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Tbilisi flood searchers in nervous lookout for zoo animals

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Workers and volunteers labored Monday in a flood-ravaged area of the Georgian capital to help victims while nervously …

Search continues for 10 people, dangerous zoo animals still missing in Georgia flood

Many of the people missing after muddy floodwaters swamped the area around Tbilisi Zoo turned up safe on Monday, but the fate of 10 people and an undetermined number of potentially dangerous animals was still unknown.<p>The death toll rose to 13 from 12 when cleanup crews found the body of an elderly …

30 Beautiful Landscapes Draped in Fog

Fog, in literature and real life, is a force of mystery and magic. It obscures some things to reveal others; and it can transform an already …

Photography

Surf In The City

Thousands Gather for the Centuries-Old Appleby Horse Fair

For hundreds of years, members of the travelers community in the United Kingdom have gathered by the thousands in Appleby-in-Westmorland, in Northern England, to sell and trade horses and celebrate as a community. During the loosely organized event, horses are washed, displayed and run for buyers …

President Obama plays with Ella Harper Rhodes, daughter of Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, in the Oval Office today.

It's National Doughnut Day! Making your own isn't as hard as you think

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: National Doughnut Day! There’ll be no guilt at scarfing down a doughnut (or two) for breakfast today.<p>But what about saving that appetite and whipping up your own delicious doughnuts at home? It’s not as difficult as you think – it just takes a little time …

Baking

Your Creative Calendar: 91 Things To Do, See, And Hear This June

Wherever there’s a flock of velociraptors, you’ll be there. Whenever women bond in jail, you’ll bond too. Our entertainment picks for June.<p>It used to be that summer TV was a fallow garden of reruns and unwatchable eye-garbage, leaving movies to reign supreme over the season. Not anymore! Now, even …

Outdoor Decorating Ideas for the Summer

Summer means barbecues, patriotic celebrations, and idle hours spent lounging in the sun. Is your backyard ready? Spruce up to your outdoor space with these lighting ideas, table settings, and decorative touches big and small. Trust us, they are all Good Things.<p>Start with these Asian-inspired …

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

10 unexpected candidates for song of the summer

iggy who?<p>Music always sounds better during the summer, providing the perfect soundtrack to those sunny afternoons spent sipping tall Margaritas on a boat. Give these 10 under-the-radar songs a listen when you’re tired of bumping this season’s major players, like Fetty Wap’s unstoppable “Trap …

Music

20 Must-See Art Museums In America

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you're not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are …

2015 CMT Music Awards in Pictures

Two "Fangirls" Travel the World to Perfectly Align Film and TV Stills with Their Filming Locations

Tiia hman and Satu Walden are two self-proclaimed fangirls on a quest to visit every filming location from their favorite movies and TV shows, all across the globe. Since late 2013, not only have the duo been on a global adventure, but they've also been documenting their trek around the world with …

The world’s most beautiful volcanoes

Whether they’re long dormant or spewing lava to this day, these eight stunning volcanoes attract sightseers from all over the world.<p>With fiery molten channels that stretch far below the surface, volcanoes connect us to the very core of the Earth. Active or dormant – they resonate with an energy and …

Geology

17 Ways to Spend a Summer Crafternoon

Begin with the very shoes on your feet! Add some DIY charm to the most necessary summer shoes.

11 Crazy Cool Luxury Hotels That Will Give You Insane Wanderlust

Ever wanted to sleep in a tree house? What about an igloo? It’s pretty clear that travel these days can get a bit monotonous — land, arrive at hotel, unpack, go to the beach, eat at said hotel, sleep and repeat. That’s why we’ve rounded up some extravagant travel accommodations that will scare, …

Dinosaurs on screen: fact or fantasy?

Photograph: Alamy<p>Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/11/1434033340321/6041da13-c524-4549-a152-ae392ed0a761-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Crystal Palace Park …

Dinosaurs

16 Crazy-Awesome Examples Of Eyeshadow Art

Proof that makeup is artistry.

iPhone Photography Awards Winners Revealed

Photographers of the Year iPhone Photography Awards. First place, Sounds of the old town.<br>Michał Koralewski<p>1 of 17<p>LightBox NewsletterSign up to …

iPhone 5

Amazon wants you to unlock your phone with your ear - does that even make sense?

Keeping smartphones secure has been a key concern since mobile devices became more than just calling and texting machines. These pieces of technology now hold information that could literally ruin our lives if they fall on the wrong hands.<p>This is why we have all kinds of techniques for keeping our …

TV news will soon come to you from a selfie stick

The selfie stick backlash may be in full swing, but one Australian television network is hoping the devices are the future of television.<p>In an …

What Does it Take to be a National Geographic Photographer?

Many photographers dream of photographing for National Geographic. So much in fact, the magazine has become iconic in the eyes of amateur and …

11 Off-The-Shoulder Dresses You Can Get For Less Than $100

<i>Photo: ASOS</i><p>Nothing screams summer like an off-the-shoulder dress. The silhouette has been seen on countless bloggers, runways and celebrities, and it's time you embrace the trend.<p>Not only are off-the-shoulder dresses easy to wear (so many come in styles that are flowy and float away from the body), …

Dramatic Portraits of Ethereal Women Captured with Natural Light

Photographer Alessio Albi has continued to capture images of women that feature an incredible use of their surrounding environment. Rather than taking an ordinary portrait, the photographer utilizes the quirks and distinguishing features of each unique setting to add an interesting aesthetic within …

US shark attacks: two teenagers lose limbs on same North Carolina beach

Two teenagers were seriously injured in two separate shark attacks off the coast of the same North Carolina town on Sunday, terrifying beachgoers and prompting one witness to compare the scene to the movie Jaws.<p>A 13-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy each lost limbs in the attacks.<p>Map - Oak …

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