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Since the mid-1960s, the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has been shooting sex, life, death, Kinbaku (a particular form of rope-based bondage) and more recently, plastic dinosaurs, mostly, but not always, in an oddly disengaged black and white....
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Dr. Kathleen Drew-Baker Wikimedia Commons A version of this article was originally published on Gastropod. Foraged from the rock cliffs and shallow waters of the world's coastlines, seaweed has been an important food, fuel, and fertilizer since ancient...
From: Mother Jones | By: Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley | Friday, December 19, 2014
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There's nothing we love more than a tearful groom at the ceremony. And boy does this cutie deliver. Add that to the gorgeous scenery of this island locale, 1001 paper cranes, a signed paddle guest book, an epic dance party, and interactive cardboard...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Friday, December 19, 2014
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When Alan Rickman isn’t busy threatening John McClane or glowering at Harry Potter, he finds time to direct a film now and again. His first directorial effort, The Winter Guest, was released in 1997. Now, 17 years later, he’s come out with the trailer...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Mount Vernon and Monticello nearly vanished.
From: City Journal | By: Myron Magnet | Friday, December 19, 2014
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More than 500 friends, classmates, teachers and family members came to a South Side funeral home to say goodbye Friday night to Demario Bailey, a 15-year-old boy shot and killed last Saturday afternoon over his winter coat. Demario, an honor student...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Art Golab | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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In addition to being longtime contributing photographers for Traveler magazine, my wife Sisse and I are frequently invited to join National Geographic Expeditions trips as photography experts. On a recent trip to the Macaronesia Islands, we had 25 passengers...
From: National Geographic | By: Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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by Ester Bloom In some ways, Hannukah is a more American holiday than Christmas. Why limit a family to one day of conspicuous consumption if the family could instead enjoy EIGHT? There is nothing we obsess over in this country as much as excess. “Moderation!”...
From: The Billfold | By: Ester Bloom | Friday, December 19, 2014
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2014 saw no shortage of dingbats and ne'er-do-wellsThe post They did what?! The top twits of 2014 appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Aaron Hutchins | Friday, December 19, 2014
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While much of conventional farming is doing more harm than good to the climate, wheat may be an important crop for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. So, would wheat still be such a dietary pariah if it could help to curb climate change? According to...
From: EcoSalon | By: Jill Ettinger | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Happy Thursday! Apologies for today’s mailbag being slightly late; I hope that its viewership isn’t hurt by the Titans-Jaguars ga- AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Anywho, it’s fantasy...
From: Kissing Suzy Kobler | By: Captain Caveman | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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As New York cautiously inches towards implementing a medical weed program, the Department of Health released some of the groundwork for the state’s “medical marihuana [sic]” program that’s being proposed (PDF doc). The regulations are every bit...
From: Animal New York | By: Bucky Turco | Friday, December 19, 2014
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New York’s real estate community said goodbye in 2014 to several pioneering developers and agents who helped to shape the city’s skyline. But the year started with the kidnapping and grisly murder of a little-known Brooklyn landlord, and every twist...
From: The Real Deal | By: EB | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Wrapping is a daunting task for me. It always starts out fun but about 3 presents in I'm ready to throw everything in a gift bag, slap on a bow and call it a day. But if that wrapping were taking place with my girlfriends, cocktails and donuts at our...
From: Green Daily | By: Erin Lepperd | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Goldman Sachs has named Mark A. Flaherty and Mark O. Winkelman to its board of directors. The appointments became effective December 18. Flaherty is retired from Wellington Management where he most recently served as vice chairman while Winkelman is...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, December 19, 2014
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I read the same articles you do -- the guest posts from Mike Allebach particularly have me punching the air with agreement! -- so I know that Offbeat Bride readers are really debating going back and forth between having a friend take their photos and...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Friday, December 19, 2014
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A new, nasty scam targets elders, but could fool you too. A scammer calls and says their company is going to deliver a git to you. They show up in uniform and give you flowers and wine, but ask for a credit card to pay the "delivery charge" because the...
From: Forbes | By: Carolyn Rosenblatt | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Medicare is penalizing 721 hospitals with high rates of potentially avoidable mistakes that can harm patients, known as "hospital-acquired conditions." Penalized hospitals will have their Medicare payments reduced by 1 percent over the fiscal year that...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jordan Rau | Friday, December 19, 2014
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While there are so many different things about this time of year I love, I must say wrapping gifts for my loved ones may trump them all. It's a tradition my family takes very seriously. There may even be a yearly competition between my father and I....
From: Green Daily | By: Mandy Kellogg Rye | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Yesterday, we released the RogerEbert.com consensus Top Ten Films of 2014. Today, we dig deeper, presenting you with all submitted lists from our wonderful critics and independent contributors. There are over a hundred films cited below as one of the...
From: Roger Ebert | By: The Editors | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Shine on a dime this holiday season!The post 5 Looks for Less: Holiday Makeup Under $10 appeared first on Babble.
From: Babble | By: Sonya Benham | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Marni and James wanted to bring their love of the big apple to their Ohio wedding. They kept things minimalistic in terms of décor, but everything that choose oozed New York cool.
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The first piece of concept art from Jon Favreau‘s The Jungle Book revealed what the project might look like once it is done. A new batch of behind-the-scenes images show what it looks like now, while it’s still in progress. Favreau himself shared...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The couple's six-tiered confection was decorated with ruffles and pink sugar flowers
From: People | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Are you planning to watch all 38 college bowl games? So are we. (Eventually ... time permitting.) Well, keep this guide handy: a list of the top NFL prospects and sleepers for the 2015 draft in every single game, even the ones with weird names and sponsors....
