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Queen Elizabeth's 65 Years on the Throne, in 65 Numbers

Feb. 6 marks Queen Elizabeth II‘s sapphire jubilee, marking the first time a British monarch has celebrated a 65-year reign.<p>The Queen, who is the …

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Here are all the best Super Bowl commercials in one place

The Super Bowl: the one time of year people not only tolerate but actively seek out commercials.<p>Hell, if you're a cord-cutter or DVR owner with an ad …


The most incredible nature photos of 2016

When we take a moment to step back and look, the world is stunningly beautiful.<p>There's beauty in the flashing movements of animals diving and dodging in a dance for survival, there's beauty in the sky above a nighttime city, and beauty in the creatures that creep through the edge of a dark …


Everything Google announced at today's Pixel hardware event

Kicking off the show at its hardware launch, Google CEO Sundar Pichai touted the shift from mobile to artificial intelligence that allowed for two-way conversation and natural dialogue. He described Google’s desire to build an ‘individual Google’ for each user before detailing some interesting AI …

Disney's 'Halloweentown' Is A Real Place That You Can Visit

If you grew up watching Disney Channel movies, you probably hold <i>Halloweentown</i> dear to your heart. For those of you who may have missed out, the 1998 …

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

From true crime to comedy, here’s your guide to the very best ear candy, plus some top podcasters’ favourites<p><b>Alice Isn’t Dead</b><p><b>The creepy podcast from the Welcome To Night Vale gang</b><p>The makers of the gloriously weird Welcome To Night Vale are behind this eerie podcast. Those concerned that they might …


Watch Kit Harington Literally Get Shocked While Answering 'Game Of Thrones' Questions

An eye for an eye, Kit Harington.<p>HBO has mercilessly teased the return of "Game of Thrones" over the past few months with highly suggestive promotional material hinting at the possible reappearance of Jon Snow. Now it's only fair to turn the tables and enact some revenge, Targaryen-style.<p>In case …

12 Less Obvious Books That Can Help You Deal With Anxiety

Navigating a list of self-help books aimed at diminishing your anxiety can be, well, anxiety-inducing. Reading a tome, under the assumption that said tome will help quell any lingering sense of panic, is a gamble. What if the panic is still there when you flip the last page? What if the advice …


The world's most stunning environment photos – in pictures

The Environmental Photographer of the Year competition presents the best of environmentally and socially conscious photography from all over the world. Ahead of the 18 April deadline for submission, we take a look at previous years’ winners


Poetic and Dreamlike Animated Illustrations

L’illustratrice française Marie Chapuis, basée à Paris, réalise de petites créations animées et poétiques. De petits éléments se mettent à bouger : …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

“His Dark Materials” fans, rejoice: This new adaptation could actually do Philip Pullman’s novels justice

BBC has assembled a dream team of “Dr. Who” and “Skins” creatives to give the brilliant trilogy its proper due<p>What happened? One of the strangest missed opportunities in recent years was the film of Philip Pullman’s “The Golden Compass,” the first of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy. How could one …


The most beautiful underwater photographs you'll see all year

Marshall Islanders Reflect On A Dark Legacy of Nuclear Testing

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>The Republic of the Marshall Islands have been making ripples in global news lately. Fresh off a strong gathering at COP 21 in Paris, where the Honorable Tony de Brum (ex. Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Marshall Islands) rallied with other global leaders to advocate for …

See Amazing Photos of the Real 'Rosie the Riveter' Women of World War II

Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in California, June 1942. Photographed by Alf<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Library of …

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17 Incredibly-Simple Ways to Be Happy Right Now

We all just want to be happy, don't we? So why is that we tend to live our lives steeped in worry, anxiety, and fear rather than just being happy? Is happiness just a temporary state of mind, or is something real and long-lasting?<p>No doubt you've heard the expression before that if you want to be …


12 Longreads To Get You Through A Snow Day

If you live in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic, a gigantic winter storm is about to screw up your weekend plans.<p>On the bright side, a snow day is one of the best excuses for finally getting around to tackling your Pocket or Instapaper queue. Need some inspiration? Here are 12 fascinating stories …

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A World Showcase of Unforgettable Shopping at Epcot – Canada Pavilion

There are many Unforgettable places to shop at Walt Disney World Resort. This month, I’m beginning a new series featuring my favorite place to shop, …

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20 habits to get mentally stronger

Getting mentally stronger doesn't have to be a complicated progress. Here are 20 easy tips you can do daily to improve your mental strength.

A Tribute to Alan Rickman: Reading Between the Black and White

When I was 8 years old, I first discovered the world of Harry Potter. My mom had always been a strong advocate of reading a book before watching the movie, so in 2001 (the year the first movie came out), I began reading <i>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone</i>. That first book drew me deeply into the …

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A Guide to Eating at Disney World

Across all the parks and hotels of Walt Disney World in Florida, there are 449 places to eat. How in the world will you find what you want and make …

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Embrace corporate synergy and watch The Muppets dramatically read Disney songs

One mega-conglomerate<i>’s</i> brand synergy is another person’s nostalgic childhood mashup. Case in point: In preparation for <i>The Muppets</i>’ debut on …

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7 Motivational Quotes From Popular Disney characters

Although it seems like Disney movies are meant for kids, adults too equally enjoy the entertainment they provide.<p>In fact, at times Disney does better …

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Top 7 Cruises to Book Now

Look to your travel personality to choose the best high seas vacation, whether you're a family unit looking for a virtual floating fun park or a …

5 New Disney Park Projects To Get Really Excited About

<i>By Christine Dayao for ShermansTravel</i><p><i>Photo: Disney/Lucasfilm</i><p>D23 Expo, the massive Disney convention that brings together all facets of the Walt Disney Company every other year, brought no shortage of great news for Mickey Mouse fans recently. Among all the developments in the pipeline, the most …

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17 Things You Never Knew About The Animals In Your Favorite Movies

You know, the REAL stars of the show.