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Cubs continue to feed off starter Jake Arrieta in 2-0 victory

Like potholes and property tax increases, Jake Arrieta has become one of those things you always can count on in Chicago.<p>In his first start since no-hitting the Dodgers, Arrieta tossed eight shutout innings Saturday in a 2-0 victory over the Diamondbacks before a crowd of 40,690 at Wrigley …

Baseball

3 Ways to Increase Positivity With Your Wardrobe Mindset

How many times have you walked into your closet and thought, "I have nothing to wear" all while you're staring at a closet that is overflowing with clothes? You then frantically search for an outfit that ends up being the same old thing you always wear, but because you're running low on time, you …

Nasa releases new photographs from Pluto fly-by – in pictures

Nasa’s New Horizons team on Friday revealed new images and discussed the latest results from the spacecraft’s historic flight through the Pluto system. Earlier in the day they released a new image of the dwarf planet in full ‘false’ color

Dwarf Planet

Tweaks I've Made for My Happiness

I started off this year in not the best place mentally. There was honestly nothing wrong in my life, but there was this funk I felt like I just …

Happiness

11 summer movies to stream on Netflix for Memorial Day

What better way to kick off summer than spending Memorial Day inside and on the couch? From coming-of-age classics to passionate romances, we’ve …

The Most Creative Hashtags on Instagram

Even though sometimes hashtags are used to get more followers, they also allow you to become a part of the creative dynamics which express a certain photographic style and is not about getting more likes but generating a gallery of high quality images.<p>Instagram is a tool which allows you to …

Revealing Photos of Skylines and Apartment Windows Capture Solitude of City Life

Living among millions of other people and bumping shoulders on overflowing sidewalks doesn't always equate to a sense of community. Ironically, the most thriving metropolis can create the strongest feelings of isolation. French photographer and graphic artist Floriane de Lassee offers an …

Shockers could finally get shot at Kansas in NCAA Tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall may finally get his wish.<p>Marshall has been trying for years to schedule a game against …

Five reasons Kentucky isn't going to win the NCAA tournament

Back when the Kentucky Wildcats were 25-0, we wrote a piece titled “Kentucky basketball isn’t going undefeated or winning the national championship.” That was when the team was only 62.5% of the way to its goal, with 15 games remaining. Now that the ‘Cats are six games from this epic achievement …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

25 Game Changing Dresses of 2014

From Rihanna's naked dress to Sarah Jessica Parker's Oscar de la Renta-signed gown, we look back at the most memorable celebrity looks that dared to change the fashion game.<p>2014 was yet another year of memorable fashion choices. From Rihanna's naked dress at the CFDA Awards to Sarah Jessica …

Red Carpet

After Being Left at the Altar, Bride Turns Heartbreak Into an Epic ‘Trash the Dress’ Photo Shoot

Less than a week before Shelby Swink’s wedding in November 2014, her fiancé sat her down, told her he did not love her, and just like that, the …

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

Should Alex Gordon have tried to score in the ninth?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Down to the final out of the season, trailing 3-2 and desperate to make even the slightest dent in Madison Bumgarner, the Kansas City Royals got a glimmer of hope when Alex Gordon's ninth-inning single fell in front of a charging Gregor Blanco.<p>Then, they got a jolt of …

Pointing fingers at NFL and ESPN, and turning thumbs up at Derek Jeter

Sometimes, we typists look for a column and find several. So today, instead of pontificating, we shall parse.<p>• Is there anything more useless than the<p>NFL's overtime rule? Could its basic idiocy have been showcased any more clearly than last week's Seattle-Denver game?<p>Peyton Manningwas Peyton …

Voters' Choice: The 4 Best Towns in America

Here at <i>Outside</i>, we've been watching the Best Towns 2014 bracket with bated breath—not only because there have been some big surprises (we're looking at you, Duluth) but also because we've been rooting for our favorite towns, too. Now, our editors share some of what make the four finalists so …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

Banksy's Street Art Reimagined in LEGO

What would it look like if Banksy's most famous street art pieces were reimagined in LEGO? What would the balloon girl look like and how would the rat on the wire appear? These are the questions photographer Jeff Friesen asked himself when he created his original series <i>Bricksy</i>. As he tells …

Lego

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Intricate Papercut Art Contains Beautiful Love Letters

Inside his small studio in east London, where he's worked for over 20 years, artist Rob Ryan creates intricate papercut works all by hand. Many of them contain pieces of writing that read like beautiful love letters. For example, in the one above, the message reads, “I always said that I'd do …

East London

An Illustrated Taxonomy of City Bikes and Cyclist Archetypes

<i>“A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning,”</i> E.B. White wrote in his timeless love letter to New York. <i>“The city is like poetry: it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines.”</i> And …

Pacers finish rally to withstand LeBron James' 38, upend Heat

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana took every shot Miami could muster Wednesday night.<p>Then the Pacers threw a couple of their own punches -- and put the …

How Sneaker Culture Conquered the World

It seems a long way from a training shoe created in 1917 to the gaudy and much-coveted street-wear of today, but a new book demonstrates the long and …

#theLIST: Oscars 2014: The 10 Best Dressed

BAZAAR counts down the sartorial standouts on the Academy Awards red carpet.<p>BAZAAR counts down the sartorial standouts on the Academy Awards red carpet.

That Wolf in a Sochi Hotel Was Just a Jimmy Kimmel Prank

Fool us once, shame on you, Jimmy Kimmel. Fool us twice, the Internet is going to get very, very angry.<p>The late-night talk show host has been exposed …

Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …