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Robbie Williams: Swings Both Ways – review

There are no actual Christmas songs on Robbie Williams's latest offering, <i>Swings Both Ways</i>. But this album of covers and duets officially inaugurates the present-buying season and, with it, the annual leave-taking of taste. (Lily Allen's John Lewis ad did the same, only in the shorter form.)Robbie's …

Murmur: Photos by Richard Barnes

Murmur: Photos by Richard Barnes<p>Photos of dense flocks of European starlings.<p>The birds are beloved by tourists and reviled by locals—understandably, …

Autumn in the United States

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of autumn in the U.S., including maple trees and other fall leaves, in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

Zion National Park

THE WALKING DEAD Spin-Off Series To Be a Prequel?

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Awkward Celebrity Family Photos: The Good, The Bad And The Utterly Hilarious

Every family has their quirks, even if they're made up of some of the most famous faces in the world.<p>From the Olsen twins' adolescent days to the Duff sisters' goofy selfies and the Kardashian clan's candids, celebrities take awkward family photos, too. (And we're <i>definitely</i> looking at you, Cyrus …

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 80 genius bathroom ideas.

Interior Design

17 Celebrity Instagrams You Need To See This Week

Lady Gaga was the woman to be with, North West made an appearance, and more!

Old Sea Mines Repurposed Into Furniture

During World War II and beyond, a number of Russian and German sea mines were built and used in the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Estonian artist …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Red Foxes Sparring in Alaska

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, red foxes are idealized for their sly intelligence and thievery, and due to their amazing speed and lovely crimson fur, …

19 Things You Might Not Know Were Invented by Women

Necessity isn't the only mother of invention. Though it wasn't always easy to get patents or the credit they deserved, women are responsible for many …

Should Men Sit Down to Pee?

When Viggo Hansen, a county counselor from the Left Party in Sormland, Sweden, tried passing a law that required that men sit down to pee when using …

Florida's Reef of Remains

<i>If you want to learn about someplace, you can always pick up a textbook. But if you want to get to know a place, you're going to have to dig a little</i> …

16 Practical Uses for Really Creepy Dolls

Dolls aren’t just for playing house, you know. Mired as they are, deep in The Uncanny Valley between human and object, a doll can serve people in …

The Truth Behind 10 Movie Urban Legends

clowSometimes, the myths surrounding movies are so strong that it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. Here are 10 movie urban legends, debunked.<p>1.</i> …

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Marijuana Un-Fun

An anti-dopamine drug could block the addictive rush associated with THC.<p>Researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a way to block the dopamine rush associated with THC, the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, in order to …

Lighting Disguised as Colorful Helium Balloons by Boris Klimek

Dear Freshome readers, this post is for those of you who enjoy playing and are still driven by optimism. Discovered on Trendir, Memory is a …

Tag: DIY

DIY: How to Make the Simple Cooling Cloths from The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine<p>by Annie Quigley<p>The Lost Kitchen: A Glimpse Inside Maine’s Most …

35 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Russia 100 Years Ago

But he left behind over 2,600 amazing photographs of the Russian Empire he had taken between 1909 and 1915.<p>The Prokudin-Gorskii Collection at the Library of Congress shows the ethnographic and geographic diversity of the vast Russian Empire through images of people, religious architecture, pastoral …

Burning Man 2013: The Scene

Spike the Big Red Dragon<p>Spike the Big Red Dragon, an art car created by Colorado artist Captain Carburetor, shows off its flame poofer.<p>Robot …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

42 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever

Art has become the defining feature of Burning Man, as the festival continues to be a testing ground for a growing circle of artists seeking engaged …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed.<p>From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just …

National Parks

Paintings by Kevin Sloan

Paintings by Kevin Sloan<p>Allegorical paintings infused with meaning that speaks of the beauty of nature but also maintains a balance with contemporary …

Adventures on Instagram

You no longer need a thousand-dollar camera to take awe-inspiring shots. All you really need is an iPhone, an Instagram account, and a sharp eye. Just take it from the guys at Camp 4 Collective —Jimmy Chin, Anson Fogel, Renan Ozturk, and Alex Honnold, recently featured in the Instagram blog. They …