Grace Chung

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The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Costa Rica

Expressive Portraits by Rosie Hardy Venture into the Stunning Realm of Fantasy

For anyone who follows the work of young, talented photographers who belong to the Flickr community, Rosie Hardy is one name that comes up time and time again. Although only 23 years old, the Manchester, UK-based creative has been at the forefront of the movement of youthful, Flickr photographers …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

South Korea ferry search diver dies

A diver has died during efforts to cut a new access hole into a submerged ferry that sank last month with the loss of about 300 lives, the South Korean coastguard said.<p>The 46-year-old diver, identified only as Kim, was pulled on Friday from the water unconscious and bleeding from his face, a …

21 Warm-Weather Boots To Dance In All Festival Season Long

With Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Lolla, and a whole slew of other music fests coming down the pipeline this summer, it's time to get serious about …

Clothing

This Hungarian-American Mathematician May Have Been Smarter Than Einstein

John von Neumann, born in Budapest in 1903 and immigrated to the United States in 1930, was a seminal thinker in mathematics (foundations of mathematics, functional analysis, ergodic theory, geometry, topology, and numerical analysis), physics (quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics, and fluid dynamics), …

U.S. apologizes after airstrike mistakenly kills 5 Afghanistan troops

KABUL, Afghanistan — The<p>U.S. militaryoffered its condolences Thursday after an airstrike on an Afghan army outpost mistakenly killed five Afghan soldiers and injured at least seven.<p>The predawn strike in eastern Afghanistan's Logar province, which U.S. military officials described as an "unfortunate …

Associated Press News

North Korea human rights abuses resemble those of the Nazis, says UN inquiry

North Korea's leadership is committing systematic and appalling human rights abuses against its own citizens on a scale unparalleled in the modern world, crimes against humanity with strong resemblances to those committed by the Nazis, a United Nations inquiry has concluded.<p>The UN's commission on …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 Review: The best portrait lens for Micro Four Thirds - MirrorLessons

The Micro Four Thirds system offers a wide range of lenses but when it comes to portrait lenses, the choice is more limited. Without a hint of doubt, …

Beautiful winter frost patterns - Telegraph

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Some relief (not much) on the way after deadly polar vortex

A deadly, record-shattering polar vortex was beginning to ease late Tuesday, with temperatures expected to be closer to normal Wednesday, but its effects — thousands more canceled flights and power grids straining as people cranked up the heat — will continue to be felt for days.<p>Wednesday will …

Kim Jong-un spends New Year's Eve skiing in his 'impeccable' resort

Kim Jong-un has spent New Year's Eve at North Korea's first ski resort – and ordered that the newly-completed complex be opened swiftly so the people can 'feel the loving care of the party'<p>Kim Jong-un, the ruler of <b>North Korea</b>, has spent New Year's Eve inspecting his country's first ski resort – and …

Touching 61st Anniversary Photos Inspired by the Pixar Movie ‘Up!’

Sixty-one years ago, when Dorothy and Donald Lutz got married, there was one conspicuous absence as they recited their vows: the wedding …

Most Powerful Photos of the Year 2013 from Reuters Photojournalists

As 2013 draws to a close, we reflect back on the high points (and low points) experienced in the past year. Many people look back on the year by …

Holiday Fashion Flashback: 3 Martine McCutcheon Looks From Love, Actually I'm Still Obsessing Over 10 Years Later

It's the most wonderful time of the year, a time when hearts, minds, and thoughts turn to family, friends, your community, cozy evenings snuggled by the fireplace, warm and fuzzy sweaters, and… <i>Love Actually</i>. Yes, I said <i>Love Actually</i>—that 2003 blockbuster Christmas movie starring nearly every …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …