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19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.<p>But winter …

Kicking ass in Kabul: Afghan Bruce Lee impersonator goes viral

With his shock of black hair and calmly handsome features, 20-year-old Abbas Alizada is the spitting image of a certain famous martial artist and film star – and armed with some nunchuks and a vest, he transforms himself into Bruce Hazara, Afghanistan’s premier Bruce Lee impersonator.<p>The photos and …

Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Workout

Hugh Jackman reveals the muscle-and-mind tricks that transform him into Wolverine<p>The most amazing physical feat I’ve ever seen was performed not by an elite athlete, but by Hugh Jackman, who becomes Wolverine once again this month in <i>X-Men: The Last Stand</i>.<p>This miracle of physicality wasn’t as eye …

Weightlifting

Cold in July review – an everyday 80s tale of guns 'n' poses

Despite the claims of gun lobbyists that "an armed society is a polite society", there's plenty of evidence that keeping a firearm in your house makes it a more (rather than less) dangerous place to live. In the gripping opening movement of this self-consciously pulpy, 80s-set thriller, fidgety …

Build the Ultimate Home Gym

Make sure it's stocked with these 10 must-have muscle tools<p>You just can't beat the perks of a home gym: parking's a snap, there's never a crowd, and it always plays music you like. Plus, the towel service is excellent, and you can grunt all you want. But how does the cost compare with that of a …

Exercise

Tom Cruise stars in new Oblivion image

<b>A new image has emerged online from Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion , featuring a space-suit-wearing Tom Cruise getting his sprint on.</b><p>The film is set on a …

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

Poem of a schoolgirl who killed herself after being targeted by trolls

The mother of a 14-year-old who took her own life after being snubbed by schoolmates and targeted on the web has released an anguished poem she wrote before her death<p>A schoolgirl who killed herself after being bullied online and by her peers wrote a poem telling of her anguish months before her …

Piece of Me

How air travel has changed

America's Best Small Towns, According To Rand McNally

We love our small towns, from the art and culture, the sense of community to the food. There are so many great small towns; each with a special quality to them, so how do we know which one is the best? Rand McNally seems to have identified them in their third annual contest.<p>Starting with 1,200 …