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Eric Edholm | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Plant breeding and plant production is a very productive hobby and livelihood. It is good way to earn some living by producing high-valued crops. It is also a good way of contributing to the environment. The best way to sustain this endeavor is to get...
From: Micro Persuasion | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Digital traces remain that shed light on who Ilham Tohti's students really were.
From: Foreign Policy | By: bethanyallenebr | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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I am trying to find a picture book that freaked my siblings and I out in the early 1970s.The theme of the book was "things are not as they seem." On the right hand page was a closeup or cropped illustration that looked like one thing (say a pair of eyes),...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: apparently | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Etiquette rules used to be the guiding light for hosting. Today they’re just outdated. A knife should go to the right of your plate, and a fork should go the the left. You should set a table with wine and water glasses. That’s all well and good,...
From: EcoSalon | By: Anna Brones | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Sam and Sarah were married at Hornington Manor Farm, York in August. They hired their venue for five whole days so they could have a week-long celebration with their loved ones. "From the moment Sam asked me to marry her we were adamant that we wanted...
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Although skiing is actually an activity available year-round (ever been to Chile? Or Austria?), winter is the season most people hit the slopes. Skiing in the daytime and then soaking in a hot tub, or drinking cocoa by a fire, at night is the epitome...
From: Oyster Blog | By: Lara Grant | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Louis van Gaal continues the year end “best of “lists! Yes, 2014 ends in just 12 days and we have lots of listicles to cover. He’s LVG, the Iron Tulip, the very confident, hard-liner leader of Manchester United. The Dutchman is among the most celebrated...
From: The Sports Bank | By: paulmbanks | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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It may not be gardening weather, but there’s much to learn and enjoy from your armchair
From: Irish Times | By: Fionnuala Fallon | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Residents of Toledo, Ohio, lost drinking water for days this summer when toxins from a Lake Erie algal bloom were found in the water supply. (Photo: Jeff Reutter / Ohio Sea Grant)For 28 years, Bill Gilmore lived in a New Hampshire beach town, where he...
From: Truthout | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Having a hard time picking a book to enjoy during your holiday down time? The New York Public Library (NYPL) has developed a holiday book list generator. According to the NYPL Facebook page, the staff has created several book lists in a wide variety...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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DAMN! This is a historical period we can TOTALLY get behind! Kate Winslet stars in the upcoming A Little Chaos where she plays Madame Sabine De Barra, a candidate up for consideration to become the landscape architect of the Palace of Versailles. [ Related:...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Bronx Parks Commissioner Hector Aponte will hang up his gardening gloves and retire in January, city officials said Friday....
From: New York Daily News | By: Denis Slattery | Friday, December 19, 2014
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by Terry Parris Jr The billion-dollar industry you're probably not thinking about. Should your dog's medicine go through the same rigorous testing as the drugs you'd give your child or take yourself? Spoiler: They don't. An investigation by the Indianapolis...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Avengers: assemble for this slightly geeky and slightly traditional wedding of two gorgeous ladies who have a long history of trying to figure out which Avenger they would be. Spoiler: one of them is totally Captain America. Take a peek at the "wife...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The gerberas and daffodils, roses and lillies will soon be cleared away. But the memorial will be lasting....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Friday, December 19, 2014
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  Don’t look now but 2015 is almost here. Are you ready? We present your 2015 mood board for the new year. Complete with trends in beauty, fashion, food, and wellness. Must Have Hue // Pantone has announced that Marsala is the hue to have for 2015....
From: EcoSalon | By: Liz Thompson | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we...
From: Free Republic | By: freerepublic | Friday, December 19, 2014
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It’s always NFL Draft season to me. 365 days a year, I enjoy a good NFL mock draft. For the rest of the world though, NFL Draft season begins once their team is eliminated from playoff contention. Therefore, Raiders and Jaguars fans see draft season...
From: The Sports Bank | By: paulmbanks | Friday, December 19, 2014
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With overseas tourist arrivals continuing to plummet, Beijing is once again considering ways to attract more international tourists to Beijing. In January of 2013, Beijing adopted a 72-hour visa-free policy for inbound tourists in the hopes of boosting...
From: The Beijinger | By: admin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Inaheartwarmingvictoryforcyberterroristseverywhere,the“GuardiansofPeace”(whoUSofficialssayareindeedlinkedtotheNorthKoreangovernment)havereportedlysentanemailtoSonycongratulatingthemforpullingTheInterview.Ah,see?Everyonewins.ThehackersbehindadevastatingcyberattackatSonyPictureshavesentanewmessagetoexecutivesatthecompany,creditingthemfora“verywise”decisiontocanceltheChristmasdayreleaseof“TheInterview,”asourceclosetothecompanytoldCNN....
From: FilmDrunk | By: Vince Mancini | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Send no flowers, Simone Truong...
From: This Isn't Happiness | Friday, December 19, 2014
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It sucks that we caved in to "terrorist" threats, but why couldn't North Korea have come after these films as well? The post Six Other Seth Rogen and James Franco Films That Should’ve Been Canceled appeared first on Screen Junkies....
From: Screen Junkies | By: DustinSeibert | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Columbus-based All Dogs don’t write songs, they write confessions. This isn’t wholly unexpected from a band emerging from Detroit-based Salinas Records, who put out the Radiator Hospital’s tender-hearted Torch Song earlier this year and champion...
From: Stereogum | By: Stereogum | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Children sure are cute--but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want them at your wedding. From tantrums on the dance floor to speaking out of turn during the vows or toasts, kids can bring lots of laughs or make you cringe. Before you choose whether...
From: She Finds | By: Linda DiProperzio | Friday, December 19, 2014
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