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Report: St. Louis County Police To Be Withdrawn From Duty After Ferguson Protests

The St. Louis County Police Department will no longer be involved in policing Ferguson, Missouri, the suburban community rocked by protests after the death of an unarmed black teenager who was shot by a police officer last week.<p>Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), who represents Ferguson, told Bloomberg on …

Robin Williams 'had Parkinson's' when he died

<b>Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of his death, his wife has said.</b><p>Susan Schneider said her husband had been sober but "not yet ready to share publicly" his struggles with Parkinson's.<p>She added that he had also been suffering from anxiety and …

Robin Williams

Indian plane dives 1,500m as pilot 'sleeps'

India's civil aviation regulator has ordered Jet Airways to suspend two pilots after a flight to Brussels dived 1,500 metres, forcing air traffic controllers to issue an emergency warning.<p>The <i>Times of India</i> said the captain was on a scheduled rest break when the plane dropped over Turkey, putting it …

Why We Can’t Blame Latinas for Their Hollywood Image

When the University of Southern California released the results of its analysis of diversity in Hollywood, it’s revelations were not shocking: Latinas are both underrepresented and underdressed.<p>What is surprising is that some, as a result, have blamed Latinas for this less than flattering …

Salma Hayek

Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease

Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease at the time of his death earlier this week, the actor’s wife, Susan Schneider, said in …

This Robin Williams advice still matters - CNN.com

Robin Williams was honored during this year's Emmy telecast with a tribute led by friend Billy Crystal, who hosted the "Comic Relief" benefits with Williams and Whoopi Goldberg (seen here in 1986). Williams died August 11 at age 63. Click through to see moments from the beloved actor's remarkable …

Concrete walls sink into the ground at VAUMM's MNGB House in Spain

A wall of windows fronts this angular concrete house by VAUMM, which is sunken into the landscape of a sloping site in the suburbs of Gipuzkoa, Spain …

10 Remarkable Traits All Photographers Have (According to Hollywood)

Ever seen a photographer in a movie? Well, we'll leave out the likelihood that it was a male photojournalist in a war zone exposing the “truth” (like …

The 20 Best Architectural Pranks Ever

The prank has been used as a device throughout architectural history to undermine the seriousness of functionalism and orthodox rigidity that plagues the profession. Robert Venturi called himself the "Dennis the Menace of Architecture," while Stanley Tigerman — creator of the iconic <i>Titanic</i> collage …

Crest & Co: Preserving a Legacy of Craftsmanship

While luxury is a word that gets thrown around casually, the just-launched private online shopping destination Crest & Co truly embodies it. With a focus more on quality, craftsmanship and identity than fashionable brands, the shop offers the best of the best, though you may not be familiar with …

Divergence House / FOS

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Situated inside an existing lush garden in the middle of one of Bangkok's expatriate areas, Divergence …

How To Keep Your Pets Safe From Coyotes

Coyotes are a constant presence in our lives, and now live in every state but Hawaii- some consider them unwanted visitors and pests that should be …

World’s Oldest Trousers

You think your jeans are old? Two pairs of pants were recovered from the mummies of men who died 3,300 years ago in the Xinjiang region of China. …

A Ford Made with Tomatoes

Would you like ketchup with that Ford Focus? No joke. Ford announced yesterday that it will partner with Heinz to possibly use tomato fibers to make …

Ethically Made Organic Cotton Sheets from Boll & Branch

Seeing as how humans spend up to one-third of their entire lives sleeping, investing more time and thought into making your bed a comfy palace is a logical effort. The easiest place you can start is with sheets—though much of the selection currently available is typically pretty stale, littered …

Fair Trade

The Gambier Island House / Mcfarlane Green Biggar Architecture + Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Gambier Island House is a weekend getaway for young Vancouver couple with two children. Peacefully …

Don't Drink Cocktails. But Do Look at Them Under a Microscope

I loves me some booze, but I can't stand cocktails. Anything I drink, I drink straight. This has nothing to do with manliness and everything to do …

Pocket Squares

Illustrated Animal Alphabet by Marcus Reed

Cute Animal Alphabet Illustrations.<p>Marcus Reed is a London, United Kingdom based illustrator. His work on this lovely illustrated animal alphabet …

Everything You Need to Know About The LIZZIE Project

Ms. Lizzie Velasquez is a young lady with a mission. She wants to put the kibosh on internet bullying. If anyone can tackle this ginormous task, it’s …

Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture especially in the applied arts, graphic work, and illustration. Learn more and view a slideshow of Art Nouveau works of art: http://met.org/1mskhd8 René-Jules Lalique (French, 1860–1945) | Pendant | ca. 1901

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Aero-X, A Hovercraft That Can Fly Up to 10 Feet Off the Ground at 45 Miles Per Hour

The Aero-X is a hovercraft by Aerofex that can fly up to 10 feet off the ground at 45 miles per hour. The vehicle is designed to ride like a …

Keep Beer Cool Underground With The eCool Can Cooler

This is the $350 eCool cooler. What does the e stand for? Environmental? No clue. Who cares anyways. The cooler, which is buried about 4-feet …

Florida Cop Replaces 3-Year-Old Boy's Stolen Birthday Presents

When burglary detective Derek Pratico was called to the scene of an automobile robbery in Jacksonville, Florida, on March 27, he found a young mother …

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Facts That Prove Ghosts Are Baloney

How Jessica Alba Got in Ab-tastic Shape for Sin City Sequel

It’s getting hot in here!<p>If you’ve seen the trailer for Frank Miller’s <i>Sin City: A Dame to Kill For</i>, you couldn’t have missed a gyrating Jessica Alba …

Mindy Kaling Provided Comedic Relief With Her Harvard Law Commencement Speech

Mindy Kaling told the crowd of the nation’s next top lawyers at today’s Harvard Law graduation ceremony that she was excited to be speaking to them, because who better to send them out into the world than the star of <i>The Mindy Project</i> on Fox? Actually, there didn’t need to be a good reason for her …

How To Paint Your Nails: The Infographic

Have you ever perused the many blogs and listicles of failed attempts at Pinterest-worthy crafts? We've all been there — you see a gorgeous DIY …