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A Brilliant Photo Retrospective On Life In 1970s USA

<i>The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years, was a transitional period in American youth culture.</i> - <b>Eric Allin Cornell</b><p>The 1970's are now regarded as the …

2014 Golden Globe Nominations: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Girls,’ and More

Award Season<p>The films 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle were the big winners in the 2014 Golden Globe nominations, each getting seven nods. See …

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Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Underrated Christmas Tunes: 10 Hidden Gems to Spruce Up Your Holiday Playlists

It's Christmastime, and with the wind chill and spiked cider comes the unyielding, inescapable barrage of holiday music. No matter where you go over the next three weeks, you won't be able to shake these jingles -- they're playing at home on the television, in your car on the radio, and when you're …

Couple Married 61 Years Ago Takes "Up" Inspired Anniversary Photos

This adorable couple, married for an incredible 61 years, finally got the photos they deserve! As a special holiday present, event designer and granddaughter Lauren Wells (on her husband's side) decided to create some truly memorable anniversary photos for her “Nina and Gramps.” According to …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

And the Award for the Biggest Fashion Launch of 2013 Goes to.....

Undoubtedly, the biggest launch of 2013 was 3.1 Phillip Lim's collection of clothing and accessories for Target. One of the most buzzed-about …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Fortune Cookie, A Photo Series Featuring Fashion Models Posed Upside Down

Fashion models are posed upside down in the topsy turvy photo series “Fortune Cookie” by photographer Martin Tremblay and styling studio Pascal & …

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50 Best Albums of 2013

The past 12 months had more great music going on than any year in recent memory. Some of the most innovative artists of the last decade — Kanye West, …

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7 Christmas songs that are unintentionally depressing

Sometimes music that’s supposedly joyous is decidedly not. These holiday downers will bring out the Grinch in you<p>Christmas time is supposed to be packed with joy. But let’s face it: Sometimes we are left with emotional lumps of coal. From the social anxiety of chatting with distant relatives, to …

Yule Log 2.0, a digital interpretation of the holiday classic - The Fox Is Black

The yule log is traditionally a piece of hard wood that burns for hours on seasonal holidays like X-mas. But fireplaces seem like a far off dream for …

8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

Magic mushrooms, prostitution, home invasions? The story that Americans celebrate has far from family-friendly origins. The truth about this holiday, …

After the Antihero

The real TV trend of 2013? The rise of the strong female character.<p>On December 1, <i>The Good Wife</i> finished its fall season — a run of 10 consecutive …

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of books by big-name writers: Donna Tartt, Jonathan …

What to Do with Leftover Wine

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: So you popped the cork on too many bottles this holiday season (who didn't?) -- here's what to do with all that wine when it's no longer good enough to</i> …

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

14 Christmas Movie Child Stars: Where Are They Now?

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Time to dust off your well-loved holiday films while frantically wrapping gifts, stuffing stockings, and baking up a storm. We wanted to take a look at where some of your favorite young Christmas movie cast members have landed today. Much like gifts from …

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …

8 Celebrities Who Went Through a Seriously Awkward Phase

Joe Manganiello had an awkward phase. We have the photo proof.<p>Many “flawless” celebrities soldiered through an adolescence marked by lanky frames, …

2014's Most Anticipated Movie Adaptations

With so many book-inspired films headed our way in 2014, we lit lovers can’t help but resolve to go to the movies. Sure, the next chapters in “The …

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

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Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in January

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January:</b><p>Celebrate the coming of a new year <i>and</i> the oldest folk festival in the U.S. at the <b>Philadelphia</b> <b>Mummers Parade</b> (January 1). Local clubs take to the streets to compete in one of …

Is taking a selfie at a funeral bad form?

Most people don't think of funerals as an ideal time for an Instragram (or Kodak, if you're over a certain age) moment. But plenty of teenagers are snapping photos of themselves in funeral home bathrooms and en route to cemeteries, among other places associated with the dead. There's now a whole …

Apparently Teens Are Now Throwing Themselves Out of Buses for Fun

Teenagers — if the local news is to be believed — are always coming up with new, dangerous and trendy activities to get their kicks. ("New" is a …

Inside The Horrifying World Of Online Fat-Shaming

She first dealt with cyberbullying in middle school. Social media was a new beast back then — people used Livejournal and Myspace, not Facebook and Instagram — but teens learned quickly that lashing out at someone from behind the glowing pixels of a computer screen was easier than doing it …