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Are models too skinny? The debate fashion has been having since 1900

In the early 20th century, the first professional fashion models were called “living mannequins”. They took their name from their 19th-century predecessors, the display mannequins used by dressmakers. The term suggested that these early models were no more than animated dolls, and this was born out …

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“He was wearing a rumpled linen jacket and tie. Of course he was.” Sadie Stein on her brief encounter with the ghost of Robert Lowell: http://tpr.ly/1wJO8F5

Jean McConville murder: arrested woman released

A woman arrested in connection with one of the most notorious killings of the Northern Ireland Troubles – the kidnapping, killing and secret burial of Jean McConville – has been freed.<p>The Police Service of Northern Ireland said a report was submitted to the public prosecution service following the …

12 of the Most Over-the-Top Flower Arrangements We've Seen This Week

These arrangements from Preston Bailey's Designing with Flowers book are incredible and perfect for any fantasy wedding.<p><b>1. Life-size floral elephant.</b><p><b>2.</b> <b>All white everything.</b><p><b>3. Gigantic peach, purple, and pink centerpieces.</b><p><b>4. An orchid canopy.</b><p><b>5.</b> <b>White roses dripping with crystals.</b><p><b>6.</b> <b>An entire</b> …

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MPs 'secretly hiring unpaid interns'

<b>MPs scared of negative publicity are "secretly" recruiting unpaid interns to work in their offices, it is alleged.</b><p>Charles Glover, an aide to Lib Dem MP John Leech, made the claim while defending his boss, who has come under fire for advertising eight unpaid roles.<p>Campaigners say some MPs are …

5 things that will remake big data in the next 5 years

Big data has evolved a lot of the past few years; from a happy buzzword to a hated buzzword, and from a focus on volume to a focus on variety and …

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko …

Toxic algae may have killed 9-million-year-old whales found under a road

Excavators working on a Chilean stretch of the Pan-American Highway made a surprising discovery in 2010: a set of large fossilized mammal bones. A team of paleontologists was able to identify the fossils as the remains of more than 40 baleen whales, alongside a host of smaller animals, found to …

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Geologists identify trigger for apocalyptic 'super eruptions'

They rank among the most catastrophic natural disasters on Earth, second only in destructive power to an asteroid impact that could ensure humanity meets the same fate as the dinosaurs.<p>Super eruptions make those from normal volcanoes look like sputters of dust. They blast enough material into the …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 smartphone lens – review

It's been a while since the Guardian's Dan Chung shot the 2012 London Olympics (very successfully) with two iPhones and a pair of binoculars. This little marvel from Sony would have been invaluable to him. The DSC-QX10 smartphone lens is basically a compact camera that connects to a smartphone via …

The Wolf of Wall Street criticised for 'glorifying psychopathic behaviour'

The daughter of a man linked to the discredited financial schemes depicted in Oscar-tipped drama The Wolf of Wall Street has attacked the film's director, Martin Scorsese, and its star Leonardo DiCaprio, for glamorising a lifestyle of "fun sexcapades and coke binges".<p>Christina McDowell, whose …