama's only concern was that the back …

"Time Capsule" Apartment in Paris Found Untouched for 70 Years

Some people might take a vacation and leave their residence unmanned for a few weeks or even months, but one apartment in Paris was left isolated for about 70 years. The beautifully preserved space, which belonged to the granddaughter of the late Parisian socialite and actress Marthe de Florian, …

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Go Now: 5 Spectacular Fall Drives

(photo: Blue Ridge Parkway by NCBrian/Flickr Creative Commons)<p>America has so many breathtakingly scenic highways, it's no wonder that the family road trip is a national obsession. But summer isn't the only season to pack up the family and hit the pavement. With cooler weather comes the brilliance …

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'I won't ever understand it': Kin of fallen express grief, anger over death benefits

<i>By Tony Dokoupil, Senior Writer, NBC News</i><p>Grieving families of fallen U.S. service members are expressing outrage over a lapse in government benefits designed to help them pay for funeral costs or travel to meet the flag-draped coffins of their loved ones.<p>“The government is hurting the wrong …