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Christina Aguilera Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Christina Aguilera is a brand-new mother of two. <i>Us Weekly</i> reports that the singer gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday, August 16th in Los …

Music

Japanese Sex Dolls Are Now Being Mistaken For Real Women

We're not entirely sure if this is good or bad news to be honest. Japanese manufacturer of 'Dutch Wives' (which is the term the Japanese use for 'sex …

What We Love This Week, Volume LXXVIII

Source: Parade<p>Remembering Robin Williams<p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH7crqRvhhc<p>Millions around the world–yes, even jihadists–mourned the loss of …

What Children Can Teach Us About Risk, Failure, and Personal Growth

<i>“If I limit myself to knowledge that I consider true beyond doubt,”</i> E.F. Schumacher wrote in his timelessly wonderful <i>A Guide for the Perplexed</i> in 1977, <i>“I minimize the risk of error but I maximize, at the same time, the risk of missing out on what may be the subtlest, most important and most</i> …

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth

• <b>Author:</b> John Moe<p><b>“Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth is proof that a funny book on pop culture doesn't have to be snide and nasty. I loved everything about it.” —Jim Gaffigan</b> <br>We all know how Darth Vader shared his big secret with Luke Skywalker, but what if he had delivered the news in a handwritten …

Weekend Box Office: ‘Expendables 3’ Opens Terribly And It’s All Because Of PIRATES!

As soon as that story about the leaked copy of <i>The Expendables 3</i> started going around, there was a palpable sense of “convenient future excuse.” Which brings us to today. <i>The Expendables 3</i> opened with $16.2 million, down 43% from The Expendables 2, which opened with $28 million domestic in 2012, …

Julian Assange has had human rights violated, says Ecuador foreign minister

Ricardo Patino says British government has no will to find a solution to stalemate that has confined WikiLeaks founder to London's Ecuadorian embassy for more than two years<p>Two years on, Julian Assange is still a prisoner of process<p>Ecuador's foreign minister has accused the British government of …

16 Rarely Seen Audrey Hepburn Photos

In honor of the late icon's birthday today.<p>Audrey Hepburn's philanthropic and film work live on, as do the images of her impeccable style. In honor of what would have been her 87th birthday today, peruse 15 seldom seen, very chic photos of the icon—from Richard Avedon lensed BAZAAR covers to candid …

Lauren Bacall, smoky-voiced Hollywood legend, dies at 89

Lauren Bacall, the tough-talking femme fatale who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle, died on Tuesday at the age of 89, according to a statement from Bogart’s estate.<p>“With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we<br>confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall,” read the brief but …

Johnny Depp Is a Roguish Delight in New Trailer for 'Mortdecai'

We've had a <i>lot</i> of feelings about Johnny Depp over the years, from his smoldering "Winona Forever" days to, well, pretty much everything from the past few years. However, this trailer for the upcoming spy comedy "Mortdecai" looks promising.<p>Depp's character, Charlie Mortdecai, is a veddy fancy art …

Robin Williams’ inexhaustible comic force: An eccentric, electric performer who fought his demons on-screen

He wasn’t a natural fit for movies, and his stardom was a trap. But his lightning comic talent was like no one else<p>If Robin Williams’ career as an actor and comedian was in many ways perplexing and difficult to summarize, the man himself was still more so. I didn’t know Williams personally, but …

Lauren Bacall remembered for film noir classics – video

<b>Deborah Orr:</b> Hollywood created the expectation that women should be beautiful, young and vulnerable – to the loss of youth and beauty, if nothing else<p>Published: 15 Aug 2014<p>Published: 15 Aug 2014<p>The actor, best known for The Big Sleep and How to Marry a Millionaire, dies at family home after …

Dirty Bird – Naughty Logo Design

A naughty logo design for the fried chicken brand “Dirty Bird”.<p>Artist and graphic designer Mark James created this “naughty” logo design for the …

Graphic Design

How to Cook Pork Belly at Home

<i>Each week this summer on Food52, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Cara explores the endless possibilities of pork belly.</i> …

Libertad Font Family from TipoType

The Libertad font family mixes stability with a soft movement.<p>Fernando Díaz, a graphic and type designer as well as co-founder of type foundry …

Elaborate Textile ‘Collages’ of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing | Colossal

<p>With a background in woodwork, ceramics, weaving, dressmaking, and even stained glass windows, artist Sophie Standing consolidates her breadth of …

On Boris Vian: The Mind Behind Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

On Friday, July 18, American audiences will get a peek at the latest work from Michel Gondry, the Oscar-winning French filmmaker whose terminal …

65 Tomato Recipes for the Height of the Season

From pastas to salads to salsas, make these 65 tomato recipes all summer long.<p><b>It's tomato season!</b> Make the most of this ephemeral fruit with these summery recipes.

Cooking

50 Herb Recipes to Help You Use Up All That Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Mint, and More

From sage and thyme to cilantro and parsley, these recipes let our favorite herbs shine.<p><b>Have more herbs than you know what to do with?</b> Put your parsley, mint, cilantro, and basil front-and-center with these recipes, for everything from salad to vinaigrettes and even pie.

15 Dinner Recipes that You Should Really Eat for Breakfast

Our favorite breakfasts look an awful lot like dinner—here are the best nontraditional breakfast foods to start your day.<p><b>It's time breakfast breaks free from its shackles.</b> Think about it: We're totally cool with pancakes and bacon for dinner, so why shouldn't we inject a little dinner food into our …

Cooking

Is FIFA Corrupt Or Was Twitter Hacked? Illuminati World Cup Rumors 2014 Swirl

Germany beat Argentina in the World Cup Final and now there are three theories swirling around after a Twitter account “predicted” the outcome of …

World Cup final 2014 - the fashion goals

From the Beckham boys’ unlikely allegiance to Argentina, to Rihanna’s pierced septum, via Joachim Loew's team channelling Kraftwerk, there were some very strong looks at Maracana Stadium on final night

World Cup 2014: 25 of the best photos from Brazil

Our sports picture editor rounds up the highlights from the tournament in Brazil and explains why these photographs stood out from the 250,000 shots we've received over the past month <br>• Check out 25 of the best World Cup photos of all time

World Cup final 2014: Mario Gotze scores only goal as Germany beat Argentina at the Maracana

Germany vs Argentina World Cup final 2014 match report: Score 1-0 after extra-time - Joachim Löw's side are World Cup winners as Lionel Messi rues second-half miss<p><b>Germany</b> deservedly lifted the <b>World Cup</b> because of a moment of brilliance from Mario Götze – Mario de Janeiro – because of the team’s …

Soccer

Air Purifying Drone

The city is our home! Based on this premise is the UrbanCONE – a personalized drone that aims to keep your surrounding environment pollution-free. …

Greg Klassen's Beautiful River Collection Puts the Live Edge on the Inside

Greg Klassen is a craftsman who's extremely attuned to his environment. "I live in the Pacific Northwest and find inspiration in the trees, the …

How Happy Are Designers?

Creative people are pretty damn happy at work according to a new study by Adobe. After interviewing more than 1,000 people, Adobe found that the glass is more than half full for the country’s designers, illustrators, and photographers.<p>Here, Co.Design information design editor Lily Tidhar visualizes …

The Abyss Table by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London

The visuals on The Abyss Table are more than enough to make your jaw drop, which is no surprise given Duffy London’s history for clever, …