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33 Of Your Favorite Bands Recreated With LEGOS

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Miniature Street Art Installations Take Over London

Street artist Slinkachu's idyllic scenes play out in puddles and street cracks.<p>Street artist Slinkachu’s work is best viewed under a magnifying glass: a lady swings on a matchstick, children play in the pool made from melting popsicle juice, and a couple crosses a river of Sprite. In an upcoming …

Art

9 Giant Lego Animals

You can jazz up your garden in lots of ways: A bench; a tasteful birdbath; a storm-resistant lawn gnome.<br>Or a bison that’s the size of an NBA player and is made of 45,143 Legos.<p>Artist Sean Kenney’s solo exhibition, <i>Nature Connects</i>, is touring botanical gardens and zoos all over the U.S. It features …

With just a compass and a pair of snowshoes, Simon Beck creates art

Simon Beck has been walking in circles for years — and the results are astonishing.<p>The British snowshoe artist is famous for the detailed geometrical designs that he creates by donning snowshoes and walking for miles, creating images that can only be seen from above.<p>It all started as just a hobby …

7 Things You Need to Stop Doing

I talk a lot about all the things you should do to be more memorable, charismatic and influential.<p>I write about starting, learning and beginning new habits and behaviors. Some of my favorites:<p>Start power posing<p>Learn vocal power strategies<p>Use killer conversation starters<p>But in this post I want to …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

The Perfect Way to Introduce Yourself (in Any Setting)

While I have no soccer skills, I once played in a fairly competitive adult soccer league with my then-teenage stepson. I was terrible, but I played …

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…<p>And we wonder why people aren’t better …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

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European Travel

A Work Week's Worth Of Dinners From Around The World (That You Can Find Right In Your Freezer)

So much has been written about the stress of weeknight dinners. So much, and yet: when it’s 5:00 and you have no idea what’s for dinner, who cares what brilliance has been written? Who knows what wonderful recipes are out there? What if you forgot to go shopping, and there’s no chance in the world …

How to Make Baked Brie Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Skip the cheese plate and opt for a simple, oozy baked Brie that anyone can make -- and everyone will enjoy.</i><p>A …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

Arctic Circle

Flashback: Watch Johnny Cash 'Get Rhythm' in Early TV Appearance

Had Johnny Cash lived past the age of 71, he would've turned 83 today.<p>Related<p>Read an Excerpt of Johnny Cash Love Letter to Wife June<p>"You still …

Country Music

Here's How Container Gardening Can Turn a Black Thumb Green (Yes, Even Yours)

Many an owner of a drooping flower bed has thrown in the towel and admitted defeat to the elusive perfect garden. You know what I mean -- seeds that never reappear as sprouts, flowers that stay in their buds no matter how hard you try to coax them out, lush, leafy plants that become rabbit food all …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

5 Warm and Cozy Breakfasts for Chilly Winter Days

It's cold outside: crank up the oven and wake your family with the smell of something good!<p><b>1. Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread</b><p>Warm out of the oven, this banana bread is tender and sweet-scented with a gorgeous ribbon of chocolate running through it. It's fun to make: you spoon the banana and …

Children and teenagers,Picture books,Children's books: 7 and under,Children's books: 8-12 years,Animals,Philip Pullman,Piers Torday,Roald Dahl,Dick King-Smith<p>From Peter Rabbit to Mr Fox to Philip Pullman’s magnificent talking polar bear Iorek Byrnison, the Book Doctor gets her ear to the ground and …

Books

10 of 2015's Most Highly Anticipated Albums

With 2014 officially over, it is time to start looking forward at what we can expect from this coming year. There are plenty of big names planning on releasing albums we can all expect to be rather large, and a handful of newer stars that have a lot to prove with upcoming works. Here are ten albums …

Rap & Hip-Hop

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Podcasting

The Ultimate Organization Guide: 60 Hacks to Ban Clutter and Chaos

With the new year comes new resolutions for our health, our jobs and perhaps most difficult of all, staying organized. The daunting task of cleaning, giving away and storing is sometimes too big a project to tackle, which means another year of living in clutter and chaos.<p>We say, no more! So we’ve …

Living Rooms

The Invisible History of the Human Race

Why does the world hate genealogists? Or, to rephrase, why are the masses of people around the world who are engaged in questions about their family's past often dismissed by those who aren't? When I started writing <i>The Invisible History of the Human Race</i>, a book about what gets passed down, I met …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Living Rooms

Response: 'Care Is The Catalyst For Learning'

<b>(This is the last post in a two-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here.)</b><p>Ingrid Veilleux asked:<p><i>How does caring relate to our current</i> …

10 things students want all educators to know

<b>1). Students want you to actually spend the time to get to know them...</b><p>Get to know your students by name as soon as possible. Learn something unique …

Catholic News Service

Vol. 48, No. 04<br>May 24, 2018<p>-- America has lost its way due to an identity crisis and needs a new narrative to hold it together as one people with a …

Pope Francis

Pope prays for peace in hearts, families, world in new year

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis made his New Year's wish on Thursday: No more wars.<p>Tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans crowded into …

A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

A century ago, young men in Europe were killing each other by the tens of thousands. World War I, which had erupted just a few months earlier, was raging. Yet on a frozen Christmas Eve, the guns briefly fell silent.<p>The Christmas Truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend, portrayed in films, …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …